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    Some Lynskey & Quiring Ti SS porn for you guys!

    so my buddy just put together a lynskey pro29 ss, he was previously riding a sir9 but was getting tired of the ebb. he got a great deal on the pro29 frame and the vicious fork and put it all together. he got out on his first ride on it this past weekend.

    i gotta say, never really like the radius tt on the pro29, but it is stunning in person, as is the helix twisted downtube. he built it up with a king headset, xtr m960 crank and boone cog, crossmax wheels, xt disc brakes, lynksey post and easton carbon riser with ergons. he needs to run some more meat up front though, the race king does not cut it....

    i have been riding my quiring ti ss exclusively for sometime know. thought about selling it a few times, but just can't do it. just got a great deal on the pbr lefty and have quite a few rides on it....great stuff.

    i also built up a front edge am rim with lefty project 321 hub (thank to the good fellas at the path bike shop and jake liles at p321, for the hook ups) and the stiffness/weight this front wheel offers is jaw dropping (as is the price, yes). i am only 170 or so and was previously was riding a duster laced to a c-dale lefty hub with comp spokes. not a flexy wheel either, but the difference is night and day!!!

    i am running my trusty juicy ultimates 180/160 combo, with a xtr m960 crank tuned my mtbr's crazy8, a seven bar....the only "upgrades" coming to this bike are maybe a post with more set back (a egde post?)and edge xc rim built to a rear pro2 10mm hub.

    enough words, here are a couple of pics...
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    boing!

    How do you like the Vicious fork so far?
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    Nice bikes for sure!

    I have a question: I am really interested to hear more on how you like the Lefty on your SiSp specifically. From what I understand the Leftys are very small bump compliant. When standing and pedalling hard (i.e. uphill) do you find the Lefty to be too sensitive, too responsive, too active? I know the PBR has a lockout, but without using it do you feel any drawbacks compared to the suspension fork you had installed before you switched to the Lefty?

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    How do you like the Vicious fork so far?
    I would be interested in that too.

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    as far as the vicious cycles fork goes....again, the lynskey belongs to my friend.

    i have have previously owned a vicious fork though. it was on my first 29er, a kelly. great fork, one of my fav rigid forks. i also like walt works stuff though. but, when my buddy asked what i thought of vicous forks, i told him they are some of my favs...not overly stiff. my bud was riding one of those black ops carbon forks on the sir9, he like the vicous better. keep in mind he only has one ride on it....but it was a good, long one.

    as long as the geo works for your bike, then they are great. vicious, as far as my memeory goes, has two lengths and one standard rake. walt on the otherhand, can make you almost whatever you want.

    and, as for the lefty, yes...they are VERY plush and supple. you really gotta have lockout for them (any kind of standing climbing will make it bob, but i can deal with it as i pedal pretty smoothy and most of the climbs i do are longer fireroad stuff). i came off a fox f29 rlc fit and though it was a good fork, but i like the lefty for the suppleness. also, the fox seemed to ramp up to quickly towards the end of it's travel and never got full travel out of it. if you have the fox set to have stiff low speed compression (i.e. any rider induced compression), it is just as "bouncy" as the lefty pbr.

    of all the forks i have used, i have thought the manitou minute had the best platform for that set it/forget it type of riding that most like on a ss. it offers a nice platform that you can/climb in and out of saddle without fiddling with a lockout knob.

    the fox has some great adjustments, i really dig the blowoff valve/threshold adjust and the low speed compression. but, in terms of quality of travel and suppleness....the lefty has it beat, hands down.

    also, the lefty is incredibly stiff and when paired with the edge wheel....in terms of weight and stiffness, i am not sure there is anything else out there that is "better".

    the only drawbacks to the pbr for me is the cost (they are pricey, but i got my used from the marketplace) and the brake dive, something the fox has a upper hand on.
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    The fork is a keeper. It is my first steel fork and my old one was an origin 8 carbon. I am not going back to carbon...I cannot compare this fork with another brand/material other than my carbon but I love the handling. More precise, not given or flex. It just feel more predictable and I wanted to have a heavier front.

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    I know that bent flattened manipulated stressed and otherwise not straight Ti is all the rage these days (oh and that more standover is a plus too) but those droopy top tubes drive me nuts. Looks ike someone left it out in the sun too long.
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    Thanks for your opinion on the Lefty - sounds promising to me!

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    Ss, Ss, Ss.

    Thanks for the photo of the SS. It is a joy for my eyes.

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