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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by bdamschen, May 10, 2008.

  1. bdamschen

    bdamschen Turbo Monkey

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    Just finished building my girlfriends new dh bike.

    Here's some pics:









    Changes in the near future (when the UPS guy shows up): Swap the SRS for a LG-1

    Changes as soon as someone buys or trades for our fork for sale: hopefully either a 888 ATA (lowered to 7") or a 66 ATA.

    Stuff that's on it now:
    Azonic B-52 Frame
    05 66rc2x
    Roco WC
    Azonic outlaw wheels
    Sunline v-one stem headset and seat
    v-two bars
    juicy 7's (8" front, 7" rear)
    x-9 der
    PG970 11-23 road cassette
    XT Cranks

    Shakedown run happens tomorrow in santa cruz :pirate2:
     

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  2. Curious_George

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    is she tall? i know my buddy had to reduce the wheel size down to 24's
     
  3. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    Bike looks good

    I know if I had a GF that rode DH I'd put a ring on her finger right away.
     
  4. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    I don't know why every guy gets excited when they see that a female rides. I know that I wouldn't like it if I had a girlfriend that rode because well riding is my alone/guy time.
     
  5. sweetbabyd

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    how much does the built up bike weigh? i'm a 5'5" 130 lb. female rider, and my bike is around 40 lbs. it feels a bit cumbersome at times, but perhaps this is the norm?
     
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    I have always like the Azonic frame, What are your going to do with that nice pretty white bashie???
     
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    I agree 100%, but it IS great to see a female that is not your girlfriend rippin down trails!!
     
  8. bdamschen

    bdamschen Turbo Monkey

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    The bash guard is going back on her short travel bike when the lg-1 gets here.

    She's about 5'9", and the bike seems to fit her pretty good, this is the smaller of the two frames they offer. If she were too much shorter though, I'm not sure it would fit her so well.

    40 lbs is about the norm for a DH bike, I think this one will be right around that or a tiny bit lighter, hopefully more so after switching to a newer fork. Her old DH bike was well over 40 lbs, so it's do-able, but I would say the smaller and lighter the person, the lighter the DH bike. It's hard to break that 40 lb mark though.