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    New AC Build

    After my previous post before xmas comparing lapierre to nicolai i contacted Dipper @ gravity sports and we went through the options for an AC. I understand when people say the hardest thing is deciding on the colour

    In the end i went with black ano but with blue extra love to liven things up. Im really pleased with how it looks and blown away with the fabrication.

    The frame arrived a few weeks ago so i have been gradually building it up, its about 95% there now - just need to tidy the hoses and bleed the brakes.

    Thanks to dipper for his help and excellent pricing on the parts i bought for the frame.

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    nice bike! Love the matching rotors proper nice!

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    he's got a colour-coordinated workstand too!

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    Very nice.Love my AC

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    Very nice! Is that a 36 Float?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymie
    Very nice! Is that a 36 Float?
    I would say 32 Float 150.

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    Yeah, looking at the stanchions again, they look closer to 32 than 36.

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    what's the fully built weight ?

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    Very nice.
    I hope that's the new tread design on those mountain kings........

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    Just awesome, man!!

    Love it... Enjoy!
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    Really nice
    One of those best-looking AC`s...

    @rpm - tread in those MK`s is old one

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    Cheers guys, im really pleased how it has turned out. Just need to tidy the cables and fit some frame protection. The tyres are the old style MK's i bought a while back for my other bike - ill give them a try and see how they go.

    Spec:

    Riding terrain conditions: Wales and Lake district trail centres, XC, Single track and AM

    * Rider info: Height 6ft2 Weight 85kg, 13.5stones

    * Frame: Helius AC large, black with blue extra love
    * Fork: Fox 32 Float RLC 150mm
    * Shock: Fox RP23
    * Brakes: Hope tech M4, 180mm floating rotors
    * Cranks: 2011 XT Triple
    * Shifters: 2011 XT
    * Front Derailleur: 2011 XT
    * Rear Derailleur: 2011 XT
    * Cassette: 2011 XT 10 Speed
    * Chain: 2011 XT
    * Pedals: Superstar Nano
    * Stem: 70mm
    * Handlebar: Race face evolve AM
    * Seatpost: Thompson layback
    * Saddle: Fizik
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope ceramic
    * Headset: Acros AH07
    * Grips: Race face
    * Wheels etc: Hope Pro 2, mavic XM819
    * Front Tyre: Conti mountain king 26x2.4
    * Rear Tyre: Conti mountain king 26x2.4
    * Inner Tubes: Tubeless
    * Cables: Shimano XT

    * Overall Weight: not sure yet

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    Very nice indeed, a hawt looking AC...

    Be good to see her in the flesh when you bring her to the UK Nicolai ride....

    Thrash her and let us know your thoughts... Whole lotta yumminess
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    steep fast and loose :)
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    we need the WEIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    With that spec the weight will be between 27lbs and 28lbs. It might even creep over 28lbs by a fraction.

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    I would say closer to 29lbs

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    Just did a quick bathroom scale weigh in and it came out at 13.5kg or 29.7lbs. It's a little more than I was expecting but I'm happy at sub 30lb.

    The wheels feel quite heavy and the brakes are slightly overkill for my use but I'm not going to worry about a few extra grams.

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    Nice bike, I'd say the weight is about right considering you've got big ass tyres, not exactly light rims, big ass 4 pot Hopes and flatties

    Looks ace BTW

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