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  1. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Well its done, my newly built Evil Sovereign along with its little brother the DOC. I built this as an XC rig that would take everything from aggressive trail riding here in western PA to an occasional race. Actually raced it in Dirt Rag Mags "punk bike enduro" last weekend and the thing is :drool: . Build comes in at exactly 30 lbs. Enjoy the pics.















    The Build:
    Regular Evil Sovereign silver
    Fox 36 R Talas fork
    Mavic Crossmax XL wheelset
    Chris King Headset
    Thompson oversized stem
    Thompson Seatpost
    Bontrager oversized carbon bars
    Avid Juicy Carbon Brakes 170mm front brakes
    Sram X.0 rear derailure
    Shimano XTR front derailure
    Crank Bros Candy Pedals
    Sram x.9 shifters
    Ritchey Z max rear tire
    Schwable Albert Front tire
    Ruffian Grips


    The little brother:








     

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  2. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Nice pedals on the DOC, but you seem to have inadvertantly put the wrong size wheels on it... :)
     
  3. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    noway 26" all the way...
     
  4. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    those bikeys are in need of some AE stickers...

    i kinda miss my DOC.
     
  5. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    AE stickers hahahh i guess i gotta represent haha...

    Yeah i love th DOC, i have a couple of upgrades coming (26t evil guide, camo sunringle rims:drool:)
     
  6. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    Wow those are some nice builds. I love the look of those Juicy Carbons. Sweet choices man. You must work at a bike shop or own one or just have a lot of money. Haha.
     
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    greenchris Turbo Monkey

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    and your talking bout getting an s4...how old are you?
     
  8. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Im 22
     
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    greenchris Turbo Monkey

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    nice rides
     
  10. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    thanks man :thumb: they have both been a work in progress, and are pretty much exactly what i wanted all along...The Juicys are amazing i was a die hard hope guy then i rode a pair of these...Few hours later, i sold both my minis and m4's for avid products...
     
  11. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Dig the builds a lot.



    Hah funny.
     
  12. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    26 fo life.
     
  13. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Does anyone know if any green sovereign builds?
     
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    The green sovereign is so pimp!
     
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    Both builds are sweet!!! How stiff is that Sovereign? I used to ride a Gary Fisher Pro Caliber (hardtail) on the trails here in Virginia. After every ride I just felt beat up from the Fisher being so stiff. That feeling never changed, no matter how good of shape I was in or how much I rode.
     
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    MikeD had a Green Soverign that I was going to buy off of him, but I decided to keep my P.1. It was forrest green. Not sure if he still has it.
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Chop, The best way i can describe the sovereign is solid. I used to ride a procaliber back in the day (the first genisis one) then i went to a chameleon for XC. I struggled with the decision to replace the chameleon with the sovereign for a while but now i am really glad i did. I would say if those aluminum hardtails were beating you up the sovereign would be the way to go, i wanted a bit more of a supple ride and it is just that...its a blast to ride.
     
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    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    sick sovereign man. ive wanted one of those for a while.
     
  19. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    yeah i actually saw a pic of that one, i was just wondering if there was many more out there...I almost got the green, but was worried i would get sick of it, at this point i sorta wish i did get it...
     
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    Geesus man. Both bikes are perfectly spec'd.
     
  21. Castle

    Castle Turbo Monkey

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    I think you've encouraged me to build my sovereign back up in a similar way
     
  22. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    i cant believe you wanted to sell it:angry: . It is one of the most neutral solid bikes i have ever ridden...build that bad boy up...
     
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    Nice rides. Thanks for sharing.
     
  24. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    cool man :thumb: so is the 36 a good XC Race fork :blah:
     
  25. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Honestly, i was coming off a vanilla...And this thing doesnt feel any heavier although it is about a pound heavier...I wanted something that was solid as hell that would do everything well...This is what i came up with. It's not like im hitting the NORBA circuit with the thing, i do a bunch of xc'ish races here in PA though...
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Hey man, thats what its all about, riding what you like! The 36 is a sweet ass fork, I've just never heard of someone putting it on an XC "race" bike. I say kudos to you for rocking it :thumb:
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    ha-ha yeah some of the purists around here are giving me some sh1t, i guess "race" is open to interpretation...:)
     
  28. Castle

    Castle Turbo Monkey

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    well I had mine set up differently. (dj/park)

    As a trail/xc bike (gears, light wheels, longer stem) I think I would really enjoy it. It might take me some time to do it but I'm about 99% on it.
     
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    Yeah i would say go for it!
     
  30. PowersUSA

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    Nice Sovereign. I was wondering how the Fox 36 TALAS would look on a silver Sovereign, I like it. Though, I think it would look even nicer on the blue Sovereign with cream decals. Here is my Sovereign setup up for trail use. I typically run the saddle higher then shown in the pictures, closer to how yours is setup. By the way, how easy/smooth is the seat post adjustment on your Sovereign. On mine the fit is very rough/tight making saddle height adjustments a pain. The aluminum insert spins and pulls out with post. I called Evil in September and at that time they did not have any spare seat post inserts they could sell me, time to give them another call. I'm thinking of getting the new Maverick Speedball seat post so that I can adjust the saddle height on the fly.
     
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    awesome builds:drool: :thumb:
     
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    ...hey man, I like your style! :love: :cool:
     
  33. manhattanprjkt83

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    Nice build brother...How much does that weigh?

    I can't wait til summer when i can throw the larson on the back and the yellow kirin on the front...dreamy.
     
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    weight is 32 lbs....phat :p
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    That is a real respectable weight, im honestly a bit disappointed with my 30 lb number...I really payed attention to buying light weight components to offset the 11.3 weight of the frame/fork combo, I was hoping to get it in at around 27/28....
     
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    nice rides... can't wait to finish building mine up.

    it's starting as a singlespeed... really enjoying the simplicty & low cost of singlespeed right now.
     
  37. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Yeah the singlespeed set up on the sovereign is soooo clean, I was actually thinking about doing that for about 3 seconds then realized I was insane. Western PA hills can be hell on a singlespeed.

    What is your build looking like dump?

    Any pics?
     
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    No pics just yet, still waiting for a bunch of parts. I'm on a kona (singlespeed) atm and when those parts come in, I'll move the rest of the parts over from the kona.

    Regarding PA hills... while it does have some, especially in the highlands, I thought the rest of western PA had hills until I rode out here... comparatively, it's flat! :D really.

    ahaha :)

    honestly though, singlespeed gives the rest of the body a much better workout... I like that.
     
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    ...no doubt! I love how I can switch over to SS mode in about 15 minutes! Coming up on the SS season for me...mud, mud, mud!
     
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    damn im wondering if i should tear off the derailures for winter...