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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!Attachment 873666
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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!

    45650b-imgp4902.jpg45650b-imgp4904.jpg45650b-imgp4903.jpg45650b-imgp4909.jpg45650b-imgp4906.jpg

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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

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

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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?

    Jeremy Reed

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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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