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    sorry I didn't check in sooner. Active junky gives you an extra 3-4% congrats on your purchase

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    Sorry for the rain gentleman....(please ignore the stupid chain guard. I don't have the tool to remove the cassette)

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    congrats man!
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    Just saw this, I was in Angelfire and pajarito over the weekend hence the absence of my reply to people mentioning me and GG.

    Nice bike! Congrats!

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    Will be interested to know how this rides. DB skewed more towards the low end of the market for a long time, hopefully they are making the transition well up to the higher end bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdschnei View Post
    Sorry for the rain gentleman....(please ignore the stupid chain guard. I don't have the tool to remove the cassette)

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    Nice whip - congrats! Assuming that guard is plastic, you should be able to find a way to just break it off vs. removing the cassette. If local trails remain wet, you might want to consider a morning ride up at Reveille Peak Ranch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdschnei View Post
    Sorry for the rain gentleman....(please ignore the stupid chain guard. I don't have the tool to remove the cassette)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    Will be interested to know how this rides. DB skewed more towards the low end of the market for a long time, hopefully they are making the transition well up to the higher end bikes.
    Still haven't gotten it out to ride other than 10 or so minutes in the street. I will say that I had a couple issues with the build when it was shipped to me. I had to tighten the rear cable and do some fine tuning on the derailleur to get it to shift properly. The more annoying thing was they didn't put anything in between the calipers. My guess is they got hit every so slightly in transport, because I was trying for two hours to get the brakes aligned thinking that I was losing my mind. I ended up looking up a video that said to remove the pads and push the pistons all the way out and start over. That ended up fixing the issue. Very happy with the bike though.

    Got some pretty red Supacaz grizips in the mail yesterday, but wasn't able to find any pedals that were that shade of red other than the nylon race face ones. Couldn't bring myself to switch from aluminum to nylon pedals. The ones the bike came with are surprisingly nice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdschnei View Post
    Still haven't gotten it out to ride other than 10 or so minutes in the street. I will say that I had a couple issues with the build when it was shipped to me. I had to tighten the rear cable and do some fine tuning on the derailleur to get it to shift properly. The more annoying thing was they didn't put anything in between the calipers. My guess is they got hit every so slightly in transport, because I was trying for two hours to get the brakes aligned thinking that I was losing my mind. I ended up looking up a video that said to remove the pads and push the pistons all the way out and start over. That ended up fixing the issue. Very happy with the bike though.

    Got some pretty red Supacaz grizips in the mail yesterday, but wasn't able to find any pedals that were that shade of red other than the nylon race face ones. Couldn't bring myself to switch from aluminum to nylon pedals. The ones the bike came with are surprisingly nice though.
    Nice ride!

    I've got the two Shimano tools and a chain whip to remove the cassette if you want to stop by and pop off the guard. I'm located near St-Davids in RR.

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    Appreciate it. I was able to take some diagonal cutters and just cut it off. It looks nice and clean now.

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    Well, this is a real shot in the nuts. I rode it yesterday for the first time. I noticed the brakes rubbing again toward the end of my ride. When I looked at it today, I noticed a pretty big issue. For some reason, the nipple on the rotor side of the hub is too big for the fork. The non-rotor side of the wheel is 15mm and the rotor side is 20mm. So the hub was never fitting in the fork properly. As a result, there is a gash in the fork. This seems like an almost impossible thing for them to mess up. I submitted it to warranty yesterday. We'll see how it goes. Have a feeling I'm going to end up with the treatment another member of the forum got from Evil. But we will see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdschnei View Post
    Well, this is a real shot in the nuts. I rode it yesterday for the first time. I noticed the brakes rubbing again toward the end of my ride. When I looked at it today, I noticed a pretty big issue. For some reason, the nipple on the rotor side of the hub is too big for the fork. The non-rotor side of the wheel is 15mm and the rotor side is 20mm. So the hub was never fitting in the fork properly. As a result, there is a gash in the fork. This seems like an almost impossible thing for them to mess up. I submitted it to warranty yesterday. We'll see how it goes. Have a feeling I'm going to end up with the treatment another member of the forum got from Evil. But we will see!
    Iíve so far only had great interactions with DB customer service people! I hope you have the same results! Iím not sure what wheel set is specked with your bike, but if itís there in house Blanchard brand they will probably send you a new wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4fun View Post
    I’ve so far only had great interactions with DB customer service people! I hope you have the same results! I’m not sure what wheel set is specked with your bike, but if it’s there in house Blanchard brand they will probably send you a new wheel.
    Same here. DB replaced my entire Release 3 (alu) frame last month under warranty due to a crack that'd appeared in the seat tube. I just had to send them a couple photos. I, also, had read of Seth's experience and was worried but it was hassle-free.

    Here's hoping the OP has a similarly trouble-free warranty experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apenn View Post
    Same here. DB replaced my entire Release 3 (alu) frame last month under warranty due to a crack that'd appeared in the seat tube. I just had to send them a couple photos. I, also, had read of Seth's experience and was worried but it was hassle-free.

    Here's hoping the OP has a similarly trouble-free warranty experience.
    I called them yesterday, they pushed my ticket up to the top of the pile and had the part ordered in an hour. Pretty impressed! Now I just have to wait a couple days to get it and I'm back at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdschnei View Post
    I called them yesterday, they pushed my ticket up to the top of the pile and had the part ordered in an hour. Pretty impressed! Now I just have to wait a couple days to get it and I'm back at it.
    What parts are they sending? New wheel, fork, hub?

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    Well it turns out it was missing the hub end cap. So they're just sending that. I didn't push getting a new fork b/c you won't be able to see it and I didn't wanna mess with it.

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    One end cap was completely missing? Or. Was it shipped with the wrong one at that end? Because if it was missing, I struggle to imagine how the wheel was bound between the fork ends without bending the fork.

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    That's cool of them to send out a new part quickly, but I would be a little concerned about the damage to the fork. It doesn't look like much now, but I could see you possibly running into trouble with Fox if you ever had a warranty issue with the fork. I think they have a pretty good reputation as far as customer service goes, but I've heard about warranties being voided for less serious things than that. Plus, you basically have a brand new bike with a dinged up fork now. I think I'd push a little harder for a replacement fork...
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    Maybe a new rotor too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdschnei View Post
    Well it turns out it was missing the hub end cap. So they're just sending that. I didn't push getting a new fork b/c you won't be able to see it and I didn't wanna mess with it.
    follow up with Fox on this before you let it slide. Fox may have a different take on it. it might suck to deal with fixing or replacing the fork, but it will be worth it in the long run. not sure how that will turn out, but what I think should happen is Diamondback covers shipping for you to mail your fork to Fox, then Fox bills Diamondback for replacing the lowers. or Diamondback just sends you a new, identical fork with a return postage box for the fork.
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