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  • v666ern
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    That was in the newsletter a while back, did it ever progress & what guise was it in 120mm FS? Should I start saving now, I don’t need the 150 of the rocket 😐

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    You may not need 150mm, but if the 120mm version isn’t much lighter why not have the extra travel just in case?

    nodrog2
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    The Rocket doesn’t pedal like a 150mm bike either.

    Premier Icon cy
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    It’s progressing to production. We need to get some more prototypes sorted with the final (lighter weight) tubeset for testing and lab work. Should be available mid-summer if things go well.

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    That answers my point then! Sounds like a lighter build all over. More XC/Trail than the more Trail/AM biased Rocket. Should create some interest.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    I’m betting its a 26er?

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Maybe, but I’m sure Cy mentioned that he was working on a 29er too.

    twang
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    KP24 innit?

    Can see myself buying this one, swap all my Soul parts onto it. And then go spending more cash building the Soul again.

    nodrog2
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    The ultimate UK trail bike maybe?

    Premier Icon bratty
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    pics? links? etc….

    🙂

    roblane65
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    u got it built up then nodrog,pics ?. 🙂

    v666ern
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    CAN NOT WAIT!
    I was kinda expecting something similar to a gyro but steel, thanks cy ill keep an eye on the news section

    Premier Icon cy
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    The bike v666ern is asking about is a 26″ bike. It’s based heavily on the Rocket, but we’re putting some Soul tubes in there to lighten it up and the front end geometry is a little steeper than the rocket and designed to work around 120-140mm forks, not 140-160mm. The final variant of the first prototype had a 67.5deg head angle with 140mm forks (vs 66.9 for 140mm forks on a Rocket), which drops to 68.5deg with 120mm forks. Rear travel is 125mm, and the swingarm is off the Rocket so 142 X-12 bolt thru rear.

    We’re playing with some 29er stuff too on the FS side of things, but again, it’ll be summertime before we have anything certain.

    No pics, as unless it’s production ready I don’t like putting them up. Plus, we tried out a colour which wasn’t very nice!

    Twang – it’s not the KP24. This whole project became public because we had what we call the KP25 prototypes which are aluminimum 100mm travel Soul geom frames, and then this shorter travel Rocket. Paul liked the KP25, I liked the shorter Rocket. They were both good, but we couldn’t decided so we asked the question on the newsletter a couple of months back. The overwhelming majority of people asked for the 5″ travel steel based frame, so that’s where we’re going.

    Premier Icon timraven
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    If it’s anywhere near as much fun as my Rocket it’ll be fantastic.

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