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Haven't we seen this bike before? Guy claims that it weighs 4 lbs less than a Giant DH. Thing lacks the touches of a true craftsman. I think the original poster said that this bike got 11 inches of rear travel. If this is the same bike, that is one F-ed up leverage ratio.
 

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El Chingon said:
Haven't we seen this bike before? Guy claims that it weighs 4 lbs less than a Giant DH. Thing lacks the touches of a true craftsman. I think the original poster said that this bike got 11 inches of rear travel. If this is the same bike, that is one F-ed up leverage ratio.
I think I've seen it before too.

Looks pretty fricken sweet though!
 

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Looks like it might be a little flexy in the swingarm pivot point area. idk though.... that's pretty tight though.
We can't even see the pivot in that picture, how can you say its flexy????? The problem i see with the pivot is that its looks way too low. It will squat a lot when pedaling.
 

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Holy slack seat angle! And I thought the SA on my Mountain Cycle 9.5 was laid-back... I'm thinking a Thomson post is about the only thing with enough adjustment to prevent having the nose of the saddle shoved up your arse...permanently.
 

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El Chingon said:
Haven't we seen this bike before? Guy claims that it weighs 4 lbs less than a Giant DH. Thing lacks the touches of a true craftsman. I think the original poster said that this bike got 11 inches of rear travel. If this is the same bike, that is one F-ed up leverage ratio.
Yeah, same guy/company(?)(Ram Cycles?) building them, somewhat different design though. Pic below is the original pic he'd posted last time. My original opinion still stands. I beleive the original thread from the DH forum has been removed.



 

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
Ram Cycles, Sacramento CA.

There is a lot to this bike that you do not see.
Some basics:
HT angle: 67
BB height: 14.9"
Travel: 9"
Material: Cro-mo
Hub width: 165mm
BB width: 100mm
CStay: 17"
Maker: Ram Cycles, Sacramento CA.

Note: This bike is not intended to take 100' drops on the saddle.
 

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Cromo, I bet it's stronger then it looks...... Looks cool, any info on it's ride traits?, action pics and just more general info.... Thanks.
what's it weigh?
 

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Frame Weight

Felpur said:
Cromo, I bet it's stronger then it looks...... Looks cool, any info on it's ride traits?, action pics and just more general info.... Thanks.
what's it weigh?
FRAME WEIGHT: 11.25 LBS W/OUT SHOCK
TOTAL WEIGHT: 46.1 LBS AS SHOWN

Pics: Not acquired yet. Again, check it out at Sea Otter.

Ride traits:
-Responds like a 3 point design when standing over or behind the BB, and sitting. But once you commit to a climb, and shift your weight forward, the rear end stiffens and becomes a " 1" " travel climbing capable machine, for lack of a better term. Basically, shift your weight forward and you can climb.
-The suspension design has applications all across the board. As far as the machine you see or as mild as an XC bike.

NOTE: This frame is capable of SS (Single Speed)
 
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