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NSMB - 2015 – Downhill / Free-Ride Bike Thread

Feb. 10, 2015, 11:05 a.m.
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People still ride dh bikes?

Yes. Well sort of, I ride a Scott Voltage which will soon have a 170 Lyrik on the front so not a proper DH bike but definitely no enduro whippet either. I pretty much only ride DH/FR so it doesn't make sense to half arse it with a jack of all trades and compromise on fun which the Voltage has tonnes of :D

Feb. 13, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
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I'll be rocking the large gt fury for 2015. Fast bike.

How tall are you?

What do you think of the bigger wheels?

Feb. 16, 2015, 7:09 a.m.
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Finally got some 170mm Lyrik RC2DH for my Voltage. Haven't ridden it properly yet though but they feel nice in the garden haha

Feb. 16, 2015, 7:59 a.m.
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I'm still a big fan of that fork regardless of other new tech's. YOu'll love it. Not to be pedantic and all, but holy sketchy short brake lines and rear brake routing?

Feb. 16, 2015, 8:46 a.m.
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haha yeah I know, I took em off my old hardtail so they're a bit short. Gonna get new hoses soon. They seem fine under compression though so it'll do for now.

May 7, 2015, 10:46 a.m.
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May 8, 2015, 7:34 a.m.
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How tall are you?

What do you think of the bigger wheels?

6'2" and I'm still on 26. Looks like there's room for 27.5 back there though.

May 8, 2015, 7:55 a.m.
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Frame: Transition TR500 XL
Shock: Rock Shox Vivid R2C
Headset: FSA
Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer WC
Stem: RF Atlas 35
Bar: RF Atlas 35
Grips: Transition
Seat: WTB Silverado
Seatpost: Kore
Cranks: Shimano ZEE 36T
Shifter: Shimano ZEE
Derailleur: Shimano ZEE
Cassette: Shimano 11-25T
Chain: KMC
Chainguide: e*13 LG1
Brakes: Shimano ZEE
Wheels: WTB Frequency with Transition Hubs
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 DH tubeless
Pedals: RF Atlas

Bigger wheels roll noticeably faster compared to 26".

May 8, 2015, 8:01 a.m.
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My mini v10 for the year, main bike. I have wheelset that will be about 2-3 lbs lighter, but until I get use to the bike I want to dent these rims. It's weird riding a bike with this much suspension, at low speeds its pretty clumsy, but it rails corners and anyting rough/high speed. I need to go to a camp/lessons, because it's way to fast for me. It's my first newish DH bike. And was built for what a set of high end wheels cost.

May 8, 2015, 8:49 a.m.
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Frame: Transition TR500 XL
Shock: Rock Shox Vivid R2C
Headset: FSA
Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer WC
Stem: RF Atlas 35
Bar: RF Atlas 35
Grips: Transition
Seat: WTB Silverado
Seatpost: Kore
Cranks: Shimano ZEE 36T
Shifter: Shimano ZEE
Derailleur: Shimano ZEE
Cassette: Shimano 11-25T
Chain: KMC
Chainguide: e*13 LG1
Brakes: Shimano ZEE
Wheels: WTB Frequency with Transition Hubs
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 DH tubeless
Pedals: RF Atlas

Bigger wheels roll noticeably faster compared to 26".

damn sweet ride and love the build kit , not over the top by any means , the ZEE groupo is $$$ well spent .have you weighed it yet ?

#northsidetrailbuilders

May 8, 2015, 9:23 a.m.
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That's not a hipsterific vintage Bianchi just out of shot is it Jon?

treezz
wow you are a ass

May 10, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 10, 2008

That's not a hipsterific vintage Bianchi just out of shot is it Jon?

That one isn't but we do have one in the collection.

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