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    2011 Santa Cruz Nickel----650B'd

    Decided to put my Canfield ONE back as a freeride/downhill bike and put the 650B wheels on a dedicated trail bike.....What better frame to use is...... The SC Nickel of course... got a killer deal on the frame and ordered the few parts I needed and here she is... (still need a few more blue parts to finish the color scheme)




    Parts list:
    Frame- large SC Nickel
    Fork- Xfusion Vengence (lowered to 130mm)
    Wheels- Stans Flow 650b with Hope Evo2 hubs and DT double butt spokes
    Tire- Panceti Neo- moto (F) and Quasi- moto(R)
    Cranks- E thirteen with 34t. E13 guide ring
    Chain Guide- MRP single ring BB mounted
    Chain- Wipperman (brass coated)
    Shifter- X9 ten speed
    Cassette- Sram 1080 (for now)
    Bars/Stem- Crank Bros 11-carbon-720mm/ Sunline 100mm
    Brakes- Shimano XT Ice tech
    Rotors- Sram XX WC 180mm F/R (ordered the shimano ice rotors)
    Pedals- XT Trail

    First ride impressions where on the positive side. Bike fast fast and seemed quick handling. Only rode 8 miles due to time constraints but all on tight twisty and root filled trail with a little climbing. Need some more saddle time for a more solid feel on the bike...
    Last edited by rsullivan; 08-03-2012 at 11:16 AM.
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    blast from the past! 06? That's a relic!

    Love the green. All these recent nickel threads makes me tempted to pick one up. *just* saw the frame on CL for $675...
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    I blast down a mountain once, and in my wake, lies a new single track for the rest of you."-sm

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    Yea i always forget to reset the dates after changing batteries....lol. took pictures today
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    Looking good! The Ni-B is a solid trail machine, loving mine.

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    Love the green....Nice.

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    Nice!

    Sweet looking bike!

    Do you know the weight by any chance?

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    28.08lbs as it sits
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    Very similar to the build I'm doing except I'll be using a Velvet up front, will start at 140mm and maybe dial it down from there after a couple rides. Based on the fork difference I'm hoping to hit my target of 25-26#.

    Did you have to do anything to the fork for 650b, I've read the velvet may require a "shim" to accomodate, not sure yet exactly what that involves, would love to know if you had to do anything to yours.
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    Thanks!

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    28.08lbs as it sits
    Thanks; that is a really nice looking build! Let us know you thoughts on the bike/fork/build after you have some more ride time

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    No, there was no modification needed to run 650B. Just slapped the wheels on and rode. Very happy with how the bike rides. May try a set of 26" wheels just to compare handling though.
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    Hello , I have a nickel and in the first ride notice the chain was grinding on the frame when using the big front ring . Any clue ?

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    How big is your ring? What cassette? In which ring/sprocket combinations is it happening?

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    The ring is 44-22 and the cassette is 11-34 and is happening all the time I'm using the big ring .

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    Are you sure you installed the required spacers for the BB?

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    i didn't do the installation . i might have to take it back to the shop and request for an explanation . the chain did two grove to the frame . at this moment i adjust the stop to prevent shifting to the big ring until i take the bike to the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripfe View Post
    The ring is 44-22
    A 44/22 double crank? If so, is the 44 in the middle ring spot on triple spider?
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    no it is a 3 ring - 44-32-22 . the big ring being too far out is making the chain to grind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madsedan View Post
    Very similar to the build I'm doing except I'll be using a Velvet up front, will start at 140mm and maybe dial it down from there after a couple rides. Based on the fork difference I'm hoping to hit my target of 25-26#.

    Did you have to do anything to the fork for 650b, I've read the velvet may require a "shim" to accomodate, not sure yet exactly what that involves, would love to know if you had to do anything to yours.
    I doubt you'll need/want to touch that fork. 140 is perfect on mine so far. Have run a 2.3 Neo-Moto and a 2.35 Nevegal - no clearance issues.

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