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March 22, 2014, 6:56 p.m.
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I've read on a few sites about "predictive steering" which I read as "flexy as all get out".

Ride, don't slide.

March 22, 2014, 7:22 p.m.
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Who deleted Roy's pic?


I had one of those Halsons. You had to change elastomers with temperature. Wasn't so bad until the fork leg became unglued during the test of mettle.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

March 22, 2014, 9:33 p.m.
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Issue with the manitou dorado too and that's certainly not just meant for SoCal CX. Seen any solutions on those?

Don't give a hoot about a Dorado. It's not a fork that I'd be riding around in the for a day. Different market and purpose altogether but still a problem on muddy DH days.

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March 22, 2014, 11:24 p.m.
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Who deleted Roy's pic?


Funny seeing fat sticky slow meats on that XC bike.

March 23, 2014, 7:35 a.m.
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I waited years for a chance to post the following classic pink bike comment:

Looks flexy.

Or like a Trek.

March 23, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
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Certainly looks pretty cool but…… I guess the market is SoCal XC.

Sound familiar. Isn't this what everyone said 7 years ago about those big and awkward looking 29'er bikes. Good thing that market hype never caught on.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=pH51rAX-G3o

March 23, 2014, 9:22 a.m.
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I for one am pretty excited for this. Aesthetically, that's a good looking fork. Innovation, good or bad, is what advances our sport. Inverted forks have been done before but maybe now technology has caught up to sort out issues from previous incarnations.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=pH51rAX-G3o

March 23, 2014, 9:38 a.m.
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Sound familiar. Isn't this what everyone said 7 years ago about those big and awkward looking 29'er bikes. Good thing that market hype never caught on.

Way to NOT read the reasoning for my post. If you read the whole thing then you'd realize that drawing a parallel to a 29er is ridiculous.

Take a look back at my post and come back with a method for attaching a fender that will be effective. There's a reason that the Mucky Nutz Fenders are so popular.

March 23, 2014, 8:14 p.m.
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Take a look back at my post and come back with a method for attaching a fender that will be effective. There's a reason that the Mucky Nutz Fenders are so popular.

The seemingly impossible can be possible. http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/03/14/spy-shot-prototype-enve-carbon-rigid-29er-mountain-bike-fork/

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=pH51rAX-G3o

March 23, 2014, 8:16 p.m.
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The seemingly impossible can be possible. http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/03/14/spy-shot-prototype-enve-carbon-rigid-29er-mountain-bike-fork/

But, but.. that's a rigid fork. Not quite gonna work with an inverted telescoping unit.

March 23, 2014, 8:40 p.m.
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Good point. Maybe more beer is needed to solve this problem of a fender that keeps mud from flying in the eyes of all the XC riders that are going to be buying a purpose built fork that most likely will only be spec'ed on bikes north of $8k. Have you priced an XC Sworks lately? You tend to leave it in the shed and opt for one of your other bikes for those muddy days that you'll need a fender.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=pH51rAX-G3o

March 23, 2014, 9:10 p.m.
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Good point. Maybe more beer is needed to solve this problem of a fender that keeps mud from flying in the eyes of all the XC riders that are going to be buying a purpose built fork that most likely will only be spec'ed on bikes north of $8k. Have you priced an XC Sworks lately? You tend to leave it in the shed and opt for one of your other bikes for those muddy days that you'll need a fender.

Yeah, that makes sense. A fender isn't the end of the world, but a nice to have feature.

March 23, 2014, 10:40 p.m.
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Good point. Maybe more beer is needed to solve this problem of a fender that keeps mud from flying in the eyes of all the XC riders that are going to be buying a purpose built fork that most likely will only be spec'ed on bikes north of $8k. Have you priced an XC Sworks lately? You tend to leave it in the shed and opt for one of your other bikes for those muddy days that you'll need a fender.

You seriously think they're only coming on S-Works bikes!? I hate to be the bearer of bad news but they will be available aftermarket and on many OE bikes. Yes, they'll be expensive but that doesn't mean that they won't be used on muddy or rainy days.

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March 23, 2014, 11:14 p.m.
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You morans actually bickering about fender options?

Like every moto with an inverted fork just stuff the fender tight up under the crown and you'll do just fine. A simple folder piece of flat plastic might not work, but I am sure a touch of thermo molding will do the trick. Sram will be able to charge extra for it.

March 23, 2014, 11:29 p.m.
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You morans actually bickering about fender options?

its this year's water bottle mount

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

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