With the help of tkBlazer, my new bike is ready for the dirt just in time for the weekend! Another sincere thanks to Neil and the guys at the Path for removing and pressing the headset for me. Some parts are brand new, some are scavenged from old bikes of mine, the frame was found on CL and i got the fork off eBay.
Here is the breakdown of the build:
Frame: 09 Marin Alpine 29er | medium
Fork: 2010 RockShox Reba SL 80mm-100mm
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Kona XC 75mm
Handlebar: ODI Flight Control, 750mm
Grips: Sunline Lock-on **UPDATE** new white ESI 'chunky' grips
Saddle: WTB Rocket V
Wheels: Sun Ringlé Charger Pro, Tubeless (aebike.com cheapest prices around!)
Tires: Front-Speshy Purgatory "Control" 2.2, Rear-Speshy Captain "Control" 2.2
Cranks: FSA (taken off my 09 coilair) **UPDATE** new slx crankset, 32/22 175mm
Pedals: Crank Bro's Candy 1's
Brakes: Shimano 575, 7" rotors
Front Der: XT (thanks tkblazer!)
Rear Der: SLX
On to the pix:
and a trail shot:
The shakedown ride was this past saturday and it felt great!!!
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