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    XCL for 4X/DS

    A question I thought of ever since I got an XCL, could you use a shorter i2i shock and stroke to bring down the travel, lower the bb, and make it more like a typical 4X bike. This of course would be combined with a 100mm or 120mm fork. If it were done right you could get it to be almost the exact geo as a Yeti 4x.

    Eh? eh eh?

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    I've thought that, too. Sounds fun.

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    You could, and you should. And then you should let us in on the dirty little details about your new ride.
    That same thought must have crossed my mind a million times, but i never did anything about it since i have absolutely no use for a 4x bike. I'm pretty sure it would make an excellent choice. I'm actually quite surprised no one tried it out yet, at least that i know of.

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    We've tried it. Ran it at 80mm with a PIKE, single ring w/ a e.thirteen SRS in ano blk. Our young freerider Dakota was consistently on the podium with that set up - so I would say that the XCL definitely makes a great 4x bike!

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    What does it do to the geomoetry? What length shock are you using?

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    We are using a standard 7.875 * 2. Doesn't do much to the geometry except lower the BB a little - and the head angle seems to still be slack enough to do the job.
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    Pictures, please!

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    4x Xcl

    Here ya go..It's a pretty basic set up. He ran a e.thirteen guide (LG1) - sick guide by the way - and the CHUMBA wheels. The CHUMBA wheels are turning out to be a lot stronger than expected - and we think the larger axles are helping also with the overall strength of the bike -- the wheels can handle 4X pretty easily for a guy under 200lbs.

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    Of the bike! The bike!

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    ha..I'll e-mail Dakota with a link to this thread...pretty sure he has pics of his bike..

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    I would get an xcl and set it up for slopestyle if my wife wouldn't KILL me

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairygut
    I would get an xcl and set it up for slopestyle if my wife wouldn't KILL me
    Wow! That would be impressive.
    Can't stop, Won't stop.

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    alan if i send my shock back to you can i trade it for the shorter stroke?

    either that or i'll just keep the 5 inches and run a talas. There's not really a whole lot of 4x around here so I think it will be better as a short-travel downhiller.

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