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    Post up your birds

    Let's see those firebird builds

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    My FB. The fork has been replaced to a 55 Micro Ti. 32.5lbs as it sits now.

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    Frame Firebird (Lg) w/Fox DHX Air
    Fork Marzocchi 55 Micro Ti
    Headset Chris King Inset 1.5
    B/B Chris King
    Brakes Shimano SLX 203/160
    Stem Chromag Ranger 50mm
    Bars Chromag Acute
    Grips ESI
    Shifter SRAM XO Gripshift
    F/Der Shimano SLX
    R/Der SRAM x9 med cage
    Saddle SDG I-Beam Formula FX
    Seatpost SDG I-Beam micro post
    Crank Shimano SLX 26/36/e-13
    Pedals Shimano M540
    Guide Blackspire Stinger
    Rims Mavic XM819
    Hubs Chris King ISO 20mm (Front)
    Chris King ISO HD/Fun bolt (Rr)
    Chain SRAM 991
    Cassette SRAM 990

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    here's mine... this picture is embarrassing, but too funny not to post (yes i know the cool kids wear their armor inside their jersey)...



    fox float 180
    magura martas
    answer bars and pedals
    lg1 chain guide
    xt mostly
    dxh air
    reverb post
    i am running 2.3 kenda excavators front and rear for now
    CK hubs and DT swiss rims
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    I love birds

    XT drive and brakes
    MRP guide
    RP23
    36 rc2 170
    DTSwiss EX500 w/240s
    Azonic 45mm baretta
    Azonic 420 pedals
    Gravity Light bars, seat post
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    Here's mine after stripping and repainting. I tend to swap parts around but this is my "normal" setup.
    Fox TALAS 180
    Fox DHX Air
    Flow rims w/DT 440FR rear hub and DMR front
    Saint cranks
    XT brakes
    Deity 787 bars (I'm a bit lanky)
    Gravity Dropper Turbo post (5" version, should've gone w. the 4")
    SDG Duster saddle
    VP pedals but I just got the new Saint's today
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    I'd ride any of em.

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    The Firebird is best and my favorite bike I've ever owned; I've owned a TON of bikes

    '12 Large ano black
    Easton Haven carbon whls (30lbs 9oz)/ Crankbrothers Iodine 3 whls(31lbs 11oz)
    Fox 36 Talas 160 RLC(converting to float when I service it)
    RP23
    '12 XTR Trail brakes
    X.0 10 shifters(XTR cables); X.0 2x10 cranks 24/38; X.0 RD; XT FD
    XG-1099 cassette, 1091R chain
    MRP LRP guide and bash
    '12 Rockshox Reverb
    XTR trail pedals/ Canfield Brothers Crampon Ultimates (depends on my mood)
    Crankbrothers Iodine 2 65mm stem/ carbon Iodine 11 740mm bar
    Oury grips
    Fizik Tundra 2 saddle
    Chris King BB and HS
    Specialized tires: Purgatory Grid 2.4 front and Eskar2 Grid 2.3 rear

    1) My '11 frame with DHX Air
    2) Original '12 frame build
    3) '12 frame now with carbon havens
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    frame: 2012 medium white/red + dhx 5 air
    fork: fox float 180 rc2
    wheels: i9 enduro
    brakes: shimano xt 2012 203/180
    crank: sram x9 with homebrewed components spiderless 30t
    rear mech: x9 short
    cassette: xt 771 11-36
    seatpost: ks supernatural
    tires: front - big betty, rear - hans dampf
    handlebar: answer dh 780
    stem funn 50mm
    headset: fsa gravity 2
    saddle: wtb vigo



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    The bird defines "freeride"

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    Is there some unwritten rule about you MUST have Fox forks on the front?

    I'd post my bird in here, but I am scared a lynch mob will chase me out of the thread due to the lyriks up front!

    If i could get 180 vans at a great price I would be tempted I admit (the lyriks have been a great fork so far).

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    12' XL Bird
    Talus 180
    DHX 5.0
    Hayes prime pro brakes
    XO Drivetrain 2x10
    Stans Flow Rims on Ck iso hubs
    Answer Protaper AM 720 bars
    Thomson masterpiece sp
    Thomson Elite stem
    Spank spike pedals
    Ritchie pro saddle
    Spec purg up front
    Bontrager x4 in back
    Some other goodies

    currently weighing in at a tad over 32lbs




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    Quote Originally Posted by Uphill=sad View Post
    Is there some unwritten rule about you MUST have Fox forks on the front?

    I'd post my bird in here, but I am scared a lynch mob will chase me out of the thread due to the lyriks up front!

    If i could get 180 vans at a great price I would be tempted I admit (the lyriks have been a great fork so far).
    Post it up, Lyriks a great fork, as you just said, dude up top said he just put a something or another on his, not a Fox.

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    liranbachar: Are you running a Type2 rear der on your bike? I really like that compact gearing setup, kinda looks like the new XXI stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    liranbachar: Are you running a Type2 rear der on your bike? I really like that compact gearing setup, kinda looks like the new XXI stuff
    No Type2, Just standard* 1x10, with sram x9 short cage
    *front chainring is 30t from Homebrewed Components
    but they are not available for all cracksets

    the picture is pretty old, I have added a chainguide on the front since then.

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    Ah, I was wondering if you were running it that way...
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    this may be a dumb question but can you run 27.5 on the firebird front and rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideTURNER128 View Post
    this may be a dumb question but can you run 27.5 on the firebird front and rear?
    yes. I believe it will clear both front and rear at bottom travel with no mods. A 650b wheelset is on my list of to dos for my bird.

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    here is mine...


    this the the first build. i temporarily loaned my buddys shifter and x9 rear d while waiting for my zee. The zee rear d is great, affordable, silent clutch system and shifts like my previous xtr .... smooth and precise.. best rear d d i ever bought..
    this setup is really climbable and for dh outings ill swap to a 34t ring upfront. best bike, versatile robust and bombs the trails wout a hitch

    small 2012 fb custom build weighing in at 32lbs
    2013 Fox float 170 rc2
    2012 dhx air
    2013 saint crankset
    Cane creek angle set running 0.5 slacker bringing my HA to 66.5.
    CB iodine carbon bars
    Easton Havoc 70mm stem
    WTB grips
    XTR shifter
    Shimano Zee rear D
    Hope pro 2 evo SP wheelset
    Conti AM de baron 2.3 front and xking 2.4 rear
    CB Mallet 2
    MRP mini G2 sl
    Hope 32t front rings
    Xtr 11-34t cassette
    Hope Race evo X2 brakes
    Gobi xm saddle
    2013 Reverb
    KMC gold SL chain

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideTURNER128 View Post
    this may be a dumb question but can you run 27.5 on the firebird front and rear?
    Yes

    Here are pics for the rear in this post:
    Chris Cocalis' thoughts on 650b and retrofit

    I ran one on the front with a Fox 36/160mm with no problems.
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    Almost finished bird. I still have to decide on a good headset, tires, grips, seat-post, and stem to replace the spare parts I used to complete the build. Ive taken it on one ride so far, and have been blown away by it's performance in every way.

    Frame= 2012 Small White RP23
    Fork=36 Talas 180mm
    Brakes=Shimano m800 Saints
    Wheels=Flow EX/ZTR stock wheel-set
    XT Crank w/single 28 ring
    BBG Bash-guard
    XT 11-36 Casette
    XT Chain
    X9 R Shifter
    X9 R Derailleur
    Niner carbon flat bar
    Time atac xs pedals
    Selle Flite Saddle
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    really nice rides...
    i'm thinking of picking up a 2012 Firebird frame and was wondering if LARGE was the way to go.
    I'm 6 ft tall...and everything I see online points to the Large.

    any input is appreciated.

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    6ft as well. Built rather gangly, long arms and legs.
    Totem coil
    80mm stem
    30.5in bars
    6" drop KS Supernatural post
    175mm cranks
    (soon to be RC4 shock w/ Al rocker; thanks gticlay)
    last weighted in at ~38lbs but will be going up with the RC4

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    frame size

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    6ft as well. Built rather gangly, long arms and legs.
    Totem coil
    80mm stem
    30.5in bars
    6" drop KS Supernatural post
    175mm cranks
    (soon to be RC4 shock w/ Al rocker; thanks gticlay)
    last weighted in at ~38lbs but will be going up with the RC4

    My bike is my XC race bike, AM wunder-machine, and park bike for lift-access days.

    so you're on a large firebird frame?
    thanks...38#? I'm hoping for 30-32#...w/o spending tons of $.
    think it's doable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeriderB View Post
    so you're on a large firebird frame?
    thanks...38#? I'm hoping for 30-32#...w/o spending tons of $.
    think it's doable?
    Oh ya, forgot that part. I'm on a large frame.
    I know low 30's are doable, I have a more 'indestructible' build.
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    30.5lbs


    Size Medium frame with a Fox Float RP23 and Fox Van 180mm up front with CC angleset.


    Reynolds Carbon AM Wheels 142mm spacing and 20mm up front. Tubeless set up with Maxxis 2.5 minon EXO front and Larsen TT 2.35 on the rear.


    Shimano Saint 1x9 set up with KMC X9SL-Ti chain


    Shimano XT Cranks 34t with e13 bash ring and guide set up


    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 wonders. 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.

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