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Well, I am in LOVE.....The FR gets better each ride, or lets say I am getting to know her more.... It climbs well, handles great, is great in the air.... Just brilliant....

Rode with Momentus on his Moment and another riding buddy, Boydie on his Spe Enduro (which actualy cracked in the frame on the chainstay on this ride) A real bummer, we are all competing in the 6 hour Brake Burner Race on 2 Feb http://brakeburner.co.nz/ And Mr Mark Weir is racing in this race, great for New Zealand MTB...

Few pics of our ride, some good, some not so good...........

Pic 1 = the boys
Pic 2 - 3 = Momentus
Pic 4 = Boydie
Pic 5 = Whafe
 

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Few more pics.......

Pic 1 = Whafe
Pic 2 = Momentus (well half of him, great shot Boydie)
Pic 3 Whafe
Pic 4 / Momentus on the double teeta totta thingy majingy
Pic 5 / Boydie on the new down hill log skinny
 

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It looks as though you are loving that ride there Whafe. I have been building mine up this morning. I think it's going to turn out at about 36lb, (thats with a saint chainset, bashring, chain guide and the steel spring). I think I will have a chat with Err to source me a Ti spring once I have the shock set up.

Only bummer is now waiting another day for my Pro II 12mm conversion kit and my thompson seatpost from the good old USof A.

Whafe, pictures are in hand. Hopefully this afternoon. Stoked that you are enjoying the FR, I can't wait. Just one for all those who may purchase the FR in XL. The gusset on the head tube is different from what is on the website. It's not ugly in anyway, just different. More will be seen when pictures are added. Watch my thread.......

A member of the club at last!!
 

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Hi Lorni, camera is the point and shoot Canon SD700 IS.... Tomorrow morning I am going to take the Digi SLR I think. Be my last ride here for a few weeks as I head back to Europe tomorrow also. So will get a 6AM ride in.....
 

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Oh yes, lovin it Err, we built a beast here, believe me on that one, she handles like a dream and is great in the air....
 

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kickin arse Whafe, good stuff.
Hopefully I can plan a NZ 'business' trip sometime this year and bring my Nic to come out and play with yours.
I did a relatively long ride couple of days ago near the Blue Mountains which covered the whole spectrum of all-mtn biking
– steep ups and downs, loose, rocky techincal, supersonic downhill sweeps and root-laiden singtrack. The Nic excelled at every point.
Despite it still being undersprung for my weight (I'm almost 15kgs over my 'fit' weight), the thing climbed extremely well.

The only hiccup was during a singletrack run, I plowed into a sand bank thinking it was a berm, throwing me over the handlebars while my hands were still grasping the grips.
First point of contact with the sandstone stump was my Giro Atmos which took the full brunt of the impact. 3mm indent on the right side, plus a scab that spans from my anke to knee.
It was no fault of the Nic, just my stupidity. :D
 

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I know where you are coming from there lordmike. I plan to use my Nic to it's fullest, but to be honest, I think I will bottle it before the bike gives up. I want to learn to do the jumping thing that I don't seem to be able to do well. At least I know have the bike to do it on.
 

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Lordi, be great if you could sort something out over this side of the ditch, more than welcome to come and play. Will sort something for sure...

The Helius FR in the air is dreamy.... Love it......

I had an over the bars last ride to, on a double tee totla thingy... Just elbow crazes etc...

Gotta be falling off to move forward...
 

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Uncle C, just let it take its course, you know you want to have a Nicolai before you head off elsewhere...... Succumb my friend.....LOL
 

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sweet pics, Whafe!
yep, go the little point n shoot..............:thumbsup:
 

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All looking very good.

Well I must say I wish that the Sun would come out here so I could enjoy my Helius FR with getting soaked through.

All your photos make me wish I could pack the bike up and fly over there and play for a week.

O well of to Wales at the weekend to see how she likes the bigger Hills/Mountains.


Whafe keep those great photos coming as it make me feel less unhappy seeing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Scott
 
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