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    Battery!

    Anyone bought a Battery yet? Just ordered mine today, I can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    Anyone bought a Battery yet? Just ordered mine today, I can't wait!
    Not yet... Still saving my loot$$$
    Congrats Gus

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    Me too, but it would probably be the first new frame to order.
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    Well I've 50/50'd my old 2000 Shockwave which is garage art at the moment - was always way too high for me - don't think that'll be a problem on the Battery. Don't be expecting any pics of me upside down or anything - well not attached to the bike anyway!

    Starting to get some bits together..

    Magura Thor fork.

    And erm that's it so far (apart from the "shed" junkyared which is always to hand!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    Well I've 50/50'd my old 200 Shockwave which is garage art at the moment - was always way too high for me - don't think that'll be a problem on the Battery. Don't be expecting any picks of me upside down or anything - well not attached to the bike anyway!
    Lookin to 50/50 my DNA as soon as I get the other 50 Too many house projects dipping into my MTB account....

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    Is there 50% of your DNA left?? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    Is there 50% of your DNA left?? lol
    I may be able to scrape up at least 40%

    What color did you go with?

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    Black, then changed my mind over the weekend and went with the orange lol. Hopefully here by the weekend, ordered some other bits so it should come together pretty quickly.

    Was out in the local woods on Sat with the girlie practicing small jumps and drops. She only goes and piles off one of the biggies thereby forcing me waaaay out of my comfort zone lol. Remebered just how much I love my DNA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    Black, then changed my mind over the weekend
    That is a tough decision! I would have to go with the black, as my wife would easily spot a NEW bright orange bike hanging in the garage

    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    ordered some other bits so it should come together pretty quickly.

    BITS!?!?!?! Come on Gus, we want full details

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    ok,ok....
    (1) Shimano Cranksets - MTB Saint Crankset M810 175mm 4-Bolt 68/73mm Shell
    (1) Hope Bargain Wheels Pro 2 20mm on Halo Tornado Rim - Front Blue Hub - Black Spokes - White Rim
    (1) Da Bomb Headsets Da Reaction - OnePointFive Reducer Black 1.5" - 1.1/8"
    (1) ODI Grips X-Treme Lock-On Bonus Pack Grey - Black
    (1) Shimano Brakes Disc Saint Disc Brake Front M800 74mm Post Mount - RH Lever
    (1) Shimano Brakes Disc Saint Disc Brake Rear M800 74mm Post Mount - LH Lever
    (1) Blackspire Chainrings - MTB Downhill 7075 Series 4-Bolt 34t Black
    My shopping list from ChainReaction! Also have an MRP type1, Answer Pro Tapers, snow camo saddle/I-Beam post, a tool shed stem, shifter chain and block lol and some creative jiggery pokery with some wheel swaps.

    And of course the lovely white shiny Magura Thors! I have the Laurin FCR's on the San An 100-130mm and love them. Thors are the new version but 140mm and 20mm Maxle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    ok,ok....
    (1) Shimano Cranksets - MTB Saint Crankset M810 175mm 4-Bolt 68/73mm Shell
    (1) Hope Bargain Wheels Pro 2 20mm on Halo Tornado Rim - Front Blue Hub - Black Spokes - White Rim
    (1) Da Bomb Headsets Da Reaction - OnePointFive Reducer Black 1.5" - 1.1/8"
    (1) ODI Grips X-Treme Lock-On Bonus Pack Grey - Black
    (1) Shimano Brakes Disc Saint Disc Brake Front M800 74mm Post Mount - RH Lever
    (1) Shimano Brakes Disc Saint Disc Brake Rear M800 74mm Post Mount - LH Lever
    (1) Blackspire Chainrings - MTB Downhill 7075 Series 4-Bolt 34t Black
    My shopping list from ChainReaction! Also have an MRP type1, Answer Pro Tapers, snow camo saddle/I-Beam post, a tool shed stem, shifter chain and block lol and some creative jiggery pokery with some wheel swaps.

    And of course the lovely white shiny Magura Thors! I have the Laurin FCR's on the San An 100-130mm and love them. Thors are the new version but 140mm and 20mm Maxle.

    All we need now are some build pictures

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    Should be here Tuesday.

    Here are some very good examples of what I WON'T BE DOING! Although I have been making that groaning noise every time I stand up since Saturday in the woods lol!
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37090591@N05/3469371570/" title="P4230071 by KiltedSkier, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3656/3469371570_d87b9e6da0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P4230071" /></a>

    Just a mock up - off to the lbs tomorrow to build it up! Best way to describe it? Well burly doesn't really do it, how about burlesque?! All the pics I've seen don't really do the chunkiness justice, can't wait to try it. Could make a great "UK" downhill bike - ie for some of our tight and techy courses where a big bike is just too relaxed. MC ARE BACK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37090591@N05/3469371570/" title="P4230071 by KiltedSkier, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3656/3469371570_d87b9e6da0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P4230071" /></a>

    Just a mock up - off to the lbs tomorrow to build it up! Best way to describe it? Well burly doesn't really do it, how about burlesque?! All the pics I've seen don't really do the chunkiness justice, can't wait to try it. Could make a great "UK" downhill bike - ie for some of our tight and techy courses where a big bike is just too relaxed. MC ARE BACK!
    NICE!!!!! That's going to look sick when it's done..

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37090591@N05/3471895100/" title="P4241601 by KiltedSkier, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3471895100_36acd48901.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P4241601" /></a>
    Getting there but not happy with crank/swingarm clearance - Saint 09's. Work in progress and waiting an answer from MC as to what cranks they have used succesfully. Not the correct stem, needs to be shorter/steeper but everything else feels great!
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    Looks good!!! I'm starting to wonder if a short guy (5 ft 7) could get away with using one of those as a "Do It All" bike.
    Do you know what the center to center TT length is?

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    http://www.mountaincycle.com/our-bikes/battery hit the spec sheet button.
    20.2" but I'll double check - yup it is and 14" BB height (Magura Thor 140mm + 2.4 tyres. Bear in mind there is no provision for a front mech (no cable stop) but of course Hammerschmidt would work - bound to be some cheaper versions along soon. I'm same height which is why this thing immediately appealed to me! It's got the feeling that I really wanted on my Cove Stiffee but just can't get - burly wee play bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    http://www.mountaincycle.com/our-bikes/battery hit the spec sheet button.
    20.2" but I'll double check - yup it is and 14" BB height (Magura Thor 140mm + 2.4 tyres. Bear in mind there is no provision for a front mech (no cable stop) but of course Hammerschmidt would work - bound to be some cheaper versions along soon. I'm same height which is why this thing immediately appealed to me! It's got the feeling that I really wanted on my Cove Stiffee but just can't get - burly wee play bike!
    Thanks for the info!!!
    I saw the spec sheet but wasn't sure if that TT measurement was center to center or effective. Thanks for the confirmation.
    I'm pretty sure I could get away with 20.2 because my Fury is 20 inch and I use that for everything.
    A 14 inch BB is great for around here, also I prefer slacker bikes so it might just be perfect.
    I'd probably run it single up front, but somewhere in my many boxes of useless parts I have a bolt on cable stop. I guess if I wanted to run a FD I could probably use that and an E type derailleur?

    Thanks again for the info!! Let me know how you like it.
    I might just have to start saving

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    Well I've 50/50'd my old 2000 Shockwave which is garage art at the moment - was always way too high for me - don't think that'll be a problem on the Battery.
    Hmmm, i could do that with my 2000 Shockwave also.
    But i did not had the issue of being to high for my taste.... even with the normal seat tower....

    I really like you're Battery already, when i buy mine, it will be the same colour.
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    Oh it's very, very good. Laggan Wolftrax demo day, rode the red all day. Lots of little rock steps - front comes up so easy, it's SUPER stiff and sprints fantastically. It needs a cable stop for a dual ring! McRumble -= details of that bolt on stop please - mind is scheming.

    Intense SlopeStyle was there - 6" travel takes a front mech, ok not pure SS which a few mags have highlighted but really how many people do that?

    Kudos for MC being pure SS but for someone like me (play bike!) big market oppurtunity maybe missed. I felt like a numpty pushing up when there were bikes from 0"-10" travel with double/triple set ups riding past me.

    But on the way down, or along, or over it's just great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    Oh it's very, very good. Laggan Wolftrax demo day, rode the red all day. Lots of little rock steps - front comes up so easy, it's SUPER stiff and sprints fantastically. It needs a cable stop for a dual ring! McRumble -= details of that bolt on stop please - mind is scheming.

    Intense SlopeStyle was there - 6" travel takes a front mech, ok not pure SS which a few mags have highlighted but really how many people do that?

    Kudos for MC being pure SS but for someone like me (play bike!) big market oppurtunity maybe missed. I felt like a numpty pushing up when there were bikes from 0"-10" travel with double/triple set ups riding past me.

    But on the way down, or along, or over it's just great!
    NICE!!!! I'd really like to have one BUT I might have to sell my Fury to do it.
    Or save longer

    That bolt on stop is an OLD shimano part with a barrel adjuster on it. We found it in the parts bin at the shop. I used it to run a FD on a Identiti Dr Jekyll frame a few years ago.
    I'll dig around and see If I can find it. If so I'll PM you a pic..
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    It needs a cable stop for a dual ring! McRumble -= details of that bolt on stop please - mind is scheming.
    PM Sent..

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    So much fun, plans afoot for a double ring set up - various cable stops out there for frames with none, only problem is finding a crankset to clear the swingarm! Race Face Atlas FR has a really wide Q factor according to Uk importer Silverfish so we will see! Saints need a 2.5mm spacer on the non drive side, reduces axle/crank overlap. Apparently the double ring Saint has a lower Q factor so prob won't clear.

    So stiff, sprints manically, wheelies (even I managed a 5 pedaller on my drive lol), font wheel pops off drops and it rides tech sections really well. Nearly there with the Thor, need to set suspension up properly rather than just jumping on and saying "sod it I'll fix it later!"

    UK prices off the top of my head £745 black anodised with monarch, £825 orange with Marz roco. Shame europe won't switch shocks which I beleive USA will do (?). Bargain.
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    Hey Gus, I don't know if you can find one, but the LX M-580 Hollowtech II cranks are pretty wide, I know that's why I like them so much.
    I've never liked a narrow crank. They give me knee problems.

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    Ta muchly, 'scuse my spelling - bit drunk after a days heliskiing in northern Sweden!
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    I saw the Battery at Interbike.
    I think if the design could be made a bit lighter, and with some minor geometry changes, like different sized front triangles, could make a nice trail bike.
    In a trail bike format, I think the stays could maybe be a bit narrower as well.
    This is not a criticism of the Battery, I just think it could be the basis of a trail bike.
    With 68 deg head angle with a 140mm fork. With an option to go with 160mm.
    With a 19" seat tube and a 23" TT, for a large.
    With a 14" BB height when running 2.3" tires and 140mm fork.
    I think it would be the bomb.
    It might need slightly longer chain stays as a trail bike...

    We can call it the Cascade...after the Cascadia Subduction Zone and Cascade volcanic range.

    Or maybe the "Mirage".
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    Here are some options I have tried:
    Truvativ
    TV Hussefelt 1.1 DH 170mm 36t
    TV Holzfeller DH 170mm c -set 36t use Howitzer BB
    Howitzer Team BB 56mm chainline 68/68E/73/73E

    Race Face Evolve DH

    Profile with there 6 7/8" spindle

    Aerozine will be test fitted soon

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    http://www.ison-distribution.com/iso...?part=BSQBB71K

    A-Ha - gotcha! This little gizmo will clamp onto the seat tube to give me a front mech cable stop! Size you need is 1 3/8" = 34.9mm
    Have ordered E-13 DRS with the e-type back plate, XTR etype front mech (mounts to the DRS backplate) and Race Face Atlas FR's. Hoping they will clear the swingarm but apparently they have a pretty wide Q-factor fingers crossed. Have now discovered that the Saint cranks are different for the singles and dual rings ie I can't bolt on an inner ring to the single set up! So god knows what I'll put them on....

    Waiting for parts, will update you on the dual ring set up soon! Obviously if you don't want a dual chain guide you could just go with the backstop and the etype mech.

    PS It's a blast to ride!
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    Thanks for the crank info guys. I tried some FSA V-drive Mega Exo Lites but they were miles off. I'd say that's important info that needs to go on the website otherwise peopke could buy their cranks before the frame arrives and they are stuck with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    http://www.ison-distribution.com/iso...?part=BSQBB71K

    A-Ha - gotcha! This little gizmo will clamp onto the seat tube to give me a front mech cable stop! Size you need is 1 3/8" = 34.9mm
    Have ordered E-13 DRS with the e-type back plate, XTR etype front mech (mounts to the DRS backplate) and Race Face Atlas FR's. Hoping they will clear the swingarm but apparently they have a pretty wide Q-factor fingers crossed. Have now discovered that the Saint cranks are different for the singles and dual rings ie I can't bolt on an inner ring to the single set up! So god knows what I'll put them on....

    Waiting for parts, will update you on the dual ring set up soon! Obviously if you don't want a dual chain guide you could just go with the backstop and the etype mech.

    PS It's a blast to ride!
    Nice find!!! That looks WAY better-cleaner than the stop I have..
    It sounds like a sweet setup

    Soooo are you going for the orange ano Atlas FR's???

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37090591@N05/3471895100/" title="P4241601 by KiltedSkier, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3471895100_36acd48901.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P4241601" /></a>
    good looking bike! when do we see the "dirty" pics??!!
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37090591@N05/3519251665/" title="P5101582 by KiltedSkier, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3519251665_297d145a06.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P5101582" /></a>
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    It looks good Gus.
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    love it love it love it!

    Stem a wee bit long. E-13 DRS with XTR etype front mech, Race Face Atlas FR cranks going on tomorrow. Saints going on the 9.5

    learning to ride flats again, my shins are F#############!
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    A technical question about the Battery, does the Headtube really need to be faced an reamed for the headset.
    Because that could be a problem when I will have mine, I already do have the headset.
    But facing and reaming a 1.5 headtube in the Netherlands could become a problem as probably no shops have the tools for a 1.5 to do that.

    I have asked and phoned some shops, but still no one said; yes, we can
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    Maybe if you asked "can you face a 38.1mm headtube?"
    I don't think they understand American over there.
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    It is always recommended to face a BB or HT that has not been done. However, I have set up a couple with out facing them and had no issues. Also as staggered head tube become more popular shop will have to get 1.5" facing tools.

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    Think it's more important to face the BB, especially for outboard BB's that don't seem to cope well with any unalignment. I've never had any probs not facing the headtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    Maybe if you asked "can you face a 38.1mm headtube?"
    I don't think they understand American over there.
    I'll try, but maybe i'll get more dumfolded looks then

    But the tools for a cannondale frame would'nd they be the same? maybe i'll have to ask if they have the tools to ream and face a cannondale headtube, i'll probably get more luck that way.
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    hey kilted..
    that looks nice man. been waiting to see it built up.. but didnt think to look here.. i was waiting on satisfaction site.

    enjoy it..looks fun

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    Hello riders! Can anybody help me... problems with crank for Battery. What a cranks I can use for this frame. I cant buy Mrp cranks now =(

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    Hey bambr.

    Go to here and ask.

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    They advise Mrp.. But, this is bad variant for me now. Cant buy here =(

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    Just buy a Truvativ Howitzer BB with 56mm chain line & howitzer crank arms 170mm (hussefelt/ holzfeller)

    my BB was from CRC, my arms were Ebay fits fine no clearance problems

    I'll post a pic if i can work out how
    And thats whats happening!

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    Mountain Cycle will sell the MRP to customers who register their Battery's online. Can't wait for the online link contact john.k@mountaincycle with a picture of your BB and serial typed as well and he will get you on your way.

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    Big thx guys!

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    are saint cranks that much of a no go??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambr
    What Problems? The only problem I noticed was the major headache I got from reading some of those moronic comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrumble69
    What Problems? The only problem I noticed was the major headache I got from reading some of those moronic comments
    The moronic comments did not stop me from pulling the trigger on a Battery (just yesterday!!).

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