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I came up with a similar resolution to FM, but added an extra loop to keep the line from sawing into the frame with time.

EDIT: It looks like we also share the same ardent obsession with a meticulously cleaned bike ;) :D



Lynx...you mean this bad boy?

 

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It rides very nicely indeed. It is not much different than the Stumpy, but this is very preliminary. I can say it does not have any noticeable bad habits at least at slower speeds.

The CCDB is going to take some time to tune. It will behave just about any way you like though.

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Yup, that's the one I'm talking about :thumbsup: Bit obsessive about keeping lines/cables OUT of the wheels :D Good to see that us un-paid "proffessional testers" feedback was maybe of some value :skep:
Lynx...you mean this bad boy?

Man Enel, you sure do have some nice terrain for the Prime, you're going to have a blast on that stuff, for me especially the slow speed, chunky stuff where the stiffness really makes a difference is where I love the Prime. Would love to be able to try a CC DB, have only heard excellent things about them, unfortunately my pocket doesn't have those $$ right now so I'll be going with a X-Fusion 02 RLX or RCX first and then maybe the Vector AIR after.

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It rides very nicely indeed. It is not much different than the Stumpy, but this is very preliminary. I can say it does not have any noticeable bad habits at least at slower speeds.

The CCDB is going to take some time to tune. It will behave just about any way you like though.

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Good news :D Prime has finally landed!

Couple of build pics.

Medium, Fit seems very good just riding around the street, I am sure will need to tweak once out on the trail tomorrow :)

Still trying to dial in the gears and need to figure out how heavy I am to set the suspension up a wee bit better.

No idea how heavy the bike is either ;)

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Vids. Cover your ears if they are sensitive;)

Climbing:

<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56798845">Ugly but Effective</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user457842">Enel</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56798775">Gap Roller</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user457842">Enel</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Tight chunk:

<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56778294">Chess</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user457842">Enel</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

I don't know what happened with the camera on that one.
 

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Yup, that's the one I'm talking about :thumbsup: Bit obsessive about keeping lines/cables OUT of the wheels :D Good to see that us un-paid "proffessional testers" feedback was maybe of some value :skep:
good thing you have long arms otherwise patting yourself on the back might be more of a challenge for you. thank god for banshee you were a tester. tell us some more about your 2x7 drivetrain, seems the way all the major manufacturers are going;) 1x10 and 1x11 are so passe
 

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good thing you have long arms otherwise patting yourself on the back might be more of a challenge for you. thank god for banshee you were a tester. tell us some more about your 2x7 drivetrain, seems the way all the major manufacturers are going;) 1x10 and 1x11 are so passe
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to qbert2000 again. :crazy:

And to jncarpenter, that's a very dialed looking Prime! Love it!
 

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the bikes do look great btw. the graphics look good on the raw, a little to bold on the coloured frames.

so jnc, how much bettre than the sultan?
 

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I don't see where he said he was a 'professional' tester. He is part of the group who got a 'proto' frame at a pretty good deal and we did have our own discussion page where the 'testers' did discuss pros and cons of various set-ups. BTW there currently isn't an external headset for the 56mm tapered headsets.
you can use a cc angleset in the neutral setting or with the offset gimbals too

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they make a zs44/ec56 model
 

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What do you think of your CTD, jn? I wasn't too crazy about mine in the chunk that I ride, tomorrow is test and tune day for my new DBair.
 

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So, pay $150+ for the angleset to give a 120mm fork a try, which is not what the frame is designed around or take that $150+, sell the 120mm fork and then maybe add a few more $ to get it right :???: Sounds like a great plan to me :rolleyes:
you can use a cc angleset in the neutral setting or with the offset gimbals too

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So, pay $150+ for the angleset to give a 120mm fork a try, which is not what the frame is designed around or take that $150+, sell the 120mm fork and then maybe add a few more $ to get it right :???: Sounds like a great plan to me :rolleyes:
give it up dude. the link is there for anyone to try if that's the way "they" want to go. if you don't, then don't.

i think it's retarded to run 2x7 gearing when 1x10 and now 1x11 is dialed, but you are free to continue to do so just like anyone is free to try a 120mm fork if they so desire.

stop trying so hard to be relevant. it's the internet. no one cares that you recommended a cable boss other than you. who else that tested is here patting themselves on the back about it??
 

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so jnc, how much bettre than the sultan?
Well, "better" is obviously relative...in this case, the Prime works much better for me. The Sultan was more of a xc/trail bike...despite all my efforts to make it work for me, I just couldn't get there with it. Mostly we are talking geometry; the Sultan had me feeling like I had too much weight on the front end of the bike. I tried a taller fork, ran the rear shock a tad softer, riser bars....still front heavy. The Prime (in slack setting) feels much more natural to me descending. I like to have my weight on my feet, and move around the bike while standing...the Prime is a superb descender. The faster you push it, the more controlled and solid it feels.

Also, I initially thought overall stiffness was a wash between the two, but the more time I spend on the Prime it has proven itself to be the more stout feeling chassis (especially with the 150mm rear wheel). Cornering is where you can really feel this...the shorter rear doesn't hurt either.

All in all, the Banshee has me grabbing a FS for my rides more than ever before. It honestly feels like a fully suspended version of the ByStickel :thumbsup:

Optimus, I am also struggling with the CTD shock. Initially it felt to harsh when setup with proper sag. I removed the white spacer from the air can, and that helped alot with the overall plushness...but now I can easily bottom it if I try. I need to spend a bit of time grinding the spacer down some and try putting it back in the air can before I bail on the Fox. I think an Avalanche Chubby would be a nice match :D
 

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First ride out today, The fit is great! Medium seems to be just how I like it so panic over :D

Only a short loop 18km or so but all single track trail centre fun fun fun :D

The bike handles fantasticly well :) I had to apply the brakes many times for fear of breaking my self :p

I Look forward to taking it for a spin around my local bog filled mud pits tomorrow :D

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