30.5lb Firebird (PICS)

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  • 11-16-2012
    HighTitan
    30.5lb Firebird (PICS)
    My mini DH rig/AM trail slayer weighing in at 30.5lbs.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8199/8...2636b8d7_c.jpg
    Size Medium frame with a Fox Float RP23 and Fox Van 180mm up front. (I can loose another pound by changing out the fork.)

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8481/8...89d3be1c_c.jpg
    Reynolds Carbon AM Wheels 142mm spacing and 20mm up front. Tubeless set up with Maxxis 2.5 minon front and Larsen TT 2.35 on the rear. (Both DH casing)

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8...1aaf6002_c.jpg
    Shimano Saint 1x9 set up with KMC X9SL-Ti chain

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8...31fe9bab_c.jpg
    Shimano XT Cranks with e13 bash ring and guide set up

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8350/8...d2edff0c_z.jpg
    Formula The One brakes front and rear.

    Im very impressed with the way this bike rides. The rear suspension blows my mind on how bottomless it feels for only having 6.7" of travel. The DW Linked suspension really does work. Super smooth and supple yet very stable in high speed and rocky sections. The rear of the bike eats square edge hits at ease, the Van 180 on the front is pretty killer too. Overall Im very happy with my Mini-DH rig/Do it all machine.

    Future plans: KS Lev dropper post
  • 11-16-2012
    Tone's
    Sweet sweet ride mate, very impressive steed..........
  • 11-16-2012
    kenbentit
    Yeah, yeah, just gotta rub it in huh? :p At least I have the cool green paint job!
  • 11-16-2012
    HighTitan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Yeah, yeah, just gotta rub it in huh? :p At least I have the cool green paint job!

    Green weighs more than Black Ano :thumbsup: Cant wait to build up my new race bike... Wanna help?
  • 11-17-2012
    kenbentit
    Oh hell yeah! Got the parts picked out already?
  • 11-18-2012
    HighTitan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Oh hell yeah! Got the parts picked out already?

    Nope, gotta wait. Budget season ya know?
  • 11-18-2012
    kenbentit
    Oh yeah, soon though :)
  • 11-21-2012
    gticlay
    Nice looking bike. I do like my Float 180 forks. Can't imagine gaining anything by going to coil up front. I do, however, think I gain a lot with an RC4 out back - even more bottomless-er and very sensitive on the small stuff.
  • 11-21-2012
    broccoli rob
    I would think running a coil up front would balance nicely with the RC 4. I have the opposite set-up, van coil up front and rp23 .
    I'm sure they're both good since these bikes are so awesome.