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is it better than the Sherman you had? im thinking of replacing my breakout plus with a travis 180 and getting a dhx... worth the bills?
 

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good looking bike, the only thing i dont like with that bike is the seat tower. it just doesnt flow with the bike to me. theres others frames that i have the same opinion with but u gotta deal with it i guess.its probly just the way i look at things. what size frame is that the bike looks tiny?

good for u though man get some action pictures
 

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austinb89 said:
good looking bike, the only thing i dont like with that bike is the seat tower. it just doesnt flow with the bike to me. theres others frames that i have the same opinion with but u gotta deal with it i guess.its probly just the way i look at things. what size frame is that the bike looks tiny?

good for u though man get some action pictures
the bike is a large. 23.75 inch top tube. 19 inch effective seat tube. the rear shock is huge for a 7 inch frame (8.75 i2i, makes things look out of scale), and the wheel base is shorter then a DH rig. its a free ride bike. to me its everything a HD trail bike should be. 41 pounds and rock solid.

as far as the looks, it looks beefy in person. and reminds me of a karp disco V.

is it better than the Sherman you had? im thinking of replacing my breakout plus with a travis 180 and getting a dhx... worth the bills?
it is 100X better then my firefly. but my firefly was busted and manitou was not able to fix it. it was a lemon. but I've, felt breakouts and sliders that felt worlds better then my firefly.
i would still give this fork a much higher rating then any sherman I've tried.

but this is a TPC+ fork. I have no idea what an intrinsic(the180 will be a intrinsic) would feel like. but I've heard that you can swap cartridges out easy. the TPC+ sure is nice.

in this month's MBA, one of the "what the pros ride" article, it was a haro with triple clamp travis, the article said he was using TPC+ instead of intrinsic.

sweet bike, i like it. how does the fork feel...
its the best fork I have ever riden.YMMV, there is zero flex, it is solid. the first 2 inches of the travel is super soft, but not dead. then it gets firmer further in the travel. the fork bob when climbing feels natural and controled. it doesn't blow thru its travel when I stand and pedal. it felt compossed and confident.
 
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