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    Crazy FS SS

    Diamondback Sortie Black SS with 130mm rear and 140 front. Xt hubs and Ryhno lites handbuilt wheels, Hayes Stroker Trails and 32-20 ratio. Fun ride
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    Sick!

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    looks like a lot of fun

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    Cool bike. Clean your camera lens though.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    lol It was so humid at this shot that as soon as i walked outside my glasses fogged and then lens too. I even wiped it clean before the shot and it still came out crappy. Will get a clean muddy pic in the woods soon.
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    Have u weighed her? I want one...
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    Very nice i like that, I'm thinking of upgrading my fully to SS as well, might be the next progression as i have 3 hardtails SS right now, give us a ride report...

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    weight is 26.5 lbs with 2.2 Wolverine rear tire and 2.4 motoraptor front Will post a ride and pic report see how she handles.
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    26.5 lbs
    Im jealous. my steel rigid ss weighs that much
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    Ride report.......

    All I can say is wow! This bike is really fast and smooth. I could stay seated and hammer through rough rocky, rooty terrain with ease. Floated over everything thanks to the 5" travel Knuckle Box. I never "felt" i was riding a 130mm, but I sure used it all up! Feels so light between your legs and effortless to jump, drop, twist and turn around tight trees and rocks. I was able to climb just about everything I can on my geared bike, but I did make a climb on this thing that I usually don't on geared!! I rode the same loop around Raccoon Mtn and was close to 20 min faster than I did last time. I really was surprised at how well the bike climbed out of the saddle on steep climbs and the PP3 postion makes this feel even more like a hardtail. I can't believe some of the climbs I muscled up!! The chain never missed a beat and was to my surprise flawless!

    For a one of a kind 5" FS SS I give it 5 chili's

    Overall I will be riding this a lot more to train on and I am know hooked on SS mountain biking, I have been commuting to work on SS!
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    That is Awesome thanks for the ride report. Not many people have a SS full suspension so it's nice to hear you really like yours, I have to order a few parts and i will make the conversion as well..

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    Brilliant! There aren't many long(ish) travel SS bikes around...

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    Very nice. My FSR is very similar. Most FS bikes now have so little increase in wheel base that it makes all kinds of SS FS bikes possible. My first was a Schwinn Homegrown Sweet Spot back in 1998. Bass boat blue...
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    I like it.

    Here's mine, yes that is Zion NP in the background.

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    25.4 Lbs

    I just weighed it at the shop scale, I was wrong. 25.4 lbs total weight wow, I knew it was light but damn.
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    Sweet bike how does it ride compared to it geared?, what tensioner is that Shimano Alpine?, have you thought about the YESS ETR/D tensioner. Looks fun to ride..

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    i will not ss my heckler i will not ss my heckler i will not ss my heckler...



    "I just weighed it at the shop scale, I was wrong. 25.4 lbs total weight wow, I knew it was light but damn"
    well now yer just bragging!
    Last edited by byknuts; 07-02-2010 at 07:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pindowngirl25
    Sweet bike how does it ride compared to it geared?, what tensioner is that Shimano Alpine?, have you thought about the YESS ETR/D tensioner. Looks fun to ride..
    I chose the Alfine because it's dam cheap and I was not sure if I would keep it in this config for very long. I wish I had a fork with a lockout, the WB is kinda squishy.
    I use it on some of the rougher rides around here. Gooseberry on a fully rigid bike is taxing.

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    inspiring!! so much so there's an orange patriot in my basement with a surly tensioner on it that owes it's life to you.
    couple licks of special paint and I'll post it up
    bit of a heffalump compared to your lithe sub-30 pounder there, but that's down to my wheel choices.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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