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  1. #1
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    Apr 2009

    Good job! Lewis's carrera blast

    Lewis's bike started off as a normal hefty 27.5lb ish bike from halfords. I didn't want to spend too much on him if he wasn't going to take an interest in the sport. other than the really crap brakes which where swapped straight away he got on ok with the bike. Once he started to show an interest I changed things over so that the bike was more suited to his size and so we could loose a wad of weight. I did the transformation over a year or so.

    at the start 27.5lb ish

    Lewis's carrera blast-14309753190_1b9bac7141_c.jpg

    and now 22.78lb

    Lewis's carrera blast-14309547857_65e250bd00_b.jpg

    current spec

    forks - RST F1RST air 24
    Brakes - avid elixir 3 160mm rotors
    Crank - Thorn 150mm + RF NW 30t
    Pedals - DH sport direct from china
    Chain - KMC X10 93
    cassette - XT 10sp
    Rmech - SLX shadow + medium
    shifter - zee 10sp
    Wheels - superstar switch evo (rebadged Novatec D881SB front and D882SB) laced to Alex ACE 20 rims with sapim race DB spokes. titanium QRs
    tyres - schwalbe rocker ron set up tubeless
    saddle/seatpost - SDG bel air & Kore T-Rail post
    bar - eXotic Scandium Riser Handlebar 620mm
    stem - standard
    grips - uberbike lockons

    sadly I work weekends so we don't get as much time to get away as I would like but his skills are improving as is his confidence. If he comes off he gets back on and trys again.

    Lewis's carrera blast-14471515481_dcc324d7a2_c.jpg

    Lewis's carrera blast-14451793536_3fff01a5f9_c.jpg

  2. #2
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    Mar 2012
    Very nice! Out of curiousity, how much does your son weigh and how tall is he? How much air do you end up putting in the fork?

  3. #3
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    Apr 2009

    30kg kitted up

    60psi with no compression added and rebound to taste - still playing about with pressures though. manual says 30-40psi for riders 20-40kg.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2009
    It turned out very nice Poah. And at 22lbs ish, its pretty darn light too. Nice job.

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