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    Homer Porn

    Feelin' a little behind on the poseur status, thought I should work on that. Got a couple pics of the cross country 5-spot in its natural habitat (blurry - my photographer wasn't there ), and then the money shot when the wife took off for a few minutes.

    Also - mini reviews. Push rockers - in a word, butter. Installation was pretty easy - needed to run about 20psi higher than before. Spot was a late '05 and already has the somewhat longer travel, so I don't think the extra travel made much diff, but the increased leverage seems to have made the RP23 much more plush feeling.

    Added formula oro puros recently which replaced hope mono m4s. Way easier installation. So far rear is just as powerful - front not as much, but I had a 180 before and now 160. Still bedding in (only a couple 12-15 mile rides on them), but front feels just a little bit on the mushy side so I think it needs a bleed. In any event - these work great so far (good modulation and power) and dropped around 200g off the bike.

    The bike is 26.5 lbs with nothing really silly IMO.... definitely a cross country setup though. Crazy fast in the singletrack. I should have probably gotten a flux - but figured the spot would ride about the same and have that extra travel when needed. Not sorry I chose the spot... it is by far the best bike I've ever owned.

    As an aside - whoever designed the official Turner jerseys did a hell of a job. very comfortable and good looking.
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    nice ride! ya sure are playin with fire though. dont let zillas bad example get ya divorced.
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    I've been buttering up the wife to take some pics with the bike, in compromising positions , when I bring the spot home next week. So far she's kinda cold about it....but I have all of tomorrow to make her feel good about it! haha!

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    Sweet build. At 26.5 lbs you are pretty much riding a Flux but with 1.5+ inches more travel. My XL 05 Spot is a heffer compared to yours at ~32 lbs.

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    Nice build! hey, what kind of bash ring is that on your XTR cranks? (I have a need)
    Good looking out on the couch shot, It's all about the timing.

    That weight is impressive. I have a large with similar equipment and got 29.6 What kind of wheelset and fork are you running?
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Nice build! hey, what kind of bash ring is that on your XTR cranks? (I have a need)
    Good looking out on the couch shot, It's all about the timing.

    That weight is impressive. I have a large with similar equipment and got 29.6 What kind of wheelset and fork are you running?
    It's the boone bashring...

    The fork is a pushed '07 float 140mm and the wheels are the cross country I9. Got the wheels in the spring and have ridden all summer and so far have not needed to true. They are loud as hell though. The other thing that is probably my biggest weenie item on the bike is 3-ti eggbeaters.

    Also - the specialized enduro pros are pretty light at around 580-600g. I'll probably switch back to my conti survival pros though, which are a bit heavier (I hear you're fond of these ). I'm less confident on the enduros, which seem to break loose a little easier when you lean into them in turns.

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