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    Highline or New RFX???

    Early winter UGI (hey, it dropped all the way down to 47 degrees last night) has been killing me these past 4 weeks knowing that I can't buy ANYTHING until I found another job. Well, that problem is now solved, so what do I buy??

    I had thoughts of the Sultan, but the lack of Smurf sizing ended that quickly. The Highline would likely be in addition to my old Pack and a new RFX would mean the sale of the trusty Pack. I really have no reason to own the HL due to the lack of areas to ride that require that much bike. Come to think of it, I have no real reason to get a new RFX either other than it being new .

    What to do? I need something to keep AA on his toes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    I had thoughts of the Sultan, but the lack of Smurf sizing ended that quickly. The Highline would likely be in addition to my old Pack and a new RFX would mean the sale of the trusty Pack. I really have no reason to own the HL due to the lack of areas to ride that require that much bike. Come to think of it, I have no real reason to get a new RFX either other than it being new .

    What to do? I need something to keep AA on his toes.
    DHR....it's the new Highline

    seriously, you need to step away from the computer before getting carried away & pulling a Fo

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel

    seriously, you need to step away from the computer before getting carried away & pulling a Fo
    Don't worry Squeak - I would never order a Ventana
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    Geeze SS, don't you feed your children anymore?

    When Squeaky says your UGI is out of control something is SERIOUSLY F'ED UP!
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Stand firm. You don't need 7 different bikes to do the same damn job.

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    Sean: Oooooooo, I have oodles of dollars again; how should I reward myself for my job hunting diligence?
    Us: Dood, buy something nice for your wife and kids, after all, they've put up with you being around full time for weeks now.
    Sean: I deserve a new bike. My version whatever Pack is weaksauce now. I need to get something bigger, even though I don't need it!
    Us: Dood, Gonzo will be all over your ass rippin on your bikepath use of your highline. Be sensible.
    Sean: Yes, yes, a highline [speak this part with a voice like Gollum]: I must have it. Must have...the precioussssssssssssss......


    Get the new RFX.
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    SS you should save that money and venture West for a riding trip!!!
    Then you might be able to visit the guys at Turner and um...test a HL?
    You would have a great time on the trip, get to find out if you really want the HL and have some good pics to share with us


    What am I talking about...that is too logical....get the HL!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Geeze SS, don't you feed your children anymore?

    When Squeaky says your UGI is out of control something is SERIOUSLY F'ED UP!
    C'mon now.
    I haven't bought anything today......yet.

    PS. My Pack is almost two years old and I'm using an INTERNAL XT BB Octalink cranksetup. I'm practically retro.

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    Do you like broken chainstays?

    how you answer this question will guide your choice....


    I think you should check out the Ironhorse 7.7 - great parts at a great price, DW link - really nice freeride bike....

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Hehehehe
    SS you should save that money and venture West for a riding trip!!!
    Then you might be able to visit the guys at Turner and um...test a HL?
    You would have a great time on the trip, get to find out if you really want the HL and have some good pics to share with us


    What am I talking about...that is too logical....get the HL!!!!!

    Booner
    I have a little saddle time on the HL already. Very kewl....but the new RFX keeps yelling my name!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    the new RFX keeps yelling my name!!
    Yesssssssssss, the precioussssssssss! Damn the little hobbits for taking it from us. We wants it forever!
    Get an ano one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macrider
    Do you like broken chainstays?

    how you answer this question will guide your choice....


    I think you should check out the Ironhorse 7.7 - great parts at a great price, DW link - really nice freeride bike....
    OK...who let yet another Troll in? How many times do I have to tell you kids to shut the darn door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    I have a little saddle time on the HL already. Very kewl....but the new RFX keeps yelling my name!!

    Yeah I know...."Come to butthead...I mean SS!"
    That new RFX is pretty dang nice.

    Whatever...I am very near to many of the bike whores around here. I say keep the pack and get a HL too!! If you don't like it or don't think you need it...sell it off and try somthing else
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    Gets one just like this one, yesssssssss. Pretty it is, yessssssssss. And get your self some BLACK lowers for your fork Seansmurf!

    Last edited by Renegade; 10-20-2006 at 01:10 PM.
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    Must have bronze ano......drool.

    What do you mean "get white lowers"? I have white lowers for my 66. duh!
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    Oops, typo, corrected.
    GETRIDOFTHOSEUGLYWHITECREAMSICLELOWERS please
    Yup, the bronze anno is hot. The 2.25 stroke shock will be a great upgrade in itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Oops, typo, corrected.
    GETRIDOFTHOSEUGLYWHITECREAMSICLELOWERS please
    Yup, the bronze anno is hot. The 2.25 stroke shock will be a great upgrade in itself.
    ahhhh...this time the air shock will not stay and a AVY/PUSH/ROCO will take it's place. I wonder if it will fit in there right-side up again on the new frame???
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    Are we talking about Enduros or Turners?

    Quote Originally Posted by macrider
    Do you like broken chainstays?
    how you answer this question will guide your choice....
    I think you should check out the Ironhorse 7.7 - great parts at a great price, DW link - really nice freeride bike....
    I'm not aware of Turners having chainstay issues. However, I am very aware of Iron Horses having pivot and shock mount hardware problems,
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    ss, lemme be yer huckleberry.

    buy the '07 rfx. its sooooooooooo much better than our old ones and i understand the same thing can be said for the new versions as well. that bronze anno calls to us. can ya hear it? "buy meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    ahhhh...this time the air shock will not stay and a AVY/PUSH/ROCO will take it's place. I wonder if it will fit in there right-side up again on the new frame???
    That depends on what kinda rockers you have on the bike, if you know what I mean.
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    What color is your kiddie trailer? Since it will probably be hooked to [insert new rig here] a lot of the time, you may want to think about what will match the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    What color is your kiddie trailer? Since it will probably be hooked to [insert new rig here] a lot of the time, you may want to think about what will match the best.
    Hmmm...good idea TS. I will have to get a matching trail-a-bike for the youngest and a complete new ride for my oldest too. I better get surfing and find some color coordinating stuff!!

    Is the HL trail-a-bike compatible?
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    Maybe Fo can hook you up with some of those CUSTOM white rims he's geting

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    The above RFX is mine and it's olive, not bronze. Bronze is more bronze looking and not quite so olivey.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    OK, we all KNOW your gonna get the new RFX, just move on to what your gonna deck it out with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle
    The above RFX is mine and it's olive, not bronze. Bronze is more bronze looking and not quite so olivey.
    So, is bronze the new olive, or is it the other way around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    OK, we all KNOW your gonna get the new RFX, just move on to what your gonna deck it out with
    Everything that is one the current one except the DHX-A and the Xgen front D.

    I think those new Hope brakes are calling my name too. Hard to hear it over that new RFX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Is the HL trail-a-bike compatible?
    Are you serious? Just how do you think those highline chainstays broke? Weaksauce.
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    SS, how are you speccing the RFX, come on let us in on it, all out, or a practical build..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    SS, how are you speccing the RFX, come on let us in on it, all out, or a practical build..
    You know me wafe - I'm Mr. Practical.
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    I don't know . . .

    I just back from the bike shop. Two HL frames hanging on the wall (Med and Large) with one Med HL fully built to demo on the floor. I don't have the skills or the need for an HL, but I still found myself running numbers through my head.

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    Awwwwww Pinch, we just had Sean sold on the RFX, now's he's gonna flip-flop when he reads your post!
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    new rfx

    SS,
    Go with the new RFX if you are going to get anything at all. I stopped by turner yesterday and checked them both out. The new RFX is beautiful, felt very plush, and the cockpit just felt more comfortable than the HL.

    I think we all WANT a HL, but how practical are they for 90% of our riding? The HL is much more of a one dimensional bike...go big, or go home. The new RFX just felt like it would rip almost everything. Just a bit lighter than the current, and it definitely sat differently. As someone mentioned before "more in the bike, thna ontop of the bike."

    Good luck! Sounds like you will beable to think about it for a couple of months anyways.

    TG

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Hmmm...good idea TS. I will have to get a matching trail-a-bike for the youngest and a complete new ride for my oldest too. I better get surfing and find some color coordinating stuff!!
    I can see it now... your Itsy bitsy RFX and two trail-a-bikes behind it... It'll look like Christmas in whoville.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    It'll look like Christmas in whoville.
    Your bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinch
    I don't have the skills or the need for an HL.
    That is just such a silly comment I don't even know where to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpenglow
    I'm not aware of Turners having chainstay issues. However, I am very aware of Iron Horses having pivot and shock mount hardware problems,
    really? you missed the thread about at least 5 chainstays breaking on Highlines?

    huh....maybe search back a week or so in this forum?


    as for "troll" - you people as usual crack me up - I will bet I have been on a Turner far longer than most of you (2000 RFX) - and gone big with it - I am riding my third (RFX, XCE now 5 Spot) - the point, as usual, is that there are OTHER fine designs out there - Turners are not the only bike on the market, and when somebody is considering a freeride frame, they should be open to other possibilities - and until I hear that DT has found the reason for the flaw in the chainstays, and corrected it - I for one would not buy a Highline - and before you start, I am aware of how great Turner's customer service is - I myself have benefited from it in the past

    slavish devotion is not the same as well-considered purchases, where one has looked at all options....

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR
    The HL is much more of a one dimensional bike...go big, or go home.
    G-Air, what about "go big or go hit the rail-to-trail with the kiddie trailer in tow!"?? That makes the HL two dimensional to me! Jeez.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    So, is bronze the new olive, or is it the other way around?
    I'm not sure but I think white is the current black. Olive is the new brown and bronze is the new red.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Well, that problem is now solved...
    congratulations....I am happy for you.

    I would get both.....I hear gay porn stars make quite a bit so $ should not be a problem for you anymore. And throw in a beastiality flick once in a while and pick up a Flux while you are at it.

    Seriously though, why would you replace your Pack with a new one? That makes no sense to me at all. if you want a lighter less robust bike then get a 5.5 Spot or Flux. So if between these two, definitely the Highline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    SS, how are you speccing the RFX, come on let us in on it, all out, or a practical build..
    Your new avatar is such a disappointment. In comparison, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    You know me wafe - I'm Mr. Practical.
    We LOVE Mr Practical....................
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    what is your setup now? five inch rockers, pack seatstays, and 66SL at 150, correct? I don't recall your BB height and HT angle though.


    I think the geometry differences between your setup, the 07 rfx and the highline will be quite a bit different and your present setup and the 7" Highline offers the closest match of low and slack.


    I am really enjoying the downhill performance of my Highline but you have to be sure that a low 14" BB with 7" of travel is something that will work for you. I am curious about the 07 RFX but getting the HT angle to 66 degrees has me concerned about the BB height. Keeping the COG low is something I pay a lot of attention to due to my height. Krispy is doing well on his setup, but I know he would have nailed that car line on the Highline .

    I love the confidence the Highline provides, it's easy to forget about it until you get on something lesser. Sure a lighter bike is easier to handle for airs but I just can't let it go like I can on the HL.

    I'm having a lots of fun on the HL and it's been a good progression from my previous ride, you can't help going faster and bigger with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    Your new avatar is such a disappointment. In comparison, of course.
    In comparison to Patrick Swayze trying out for Chippendales??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    Your new avatar is such a disappointment. In comparison, of course.
    I hear ya DB, put of flack was coming on strong my way, thought a subtle change may be required.......................
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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Awwwwww Pinch, we just had Sean sold on the RFX, now's he's gonna flip-flop when he reads your post!


    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    what is your setup now? five inch rockers, pack seatstays, and 66SL at 150, correct? I don't recall your BB height and HT angle though.


    5.3" rockers and 150mm up front. I haven't measured anything since adding the new rockers but it sure rides nicely!

    Wonder what the new RFX w/ the New Spot rockers measures out to be??
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    DEWD!
    Snap out of it! You KNOW what you want! It's not about NEED! It's not about "intended" use! It's about what you DESERVE!!! Hahahahahah
    Seriously. You've got a nice Pack. Lighten that sucker up, and get yerself a HL. End of story. Maybe this'll help:
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    I was thinking this. You could put it on a new Highline. Hah, a fixie HL, that would be sweet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    congratulations....I am happy for you.

    I would get both.....I hear gay porn stars make quite a bit so $ should not be a problem for you anymore. And throw in a beastiality flick once in a while and pick up a Flux while you are at it.

    Seriously though, why would you replace your Pack with a new one? That makes no sense to me at all. if you want a lighter less robust bike then get a 5.5 Spot or Flux. So if between these two, definitely the Highline.
    Don't you have some white rims or other CUSTOM WHITE part to find!

    I thought about a Flux and Spot briefly - they don't come in ano bronze
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    I thought about a Flux and Spot briefly - they don't come in ano bronze
    what kind of dork does anything for looks alone....sheesh!

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    Macrider is no troll

    That guy has been riding a RFX for a very long time. I thought I had been running one a long time. When I was thinking about mine way back in the day he was telling me to go for it AND he can ride. If he likes a Ironhorse theres probably something there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    what kind of dork does anything for looks alone....sheesh!
    huh?


    SS you've got a tough choice. The new RFX sure looks sweet, and from the IB feedback, a nice improvement in ride. But you'd still be off the back w/ one Turner in yer quiver. OTOH, If you think you'll hit the lifts fairly often, and get to know the local bugsuiters you might find there's some locals-only highline level stuff to ride between park runs.

    I'm on a personal mission to hit the lifts next season. A lot of folks I know have been going for a while now and I'm way off their skillset now...scary! I figure I'm only going to get older so now's the time.

    Anyway I say go for it man! Get the Highline, and go nuts building the RFX as light as possible for trail duty. Later, if you change your mind you can sell either or both and get the '07 if that turns out to be what you really want. Chances are you might even find a deal on one by then.
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    I read somewhere that the IH boyz were royal a-holes.
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    If you do go 07 RFX, step up a size to the Medium. I think a new geo small would be to short feeling. I took a Med out for a spin last month and really liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstix
    If you do go 07 RFX, step up a size to the Medium. I think a new geo small would be to short feeling. I took a Med out for a spin last month and really liked it.
    That's the size that looked "right" on paper to me - thanks for the 1st hand Sumrf tip!
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    EBX,
    I like it. I can see it now. SS heading to Whistler with the trailers in tow. Airing it out on A-line, Schleyer drop, clown shoes...you name it. It will be Turner's next add.

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    ...first off Sean, congrats on the job

    Secondly, I think I would agree with Fo. Build the Pack the way it was intended to be (Avy shock & more DH parts) & order up the new Spot built weight weenie light for your everyday riding. The HL is sweet for sure, but I think the new spot would benefit you more in the long run.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    ...first off Sean, congrats on the job

    Secondly, I think I would agree with Fo. Build the Pack the way it was intended to be (Avy shock & more DH parts) & order up the new Spot built weight weenie light for your everyday riding. The HL is sweet for sure, but I think the new spot would benefit you more in the long run.
    Damn....the voice of reason must not listen...this ...is ...UGI afterall!

    But what about the Bronze ano and ....well the bronze ano.
    Nothing to see here.

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    screw these guys, get a DHR and shuttle it.










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    hmmmmmm.....Just not sure if a spot would be much lighter than the Pack but it would expand the quiver (don't wanna be off the back)

    Potential build

    new Spot
    Shock?? RP 23 maybe PUSH'd
    07 AM1 SL
    I9 wheels/ DT 4.1 rims
    Truvativ Noir cranks
    Thomson post/stem
    X9/XO Drivetrain
    ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Damn....the voice of reason must not listen...this ...is ...UGI afterall!

    But what about the Bronze ano and ....well the bronze ano.
    ...excuuuuse me Mr. New-job-itis! Just how is it a new '07, 5.5", asym stay, ano finish 5 Spot doesn't qualify for UGI? How often will you ride the highline? If you don't even run the Pack in 6" mode....why would you want a lighter RFX with more travel than '06?

    I rest my case your Honor....5 Spot


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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    hmmmmmm.....Just not sure if a spot would be much lighter than the Pack but it would expand the quiver (don't wanna be off the back)

    Potential build

    new Spot
    Shock?? RP 23 maybe PUSH'd
    07 AM1 SL
    I9 wheels/ DT 4.1 rims
    Truvativ Noir cranks
    Thomson post/stem
    X9/XO Drivetrain
    ????
    ...FYI, the 07 x9's are pretty much the 06 x0's....very nice & less than half the cost! What are these Truvativ Noirs?
    Does PUSH do RP23s? I finally have a shock I can have PUSH'd

    What about the REBA? How long before that is PUSH'd?


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    [quote=jncarpenterWhat are these Truvativ Noirs?
    Does PUSH do RP23s? I finally have a shock I can have PUSH'd
    [/quote]

    Noir = Truvativ carbon crank.

    As for the RP23:
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    Factory Rebuild Includes:
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    If you go RPx3 get it pushed. I just can't deal with my stock RP3 for anything more rugged than a norba style xc trail.
    I really like the Pike dual Air I have on my Spot, much more than my franken fork AM1 I had. If they haven't made a lot of changes to the AM1 I'd say go for the Pike. Cranks, The XTs are reliable and very easy to deal with. Post.... hear me now... you WILL miss the GD, even on the Spot. Plan on buying a second one. Wheels... you know better than me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    If you go RPx3 get it pushed. I just can't deal with my stock RP3 for anything more rugged than a norba style xc trail.
    I really like the Pike dual Air I have on my Spot, much more than my franken fork AM1 I had. If they haven't made a lot of changes to the AM1 I'd say go for the Pike. Cranks, The XTs are reliable and very easy to deal with. Post.... hear me now... you WILL miss the GD, even on the Spot. Plan on buying a second one. Wheels... you know better than me.
    Good info on the RPx3. OK - add a GD.

    As for the AM1 SL - seems very cool. ATA 40mm on the fly travel adj 120-160mm. PAR feature, still has TST and rebound and adds the new 20mm "maxle-like" axle. Zocchi claims 5lb weight.
    It has white lowers too.
    Last edited by SSINGA; 10-20-2006 at 08:21 PM.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    If you go RPx3 get it pushed. I just can't deal with my stock RP3 for anything more rugged than a norba style xc trail.
    ...I actually like the RP23 that came on the Sultan. It feels better than the RP3 & has an on/ off lever for propedal w/ 3 different PP settings from light to firm. So far, so good.

    A GD is a no-no on a 5 Spot Zilla



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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    As for the AM1 SL - seems very cool.
    Only 32mm stanchions and up to 160mm travel, I personally would worry about flex. Although I'm a little bigger than you (in multiple dimensions ). I know that my RS Reba flops like a wet noodle when I stand and hammer, even on pavement. But a RS ain't no Zoke, either.

    I'd still consider it, I guess.

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    yeah, yeah, yeah.... but the new rfx has such a low feelin c of g, much lighter than most of ya think (maybe) and it rides soooooooooooo nice! if ya can get a good price for yer old bike before the masses discover the dominance of the new one yer nuts not to go for it. remember my advice on the flux for all the old burner owners? i think that may have spawned alot of new sales and for damn good reason. its simply a better bike. oh, and did i mention the bronze anno?

    ps: back off fo. dont make me make a fool of ya in front of all the people ya hate. yer rep couldnt take it i dont believe.
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    Well DUH!! Buy both. It's always the easiest answer when you don't know which one to get

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    ...excuuuuse me Mr. New-job-itis! Just how is it a new '07, 5.5", asym stay, ano finish 5 Spot doesn't qualify for UGI? How often will you ride the highline? If you don't even run the Pack in 6" mode....why would you want a lighter RFX with more travel than '06?

    I rest my case your Honor....5 Spot


    PS. I have the "smurf sherpa" on order so you are more than welcome to "catch a lift" next time we hit up squirrel gap
    hes hopeless Jn.....if he doesnt listen to the sound logic already provided we may as well fuhgedaboudit

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    ...truvativ Noir, WHOA!



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    New RFX=manly mans 2.25" stroke shock, say goodbye to the girlie mans little 2"er!


    Just thought Id help you a little. HEHE


    BTW, I liked the Med HL over the small frame. Heck, maybe Ive grown! How about a Highline-lite like the wreckers. Totem 2-step, I9 wheels and a rear air shock........I need a smoke!

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    No "maxle" QR on this fork. According to Marz. there was an eleventh hour change. The AMSL1 will be a dedicated 20mm. Too bad, it seemed like it covered all the bases. It is still at the top of my list for my new/used 5spot.

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    I have my RP23 Push'd, not sure the benefits are as good as getting the RP3 Push'd.............Later, heading out for a ride, am ahead of you fella's, Sat morning for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR
    No "maxle" QR on this fork. According to Marz. there was an eleventh hour change.
    The "change" was a lawsuit by Rockshox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macrider

    how you answer this question will guide your choice....


    I think you should check out the Ironhorse 7.7 - great parts at a great Taiwanese price, DW link - really nice freeride bike....slavish devotion is not the same as well-considered purchases, where one has looked at all options....
    Did that, tried an Iron horse sunday, the shock mounting bolts were shotty, fine tuning the shock was a P.I.A. &the paint was cheaper than Kmart spraybombs. moreso the bike just didnt really impress, The geometry was the only thing I liked about it.

    The Highline is a far better suspender in my opinion, different class bike however, the 7pt uses the dw link as well as the sunday, so I am sure they are similiar. Been rocking the highline for 6 mos now. not a single issue mang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    The "change" was a lawsuit by Rockshox.
    That really sucks
    Nothing to see here.

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    You Joining the Lycra XC crowd SS

    Seriously though, why would you replace your Pack with a new one? That makes no sense to me at all. if you want a lighter less robust bike then get a 5.5 Spot or Flux. So if between these two, definitely the Highline.
    jncarpenter ...first off Sean, congrats on the job

    Secondly, I think I would agree with Fo. Build the Pack the way it was intended to be (Avy shock & more DH parts) & order up the new Spot built weight weenie light for your everyday riding. The HL is sweet for sure, but I think the new spot would benefit you more in the long run.
    Agree with FO an JC Ss you giving up drops jumps going big DH what
    Hope yr not ditching the camo shorts for day glow lycra

    JC onto it get a new 66RX2X the new Homer 66 fork, a CCDB to make yr RFX ride lik the 07 with its 2.25inch stroke whatever

    Get a Spot chuck some I9s on there with some Nobby Nics PIKE 454 Hopes etc and you'll have a light weight weapon to devour yr XC ambitions
    Anyways this is the Homer rule Spot, RFX then an HL you don't replace you add no kool aid for you tonight SS
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    SSINGA - Check out "FM's highline" thread w/pics and ride reports. The Highline UGI is very very very very strong! Enjoy the new ride - whatever it be.
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    Aaaaaaaaaaggggggggggrrrrrrrrrhhhh!!!

    I just thought I caught up to you from the last set of UGI's! I can't keep up! I'm finished!!!
    I'm gonna be so last season.

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    *FRAMEBREAKER* I just thought I caught up to you from the last set of UGI's! I can't keep up! I'm finished!!!
    I'm gonna be so last season.
    Don't be so hard on yr elf FB last year is Retro which is way cool 07 before 07 is uncool as is UGI which sux going Retro is where its at Retro Rulz

    But hay what the hell do I know
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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