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    New Highline!

    The build:

    Med polished Turner Highline frame setup with DHX Air
    Fox 36 Talas
    Sun SUV wheels
    Maxxis 2.1" swapthing up front (custom cut center knobs)
    Maxxis 2.1" medusa in rear
    El Camino's w8" rotors FR/RR
    King Headset
    Diabolous stem
    Easton Monkey bars
    Intense grips
    Saint cranks/ BB
    Saint 07 prototype (believe to be) RR shifter
    Saint RR derailure
    MRP chain guide/bashring
    Shimano chain/cassette (11-27t)
    Crappy Haro pedals
    SDG ibeam seatpost, ifly seat

    Weight- Feels like mid 30's, need to get it on a scale
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    pure sick, how does it ride?

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    Changes that are coming asap:
    Dual ring setup with E-13 DRS, xt shifter/derailure
    Atom lab 35mm stem
    Bar swap to higher rise
    Pedals- prob Atom lab or Crankbros
    Tires- Kenda Blue Groove 2.5 FR/ 2.3 RR

    Only just a short ride in yesterday after putting it together, been raining like crazy here. Hope to get some good ride time in and impressions posted soon!

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    Sick! Skinny tires? Are you planning on doing some trailriding on it?

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    is that kircaldie's bike that he was selling?
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways
    Sick! Skinny tires? Are you planning on doing some trailriding on it?
    Here in NC a lot of the best DH is preceeded or followed by a pretty long climb but even then I'm not going to leave the skinny tires on. From my short impression riding around yesterday in the yard it seems that epic rides would be possible with the light tires and small ring though so I'll just keep 'em on hand and run Blue Grooves the rest of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    is that kircaldie's bike that he was selling?
    BINGO!

    Yep, snagged it off of Ridemonkey. Going to be such a fun bike once I get a few things tweaked to accomodate my shorter stature.

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    I saw that post... I was hoping someone would jump on that. Highlines are such awesome bikes it's not even funny.
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    I saw that post... I was hoping someone would jump on that. Highlines are such awesome bikes it's not even funny.
    Its not even fair, of course its not funny
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    Sweet bike man, hows the DHX?
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    Ever slip a pedal and slam into the seat? That little thing would disappear until I later got to the ER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heals120
    Sweet bike man, hows the DHX?
    Well, I haven' had much time on it yet but so far it feels good. I set the sag and hit a small drop (about 3' with a good bit of momentum) and then loaded the bike in the bed of my 4wd Titan pickup and dropped from the tailgate, so pretty much a trialsy (sp?) no momentum drop to flat (measured 38" drop), and just rode around a bit in the yard. First impressions are that it's more small bump compliant than I would have expected and that it feels as good as any coil shock I've ridden. I did blow through the travel on the drop out of the pickup but I've not messed with the bottom out control adjustment yet, I suppose a bit of tuning there and it'll be good to go. Can't wait to get it out on some bigger jumps and drops and see how it feels.

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    looks awesome....and definetly light. have fun with it.

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    cough cought ***** cough cough
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    tresspassing, thievery and poaching is all part of a DH'ers life

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    very nice..weight????
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    extremely nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    very nice..weight????
    haven't gotten it on a scale yet, guessing mid 30's and with the low standover and reasonably short chainstays it feels small and light when you're on it.

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    that looks the biz, just get the rear mech cable moved. almost certain to get that with your heel, i used a avid rollamajig and the routing turner puts in on top of the chainstay it works a treat. if your worried about the chain slapping on the cable outer sleeve it with some fuel line (from motorbike shop) and then zip tie it up.

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    Are you the same guy who posted a new Nicolai Helius like a week ago??
    Edit: AND a Mountain Cycle Rumble??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 545cu4ch
    Are you the same guy who posted a new Nicolai Helius like a week ago??
    Edit: AND a Mountain Cycle Rumble??
    beat me too it, how many bikes do you have and how to you aquire them (scam?)

    jk...good job and you got yourself a couple of very nice steeds

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    how much travel can the dhx air get?? same lengths as the dhx coil?
    if your hands are on the handles your still in control

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    Great looking bike. Good luck with it, and have fun.
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    BASTID!!!!!

    Nice bike...you must be one of the guys who out bid me for that puppy

    Very nice bike indeed. I just could not come up with the cash in time.


    Great ride, hope you enjoy. Post some ride pics when you get them!

    Booner

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    Quote Originally Posted by 545cu4ch
    Are you the same guy who posted a new Nicolai Helius like a week ago??
    Edit: AND a Mountain Cycle Rumble??
    Yeah, I've been in a bit of a frenzy lately. I'm far from a rockstar/highroller type, just happened to be upgrading a couple bikes this year.

    I'm putting the Nicolai together now

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    It shortens up the travel on this frame by approximately 1" so it's 7" instead of 8". Seems to feel pretty balanced with the 6" fox up front.

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    Holy shizznit! That is a sweet ride!


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    That bike is very nice! I had my eye's on it to but it wouldnt fit anyway, just liked it alot. Somuch that I might dump my RFX to build up one of those Highlights I mean Highlines!

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    Any new thoughts on your Highline? Can I ask how much you paid?
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    Horst link?

    That bike would be way sicker if it had a Horst Link. Those single pivots have pretty bad brake jack.

    Just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    That bike would be way sicker if it had a Horst Link. Those single pivots have pretty bad brake jack.

    Just kidding.
    I know, what a piece of crap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBN
    Any new thoughts on your Highline? Can I ask how much you paid?
    M.
    I picked mine up lightly used then I'm ending up spending a few hundred bucks swapping out pedals, cassette, chainrings, tires and adding a front shifter/derailure with a E-13 DRS. The frames run around $2100. So you're lookin' at around 4k for a built up bike. It's been raining non-stop here for the last couple days so it's been impossible to get out on the trails. I'm going to finish setting it up tonight and am praying that the rain will stay away so that I can get a ride in soon. Until then no real riding impressions, just goofing off in my yard.

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    If you're building it with parts like that one you could go over $4,000 pretty darn easily....
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    If you're building it with parts like that one you could go over $4,000 pretty darn easily....
    Yep, 36 TALAS is a bit of a pricey fork and it's easy to spend a mint on wheels and brakes. For certain 5 or 6k builds are possible. Crazy how expensive bikes are these days. Even big box bikes from Kona, Specialized, etc go way up in the price range, it's not just botique bikes. The Scott Ransom is just crazy at 7k or so (I'll refrain from making further comments on this bike except that my opinion is low). I remember when $1k seemed like a lot of money for a bike and now I just blew threw a small fortune to build up this Highline and a Nicolai.

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    wow, 3 new bikes! i loved the nicolai and now this!?!? you are one lucky man!

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    where in NC do you live?
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