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    Cool-blue Rhythm 2012 DB ScapeGoat Build


    Put together a Goat. I ride AM/FR and I'm just coming off a 2012 Commencal Meta 29. Got some more travel to play with and a 650b up front cause i like to get wet . No ride reports yet but I'll be posting all my adventures and feedback here, so check back.

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    Frame: 2012 DB ScapeGoat (160mm)
    Fork: XFusion Vengeance HLR (170mm)
    Shock: XFusion Vector Air HLR
    Front Wheel: Hope20/650b Blunt35/HansDampf SG 2.35
    Rear Wheel: Hope142x12/MTX33/VR Flow 2.5
    Brakes: Shimano Deore
    Drivetrain: SRAM X7
    Dropper: KS Supernatural
    Bar: RF Atlas 780
    Crankset: RF Respond 170
    Pedals: CB DH Mallets

    Last edited by jellytronics; 05-21-2013 at 08:50 AM.

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    How does she ride? Much clearance for the piggyback on the shock?
    "What Would Doug Do?"

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    Category 5 Gnarricane
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    First ride...

    Piggyback clears the knucklebox by about 3-4mm.

    First ride was enlightening. Took it through a DH'ish type of trail...assuming I had all the parts dialed for my weight (150lbs), it felt awesome. Suspension was plush and the front end felt solid. I'm 5'8" and the Medium (17") frame seems like a great fit. Went through a few rock gardens to see how the 650b front performs..from my first impression I didn't feel like the front end was twitchy. I'll need to run through some gnarlier gardens to get a better feel for this though. Deore brakes felt good. Had to slam them fully to come to a complete stop during a high speed run to avoid fresh obstacles on the trail...they stopped me just fine. I've used SLX, Juicy 7s, and Hayes Prime Pro brakes in the past and couldn't feel much of a difference with these Deores. No complaints about the tires, they felt great. It had rained the day before but the trail was dry due to pretty good tree cover. Ideal conditions if you ask me but more on the tires later, not enough runs on them yet.

    Overall, I couldn't be happier with this build. This is the most comfortable I've felt on a bike to this day.

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