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    My New AM Single Speed

    Just got done with the build on my new Carver 420.
    Not a super light build...
    XTR Crank
    XT Brakes
    Crank Bros. Seat post
    2013 Sid 120mm travel fork.
    Roval 29 trail wheels
    2.3 rear tire
    2.4 frt. tire

    Came in @ 22.47 as seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b2b2 View Post
    Just got done with the build on my new Carver 420.
    Not a super light build...
    XTR Crank
    XT Brakes
    Crank Bros. Seat post
    2013 Sid 120mm travel fork.
    Roval 29 trail wheels
    2.3 rear tire
    2.4 frt. tire

    Came in @ 22.47 as seen.
    Beautiful! You've built the bike I've been dreaming of. Someday....
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    What size is that and how is the ride?

    Looks awesome, and probably 3-4lbs lighter than my similar-ish nimble 9 build...

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    18"
    Cant ride it anytime soon as we are A-Hole Deep in snow right now.
    I hope to get to Fruita in the next 2 weeks and I will give a full report then.
    I came so close to buying a nimble 9, but the guys at Carver where so good to deal with I just could not pass up this frame.
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    Gorgeous bike. Care to share your height and inseam? Close spacing on those frames (17, 18, 19, 20).

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    Wow, looks absolutely elegant. That's gotta be at least 8 lbs lighter than my XL Kona Honzo!

    Very, very nice.

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    I'm trying to see where the "AM" comes in. You've got a stem angled down, bar ends, and a Sid fork. Seems more XC to me. Don't know if i would trust it in more than Trail duty. Beautiful bike regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    I'm trying to see where the "AM" comes in. You've got a stem angled down, bar ends, and a Sid fork. Seems more XC to me. Don't know if i would trust it in more than Trail duty. Beautiful bike regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b2b2 View Post
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    Not a super light build...
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    Came in @ 22.47 as seen.
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    The frame geo and tire selection looks AM'ish, the build spec looks XC'ish, the weight is pretty good IMO. Nice ride!

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    My New AM Single Speed

    Looks awesome to me !

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    My New AM Single Speed

    Quote Originally Posted by solo-x View Post
    The frame geo and tire selection looks AM'ish, the build spec looks XC'ish, the weight is pretty good IMO. Nice ride!
    So it's an "AM lite" bike... that's cool!

    =S

    Late edit: FWIW I run bar ends on my AM hardtail, too. So there. ffffffffffffft:
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    5'10" 32 inseam. Still seems big though with the 120mm fork. Might go to a shorter 90mm stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    I'm trying to see where the "AM" comes in. You've got a stem angled down, bar ends, and a Sid fork. Seems more XC to me. Don't know if i would trust it in more than Trail duty. Beautiful bike regardless.
    That's pretty much what I was thinking - looks more like race day stuff really.

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