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    Blue Demon!!

    I went in a different direction next year for my DH race bike and here is the result. I wanted something really suited to all the tight trails I ride here. I still have a few things to get straight like fork travel and spring changes etc.... but it rides like everything I had hoped for.
    The I9's are insane. The engagement is instant, and they track awesome. A big thanks to everybody who helped me get thing thing together

    07 Specialized SX trail medium frame.
    Cane Creek Double Barrel
    07 Fox 40 RC2
    Blue I9 wheels with DT 5.1 rims.
    Michelin DH tubeless tires and DT rim strips.
    Thomson stem and Masterpiece post
    E13 LG1 - still gotta cook up a taco
    E13 36t guide ring
    XT cranks and XT 11-32 cassette
    Juicy carbon brakes
    Sram XO shifters, der. and Sram chain
    Easton EA70 Bar
    Mallet M pedals
    Cane Creek headset and grips









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    Sweet, Looks fast!

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    Very sweet, i always loved the way they looked with the fox 40's on them! That berm in the background looks very tempting also!
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    what's it weigh? Awsome looking build, they are great bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by quickneonrt
    what's it weigh? Awsome looking build, they are great bikes
    I don't have an accurate wieght yet, but the one I have is around 37,
    and will probaly end up in the 36 range.
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    Sweet ride, Jeremy!

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    That is one sweet ride man. I didnt know the geometry of the SX was designed for a dual crown. but I guess if it works, then it works.
    you like dags??

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    Great Bike

    Lookin good Jeremy R - that Fox dual crown is sweet. From the looks of those pines in the pics you must be down south somewhere? Enjoy.

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    One very good looking bike

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    That thing is a beast!
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    wow...how much did it run you?
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    Looks killer. Strange thing is, some of the other SXT's look more slack with Totems than yours does with the 40. I know you lowered your travel, but still.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBidnezz
    Looks killer. Strange thing is, some of the other SXT's look more slack with Totems than yours does with the 40. I know you lowered your travel, but still.....
    Good eye.
    The 40 at 7 inches of travel is way lower than a Totem.
    There is only 5 mm of difference between a 40 at a full 8 inches of travel,
    and a Totem (570 vs. 565).
    Luckily you can adjust the 40 in 1/2" increments, so you can dial in your head angle and BB. I have changed it since the pics, and I have it spot on now.
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    Beautiful

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    really nice

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    Thats my bike on steroids! Nice job on the build. Errr, what's it weigh? (Lbs.)

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    i cant believe thats only 36-37! thats sweet though, way to think outside the box. i think the main reason that some frames arent spec'd for a dual crown was just to avoid a long travel fork being put on a bike with a weak headtube. it is the length of the lever arm(axle to crown) that matters in this case i would think. but now with the advent of the long travel single crown market its sort of a moot point. in some cases the dual crown might be easier on a frame because it transfers the axial loads across two planes instead of one. pure specualtion on my part.
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    Sweet.

    Looks awsome with the 40.
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    I just built a sick '07 SX trail with the Totem Solo-air that comes in at 34.5 pounds!!

    -DT Swiss EX1750 wheels
    -Fox DHX 5.0 with Ti Spring Rear Shock
    -Thompson Post
    -Thompson A4 stem
    -Shimano Saint Cranks
    -Sram XO front & Rear Der
    -Race Face Diabolus Bars
    -Avid Juicy 7 Carbon Brakes
    -Maxxis Advantage Tires

    -I plan on changing out the cranks for XT and getting a Monkeylite Carbon DH Bar that should help me drop another 3/4 of a pound and I could easily lose another pound on top of that simply by putting on some lighter tires (thinking about Continental Gravity Pro's with the kevlar bead - light but still good tires). Botttom line is you could fairly easily build one of these up to be sub 33 pounds and still able to handle some punishment while being a very capable cross country bike (unless you're a gutless shave your legs & ride 1.9 tires kinda guy). I'm loving mine the way it is now.

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    Jajajajaja... at first I thought this thread was about him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blatido
    Jajajajaja... at first I thought this thread was about him...
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