BT raven

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by GTFCKD, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. GTFCKD

    GTFCKD New Member

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    im thinking of buying a BT raven, i have a weelbase of 1040 now
    and i have read that the BT is a 1080 or 1090 weelbase
    i dont like hydros so i will get v if anything
    i was just wondering what everyone thought of them
    is there any bike that it is similar to so that i could compare it

    thanks
    michael
     
  2. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    It feels somewhat similar to a coust but is not as stiff. Also I rode a DeSalvo that was similar but the BT went to the rear somewhat easier. Hopefully somebody who tried a lot more bikes will make a fruitfull commment.
     

  3. mikeschiavone

    mikeschiavone Active Member

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    gtfck,

    i just got the bt last nite. i rode it for about an hour. one word. INCREDIBLE.
    im going on a longer ride today. plan on a post later tonite that is much more detailed.

    btw, im coming from an echo 1080
    previous bike- monty
    before that- trek 4100
    before that- magellan
    before that- monty
    before that- p3
     
  4. mikeschiavone

    mikeschiavone Active Member

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    alright, so heres the deal

    the bike gets up onto the rear wheel SOO well! it is so comfortable and stable its rediculous. ill try to get some footage up so you understand what i mean. it felt alot better than my echo pure 1080, which i think is a good bike. the other thing that i appreciate is how the strong the frame seems. its about 5 pounds, with big ol' dropouts and lots of gussets. i appreciate this due to how easily i break frames. (the echo is just starting to show a stress fracture, after 3 months.)

    i hate to be cliche-ish, but, im riding better with this frame.

    i recommend it anyone in the market for a long frame w/ v mounts.

    good luck w/ your bike purchase
     
  5. uownme

    uownme get high and eat her

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    Fun bike, I like it alot. Stable.
     
  6. felix

    felix New Member

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    The RAVen is a great frame. I like the way it rides very much.
    Get one!
     
  7. uownme

    uownme get high and eat her

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    Measured the wheelbase and its 1090 with some crap fork. 38 inches to top of the handlebars, just for some clarification.