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    AS-X and Heckler porn

    This is mine and my son's rides.. new this year. He rides the Heckler and I ride the AS-X.
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    if i was ur son i would use a 6 inch in teh back or 8 but definitely a 8 inch rotor in the front

    also if hes gunna be freerideing exchange the float for a vanilla while u still can, it will be more of a durable fork
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    Really really nice rides. You will love the sherman. I really like the orange ASX. I love those bikes.
    Last edited by ThoughtfulPirate; 04-04-2004 at 04:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtfulPirate
    Just noticed that you have NO slack in your rear cable loop, and he has TONS. Kind of Ironic. Really really nice rides. You will love the sherman. I really like the orange ASX. I love those bikes.

    Given your acute powers of observation you should have also noted that one is a SRAM rear mech and the other is Shimano. The cable entry for the SRAM is at the top facing rearward and doesn't require a loop like it's Japanese cousin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finchy
    if i was ur son i would use a 6 inch in teh back or 8 but definitely a 8 inch rotor in the front

    also if hes gunna be freerideing exchange the float for a vanilla while u still can, it will be more of a durable fork

    No offense finchy, but im sure Innocent Bystander knows exactly what he's doing setting up and building bikes considering he's one of the most knowledgeable people over in General and Passion and he also owns a shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dartman
    Given your acute powers of observation you should have also noted that one is a SRAM rear mech and the other is Shimano. The cable entry for the SRAM is at the top facing rearward and doesn't require a loop like it's Japanese cousin.

    Mike
    Oh, okay, it looked kind of like that looking at how the cable entered the sram, but I Just thought it was odd how different they looked. I didnt know that they had different entry points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dartman
    Given your acute powers of observation you should have also noted that one is a SRAM rear mech and the other is Shimano. The cable entry for the SRAM is at the top facing rearward and doesn't require a loop like it's Japanese cousin.

    Mike
    Yeah, reason #69 why SRAM triggers are better than shimanos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack
    Yeah, reason #69 why SRAM triggers are better than shimanos...
    What does rear derailleur cable routing have to do with shifters?

    I do really like the thumb only action of SRAM triggers however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dartman
    What does rear derailleur cable routing have to do with shifters?

    Mike
    Because you can only use a SRAM (trigger) shifter with a SRAM derailler.

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    Very astute on the cable entry for the derailleurs. The SRAM no loop entry is pretty neat if you ask me.

    On the brakes, the Heckler has 8" in the rear and 6" on the front. Why? Well.. for hairy descents, he prefer he be able to modulate his brakes... and he feels more comfortable with the rear than the front (as most kids do.. he is 12). I would have put 8" up front, but Fox is not cool with rotors that large. Weird setup, but that is what he is comfortable with.

    Thanks for the props Sherpa, I confess though, I am always looking for tips and info and this is THE best place to get them.

    The Orange is a way cool color. Yeti really has their stuff together if you ask me. The AS-X is an out of this world deal when you see all that you get. I love the Sherman, although dealing with 1.5" hardware was kinda odd. The freaking headset cups were big enough to darn near hold a beer bottle as a coaster. Here is a pic of it's virgin drop. Still lots of snow up here, but we couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Bystander

    The Orange is a way cool color. Yeti really has their stuff together if you ask me. The AS-X is an out of this world deal when you see all that you get. I love the Sherman, although dealing with 1.5" hardware was kinda odd. The freaking headset cups were big enough to darn near hold a beer bottle as a coaster. Here is a pic of it's virgin drop. Still lots of snow up here, but we couldn't resist.
    Yeah the 1.5 is a beast on my SGS, the headtube is soooo huge. I really like the fork though, but I bottom it more than I would like to. But it feels like a stiffer spring would be too stiff for me, and have no sensitivity. I still really like it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Bystander
    Very astute on the cable entry for the derailleurs. The SRAM no loop entry is pretty neat if you ask me.

    On the brakes, the Heckler has 8" in the rear and 6" on the front. Why? Well.. for hairy descents, he prefer he be able to modulate his brakes... and he feels more comfortable with the rear than the front (as most kids do.. he is 12). I would have put 8" up front, but Fox is not cool with rotors that large. Weird setup, but that is what he is comfortable with.

    Thanks for the props Sherpa, I confess though, I am always looking for tips and info and this is THE best place to get them.

    The Orange is a way cool color. Yeti really has their stuff together if you ask me. The AS-X is an out of this world deal when you see all that you get. I love the Sherman, although dealing with 1.5" hardware was kinda odd. The freaking headset cups were big enough to darn near hold a beer bottle as a coaster. Here is a pic of it's virgin drop. Still lots of snow up here, but we couldn't resist.
    I'm so jealous of you! I'd like to get one for FR/MX/heavy trail riding and move my bighit up to the status of shuttle/dh only. But...my 15 year old jobless budget can't support that right now. I sat on one at the lbs today and it felt absolutely amazing! I'm hoping maybe I can get a job at a lbs soon so I can prodeal one but I doubt that will happen. Have fun with that thing! OH, could you repost the pic, it doesn't seem to be working on my comp, even the URL doesn't work. Later,
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