my 2008 sunday factory

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by poonstar, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. poonstar

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    2008 sunday factory w/dhx 5 coil
    boxxer wc
    e13 h/s
    sunline v1 stem
    easton cnt bar
    avid ultimate brakes
    sunline grips
    165mm gravity exo light cranks
    e13 lg1 chain guide
    xt shadow rear derailleur, cassette, chain and shifter
    thompson post
    wtb rocket saddle
    mavic deemax wheels
    panaracer fire tires
    crankbrothers mallet pedals

    just waiting for e13 direct mount stem, rcs ti spring

    37.89 pounds...hopefully i can drop another 2 pounds...thx to the guys at go-ride for hooking me up with my new ride!
     
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  2. Steve M

    Steve M Turbo Monkey

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    Looks freakin sick. I'm not seeing a huge amount of potential to reduce the weight to be honest... maybe different pedals, saddle and stem (oh and Ti spring if you haven't already), but really that's pretty light as is... go get it dirty!
     
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  3. poonstar

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    thx...i just finished building it up today...i'm just waiting on the ti-spring and e13 direct mount stem. i'll probably get some crank bro acid ti pedals, I9 wheels and switch to sram x.0 drivetrain when i'm done with the xt shadow stuff.

    i would love to get my hands on a vivid or double barrel just to try out though...lol
     
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    Your chain looks like it might be too long. Nonetheless sweet-looking ride!
     
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    holy moly, my favorite sunday yet. that kicks butt
     
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    Acadian Born Again Newbie

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    bike looks great mate!!! you should rotate your guide clockwise a little bit.

    enjoy!

    PS: Love the Cervelo hanging on the wall!!
     
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    super sweet sunday !
     
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    i love it ¡¡¡¡

    it´s damn light ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ go for a ti spring ;)
     
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    wow... really nice
     
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    after the ti spring, ditch the cross country tires......enjoy that thing, it's sick
     
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    god i hate you so much. college=no nice bikes.

    that thing is sick! enjoy it!
     
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    Nice!
    But why black?
    The white is so much nicer
     
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    Carbon bars and yet no wireless router??? Geesh!
     
  14. poonstar

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    lol...wireless suck for playing online shooters...so i have opted for the hardwire...and live with the pain of tripping over it everyday lol
     
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    i love the white finish too...but the black ano is more durable finish and it has that cool stealthy airforce look lol. so black it is...unless i can find a white one for a back up lol.
     
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    i was thinking that too...but then when i shortened it up more link or two it didnt look right...i'll have to go into the shop again and try it out...
     
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    SDG I-beam seat and post. Saves quite a bit of weight and they have been very durable for me.
    Direct mount stem
     
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    Nice bike. Mine is still on paper and on order soon to be built. Is yours a medium or small? Any idea on the frame weight?

    I am hoping to hit 37.5 Lbs. with a size small frame, TI spring and 721/Hope Pro II wheelset w/DT supercomp spokes.
     
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    my 2008 sunday factory is a small. frame weight is around 10-10.5 lbs. i think if i goto a ti spring, lighter pedals and some light wheels i can get it down to 36 pounds. your goal of 37.5 should be easily attainable.
     
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    I hate you!

    now get it dirty Biatch!!!!
     
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    No taco? 8" of travel and no rocks or logs to hit?

    P.S. - LOVE the flat black frame!
     
  22. Superdeft

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    I have a direct mount stem, and I would rather use a regular one. When you crash with a DM stem, you risk twisting the fork and wheel rather than just rotating the stem. I would stick with the one you have. If I had enough steerer tube, I'd switch.
     
  23. davep

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    not really true. The frame stops the fork from rotating, not the bar (no force transmitted across the stem/fork interface).
    Only way that a stem could have an influence is if the bar was twisted one way and the fork the other..with a LOT of force..rotating opposite ways around the steer tube...that isn't going to happen.


    You could argue that the bar will see more stress, but the fork arguement does not hold much water.
     
  24. Steve M

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    You mean like what would happen if the front wheel and bar were smashed hard into a flat surface like the ground and thus forced in opposite directions?

    Direct mount stems DO greatly increase the chance of damaging bars, stems or forks. I know one guy who's broken two of them.
     
  25. miuan

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    As mentioned, throw on some serious DH tires and come back to the nearly 40lb mark :) otherwise the bike is nice stuff with a lot of $$$. I would also keep the stem, though this is really a personal preference of the racer. Are the integrated stems okay with carbon bars?
     
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    right, you should mount a Taco becouse of the low bb.

    Nice Bike, welcome to the sunday family.
     
  27. poonstar

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    I normally just run a 2.5 front and 2.35 rear tire on my DH bike. But they didn't have the minions I wanted in stock so...I'll just have to wait. However, these Fire's seem to work pretty good for a 2.4 tire as I'm running the same ones on my 2007 Kona Stab...i have no complaints. I know a bunch of riders using integrated stems with their carbon bars and not run into any issues. I'll probably just keep both and see which works better for me.
     
  28. davep

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    Broken two of what?

    First off, I dont think it is very likely that a bike a going to bounce up into a vertical position and then come back down so that the bars are turned exactly 45* and the tire and bar end contact the ground at the same time. It is much more likely that the bar OR tire will contact the ground at some incident angle of less than 90*, then the fork will swing to lock (against the frame) and bounce to land in some other position...not saying it never happens, just not very often.

    Second, IF the bike were to land on the bar end and tire at the exact same time, the twisting forces seen by the fork would not change..in escence you have two opposite torques at either end of the fork now, each with half the value of the original torque provided if the bike landed on just the fork OR bars while at lock...and you have less bending forces seen by the fork's lower half as the mass (forces) of the bike is spread over two contact points....

    I do agree (as I said above) that the bar can/will see more force, and you could make an arguement for the upper crown as well.

    In my own experience of riding nothing but direct mount stems (DH bike) for the last 4 years, (and a seasons pass @ whistler every one of those years)..I have never seen on my bike, or any one elses, a failure of this kind from a direct mount stem.
     
  29. poonstar

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    who makes this taco compatable with the lg1 guide?? anyone??
     
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    anyone, anyone?

    come on fellas, this is a tough one... the answer is right at the tip of my tongue though
     
  31. General Lee

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    MRP ?
     
  32. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Race Face, and they have FLAMES.
     
  33. poonstar

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    i just contacted e13 and they say the Direct Mount Bash Technology (taco) will be available for aftermarket sales by the end of this month...just like the one in the picture...which is similar to the one on Sam Hills team bike.
     
  34. General Lee

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    wait for it, wait for it . . .

    the one in the picture is nothing more than a standard E-13 bashguard cut down with a hacksaw; for the past 2 years this was the only way to make a 'taco' for the LG-1. :shocked:

    just in case you didn't get the joke
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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  36. BmxConvert

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    Why not just chop a bash ring and bolt it up? It doesn't even need to be an E-13, any 110mm BCD bash will work.

    Theres always the MRP G2 as well. I got mine a week or so ago and its pretty darn light. That is if you don't feel like waiting for a taco, don't want to cut a bash ring and need something that's currently available.




    -Kevin
     
  37. poonstar

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    that mrp guide is bad ass...i'm gonna cut a quarter section of one my new bash guards i have lying around and use that. thx for the tips guys!
     
  38. Superdeft

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    Yeah. My buddies who know more than I do all laugh at direct-mount, but I am stuck there until I get a new steerer/lower crown. :(
     
  39. poonstar

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    according to panaracer at http://www.panaracer.com/mtb.php

    i have dh/freeride tires...
     
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    This may be a little OT, but I really don't understand the LG-1 obsession.

    I've been running a Gamut and an STS the past 1 or 2 seasons, along with my buddies having the LG-1s. The gamut is lighter than the LG-1 + taco and way easier to set up. Most importantly, no mud problems whatsoever.

    I hated how the SRS roller needs to much attention/cleaning. With the gamut I never worry about mud; there's simply nowhere for it to collect. It also concerns me that the taco puts the force through the guide plate and ISCG tabs rather than the cranks.

    In any case, give a gamut a try. I just picked up a 2nd gamut (p30) for the DH bike to replace the clunky STS. I can say I'll never buy another e13 with that pesky lower roller design again. I should note that the LG-1 looks bad-ass and the new colors look awesome.