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S-Works Carbon Demo project

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Trekrules, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Trekrules

    Trekrules Turbo Monkey

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    Time for a new big project after riding 7 years on a Trek Session 10 it's time to go for something much lighter & more DH race worthy,i have all the time in the world since next season im going to ride enduro with my trail bike while in the mean time i work on my project.Im taking my time on this project since i want to get it done perfect to avoid uprading each time if something i don't like on the bike.

    This is the plan:
    Step 1: Gettting all the parts
    Step 2: Getting the frame
    Step 3: Building her up so it's ready for it's first ride.

    So let's begin this project

    E-Thirteen LG1+ Black


    Formula The One Limeted Edition Green

     

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    Looks promising:think:
     
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    FTFY

    with a name like trekrules why the demo and not a session carbon?
     
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    Coil or air suspension?
     
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    Could be sick! Deffinatly going to keep up with this thread. I have the RO brakes. They are awesome!
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    looks flexy
     
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    It's not a worthy project if it doesn't have an Enve Carbon DH wheelset. More $$$!!!!
     
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    I think some lock on grips would be nice. Maybe some tires too.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    Too narrow. I'm convinced wider carbon DH rims are on the horizon. Hopefully sub $200 Asian ones like in the XC and AM worlds
     
  12. marshalolson

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    needs moar parts
     
  13. Trekrules

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    I picked the demo because it has a stealth black frame which i preffer the most and the frame is allot cheaper than a Session 9.9 frame,im not such a fan of the paint scheme on the 9.9 frame.
     
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    Coil because im loving the feel of coil shock better than a air shock,personal prefrence imo
     
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    So you pick your frame according to the color? Seems legit :think:

    You know that these two frames ride somewhat different?
     
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    Same project over here in Austria, but most of the parts will be carried over from my alu demo.
    Due to the low bb I would suggest to go for a full bash chain device; I have purchased the 32 teeth SRS+ to take advantage of the lowlow postion of the frame.

    Have fun!
     
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    So the question really is - does Trek then still rule, or will you need to change your username?
     
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    This thread does not deliver....
    But check out my new bike project for 2015, the Evil Dead Alive hypertanium.


    It's gonna be sick.
     
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    And now we know what type of rider the $10k limited-run DH rigs go to.
     
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    The frameset he wants is only $4000.
     
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    This ain't Pinkbike, or your blog.
     
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    Session 9.9 is only $4400.
     
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    fraser since you are involved to a certain degree with spec, will they offer the team replica frame as frameset only or just a limited run of complete bikes?
     
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    Sram road gears are lighter. Not sure about the others but Rival (the cheapest and only 20g over dura ace) does.


    You are concerned with width but not durability? The Am current ones are garbage. Easton Havoc Carbon when they finally nail it.
     
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    Haters will hate!

    That said, im not a fan of the ano green colored brakes...
     
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    Good lord, just buy a dirt bike. Or three.
     
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    These threads (and the "riders" who start them) make me so angry.
     
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    This is the floor where I hope a new DH bike will be parked in 2013. Stay tuned...
     
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    That's the first negative review I've heard of the new generic carbon rims.
     
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    saw a broken one and people having trouble seating tires per the mtbr link. Looks like the first batch was good, then they had troubles. Havent checked back in awhile.
     
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    Seeing a broken one doesn't mean it's a bad rim. Folks in the 29er forum are still buying and using these, and the feedback is generally quite positive.
     
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    Fixed for ya. :D
     
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    The only thing better would be it's own thread!:rofl:
     
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    What kind of wood? What oil is used? how much thickness and weight?
     
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  38. Trekrules

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    Well my thread get's pretty much a bad start from the members here or they don't take this thread serious,pitty because i take a other approche on the project with starting with the parts first rather than buying a frame,oh well soon i will order some new parts.
     
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    in all honesty, downhill bike prices have gone full retard over the last 3 years.
    plus, my downhill rides (which used to last 3-4 hours or actual riding time when i started biking) are now 40 minute rides, or ten 2-min dashes....

    with prices like that, and the constant need for maintenance/replacement (like every 2 hours of use, something breaks)... my next 2 wheel toy, will probably be a dirtbike or a dual sport/touring bike.
     
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