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    Soft Tails

    Hey,
    Post 'em if you've got 'em!
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    I like to start out slow and then back it off a notch.

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    Coming up shortly is a picture of my Seven cycles teres....when I`ve taken a one that is. Apart from pictures what about ride experiences...?
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    Morati rigid fork (disk)

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    Softail

    This is a Dean JesterSoftail made out of Reynolds 853
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyiron


    sweet looking bike!!
    Althoug,that suspension design looks an awful lot like the Scalpel, is Orbea paying Cannondale to use that design or am just loking at it wrong

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    Here's one I sold a couple years back to get a real bike
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    Hm, i personally cant see the point of soft tails. Would be cheaper and better to buy a hardtail and rig it out with a Cane Creek suspension post..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20_bandh
    Hm, i personally cant see the point of soft tails. Would be cheaper and better to buy a hardtail and rig it out with a Cane Creek suspension post..
    very true, in fact it'll be lighter as well... .although by looking at the soft-tail design, the saddle will not move relative to the cranks, so the pedaling motion remains the same throughout the suspension. whereas with a susp post, the knee bends differently when the post compresses, so pedaling motion changes.

    so i suppose for more consistent pedaling, ppl might prefer soft tails. though i must say the Thudbuster looks pretty trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20_bandh
    Hm, i personally cant see the point of soft tails. Would be cheaper and better to buy a hardtail and rig it out with a Cane Creek suspension post..
    I'm sure there are differing opinions - but for me, the comfort benefits from the design were secondary to the improved traction, which you would not get from a suspension seatpost, along with the changing seat angle/height from the susp seatpost.

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    Here's my 2001 Ibis Ripley (the only year they made them). Still going strong with 16,000-17,000 miles of trails under the tires.

    Update! My 2007 Fox 80 RLT showed up, so the 2003 SID Team is no more.
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    https://danatkins.no-ip.org/apache2-...s/img_1824.jpg (Too big to post)

    I loooooove this bike man

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmynameisdan
    https://danatkins.no-ip.org/apache2-...s/img_1824.jpg (Too big to post)

    I loooooove this bike man
    I like it! The color looks just a little lighter than the "Pond Scum" color of my Ripley.

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    Thanks! Castellano actually calls the color of mine pond-scum as well. It's a purdy color.

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