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    Commençal Ti LTD Edition Build

    Hi guys,
    My name is André, I am from Portugal and I am starting to build a new bike based on a Commençal VIP Titanium Limited Edition.

    This frame was gathering dust , brand new on a bike store where I sometimes do summer jobs (and trade for bikes) and I decided to build it.
    But I have some doubts...
    First, pictures of the frame:





    This is what I think I can get for it (mainly parts that people don't buy anymore, or are "cheap" enough to be given to me in trade of my job.

    Headset: Cane Creek Solos Headset Black
    Front Suspension: Maverick SC32
    Front Derailleur: Still Don't know
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 10v
    Crankset: Race Face Deus XC
    Pedals: Shimano M540
    Shifters: Shimano SLX 3x10V
    Handlebar: Race Face Next SL 25.4 Flat
    Stem: Syntace F149 25.4
    Seatpost: Race Face Next SL 27.2
    Saddle: Still don't know.
    Wheels: Mavic Xm819 Disc + Hope Pro II Evo (Rear) and Maverick 24/7 Hub (Front) + Sapim Laser

    Now the doubts come:

    1) suspension, in the manual it says that the maximum recommend height is 470mm, but the sc32 according to mtbr is:
    Build Height (Axle to Crown Race): 494mm.
    Ride Height (with recommended 25-30mm sag): 464 to 469mm

    Is it safe to use it?I am not going to jump stuff and etc, just xc.


    What do you guys think?
    Last edited by skinnie; 07-30-2014 at 01:10 AM.

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    I'd say that the Maverick fork will be too tall.. I had the same frame, and tried to make it a bit more aggressive with a 120mm travel fork (489mm build height). Basically, it rode like ****, wouldn't recommend it..

    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb9740533/p4pb9740533.jpg
    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb9740534/p4pb9740534.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qprs View Post
    I'd say that the Maverick fork will be too tall.. I had the same frame, and tried to make it a bit more aggressive with a 120mm travel fork (489mm build height). Basically, it rode like ****, wouldn't recommend it..

    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb9740533/p4pb9740533.jpg
    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb9740534/p4pb9740534.jpg
    Thanks for answering me.
    Very nice build.
    Why do you say it rode like ****?What did you feel?
    I guess now it's too late, I already lace a pair of wheels with maverick hub.
    Someone told me that it is possible to limit the course of some forks with some rings/spacers inside (I know about maverick 29' kit, but that would only limit the course to 100mm, would not lower the crown).
    Anyone knows about this?

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    I felt wheel flop.. Hard to describe, but it felt like the wheel wanted to fall down while steering.. Also, the front wheel lifted off the ground way too easily when climbing.

    My fork was a little bit taller than your Maverick fork (I wrote 489mm, but it's 498mm). If your fork has a offset well over 40mm, than perhaps the handling of your bike won't be that bad. You will still have a front wheel that will lift off the ground very easily though, but it might be that you're fine with that.

    Can't help you with lowering the Maverick fork, I've no idea whether or not that's possible..

    Please do post pictures when the build is complete!

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