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    It's blue.

    I wanted to get out for a ride on the thing before I posted up with just a picture, so here's some babbling to go along with it.

    Build... Pretty much everything from my chameleon which is going back to rigid single.

    How'd it ride? Well... it climbed way beyond my expectations. Seated, out of the saddle, both very nice. The weight was noticable, but it's only got a single ring up front.

    That brings be to where it points down... Well, I couldn't let it go to full out because of chain dropping. Remember the one ring? Maybe I overestimated on the chain length too, but either way it pretty much killed any kind of fun on the way down. I'm going to work something out on that and torture my kids by making them ride over to the Research Park.

    Anyhoo, it's blue.
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    Damn - I don't know if it's the lighting in the pic or what but that is sexy - I haven't seen one in that color (only the flat lighter blue that they used for the AC2) - very nice. I ended up pulling 4 links from my chain right after buying mine.

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    Research

    Hey there, if you head up there around 4 or so, I'll meet you up there. Thought that you were going to get a new Chamelion! That is too cool, now you will be REALLY smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Damn - I don't know if it's the lighting in the pic or what but that is sexy - I haven't seen one in that color (only the flat lighter blue that they used for the AC2) - very nice. I ended up pulling 4 links from my chain right after buying mine.
    I think the color looks darker in that light, it's actually lighter. That was just the pic with the most agressive stance.

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    How do you like those Juicys? I just put some on my Chase, love them.

    Sweet ride.

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    Thats the frame i just bought for myself. I'm switching the parts from my current frame (01 Specialized Enduro Expert hardtail) to this one. I have a Race Face Evolve XC crankset up front, and I was considering putting on a bashguard, or even running one ring. But you are saying it'd be better with more rings? Maybe I'll keep all 3 of them, and look into a 3 ring chainguide.....I have a lot of problems with my chain coming off.

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    Your set up looks nice. I have an 03 Z1 FR for the front, but also a custom Stratos 7" dual crown. There's a company I found out of Big Bear, CA, that sells custom links that make the travel on ac frames adjustab le between 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches. I was thinking about getting the links and putting the dual crown on there, but I'll probably just put the Z1 on there for now. hmm.....not that you guys really care....sorry

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    Cool Sheet Jim. Nice setup. Chain does look a little longish! Maybe get a guide?

    Wanna meet Dave this friday afternoon for brew? Barry in town too?

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    That looks awesome Jim! That has to be one of the sexier shades of blue Ive seen on a frame.

    You still planning on hitting up Todd's this weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Cool Sheet Jim. Nice setup. Chain does look a little longish! Maybe get a guide?

    Wanna meet Dave this friday afternoon for brew? Barry in town too?
    Thanks. Yeah, I'm pulling the shock to cycle the travel and see what I can get away with... bare minimum.

    For sure! What time are you guys thinking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twouareks
    Your set up looks nice. I have an 03 Z1 FR for the front, but also a custom Stratos 7" dual crown. There's a company I found out of Big Bear, CA, that sells custom links that make the travel on ac frames adjustab le between 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches. I was thinking about getting the links and putting the dual crown on there, but I'll probably just put the Z1 on there for now. hmm.....not that you guys really care....sorry
    Thanks.

    I'm going to switch over to the 5.3" setting for now, with the Z1, but the bike would be a lot more stable with a 6-7" fork IMO. As for the plates, more travel isn't always better. Especially when you take into consideration the added stresses and angle changes... and the two combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    How do you like those Juicys? I just put some on my Chase, love them.

    Sweet ride.

    Dave
    To be honest, the Juicys are sucking BIGTIME right now. Not sure why, but I have to squeeze the heII out of them to stop. Now I know they're only 6ers, but I'm pretty sure something is wrong.



    This is what my front lever looks like and I'm noticing the other lever looks the same way inside where it pivots, but it's not on the outside yet. I guess I should contact Avid or ask Larry what I should do since I bought them there. They FOR SURE aren't as strong as they should be or need to be for this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Blue
    Hey there, if you head up there around 4 or so, I'll meet you up there. Thought that you were going to get a new Chamelion! That is too cool, now you will be REALLY smooth.
    couldn't get out for the Park.

    Nothing smooth about me riding this bike... hehe My wheelbase grew by 2", the rear end isn't static, the top tube grew .5"... Man, that's a lot to get used to. I pulled up to drop the step this morning and ended up thanking my fork for saving my @ss. I'm either going to hit Eaton tomorrow while the kids are in school or try for the research park again. I gotta get some hours in on this thing if I want to go sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    To be honest, the Juicys are sucking BIGTIME right now. Not sure why, but I have to squeeze the heII out of them to stop. Now I know they're only 6ers, but I'm pretty sure something is wrong.



    This is what my front lever looks like and I'm noticing the other lever looks the same way inside where it pivots, but it's not on the outside yet. I guess I should contact Avid or ask Larry what I should do since I bought them there. They FOR SURE aren't as strong as they should be or need to be for this bike.
    I had to bleed my rear Juicy, was too spongy out of the box. And I run a 203mm rotor on the front, think it really helps, no fade and both feel like excellent modulation now. Good luck with yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twouareks
    Maybe I'll keep all 3 of them
    If you ride trails with ledges and big rocks, the teeth on the big ring will quickly be ground down into useless nubs.

    I'm running a bashguard, and it gets plenty of use.

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    Looks awesome man, enjoy!
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    That's straight up freaky-- dude

    We have the exact same bikes...

    cept I had mine first and you knew...

    am I that good???

    naa, but welcome to the club

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    If you ride trails with ledges and big rocks, the teeth on the big ring will quickly be ground down into useless nubs.

    I'm running a bashguard, and it gets plenty of use.
    I haven't had a big ring in a couple years. When I did have one, it was pretty much a bash guard I don't see how anyone 'round here keeps a functional one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiMana
    That's straight up freaky-- dude

    We have the exact same bikes...

    cept I had mine first and you knew...

    am I that good???

    naa, but welcome to the club
    hehe, when I first saw you hit that big rock drop on the shuttle, I thought you were on a much larger bike. Actually, watching you ride yours kinda helped in my decision a bit (the price helped too). I figured if it was holding up to the stuff you were doing on it, I should be A-OK. Now I'll have to wait until next season to hit that drop though. Plenty of time to get familiar with 'er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbike24_7
    Looks awesome man, enjoy!
    thank you, I'll give it my best shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiMana
    That's straight up freaky-- dude

    We have the exact same bikes...

    cept I had mine first and you knew...

    am I that good???

    naa, but welcome to the club
    Not trying to hijack the thread but - KaiMana - how do you like your bike with a Slider - as opposed to the Firefly? I have one coming on Friday for my AC1 and thought I'd ask someone who's ridden one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    Thanks.

    I'm going to switch over to the 5.3" setting for now, with the Z1, but the bike would be a lot more stable with a 6-7" fork IMO. As for the plates, more travel isn't always better. Especially when you take into consideration the added stresses and angle changes... and the two combined.
    I don't think the angles change with the travel adjust on the AC, that's how it was on my old one anyway. And not only is the TT longer but that ST angle really gets it back there and makes for one long cockpit. I went from a small AC to a small RFX, same TT but the RFX felt like a BMX bike with it's steep straight seat tube. The AC really gave me a good feeling for riding back on the bike, which I liked.

    What a deal too. Been awhile since you've been fully squished huh?

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    singletrack... I'm excited to see your slider this weekend. I'm looking at getting one but I already have a Sherman Breakout. really wondering if there is a deiiference and if it is worth the upgrade. Is your fork the TPC or the Evolve? Should be a good weekend as long as the weather holds out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Blue
    singletrack... I'm excited to see your slider this weekend. I'm looking at getting one but I already have a Sherman Breakout. really wondering if there is a deiiference and if it is worth the upgrade. Is your fork the TPC or the Evolve? Should be a good weekend as long as the weather holds out.
    the weather will hold out!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    the weather will hold out!!!

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    Who else on here does todd?

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    not for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    Thanks.

    I'm going to switch over to the 5.3" setting for now, with the Z1, but the bike would be a lot more stable with a 6-7" fork IMO. As for the plates, more travel isn't always better. Especially when you take into consideration the added stresses and angle changes... and the two combined.
    I've never ran a dual crown up front before, how much would it hinder my trail riding? I think i'd be able to deal with the full bike weight, but 7" is a lot of travel. I don't do that much uphill riding, but I do enough to make a difference I suppose. Would that be a bad idea to run strictly dual crown up front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twouareks
    I've never ran a dual crown up front before, how much would it hinder my trail riding? I think i'd be able to deal with the full bike weight, but 7" is a lot of travel. I don't do that much uphill riding, but I do enough to make a difference I suppose. Would that be a bad idea to run strictly dual crown up front?
    I'm not having any problems on trails climbing or on switchbacks with a 7" Super T on my Chase, rode Limbaugh Canyon last weekend on it with a 34T single chainring which was fun, but that fork needs to come off my urban bike and go on a 7" travel frame with some other parts here... damn bikes keep multiplying around here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    I'm not having any problems on trails climbing or on switchbacks with a 7" Super T on my Chase, rode Limbaugh Canyon last weekend on it with a 34T single chainring which was fun, but that fork needs to come off my urban bike and go on a 7" travel frame with some other parts here... damn bikes keep multiplying around here...

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    7" on a Chase? Madness. The Chase looks like a sweet ride - how do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    7" on a Chase? Madness. The Chase looks like a sweet ride - how do you like it?
    Yeah, it looks like a North Shore hardtail type of thing going on, but it rides and handles nice with that triple clamp and I can climb on it. I like it a lot, almost to the point where I don't want to pull the Super T off and put my 130mm DJ back on it. In fact, I rode GM last night on my Giant XTC HT and I felt like it was small and hard to balance on while climbing after mashing up Limbaugh Canyon on the Chase last weekend. I got the large (long) size Chase frame. I ride that Chase a few nights a week around town.

    Sorry to hijack a thread... now you got me thinking about AC1s though, what's the standover height on a large size AC1?

    I really hate those internal FSA headsets in Giants though, I had some aluminum parts CNC spun and pressed in and faced in my XTC frame to convert it to a normal headset and put a CK in it, I pound that thing silly on descents as far as I can on an XC HT and still no headtube or headset problem almost a year later. I'm surprised I haven't cracked that frame yet, it's 3 lbs. and about as thick as a Pepsi can. Knock on wood... if it survives, I'll singlespeed it.

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    you guys...

    Thanks man, that was too good of a deal. Now they have only one left up there. I'm putting my Super T on it, back to single crown on the Chase.

    What a deal, the shock is worth more than what we paid for these frames...

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    That's true about the shock...Are you gonna join us on Sunday? I'd be curious to see how the marzocchi changes the demeanor of the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    I wanted to get out for a ride on the thing before I posted up with just a picture, so here's some babbling to go along with it.

    Build... Pretty much everything from my chameleon which is going back to rigid single.

    How'd it ride? Well... it climbed way beyond my expectations. Seated, out of the saddle, both very nice. The weight was noticable, but it's only got a single ring up front.

    That brings be to where it points down... Well, I couldn't let it go to full out because of chain dropping. Remember the one ring? Maybe I overestimated on the chain length too, but either way it pretty much killed any kind of fun on the way down. I'm going to work something out on that and torture my kids by making them ride over to the Research Park.

    Anyhoo, it's blue.
    oooo dats purrttty!

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    It's built. Playing with setting up the shock.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    It's built. Playing with setting up the shock.

    Cheers,

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    pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    I don't believe you...

    pics!
    I'll shoot some digi-pics over the weekend. I finished building it today. Haven't ridden it other than around the block yet, but seems to fit me well, and it feels balanced good. I stripped a lot of DH parts off the Chase to build this frame up. Then got the Chase back together as the intended low-key urban ride it used to be.

    I had a few problems last night with chain guides. I'm not using the Giant guide that came with the AC frame. I ended up putting a double on it, I've got a lot of parts laying around that I feel should be in use. A wanted to put my Saint cranks off my Chase on it, but the recycled e.thirteen bash for the DRS I put on the bike are so oversized that some grinding, filing and hacking will be in order to mount that bash on the Saint spider. Anyway, I put some new (20% off at SuperGo) RaceFace Diabolus cranks on the AC after putzing with several options. I will probably end up hacking up an e.thirteen bash and swapping cranks between these two bikes, as the RaceFace round bash is EXACTLY the same diameter as the MRP Mini-Me guide plates on the Chase, so I want to use it as the outside guide/bash. I already filed the thin ridge of that bash down for the crank arm to clear when the MRP spacers are pushing it out farther as I tried mounting it with the chainring on the outside of the spider. Have to with a system one to get it away from the chainstay without having the cranks hanging cockeyed out of the left side. The chain line suffers a little, but it runs and shifts (XO) smooth and I've been riding it that way.

    Any pointers on setting this 4-way SVP shock up would be appreciated. I've got my fork tuned nice for this bike already, but still playing with the shock air presure and rebound. Also the red bottoming adjustment nut under the valve. I think a 500 x 2 spring should be fine for me, I'm 175 lbs, I' tried 110psi and half turn back from full rebound on the few minutes of urban goofing around that I've had on the bike so far.

    Had to cut 3" off my Diabolus seat post to be able to drop it without it hitting the shock coil. Can still extend it high enough to climb with if I want to crank up much with this bike. It's a 27.2 post in a 30.8 to 27.2 reducer shim, I hate post shims, but this one is necessary to allow the post to clear the bottom of the open seat tube. Otherwise you could use a 30.9 short post (tried, fits perfectly), but you won't have much height adjustment then as it only goes about 65% of the way into the seat tube before hitting a ridge then.

    I weighed this thing at Mojo this evening and as I built it up, came out to an even 40 lbs. Pics soon. I can't wait to get out and ride it tomorrow.

    Thanks again for the heads-up on this frame deal. I was going to throw these parts on a Bullit. I'll ride this and wait on that now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    Any pointers on setting this 4-way SVP shock up would be appreciated.
    http://www.giant-bicycle.com/us/000....h_text=swinger

    This is pretty much the same info Giant includes when you buy a new bike. I'm 170 and have the air pressure set between 105 and 110. I've got the aduster turned 2 full turns in. I may have bottomed it out a couple of times, but it feels plush all the way through the travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    http://www.giant-bicycle.com/us/000....h_text=swinger

    This is pretty much the same info Giant includes when you buy a new bike. I'm 170 and have the air pressure set between 105 and 110. I've got the aduster turned 2 full turns in. I may have bottomed it out a couple of times, but it feels plush all the way through the travel.
    Damn, now I gotta figure out how much I weigh. hehe Thanks for the link, I was looking for something like that this morning.

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    Try playing with the compression adjustment (red - volume) , it made a huge difference in the ride of my bike.

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    Sweet! Nice looking ride, and I especially like the color What a screaming deal too. Did you stick it on a scale yet?

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    e.thirteen Rocks!

    I had mentioned that I had trouble putting my Saint cranks on this Giant AC that I built up last week because the e.thirteen bash ring didn't have a wide enough routed out (actually moulded) area to clear the fat Saint crank arm. Yes, I know I can grab a file and butcher a plastic bash to make it fit on the Saint spider.

    Anyway, I just called e.thirteen, and they do have new model 2005 bash rings that DO clear the fatter Saint cranks. Awesome! So I'm going to order a new 2005 Supercharger bash from their online store in a few. 4-bolt are available in both clear and black.

    Seems like (hopefully) problem solved and then I'll swap these RaceFace cranks back to the Chase and put the Saints on the AC.

    I'll shoot a pic of this built up AC sometime.

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    Bike Pic

    Just washed it. Haven't swapped cranks out yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    Just washed it. Haven't swapped cranks out yet.
    Man those are nice bikes. I can't believe I walked out of Supergo without one...If I wouldn't have been dying on the climbs around here so much I would have been riding one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    Just washed it. Haven't swapped cranks out yet.
    Very nice. How's the DRS working on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    Man those are nice bikes. I can't believe I walked out of Supergo without one...If I wouldn't have been dying on the climbs around here so much I would have been riding one too.
    Yeah, it weighed an even 40 lbs. with XT shifting and a heavier seat post, but it's still over 39 with the SRAM. Takes it out of me cranking this thing around, but then again I built it to descend and when I get back on my 25 lb. XC bike, it feels like I'm on a feather now!


    Thanks again for the tip on this frame. Did they sell that last one they had last week?

    Cheers,

    Dave
    Just Passing Through: eatin' dirt & crappin' dust

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    Very nice. How's the DRS working on there?
    Thanks. Awesome, so I may leave the RF cranks on there, chainline/roller alignment is perfect and I don't think the Saints on another bike are much lighter.

    At 175lbs., I ended up with 120psi in the SPV chamber, 7mm preload on the 500x2 coil, two turns down on the red bottoming nut, and 1.5 turns to + dampening on the... dampening. Had to play with the Super T to dampen the rebound slightly and increase the sag to balance the bike. May still play, but it's close now.

    Cheers,

    Dave
    Just Passing Through: eatin' dirt & crappin' dust

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