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    My tax return in acton!

    My winnings from the tax man found me looking for a capable all mountain bike for under 1K.
    Found it in the Sette Flite
    Most of the upgrades were stolen from my singlespeed, which was way overbuilt anyway.
    Upgrades:
    Gravity Dropper Turbo
    Selle Italia XO Flow Saddle
    Salsa seatpost clamp
    Azonic Pedals
    WTB Dissent 2.5 tires
    Easton Havoc stem
    Stylo WC SS flatbar
    ODI Troy Lee Designs Grips
    Decal kit
    Juicy Ultimate brakes
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    Upgrades to follow:
    Chainguide/ bashguard
    What do you guys think?
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    I like the look of the black SETTE decals.

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    Man, I can't wait for the new Sette AM sus. frames.

    Great build, btw!
    I give positive rep all around but then I get negative rep from all the clowns.

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    sick ride and price, well done!

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    newest upgrades:
    -Marzocchi 55 Micro Ti fork ($550 off MSRP thanks to chainlove.com)
    -Easton Monkey Lite DH carbon handlebar
    Even after dropping all that weight in fork and bars, bike still weighs in at 34 lbs.
    The heavier it is, stronger you get? yes! haha
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    Looks great man!

    Question: How much does that suspension seat post contribute to your riding experience? Having trouble computing the need to add to the Flite's already deep rear suspension.

    The forks are badass!

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    Its not a suspension post, its a dropper post.
    And in my opinion droppers are a must on an "all mountain bike". Seat up for pedaling and seat down for descending. Its like riding an entirely different bike on the fly!

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    Thanks for the clarification!

    By the way, nice job with the decal kit, I may follow suit. So far all I've done to mine is replace the stock handle bar with a white TruVativ riser bar. I want to ride it a bit before I make other changes.

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    Holy Moly that is is hottest Flite I've seen yet. Absolutely gorgouse.

    Sorry Highelll, yours is great too, but this one takes the cake.

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    Saweet looking setup... nicely done!

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    Thanks guys

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    So I traded the stock domain for a Marzocchi 888, for the days I wont be climbing.
    I put it on to make sure it would work but didn't have the right crown race on there, so took it back off.
    Looks cool at least!
    Anyone else running a dual crown on a flite?
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    Looks cool but I don't the Flite frame is designed to handle that kind of stresses on the headtube using longer dual crown forks.

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    What is the bottom bracket height on that thing? It looks like about 3 feet! Why not just get a DH bike? Its not like you can do much climbing on it the way it is now.
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    I'm on aggressive XC trails 99% of the time so definitely don't need a DH bike. I'm going to run the 55 micro ti for most if not all of my rides. The opportunity presented itself for a free 888 so I took it. And per sette the bb height with a 160mm fork is 13.9 inches.

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