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    Cheers Whafe. I knew I should have picked a non bike specific user name. I'll see if admin can change it.

    I'm up in Aberdeen so won't make it to this meet. I have a similar problem to the pimp messiah in that I find it difficult getting south of Glentress. Another time hopefully.

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    Looking good. Richard's old frame? No need to change your handle, if you're big, white and fluffy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozzz
    Looking good. Richard's old frame? No need to change your handle, if you're big, white and fluffy
    LMFAO.....

    Never looked at it that way.......
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    Big and fluffy? I had a cat like that once but it's definitely not me. Time for a user name change methinks while I've still only got a handful of posts on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetiman71
    Cheers Whafe. I knew I should have picked a non bike specific user name. I'll see if admin can change it.

    I'm up in Aberdeen so won't make it to this meet. I have a similar problem to the pimp messiah in that I find it difficult getting south of Glentress. Another time hopefully.
    I'm looking forward to seeing this... hope it doesn't turn into one of those years when we fail to bump into each other despite being so close?

    It sure looks the nuts , no more listening to that horrible Yeti linkage rattle when your riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepimpmessiah
    I'm looking forward to seeing this... hope it doesn't turn into one of those years when we fail to bump into each other despite being so close?

    It sure looks the nuts , no more listening to that horrible Yeti linkage rattle when your riding
    Cheers dude. I got my first ride in last night and it felt awsome. I'll try and hook up with you soon.

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    Paul - Looks good - Need the new ATLAS AM chainset on there though ! Or I can sell you my '07 ;-0
    Gotta keep the black theme consistent.
    How did your ride go ? Fancy hooking up Wed or Thurs for a blast ?

    Simon.

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    Cheers Simon. I need to give my wallet a rest for a couple of months so the silver XT cranks stay for the time being. The first ride went really well now that I have the correct spring in place. The 450 gave just the right amount of sag and the Roco shock just gobbles up the small, medium and large hits. As you already know it also climbs well with or without the pro pedal on. I need to try it on more challenging trails to see how it performs on the bigger stuff.
    There's a 7pm ride at Scolty tomorrow night if you can make it but I might also be up for Thursday ride if the weather improves.

    Cheers
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    Hey Simon and YetiMan - Get a room, or go PM's...... Start a thread... LOL

    This is the setup Database for your beautiful piece of machinery, being your sick sick MTB
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    helius fr

    * Frame, Size, & Color: helius fr anodized black
    * Fork:marzocchi 55
    * Shock, i2i, stroke dt swiss xm 180
    * Brakes:formula the one front disc 200mm rear 180 mm
    * Cranks:shimano xtr 2008
    * Shifters:sram x9
    * Front Derailleur:sram x9
    * Rear Derailleur:sram x9 medium cage
    * Pedals:flat bmx exustar cnc
    * Stem:easton ea 70 forged
    * Handlebar:easton ea 50 monkeybar 685mm
    * Seatpost:truvativ xr 30,0mm
    * Saddle:selle italia slr t1
    * Bottom Bracket:
    * Cassette:sram pg 980
    * Chain:shimano ultegra
    * Headset:cane creek s3
    * Grips:
    * Front Tire:nobby nic evolution 2.4
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:easton havoc set
    * Front Hub/Skewer:easton am havoc set
    * Rear Tire:
    * Rear Rim:easton am havoc set
    * Rear Hub/Skewer:easton am havoc set
    * Cables:
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight:14,9 kg

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    On the site of the British Bike-Dealer "Moonglu" is a knew custom FR:


    http://www.moonglu.com/custom/helfrdemo.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Height 6'3"
    Weight geared up mmmmm 86 Kg's
    Riding Bit of everything

    Frame Helius FR Large (Urban Camo)
    Fork Fox 36 Talas RC2 1.5HS
    Headset Chris King 1.5
    Shock CCDB Ti Spring
    Front Wheel Hub Hadley 20mm Disc (36 Hole)
    Rim DT EX 5.1d 36 Hole
    Spokes Sapim CX-Rays
    Rear Wheel Hub Hadley Disc Hub (36 Hole)
    Rim DT EX 5.1d 36 Hole
    Spokes Sapim CX-Rays
    Front Tyre Schwalbe Big Betty
    Rear Tyre Schwalbe Noby Nic
    Front Brake Type Magura Louise Carbons
    Disk Size 203mm
    Rear Break Type Magura Louise Carbons
    Disk Size 180mm
    Brake Lines Goodridge
    Crankset Shimano XTR
    Chainguide Blackspire Stinger
    Bashguard Gamut
    Front Der Shimano XTR
    Rear Der SRAM XO Short Cage
    Shifters SRAM XO
    Rear Cassette SRAM PG-990
    Chain SRAM PC-991 Hollowpin
    Seat Post Thomson Masterpiece (31.6mm D)
    Stem Sunline 65mm (1.5HS size)
    Handlebar Easton EC70 OS Monkeylite Carbon Riser
    Grips ODI Rogue
    @Whafe: sorry for posting some off-topic: Just saw you got XTR cranks and a blackspire stinger on your incredible Helius. Is the stinger the iscg-version? I want to ride the same combination on my Intense Slopestyle (sorry guys ) but it doesn't work because the chain rubs on the chainguide if it is in the smallest ring. What is the width of the bb-shell of the Helius? On my Intense it's 73 mm and I run a 2.5mm spacer on the driveside, but like mentionned, it doesn't work... How many spacers did you use on your Nic? Thank you for some advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by randan
    @Whafe: sorry for posting some off-topic: Just saw you got XTR cranks and a blackspire stinger on your incredible Helius. Is the stinger the iscg-version? I want to ride the same combination on my Intense Slopestyle (sorry guys ) but it doesn't work because the chain rubs on the chainguide if it is in the smallest ring. What is the width of the bb-shell of the Helius? On my Intense it's 73 mm and I run a 2.5mm spacer on the driveside, but like mentionned, it doesn't work... How many spacers did you use on your Nic? Thank you for some advise
    Hi randan...

    No worries, yes the stinger is the ISCG version. It is not perfect at all on the smallest front chainring... I am not too phased, am not in this ring much at all..
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    I've often dreamed of a Nicolai, but they have been a bit too pricey... I'm looking for a new frame, and noticed a dealer is offering a 06 or 07 Helius FR (is there a difference between 06 and 07?) at a price I could strech my budjet to, only it comes without a shock. My plan has been to move all the components apart from the shock from my current 07 Transition Preston to the new frame.

    As it happens I do have an extra Roco Air stashed away, but it's 190x50 which is not currently listed as a supported size on Nicolais website. Would it fit the frame, and what would it do to the geometry?

    Has anyone tried a Transition Preston? How does the Helius FR climb in comparison? Trails here are very rocky and rooty with short steep climbs. My fork is a Pike 454 with a ventana crown race (raises it a bit). would this frame be total overkill if I'm a chickenline kind of guy? Sorry, lot's of questions...

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    You ask,so here goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    I've often dreamed of a Nicolai, but they have been a bit too pricey... I'm looking for a new frame, and noticed a dealer is offering a 06 or 07 Helius FR (is there a difference between 06 and 07?) at a price I could strech my budjet to, only it comes without a shock. My plan has been to move all the components apart from the shock from my current 07 Transition Preston to the new frame.

    As it happens I do have an extra Roco Air stashed away, but it's 190x50 which is not currently listed as a supported size on Nicolais website. Would it fit the frame, and what would it do to the geometry?

    Has anyone tried a Transition Preston? How does the Helius FR climb in comparison? Trails here are very rocky and rooty with short steep climbs. My fork is a Pike 454 with a ventana crown race (raises it a bit). would this frame be total overkill if I'm a chickenline kind of guy? Sorry, lot's of questions...
    IF the"Transition Preston" was the only bike in the world to ride I GUESS I WOULDN'T BE RIDING BIKES ANYMORE.Complete junk IF your asking me. If you can get your hands on a 07 FR with a GOOD rear shock(CCDB ) than drop everything and go do it. I promise you after about 7 min. you'll understand my comments about the Preston ( to be fair I feel this way about 99% of all bikes.)..Good luck.CF..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    (is there a difference between 06 and 07?)
    Yes, there is.
    The 06 had 150 mm of travel and shorter chainstays, 428 mm if I'm not mistaken. The 06 is supposed to have the tire/seat-tube collision problem (the tire would hit the tube at full compression; depends on the tire though), so that is why Nicolai lengthened the chainstays to 435 mm for thr 07 and upped the travel to 163 mm.

    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    As it happens I do have an extra Roco Air stashed away, but it's 190x50 which is not currently listed as a supported size on Nicolais website. Would it fit the frame, and what would it do to the geometry?
    Let's see, both 06 and 07 models have the adjustability that the 08 lacks, and both normally take a 200x57 shock.
    If you move the front shock mount ~10 mm rearward you won't alter the geometry by installing a 190 e-t-e shock.
    However you won't get full travel from the frame if your shock has a 50 mm stroke. On the 06 you'd be limited to roughly 130 mm of travel and on the 07 - to around 140 mm.
    Suspension behavior would probably change, too - smaller shock stroke means less sag (in millimeters) and this may prevent the suspension from acting the way it was supposed to, but I won't dwell on this because I'm not a specialist.

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    Ive had my 08 FR for about 1 month now (detailed earlier in this thread) and although its fantastic to ride Ive had issues with the 36 Van RC2s bottoming out on the bigger jumps and drop offs, even with the firm spring fitted. So.
    Time for the first upgrade.
    A set of Totems arrived yesterday and by 7pm they were on the Nic and ready for action but unfortunately I wont be riding this weekend so Monday night will be the first try out.
    First impressions? Well, the 40mmm legs look huge compared to the 36s and Im not too keen on the Maori type graphics but they appear to be well made and feel plush as hell. The Maxle QR system is nice and simple and looks much cleaner than the two lever Fox system. I havent had a chance to play around with the mission control damping yet but the lock out feature will come in handy on the long fire road climbs (if I can be bothered using it).
    According to the stats the coil Totems should have been over 1lb heavier than the coil Foxs but in reality the difference was only 350g with my Foxs being much heavier than I expected.
    Overall the first impressions are very positive and Im looking forward to Monday night to give them a damn good thrashing.

    Couple of pics




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    Hey that is looking sweet, I don't suppose you have any pics of the whole bike from the side? I would love to see the geo as I too am thinking of a set of totems with a 1 1/8 head tube. How does it all feel? I also see you are running Mavic 819's with michelin tyres. What model tyres are they and what size? I am running the mountain extreme and love the grip, however not a large tyre. I have been thinking of a new set of rims and the larger 2.5 offerings from michelin.

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    They are massive aren't they!

    Be interested to find out how the coils compare to the airs... just come back from a weekend of downhilling in Chatel with totems on the front and they were great. Makes the FR a true do it all bike, with world cup DH course more than manageable !

    I never use the lock out indidentally

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    paul - they look fookin awesome - kirkers on monday ?

    simon.

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    however - 819's with TOTEM's seeems a bit of an oxymoron ???????

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    Nnnnnnnnng!

    So hot it hurts

    I'm so close to pushing that Totem button to replace my Sherms

    Perhaps we need to hook up this week so I can have a quick bounce to help make my mind up

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    Cheers for the positive comments. Messiah - I'll drop you a line tomorrow.

    Lorni - This is the only other pic I have but it's not quite square on. I'll need to take a few more. The tyres are 2.5" Michelin DH24s and I'm pretty pleased with them for most of the riding I do. My only complaint is that they struggle to shed mud when it's a bit claggy. 2.5's are supposed to be too big for the 819 rims but I find they run ok with very little roll and no burping. I run approx 25psi F & R.




    Simon - I have a set of 823's in the garage just in case but so far the 819's are holding up well and seem more than strong enough. They've been abused quite a bit since fitting them. I'll be at Kirkhill tomorrow after work so I'll drop you a mail during the day if you want to hook up.

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    Hey Yetiman, great looking rig. If you do get a chance to take a few side on pics It would be most appriciated. How would you compare the width of those 2.5 michelins to perhaps a 2.5 Minion?

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    Thanks Lorni. I picked up an old minion I had in the garage and against the Michelin it looks almost identical in width, there's not much in it. The Michelins have a more rounded profile against the flatter Minions.

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    Here is the spec:

    08 Nicolai helius fr
    08 fox talas 36 r
    xtr cranks with a hope ceramic bb and blackspire rings (the xtr rings and bb are being used as spares for my xc bike)
    xtr shadow rear mech
    xtr shifters
    xtr cassette
    xt front mech
    burgtec snow camo hubs, on mavic ex721 with dt comp spokes
    schwalbe big betty tires
    thompson stem and seatpost
    race face diablous bars
    formula the ones greg minnar special editions
    burgtec pedels
    e13 drs chain device with a blackspire c4 bash
    ti sdg bell air saddle
    king headset
    and a pcc 991 hollowpin chain

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    nicely done ... great build

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    What a stunner, great build.....

    Cool as effects with the picture too....

    Enjoy that puppy......
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    one question.

    mi weight is 72 kg, 160 lbs. what coil I need in a roco tst r?? 400??

    is the same in a ti spring??

    thanks a lot!!
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    gp - I'm running a 450 steel spring on my roco tst r and it's about right for my 82kg's so the 400 might just be ok for you. Not sure if it's the same for ti springs.

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    Hi, My one, from France





    Some changes are coming like blue kit for the HOPE MOTO V2 and new stem and saddle

    The setup is :
    Frame Helius FR Medium (sky Camo)
    Fork Marzo 66SL1 ATA
    Headset Brave Machine
    Shock DNM Prepared
    Front Wheel EASTON HAVOC
    Rear Wheel EASTON HAVOC
    Front Tyre Nokian GAZZA FR 2.35
    Rear Tyre Maxxis High Roller 2.35
    Brakes HOPE MOTO V2
    Crankset Shimano LX
    Chainguide DM3 bikes (www.dm3bike.com)
    Front Der Shimano LX
    Rear Der Shimano XT short cage
    Shifters Shimano XT
    Rear Cassette Shimano XT
    Chain SRAM PC-991
    Seat Post Race Face ATLAS 30.9
    Stem Race Face Diabolus
    saddle fizzi'k freak
    Handlebar Planet X
    Grips Moab Lizzard skin Lock on
    Pedals Crank brothers Mallet

    Weight about 16 kg...


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    very nice ride ...

    btw does your chain guide can actually allow you to use all your 3 chain rings? unless i am seeing things but you still have your large chainring on? or are you just using that as your "bash" ring

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    sweet bike triplex. You're running a short cage rear mech so I assume chinaman is correct about the large chain ring being used as a bash ring? I'm not normally a fan of the camo paint jobs but that looks pretty cool.

    How are you getting on with the 66's?

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    hi !

    the chain guide is this one :

    It's a large bearing, but on the second photo the chain is not on the good way, it must be between the chain rings and the chain guide

    It works perfectly with 2 or 3 chain rings, and without ISCG.

    The 66's is really performant, not very heavy (2,500kg) but very hard to find good settings...
    I also put oil on seals each ride.

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    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius FR, M, jungle-camo
    * Fork: Fox Van 36 RC2
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: fox DHX-air 2008 222X63
    * Brakes: Shimano XT 2008
    * Cranks: Saint 2007 22X32
    * Shifters: Sram X.9 2008
    * Front Derailleur: XTR 2007
    * Rear Derailleur: X.9 2006
    * Pedals: PDM 643
    * Stem: Bontrager Big Earl 65mm
    * Handlebar: Easton Havoc AM 711mm
    * Seatpost: OnOff (thomson-like) :-D
    * Saddle: SDG Beal Air Ti
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano
    * Cassette: Shimano Xt 11X34
    * Chain:Shimano XT
    * Headset: Hope XC
    * Grips: Bontrager Lock On
    * Front Tire: Maxxis HR 2.35 ST homemade tubeless
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic SX
    * Front Hub/Skewer:Mavic SX N/A
    * Rear Tire:Maxxis HR 2.35 60a homemade tubeless
    * Rear Rim: Mavic SX
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Mavic SX N/A
    * Cables: Standard
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 16.3 kg

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    * Frame, Size, & Color: helius fr, M, baby blue
    * Fork: boxxer WC
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: roco tst r, 400lbs
    * Brakes: hope moto v2 with alligator rotors, 203/203
    * Cranks: XTR, rotor chainrings 33/23, blackspire c4 white
    * Shifters: sram X.0
    * Front Derailleur: sram X.0
    * Rear Derailleur: XTR
    * Pedals: acid carbon (not in photo)
    * Stem: rotor SX 70mm, -2,5,
    * Handlebar: gravity carbon
    * Seatpost: gravity dropper
    * Saddle: fizik gobi xm
    * Bottom Bracket: rotor BB1 ceramic
    * Cassette: sram pg 990
    * Chain: sram pc 980
    * Headset: hope
    * Grips: sram
    * Front Tire: kenda blue groove 2.35 stick-e (kit tubeless)
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:dt ex1750 (dt 5.1) dt aerolite
    * Front Hub/Skewer: dt 240s, ex1750
    * Rear Tire: kenda small block eight dtc (kit tubeless)
    * Rear Rim:dt ex1750 (dt 5.1) dt aerolite
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: dt 240s, ex1750, 10mm dt skewer.
    * Cables: sram
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 15.900 gr


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    Quote Originally Posted by garypalmer
    * Frame, Size, & Color: helius fr, M, baby blue



    it looks very nice

    The Boxxer is not too high ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplex
    it looks very nice

    The Boxxer is not too high ?
    is the same high than a totem.....
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    Spot on colour combo GaryP.......now I know what my ST will look like. Good riding.

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    Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by triplex
    it looks very nice

    The Boxxer is not too high ?
    That is one good looking FR! With those dual crowns it shows just how versatile the FR is. I never would have guessed that a set of dual crowns would have fit on the FR. How about a ride report on that puppy, would love to know how it rides.

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    simply stunning ... dual crowns on an FR ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplex
    ... the chain guide is this one :

    It's a large bearing ...
    sorry but what make and model is the chain guide ...

    most recently i have found that on steep runs and with small drops ... keeping the chain on the largest chainring and the 5-6 cog on the rear, actually keeps the chain from dislodging ... comments anyone?

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    Now that is a great looking bike, colour combo is awesome.....

    Yummy indeed........ Enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinaman
    sorry but what make and model is the chain guide ...

    most recently i have found that on steep runs and with small drops ... keeping the chain on the largest chainring and the 5-6 cog on the rear, actually keeps the chain from dislodging ... comments anyone?
    It's a french producer : http://www.dm3bike.com/spip.php?rubrique5

    you can buy online by mailing them

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    garypalmer - dude that is the colour I fancied on my next build... really quite a spectacular looking machine.... good to see you going with the big forks!

    Let me know how it rides with he 200mm - 167mm balance - what do you usually use it for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve
    garypalmer - dude that is the colour I fancied on my next build... really quite a spectacular looking machine.... good to see you going with the big forks!

    Let me know how it rides with he 200mm - 167mm balance - what do you usually use it for?
    I have ride this bike with four different forks (it is my second helius fr) 66sl '06, 66sl ata '08, 888sl ata '08, and now, with the new frame the boxxer.. and I don't see difference going up with this four forks, but I prefer downhill with the 888 and the boxxer.. for me is perfect..



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    new photo, I love "she"

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    last setting on my Helius FR







    Now it's really nice too me

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    garypalmer - Wow awesome.... im tempted to get one of the new boxxers... check them here - http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2010RockShoxBoXXer.html - and run it on the front of my FR next year for work in the ALPs... might be a magical combo!

    triplex - delicious colours mate! how do you find the FR rides with the rocco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karve

    triplex - delicious colours mate! how do you find the FR rides with the rocco?

    The rocco is very sweet and smooth, a lake ok progressivity... I need to find the perfect settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianpinder


    Here is the spec:

    08 Nicolai helius fr
    08 fox talas 36 r
    xtr cranks with a hope ceramic bb and blackspire rings (the xtr rings and bb are being used as spares for my xc bike)
    xtr shadow rear mech
    xtr shifters
    xtr cassette
    xt front mech
    burgtec snow camo hubs, on mavic ex721 with dt comp spokes
    schwalbe big betty tires
    thompson stem and seatpost
    race face diablous bars
    formula the ones greg minnar special editions
    burgtec pedels
    e13 drs chain device with a blackspire c4 bash
    ti sdg bell air saddle
    king headset
    and a pcc 991 hollowpin chain
    what happens if you put the coil shock on the top position?? what is the difference between putting it up and put down??

    thanks a lot..
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    Quote Originally Posted by garypalmer
    is the same high than a totem.....
    Dude - any pics of the set up with 888's - thinking about a tripple crown setup for the alps next year!

    Why did you get rid of them and get the boxxers?

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    Finally my dream bike is ready.
    Fork- Totem coil
    Stem- gravity light- 60mm
    Headset- cane creek 1.5
    Brakes- Formula the One 203mm
    Wheel rims - DT Swiss FR 6.1D
    Rohloff speed hub
    And what can I say except I love it. And rohloff is the one I dont want to go back to other derailleurs.


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    Damn Tiki, looking awesome and hardcore FR! Had any chance to weigh it yet?

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    not yet but I am also curious about the weight. So soon will be some numbers

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    A very nice Helius FR, tiki.

    Your bottom-bracket seems to be very low - are you using a shorter rear shock than other Nic's in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randan
    A very nice Helius FR, tiki.

    Your bottom-bracket seems to be very low - are you using a shorter rear shock than other Nic's in this thread?
    No the shock was together with the frame and it was set up by NICOLAI

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    Now that randan mentions it, your shock indeed is quite a bit shorter than the one on my FR, or any other FR that I've seen. So this is not on purpose?

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    Hmm, I just don't know but it looks a bit strange to me - the seatpost angle and the position of the top link seems to be quite different to the other Helius in this thread. But besides this, your bike looks awesome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by randan
    Hmm, I just don't know but it looks a bit strange to me - the seatpost angle and the position of the top link seems to be quite different to the other Helius in this thread. But besides this, your bike looks awesome!!
    thanks and yes you are correct look like is shorter. after your post I checked more carefully other bikes here and you are right. but for the moment will right like that. it is feel nice. later will try with longer shock

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    That shorter shock has slacked out the geo as well.... interesting! What is the stroke length on that shock dude it looks like an inch or something? Id say thats a 100mm travel FR!

    Mint set up though mate... looks so clean with the internal rear hub and the black and red is rockin!

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    A sweet as looking FR, look wicked with the Rohloff.... Be very keen to hear how she rides and your thoughts...

    Be cool to hear also what is going down with the shock, the angles seem really slack, be low fast and mean....LOL

    Enjoy that bad boy....
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    doesn't look right at all ! ? !

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    Riding terrain conditions: Bit of everything

    * 2007 Helius FR, Medium, Black Ano
    * Fork: Rockshox Coil Lyriks
    * Shock: Fox DHX 4.0
    * Brakes: Avid Code 5's with 203mm rotors
    * Cranks: Raceface Diablolus
    * Shifters: Shimano SLX
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX (conventional)
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX (short cage)
    * Pedals: Easton Flatboys
    * Stem: FSA 230
    * Handlebar: FSA 330
    * Seatpost: Raceface Diabolous
    * Saddle: Fizik Zeak A.S.S. (cordura)
    * Bottom Bracket: RaceFace
    * Cassette: Shimano 32-11
    * Chain: Shimano
    * Headset: Da Bomb X-10
    * Grips: ODI Lock-On
    * Wheelset: Easton Havoc
    * Front Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2.5
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2.5
    * Cables: Goodridge
    * Misc: e-Thirteen Bashguard
    * Overall Weight: 39lbs

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    Love this bike. Upgraded from a CC



    Riding terrain conditions: uk XC, Trail bashing to the alps

    * Rider height 6', weight 15 stone, ride style XC, Trail and light Downhill

    * Frame, 2007 Helius FR Black annodised
    * Fork: 2009 Fox Van 36 RC2's
    * Shock, Rockshock pearl 3.3
    * Brakes:Hope 200mm Mono M4 front and 180 Mono mini Rear
    * Cranks: Shimano XT With Middleburn rings
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: LX
    * Pedals: Shimano DX
    * Stem: Hope XC
    * Handlebar: Azonic B52's
    * Seatpost: Thompson Elite
    * Saddle: SDG belair
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope
    * Cassette: Shimano LX 8spd
    * Chain: Sram PC58
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: ODI
    * Front Tire: Hutchinson Spider (winter) Kenda Nevgal (summer)
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic X719 sapin double butted
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro 2
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Medusa (winter) Kenda Negal (summer)
    * Rear Rim: Mavic X321
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Bulb Hope squewer
    * Cables: Shimano
    * Misc: Random carbon and Ti Bits
    * Overall Weight: 32Lbs with Winter tires

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    It's been a long time since I posted my rig here and I did a lot of changes to it, so here it is again.










    Riding terrain conditions:
    From flat XC-like trails and even paved roads to the Alps.

    * Rider height, weight, ride style e.g XC, endurance,trail, hucker etc
    183 cm / 6 ft., 75 kilos / 166 lbs., riding style would be best described as 'trail' with occasional fooling around some small drops and stuff.

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Nicolai Helius FR 2007 black anodized, no stickers, custom sizing (ETT 600 mm, ST 425 mm), standard derailleur + Rohloff cable guides, ISCG mounts
    * Fork: Fox 36 Van R 2008
    * Shock, i2i, stroke: Fox Van R 2007 200 mm / 7.875 in. eye-to-eye, 57 mm / 2.25 in. stroke, 450 lbs/in steel spring
    * Brakes: Magura Louise 2008 180 mm front, 160 mm rear (Goodridge hose in the rear, will soon install one on the front, too), 203/180 mm for the mountains.
    * Cranks: Shimano Hone with a 32t e.13 GuideRing and e.13 SuperCharger bashguard, modified e.13 32 Special chain guide (removed the roller and installed a homemade aluminium 'taco')
    * Shifter: Shimano Saint 2009
    * Front Derailleur: none
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano Saint 2009
    * Pedals: Time Z
    * Stem: Hope 50 mm, 25 degrees
    * Handlebar: Race Face Deus XC 31.8 mm, 635 mm wide, 25 mm rise
    * Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece 31.6 x 350 mm in-line (pictured with Thomson Elite 31.6 x 410 mm in-line)
    * Saddle: WTB Devo, steel rails
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope ceramic
    * Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34 (pictured with Shimano Deore XT 11-34)
    * Chain: Shimano Deore XT
    * Headset: FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro Deep Cup
    * Grips: Lizard Skins Logo with black ODI clamps
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26 x 2.4 (Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro 2.1 for the winter, Continental Diesel ProTection 2.5 for the mountains)
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: DT Swiss EX 5.1d / DT Swiss Competition 2.0-1.8-2.0 spokes with DT Swiss Standard nipples
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Bulb 20 mm
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26 x 2.4 (Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro 2.1 for the winter, Continental Diesel ProTection 2.5 for the mountains)
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX 5.1d / DT Swiss Competition 2.0-1.8-2.0 spokes with DT Swiss Standard nipples
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Hope Pro II 10 mm through axle / DT Swiss RWS Thru Bolt rear axle
    * Cables: Shimano cable, Yokozuna housing
    * Misc: FSA 10 mm aluminium headset spacer, Hope seat collar, Schwalbe Extra Light tubes, Lizard Skins Super Jumbo + Jumbo chainstay and seatstay protectors.
    * Overall Weight: currently around 14.8 kilos / 32.7 lbs.

    A titanium shock spring is on the way already which will hopefully drop another ~150 grams from the overall weight.

    For the mountains I'll be switching back to 2x9 instead of 1x9: 22 & 32 Shimano chainrings, Shimano SLX front derailleur with SRAM X.7 shifter, Blackspire Stinger chain guide. But for 95% of my riding 1x9 is enough.

    This bike has just won a local unofficial "Best custom bike" contest in "Full suspension with 130 mm of rear travel and above" category

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    Just saw the pictures on mtb-news.de. I knew it was your bike. Despite the other nickname.

    Looks great all black-stealthy-sticker-free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmaen
    Just saw the pictures on mtb-news.de. I knew it was your bike. Despite the other nickname.

    Looks great all black-stealthy-sticker-free!
    Hehehe thanks

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    Smith, loving how angry and stealthy she looks in all black.... mmmmm ready for battle. Looks sweet as....
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    Looks very nice smith, super stealth look

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    The rider, myself, 1m85, 88kg... mostly ride Enduro

    my Helius FR 2008
    Tailor made, topt tube M size, Seat tube S size and head angle 66
    Color Dizzy Neon Camo
    DHX Coil 4 (spring painted the same way as the frame 550lbs)
    Fork RS Lyrik solo Air
    Head set Accros Big Balls Richie Schley edition
    Stem Syntace Super Force 31.8
    Handle Bar Syntace Vector 31.8 Carbon
    Grip Syntace Moto
    Brakes Magura Gustav M 10th anniversary (210/190)
    Trigger X0
    Rear Derailleur X0
    Front Derailleur X9
    Crank set Stylo 24/36
    Cassette PG990
    Chain PC99
    Seat Post Thomsom Master Piece (but soon a Gravity Dropper Turbo 4")
    Seat Clamp Syntace
    Saddle SMP Evolution
    Pedal Flat or Time Z
    Wheels depending on the ride. Mavic Xmax XL or Xmax SX
    Tires depending of the weather; mostly DH16 2'5 front and Michelin DH24 2'2 rear

    the bike weights 15, 12g with the SX and Fat Albert tires

    I tried also different shoks, DHX Air, DT Swiss HVR, 190 and I tried a 66 on it too


    that's my playground, I'm living on the opposite mountain


    with the Xmax XL


    and set up as a dh bike
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    yea yea yea that is the shiiiiizle - niccce - have not seen a custom head angle before - I would have gone for one myself had i thought about it a bit more.

    Awesome looking machine bro!

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    A lovely machine indeed

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    Frame, Size, large & Color: pastel blue
    * Fork: Van R 36
    * Shock, dhx5 air
    * Brakes: Hope 4pots
    * Cranks: Race face evolve xc
    * Shifters: xt
    * Front Derailleur: slx
    * Rear Derailleur: xt
    * Pedals: DMR V12
    * Stem: Easton Vice
    * Handlebar: Easton EA70
    * Seatpost: Easton Vice
    * Saddle: SDG Bell RL
    * Bottom Bracket: Hope ceramic
    * Cassette: XT
    * Chain: XT
    * Headset: Hope 1.5 step down (because my fork steerer was too short for my fett set
    * Grips: ODI mx
    * Front Tire: Kenda nevegal
    * Front Rim/ SpokesT swiss EX1750
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT swiss EX1750 20mm thru axle
    * Rear Tire: Kenda nevegal
    * Rear RimT swiss EX1750
    * Rear Hub/SkewerT swiss EX1750 nicolai maxle
    Last edited by shakeyakey; 01-01-2009 at 01:23 PM.

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    Nice ride there mate, the baby blue and the white is so nice.....

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    Hi, thats my new built:



    If youre interested youll find more pics on my blog . (german language only at the moment, sorry)

    Riding terrain conditions: austria, alps, northern limestone alps

    * Rider height 195cm weight 84kg, ride style: endurance, technical trail

    * Frame, Size, & Color: tailor: large frame with medium seattube, ISCG Hammerschmidt ready, 12mm rear dropouts with maxle, main frame RAL 3000 "fire dept. red", tail anodized black
    * Fork: rock shox lyrik coil
    * Shock, i2i, stroke : fox dhx 5, 200mm/57mm
    * Brakes: Avid Juicy Carbon 203/185mm
    * Cranks: Shimano XT 22/36/Raceface BG
    * Shifters: Sram X.0
    * Front Derailleur:Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X.0
    * Pedals: Xpedo MX-1 magnesium
    * Stem: Syntace VRO DH
    * Handlebar:Syntace 7075 VRO
    * Seatpost:Syntace P6 carbon
    * Saddle:Selle Italia SLR TT
    * Bottom Bracket:Shimano XT
    * Cassette:Shimano XT
    * Chain:SRAM PC 991
    * Headset:Reset Racing 118HD
    * Grips:Syntace Moto
    * Front Tire:Maxxis Minion F, 2.5 60a 2ply
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:Sun Singletrack /DT comp
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 440/Maxle
    * Rear Tire:Maxxis Minion R, 2.5 60a 2ply
    * Rear Rim:Sun Singletrack
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 440
    * Cables:Jagwire Ripcord L3
    * Misc:
    * Overall Weight: 16.5 kg

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    Finaly my dream come true, and I`m very happy with my new baby. So here comes the setup:

    *Riding terrain conditions
    Mostly technical single track , southern Finland, no dh..yet
    * Rider height, weight, ride style
    64 210lbs - All day AM rides, Enduro teasing roadies

    * Frame, Size, & Color: - Extra large, Ano pronze
    * Fork: Fox Talas 36 rlc
    * Shock: Fox Van R 200/57mm, 650 lbs 2.30
    * Brakes: Hope M4 front Hope Moto Mini rear
    * Cranks: Shimano SLX 36-26
    * Shifters: Shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT shadow medium cage
    * Pedals: Shimano XTR
    * Stem: FCF
    * Handlebar: FCF
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite 30.0/410mm
    * Saddle: Fizi`k cobe
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano SLX
    * Cassette: Shimano XT 14-34
    * Chain: Sram pc-991
    * Headset: FSA orbit extreme
    * Grips: ODI
    * Front Tire: Varies (Shwalbe ice-spiker pro for winter)
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic 823 UST with DT-spokes
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT-Swiss 440 freeride 20mm thrubolt
    * Rear Tire: Varies (Nokia 294 Extreme for winter)
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 823 UST with DT-spokes
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: DT-Swiss 340 with Salsa Quikie
    * Cables: standard
    * Overall Weight: enough

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    Awesome-issimo!!! Congrats !!!

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    Great looking FR jiipee. What sort of terrain do you have in southern Finland? With a 26t inner ring I assume the hills are not too steep or do have legs like Finnish pine trees

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    Hey Jiipee. That is one beautiful FR especially in XL. I am so glad they have now changed the head gusset to match the rest of the sizes. I have a 08 XL with the old gusset and have always felt it ugly and not in keeping with the rest of the frame.

    The bronze looks the nuts, you have a beautiful ride there my friend, enjoy.

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    Very nice FR jiipee and very well spec'd. Love the wheel choice i have the very same on their way too... Your build is not unlike my soon to be FR Happy riding bud...

    I have an AM in Ano bronze atm and i have a love/hate relationship with the colour!!!
    Some days i think its absolutley stunning and the next i hate it, hopefully you'll have the latter and have a love afair with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by yetiman71
    Great looking FR jiipee. What sort of terrain do you have in southern Finland? With a 26t inner ring I assume the hills are not too steep or do have legs like Finnish pine trees

    Thanks all.
    One of my concerns, is that ring. Terrain is not like Alps tho, but it`s very technical often.

    JP

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetiman71
    What sort of terrain do you have in southern Finland? With a 26t inner ring I assume the hills are not too steep
    There's no mountains in Finland ... but the smaller stuff sometimes gets a bit steep. You just have to hit the uphills hard and usually you can keep it up all the way to the top.

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    jiipee - why not set the sadddle back a wee bit and run a shorter stem ? that would provide a more mid-centric riding position and really let you rip into the rough with your increased steering input.
    other than that, i like it a lot especially the Anodized Bronze
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    26t is fine for most places in southern Finland...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    26t is fine for most places in southern Finland...
    Yo, thats right my friend, just gotta learn how to ride...

    TLR --> thanks for the hint, must keep in mind.

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    Mine:

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius FR, S, black-ano
    * Fork: Fox Talas 36 RC2
    * Shock: Fox DHX 5.0
    * Brakes: Hope Moto V2
    * Cranks: Shimano XTR
    * Shifters: Shimano XTR
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Pedals: Shimano DX
    * Stem: Thomson X4
    * Handlebar: Easton EA70 Monkey Bar
    * Seatpost: Thomson
    * Saddle: Selle Italia NT1
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain:SRAM
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: Odi Lock On
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Advantage
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic EN521 Disc / DT Swiss
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Chris King Iso Disc / Fox QR
    * Rear Tire: Maxxis Advantage
    * Rear Rim: Mavic EN521 Disc
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Chris King Iso Disc / Hope
    * Cables: Standard

    * Overall Weight: about 16.2 kg


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    Tailored Helius FR

    * Rider height 5'11", weight 13+ Stone , ride style anything fast + fun

    * Frame, Size, & Color: Tailored (585 TT/425 ST/66.5deg HA) Kawagrun front/Nano black rear (1.5 Headtube/12mm Rear)
    * Fork: Fox 36 Float RC2 1.5" (Black Crown/White Lowers)
    * Shock, Fox Float RP23
    * Brakes: Hope Tech V2
    * Hose: Goodridge Steel Braided
    * Rotors: Hope Floating Rotors 203mm Front/183mm Rear
    * Cranks: Shimano XTR
    * Shifters: Sram X0
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X9 Short Cage
    * Pedals: Easton Flatboy
    * Stem: Sunline DH 50mm 1.5"
    * Handlebar: Easton EC70 MonkeyLite CNT DH Riser O/S
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite 440mm
    * Saddle: SDG FX
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR
    * Cassette: SRAM PG990
    * Chain: KMC X9
    * Headset: CaneCreek Double X-II 1.5"
    * Grips: ODI Extreme Lock-on Grips
    * Front Tire: Shwalbe Big Betty UST Tubeless
    * Front Rim/ Spokes: Mavic EX823 UST/DT Swiss
    * Front Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 440 FR /20mm bolt thru
    * Rear Tire: Shwalbe Shwalbe Big Betty UST Tubeless
    * Rear Rim: Mavic EX823 UST/DT Swiss
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: DT Swiss 440 FR /12mm Maxle bolt thru
    * Cables: Goodridge
    * Misc: Hope Seat Clamp, Gamut P30 Bash Guard, E-Thirteen DS Chain Device modified, Diety bar ends,
    * Overall Weight: 34.5lb
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    jesus how many do you own now??!!!

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    Sweet derekr, glad you too went with the short cage rear Der, they rock....
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    derekr, that's really sweet. Interested to know what your wheels weigh.....my 823's laced to Hope Pro 2's, 36 hole front and rear come in at 2400g. I'm using the same tyres....they came in at 860g and 890g....well below the stated weight of 980g.

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    Hi mate, i'll weigh them next time i'm @ Dippers for ya!

    My big betty's too are well under the stated weight!

    Having some clearance problems with the new frame but hope to get it resolved soon!
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    I finished building this thing for my girlfriend recently.
    Not sure about the frame as i bought it used. The seller said it was a custom helius FR with AM or CC rear triangle.. Maybe someone knows better?

    Specs:
    * Frame, Size, & Color: Helius FR/AM/CC, XS, white with silver flakes
    * Fork: Pike coil u turn
    * Shock: Manitou isx air, DHX 3 as spare shock
    * Brakes: Shimano SLX
    * Cranks: Shimano SLX
    * Shifters: Shimano SLX
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX, Probably going single ring soon
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX
    * Pedals: CB Acid
    * Stem: Pro FRS
    * Handlebar: Pro FRS
    * Seatpost: Pro
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano
    * Cassette: Shimano XT
    * Chain:SRAM
    * Headset: The pig
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby nic
    * Wheels: Shimanio XT All Mountain
    * Cables: Standard

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    That bike looks really amazing

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    nice rig !!!
    seems to me to be a CC, but with plates on the head tube, probably because the rear shock is really close to it.

    very nice anyway !!

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    its a cc swinger (does that count as the backend), as the fr swinger only has two holes, and in the picture i can see more than 2.

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    My friend broke his frame last week and this is what he bought today.
    Old components were used on new frame,some update will happen in near future

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    derekr's revised FR :


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    Cheers bud never noticed u posted this
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