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    2010 XTC FR 650b'ed!!!

    Finally got the parts to convert my old XTC to 650b. Also made it into a 1x10 set up to lighten it a bit. Specs are:

    Giant XTC FR small in raw finish
    Fox F Series RLC set at 120 mm (I like it to have a bit more travel for a more aggressive XC hardtail ride)
    Mix of XT/SLX drivetrain
    E-13 the hive 36 teeth (11-36 cassette) with XCX BB chainguide.
    Easton e70 Cockpit.
    Taiwan (brandless) 650B rims with XT hubs and Maxxis Crossmarks 2.1

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    The conversion breath new life in my old frame, was going to sell the frame but after the conversion, I'm enjoying it much I'm going to keep the bike!!!

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    Nice work. What does it weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    Nice work. What does it weigh?
    oh no.. I guess I have a lot to learn yet... I have several bikes and haven't weighed even 1 of them... sorry bro may be when i can get a scale i will weigh it for reference... but I did enjoy the XTC a bit more, climbing was better and keeping momentum was noticeable specially in my local trails that are long and sweeping hills.

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