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    Good job! Dakota AL Frames?

    Just bought one from Jenson, apparently their last one (19") I'm currently "filling it up" with...

    Manitou Minute :03 100mm
    Cane Creek S3 Headset
    LX drivetrain components...
    (Dual Control shifters/brakes, FD, RD, Crankset, Chain & Cassette)
    Avid BB7 brakes
    SRAM Flak Jacket cables
    Answer Pro-Taper carbon lo-rise bar, Oury grips
    Race Face Deus XC 110 X 5 Stem
    Raceface Deus XC seatpost
    WTB Laser saddle
    Time ATAC XS Carbon Pedals
    Mavic Crossland Rims w/Hutchinson Scorpion UST Tires

    Any comments on the frame? likes & dislikes are welcome. The welds look nice. It weights 4.06 lbs with the seat collar





    Last edited by theRuss; 09-02-2007 at 12:09 PM.

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    some observation - your front disk looks too large for a cross country bike. Why not make both front and rear disk similar e.g.160mm.....just my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackgold
    some observation - your front disk looks too large for a cross country bike. Why not make both front and rear disk similar e.g.160mm.....just my 2 cents
    ???

    But more importantly, do you have any experience with the Dakota AL frameset?
    Last edited by theRuss; 09-02-2007 at 12:08 PM.

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    i like your bike. how do you like the minute fork?? I want some carbon bars like you have. i have some truVativ hussefelt OS bars right now and think i can get something lighter. i will say i am not a fan of oury grips though. right now i am using pedro's lockon grips and am happy with them but i may try to get some renthal half waffle grips befroe long though.\
    EDIT: how do you like the dual control levers??? i tried a set for about 2 minutes in the parking lot one day and thought they were kinda weird, guess its something you'd have to get used to.

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    Thanks for the reply

    This is my first experience with a premium fork. That said, I am very happy it it. It just soaks up everything.

    Them Answer bars were on sale at Jenson for $47 clams. They weigh 147 grams on my scale. A great deal if you ask me.

    I took to the dual control levers right away, and have grown quite fond of them. They came from Jenson as well, $59.

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    I've got the minute :03 130mm on my XLT, and I love it. It seems like everybody bags on manitou, but I haven't had any problems.

    Russ- how do you like you Ourys? I am looking at getting some lockons and those are neck and neck with the ODI rogues. I have never ridden either, but they both look pretty decent.

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    I Luv Oury grips!

    I've been using them for many years. They are relatively big around, and and soft. Very comfortable, come in a bunch of clors, and are cheap. What's not to like?

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