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    The wait will be well worth it Derekp, trust me, you will have miles of smiles on the FTM, it is slowly becoming my MTB bliss haha!

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    Here's hoping you're right, TejasMTB! I'm fitting a Talas 140 and have read your comments on this with interest and hope I'm making the right move.
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    Kiwi FTM photos to come - just waiting for the sun to come out !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw04snow
    Kiwi FTM photos to come - just waiting for the sun to come out !
    and........

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    that's what I was thinking...
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    Kiwi

    NO SUN so flash will have to do

    Did a quick ride - someone changed a jump on my usual circuit was thinking about bike rhather than the trail - now no skin on L arm - is this the first FTM crash !

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    I am ok with flash pics. Lay 'em on us. Sorry about the arm. You're ok, right?

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    dented my pride more than anything else !
    @ work at present so will get to load pics later

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    ouch, but glad you're okay, man. look forward to the pics. will be building up my orange ano tomorrow...
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    Kiwi Ano pics

    Quick snaps as has to go back to lBS for a few tweaks
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    very tasty! look forward to hearing some riding impressions.
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    orange in the close up pic is a pretty close to the real thing

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw04snow
    NO SUN so flash will have to do

    Did a quick ride - someone changed a jump on my usual circuit was thinking about bike rhather than the trail - now no skin on L arm - is this the first FTM crash !
    I think I beat you to it by 3 weeks. I didn't have that bad of a crash but I had a bruise the size of a cantaloupe inside my left arm and even up in my armpit, it made putting deodorant on an absolute nightmare!

    One of my riding partners was leading and simply stopped in a pretty hairy technical climb and I couldn't clip out nor did I have enough room to pass him so my wheel went right and as I fell3 feet down the side of the trail off of the rocks, my steerer tube and stem repeatedly jabbed me.

    I ended up with a scratched crown and lower on the fork and the pistons on my brakes came out of the master cylinders.

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    Large Ti FTM, Fox Talas RLC fork, Industry 9 AM wheel-set, 09 Magura Marta SL brakes, SRAM XO triggers and RD, XTR FD, Shimano XT cranks, XTR cassette, Race Face 110 mm stem, Race Face XC carbon riser bars, Thomson Elite seat-post, Hope skewers, XTR pedals.

    26.1 pounds.




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    @orthorex - That's gotta be one of the most beautiful builds I've seen.

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    Well, they only look like this once:

    orange ano FTM size M
    Talas 140RLC
    MAVIC Crossmax ST wheels
    AVID Elixir CR 185F/160R
    XTR chainset
    THOMSON stem
    EASTON Monkeylite bars and EC90 seatpost

    weighs in a few ounces under 26lbs.
    Many thanks to Matt and Tim at CYCLE SURGERY in W. Hampstead, London UK

    Maiden voyage is tomorrow and the weather forecast is good... can't wait.
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    FTM - Canukistan Style

    As far as I know, this would be one of the first ones to be built up here in the great white north.

    It has been out a couple of times but as we are currently going through the winter that just won't die, it will be 1 - 2 more weeks before I can really put it through it's paces on dirt as opposed to the frozen ocean.

    Great bike; build is fairly self explanitory via the pics but let me know if you need more info.

    Biggest change from stock is I swapped out the RP3 for a XV-RP2. Big difference and (again two rides only, but they were back to back) I highly reccomend moving to the high volume sleeve. Makes me have dark thoughts about a DHX Air...

    Planning to go Easton Carbon for the H/B and Crank Bros for the headset. Otherwise what you see is what you get.

    Cheers.
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    very nice and kinda mean-looking...in a good sort of way.
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    My Bro's bike. Here in Manila Philippines. Thanks to Sabak Sports!
    Med FTM (5.6lbs), 09 Rockshox Revelation, Mavic CrossTrails, KCNC seatpost, Chris King Headset, Fizik Nisene HP, SRAM X9 shifters and rd, XT crank, front der and cassette, Hope mini pro brakes, Hope wheel skewers, USE Carbon bar, Nobby Nics. 26.4lbs


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    Quote Originally Posted by kikoreta
    My Bro's bike. Here in Manila Philippines. Thanks to Sabak Sports!
    Med FTM (5.6lbs), 09 Rockshox Revelation, Mavic CrossTrails, KCNC seatpost, Chris King Headset, Fizik Nisene HP, SRAM X9 shifters and rd, XT crank, front der and cassette, Hope mini pro brakes, Hope wheel skewers, USE Carbon bar, Nobby Nics. 26.4lbs

    Wow, nice bike. One thing that I am getting from these posting is that the new FTM is building up lighter than the ML and appears to be much stiffer. Pretty nice upgrade if you ask me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikoreta
    My Bro's bike. Here in Manila Philippines. Thanks to Sabak Sports!
    Med FTM (5.6lbs), 09 Rockshox Revelation, Mavic CrossTrails, KCNC seatpost, Chris King Headset, Fizik Nisene HP, SRAM X9 shifters and rd, XT crank, front der and cassette, Hope mini pro brakes, Hope wheel skewers, USE Carbon bar, Nobby Nics. 26.4lbs

    Thanks for posting my bike Kiks. All the parts were originally on my ML1 and the bike used to weigh 26.7 lbs. Since I was running a REBA in my ML, I had to change to a longer travel fork hence the Revelation. So with 5.5 inches now, and a stiffer bike, I've managed to bring down the weight a little bit.

    You said it, Really great upgrade!

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    My FTM

    Here it is!

    - 2009 FTM Large, RP23 shock
    - Fox 32 Float RLC QR15
    - Chris King ano red headset w/ ano red spacers
    - Industry 9 hubs and spokes w/ DT Swiss 4.2d rims (15mm front/10mm rear w/DT RWS thru bolt QR)
    - Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires
    - Formula Oro Puro brakes (180/160mm)
    - Shimano XTR crankset
    - Chris King ano red BB
    - MRP XCG guide
    - Shimano XTR front derailleur
    - SRAM X.0 rear derailleur
    - Shimano XTR cassette
    - SRAM PC991 Hollow Pin chain
    - SRAM X.0 triggers
    - Gore RideOn sealed low friction gear cables
    - Crank Brothers Candy 2ti pedals
    - Easton Monkeylite XC bar
    - Spank lock on grips
    - Easton EC90 zero seatpost
    - Tune ano red seat collar
    - Selle Italia SLR Flow kit carbonio saddle
    - Thomson Elite stem

    Complete weight (incl. pedals and MRP guide) is 25.8 lbs.
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    Puuuuuuuurty!!!!

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    My next bike....

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    That thing is gorgeous! Almost, I did say almost, to "Puuuuuuuurty!!!!" to ride!
    [SIZE="2"]"You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing!" - Unigeezer [/SIZE]

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