Quantcast

Evil Sovereign [My bike]

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Cuprinol, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    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
     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. FR Dragon

    FR Dragon Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    32
    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..
     
  3. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    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.
     
  4. Mr Tiles

    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    3,474
    Location:
    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!
     
  5. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Messages:
    2,093
    Location:
    crashing at a trail near you...
    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?
     
  6. YoungOneNC15

    YoungOneNC15 Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Nice bike, I wouldn't mind riding that for my own pleasure!
     
  7. jake133

    jake133 Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Messages:
    373
    Location:
    SLC, Utah
    That is a real nice bike man. I would but a dj seat on it and cute those bars down a bit.
     
  8. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    Thx!

    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.

    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.
    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. .
     
  9. WKC

    WKC Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    757
    Location:
    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.
     
  10. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD
    Looks pimp. I'm diggin the seat collar :thumb:
     
  11. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    Thx guys :)

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

    RaID Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,393
    Location:
    Not the real North Shore (Sydney), Aus
    nice spec
    nice ride
     
  13. FBTMILF

    FBTMILF Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2005
    Messages:
    295
    Location:
    Colorado
    Sexxxy.
     
  14. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    The new fork is mounted and it feels delicous. Stay tuned for pics.
     
  15. STINKYLUKE

    STINKYLUKE Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Messages:
    28
    Location:
    san juan capistrano
    you guys are nerds
     
  16. LostBoyScout

    LostBoyScout Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Messages:
    248
    Location:
    Vancouver BC
    purdy cycle
     
  17. monkeyboy424

    monkeyboy424 Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Messages:
    1,484
    Location:
    Place
    your alive?
     
  18. GumbaFish

    GumbaFish Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,748
    Location:
    Rochester N.Y.
    sexxay
     
  19. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    In our own special way :)

    Anyways, new pics





     
  20. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    Could anyone recomend an e-store in the EU that sells sram X.O at a good price?
     
  21. Colin

    Colin Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2001
    Messages:
    372
    Location:
    in my tiny apartment
    Geez, nice!

    That is very similar to what I would consider my ultimate SS set-up.
     
  22. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    Thx Colin, that´s what I was going for :)
     
  23. Dan-Rides-Bikes

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    85
    why those forks ?

    form over function ?
     
  24. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD
    You mean, Fork? :blah:

    Whats wrong with it?
     
  25. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    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.
     
  26. Dan-Rides-Bikes

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    85
    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
     
  27. nsfreeriders

    nsfreeriders Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    95
    that looks real nice, real class, Like all of it,
    Your right, Arrow rims are bomb proof.

    how do the forks feel/ride

    Elb
    www.northshorefreeriders.com
     
  28. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    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.
     
  29. Dan-Rides-Bikes

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    85
    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
     
  30. ufdff15

    ufdff15 Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    809
    Location:
    Central Massachusetts
    it's not a street bike it's his all purpose bike that he uses for everything, quit being jealous :)
     
  31. WKC

    WKC Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    757
    Location:
    Down in the G-Spot
    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
     
  32. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    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.

    Spot on :)

    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 :)
     
  33. WKC

    WKC Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    757
    Location:
    Down in the G-Spot
    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.
     
  34. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    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 ;)
     
  35. Dan-Rides-Bikes

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    85
    www.on-one.co.uk for cheap SRAM stuff

    jealous ? no not at all i just spent the best part of £1.5k on a custom chase

    if id wanted an exhibit bike id have bought what matey boy did
     
  36. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    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.
     
  37. Dan-Rides-Bikes

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    85


    just waiting on new rear wheel
    and i stuck a set of tioga fs100's on it today
     
  38. Dan-Rides-Bikes

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    85



     
  39. likwid

    likwid Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    70
    Damn, this is pretty much what I plan on building except with an Imperial frame and avid brakes!

    Awesome setup.
     
  40. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61