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    My new EVO!!!

    Building my EVO this week... Local shop by my house loved it and figured he would be of assistance and offer a build... Saves me to do just the fine tuning.

    I was looking to trade out forks... any suggestions on a decent XC / AM fork that works well with the EVO?

    Cant wait to get it dirty....

    I love my color, but my Blue mallets look out of place...

    Bike Specs
    * Frame Year, Size and Color: 2007
    * Fork: bomber Z1 light
    * Shock: fox dx air 5.0
    * Brakes: avid juicy carbon 7
    * Cranks: fsa v-drive mmega exo... e.thirteen DRS chain guide and bash ring
    * Pedals: Mallets
    * Front Derailleur: xtr
    * Rear Derailleur: xo
    * Bottom Bracket: mega exo
    * Cassette: 970
    * Shifters: x-9
    * Stem: truvativ holzfeller 40mm
    * Headset: wtb
    * Handlebar: truvativ team
    * Grips: wtb
    * Seatpost: truvativ team
    * Saddle: wtb rocket
    * Front Tire: wtb motoraptor 2.4
    * Front Rim: dt swiss ex 5.1
    * Front Hub/Skewer:
    * Rear Tire: wtb motoraptor 2.4
    * Rear Rim: dt swiss ex 5.1
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: dt swiss 340
    * Bike Weight: ??
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    seriously overthinking this man. It just needs two more things. To be put together, and you to ride it.

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    I'm with the hairy guy. Get that baby together and go enjoy the ride. And what a ride it is...

    The build looks totally solid. No, not the lightest, but hardly crappy. After you've ridden it a few times come back and give us an update.

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    It is highly likely you will be going a lot faster than you friends down the descents. I had an EVO with a Z1 light on it, and it felt like a mini-DH bike going down.
    Simple | Proven | Reliable

    http://chumbaracing.blogspot.com/

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    Well, the reason I asked about the Fork as its the only part I have that is from another bike...and I was looking to get a new one.. a more XC ONE...
    Just figured someone would have a recomendation on one they had used..

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    I guess if you wanted something more XC you could go with a Pike... but anything much smaller than that would be leave you underforked for a frame like the Evo,,, IMO only of course.

    I use a Talas 36 on mine and it works just fine.

    The build sounds perfectly rideable to me, here's another vote for build it and ride it.

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    Lots of forks for the EVO. Like dayuhan said: Pike or 36 are good options. Also Lyrik or 55. Get one with travel adjust which will help with climbing.

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    Only on this board would that pass for a "new bike" pic.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Hater.

    Cheeze has a good point. That is a pretty sorry pic.

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    That is a pretty sorry pic.
    Hater.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    ONABIKE - silence us haters and post some freakin' pics already.

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    you guys are brutal,
    It was a choice of that, or the workbench with more **** around it as a background..(showing a complete lack of respect for my work area!!!!) .taking away from the beautiful aesthetics of an EVO

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    ok.. as it sits for now.
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    So you decided to keep it.

    Good for you!

    I have no idea what the XCL would ride like compared to my EVO, but I'm not concerned. The EVO kicks ass and continues to surprise me each time I ride it. It rides so much different than my bikes of past. I can get away with soooo much more and the travel seems like a hole lot more than 6"!!! I'm constantly looking for things to get air off of and not always landing it in the most choice places. Still climbs like a champ, glides through the rock gardens and I'm always trying to get more out of my cardio-vascular system to keep up with it.

    Your fork question of earlyier....I like my Duc32 alot. It's easy to work on and tune. It's light and stiff. Steers great! I have to admit though, I have been contemplating changing to a "Fox 36 float RC2" as of late. I think the EVO is begging for more than my Duc32 can offer. If switching to the Fox fork is as much a revealation as switching to the EVO...I'll be in heaven!!! One big hurdle right now....CASH!!!

    Enjoy your new ride!!!!!

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    That's similar to how I had my first EVO set up. Z1 and EVO = good.
    Simple | Proven | Reliable

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    I cant wait, I hope to have it done tuesday or Wed...My first trail ride will be on Friday

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    That EVO is nice.. love that green. I think you will love the bike.

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    thanks Its almost done...Just have the front der. to go and I am trying to get my fork and caliper to line up, I think I have the wrong adaptor.
    Almost there!!!

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