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    18" Reken
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    Truvativ GXP cranks/Xpedo Pedals
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    Really surprised by this frame. Loving my Reken
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    Just got mine yesterday so glad they had some left. L/18 for my 1x9 XC build.


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    Here's some shots with the new handlebars; 28" long and tons of sweep. Love 'em!
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    Almost done!!


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    Benji, get it finished yet? I LOVE the blue rims.

    These builds look great guys! I am waiting to sell my current 19" Homegrown to buy a new Reken.

    **UPDATE** Went ahead and ordered the Reken. Can't wait to get it built!!
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    This 16" beauty came in the mail today. Can't wait to get her built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrock.40 View Post
    Benji, get it finished yet? I LOVE the blue rims.

    These builds look great guys! I am waiting to sell my current 19" Homegrown to buy a new Reken.

    **UPDATE** Went ahead and ordered the Reken. Can't wait to get it built!!
    Yes and it rides great, I will have to upload some muddy pics.


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    Built

    Here is a completed pic of my new Reken. All that is left is to fine tune here and there.
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    I just ordered a Sette Reken frame. I am not 100% sure what I am going to do with it….I have a mountain bike with a Fox fork that I had built for my son a couple of years ago in size small. He has since outgrown it, so I might swap all the parts over to the Reken. The other option is to build an “adventure” touring bike. Maybe a rigid Surly Troll fork to run racks/fenders…fat touring/offroad tires….some sort of trekking bars? Pics coming soon….

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    Congrats M.Brock40 on your build! I noticed you have the newer frame with different decals. Is there anything else you can tell changed from the prior reken? I only notice the decals.

    I'm thinking of getting one too.Trying to decide between it and a Motobecane 600HT. Current ride is a heavily modified Trek 4900, I'll be keeping almost all the components and switching mostly just the frames.

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    Here's mine. It was built with the intention of being strictly an urban bike. Here's a list of parts:

    20in Reken Frame
    Crappy Nashbar Fork
    WTB rims with XT hubs
    SLX drivetrain
    Niner bars
    Eaton XC-50 120mm stem
    BB5 brakes
    Time pedals
    Ergon grips
    Cheap Forte 1.25 slicks.

    For it's intended purpose, it ****ing rocks! It's faster than hell, the geometry is great and I love the look. I figured the flat black paint would not be so attractive to the thieves that may be out there.

    I hate the front fork. It's garbage and needs to be replaced with something else soon. My only other issue is that after I built it I wish I would have built a 29er. I'd like to put larger wheels on it. Maybe 650b wheels. Anyone know if they'll fit?

    Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic.
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    Reken 1x8 Winter Commuter Build

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    Reken 1x8 Winter Commuter Build

    Just finished it.
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    What tires are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesrace82 View Post
    What tires are those?
    Nokian Mount & Ground 1.9 x 26 from Finland. You can find them on the net and occasionally REI. Great all-around winter snow/ice tire for commuting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GChambers View Post
    I'd like to put larger wheels on it. Maybe 650b wheels. Anyone know if they'll fit?
    Yep, 650b works great

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    My Trusty Steed

    This has been a work in progress for over a year starting with a K2 Attack and ending with this. It is finally complete with the latest addition of the Manitou Minute. Now I just have to graduate, get a big boy job and start working on a 29er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 120 View Post
    Yep, 650b works great

    Very nice build!
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    The saddle is set a bit too high in the pictures...still adjusting things, but here is what I have so far:

    20" Sette Reken
    Fork - X-Fusion Enix
    Wheelset - Sun Ringle dirty flee hubs with Black Flag rear rim and Equalizer front rim with tubes
    Conti Speed King 2.1 tires
    XT shifter and derailleur.
    Deore front derailleur - used as a chain guide
    Hayes Stroker Trail brakes
    Old Bontrager Race Lite Crank with Blackspire 36t single speed ring
    Very old litespeed saddle from my old road bike
    Heavy FSA seatpost (carbon wrapped)
    Answer 90 mm stem
    Truvativ Holzfeller handle bar


    24 lbs 4 oz.

    Not bad for a budget-hand-me-down-parts build. It has been fun seeing it slowly come together as parts came available. Now I just have to get used to the ride. I've been riding full suspension for several years, so it feels like I'm relearning to ride. All in good fun.





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    Running single speed with a 32X16 gear and a Surly Instigator fork. It looks similar to some of the other Rekens posted here. I have some old 26" Bontranger wheels on there now. I have a 650B front wheel on order and hope to have that in a few weeks.


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    I'm probably going to pick up this frame to build a spare bike. I'll install all the older components from my Trek Fuel as I upgrade. Most of the SLX parts that came with the bike.

    My question is what would be a good air fork to go with? I would rather keep it around $200 unless it is really worth it.

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    For $200, I'd go with the RST First fork. The other main competitor for $200 would be the Spinner Aeris, but in the reviews section the RST fared better. Great frame though, I bought one, and it arrived a few days ago. Swapping my parts over to it now

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    You may also want to look at X Fusion. They're a little more expensive than that but seem to get great reviews.
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    Mine with the 650b wheels set up to commute. Still planning on getting rid of that fork eventually.

    Edit: Uh... Maybe not. That's with a 29er front wheel. I'll get a better picture of it in a few days.
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    heres my brand new Reken. bone stock except for the XTR front derailer that my LBS hooked me up with.
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    Just got my sette reken, Ill post some pics when I get her all built. Waiting on all the other goodies now.

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    My Reken SS I built last summer.

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    Nice setup

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    My Reken SS I built last summer.

    Looks very stealth. Those Mtn Kings must give it the right amout of cush.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Love looking at all of these builds. Very nice bikes. I should be getting a Reken frame later this week off Craigslist. Looking at putting Mavic Crossride wheels on it. You all have gotten me very inspired to say the least

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    Still not finished

    Here's what I've got so far..

    Sette Reken Frame 4.5 Lbs BB=68mm 1 1/8 headset $90.00
    Easton Monkey Bars $50.00 270g
    Sette Edge Carbon Seat post 27.2mm $40.00 261g (31.8mm clamp)
    Race Face Deus Stem 157G $21.00
    Azonic Love Handle Grips $4.00
    Race Face X type Crank 1180g $90.00
    Rockshox Pike $210.00
    Crupi Headset (+install) $80.00
    Azonic seatpost clamp $20.00
    Sram x-7 shifter $free
    Sram x-9 9speed derailure $70.00
    Velosity Rims (tubeless) Specialized Purgatory tires $155.00

    You can tally up the $$. has been a great project so far and I have been piecing this together since May One part at a time. The only thing off my old bike will be this seat. Going for Elixir 5 of the brakes and still need a cassette and chain then its complete.
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    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    Love the look you got goin on. I might be rocking a Rock Shox judy for the time being until I can get a compatible disc shock and front wheel. I also dig the dog! Goes well with the bike

    I will be using the Race Face Ride XC X Type Crankset BlueSkyCycling.com has a deal on them for 45.00ish plus shipping.

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    Alternative set-up:better frame.I had both.They are close...but the Access is better.
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    I got my frame for $40.00 so I can't complain.

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    True that.LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Love the look you got goin on. I might be rocking a Rock Shox judy for the time being until I can get a compatible disc shock and front wheel. I also dig the dog! Goes well with the bike

    I will be using the Race Face Ride XC X Type Crankset BlueSkyCycling.com has a deal on them for 45.00ish plus shipping.
    I got the crank & stem from Bluesky, good prices. The only draw back to buying one piece at a time is the cost of shipping..looking forward to your pics
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    Me too! HaHa! Mine is going to be kind of pieced together at first but it will be upgraded slowly. I got a set of Hydro brakes for it as well for 55.00 with disc's off craigslist. Where did you find that seat at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Me too! HaHa! Mine is going to be kind of pieced together at first but it will be upgraded slowly. I got a set of Hydro brakes for it as well for 55.00 with disc's off craigslist. Where did you find that seat at?
    Seat was a price point purchase over a year ago..i use it on my current bike. They no longer carry that seat in white. Too bad cuz for the $$ cant beat it.
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    I need to find a decent looking saddle that's light and has some comfort.

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    Frame came in yesterday. Once I purchase a fork I will begin transferring the parts over.

    Sette Reken 18 inch
    Brakes: Avid BB7 160mm
    Wheels: Deore Disc Sun Rhyno lite
    Tires: Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire Kenda Nevegal to come
    Pedals:VP Components VP-001
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
    Handle Bar: Answer Protaper 685 XC/Trai
    Grips: WTB Weirwolf Grips
    Stem: Truvativ AKA All-Mountain 70mm
    Seatpost: Sette Venn
    Saddle: Unkonwn still looking for a replacement
    Shifter: Sram X.4
    FD: Coming Sram X.7 Front Derailleur Low Clamp
    RD: Sram X.4 long cage SRAM X.7 med cage to come
    Cassette: Sram PG-850 8 speed
    Crank: Truvativ Hussefelt 2.2 170mm
    Fork: Manitou Minute Expert
    BB:Truvativ Howitzer XR
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    Well... I built a commuter bike with my old Reken frame. Before any of you guys call blasphemy, I will tell you that the Reken held up through some serious abuse. However, the frame has been hanging up in my garage since I built an all-mountain bike... so I figured I'd use it to cruise around town.

    It went from this...


    To this...




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    That is awesome my friend. Most versatile frame evah!

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    I finally got to ride my bike today. I will post pics later. The geometry on these bikes really allow you to carve the trails! I was surprised on how much more responsive it was over my mid 90's GT Avalanche that I traded for this frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkad View Post
    Here's what I've got so far..

    Sette Reken Frame 4.5 Lbs BB=68mm 1 1/8 headset $90.00
    Easton Monkey Bars $50.00 270g
    Sette Edge Carbon Seat post 27.2mm $40.00 261g (31.8mm clamp)
    Race Face Deus Stem 157G $21.00
    Azonic Love Handle Grips $4.00
    Race Face X type Crank 1180g $90.00
    Rockshox Pike $210.00
    Crupi Headset (+install) $80.00
    Azonic seatpost clamp $20.00
    Sram x-7 shifter $free
    Sram x-9 9speed derailure $70.00
    Velosity Rims (tubeless) Specialized Purgatory tires $155.00

    You can tally up the $$. has been a great project so far and I have been piecing this together since May One part at a time. The only thing off my old bike will be this seat. Going for Elixir 5 of the brakes and still need a cassette and chain then its complete.
    One suggestion I would like to give you... Mount your tire labels parallel to your Valve Stems. So if your valve stem is at 6 your tire white wall / label is at 12. It's kind of an unspoken industry standard but it really makes the bikes look good!

    Other than that your bike makes me drool man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    One suggestion I would like to give you... Mount your tire labels parallel to your Valve Stems. So if your valve stem is at 6 your tire white wall / label is at 12. It's kind of an unspoken industry standard but it really makes the bikes look good!

    Other than that your bike makes me drool man!
    How so? If I'm not mistaken, those are Purgatory's and have opposing labels on the opposite side of tire shown.

    Check yourself.
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    I wasn't aware of that. Like I said just a suggestion. I can't find a picture of both sides of that tire model to confirm or deny that though. Good looking tire though!

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    So?

    Quote Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    I wasn't aware of that. Like I said just a suggestion. I can't find a picture of both sides of that tire model to confirm or deny that though. Good looking tire though!
    What's your point then? I've been aligning labels opposite of stem when possible for wheel balancing reasons.......
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Cool story bro!

    And by parallel I did mean opposite of the stem.Why I said if your stem is at 6 put your whitewall labels at 12. Not trying to get in a pissin' match just giving suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    I wasn't aware of that. Like I said just a suggestion. I can't find a picture of both sides of that tire model to confirm or deny that though. Good looking tire though!
    Im not really worried about the position of the stem & the lettering, however I will take your advise when i'm forced to break the bead for one reason or another. Im a bit more concerned about snapping the frame with that pike up front
    Ive also never had any exp with the Specialized tires..fond of Kenda. These came with the rims.
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    Cool. I'm running a Specialized (don't know the model) 26x 2.2 on the rear and Kenda on the front. The Specialized is good but it's older and it slips on climbs some. I need to upgrade the rear. Let me know how you like them.

    I just switched the Front & Rear so we'll see how the skinnier tire does in the back.
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