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    2018 Carbon Thunderbolt!

    Post up pics,vids, opinions, etc of the them new Thunderbolts! I canít wait to ride one!
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    Well Iím super excited as il be demoing the Carbon 70 this weekend! I am on the fence as to get the Carbon 70 or the BC Edition...

    After some emailing with Rocky and Fox, I have gathered that the frames are the same and itís just a different shock that gives the extra travel; and Iím 99.9% sure the shock link IS the same too.

    130mm rear uses a 210 x 50mm
    140mm rear uses a 210 x 55mm


    If I go Carbon 70, Iíd make the changes of:
    -wider rims and 2.5wt minions.
    -upgrade travel in fork to 140mm.
    -maybe wider bars

    If I go BC Edition Iíd basically just do this:
    -Swap 2.3ís our for 2.5WT after they wear.

    Iím just worried the 140mm BC Edition might have too much pedal bob..no reviews on the BC yet..

    But having the option of getting the shorter stroke shock and swapping it on would give me the best of the BC (wider rims, wider tires, wider bars, Fox 36)....WITH the 130mm acceleration!

    I was hoping the BC would be 130/140, but it can be with a little money for a new shock, so thatís GREAT.

    Il post some pics and thoughts after I ride this weekend.

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    The new frame design has more anti-squat, so no pedal bob issue with more travel. There's a good write up here...

    https://dirtmountainbike.com/bike-re...c-edition.html

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/2019-r...irst-look.html
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    This bike is just AMAZING! FAST and FUN; EVERYWHERE! The demo event had a BC Edition fitted with 2.6 minions front and rear, with safe enough clearnace.



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    Finished one up for a customer last week:

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    I Just got one! it was a shop demo, but I'm so stoked!
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