Just built up my Dos with an XX1 kit! I've had the frame for several years, and it is my favorite frame I've ever owned. It was my main ride for about a year, but it has been hanging on my wall for the past 2 years (unacceptable, I know.) It was time to give it some love, and the XX1 kit was perfect for this frame and my riding intentions.
Dos Niner frame
White Brothers Loop
Cane Creek 110 headset
DT Swiss 240s hubs laced to Stans Arch rims
Kenda Slant Six tires, tubless
Hope Stainless Bottom Bracket
XX World Cup Brakes
Thomson post and stem
WTB Shadow V saddle
Truvative Noir Bars
ODI Silicon Grips
Red Bell Pepper Bell
Ti Bolts throughout
Weight with pedals, and bottle cage
So hows it ride? Thats where it gets interesting. The build went great, and relatively uneventful. Dialing in the shifting was a bit tedious, but I got it done with a little patience in the stand. Get to the trailhead this morning, do my final adjustments to the cockpit, tire pressure, fork pressure etc. As I am riding around the TH parking lot shifting through the gears disaster struck. As I was shifting into the pie plate that is the 42 tooth ring, something inside the shifter snapped. Now there is no shifting whatsoever. I spent a few furious minutes trying to diagnose the problem to no avail. At this point I am fuming, but I refuse to let this ruin my ride. I put the chain on the 21 tooth cog, fixed the der. in place, and off I went on my very expensive single speed.
After all that, I had a great ride. I rode lots of ups and downs on very rough and technical terrain. The chain control is simply amazing, although I wasn't doing any shifting to really test. It was great to not hear all the chatter of the chain slapping around. I reminded me of why I love single speeding. I can't wait to get this shifter replaced, and give it a ride the way it was meant to be ridden.
A few lousy pre-ride phone pics...
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