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Well my DW Sultan arrived Saturday morning. I couldn't build it until today. Wow, she's nice. I haven't ridden it yet and won't get to until Wednesday am. Lets see if I can post pictures.

Larry Mettler is top notch!

Frame: XXL Raw
Weight: 7.40 lbs (frame/shock)
Bike weight: 29.49 lbs

I'll do a complete list in the setup thread when I can.

I also have a '08 that I will give comparisons to after I have ridden.

'09 Sultan

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nice ride!

like this "original" raw more than the one seen on a suspenion tuned spot.

how tall are you?
 

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Thanks...

I like the raw as well. Not worried about scratching nice new powdercoat. I am 6' 4". I am on the small size for this frame but I have ridiculously long arms and legs. My proportions seem to fit this size well. I rode a XL at Interbike and it seemed too small.
 

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Nice looking bike! In that size it looks like a 26er!

Mine will be a similar build in XL. Was hoping the weight would be a little less, but don't want to get crazy with the parts. Can't wait now that I know they're out there!
 

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Most Excellent...............yeah , I never would have guessed that was a XXL frame bcuz it looks so nicely proportionate ! :thumbsup:

I'm expecting a XL DW Sultan one of these days from Larry as well but with a PC finish...............can't wait !

Let us know how she rides ! Thanks ! TIG.
 

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mnt bike laws of physics
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I'm 6'4" and am looking at an XXL. It is very nice to have such a sweet bike that will fit me.
I have a long torso and there are few bikes with a long enough top tube for me.
Anyway, that is a sweet build and mine would be very similar.
Coming from a Cdale Prophet, most front triangles seem noodly. I would very much appreciate some feedback on the front end stiffness when you get a chance to ride this beauty.

Enjoy!
and thanks for the pics.
 

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mnt bike laws of physics
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wheelbase

Oh and I tried to get Dave to give me the wheelbase measurement and he never did. Could you do me a huge favor and measure it for me? I will be using the same fork at 120mm.
Thanks.
 

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Wow, even with that being an XXL the standover looks really decent. That is one fine looking build, have fun getting it dirty.
 

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Looks great!

I have to also echo that at that frame size those wheels look like they're 26 inches. What you need is a 32er.
 

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stew said:
Yogi, the wheelbase is 47" on my '09 (axle to axle). My '07/'08 XXL is 47.5" with a
100mm Fox fork. Hope that helps.
Awesome Stew! Thanks very much.

Look forward to hearing about your ride experience and Sultan comparison.
 

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Nice!

Looks like a Spot with a Judy...:D :D :D

If i were 6'4" i'd probably ride a DW 29er :) Sultan too.
 

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I must say that that is the perfect mix of Shimano components.

You're not gaining anything worthwhile in the weight department, but you saved some bucks and gained some functionality/longevity.

Good move.
 

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You could fit an entire Carne Asada plate in that taco! Nice ride.
 
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