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    New Raw Soul Cycles Loki

    These frames have been floating around for awhile. Checked out the Soul site one day and noticed they had raw ones for $69! $69 + $14 in shipping later one showed up on my door step.

    My plan is to build it up for the BMX track and if I ever make the drive to Fontana in the winter for their 4X races.












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    Looks nice. I might have to order one myself.

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    wow, it looks like it's made of bronze..
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    69 is nothing.................man that is cool
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    That thing is pretty sweet...Do you think it would be too big to be a dirt jumper/4xish bike for someone 5'7"? That is a sweet price but i'm affraid it is gonna be too big for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njhcx4xlife
    That thing is pretty sweet...Do you think it would be too big to be a dirt jumper/4xish bike for someone 5'7"? That is a sweet price but i'm affraid it is gonna be too big for me.
    I'm building it this weekend and can let you know then. Hopefully it won't be too small for me, I'm 6'5".

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    nice.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    I'm building it this weekend and can let you know then. Hopefully it won't be too small for me, I'm 6'5".
    how much do u weigh, im 6ft and 160 and im looking into this. i just dont want this frame to snap at the headtube like my last one. what ur opinion? p.s whats the bb size
    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinb89
    how much do u weigh, im 6ft and 160 and im looking into this. i just dont want this frame to snap at the headtube like my last one. what ur opinion? p.s whats the bb size
    I am 6" and about 200 lbs. with riding gear on. I used my Loki for a year of 4X racing & DJing. You won't be snapping the headtube off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njhcx4xlife
    That thing is pretty sweet...Do you think it would be too big to be a dirt jumper/4xish bike for someone 5'7"? That is a sweet price but i'm affraid it is gonna be too big for me.
    Their smalls are nice & compact. I think you will like it. Vey low slung top tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    These frames have been floating around for awhile. Checked out the Soul site one day and noticed they had raw ones for $69! $69 + $14 in shipping later one showed up on my door step.

    My plan is to build it up for the BMX track and if I ever make the drive to Fontana in the winter for their 4X races.











    Nice! Welcome to the gang. You should throw some Sun SOS wheels on there with a RS Revelation fork. Did you see how much the Matadors are on sale for? $500!! Chad is insane!
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    Nice... very cool.

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    those are some fat freakin welds on the head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8cam
    Nice! Welcome to the gang. You should throw some Sun SOS wheels on there with a RS Revelation fork. Did you see how much the Matadors are on sale for? $500!! Chad is insane!
    Psylo 20mm will go on it along with SuperGo Launchs (yeah I know I bought them over a year ago for $69, see a trend?) to be replaced by Sun SOS wheels very soon.

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    I'm gonna call them up and buy one tomorrow. Thanks for the thread!

    Here's the website for EZ clicking:

    > http://www.ridesoul.com/

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    @dv8cam

    what size loki did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8cam
    Nice! Welcome to the gang. You should throw some Sun SOS wheels on there with a RS Revelation fork. Did you see how much the Matadors are on sale for? $500!! Chad is insane!
    I couldn't find info on the $500 Matador frame. Is there a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miks
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    what size loki did you get?
    The only size there is.... 16.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by levee67
    I couldn't find info on the $500 Matador frame. Is there a link?

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    I used to race the large (which is what is posted here). They also had a small. I am not sure what sizes/colors they have left though. I only race for their factory team.

    As far as the Matador. It retails under $1,000, but if you sign up for their newsletter, you have the opportunity to get the sale price of $500. If you have any problems, call Chad & tell him Alejandro sent you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Psylo 20mm will go on it along with SuperGo Launchs (yeah I know I bought them over a year ago for $69, see a trend?) to be replaced by Sun SOS wheels very soon.
    Cool. Try to keep the build super light for BMX & 4X racing. Wide bars. I would suggest running a micro drive - short chain, short road derailleur, small road cluster, e-13 LG1, small front chainring, & my special cluster re-arrangment. Get the drivetrain dialed & you will be holeshotting this bike at the races!

    Throw some Maxxis Larsen TTs on there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8cam
    I used to race the large (which is what is posted here). They also had a small. I am not sure what sizes/colors they have left though. I only race for their factory team.

    As far as the Matador. It retails under $1,000, but if you sign up for their newsletter, you have the opportunity to get the sale price of $500. If you have any problems, call Chad & tell him Alejandro sent you.
    Hey DV8...they only have the 16.5's left. do you think that is gonna be too big for me if i'm 5'7" with short legs and a long upper body?
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    Sexy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by njhcx4xlife
    Hey DV8...they only have the 16.5's left. do you think that is gonna be too big for me if i'm 5'7" with short legs and a long upper body?
    I think it may be too long at about 23" actual toptube length (for XC riding it would be fine). You may be better off with a small Titan. Just throw a 4" fork on it and it gives you very similar geo to the Loki. The Titan has an even lower toptube height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8cam
    Cool. Try to keep the build super light for BMX & 4X racing. Wide bars. I would suggest running a micro drive - short chain, short road derailleur, small road cluster, e-13 LG1, small front chainring, & my special cluster re-arrangment. Get the drivetrain dialed & you will be holeshotting this bike at the races!

    Throw some Maxxis Larsen TTs on there too.
    Building it up tonight at Taylor's.

    36T ring with Truvativ Box Guide
    12-25 105 Road Cassette
    Short cage 105 derailluer
    Some sweet gold Azonic bars I have lying around
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    FSA V-Drive Extreme cranks (I'll grab some Gravity Lights at some point)
    WTB Mutano Raptors tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8cam
    I used to race the large (which is what is posted here). They also had a small. I am not sure what sizes/colors they have left though. I only race for their factory team.

    As far as the Matador. It retails under $1,000, but if you sign up for their newsletter, you have the opportunity to get the sale price of $500. If you have any problems, call Chad & tell him Alejandro sent you.
    Does the $500 frame include a shock? Or am I just thinking wishfully? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertr
    Does the $500 frame include a shock? Or am I just thinking wishfully? :-)

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    The shock isn't included in that price.

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    Wow, I'm tempted to buy one of these just for a spare frame. That price is insane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Building it up tonight at Taylor's.

    36T ring with Truvativ Box Guide
    12-25 105 Road Cassette
    Short cage 105 derailluer
    Some sweet gold Azonic bars I have lying around
    Hayes El Camino's
    FSA V-Drive Extreme cranks (I'll grab some Gravity Lights at some point)
    WTB Mutano Raptors tires.
    Are the Gravity Lights strong enough for 4x & DJing, or are they XC cranks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8cam
    Are the Gravity Lights strong enough for 4x & DJing, or are they XC cranks?
    Same cranks Sam Hill and Sabrina Jonnier run on their DH bikes. Just as strong as XT's or LX's but with steel pedal inserts.

    450 grams ISIS spline.

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    Wow, I'm super tempted. Please post pics when you've got it semi-complete so I can see what it looks like together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    Wow, I'm super tempted. Please post pics when you've got it semi-complete so I can see what it looks like together.
    My buddy snapped a ton of pics while I was building it last night with his sweet DLSR. He'll chime in soon with pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    My buddy snapped a ton of pics while I was building it last night with his sweet DLSR. He'll chime in soon with pictures.
    Chime.

    The frame is seriously an awesome color. To get a better idea look at the handlebars, they're close to what I would call 'bronze' but the frame is a little lighter and photocromatic.

    Chad at Soul gives you a choice of what logos you want on the frame, Nagaredama chose headbadge only and the clean look is nice:


    Coming together:


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    Almost done, just straightening the stem:


    Basically done:


    He didn't have a shifter cable but other than that its race ready. All the parts are kinda dirty in the pics but I'm sure it'll get a nice wash before we take some final build pics. I pedaled it for a second (chain kinda stayed in gear for the test ride) and the size is nice, very similar to my old long P2 but with a slightly slacker head angle.

    Only downside of the whole thing is that now the BMX races between us won't be close anymore, he's gonna kill me!!

    (and for all you photo nuts, I shot with available light at 1600 ISO/f4, they came out pretty decent, not too much grain considering how fast I was set)

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    Very cool. :-)

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    what size bb man? i just put the last green frame on hold so i can order it later when my dad gets home. looks sickkkk im guessing 1/8 headtube right. seatpost tube too?
    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinb89
    what size bb man? i just put the last green frame on hold so i can order it later when my dad gets home. looks sickkkk im guessing 1/8 headtube right. seatpost tube too?
    73mm x 113mm bb, it has the old ISCG mounts
    1 1/18 head tube
    27.2mm seat post

    The seat and post are boat anchors from my AS-X and were used to hold the frame in the stand. I'll going with something far lighter for the final build.

    Last night we weighed it in at 30 lbs or so via balance method.

    With a lighter seatpost, seat, cranks, guide, and wheels it should be around 28 lbs. The Psylo 20mm are super light and flexy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    73mm x 113mm bb, it has the old ISCG mounts
    1 1/18 head tube
    27.2mm seat post

    The seat and post are boat anchors from my AS-X and were used to hold the frame in the stand. I'll going with something far lighter for the final build.

    Last night we weighed it in at 30 lbs or so via balance method.

    With a lighter seatpost, seat, cranks, guide, and wheels it should be around 28 lbs. The Psylo 20mm are super light and flexy

    what bottom bracket are you running? turns out my old bb won't fit cuase its 113mm so i need a new one. ive never dealt with bottom brackets before though some bbs say 68, and 73? hows that work. suggest one quick!
    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    for the noobs amongst us, are the iscg mounts still used? webpage is from 2000 and the previous comment made it sound as though they're outdated...and b: will those mounts 'get in the way' of a normal buildup at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny290
    for the noobs amongst us, are the iscg mounts still used? webpage is from 2000 and the previous comment made it sound as though they're outdated...and b: will those mounts 'get in the way' of a normal buildup at all?
    There is "OLD ICSG" vs. "2005 ICSG". Nobody uses the 2005. Ignore it, hopefully it will go away.

    The Souls use the Old one. This is pretty much the standard. You will find plenty of guides that fit it.
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