cycljunkie said:What are your thoughts on the Syntace bars? I'm running some on my Leviathan and am quite pleased with them...
the_eleven said:Looking at the photos, these bikes seem similar.
Anyone ridden both bikes?
I am looking for a fast, stable, all-around FS ride for terrain from Marin to Tahoe....
Currently ride a GF 293.
FoShizzle said:dude, your bike is hawt....minus the "break at any time" gravity retarder
bigdrunk said:Unfortunately, just about every bike but the Sultan was in the test.
seriously dude....the bike looks psick! after seeing it i realize that i may want one now for sure. and the gheyness of the Lefty is to die for!bigdrunk said:I picked up the GR just for you! The bike definately looks much cleaner with the Moots post on it.
FoShizzle said:seriously dude....the bike looks psick! after seeing it i realize that i may want one now for sure. and the gheyness of the Lefty is to die for!
...I'm with you there. I am seriously (pleasantly) surprised that I actually prefer the Sultan to my RFX in 5" mode. It continues to amaze me just how versatile it is...climbs like a xc bike & descends like a DH! :thumbsup:bigdrunk said:I was thinking the RFX was ready to be sent to the glue factory. I've said it in other posts, the El Rey/Lefty combo owns my old 5-Spot/AM1 combo. My biggest complaint is the flurry of questions that I get about the fork and the freakin seatpost.
Educate me as to why bushings make a difference. Less maintenance? More rigid frame?bigdrunk said:-The El Rey doesn't have bushings. I love those darn Turner bushings, but I live in San Diego which never really push them to their capabilities.
the_eleven said:Educate me as to why bushings make a difference. Less maintenance? More rigid frame?
perhaps.....but Ventana bearing setups certainly have my trust 100%bigdrunk said:Can't speak to rigidity, but Turner bushings will outlast sealed bearings in crappy conditions. No contest. Plus the zirc fittings are a nice touch. I hear about bearings freezing up, rolling rough, etc, but barely ever hear about Turner bushings going bad.
Or it could be one of those things that doesn't make itself known until you actually ride the bike. Either way your screwed. :lol:FoShizzle said:i think the Ventana overall will be stiffer though (especially given the shorter rockers but no data on file) i would never be able to tell i dont think given my girlish figure
LOL! I have two sets of Monkeylites in the same condition... Agreed, love the bars!bigdrunk said:I am always moving parts around on my bikes and have indented two sets of Monkeylites from over torqueing my shifters and brakes. Not an issue with aluminum.