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who is planning on getting a new bike this season? what are you going to get and what are you replacing? me? I have my eyes on the new transition preston freeride to replace my beat kona coiler(04).
 

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I'm thinking of a BMX to replace my 24, either an SX Trail, Sunday, V10, other for DH, a road bike, and a 4x bike. But I have a feeling I'll go for a cheap-ish BMX, an SX Trail, and nada mas.
 

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mrpercussive said:
Just replaced my Raleigh Ram with an Ibex Zone
I am seriously considering the Zone. Just needs a new fork. Then I saw the Kumicho....nice. Just needs a compression cartridge in the fork. So.....which one should I go for???
 

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Khemical said:
I am seriously considering the Zone. Just needs a new fork. Then I saw the Kumicho....nice. Just needs a compression cartridge in the fork. So.....which one should I go for???
go zone dude... it pedals amazing and better then my old 4" bike. I rode 30 miles with the seat all the way down today... :) The rear shock takes some breaking into though and i'm currently in the proccess of that now. But it does rail in the corners... I dont think you need a new fork though, they come with Sherman Sliders... mine is just a Dropoff... lol. You might need new tyres... i dont really like the Kinetics... very shaky in loose stuff especially when turning. And no grip at all on pavement... I was wheeling and all of a sudden i fall sideways... hahaha...

But it's a really nice bike... and hell, the tourque cause of pedal output is insane...
 

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go zone dude... it pedals amazing and better then my old 4" bike. I rode 30 miles with the seat all the way down today... :) The rear shock takes some breaking into though and i'm currently in the proccess of that now. But it does rail in the corners... I dont think you need a new fork though, they come with Sherman Sliders... mine is just a Dropoff... lol. You might need new tyres... i dont really like the Kinetics... very shaky in loose stuff especially when turning. And no grip at all on pavement... I was wheeling and all of a sudden i fall sideways... hahaha...

But it's a really nice bike... and hell, the tourque cause of pedal output is insane...
The thing is with the Zone I could live with the metal...maybe,,,, but I'd for sure upgrade the fork before I rode it. With teh Yakuza, it's basically ready to ride although I'd definately want a compression cartridge in teh boxxer. One year at whizzler with a boxxer race and I thought my wrists would never stop hurting!

And fyi: I'm not coming off a 4"XC bike. I've got a 10" Gravity as my main bike, this would be as a back up ride. That's kinda why I wanna go single pivot, for simplicity as a back up bike.

Cheers

Oh, here's a pic 'o my g-unit :thumbsup:
 

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Khemical said:
The thing is with the Zone I could live with the metal...maybe,,,, but I'd for sure upgrade the fork before I rode it. With teh Yakuza, it's basically ready to ride although I'd definately want a compression cartridge in teh boxxer. One year at whizzler with a boxxer race and I thought my wrists would never stop hurting!

And fyi: I'm not coming off a 4"XC bike. I've got a 10" Gravity as my main bike, this would be as a back up ride.

cheers
Ooooooo... What fork you thinking of? Also, i've been looking at the Yakuzas too... and they do look like pretty sweet bikes... :)

as for the comparison to the 4"... i'm just comparing the pedalling... It's really effiecient...
 
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