Congrat's on the build. You should give us a parts rundown that you built it up with.
very nice. Go out there and get it dirty
Good job.You running lizard skins on your forks. how they perform?
I haven't had a chance to get out on the trail because they are still extremely wet and muddy (don't wanto to tear up the trail) so I can' t really say how well the lizard skins fork boots work. I have ridden on the road and can tell you that they don't interfere with suspension action at all, I originally though that might be a problem. I'm from the old school, so I don't like the thought of running a fork without boots.
As far as the components they are a mixture of stuff I got deals on and stuff I had laying around. This is my first bike with discs, so I thought I would go mechanical to keep it simple. Might someday upgrade to hydraulic if I feel the extra expense is worth it.
Frame: 2006 Dakota Elite
Fork: 2005 Skareb Super 100 with remote lockout
Handlebars: Easton CT2
Stem: Titec (not sure the model)
Brakes: Avid speel dial 7 levers and Tektro IO calipers these suprisingly work
awesome when used with the Avid levers, the Tektro levers I have are junk
Shifters: Deore XT
Front Derailleur: XTR 952
Rear Derailleur: LX
Cranks: XTR 952 with Race Face Team rings 46, 34, 24
Pedals: Welgo SPD
Wheels: WTB Speeddisc XC-these are a lot heavier than advertised, very dissapointing
Seatpost: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST
Saddle: WTB Speed V-kind of heavy
Tires: Trek Big Kahuna (front) Ritchey Z-Max (rear)
The bike is a little heavy at 26.6 lbs. That is mainly because of the seatpost (470g!), saddle and wheels. Also the frame is a little heavy at 4 pounds, this seems like a lot for a triple butted frame with carbon stays. But hopefully it is heavier because it is super strong!
Nice set up. My wife rides a 2007 Dakota Comp. It is a very nice bike.
I ride a Jamis Dakar XCR most of the time. Have a Jamis Dragon Hardtail as a backup bike.