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    Custom Marin Quake

    Introduce fully custom Quake based on model 7.3 2008.










    Frame: Marin Quake 7.3 2008 size M
    Shock: Fox DHX Air 5 2008 8.5x2.5
    Fork: Fox 36 Van 180 RC2 2011 Tapered
    Headset: Cane Creek XX (XXC II upper assembly and XX II lower assembly)
    Headset spacer: Point One Nano Spacer 30mm
    Stem: Point One Racing Split Second 50
    Handlebar: Easton MonkeyLite DH 2010 711mm
    Grips: ODI X-treme Lock on Bonus pack
    Brakes: Shimano Saint M810
    Brake adaptor rear: Shimano IS to post mount 203mm
    Rotors: Hope Floating V2 203mm
    Wheels: Hope Hoop (Hope pro2, Mavic 721, DT Swiss double butted spokes). Rear - 150x12mm
    Derailleur front: Shimano SLX M665 Top Swing
    Derailleur rear: Shimano Saint M810 GS (middle cage)
    Shifters: Shimano Saint M810
    Crankset with BB: Shimano SLX M665 175mm cranks 36/22T
    Pedals: Superstar Ultramag CNC (105x100x17mm)
    Cassette: Shimano XT M770 11-32 9 chainrings
    Chain tensioner: Blackspire Stinger BB mount
    Chain: KMC X9 93
    Rear Axle: Sixpack Nailer 2 150x12mm
    Saddle: Selle SLR XC Gel Flow
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Inline 31.6 x 367mm
    Seatclamp: Marin
    Gear outer cable: Shimano SIS SP41 and Shimano XT
    Tires: Schwalbe Wicked Will FR Triple Compound
    Tubes: Schwalbe DH AV 13D Schraeder

    Bike is 16.5 Kg

    If you guys are interested in weights of all components and prices, go here

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    Very Nice, I just built up my second quake and reckon they are vastly under-rated, rode one with a van 160 for a few months, it got stolen so i just found another one with a totem and im stoked again

    Quakes rule and you got a good un right there

    P.S. .. whoever took the photos knows what he/she is doing too.......jobs a good un
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    Thanks,
    I took the photos myself. The girl on the bike is my wife btw

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    Great looking bike and excellent photos!

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    I had that model --- (the gold 7.3).

    it was my 4th one I bought -- love it!!!

    and the gold looks waaaaaaay better in person.

    side note -- where the heck are you taking those photos? what is that stuff off in the distance?
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    oops.. some photos
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    Very nice, but what makes it "custom"? Custom geometry? If it was built from a frame, that's still far from custom, as thousands do the same thing every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junktrunk
    Very nice, but what makes it "custom"? Custom geometry? If it was built from a frame, that's still far from custom, as thousands do the same thing every year.
    I believe "custom" here means a custom (personally picked) spec, as opposed to a custom geometry or frame. Yes, a real custom bike would probably more accurately mean custom frame/geometry/paint job/one-of-a-kind, but like you said: thousands do the same every year, so I guess the word custom is used to denote a non-factory stock spec, if just for lack of a shorter description

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    However, the op said "FULLY CUSTOM".

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    Ok guys, I apologize for misunderstanding. Fully custom from my point of view means, I have only had a frame with shock, the rest of components have been chosen and acquired separately.
    So it's not like I have bought ready to ride bike, and then changed a couple of gears )

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    Regardless, it's still a nice setup and great componentry.

    What does the frame itself weigh, and what do they typically run in price?

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    I weighed it with shock, it was 4455 g. It's known that the shock is 435 g, so the frame weighs about 4.02 kg. I have to say it's too damn bulky, has too many reinforcements, so it's pretty heavy.
    I don't know the prices, Marin sells this frame only as complete bike. I have bought it for $600.

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    600 bucks is a steal. For me, the reinforcements are just fine. I have no problems with a stiff, reinforced frame. If one is actually using the travel that thing and the fork has, if they care about longevity, then it needs to be reinforced.

    So where did you get your deal?

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    reinforcement is a good thing, but not on every inch of frame, the weight still matters )
    Some guys tried to sell Marin bikes in Ukraine, but looks like they gave up and sold out stuff by very cheap prices.
    The rest of stuff I ordered at ChainReactionCycles.

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    Then would it have made sense to get something less burly than complain about something that is purpose built for hard riding? Some welcome burly construction, and it's pretty apparent the frame is at a pretty nice weight.
    On top of that. The long swingarm and the minilinks need to be reinforced against flex, and marin seems to have put in a great effort to address that, which is apparent. basically, buying a heavy bike was due to faulty research on the consumer's part, and not on the manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by den0n
    reinforcement is a good thing, but not on every inch of frame, the weight still matters )
    Some guys tried to sell Marin bikes in Ukraine, but looks like they gave up and sold out stuff by very cheap prices.
    The rest of stuff I ordered at ChainReactionCycles.

    just wondering... who's this guy/shop in the Ukraine selling Marin's? just one? or a bunch of them?
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    Hey Junk, You had a ride on one yet?
    DON'T TELL ME I'M STILL ON THAT FECKIN' ISLAND! ....

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    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Shop
    just wondering... who's this guy/shop in the Ukraine selling Marin's? just one? or a bunch of them?
    To be honest I don't know these people. I have bought it through my friend, who has a local bike shop http://yabiker.com.ua/

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    Junk, Its a straightforward question, dont want to give a straightforward answer?, no problem
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    l have been on a bunch of different freeride brands: Titus, Banshee, Cove, TBC, Kona, K2, Iron Horse, Santa Cruz, Ellsworth (all products l sold at the store or still sell). They're all good individually.. some are super pricey, some are not, some are made in USA, some are not. Some l liked, some l do not... The one thing I can say about the Marin that sets it up high above the others -- it does all the freeridey stuff extremely well and then... it'll climb, climb like nobodies business --

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrustyOne
    Junk, Its a straightforward question, dont want to give a straightforward answer?, no problem
    JT doesn't answer questions. His speciality is forming baseless opinions. See posts #8 & #14 here and, amongst others, the rampage fork fail thread.

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    A beautiful wife and an awesome bike.

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    Sorta a mix of a couple Quakes = frame from the 7.3, some parts from a 7.2... a couple 2011 products.


    helmet that happens to match the fork --- that wasn't intentional.
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