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    New AM Build - Enduro goodness

    Here is my new build, new venture into the AM world. I'm coming off of a '07 SJ HT, so this is obviously the different end of the spectrum... and I'm loving it thus far.
    Weighed in at 29lbs on the scale and 29.5lbs on my home scale.

    All new:
    2010 Enduro Comp (Frame / Fork)
    2010 Lyrik R Solo Air 160
    Fox RP2 (Pushed) Possibly adding the 'Big hit' option, shock is currently being pushed.
    Roval Wheel Set
    The Captain 2Bliss 2.25, Front / Rear
    SRAM XO Trigger Shifters
    SRAM XO Rear derailleur
    2010 Race Face NEXT Carbon Bar
    e13 Turbocharger (white) Bash
    All new cables (shift / brakes)

    Cannibalized from SJ:
    Avid Juicy Ultimate's (Carbon) 160 f/r
    Thompson Stem / Seat post
    Specialized Phenom seat
    XT Crank (M-770) w/ XTR BB
    XT Cassette (M-770)
    XT SPD's

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    sweet bike. the only thing id do is put some wider bars on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    sweet bike. the only thing id do is put some wider bars on there.
    Thanks. Ya think? 660mm on there now... I was going to go larger, but figured 660mm would be good.
    So far so good... f'ing bike is like a bullet DH. Love it.

    What length would you suggest?

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    i would go around 700 at least. wider bars will give you much more control.

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    Looks awesome, really nice bike. Are you thinking of adding an adjustable seatpost at some point? Also those bars already look super wide to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.E
    Looks awesome, really nice bike. Are you thinking of adding an adjustable seatpost at some point? Also those bars already look super wide to me!
    About the bars, yeah man... that is what I was thinking. I'm super happy right now with the length. Here in NC, we've got wicked nice local trails and within 2-3hrs we're in the Mtns... and thus far it's been perfect with these bars.

    As for the adjustable seat post, yes. It should be on the bike over the weekend, at some point. Going with the Specialized adjustable.

    Cheers

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    Is that linoleum or ceramic tile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    Is that linoleum or ceramic tile?
    The good stuff. Ceramic...

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    Looking good, i'd get bigger rotors!! and maybe a shorter stem too

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrathlon
    The good stuff. Ceramic...
    last thing you want to do is store/photograph a new bike on inferior flooring.

    Let that be a lesson to all you newbies. Watch and learn from the experts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    last thing you want to do is store/photograph a new bike on inferior flooring.

    Let that be a lesson to all you newbies. Watch and learn from the experts.

    oh gawd, i store my bike on lenolium at college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    last thing you want to do is store/photograph a new bike on inferior flooring.

    Let that be a lesson to all you newbies. Watch and learn from the experts.
    run what you brung

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    last thing you want to do is store/photograph a new bike on inferior flooring.

    Let that be a lesson to all you newbies. Watch and learn from the experts.
    Word that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Looking good, i'd get bigger rotors!! and maybe a shorter stem too
    Yeah, I thought about the rotor size during the build. Figured I would keep the 160 for the start and if needed move to a larger if needed, so far so good!

    He'll, I think Sam hill won a championship on 160's... ;-)

    Shorter stem, yeah I'm thinking the same thing. I think it's a 100 length if I remember correctly.
    Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrathlon
    Shorter stem, yeah I'm thinking the same thing. I think it's a 100 length if I remember correctly.
    Suggestions?
    I'd go to 70mm. What is the enduro spec'd with anyways? 30mm should feel significantly shorter.

    Shorter is the first thing I'd do - you'll really appreciate that 67* head angle after adjusting that reach.

    The method I employed was picking up some cheapie Truvativ stems on craigslist or ebay...just picked up a 40mm, 60mm and a 70mm over a month or so. That let me dial in the length and I picked up a 0* rise 70 thomson. Well, I took a gravity trip after a year or two at 70mm and I rode the 40mm for a weekend and was hooked. I found that I could still finesse and deal with the shorter stem on the climbs...and settled for a 50mm Chromag ranger just to find a happy medium. Beautifully made, light, rider-owned company. Dig.

    And one of the other reasons to go wider on the bars is that it lets you get your weight a bit further forward - so it couples well with the shorter stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    I'd go to 70mm. What is the enduro spec'd with anyways? 30mm should feel significantly shorter.
    Right on. I have a cheap 70, I'll toss it on and test it out... I simply went with the 100 as it came off of the SJ and it a T. Figured if it didn't jive then I would figure something else out... I've been cool with it, but will for sure try the 70.
    Glad I posted.

    Also, thanks for all the additional info I didn't quote... appreciate it.

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    Try that 70 mm, and then I suggest you do what Character Zero did and get a cheap 50mm at least. That way you can experience something shorter than 70mm, and find what you like that way you've got basically a short stem, medium and a long (100mm)

    Also, If you go for a shorter stem i'd experiment with wider bars. You won't regret it. I read you're running 660mm. I used to have Easton ea70's which were 685mm wide. Changed them for a Sunline V1 745mm wide bar, the ~ 2in difference is really noticeable, and is a hell of an improvement in handling.

    Just a suggestion, cheers!

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    Nice build!
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    get a 50mm, i'm sure you'll starting liking shorter stems....
    check out great video coverage of anything mtb (well almost).

    http://www.mtbcut.tv

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    Yeah I'll check into the stem, shorter stem when the bike is back up and working. I sent out the Fox shock to get pushed, should be done this week and back on the bike by next week. Also going tubless when it's back...

    Looking forward to it!

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    what part of nc you from? I just moved to greensboro last fall and need to get a bike! Im completely in love with the enduro. Ive only seen one at a shop in pittsburgh, but it was a med. and only rode it around the parking lot. Not sure if it'd be too much for around here. Im trying to graduate from bmx and i want something i can ride and bash around.... what do you think

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    I'm from Raleigh and the Enduro is definitely not too much for around here... with so many trails within the Triangle and the mountains so close, you'll be thrilled with an Enduro.

    I would also check out the Stumpjumper... might fit your needs better, living in Greensboro. The SJ is a HELL of a good all around bike

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    Just rode the bike for the first time in about 6 weeks (off due to surgery) yesterday... w/ the new PUSHED rear shock.

    Lovely, just plain ole lovely. Super nice ride once dialed in. I'm still playing a bit with the rebound.

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    Wider bars and a 70-90mm stem. Looks good.

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    Looking for a 70mm stem. More than likely going to stay with the 660mm bars I have on there... at least for now.

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