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i'm browsing for a new deep woods bike. the 7point seems like a great option, but a little on the heavy side.
wondering what the eye to eye and stroke dimensions are for the rear shock.
anyone attempt to lighten the bike up with a different shock (romic)?

what kind of total bike weights are possible with the 7 point frame?
 

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sriracha said:
found it 9x2.75

insight to the other questions would be appreciated.
you might want to look into that a bit further. i think some models are 9x2.75 & some are 8.75x2.75. :confused: i think it has to do with the linkage plates?
 

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I think I got this straight, anyone correct me if I'm wrong...
The '05 version has a 9" x 2.75" shock. (this i know)

The '06 7point9 (DHXa) also has a 9" x 2.75" shock.
but...
The '06 7point7,5, and 3 have 8.75" x 2.75" shocks w/ some different linkage.

I think skatodd or dante confirmed this in an earlier thread in this forum.

My 7.7 was supposedly 38.7 when I bought it (i really didn't trust that scale). Since then I've added a heavier spring, different seatpost, saddle, etc...
The last time I weighed the thing it was 41 lbs! This is w/ Michilen DH32 & 24 tires. Keep in mind this was on a home scale. :rolleyes:

I use my bike for all around riding- climbing to "all mountain" trails or shuttling to DH type trails. When climbing I use lighter tires (maxxis dual ply w/ stans in front, single ply UST in rear). Yeah its not fast, but not too painful.

I like your name and avatar.....

Jeff
 

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I'm pretty sure that:

all 2005 7Point's use 9x2.75

2006 7Point9 use 9x2.75 all others use 8x2.75
 

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:solar: said:
I think I got this straight, anyone correct me if I'm wrong...
The '05 version has a 9" x 2.75" shock. (this i know)

The '06 7point9 (DHXa) also has a 9" x 2.75" shock.
but...
The '06 7point7,5, and 3 have 8.75" x 2.75" shocks w/ some different linkage.

I think skatodd or dante confirmed this in an earlier thread in this forum.

My 7.7 was supposedly 38.7 when I bought it (i really didn't trust that scale). Since then I've added a heavier spring, different seatpost, saddle, etc...
The last time I weighed the thing it was 41 lbs! This is w/ Michilen DH32 & 24 tires. Keep in mind this was on a home scale. :rolleyes:

I use my bike for all around riding- climbing to "all mountain" trails or shuttling to DH type trails. When climbing I use lighter tires (maxxis dual ply w/ stans in front, single ply UST in rear). Yeah its not fast, but not too painful.

I like your name and avatar.....

Jeff
I took too long writing my reply ;) you beat me to it!
 

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Someone posted a question about putting a romic on the bike, but never followed up on the result.
 

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cool.
thanks for the replies.
just thinking about mixing up the stable a little, and the 7point is one of the considerations for my all mountain rig, but it almost weighs as much as my vpfree downhill bike.
that or a heckler for all mountain...
 

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sriracha said:
cool.
thanks for the replies.
just thinking about mixing up the stable a little, and the 7point is one of the considerations for my all mountain rig, but it almost weighs as much as my vpfree downhill bike.
that or a heckler for all mountain...
I feel that vpfree and the 7point are pretty much in the same category- depending on how you build them of course. If this is your situation, then the 7point may not be the bike for you. (when's the type 6 coming out???)

You'd really have to put on some light weight components on the 7point in order to make much more different than the vpfree.

The vpfree was the other bike on my list. I went with the 7point because its geometry is more to my liking- a little shorter WB and TT than the free, plus you get a lower leverage ratio and a 1.5 headtube (if that's your thing). The free has about 1-1/2" more rear travel.

Some people argue that the 7point is less "DH worthy" than the vpfree and more "all mountain." (my buddy who rides a free and I beat this horse into the ground) Whatever, I think it really depends more on the fork you're running, you know? It seems like a lot of people are running a 8" fork on that bike.

Also, Weagle and the IH boys presence on the various boards really won me over.

You could always ditch the vpfree, get a sunday for DH and then a 7point :cool:
Actually I've spent a little bit of time on a vpfree w/ a 888 at Mammoth. I really liked it, especially the fork. But, I feel so comfortable on my IH and since I don't have a DH bike it really works better for me.

Sunday = my next bike...

good luck...
 
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