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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Choro View Post
    Meltingfeather - What does the Praxis bottom bracket weigh? Is that the PF30 version?
    appleSSeed has the Praxis.
    I have a SRAM PF30 to BSA adapter. Problem free so far. It's light... not sure how light, but its just two abs threaded cups.
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    ah. you're right. anyhow, good to know the SRAM adapter works well. thanks.

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    The Praxis is pretty light. Same weight as the Rafeface PF30 adapter bb.
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    Thanks. 130g then. I have the Race Face adapter on the way. We'll see how it goes. I like the idea of the Praxis though.

    Nice bike, BTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    I may go carbon down the line as that will be the only upgrade left to make. I just want nancy and company to sort through the minor issues they still have.
    When do you think Nancy and Co will have solved their problems - I'm in the same boat... ???

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    I got bored last night. I'm waiting for my fork and also wanted to get some things sorted out with the bike. Like installing the cog, chain, rear tire, and sizing the brake lines. This will let me pretty much get the bike ready to go so when the fork comes in, it'll be ready to go. I have XT brakes on my Pugsley and the Raijin so this is an easy swap. Just change out the crown race and swap that puppy over.

    It snowed here yesterday so I guess there is no rush, just going a bit stir crazy here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post

    I got bored last night. I'm waiting for my fork and also wanted to get some things sorted out with the bike. Like installing the cog, chain, rear tire, and sizing the brake lines. This will let me pretty much get the bike ready to go so when the fork comes in, it'll be ready to go. I have XT brakes on my Pugsley and the Raijin so this is an easy swap. Just change out the crown race and swap that puppy over.

    It snowed here yesterday so I guess there is no rush, just going a bit stir crazy here.
    Saw that pic last night- you've gotta get out and try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    I'm waiting for my fork and also wanted to get some things sorted out with the bike.
    I probably missed it, but what fork are you getting and what's the hold up?

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    Soon ensambled!


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    ^^^ Details?!

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    Kona Raijin 2013 frame 19"
    Fox terralogic 100mm QR15 fork
    S-works crankset 38/24
    Mavic C29ssmax front wheel & Mavic Crossmax ST Rear wheel (removed decals)
    Shimano XTR: front & rear derailleur, shifters, pedals, cassette 11-36 & chain
    Eriksen seatpost
    Thomson: stem, seat collar & flat carbon handlebar (soon)
    Hope Race X2 brakes with 160 rotors
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    Salsa skewers rasta edition (just can use the rear...going for Tune QR15 for the front)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mowabb View Post
    Kona Raijin 2013 frame 19"
    Nice build.
    Just get some real wheels and you should be set
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    Something against Mavic? (That's not a definitive wheelset, soon expecting for Arch Ex+CK+Marwi Ti)

    Thanks for your comment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowabb View Post
    Something against Mavic?
    More 20-spoke mtb wheels with narrow rims and proprietary parts than Mavic, but they have contributed to quite a bit of confusion and consternation in the wheelbuilding world, seemingly on purpose, by using their ridiculous "SSD" dimension... but that's another story.
    Quote Originally Posted by mowabb View Post
    S(That's not a definitive wheelset, soon expecting for Arch Ex+CK+Marwi Ti)
    An infinitely superior specification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigwheelsRbest View Post
    ^^^ Details?!
    ^^^ Build pics!!

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm thinking about building up a raijin as trailbike with 180mm disc on the rear.
    Can the raijin handle a 180mm disc?

    Thanks for your answers ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lion-of-the-temple View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I'm thinking about building up a raijin as trailbike with 180mm disc on the rear.
    Can the raijin handle a 180mm disc?

    Thanks for your answers ...
    I run a shimano ice tech 180mm on my 22" Raijin.

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    I ran 180mm front and rear on my Raijin as well... now running 180/160
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    Tried looking ....what are the Actual weight of the Raijins....especially in the smaller sizes. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lion-of-the-temple View Post
    Can the raijin handle a 180mm disc?
    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onetrack View Post
    Tried looking ....what are the Actual weight of the Raijins....especially in the smaller sizes. Thanks.
    I posted frame-only & complete weight of my 18" to start this thread off.
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    Thanks for your help relating to the disc size ... may be pictures of one more god of thunder will follow soon

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    Sorry, I don't weigh my bikes...

    Here's a Rigid variation of the same bike I posted recently (Specialized Chisel Carbon Fork & Black Sheep Ti Bars).

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    Thanks Meltingfeather...saw it.....2013grams.....How the heck did I miss that. Doh

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    Hi folks...I'm pleased to show you my bike!

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    that is sick. very nice. are those Crossmax wheels minus the stickers?

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    Thanks! C29SSMAX front and CROSSMAX ST rear, with decals removed

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSPirate View Post
    Sorry, I don't weigh my bikes...

    Here's a Rigid variation of the same bike I posted recently (Specialized Chisel Carbon Fork & Black Sheep Ti Bars).

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    What BB/Crankset did you go with. Just ordered my Raijin today, and need to decide on BB setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSPirate View Post
    Sorry, I don't weigh my bikes...

    Here's a Rigid variation of the same bike I posted recently (Specialized Chisel Carbon Fork & Black Sheep Ti Bars).

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    Were you able to pull the crown race from the Chisel, or does the "Campy" style match the CK?

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    ^I'll ask him tomorrow Los, but I think it's just the standard CK crown race.






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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    ^I'll ask him tomorrow Los, but I think it's just the standard CK crown race.

    Thanks, man. According to Specialized, the crown race is epoxied onto the fork. It'd be awesome if it's easily removeable to be able to use a CK base plate!

    Liking the sizzurp color scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Thanks, man. According to Specialized, the crown race is epoxied onto the fork. It'd be awesome if it's easily removeable to be able to use a CK base plate!

    Liking the sizzurp color scheme.

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    Not the same fork as you, granted, but in my experience with Spesh forks / campy style headset, it was impossible to remove the Spesh crown race when I swapped forks on my stumpjumper (from the Spesh Futureshock). Had to buy a new crown race for the new fork and leave that one on the Futureshock.

    Hope you have more luck...

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    I talked to the Pirate and he said the integrated crown race worked perfectly with the Chris King headset.
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    Good to know- thanks man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Were you able to pull the crown race from the Chisel, or does the "Campy" style match the CK?

    Los
    The integrated race on the Chisel worked with the CK Inset 7 headset with no issues. I'm making no promises though. This was not verified by either manufacturer. I just kinda rolled with it since I could not get a definite answer. It feels good, there is no play and the angle on the Chisel race appeared to be pretty darn close to the CK, but that's just eyeballing it. No irregular wear to the CK lower bearing so I assume it's good. I've put around 100 miles on the set-up. Best of luck.

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    Shredding the gnar! (not really) at a 6 hour "race" this past weekend. Really just turned out to ride with friends and put some miles in for some upcoming gravel grinders. Had a blast! This bike is so fun.

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    Since White Mike is pimping race photos...
    Same Race, same frame, same psyche.
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    Phuggin' love my Raijin. I've owned *326 singlespeeds. This is the best ride hands down.

    p.s. I'm letting my Specialized Chisel Carbon Fork go (shown in a previous build photo, pg. 7). Lemme know if you want it. Looks sexy-as-hell and performs better than the Niner. Do it!

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    Finished building this 18" last night. Broke a GF Rig frame last week, so I swapped some of the parts over to the Kona, and upgraded a few while I was in purchasing mode.

    Frame showed 4.18 lbs at the bike shop. Complete build with pedals is around 21 lbs.












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    My Raijin build; RS, XX, ZTR... 9.910kg

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    More pics in my blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacoborf View Post
    My Raijin build; RS, XX, ZTR... 9.910kg

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    More pics in my blog.
    Sweet.

    Bars, seatpost and stem?

    Is that the carbon steerer 100mm fork?

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    Thank you!

    Yes, carbon steerer and bridge. SID XX World Cup.

    Bar and stem are Syntace. Seatpost is pmp Ti (not enough money for Moots, Eriksen, Lynskey...).

    All components here: http://konaprojecttwo.blogspot.com.e...aijin.html?m=1

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    beautiful.

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    Any online retailers selling this frame only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskagriz View Post
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    So gents I am Ti'd (oh man) between the Raijin and Carver 420... for those of you out there riding the Raijins on a regular basis for a while...any long term updates? Any new thoughts or impressions? I will be starting with SS with 100mm fork and plan to long rides in Socal lots of climbing and descending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvader View Post
    So gents I am Ti'd (oh man) between the Raijin and Carver 420... for those of you out there riding the Raijins on a regular basis for a while...any long term updates? Any new thoughts or impressions? I will be starting with SS with 100mm fork and plan to long rides in Socal lots of climbing and descending.
    I've had my Raijin running a 100mm fork for about six months and previously owned a couple Kona Units. As compared with the Unit I found the Raijin to be faster with quick handling. The top tube is slightly shorter (18" frame) and I like the springy feeling out back. I run a Praxis BB which has been solid without flex or creaking. I'm 155lbs and do not really notice lateral flex in the rear of the frame.

    Overall I really like the frame although I'm likely selling mine to buy a full suspension.
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    Love mine, ride it about 50% of the time, but for all my races this season. My other ride is a Konba Honzo, which is just way too much fun, but heavy.. But to complicate the issue, I hear rumours of a Ti Honzo... Now that would be fun....

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    I really dig my Raijin. I am a hardtail rider. Flat out FS is too spongy at 265lbs. Anyway, I ride a Santa Cruz Highball when speed and races are a consideration. Most of the time I'm on my Kona though especially when rougher area is expected, or a killer shuttle, or more of a mellow vibe is in order. At my weight and compared to the Highball it is much more compliant. I have a dropper post on it too. Anyway, I really dig it.
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