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My new XC Bike

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by chober, May 12, 2007.

  1. chober

    chober Monkey

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    So I had a bottlerocket that I was using for All mtn riding, but after destroying a couple single ply tires, single ply tubes, I beefed it up a bit and coming in at 46lbs with a dual crown, I decided it was a bit too much for climbing.

    So introducing my new XC bike! Damn thing still isn't light 36.75lbs

    Tranny Preston 07 med w/ Fox DHX 5.0
    Fox Talas 36RC2
    Hadley 10mm rear 20mm front laced to Alex DS28
    WTB Weirwolf 2.5 front Kenda Nevegal Stick-E 2.35 Rear
    x7/x9 shifters
    x7 rear derail
    XT Cranks w/ e13 DRS
    Hayes El Camino w/ Goodridge lines 8"
    Sunline grips
    Sunline All mtn 80mm stem
    Sunline V-One .75" Riser bars





     

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  2. Willy Vanilly

    Willy Vanilly Monkey

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    sick build. You shoulda made it lighter though. Try Continental Twister Supersonics with Maxxis Flyweight tubes. And a carbon bar because those things are indestructible (especially when jumping)
     
  3. chober

    chober Monkey

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    Those were the days......remember coming to and trying to breath with you standing over me and one end of my carbon bar dangling
     
  4. Boxxer

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    You could try smaller rotors all the way around if youre not burning DH runs on it. Could save 1/2 a pound.
     
  5. chober

    chober Monkey

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    Yea, when I was initially getting the frame was considering what I wanted to do with it. I guess I want it to take the place of my bottlerocket before it got too fat.

    I was initially gonna just put a Float R on it but decided to swap to the dhx coil. Its ok the bike climbs well, I'm just gonna leave it the way it is. As for the brakes I pulled them straight off the bottle rocket and didn't have time to go dig up adaptors, but I may swap down to 6" in the rear if anything.
     
  6. Willy Vanilly

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    Ah yes the good ol' days. Now you're riding bikes with much more travel, bigger tires (but not bigger rotors) and I'm riding with beginners. When are you thinking of heading to Mammoth?
     
  7. pedalmunky

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    Well-executed, no-nonsense build. Looks like it'll treat you right, man. i'm taking my Preston out for a trailride tomorrow - she rails singletrack.
     
  8. chober

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    Whats your build on the preston? whats it weigh in at?
     
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    DCFC0043_2.jpg

    I wanted her to be a light, capable trailbike I could take on a 4X track. Came in at about 32.5 lbs (using the ghetto bathroom scale method).

    Small 07 frame with Roco TST R
    Revelation 426 U turn
    Atomlab rims/Real hubs with High Rollers (f) and Larsen TT (r)
    Stylo cranks w/ Gamut chainguide/bash
    X9 shifter/der
    SDG I beam saddle/stpst
    Raceface headset/stem
    SIC bars
    Hope bits for red ano bling

    I'm real happy with her and look forward to years of treating her very badly. Heh.
     
  10. chober

    chober Monkey

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    Wonder what on mine is that much beefier. Haha, seems like none of my stuff ever comes in light anyways. OH well
     
  11. pedalmunky

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    Yeah, I'm not too much of a weight weenie myself. My method of determining claimed weight of the bike was picking it up and standing on a cheapo ten-dollar bathroom scale and then subtracting my body weight from that figure. Real scientific, I know.

    On a different note, how d'ya like the Fox 36? Looks real good on the front - I woulda considered one if I didn't have a QR hub.
     
  12. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    where did ya get the straitline stuff? through the shop? i want some.
     
  13. mattmatt86

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    I dont see any Straitline on either bike, do you mean Sunline? If so, Ive seen Sunline stuff through a dealer on Ebay.
     
  14. carbuncle

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    Sick Prestons! The first one is pretty close to exactly what I was going to build before I got a screaming deal on an '06 Coiler D complete.
     
  15. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Do you actually have a Float R? If so send it away to Push, and you will probably never want to use the coil again and save yourself what? 2lbs? A more XC oriented wheelset will save you lots of weight was well.
     
  16. chober

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    I thought about keeping it lighter, but then if I wanted light I wouldnt have gone with the preston to begin with. The frame and shock came in at about 10.25lbs by itself. I'm not gonna be winning any XC races on it but it will still get up the hill.
     
  17. chober

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    yea sunline I got through the shop, I can get straitline too actually. I have a set of levers on my Saint brakes for the bottlerocket. Still need to get the setup bled.
     
  18. mandown

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    yes, sunline. thanks.