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    Post your Sette Reken

    Lets see all the Variations. Post specs if you wish also.



    Sette Reken Frame 18" Custom White/Black
    Sette Venn Seat Post
    Sette Type B Lock on Grips
    Sette Vector T6 Handle Bar
    Manitou R7 Elite
    Titec Big Al Stem
    Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers
    Avid BB7 Disc Brakes*
    Shimano Deore Disc Hubs with Sun Rhyno Rims
    Panaracer Fire XC Tires
    Race Face Ride XC Crank
    Salsa 32T Chain Ring
    Race Face Bash guard
    Selle San Marco Saddle
    Shimano Clipless Pedals
    Sram 9 speed chain
    Sram PG-990 9 Speed Cassette 11-32
    Sram X-9 Short Cage Derailluer
    Sram X-7 Trigger Shifter
    Jagwire Shifter Cable*
    Shimano Cable Housing Shifter
    Alligator Super Fortress Brake Cables

    26lb 10.1oz
    on my shipping scale
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    no other Rekens?
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    Here's mine

    After a 65 mile MTB race:
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    Wow that awesome. How well did you finish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by radiocontrolled
    After a 65 mile MTB race:
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    I have a Dart3 & a firm spring. But I wonder how well it will work for me (superclyde) . it's only for EZ Trails though. Might work.
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    I got first, but I should qualify it. It was a 55 mile ride w/ 4000 ft. of climbing and then about a 10 mile race from the base of the mountain back to the finish line. After 55 miles and 4000 ft. of climbing, the last thing you want to do is race somewhere..haha.

    My Reken weighs in at about 25 lbs. It is way lighter than all of my friends' bikes and flies up hills with little effort. It works great for MTB racing and I even used it for a 'cross race.

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    Any red reken builds?

    I am thinking of doing a surprise build for my wife for Christmas. I was thinking the red frame with XT drive train, white stroker trails, Manitou R7 elite, and all white accoutrements. I would love to see anything similar before I pull the trigger. Even if it is red with a black cockpit it'll give me a decent frame of reference. Right now she is on a stock Trek 3700 and really starting to like riding. I have a feeling the build I described about will be quicker than a hiccup and will be a lot of fun for her to ride. Any thoughts? Thanks guys.

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    I should have a R7 mounted on my White/Black Reken by next weekend if that helps you any.
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    I will soon have a reken and it will be built as such:
    Black 20" Reken frame,
    Black White Brother Magic 100 fork
    Specialized S-Works Carbon flat bar or Monkey Lite Carbon 1" riser
    FSA XC-300 wheels w/ kenda karma 2.0 tires (tubeless)
    X0 short cage rear derailleur
    Shim LX crank
    Sram 990 cassette
    Hope Mono Mini hydro brakes
    black headset (chris king)
    esi black grips
    x0 twist shifter
    Thomson black seat post
    black rocket saddle

    it'll be basically murdered out and should be around 24-25# when all is said and done. I'll post a pic when I get it built up next week.

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    Updated picture and specs in original post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
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    What's keeping your chain from dropping off the chainring?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay
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    What's keeping your chain from dropping off the chainring?

    I will it to stay so it does

    I had a N-Gear Jump stop on there but my chain never dropped so I took it off. Been riding more than a few times since then with no issues. I think it stays because my setup dont suck The Salsa SS ring combined with my X.9 Short Cage seems to keep the chain well planted in place threw all 9 gears in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    I will it to stay so it does

    I had a N-Gear Jump stop on there but my chain never dropped so I took it off. Been riding more than a few times since then with no issues. I think it stays because my setup dont suck The Salsa SS ring combined with my X.9 Short Cage seems to keep the chain well planted in place threw all 9 gears in the back.

    I hope your luck holds.

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    Any new Reken owners?
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    Another new reken owner, just came today. Cant find the scale after our move though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesrace82


    Another new reken owner, just came today. Cant find the scale after our move though.
    That reken is a slick frame for the money!

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    What are the specs gong to be?
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    It will be mostly stock mid grade stuff from my Giant XTC2. Budget is too tight to upgrade much else at this point.

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    Here is my 16" Reken. I finished her up yesterday. I took the parts from my 1999 Mt Tam. It feels like the Mt Tam is lighter but I feel more control on the Reken due to it's geometry.





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    Very nice, do you have a weight on it?

    My friend ride a 2001 or something silver/blue MT Tam and his bike is super light but it was like a $1,500 bike new.
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    ^ No, i don't have the weight for the Reken yet but the Mt Tam was 24lbs. I'll post the weight as soon as I get a chance to go to my LBS.

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    I got it most of the way together, still need to finish off the cables and a few other odds and ends.

    Build list:
    20" frame
    WTB dual duty wheels
    Kenda 2.3 K-rads
    X.5 shifters
    X.5 Rear derailleur
    Deore front derailleur
    BB7 185mm front brake
    Deore LX crankset
    Tora 318 Soloair fork
    everything else is from my Giant XTC 2

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    looks good
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    Does anybody know if a 2.4 or 2.5 size tires will work with this frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^warning^
    Does anybody know if a 2.4 or 2.5 size tires will work with this frame?
    They are not supposed to, so I doubt anyone has tested. You could try it, and let us know how it goes
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    My SS Reken, built up with sale parts from various online retailers




    FSA 32t bashguard



    Very, very fun bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^warning^
    Does anybody know if a 2.4 or 2.5 size tires will work with this frame?

    i have a 2.4 maxxis holy roller on the back of mine, fits fine but i dont think i would go any larger

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    The Reken I had, since been sold...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCG
    My SS Reken
    Sweet! So what's your magic gear combo - 32x14? I ordered a red size 14" Reken ($80!) for my 9-year-old son & it arrives tomorrow. The initial build will be with gears, but introducing him to singlespeeding is inevitable . According to the FixMeUp! gadget @ eehouse.org/fixin the 42.4 cm chainstay looks to give an excellent range of magic gear ratios (32x14, 34x16, 36x18, 38x20) ...

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    The gearing is 32x16, with a half-link in the chain. Works great! it's put together using the spacers and the 16t cog from the Forte single speed kit at performancebike.com.

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    building one right now actually. took the frame in to the shop to have em press the cups (i need a press) and the dude looked it over really hard. said the welds were good and then asked where I got it. I said PP I dont think he liked that - i'll post pics when its ready.

    I put an Intense 2.35 (more like 2.45 huge knobs) tire on the rear and it barely rubbed the stays
    I put a motoraptor 2.4 (more like 2.35) on the rear and it cleared the stays just fine

    I love the weight so far.

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    Does anyone have pics of a completed 14" Reken? I'm about to order one for my GF, but I'm concerned that it may be too big. She's 5'2" with a 28" inseam. Whatcha think?

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    Does anyone have pics of a completed 14" Reken? I'm about to order one for my GF, but I'm concerned that it may be too big. She's 5'2" with a 28" inseam. Whatcha think?

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    Does anyone have pics of a completed 14" Reken? I'm about to order one for my GF, but I'm concerned that it may be too big. She's 5'2" with a 28" inseam. Whatcha think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StabMasta
    Does anyone have pics of a completed 14" Reken? I'm about to order one for my GF, but I'm concerned that it may be too big. She's 5'2" with a 28" inseam. Whatcha think?
    Here's a pic of a 14" Reken that I just built for my 9-year-old son. He's 4' 8" (4' 9" w/ riding shoes on), and with a 50mm stem it fits him pretty well (with some room for him to grow). With the seat at the height in the pic he can just barely get his tip-toes on the ground while in the saddle. The standover height is ~28" near the middle of the top tube, but I expect that to increase a smidge when we put knobbies on it. Looking for some 170mm cranks as the 175's are a bit of a stretch for him right now.

    It appears to be a pretty decent frame (especially for the price!), but only time will tell. As pictured it's about 22 lbs...

    Good luck,
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    updated pic of mine, actually outside this time.

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    Red Sette Reken build

    Just finished this one up. Very happy with it overall.


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    The red looks pretty cool, built up.

    How much travel are you running on your front fork?

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    100mm on the fork, seems to suit the frame geometery perfectly. Bike is mostly ridden street right now, Conti SportContact semi-slicks, fork on locked mode. Fun bike.

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    Just traded an older road frame for this complete Reken. Has mostly LX gear with a XT rear der and bomber fork. I'm looking for some info on the bomber, going to post some pix in that forum.

    So far all I've done is clean up and tune up so not real sure on the ridding of it.




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    My Reken build.



    Here is my build.
    I had a 2000 Santa Cruz Heckler that has sat as a spare bike since I got a 2008 Heckler. I took all the parts off it and used them. The only thing I bought new were tires, and a brake cable...
    I wanted to try a hardtail again after 10 years of full sus bikes. I rode it 32 miles yesterday and besides my back being a little sore from a more laid out posture it was a blast!

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    Here is my build. This is my first real MTB.

    Mavic CrossRides with Panaracer FireXC
    SRAM X.9
    Truvativ Stylo 2.2
    SID Race
    Cane Creek S8
    BB7
    Truvativ cockpit

    All in all I like it a lot. Fairly light (haven't weighed) and nimble on the singletrack. Only other thing I am thinking I might change is bigger rotors and a more better wheelset like the CrossMax. The CrossRides work well but they are a little flexy.



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    My well used Reken stead.
    Put together on the cheap, and has been a joy to own and ride...I still break her out for a ride from time to time.

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    crappy cell phone pic...

    Built that for my brother. STX/RC cranks, STX/RC rear hub laced to sun rim, formula front hub. OLD RS Judy fork, Sachs 8spd grip shifters, Acera-X rear derailleur, Acera front, Specialized tires... cheap slicks in pic were just what I had on the wheels at the time...

    Was built from parts I had from a cracked frame. I was VERY impressed with quality of this frame, although they should spray a few coats of clear and allow frames to dry/cure longer before shipping. It chipped paint off the chainstay from my brother pulling wheelies (he was pretty excited to have his first decent quality bike). If my Access XCL frame ever fails, I will purchase a matte black Reken for myself. Great value for the money!

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    New Sette Reken build

    16" Sette Reken




    I'm using almost all the donor parts from my 2007 Motobecane Fantom Team.

    Different parts:
    Aereon Ti saddle
    Oooold Richey seatpoast

    Donated from the moto:
    Rock Shox Sid Team (100mm) w/ lockout
    FSA carbon cranks / BB
    shimano m525 pedals
    XTR rear der 9sp
    XTR front der
    XTR thumb shifters
    SRAM cassette / chain
    Avid single digit 7 vbrakes / levers
    26" motobecane wheels (dont' know weight, but pretty light)
    Moto riser handlebar
    Giant road stem (90mm)
    ODI ruffian lock-on grips
    IRC mythos 2.1's (looking for new rubber for the summer)

    I dropped the frame and bike off at the shop this past Saturday and can't wait to check out the transformation. The SID team is matte black so it should look pretty sweet.

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    [QUOTE=twa]16" Sette Reken




    sweet! post pics when its built! im looking into buying the same frame in a size 16. how tall are you?
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    27.4 lbs

    18 inch frame i'm 6' and it fits great.

    My first frame was a 20" and it was huge

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    16" Sette Reken built

    Quote Originally Posted by sturmruger

    sweet! post pics when its built! im looking into buying the same frame in a size 16. how tall are you?
    I'm 5'8". My 16" reken is tipping the scales at 24.6lbs. The shop did a great job transferring the parts. My XTR rear der didn't make it onto the bike because of a bent adjustment screw where it mounts to the dropout. There is a newer model XT (2008?) der. on there now and I think it might shift quicker than the older xtr der. Now I need the snow to melt!!!

    Final part list:


    Rock Shox Sid Team (100mm)
    FSA carbon cranks / BB
    shimano m525 pedals
    XT rear der 9sp
    XTR front der
    XTR thumb shifters
    SRAM cassette / chain
    Avid single digit 7 vbrakes / levers
    Ti Saddle
    Generic black 27.2 seatpost (bought used from shop)
    26" motobecane wheels (dont' know weight, but pretty light)
    Moto riser handlebar
    Giant road stem (90mm)
    ODI ruffian lock-on grips
    IRC mythos 2.1's (Going to install 2.3" Prowler MX and 2.3" Prowler XT, weight will rise at least 300grams)




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    Anyone have problems indexing the rear derailleur... I had to bend mine outward slightly so it would index.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combatcm
    Anyone have problems indexing the rear derailleur... I had to bend mine outward slightly so it would index.

    Naw, my mechanic installed and adjusted it in front of me in a few minutes. He made it look easy. My xtr one was bent so he provided me a replacement option during the build.

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    18" Reken
    Marzocchi 700XC
    XTR Rear der, Sram X9 front
    Truvativ GXP cranks/Xpedo Pedals
    Vuelta wheels
    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?

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.......
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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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