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sprockets radek's photo
Dec 18, 2014 at 19:48
Dec 18, 2014
@shirk-007. That ones pretty impressive but Peaty' movie did better. http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/11080782/

sprockets RichardCunningham's article
Oct 28, 2014 at 20:50
Oct 28, 2014
Interview: Eric Carter's Magic Season
Hey EC and Tippie....two of my favorite people on a PB forum, that trip to Ray's took days for my face to not cramp up from laughing so much. https://www.flickr.com/photos/srsuntourwerx/sets/72157640782900283/ EC great interview, stoked people have another insight into all your bring to the MTB world....pretty rad to add WC team manager to the list of "done that"....successfully.
sprockets hardyk's video
Sep 17, 2014 at 8:14
Sep 17, 2014
It sounds pretty loud to be coming from the damper side. There have been occasions on the damper where 2 of the rebound shims get stuck together and when returning from a compression it makes a ticking noise but not this could knocking. Just to make sure it is not the damper you could remove the damper (or just take the nut off of the bottom of the damper) and cycle the fork to see if it goes away. If the noise persists then I would check the negative spring. There have been rare occasions when the negative springs get twisted out of position with the plastic spacers. Reseating them and lubing up with grease will typically fix that. Let me know if this works out.

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Jul 17, 2014 at 19:47
Jul 17, 2014
sprockets takosa56's photo
Jun 20, 2014 at 7:34
Jun 20, 2014
Oh man I have got to get some of those, fantastic cap.

sprockets ECMTB1's video
May 28, 2014 at 21:57
May 28, 2014
Heeeeeey!!! Man you always make me want to go ride anytime I watch your vids….keep it up and good edit. New rig looks like it's flowing nice on the trails.

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Mar 31, 2014 at 13:48
Mar 31, 2014
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sprockets takosa56's photo
Mar 21, 2014 at 8:56
Mar 21, 2014
Sweet set up. I've run a Duro lower on a hollow crown Epicon upper before on my old Teocali. Fantastic balance of stiffness to weight and suited the style of the bike really nice.

sprockets sprockets's photo
Mar 17, 2014 at 17:32
Mar 17, 2014
I'll ship anywhere in USA….at UPS costs.

Mar 13, 2014 at 13:50
Mar 13, 2014

Astro FSS downhill bike size medium

$1500 USD
Frame: Astro FSS 26" downhill frame, size medium 210 mm travel, 83 mm BB w/ ISCG-05 mounts, 150x12 Maxle dropout (spare derailleur hanger included). Same frame KHS runs. Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup Rear shock: Rock Shox Vivid R2C (beginning & ending rebound and low speed compression) w/titanium 300 lb spring, 9.5x3.0 / 241x76 Brakes: Shimano Saint Drivetrain: SRAM XO rear derailleur, X7 trigger shifter, Dura Ace 9 speed road cassette 11-25T, Gravity Light cranks 36T, MRP chain guide Wheels: No Tubes Flow rims, KT hubs, Continental Rain King tires Other stuff: Truvativ Holzfeller direct mount stem, Kore Torsion bar 760 mm, Kore lock on grips, Kore I-Beam post and alloy I-Beam saddle, X-Pedo flat pedals Astro is a frame manufacturer in Taiwan (known for being the frame factory for Transition, Rocky, Mondraker, GT, Bianchi, KHS, etc) This model is their downhill version of the FSS dual link design. The shock floats between the two links and the lower link is concentric with the BB. I used this bike for trips to Whistler about 2 weeks each season on 3 different years and the occasional farting around in Wisconsin where I live….all told about 3 months worth of riding on it. It's a good efficient design that soaks up chatter and big hits nicely. This bike came to me in raw aluminum and I later rattle canned it Smurf blue and the custom PBR can head badge to make the red, white, and blue theme complete.

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