For those who did not see my first thread involving this project;
I started with a complete build kit from a 2012 Trek Superfly carbon from my buddy at my LBS. This was everything but the frame for about 1/4 of the cost of the bike! After demoing an Epic and the Spearfish, I decided the SF would get the nod. The Epic would be an awesome sit and spin race rig, but to me, it was a little too plush, soaking up everything on the trail. Not for me, any-damn-ways, I was able to swing a similar smoking deal on a SF2 frame (thank you again LBS!).
As others have stated the box was beat to $hit... However, the frame contained within was perfect!
Unboxed packing still on
Obligatory couch shot of the bare frame!
Quickly weighted the frame and fork, not too bad!
I was expecting closer to 3.5 from the fork. Don't know where I got that number from though.. Wishful thinking I guess.
The build was no where near a smooth as other complete frame up builds I've done in the past. My homemade HS press failed me leaving me to improvise with a mallet... Rear brake hose was too short, borrowed the brake off of the wife's bike. PF30 with GXP adapter was a PITA too... All worth it in the end though!
First ride was terrible. Only had an hour to drive 15 miles to the trail, got in a quick 5 while fidgeting with saddle and brake adjustments, hauled a$$ back home to catch my daughters soccer practice. I will never hurry a break in ride again!
OEM Fox 32 Evo Float 100mm
Easton Alu Havens
Geax Saguraro 2.2 TNT's
Bonty RXL stem
Sette small riser bar
1x10 w/ X9 shifter & X9 short cage w/chain watcher
SP1000??? Sram crank
Combo Exlier 7 front & Hayes Stroker Trail rear brakes
Cane Creak 40 series HS
Came in at 26.5 lbs with XT pedals
I'll post a review as soon as I get some more miles on her! Thanks for looking!
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