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Video: Think You Can Wheelie?
Some action from back in '05 ! http://vimeo.com/56540251
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Sep 14, 2014 at 11:39Sep 14, 2014
Results: British Downhill Series From Wales
"basdad" sounds close enough to badass, so I agree aswell !
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Posted in "CANE CREEK DBinline ..Whos got one ?"
Sep 10, 2014 at 11:07Sep 10, 2014
Sep 10, 2014 at 11:00Sep 10, 2014
Well I believe the Small size of the 322 would suit you fine :) In case it's too big or small, you can always play with the stem length, like taking a 10-15mm if it's too large, and then move to a 30-40mm when you're done growing up Haven't ridden the 223/224, but the main problem they had was the suspension was degressive. It was kinda easy to blow thru the travel of these bikes. On the 322, the suspension is linear (roughly progressive, but mainly linear :) ), so it makes a bike that stays higher in it's travel and can take more big hits, without sacrificing small bumps compliance. Oh and I would definitely recommend some BOS stuff, but they're super expensive (and may be just waaaaaayy too stiff for someone of your size and probably weight ^^). You may want to stick with Boxxers as they have more flex.
Sep 10, 2014 at 9:40Sep 10, 2014
Kind of struggled at the begining to get the right spring (had a BOS Stoy, not the RC4 on the picture) and cockpit height/length (so I kind of hated the bike the first time I went on it :D), but once you have all that sorted, it is superb. It does feel a bit harsh when you brake in the rough stuff, but that's what you can expect from singlepivot frames. Other than that, it took everything I could throw at it in Wales or in the Alps like a boss. Rear end is flexy like I love it (a friend who tried it found the rear end pretty stiff, but he's like 40kg lighter than I am .... :D), and the front end is pretty stiff. No maintenant required, and it made me laugh when I saw a few friends who had to redo all the bolts on their frame everyday because they got loose after a few runs. One thing though, if you're taller than 1.88m, I wouldn't recommend it. I'm around 1.85, and I found the bike to be on the small side. I had a Commencal Supreme 6 in L/XL before, with a 50mm stem and it was perfect for my size. Switched to a 60mm stem, soon going to put an offset headset (from Works Components, increases toptube length by 7mm) and I should be much much better. Already running a 60mm stem, and it was a lot better than the 28mm I put at first :)
Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00Sep 10, 2014