LITESPEED Obed - Rigid / 650b / 1x10 sp

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jever98 wrote:Nice bike tjk. Can you comment on the Kilo fork? I couldn't find any feedback


Sure :)
I´ll start with stifness, I can compare with Fox F32 and RS Sid 2009 both with standart QR and it seems to be way more stiff than SID a bit stiffer than FOX, about sensitivity it´s completely different level, not quite progressive as FOXand SID (with extra low preasure you can get it easily to hard stop) but the way it handles even small humps is amazing... I´ve never ridden stock XC fork with classic construction that works even close like kilo... well now I get to the lets say "strange" thing :) you have to realize that thanks to paralelogram construction fork dives not up side down, but it all moves "under" the frame ... it feels really strange at first :) but you can easilly get used to it, it does not respond to the pressure on handlebars it responds on terrain humps, but in the moment you sit on bike and fork dive to SAG it´s ok. I have Kilo 1.2 version simple Air shock with one air chaimber, sou you just inflate it on "right" pressure :) (I want it softer, so i use 95 PSI for my 85KG) and than you can only adjust rebound... thats all... it doesn´t have high speed compression but I don´t think it´s necessary on XC forks. Weight with uncut steerer is 1284g. well I couldn´t say if its better than classic constructed Forks (thanks to very high price), but i know one thing.. if you have mony and if you want it.. just buy it! you can only be surprised and pleased haw good it works... and secon most important thing, there´s no way you meet another one so easy 8)

(I have one Kilo 1.2 for sale if you´re interested :-))
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tjk wrote:New package arrived :-) Original gorgeous Litespeed decals from SSSink, custom black 2007 Obed decals. Litespeed logo and "handcrafted in the USA" logo with USA flag, are allready on the bike 8)


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I made your decals! :beerchug: I work at Screen Specialty Shop and I remember doing those, glad to see it was a fellow WW'er! Nice bike too man!


-Ryan

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:D Hi Ryan , what a funny coincidence :-) anyway, thanks a lot again, decals are perfect!
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new season comes with new setup :-)
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final cranks setup 180mm Turbine with 32t single chainring :-)
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basicly it will be 1x9 with 32t and 12-36 XTR cassette moddified with FRM 36t cog... DT rigid fork is temporary.. or I hope so... maybe there will be some "ENGLISH" magic :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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when you ride rigid fork, you find out that 600mm bars aren´t enough 8) This is only possible choice 720mm of gorgeous carbo :-)

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and FYI ... DT Swiss XRR is gone... now it´s time for ROB ENGLISH to show some magic! :thumbup:

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Ne wheels and new fork comming soon :-)

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Lefty:),or BCB

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Bikemaniack: Look one picture above :D ... ther´s explanation you´re looking for ..English cycles custom steel rigid lefty 650b fork :-)
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and finally... small piece of Robs magic :-)

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1010g , Titanium steerer tube .... ENGLISH Cycles !!! 8)

http://www.englishcycles.com/news/23-october-2012/
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Hi, I have a 2007 ML Obed, will a 650 wheel fit on the rear?

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donno :noidea: you have to make some template and try it on directly.. that´s what I did at first
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Have few small updates

New tuned chainguide
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180mm Cranks Middleburn RS7 + 32t UNO chainring + Stonglight Twister titanium ISIS axle
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new 650b TLR tyres 2.1 Zmax Shield WCS (real width on ZTR Crest with notubes 50-52mm)
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I´m just waiting for new brakes to come from my friend (Hope Race levers and Mono calipers) and whole bike is done :-)
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