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    2010 Big Sur Frame Acquired. Build input needed.

    EDIT: Build Details Below
    Last edited by sailsurf7713; 05-03-2010 at 05:32 PM.

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    EDIT: Build Details Below
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    If it is this one, it is the 2010 model. Awesome. I have a 2009 model, Black Red and Baby Blue. I like.




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    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?

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    Here's me racing it:



    btw, I've mounted a simple semi integrated 1-1/8 headset.

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    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.

    Build Plan:

    Drivetrain:
    -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

    Suspension:
    -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)

    Controls:
    -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

    Brakes:
    -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

    Tires:
    -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.

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    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)

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikesonly
    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.
    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.

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