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    When Vulture Flies

    A bit of playing in the woods. this Vulture is absolutely the best handling bike I've ever had. Wade made a frame that perfectly compliments my riding "style" and I can take it over stuff I couldn't even imagine before. As heavy as it is, 35#, the front end lofts so easily.

    Also, we put a Karate Monkey fork on Joel's SISS which raised the front a couple of inches and he is lovin' it! Downhills are much bettter now!

    I just have to say it, custom is better, I din't think it would be that much better!

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    Joel rides Barbie!

    But I don't think she fits too good, Joel is too big...
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    35 pounds?!

    But then, considering a 3" Gazzi up front and a 2.6" Gazzi in the rear, 30% of your Vulture's weight is rubber...

    --Sparty


    Quote Originally Posted by red-haze.com
    A bit of playing in the woods. this Vulture is absolutely the best handling bike I've ever had. Wade made a frame that perfectly compliments my riding "style" and I can take it over stuff I couldn't even imagine before. As heavy as it is, 35#, the front end lofts so easily.

    Also, we put a Karate Monkey fork on Joel's SISS which raised the front a couple of inches and he is lovin' it! Downhills are much bettter now!

    I just have to say it, custom is better, I din't think it would be that much better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    But then, considering a 3" Gazzi up front and a 2.6" Gazzi in the rear, 30% of your Vulture's weight is rubber...

    --Sparty
    If you include the inner tubes and bar grips that is about right. The tires alone are around 7 pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    But then, considering a 3" Gazzi up front and a 2.6" Gazzi in the rear, 30% of your Vulture's weight is rubber...

    --Sparty
    Not to mention 8" of unneccessary metal on the h-bars.
    My Vulture is sitting rigid right now @ 29lbs. It has seen 1 year, exactly, of hard riding.
    SiSS= 3 weeks
    1x1= 4 months
    Vulture= 1 year (and counting!)

    Seriously, probably close to 3k miles on the frame, not a wimper. I asked Wade to build it to last under me, and he delivered!

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    ... and if we just ... Lightweights!

    But I use 2.1" tubes to save weight

    Again, like the BrewSSki, the steel frame is probably the lightest weight, proportionately, component. Wade said it weighed about 4.5# and has been holding up well so far, probably has 700 miles on it so far and I'm starting to hit the drops and jumps again, maybe 2-3 foot drops off of logs from time to time. I'm not as smooth as I used to be so landings are kinda hard.

    As for the extra weight of the ti "bar ends", well, I just live with it

    This has been a busy weekend, ride friday, 2 rides saturday (one at night), and another ride today (sunday). I'm gonna be beat tonight! (and no, I didn't pay extra!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Not to mention 8" of unneccessary metal on the h-bars.
    My Vulture is sitting rigid right now @ 29lbs. It has seen 1 year, exactly, of hard riding.
    SiSS= 3 weeks
    1x1= 4 months
    Vulture= 1 year (and counting!)

    Seriously, probably close to 3k miles on the frame, not a wimper. I asked Wade to build it to last under me, and he delivered!
    Yeah, but your frame is 30% of your bike's weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Yeah, but your frame is 30% of your bike's weight.
    And it has to be, apparently!

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