I want to run a fork with a tapered steerer... it doesn't look like any of the headsets (or lowers) will work with that, will they?
you buy the 1.5 lower and the 1 1/8 upper
OK, thanks guys. I guess I can use the Cane Creek 10 version of those parts too?
I'm set on all the other parts, but damn, the headset and BB always get me.
7000rider, is that the triple ring XTR crank set? I want to run that setup; single ring XTR cranks with XTR shadow plus der. and cassette...
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I just purchased an AL BLT2.2 from the SC sale. Is anyone running this frame with a Fox 36?
If I'm doing the math correctly, a 36 Float has a 545 axle to crown length. If I were to space it down to 140mm, that should give me an atc of 525mm. SC lists the frame geo spec'd to a atc of 529mm which is pretty darn close. Anyone else running this setup?
If so, can you post pictures?
Just keep it as 160mm, works well. I did lower it first to 140 mm, but then noticed that it is waste of good travel :) Also you gain with slacker head angle and higher BB. If I would have newer frame, I would put 150 mm 36 float and 1,5 deg headset which would be optimal.
I have had mine @ 160 150 and 140. 150 was best by far. My pics are in this thread somewhere.
Ok, good to know, will lower it also to 150 when next maintenance. Probably handling is better with lower BB. Fox 34 / 160mm would be also good choice for LT2 since its A-C is 7(?)mm lower than 36s at 160mm.
2012 LTc, Float 36 RLC set at 150 mm, E-13 XCX ST en route.
Will likely throw in an offset bushing for giggles.
got my blur V5 out on the trail over the weekend; fun chasing a Giant Glory down the new line..
JP with Bh0 1 - YouTube
Awesome riding. Can we get the specs on the Blur?
Originally Posted by OLDSKOOLWAGON
Great video! That is a killer trail...and the bike isn't bad either. What are your thoughts on the Blur so far?
Thanks Brewing, I am biased towards SC frames especially the Blur. I purchased the bike used in the Spring of 2010. Since then, it has gone through many changes. In it's current setup, it is by far the most dialed it's ever been; IMO, the best AM/FR/XC bike out there. I DH the sheeeeit out of mine too!
Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing
my LTc enjoying 70 degree temps yesterday in central TX. My new (couple months old) Flow wheelset laced to CKs are freakin stout
Been meaning to post this for a while. Here is my wife’s AM/do-it-all ripper.
We bought the frame from SC’s closeout sale and built the bike up on Christmas Eve. She has already tracked almost 100 miles on it. She absolutely loves it. Her previous bike was a GT I drive 4. This bike has given her so much more confidence on the downs and even helps her go faster on the ups. During our Moab trip last fall, she was able to rent a Blur LT for two days. From that point she knew it was going to have to be her next bike.
Pretty much a budget build. We were able to get everything on sale. We were able to save money by using an old fork I had in the parts bin. Its temporary. She wants to use this bike as an “all-rounder.” We’re still deciding what fork to put on it. Since she is doing so well with the 160, she’s thinking about just wanting to keep it at that length. She prefers the comfort on the downs over the pedal-ability on the ups. All-in-all the bike weighs in at 31 lbs. (were hoping to get it in the 29 lbs. range once we upgrade the fork)
Frame: Blur LT 2.2 Small
Rear shock: Evolution CTD
Fork: Marzocchi All Mountain 4 160mm (temporary)
Headset: Cane Creek 10 Series
Handlebar: Truvativ Stylo T30 700mm
Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt 40mm
Grips: ODI Ruffian
Brakes: Shimano XT
Rotors: Hayes 180 front, 160 rear
Shifters: Sram X9
Front Der: Sram X9
Rear Der: Sram X9 med cage 9 speed
Cranks: Sram X7
Bottom Bracket: Sram GPX
Cassette: Sram 970 11-34
Chain: Sram 971
Bash Guard: Truvativ Rock guard
Chain Tensioner: Blackspire Stinger
Wheelset: Sun Ringle Black Flag Comp 20mm TA front 10mm QR rear
Tires: Continental Mountain King 2.4
Saddle: WTB Speed She Pro
Seatpost: Truvativ Stylo
Wrapping up my first build. Working on mounting XT rear caliper and the washers on the Shimano SM-MA90 are preventing the bolts from passing through the counterbores on the rear brake mount tabs. Before I dremel the washers off, any experience with this issue? Did my LBS recommend the wrong adapter?
Here's a preview of the build...
UPDATE: Picked up some socket head cap screws from the depot with proper head diameter. Worked well.
I've seen a few Blur's here with Arch's, can they handle the punishment the Blur can take? My Blur comes this week!
Very nice! How do you like the wheels? I came very close to buying a built Flow EX wheelset.
Just finished building up the bike, it hasn't seen any dirt yet. But according to the guy in the shop where I had the wheels built, the Arch EX can take a fair amount of abuse. We'll find out soon :cool:
Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing
Good to hear on the Arch EX's. The next question would be how they would handle a 2.5 Minion or 2.4 Rubber Queen/X-King, being a bit narrower than the Flow EX.