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    Mach 6 Project bike

    It is under construction. Here's some photos.

    Frame weight for this medium is 6.41 lbs

    It should get a 1x drivetrain and a Pike.

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    You gonna have 2 wheelsets for different courses?
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    Nice... I like the Mavic wheels. Mind I ask, when you buy the Mavic wheels system, do you have to buy the tires separate or are they included with the wheel set.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joezuri View Post
    Nice... I like the Mavic wheels. Mind I ask, when you buy the Mavic wheels system, do you have to buy the tires separate or are they included with the wheel set.?
    The Mavic wheels come with tires. These are called Crossmax Enduro and they're $1000. So it's like $850 for the wheels assuming you like the tires.

    The tires are awesome when I rode them at Trestle, Winter Park for a few days. The front is big and soft at 2.4 and the front rim is 21 mm internal. The rear tire is 2.2 with a faster pattern and harder compound and it matches up to a narrower 19mm internal width rear

    Mavic Crossmax Enduro 650b/27.5 WTS Wheelset Pair

    There's a $500 version of this wheel/tire system here:
    Mavic CrossRoc Disc 650b/27.5 WTS Wheelset Pair

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    You gonna have 2 wheelsets for different courses?
    Not really, just trying different sets. It's not a bad idea since these tubeless wheels take some work to seal perfectly and it sucks to change tires and ruin a great seal.

    But I think I'll just put an aggressive tire on this bike at all times. If conditions call for a faster climbing tire, I'll just use a faster bike.

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    Plain awesome. Luv the color combo with thee mavic wheels. Keep us posted, curious to final build and weight.
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    We may have a winner here.
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    Re: Mach 6 Project bike

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    We may have a winner here.
    She is a beauty.
    What's her weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    She is a beauty.
    What's her weight?
    26.5 lbs without pedals.

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    Re: Mach 6 Project bike

    Thanks fc.
    Are you going to run a 150 or 160 pike?

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    Wow, nice ride!

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    160 Pike fo sho.

    Although I just got this 160mm 2014 Fox Talas Kashima and it is wayyyy supple.

    The rear of this bike is a true winner. and having the best rear shock today, the Fox Float X adds to the magic.

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    Are you going to run a 150 or 160 pike?

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    I have the same talas 160 fork on my mach 6. Curious what psi and rebound are you riding? What SAG do think works best on it?
    I am about 170 trail weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    160 Pike fo sho.

    Although I just got this 160mm 2014 Fox Talas Kashima and it is wayyyy supple.

    The rear of this bike is a true winner. and having the best rear shock today, the Fox Float X adds to the magic.

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    Wow! Gorgeous bike Francis. Not sure how I missed this thread when it first came up.

    I've said it before, but I think the new kashima '14 Fox 34 is a pretty sweet fork. I've yet to ride a Pike that felt appreciably better. Having said that I'll probably go with the Pike when I build up my next bike this Spring.

    Looking forward to your full report in the Enduro round up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    160 Pike fo sho.

    Although I just got this 160mm 2014 Fox Talas Kashima and it is wayyyy supple.

    The rear of this bike is a true winner. and having the best rear shock today, the Fox Float X adds to the magic.

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    Just go with a X-Fusion Sweep and the you have a win!

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    Beautiful build francois!! Are those 2.3 or 2.4 HR2s? Any clearance issues on the back?

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    Hey guys,
    havent found the right place for my questions, so im gonna post it here.

    Im gonna build up my brand new Mach6 Framekit in a few days and need your advice.
    Its my first carbon frame.

    So first of all:

    Ive bought a GXP Pressfit bottom bracket and a used X0 DH GXP 68/73mm crank, do i need any spacers for the bb or shells right into the frame?
    How do you guys mount your brackets? Do you used grease or loctite?

    Same goes for the headset. Grease or loctite?
    Is ZS44/ZS56 the right size?

    Thanks in advance

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