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    Gemini riders out there?

    I just got this ride, and I'm relatively new in freeriding, I bought used so as not to be out too much if I die. Does anyone have any tips on dealing with the Gemini or riding it at all. Anything stock I should watch out for? Pics of others' rides welcomed!
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    [QUOTE=Lickqid] Anything stock I should watch out for? QUOTE]

    All I have heard is don't get the stock frames. Lol I'm kidding, my buddy has been riding his 2002 bike hard, and he only recently snapped a stay on the swingarm. It was all stock for a while, until he got a new MRP guide, and then a Super T fork. Then he trashed his rear wheel. Other than that, it was great until the lower stay snapped, but that was after some serious abuse. No comment on the flex, I already read the other post on that.
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    congrats...........nice bike...service that manitou fork a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    congrats...........nice bike...service that manitou fork a lot.
    How often would you say? Its got about 20 hours on it now.

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    Umm, get rid of that stem. (50mm) And im guessing youd want to climb, so get an e.13 DRS chainguide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Bull
    Umm, get rid of that stem. (50mm) And im guessing youd want to climb, so get an e.13 DRS chainguide.
    Why the chainguide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lickqid
    Why the chainguide?
    so you dont drop your chain on rough downhills or jumps or on anything. sweet bike though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lickqid
    Anything stock I should watch out for?
    Just watch out for how many people think your bike looks awesome. I'd love a fully matte black bike.

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    did u buy that bike on ebay and from somebody in upstate new york, cause a black gemini with a dorado was packaged up and sent out by our shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimeGreen17
    did u buy that bike on ebay and from somebody in upstate new york, cause a black gemini with a dorado was packaged up and sent out by our shop.
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    get a chainguide. Dual ring probably, since you want to climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lickqid
    I just got this ride, and I'm relatively new in freeriding, I bought used so as not to be out too much if I die. Does anyone have any tips on dealing with the Gemini or riding it at all. Anything stock I should watch out for? Pics of others' rides welcomed!
    My friends Gemini drops chains like its hot, get a chainguide on it so you'll stay cool.

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    You migh want to get a DHX, 5th or swinger on it

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    Ya im new to the site and FR 2 i also just purchased a new Gemini 900 All stock and such and i was wondering what upgrades... and the bike is reeally really tall and big.. ill post picks tomarrow morning.

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    I'd change the stem (Diabolus or so or an intergrated one) and would change the front ring with 36/26 or use a triple ring with a bashguard (Blackspire Lexan - they are available for E-Type derailleurs) I use a triple with 44/32/22 and thet works very well !
    The suspension: I'd change it by a 5th Element, a Swinger or a Fox DHX or so !
    But nevertheless the bis is grat for Freeriding and DH !
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    chainguide

    Quote Originally Posted by Lickqid
    I just got this ride, and I'm relatively new in freeriding, I bought used so as not to be out too much if I die. Does anyone have any tips on dealing with the Gemini or riding it at all. Anything stock I should watch out for? Pics of others' rides welcomed!
    If you are interested in a chainguide, I would look at the new Truvativ Shiftguide. You can run 2 rings and it will work with your existing bashguard. I've run one this whole season and have not dropped a chain yet, runs quiet, etc. I put it on par w/ e.13 DRS (pretty much the best) and better than the LRP, IMHO. I've been very impressed. Plus it will cost a whole lot less than the e.13 DRS setup since you already have a good bashguard (~$113 vs. $60 for the Truvativ). It's new this year, Truvativ finally got it up on their website last week: http://www.sram.com/en/truvativ/moun...shiftguide.php

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