Over kill

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Matt-r8
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Over kill

Postby Matt-r8 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 23:11 pm

due to redundancy I am looking to get rid of both my bikes and just have 1 do it all bike. Plan is to look at Cove Stiffee with Fox 36 Floats, and then move all the bits from one of my bikes across onto it.
However, one of my bikes is a 9 speed Spec big hit 2 with totem solo airs that have been TF tuned and also a DHX4 shock fitted. I'm thinking this may be ok for riding round the UK trail cantres, or is it just too heavy with too much travel. It's certainly no light weight.
Opinions please.

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bennett_346
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Re: Over kill

Postby bennett_346 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 23:20 pm

I'd say the big hit far too heavy and slow for uk trail centres. The cove sounds a good idea.

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Re: Over kill

Postby Matt-r8 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 23:31 pm

These are the 2 bikes in question. Pretty much everything on the charge is Hope, but unfortunately, the frame feels a little too small for me on occasion. Big Hit would probably be sold as is.Image
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Re: Over kill

Postby supersonic » Thu Jan 03, 2013 23:59 pm

Stick a 5 inch travel fork on the Charge and it will make a great xc/trail centre weapon.

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Re: Over kill

Postby Matt-r8 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 00:53 am

Think I might try that. Big hit now up for sale.

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Re: Over kill

Postby Blue&White Rider » Fri Jan 04, 2013 09:04 am

Sorry to hear about your job, was made redundant myself in Dec. Tough times.

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Re: Over kill

Postby Matt-r8 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 09:11 am

Cheers. Not the end of the world. Plan was to go to Uni, but got rejected on my personal statement. Thought that was a bit shoot to be honest. Wolves Uni. Never even emailed me to say why or give advice on what to do next or How to make my application stronger next time, which their website says they will do. Oh well, onwards and upwards, who needs a degree anyway? Good luck with your job hunting.
Matt.

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Re: Over kill

Postby The Rookie » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:25 pm

For info, the big hit is almost certainly worth more in bits than as a whole bike, so unless you are in a rush you may want to consider that (although splitting up a bike you know and love can be hard I know.....)

The Totems may be able to be fitted to the Charge in the short term at least?

Put a setback seatpost on it and it will feel bigger as well!

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Re: Over kill

Postby Lagrange » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:28 pm

Sorry about your job - best wishes - but reconsider uni from what it has to offer and not what the response says.
Good luck!


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