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NSMB - 2014 – Downhill / Free-Ride Bike Thread

May 8, 2014, 9:16 p.m.
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38lbs. I said I'd ride it stock but that didn't last long… First ride I'm really enjoying it. Very playful, easy to manual and throw around the trail.

Any updates on this? Really like the clean lines compared to the 2013 swoopy mess.

May 8, 2014, 10:49 p.m.
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Any updates on this? Really like the clean lines compared to the 2013 swoopy mess.

Haven't got out on it since. I've been on my trail bike the last few rides. Hopefully some shuttle laps this weekend and I'll report back.

May 12, 2014, 9:14 a.m.
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Just a frame swap from last year. This is my favorite Wilson I've owned though :thepimp:

May 12, 2014, 9:02 p.m.
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Here's my new rig for the season. Finally praise sweet baby jesus a bike that fits me! At 6'4" I've always kind of accepted that DH bikes will always feel small. Thanks to Gee I can only assume, GT made a bike that's loooong. I must say the iDrive is pretty cool too, pedals unreal in sprint situations. Love love love this bike. If someone could host the pics for me that would be superb.

May 12, 2014, 9:30 p.m.
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Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

May 12, 2014, 10:24 p.m.
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hows the 380 feel Ty ??

#northsidetrailbuilders

May 13, 2014, 4:31 a.m.
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hows the 380 feel Ty ??

Unbelievable. Feels really soft with a parking lot test but it keeps you up in the travel when you're blasting trails. High and low speed rebound is nice along with the compression settings.

May 13, 2014, 10:15 a.m.
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Almost looks like you could use a set of drop crowns to raise the bars a bit.

May 13, 2014, 10:18 a.m.
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^wcdh pro style with 2" of stem spacers is where it's at.

May 13, 2014, 10:21 a.m.
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he is really tall.

May 13, 2014, 11:05 a.m.
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ok, 3" of spacers and redi-rod for stem bolts.

May 13, 2014, 12:23 p.m.
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Almost looks like you could use a set of drop crowns to raise the bars a bit.

Yeah I wound up getting the fork with a tapered steer tube which led to a new King headset. The lower cup ate up most of the remaining available height so yeah, it's maxed. Lucky for me I have a CNC mill in my garage and am making stem spacers as I'm typing this :). Congrats on the Coaster win btw!

May 13, 2014, 1:02 p.m.
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Yeah I wound up getting the fork with a tapered steer tube which led to a new King headset. The lower cup ate up most of the remaining available height so yeah, it's maxed. Lucky for me I have a CNC mill in my garage and am making stem spacers as I'm typing this :). Congrats on the Coaster win btw!

Such things already exist. But then again you have your own CNC mill…

http://northshorebillet.com/shop/direct-mount-stem-spacers/

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

May 13, 2014, 1:09 p.m.
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Why pay when I could do it for free right? I plan on making lots of parts on it, should be a fun little side project.

May 18, 2014, 9:37 a.m.
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Mine


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