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    Feast your eyes on THIS!

    After a long time of acquiring parts, selling parts, and looking for deals, I've finally managed to build up my new ride, a Soul Cycles Sluggo! Had fun on this one but didn't want to go too crazy as some of the parts from a previous build were still in good shape!

    New/New to me parts:
    Soul Cycles Sluggo frame, think its a 2007
    RockShox Lyrik U-Turn Coil fork
    TBC 32h Revolution Wheelset with 12mm rear axle conversion
    Intense 12x135mm rear axle
    FSA Gravity Light cranks 175mm
    SRAM PG 990 cassette
    Wellgo MG1 pedals
    X9 Front
    FSA FR 270 seatpost
    Thomson elite x4 stem
    Hope seat collar
    ODI Lock ons
    Maxxis Ardents 2.4

    Previous build parts:
    X9 Rear
    X9 Shifters
    Hussefelt DH-riser
    Avid J 5's 185 front/rear
    Azonic saddle
    chain

    First few rides have been awesome so far. Coming from a full squish the ride is very different. Here in central Texas, you have to climb the ups before you can ride the downs and the bike has been surprisingly easy to get to the top. Cruising down is great too, this is the first bike that Ive had with a slack HA and longer travel fork. With the little air time I've managed to get with the bike it feels very nimble and easy to control, still getting used to the MG1 flats. I really look forward to progressively improving my riding and taking this bike to a few spots I might have never been to before with my previous bike. Next post, ACTION SHOTS! Thanks for looking!
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    Geez, that BB looks soo low even with the Lyric! You need to get a Dual Crown on that sucker man! Wicked awesome bike though, better huck it big or it'll probably kick your ass.
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    That looks a right beast. We need some action shots.

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    OMFG!!! it a beast!!!
    If it ain't broken... why the hell you fixin it!

    KONA rules!!

    If you miss the tranny... don't look down.

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    Very nice. Where abouts have you been flogging it? Get it out to CP? BCGB?

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    Havent made it out to CP yet but I really want to go. I've ridden BCGB before but don't know where any of the sweet spots are, like of the beaten path trails. But most of the obvius trails at BCGB are worth a ride.

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    sooooo hot, want to touch the shifters
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    nice man, looks great,

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    sick ride!!!

    love twin top tube frames....
    check out great video coverage of anything mtb (well almost).

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    Nice rig, I've never seen one of those before. I love a long travel hardtail though, I love a hardtail with a dual crown even more!

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    Pics or it didnt happen ^_^
    Lean back, Hit both brakes, And ask yourself, Do you feel lucky today?

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    OP- why did you edit to remove the pic?

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    Sorry guys, got a little too DEL happy on my account page, pics back up

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    1.5 Lyric on a HT. biotchen!
    Hadley rear hub service here and here.

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    It's an Evil Imperial rip off.
    Nice build though.

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    I dont get it, looks nice, but it looks like an old torker frame on steroids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufusdesign
    It's an Evil Imperial rip off.
    Nice build though.
    Thanks for the comment but 'rip off' is sooo harsh. The Evil Imperial is not the first frame to use the twin top tube design, so in a sense its a 'rip off' of the Torker or some older Mongoose frames, despite it being a well sought after and respected bike. Besides, there are a few things I like more about the Sluggo that I wasn't able to find on the Imperial. Sliding horizontal rear dropouts machined for a 12mm thru axle for one thing, talk about super stiff! Also, I think the lines on the Sluggo are sexier, with its tapered down tube and lack of a stubby front derailleur mount as is on the Imperial, talk about an eye sore.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgothro
    I dont get it, looks nice, but it looks like an old torker frame on steroids.
    Thanks for the comment. C'mon, theres nothing wrong with a juiced up Torker frame! She'll crush you between her bicep and boob if you're not careful.

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    It looks great. I have seen a few pics of that frameset elsewhere, but never in person. It does look a bit on the heavy side but not enough to worry much about for the purpose built. It's more a work of art than my STP for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXSlugger
    The Evil Imperial is not the first frame to use the twin top tube design,
    Indeed, there is one very notable predecessor!






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