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    '09 Flux vs '10 Flux

    I've decided to move from my Burner to the new DW Flux.
    I have a chance to get an '09 for a steal, just want to check a couple things.

    Have there been updates on frame design or geometry in the past year?
    Any reason to hold out for the newer one besides color?

    Also, for the post mount rear... do i use a fork adaptor, same size in rear as the front?
    I think I remember IS being one rotor size bigger when running on the rear.

    Does the front derailleur need to be a high clamp/bottom swing, or will a low clamp/top swing work?

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    j

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    The difference between 09 & '10 is a slight change to the RD cable guide on the swing arm. Perhaps, an update to the main pivot shaft if it's a 1st gen '09. Both are minor, I'd take the '09.

    Your post-mount caliper will bolt directly; no adapter needed.

    Top-pull, bottom-swing. http://www.turnerbikes.com/010/010te...h_frdermod.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdlhrd
    Your post-mount caliper will bolt directly; no adapter needed.
    If using a 160mm, which on a Flux I'd presume you would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    If using a 160mm, which on a Flux I'd presume you would be.
    Yes, exactly!

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    uh-oh...
    I plan on using 183mm rotors.
    I'm big and do long descents.

    ...am I out of the club?

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    nope, just get a rear post mount to 183 adaptor. i think there's plenty of clearance for the bigger rotor, but you might want to check the turner site just to make sure.

    dw flux is an amazing bike, you won't be disappointed !
    'I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like. It's got a basket, a bell that rings, and things to make it look good' - Syd B

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    I'd sure go with the '09 as long as it is your size. As far as colors and such, if you are getting it for less than around 2000 than you can send it back for rebuild at Turner and they'll rebuild the pivots, strip paint and repaint front and rear any color you want for $275. That's still a lot less than a new one custom painted for $2550.

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    differences between '09 -'10

    I believe the Flux now has a matching painted rear triangle as well. If you intend on getting it Raw then It would not apply to you...Either would be an identical ride...

    Robert

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    Awesome doods, thanks for the help.

    Although my Burner has been a excellent bike for me, I am thirsty for the kool-aid.
    I am gonna go for it, deals like this don't come around very often.
    I'll post some pics when she gets here.

    Bye bye Burner... you'll find someone new to love you.


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