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    Sette Ace Build

    Just received the Ace frame last night. Size L. I'm going to transfer most of the parts from my Raleigh Mojave 8.0 to the bike (X-7 drivetrain, Juicy 3 brakes). I bought a new fork, a Recon SL air. Also will have different cranks as i needed a new bottom bracket anyway so i got a set of LX cranks with an external BB slightly used.

    Here are some pics so far:







    Old Frame (still deciding what to do with it)


    I'll update with pics as I continue...

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    Build an SS!

    Quote Originally Posted by drmayer
    Old Frame (still deciding what to do with it)
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Cant wait to see it completed.
    Big Foot Blue KHS XC704r

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    Yeah a SS was on my mind. I don't know how much i'd use it though, I have 3 bikes already!

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    Oh, you'd use it alright.....

    Quote Originally Posted by drmayer
    Yeah a SS was on my mind. I don't know how much i'd use it though, I have 3 bikes already!
    But then the Ace would be sitting in the corner jealous.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Moar pics!

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    Here's some more. Have it pretty much built up other than i'm waiting for my new fork. Might get some new pedals, too.






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    Looks real good.Complete spec list if you got the time?
    Big Foot Blue KHS XC704r

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    Frame: Ace Size L
    Fork: RS Recon SL Air 100mm
    Drivetrain: X-7 with a LX crank
    Wheels: WDR Disc (off of my Raleigh)
    Tires: Geax Mezcal (may change)
    Seatpost: Sette Venn
    Seat: Bontrager
    Stem: EA50
    Bars: EA30
    Grips: Ergon
    Brakes: Juicy 3 white
    Pedals: shimano SPD, (may get egg beaters)

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    looking great i absolutley love my ace! id reccommend a 120mm travel fork though with that frame. Trust me

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    ditto on the 120mm fork.

    btw, i like the white calipers.

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    Very nice. What do you think it weighs?
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    not sure on the weight yet, i'll have to get my new fork first and then i'll weigh it. I know the wheels i have are relatively heavy.

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    Here are some more pics - It should be now complete with the new fork. Might change bar/stem after i get it out a few times.






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    May I ask how tall you are? Did you get any advice (from a shop) on fitment before you made your purchase? The saddle height and stem length make it look as though the frame is too small for you. The angle of the saddle also suggests that you're going to be seated in a rather odd position. Any chance of a shot of you sat on the bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveUK
    May I ask how tall you are? Did you get any advice (from a shop) on fitment before you made your purchase? The saddle height and stem length make it look as though the frame is too small for you. The angle of the saddle also suggests that you're going to be seated in a rather odd position. Any chance of a shot of you sat on the bike?
    I was just about to ask this.

    I am 6'3" and have made the painfull decision to get rid of my Ace
    -Don "LordDRIFT" Draper.

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    I'm 6'3" as well. I obviously ordered the large frame, which was about the same size as the hard tail that i replaced. It's probably a little small, but i don't mind a smaller bike for trail riding. I haven't done any real adjustments of the saddle or stem yet. I have to get out and do some better riding to fine-tune. I took it around the block last night between the rain and the first impressions are good.

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    What do you think of the bike so far? I've got almost all the same parts and I'm considering a parts swap from my GF Marlin.

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    ACE - first FS MTB

    First time poster. I just completed my ACE build two weeks ago and it is my first FS xc rig weighing in at 24.5 lbs.
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    Lookin' good........
    Quote Originally Posted by vanga
    First time poster. I just completed my ACE build two weeks ago and it is my first FS xc rig weighing in at 24.5 lbs.
    Welcome to the FORUMz

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    Awesome build weight

    Quote Originally Posted by vanga
    First time poster. I just completed my ACE build two weeks ago and it is my first FS xc rig weighing in at 24.5 lbs.
    Is that a large?
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    No, a medium.

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    Had the first real ride today. It was going well, the bike was performing good. May need some more time to get the shocks dialed in.

    Now the bad part - while going through a rocky singletrack section, I heard a snap and the chain became tight. Snapped the derailleur off just below the mounting point. Bent the hanger, too. Had a long walk back to the car, but it was a nice day so it was tolerable.

    Didn't break any spokes or anything else, so it's not the worst, but will put me off the bike for a few days.

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    gotta hate that.. gonna upgrade to a x9 or x0?

    i raced mine and took sixth.
    it was at lake arrowhead in California so the elevation mad things interesting. the easy climbs became hard very fast. wind gusts up to 30mph and temperatures in th 40's made it one extreme race.
    had a guy come up and complement on my bike saying how he dreams of having one.





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    Since i deleted the album where i had linked all of the pics, here they are again, plus some more


















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