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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by richy_a2r, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. richy_a2r

    richy_a2r Chimp

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    new rig for 08.







    parts.

    Frame: Socom, Small, Red
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0
    Fork: RS Boxxer WC 07
    Tyres: Maxxis Minion DH F/R
    Brakes: Hope Moto V2 - Vented Discs
    Headset: Syntace SuperSpin
    Bars: Easton EA70 Lo-Rise
    Stem: e.13 Ali DirectMount
    Grips: ProPalm LockOn
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite 31.6
    Seat: Nero Carbon
    Cranks: Shimano XTR 07
    Chainring: e.13 Guide Ring 38T
    Chainguide: e.13 LG1
    Pedals: WellGo Mg1
    Rear Mec: Sram X9
    Shifter: X9 07
    Cassette: Dura Ace 11-23
    Chain: shimano
    Wheels: Mavics on relabeled DT Swiss-Hubs

    love it.
     

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  2. DBR X6 RIDER

    DBR X6 RIDER Turbo Monkey

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    Lookin' good! The only thing I don't like about that bike is that it isn't mine. Can't have 'em all.
     
  3. ATOMICFIREBALL

    ATOMICFIREBALL DISARMED IN A BATTLE OF WITS

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    Looks great. Light & fast i'm sure.

    Also, it looks like a good place for muggers behind the wall in the tunnel !
     
  4. deadatbirth

    deadatbirth Monkey

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    red is fast
     
  5. Poindexter

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    Very Sexy
     
  6. Racerx7734

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    Nice bike man....
     
  7. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    Very cool bike, I am still trying to decide Slopestyle or Socom myself.
     
  8. seismic

    seismic Turbo Monkey

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    Awesome looking rig. How are the hopes ?
     
  9. davep

    davep Turbo Monkey

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    Sick ride, but I gotta say, that is a wierd part spec....
    carbon seat, XTR cranks, boxxer WC, socom (lightest), and motos (heaviest brake available), and steel spring..
     
  10. FrontRangeDH

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    I personally think brakes is one place thats it ok to go heavy. I would rather have a dependable brake with tons of power over someting light. Riding Codes last year made me faster because I knew when I needed braking power they were there.

    The old addage, "have to go slow to go fast"
     
  11. richy_a2r

    richy_a2r Chimp

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    got a 350lbs spring on the dhx. going for a rcs ti spring would save ~80g. i won't spend 200€ for 80g. :)

    replaced my juicy 5-set with hope floating saw-discs (203/203mm) with the motos. added 400g of weight but it was worth it.

    bike's light enough, hehe.
     
  12. davep

    davep Turbo Monkey

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    A manitou spring would save you more than that due to the higher stress/fewer coils (and a nuke proof is closer to 150 euro). Just don't see many people running XTR stuff and the price vs weight savings (compared to XT)(75 g savings for twice the $$) is certainly not any better than a ti spring (or many other items)..and a ti spring wont be ruined (at a $600 US repacement price) when you catch a rock with a pedal.

    I just find it interesting what parts people will pay a significant amount of $$ for to save some weight and yet find other options not as beneficial...for example, tubeless (ghetto or otherwise) would make a bigger difference than any of the above mentioned light weight parts.

    As I said before..sick ride!
     
  13. jvnixon

    jvnixon Turbo Monkey

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    did you cut the lower roller on that LG1? Why

     
  14. deadatbirth

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    better mud shedding? id think it would skip off the gear..
    good eye though
     
  15. richy_a2r

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    they sent me the the wrong roller (the one of the e.13 srs), noticed it after a friend told me this isn't the standard roller. but it works, so no problem there. :)

    @davep: i didn't buy the xtr new. made a good deal - got it off a roadbike used. i planned to get the 08 xt (because i have the same opinion regarding weight-saving/extra-$$$) until this deal came across my way.

    greetings
     
  16. DirtyMike

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    I Dig your chainstay wrap!!!!! I used a camo bar tape m yself! quick easy and simple
     
  17. davep

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    Sorry I did not mean to make it sound like I was picking on your parts spec..just an honest curiosity.

    Have a great time on that thing!
     
  18. John P.

    John P. Turbo Monkey

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    Regardless of the fact that it may be working okay, you should call up Jonas or Derek at e13 and get that swapped out; I imagine they'll do it free of charge if you send them pics.

    If there's one thing I've learned about chainguides over the years, it's that when they do fail, it's always at the worst possible moment. Making sure your setup is to-spec is the best way to avoid problems all together.

    BTW, SICK ride.

    --JP
     
  19. jvnixon

    jvnixon Turbo Monkey

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    Ah gotcha. I'm not 100% sure but i think all you'd need is the outer lg.1 plastic piece. Send em an email and get it right, it will work better/more reliably :)
     
  20. tsamps

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    nice bike, whats the weight?
     
  21. SteezyWeezy

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    red=roost, dope bike