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    Forget the Kings

    Industry Nine has the hub for you and available now

    Industry Nine SRAM XX1 Hub and XC29 Carbon Wheels | Mountain Bike Review
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    Forget the Kings

    Industry Nine has the hub for you and available now

    Industry Nine SRAM XX1 Hub and XC29 Carbon Wheels | Mountain Bike Review
    Very sweet!! I guess that solves that problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    I will second the love for the XTR Trail brakes. Rode Formula The Ones for years and switched over a few months ago. It was a significant upgrade.
    I'll say up front that I'm completely biased - I have Formulas on every bike I own. One of the biggest problems I have with Shimano brakes is that they are not repairable or rebuildable. Sticky piston that you can't fix? New caliper. Problem with the MC? New lever assy. I especially like the fact that if I have an issue with my Formulas, I can completely rebuild the brake with small parts that are readily available. I've ridden about every brake out there - Formula The Ones are still my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    Very sweet!! I guess that solves that problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    OK so I spent the afternoon at the LBS discussing the build. Need some input. We are leaning towards XX1. The original idea was Enve/Kings but as of now there isn't an XX1/king hub. We are going to contact CK and see if they are coming out with a compatible freehub in time. Otherwise I need to go DT 240's. Next dilemma is the brakes. My current bike has Magura MT6's, and I've ridden Magura for the past 6 or 7 years. I love Magura's, but have definitely had some headaches with the MT series this summer. When working properly the performance is fantastic, but I've had to bleed them quite often. I suggested the new XTR brakes. LBS says MT8's. We are putting a Fox 34 float, reverb stealth, carbon bars, ck headset on to complete the build.

    I'm looking for thoughts on the hub situation and the brakes.

    Thanks in advance for your input
    How are you doing a Reverb Stealth? Is your shop modifying the frame? I ask because I didn't think the Carbine was setup for stealth cable routing, only the Tracer275.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chargerfan View Post
    How are you doing a Reverb Stealth? Is your shop modifying the frame? I ask because I didn't think the Carbine was setup for stealth cable routing, only the Tracer275.
    I thought the same thing, but my LBS seems to think it has the routing. I've yet to see a picture of a Carbine with stealth routing so if the frame shows up without it I'll switch to the new KS Lev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    I'll say up front that I'm completely biased - I have Formulas on every bike I own. One of the biggest problems I have with Shimano brakes is that they are not repairable or rebuildable. Sticky piston that you can't fix? New caliper. Problem with the MC? New lever assy. I especially like the fact that if I have an issue with my Formulas, I can completely rebuild the brake with small parts that are readily available. I've ridden about every brake out there - Formula The Ones are still my favorite.
    That's an interesting point. I will have to take that into consideration.

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    Carbine does not have stealth routing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    Carbine does not have stealth routing.
    KS Lev it is!!

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    gcohen, your build is really similar to mine. Here's my thinking...

    I'm putting XX1 and a Fox 34 160mm fork on a Tracer 275. I was toying with the idea of I9 hubs because they're pretty blingy. But I ended up going with DT240s. They're admittedly not as sexy, but I've got 240s on 5 different bikes and I've never had a hub issue - they are pretty bombproof. And they're the lightest option i was considering.

    I'm using XTR Trail brakes because after wrestling with Formula R1s for 2 years, I was blown away by how much more I liked the XTRs. No ridiculous pad rub issues, they're dead silent (the Formulas made crazy noises from day 1 regardless of which pads I used), and the XTRs seem to have incredible modulation compared to my "on/off" experience with the Formulas.

    I guess the rebuild concern has merit, but I've never had to rebuild a set of hydraulic disc brakes. I'll take better performance over the ability to rebuild any day, since the annoyances I had with Formulas actually affected my enjoyment of riding the bike.

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    JChasse. Enjoy your Tracer. The builds are similar. I'm pretty sure we are going with I9's. My LBS is big on high POE. The brakes are still undecided. I keep going back and forth between the MT8's and the XTR's. My frame and wheelset is a few weeks away, so I have a little time to make up my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    KS Lev it is!!
    GOOD choice! The LEV is the smoothest dropper ever I liked my '12 Reverb, but I LOVE my LEV
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    It's official. Industry 9 hubs it is!!

    Here's how it's looking so far

    Carbine 27.5 Medium in naked carbon
    Fox 34 Float
    Enve AM/Industry 9 wheels
    Sram XX1
    Either Magura MT8 or Shimano XTR brakes - still can't decide
    KS Lev seatpost
    Easton EC70 bar
    Easton stem
    CK headset

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    Sweet, its' gonna be a beauty and can't wait to see it.....and ride report of course.
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    I'll post pics as parts come in and get built up.

    I've owned a few 5/6" travel 26" wheel over the years, and have ridden some Specialized and Cannondale fs 29ers this year, so I can offer a comparison to those once I throw a leg over the carbine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    It's official. Industry 9 hubs it is!!

    Here's how it's looking so far

    Carbine 27.5 Medium in naked carbon
    Fox 34 Float
    Enve AM/Industry 9 wheels
    Sram XX1
    Either Magura MT8 or Shimano XTR brakes - still can't decide
    KS Lev seatpost
    Easton EC70 bar
    Easton stem
    CK headset


    WOW, bling bling. With XX1 also?! AND carbon wheelset. Would you like to adopt a son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    It's official. Industry 9 hubs it is!!

    Here's how it's looking so far

    Carbine 27.5 Medium in naked carbon
    Fox 34 Float
    Enve AM/Industry 9 wheels
    Sram XX1
    Either Magura MT8 or Shimano XTR brakes - still can't decide
    KS Lev seatpost
    Easton EC70 bar
    Easton stem
    CK headset
    REALLY That SWEET AZZ AM build and those narrow little 685mm XC bars I think you need to with the Havoc bars if your that into Easton

    MAN, that's going to be a light rig!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    REALLY That SWEET AZZ AM build and those narrow little 685mm XC bars I think you need to with the Havoc bars if your that into Easton

    MAN, that's going to be a light rig!
    LMAO!! I had wider bars on my 26" bike and caught trees a few too many times. I'm running the 685mm Easton on it now and it's much better for my trails. I loved the stability of that wide bar, but gettin thrown off the bike from clipping a tree sucks

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    Bars

    If the sky is the limit with your build, then why not go with the Enve bars and cut them down if 700mm is too wide. Can't wait to see your pictures when it's complete.

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    No particular reason. I have the Easton bar now and it is strong and light. Who knows, maybe when it comes time to put the stem and bars on things will change.

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    Answer Pro Taper Carbon 720 is just right...for me anyway. Really nice bar.

    I tried some wider Spank Subrosa 747 bars and it was just to much between smacking trees and being uncomfortably wide. Cut em to 720 and all good
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    Meanwhile, back to the 275 wheel size, has anybody got there G1 275 syntec rear dropout kits yet? Sam at Intense told me it would be the second week in November. Anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doralswheels View Post
    Meanwhile, back to the 275 wheel size, has anybody got there G1 275 syntec rear dropout kits yet? Sam at Intense told me it would be the second week in November. Anybody?
    I got my kit from the company I bought my frame from; That was at least 6 weeks ago.
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    I just changed my order from a Tracer 275 to the Carbine 275. They had one Flow Green small in stock and they're shipping it this week. Here's my build (everything coming from my current Spitfire except fork/wheels/tires):

    Sm Carbine 275
    XFusion Slant Fork 150mm (not avail until late Feb, going to go nuts waiting)
    XT 2x10 38-26
    XT Clutch RD
    XT Shifters 9 speed
    XTR 11-32 9spd cassette
    Easton Haven Carbon bars
    Hope Pro 2 Hubs
    Chinese Carbon 650b rims
    CK ZS44 Upper/EC49 Lower
    Easton Haven stem
    Thomson Elite Post (with shim until Thomson dropper post is released)
    WTB Rocket V Ti saddle
    XTR 988 brakes with Avid 160mm rotors
    Straitline AMP Pedals
    tires (RR, NN, WTB Wolverine???)

    Should come in just over 25 lbs before the dropper and closer to 26 lbs with the dropper post.
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    Just received an awesome text from the LBS... "Frame Shipped"

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