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Old 13.02.2011, 22:18
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Re: Dilemma - can you really use a full DH MTB in CH?

Probably close to the cost of a similarly specced Gambler.
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Old 13.02.2011, 22:47
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Probably close to the cost of a similarly specced Gambler.

Thats actually not bad. I dont even know why I am looking at new bikes. In June my wife goes back to work and we will both have reduced salaries as we don't want to send our son to day care. It would be selfish of me to spend the money now. Better to wait and see how we get along working part time. But then I wont have the extra cash anymore. Looks like I'm keeping the trance longer than I thought. Just need to replace everything but the frame
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Re: Dilemma - can you really use a full DH MTB in CH?

u dont need to replace everything, just put rock shox totem, in front, shimano xt brakes (great value for the money) good wheels, good set of tires, and u ready
it not supposed to cost alot, and u dont need to braek the piggy bank
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Old 14.02.2011, 23:37
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Where in gods green earth did you get quoted 11000CHF for an Intense built up? They saw you coming! I paid substantially less than that for mine. I got my Uzzi not too long after you got your Tracer and my 5.5 in 2008.

When I bought the Uzzi I checked on CRC to build it and it was cheaper here in CH with the added benefit of being able to bring it in if something went wrong.
Can't think of the name of the place now, but that newish bikeshop on the militärstrasse in 8005. I decided against that one, for some reason...... (they were clearly trying it on).

Sent the exact same component list to CRC, and they gave me 10% off and i ended up paying around 6k for a full XTR. Went over there for the build, brought it back in a hard case, and had a few pints of the black-stuff whilst there - lovely

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u dont need to replace everything, just put rock shox totem, in front, shimano xt brakes (great value for the money) good wheels, good set of tires, and u ready
it not supposed to cost alot, and u dont need to braek the piggy bank

Just need new forks and drivetrain. It shifts like a `57 Ford with no clutch.
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Re: Dilemma - can you really use a full DH MTB in CH?

if u want cheap fork and relativ good, there is the sr santur 180 mm (yes yes i know sr santur who tuch it but he get good reviews).
soon i will get my bike, and if u want u can try it.
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Old 16.02.2011, 09:12
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if u want cheap fork and relativ good, there is the sr santur 180 mm (yes yes i know sr santur who tuch it but he get good reviews).
soon i will get my bike, and if u want u can try it.

I think 180 will be too much for my trance. Considering its classified as a XC bike, even though I'll take it down any thing thats in front of me. (which is probably why it has the problems it has) Thanks anyway, but if you have a 120mm fork I would be interested.
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Old 16.02.2011, 09:17
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Re: Dilemma - can you really use a full DH MTB in CH?

Philh, Why not add a few more DH parts and make your tracer a DH capable trail bike? It looks capable. Or if your into going to bike parks and up lifts then yes, get a full on DH rig. But keep your tracer for everything else.
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I think 180 will be too much for my trance. Considering its classified as a XC bike, even though I'll take it down any thing thats in front of me. (which is probably why it has the problems it has) Thanks anyway, but if you have a 120mm fork I would be interested.
Fancy a Fox Talas 32 (2008) for your Trance? Can sell with a DT Swiss front wheel, 240S hub, 4.2 Rims and DT Swiss Spokes. The hub uses the 9mm RWS system which is considerably stiffer than a normal quick release. (Still not as stiff as a 20mm through axle though)

The Talas is 2008 but it had the Talas system in the left leg upgraded to the Talas 3 (2009) cartridge.

I'll sell the lot for 500CHF

Just in case anyone here is interested, I've also got a 2010 Specialized P2 Dirt Jump bike for sale. It's never been used more than around the car park. New price in CH was north of 1400CHF (I can't remember exactly), as you can see on the link even in the States it was $1350. I'll let it go for 750CHF ONO.
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Old 17.02.2011, 17:28
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Fancy a Fox Talas 32 (2008) for your Trance? Can sell with a DT Swiss front wheel, 240S hub, 4.2 Rims and DT Swiss Spokes. The hub uses the 9mm RWS system which is considerably stiffer than a normal quick release. (Still not as stiff as a 20mm through axle though)

The Talas is 2008 but it had the Talas system in the left leg upgraded to the Talas 3 (2009) cartridge.

I'll sell the lot for 500CHF

Just in case anyone here is interested, I've also got a 2010 Specialized P2 Dirt Jump bike for sale. It's never been used more than around the car park. New price in CH was north of 1400CHF (I can't remember exactly), as you can see on the link even in the States it was $1350. I'll let it go for 750CHF ONO.

Yeah I would be interested. I have to wait until I am back from the U.S to see how much money I have left when I return. (June) if you still have it then. Is it air or coil?
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Old 17.02.2011, 17:52
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Yeah I would be interested. I have to wait until I am back from the U.S to see how much money I have left when I return. (June) if you still have it then. Is it air or coil?
Talas are all air. This is the 100-120-140 travel adjust version.
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Talas are all air. This is the 100-120-140 travel adjust version.

Never had an air fork except on my dirt bike. How does it handle the small bumps/ trail chatter?
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Re: Dilemma - can you really use a full DH MTB in CH?

the fox r good, but as new there so expensive.
with small bump and other thing it handal good, its depend how much air u pump and ofcorse how u adjust it
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Philh, Why not add a few more DH parts and make your tracer a DH capable trail bike? It looks capable. Or if your into going to bike parks and up lifts then yes, get a full on DH rig. But keep your tracer for everything else.
Thought about it, but considering how well it climbs, I would like to keep it as my do-everything bike.

Final choices are now down to an SS2 or a 951.

I'm considering the 951 again as after looking into the weight of it build up (swapping Fox 180 Float for Boxxer world cup and Crossmax SX for Deemax Ult) there is only 600grams difference........
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Re: Dilemma - can you really use a full DH MTB in CH?

there is a downhillpath on the uetliberg

tell me do u know enay other cool bike trail in or nexto zh

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