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That is awesome. If only I lived closer to terrain where my kid could put that to good use. Her YJ 20 hardtail is perfect for her right now. Would make a hell of a bike for her to take to highland camp next month though...
 

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Would make a hell of a bike for her to take to highland camp next month though...
Buy it, use it for camp, then flip it. Consider whatever you can't recoup in resale a rental fee. You're paying for the camp, so might as well go all-in, right? ;)

Problem with this approach is that when camp is over there's no way she'll let you sell it until she outgrows it!

Seriously though, while the down is where this bike truly shines it pedals up quite well. He's done a bunch of 1K+ climbs on it. The geo is basically the same as stock despite having 120 mm of travel up front. Manitou put some serious engineering into that fork and the A2C is almost exactly the same as the stock fork. They accommodated the extra travel by shrinking the lowers. The ratio of stanchion length to lowers length is crazy compared to the stock Brood fork (or an adult fork).
 

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What did the weight on that run?

My worry about the idea of moving to a FS bike for 20" is that the extra weight would make our XC oriented trails a lot tougher, especially since he's used to ~16 lbs at 16".
 

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Damn. This is such a sick ride. This like a 3k$ bike now...

450$ fork upgrade (it's insane, we just got ours).

Hayes dominions, which are apparently one of the best brakes of all time. With kid levers. 440$

Ks lev integra dropper 300$
Etc etc.
Not a bad deal...at all!
 

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An ethical dilemma:

I took payment yesterday from a guy in Kansas who's buying the Rokkusuta. Dropped it off at the LBS last night to get packed up, but they're backed up with service requests so it won't be ready until Thursday. Didn't pull the ads down yet and got a text from a local serious buyer this morning. I'm debating whether to refund the other guy's money and go with the local guy. I'm covering packing/shipping for Mr. Kansas so selling to Mr. Local nets me an extra $100 and some time/hassle, but I feel like a little bit of a dick doing it. Thoughts?
 

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An ethical dilemma:

I took payment yesterday from a guy in Kansas who's buying the Rokkusuta. Dropped it off at the LBS last night to get packed up, but they're backed up with service requests so it won't be ready until Thursday. Didn't pull the ads down yet and got a text from a local serious buyer this morning. I'm debating whether to refund the other guy's money and go with the local guy. I'm covering packing/shipping for Mr. Kansas so selling to Mr. Local nets me an extra $100 and some time/hassle, but I feel like a little bit of a dick doing it. Thoughts?
Man,I've been thinking about buying the bike for a couple weeks... With that said. I wouldn't back out on a deal where someone paid for it already. It's not like the local is doubling or tripling price. Then you could refund the money back plus a couple extra benjamins.
 

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If it were an adult bike I'd probably go with Mr. Local, maybe tell him of the other sale and try to squeeze him for an extra hundo or two. But, the more i thought about it he's probably already told his kid, shown him pics, etc. and I'll ruin the kid's day. I'm not nearly callous enough to ruin a kid's day.
 

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Sorry I missed this thread :)

Didn't switching to the JUnit fork slacken the HA a bunch?
Eyeballing it the A2C on the 120 mm JUNIT fork is indistinguishable from the the A2C of the Brood 100 mm fork. I was I had photographed them side-by-side, the lowers on the JUNIT fork are sooo short. It's amazing what Manitou's engineers were able to squeeze in there. Switching headsets from a ZS44 to an EC44 definitely slacked it out a bit, but not drastically.

He's on this bike in the drop at 0:41, definitely not causing any problems :D
 
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