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    Man that looks sexy!
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    Yeah it's light with a bunch of light parts, but what does the frame weigh?

    Oh, 1100g.
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    i love this massive tubes on entire frame... looks very rigid ....

    i hope the Access hold their low prices strategy for this product...

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    Shoulda gone with internal cable routing...

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    internal cables not essential.. until for me... be good if comes, but I don't miss those

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    not a huge fan of internal cabling

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    Why?

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    Link: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._20000__400327

    Another frame on the market. Internal cable routing or not, looks good. Frame only option? Price? Less then the eBay unbranded stuff or more? Is this designed at a high level of engineering specificity to frame size, strength to weight specific? Sorry for the geeky questions, just want more info. Thanks.
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    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...551_1095581_-1

    2011 Access Stealth 1.0 29er Mountain Bike

    BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano XTR
    BRAKES: Shimano XTR hydraulic disc, with 180mm rotor front, 160mm rotor rear
    CASSETTE: Shimano CS-M980 XTR 10-Speed, 11-36T
    CHAIN: Shimano XTR CN-M980 for 10-speed
    CRANKSET: Shimano XTR: S-170mm, M-172.5mm, L-175mm
    FORK: Fox 32 F29 FIT RLC with 100mm of travel
    FRAME: Monocoque 12k weave carbon
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano XTR
    GRIPS/TAPE: Velo dual-density
    HANDLEBAR: Carbon flat bar, 31.6mm
    HEADSET: Orbit IS IS-2 ACB, 1 1/8"
    LEVERS: Shimano XTR
    PEDALS: NA
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XTR, 10-speed
    REAR SHOCK: NA
    SADDLE: Fizik Gobi XM with braided carbon rails
    SEATPOST: Alloy, 31.6, S-300mm, M-300mm, L-350mm
    SHIFTERS: Shimano XTR
    STEM: Alloy 7075 with carbon wrap; S-90mm, M-100mm, L-110mm; 31.8 clamp diameter
    TIRES: Hutchinson Python NG tubeless-ready, 2.10, folding
    WHEELSET: Stans ZTR355rims with Shimano XTR QR disc hubs
    2011 Access Stealth 1.0 29er Mountain Bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by swill'n View Post
    Link: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._20000__400327

    Another frame on the market. Internal cable routing or not, looks good. Frame only option? Price? Less then the eBay unbranded stuff or more? Is this designed at a high level of engineering specificity to frame size, strength to weight specific? Sorry for the geeky questions, just want more info. Thanks.
    Nice spec no doubt. But much more than a no name Carbon from China. (which you can get with internal routing $4k seems a little steep but again it has a lot of the right parts. But I think you could build one yourself for less. Though this is a lot less work. I think it comes down to do you like to tinker or not?

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    Oh me lika da tinka lots! Just thinking about an XC race bike on the affordable side. Carbon frame, niner fork, any carbon post, bars, stem. Formula RX, Crest laced to chub/e13 geared. Maybe under 3k with lots of discounts, flea-bay and Craigslist shopping over time. It's going to be this route or a R.I.P. as my next project.
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    geometry & dimensions?

    Has anyone seen any geometry or frame dimension info?

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    Saw the 3.0 at the local performance bike shop today. $1999.
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    I am seriously thinking about this bike. wish it was a little cheaper tho.. I was thinking about doing a chinese carbon build but, frame warranty concerns me a bit. Also the price difference wouldn't be that big for a comparably equiped chinese carbon build.. right?

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    Anyone know if they're selling the frame separately? I'm currently on an Access XCL 9.7 29er with upgraded parts. The aluminum frame on mine dropped down to below $100 last year. If they drop this carbon frame to a really nice price, I'd switch to it in a heartbeat.

    A warrantied carbon frame at a Chinese carbon price with local support? That would be a no-brainer for me!

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    I bought the Stealth 4.0 a few weeks ago online while it was on sale for $1399.
    It's a great frame and overall a pretty good value at that price (with full Deore). I don't really like the red paint scheme but guess it's cheaper to paint most of it rather than have perfect carbon weave over the entire thing.
    A couple of things I wasn't happy with were the stem/handlebar/grips and some minor grips with the gearing. But otherwise no remorse after a few weeks.
    It's a fast cross country rider and I threw some slicks on this and went on a blazing fast road ride too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinmysaddle View Post
    I bought the Stealth 4.0 a few weeks ago online while it was on sale for $1399.
    It's a great frame and overall a pretty good value at that price (with full Deore). I don't really like the red paint scheme but guess it's cheaper to paint most of it rather than have perfect carbon weave over the entire thing.
    A couple of things I wasn't happy with were the stem/handlebar/grips and some minor grips with the gearing. But otherwise no remorse after a few weeks.
    It's a fast cross country rider and I threw some slicks on this and went on a blazing fast road ride too.
    just looked up the spec. isn't the Tora TK a coil spring fork? kind of defeats the purpose of lightweight carbon IMO, but goot price for a carbon bike! do they sell frame only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4runner View Post
    just looked up the spec. isn't the Tora TK a coil spring fork? kind of defeats the purpose of lightweight carbon IMO, but goot price for a carbon bike! do they sell frame only?
    Except for the fact that he bought the whole bike for 1400$, and can sell that tora for 150, buy a Reba for 300 and have a 1550$ Carbon bike with a real fork. Add a set of wheels and he's off to the races!

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    stumbled on this- looks like a good deal for a well spec'd CF HT.
    http://www.giantnerd.com/bamf-****-k...tain-bike.html

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    SEXY!!!!!! Needs white seat though (imo)....
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    If only BAMF or Performance would sell these cheap carbon frames separately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBadWagon View Post
    Except for the fact that he bought the whole bike for 1400$, and can sell that tora for 150, buy a Reba for 300 and have a 1550$ Carbon bike with a real fork. Add a set of wheels and he's off to the races!
    Add a set of wheels, another $500, add a better seat post, pedals, better seat, xtr components all around, and he's at $3000ish. Then add a rock gouge to the carbon frame after he grazes a boulder...carbon for mountain riding...not good.

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    Has anyone tried the fork that comes on the access stealth 2.0? I currently use a Rockshox reba xx29 with the lockout and was wondering how the Fox's lockout F29 "fit remote" might compare.

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    which handelbar do you have?

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    I use a flat china carbon special.

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    thank you
    when did you buy it ? and what is the price?

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    What would be the advantage to buying this frame over the Chinese one on ebay for $520? They are obviously the same frame as this one.

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    Honestly. With the size of the tubing. Especially behind the seat tube it looks like they went for bulk to give it street instead of a layup schedule that allows for stronger tubing without having to build it with big thick tubing. In other words. They do not know how to properly use carbon to build a frame.
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    so do any of you own this bike? i found one at a performance stoer and am considering getting it.

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    $1799, that's not bad... just wondering, what is the next level down from this bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodoljake View Post
    so do any of you own this bike? i found one at a performance stoer and am considering getting it.
    I bought the stealth 4.0. Overall I really like the bike. Frame rides great and the bike is a lot of fun for the price.

    On the downside the wheelset has been nothing but problems for me. I've been having a tension issue with the rear wheel. Performance retensioned the wheel once and now is supposed to be replacing it. Also I can't seem to be able to find replacement derailleur hangers for the bike. Performance didn't have and doesn't know what they take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finny1999 View Post
    I bought the stealth 4.0. Overall I really like the bike. Frame rides great and the bike is a lot of fun for the price.

    On the downside the wheelset has been nothing but problems for me. I've been having a tension issue with the rear wheel. Performance retensioned the wheel once and now is supposed to be replacing it. Also I can't seem to be able to find replacement derailleur hangers for the bike. Performance didn't have and doesn't know what they take.
    hey thanks for the note on your 4.0 i am glad you like it and sorry about the wheel. i am 240+ and unless i use an all mountain wheel even for cross country and fire trails i destroy them. . also, check out derailleurhanger.com

    anyone have the 1.0???

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    Hey- does anyone know if this frame will accommodate the new cane creek headset that allows one to run a tapered fork in a zero stack head tube? basically the bore at the bottom needs to be like 12mm tall so the cup can sit all the way into the tube. my old aluminum access frame only had an 8mm height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finny1999 View Post
    I bought the stealth 4.0. Overall I really like the bike. Frame rides great and the bike is a lot of fun for the price.

    On the downside the wheelset has been nothing but problems for me. I've been having a tension issue with the rear wheel. Performance retensioned the wheel once and now is supposed to be replacing it. Also I can't seem to be able to find replacement derailleur hangers for the bike. Performance didn't have and doesn't know what they take.
    idiots. bikes are shipped with an extra derailleur hanger.

    check the performance website (under frames). they typically have hangers there.

    if that does not work, contact the tech center on the website, and tell them you need a rear derailleur hanger for your specific model.

    the shop should get you one for free. they should have it stored in the mech shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetspackledhole View Post
    idiots. bikes are shipped with an extra derailleur hanger.

    check the performance website (under frames). they typically have hangers there.

    if that does not work, contact the tech center on the website, and tell them you need a rear derailleur hanger for your specific model.

    the shop should get you one for free. they should have it stored in the mech shop
    I did get an extra hanger but I'm already on the spare one. I looked at their website but there aren't any that look remotely like it. The "head mechanic" is supposed to be doing research and find out what hanger it is, but that was on Thursday and I didn't hear anything further yet. I'll contact tech if it comes down to it. I also checked on derailluerhanger.com and wheels manufacturing and they dont list the stealth and I'm not guessing at hangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polishdog View Post
    Looks like a 26er

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockin View Post
    Looks like a 26er
    It is a 26'er

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockin View Post
    Looks like a 26er
    Components make it a better bike overall, even though it is a 26er.

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    Access Stealth 29'r

    Picked one up today at Performance Bikes Greenwood Indiana. They were doing a "Doorbuster" clearance sale on them, marked down from $1799.99 to $999.99! Can't pass that up, here's the specs: Access Stealth LTD 29er Mountain Bike

    BOTTOM BRACKET: Integrated
    BRAKES: Tektro Hydraulic, HD 1.0D6, 180mm and 160mm rotors
    CASSETTE: SRAM 9-speed, 11/34
    CHAIN: KMC, 9-speed
    CRANKSET: Alloy, Triple 42/32/24
    FORK: RST Blaze 29" 9mm QR, 100mm travel
    FRAME: 29er Carbon Frame, tapered head tube 1 1/4" to 1 1/8", double water bottle mounts, replaceable derailleur hanger
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: SRAM X5
    GRIPS/TAPE: Dual Density rubber
    HANDLEBAR: Alloy, 5mm rise
    HEADSET: Integrated, tapered 1 1/4" to 1 1/8"
    LEVERS: Tektro
    PEDALS: None
    REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM X5
    REAR SHOCK: None
    SADDLE: Velo, Mountain Tuned
    SEATPOST: Alloy, 31.6mm
    SHIFTERS: SRAM X5
    STEM: Alloy, 31.8mm clamp
    TIRES: Kenda Nevegal, 29x2.2
    WHEELSET: Alex TD24 Disc

    I priced this bike building it myself for around $1300.00, so for a ready to ride bike with a warranty, it's a great deal!

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