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Can't wait to test all the sweet '07 stuff.

frames on the list.......

Chumba Evo
turner rfx
Knolly delerium T

These are the frames most interested in but in no particular order.

Let me know if there is anything else worth a ride.

Frame will be used for AM/ light FR/ and possible a super D race or 2.
 

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Have you read tscheezy interbike review of the Reign X? You might want to check it out. As he says, it is very good at maintaining momentum over the rough stuff. I'm still extremely happy with my Reign for Colorado conditions. Then there's the IH 6 point frame......

Hmmmm a Reign X with a pushed DHX coil, CCDB or Avy & Ti spring..... yummy. :D
 

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SC Nomad/Blur LT?
Maybe Nomad. Do not like the blur lt.
 

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You don't have any vpp type linkage bikes on the list.

The Knolly and Chumba are fsr-ish, Turner is faux bar. Not bad, but not the best pedalers...

I'm looking at (for a biggish bike that pedals well enough and takes a dc fork):

Faith
VP Free
Intense Uzzi
IH 7Point

Whatever I can get a decent deal on...
 

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Epi

I JUST bought an Ellsworth Epiphany.
I recommend it highly.
Can't give any rationale other than falling in love with the bike and it gets more than its share of good reviews. (and its share of flames)

I wouldn't say my wife "approved" of the purchase, as much as tolerated my announcement of the impending purchase and she chose not to kick me out of the house.
Of course it helps that I bring how 80% of the income....:D

The guys at rbikes.com got me into it at a decent price, setup the way I wanted it. Mike and Adam are good people there and know their stuff. They carry other bikes too. I am almost as pumped about finding their shop as I am about getting the Ellsworth Epi, since the local Ellsworth dealer is a loser.

YMMV

 

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Canfield Balance (Alu version): http://www.canfieldbrothers.com/Balance Page.html
Does this suite your riding??? slopestyle, dirt jump, slower to mid speed riding, more tight and tech trails because of the tight chainstays and minimal rearward (16.25 - 16.75).
The Balance leverage ratio's:
6.02 travel is 3.01 to 1
4.86" travel is 2.43 to 1
The aluminum version has a 1 degree steeper head angle than the steel.
The steel version with a Fox 36 is 66 degrees.

The Knolly Delirium T is one serious ride though... and has chain stay length adjustment. Look seriously at this rolling peice of art.
 

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All Mountain said:
Canfield Balance (Alu version): http://www.canfieldbrothers.com/Balance Page.html
Does this suite your riding??? slopestyle, dirt jump, slower to mid speed riding, more tight and tech trails because of the tight chainstays and minimal rearward (16.25 - 16.75).
The Balance leverage ratio's:
6.02 travel is 3.01 to 1
4.86" travel is 2.43 to 1
The aluminum version has a 1 degree steeper head angle than the steel.
The steel version with a Fox 36 is 66 degrees.

The Knolly Delirium T is one serious ride though... and has chain stay length adjustment. Look seriously at this rolling peice of art.
Thank you for the link. Its gonna be a truely tough decision.
 

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Transition Covert 2007?

http://www.transitionbikes.com/2007/Covert.cfm

Frame Features:
140mm Rear Wheel Travel
6061 Heat Treated Aluminum
Colors: Transparent Blood Orange, Transparent Electric Blue, White
Custom CNC rocker arms
Accepts 8" Rear Disc Brake Rotor
Easily fits up to 2.5" rear tire
Works with Front Derailleur or Chain Guide
Frame Weight (without rear shock): 6.7 lbs
1 year defect warranty, Lifetime crash replacement
Sizes: 15" (X-Small), 16.5" (Small), 18" (Medium)", 19.5" (Large)

Build Specs:
Shock Specs: 7.5 eye-to-eye x 2.0" stroke, Upper Pin 50mm x 8mm, Lower Pin 22.2mm x 8mm
Front Derailleur: 34.9 clamp, top pull top swing, Shimano FD-M751 or FD-M571 or FD-M511
Bottom Bracket: 68mm x 113mm (68 x 118mm if using a Chainguide)
Headset: Standard 1 1/8"
Seatpost: 31.6mm
Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
Rear Dropout Spacing: 135mm x 10mm (nutted axle & QR compatible)
Disc Brake Mount: International Standard
 

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Zen_Turtle said:
N.O.M.A.D.
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I'll give a nomad a try. I keep hearing that the pivots wear out quickly. Is there truth to that?

I do think it's sweet that the frame will except a 180 fork. NICE.
 

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The RFX and the Delirium are in another class of their own. Simple, excellent ride, & beautiful workmanship.

The others would be nice, but these two just ROOOL the moment!
 

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moment said:
I'll give a nomad a try. I keep hearing that the pivots wear out quickly. Is there truth to that?
I wonder about that too. How do there pivots go together, what bearings do they use?

Here is a Canfield, simple bolt on with a 20mm bearing. These don't have issues very often.
 

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I wonder about that too. How do there pivots go together, what bearings do they use?

Here is a Canfield, simple bolt on with a 20mm bearing. These don't have issues very often.
Yeah I imagen not! DAMN!
 

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The RFX and the Delirium are in another class of their own. Simple, excellent ride, & beautiful workmanship.

The others would be nice, but these two just ROOOL the moment!
Isn't the Delerium crazy heavy...even next to the RFX, which of course has been lightened up for 07, and still pretty strong?

Mabye Highline, Delirium better comparo?

Oh and I second the Balance.. Me like!
 

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The Delerium used to come in at over to pounds...but it seems that this years is 9.5 pounds.....

I vote for the Reign X or the Transition Covert....at least thats the two bikes I have broken it down to...and to be honest...I think its going to be the Reign X1...is a sexy bike.
 

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Isn't the Delerium crazy heavy...even next to the RFX, which of course has been lightened up for 07, and still pretty strong?

Mabye Highline, Delirium better comparo?

Oh and I second the Balance.. Me like!
Yeah the 07 RFX is not in the same league as the Delirium T.
 
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