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beautiful sunny day here in georgia....perfect for a ride.

set 'er up for cross country.....finished tightening the bolts and adjusting the derailleurs



last time it'll ever be clean



excuse my enthusiasm.....i'm just psyched about it.



got a nice ride in. seems like everything is dialed in pretty well...except the fork is a bit stiff yet. i suppose another ride or two will correct that. also need to let a bit more air out.

i go 250 ish and the fork set for 220 lbs. seems a bit much. but this is my first decent suspension fork so it may take me a while to get it set like i want.

very nice frame.....even though it's big and burly, it's so much more compliant than my old aluminum frame.
 

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the old frame (most of the parts you see on the instigator came off of it) is a diamond back topanga aluminum.

it may have been a combo between the aluminum and the geometry or something but that frame used to kill my back. 2 good rides on the instigator and it is much more comfy to me.

now, my old, old frame is a steel diamondback that i'm repainting at the moment and will reconfigure it to a 'round town type bike was downright flexy on the trails. i don't get that out of the instigator. of course, the instigator is *much* heavier frame.....
 
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