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  • New bike day*
  • Premier Icon dumbbot
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    Turned out a bit mad this, I demoed the bike and was quite prepared to wait for the new stock and black colour later in the year as all was sold out.
    Fortunately I came across the crazy coil Helms whilst on holiday in Grantown and was still going to build up a black frame with some tasteful silver bits… then I got an offer on one of the last medium yellows that was too good to refuse.

    And this is what we’ve ended up with, some kind of fruit salad/tutti fruiti bike that’s a bit ridiculous….and if it wasnt for the good sense of Mike@20Twentybikes I’d have plastered the whole thing in oil slick and pink.

    If you’re going to be ridiculous may as well do it properly. Might still powder coat the super deluxe coil to match the fork.

    Heading up to Banchory tomorrow to collect the bike and go ride..I am excited.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Nice

    Premier Icon Mintyjim
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    Real noice!

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    That looks ace! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    TEAM SCHMOO!

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Looks a weapon 👌

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    You still sneaked some oil slick pedals on which look good though. I like the whole thing, looks great!

    Premier Icon tdog
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    Better show us and everyone else how to ride it then as that thing is mega tutti so u best ride fruity to match!

    😜

    lovin high pivot bikes- I have a high pivot along with a m8 on his high pivot DH rig

    Premier Icon dumbbot
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    So this also has the 150mm linkage apparently more progressive and better suit to coils. I wanted something distinctly different to my Swarf
    Contour short travel steel full suss…as capable and fun as the Swarf is I felt I was getting noticeably more fatigued on longer, steeper off piste stuff that my friends. I’d keep up with them for the first few runs of the day then blow up, a 115mm single pivot bike has is pros and cons and obviously it’s about the rider not the bike but I thought it was time for some skills compensation with more travel.
    I did actually think about asking Adrian at Swarf to build me his longer travel Vortex/155, but after demoing the Highlander and being blown away by the high pivot suspension I just had to have one.

    Obviously people are going to see the bike and think I’m some kind of ripper, nothing could be further from the truth…I just have questionable taste.

    Premier Icon greeny30
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    Quite conservative with the Hope colours considering the rest.
    Oneup oil slick, very tempting.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    My, that’s bright.

    PINK!! 😁

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    The important question with such a ‘delightful’ colour scheme is….

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    What could you possibly be wearing while riding that to ‘complement’…

    Premier Icon argee
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    Looks nice and very interested in this type of frame, maybe one day when my current one breaks, what are the wheels, is that hopes on xm481s?

    Hope you get some riding in before the weather changes, nothing worse than having to strip off nearly new tyres to get the mud ones on!

    Premier Icon dumbbot
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    Yes they are Hopes on Xm481, could’ve had Ex511’s but im not a rim killer or a fat lad so no need I figured.

    I’ve got the Wild Enduros on my other bike and ran them through Scottish winter last year no problem, I dont do switching tyres,..

    Clearly i do need some Morvelo ‘**** Cancer’ pink socks to go with the bike..shame they dont do them anymore.

    Premier Icon kelron
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    The important question with such a ‘delightful’ colour scheme is….

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    What could you possibly be wearing while riding that to ‘complement’…

    Black and white?

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Nah…it’s fruit salad

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    There are quite a lot of nice bikes posted on here, but that is absolutely sensational.

    Premier Icon kingofthetoys
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    More pink and oil slick! 👍🏻👌🏻

    Premier Icon Alex
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    That’s ace. And I never thought that’d be something I’d be saying about a bike with pink forks 🙂

    I rode one of the demo’s in Malaga early this year (with an air shock) and again in the FoD a few months later. That rear end is basically sourcery 🙂

    Really different looking bike, I’m sure it’ll ride as good as it looks.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Nah, it’s Rhubarb and Custard

    Needs a bright green anodised chainring, really.

    I’d love to have a play on a Highlander. Which sounds wrong. 🙂

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