Quantcast

My Evil Sovereign Too

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by PowersUSA, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. PowersUSA

    PowersUSA Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Mass
    Here is my Evil Sovereign which I recently finished rebuilding ( I hope you are not all Sovereign'ed out ;) ). It is my interpretation of an all mountain Clydesdale worthy hardtail. I broke my neck 15 years ago (crushed C5, vertebrae C4-C5-C6 are now fused together) so I do not do any large drop or stunts.

    Some future upgrades include X.0 trigger shifters (mostly for the multiple mounting positions), full length lock-on grips with bar end caps of my own design (think bar end protection and hand stop) and a saddle of my own design (I have yet to find a saddle that fits me correctly across multiple riding positions and conditions).

    • Frame: Long Silver Sovereign
    • Fork: 05’ Rock Shox Pike Team with an extra firm spring
    • Headset: Chris King
    • Stem: RaceFace Diabolus 70mm with 10 degrees of rise
    • Handle Bar: Easton DH CNT Carbon Riser
    • Grips: ODI Lock-On, grip shift length
    • Shifters: SRAM 9.0 Gripshift
    • Seat Post: RaceFace Diabolus 31.6mm
    • Seat Post Collar: Hope QR
    • Saddle: Azonic Love Seat
    • Cranks/BB: RaceFace Atlas with DH BB cups
    • Rings: E.Thirteen 36T Supercharger, 36T and 24T RaceRings
    • Pedals: Speedplay Drillium
    • Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur: 05' SRAM X.9 Medium Cage
    • Cassette: SRAM 9.0 11-32
    • Chain: SRAM PC-99 hollow pin
    • Front Wheel: 32 hole Hope Bulb 20mm hub laced with DT Swiss Competition spokes and brass nipples to a DT Swiss FR6.1D rim
    • Rear Wheel: 32 hole Hadley 108pt engagement QR axle hub laced with DT Swiss Competition spokes and brass nipples to a DT Swiss FR6.1D rim
    • Tires: front and rear Kendra Nevegal 2.3
    • Brakes: 180mm Hope Mono M4 front, 160mm Hope Mono Mini rear
    • Total Weight: Roughly 33 Lbs


    Fork fully extended and the saddle at a trail riding height


    Fork in the lowest travel setting and the saddle lowered a few inches







     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Messages:
    2,791
    Location:
    Maryland
    She is a true beauty man. Wow.
     
  3. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2005
    Messages:
    4,589
    Location:
    North Carolina
    :thumb: I'm sure you'll have some serious fun with that on the trails.
     
  4. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    Looks very nice! Had a very similar setup this summer.
    Is that the Easton CNT bar? I want one...

    Only thing that feels (looks) wrong is the saddle, but it´s your ride.

    edit: read in the spec list that is was a CNT... sry
     
  5. clandestine

    clandestine Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    103
    Location:
    Vancouver, B.C
    Thats quite nice
    I like those vented pedals lol.

    how heavy is it btw?
    nvm i saw it, 33lbs, thats a good weight
     
  6. PowersUSA

    PowersUSA Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Mass
    To be honest, that was my old estimated weight. I now have lighter brakes, bar and fork but have a heavier stem, post and wheels. I would say that is it closer to 34 lbs then it is to 33 lbs. Either way I weight about 245 lbs on a good day (working my way down into the 230's ;) ), so relative to me it is not too heavy.
     
  7. PowersUSA

    PowersUSA Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Mass
    Agreed, a new saddle is on my future upgrade list. I'm actually working on my own saddle design. I should to be riding a hand crafted prototype before to long.
     
  8. Cuprinol

    Cuprinol Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    61
    That would suit the frame, leather i presume?
     
  9. formermtboarder

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2004
    Messages:
    981
    Location:
    FEAR ME ^
    i want some of those pedals, sweet ride