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    Smile My First Chumba!

    Got my first Chumba and just finished assembling it last night. Can't wait to ride it. Thanks Dubjay for helping me put it together.
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    I love the orange! You're going to like that Pike.

    Is that dubjay's rig I see in the background?

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    Nice ride! Congratulations! Now burn some rubber!

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    Looks sharp, keep hearing great reviews and happy punters on their Chumba's...

    Just my opinion, that is one of there better looking frames asthetically, I cannot say I like the look of the other Chumba frame in the background... Not that you should choose purely on asthetics. But needs to look good.... Dont want to hijak here, ignore.

    Enjoy the ride, be keen to hear how she performs
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    I love the orange! You're going to like that Pike.

    Is that dubjay's rig I see in the background?
    Ha! Yup. you caught it. Dubjay's bike is in the back. The Pike might be a problem. I weight around 180 (with gear) and i think the spring's too soft. I might need to move up to the phat boy weight spring.

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    The Pike might be a problem. I weight around 180 (with gear) and i think the spring's too soft. I might need to move up to the phat boy weight spring.
    Try the firm spring. I run >230lbs with gear and the extra firm works well for me. I have lost some of the small bump plushness, but I need it on the drops.

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    That orange is sweet. Congrats.

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    I took it out today for a spin at the luge and it's nice! i can tell i have to tweak a bunch of settings on my shock and fork, but the bike is solid. Fork actually seemed ok. I put a tie on it and i failed to bottom it out. I might just keep the standard spring and see how it goes. I'm going to have fun with this bike!

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    Glad to hear, the Pike once bedded in, in my opinion is a great fork, have thrashed mine for a year now and it is still going strong.....
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Glad to hear, the Pike once bedded in, in my opinion is a great fork, have thrashed mine for a year now and it is still going strong.....
    I'm looking forward to punishing mine

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    sweet ride, slapshotz!

    I agree with Whafe... once dialed..you'll love the Pike (I run an Air Uturn though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    Is that dubjay's rig I see in the background?
    Yup - that's my Evo you see in my garage. And that's me putting together slapshotz's XCL. I just got off an early morning flight from the east coast - I'm surprised we didn't have too many extra bolts lying around afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubjay
    Yup - that's my Evo you see in my garage. And that's me putting together slapshotz's XCL. I just got off an early morning flight from the east coast - I'm surprised we didn't have too many extra bolts lying around afterwards.
    um.....we did. i have a bag of "spare parts"...remember?

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    What cranks are these? Confused I am.

    Cheers!

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    FSA AlphaDrives??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAPIT
    What cranks are these? Confused I am.

    Cheers!
    The cranks are FSA Afterburner Megaexo. They look pretty nice.

    http://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.as...xid=52&pid=741

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    sweet ride, slapshotz!

    I agree with Whafe... once dialed..you'll love the Pike (I run an Air Uturn though)
    I'm starting to really appreciate the stiffness of the Pike. The control in gives you in
    tech situations is nice. I also have the U-turn Air, running about 145/135 in the pos/neg
    chambers. Seems to work well with my 180 lb weight. The only thing I dont like about the Pike is the U-turn travel adjustment can be a little awkward on the fly if you need to go a bunch of increments quickly. To go from 110 to 140 or vice versa you pretty much have to stop and dial it, although smaller increments are doable on the fly without much hassle.

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