Vincents Bike....

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by oicdn, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. oicdn

    oicdn Guest

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    Just watching some vids of him, wishing I could ride like him, hell ride at all :)

    I noticed all of his stuff is Koxx stuff for the obvious reasons. Booster, rims, tires, XTP, forks, grips, bars, stem, cranks, hub, etc.....

    How does his bike ride? Any of you CO guys ride it? Just curious as to how it rides it being all one brand instead of a homologation of parts like everybody elses bikes...just something that spouted some curiousity...
     
  2. AndyT

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    wtf?


    He has to ride that shit, even if he doesn't want to....I wouldn't want to ride it as is, unless my fingers magically grew 4".
     

  3. oicdn

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    Yeah..I know he has to...self promotion, and company promotion. Just wondering if for some reason it rode surprisingly well because of all the brand continuity...or if it rides like poo, and it "limits" his riding because of it...

    If he's like "this rim and booster is poo...."
     
  4. WhiteRavenKS

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    it rides nice- but ride your own set up. he rides sick as shit because he is good not because his bike works well from having all try-all stuff. the try-all rim can hold a grind like a little girl can open a pickel jar (ie- not very well). the try-all tires are super sticky but i am personally not a fan of the casing they have. the rear hub is always loose because "anodizing made the tolerance specs off" and the cranks.... well- lets just say the cranks are inconsistent. the try-all stuff is for the most part really good though and if you buy a try-all part, it is probably a sound investment. that doesnt mean its th ebest part for you though- experiment and buy what will work best for you. i would ten times rather ride a bike which is thrown together of all kinds of brands than ride a 90% try-all/koxx bike.
     
  5. AndyT

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    He did hint at a few parts he didn't like, I"m not going to say what it was but "I must run zem"
     
  6. oicdn

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    Yeah....I knew he was a sick rider and all I was just wondering what the opinion of his was on the bike considering he HAS TO run it, and if he'd rather ride other parts that "better suit him"... ;) But I guess you can't complain if you have an infinite supply of stuff and it's OK. Better than having awesome stuff, but not free or as easily/readily available I guess.
     
  7. AndyT

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    he goes through some parts like normal people go through tubes...
     
  8. Bloodhound

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    Interesting, like what?
     
  9. Matt Staples

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    Forks I think, and probably bars, maybe not the new ones though...
     
  10. poutine

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    Chains.......most of those guys change there chains after 2 weeks or maybe even urlier just for the stress factor.
     
  11. cousinkenni

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    Hey Kevin,

    If I remember correctly Don't you run the Try-all rims?
    If they don't hold grinds very well then why do you run them? Just because they are wide?

    Ken T.
     
  12. thetart20

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    I think Kevin's in the same situation as myself...

    You can run the super-soft Try-All rim with Coustellier brake pads and still get decent life out of a grind, and good braking performance!
     
  13. oicdn

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    When are those damn Coust pads available???? I'm thinkin of just doing CRMs on a worn grind...should lock well eh?
     
  14. Ed Gildea

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    AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! that was so funny
     
  15. Ed Gildea

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    mine is like 98% try-all/KOXX
     
  16. WhiteRavenKS

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    ed you run the try-all tubes right? oh they are super duper pinch proof.

    i will give you all a hint as to what he goes through like we go through tubes.... TUBES. ahahaha.

    i run the try-all rim because its wide... im begining to doubt if its really worth it though. it is a pain in the ass to grind and then have it be practically polished after one round at a comp. i wish either A- alex made a stupid wide rim (dx- twenty thousand) or B- try-all lmade the rim out of a harder material.
     
  17. sebLG

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    vincent is probably one of the only riders good enough to run all koxx stuff without destroying instantly :rofl: ... and dx32's are almost as wide as koxx :dunno: what, are the cous stays only just narrow enough for a koxx rim or soemthing?
     
  18. lal

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    i think u r wrong...
    Koxx/tryall is one of the better fully built bike instead of stem (to low for me) and hand grip (tohard for me girlshands )....
    koxx and tryall stuf r designed from Vince feels.... and i dont understand when u say "he has to ride it"......he won't ask to ride shit!
    However its right this stuff won't suit every rider...
     
  19. WhiteRavenKS

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    seb, there is a big difference between the try-all and dx-32 in terms of the stability gained by the extra width. its hugely noticable on crazy off camber natural.
     
  20. mikeschiavone

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    im gonna start running the old 517's