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NSMB - 2022 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

March 10, 2022, 1:08 p.m.
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Posted by: xy9ine

goddamn that's hot

I know right?! I've since put a 170 Zeb on it, absolute ripper of a bike holy

March 10, 2022, 6:07 p.m.
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That bike needs to be on a revolving display in the center of your living room.

Really liking those Martellos. Dare I say I like them even better than a DHF. All the same good stuff, but nicer to lean over.

March 10, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
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Posted by: Hepcat

That bike needs to be on a revolving display in the center of your living room.

Really liking those Martellos. Dare I say I like them even better than a DHF. All the same good stuff, but nicer to lean over.

Yeah I think Vittoria is really making a push to be a market leader. I really like their tires

March 10, 2022, 7:21 p.m.
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Beautiful bike!

Vittoria are my go to tires now, cheaper and better than Maxxis.

I use the DH casings, love them.

March 10, 2022, 8:17 p.m.
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Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: Hepcat

That bike needs to be on a revolving display in the center of your living room.

Really liking those Martellos. Dare I say I like them even better than a DHF. All the same good stuff, but nicer to lean over.

Yeah I think Vittoria is really making a push to be a market leader. I really like their tires

Whoops, meant Mazzas. 

Martello is a bit of a turd for the weight so far. Never understood designs with side knobs packed  together in a solid row, it makes for a heavy tire for no discernable increase in traction.

March 10, 2022, 8:49 p.m.
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Posted by: Hepcat

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: Hepcat

That bike needs to be on a revolving display in the center of your living room.

Really liking those Martellos. Dare I say I like them even better than a DHF. All the same good stuff, but nicer to lean over.

Yeah I think Vittoria is really making a push to be a market leader. I really like their tires

Whoops, meant Mazzas. 

Martello is a bit of a turd for the weight so far. Never understood designs with side knobs packed  together in a solid row, it makes for a heavy tire for no discernable increase in traction.

I know what you meant lol. These are the trail casing but I'd like to try the Enduro casing. Trail seems a little too lightweight but the tread is fantastic

March 11, 2022, 8:50 a.m.
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Posted by: Hepcat

Whoops, meant Mazzas. 

Martello is a bit of a turd for the weight so far. Never understood designs with side knobs packed  together in a solid row, it makes for a heavy tire for no discernable increase in traction.

Yeah, the only Vittorias I've ridden were a pair of Martellos, and I found them terrifying for cornering (washed out LOTS). Good to hear they've got better offerings.

March 11, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
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Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: xy9ine

goddamn that's hot

I know right?! I've since put a 170 Zeb on it, absolute ripper of a bike holy

the 170 fork should go great with that 170 rear....


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March 11, 2022, 12:07 p.m.
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Posted by: LoamtoHome

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: xy9ine

goddamn that's hot

I know right?! I've since put a 170 Zeb on it, absolute ripper of a bike holy

the 170 fork should go great with that 170 rear....

...

March 11, 2022, 4:31 p.m.
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(no comment)...  review tomorrow.


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April 11, 2022, 1:57 a.m.
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Coming up on its 10th birthday. Plenty of MeatEngine, Min-Max and Mandrew modifications.

Recent changes are the 50mm bar, 550lb spring and Chromag Mood (thanks Drew for the suggestion). 

For the aficionados of Old, can anyone name that rear tyre?

April 11, 2022, 6:21 a.m.
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Hard to tell without more pixels, but is that a Factory DH ?


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April 11, 2022, 2:40 p.m.
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Posted by: martin

Hard to tell without more pixels, but is that a Factory DH ?

No... The oldest (I know of) aggressive semi slick.

April 11, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
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Tioga Psycho (Genius)? I have a hard time remembering the stuff of old. 

I can even not really remember tvat IRC tire that was the thing before Maxxis took over.

April 11, 2022, 4:12 p.m.
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Posted by: Mic

Tioga Psycho (Genius)? I have a hard time remembering the stuff of old. 

I can even not really remember tvat IRC tire that was the thing before Maxxis took over.

The Missile was the older one in the 90s which was replaced by the Kujo DH that was like the Missile but had that sort of webbing between the knobs. Until very recently you could still buy the Missile but it was rebranded by IRC as the Freedomcross Trailbear. I'm not even joking.

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