After a lot of testing of the 2010 Stumpjumper, 2010 Enduro and 2010 Reign and a good chunk of help from a thread on here I decided to buy a Reign. Giant unfortunately has no more Reigns in stock. The shop I work at does but I'd rather order one straight from Giant at cost, which means waiting until 2011. I'm not one to let the summer go to waste and while I've got plenty of bikes to ride, I really wanted something to thrash around on at places like Post Canyon, Falls Creek and what not. So I went in search of something that would get me through the summer.
The main idea what good geometry and damn cheap.
I picked up an '05 Enduro Comp 130 for $250 with an XT Octalink crank, LX derailleur and stock headset.
I quickly flipped the link to get a 68* headangle and 12.8" bottom bracket height. Bearings were in fantastic shape. I washed the bike and began throwing parts at it that I had sitting around.
The fork is a Fox Float RL 140 off a Fisher Fat Possum.
Bashguard is an FSA poly guard that a local BMXer that I ride with sold to me for $5 as he was parting out his mtb. The guard is brand new.
Wheels are just basic shimano centerlock hubs with Specialized double wall rims.
I've got some LX shifters sitting here for it
Brakes are an older set of Magura Julies. A customer couldn't bleed them because the top cap bolt was stripped. I sold him some XT's and he gave me the brakes. I drilled the head off, bleed the brakes and threw a new bolt in.
The cassette is a Sram PG970(not shown)
Pedals are Cannondale Grind.
I'm a tire whore. I've got over 100 tires right now and the Ardents didn't thrill me too much on the DH bikes so we'll test them out for more all-mountain/jumping/general thrashing.
I need to order a stem, handlebars and a longer seatpost. I should come in at under $400 for the complete build.
I've recently started to reorganize the garage and ended up with a bigger mess as I just ended up throwing different parts on different bikes. As of right now I have no more room for any more bikes but will be added a new road bike and a Reign in the next coming months.
Once the Enduro is all together I'll start building a 16 bike double decker rack that will house my bikes and of course the tires that don't fit in my current moto tire rack.
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