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    New Fox 180 RC2 and Race Face SIXC bars.
    I smile because I have no idea what's going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pädi View Post
    ^Either that or a green Cove STD is on my must have list. Some day... Congrats, looks awesome!
    I was referring to a Transition TR250, the day has come..







    Super stoked, first bike I've built myself from beginning to end and it rides just beautifully! So happy

    Parts list if someone wants it:

    Wheels: mavic 823 with hope pro II hubs
    Brakes: avid code r
    Cranks: Shimano Saint
    BB: Race Face X-Type Team DH
    Chainring: Shimano Saint 36T
    Taco: E13 LG1+
    RD: Sram XO
    Shifter: Sram XO
    Seatpost: Easton Havoc
    Grips : Odi Ruffian
    Straitline Vertical Wedge stem
    Cassette: Sram 1030
    Saddle: WTB Silverado Team
    Pedals: Nukeproof Proton Mag-Ti
    Chain: Sram 1091
    Bar: Havoc (will probably change it for a wider atlas FR at some point)
    Fork: 36 Van Kashima 180mm
    Rotors: Hope floating rotors
    Headset: Some combination of a Ritchey PRO Logic and a Syncros AM (lets see how it works)
    Tyres: Minion DH F 2.5:s

    Haven't weighed it yet but what do you think, 16-17kg? Couldn't install the chain guide yet due to my lack of spacers, should be getting some tomorrow.
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    Nice TR250!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_hood View Post
    Nice TR250!
    Thanks! I guess its pretty similar to your build apart from the colour, raw does look sick though How much does yours weigh?
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    2010 Opus Nelson 1

    Fox DHX 5.0
    66RC3 (180mm)
    XTR Shifters / R Der
    Formula The One brakes (Codes shown)
    Hammerschmidt
    KS Lev seatpost
    Fizik Arione saddle
    WTB Frequency i23 / Chris King wheelset for pedaling days.
    729 / Hadley wheelset for lift assist/shuttle days.
    HT-AO1 or Mallot pedals
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post








    2010 Opus Nelson 1

    Fox DHX 5.0
    66RC3 (180mm)
    XTR Shifters / R Der
    Formula The One brakes (Codes shown)
    Hammerschmidt
    KS Lev seatpost
    Fizik Arione saddle
    WTB Frequency i23 / Chris King wheelset for pedaling days.
    729 / Hadley wheelset for lift assist/shuttle days.
    HT-AO1 or Mallot pedals
    Hey!!! That's my old frame.... happy to see it all built up.... looks really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    Hey!!! That's my old frame.... happy to see it all built up.... looks really good.
    Love it. Pedals OK but accelerates like a rocket when pointed down. Used it on everything from lift served to Whole Enchilada this year.
    The sufferfest up Burro was so worth it on the way down.
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    Airborne...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pädi View Post
    I was referring to a Transition TR250, the day has come..
    Super stoked, first bike I've built myself from beginning to end and it rides just beautifully! So happy
    That's a sick TR250!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelve02 View Post
    That's a sick TR250!
    Cheers mate! Been really loving it, the fit, the ride, everything. Weight is a bit of a concern though as I use it for everything. Right now its a whopping 17,4kg with pedals o_O

    Future upgrades:

    Paint--> Green, as soon as I get the stickers
    Stem--> Possibly to some lighter one, as that Straitline weighs A LOT, haven't seen any nice ones though..
    Cranks--> SixC, e13, XO or Atlas FR
    Bar--> Atlas FR, SixC, Chromag or Enve DH
    Brakes--> Hope or XO levers for the Codes
    Cassette--> Some sram 1080-1090
    Rear tyre--> Some 2,4 UST, possibly
    Seat Post--> I-Beam Carbon/Atlas
    Seat--> I-Beam Atlas
    Titanium spring

    That should shed some weight off Lets see what I can afford...
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    So, I've just finished rebuilding the bike
    There was slight problem with headset, one part was missing, but it's done

    Surprisingly, even though, the frame is rad heavier, the bike is still 14,82kg Or maybe my scale broke down and doesn't show anything else!?





    Some numbers:
    wheel base: ca. 1170mm
    BB height: 345mm
    TT horizontal: ~555-560mm
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    Dam, sweet Glory man! Nice job!!!

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    Thx, socalMX
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    Yup, not a big fan of the Glory but that one looks just sick! Maybe its the SC crown that makes it for me. Damn that's light though!
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    And it's gonna be lighter With new shock and upgraded wheels
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    My Highline:
    2008 XL Frame, CCDB Shock
    Zocchi 66 fork
    Saint Cranks, Straitline pedals, E-13 LG1 Guide
    New Code brakes
    X9 Deraileur + Shifter
    Deity Dirty 30 Bars, Deity Stem (not in picture), Deity seat
    Peaty grips
    Maxxis DHR II 3c front tire, Maxxis High Roller II Maxxpro compound rear

    Love this bike. Rode Whistler on it this summer.


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    Another one

    Hi, check my bike

    Garage made steel frame, 190mm of travel
    66 RC3 fork
    DHX 4.0 shock
    MTX rims, Novatec hubs, Minions with butyl casing
    Shimano SLX brakes and cranks, Shimano Tiagra rear derailleur and cassette
    E13 Freechucker chainguide
    Atomlab, Sunline, DMR, RooX, ODI and HT components
    18,4kg, 40,5 lbs

    I was building on a budget and rather for indestructibility than weight. That frame maybe looks funny, but it's not the first of its kind and it's well proven construction with intuitive geo. I'm really happy with it
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    The leverage ratio on that shock looks like it just wont work!?

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    Angle of shock is weird but it works well. It's pretty plush and bottomless, almost
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    Quote Originally Posted by bd4e1 View Post
    Hi, check my bike

    Garage made steel frame, 190mm of travel
    66 RC3 fork
    DHX 4.0 shock
    MTX rims, Novatec hubs, Minions with butyl casing
    Shimano SLX brakes and cranks, Shimano Tiagra rear derailleur and cassette
    E13 Freechucker chainguide
    Atomlab, Sunline, DMR, RooX, ODI and HT components
    18,4kg, 40,5 lbs

    I was building on a budget and rather for indestructibility than weight. That frame maybe looks funny, but it's not the first of its kind and it's well proven construction with intuitive geo. I'm really happy with it
    Very nice job.
    Great to see others actually building stuff.
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    Norco Truax entry for my single crown FR bike. Still fine tuning the setup. Right now it sits as follows:

    Med frame with Vivid Air R2C and Talas 180 (nice to have the Talas for the climb up the hill)
    Just installed 1 degree angleset cup for a 64.5 degree head angle
    35mm stem (bike runs a little large for my taste in a medium)
    740 x 40mm riser bar (tried low riser didn't like the feel)
    X9 drive train
    KS i900 dropper post (shared between bikes)

    Bike weight between 37.5lbs and 35.5 depending on tires

    One set of wheels built more sturdy and running 2-ply DH tires
    Second set of wheels a little lighter with 1.5 ply running tubeless (also used on my trail bike)

    Only had a few rides and just getting comfortable on it, but liking the ride for sure.

    Will update pics asap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    BEAUTUFULLLL Knolly!!! One of the only bikes I would trade mine for! What does it weigh??? Heres mine with a few updates!!!
    Quoting myself, finally got ahold of a 2011 Delirium frame! The Nomad is long gone! Cant wait to build it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    Knolly Delirium Mark VI

    This! Pics dont do these bikes justice!!!

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    2008 Devinci Ollie

    Bought the frame in Feb of this year and moved the components from my old ride over. This was when I finished it before I took it to Mountain Creek this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSabarese View Post
    Bought the frame in Feb of this year and moved the components from my old ride over. This was when I finished it before I took it to Mountain Creek this summer.
    sweetness

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    Here is a sneak peek of my latest project! Still gathering parts. Just got in the wheelset, Mavic Crossmax SX! Going with the fork in the middle, RC2DH 170 Lyrik!

    2011 Knolly Delirium!!!
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    2011 Knolly Delirium! Here it is 95% complete! Waiting on my 36t chainring to put the G2 guide on! I still have a coil shock and Atomlab Pimplite wheels for the heavy stuff!
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    canfield one , coil front and rear, 11 speed 32.9 lbs
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    Finally ditched my air setup , went with a Van Rc and Marzz66 and it feels amazing now


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    Ha,ha...Sick! 2 pics below my Delirium! !!!KNOLLY!!!

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    Gotta represent !! LOL :P

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    my 2010 session 8
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    Damn, really sick bikes so far on this page, I'm especially liking that Canfield. Those Knollys are beautiful too though! Singlecrowns FTW!!
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    08' Turner RFX

    Just finished this build. Had the frame for a few years now and have been waiting to give it some love. So here it is, in my opinion the best AM sled you could ask for.


    * Frame Size & Color: 08' Turner RFX Large
    * Fork: Fox Float 36 Kashima
    * Rear Shock: RoxShox Monarch RC3
    * Brakes: Avid Elixir 9
    * Shifters : Sram X0
    * Cranks: Sram X0
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X0
    * Pedals: Spank Spike
    * Stem: Thomson X4
    * Handlebar: Answer Pro Taper Custom
    * Seatpost: Thomson Setback
    * Saddle: WTB Pure V
    * Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP
    * Cassette: Sram XX
    * Headset: Work Components 1.0 Degree
    * Grips: ODI Lock On
    * Front Tire: WTB Bronson AM TCS 2.3
    * Front Rim: Spank Spike Race 28
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Spank
    * Rear Tire: WTB Bronson AM TCS 2.3
    * Rear Rim: Spank Spike Race 28
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Spank
    * Weight: 31 LBS
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    My DeliriumT


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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillsd View Post
    Just finished this build. Had the frame for a few years now and have been waiting to give it some love. So here it is, in my opinion the best AM sled you could ask for.
    And a nice looking and capable steed it is. Great job on the build!
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    Quote Originally Posted by _rich_ View Post
    My DeliriumT

    Sweet! I'm so in love with my new Delirium! I can't wait to see what the 2013 looks like!

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    thanks,
    yours looks awesome too.....


    goodluck with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    And a nice looking and capable steed it is. Great job on the build!

    Thank you. It took quite a while, but it rides like a dream. That Monarch makes it feel so much different than the RP23 I had on thee before. And with that front end out 1 more degree from the headset it is a manual machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonjm View Post
    canfield one , coil front and rear, 11 speed 32.9 lbs
    Beautiful built jasonjm. How is vengeance/fork performing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphis View Post
    Beautiful built jasonjm. How is vengeance/fork performing?
    everyone was mocking me at first (locally) regarding the fork. Such a nice bike with such a shitty fork etc etc

    I opted for the vengeance coil fork without even HSC or LSC, wanted to keep it as simple and hopefully as maintenance free and trouble free as possible

    one dude kept asking me if he can get that fork at Toys R Us, that's where i musta bought it

    joke is on them now, now that I had the bike for a week or two and I'm pushing after I dialed it in, I'm sitting on their asses when they are on DH bikes, also starting to really put in some very fast downhill times on strava on the bike. When I am sitting on their asses now I keep yelling at them, "move over or feel my vengeance". will take a while for that to get old for me.

    the fork is very good. It performs well after I made adjustments, at first it was way to mushy and soft and blew through travel way too easy, Finally im running it with the Xfirm spring, quite a lot of rebound, and 20 PSI more pressure than than their website recommends (don't ask me how its a coil and air fork at same time, news to me, didnt realize that when I got it).

    Its giving me predictable 7 inches of travel, using the whole range of travel, only bottoming it out on really big stuff now or when I screw up coming short on stuff.

    I really like it, only fork I prefer is my zocchi 888 dual crown on my jedi. But thats not really a fair comparison. The Vengeance is performing way better than every fox fork I have ever owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    You still have that kicken around somwhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Finally ditched my air setup , went with a Van Rc and Marzz66 and it feels amazing now

    Ringwood?

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    Close, that's down cannonball trail in Ramapo mountain but Ringwood is fun.

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    Here's my budget RM-7 build. I built it for the local bike parks and lift served riding. I don't do much to any uphill rides so I went with a single speed setup. Frame and fork feel very balanced. I just need a rear brake, run the chain, and cut the seatpost down then it will be ride-able.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Close, that's down cannonball trail in Ramapo mountain but Ringwood is fun.
    My friends and I were over there last Friday doing some dh shuttles in the snow. A little sketchy but fun none the less.

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    V10 Carbon with alu. rear

    I use my bike primarily for trail riding, but am looking forward to a trip to AZ this year for DH at mount lemmon, as well as general trail riding, and hope to make it up to NH from CT a couple of times for DH next season.

    x-large (6' 3.5" 245 lbs) - 38 lbs 8 ounces as shown

    Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.4 front and rear with 4 ounces of stans in each tire. Will run Maxxis DHF with tubes for DH.
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    Lobster = That is a VERY nice bike ... Have you been to Trumbull,CT aka the Indian Ledges trails ?

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    Thank you, I haven't, but would love to expand my repetiore. Relatively new to the area, and ride bluff point primarily as well as burlinggame in RI. Have also been to millers pond but thats about it so far.

    Previously rode a lot in Tucson/Sedona/Prescott, etc.
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    Nice , yea you can find some really good trails in CT .. They are more fr/dh friendly and will make use of that bike ... Check out the CT section on these forums , you should be able to find some nice trails . When i visit my cousin in CT , we usually head out to trumbull for some fun sessions .

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I am looking for more trails and more rugged trails in CT. I'd also like to check out vietnam in MA.


    Looked above and saw your ride. Very nice.

    My wife has a GT with Mar. 55CR on the front. A very nice fork.

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    You're using a V10 for trail riding ?

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    I am, with a stiffer spring than usual. 90 % of my rides are 10 miles or less and as I'm not staying as thin as i was when younger, I like the weight, at least to a point, for more exercise relative to what I would get with a true trail bike.

    It pedals really well and Its more fun than just putting weight in a camelback for the exercise. It makes me smile every time I ride, and that, for me is the bottom line. I also have a nice hardtail, but hardly ever ride it.

    Plus, I have the option to do DH vacations...


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    Awesome V10, like your thinking too! I'm riding my TR250 everywhere myself, can't afford more than one bike at the moment, and TBH wouldn't need a second bike either, the TR does everything so much more fun Its also nice knowing that there'll be no feature that you couldn't ride. In case you spot some fun looking jumps or drop on a ride that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pädi View Post
    Awesome V10, like your thinking too! I'm riding my TR250 everywhere myself, can't afford more than one bike at the moment, and TBH wouldn't need a second bike either, the TR does everything so much more fun Its also nice knowing that there'll be no feature that you couldn't ride. In case you spot some fun looking jumps or drop on a ride that is.
    Thanks Padi. I've looked at your frame. It looks like a good one. Enjoy.

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    lobster_CT, I know carbon fiber is way better for such seattube design than aluminum, but ain't you a bit afraid of snapping ST while using your bike for trail riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lobster_CT View Post
    Thanks Padi. I've looked at your frame. It looks like a good one. Enjoy.
    Yeah, it is so much fun, woud recommend it to anyone thinking of buying one

    Here's an updated picture of it.



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    Will possibly look like this in a month or so. What do you guys think? Would throw in some purple parts as well.
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    1soulrider. Thats a sweet bike man! What parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frango View Post
    lobster_CT, I know carbon fiber is way better for such seattube design than aluminum, but ain't you a bit afraid of snapping ST while using your bike for trail riding?


    Hmmm, I'm meeting SantaCruz's minimum insertion requirement, (maximized insertion in fact) as well as KS's minimum insertion requirements for the dropper post, so who knows? It feels solid and doesn't creak at all. Its a lev 150, and I'll use it at full extension for getting to the trail head, but run it a couple inches lower most of the time on the trail.

    Intuitively, I would think a bad "seat landing" from DH jumping would exert more force on the post than trail riding, but I've never seen such a thing calculated mathematically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pädi View Post
    Yeah, it is so much fun, woud recommend it to anyone thinking of buying one

    Here's an updated picture of it.



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    Will possibly look like this in a month or so. What do you guys think? Would throw in some purple parts as well.
    Looks nice. My wife scoffs at my eye for color so I'll abstain from comenting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lobster_CT View Post
    Looks nice. My wife scoffs at my eye for color so I'll abstain from comenting there.
    Hah, no problem Thanks though! Wish I would afford those Enve:s some day, Pinkbike's last test on them wasn't that rosey though :S

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    True 'Dat. Fingers crossed. Now that tire scheme sounds familiar

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    Quote Originally Posted by lobster_CT View Post
    True 'Dat. Fingers crossed. Now that tire scheme sounds familiar
    Well the article itself isn't bad at all, but the comments..

    Brad Walton, the writer of it:
    kev1n- It really is a shame. As a matter of fact, it's BS. As a product tester I find it insulting that a company would claim to have sent me a pre-production prototype without telling me. These rims cost me a separated shoulder. When I wrote the review, these pics were included, but the editor cut them out. What is included is the ACTUAL weight of the wheelset, which is heavier than the company quotes it to be, which means that these 'proto' rims are not any lighter. Trust me, had they told me these were pre-production sample carbon rims for testing, I would never have put them on my bike. Carbon has it's place, which is for race use only. If you ride hard every day, forget about it.



    He did ride them to the edge though, and that crash happened after he had cracked it.

    They did however tel him it was a lighter, WC rim that they sent him, even though it was in a matter of fact 100grams per wheel heavier than the claimed weight of the production ones o_O


    //Oh and cool, haven't seen anyone else riding the Fat Alberts Everyone's got either Muddy Mary:s or Hans Damphs. How are you liking 'em? Haven't got a proper feel of 'em yet, as they've only touched snow and ice
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    My rear wheel when I built it is 1053 grams assuming my scale is reading correctly. I built it with CK hubs and the spoke lengths Enve reccommended. I'm running the stainless drive shell though. I'm not sure where that puts me relative to claimed weights/prototypes/production runs etc.


    I rode in AZ years ago, and was stuck on LI for about 10 years without riding, and am now getting back into it in CT, so from my point of view the Fat Alberts are awesome relative to what I used to use back in the day. With the snakeskin (folding bead model) and stans, I haven't had a flat yet in a season and a half or so of riding. The low tire pressure with the tubeless set up seemed astoundingly good when I first started using it not being used to that.

    The back tire wears out (pace star compound) faster than I would like for the price, but I'm happy enough, I got a fresh set of them. Sorry but I don't have much time on other tires to give any sort of useful review or comparison.

    My choice for the minion DHFs front and rear for DH is based on going through people's opinions here and at ridemonkey. No first hand experience there.

    My wife rides the Hans Damphs and likes them. After a bad crash and a dislocated elbow on narrower tires, she feels a lot safer on the wider Hans Damphs.
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    Yeah, I'm no tyre expert either, I usually just ride one pair until they wear and then look for a new pair.

    With this bike, I started off with the Minions, they felt pretty slow and bad rolling during longer trips though, so I wanted some lighter tyres.
    Was going to buy 2,35 HD:s, would've lost 800grams with 'em. Stumbled across these used, unused FA:s though, and bought them just 'cause they were so cheap.
    Saved only 400 grams with these, but the bike sure feels a lot faster and lighter now, so much easier to manual, and didn't lose any on the tyre width either. So I'm quite happy with them too, so far.

    And damn that's a crazy build. Only things I would change on it are just because of personal preferences.
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    thanks again for the complements. signing off now for 0 dark 30. nice chatting with you. have a good evening and good luck with the FA's on solid footing.

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    Thanks! Yeah, going to sleep too. Good luck with the Enves and seat post yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by lobster_CT View Post
    My rear wheel when I built it is 1053 grams assuming my scale is reading correctly. I built it with CK hubs and the spoke lengths Enve reccommended. I'm running the stainless drive shell though. I'm not sure where that puts me relative to claimed weights/prototypes/production runs etc.


    I rode in AZ years ago, and was stuck on LI for about 10 years without riding, and am now getting back into it in CT, so from my point of view the Fat Alberts are awesome relative to what I used to use back in the day. With the snakeskin (folding bead model) and stans, I haven't had a flat yet in a season and a half or so of riding. The low tire pressure with the tubeless set up seemed astoundingly good when I first started using it not being used to that.

    The back tire wears out (pace star compound) faster than I would like for the price, but I'm happy enough, I got a fresh set of them. Sorry but I don't have much time on other tires to give any sort of useful review or comparison.

    My choice for the minion DHFs front and rear for DH is based on going through people's opinions here and at ridemonkey. No first hand experience there.

    My wife rides the Hans Damphs and likes them. After a bad crash and a dislocated elbow on narrower tires, she feels a lot safer on the wider Hans Damphs.

    Over 1kg rear with a carbon rim? That is heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lobster_CT View Post
    Hmmm, I'm meeting SantaCruz's minimum insertion requirement, (maximized insertion in fact) as well as KS's minimum insertion requirements for the dropper post, so who knows? It feels solid and doesn't creak at all. Its a lev 150, and I'll use it at full extension for getting to the trail head, but run it a couple inches lower most of the time on the trail.

    Intuitively, I would think a bad "seat landing" from DH jumping would exert more force on the post than trail riding, but I've never seen such a thing calculated mathematically.
    Meeting manufacturers requirements is one thing, applying quite big force trough long leverage on fully extended SP while just riding up and down, is another thing.
    I'd be cautious if I were you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pädi View Post
    He did ride them to the edge though, and that crash happened after he had cracked it.

    They did however tel him it was a lighter, WC rim that they sent him, even though it was in a matter of fact 100grams per wheel heavier than the claimed weight of the production ones o_O(
    Don't think anyone comes out of that one well.

    Mr Walton kept riding (hard) on a wheel he knew was cracked, cased a jump, obliterated it and then starts mouthing off that it 'cost him a separated shoulder,' when the reality is he was a victim of his own stupidity.

    Enve apparently sent out a duff rim, then instead of just admitting that 'sh|t, that's not meant to happen,' they start farting out lame excuses about prototypes and first ever failures.

    I don't think that picture's fair on Enve though, since it took a guy hanging up on a rim he knew was cracked already to make it happen, any sane person would have just rolled home and gone for the warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frango View Post
    Meeting manufacturers requirements is one thing, applying quite big force trough long leverage on fully extended SP while just riding up and down, is another thing.
    I'd be cautious if I were you.
    Fair enough. If I crack the frame at the seat post, I'll post it for the general knowledge base. I found this pic indicating at least one other person has tried it, although perhaps not to the same extent. I don't know how much the fox post extends. The website this pic came from says this was Cedric Gracia's bike.

    I seem to recall reading, but can't find the website about SC stressing how strong the frame was at that point despite looking relatively "unsupported".
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    Don't get me wrong, I am tempted to do the same on my Glory, as it is soon gonna be 14,35kg DH (light?) bike. Even though, ST angle on my bike is much steeper, than it is on your (real not claimed 60,5* vs. 57*), due to the fact, that Glory is aluminum bike, I don't dare to do this. Those angle goes even more extreme when you sit on the saddle.

    What factory sponsored rider can do to their bikes, can't/shouldn't be transferred to real life
    No manufacturer will specify that. But, if complete DH bike comes with SP precut to i.e. 280mm, you should not use longer, IMO. If you need longer SP, it means you need bigger frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Don't think anyone comes out of that one well.

    Mr Walton kept riding (hard) on a wheel he knew was cracked, cased a jump, obliterated it and then starts mouthing off that it 'cost him a separated shoulder,' when the reality is he was a victim of his own stupidity.

    Enve apparently sent out a duff rim, then instead of just admitting that 'sh|t, that's not meant to happen,' they start farting out lame excuses about prototypes and first ever failures.

    I don't think that picture's fair on Enve though, since it took a guy hanging up on a rim he knew was cracked already to make it happen, any sane person would have just rolled home and gone for the warranty.
    Yeah, I know. Stupidity from both ends. It'd all be fine, but Enve claiming that it was a lighter WC rim, even though the wheelset was something like 200g more than claimed, is really disappointing though.
    Wouldn't want to buy anything from such a company, not because of the broken rim, but that awful excuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Don't think anyone comes out of that one well.

    Mr Walton kept riding (hard) on a wheel he knew was cracked, cased a jump, obliterated it and then starts mouthing off that it 'cost him a separated shoulder,' when the reality is he was a victim of his own stupidity.

    Enve apparently sent out a duff rim, then instead of just admitting that 'sh|t, that's not meant to happen,' they start farting out lame excuses about prototypes and first ever failures.

    I don't think that picture's fair on Enve though, since it took a guy hanging up on a rim he knew was cracked already to make it happen, any sane person would have just rolled home and gone for the warranty.
    But if you read the article, he states that it wasn't an obvious crack and, on a normal day of riding, (not product testing) he probably wouldn't have noticed it. He kept riding it to see what the results would be in a normal situation.
    Based on those results, I think I can find about a go-zillion better ways to spend a couple Gs than on these rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danglingmanhood View Post
    You're using a V10 for trail riding ?
    Quote Originally Posted by lobster_CT View Post
    I am, with a stiffer spring than usual. 90 % of my rides are 10 miles or less and as I'm not staying as thin as i was when younger, I like the weight, at least to a point, for more exercise relative to what I would get with a true trail bike.

    It pedals really well and Its more fun than just putting weight in a camelback for the exercise. It makes me smile every time I ride, and that, for me is the bottom line. I also have a nice hardtail, but hardly ever ride it.

    Plus, I have the option to do DH vacations...


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    That's awesome.
    I love riding my big bike anywhere I can find even short downhills. It's always worth the work to get there. One of my funnest days of riding was Whole Enchilada on my 40lb couch. The DH was worth every pedal stroke up Burro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post
    That's awesome.
    I love riding my big bike anywhere I can find even short downhills. It's always worth the work to get there. One of my funnest days of riding was Whole Enchilada on my 40lb couch. The DH was worth every pedal stroke up Burro.
    Thanks Roxtar. I've really enjoyed seeing people's bikes in this thread.

    This was my project frame from many many years ago. It is a concentric pivot point designed around a 24" rear wheel to get a little better axle path for the rear suspension. It has 6" travel and used V brakes in the rear. I used it with a Marzocchi jr T. fork.

    Everyone dismissed it as a downhill bike back in the day, although I primarily did trail riding with it. Now people would call it an allmountain or a trail bike based on its travel.

    Its funny how perceptions change over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post
    But if you read the article, he states that it wasn't an obvious crack and, on a normal day of riding, (not product testing) he probably wouldn't have noticed it. He kept riding it to see what the results would be in a normal situation.
    Based on those results, I think I can find about a go-zillion better ways to spend a couple Gs than on these rims.
    There are safer, smarter and better ways to test something to destruction than to keep using it until it gets destroyed with you in tow. If you do that, you deserve no sympathy, whatever the internal logic used to justify it.

    Can't say I disagree about the money though, two wheels or a trip to the alps, hmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by splitsecond View Post
    Been a long time in the making...
    Looks great except I'm surprised you're running Rocket Rons on a DH/FR bike? Those are XC race tires. I'd be scared personally. Hopefully you're light and smooth and they hold up for you. I like having beefier, grippier tires for downhill. That's one place that I don't skimp on weight. Those are 470 gram tires. My 2.5 Minion is almost twice that.

    Ha, that saddle looks downright painful, but hopefully you won't be using it that often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1 View Post
    Looks great except I'm surprised you're running Rocket Rons on a DH/FR bike? Those are XC race tires. I'd be scared personally. Hopefully you're light and smooth and they hold up for you. I like having beefier, grippier tires for downhill. That's one place that I don't skimp on weight. Those are 470 gram tires. My 2.5 Minion is almost twice that.
    I was thinking along those same lines. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful bike, it just seems to have a bit of split personality disorder. I love those tires; use them on my AM bike, but wouldn't run them on the big bike. Same with the saddle (Is that an AX Lightness?). Obviously, from the scale pic, weight was an issue on this build but wheels, tires, and saddle might not be the best places to pick weight over strength on a DH/FR bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1 View Post
    Those are 470 gram tires. My 2.5 Minion is almost twice that.
    2.4 Big Bettys are twice that. 2.5 Minions are almost 3X
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    I ran a DHF 2.5 (1200gr)front last year with an ardent 2.4(880gr) in the back, and was great, but was trying to see if these are good enough to handle the bike park i ride at, It's almost all hardpack, and These were rated good for hardpack. I also have a set of Racing Ralphs, so might try those too. And if need be, I"ll go back to the DHF and Ardent. The sadle is a Token, all carbon, and is actually really comfortable for the small amount of time I spend sitting down. The sadle and the post together weigh in at 230gr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post
    2.4 Big Bettys are twice that. 2.5 Minions are almost 3X
    Yeah, I'm sure they are. Generic statement. I was just going off the current quoted weights on the Maxxis website which I'm sure aren't too accurate. I haven't actually weighed my tires by themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splitsecond View Post
    I ran a DHF 2.5 (1200gr)front last year with an ardent 2.4(880gr) in the back, and was great, but was trying to see if these are good enough to handle the bike park i ride at, It's almost all hardpack, and These were rated good for hardpack. I also have a set of Racing Ralphs, so might try those too. And if need be, I"ll go back to the DHF and Ardent. The sadle is a Token, all carbon, and is actually really comfortable for the small amount of time I spend sitting down. The sadle and the post together weigh in at 230gr.
    Damn. I think Racing Ralphs would be a bad idea on a downhill bike. If you really want to go for lightweight build, I'd think of going all air suspension rather than throwing some xc race tires on there. Besides, if it's a DH/FR rig, why try for an ultralight build? Why not a burly AM bike in the 30 lb range (Enduro Evo, Nomad, Pivot Firebird all come to mind)? Just curious what your goals are for the build.
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    Damn. I think Racing Ralphs would be downright scary on a downhill bike. If you really want to go for lightweight build, I'd think of going all air suspension rather than throwing some xc race tires on there.
    Yeah man its weird where people decide to count grams.


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    Awesome build!
    I've got same brakes, same suspension combo
    Can you post full specs list?
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    The newest member of the family. More than happy with it thus far.
    X9 1x10 drivetrain, XT brakes, Float 180/DBair, DT Swiss FR600 rims with Hope hubs, Reverb Stealth, and a few other goodies.

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    I just finished building my "Nickel LT" Mini DH bike. I really liked the old Transition Bottlerocket, but couldn't find a new one for sale. I'm a huge fan of the Nickel APP and already own one in 650b flavor, so the "LT" shock mod intrigued me. I over forked the frame by a good bit but I know the risks and am willing to take them. I also used a ZS lower headset cup and a straight steerer fork to cut out about 10mm of A2C height. The end HTA is around 64.7 degrees.







    The build consists of a Medium size Nickel frame, 200x57 RS Vivid Air R2C shock, 170mm RS Lyrik RC2DH SA, Works components 1.5 degree angle set, Shimano Zee crank, shifter, rear mech, and brakes, Saint BB, XT 11-36 casette, XT Icetech 180/160 rotors, RaceFace single 32t, MRP AMG chain guide, 50mm Easton Havok stem, 780mm Answer handlebars, Hope Hoops Flow wheels, Continental Trail King 2.4 black chili.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokomonkey View Post
    my dream bike! how does it descends? jumps?
    It descends like a full DH bike, just a bit more nimble and agile feeling. I haven't taken it off any huge jumps yet, but it feels very stable and predictable on every jump I've been on thus far. A lot of the jump characteristics can be changed with the shock and fork tuning though. Bottom line: It's the best overall bike I've ever ridden, bar none.
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    Beautiful bikes

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    #2: Post your Single Crown DH/FR beauties!-20130506_165714.jpg#2: Post your Single Crown DH/FR beauties!-20130506_165747.jpg#2: Post your Single Crown DH/FR beauties!-20130506_165806.jpg


    front suspension marzocchi 66 rcv
    rear suspension fox van rc
    handlebar kore torsion race
    stem kore new b-52
    headset fsa orbit is2
    saddle kore performance t-rail
    seatpost kore zero offset race i-beam
    crankset truvativ hammerschmidt fr 22t
    bottom bracket integrated bb
    chain sram pc-971 with powerlink
    cassette sprocket sram pg-980 11-32t
    shifting lever sram hammerschmidt x0
    brake lever avid elixir 5
    rear derailleur sram x9 short
    front brakes avid elixir 5
    rear brakes avid elixir 5
    rotor avid g3cs 203mm 6-bolts
    pedals crank brothers 5050xx - replaced w/ kore platforms in the pic
    tyre schwalbe muddy mary 2.35
    rear hub rockshox maxle 12x135mm
    wheelset mavic deetraks

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    Feeler

    Thinking about selling the bike I posted in here, either complete or as a frameset.
    Bike is built with best of everything (see specs); does everything very well but I'm moving to a more single purpose ride (Jedi)
    Probably in 2K neighborhood for complete bike

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    2010 Opus Nelson 1

    Fox DHX 5.0
    66RC3 (180mm)
    XTR Shifters / R Der
    Codes
    Hammerschmidt
    KS Lev seatpost
    Fizik Arione saddle
    WTB Frequency i23 / Chris King wheelset for pedaling days.
    Hand built 729 / Hadley wheels, whatever tires you want (I'm a tire whore)
    HT-AO1 or Mallot pedals
    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
    Liberty is a well armed sheep, contesting the vote.

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