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    New 2017 Salsa Bucksaw!

    Just finished building my new Bucksaw, I know the build is not for everyone, but it is FOR ME! Boom!

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    That bike looks bad ass!

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    That is a sick machine! Love those wheels! Build details?
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    Anyone else remember "Tuff Wheels" from back in the day? I cannot help but think of those when I see those tri spoke Nexties. Nice looking machine BTW.

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    Whoah.
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    That's awesome, man! I agree, it reminds me of one of my old BMX bikes. Enjoy it!!

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    Nice ride

    Looks like a tricked out BMX
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    Quote Originally Posted by demondan View Post
    That is a sick machine! Love those wheels! Build details?
    HOPE E-4 Orange Brakes
    Rockshox Reverb Dropper
    SRAM XO1 Shifter, Der, Crank with Wolftooth 28T
    E13 TRS 9/46 Cassette
    WTB Volt Pro Saddle
    Chromag Fubar 780mm Bars
    Syncros 1.5 60mm Stem
    Jumbo Jim Evo TLR 4.4F/4.0R
    RockShox Bluto 120mm RTC3
    SRAM XX1 Chain
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    RockShox Debonair Rear Shock
    LLevant Carbon 90mm Wheels with XD Driver
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    Nice. Watch your fingers around those wheels.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Looks great! Sweet build for sure
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    Sweet!!

    I almost want to reach into the screen, grab that beauty and start doing tricks with it on the arms of my chair

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    Yowza - that's one helluva unique Bucksaw.

    Looking forward to seeing it dirty....
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    looks like a light build. where's it tip the scales?

    Those 90's are a bit wide for this bike, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Nice. Watch your fingers around those wheels.
    More like- watch your arms!
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    Nicely done! Spoke wheels awesome

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    Styling is subjective, I know. Glad you have a nice build that you like.

    For me, I would describe the styling as criminal - the kind of combo that you could get arrested for riding around on. Bold and daring!

    Nice call on the ATACs as well, not sure why they are not more popular.


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    I have never ridden a 3 spoke wheel before. How do they ride? I am guessing stiff, but I don't know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    Anyone else remember "Tuff Wheels" from back in the day? I cannot help but think of those when I see those tri spoke Nexties. Nice looking machine BTW.
    Had a yellow set and later a set of graphites.


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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    Had a yellow set and later a set of graphites.


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    I had a set of the graphites, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyduke22 View Post
    I have never ridden a 3 spoke wheel before. How do they ride? I am guessing stiff, but I don't know!

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    Just finished building it yesterday, hope to take it out tomorrow and give some feedback. Supposed to rain for the next 2 days though! They feel real stiff in the parking lot but we know how that is. @Harold, yea 90mm a bit wide, the 4.0 is as big as I can go in the back, but fits great and the chainline is good.

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    Awesome looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantTurd View Post
    Just finished building it yesterday, hope to take it out tomorrow and give some feedback. Supposed to rain for the next 2 days though! They feel real stiff in the parking lot but we know how that is. @Harold, yea 90mm a bit wide, the 4.0 is as big as I can go in the back, but fits great and the chainline is good.
    Curious what the draw would be for a trispoke on a fat bike other than aesthetics? I've ridden plenty of miles on trispokes on TT bikes where it makes sense for aerodynamics, but the ride can be really jarring over rough surfaces. Doesn't seem like that'd be a plus for an off-road bike.

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    Weight if you have it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgarson View Post
    Curious what the draw would be for a trispoke on a fat bike other than aesthetics? I've ridden plenty of miles on trispokes on TT bikes where it makes sense for aerodynamics, but the ride can be really jarring over rough surfaces. Doesn't seem like that'd be a plus for an off-road bike.
    Don't have to worry about jarring on a bucksaw
    More like riding a lazyboy down the trail hah.

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    That is a sweet looking fatty
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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    Weight if you have it?
    31.87lbs

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    Interesting/surprising.
    Knowing my small AL, I would have guessed 30 or 30.5 at most.

    Do you have a weight on the wheelset?

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    1980g on the wheels, it has a heavy bar but I also have that exact same bar on 2 other bikes and I love the ergo of it. That weight is with the cage and pedals and it is a XL with 120mm fork. My Carbon Bucksaw I had last year was around 33lbs in a large, sold it because it was a bit too small, pretty happy with the total weight, weather here is awful, still not able to get out on it, killing me!

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    I can dig it uh huh!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantTurd View Post
    My Carbon Bucksaw I had last year was around 33lbs in a large, sold it because it was a bit too small,
    Let me guess 6'2"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    Had a yellow set and later a set of graphites.


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    Had a set of the original Tuff wheel in black, another set in blue, and a set of the Mongoose magnesium "mags". Redline 76 square chainstays, man the bike was awesone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    Let me guess 6'2"?
    6'1" - like to have my bars even with the saddle, with the newer style short stacks makes it almost impossible to do unless completely dorking it out. Hence 120 fork, larger tire in front and riser bar. My buddy had an XL he let me demo and it fit perfect, so sold the old and in with the new, do like the black! Maybe Sunday if the weather holds I can give a ride review on the wheels.

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    How do you true those wheels???

    Not my style, but also not my bike!

    Enjoy it!

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    First ride today, finally!

    3 things really surprised me.

    1. Going to the XL frame was money, fit was perfect. First XL frame I have ever used in 30 years of riding.

    2. The 2016 had a RS RT3 rear Shock and the 2017 has a RS RT Debonair. What a difference, uphill firmness with fully active on the downhills. Super impressed, caught me off guard at how great the suspension performed compared to my '16.

    3. The wheels. Did not know what to expect, actually my expectations were low, just like how they looked. Like other have said, I had a set of SkyWay Tuff Mags on my GT Pro Performer when I was a kid, also had them on first BMX a Ross Pirahna. The wheels are my favorite part of the bike, SO STIFF, had many carbon hoops but none as stiff as these. The spin up on them is weird, in a good way, I don't know if there is normally some spoke deflection or wind up on a spoked wheel, but these just have no hesitation, instant , direct speed. Hard to explain, I am fat and out of shape, but for the first time in years felt FAST!

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    LLevant has those wheels at 2350g. How did yours come out at 1950g?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    LLevant has those wheels at 2350g. How did yours come out at 1950g?
    Not sure, 1980 on a post scale. I do have another set in blue for a 197 rear with XD driver and just weighed them at 2325g.

    Maybe I screwed up my numbers, will weigh them again when I swap tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantTurd View Post
    Just finished building my new Bucksaw, I know the build is not for everyone, but it is FOR ME! Boom!

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    I laughed when I saw that. Not because it's funny or silly, but because it's so awesome! It's ridiculously awesome!

    I do remember my buddy with his Spin tri-spoke carbon MTB wheels. The rear hub broke loose from the wheel, but they were cool while they lasted.

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