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    Sold 2 bikes to build this one...

    ...now this is my only one. It is my first rigid (in a long long time) and my first 29er. I have been in the singlespeed game for quite some time with a Santa Crus Chameleon.

    Anyways, build details are as follows.

    Vassago Jabberwocky/ODIS 20"
    Chris King headset
    Chris King/Flows wheels
    Chris King 20T cog
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    Thomson Elite X4 stem
    Gravity 30" flat bar
    ESI chunky grips
    Avid Code disc brakes 185/160
    RaceFace turbine cranks (handpolished by yours truly) that I hope to replace with Enos soon
    RaceFace taperlock bottom bracket
    Weirwolf/Exiwolf tires, tubeless, 36psi to start
    Salsa Zona Tres saddle
    Shimano DX pedals

    I do plan to add some barends and possibly replace the pedals and saddle with some red bits. Love the bike and love the ride.

    I would also like to thank Addictive Cycles and the whole crew there for all of the help with this build. They have been awesome with a warranty frame, a USPS snafu and just overall build help.









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    Nice Build!

    I am finding it very difficult to go back to my 26er HT after getting my Jabber. You are going to frick'n love it.

    Have FUN!

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    Not at the table,Carlos!
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    Very nice! Good to see its already Dirty. I would have a very tough time giving up my lizard. I hope its worth it for you.

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    I had mixed feelings about selling the Lizard. But ultimately I wanted the 29er more. I am enjoying it thus far.

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    Not at the table,Carlos!
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    Its hard to hold it against you when, the finish product is so beautiful. What gear are you running and any idea how much it weighs without the dirt?

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    I am running 32/20. No idea on weight to be honest. I build my bikes burly since I am a fat ass clyde (6'3"/260#). If I want to drop weight, the rider would be the place to start, not the bike.

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    Not at the table,Carlos!
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    I feel ya. I don't even wanna know how much my chameleon weighs.

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    I ask cuz, your bike looks super light.


    Good job. You have one of the nicer bikes on the forum.

    Sorry about the giant pic. I dont know how it got there.
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    As the random color fads and anodised hipsters come and go. (don't get me wrong, I"m a sucker for that crap. More red bits handing off my bikes than....) I find myself drawn to that silver stem/bar combo.
    Really good looking bike you've built up there. Miles of smiles.
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    How do you like the weirwolf up front? Is it the 2.55?

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    Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by larryo108
    ...Anyways, build details are as follows.

    Gravity 30" flat bar


    Could you give a little more up on these bars? Thinking on a 650 up front on my bike and changing from a riser to these would drop it just about right.

    Thanks in advance.
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    What more do you want to know about the bars. They are FSA bars and 30" wide. I will be cutting mine down to 28 or 27.5 and adding barends. They have a 10-degree backsweep and I am running them with a 120mm stem. I probably could have gone with a 130, but hopefully once the bars get cut down, I can make the 120 work.

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    Absolute wet dream

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    Thanks Ernesto. Do you still sell WI stuff. I need some 180mm polished crankarms. I already have the chainring. PM me if you can help me with that. Thanks.

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    Oh so sick. SO SO SICK!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 550
    Oh so sick. SO SO SICK!!!!
    Is that you Joe? Welcome to MTBR from volvospeed.

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    Yup its me. I have been lurking for a little while ;-)

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    Fsa

    Quote Originally Posted by larryo108
    What more do you want to know about the bars. They are FSA bars and 30" wide. I will be cutting mine down to 28 or 27.5 and adding barends. They have a 10-degree backsweep and I am running them with a 120mm stem. I probably could have gone with a 130, but hopefully once the bars get cut down, I can make the 120 work.
    Gravity. Got it. Thx.
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    Your build is simple and elegant. Excellent.
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    I just got my ESI grips on . Awesome ****! Yours look like ESI's

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    Yeah. The ESI grips are fantabulous. I cut the bars down to 28" and put some barends on this week. I was planning to go for a ride this morning, but my daughter woke up at 4:30AM complaining about an aching stomach. So I stayed up with her and slept through my alarm. Grrrrr. It was raining all last weekend and I have had plans all this weekend. Then the sickness did not help. This is killing me. I just want to go for a bike ride.

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    I hear you. I had stuff around the house today. And had a bit too much to drink last night.

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    That looks great! Would you mind stating how much coin you have wrapped up in it? I have been slowly contemplating a very similar build over the winter but have not worked up the numbers. I (hope to) figure around $1700 complete, but am not sure.

    Thanks for any input; enjoy the bike.

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    I spent about 2300 bucks. And that was saving about 300 on the wheels and getting a 110 set of tires for 30. I could have probably built it cheaper had I purcahsed more parts online, but decided to support the LBS.
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    nice build. I just put that same bar on my IF. Crazy long.

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    Yeah. The bar was WAY too long at the full 30". I cut it down to 28" and added some barends. Feels nice. I may go slightly smaller still, but I will get a couple of rides first. The amount of leverage I get with barends on a 28" bar is phenomenal.

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