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    My New All Mountain Steed: Sinister - Shenanigan

    I've been trying to figure out what bike to buy and saving up for about 3 years now. Itís been really frustrating for me as most bike shops will not let you demo or test a high end bike in the actual terrain I ride. After three years of reading the forums and listening to people say, ride it, ride it, ride it. I finally found it. Rode it, and built it.
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    This bike is welded in Canada, and assembled local to Boston. Sinister Bikes is owned by a dude who also organizes a local riding group. I started riding with the group 3 years ago, which is when i realized I needed a more burly bike for where I ride. Last year was the first year they produced a bunch of the Shenanigans. A few people in the crew bought them and they ride amazingly. Took me another few months to save up the money and I could not be happier with my purchase.

    This thing is a custom built war machine specific to the terrain and area I ride. It powers up short techy climbs and bombs down descents. So far it's even been good on the few cross country rides Iíve taken. The power transfer is amazing. It's also burly enough that I won't be replacing the rear triangle ever other month, and yet I can still pedal it uphill.

    The Details:
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    Cane Creek DB Air 8.5x2.5
    Hadley Hubs
    Spank Spike Evo 35 Rims
    Float 36 RC@ 160mm
    Gamut P20 ISCG
    SAINT M820 170x73
    Chromag OSX Riser 31.8
    Cane Creek Headset
    Troy Lee Lock on Grips
    M520 SPD
    Salsa Skewers
    Thomson Seatpost
    Kenda Negefal DH Stick-E tires
    Sram x.9 Buildkit
    Avid Elixir 9 180F/160R
    SRAM PG1050 10S
    SRAM x.9 Drivetrain (1x10)


    Thanks for reading if you got this far.
    Last edited by Frac; 05-21-2013 at 02:31 PM.

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    outstanding ride!

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    Wow! That is definitely a great looking bike. Congrats on the awesome build too!

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    Bike looks sick!
    Now get some action shots up!

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    I just bought the same frame. I know literally next to nothing about it... Can you give me the geometry details of your bike, if you know them?

    Frame travel and/or leverage ratio.
    head tube angle with your 160 fork.
    your bike's BB height with your 160 fork.

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    I have a Sinister ...tough as nails you're gonna love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by phobospwns View Post
    I just bought the same frame. I know literally next to nothing about it.
    care to share the cost of the frameset? does it include the rear shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    care to share the cost of the frameset? does it include the rear shock?
    I picked it up used, with a Monarch 4.2 for 575 shipped.

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