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    Pictures of new XCL swinglinks

    Here a couple of pictures of new XCL links from Chumba. These are prototype, and I'm not sure if the swinglinks available are similar or same. As you can see they are quite nice looking and they slackened my bike about 1 degree, maybe a bit more.





    If your interested, the headtube my XCL with a Wotan at 160mm and the new swinglinks measured out at 66 degrees. I used an angle finder I bought at Lowes, so I'm not sure of the accuracy but it states that it's accurate within 1/2 degree. Take it for what its worth.
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    Very nice looking. What shock are you running on that XCL? I keep toying with changing to a coil sprung shock.

    I thought that for every 20mm of fork travel, it slackened out the HA 1 degree. So, by running a 160mm fork you should have gone to 67 degrees from 69. Maybe that swing link slackened another degree?

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    who, what, how and when can I get those!!!!! I have an email to Alan about the Gen 2 links as well. I'd really like to lower my bb a little
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    Aesthetically, these look great! How much does this lower the BB compared to the stock link? Is any travel sacrificed by using this swinglink?

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    Chumbacabra,

    Do you have a picture of the full bike with the new links?
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    If there's enough demand I can have them machined - one of our customers Max made them. I also have some one-piece swinglinks we've designed in Solidworks - we are thinking of machining a few samples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    If there's enough demand I can have them machined - one of our customers Max made them. I also have some one-piece swinglinks we've designed in Solidworks - we are thinking of machining a few samples.
    ALAN!
    I'm more than interested in all the links...chock one up for "in demand"
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    Alan told me that they can only be ran w/ a coil...not 100% sure why just yet, but I'm sure we can get to the bottom of it.
    That's another expense that I didn't want to take on, but it might just be worth it!
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    I will talk to Max - and see how much he will charge us to have some made.

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    Sorry for the late reply I've been up at Mammoth for the last week.

    I'll clean up the ride and post some pics of the whole bike. I'll also take some measurements of BB if anyone is interested.
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    Should have mine by mid next week. I will see how they work next weekend when I am up in Alaska.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    same here, i'll have a few Am i right in saying that they can only run with a coil shock?
    The lower setting or shock position should use a coil - as the suspension seems to react much better to coil shocks in that setting -

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    Here is a very belated pic of my XCL with the custom machined swinglinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbacabra
    Here is a very belated pic of my XCL with the custom machined swinglinks.

    Thanks - those look great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    Thanks - those look great!

    THAT LOOKS FREAKING AWESOME! I GOTTA TRY IT! But now I guess I need to come across a coil shock
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    I will talk to Max - and see how much he will charge us to have some made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uconn1150
    Any news?
    Stay tuned - should have some more information shortly!

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