After riding two Single speed 29ers for the past 6-7 months I decided I needed to have a geared bike again. I started collecting parts to build it. I wasn't sure what frame I was going to get. Well, that was until a used XL Buzz Bomb full suspension frame came up for sale on this very board. I figured it was a low cost way to get a full suspension frame and I couldn't resist. Well, here is the end result.
Build specs are:
XL Van Dessel Buzz Bomb frame with Float R
Reba Race w/poploc set @100mm
Thomson stem and seatpost
Selle Italia Flite seat
Easton Carbon hi rise bars
Lizard skins lock on grips
Magura Marta hydro brakes w/ 180mm rotors f/r
SRAM X.9 trigger shifters and rear derailluer
XT cranks 175mm
Time ATAC alium pedals
Bontrager Race disc wheelset
Salsa 29er tubes
Exiwolf front and Ignitor rear tire
Cateye Enduro computer
Well, how does it ride? Well really I don't know. I went for a ride today, but the trails were too wet. I figured they would be frozen, but I was wrong. Instead of doing damage to the trials I went for a road ride with it instead. This way I got to make sure it shifted correctly and got to break in the brakes. With the weather around here now I don't know when I will be able to get a good ride on it on some singletrack.
That last pic is my 29er family photo with one of the dogs, Buster. Left to right they are Buzz Bomb fixie, Buzz Bomb full susser, and a Surly Karate Monkey SS front squishy. I was going to take more pics, but my digi cam died. I can't find any new AA batteries in the house for some reason.
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