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    SGF Components suspension link arms for NRS and AC?

    Hey people. Go here:

    http://www.sgfcomponents.com/

    I was wondering if anybody had any experience with these guys. If so how do you like the service? How do you like the feel of the bike with the new links? Have you ridden the bike very long with the links on them? Curious about the durabilitiy over the long haul.

    Was thinking of getting some this fall possibly unless I end up racing my NRS.

    Any thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreicated.

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    Yes indeedy

    Have used them alot over the past year. Have written several reviews, but are back at the other.."sniff..sob"..forum.

    *Good points:
    Plush(!)
    Climbs better
    Descends better
    Sid rear works better with them IMHO
    *At the 4.5" position, the bike regains its std geom for the most part when a 100mm fork is used(*if you like the quicker handling)
    2 positions 3.5"/4.5" options

    *Bad points:
    Heavy-+60gm
    Some heavier riders have experienced flex with the std 4.5" model.
    The increased lev ration demands more psi and rebound for a given rider-(this means for 210+ riders, ones pos+ psi will approach the 250psi max for the shock. Regardless, a given shock will experience more loads/wear at the 4.5" mode, as would it on any other bike at 4.5" or more, AND..even at the 3.5" travel position, a touch more psi is needed then the std rockers, because the rockers are a larger scale and change the angle of attack regarding the rear chainstays approach to where it pushes up on the rear rocker pivot, plus you now have stock travel but your still 60gms heavier).
    Not recommended you use with a 80mm fork or equal meaning the lower crown height it carries-at least while in the 4.5" mode
    Prob will void the frames warrenty.

    At the moment I'm not running either set


    The black ones on the..um..black bike. Raced this bike with other components months later with them as well. Ahhhhh...last Spring. 3 more months.

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    ..and the blue ones. Have raced them 2-3 times even. Pic was taken after a preride lap at the Agri Gap race this past Summer.


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    Great info and great pictures. Overall would you recommend them? Why are you not running them now? Anybody else care to share?

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    Yes, I would recommend them overall.

    The only thing these 2 bikes share is the one good Sid rear shock. The blue frame came with a Float RC back in 02, and its tired now. I run the std rockers on the blk bike to make it last as long as possible until i can score another rear shock. When i do trips like Pisgah, they usually always go back on regardless. The blue ride is a race bike first, and the 60gms is factor, as small as that sounds, and combined with the fact that the std 3.75" travel is enough most of the time...except Carters Lake GAP race).
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    More SGF beta and some NRS porn just...

    ....for the hell of it...since its been a coooooold week, even here in N Ga.

    Nuff of that tho..eh?

    Tonight I got a wild hair and stuck the blue ones on the black ride. Then after I did, I realized I'd recently shortened my RD housing somewhat, and now its too short since the rockers basically moves the rear arms away from the middle pivot which in turn increases the lev ratio. This possibility (meaning the housing being too short)was told up front upon ordering. Of the several feedbacks, mine is the only one thats ever had this issue. FWIW. So..too lazy to fix that, so I put my silver oems back on. LOL! But, i took a few pics to show some detail. Why waste the opertunity, eh?

    The arms freshly installed a few moments ago. Yes i'm the one who took the RB knob off. Still can twist it. The wheelbase gets longer by like .8". If a given frame is close regarding standover room, the rockers also raise the bb aprox .25". I notice only on my large frame shown tho. Also, pay attn to the way the spacers go back in the rear rocker point. Its easy to do the swap, but for some reason, most put those parts back together wrong, me included when i first installed them last Spring. I can do the swap now in about 5 minutes, easy.

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    ...and the blue bike after a big handlebar swap out, getting back the bar that was scored just for it. Wish it had the weave tho. Man its light as hell, AND stiff. 135gm uncut.


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    The fact that this ride was built up with some of the best and also very light..but stealthy in alot of ways, say maybe the 140gm frm alum isis drive, all its all ti/alum hardware, I decided to put my sweet riding but fairly heavy at 220ish grams, the ti 24.25" Titec Hellion low riser . But even with it, the rock solid Deus, 32mm fork, thomson 30.8mm(cut to 385mm), Flite ti, xt rear hub(gad!), std eggs, 12/34 xtr-36-24 2x9, muddyass explorer pro/jimmy lite combo, etc etc...its 24lb 12oz. Rides like a caddy compared to the HT or race ride. I have waaaay too many forks. Oh yeah, anyone wanna buy an very good condition 03 sid team($250), also for sale are the black 4.5" rockers(35$), like new as far as i can remember. Spamooooo! Sorry. Psssssst, I'll pay shipping.

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    Some ti bar porn. Can you tell how close the pc is?


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    Extra hole in the swing arm??

    I noticed the rocker arm has two sets of holes for the top of the shock to mount in? Is one for 3.75" travel and one for 4.5" travel?

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    Yes....

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    sgf

    duckman,
    email me. i am interested in the black sgf.

    thanks
    dirt diggler

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