Thanks for the reply. My LSB thinks they can order a couple for me. If
that doesnt work, I'll try RM. Yes, wow what a major design change between
the 03 and 06! I love the ovalized top tube and the stouter construction.
The 5" rear shock should be a better match for my 120 mm Marathon bomber
front shock. The previous bike was a little disappointing on steep hill
climbs. The front end was hard to keep down on the ground. I'm hoping the
new geometry solves this problem. Other than that, I loved cross-country
riding that machine. Glad RM has a good warranty and it appears the '03
design had a serious flaw. I bet the guy doing the finite analysis modeling
at the time is now piloting a broom on the factory floor. A costly error.
Enjoy your new bike! Norm