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  • 12-29-2012
    motoolfan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    I got my frame for $40.00 so I can't complain.

    Nice find! I'm contemplating on building a 650b,
  • 12-30-2012
    rynoman03
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    Sette Reken
    Frame and Size - Medium 16"
    Fork and Headset - RockShox XC 30 TK 2012 / FSA Orbit Headset
    Handlebars / Stem / Grips - Bontrager / Azonic / Sette
    Saddle / Seatpost - Velo Redline CR-MO
    Cassette - SRAM 8 Speed
    Chain - SRAM
    Crank Set / Bottom Bracket - Race Face Ride XC X Type / Race Face
    Rear Derailleur - SRAM X4
    Shifters - SRAM X4
    Pedals - Ritchey Whiteface SPD
    Brakes / Brake Levers - Hayes HFX Nines / Delta Cycle Aztec Stainless Discs/ Hayes HFX Nines Levers
    Wheelset - WTB Speed Disc's
    9mm Anodized Red QR
    Tires - Specialized Enduro 26x2.20 / Kenda 26x2.10

    I plan on upgrading the Bars, Seatpost, and Stem next. Probably going to go all Carbon or Raceface Ride to match my Crankset. I've got something in the works though.

    Please forgive my picture i'll get some better ones soon. I've had a case of the shaky hands lately when taking pics ( I should use my tripod ) and it's been pretty cloudy out so I don't have good lighting to work with.
  • 12-31-2012
    jkad
    Looking good bro, did you weigh it yet??
  • 12-31-2012
    rynoman03
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    It was 28.8 with the old fork. No I haven't weighed it with this fork. I'll try to stick it on the bathroom scale later tonight or this week. It was quite fun to ride today while it was snowing.

    Here's a few more pics.
  • 01-03-2013
    rchan
    These pics look awesome!
  • 01-13-2013
    iRide4fun
    Update
    Almost there 😃
    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...329/null-5.jpg

    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...329/null-4.jpg

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iRide4fun View Post
    Frame came in yesterday. Once I purchase a fork I will begin transferring the parts over.

    Sette Reken 18 inch :thumbsup:
    Brakes: Avid BB7 160mm
    Wheels: Deore Disc Sun Rhyno lite
    Tires: Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire Kenda Nevegal to come
    Pedals:VP Components VP-001
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
    Handle Bar: Answer Protaper 685 XC/Trai
    Grips: WTB Weirwolf Grips
    Stem: Truvativ AKA All-Mountain 70mm
    Seatpost: Sette Venn
    Saddle: Unkonwn still looking for a replacement
    Shifter: Sram X.4
    FD: Coming Sram X.7 Front Derailleur Low Clamp
    RD: Sram X.4 long cage SRAM X.7 med cage to come
    Cassette: Sram PG-850 8 speed
    Crank: Truvativ Hussefelt 2.2 170mm
    Fork: Manitou Minute Expert
    BB:Truvativ Howitzer XR

  • 01-14-2013
    jkad
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    Just added some Elixir R's...almost done
  • 01-14-2013
    rynoman03
    ^^ Those look amazing! You're gonna have a pretty slick bike when your done!
  • 03-13-2013
    jkad
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    Finally done
    25.4Lbs rode it Last weekend for the 1st time, felt snappy.
    Ride on
  • 03-13-2013
    rynoman03
    Like! Sharp looking!

    I gotta ask again. Where did you get that RaceFace crank at I'm building a 29'er right now that thing would look awesome on. Also I scored some elixr 5's for my 29er for 99 I'm debating putting them on the sette or the 29'er SS.
  • 03-14-2013
    twa
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    Rigid Reken
    Last spring (2012) after the first few rides I decided to go full rigid. I found a great deal on a Mosso fork on ebay and it was under 800gm with both canti and disc mounts. Here's an updated pic from last summer on our favorite local loop at Mount Agamenticus.

    For 2013 I upgraded to Shimano XT spd pedals and I'll be converting it to 2x9 in the next month because I new rings, cassette and chain anyhow.

    Attachment 780830



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by twa View Post
    I'm 5'8". My 16" reken is tipping the scales at 24.6lbs. The shop did a great job transferring the parts. My XTR rear der didn't make it onto the bike because of a bent adjustment screw where it mounts to the dropout. There is a newer model XT (2008?) der. on there now and I think it might shift quicker than the older xtr der. Now I need the snow to melt!!!

    Final part list:


    Rock Shox Sid Team (100mm)
    FSA carbon cranks / BB
    shimano m525 pedals
    XT rear der 9sp
    XTR front der
    XTR thumb shifters
    SRAM cassette / chain
    Avid single digit 7 vbrakes / levers
    Ti Saddle
    Generic black 27.2 seatpost (bought used from shop)
    26" motobecane wheels (dont' know weight, but pretty light)
    Moto riser handlebar
    Giant road stem (90mm)
    ODI ruffian lock-on grips
    IRC mythos 2.1's (Going to install 2.3" Prowler MX and 2.3" Prowler XT, weight will rise at least 300grams)

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5253/...a95dfaa0_b.jpg

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/...27b54faf_b.jpg

  • 03-24-2013
    iRide4fun
    Finally done, well except for the pedals being installed. Can't wait to get out on the trails!!

    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...29/null-26.jpg

    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...29/null-25.jpg

    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...29/null-24.jpg

    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...29/null-27.jpg


    Sette Reken 18 inch :thumbsup:
    Brakes: Avid BB7 160mm
    Wheels: Deore Disc Sun Rhyno lite*
    Tires: Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire
    Pedals:VP Components VP-001
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
    Handle Bar: Answer Protaper 685 XC/Trail
    Grips: WTB Weirwolf Grips
    Stem: Truvativ AKA All-Mountain 70mm
    Seatpost: Sette Venn
    Saddle: Unkonwn still looking for a replacement
    Shifter: Sram X.7
    FD: Sram X.7 Front Derailleur Low Clamp
    RD: SRAM X.7 med cage to come
    Cassette: Sram PG-850 8 speed
    Crank: Truvativ Hussefelt 2.2 170mm
    Fork: Manitou Minute Expert
    BB:Truvativ Howitzer XR
    Shifter cable: Alligator super fortress
    Brake cable: Odyssey Slic Kable
  • 03-24-2013
    rynoman03
    Nice!

    TWA how's that bike ride with the Rigid fork?
  • 03-24-2013
    jkad
    Looks great!! you're going to enjoy it.
    I have had mine out a few times and LOVE it.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iRide4fun View Post
    Finally done, well except for the pedals being installed. Can't wait to get out on the trails!!

    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...29/null-26.jpg

    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...29/null-25.jpg

    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...29/null-24.jpg

    http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...29/null-27.jpg


    Sette Reken 18 inch :thumbsup:
    Brakes: Avid BB7 160mm
    Wheels: Deore Disc Sun Rhyno lite*
    Tires: Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tire
    Pedals:VP Components VP-001
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
    Handle Bar: Answer Protaper 685 XC/Trail
    Grips: WTB Weirwolf Grips
    Stem: Truvativ AKA All-Mountain 70mm
    Seatpost: Sette Venn
    Saddle: Unkonwn still looking for a replacement
    Shifter: Sram X.7
    FD: Sram X.7 Front Derailleur Low Clamp
    RD: SRAM X.7 med cage to come
    Cassette: Sram PG-850 8 speed
    Crank: Truvativ Hussefelt 2.2 170mm
    Fork: Manitou Minute Expert
    BB:Truvativ Howitzer XR
    Shifter cable: Alligator super fortress
    Brake cable: Odyssey Slic Kable

  • 03-24-2013
    rynoman03
    I've put 300 miles on my Reken as of this last weekend. Love the crap outta this bike!
  • 03-24-2013
    twa
    It rides great with a rigid fork. Your shoulders are sore the first couple of rides but after that you can hardly tell. In Maine there is a lot of rocks and roots so big tires are very helpful and I run 2.3" tires, and they soak up bumps well.

    I have gotten a lot better at technical climbs since getting rid of the suspension fork and it rails corners in flow type single track.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Nice!

    TWA how's that bike ride with the Rigid fork?

  • 03-24-2013
    rynoman03
    Cool. My fork I got on my Reken doesn't climb well. It's the RockShox 30 TK. I'm a little bit of a heavier rider at 217 and 5'8" so that might add to it. I'm trying to get down below 200 though. I might have to get a stiffer spring in my fork.

    I have pondered going rigid though. Esp on my 29'er SS.
  • 04-04-2013
    JMac47
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  • 04-04-2013
    toot334455
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBGreatFalls79 View Post
    heres my brand new Reken. bone stock except for the XTR front derailer that my LBS hooked me up with.

    I got one of these last year, so solid for the price.

    Things that ive upgraded that made it so much better:

    Grips, oury red
    xt chain and rear deralieuer
    Saddle

    Next thing to go is the dart 3

    Did you upgrade anything?
  • 04-04-2013
    rynoman03
    OURY grips are the bomb. I'm getting a set for my Reken next. I got a set on my 29'er.
  • 04-04-2013
    zarr
    I wish the Reken didn't have brake studs on it.I want to cut and grind/file them off, but I'm worried I might mess up.But I still might try...it would really look sharp without 'em...no doubt.
  • 04-04-2013
    jkad
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    I wish the Reken didn't have brake studs on it.I want to cut and grind/file them off, but I'm worried I might mess up.But I still might try...it would really look sharp without 'em...no doubt.

    was thinking the same thing...
  • 04-04-2013
    rynoman03
    Mine are cut off! I bought my frame used and the guy already did it. I can get you a pic if you need it.
  • 04-05-2013
    toot334455
    Mine came with them off, I bought the full bike and not just the frame.
    Also anyone know if the rockshox dart 3 will support 650 b wheels?
  • 04-05-2013
    zarr
    I guess the safest way to do it is to hacksaw as much as you can then file the rest.I'm too nervous right now to use a grinder...but might try.I filed a couple of the cable guides down already so I could run full length housing through them...it takes quite a while.Maybe I used the wrong tooth file though.i'm gonna try to use a drill and bit on some...but the close tolerances os the stops make it hard to position the drill.I have a cheapo dremel tool, but not enough torque to cut the aluminum...it is pretty tough.