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wel...it's been about 3 months since i got my rogue, and all i can say is it's probably the best bike i had.
apart from the "off road" riding, i'm doing a 25k ride to work and back every day, and it's not that bad :p .once i started using a higher pressure in the tires and dialed the pro pedal up, it became realy nice.

i wouldn't say it's a perfect ride. i'd love if the bike was about 1.5-2 inches shorter, and just for my personal good feeling look a bit beefier (still hard to believe that such thing tubes can handle all that strain), but other then that - it's perfect for me.
what i realy like about them, is that they are super-stable evne at very low speeds.
the last time i went down the rock in the first 2 pics i was on a vp-free and i crashed. you have to come rather slow because just as you go down there's a 90 degree turn to thr right.(the other option is a nasty fall ). the Free had problems going that slow, but with th Rogue i can slow almost to a complete stop and it's still very easy to keep them balaced.

some ride pics from last week (sorry for the bad quality)

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Same reflexion, top tube is amazingly too long (only Orange has bikes witrh 600mm toptube, Rogue is 620mm!)

Believe tubes are thick cause they look so thinny for an FR/DH bike, at the end frame is 4.2 Kg a standard weight for such machine, wait and see...
 

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As well, BB height is too low with a 36 Van and 7', around 335 mm wich is more a marathon bike height standard.
Might go for a RS totem unless Fox come with a 180 mm Van in 2008 :thumbsup:
 

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i was riding it for a few weeks with a 36 talas and then replaced it with a 66sl .
although it says you can pust a 150mm fork on it, it handles much better with aa 170+.
the angles are much better and i can climb with it as well as i did with a 150 fork.

but with all that, the bike is realy great. where i was riding this weekend there was a group of guys riding heklers and prophets. was as fast as most of them going up hill, and much faster going down.
i believe that with a shorter top tube and a bit shorter chain stay the bike will be even better.

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Totally agreed, my Van is 160mm, I strongly believe that Fox will come with a single crown in 170 or more to beat the 66 and the future RS Totem.
What I also like is the great anodizing, the one that you hit and wash and look like brand new out of the shop.
Indeed toptube is long but somehow falls are nearly impossible with this bike :yesnod:
 

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Yea great shots, glad to hear you are enjoying it off the trails as well.


Tar...is that avatar a shot of Little Ze?

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Yes.Not a fan per see of his,just kinda liked it when I saw it a while back.I am a fan of Hip Hop and underground rap.I listen to allot of Blues n Soul as well as R'n B,but underground Hip Hop and Rap are the staples of my listening days.Why do you ask ? The movie was great and I have seen it a few times in local art house theatres here in Ottawa.When I found out he was a fan of Hip Hop,I started using it as a avatar.
 

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Tarbaby4Ever said:
Yes.Not a fan per see of his,just kinda liked it when I saw it a while back.I am a fan of Hip Hop and underground rap.I listen to allot of Blues n Soul as well as R'n B,but underground Hip Hop and Rap are the staples of my listening days.Why do you ask ? The movie was great and I have seen it a few times in local art house theatres here in Ottawa.When I found out he was a fan of Hip Hop,I started using it as a avatar.
I thought the movie was a great flick and thought I recognized the avatar from there, so kind of like a just wondering sort of thing.

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