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  1. #1
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    New Gruitr frame

    I got a new Gruitr frame to replace my Bottlerocket with. The build is 99% complete and I just need to cut the steerer and run the derailleur lines. The bathroom scale reads 37 lbs but the same scale read 41 for the BR.

    Here is the build:

    08’ Gruitr, Medium
    Fox Van 36 RC2
    Fox RP32
    Profile MTB hubs laced to Mavic 721, black alloy nips
    Hayes nines
    Hone cranks w/e.13 bash
    Thomson stem
    Thomson post
    Truvativ Hussefelt bar
    King headset
    Dura-Ace rear derailleur
    XTR front derailleur
    DRS chain guide
    DHF/DHR 2.5” tires
    Wellgo MG-1 pedals
    8-speed gripshift
    8-speed 11-28 XT cassette.
    Specialized saddle




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    SamIAm
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    looks flexy....
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    Looking good!! Enjoy the Sinister, I know I am enjoying mine.

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    is that another shock mounting location at the top of the swing arm?? looks like a big difference b/w locations
    OMG GUISE IT HAZ A AIER SHOCK WTF OO DUZ THAT?!?!?

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    these gruitr frames are really nice.
    sweet build

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    yeah it is another shock mounting location. There are two shock stroke options, 2.0 and 2.25. The 2.0 provides 4.5/5.5 and the 2.25 provides 5/6.2. I actually just got my Gruitr on Saturday also, took it out today and it was surprisingly stiff despite my 210lb weight.

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    Fort Valley = Gnarl Fest
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    cool cool It sounds like a sick ride
    OMG GUISE IT HAZ A AIER SHOCK WTF OO DUZ THAT?!?!?

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    Yep two shock mounting locations. Top is for shorter travel, and the bottom for longer as dagmz6s noted.

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    tight bike. i still like the BR though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    tight bike. i still like the BR though
    It will be for sale....

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    its funny, my buddy just got a PBR BR on Saturday and he was riding it while I was taking my last ride on my old frame. I was really jealous and beginning to wonder if I had made the right choice. Until this morning and I had my first ride on the gruitr. Still need to get out on some more rides but I was definitely impressed.

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    very clean....

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    Sweet looking bike..stupid sounding name.

    Edit: Whoa! I just checked the Sinister web site...no DH bikes? Are they not making the R9 anymore???

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    R9 is no longer in production, covers supposed to lifted in the coming months on the new model.

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    did sinister discontinue the R9?

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    What's the frame weight on those?

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    congrats
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover Nick
    What's the frame weight on those?
    7.1 lbs with the Float shock.

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    Build complete...

    Finished the bike. Everything came out perfect. The bike feels great riding on the street and driveway. Can't wiat for the 1st ride to dial everything in. The shock feels perfect. I can instantly notice the difference in weight. The only thing left is to get an air fork for it. That is going to be tough as I am a coil guy but I figure I will give it a try.

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    moaaar shimz
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    Looks light... and fun Congrats!

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    Bleh... Gripshifts....
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    Bleh... Gripshifts..
    dude, you know that gripshift are the steez when learning to flip. use it as a panic rev.
    HARDTAIL PRIDE- 09 Kona Five-0

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    Gripshift rules. 2 moving parts. Indestructable.

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