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    And so it begins...Scandal SS build

    This came in the mail today!!
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    And so it begins...Scandal SS build

    What a great bike! You will love the geo. Brant really nailed it with this design! What wheels will you run?

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    Depends on my budget, but right now I am thinking Mavic Crossride. At $300 they are a pretty good deal. If I free up some more cash I may look into some Stan's.

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    And so it begins...Scandal SS build

    Chainlove has had some WTB tubeless wheelsets in the $250-300 range -- a good bargain. WTB makes great UST rims.

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    I'll check it out. I am waiting for On One to get a new shipment of their carbon 29er race forks. They said possibly early May.

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    Thought I'd add the weight out of the box. Frame: 1694g Seat post: 282g Seat post collar: 38g

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    And so it begins...Scandal SS build

    I have essentially that fork on my Lurcher -- so light and strong. It's a great fork at a good price.
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    I will put a Reba and gears on for summer/fall riding, and then switch back to rigid SS for next winter.

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    Nice!

    What cranks are you using?

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    And so it begins...Scandal SS build

    XT or SLX (can't remember) with On One 32 ring and bash guard in front. PF92 for the wide Lurcher BB shell.

    Will switch a SRAM 10-speed cassette/der from one of my Inbreds to run 1x10 gears. Maybe even drop to a smaller chainring for the long climbs.

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    Another shot of my new On One!
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    UPDATE: It's been a slow process, but it is moving. I purchased from ON ONE their seat post, seat post clamp, Smoothie Mixer headset and 70mm stem. I also got the horizontal dropouts. From Jenson I picked up a black Charge Spoon saddle.

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    Is the On-One stem gorgeous or what... I amazed with the quality at the pricepoint.

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    I am actually amazed at all of their products. Very competitively priced and weight.

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    The CNC stem is lovely but it is a generic Chinese part as it is the same as the Superstar one and a few others so I don't thing its loveliness is down to On-Ones on this occasion

    I went for th polished silver with a polished On-one bar and Thompson post (from on one for a bargain price)

    Loving my Scandal more and more

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    Thanks for raining on the parade... We should just stop with gorgeous and lovely so we can enjoy our investments!

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    And so it begins...Scandal SS build

    I have definitely bought lower-quality/more expensive stuff at LBS's. Makes me really appreciate the good quality/inexpensive inventory from On One/Planet X. Things that stand out are stems, seat posts, bars and frames/forks.

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    UPDATE: Pulled the trigger on this today: X Fusion Slide RL2 29er Suspension Fork Lock Out 100mm 1 1 8" New | eBay

    Slow it goes, but still going!

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    Here she is mounted. Beginning to look like a bike. Not the bars I am gonna use, just installed for effect.
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    And so it begins...Scandal SS build

    I have heard good things about the Xfusion forks. Let me know what you think about it when you get riding. The frame and fork look great!

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    I am excited! For the $$ there's nothing else out there (new). I will update as I go.

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    X-Fusion sans stickers.
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    Easton Haven bars. 279g @711 mm
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    Just won the auction on these: Avid BB7 Front Rear Caliper 160mm G3 Rotors Speed Dial 7 SD7 Levers | eBay

    Will post pics when they arrive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc View Post
    Just won the auction on these: Avid BB7 Front Rear Caliper 160mm G3 Rotors Speed Dial 7 SD7 Levers | eBay

    Will post pics when they arrive!
    Ahh yes, the Chinese connection. Don’t be surprised if they’re the poorly-casted caliper housings that might not last 100,000 miles like the proper $120-per-set (front and rear—calipers/rotors/cables/housings/levers/discs/etc) ones on Blue Sky Cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc View Post
    X-Fusion sans stickers.
    LOL, I did the same to my X-Fusion fork the day I got it! The stickers looked cheap IMO.

    Overall, I like the fork. I bought it originally because it had an 80mm option that I thought might come in handy on my Karate Monkey, but I left it at 100mm and haven't had any issues.

    Keep us posted; I am looking into an On One geared hardtail as I will probably be converting the Monkey to SS this fall. My buddy/coworker has the Inbred and loves it, but I'm also considering the Scandal.

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    For the BB7's that are on their way.
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    UPDATE:

    OK, so I got the Chinese BB7's, rotors and levers all seem totally legit!

    Rode with some buddies from work and we got to talking about my "project" bike and what I needed to get it rideable. Told them wheels and cranks cause I knew my brakes would be here yesterday. That opened up the "I have a set of old XT cranks with a 32t chainring" and "there's a front wheel at the shop" and "I have a rear SS specific wheel with an 18t cog and a set of tires I pulled off my Surly."

    I am like, "Hell yah!" So, after our ride I head home and wait for the mailman. Sure enough my goodies came and I grabbed my parts and half built bike and headed to the shop (I have a part time job at REI so I have access to the shop and all it's great tools).

    I break out the BB7's and no problem with the front on the X-Fusion Slide and the Jagwire housing looks cool, but the rear gave problems from the first second. I remember reading here that BB7's and Scandals are difficult, so with some research I found that I need a 185mm rotor and thus the adapter that goes with it. (Please correct me if I am wrong) Rotor no problem, I'll rob off my FS back home. The adapter, not so good! Not one in the shop or two other shops close by. Ok, I know that something has to go wrong EVERY time on a new build. Not upset, worst case I will rob my FS of it's rear hydro just to get it rolling. (which is what I did).

    With her all set up I took her out for a shake down ride after work. All I can say is WOW! This bike felt good right from the gate. Quick and responsive! I was happy that I chose a 75mm stem and my 710mm bars are amazing! I was a little concerned with the 32/18 gearing because my intent was to go 32/20. For the first ride I chose a set of relatively easy trails for about 10.5 miles. I have never ridden a single speed nor a 29'er so I wasn't really sure what I was in for.

    What a great ride!! I felt great even thru the short climbs and small amount of tech. After dropping my info into Garmin Connect and Strava I found that I had a personal best on a trail that I have ridden dozens of times on my 26 in FS.

    So my first impression is that I Love This Bike!! It's still a work in progress and now I can take a little more time to fine tune my remaining parts selection. As she sits, she is right at 24lbs. With the Arch EX's run tubeless and different cranks, I hope she will hover around 23 lbs.

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    What's up with the photos???

    For some reason I can't upload!

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    And so it begins...Scandal SS build

    I also love the geo of the Scandal/29er Inbred/Lurcher for all-round riding. And the Scandal is so light -- great choice!

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    Thanks! After my first ride I feel real good that I didn't pull the trigger on the Spec. Carve SS SL.

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    And so it begins...Scandal SS build-scandal-shake-down.jpg

    After first ride on borrowed wheels and cranks. You can see I was still running one hydro and one mech brake, not anymore.

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    After two months and many miles, still loving this ride! Just completed 1x9 conversion with a few spares. Not a permanent conversion though only for this month. Reason? Doing the Picket Post to Kelvin ride later this month and want to ride this bike but I would be walking the whole 38 miles if didn't have a few gears to choose from.

    Feeling a little bit like I cheated on my girlfriend with this conversion. Kinda guilty for making the switch. I am hooked on SS! So as soon as possible I'll switch back. I do know now that I need a hard tail with gears as well as SS. What's the expression to signify how many bikes one needs? N+1 always, right?

    Anyway, conversion done with parts from the bin with the exception of the new RaceFace narrow/wide ring. Still on the horizon for upgrades, new cranks (still not sure which ones), wheels...I acquired a set of Crossmax ST with a broken axle. Axle on order as well as converters to 9mm. So, all I really need is tires and I am set for wheels. I guess I will need to upgrade shifters as well as cassette at some point though.
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    Keep us posted on the narrow/wide in conjunction with the non-clutch derailleur. If your chain stays on well, I'll be trying that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomz View Post
    Keep us posted on the narrow/wide in conjunction with the non-clutch derailleur. If your chain stays on well, I'll be trying that too.
    I used a wolftooth ring with no clutch derailleur and it held up great. Never dropped a chain.
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    I plan on putting 20+ miles in tomorrow so I'll update when I get back.

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    Ok it's been a while, so since tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of my Scandal's arrival I thought I'd give a 1 year build update. So, as these things rarely go as planned my build took many unexpected turns. I don't feel like it is 100% yet but very respectable.

    Most recently I added XT-b brakes at both ends with 180/160 Ice-Tech rotors. Oddly the most expensive (out of pocket) system on the bike. I think I scored with the X-Fussion Slide gleaned off Ebay for less than $300 delivered. But the biggest $$-wise score was the Mavic Crossmax ST wheel set I acquired in barter for a Garmin 910xt that I won in a contest...Ok, the rear wheel had a broken axle that cost me $75 bucks to have replaced and I needed to get adapters to run skewers but thats it. The RaceFace cranks aren't what I had planned for, but at $59 bucks will do until I can justify some E-thirteen's.

    Overall I am super stoked about this bike. My first SS and now by far my favorite ride. I did have it set up as a 1x10 for a couple months only to train and race. Which now makes me want to build a carbon 1x hard tail...Another thread.

    Thought I'd add that she sits right at 21 lbs. I plan on adding Easton Haven carbon bars and seat post in the near future which will undoubtedly drop it down a little more.
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    Nice build!

    I have an On One 456 Evo2 and I love On One's price/quality, so threads like this kill me! Makes me want to build up a SS haha

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    Update:

    Over the summer I added an Easton Haven carbon seat post and just today finished a OneUp conversion. Maiden voyage tomorrow.
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