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Nov. 20, 2018, 11:14 a.m.
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Posted by: wee-slurguy

I'm really close to pulling the trigger on a Wreckoning but have heard some shifty stories about (more than usual) cracking frames and customer service. Any one care to comment. Legitimate concern or just keyboard warriors ranting into the interwebs?

I remember them having problems with their first run, but have not heard much since then.

Nov. 20, 2018, 1:28 p.m.
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I have had a Following V1 for about 3 years now. It is getting a bit tired but i have had no issues whatsoever. Very fun and capable bike, especially considering its only 120mm. My next bike will be an Offering. Ticks all the boxes for me.

Nov. 20, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
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 Last edited by: tungsten on Nov. 20, 2018, 8:43 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Nov. 20, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

http://www.last-bikes-shop.com/epages/62262325.mobile/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62262325/Categories/GLEN_V1

Wow looks fantastic! Chainstays and STA vary by size, too. Seems well thought out.

Works out to about $2400 cad, without a shock, one vat is remove and shipping is applied.

So a little more expensive than some aluminum frames out there, but not bad, I had feared it would be horrifically expensive.

Nov. 20, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
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Thanks for the link, allows me to post image of iteration I'd buy.

So, as someone who drank the Horst/Maestro/DW/splitpivot koolaid, it's that link between the rocker and rear tri that isolates the brake-jack amiright?

Nov. 21, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Thanks for the link, allows me to post image of iteration I'd buy.

So, as someone who drank the Horst/Maestro/DW/splitpivot koolaid, it's that link between the rocker and rear tri that isolates the brake-jack amiright?

Pretty sure that's a no.

The link between the rocker allows them to tune the shock stroke independent of the rear wheel. Like Knollys but with brake activation of the suspension ('brake-jack').

Nov. 21, 2018, 11:40 a.m.
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That's a good lookin' bike. Nice geo!

Nov. 21, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
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RM Instinct BC edition. this seems like a sleeper bike that didn't/doesn't get a lot of attention. not extreme enough? is this a popular bike on the shore?  any here have experience with this bike?

Nov. 22, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
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Doesn't really fit this thread but Jensen blowing out Rune's for 53% off. GX Eagle with Pike and Monarch for $3300, pre ship and duty, blah blah blah. Sweet deal!

Nov. 22, 2018, 4:09 p.m.
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Scott has never been on my radar but minus the Twinlock, I'm not seeing anything wrong with the new Ransom.  I must be drinking the KoolAid from the reviews I've seen so far (Vital, Bike, etc.).

Nov. 23, 2018, 7:26 a.m.
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Posted by: robnow

Scott has never been on my radar but minus the Twinlock, I'm not seeing anything wrong with the new Ransom.  I must be drinking the KoolAid from the reviews I've seen so far (Vital, Bike, etc.).

Agree.

Nov. 23, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
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Posted by: robnow

Scott has never been on my radar but minus the Twinlock, I'm not seeing anything wrong with the new Ransom.  I must be drinking the KoolAid from the reviews I've seen so far (Vital, Bike, etc.).

Yeah, it looks amazing. I would probably see if I could remove the twinloc from the fork and put on a better fork, but keep the adjustment for the rear and see if I could figure out how to an underbar dropper paddle.

Nov. 23, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
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Posted by: pedalhound

Posted by: robnow

Scott has never been on my radar but minus the Twinlock, I'm not seeing anything wrong with the new Ransom.  I must be drinking the KoolAid from the reviews I've seen so far (Vital, Bike, etc.).

Yeah, it looks amazing. I would probably see if I could remove the twinloc from the fork and put on a better fork, but keep the adjustment for the rear and see if I could figure out how to an underbar dropper paddle.

I think I read about the ability to do that, so the lever just operates dropper and rear shock lock-out... could just drop a GRIP2 damper in the 36 up front. 

I do find it odd they didn't spec a shock with a reservoir on the Ransom though.

Nov. 23, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
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Its as easy as removing the cable that goes to the fork.

Nov. 24, 2018, 7:13 a.m.
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I work in a shop that carries Scott, and ditching the Twinlock on the fork is very popular.  I haven't seen a way to use a good dropper lever but I'm sure someone out there has some thoughts on how.  We put a couple of Ransoms together this week and they look good.  I hope to throw a leg over a demo soon.

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