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    Looking at buying a Morewood Izimu: couple questions.....

    Hey, I'm looking at buying a 2006 morewood Izimu frame, and had a couple questions about the bike. I'll be coming off a vp-free, so I'm a little hesitant to go with a single pivot design. It doesn't have a floating brake, so is brake jack going to be a big issue? Can I install an aftermarket floater if this is the case?

    Also, it's a large frame, so I'm guessing it'll fit my 6'2" carcass perfect, right?

    The shock is a cane creek double barrel. Anybody have any thoughts on this shock?
    I kinda wish my brakes actually worked, but I guess that just makes me faster, right?

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    It will feel different than the VP-Free and it might take you awhile to get the shock dialed but once you do it's a very capable machine (see Cole Bangart). I think the 06 frame had a floater option. I don't find the brake jack to be a problem. It's there but you just learn to brake differently and it doesn't slow you down. I like how the back end squats under braking actually, it's really not a big deal IMO.

    The shock is great, super adjustable.

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    Check it over for cracks.

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    Just got a 07 with a double barrel and love it so far. The DB helps you dial in the single pivot to your style and eliminates much of the single pivot pedal bob. The Izimu is lively and active in feel.
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    full review from SickLines on how the Izimu rides here -> http://www.sicklines.com/reviews/mor...ewood-izimu-4/

    Suffice to say it is a nice bike that is very capable.

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    there's actually a race proven one for sale....

    this is on our local craigslist (asheville) and was just used to win a national championship.....

    this isn't spam; i was looking on c.list for a new bike for my fiance and came across the ad. i happened to have mtbr up as i was reading responses to a post about suspension oil.

    Morewood Downhill bike 2008 USA National Champs Frame - $2400 (Fletcher)

    Reply to: [email protected] [?]
    Date: 2008-12-07, 9:32PM EST

    I am selling my race bike from this year.
    ITs a custom 2008 Izimu frame Large
    Its in really great condition and has been profesionaly maintained all year.
    The bike has new wheels on also.
    Bike is equiped with:
    Boxxer World Cup
    Fox DH 5.0 shock
    Hadley rear hub on Mavic 729 rim Rear
    Sun Ringle hub on single track rim Front
    Formula Oro brakes
    X9 deraileur
    E13 LG1 chain guide
    FSA Gravity Lights cranks

    This bike is great for anyone starting out first time and has been gone through and completely serviced.

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