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    Euro bike

    Well, the Santa Cruz Bantam and Yeti sb75 have caught my eye.

    Id better start saving....

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    Doesn't 'Bantam' imply a really lightweight bike?

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    It's a small chicken. I took it to imply it was the "smallest" (travel) bike in thier range.

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    Surely the 100mm or 80mm 29ers Tall boy / High ball have less travel :-)

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    The thing that is currently causing all kind of porn in my pants is the Lauf 60mm Travel 980g 29er Fork!


    http://www.laufforks.com


    Said fork on the bestest bike in the world:

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    Is that some sort of pannier rack at the bottom of those forks??
    ...and are they on back to front??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen J View Post
    Is that some sort of pannier rack at the bottom of those forks??...and are they on back to front??
    And you're in charge of teaching people to ride bikes?


    God help us all.

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    Be honest, they look minging. Interested in trying them out, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post
    Be honest, they look minging. Interested in trying them out, though.
    They have significant aesthetic appeal actually, more so than say the USE sub fork, which again was a good looking fork compared to the dreary old two stanchion forks the industry standard. Shame the thing was just way ahead of it's time and required a mortgage.

    Now that Whyte suspension thing...now that was a truly gopping thing.

    I used to knock around in Series 3's so know the leaf spring is a good if antiquated system...but fast through the rough stuff will be very interesting to say the least....unless the fork designers have work out a material that has a different rate of return on the rebound!


    http://www.german-a.de/de/kilo.html
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    the USE sub fork - oh, I've ridden one of those around Hamsterely.........it was fitted to a single speed, full suspension Kona!! (Kona A, I think). A very odd experience, ah tell thee.

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    Yeti have potentially ruined my life by introducing the one bike I didn't expect but have hankered for since the advent of the SB design. :-/

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    Obviously I'd have to ride them, but if the asr5 broke on the next 12 months the bantam (simplicity) and the sb75 (tribalism) are probably the only two bikes on my list.

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    Yeti Wankers
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    'Ark at her with the plastic clown bike.

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    I still want to try the new Spark & the Solo first but, on paper, that SB75 is my ideal bike.

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    What's thrown me is the introduction of the carbon rear end on the SB-95. I'd discounted the standard bike as a bit too heavy to use as a do-it-all trail/event bike, and couldn't afford the carbon version. Therefore I was going to look at a small travel full suss 29er and only replace the asr5 for trail duties when it either explodes or an sb-75 was released (arse.). If the weight is now down by a lb on the sb-95 then it could just replace the asr5.

    And yes, I am a proud yeti wanker

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    Perhaps we could negotiate a discount for ordering 3 in the same shop

    Its all about the ride - I've no idea how the switch system rides. +1 about the current bike exploding first though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    Perhaps we could negotiate a discount for ordering 3 in the same shop

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    ....and matching team kit etc.

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    Providing I can move t'Spark on, this is, probably, on it's way to our house -

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    ..........although the LBS have offered me a very good deal on this -

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