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    Seven IMX

    After waiting for 5 months for a Racer X 29er, I decided to cancel the order. Seven stepped up and my frame was done in a week.

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    Fox F29
    I9 wheels, arch rims
    King headset
    Eriksen seatpost
    FSA Stem
    FSA Riser bars, might go flat bars
    XTR Dual control shifters
    XTR Crank
    XTR Front/Rear Der.
    XT brakes
    Hope floating rotors
    KMC X9SL chain
    Eggbeater pedals, for now.
    SRAM PG-990 Cassette















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    Wow! Really nice ride. I would have trouble waiting 5 months as well. One week is a killer turn-around. How does it ride?

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    Nice build!

    My Seven road bike is the best ride I've ever owned.. Well worth every cent!

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    Yeah I am in a similar boat of waiting, but I think I would be slain down by my friends if I gave up on it. By the way that is one of the most ridiculous bikes of the year so far. I'm not going to pull an early year movie preview type situation and nominate you for an '09 "Oscar" but you'll be at the top of the list at the end of the year. I have a feeling.

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    mtb_Frk thats a good looking bike for sure. I worked at Seven for 6 years and am currently working on a 1x9 29er project with them. I am flip flopping between the Sola and IMX. Please let us know what you think after you ride it.

    Fred
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    Thanks! I am really happy with how it turned out. I guess one good thing about waiting so long for the RX was it gave me plenty of time to save up and buy parts for it, even though I had most of them on my fuel already.
    I rode it around the block today and it felt really nice. I cant wait to get out on it for a real ride.

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    F*@K! That is nice.

    Well Played.

    What is the Final Weight?

    PF

    EXCUSES ARE THE NAILS IN THE COFFIN OF FAILURE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reposado77
    mtb_Frk thats a good looking bike for sure. I worked at Seven for 6 years and am currently working on a 1x9 29er project with them. I am flip flopping between the Sola and IMX. Please let us know what you think after you ride it.

    Fred
    I knew you would be poping in here sooner or later.....I'll talk to you in the AM bro.....BTW mtb_frk super sweet ride....I'd take that over a Titus anyday....Congrats and enjoy..CF...

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    That is great bike porn. Wow!

    What is the reason for running a Sram cassette with a full xtr drivetrain, saving weight?

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    well the weight with my blunt/xt wheels and big tires was 26.5lbs. So I figure with the I9`s it is probably under 25. The frame weighs 4.2 lbs. It is a big frame, in the range of a xxl.

    The only reason for the sram cassette is that it is cheaper than the xtr. I hate to spend a ton on something that just wears out.

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    Wow. That is an effing sweet ride. Seriously stunning.

    BTW, how tall are you? 6'6"+? That bike looks HUGE.

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    Yeah it is a big bike, I am about 6'2" -6'3". But I apparently have a long torso, I have been fit 3 times at different shops and all three told me that I needed a longer TT than what my current bike had. Which is something I already knew because I couldnt get comfortable on the bike and was hoping they could help me out. We tried to make it fit me, but no luck.

    So here is the answer.

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    One word.... WOW!

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    The trails here in the mitten state have finally started to dry out from the long, cold winter we had this year and I have been able to get a few rides in on the bike.
    In short I love the bike. It rides close to a short travel full suspension bike, it is a hardtail but it is really comfortable. It just seems to absorb the rocks and roots.
    It climbs great, being off the trails for a year due to an injury my first ride up a tricky switch back the bike just stuck. It is very well balanced, I feel like I can really lean the bike into the turns a lot more than I could with my 26" bikes. Coming down some rough downhills I feel like I was going faster than I would be before. I think a lot of it has to do with the custom fit, but Seven really nailed it on this bike. I dont think I will be able to go back stock sized bike. Riding over log piles, seemed smoother also. The trail that I rode it on is pretty fast and has a good flow to it. Hopefully I will be able to ride it on a more technical trail soon.

    No complaints at all. I cant wait to spend more time on the bike. I am really happy that I went with a custom frame, finally a bike that fits me right.

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    thats super sweet, i am not a hard tail guy but i gotta give you credit, nice welds and details on that ride... is that frame aluminum or something else? it looks a little different.

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    That bike is insanely sweet but why the skinny front tire? Fat tire front skinny tire rear.

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    Very sweet ride!

    For what it's worth, a Shimano XT cassette is around 35g lighter than a Sram 990 for roughly the same price.

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    Nice. I'm jealous for sure. I'm a goofy shape so some day maybe I'll take the custom plunge.

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    Very nice! One week build from Seven?? Holey crap! I agree with road dirt, my Seven road bike (Elium) is sweet, built we the same quality I see in your pics.

    I don't like the look of that stem on the build but who am I to criticize. The rest is sweeeeet!

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    The front tire was all I had at the time that was a 29er. I have a karma on the front now that our sponsorship came through for the year. I really liked the tire today on my ride.

    I got a good deal on the cassette, but I will have to check out the xt next time.

    I debated for a long time about going back to a hardtail and ended up deciding that I wanted the Racer X 29er. When that didnt pan out this bike was my second choice, albeit a very close second choice. I have ridden full suspension bikes since about 2002, so I was very hesitant to go back to a hardtail. But so far I couldnt be happier with it.

    It is Ti/Carbon btw...

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