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    ... and if we just ... 2007 Astrix Eon - Build Thread

    Hey just wondering is there any Astrix Eon riders out there? I currently own a 2007 Astrix Huckster and as you can imagine I love it, it freakin rocks! Although I ride mostly DH/Freeride with it I do some XC. Yes I said it some XC and it rides pretty darn well for an 8inch travel bike. But I am really around hear East Bay Norcal I really do not need an 8inch bike for everyday riding so I forked over some cash and got me a 2007 Astrix Eon, so I just want to see how people have built them up.

    I am still waiting for my frame, but already I am ordering all the goodies for it...more to come!

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    Well finally got my Astrix Eon and let me say craftsmanship is amazing, from the gussets to the paint just beautiful. As for components just ordered them from Universal and should be here shortly! Pictures to come.

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    ... and if we just ... Astrix Eon first photos (camera phone)

    Ok finally got around to take those photos...Like I said the frame is very well constructed, craftsmanship is incredible. I am very happy with this frame, but really you cannot expect anything less from Astrix. Thanks Ryan you did it again.

    Still waiting for all the components, should be here by Wednesday! Will be updating this thread, as the build happens.

    Is there any other Eon owners out there or I am the only lucky bastard!

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    Sexy frame! How much does she weigh in at?

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    Thanks, yes it is. It is coming in at 7.975lb digital scale, I imagine final build weight should be in the 27 to 30lbs.

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    Eon Build continued...

    Well today I got my wheelset, stem, brakes, fork, headset....and could not wait to get home and get my build started. Here is how far I have gotten I will take way better photos but still just using my camera phone.

    Build so far...
    Frame: 2007 Astrix Eon M
    Shock: 2007 Manitou Swinger 4
    Fork: 2007 Manitou Minute Super 140mm
    Headset: Cane Creek S-3
    Headset: Syncros 80mm
    Wheelset: Mavic 721
    Brakes: 2007 Juicy 7's 160mm F/R

    Should get everything by Wednesday and be ready to ride this freakin weekend!

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    Got disc brakes and front derailleur on today...will post pix tomorrow heck maybe I will finish build tomorrow and post pix of completed bike.

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    ... and if we just ... Almost done (Dream bike!!!)

    Well I am just about finished all I need are a few zip ties (ran out ) but want to show where I am at in the build, should be ready to ride this weekend China Camp (Marin) or Demo (Santa Cruz), but for sure on Saturday JMP (Oakland). Well enough BS here are the photos, will post ride photos as well.

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    nice build!!! doing cccx dh this sunday?

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    Looks SICK!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks!

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    Drop dead sexy! I love that paint color! Where did you purchase the frame?

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    Dang looking awesome rarroyo Your getting the Astrix fleet started.
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    Frame purchase!

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    Drop dead sexy! I love that paint color! Where did you purchase the frame?
    Thanks! I got the frame at http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?ID=BPC122214

    I am really satisfied with the frame so far and cannot wait till I get to ride this weekend.

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    Hey wanted to see if anyone new how to get around chain ring bolts not clearing the swingarm...currently I am running to spacers on the drive side...also can I get small spacers like 1mm, and where?

    Maybe Astrix can chime in on this one as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    Hey wanted to see if anyone new how to get around chain ring bolts not clearing the swingarm...currently I am running to spacers on the drive side...also can I get small spacers like 1mm, and where?

    Maybe Astrix can chime in on this one as well.

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    You should be able to get proper length nuts N bolts from the LBS.
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    Well the problem seems to be the back of the bolt seems to rub on the swingarm so I am running two spacers and it clears just fine. Also need to adjust shifting...not sure how it is going to be if I am running two spacers instead of one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    Well the problem seems to be the back of the bolt seems to rub on the swingarm so I am running two spacers and it clears just fine. Also need to adjust shifting...not sure how it is going to be if I am running two spacers instead of one...

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    So you are running 2 spacers on the drive side of the BB??
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    Yes, to 2.5mm I want to see if I could get a 1mm and run one of those and a 2.5mm, I think what would solve the problem better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    Yes, to 2.5mm I want to see if I could get a 1mm and run one of those and a 2.5mm, I think what would solve the problem better.

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    Are you using a 68/73mm BB??
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    Yes,68/73mm BB and the frame is 73mm. The manual says to run one spacer but when I did the back of those mini bolts behind the chainring rub very little but rather not damage the paint on the frame so I running to 2mm spacers and now it clears not problem.

    Ryan if your available can you please chime in.

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    Eon on the Trail

    Well I a going to keep this short and sweet since I have dinner plans I have to get ready for. Today was the Eon's first trail ride nothing super technical, just trying to dial it in. I have broken up the experience in two basic categories suspension, handling.

    Suspension:

    The Eon's suspension is technically a single pivot, but with the Motolink it makes it a very efficient peddler. Bob was obsolete in the sitting position and when I stood up to get some more power it was very minimal, most of the bob came from the fork (no lock out) but regardless the bike felt very responsive. I can honestly say that this suspension design is plush and efficient.

    Handling:

    Weaving in and out of the trees on a tight single track was such a thrill, I was able to ride faster and with more confidence due to this bikes responsiveness.

    Well ran out of time will post more ride reports as I complete rides up next is China Camp Marin...

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    The front derailleur seems set pretty high. I'm curious how that's working out for you. Are you running it high because the front der contacts the swingarm when placed lower?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rarroyo
    Well I a going to keep this short and sweet since I have dinner plans I have to get ready for. Today was the Eon's first trail ride nothing super technical, just trying to dial it in. I have broken up the experience in two basic categories suspension, handling.

    Suspension:

    The Eon's suspension is technically a single pivot, but with the Motolink it makes it a very efficient peddler. Bob was obsolete in the sitting position and when I stood up to get some more power it was very minimal, most of the bob came from the fork (no lock out) but regardless the bike felt very responsive. I can honestly say that this suspension design is plush and efficient.

    Handling:

    Weaving in and out of the trees on a tight single track was such a thrill, I was able to ride faster and with more confidence due to this bikes responsiveness.

    Well ran out of time will post more ride reports as I complete rides up next is China Camp Marin...

    -R
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    Well at that height it is about 6millimeters from the swingarm at full travel, so I imagine it is set correctly. Before selecting a front derailleur I emailed Astrix about which type I needed to buy, Ryan responded that I needed a high clamp top pull. So I running a SRAM X7 high clamp dual pull...I have emailed them to see if they could give the exact position I should set it at...at that height it did not hit the swingarm but did notice that it rubbed on the chain when I stood up to power pedal when I had the chain on the small ring. I am going to take it to my buddys house to see if he can fine tune it and set it to the right height. Good observation.
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