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New to the forum this is my first post. I am also new to the whole mountain bike scene, my brother a long time fanatic, finally convinced me to buy a bike. Long story short I ended up buying an Iggy 1, needless to say I am hooked. After riding for the last couple of months he let me ride his Ellsworth Epiphany to let me see the difference in not only the bike but the components. I wish he would have never let me ride that damn thing it is costing me a fortune. So I have started to upgrade my Iggy. I bought a RS Monarch 4.2 rear shock and Shimano M540 pedals,and I have X.O Shifter, Derailleurs, Stylo 3.3 crankset, PG990 cassette, PC991 chain, and a Flak Jacket cable set on order. So needless to say I have spent some jack in the last couple of weeks. So now on to my question, does anyone have any experience with X-Fusion forks. They make one called the Velvet RT that is very similar to the RS Revelation 426 Air U Turn, but a hell of a lot cheaper. The RS is the fork I was going to buy but I thought if these X-Fusion forks are worth a damn I might be able to save some money.
 

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whoa... you just went through the whole shebang with the new stuff... XD

The owner of XFusion used to work at Fox so you'll see a lot of similarities in the products. The Velvet RT is probably something like the Fox Vanilla or Talas or something. I've no experience with any of their products and they are a pretty new company... The revelations are sweet though... RockShox has it down with the Moco...
 

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Once I get everything in and have time to install it I will get some porn for you guys. I should get everything sometime next week. Hopefully I will have time next weekend to install everything.
 

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Well got everything from the big brown truck today, like a kid on Christmas I can't wait to install everything. Beside the stuff above I also orders some Easton Monkey Lite XC bars, Easton EA70 Stem, and Lizard Skin lock on grips. Pretty much the only thing that will be left stock on my Iggy 1 will be the brakes, fork, headset, wheelset, seat, and seat post, but I am sure it will just be a matter of time and money before I change the rest. Damn my brother screwed me over, he never told me how addicting and expensive this sport is. Hopefully if I get back in town early enough this weekend I can start putting everything together and get some pics.
 

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hahahahaah somebody just got caught with UGI just like everybody else around here heheheehe!!!!!!! great job brooo you picked really nice goodies...i wouldnt worry too much about the headset unless you really wish to get something like Chris Kings hehehee other than that, the stock one should last some abuse...i would start thinking about my crankset if i were you, i have no clue how much abuse will take the stock one...i really recommend you having a smooth tranny, makes the ride much more fun and dependable...about the brakes, you definitely need to get something better than the stock ones on your base model...i would suggest the beautiful and wonderful hayes strokers if you wish to go hydro and wanna spend some more bones, if not then get the Avid BB7...they are just fine and will do fine...definitely get a nicer fork...i think the velvet should do fine bro...as a matter of fact, IBEX was planning on using them for their ATLAS 650B prototype i believe...ooooo dont forget rims rims rims....oh man this is addicting hahaahaha
 

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UGI = upgraditis (really expensive disease), AM = all mountain, DJ = dirt jumping....XC is more about fast, technical trails, short jumps, kind a stuff you will get on some regular trails perhaps some fire roads...All Mountain = you get a bit more technical, mainly single track, lots of rock gardens, more light DH (downhill) sections, taller jumps perhaps around 3' or taller i believe...i would say that you are basically lost in the woods in this category away from the regular stuff hehehe...but dont take me wrong you can mix both and still have lots of fun on the trails...hope this helps

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would you like some meds before i go to sleep Jakester???? hahahahaha...oh man, your trophy sure looks beautiful brother...i cant wait for next month to throw a brand new tranny on the ASTA...she will be a racing machine!!!!brand new CB 2ti pedals, race face chainrings, XTR chain, dura ace 12-27 9sp cassette (will switch the 12T cog for the 11T from my old XT cassette...
 

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forgot about front low clamp XTR derailleur and X9 short cage rear derailleur yeeaahhhh!!!!! so pumped about the new setup...wooopsss we hijacked the thread with our UGI madness, but I have to inform Captain Jake about my possible custom made grips...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2...8/chris_eatoughs_trek_top_fuel_9_dc_and_grips

aint them nice!!!and will probably drop around 60 more grams off my ride hahahahahaha
 

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doctorholguin said:
forgot about front low clamp XTR derailleur and X9 short cage rear derailleur yeeaahhhh!!!!! so pumped about the new setup...wooopsss we hijacked the thread with our UGI madness, but I have to inform Captain Jake about my possible custom made grips...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2...8/chris_eatoughs_trek_top_fuel_9_dc_and_grips

aint them nice!!!and will probably drop around 60 more grams off my ride hahahahahaha
DOC, you mean a SRAM X9 medium cage....right?
 

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doctorholguin said:
UGI = upgraditis (really expensive disease), AM = all mountain, DJ = dirt jumping....XC is more about fast, technical trails, short jumps, kind a stuff you will get on some regular trails perhaps some fire roads...All Mountain = you get a bit more technical, mainly single track, lots of rock gardens, more light DH (downhill) sections, taller jumps perhaps around 3' or taller i believe...i would say that you are basically lost in the woods in this category away from the regular stuff hehehe...but dont take me wrong you can mix both and still have lots of fun on the trails...hope this helps

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thanks so much... i'll probably be buying a trophy pro soon and i know this is a little offtopic but what are the advantages and disadvantages to purchasing a hardtail over a FS and vice versa?
 

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jakester,

no i actually meant a short cage....i have been discussing such idea with speedub nate....he gave me the green light with the short cage RD...i have to be carefull with my shifts, and i really am...very conservative while shifting...basically, the gears i only use are the ones tolerated by a short cage...no cross chaining...what is your opinion Captain Jake???can you tell me a bit more about the rough gearing with the switch from a the 12T to 11T and lockring...i read somewhere around the forums that some people do it and no problems thats why i came up with the idea hahaha...
 

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jakester,

no i actually meant a short cage....i have been discussing such idea with speedub nate....he gave me the green light with the short cage RD...i have to be carefull with my shifts, and i really am...very conservative while shifting...basically, the gears i only use are the ones tolerated by a short cage...no cross chaining...what is your opinion Captain Jake???can you tell me a bit more about the rough gearing with the switch from a the 12T to 11T and lockring...i read somewhere around the forums that some people do it and no problems thats why i came up with the idea hahaha...
The Dura Ace is a well engineered road racing cassette..The shifting ramps on the cogs are designed to work in harmony for fast and clean shifting..You can try changing it but personally I wouldn't play with perfection..

Remember: "No (never/ever) cross chaining on a 3x9 squishy with a SHORT cage r/d :nono:
 

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Got it, Sir...i never do any cross chaining no big big or small small shifting, and will never do it with my new coming tranny!!!! :D...now time to get ready for an exam captain Jake....so enough of playing with the computer lol...

p.s. i am so happy about how much i have grown into the sport within a year of hammering...i now know all sorts of things, have a much tighter feeling of the bike while riding it, roll better, healthier, lighter, etc etc....very happy about it, Jakester!!!!
 
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