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    Yeah rust makes everything look super old skool cool...

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    I am might spray on a matte clearcoat. There is already a thin layer of clearcoat on it. I also bought a can of frame saver so I will definitely treat all the internal tubing with it. But yes... I am worry about rust also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpmk104 View Post
    Just got my super raw...Looks pretty sweet.
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    The raw frame looks great. I almost wish I would have waited, but in truth, I'm glad that I have had mine for a few weeks and over 100 miles of trail already.

    Make sure you post some photos once you build it up!
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    Sasquatch: How tall are you? I'm looking to buy one of these and at 5'9 I'm caught between a 16" and 18". I held up a 16" 456 EVOII to my Yeti SB66 medium and it looked to have a similar ETT, chainstay etc... But I've never owned a 16" bike. I do like my bikes a bit on the small side for playfulness and such bit I don't want to feel cramped!
    Help!
    Also, anyone else with one of these built up, ride report please!!

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    I am only 5'7" with short legs for my height. The frame fits me well. The top tube on the 16" frame seemed too short when I first tried it, but I got used to it and it doesn't bother me now.

    If you are debating between the 2 sizes, I would say to go for the 18" frame.
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    Hmm.. Sounds good. Now i've complicated the decision by adding the Kona Explosif to the mix. At 500 bucks for a frame it's pretty tempting. The chainstays look better IMHO and they have a killer raw steel version with orange stickers too. Argh!!!

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    Well, I just found out that Kona is sold out of all sizes for the Explosif *frame only* except for 15" FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR! So that means unless I want to buy a complete bike, I have to wait until the 2015 frames are released. So maybe I'll get the On-one after all...
    I have to say I had grown to fancy the sliding 142mm dropouts of the Explosif.

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    So get the TI version super win!

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    Man, if I wanted to blow $2K on a frame I'd probably just go Moots or an IF steel frame or something. Part of the attraction of the Kona and the 45650b is the low entry price for a bike I can ride in any and all conditions and not worry about maintenance and all that. Plus I need a less bling-y bike I can leave locked up if I go down to the corner for a pizza or something.

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    What if you build up the 45650b, ride it until the Explosif comes back in stock, and if you still find yourself hankering for Kona's dropouts transfer the parts over? Should be able to sell the 45650b and make most of your money back. Shouldn't be too costly either, especially if you have a convertible rear hub.

    I mean, other than the fact that it's annoying and possibly more money and hassle than necessary for a beater lol

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    Not exactly looking for a beater, just a bike that's not worth more than my car.

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    Gotcha. I don't know why I made the jump from lower entry price to beater haha

    Good luck with the decision, and if you pick the On One post pics
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    Well, I pulled the trigger on the 45650b 18" in raw. Ordered a few days ago, so it should be here any day. Here's what I've got so far...
    Frame
    Fox 34 150mm
    Stan's Arch EX wheelset
    Cane creek 40
    Turbine crank w/ orange narrow/wide
    X9 shifter
    X9 type 2 rear der. short cage
    Spank spike stem black/orange
    Orange ODI grip collars/OURY grip
    Brakes... ??
    WTB Devo TI saddle
    Seatpost... ?? Thomson or KS LEV?
    Pedals... ??

    I'll post up pics during my build up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Well, I pulled the trigger on the 45650b 18" in raw. Ordered a few days ago, so it should be here any day. Here's what I've got so far...
    Frame
    Fox 34 150mm
    Stan's Arch EX wheelset
    Cane creek 40
    Turbine crank w/ orange narrow/wide
    X9 shifter
    X9 type 2 rear der. short cage
    Spank spike stem black/orange
    Orange ODI grip collars/OURY grip
    Brakes... ??
    WTB Devo TI saddle
    Seatpost... ?? Thomson or KS LEV?
    Pedals... ??

    I'll post up pics during my build up.

    Sounds great can't wait to see your build.

    I'm ordering a frame on Wednesday (pay day) to complete my build. This is what the build will look like:

    45650b 20" Black
    Rock Shox 150mm revelation
    Stans Flow wheelset Hope 2 Evo hubs
    Hope headset
    SLX crank with works silver narrow/wide
    XT shifters
    XT medium cage
    Answer Rove AM stem
    Truvativ Boobar
    Oury blue grips
    XT brakes and discs
    Nukeproof Plasma saddle
    Cobalt 3 Seatpost (blue head)
    Nukeproof neutron (blue)

    Not sure of tires yet.

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    Here is my 99% complete 45650b. Still waiting on the ashima brake rotors.

    Mixture of XT and SLX with a raceface double crankset. Went with a 130mm Sektor RL gold fork.

    Got a set of Mavic CrossRoc WTS wheelset.

    Hope you guys like it.45650b-imgp0193.jpg45650b-imgp0195.jpg45650b-imgp0189.jpg

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    Nice looking build. Mine was delivered this morning, and I'm stuck at work for a 12hr shift!! ARGH!!!

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    I like the build a lot!

    I'm sucker for raw steel though. Should be a fun ride!

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    It begins!!
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    Looks great. My frame has been ordered, went with the black frame, although I really like the raw one too. I already had so many blue bits and pieces that it felt like a better fit. Can't wait to see more of these built up.

    Max, what frame size is that?

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    Nice, I like the matching decals on the fork.

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    Great looking builds!

    Man, just when I thought I was content with my 456 Evo2 you guys come in with this bike pron lol! I'm getting stoked as more and more builds start to pop up

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    Mine's an 18. Looks like it'll fit pretty nice, getting very excited to put it all together. Today the orange narrow wide should come, along with the headset and orange ODI lock ons. Then I'll pretty much have everything I need to get rolling. Still not even sure if I'll use the narrow wide, as both of my other bikes are 1x10 and it might be nice to keep one with a 2x. We'll see I guess.

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    Update!!

    Here's how it ended up...
    XT crank, RF narrow wide
    XT cassette
    X9 rear derailleur type 2
    XO shifter
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    Spank Spike stem
    WTB Devo TI seat
    Arch EX wheels
    Forte carbon bars
    XTR pedals
    ODI/OURY lock ons
    **Thomson masterpiece post (need to dig it out of the closet, I couldn't find it this morning)
    **I just threw on a random brake I had sitting there so I could get it out and test it. Hope Tech X2 Evos are in the mail!!!!
    THat's the last piece, should be here by the end of the week with any luck!45650b-imgp4892.jpg
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    Looks great!

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    Bump: Super Raw owners, wondering if your frames come from On-One with a clear coat over, or if they are actually bare steel.
    Cheers.
    Great prices - some sweet vintage stuff: http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showprod...product=101010

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    No, it has some kind of clear coat.

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    Guys
    I asked this on the 27.5 forum t I'm needing a bit of advice on sizing. The 16 has the ett I normally shoot for (23-23.5) but can't get my head around ordering a 16, all my other bikes run 17-18. I'm 69" with a 31" cycling inseem, Does you thinkthe 16 is going to be too small?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramjm_2000 View Post
    Guys
    I asked this on the 27.5 forum t I'm needing a bit of advice on sizing. The 16 has the ett I normally shoot for (23-23.5) but can't get my head around ordering a 16, all my other bikes run 17-18. I'm 69" with a 31" cycling inseem, Does you thinkthe 16 is going to be too small?
    JR
    I am nearly certain that the 16" will be too small for you. I am 67" tall with a 28 inch inseam and the 16" fits me well.
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    Cool that helps a bunch.

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    Ride update!
    This thing rips! Tons of fun to ride, sturdy as hell, barely notice the difference between 26" wheels but it's there. Just subtle.

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    Ok that was a crap update. Here's a bit more detail.
    So my build came out AWESOME, I'm just waiting on my Hope Tech 3 X2 brakes, that should arrive at my doorstep today. To test ride, I chucked on a set of Avids I had kicking around. I think the Hopes will match the raw burliness of the bike just perfectly. More upgrades will come, more on that later.

    So we've been under snow for ages here, and it was a bit too sloppy to hit up any of the local trails, so I rode down to the Valmont bike park. Took it on some of the dirt jumps and different training lines, and it handles like a dream. You almost wouldn't notice the bigger wheels if you didn't know they were big. So the benefits are certainly there, but you don't necessarily notice them. I never liked 29" wheels, but this bike just feels right. I also pounded the snot out of it just mobbing around some business parking lots that have fun stairs, loading docks, crazy rocky chutes in their landscaping etc. Handled it all with ease.

    So I've put up my Yeti SB-66 carbon up for sale to fund a few more upgrades on this bike. I still have another carbon trailbike, so I'll keep that (Element 26" MSL) and the 45650b. Once the 66c is sold, I'll buy a PIKE 150 to replace the Fox 34 (not a big fan of FOX), get a KS Lev, a One Up 40 tooth cog out back, and maybe a Haven carbon handlebar. Depending on the interface of the Hope Tech 3 lever, I might switch to an XTR shifter and an XT shadow plus rear mech too.

    As far as the bike, it really is quite nice, and just looks awesome. I'm 69" (5'9.5") and the 18" fits really nice. In fact, with a 50mm stem it's even just the tiniest bit cramped. Might go for a 60mm. With the frame, I could only pick one quibble, and that is that the barrel hose guides on the right side of the top tube stick out a bit. The one in the middle of the top tube is positioned in a way that it caught my knee while I was muscling the bike over a big rock. Not a big deal but worth mentioning, because I see more of that in my future.

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    Thanks for the update. Between you and sasquatch it looks like the 18" is the way to go (probably w/ a 60mm).

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    max_lombard, this was so helpful. im looking at selling my yeti as well and building one of these puppies. And to hear someone else has plans to put the Pike on there makes me feel dandy too.

    did you go with the raw or black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti_mcshreddy View Post
    max_lombard, this was so helpful. im looking at selling my yeti as well and building one of these puppies. And to hear someone else has plans to put the Pike on there makes me feel dandy too.

    did you go with the raw or black?
    I went with the RAW! Hope tech 3's should be here today!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Here's how it ended up...
    XT crank, RF narrow wide
    XT cassette
    X9 rear derailleur type 2
    XO shifter
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    Spank Spike stem
    WTB Devo TI seat
    Arch EX wheels
    Forte carbon bars
    XTR pedals
    ODI/OURY lock ons
    **Thomson masterpiece post (need to dig it out of the closet, I couldn't find it this morning)
    **I just threw on a random brake I had sitting there so I could get it out and test it. Hope Tech X2 Evos are in the mail!!!!
    THat's the last piece, should be here by the end of the week with any luck!Click image for larger version. 

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    Thought the frame I was getting had Black/Blue Decals, but this came in. Cant complain as I like the colors as well.



    18" Frame
    X-Fusion Vengeance lowered to 150
    Stans Flow with 3.30 Front and Hope Evo Rear
    Vee Rubber Flow 2.4 Front and 2.35 Speed-R rear
    Deore Brakes
    SLX 10 speed drivetrain with 32t RF N/W
    Atlas 60mm Stem and Atlas 20mm Rise bars
    Hussefelt crankset (only part id like to really change)

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    For those using tapered steerers are you guys using EC49 or EC44 bottom cups?

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    it's the ZS44 top with EC44 bottom

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    New Pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
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    Love this pic! I'm drooling over this build lol. Love hearing the initial impressions, sounds like it rides as good as it looks!

    This east coast snow is killing me. I want to get back out there, this thread is so much stoke!

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    Build has started. Everything is bolted on, but I am waiting for some tyres. I'll post some pics up once I've shortened the brake hoses. Bike looks like it will be a lot of fun!

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    Need less words, more pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Need less words, more pics!
    Will oblige tomorrow!

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    No pics or ride reports since I can't even ride the local trails which are still soaked from the snow melt. And it is going to rain big time tomorrow..... Sigh

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    Are the decals removable or under the clear coat?

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    Under the clear coat I think. They're pretty subtle and tasteful though IMHO

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    Some pics of my build...just need some tires now, any suggestions?







    The perspective makes the wheels look tiny, but the frame is 20". Fits my 6'3 frame very nicely!

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    Butcher 2.3!

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    So who all sell the 45650B in the US?

    Jeremy Reed

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    Found them at planet x.......everyone happy with theirs so far?

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    Might be pulling the trigger on this frame in the next couple days. Getting pretty pumped to have a rowdy hard tail again.

    max_lombard, you got a pike on that thing yet? i wanna see!!!!

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