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    65 degrees in the steep setting? Dang! Haha. The Chili corners like a champ with a 160mm Pike, so hopefully it will maintain most of that with a 170-180mm fork.
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    Freshly build, ready for this spring....

    green medium chilco with CCDB-CS
    fork : Suntour Durolux RC2 180mm 14'
    handlebar : Chromag OSX black chrome
    grips : Sensus
    stem : Thomson X4 50mm
    headset : CC 40 series EC lower ZS upper
    brakes : Shimano XTR Trail 15' 203 front / 180 rear Ice rotors
    wheelset : Spank Spike 35 rims / Hadley hubs / Sapim race spokes
    tires : Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 trailstar with guetto tubeless
    shifter : Shimano Saint M820
    crankset : RF Turbine with 30t ring
    pedals : Crank Brothers Mallet DH
    cogset : Shimano XT 11-36
    derailleur : Shimano Zee FR
    chain : Sram PG51
    Chainguide : MRP G3 mini
    saddle : Chromag Trailmaster DT
    seatpost : Thomson Elite

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    and now, waiting for the snow melts....

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    Great looking build!!!
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    Medium Stealth Chili
    DBAir CS
    Fox 36 Float 180 Tapered (thinking of eventually lowering it to 170)
    Hope Headset
    Easton Haven 50mm stem
    Easton Haven Carbon 35 Low rise bar
    ODI troy lee grips
    KS Lev DX 125mm seatpost
    Chromag trailmaster dt saddle
    Chromag contact flats
    Shelter tape on chainstay and downtube
    Hope Tech 3 E4 (203/180) braided
    XT shifter, deraileur, cassette and chain
    One up 16t cog and Radr Cage
    Hope T-rex 40t Cog
    MRP AMg
    Raceface Turbine Cinch Crank (175mm with 32t Chainring)
    Hope Hubs
    DT EX500 rims
    DT Competition spokes with brass nipples
    Highroller II 2.3 tires

    On Paper its looking like just under 30lbs, but will confirm when wheels are built... picture to follow then too. All black components.

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    Sounds like a sweet ride!!!! My Chili is very similar and it weighs exactly 30lbs, I have a pike, and Raceface carbon bars, as well as Stans Flow EX wheels, but everything else is very similar. I went with Ethirteen 30t chainring and a 42t extender.

    Quote Originally Posted by drewdude19 View Post
    Medium Stealth Chili
    DBAir CS
    Fox 36 Float 180 Tapered (thinking of eventually lowering it to 170)
    Hope Headset
    Easton Haven 50mm stem
    Easton Haven Carbon 35 Low rise bar
    ODI troy lee grips
    KS Lev DX 125mm seatpost
    Chromag trailmaster dt saddle
    Chromag contact flats
    Shelter tape on chainstay and downtube
    Hope Tech 3 E4 (203/180) braided
    XT shifter, deraileur, cassette and chain
    One up 16t cog and Radr Cage
    Hope T-rex 40t Cog
    MRP AMg
    Raceface Turbine Cinch Crank (175mm with 32t Chainring)
    Hope Hubs
    DT EX500 rims
    DT Competition spokes with brass nipples
    Highroller II 2.3 tires

    On Paper its looking like just under 30lbs, but will confirm when wheels are built... picture to follow then too. All black components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHart94949 View Post
    Sounds like a sweet ride!!!! My Chili is very similar and it weighs exactly 30lbs, I have a pike, and Raceface carbon bars, as well as Stans Flow EX wheels, but everything else is very similar. I went with Ethirteen 30t chainring and a 42t extender.
    Awesome, thank you, I was hoping to go with the flows laced to hopes, e-13 guide and raceface cockpit too but none of it was available by the distributors for the shop I deal with.

    There's a lot of reading on this forum but a lot of good advice... great that its still running. Did you go tubeless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProphet View Post
    If I can find a bigger fork, I will have a 160mm Pike for sale...just saying!
    I was looking into the Chili Geo (555mm which includes 10mm for an external cup) and the new axle to crown measurements on the new float 36... The 180 float 36 if run at 170 will give you the 545mm axle to crown that the geo chart is based off... Pretty sweet. So I got one and I'm intending on lowering it to 170 when the fork gets its first service.

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    someone correct me if I'm wrong

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    Sorry I'm still trying to figure out how to work in the mtbr forum

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    That's pretty short axle to crown for a 170mm fork. A Zocchi 55 at 170 is 556 or something like that. You sure that isn't for the 160 model 36?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProphet View Post
    That's pretty short axle to crown for a 170mm fork. A Zocchi 55 at 170 is 556 or something like that. You sure that isn't for the 160 model 36?
    I thought the same thing but I checked it with several sources (its really 546.4mm at 170 travel)... heres one:

    Review: New 2015 Fox 36 FLOAT and TALAS fork - Mtbr.com | Page 2

    the 2015 float 36 dropped 9mm from its axle to crown length.

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    HELP! NEED HELP ON WHEEL / RIM Selection on Build!

    HELP! I NEED HELP / INPUT!


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    Nice build Brother. I myself am nearing completion of my Chilcotin build. I've yet to commit to a wheel or wheel build. My budget, from saving all winter, is pretty good : I have $1,200 to spend on wheels....IF....I need to be happy.

    I am curious about your Evil-Thirteen wheels : ARE they holding up well? Any problems? Do you like them? ---I tend to blaze through rough rocky stuff, but I don't do 'big gap' jumping stuff or anything higher than 4 or 5 foot drops. NONE of my riding buddies are 'aggressive' as I am, so their input does not help me much.

    As for custom built wheels : I'm flip flopping between using Mavic 823 for bombproofness, and Mavic 717 for responsiveness on climbing technical stuff as well as for long-rides..which I tend to do a lot of. I've heard that the new 'DT' FR-600 rim is good and it is lighter than the 823. Regarding the Macic 717's : A variety of people have told me they are pretty tough for being classified as an 'xc' rim??? Obviously the 823 has a great rep for being super tough, but it is overkill for me @ 160lbs with gear?. .....Should I try the 717's and enjoy the light-but stiff and strong wheel build? Or should I build a heavier wheelset and learn to 'tough it out' on long climbs? I'm stuck now for a month trying to decide what to do. I feel like I am in the movie : 'Goundhog day' because every day I re-live the same nightmare of wheel selection issues??????

    For pre-built wheels I've looked at Spinergy Xclone's, Easton Havoc's, and Evil-Thirteen. But E-Thirteen hubs can have problems??? I know the Spinergy hubs are based on Hadley's with some alterations. I'm not interested in I-9 or anything else that is 'loud'. I like quiet but tough wheels.

    I'd like to be able to just buy a set of factory wheels, but if I build up a custom wheelset, I will always be able to replace and repair stuff Myself...as I've built some wheels in the past, and have no issues replacing spokes or rims if need be.

    For Hubs : I'm pretty set on using a White Industries Rear Hub with Titanium Drive and Ceramic bearings 36 hole / 4 cross, and perhaps a Hadley front hub. I like a fairly quiet rear hub, and White Industries hubs have been great for me for the past 10 years...and are nice looking to me. I could use some input on wheels / rims.

    If anyone has any time, Input would be MUCHO appreciated. But know this : If I 'build' the wheels, 36 hole with 4cross bladed sapims are amazingly responsive, and that is what I'd like to use after trying a friends for an all day ride. Amazingly responsive and 'stiff' feeling which is now 'stamped' into my brain...that's how much difference I 'felt' from them. But they were built up on 717's, and I'm not sure 717's will stand up to aggressive chunk and boulderish / aggressive technical single track descending---which is my FAVORITE type of riding...and I 'tend' to steam through this type of stuff, where others I know tend to 'dismount' and walk.

    Sorry for the long winded reply. Details are key to communication / input clarification.

    GREAT BUILDS everyone!

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    I destroyed the Easton Havocs I had in 4 months on my chilcotin. Now I have custom built wheels i9 hubs laced to ex471 rims. I'm happy with them so far


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    I've been out of the game for awhile, but after a lot of research and reading a lot of reviews the Stans Flow rims seem the best bang for the buck. Easy to install tires, easy to make tubeless, easy to build, durable, pretty good width, 490g and great even with tubes.

    If I were to go the DT route which I ended up having too because of availability here I was tempted to use a FR600 rear and EX500 front... but I ended up sticking with EX500 front and rear... see how it goes. Especially here in Rocky and Rooty Newfoundland!

    Spank Spike and Spank Subrosa Rims seem pretty good for the weight too.

    I've ran mavic 729's and even after having several flats I've never dinged a rim.

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    BTW, thanks, sweet build yourself... I've always been curious about boss suspension

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    Is the hole on the shock mount closest to the seat-tube the steep setting?

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    steep is the one farthest away from seat tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewdude19 View Post
    BTW, thanks, sweet build yourself... I've always been curious about boss suspension
    Thanks for the input. Much appreciated. Yeah, the Boss fork is something I really wanted badly, I picked it up online at a major discount over the winter, otherwise, I'd not have been able to afford it. It's super smooth / zero maintenance / no horseshit gimmicks, just a solid super nice fork.

    I looked at the DT rims you suggested, and I'm also looking now at the Mavic 818's...a notch below 823, but I'd save like 400 grams on the set....makes climbing noticably better I'd bet.

    I'm still not sure if I should go with a dropper post or not... Might build it without one first.

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    Hey drewdude---You're way out there in Newfoundland! I always wondered what the terrain looks like there...any riding pics??? For now, I'm in Boston, soon to be moving back to New Mexico [thank god].

    Strange as it may seem, I originally purchased an Ibis HDR frame, but I returned it after riding one at a demo day in vermont. Didn't feel like what I would be happy with. Then...I nearly bought myself an 'Evil'. But the more I read the more it seemed like the Chilcotin was the way to go for what I was looking for. I had an original Delerium quite a few years ago, and though 'heavy', it was super quality and I never forgot the quality of the ride. I really can't wait to ride this Chilcotin...especially since It'll be pretty light compared to my old Delerium...which was somewhat of a lung-punishing tank on long rides.

    Also, 'Kore Durox' rims seem kinda nice. And I also looked at the 'Subrossa' by Spank, but I wonder how 'Spank' rims stand up? Because a wheelbuilder I know told me they're not comparable to 'Mavic' for strength...?

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    Hey Skrool,

    Your rim choices are extremely limited if you stick with your 36 hole hubs. Very few 26" 36 hole rims now a days, and those that are still around are fairly outdated (narrow, and/or heavy). The Mavic 823 is a beast of a rim, I've been running them on my DH bike for years and just laced up a new rear rim (after 4 years). I'd love a wider and lighter set of rims but I'm also stuck with my trusty 36 hole Hadleys.

    The Mavic 717s and 818s are decently strong but very narrow by today's standards. Mavic MTB rims are really due for a revamp.

    Currently, my top rim choices for an aggressive trail bike are the Spank Oozy Trail295s and trusty Stan's Flow Ex. Neither of which are available in a 26" 36 hole.

    Regarding your pre-built wheel choices... The early e13 TRS wheels had issues with the axle assembly that caused play and bearing failure. This has since been remedied. The wide flange hubs build up a nice stiff wheel. The hubs are LOUD.

    Easton hubs have been cursed in all my experiences. No experience with Spinergy.

    Stan's Flow EX rims laced to Hope are a popular and trusty pre built combo. The Spank Oozy Trail295 wheelset is also a great value. For a something higher end, I've been very impressed with I9 straight pull wheels. Very stiff, unlimited color combos, BLING, light, and fantastic hubs.
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    Thanks for the input

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtMerchantBicycles View Post
    Hey Skrool,

    Your rim choices are extremely limited if you stick with your 36 hole hubs. Very few 26" 36 hole rims now a days, and those that are still around are fairly outdated (narrow, and/or heavy). The Mavic 823 is a beast of a rim, I've been running them on my DH bike for years and just laced up a new rear rim (after 4 years). I'd love a wider and lighter set of rims but I'm also stuck with my trusty 36 hole Hadleys.

    The Mavic 717s and 818s are decently strong but very narrow by today's standards. Mavic MTB rims are really due for a revamp.

    Currently, my top rim choices for an aggressive trail bike are the Spank Oozy Trail295s and trusty Stan's Flow Ex. Neither of which are available in a 26" 36 hole.

    Regarding your pre-built wheel choices... The early e13 TRS wheels had issues with the axle assembly that caused play and bearing failure. This has since been remedied. The wide flange hubs build up a nice stiff wheel. The hubs are LOUD.

    Easton hubs have been cursed in all my experiences. No experience with Spinergy.

    Stan's Flow EX rims laced to Hope are a popular and trusty pre built combo. The Spank Oozy Trail 295 wheelset is also a great value. For a something higher end, I've been very impressed with I9 straight pull wheels. Very stiff, unlimited color combos, BLING, light, and fantastic hubs.

    Hey Brother-- Thanks for the input. I'm leaning away from using 36 hole. I guess because I rode a friends rig with 36hole which felt noticeably stiffer than the tired / old rims I'd been using for so many years, I might have formed an inaccurate view of what I should do.

    Currently, I'm leaning toward using either a WTB Frequency i23 rim, or a Spank Oozy...both with I-9 hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes. What I like about the WTB design is the additional beam of metal which runs inside the rims core. It should be noticably stiffer than the Oozy. I've heard people say that Spank rims are 'soft' and dent easy. But others seem to say otherwise. It's hard to know what is the truth. I seem to be set on custom build wheels, so factory wheels are no longer in the picture. [I want custom colors and unique look plus easy to replace parts etc.]

    Do you have any experience with the WTB Kom rims? Or the Frequency i23 rims? I like the weight of the Kom, but the Frequency rim seems like it might be a heck of a lot more stout with that inner beam of metal at the core...something which no other rim seems to have, and yet, the weight is quite low. Seems like a good design to me. White Industry hubs are no longer in my picture...since they seem to have stopped making a front hub for 20mm through axle. ...and I don't want two different hubs on my bike. Shame, because I like Whites...been using them for 14 years. But I should be happy with the I-9, just have to get used to the 'noise' I guess.

    Thanks man, for your input.

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    I just wondering if I can put a 650b Fox 160 Talas fork to my chilcotin? I want to upgrade my old 2014 Talas to new one 2015, and have founded the deal, but with 650b fork.

    What do you thing guys?
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    What is the axle to crown on the 650 fork? If it's close to the 26" version, I wouldn't see a problem putting that on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProphet View Post
    What is the axle to crown on the 650 fork? If it's close to the 26" version, I wouldn't see a problem putting that on.
    Talas 650b - 549mm
    Talas 26' - 536mm

    Do you think it's close enough?

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    By the way, If I gonna upgrade my fork for Pike (another option), then I have 542mm axle to crown length in 26' version. And I think it's pretty close to 549 of Talas 650? Am I wrong?

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    I've got a 650b 160mm Pike on my Chilcotin that replaced a 170mm coil Lyrik. I think the A-C was only a couple mm higher on the Pike IIRC. If anything, it seems to climb better. Probably due to the 1+ lb drop in weight more than anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanderson View Post
    I've got a 650b 160mm Pike on my Chilcotin that replaced a 170mm coil Lyrik. I think the A-C was only a couple mm higher on the Pike IIRC. If anything, it seems to climb better. Probably due to the 1+ lb drop in weight more than anything.
    I checked out the axle crown length for Pike 650b, and had find the length longer even of Talas 650b. Pike - 552mm.

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    Hey guys. I'm new here so I'm not sure if this is the right thread to ask this, but I'm going to anyway. Is it true that Knolly is going to phase out the Chilcotin this year? I really like the bike, but I can't buy it until next year.

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    New build and first knolly. Took advantage of the frame and fork promotion.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skrool View Post
    Hey drewdude---You're way out there in Newfoundland! I always wondered what the terrain looks like there...any riding pics??? For now, I'm in Boston, soon to be moving back to New Mexico [thank god].
    Hey Skrool, I actually just moved here so i don't know much about it yet... but there are a couple sites that ive checked out... specifically the one for St. John's (where I live in Newfoundland ), and it seems great! I've actually hiked some of the trails and areas while visiting years ago, and i dreamed about riding them then! Check out this site:
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    The west coast of Newfoundland seems to have some incredibly wild riding though... the trails are less developed and more raw though. There is some significant vertical too!

    Good luck with the rim hunt! BTW I kind of agree with the whole wider rim thing.... I'd prefer a 25mm inner width for a 26 x 2.3 tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtMerchantBicycles View Post
    Hey Skrool,

    Your rim choices are extremely limited if you stick with your 36 hole hubs. ......
    Stan's Flow EX rims laced to Hope are a popular and trusty pre built combo. The Spank Oozy Trail295 wheelset is also a great value. For a something higher end, I've been very impressed with I9 straight pull wheels. Very stiff, unlimited color combos, BLING, light, and fantastic hubs.
    I agree with everything said here. I would make the following recommendations:
    1. 32 hole
    2. Spank over Stans (seat tires better imo, personal experience burping and blowing off tires on Stans. They are still a great rim though, and I still run mine on Chili, but my other bikes are Spank, previously used 823's)
    3. DT swiss 470.
    4. I am not sure why you are so interested in White industries, or ceramic bearings. For hubs, you should probably look for tried and true. There is a reason that if you ask folks 'in the know' to name the top three hubs the great majority will say: "Hope Hadly King" (honorable mention DT).
    5. For a budget wheel, I would pick an off the shelf or Hope-Flows. But your bike is not a budget build. If you want to steer away from Kings, then go Hadley. Hadley on Spank rims look sweet. (my latest wheel build). --sorry for crappy pic--

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    Wtb i25s laced to pro 2 evos for the reasonably priced win. I've had much better luck with the wtb rims versus flows

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordsman90 View Post
    Hey guys. I'm new here so I'm not sure if this is the right thread to ask this, but I'm going to anyway. Is it true that Knolly is going to phase out the Chilcotin this year? I really like the bike, but I can't buy it until next year.
    Unfortunately, I believe that is true. I got a frame last fall as a warranty replacement for an old Endorphin and was told they would be making the bike through this year... and browsing the PB adds the other day I noticed one shop selling Chili frames and stated "this was the last batch..."

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    Yeah. I saw that ad too. That's why I asked. So choked. I wanna buy the frame and the shock but I can't afford anything else right now. If it's gone next year or if they change it to 650b, I'll just go for a Transition Suppressor.

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    I could see room for a 165-170mm chilcotin / delirium 27.5

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    Yeah but 650b never interested me. Plus 26er parts are getting cheaper too.

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    There will be used frames around (though I can't imaging selling mine). Also, you may be able to work out a deal with a local shop....put 50% down, and have them hang it in their shop window for a few months. If you really want it, you will make it happen. You can also call and check stock status. They may be able to tell you approx how many frames are left. Then you can beg, borrow, steal to get it before they are gone. With so many 27.5 fanboi's out there, you might be able to get a deal, or work something out. Check with your local shop.

    (BTW: I have no comment on whether this will be the last batch or not, as nothing has been announced as far as I know)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    Wtb i25s laced to pro 2 evos for the reasonably priced win. I've had much better luck with the wtb rims versus flows
    I agree, forgot about i25's
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdhfreethought View Post
    There will be used frames around (though I can't imaging selling mine). Also, you may be able to work out a deal with a local shop....put 50% down, and have them hang it in their shop window for a few months. If you really want it, you will make it happen. You can also call and check stock status. They may be able to tell you approx how many frames are left. Then you can beg, borrow, steal to get it before they are gone. With so many 27.5 fanboi's out there, you might be able to get a deal, or work something out. Check with your local shop.

    (BTW: I have no comment on whether this will be the last batch or not, as nothing has been announced as far as I know)
    Oh, I'm not planning on buying secondhand. I want to buy a brand new one for myself. I've never bought myself a brand new one coz money's tight with school and all. I'd like to try that out though. Work something with my LBS, but it's all good. I'm not in a hurry. I'll just stick with my Blindside for now and see what happens next year. Thanks for the tips though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    I could see room for a 165-170mm chilcotin / delirium 27.5
    I think many of us are waiting patiently for exactly that

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWK View Post
    I think many of us are waiting patiently for exactly that
    Or something like the banshee rune with adjustable geometry and 26/650b compatibility? Hahaha

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    Awww

    Got some great time with Chilco. My SixC 35 bar got smashed into a tree and replaced with Havoc 35. Bike is a beast!Knolly Chilcotin: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread-10612674_10201925121888636_5819921904737924954_n.jpg
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    Looking for a good pair of freeride tires. I'm in the Houston area which is pretty flat so full downhill tires may not be the best option.

    I found a pair of High Rollers (first gen) with 90% tread left for $40.

    I also keep seeing the combo Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 (front) and
    Maxxis Highroller II EXO 2.4 (rear) mentioned but it may be overkill for this terrain.

    Any thoughts/recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    Thanks for the help...

    Quote Originally Posted by rdhfreethought View Post
    I agree with everything said here. I would make the following recommendations:
    1. 32 hole
    2. Spank over Stans (seat tires better imo, personal experience burping and blowing off tires on Stans. They are still a great rim though, and I still run mine on Chili, but my other bikes are Spank, previously used 823's)
    3. DT swiss 470.
    4. I am not sure why you are so interested in White industries, or ceramic bearings. For hubs, you should probably look for tried and true. There is a reason that if you ask folks 'in the know' to name the top three hubs the great majority will say: "Hope Hadly King" (honorable mention DT).
    5. For a budget wheel, I would pick an off the shelf or Hope-Flows. But your bike is not a budget build. If you want to steer away from Kings, then go Hadley. Hadley on Spank rims look sweet. (my latest wheel build). --sorry for crappy pic--

    Edit: better pic?

    Thanks for the help. Yeah, I already realized my error on this subject. I'm pretty well set now on using I-9 Hubs, with either Spank Oozy or Subrossa, WTB Kom or I-23. I admitted to myself that 'I' really don't need a bomb proof rim. Though I ride 'hard' at times, my 'line' is usually very smooth, probably from all the years I spent road-racing [Ducati / Yamaha], where seeing 'the line' was / is the only way you make it out in one piece. Plus, I'm getting kind of older now anyhow, though, compared to all my riding friends, 'I' still seem to ride quite hard and fast... [need new friends I guess].

    Pretty well set on making the priority a light-weight build....because this bike will see a LOT of rides that are 8 hour plus rides. So I don't really know what I was thinking when I was considering using the Mavic 823's. I tend to get carried away overdoing stuff sometimes.

    I'd go with factory Spank wheels, but I'm really keen on getting me some top end hubs. ...So I'll likely have Prowheelbuilder do it for me. Quote they gave me is $950., and includes I-9 hubs with Sapim CX-ray spokes 32 hole 23mm inner rims. [Spank or WTB or Stans].

    Also, have yet to decide on a seat post. Never used a dropper, not sure if I need one. I can def see the benefit though....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tisser/6905918782/" title="IMG_3747 by tiSS'er, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/6905918782_47af4a0bc8_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_3747"></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tisser/6905918734/" title="IMG_3746 by tiSS'er, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/6905918734_a38faefeea_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_3746"></a>

    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: Medium Raw
    * Rear Shock: CCDB coil – 400lb spring
    * Fork: Lyrik Solo Air DH 170mm
    * Brakes: Hope M4 183mm front and rear
    * Shifter: SRAM XO 9 Speed
    * Cranks: Shimano XT
    * Chainguide: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 super short
    * Pedals: Shimano 540
    * Stem: Thomson 70mm
    * Handlebar: Sunline V1 745
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: WTB Silverado
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40 Inset
    * Grips: Peaty
    * Front Tire: Specialized Butcher SX 2.3
    * Front Rim: Mavic 819
    * Front Hub: King
    * Rear Tire: Specialized Eskar 2.3 Grid
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 819
    * Rear Hub: King

    *Rider Setup
    *Weight: 175 geared
    *Height: 5’9”
    What was your BB height and HTA in steep/slack setting with the lyric in 170 travel?

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    After much research over the last few years, it finally dawned on me. The cause of spontaneous human combustion MUST be 26" wheels. As soon as you hit the trails with 'em, boom!! Done. Over. Giganto explosion. They're just un-fun and obviously totally suck and are obsolete. Which is exactly why I had to buy a brand new Chilco.

    Knolly Chilcotin: Build Information, Photos and Set-up Thread-img_1133.jpg

    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: Large Raw
    * Rear Shock: Temp CTD until the new air can comes for my CCDBA CS
    * Fork: Lyrik Solo Air DH 170mm
    * Brakes: Shimano XT
    * Shifter: SRAM X9 10 Speed
    * Cranks: Race Face Atlas
    * Chainguide: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 medium
    * Pedals: HT AE03
    * Stem: Renthal Apex 50mm
    * Handlebar: Race Face Atlas 785
    * Seatpost: Giant Connect
    * Saddle: WTB Silverado
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40/e13
    * Grips: ODI Ruffian
    * Front Tire: Michelin AT
    * Front Rim: Mavic 823
    * Front Hub: Hadley
    * Rear Tire: Nobby Nic 2.25
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 721
    * Rear Hub: Hadley

    Thomson dropper and fresh tires are still to come, along with some fresh wheels when I'm less poor. I'm also waiting on new air can for my CCDBA CS, and that'll thankfully be in next week. Oh yeah, my bathroom scale says 31lbs, and that's obviously a precise and exact number haha. This thing is sweet. So sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.o.d51 View Post
    After much research over the last few years, it finally dawned on me. The cause of spontaneous human combustion MUST be 26" wheels. As soon as you hit the trails with 'em, boom!! Done. Over. Giganto explosion. They're just un-fun and obviously totally suck and are obsolete. Which is exactly why I had to buy a brand new Chilco.

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    Bike setup:
    * Frame Size & Color: Large Raw
    * Rear Shock: Temp CTD until the new air can comes for my CCDBA CS
    * Fork: Lyrik Solo Air DH 170mm
    * Brakes: Shimano XT
    * Shifter: SRAM X9 10 Speed
    * Cranks: Race Face Atlas
    * Chainguide: N/A
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 medium
    * Pedals: HT AE03
    * Stem: Renthal Apex 50mm
    * Handlebar: Race Face Atlas 785
    * Seatpost: Giant Connect
    * Saddle: WTB Silverado
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Headset: Cane Creek 40/e13
    * Grips: ODI Ruffian
    * Front Tire: Michelin AT
    * Front Rim: Mavic 823
    * Front Hub: Hadley
    * Rear Tire: Nobby Nic 2.25
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 721
    * Rear Hub: Hadley

    Thomson dropper and fresh tires are still to come, along with some fresh wheels when I'm less poor. I'm also waiting on new air can for my CCDBA CS, and that'll thankfully be in next week. Oh yeah, my bathroom scale says 31lbs, and that's obviously a precise and exact number haha. This thing is sweet. So sweet.
    Sweet man!! I especially love the precursor! How do you find the geo with the lyric in steep mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewdude19 View Post
    Sweet man!! I especially love the precursor! How do you find the geo with the lyric in steep mode?
    Thanks man! Haha, it seems like it's all too true in this day and age.. I'll let you know as soon as swap the geo into steep mode because I've only ridden it in slack mode so far.

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    I thought I'd read somewhere about the seat stays on some Chilcotins hitting the seat tube on big bottom outs. Mine does this and there's a little area where the paint is chipped off. I ended up putting a small piece of Lizardskins Carbon Leather chain stay protector over it, but definitely more of a band aid. Can anyone else speak to this?
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    Here's my Chili updated with a Marzocchi 55. Been riding this bike more and it surprises me every time with its capabilities.
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