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L. Ron Hubbard
06-02-2011, 12:00 AM
http://oakbaybikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/msl-1-600x397.jpg
http://oakbaybikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/msl-2-600x397.jpg

Set it up with:

-Haven stem (55mm)
-Havoc Carbon bar (29.5")
-ODI X-Trainer grips
-MG-1 pedals (yes, I know flats are tragic on this bike)
-Specialized Chunder Control 2.2 tires run tubeless
-WTB Deva saddle

It'll probably end up having a dropper post and clipless pedals, but holy hell is this thing a little smashy bike. Way too much fun.

Any guesses on weight? Is that still a thing?




IFO
06-02-2011, 12:09 AM
26.2 lbs

nouseforaname
06-02-2011, 12:20 AM
Any guesses on weight? Is that still a thing?

Yes, that is still a thing.

Nice bike.

Tmack
06-02-2011, 12:23 AM
Nice bike! I'll always have a soft spot for Rocky

enduramil
06-02-2011, 01:27 AM
Bike is to clean.

L. Ron Hubbard
06-02-2011, 03:05 AM
Bike is to clean.

...as enduramil is to grammar?

krj
06-02-2011, 03:13 AM
Sweet ride. Rode one last week with a long stem. As long as I was standing it was awesome. You will love it.

boomforeal
06-02-2011, 03:33 AM
nice. first one i've seen with a short stem, seems like a very sensible modification

leggatt
06-02-2011, 03:41 AM
I guess 25.5lbs. I am loving mine. Definitely is a charger of a bike both up and down the hill. Is that a 19" or 18"? I have a 90mm stem on mine with a SiXC bar and it feels perfect. Also, I swapped out the brakes for XTR trail 985 too.

You will enjoy! :rocker:

L. Ron Hubbard
06-02-2011, 03:52 AM
I'm 5' 8" on a good day, so I went 18" knowing I'd put a short stem on it. If I was riding more XC I'd have gone for the 16.5" and an 80mm stem.

L. Ron Hubbard
06-02-2011, 03:53 AM
ps. yeah I was unsure of those Formula R1s, but they feel fucking great so far. So, we'll see how they hold up.

FullMonty
06-02-2011, 04:27 AM
every time I see a fox 32 with an RL damper instead of an RLC, I cry a little inside.

I gotta be honest, aesthetically the front triangle looks like a dog taking a dump.

That said, I'm sure the bike is a metric shit tonne of fun.

biggles604
06-02-2011, 04:46 AM
every time I see a fox 32 with an RL damper instead of an RLC, I cry a little inside.

I gotta be honest, aesthetically the front triangle looks like a dog taking a dump.

That said, I'm sure the bike is a metric shit tonne of fun.

Is the RLC that different from the RL? I really like my RL, never felt that the compression needed adjusting.

FullMonty
06-02-2011, 04:50 AM
Is the RLC that different from the RL? I really like my RL, never felt that the compression needed adjusting.

to be fair I haven't ridden any of the recent 32s in anger, but I often hear people saying that the RL is kinda divey. different strokes I imagine.

L. Ron Hubbard
06-02-2011, 05:08 AM
every time I see a fox 32 with an RL damper instead of an RLC, I cry a little inside.

I gotta be honest, aesthetically the front triangle looks like a dog taking a dump.

That said, I'm sure the bike is a metric shit tonne of fun.

There might be a Terralogic in my future, but the RL feels pretty good. Then again, I definitely run my suspension pretty stiff.

I personally like the look of the bike in general (especially after I peeled off the hundreds of stickers), but shape wise the shifter is pretty effing close to the toptube with a stem this short.

grinch
06-02-2011, 05:55 AM
sweet ride. the link has some width and looks like it should stiffen things up. they look like a nice 4x machine or an xc ripper with nice angles

Spinach
06-02-2011, 06:26 AM
Sleek, very sleek. Those bikes are so fun to hammer on.

strahan
06-02-2011, 06:31 AM
-MG-1 pedals (yes, I know flats are tragic on this bike)


for shame.

leggatt
06-02-2011, 06:41 AM
the shifter is pretty effing close to the toptube with a stem this short.

It is close with a 90mm stem too. That is my only complaint. If you want to run low bars, you have to risk banging the toptube with the shifter. Not such a big deal on cromo or aluminum bike, but I have nightmares with the carbon taking a shot.

The 10spd pods are bigger than the 9sp ones too.

Are you running the stock wheels without stickers?

boomforeal
06-02-2011, 06:47 AM
I personally like the look of the bike in general (especially after I peeled off the hundreds of stickers), but shape wise the shifter is pretty effing close to the toptube with a stem this short.

It is close with a 90mm stem too. That is my only complaint. If you want to run low bars, you have to risk banging the toptube with the shifter. Not such a big deal on cromo or aluminum bike, but I have nightmares with the carbon taking a shot.

http://gear.ridemonkey.com/imgs/p_58920.jpg

might be time to 90s up boys

L. Ron Hubbard
06-02-2011, 06:54 AM
It is close with a 90mm stem too. That is my only complaint. If you want to run low bars, you have to risk banging the toptube with the shifter. Not such a big deal on cromo or aluminum bike, but I have nightmares with the carbon taking a shot.

The 10spd pods are bigger than the 9sp ones too.

Are you running the stock wheels without stickers?

Yes.

FullMonty
06-02-2011, 07:38 AM
http://gear.ridemonkey.com/imgs/p_58920.jpg

might be time to 90s up boys


24408090

Lady Gravity
06-02-2011, 08:04 AM
^^:lol:

morgman
06-02-2011, 08:52 AM
http://gear.ridemonkey.com/imgs/p_58920.jpg

might be time to 90s up boys
I have the same problem on the Remedy, and a thick pad on the top tube would only make that worse. As far as I'm concerned, a bike has to be able to cleanly do half barspins in each direction before it hits the trails.

enduramil
06-02-2011, 09:03 PM
...as enduramil is to grammar?

It was a hint to ride it in the mud.

Buster Bluth
06-02-2011, 09:18 PM
meant too vs to
see what he did there my man?
a haiku 4 u

biggles604
06-02-2011, 09:20 PM
It was a hint to ride it in the mud.

No, it was a grammar train wreck.

L. Ron Hubbard
06-02-2011, 10:09 PM
It was a hint to ride it in the mud.

I can't tell if you're deliberately being this stupid to screw with me. A is to B as C is to D. A is too B; A should be less B.

And I just also clean my bike after riding.

Trini-dad72
06-03-2011, 04:58 AM
24408090

OMGFG laughing sooooooooooooooo hard right now

enduramil
06-03-2011, 05:02 AM
I can't tell if you're deliberately being this stupid to screw with me. A is to B as C is to D. A is too B; A should be less B.

And I just also clean my bike after riding.

Have you got alzheimer's? By now you should have clued in on I don't give a shit what you think. May I suggest you sniff less tubular glue.

biggles604
06-03-2011, 05:26 AM
Have you got alzheimer's? By now you should have clued in on I don't give a shit what you think. May I suggest you sniff less tubular glue.

Did you clue in yet that you used to instead of too, and it changed the meaning of what you said.

menehune
06-03-2011, 05:56 AM
http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/grammar/images/patback.gif

King of Fasia
06-03-2011, 07:20 AM
I've heard the RSL versions of the Element are at the opposite end of the performance spectrum compared to the longer travel MSL, being that they suck. Can anybody confirm this?

morgman
06-03-2011, 07:32 AM
Kevin Calhoun, 2nd place in the Nimby on an RSL.

boomforeal
06-03-2011, 07:48 AM
and nick seemed to be liking his, didn't do too bad either

Testy
06-03-2011, 08:43 AM
It was a hint to ride it in the mud.

probably best to post a link to a CBC story about muddy conditions in Don Valley

oh and nice bike L Ron

leggatt
06-03-2011, 01:51 PM
I've heard the RSL versions of the Element are at the opposite end of the performance spectrum compared to the longer travel MSL, being that they suck. Can anybody confirm this?

I know a guy who has one and is frustrated he hits his pedals a lot. But, it has a real low BB and is a World Cup level bike. He'll adjust.

I expect the RSL would be a great bike too and would probably corner quicker and feel a little more nimble due to the steeper HA.

I am certain it wouldn't suck.

L. Ron Hubbard
06-03-2011, 06:21 PM
The RSL would probably be not nearly as fun in BC, but riders saying it sucks compared to the MSL because most riders aren't top level WC riders is a far cry from it actually sucking for its intended purpose.

kperras
06-03-2011, 06:47 PM
I've heard the RSL versions of the Element are at the opposite end of the performance spectrum compared to the longer travel MSL, being that they suck. Can anybody confirm this?

Dude, seriously?

I also heard on the internet that Sasquatch is alive and well. And that the Rapture is real. Please don't ask me to validate my comments but I'm going to put them out there anyways.

enduramil
06-03-2011, 06:59 PM
probably best to post a link to a CBC story about muddy conditions in Don Valley



Sorry, we shipped all our rain and mud to BC.

L. Ron Hubbard
06-05-2011, 08:42 AM
26.2 lbs
Damn close, 25.8 lbs.