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March 31, 2008, 7:55 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 24, 2008
NSMB Light DH bike build off 7+"

I have found my people!… new entry: 08 Wilson - 35.6lbs… i've got the parts in the garage to make her 34.7 but cannot be bothered to swap them… power to the winner…

the thing i like about virtually all the bikes posted here is that the functionality compromises are very minimal…

March 10, 2008, 12:25 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 24, 2008
Fox 36 Float RC2 vs Marzocchi 66 ATA

here's my take on these two sweet forks… i've got both:

08 Fox 36 Talas: actual weight w/ 8 inch steerer = 2.3kg/5.1lbs. i run this on a 6inch/30lb trail bike and it rocks. wicked high and low speed adjustability, good (but not great) bottom out (for the amount of travel), pretty linear feel, very good high speed/initial stoke dampening. coming from 8inch DC forks for DH/FR, this fork just doesn't have the travel and save-your-ass factor that a bigger fork does. it feels like a mini-DH fork and is awesome for smooth tranny boneyard/dirt jump type stuff but will make you work a lot more in hairy cypress-type riding. i have never done a day at whistler with this fork but i would imagine i'd feel much more beat up after 15 or so laps than with a bigger fork, unless of course u are just doing doubles all day.

08 66ATA - actual weight w/ 8inch steerer = 2.86kg/6.3lbs - only a hand full of rides so far but this fork is the full meal deal. using it on a 7inch FR bike and also tried on 8.5 inch DH rig. it takes the sketchy/ rutty/ crappy tranny moves just as good or better than an 8 inch DC fork. i can't imagine needing more fork than this for anything. it will cover your butt when you need it. awesome bottom out (PAR system) and buttery marz initial travel, stiff as hell, doesn't feel like an air fork. very different feel than linear fox travel - feels bottomless. actual travel is slightly less than 180 - somewhere around 170-175mm - close enough. wind down feature is sweet for pedaling up.

out of the two, for real freeriding the 66 is a better fork IMO at a reasonable 1lb weight penalty. perhaps the coil 36 would be a better comparison to the 66. at 6.3lbs actual weight it's very light for what it does - compare to dual crowns at 0.5 to 1lb heavier (excl. boxxer WC).

March 4, 2008, 7:14 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 24, 2008
Riding Like Hef

SPAM - selling this same S-Works Enduro Frame - see nsmb buy/sell in frames section. location: n van.

Feb. 26, 2008, 10:47 p.m.
Posts: 495
Joined: Jan. 24, 2008
Riding Like Hef

Hef is an inspiration to many of us Cam, nice to see you walking in his footsteps! However, i don't think Hef would stop there… there's a big gap between that enduro and D8 - i believe an addition to the harem is in order!

where's the rig to grind up all day long and handle the sketch lines all the way down? i know that Demo8 can climb fromme all day long but put it against much more and it's time to push. conversly those enduros won't exactly cover your ass when you need it? what do you think… how about something to fill the gap?

Feb. 21, 2008, 1:59 p.m.
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15mm thruaxle hub : Shimano 2009

SRAM 11-28 are readily available ebay - around $30.

i bought one for DH rig - nice tight ratios for DH: 11-12-13-14-16-18-21-24-28, cheap and not too heavy - 245g.

Feb. 21, 2008, 1:48 p.m.
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XT Crankset

XTs lasted 2 seasons on my DH/FR bike. the alloy pedal threads are the weak link that packed it in.

for 68/73mm shell, i'm running Hones with the pedal insterts - they are as light as my old XTs - 830g incl bb with different rings and bash. less than $150 online - best FR crank out there IMO for the $.

for 83mm shell on DH bike, gravity lights are the only really light option. i've only had them a few months so don't know how they'll hold up. they are definitely stiffer than XTs though.

Jan. 24, 2008, 5:58 p.m.
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More Powder

sled's the way to go - day 2 on XP with norona…

never been into motorsports but there is no better way to get more pow than with sled… i had no choice ;)

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