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    Shakedown run, PMP, Tuesday 11.1.11

    Howdy, all. Got a new build I need to give a thorough shakedown on prior to shuttling on Wednesday. Grave9 and I plan to ride from 40th/Shea Tuesday at about 4 p.m. No firm plan, but probably something like Hairball or Upper/Lower Cheesegrater.

    Pace will be moderate, with time to goof off. I'll be trying to get my as-yet unridden SX Trail dialed in. Rig came in at 34.2 pounds with flat pedals, which seems reasonable give there's no real bling aside from the Ti spring.

    Sorry for the bad phone pic

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    Hope to see some folks out there

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    Dang, wish I could but just a bit too early.


    Pic isnt't showing up for me in the MTBR thread but copying and pasting to the browser worked.

    The build looks good!

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    Work.

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    Singlehandedly keeping the excellent condition used bike market flooded with great bikes... i like this one!

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    Brotha does what he can to help the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHNIPE View Post
    Singlehandedly keeping the excellent condition used bike market flooded with great bikes... i like this one!
    Will be done with this ride tonight around 6:10pm; bike will be in the classifieds section by 6:15pm

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    If I get my bike back from the shop in time I'll definitely be there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grave9 View Post
    Will be done with this ride tonight around 6:10pm; bike will be in the classifieds section by 6:15pm
    LOL I used to feel slightly bad for riding one ride and wanting to change... but hes WAY worse :P ive had this bike for at least a couple months. :P

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    So how's the new steed Dion?

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    At the top of Upper Cheese

    SXT-2

    Drew cancelled, so I rode alone. Just a quick run from 40th up Irregular to Upper Cheesegrater then down Upper/Lower Cheese.

    Thoughts: I haven't ridden a 26er in several weeks and haven't ridden flats in awhile. The bike pedals well for what it is, certainly not in the same league as that Stumpy 29er, which is like cheating. Still, pretty good pedaling rig. Didn't have enough seatpost to work with.

    Very intuitive and plush on the descents; probably one of the cleaner runs I've had down Upper Cheese. Say what you will, Specialized bikes tends to be pretty dialed from a geo perspective.

    The only real negative I noted was a clear mismatch in front/rear suspension performance. I'm running the Fox Float 36 (air) up front with an RC4/ti coil rear. I really loved the Float when matched with a rear airshock (like on my Turner). It's clearly undergunned on this bike, creating some herky-jerky front/rear weight shifts. Might need to move to a Vanilla or, more likely, a Marz 66.

    Oh, and I need to drop from a 70mm stem to a 50mm.

    Otherwise, quite pleased. Going to shuttle in the morning, so I'll get a clearer picture.

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    That's the cleanest bike mid-ride I've ever seen! Did you carry it up, or bring a duster with you? JK Nice ride!
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    Looks good!

    Dang 34 lbs...thats 6+ lbs lighter than mine..The 2011 sure did put some weight on as I have lots of light parts..
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    34.2 with pedals on the Rage hang scale. Can't say it's perfectly accurate, but it feels about right. It does have an air fork for the time being. Loved it as a mini-DH rig. Absolutely slayed National. Can't wait to get back out on another shuttle run.

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