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June 19, 2009, 12:43 p.m.
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I agree Ken….I think it's fugly..I have had enough of screwed up seatube bikes. I guess if all you are doing is hucking and riding park you don't need adjustability…but a freeride bike to me means pedaling up AND then riding down…oh well…I am not their demographic…

June 19, 2009, 1:18 p.m.
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why are there so many bikes that could easily have an uninterrupted seattube and don't? make it like this:

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June 19, 2009, 2:22 p.m.
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im guessing they dont want to waste time dealing with dw in court

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 19, 2009, 3:12 p.m.
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Plus they would lose all the SWOOOOPY TOOOOBZ

June 19, 2009, 6:26 p.m.
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I actually like it. I've decided over the past few months that this bike is on the short list for next season along with the D8, and maybe the glory dh, although I want to run a single crown.

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823/Ringle rear wheel FS!
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June 19, 2009, 7:03 p.m.
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How is it any uglier than a demo, Norco, Trek, or a lot of other bikes out there. I don't think its the hawtest bike out there but its rather simple and curve for good reason. Not to mention it'll be one of the best made bikes out there, tubesets etc.

.:NSTP:.

June 19, 2009, 7:46 p.m.
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I actually like it. I've decided over the past few months that this bike is on the short list for next season along with the D8, and maybe the glory dh, although I want to run a single crown.

the price is right

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 19, 2009, 7:56 p.m.
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to me, anything with 7 or more inches is going on a chairlift, on a shuttle-mobile, or being pushed up - but that's just the riding I do.

Check my stuff for sale!

June 19, 2009, 10:10 p.m.
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to me, anything with 7 or more inches is going on a chairlift, on a shuttle-mobile, or being pushed up - but that's just the riding I do.

i pedal my 8" bike up fromme 4 days a week :nerd:

June 22, 2009, 4:18 p.m.
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why are there so many bikes that could easily have an uninterrupted seattube and don't? make it like this:

Hallelujah!

My guess is they have a kinked seat tube to avoid tire rub at bottom out. Of course that is easily fixed without having to bend the seat tube.

June 22, 2009, 4:55 p.m.
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Hallelujah!

My guess is they have a kinked seat tube to avoid tire rub at bottom out. Of course that is easily fixed without having to bend the seat tube.

everyone loves longer chainstays and more chain growth!

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June 22, 2009, 5:38 p.m.
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everyone loves longer chainstays and more chain growth!

There are many ways to avoid that. Steeper seat tube angle is one way. Last time I checked the Iron Horse 7POINT and Turner Highline both had straight uninterrupted seat tubes and similar amounts of travel.

June 23, 2009, 8:28 a.m.
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There are many ways to avoid that. Steeper seat tube angle is one way. Last time I checked the Iron Horse 7POINT and Turner Highline both had straight uninterrupted seat tubes and similar amounts of travel.

Similar amounts of travel, but widely different pivot placements. You think the engineers didn't try to straighten that seat tube out. A straight post with compromises in overall handling or a bent tube with optimal geometry and performance for that bike, take your pick.

I troll shitty posters like yourself, because it's amusing to watch you skidmarks get all riled up.

June 23, 2009, 9:12 a.m.
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Similar amounts of travel, but widely different pivot placements. You think the engineers didn't try to straighten that seat tube out. A straight post with compromises in overall handling or a bent tube with optimal geometry and performance for that bike, take your pick.

Sorry, I don't buy it. Maestro is a DW knock off and the 7POINT had a straight seat tube. Giant either needs to sharpen their pencils and go back to the drawing board or the straigt seat tube wasn't a priority.

June 23, 2009, 12:11 p.m.
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A straight post with compromises in overall handling or a bent tube with optimal geometry and performance for that bike, take your pick.

I'd pick another bike

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