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  1. #401
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    I think I may have finally killed my NRS...

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    my latest upgrade, what do you think about it?

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    I still love the way these bikes look. These and the VT's . I never get tired of seeing pics of these 2 bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainier7777


    my latest upgrade, what do you think about it?
    The bike looks very capable.

    I don't like the colour of the seatpost though.
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    This has been sitting around since the start of winter. Rode it a few days ago.
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    Wow that thing looks like its never been ridden. Nice bike man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biohazard74
    Wow that thing looks like its never been ridden. Nice bike man
    It's a fresh build. I finished it during a blizzard and never had a chance to take it out except for a few days ago. So, it's basically new. Here's the build.

    2003 NRS1
    Thomson post & stem
    Cane Creek Cronos
    XT m751 shifters
    XT m750 FD
    XTR m952 RD
    XT m750 cassette
    XT chain
    Sram 9.0 hydraulic disc brakes/Alligator rotors/XTR hoses
    FSA Afterburner ISIS
    FSA Platinum Pro BB
    FSA headset
    Selle Italia Nitrox titanium
    Titec Hellbent XC bar
    Titec Pork Rinds
    IRC Mythos O2
    Magura Asgard
    Pedals are Sakae Low Fats for the winter, I'll switch them out for WTB MP250 Stealths this summer.

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    I used to have an NRS3, stock form 2001 model. I sold this as it was slightly large and built up a Klein Adept to 24lbs. I preferred the NRS despite the obvious component advantages of the Klein after building (Formula brakes, XTR derailleurs, 990 cassette, custom Hope wheels, etc...). Now I have sold the Klein and just purchased a 2003 NRS air in stock form that is in 100% perfect condition, less than 100 miles on it. The SID fork is gone and is being replaced by a new SID XX. The remainder of the bike is full XTR, so I may keep it that way for a while (I really prefer the Formula K24 to the XTR brakeset, huge improvement IMO). I'll post up some pictures as soon as it arrives.

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    Here she is. Some changes from the original plan. I decided I don't like the white stem, but no point in purchasing a new one to replace it, it works. Just waiting on my longer rocker arms to push the travel up a bit and still have to properly route my rear brake cable.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails NRS PICS, a little lovin for the nrs that could!-dsc01975.jpg  

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    White on red is great for your bike. Nice ride!

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    2002 Nrs 3

    My 2002 xc race bike. Just a few little mods. XT drive and C-Max wheels. 24lbs. LOVE IT!
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    Can anyone show me how the extra travel rockers look like?

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    Well, my new SGF rocker arms are on and I could not be any happier. The bike is a whole new bike. With proper air set up, I still retain no bob (on flats at least, we will see about climbing), but it absorbs bumps entirely differently. Not only does it soak up all the small stuff, it will go over 3" square hits without transmitting anything to the saddle. If only I could get my reba team to do the same.

    So, bike spec as it stands:
    - 2003 NRS 2 frame - SGF rockers in 4.5" setting
    - Sid XC rear shock
    - Reba Team Fork w/ Pushloc
    - Sette edge stem (I highly recommend, 128g for 20 dollars)
    - Sette vector bar (again, highly recommend)
    - Formula Oro K24 brakeset w/ XTR rotors
    - Sram Attack trigger shifters
    - XTR FD
    - XTR RD
    - XTR crankset
    - Time Atac Absalon (2010 carbon version)
    - XTR cassette
    - XTR chain
    - Crossmax SL wheelset
    - Python tubeless tires
    - Thomson seatpost
    - Sette Amp saddle
    - Total investment in the bike: 1500 with new fork, stem, handlebars, saddle, seatpost, brakes, shifters, lines, pedals. Pretty happy with the bike, it is like new.

    And for the previous poster, here is a close up of the SGF rocker arms. The front hole is a shorter travel setting than the rear that I have it in. The red anodized actually matches the frame perfectly, just caught the light differently in this picture I suppose. They are really hard to find, it took me a while to come across a set. It is the best $50 that I have ever spent on my bike.
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    Thanks, now I wonder where I can get a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFranzen
    Well, my new SGF rocker arms are on and I could not be any happier.
    Hi, maybe you could measure these blue, green and yellow lines?
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    seatpost help

    i know this is a bit of an old issue but i really need some help.

    i just a got a 2002 nrs (luv it after one ride) but it has a long ...i mean the longest tube i have ever seen and it weighs a ton.

    I have a 27.2 triple xx carbon but it is nowhere as long. If I use a shim to fit the 27.2 to 30.8 do you still need at least 6 inches in inside the tube, as i read some where on the web? Is it the other way that 27.2 needs to jve burried at least 6 inches?

    can someone help understand my options. if i use the 27.3 with the shim can i just rely on the min depth marks on the seatpost tube and be ok?

    New to NRS and will post a pick soon. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 schwinn
    i know this is a bit of an old issue but i really need some help.

    i just a got a 2002 nrs (luv it after one ride) but it has a long ...i mean the longest tube i have ever seen and it weighs a ton.

    I have a 27.2 triple xx carbon but it is nowhere as long. If I use a shim to fit the 27.2 to 30.8 do you still need at least 6 inches in inside the tube, as i read some where on the web? Is it the other way that 27.2 needs to jve burried at least 6 inches?

    can someone help understand my options. if i use the 27.3 with the shim can i just rely on the min depth marks on the seatpost tube and be ok?

    New to NRS and will post a pick soon. thanks.

    I don't quite follow.

    Minimum insertion mark on your seatpost is fine.

    Your seatpost should be inserted far enough to go down past your toptube where it intersects with your seattube.

    If your concerned about weight. I would ditch the shim and go with a 30.9 seatpost. A 30.9 will be lighter and stronger.

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    seatpost help

    i read that it is a 30.8, but your options seem to be either a thomson or a cheepie. There is a 40.9 in the bike now, it's snug, but moves up and down easy enough.

    i read a bunch of stuff about insertion length mins and shims for 27.2 to 30.8, but read a 30.9 works just fine.

    do you find that most people are using teh 30.9s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 schwinn
    i read that it is a 30.8, but your options seem to be either a thomson or a cheepie. There is a 40.9 in the bike now, it's snug, but moves up and down easy enough.

    i read a bunch of stuff about insertion length mins and shims for 27.2 to 30.8, but read a 30.9 works just fine.

    do you find that most people are using teh 30.9s?

    Have a 2003 NRS and ditched the shimmed seatpost for a Thompson 30.9.

    Way better - lighter, doesn't slide down and looks good!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 schwinn
    i read that it is a 30.8, but your options seem to be either a thomson or a cheepie. There is a 40.9 in the bike now, it's snug, but moves up and down easy enough.

    i read a bunch of stuff about insertion length mins and shims for 27.2 to 30.8, but read a 30.9 works just fine.

    do you find that most people are using teh 30.9s?
    I used a 30.9 Sette APX seatpost in my NRS. Light and cheap. Usually 4-5" of insertion is sufficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 schwinn
    do you find that most people are using teh 30.9s?
    In 05 Giant themselves lost the shim and went to a 30.9.

    I think any 30.9 will work, but different manufacturers have different tolerances. So, one brand may fit tighter or looser.

    Thomson's the best though.

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    that's for the rapid feedback

    I am trying to grab a quality 30.9 one ebay today so your advice couldn't come at a better time. i just picked up teh bike a couple of weeks ago and road ir once. it road well, but need some adjustments....it has 100 super black air fork...seems abit to high and a little twitchy on the climbs but so comfortable on bumps and going fast down hill.

    i am putting a 100 mm stem and flipping it for th 6 degrees and a answer carbon riser bar that is 26 inches wide. i am hoping that will give me better climbing control and comfortable, keep that from end down some b/c i reaaly love the fork's performance.

    i hear a lot of people on the thread recommending the 80 mm it was spec'd for...but want to give this fork a chance b/4 i break the bank for 80mm sid.

    thoughts are welcomed

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 schwinn

    i hear a lot of people on the thread recommending the 80 mm it was spec'd for...but want to give this fork a chance b/4 i break the bank for 80mm sid.

    thoughts are welcomed
    A 100mm fork on the NRS is fine. A lot of people switch from 80 to a 100.

    Richard Cunningham from http://www.mbaction.com/ME2/Default.asp even suggests it and RC's kinda like god.

    Just run more sag if you need to.

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    Here's a pic of my NRS-SS from not long ago .. a well scratched 2004 Frame - not many original parts left, and some being replaced soon!



    The chain was shortened to an appropriate length after taking the pics. The wheels have since been replaced by an XT M775 wheelset with XT (RT78) rotors and Maxxis Monorail eXCeptions with tubes. Weight must be approximately 11.5kgs (25 pounds.)

    A Monorail LUST is going on the rear soon and both wheels will lose their tubes. I've ordered a pivot bearing kit from BETD to replace the still-original squeaky bushings and bearings missing their seals. I wouldn't mind more chain-wrap around the rear cog. I need to fix the bottle-cage bolt mounts, and shorten brake hoses .. I'm sure there's more I could plan! Anyway, parts list:

    Factory:
    frame - Giant NRS2 2004
    shock - Fox Float Vanilla R AVA
    cranks - Race Face Ride XC
    stem - Easton EA50 120mm (6 deg?)
    bars - Easton EA50 630mm low riser
    seatpost collar - Giant

    Changed:
    Fork - Rock Shox SID Race 2008 Black @ 100mm
    Brakes - Avid Juicy 7 2007
    Wheelset - Shimano XT M775
    Rotors - Shimano XT Centrelock RT78 160mm
    Tyre Front - Maxxis Monorail eXCeption 2.1 62A
    Tyre Rear - Maxxis Monorail eXCeption 2.1 62A
    Chainring - E-Thirteen G-Ring 32t Red
    Derailleur - Shimano Alfine Dual-pulley Chain Tensioner CT-S500 Silver
    Cassette - Fire Eye FE-SSK Single Speed Spacer Kit - Red - 16t
    Chain - SRAM PC890 8sp
    Headset - Ritchey WCS semi-integrated
    Bottom Bracket - Token (model unknown) ISIS
    Seatpost - Easton EA70 350mm*30.9
    Saddle - Selle Italia SL XC, White/Black
    Grips - DMR LOCDD Black (Without Flange)
    Pedals - Shimano SPD M520 Silver (the factory ones were black!)

    Coming soon:
    Grips - DMR LOCDD 2009 - White/Black (Without Flange)
    Bars - FSA K-Force Carbon XC 30.8mm, 660mm wide, 18mm Riser Bar 2008
    Stem - FSA OS150 100mm/6deg
    Tyre Rear - Maxxis Monorail LUST 2.1 70A

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    Found what I've been looking for! '06 TCR Advanced frame/fork/headset/post. Will transfer over all my stuff from the aluminum Raleigh except for the new front derailleur I had to get. Can't wait to have another carbon fiber ride to join the mtb; build should be done within a week.




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