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    Here she is: BMC Trailfox 2

    Is she front-range worthy!?

    Intended Use: XC/AM (Earn it's downhills!)

    Frame Size & Color: 2007 BMC Trailfox 2 19" (120mm)
    Shock: RS Ario 2.0
    Fork: Pike 454 Air U-Turn
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 (7"x7")
    Cranks: FSA V Drive MegaExo
    Front Derailleur: X9
    Rear Derailleur: X9
    Shifters: X9
    Cables: Nokon
    Cable Guides: Orange Twist Ties (Nice touch!)
    Pedals: Candy
    Stem: Somethin' cheap
    Handlebar: Alpha Q Carbon
    Seatpost: Thomspon Elite Set Back
    Grips: Oury
    Wheels: Heavy Ass Atomlabs w/ Heavy Ass Tires(Temporary - Awaiting Crossmax ST Thru-Axle Wheels!)
    Weight: 32lb 3 oz. (Hoping for 30lbs even with new wheels/UST tires)


    Built by: Cycle To Fitness, Livonia, MI (www.cycletofitness.com) - Thanks Dan!













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    Wow, I like the look of all these BMCs getting built up! My true AM dream machine is coming in to focus...

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    great looking bike

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    Looking titZ!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Another sweet BMC.
    I'm glad i built mine up, its been a dream everytime I ride.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    VERY nice build

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    Nice Build VooDoo!!

    Here is my version with the new '08 paint....

    * Frame Size & Color: BMC Trailfox 02 21"- Goldorange/Jet Black
    * Fork: Pike 454 20mmTA (extra firm coil, i'm 225#)
    * Brakes: Avid BB-7 8" rotors
    * Cranks: FSA Carbon
    * Front Derailleur: X-9
    * Rear Derailleur: X-9
    * Pedals: Crank Bros. Candy SL
    * Stem: Thomson elite
    * Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite Carbon
    * Seatpost: Crank Bros. Joplin
    * Saddle: WTB Speedster V
    * Bottom Bracket: FSA Carbon
    * Cassette: X-9
    * Headset: Integrated
    * Grips: ODI
    * Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove DTC
    * Front Rim: DT Swiss EX 5.1D
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 340 20mm
    * Rear Tire: Kenda Blue Groove DTC
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX 5.1D
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 340
    * Weight: 30 lbs.
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    Thats sick!!!!
    Those easton bars couldn't possibly match the color sceme any better!!!!!!
    Sweet.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Hey mate, nice build.
    I have the same model and it is a great bike, have had to spend more time and money on getting it right from out of the box but its worth it.
    My biggest recommendation? Fox rear shock, the Ario is below par and you'll struggle to get full travel out of it.
    Im running a Shimano front derailleur on mine and to anyone building up a fourstroke or trailfox, be wary, the clearance on the cage is tight with the chainstay- mine ended up contacting at full travel, so now im on the hunt for a sram front derailleur that has a shorter cage.
    Otherwise, enjoy!
    Wil

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    I can't comment on the Ario, but I have a 'pushed' Fox shock on another BMC that I bent the frame in a crash, so I ordered the new bike with the DT swiss, and now the Fox is on ebay. The DT is super plush and smooth and has a full lock-out.... i'm loving the thing.

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    Very nice build, loving the orange.

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    What do you think of the Rock Shock Pike 454 Air U-Turn? Any Good?

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    I don't know... I have the coil spring version of the Pike with the extra-firm spring installed, and it is very plush, it uses its travel well but doesn't bottom out. The Air version is probably more adjustable, but i'm happy with the coil and I don't really want to deal with air adjustments. The pike is a great all around all-mountain fork for a 5" bike IMO.

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    Yo, I'm torn between building a trailfox and a fourstroke. I'd use if for XC, with a few small jumps/drops (>4 feet). Mostly where I ride it's logs and rock gardens on tight trails. Which should I go for?

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    If you can afford the Fourstroke 02 which uses the same beefed-up frame as the Supertrail, I would buy that for a nice XC/Trail bike. I was going to, but the frames aren't available until mid-June. I ride very similar to the same terrain as you, and I am really liking this Trailfox, and it is good for minor drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lou_b_83
    What do you think of the Rock Shock Pike 454 Air U-Turn? Any Good?
    You kidding??

    Heck it is good!!

    Actually, I think it's a reference in its class.
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    What do you guys think are good options for a fork on this bike?
    I'm looking at the Rock Shox Revelation 426 Air U-Turn (100-130) w/ Pushlock

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    Quote Originally Posted by v22osprey
    What do you guys think are good options for a fork on this bike?
    I'm looking at the Rock Shox Revelation 426 Air U-Turn (100-130) w/ Pushlock
    Very good fork for the BMC Trailfox!

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    is it just me or do these BMC's have really steep head angles? Every picture I see they look like 70+degrees at least. Otherwise it looks fantastic.
    OVER THE LINE SMOKEY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshelove
    is it just me or do these BMC's have really steep head angles? Every picture I see they look like 70+degrees at least. Otherwise it looks fantastic.
    The head angle is 71 degrees. I didn't really notice the change in geometry when I switched from my Stumpjumper, only that the BMC climbs better. I don't really know the reason for the steep head angle....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overthebars
    The head angle is 71 degrees. I didn't really notice the change in geometry when I switched from my Stumpjumper, only that the BMC climbs better. I don't really know the reason for the steep head angle....
    You must live where its flat. 71 degrees wouldn't cut it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetta_mike
    You must live where its flat. 71 degrees wouldn't cut it here.
    LOL.... yeah its pretty flat in Idaho And the BMC's are designed in Switzerland, i'm sure its flat there too....

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    This is a stupid question I know but...

    What effect on the climbing/handling does the head tube angle and seat tube angle have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by v22osprey
    This is a stupid question I know but...

    What effect on the climbing/handling does the head tube angle and seat tube angle have?
    For climbing, the seat angle determines our position relative to the crank and hence proper power transfer to the pedals. 72-73 is the "norm".

    When climbing, I'm not sure how head angle works... I think chainstay length and seat angle have more importance when climbing. Not that head angle doesn't matter, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v22osprey
    This is a stupid question I know but...

    What effect on the climbing/handling does the head tube angle and seat tube angle have?
    One additional thing about slacker seat tube angles is that dropping your saddle for descents becomes more effective, because it moves further forward and out of the way.

    Steeper head tube angles (XC racing bikes are usually around 71 to 73 deg) make steering quicker. Slacker head tube angles provide for more confident descending because steering is slowed and more stable.

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    With all the questions I'm asking, It's a miracle I even know how to ride...

    How do you figure out what stem length and how much setback for the seatpost to use when you're starting from scratch?

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