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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011

    Just finished my bike build

    So I have idrive 5 4.0 but realized I needed a smaller frame.
    Long story short picked up a brand new in box sz small idrive 5 3.0 for cheap
    Used the bbshell and pivots and bearing from the old frame. I also added 2mm x 39mm orings for inside the pivots.
    I've already got back up flexbones and parts.
    I am using it for xc/am .. 2x9 setup
    Just finished my bike build-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350796895.772129.jpg
    Here's the specs
    * Fork: Marzocchi Bomber RLO44 140mm
    * Rear Shock Fox Float Med tune rp23 7.25x1.75 (can fit up to 7.5x2.00)
    * Brakes: 2012 deore Hydros with servo wave
    * Cranks: Race Face chester 175mm
    24T dirty ring/ 38 DH blackspire/ blackspire C 4 bash
    * Front Derailleur: Deore
    * Rear Derailleur: X7
    * Pedals: Wellgo M17c Spd
    * Stem: D2 Diabolus limited ed. 70mm 0’
    * Handlebar: DH limited Ed 09 685 riser
    * Seatpost: Stock
    * Saddle: Planet Bike ARS anatomical
    * Bottom Bracket: raceface DH race
    * Cassette: Sram 11-34
    * Chain shimano Hg 73 with powerlink
    * Headset: Integrated cane creek
    * Grips: Evo lock on anatomical
    * Front Tire: Kenda 2.35 DTC Nevegal
    * Rear Tire: Kenda 2.1 DTC Nevegal
    * Front Hub/Rim: Mavic Crossride disc
    * Rear Hub/rim /: Mavic Crossride disc

    * * Weight: 33lbs with my Timex gps computer
    " I don't ride park"

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    Very nice build.
    Still loving my GT's!! find me on the "GT Bike Group" page on FB. I hardly ever hang out in here anymore.

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    Aug 2011
    Thanks it was challenging dealing a seized crank arm bolt that I had to drill and use a bolt extractor...
    It rides very plush , and I feel more confident with the extra top tube clearance than the med frame had.
    With the longer fork, larger front tire and slightly shorter shock my HA went from 69.5 to 65.5
    I'm really liking the 2x9 setup right now suits north Vancouver style trails.
    I have old 2006 x7 shifters , really wondering how much better the new ones are now.
    " I don't ride park"

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