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    Proud Father of a 26.5 pound & 29 inch baby

    Well, it has been a long dark road, but I have finally seen the light. My search for the perfect bike came to an end when the brown santa dropped off my new baby. I decided to snap a few shots before the build, but only after my personal bodyguard surveyed the package.

    Now, fast forward 7 days and observe how much my baby has grown. Not only is she slightly dirty, but she is also sporting a new rear end and a little bling.

    My body guard is completely tired from trying to keep up with me and the baby. Looks like it may be time for a quick power nap and another long ride!!!
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    Few More Pixies...

    Just a few more...
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    Nice build.

    How do you like the flanged I9 hubs?

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    Nice. That's the first sub-27 pound Sultan I've seen. With a ROCO Air and everything. Pretty cool.

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    I love em... I had a pair of the straight spoked I9's but had some spoke problems. I just couldn't keep them from coming loose on long rides. The hubs were incredible, so I decided to give them another try. Glad I did!

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    I pulled some weight weenie strings to get it under 27 pounds, but I don't think I have compromised the integrity of the ride.

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    Beautiful black- gotta love it! There are a LOT of new Turners being adopted lately.

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    I normally don't like red and black together on bikes, but that's a damn sexy build and the weight is quite impressive. Gorgeous.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Forgot to mention the local terrain and riding style....

    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Terrain: XC/AM (with the occasional ride to the watering whole & pool)

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    Great looking Sultan. Looks like a Large? How long is your stem? I am riding a large too and I have a 110mm stem. Just thinking of going to a 120mm and wondering how it will handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I normally don't like red and black together on bikes, but that's a damn sexy build and the weight is quite impressive. Gorgeous.
    I think you may have forced a single tear out of my left eye... Thanks for the warm fuzzy... I appreciate the input tscheezy as I have always been impressed with your builds and expertise.

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    Ride is a medium with a 100mm stem and with the seat located directly in the middle of the rails.

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    THanks. Should have looked a little closer at the frame. Yours in nice and light, Mine is 28lb 13oz with a Rampage front tire and King/Mustang Disc wheels with heavy tubes and a heavy bottle cage. Will you do some racing on this one? Nice respectable weight.
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    I will do a couple races this upcoming year. The weight was a concern as I was coming from a Niner Air9 that weighed in around 23lbs. I was surprised that I did not really notice the extra weight while riding. Could have been the stoke of riding a new bike... Actually, I am pretty sure it was the stoke, but damn does it ride well!

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    Looks like somebody took a dump on your porch.

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    Nicely done, Congrats and welcome aboard!

    Hey aggy... didn't ya mom's ever tell you about if you don't have anything nice to say, or was FoShizzle in town that weekend?
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Nicely done, Congrats and welcome aboard!

    Hey aggy... didn't ya mom's ever tell you about if you don't have anything nice to say, or was FoShizzle in town that weekend?
    What'd I say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    Looks like somebody took a dump on your porch.
    That's a mean thing to say about the cat.

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    Something about how you wished the brown santa would atleast take a dump on your front porch since he won't leave a nice pretty box...

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    Luckily, we have a fireplace so he came on in and left you a note. I guess he kept the coal...
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    Damn SC I was only kidding (sorta). I'll remember to tread lightly with you!.... YUK!!!!

    The bike is of course beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person.


    PS: I still need that jocky wheel.

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    I have it waiting in my car

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    Nice build! Puuuuuuurdy.

    Is it just me, or does it look like there's, like, 2 feet of exposed seatpost? Whoa.
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    Looks like another Sultan can hit up the Homers in Huntsville rides
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    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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    Beauty!

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    You must be a proud father, a cigar and a brew are in order AAAA.

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    How was the first ride?

    I was thinking that since I didn't get a report back that you either hated it or loved it. I wish I still had the ROCO, best shock I ever had and didn't even have to get it PUSHED.

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    how are those ROCO airs? better than the other offerings on the market?

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    Hey Joe,
    Sorry for not calling ya back earlier. I have been working and riding day and night. Boy am I glad you needed a size Large. You were dead on about the sizing. My handlebar height and seat are dead even with perfect leg and arm extension. That ROCO Air is INSANE. I had nothing but trouble from my last rp23 so I was a little skeptical about having a rear squishy again. Glad I made the leap (again). This shock stays glued to the trail and still doesn't show signs of pedal bob when setup properly. Anyways, I will call ya later with the details and thanks again for the hook up. I am sending e-karma your way for everything you have done.

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    That ROCO is a sweet shock

    The bike originally shipped with an rp23 with standard can so I bought the ROCO for the larger volume and I also used a vanilla coil over. The bike doesn't need a platform shock, the damned thing has very little pedal bob. You can't actually get the straight roco air anymore it's called a 3pl or something like that and it's much more expensive. I can't say enough good things about the shock or the bike and the pair is awesome. I would like to try a Cane Creek DB with a ti spring though, too much dough though and the highline build is taxing me.

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    SC, what's up! The new Sultan looks ridiculous. Mobile's boring....I need to come up and have you show me the trails. Sounds like your loving the 29's. Just got a Ventana El Ciclon but maybe I need to try the big wheels on my next ride. Keep up the sick builds.
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