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    BMC Superstroke build finally done!












    Specs:
    Frame: 2008 BMC Superstroke 01 frame 150 or 130 (adjustable) rear travel
    Fork: Fox 36 Vanilla R 160mm travel
    Shock: Fox RP2
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 (185mm front 160mm rear)
    Crank: Truvativ Stylo 3.3 Team
    Bars: Sunline V1 Aluminum 1.5" Riser
    Stem: Race Face Atlas AM
    Grips: Oury lock on
    Shifters: Sram x0
    Front DR: Sram x7
    Rear DR: Sram x9
    Casette: Sram PG970
    Wheels: Sun Ringle STR8 Track AM
    Pedals: cheap/heavy kona platforms
    Seatpost: Race Face Evolve XC
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V with a nice tear

    I pieced most of it together via buying used parts off ebay and forum classifieds

    I have been piecing together this bike since March or April, primarily for a trip I am leaving for this Thursday. I'll be driving to Maine with a friend and riding at the following areas:

    Case Mountain (CT)
    Arcadia Wildlife Management Area (RI)
    Pawtuckaway (NH)
    Bear Brook (NH)
    Ft. Rock (NH)
    Bradbury Mountain (ME)

    Initially, I was going to ride more areas, such as Vietnam (MA) and Westwoods (CT) as well as some stuff near Mt. Washington on the way back down. Seeing as I don't want to get in over my head, I cut the riding back a little.

    What I DO need are some fatter tires. The Panaracer Fire XC 2.1s may not cut it. I was looking at Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DTCs but I can't seem to find anything locally. If I cant find those, or something just as good, locally I am going to order a set and have them shipped to a friends house in RI so I can pick them up on Saturday.


    When propedal is turned on, this bike climbs like a dream! I am still getting used to the handling with the wider bars and higher ride height. I still need to dial in the rebound on the fork and rear shock. The standover height isn't all that great. The frame is a 17" but it fits like an 18ish. The bars seem a bit high also, but I am probably going to move around some spacers before I decide to replace the stem or bars with something lower. Otherwise, I am very happy with the bike thusfar!

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    congrats...it looks great!

    enjoy the trip!

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    Congrats on the bike! I'm sure it would be a blast to ride. As for the tires, you might want to consider the Continental Mountain King Supersonics. One of my friends has it in 2.4 inch size and it is very light for that size. It's got very big volume (60 x 559) so you could run it with lower tire pressure.
    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    Looking sick Kenny!!!!!
    Glad to see she is finally up and running.
    Let us know how the riding goes on your trip!!!!!!!
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    That's the 1st BMC Superstroke I've seen built up and looks amazing. Great job building!

    You are right about the Panny Fire XC tire. Need find some fatty. Hurry and find some Nev or Minion. Full report when you get some riding in.
    sth

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    the frame looks really good ...

    yeah you definitely need some AM tires ...

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    Man, I'm looking at the bike and I noticed something missing

    Mud. Get it muddy, ASAP!

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    Here's mine with Nev 2.35 front and 2.1 rear. The STR8 Track AM wheels are sick.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgto
    Congrats on the bike! I'm sure it would be a blast to ride. As for the tires, you might want to consider the Continental Mountain King Supersonics. One of my friends has it in 2.4 inch size and it is very light for that size. It's got very big volume (60 x 559) so you could run it with lower tire pressure.
    Those'll last about 3 seconds in NE rocks. I tried one once, and it fell apart in no time flat.

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    Another Stroke built up...


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    Here is mine

    I built it 2 weeks ago. I'll post a pic to make this thread sorta like a superstroke pic thread.


    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    Thats awesome, I just bought a superstroke frame from jenson and i'm moving my components over to it and its going to be virtually identical to yours except the pedals/crank and im putting a fox vanilla fork on instead of a van.

    How do you like the superstroke? Where can derailleur hangers for it?!?!

    Thanks!
    Durango, CO

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    also, what size is that frame?
    19"? 21"?
    Durango, CO

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    Well i got my frame today and answered all of my own questions.
    Durango, CO

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    nice ride guys ,the thing that really caught my eye was the rear derailer (replacable) hanger.. wow that looks like a beefy peice as does the rest of the bike. when i was in the navy years ago i spent some time around there beautiful countryside .and the locals for the most part were very nice to deal with. have a great trip!

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    After riding the Super Stroke around my only complaint is standover height, or lack of. Otherwise, it has been a great bike! Plenty of suspension travel, handles like a dream, zero issues with build quality.

    I just wish the top tube was bent a little instead of straight to give me some more standover.

    I have also since replaced the tires with some WTB Prowler XT 2.3 tires and I lowered the stem about 1".

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgto
    I'll post a pic to make this thread sorta like a superstroke pic thread.

    as long as we're doing that...

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    Nice bike, Joules!

    I was thinking about getting a Crank Bros Joplin seatpost until I saw the price tag! I was trying to stay on budget with the bike at the time.

    I am going to be replacing some components soon here to gear the bike towards more freeride than XC such as 8" rotors, beefier seatpost, different seat, and replacing the largest chainring with a bas guard.

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    2 days before I ordered the joplin I crashed on a stupid little log pile, went over the bar and landed in poison ivy. If I had a little more skill or a little lower saddle I would have made it. Since I can't throw money down and get skill, and since it would probably be cheaper than and ER visit from going into anaphylaxis from PI again, and REI had them on sale for literally a day and I had a coupon... only paid like $170 for it.
    We don't have many long downhills here, rarely worth it to stop and lower post.

    I have to have the QR insanely tight to keep my post from slipping too, anyone else have that problem?

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    Anyone have a weight on their built up bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soya
    Anyone have a weight on their built up bikes?

    Mine is a bit over 34#
    I weighed the frame/damper at 9# (21" size) so there's a starting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soya
    Anyone have a weight on their built up bikes?
    Mine is a 17" frame but full build weight is at 39 lbs. The 66RC2X fork, RF Evolve DH Crankset, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 front tire as well as Titec El Norte cockpit with Titec Pyroscoper seatpost are heavy components. I don't mind the heavy build cuz I'm used to the weight with this rig being my lightest and the other two being 45 & 50 lbs. I do 20 mile rides with my 45 lbs mini dh bike with dual chain rings so I could probably do a lot more on this thing.
    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joules
    I have to have the QR insanely tight to keep my post from slipping too, anyone else have that problem?

    Not a bad price for the post, I have been seeing them for a lot more!

    I havn't had the problem with the QR you speak of.

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    Mine is coming in @ 33.8 lbs. 21" frame.
    I haven't had any problems with the seatpost slipping either.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Here's what my superstroke ended up looking like:

    Durango, CO

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