- Frame Material: 6061 T6 aluminum
- Rear Shock: Fox DHX RC4
- Rear Travel 203mm (8.0). 9.5x3 Shock unit
- World Cup proven
- 150mm x 12mm rear end
Date Reviewed: August 22, 2012
Strengths: Suspension is dialied!
some nice details put into the frame (flip chips and such)
Good geo, Dh's amazingly, jumps well too.
Weaknesses: great idea's carried out horribly. Plus all the stories of frames snapping scares me.
oh, not many shocks fit. shock mounting is a pain...
Damn this thing is fast! I can't begin to describe how fast! I set my suspension up pretty stiff, and it still feels like butter in the rocks. I go flying by my buddies with 9-10" travel. they can't compete!
Now to the flip-chips.... they are a great idea right? Flip a little chip and change the bb height and the HA? No big deal? WRONG! Flips chips make me want to take my dog, shave its hair, cover it in a ketchup/tabasco sauce mixture, light it on fire, heave it out the window, run down to it, see if it's okay, slowly nurse it back to health, then do it all over again, but this time after I throw it out the window, I would end its poor life, because even then it would have met a nicer fate than me dealing with the stupid flip chips! and that's really sad because I love my dog (That's an exaggeration, I would never ever hurt my adorable puppy, but it gets the point of how frustrating flips chips are across...)
I was riding Northstar, and had a flip chip decide it was done with me, so it hopped out of my frame without telling me. then the linkage bolt backed out, and proceeded to dent the hell outta my frame. i didn't notice until I finished the trail and i thought there was play in my shock bushings. If only...
Now, Kevin has the worst customer service available, so I can't get a new flip chip. luckily a local Alu welder patched my frame, and even made me a flip chip.
Bottom line, I'm still giving this sucker a rating of 4 chillis because its so much fun/fast/maneuverable. I just love it! I always hop off the bike with a smile on my face (as long as the flip chips didn't pop out)!
Duration Product Used: coupla months
Price Paid: $1000.00
Purchased At: Cam Zinks house
Similar Products Used: Countless DH bikes
Bike Setup: 2011 revolt frame, fox 40, roco wc airshock, mavic wheels, other stupid parts I don't want to list...
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