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    XL Highline...Worth the wait(X-post from Turner Board)

    Here she is. The 2008 XL Highline. I just got'er put together. I'm still trying to get things dialed, and haven't decided what to do with the gravity dropper cable yet. I"ll post the weight and spec on Monday. I wasn't able to run the Blackspire Stinger with this old crankset. I'm still waiting to see what the crankset offerings are for 2008 before I pull the trigger. A special shout out to Dave and Jarrett at Turner for getting this to me before Moab, and big wet one to the boys at Desert Cyclery for helping me get this beyotch of a headset pressed in.
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    wow... beautiful bike you got there... XD

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    Congrats. Thats a pretty sweet ride

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    was it the geo. or the xtra travel that made ya switch from the RFX?
    breezy shade

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    What's with the trail tires? That bike needs some 1400gram tires, pronto.

    Very cool, I'm anxious to hear your thoughts on stiffness and see about longer-term durability. Plus I can't wait to see the pics of you thrashing that thing. Been a while since you've really owned a true FR bike, you gonna be phasing the drops to flat back into to the repertoire?

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    Beautiful beautiful bike.

    That derailleur hanger is brutal.
    like autumn leaves,
    his senses fell from him

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    Sweeet looking rig, Blingon! Just in time for the big moab gathering too.....I see you're hanging on to the '07 66 for now. I'm really loving my 66rc2x so far.

    One thing's for sure, you'll be a good barometer for the durability on the new rear end!

    Cheers,
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    WTF? Is that a hydrolic seat raiser or something? There is no way that thing can lift your big as$ up.
    Sick bike.

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    Just curious, how tall are you? Have you ridden it in any tight situations? I'm wondering how nimble it is (or isn't) being such a loooong frame. 48.25" wheelbase!! That is ridiculously long. But it looks great, btw.

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    Eww..... a gravitee retarder


    ....apart from the gravity dropper, nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachdank
    WTF? Is that a hydrolic seat raiser or something? There is no way that thing can lift your big as$ up.
    Sick bike.

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    Nah dat a gravity dropper post. Push button up and down.
    Turner homers can't ride without them

    I said it once and I'll say it again, looks great mang!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
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    Nah dat a gravity dropper post. Push button up and down.
    Turner homers can't ride without them

    I said it once and I'll say it again, looks great mang!!
    Click me!









    Looks great. Love the color. What's going on with the dereilleur hanger and the skewer end nut? Some kind of hanger support gizmo?

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    CONGRATS Ben. That thing is f*in sick. I know you've been waiting a while, enjoy!!! Can't wait to see some pics from the Moab trip, have fun.

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    Sweet rig. Turners rock!

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    PF, I'm 6'2. I've only taken it out once so far, and have been rained out since. Nothing too tight or twisty though. Mostly fast rocky singletrack with some jumps here and there. The bike climbs real well. I"ll post more thoughts after my Moab trip. The reason for going from the RFX to the Highline was to vary my stable a bit. I plan on building up a 5.5 spot sometime later this winter, and wanted two bikes for 2 differeny types of riding. The RFX was awesome for it's intended purpose, but now I want a play bike, and an XC bike.

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    That rig is bangin chingy...

    one of these days I'm coming to Utah to rail witcha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    PF, I'm 6'2. I've only taken it out once so far, and have been rained out since. Nothing too tight or twisty though. Mostly fast rocky singletrack with some jumps here and there. The bike climbs real well. I"ll post more thoughts after my Moab trip. The reason for going from the RFX to the Highline was to vary my stable a bit. I plan on building up a 5.5 spot sometime later this winter, and wanted two bikes for 2 differeny types of riding. The RFX was awesome for it's intended purpose, but now I want a play bike, and an XC bike.
    EL C re the 5.5 Spot, just wondering why u aren't looking at speccing yr 07 RFX with a play bike specc rather than going to the 5.5 not much diff in frame weight, RFX with a CC build would be stronger than the Spot and more fun, and I have a Spot and RFX, been thinking of moving Spot on since I just don't use it as much as I would like, just thinking out loud dewd? too many choices huh
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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