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    New Preston

    Friend and I built up his new Preston FR:

    -06 Preston Medium Yellow/Orange
    -06 Z1 Sport
    -Swinger 4-way
    -Bombshell Fatdaddy Wheelset
    -Nevegal 2.1 rear 2.35 front
    -Deore Hydro brakes (hfx-9 on the rear temporarily)
    -Blackspire NS-1 Chainguide
    -Saint Cranks
    -Pig DH Pro headset
    -XT Shifter/Derailleur
    -Azonic A-Frame Pedals
    -Hussefelt Bar/Stem
    -Truvativ XR Double Clamp Seatpost
    -Kona DJ Seat
    -ODI Rogue lock-ons

    The bike rides great, 5" of rear travel feels like 7 and climbs like 4, especially when you let the rebound all the way out on the swinger. . Some components like suspension might not be tops but I can't imagine anything better for under $2k total. Z1 has plenty of adjustability, the knobs just keep turning. VF2 might not do the small bumps as well as an RC2X fork, but it's nice and stout and was cheap as hell.
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    That's one beautiful rig. Your friend is a very lucky guy.

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    That bike is mint! Looks like you could really throw it about on the jumps.

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    Remove some spacers from below move them on top of the stem, you will feel the improvement in cornering and turning..

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    lol nice bike! looks a lot like mine
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    Very nice rig

    I just finished building up my gray 06 Preston with a 06 Z1 this weekend, for $500 for the frame and $300 for the fork you really cant go wrong. I will have to get some pics of mine tonight before I take it out and beat it up.

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    That looks nice. I think I like the way the 06 looks more that the 07. The 07 has the shock mounted on the down tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MpHammer
    That looks nice. I think I like the way the 06 looks more that the 07. The 07 has the shock mounted on the down tube.
    They had to move the shock mount in order to get a longer eye to eye and stroke on the shock. On the 06 the leverage ratio is kind of high if you run it in the 5" travel setting since the shock is only 6.5x1.5, that equals a 3.3:1 leverage ratio. In the 4" setting it is 2.6:1 which isnt so bad, but the size of the shock also limited the options for upgrading. On mine if I want to run a coil over shock I would need an 1100lb spring for my 230lb body, which is next to impossible, so that leaves only air shocks as an option.

    The 07 runs a 7.5x2.0 shock which means at 5" of travel its around a 2.5:1 leverage ratio and the 07 feels plusher because of it.

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    That makes sense, cool! They both look like fun bikes.

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    Sweet bike. Love the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixsixtysix
    They had to move the shock mount in order to get a longer eye to eye and stroke on the shock. On the 06 the leverage ratio is kind of high if you run it in the 5" travel setting since the shock is only 6.5x1.5, that equals a 3.3:1 leverage ratio. In the 4" setting it is 2.6:1 which isnt so bad, but the size of the shock also limited the options for upgrading. On mine if I want to run a coil over shock I would need an 1100lb spring for my 230lb body, which is next to impossible, so that leaves only air shocks as an option.

    The 07 runs a 7.5x2.0 shock which means at 5" of travel its around a 2.5:1 leverage ratio and the 07 feels plusher because of it.
    On my '06 Preston I have a swinger 4-way with I think a 650 lb coil. I weigh 160 lbs. I keep it in the 4 inch setting and it feels great! In 5 inch it doesn't feel very good though.
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    Sweet ride i like the good looking paint
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    man that is very nice
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    Hey thats my bike you douchebag.

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