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    XCL gets rave review on Fillari mag

    Just FYI. Build quality said to be excellent, handling as well. Actually not a bad word was written.
    http://www.fillari-lehti.fi/perus/lehti/uusi_lehti.asp
    (bottom of cover)

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    Aw man!

    Now I have to learn Finnish!

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    7 euros for a bike magazine? What does porn cost you guys over there?
    I guess I'll have to take your word on the rave reviews.

    Chumba seems to be getting good international attention. There was that Evo review in the aussie mag, and now the xcl in a finnish mag.
    Chumba world domination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    7 euros for a bike magazine?
    tax is included over there. LOTS of tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timehoc
    tax is included over there. LOTS of tax.
    Yeah plenty.. 22% to be precise. But overall you have to pay about €9 for a copy of Singletrack (british), €8,50 for What Mountain Bike (british as well) etc..
    I was drooling over the XCL when I first read about it on these forums. Now I actually have the chance to get one as distribution issues are cleared out. There's still that money issue though.................
    Oh, and as for porn.. Costs about €25/month. You do get that "free" on the mighty interweb you know.

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    Oh, and as for porn.. Costs about 25/month. You do get that "free" on the mighty interweb you know.
    There's porn on the internet?

    That's the only kind of magazine I've seen that costs 12+ USD , so it the comparison just popped into my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    There's porn on the internet?

    That's the only kind of magazine I've seen that costs 12+ USD , so it the comparison just popped into my head.
    Yess duude! There is! And it's all quality too.. You might even find some german if you look really hard. Hairy, nasty s**t.. I'm talking armpits..
    As we're talking finnishism, check these vids out. Some lift accessed, finnish, trailriding for you... mind the soundtrack.

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    Nice. You're pretty good at riding those skinnies. Some of the terrain and foliage looks a lot like the Sierras up here in Northern California, with less granite.
    I was so relieved when it wasn't hairy German porn.

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    Bonecollector,

    Where's the translation for the review? : )
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    I'll try to work on it when I get the time..
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    Just ordered mine. Picking it up tomorrow at my LBS. I'll start building it up as soon as I get the Pike serviced (a month or so). Build will be:

    -2006 Chumba XCL frame, size M, mist green
    -2005 Rock Shox Pike SL
    -Mavic EX 325's laced to Formula at front and Shimano LX in the rear
    -Race Face Evolve DH cranks
    -FSA The Pig Pro DH headset
    -Titec El Norte Prolite 75mm stem
    -Race Face Evolve XC bars
    -Avid Juicy 5's w/ 180mm rotors
    -Shimano LX rear derailleur, XT front
    -SRAM Trigger shifters
    -Syncros Derived post
    -Titec Hellbent Expert saddle

    Kind of a mixed salad but it works and what can you do coming off what you already have..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bone Collector
    Just ordered mine. Picking it up tomorrow at my LBS. I'll start building it up as soon as I get the Pike serviced (a month or so). Build will be:

    -2006 Chumba XCL frame, size M, mist green
    -2005 Rock Shox Pike SL
    -Mavic EX 325's laced to Formula at front and Shimano LX in the rear
    -Race Face Evolve DH cranks
    -FSA The Pig Pro DH headset
    -Titec El Norte Prolite 75mm stem
    -Race Face Evolve XC bars
    -Avid Juicy 5's w/ 180mm rotors
    -Shimano LX rear derailleur, XT front
    -SRAM Trigger shifters
    -Syncros Derived post
    -Titec Hellbent Expert saddle

    Kind of a mixed salad but it works and what can you do coming off what you already have..?

    Hey Bonecollector the EVO will only take Etype Front Mech. So I hope your front Der. is a Etype version.
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    Yep. LBS threw that in the mix. I'm all set.. Hopefully.. Thanks for sharing tho!

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    Well could'nt wait. Set it up today, rode a very short ride home in some heavy wet snowfall (that a word?) but it feels oh so plush and sweet. Now I have to wait a few months for some decent weather.
    Feel free to give input on DHX-Air settings for a 190lbs (incl. gear) rider.
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    very nice!
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    Thank you. It still needs some modifications though.
    Those of you who are going with Race Face cranks (Evolve DH but probably others too), grannny ring and e-type front derailleur, take one spacer from the non-drive side of the cranks, and move it to the drive side. If you don't do this, the granny ring bolts will make contact with the main pivot bolt and will result in unpedalability... or something. I moved two spacers but one is adequate and will not affect your chainline as much.
    So that needs to be sorted out. Also I need a bashring, lighter wheels, new grips and pedals. Oh and then there's that X0 I have to get... and new tires... and... and...

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