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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Impulsive Buyer Alert!

    So I was bored at work yesterday, and decided that i wanted to do a bit of urban that night....

    Needless to say I threw on a set of Deemax and some slicks to go shred it up.

    The good news:
    the DHI can officially pedal better then any other DH bike...
    With wheels + slicks Weight dropped down to a few grams north of 39lbs
    I had a fun night

    The bad news :
    Pocketbook is considerably lighter as well...
    I need a new camera. mine just broke hence the crappy cell-phone picture.

    Enjoy!

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    oooh, sick. Now you need to go to spain and race the urban. After that, you can send me the deemaxes.
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    very sick... XD

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    i know that there are better and lighter wheelsets out there..

    cheaper too for better everything..

    yet there is something that makes those wheels worth it

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    I've been toying with the idea of running some smoove tires on my bike since the trails are still a mess.

    I think I just might this weekend for some giggles

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    Aren't the Deemaxes heavier than the MTXs?

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    thats cool glad the bikes working out well for you

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    nice....keeep the deemaxes on it
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    That loks like a pedal version of a supermoto bike (the gas type not the Titus )
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit
    That loks like a pedal version of a supermoto bike (the gas type not the Titus )

    Those bikes look like so much fun. pulling laps on mixed dirt & pavement mixes two completely different styles.

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    Gotta be the pimpin'est urban bike on the block

    Despite being a lot easier than other DH bikes to pedal, surely it must have taken its toll on you by the end of the urban sesh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Aren't the Deemaxes heavier than the MTXs?
    No. my MTX's are built up on 440 fr hubs with straight gauge spokes. I also got the 28 spoke variant of the Deemaxs so that lightens things up noticeably.

    And the thing rides like a supermoto bike. except less weight. Hacking the rear out takes no effort on fast corners

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenbikes
    Gotta be the pimpin'est urban bike on the block

    Despite being a lot easier than other DH bikes to pedal, surely it must have taken its toll on you by the end of the urban sesh?
    And no it didn't take it's toll it pedaled quite nicely and i never got fatigued... only low sided on some gravel once.
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    Good to hear! I guess its just so ingrained in me that DH bikes + flat ground = horror :P But mind you I have an 05 Bighit FSR , so you see why

    Maybe one day I'll get the chance to ride one of these new fangled things, I'm sure it would be quite an eye opener
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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenbikes
    Good to hear! I guess its just so ingrained in me that DH bikes + flat ground = horror :P But mind you I have an 05 Bighit FSR , so you see why

    Maybe one day I'll get the chance to ride one of these new fangled things, I'm sure it would be quite an eye opener
    Oh yea. and the urban session was a DH bike session... we all put slicks on. so the pace wasn't fast at all.

    Really this thing pedals like my old stumpjumper... being that light with the I-drive... no joke it is amazing.

    Also This was quite possibly the most fun i'd had all winter. Slicks on a DH bike is a blast! you won't regret it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    oooh, sick. Now you need to go to spain and race the urban. After that, you can send me the deemaxes.


    What is it with you and deemax? somebody buy this kid some yellow rims!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What is it with you and deemax? somebody buy this kid some yellow rims!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    well, my original color scheme was yellow and blue, but i decided to do red because there is more parts in red than yellow. I would still take the deemaxes though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenbikes
    Gotta be the pimpin'est urban bike on the block
    I saw a V10 with a Monster T and Hookworms once in LoDo.
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    Everyone must own a pair of slicks for the night rides/urban fun. They feel super fast, almost like a road bike (but not really). Plus, theyre quiet too so you can pull lots of ninja moves on unsuspecting people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EggsnBacon
    Everyone must own a pair of slicks for the night rides/urban fun.
    My STP is running Kenda K-Rads (checkerboard low profile tread.... which has almost all worn off), does that count? Sure sounds like it when I pull mean skidzzz lol SCREEEEECH
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    so what kind of tires are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydownhill
    I saw a V10 with a Monster T and Hookworms once in LoDo.
    Ya i know that guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt 891
    so what kind of tires are they?

    Bontrager Hank Cruiser tires. Someone bought a comfort bike and wanted something with a bit more tread so I acquired them. 2.2 hard compound center with softer compound textured edges. Went tubeless like a champ.

    http://bontrager.com/model/02856/en
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    Quote Originally Posted by chooofoojoo
    Bontrager Hank Cruiser tires. Someone bought a comfort bike and wanted something with a bit more tread so I acquired them. 2.2 hard compound center with softer compound textured edges. Went tubeless like a champ.

    http://bontrager.com/model/02856/en
    thanks man. i guess ill look around for the widest one i can find. anyone know?

    mad props on the bike bro. wild looking rig

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    I rode my Norco Launch with a Holy Roller 2.4 in the front and a Hank 2.2 on the rear for four years while going to college in Boston. Urban FR on a DH/FR bike is super fun. I had a pair of knobbies at the ready for weekend trips out of the city, but during the week, I'd ride that bike with the slicks and huck anything and everything I could find.

    And don't worry about not being able to pedal it; you're in the city, if you want to get somewhere fast, skitch a cab or delivery truck.

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    You running the Hookworms toobless? I was wondering how they'd mount up without a tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKMTB07
    you're in the city, if you want to get somewhere fast, skitch a cab or delivery truck.
    Or not. Skitching is a bad idea, and degrades the reputation of responsible riders
    Last edited by EggsnBacon; 03-14-2008 at 03:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    You running the Hookworms toobless? I was wondering how they'd mount up without a tube.
    Correction NOT HOOKWORMS. those things are mad heavy....

    Bontrager Hank 2.2 slicks. They mounted up easy as pie tubeless. and FTR i've mounted up hookworms, holy rollers, k-rads, Earl-urbans, specialized urban tires, geax slicks all tubeless before. Zero problems at all.
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