Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

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Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby petriodet » Fri May 11, 2012 18:33 pm

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i have a problem with the reverb, the barb has actually snapped.
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spec
Frame:7005-T6 Alloy, carbon seat stay
Shock:BOS Vip'r
Fork:BOS Deville TRC
Travel: f/r160mm / 160mm
Headset:YT Taper
Rear Derailleur:Sram X0 10speed
Front Derailleur:Sram X0
Shift Lever:Sram X0
Chainguide:Bionicon C/Guide
Brakes:Sram X0
Discs: f/r200mm / 200mm
Cranks:E.13 The Hive XC+
Chainwheels:38 /24 Teeth
Cassette:Sram PG-1070, 11-36 Teeth
Bottom Bracket:E.13 The Hive
Wheelset:Mavic Crossmax SX
Front Tire:Maxxis Ardent 26x2.4
Rear Tire:Maxxis Ardent 26x2.4
Stem:Race Face Turbine 60mm
Handlebar:Race Face SiXC Carbon
Seatpost:Rock Shox Reverb
Saddle:YT
Size Medium
Weight13,20 kg (w/o pedals)

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby specialeyes » Fri May 11, 2012 20:51 pm

That looks the business! Would love to try out that bos suspension!

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby IT66T » Fri May 11, 2012 20:55 pm

That looks really sweet and i take it you've been in touch with the suppliers regarding the damaged part then ? .
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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby Levi_501 » Fri May 11, 2012 21:02 pm

God I wish I had a garage like that!

Nice bike BTW!

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby petriodet » Fri May 11, 2012 21:37 pm

Levi_501 wrote:God I wish I had a garage like that!

Nice bike BTW!

yeah so do i ! unfortunately it's my place of work but the boss is happy to let store things here. That boat isn't mine just the bike.

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby Zheka » Sat May 12, 2012 09:02 am

Stunning looking bike you got here.

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby VWsurfbum » Sat May 12, 2012 09:19 am

I'd like a go please?

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby bluechair84 » Sat May 12, 2012 16:40 pm

Very nice! Hopefully Delcol will find his way here as he was querying this or a Canyon Torque. Would love to feel what she rides like myself!

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby Stevo 666 » Sat May 12, 2012 18:26 pm

I like that and it's cracking spec for the money 8) . YT really seem to be on the up at the moment.

+1 for a ride report.
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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby Thewaylander » Sat May 12, 2012 18:32 pm

Time to get it on some downs!! it's to clean with no scratches yet!

Still very sweet looking little number

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby appy » Mon May 14, 2012 22:23 pm

they are nice, looking forward to some ride reviews

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby steelie600 » Mon May 14, 2012 22:38 pm

Ive just had a trouser accident!!! Thats gorgeous
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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby delcol » Tue May 15, 2012 12:25 pm

bluechair84 wrote:Very nice! Hopefully Delcol will find his way here as he was querying this or a Canyon Torque. Would love to feel what she rides like myself!


lol.. i found it...
it was the yt tues i was after but they all sold out before i could get the cash to place an order..

nice bike and alot of kit for the money to.. i had seen this bike on the yt website.. and bos suss is the plushest suss i ever ridden.

looks nice.. you will have to give us an update after a few rides....

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby petriodet » Thu May 31, 2012 21:44 pm

thought i'd give an update and a few quick snaps.
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I have bike taped the frame and forks to help stop cable rub etc. what a pain in the rear end, it took ages to get it on properly but finally got there.
The geometry is spot on for me it's pretty much the same as my 140mm.
The frame is good the rear is nice and stiff and has a 12mm thru axle which can only help.
I put the recommended amount of air in the fork and shock and the sag spot on which is nice, the fork and shock are so smooth,they help the bike just float over roots and rocks, i'm so impressed that said i haven't used it to it's full potential, i'm taking it to a downhill course next month so it should get a good test there, also unbelievably it climbs better then my 140mm bike and seems to accelerate really well, cornering is good but i guess that's down to the tyres and suspension setup .
The saddle is simply terrible it has no padding.
Tyres are brilliant not to much rolling resistance but grippy as hell.
The gear shifters remind why i hated sram the up and down have to be push the same way and they are too close to each other making it difficult to shift some times, the gear changes are very quick but clunky like hulk hogan is throwing the chain onto the next cog.
The brakes are superb i now can one finger brake with enough confidence .
I didn't really use the reverb, i forgot it was there only used it at the end of the ride but from what i can tell it is a really useful bit of kit.
Any questions i'll try to answer them.

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby davew » Sat Jun 09, 2012 19:59 pm

Am about to buy one myself but can't decide on the right size: I'm 5'8 1/2". Just shy of 32" inseam. Size calculator thing tells me to get a small, but 570mm top-tube seems very short. Not helped by big jump to 600mm top-tube on the medium.

Yours is a medium right? How tall are you, and how do you find it sizewise? Any comparisons with other bikes?

Would really help if you could do a couple of measurements for me please:
down-tube: from centre of BB to centre of headtube at lower edge by the lower cup.
front-centre: centre of BB to centre of front wheel axle.

Many thanks.

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby nickbennett » Tue Jun 26, 2012 06:30 am

Very nice! Got one on order too :)

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby bails87 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:59 pm

Got to say that looks gorgeous. Bargain price too.
€1500 of fork and shock, >€600 of wheelset, €350 of finishing kit and full X0 for €3k is excellent.
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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby M1llh0use » Tue Sep 25, 2012 08:26 am

Any updates on this bike? thinking of getting one but a bit nervous of warranty issues...
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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby petriodet » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:49 pm

M1llh0use wrote:Any updates on this bike? thinking of getting one but a bit nervous of warranty issues...


no issues so far it's been a great work horse, the bos shocks make it a joy to ride, i ride it every chance i get, infact i done a 22 mile the other weekend had some pretty steep climbs but i didn't have to get off once.
the only thing i have changed is the saddle which imo is a must.

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Re: Absolute BOS (yt wicked 160LTD)

Postby M1llh0use » Tue Sep 25, 2012 13:24 pm

cheers!
can i ask a few more questions?

what sort of places have you ridden it?
how does it compare to other bikes that you've ridden?
what is the hadlebar width? and the seatpost diameter? (can't see either listed on the YTR site)
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