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Can'tGetRight, D-Wang, Chris, and I rode Grafton today. Got some sweet shots. CGR was the only one on a Turner today, and he was going off! Chris tried the Coke drop, and the result of his landing was similar to mine.....just a pile of manhood laying in the dirt.
 

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This is the stuff I plan on riding on my Flux.

I Keeeed.....I keeed!

You guys get any more air, youre going to have to put red and green navigation lights on your elbows. Good stuff.
 

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el, i cant wait to try some of this stuff. thanx for the fine example you guys set. oh boy! this is gonna be fun!
 

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Oh, boy. I think I'm gonna need more body armor.

Great shots, that realy does look like a lot of fun.

happy trails...

squish
 

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El Chingon said:
and some more tastiness.....
Damn that looks like paradise ching. Is that in Utah i assume?

Can't wait till spring for a camping trip out there...

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YOu assume correctly. Grafton Mesa is within a few miles of the entrance to Zion National Park. This is one of our new favorites out here.
 

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That is some good stuff Benny. You've come a long way since that day you were hitting the beginer pack at Oakley. Nice job brother.
 

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Pucker factor

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I'd say a good 12 foot of vert.
Big fockin' cajones brutha. That drop must have looked like 20' from the top.

Keep those awesome pic's coming. It inspires.

C
 

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So why didn't the shot of the Free, taken about a millisecond before you augered in and played dirt torpedo, make it into your classified ad? ;)
 

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im bound to find more days in utah but for now i just wanna play on my new bike. anywhere would be cool at this point. might be in az for the demo if the timeing works out. theres some places to play there that ive only dreamed of tryin out before now. when i make it back to moab, ill be sure to drop a dime. deal?
 

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Alas the VP Free has lived a good life, but it's time to move on. Frames on the top of my list are the Highline, and the Rogue, but I hear that both bikes will feel too cramped for a guy my size. Any other ideas?
 

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We tried a size large Highline and it did indeed seem bit snug and that was with a full 24" top tube (dude, that's long) BUT countered by a tiny (40, 50mm?) stem. Are you planning on finding a dedicated FR bike with a tt longer than 24"? Good luck.

Seems like the Free was the tool for the job. Pivots getting to be a bother?
 

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That is what I heard. Time to call DT, and beg him for one size bigger on the Highline. The VP Free has been a great bike. Just last week I replaced the bearings for the first time, so the pivots are not an issue. I'm just a whore who likes to try new things. The Rogue would be at the top of my list, if it weren't for the small frame sizes. I guess TE didn't want us big boys trying to warranty all of the inevitable broken parts.
 

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tscheezy said:
We tried a size large Highline and it did indeed seem bit snug and that was with a full 24" top tube (dude, that's long) BUT countered by a tiny (40, 50mm?) stem. Are you planning on finding a dedicated FR bike with a tt longer than 24"? Good luck.

Seems like the Free was the tool for the job. Pivots getting to be a bother?
The Free certainly is MY tool for the job - the only thing about putting a longer stem on a Highline is if you want to use a dual crown fork (which I would say at least half of buyers would) - many dual crowns come with attached stems - I wouldn't want to put a long-ish xc-like stem on a dual crown...of course, I'm not freakishly large, so a med or large frame would be fine for me.....
 
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