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Its my first DH bike, Im just curious what other people's impressions, set up tips, advice, etc

I bought the spec B so my first task is to get the Boxxer Race and Vivid 4.1 setup. They feel really stiff right now so hopefully they will loosen up.
oh yeah, and truing the front wheel that came way out of true :rolleyes:

 

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I have not weighed this one, but other people have weighed the spec B to be around 42 pounds (the spec A is around 38)

the most impressive part is the carbon fiber. this is not your dad's road bike's flimsy carbon fiber. tap on it and it gives a dull thunk, feels completely solid. you instantly go from thinking "crap i hope this carbon holds up if it hits rocks" to "i cant believe i used to ride flimsy aluminum"

I just ordered a 12-36 MTB cassette so I can ride it around on flat trails too, and Id like to get a bigger rotor than 160 (wtf?) in the rear.
(hell, I was smoking the rear brake on my XC bike this past weekend in the mountains)
 

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I'm waiting on one. Hope to see it early next week. Also got spec B, but will be swapping wheels, bars, stem, and putting on a Ti spring. Also going to swap the boxxer race with a WC. Can't wait!
I think a 7" rotor is a good call for the back.
I'm also trying to decide if I should pull the Code 5's off my other bike and swap for the Elixir R's?
I think the bike should be around 39-40lb when done. Not sure what tubes are in there.
Please post up a ride report?
 
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