2010 Big Sur Frame Acquired. Build input needed.
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Last edited by sailsurf7713; 05-03-2010 at 05:32 PM.
EDIT: Build Details Below
Last edited by sailsurf7713; 05-03-2010 at 05:31 PM.
If it is this one, it is the 2010 model. Awesome. I have a 2009 model, Black Red and Baby Blue. I like.
That's it. Ha I couldn't find a picture anywhere. Its not on the website either.
My RS Recon and BB7s are gonna look silly ha.
Any idea on the headset?
Here's me racing it:
btw, I've mounted a simple semi integrated 1-1/8 headset.
Awesome picture. So jealous.
The frame is just sitting on my shelf right now begging to be built. My buddy actually said I should leave it there as a piece of art . Gotta invest in some decent equipment to throw on it to replace the junky, heavy skye stuff on my moto.
-Crank:TruVativ Style 1.1 GXP
-Chain: Sram PC-991 CrossStep
-Cassette: Sram PG-970 11-34
-Derailleur: Shimano SLX Medium Cage
-N-Gear Jump Stop
-RS Recon Race Solo Air White with Aluminum Steerer and Enduro Seals added (Not purchased or owned yet)
(A little heavy, but I appreciate the solo air simplicity and heavier usually means tougher. Not that its terribly heavy at 3.8 lbs)
-Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
-Shifter: Sram Attack 9 Speed
-Handle Bar/Stem: Sette Vector Flat Bar/Venn 90mm Stem ($20, 300g, & good reviews. Why not?) (Not purchased or owned yet)
-Headset: FSA Orbit Z
-Seat Post: Truvativ Team 2 Bolt
-Seat Clamp: Syntace Superlock (Not purchased or owned yet)
-Seat: WTB Rocket V Race
-Grips: Sette Foam (Worth a shot for $5) (Not purchased or owned yet)
-Cables: Jagwire Ripcord
-Avid BB7s 160mm Front and Rear
Wheelset: (Not purchased or owned yet)
-Rims: Mavic 717 Black
-Hubs: Hope Pro II Black
-Spokes: DT Swiss Comp 2.0/1.8 Double Butted Black
-Nips: DT Swiss Black Alloy
-2.2 Geax Saguaro
-Tubes: WTB Lightweight Presta 2.2-2.5
Weight Estimates put it right around 26.25 lbs or so. Not bad considering the not so fancy crank with a 1/8" steel plate bolted to it and my one pound pedals. Should still take a beating too.
Constructive criticism requested
Going for a reliable rig that is entry level race worthy. But I mostly ride with the desire to get lost and see things I haven't seen before. So keeping break downs to a minimum is a huge concern.
Pictures within the month hopefully.
Thank you very much for the feedback!
Last edited by sailsurf7713; 05-11-2010 at 02:27 PM.
i thought the big sur was Europe only? My friend has an old one but its the only one I've seen around (store or being ridden)
They were in the U.S. till 2008 as far as I can tell. Then it was only available in Europe.
As far as I can tell though, its a Hoo Koo E Koo with a different paint scheme. They're both made with the Platinum Series 6061-T6 Aluminum and have gusseting in all the same places. I know the frame I have was ordered for a customer who decided he didn't want to invest in a build. So it's at least possible to order the frame.
Were there problems with the U.S. available Big Surs that tarnished the name?
Last edited by sailsurf7713; 05-05-2010 at 09:39 PM.
2010 Big Sur
I'm currently building a 2010 Big Sur which I bought a month ago on Craigslist. This frame is really beautiful, and the fact that they only sell it in the UK makes it exclusive. I have bought all components already but I need the G2 fork which I will order from Fox sometime this week. This is the build plan:
Handlebar: Easton monkeylite sl 25.4
Stem: Sette Edge 110mm (white) 25.4
Headset: FSA orbit Z 1 1/8 integrated
Grips: ESI (white)
Brakes: Juicy Ultimates front- 160mm rear- 140 mm
Shifters: Sram X9
FD: Shimano XTR
RD: Sram XO
Crankset: Truvativ Noir XC 3.3 Carbon
Cassette: Shimano XTR
Chain: KMC X9 sl
Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeaters 2ti
Wheels: Stans ZTR 355 tubeless / American Classic hubs and Ti Skewers
Tires: front: Schwalbe Rocket Ron evo 2.25 rear: Schawlbe Racing Ralph evo 2.10
Seatpost: KCNC scandium Ti prolite
Seat: Selle Italia SLR xc Gel
I'm trying to build this baby real light as you can see. It will be a nice alternative rig to my Motolite. I will post pictures once I build it complete.
Last edited by Bikesonly; 05-23-2010 at 02:49 PM.
I'm definitely liking the elusiveness. Your rig is going to be a rocket. I wish I could afford to build mine up that light, but my riding style and my tendency to go get lost rather than race my bike I believe will benefit from the ruggedness and simplicity of my components. Can't wait to see pictures of your rig though.
Originally Posted by Bikesonly