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Evil Sovereign [My bike]

Cuprinol

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
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Changed the wheels to Rhyno Lites XL´s for a more all round bike. The stems been changed to a thomson 4X 70mm and the bar (again) to a husselfelt








# Frame: Evil Sovereign (normal version)
# Fork: Rock Shox - Pike 454 Air U-turn 110-140mm
# Rims: Sun Rhyno - Lite XL 26"
# Hubs: Hope - Bulb, gun metal anodized
# QR: Hope Titanium, Gun Metal anodized
# Tyres: Nokian - NBX kevlar 2.3"
# Brakes: F/R: Hope - Mono M4, floating disc, gun metal, 200/180mm
# Gears: Sram X.7 with Nokon, XT cassette
# Headset: Syncros - FR2 Factory
# Bar: Husselfelt 31.8
# Post: Pazzaz Carbon
# Stem: Thomson - 4X 70mm 31.8
# Handles: ODI lock-on Ruffian
# Cranks: Saint 38t
# Bash/Chainguide: E-13
# Pedals: North Shore Extreme
# Sadle: Funn
 

FR Dragon

Chimp
Jul 21, 2005
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Nice, how do you like those Da Bomb rims?
I wanted to get a 24" set of those but my wheelbuilder couldn't get them so I went with MTX's..
 

Cuprinol

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
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The rims work fine, a bit on the heavy side. The MTX rim is a better choice according to me, so you did the right thing :) I´m thinking about buying a lighter rim, but haven´t found the one I want yet.
 

Mr Tiles

I'm a beer snob
Nov 10, 2003
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L-town ya'll
arrow frx's are my favorites, you may want to give them a shot. relatively light and indestructable!

Your bike is screaming out for a gold king h/s, very nice!
 

Cuprinol

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
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Thx!

Mr Tiles said:
arrow frx's are my favorites, you may want to give them a shot. relatively light and indestructable!

Your bike is screaming out for a gold king h/s, very nice!
I´ll give the frx´s a lookie loo!
The CK sets are porn, but I got a great deal on the Syncros. Besides, I couldnt afford a CK cause of the mark up on Evil frames in Europe. I payed about 1,170 USD frame only.

ridetoofast said:
what is your intended useage? all round'r, dj/urban, xc???

either way very nice. ive recently gotten the itch for one of those.
how far did that setup get into yer wallet if i may ask?
Intended for all round use. Some trail, and urban stuff (I´m a wuss when it comes to the hardcore stuff) So far I´m in love with the frame. I think I´ve put about 4000 USD into the setup if I count gears and chainguide. But you have take into account that bike parts are much more expensive here in Sweden then in, for example the US.
jake133 said:
That is a real nice bike man. I would but a dj seat on it and cute those bars down a bit.
Sorry to dissapoint you, don´t really care for jump seats and kinda like wide bars :) My reason for using a "normal" seat is that I often sit on it. It is an all rounder intended for some longer rides with the post all the way up. .
 

WKC

Monkey
Feb 23, 2005
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Down in the G-Spot
Yeah, that is nice. I just got a Banshee Scratch.....steel HT's seem to be the new thing. How is the Sovereign different from the DOC? Geometry and matrials, I guess.
 

Cuprinol

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
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Thx guys :)

WKC; As far as I know thats what differs. Found out today that the frame weighs 2.9 Kilos, +- 10 grams.
 

Cuprinol

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
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Dan-Rides-Bikes said:
why those forks ?

form over function ?
Actually form and function goes hand in hand this time. Feels stiffer an lighter than my old Pike. So far no complaints, and i know the previous owner, he had no problems with it´s function.
 
Jun 11, 2005
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stiffer than your pikes ? hahhahahahah they are the flexiest forks known to man

your talking twoddle

it looks nice

its so a form over function purchase
 

Cuprinol

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
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Dan-Rides-Bikes said:
stiffer than your pikes ? hahhahahahah they are the flexiest forks known to man

your talking twoddle

it looks nice

its so a form over function purchase
I wrote that it feels stiffer, not shure that´s actually the case. Also I wanted a lighter fork wich suits my riding better. After switching I felt a huge difference in bike handling. The stroke feels better, much springier and more pop. And it`s much easier to throw around now.

I´m not using the original 24mm axel made from very thin aluminum, but a solid stainless steel machined 24-20mm adapter.
 
Jun 11, 2005
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if you wanted to save weight then the big'uns were surely the first candidate

you have a hardcore street bike frame with carbon seatpost/xc forks

looks like an exhibit
 

WKC

Monkey
Feb 23, 2005
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Down in the G-Spot
Cuprinol said:
Could anyone recomend an e-store in the EU that sells sram X.O at a good price?
I think Chain Reaction Cyles would be a good bet. I don't know much about Europe's e-stores since I live in the US, but Chain Reaction is a BIG international store, and is located in Europe. I put a link below to their SRAM products.

Chain Reaction Cycles - SRAM
 

Cuprinol

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
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Dan-Rides-Bikes said:
if you wanted to save weight then the big'uns were surely the first candidate

you have a hardcore street bike frame with carbon seatpost/xc forks

looks like an exhibit
this frame is what you build it up to be since it´s a street/trail frame.
I´ve tryed to build it somewhere in the middle. The wheels comes from my Gemini after that I used tmen on my Imperial. I havent got round to changing to lighter rims yet. and by the way, BigUns arent heavy, just a few grams more than XT hubs.
The carbon post is only cause I got it real cheap, and yes, carbon is bike porn so that´s a bonus.

Try to be a bit more constructive in your critisism, you may not always know all the facts.

ufdff15 said:
it's not a street bike it's his all purpose bike that he uses for everything, quit being jealous :)
Spot on :)

WKC said:
I think Chain Reaction Cyles would be a good bet. I don't know much about Europe's e-stores since I live in the US, but Chain Reaction is a BIG international store, and is located in Europe. I put a link below to their SRAM products.

Chain Reaction Cycles - SRAM
I´ve ordered from them alot, but they´re not very cheap on the sram parts. In fact, I can get the X.O rear mech cheaper here in Sweden. Thanks anyway, appreciate it :)
 

WKC

Monkey
Feb 23, 2005
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Down in the G-Spot
Cuprinol said:
I´ve ordered from them alot, but they´re not very cheap on the sram parts. In fact, I can get the X.O rear mech cheaper here in Sweden. Thanks anyway, appreciate it :)
No problem. Like I said, I live in the States so I don't know much about European e-stores; I usually order from JensonUSA or PricePoint.com, assuming I can't get something from my local bike shop.
 

Cuprinol

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
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I would love to order from the states, but taxes and tolls eat up any "profit". A bit envious on all the stuff you guys can choose from, and most of it is much cheaper.
Not alot is more expensive over there than here in Europe, only example I know of is 24 bicycles, maybe DMR and Hope.

If anything i wrote seems weird, Ijust came of the night shift ;)
 

Cuprinol

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
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Dan-Rides-Bikes;

Thx for the link. Sounds like a fat rig... a chase build on a budget like that must be a very nice bike, got a thread for it? Link?

Like I said, the parts on my bike comes from 2 previous builds. Both bulkier than my riding style. First the Gemini, and then the Imperial. The more I ride the more I find out about myself and what I like to do on my bike. I´m leaning more and more towards a light all-mountain/trail setup, but still tough and tight enough to play around with and do some Ryan Leech wannabe riding.
You can´t say that the components I´ve chosen doesn´t fill it´s function since you don´t know my riding style.
 

likwid

Chimp
Aug 1, 2005
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Damn, this is pretty much what I plan on building except with an Imperial frame and avid brakes!

Awesome setup.