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Jumping on the Blindside Bandwagon

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by MtnbikeMike, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Here's my work in progress, it's really just waiting for Minions and a Vivid :homer:








    One quick question for those who know: apparently, the 2008 XT brakes use the BH-59, 0 degree hoses. I'm going to be running Saint calipers, and appears that i need the BH-61 hose kit. Is this all I need? Or is the banjo/o-ring sold separately as well? Thanks in advance.

    Edit: Different hose than originally stated...BH63?
     

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  2. ridefast

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    42 lbs ill guess
     
  3. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    I didn't really plan on weighing it, but maybe I will now.
     
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    Looks alot lighter than mine!
     
  5. Poindexter

    Poindexter Chimp

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    Very nice and for sure looks a hellova lot lighter than mine.
     
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    love the clean look the invisible brake lines gives the bike.:thumb: :p
     
  7. in the trees

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    I think you'll need the BH-63 hose - fixed banjo and adjustable/cuttable end for the Saint calipers.

    toby
     
  8. Eren

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    nice, im about to jump on the bandwagon. goin to the us in feb to ort out the blindside, but called kevin yesterday and he said there out till march, arg.

    dont wanna give the build away, but im gonna say 36-37lb with all normal parts.

    yours is lookin mitey nice :)
     
  9. RideRMB

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    What hubs are you using? It looks like Saint rotors on a Non Center lock hubs?
     
  10. in the trees

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    I'm guessing they're 6-bolt XT rotors.

    toby
     
  11. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah. Toby's right, they're just 6-bolt XT rotors. The hubs I think are Formula's, they're part of the Trasition Revolution 32 wheelset.
     
  12. Cant Climb

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    Do you need an adapter with that XT rotor..........or does it bolt directly to the hub.......?
     
  13. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    those are regular 6-bolt rotors mounted to a 6-bolt hub. Standard stuff, no adapters needed.

    btw: Nice bike!!
     
  14. mandown

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    nice bike. like the looks of the XT brakes.
     
  15. manhattanprjkt83

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    looks killer...the blindside is the 'riders bike' of 08
     
  16. atwalker6

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    yea im very interested in what the final weight is gonna be...
     
  17. FrontRangeDH

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    I cannot wait to get mine, should be a similar build to yours. That thing is pretty sweet. Did they not ship your shock with it? I am guessing 41lbs once its complete
     
  18. MtnbikeMike

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    It was shipped to me with a ROCO TST R, which was the only shock available with it. Getting a DHX would have meant waiting until March-ish.

    I'll be selling the ROCO :spam: , and am taking a chance with the Vivid.
     
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    Nice! They aren't having their next run of frames till march? A bunch of my teammates frames came without shocks
     
  20. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    That's what I was told. My first choice was the raw frame with red wheels like they have on the site, but they were out of everything except for black and black. They had 5 black, medium frames when I called 1.5 weeks ago. I'm sure I could have gotten it without a shock, but I ordered it from their prodeal site and there wasn't an option to go shockless.

    I'm itching to ride it...makes baby jesus cry just sitting on my stand. :disgust:
     
  21. Eren

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    yea talked to kevin last nite about this. he said theyre out of every size blindside until march. and im goin in two weks to pick up my frames/bikes, haha.

    i think he found one large stray lying around for me though, hehe.
    its wierd, the large was the size of my medium sunday. seems they make there bikes an inch smaller each size than other companies.

    but yes, blindsides out until march
     
  22. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    It's alive!! Finally the parts came in. No clue on the weight, either.









    I haven't ridden it yet, but the ride around the street gets my roadie stamp of approval.
     
  23. in the trees

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    Looks great! Nice build.:clapping:

    toby
     
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    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks, and thanks for your help with the parts :thumb:
     
  25. Eren

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    they got the vivids in!??! or did you get the vivid on your own?

    PS mmmm viiiiiivid
     
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    oooh la la!
     
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    Looks good! You should run your front brake cable on the inside of the fork though.
     
  28. MtnbikeMike

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    I got it through QBP, not Tranny.