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    Kick Arz 5in Travel Bike

    Ibex Atlas Pro Update
    <hr style="color: rgb(183, 183, 183);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> It is really strange going from a plush 6.75in travel 39lb plow through anything Versus Blitz II to a 5in travel 28lb flickable bike. The Manitou Evolver ISX-4 rear shock is really sweet it is smooth on the single track soaking up the roots & rocks with ease yet when hitting GNARCAL DH sections it's very responsive & soaks up allot, not as nice as a coil but close. Front fork is a Manitou Minute with SPV, oh that thing is horrible, allot like a ridged fork. Performed the Devolve & used 7wt fork fluid & walla dang this fork works really nice now. When climbing, as much as i hate to, there is very little BoB without the SPV, highly recommend doing it if you like to ride. Answer 1" rise bars are freaky narrow at 24.5 compared to my normal 26.5, sneeze & you turn, will be swapping the 90mm stem to a 80mm & a 1.5 rise bar that i can cut to 26.5. Been doing allot of AM/DH & even threw in a couple sweet drop jumps that shocked me how smooth it launched & landed. We have this sweet DH section called Hitler that is full of loose rock, roots silt & steep, you touch the brakes & you get tossed, it's all about riding it out. Atlas does extremely well here not as fast or smooth as Blitz II but definitely not a loss of confidence in the bike ripping through. High speed twisting single track is sooo killa Atlas just loves to shoot off the corners & is very responsive to out side pedal drive, if you corner with the cranks flat it will slide like most bikes do but put the weight on the outside pedal & pedal off the corner it goes.

    Pedal location is critical being that im spoiled with a high BB bike. It tends to hit allot but it's not intended to be a DH bike so it's probably a moot point & i have learned to adjust to this.
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    Poh was complaining how light it was at JM a few days ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Poh was complaining how light it was at JM a few days ago.
    Like it reads going from a 39lb bike to a 28lb bike is is completely different. He just need to whine about something.
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    Get some wider bars and I might wana try it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Get some wider bars and I might wana try it out.
    Atlas would school ya with funnn. mrperc still has no clock for the car even after i offered a free one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Atlas would school ya with funnn. mrperc still has no clock for the car even after i offered a free one.
    I wouldnt mind a clock!

    He does need a clock for his car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I wouldnt mind a clock!

    He does need a clock for his car.
    Click on the Formotion link & iet me know, i'll see what i can do.
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    naw it really doesnt matter. Anything black. What can I say I take what I can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    BP-72000

    naw it really doesnt matter. Anything black. What can I say I take what I can get.
    That's funny they are on B/O but i have one here that i offered mrperc, one of my favorite styles also. email your address & it's yours
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    ...and its NOT a Versus.

    Wow, I'm impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    ...and its NOT a Versus.

    Wow, I'm impressed.
    he has a few Ibex's in his sable. And the couch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    he has a few Ibex's in his sable. And the couch.
    Ahhh yes the Couch
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