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    Hood Mussel Race Machine

    After a lot of planning it finally came together... a race bike that is built to throw down 365 days a year. On the quick spin that I took the bike feels even better than expected. This bike will last long after I have broken...

    Specs:
    •Hood Mussel 4130 9" travel frame, ti bolt kit
    •Avalanche DHS 9.0 x 3.0 shock with 450 ti spring
    •Avalanche DHF-ti race fork 8" , aluminium bolts for guards
    •Chris King ti headset
    •Answer Protaper DH bars
    •Dangerboy stem
    •Intense lock-on grips
    •Hope M6 ti front brake w/ 205mm rotor w/ Dangerboy levers - Kool stop pads
    •Hope M4 ti rear brake w/ 185mm rotor - Goodridge G+ pads
    •Profile cranks 165mm w/ ti bolt kit & 6 7/8" ti spindle
    •Spot 36t hard ano ring w/ al bolts
    •Gamut G45 chainguide
    •Shimano Ultegra cassette 11-23, King ti lock ring
    •Shimano 105 rear derailleur short cage
    •Sram PC 990 chain
    •Shimano XT shifter, no indicator
    •Fi Zik Pave saddle
    •Thomson post
    •DMR V12 mag pedals
    •Nokon full length shift housing
    •Mavic EX729 36H rims laced to Hadley hubs with Sapim cx-ray spokes
    •Michelin DH Comp 32 2.8 front tire, cut Comp 24 2.5 rear
    •Wet conditions tires: Maxxis Highroller 2.5, Maxxis Minion 2.5 soft compound
    weight: 46.5 lbs tubeless w/ maxxis tires










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    Wow...I have never seen one of those before. May I ask how much does it weight?
    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    "jesus would huck it"
    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i have found the 1.5" headtubes to be slightly larger in diameter than 1 1/8", plus or minus

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    Quote Originally Posted by rd3
    weight: 46.5 lbs tubeless w/ maxxis tires
    here ya go from the original message

    DMR

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    oops I was too busy looking at the pics... sorry
    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    "jesus would huck it"
    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i have found the 1.5" headtubes to be slightly larger in diameter than 1 1/8", plus or minus

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    Custom stearling silver head badges for the rigs....
    Got some seat time on the race bike at Wisp. The bike tracks straight thru the rough stuff and corners super solid. The suspension felt a little firm at first, thats just because I was used to the super plush mtn-8 on the other hood, but by the 3rd run felt just right. I switched the stock hope rear pads to Goodridge G+ pads, huge improvement, they grab so much better.

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    While I admire diversity, this seems oddly complicated for a simple single pivot bike albeit artistically. Not hating, just making a simple comment without any inferences. Never the less she's a beauty, enjoy.

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