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    Black Stallion

    Here is the other winter project (the other being the gf's Leader 510H). I'm loving this bike.

    2005 Santa Cruz Blur
    2006 Marzocchi AM 1
    XT front derailleur
    2.24 Motoraptor Rear Tire
    2.5 Weirwolf Front Tire
    Truvative Firex 3.3 Team Crankset with eternal Giga X (GXP) BB
    Shimano 545 SPD Pedals (on order is a set of Azonic Accelerator platforms)
    DT Swiss XR 4.2d laced to Hope XC Hubs
    2007 Avid Juicy 5's with 6" rotors
    2007 Sram X9 rear derailluer
    2007 Sram X9 shifters
    Sram PG 990 cassette & PC 991 chain
    Thomson layback seatpost
    WTB Laser V Pro Gel Seat
    Thomson X4 stem, Truvativ XC-XR oversize riser hadlebars, ODI Ruffian lock-on grips
    FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro Headset
    Blackspire Big Ring Bash Guard
    Hope QR stainless steel Skewers
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    Ninja mode

    Because of my gymnastic/wrestling background I have been deemed the Ninja by my fellow dental school peers (mostly from excelling in steals but not points in basketball).

    Long story short, I too thought it would be appropriate to have an all black steed.

    I think yours looke nice, I like.

    Here is mine.

    I haven't given her a name yet.
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    Beautiful bikes. Big fan of the black scheme. Did you pick up the 05 Blur frame on a deep discount of late or have you had since 05 and are just now getting around to building it up?
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    05 Blur frame set was a recent purchase. All of the components were purchased for another bike between November and February. I had just finished rebuilding a 2002 Marin Rift Zone when I came across the Blur at a great discount. I had to snatch it up and I am very pleased with the results.

    So I now have a 2002 Marin Rift Zone frame with a Fox Float R for sale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientwisdom
    Here is the other winter project (the other being the gf's Leader 510H). I'm loving this bike.

    2005 Santa Cruz Blur
    2006 Marzocchi AM 1
    XT front derailleur
    2.24 Motoraptor Rear Tire
    2.5 Weirwolf Front Tire
    Truvative Firex 3.3 Team Crankset with eternal Giga X (GXP) BB
    Shimano 545 SPD Pedals (on order is a set of Azonic Accelerator platforms)
    DT Swiss XR 4.2d laced to Hope XC Hubs
    2007 Avid Juicy 5's with 6" rotors
    2007 Sram X9 rear derailluer
    2007 Sram X9 shifters
    Sram PG 990 cassette & PC 991 chain
    Thomson layback seatpost
    WTB Laser V Pro Gel Seat
    Thomson X4 stem, Truvativ XC-XR oversize riser hadlebars, ODI Ruffian lock-on grips
    FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro Headset
    Blackspire Big Ring Bash Guard
    Hope QR stainless steel Skewers
    That is sweet. How do you like your Hope hubs? What doe's in weigh in at?

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    Thanks Dirtjunkie. I haven't had it weighed yet..but when I do I will post it. I am pleased with the Hope Hubs so far. Ran XT's for a long time and these are a VAST improvement. I only have about 8 hours of riding time on them as the wheelset was built very recently, but I think the combo of the DT Swiss 4.2d's and Hope XC's have built a strong yet light set of wheels.

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    Do you have a pic of the Marin? Also how much are you looking to get for it?
    Ever been to Mountain Bike Tales Digital Magazine? Now if only the print rags would catch on!

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    I do have pics, but not accessible where I am at the moment. Not really sure how much $$ for it. PM me and we can discuss...

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    That is sweet. How do you like your Hope hubs? What doe's in weigh in at?
    Just weighed her this evening...31 lbs.

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    Cool BLACK bikes, AW and XC! But can you guys boast of a black cassette and chain? Hehe! You guys got Teflon-coated cables, right?



    Here's my black steed!

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    Nice bikes, but damn, I thought we were gonna talk about this:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=W3GUeZ69PRs

    -Nate

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