It's Tues'day :)

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DodgeT
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It's Tues'day :)

Postby DodgeT » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:11 am

Finally took delivery of my YT Tues last Friday, albeit a couple of weeks earlier than expected which was nice. Wasn't due to be ready until week 40, then should have been 10 to 12 working days delivery. Actually received it in week 40 ! All in all, 5 wks from date of order to delivery and they were not in stock at the time.
Got a phone call off them the week earlier to double check delivery details etc which I thought was good.
He also offered me one which had a tiny scratch (emailed me the photo) saying that if I had it, they'd chuck me a spare mech hanger in. I said give me the mech hanger and some pedals and you got a deal, nice set of wellgo V12's to go straight on ebay cheers :)

Assembly was straightforward enough, wheels, stem and bars, oh and swap the brake levers over, but seeing as the Avid's can fit either side, no hose swapping or anything needed.

Took it for it's first ride to Stile Cop on Sat, it's a cracking bike for the money. Done quite a bit of DH on my Enduro (160mm) but this thing is just a complete different animal. It just eats drops and is so stable.
I had been thinking whether I should have gone for the 2.0 mainly due to it supposedly being 2kg lighter. Glad I saved the £500 now as it certainly doesn't feel heavy, no more so than the other DH bikes I've swung a leg over.
Very pleased with the sizing (it's a large), i'm 6' 1" and love my large enduro for sizing / ride. This felt just like the enduro, but a whole lot bouncier :)

Only change is the pedals, have fitted some exotic flats as I love them (and nano's obv). Have a set of Butchers to go on it when the nevegals wear out, but they will stay for now as they feel fine.

Looking forward to getting it to Antur Stiniog now :D

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Spec off website

Frame7005-T6 Alu, Virtuell 4Link Hinterbau
Shock Rock Shox Kage RC
Fork Rock Shox Boxxer RC
Travel f/r 200mm / 200mm
Headset YT Taper
Rear Derailleur Sram X9 10-speed
Shift Lever Sram X7
Chainguide E13 LS1+
Brakes Avid Elixir 3
Discs f/r 200mm/200mm
Cranks Truvativ Descendant
Cassette Sram PG-1050, 11-26 dents
Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP
Front Hub Division FHB light - thru axle 20 mm
Rear Hub Division RHS light - thru axle 12 mm
Rims Alexrims Supra D
Front Tire Kenda Nevegal 26x2.50 E-Stick
Rear Tire Kenda Nevegal 26x2.50 E-Stick
Stem Division Direct Mount
Handlebar Truvativ Boobar 780mm
Seatpost Truvativ Hussefelt
Saddle YT
Pedals none (however free pair of Wellgo V'12's)

Not bad for £1609 delivered.

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby Angry Bird » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:58 am

******* hell that's nice.

I'm a little bit jealous*.




*very very very jealous and will steal it

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby Cat With No Tail » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:13 am

Niiiiiiiiice! Even moreso given the tremendous price you got it for!

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby DCR00 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:26 pm

thats a proper weapon

v v nice indeed

cant believe that was only £1,600 !

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby Proutster » Mon Oct 08, 2012 17:16 pm

Nice mate!!

Can't wait to see it in the flesh & follow you down the hills.

When are you next going to Antur Stiniog? I mentioned to Mike that, if I'm around, I'd like to come along with you.

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby DodgeT » Mon Oct 08, 2012 19:37 pm

Angry Bird wrote:******* hell that's nice.
I'm a little bit jealous*.
*very very very jealous and will steal it


Cheers pal, get your student loan put to good use :wink:


Cat With No Tail wrote:Niiiiiiiiice! Even moreso given the tremendous price you got it for!


I know, ridiculous value aint they !


DCR00 wrote:thats a proper weapon
v v nice indeed
cant believe that was only £1,600 !


For the money, it's almost rude not to buy one, frame is very neat too, seems very well made.


Proutster wrote:Nice mate!!
Can't wait to see it in the flesh & follow you down the hills.
When are you next going to Antur Stiniog? I mentioned to Mike that, if I'm around, I'd like to come along with you.


You mean leading me down...
Dunno yet, but would like to go soon, get some dates you can do and let me know.

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby DodgeT » Fri Nov 16, 2012 18:28 pm

Seeing as I've been toying with the idea of swapping a few bits for lighter components, I got the scales out again today and weighed the bike.

Website claims 18.4kg (40lb 8oz) without pedals
Exotic flats (same as superstar) fitted 0.43kg
Steel shock spring swapped for an Obtainium Ti 500lb spring (orig 450lb was a bit soft) saving approx 0.3kg
Mucky nutz fender bender complete with Stile Cop mud (along with more on the bike :) )

So was surprised to see the weight 39lb 9oz / 17.9kg. Pretty respectable really for a £1500 bike.

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Scales may not look the most expensive / accurate but i've checked them against some calibrated lab scales at work and they're accurate within 50gm's.

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby Proutster » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:58 pm

DodgeT wrote:Image

Scales may not look the most expensive / accurate but i've checked them against some calibrated lab scales at work and they're accurate within 50gm's.


But have you caught a fish that big? I see that the "big fish" icon is showing on the scales...

Seriously, that's a pretty good weight, my SX Trail is 39lbs!

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby DodgeT » Fri Nov 16, 2012 22:37 pm

Not for a good few years... Caught a sun fish off Newquay, bout a 70lb'er, was a good fight !

You getting some practise in ready for Stiniog then this weekend?

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby Proutster » Sat Nov 17, 2012 07:14 am

Yes, Cwmcarn uplift on Sunday. Can't wait!!

New helmet, goggles & GoPro - let's see what the footage (& the riding) is like!

Pretty sure there'll be some of the guys up at Macc Forest from about 10:30 today if you need your fix of DH action.

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby DodgeT » Sat Nov 17, 2012 08:23 am

Have a good one and get the footage up nice and quick. Shall have to get to CC one day, I get the impression its like a bigger scale Macc Forest ??

Think am going to have a mooch about at Cop today.

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby Proutster » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:05 am

DodgeT wrote:I get the impression its like a bigger scale Macc Forest ??


Yes, that's what I think as we'll - much more "natural" than Stile Cop or Antur but it's armoured as well so nowhere near as muddy as Macc.

Think am going to have a mooch about at Cop today.


Have a good time!

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby DodgeT » Wed Feb 20, 2013 16:16 pm

Probably the last pic of the Tues that you'll see, as it's changing into something else over the next couple of weeks...

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Nice and muddy after a day at Moelfre :)

Spot the difference

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby Pesky Jones » Thu Feb 21, 2013 16:32 pm

DodgeT wrote:Probably the last pic of the Tues that you'll see, as it's changing into something else over the next couple of weeks...

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Nice and muddy after a day at Moelfre :)

Spot the difference

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I can't, the differences are too subtle :D

but on a serious note why the change? Are you selling the tues frame?

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Re: It's Tues'day :)

Postby DodgeT » Thu Feb 21, 2013 22:07 pm

Mainly, because I like playing around/building bikes and also I wanted a slightly smaller bike and the frame came up at a good price..
Yeah, once this ones finishdd and tried, the tues frame will be for sale. 1 careful owner ;)


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