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    New Pictures of EVO and XCL

    Here are some spy shots of the EVO and XCL with new paint schemes and decals..
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    When will the XCL be available? What size fork is recommended to match the 4.25" of rear travel?

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    Good lookin!

    Hey, that's good looking! A few questions on the XCL:

    It's hard to tell if it's ano or paint?

    So is that considered a Horst link?

    Ballpark weight of a medium?

    Sealed bearings or bushings in pivots?

    Thanks for taking all the questions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larsey
    When will the XCL be available? What size fork is recommended to match the 4.25" of rear travel?
    The XCL will be available the first week of August. This is a small production run with each frame welded and machined by Ted himself. A good portion of them are already booked.

    We've been using the 06 Fox Talas 32s with 130mm of travel. The 07 Fox 140mm forks should work fine as well, or any similar fork.

    Let me know which fork you are considering and I can give you a more detailed answer. Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Fly
    Hey, that's good looking! A few questions on the XCL:

    It's hard to tell if it's ano or paint?

    So is that considered a Horst link?

    Ballpark weight of a medium?

    Sealed bearings or bushings in pivots?

    Thanks for taking all the questions!
    We powdercoat our frames. We do use a chainstay pivot. The ballpark weight is around 7lbs, but don't hold me to that, I will weigh the frame; however, weight is not much of an issue because of the XCL's pedaling efficiency (this was mentioned in our review with the French magazine VeloVert, available at http://www.chumbaracing.com/xcl.shtml). Sealed bearings. Hope this helps.
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    Website..

    Website has been updated with new pics of XCL and EVO! Check it out! www.chumbaracing.com.
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    Nice updates to the frames

    I like the new head badge and graphics, they are classy touches. I got a chance to at least hold an XCL frame, they look great. The FC2 suspension always looks different from other suspensions in a way you can't put your finger on at first until you know what the design rules are.

    I think it will fill a missing gap - a 4" frame that is flex free and able to take some hits as opposed the much more common super light 3-4" race frames. Ironically, the one magazine review it has gotten so far said that being a little beefier made it stiffer and faster (vs an Ellsworth Epiphany in that review), so it looks like it has great potential.
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    Must be...

    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    We powdercoat our frames. We do use a chainstay pivot. The ballpark weight is around 7lbs, but don't hold me to that, I will weigh the frame; however, weight is not much of an issue because of the XCL's pedaling efficiency (this was mentioned in our review with the French magazine VeloVert, available at http://www.chumbaracing.com/xcl.shtml). Sealed bearings. Hope this helps.
    If it looks like a Horst link, rides like a Horst link, it must be a Horst link! Yeah, I'm not counting miligrams or anything like that, just a ballpark weight is great. Thanks for answering all of those questions.

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