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  1. #1
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    My Newest Build Project

    So, I finally decided on something to build this year.

    Its based off of a 2009 Norco Fluid LT Frame that we had in the shop.

    Build spec as it sits so far:
    2009 Norco Fluid LT, size: medium, color: orange
    Fox DHX 3.0
    FSA headset
    FSA sl250 seatpost
    WTB devo saddle (for right now but will probably be changing)
    Marzocchi 44 TST Micro Ti
    Mavic 719's w/ DT 14/15 and brass locking nips on XT cl 36pt hubs
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 dtc folding F - tubed
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 stick-e wire R - tubed (I will be changing this out for a dtc folding to save almost a pound)
    American Classic skewers
    XTR cassette
    Truvativ Fire X crankset 22/34 and gxp BB w/ bash
    Shimano Deore Front derailleur
    Easton ea50 stem
    Answer Pro Taper Carbon riser bars
    Pro Palm lock on's - changing these as I don't like the orange lock rings.
    Shimano 8"F / 6"R cl rotors

    Parts I intend to add next week:
    XTR chain
    E-Thirteen DRS chain guide system
    Sram X9 shifters
    Sram X9 Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XT Front derailleur
    Hayes Stroker Trail discs F+R
    pedals of some sort

    The current build as pictured weighs 27lbs 2oz and is set up as a 5.5"f / 5.4"r trail config until I can swing a Marz 55 and a 20mm front wheel build. I should be able to build to 30lbs relatively easily in this set-up. The best thing about this is that I can switch the rear travel between 5.4" and 6.2" with one simple bolt. 2 builds w/ just a fork and wheel change, can't beat it.

    Last edited by zach.scofield; 05-23-2010 at 07:35 PM.
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    What do you guys think, white or grey stroker trails? Im leaning towards grey to tie in the linkage.
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    so today I switched the wire nevegal out for a folding dtc version. When weighed as a wheel(including cassette and skewer) there was a 6oz difference, but when I weighed the bike there was only a 4oz difference. Interesting.

    wheel w/ 2.35 wire nev - 5 lbs 12 oz
    wheel w/ 2.35 folding nev - 5 lbs 6 oz
    6 oz difference

    bike w/ wire nev - 27 lbs 2 oz
    bike w/ folding nev - 26 lbs 15 oz
    4 oz difference

    anyways there is at least a 1/4 lb difference.
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    Alright, so here it is as of last night. I've still got a few changes to make before its where I want it. Im awaiting the arrival of a Troy Lee Shiver saddle and some new ruffian grips and am considering a 60-70mm stem in white.



    Build Spec:

    09 LT3 frame
    DHX 3.0
    Marzocchi 44 tst micro ti 140mm
    FSA orbit sealed headset
    Easton EA50 80mm stem
    Answer pro taper carbon low rise H-bar
    Pro Palm lock ons
    SRAM X7 shifters
    Hayes Stroker Trails (rydes in pic)
    Truvativ gxp BB
    Truvativ FireX crank w/ 22/32/bash
    Crank Bros Acid 1 pedals
    XTR Chain
    XTR cassette
    Sram X9 rear derailleur
    Shimano deore front derailleur
    Mavic 719 rims
    DT Swiss 14/15 db spokes w/ brass locking nips
    XT 775 hubs w/ american classic skewers
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 dtc folding tires - tubed
    FSA sl250 seatpost
    WTB devo seat
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    And the evolution of the bike continues.

    Yesterday I swapped the FireX crankset and gxp BB to a "custom for Specialized" XT crankset and a Race Face Team DH BB. Ended up saving me 20 grams over the previous set up with triple rings on the XT set. A new bash will make it all better. Anybody know of any super cool looking bashgaurds?

    New spec list includes:

    Specialized Enduro XL lock-on grips
    Answer Pro Taper Carbon low-rise H-bar
    Easton EA50 80mm stem
    FSA headset
    2010 Marzocchi 44 micro ti 140mm
    WTB Devo saddle (I think I will be keeping this)
    FSA sl250 seatpost
    Deore F. Der
    Sram x9 rear der
    Sram x7 triggers
    XTR cassette
    XTR chain
    XT crankset
    Race Face team DH BB
    Crank Bros Acid 1's
    Shimano XT hubs (36pt version), DT 14/15 & blk locking brass nips, Mavic 719 rims.
    Nevegal 2.35 dtc F&R - tubes for now.
    Hayes stroker rydes(still waiting for my stroker trails to come in)
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    Nice.
    I'm running the 2009 LT1 frame (ano brown) and it's been amazing
    Marz 55 ATA (W/TST Micro)
    Marz Roco TST R rear shock.
    RF SixC carbon bar with ODI ruffian MX grips
    Gravity Lite 70mm stem.
    Nukeproof Warhead post cut to 375mm with a Devo Team Ti seat.
    XT front wheel, XTR Rear wheel
    Minion DHF/Larsen TT (Both 2.35 folding, 60a)
    XT Mid cage R derailleur, XTR front.
    XTR Shifters.
    XTR brakes (180/160 F/R)
    XTR chain
    XTR crankset with RF bash ring and a Blackspire Stinger guide.
    XTR pedals
    The bike has stood up to some serious abuse in the last year, and is still going hard.
    Size large frame with this build is just over 30.5lb.


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    Very Nice build Biggles604. I like it much!

    Im about to put a 55 rc3 ti on the front w/ a marz 20mm hub relaced into my current wheel. However, I just saw today that our shop has syncros ds28's on sale.....hmmnnn?

    I also have on order a Race Face Respond white 60mm stem and a Truvativ Husselfelt bar in white. Should be good to go after that for a while. I absolutely love the bike! I thought about switching ou the dhx 3.0 to a marzocchi rear but just dont have it in the budget right now. Hows it feel? Also see that you're running the Trail Kings in 2.2". Can you give me a description of your riding conditions and what you think of them... Please be descriptive. I've been thinking of trying them out. Hows the ride in 6.3 / 5.4 mode?
    Last edited by zach.scofield; 06-11-2010 at 09:23 PM.
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    So I sold the 44 micro ti today. Replacing with a 55 rc3 ti and a marzocchi 20mm hub. The new bars and stem will also ship out tomorrow.
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    well, paid for the new fork before leaving the shop today. should be in by the end of the week. YAY! I didn't get the 55 rc3 or marz hub, but I will be getting some new wheels instead and I went with the 55 micro ti. I really like the micro ti's action so thats the way I went.
    Last edited by zach.scofield; 06-14-2010 at 08:55 PM.
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    New wheels are on their way.

    I got Roval Traverse. Im also going to be running a new tire set-up. Specialized Purgatory 2.4 front and possibly a Specialized Captain 2.2 rear. Both 2bliss control models.

    I'll have new pics up mid, next week as the fork and wheels wont be here till tuesday.
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    Here it is now:





    New build spec:
    2009 Norco LT
    Fox DHX air 3.0
    Marzocchi 55 Micro Ti Fork
    Roval AL wheelset
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 dtc Front
    WTB Prowler 2.3 rear
    XTR Chain
    XTR Cassette
    XT Crankset
    RaceFace X-Type Team DH BB
    SRAM X9 rear derailleur
    Deore Front derailleur
    Hayes Stroker Rydes F+R w/ 6" clean sweep rotors
    FSA headset
    Specialized 70mm stem w/ micro adjust
    RaceFace Evolve XC riser bar
    Specialized Enduro XL grips
    SRAM X7 shifters
    Ritchey Pro seatpost
    WTB Devo saddle
    Crank Bros Acid pedals

    Monday I am planning on switching to tubeless Purgatory 2.4 front and Captain 2.2 rear and will be switching out the grips for some ODI's. Also have a brand new pair of 8" clean sweep rotors to put on.
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    Marz roco tst r air coming to replace the dhx air 3.0
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    rear shock ordered today! After some new rubber the bike will be done for this year.
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