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Dream rides ...
« on: August 16, 2012, 07:57:20 PM »
Just a few of my dream looking bikes ....


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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 09:15:32 AM »
Daft bloody location for a shock on both of those though imo  :o
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 09:36:43 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 10:41:03 AM »
Daft bloody location for a shock on both of those though imo  :o

It's actually a great location if you like to "upgrade" yr shock on a regular basis
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 11:49:23 PM »
Daft bloody location for a shock on both of those though imo  :o

It's actually a great location if you like to "upgrade" yr shock on a regular basis

Or possibly if you live in Arizona

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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 09:37:22 PM »
A couple of plastic ties and a bit of inner tube will sort the shock protection out !

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 09:23:35 AM »
I've ridden a few Scott Genii (?) over the years. When I worked in Wheelies I had some as demo bikes. I set the shock up myself, it didn't feel right. Got the workshop boys to set the shock up, it didn't feel right. Set the shock up while talking to the guy from Scott, it didn't feel right.

Difficult to explain, but the bike didn't feel particularly interesting to ride, despite being quick downhill (but rather flexy). This was the same whichever version I tried - carbon top end, alu mid range.

Although, despite liking some of their designs I've never ridden a Scott I've got on with......
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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 11:10:28 AM »
A couple of plastic ties and a bit of inner tube will sort the shock protection out !


One of my beefs. IMHO you shouldn't have to do this!  >:(

Scott never seem to get good press for their full sussers.  ??? I've got an a Scott XC HT and I get on OK with that, but to be honest I've ridden so few bikes I don't have a great repertoire to compare with.
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2012, 06:28:33 PM »
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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 11:58:08 AM »
Agree with the Pilau on the location of the rear shock on the Cube & Scott, not a great idea for the UK.

Have been toying with the idea of getting a full bouncer myself, this would be my dream choice, Ibis Mojo 8)

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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 12:58:41 PM »
Ibis Mojo - one of the bikes that gets great reviews and owners love but only after spending a fortune changing shocks regularly until they find the sweet spot......
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 01:58:56 PM »
Ibis Mojo - one of the bikes that gets great reviews and owners love but only after spending a fortune changing shocks regularly until they find the sweet spot......

Why is that? I thought an RP23 was pretty much industry standard? I don't know a great deal about full suspension
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 02:07:55 PM »
Not sure. I was talking (to Tristan et al, I think) about it the other week. Turners suffer from the same. When discussed on forums the threads tend to be ' yeah, fantastic bike. I had the RP23, didn't get on with it. PUSHed it. Didn't like. Swapped for RockShox XYZ. Too much mid range. Swapped for CCDB. Fantastic!'

They always make me think that any bike would be great if you swap shocks until you find the 'right' one, and why aren't they fantastic with the original shock anyway? I did ask that on one forum thread and everyone ignored me...
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 02:24:40 PM »
Ah ok, more down to personal preference then from seasoned full suspension riders, wouldn't affect me as I've only ridden a full sus once, ever, so I wouldn't know the difference :lol:
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Re: Dream rides ...
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 05:39:21 PM »
For Tristan and Brendan (colour tarts....  :D )



I think I can see some orangey/yellow ones around the corner?
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