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A few pics from the vid.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 12:04 AM
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 12:17 AM
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 01:40 AM
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Looking great CH!
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 01:46 AM
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Thanks John, here's a couple more pics.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 04:26 AM
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I put my shock & chassis mods to the test i think they work

Atomik MM450 Dirt Bikes (10 min 16 sec)
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 05:46 AM
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I put my shock & chassis mods to the test i think they work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_98ktOt13M

That is the sickest vid I've seen mate. Unbelievable stuff. Don't you ever stop running that bike and doing vids. Too cool. You definitely tested it on the big jumps but I liked the smaller step up ones you did too, it was all good.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 05:50 AM
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I put my shock & chassis mods to the test i think they work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_98ktOt13M
Those step up jumps around the 7:50 mark were so cool. And the slo mo shots make the bikes action and reactions so realistic! Well done TJ!.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 06:13 AM
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Thanks guy's it was great fun thought i would do one better than Deegan & try Seth enslow style , bike control in the air is great you see a couple of times i touch the brake to bring the nose down & the suspension worked great with no bouncing on landing, i was pretty amazed when i checked the bike over & found nothing broken.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Atomik should be sending you two, CH and TJ freebie parts the way you push the bikes and show support. I hate to hear about your situation paying so much more for the same parts just to enjoy a hobby. Just an idea but maybe doing a combined shopping spree on parts would help?

On to the video...Wow that was a grueling suspension test TJ! I was nervous just watching your bike slam down every time lol. I would say over time the next test is where it takes a tumble and that rear wheel starts swinging around. No, Im not asking you to try that haha. As for the video, that was awesome. The big air was crazy but Im like TopDave and love the clips that look realistic like that step jump. I do have to say theres a jump you did like at 9:30 or so after the berm where the bike did some bouncing and it was like a scrub the way bike hit the ramp early and did a low trajectory (except it didnt have a real tail whip). Otherwise I loved how you had the bike hitting the berm different ways from railing the berm on outside, hugging the berm down at the bottom, and squaring it up just like the pros!
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Well the company as a whole has no marketing talent and any help or direction I gave them fell on deaf ears so there you have it. I fought this for 7 years. Your lucky you even have the VMX to be perfectly honest.
This is the opportunity you guys have and have had now for some time to make your own parts for the bike and take the lead. Obviously there will not be any more support or new products coming from Atomik in support of this platform. They dropped the GPV they will drop the MM450 as soon as they sell through most of their kit stock to recoup cash.
I hope Im wrong but if history has any bearing on future events you can set your watch by this one. They couldnt market themselves out of a paper sack let alone support and develop this platform. It pisses me off to see all of this go to waste, years of work for nothing. There is no refuting this, it is fact not fiction.

So step it up guys and get on to making axles, pins, shocks and fork shafts... anything, just do it so you have better parts and a support system in place. Use better alloys and make some tweaks.

Contact me if your serious and I will be happy to consult on your project for free as a gift to keep bikes going strong.
Come on Chris, dont hold back, tell us how you really feel. haha. I hope your wrong about them when it comes to keeping the bike in production. They should force support at its distribution shop in AUS because thats bs that guy can just say no to the bike. How does he not support his own company products. Yeah without r&d its development is dead but where it stands is a good base to work from. They were willing to sell the bike with the e-gryo out of the box which is huge in terms of setting the bar for future US bikes if ever made by the likes of a Traxxas.

In terms of marketing, in atomiks defense from the outside, they did way better with the mm than the vmx. They got Deegan on board, they advertised with full front page advertising on racerxonline, and they had a blurb about it on vurbmoto, two HUGE mx sites. All the reviews have been good as far as I know. The problem is a) economy sucks, and b) racing needs to start up. Until then we look like a bunch of isolated loners with a cool looking hobby vehicle, but still look like loners. That is one instance where Atomik could be doing track demonstrations with bikes racing but ultimately owners need to do this. Places like Germany had no problem doing this 6 yrs ago with Ricky bikes and they didnt have fancy egyros either.
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