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Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 6:54 Quote
I believe its the NS DH bike
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Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 7:04 Quote
Still haven't understood why all new DH frames don't have inbuilt fork bumpers, such a clean and easy add to it. Love that NS prototype nonetheless.

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 7:18 Quote
Some of them don't work that well. I have some on my Lapierre and they are so stiff that they would still dent the stanchion.

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 7:24 Quote
And the stance difference between a 40, boxxer, dorado, idyll, etc. Would mean they have to be huge to cover all bases. The neatest ive seen was one block of rubber mounted under the downtube, sticking out each side a little. Cant remember what company/bike though

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 7:28 Quote
inked-up-metalhead wrote:
And the stance difference between a 40, boxxer, dorado, idyll, etc. Would mean they have to be huge to cover all bases. The neatest ive seen was one block of rubber mounted under the downtube, sticking out each side a little. Cant remember what company/bike though

Mountain cycles on the shockwave

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Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 7:29 Quote
ktmmxrider wrote:
Some of them don't work that well. I have some on my Lapierre and they are so stiff that they would still dent the stanchion.

I was always wondering how well those worked. Something like on the Session seams like it'd be the trick, kinda long to accommodate the different offsets between the fork mfg's.

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 7:30 Quote
J-Carmichael wrote:
inked-up-metalhead wrote:
And the stance difference between a 40, boxxer, dorado, idyll, etc. Would mean they have to be huge to cover all bases. The neatest ive seen was one block of rubber mounted under the downtube, sticking out each side a little. Cant remember what company/bike though

Mountain cycles on the shockwave

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HA! I laugh when I see those frames now cause I wanted one SOOOOOO bad way back when.

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 7:30 Quote
J-Carmichael wrote:
inked-up-metalhead wrote:
And the stance difference between a 40, boxxer, dorado, idyll, etc. Would mean they have to be huge to cover all bases. The neatest ive seen was one block of rubber mounted under the downtube, sticking out each side a little. Cant remember what company/bike though

Mountain cycles on the shockwave

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See, I thought that, but Google failed me haha. But yeah, I think theyre pretty damn neat

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 7:35 Quote
nd2rc wrote:
HA! I laugh when I see those frames now cause I wanted one SOOOOOO bad way back when.

Haha, me too. They don't look too bad today.

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 7:41 Quote
Santa Cruz have done it pretty well with the V10
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Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 10:49 Quote
downhillnews wrote:
badbadleroybrown wrote:
Circes wrote:
So by "friend" do you mean "big brother" or "mentor?" You write as if you have suffered a traumatic brain hemorrhage.
Give him a break... It's hard to put together a bunch of bullshit and make it sound reasonable. He's doing as well as most fairy tales in any case.

Here is an article my friend wrote and you are still whining about a claimed number that was out when you were like 13 years old. That $100K figure has been quoted on the cost of production for the bikes. Is that all you are whining about? Go ride you AM bike and relax tiger.....

http://www.downhillnews.com/editorial/2011/10/5/suspension-adjustments-broken-down-by-showa-engineer-that-ra.html

If you honestly think the bikes would still be worth the same once put into production, I'm not even sure what to say. You can build a dialed as f*ck dirtbike with all the aftermarket bells and whistles for under half that. The retail price has always hovered around 9-13k. The lowest quote I saw has been 7k for frame, fork, shock, and gearbox. NOBODY has ever quoted 100k, and you're getting the R&D figure mixed up something awful.

Also, thanks for the irrelevant link that proves absolutely nothing. Your story is so very trustworthy.

Anyway, you're going to stop now. I went to bed last night without thinking, and got this is the morning? Awesome.

Also shoutout to Add1cted to coming out and letting me know he's got no clue and can be mouthy. Thanks mate. I'll make sure to disregard ya posts in the future.

And thanks guys, thought it was obvious the bikes weren't actually worth that. Rolleyes

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 10:58 Quote
c4mtb wrote:
his grammar may be bad but he was right and well, he just made a fool out of us... Razz

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LMFAO... Speak for yourself. Did you just not read the article and instead assumed it somehow proved him right... that article supports exactly ZERO assertions that dude has made.

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 11:03 Quote
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No no! The article said that an American SHOWA engineer who ALSO raced Pro MX was going to give the lowdown. They just didn't mention his name, offer his credentials, or anything else..but if you don't know anything about suspension - it's a halfway decent article. Except for the lack of illustrations.

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 11:13 Quote
There was nothing in that article that I haven't heard 17 year old shop groms talk about while trying to learn how to tune their suspension. It was a good article in that it was comprehensive, but the information within isn't any sort of engineer secret, and had absolutely nothing to do with me saying the R&D figures were jacked up as the bikes were bespoke.

That Tranny looks HOT. DAMN. Anyone else think previous gen Saint looks miles better? Goes so well with ti springs.

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 at 11:15 Quote
Yeah, I want the silk decals for my Saint cranks. Hate the new graphics. Must figure out accent color.


 
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