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Old March 23rd, 2009, 8:03 AM   #1
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Default i have been riding my wicked...

like there is no tomorrow. on tight rocky steep trails. and it's been great.
i set it up w/ a 135 tioga t bone and a bontrager crowbar. not the most aero set up but the weight balance let me do everything.
the wicked has a somewhat flexy delicate feeling while it's balance begs for being dropped and jumped around.

i wish my bike had a better color combination: the dark metallic cherry on the frame and purple forks definitely don't mix well.
i so want to paint it yellow... but then i would have to quit riding it for a while.

18in wicked lite.
hugi compact hubs on mavic 217/517. velociraptor on the back. hutchinson python 2.3 upfront.
new xt derr back, lx front. ultegra 8sp barcons on paul thumbies. compact xt squaretaper w/race face rings.xc pro seatpost.

photo has diffrent stem and bars but the trail is there.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 1:08 PM   #2
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I'm sure the Wicked loves being ridden in that beautiful terrain, even if she is color challenged! Looks like fun in paradise to me!
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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always great to see your bike out where it should be. nice and dirty. who would have thought - Wicked south of the equator. awesome stuff as usual. good color juxtaposition in the photo.

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Old May 8th, 2009, 2:00 AM   #4
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Nice work...my rigid Wicked is getting some new dirt rubber ( 2.35 or more up front) and heading back on the trail as well in Australia. Cooler now up amongst the gum trees.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #5
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Me Too!

Every day this week. I even put on a new front tire for the last few rides. my old Zmax sidewalls were getting sketched and I figured it would pop..30 grams lighter to boot!


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