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    Modified - first ride

    The bike, an 04 Coiler Dee-lux, had been upgraded a week or so ago:

    Easton Carbon DH bars
    King headset
    BETD travel plates
    PUSH'd rear shock
    8 inch discs
    Bomber RC2X 170 mm


    So I took her for a light ride (can't go hard due to my badly sprained ankle) and all I have to say is holys**t!!! This bike floats over terrain and is as plush as can be!!! Of course I haven't pushed it yet. But, considering the suspension hasn't broken in and I have yet to fine tune it, the bike did really well. I dont ride much right now (daughter was just born a week ago) but when I get fully back into it and the ankle heals, then it's on.
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    Stinkys are awsome, just had a baby hu you will definatly get to know stinkys. Those RaceFace look nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Stinkys are awsome, just had a baby hu you will definatly get to know stinkys. Those RaceFace look nice.
    ummm... it's a coiler...



    that is a huge bike. nice one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    ummm... it's a coiler...



    that is a huge bike. nice one too.
    Ok so i cant see or read, thanx for the help.

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    How much travel do the BETD plates give you? Very nice bike

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    Thanks guys. I get just over 6 inches in that setting. No clearance issues. haven't checked the 7 inch setting. it's an 18". does it look bigger?

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    awesome

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    Very, very nice. That looks like a fantastic do-it-all setup.
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    Very, very nice. That looks like a fantastic do-it-all setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techfreak
    Very, very nice. That looks like a fantastic do-it-all setup.
    Thanks. That's what I was shooting for. It weighs in at 37 pounds exactly. I dont know where I can shave off any more weight.

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    How does your build weigh 37 pounds? Mine weighs between 33 and 34 with a heavier build. I have the 17" o4 frame. 24" Halo SAS wheels, heavy tires and tubes, Rockshox Pike SL, etc, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baysh
    Thanks. That's what I was shooting for. It weighs in at 37 pounds exactly. I dont know where I can shave off any more weight.
    I'd guess tubeless may help reduce the weight a bit, but if you are happy, why bother? Other than that you and run a rigid fork which will save LOTS of weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    ummm... it's a coiler......
    but with the linkage plate upgrade, it's essentially a stinky. since the only real difference between the two is the amount of travel.....
    Last edited by .WestCoastHucker.; 03-22-2006 at 07:13 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    How does your build weigh 37 pounds? Mine weighs between 33 and 34 with a heavier build. I have the 17" o4 frame. 24" Halo SAS wheels, heavy tires and tubes, Rockshox Pike SL, etc, etc.
    I just weighed it again. The scale said 36 now. It may be my scale. I do run heavy tires and those super thick old tubes. The travel plates are pretty stout. The front fork is not light either. And it's a bigger frame, 18".

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    How does your build weigh 37 pounds? Mine weighs between 33 and 34 with a heavier build. I have the 17" o4 frame. 24" Halo SAS wheels, heavy tires and tubes, Rockshox Pike SL, etc, etc.
    His fork probably constitutes 2+ lbs difference alone...
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    Yeah. The Pike is freaking light.

    For some reason, I can manual easier with my Pike than my Stance, but that's probably because I have my rebound set up really fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techfreak
    I'd guess tubeless may help reduce the weight a bit, but if you are happy, why bother? Other than that you and run a rigid fork which will save LOTS of weight
    I initially ran tubeless. I was getting flats left and right. Fed up, I put the thick tubes in and havent changed them in over a year and a half. Is there a durable yet light tube out there? I would love to shave some rotational weight off.

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    Yeah, but my rotational mass equates to around 18 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baysh
    ... The front fork is not light either. ...
    not picking on you alone but.......


    why do people feel the need to explain which fork they are referring to? i mean, there is no side fork, no back fork, no top or bottom fork. it's not even really a front fork anyway, that would indicate that there was also a fork located behind it. there is no front or back seat, no front or back handlebar, just a seat and a handlebar. oh yeah, and just a fork......


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    not picking on you alone but.......


    why do people feel the need to explain which fork they are referring to? i mean, there is no side fork, no back fork, no top or bottom fork. it's not even really a front fork anyway, that would indicate that there was also a fork located behind it. there is no front or back seat, no front or back handlebar, just a seat and a handlebar. oh yeah, and just a fork......
    LOL...you're right....I didnt even realize I wrote that until you pointed it out. Man, I haven't slept in week due to the birth of my daughter, so I guess I have an excuse. But, it is a nice front fork huh? Just kidding. LOL.

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    get rid of those carbon bars as quick as possible
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    get rid of those carbon bars as quick as possible
    A few people have said that, while others rave about the carbon bars. What's the real deal here? Fill me in.

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    Carbon is very brittle. If you lay it down hard, the structural integrity will most definitely be affected, but the damage can't be seen. So the next time you come down hard on it, it'll just snap on you. And if it pierces your skin... well... carbon poisoning isn't fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Carbon is very brittle. If you lay it down hard, the structural integrity will most definitely be affected, but the damage can't be seen. So the next time you come down hard on it, it'll just snap on you. And if it pierces your skin... well... carbon poisoning isn't fun.
    damn...now I got two bars for sale...lol. Is the classifieds a good place to sell my bars and fork?

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