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    FTM Carbon Porn

    Thought i'd do a FTM Carbon porn thread.

    Sorry for copying your idea robinfisk.

    Here's mine just waiting for headset before building it up.
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    Test fitting of the Sram XX chainset and BB

    Also the weight of the frame with rear shock and seatpost clamp fitted
    5.47lbs or 2.48 kgs
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    I like the silver/blue better - but this is the first pic I've seen of the Red/black looking good too

    can't wait to see built up pix!

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    Looks familiar!



    Twin builds!

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    looking very nice there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Clean
    Looks familiar!



    Twin builds!
    Nice looking bike, how do you rate those XX brakes ?

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    Thanks Madmick, this is actually my brother's FTM which we built up last year. I have a Racer X. The XX brakes offer plenty of power with good modulation. It came with the stock 140 rear rotor which had some clearance issues. It now runs on Hope 160's, no more issues. Anything bigger is overkill for the trails we ride int he Philippines. How's your build going? Post pics!

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    well my build is going slow still waiting for a headset, hopefully be sorted tomorrow.
    Just got my seatpost a Rockshox Reverb
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    and these are the forks i'll be fitting

    Rockshox Revelation XX Dual position air 150mm QR

    Just waiting for a the headset so i can fit it as it's a 1 1/8 steerer tube and not a tapered one
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    How did you get on with the nobby nics? I've got them on my FTM carbon and they rub the seatpost on full compression.

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    Finaly started the build and have since changed to a tapered set of Relevation forks
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    Are you still waiting on your headset to arrive? Would love to see the shock in the frame - no idea when mine will come.

    Did you return the other shock? I think it's the right decision to get the tapered if you got the cheap deal from On-One

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    well i got the FSA tapered headset from on-one and as the other shock i left it too late exchange it ie after 28 days.

    I've gone for the World Cup forks

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    latest photo's of the build only a couple more things to fit

    Saddle, Front Brake, Chain, Rear shifter and cable

    So far 24.59 lbs
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    the only thing that could make that sexier is if the fork was XXX !

    looking good - can't wait to get mine

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    Almost finished

    Jobs left to do

    Bleed Rear brake
    Cut down steerer
    Fit Reverb seatpost
    set up of suspension pressure

    Then go out and RIDE

    So far weight is 26.33 Lbs so looking like under 27lbs
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    I'm also in the porn business lately.

    Titus FTM Carbon
    Headset: FSA Orbit CF
    Fork: Fox 32 Talas 150 FIT RLC
    Shock: Rock Shox Monarch RT3
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR
    Shifters: XT
    Rear Derailleur: XTR
    Front Derailleur: SLX
    Cranks. SLX
    Wheels: WTB LaserDisc Trail
    Tyres: Maxxis Ardent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    Almost finished

    Jobs left to do

    Bleed Rear brake
    Cut down steerer
    Fit Reverb seatpost
    set up of suspension pressure

    Then go out and RIDE

    So far weight is 26.33 Lbs so looking like under 27lbs
    hey Madmick, I'm interested in knowing which XX crank would fit around those chainstays - I think they are the same as the chainstays on the Carbon X. Is that a 156 or 166 q-factor XX crank? How much clearance between the crank arms and stays is there? 5mm? Can you fit, say , a pencil between them? It'd be appreciated if you could take a photo looking directly down on the drive side crank arm (and chain stay) when in the 9 o'clock position, and another one of the non-drive side crank in the 3 o'clock position.

    thanks
    sc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    hi sc

    The cranks i've used are the 166 q factor, There's about 7mm clearance between the cranks and stays.

    hope the photo's are what you need to see
    thanks Madmick, that's exactly what I was after. Theoretically, a 156q crank could fit, but there'd be no frame flex room, and the drive side would probably be a bit tight with the chainstay protector.

    I took a similar photo of my old ISIS Race face cranks on my carbon X and got similar clearance (could squeeze a 7mm thick pencil through on the non-drive side). This was surprising, given that my cranks are 161mm Q. Either I measured the Q-factor wrong or my cranks are thinner at the ends than those XX cranks (doesn't look it though). If you are interested, I'll be posting the photo on the "2010 Titus X Carbon - Would XT/XTR 2x10 work?" thread (I didn't want to clutter up your thread).

    EDIT: comparing your photos with mine, maybe your cranks are a little further out - especially on the drive side. Either my cranks are offset slightly to the left, or my chainstay wrap is thicker than yours.

    EDIT2: How did my post end up above your (earlier) post?
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    hi sc

    The cranks i've used are the 166 q factor, There's about 7mm clearance between the cranks and stays.

    hope the photo's are what you need to see
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    and these are the forks i'll be fitting

    Rockshox Revelation XX Dual position air 150mm QR

    Just waiting for a the headset so i can fit it as it's a 1 1/8 steerer tube and not a tapered one
    Well the headset that i ordered Direct from Cane Creek has come but sadly came too late as i've gone for the Tapered headset plus fork.

    So i have the crane creek 1 1/8 headset and these forks sitting around so if anyone is looking for a headset or fork for the FTM Carbon then i'm willing to sell these at a good price so pvt message me if your intrested

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    Hi Madmick

    How did you run the cable for your Reverb? Did you manage to get it to run through the cable holes in the frame? I am still waiting for mine and am considering getting a Reverb, it would be cool if there is enough space to run the cable internally.

    Did you go for the 380mm or 420mm length?

    Thanks
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    How much do you want for your Cane Creek headset? Does it include the top SHIS:IS42and bottom SHIS:IS52/40 bearings suitable for a 1 1/8 staight steerer?
    Can I have first option to buy?
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    Are you using a super jumbo sized lizard skins chainstay protector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewanscott View Post
    Hi Madmick

    How did you run the cable for your Reverb? Did you manage to get it to run through the cable holes in the frame? I am still waiting for mine and am considering getting a Reverb, it would be cool if there is enough space to run the cable internally.

    Thanks
    Hi sadly i did'nt have enough room in either of the two internal routes.
    So i ended up running it through the shock mount then out on the left side of the headset best bit it looks ok dont notice it really

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