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    I just demoed one. Fantastic bike. Definitely going on the list...

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    A few changes to the build:

    TALAS RLC > 32 Float 140 FIT RLC QR15
    XT > XTR Cranks
    XT > King BB
    Race Face 110 mm Stem > Thomson 90 mm 10º
    XTR > Crank Brothers 2Ti pedals

    Large FTM TI. 25.1 pounds

    The XTR crank-set is a huge upgrade.
    King BB is butter.




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    looking good ortho! i did a king bb about 500 miles ago and I am very happy with it. how do you like the fork, i am pondering replacing my talas with the 32 float or sending it to push this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orthorex
    A few changes to the build:
    Great looking bike ortho. Seriously.

    Funny lookin' bash guard though.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Nicest FTM on here by far Ortho.
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13pumps
    looking good ortho! i did a king bb about 500 miles ago and I am very happy with it. how do you like the fork, i am pondering replacing my talas with the 32 float or sending it to push this winter.
    I love the fork. I stopped using the TALAS feature about a month after switching to the FTM from the ML, so I picked up the Float. It's super plush and linear. I think the QR15 is great as well. It definitely tracks better through rough stuff than the '08 TALAS with standard QR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Great looking bike ortho. Seriously.

    Funny lookin' bash guard though.
    Thanks geo. I still use my BCR, and I use it sans spandex.

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    2009 FTM
    Size Large
    Kit 1 Spec's

    Upgrades:
    SLX Crank
    SLX Cassette
    XT Front Deraileur
    Stan's ZTR Hubs with White ARCH Wheels (Tubless)


    Plan to start swapping parts to lose some weight.

    Spec'd components would not have been my first choice, but for $2800.00 out the door I was not going to complain. She can be heavy for a while!
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    hello! i recently purchased an FTM frame on-line.. it's a 2009 model with a 2010 Fox RP23 with Boost Valve, my question is can I still use my old fork from my Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC? it has a 125-165 travel. Also, what is the diameter of the seat post and seat collar of the FTM as I am hoping to be able to use my old one

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    Yes on the fork.

    Seatpost is 30.9 if I am not mistaken.
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    my FTM

    Frame: Medium size, w/ 2010 Fox Shocks RP23 Boost Valve
    Fork: Marzocchi 55 ATA
    Wheelset: Shimano XT (all-mountain) 20mm thru-axle
    Tires: Intense System 2, 12.35 (XC)
    Crank: Shimano XT
    RD/FD: X-9
    Headset: Chris King (Red)
    Stem: Syncros 90mm
    Seatpost: Titec Duke Hell Bent
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Race
    Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon
    Shifters:SRAM X-0 Grip Shift
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 3
    Rotors: Shimano XT F-203mm, R-180mm
    Cogs: SRAM
    Chain: Shimano XTR
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    Specs please
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    Iphone double post. Sorry
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    Updated pics.

    Added Stans ARCH wheelset with ZTR Hubs. SLX Crank, XT Cassette.
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    Black and Gold

    Noticed I didn't have a large FTM or ML to demo (ride myself).
    That, and some winter boredom, led to this gold-accented black ano bike.

    XTR drivetrain, Formula Oro brakes, Crank Brothers wheels, Conti tires. And a few bits of gold to compliment the wheels. Gold 990 cassette, KMC SL chain, Candy SL, seat clamp, headset spacers for now.


    Fork is temporary to see how it works. Maybe a black Revelation soon.
    But the 2010 Marzocchi feels pretty good.
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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

    where do you mount the bottle cage on the size medium...on the upside or downside of the down tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltran214
    OOps! That is a beauty!
    What kind of wheels are those? Bling, bling...
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    Blingorama! Nice work Bob...
    "You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing!" - Unigeezer

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    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    OOps! That is a beauty!
    What kind of wheels are those? Bling, bling...
    Crankbrothers Cobalts
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    FTM Carbon

    This one gets my attention every time I walk in the door.
    Good work, designers.
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    Mercy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    This one gets my attention every time I walk in the door.
    Good work, designers.
    THAT is a beautiful bike!

    I should have orange ano ftm you sold me built up by Friday or so. It's gonna be a beauty. Thanks for the help, Bob. Will post when finished.

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    This one gets my attention every time I walk in the door.
    Good work, designers.

    You tryin to make me regret my purchase??? Quit showin me that thing Bob!
    Ride to the base... Climb to the top... Life is peachy!
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    scroll up

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrfytr310
    You tryin to make me regret my purchase??? Quit showin me that thing Bob!
    The black ano is still a classic. Looks good on your truck, too.

    Several black FTMs shown above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonnie_20
    where do you mount the bottle cage on the size medium...on the upside or downside of the down tube?
    Upside using a side entry cage.
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    The List - as it stands
    OE Talas 140mm/15mm + RP23
    OE DT 240s/4.2 and Nevalgal 2.35
    RF stem FSA carbon DH bar
    Sram X7shifters/X9ders, 990 cass
    Stylo 2.2 cranks and Kona WahWah
    Avid Codes w/ XTR rotors
    WTB Laser and Joplin post

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    The Newest Ride in the Woods:

    (The first several are during the build)









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    Ride to the base... Climb to the top... Life is peachy!
    Titus FTM
    Felt Q-620

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    First ride (in the truck)

    Looks like you got home safely in the slush.

    You should be able to get it out on the trails in a month or so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    Looks like you got home safely in the slush.

    You should be able to get it out on the trails in a month or so!

    Yeah, the homemade rack worked really well.

    Thanks again!
    Ride to the base... Climb to the top... Life is peachy!
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    black looks soo mean...

    but i didnt hesistate in getting white.

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    Here ya go. Thanks, Bob. Took her out on a shake-down Sunday. She threw me, but I know that was just because she loves me. I got right back on we got along the rest of the day.






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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrfytr310
    Yeah, the homemade rack worked really well.

    Thanks again!

    Man, the black and blue works really well! Enjoy the ride!

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    Quick snapshot with a P&S, but I'll get some better photos next time were out on a ride.

    The Fiance's FTM, 25lbs on the dot. Domo not included...



    Still room to shave weight but it'll probably be pretty sketchy on the downs if we take off any more.
    Mike

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    My precious...

    My 2009 Black Ano medium FTM...

    Bone stock complete bike from Titus build kit 1 w/ Shimano M540's
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    Love it, love it, love it...

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    what model year is this frame? how come the seat tube is different from the others?

    Quote Originally Posted by ltran214

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    It's a size small, the seatube is shorter so the support for it gets welded that way.
    Mike

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    thanks for the info! i figured as much when i saw the same bike in the bike porn section and it was indicated that it was a small frame

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    Lol no problem,

    I hadn't seen a size small frame untill I got my Fiance's and it was a little surprised it looked quite a bit different than the medium.
    Mike

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    Extra small

    No support brace on this XS FTM.
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    Some better pictures of her FTM.















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    Link to the full report (including video)
    Inch by inch, I will get there...
    ride reports | tracks | photos
    Green Chiclets are my favorite candy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudworm
    Where'd you find CB Cobalt wheels in SILVER? All I've seen are blue, black, and the not-as-classy champagne (besides the new silver 29ers, of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahdog31
    Where'd you find CB Cobalt wheels in SILVER? All I've seen are blue, black, and the not-as-classy champagne (besides the new silver 29ers, of course).
    Maybe I got 29" wheels? No, I ordered black, and those are what I got. Maybe they refer to the black spoke sleeves?
    Inch by inch, I will get there...
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    Green Chiclets are my favorite candy.

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    cool

    Loved the video. Bike unpacked, built up, and ridden in 3 minutes 17 seconds. Grease everywhere?

    I missed the part where he installed the brake lines through the frame. That would be of interest. Even more interesting, the 3D bike fitting process.

    Glad to see you finally on your new bike. Get used to her before you attempt to go faster and bigger.

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    Nice one! I liked the video , too. Like a fast "how to" training about assembling bikes.
    Your blog rocks, I just missed more pictures from it.
    Kovi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Rocker


    my FTM

    Frame: Medium size, w/ 2010 Fox Shocks RP23 Boost Valve
    Fork: Marzocchi 55 ATA
    Wheelset: Shimano XT (all-mountain) 20mm thru-axle
    Tires: Intense System 2, 12.35 (XC)
    Crank: Shimano XT
    RD/FD: X-9
    Headset: Chris King (Red)
    Stem: Syncros 90mm
    Seatpost: Titec Duke Hell Bent
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Race
    Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon
    Shifters:SRAM X-0 Grip Shift
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 3
    Rotors: Shimano XT F-203mm, R-180mm
    Cogs: SRAM
    Chain: Shimano XTR
    decided to lighten my FTM so i upgraded some parts


    Frame: Medium size, w/ 2010 Fox Shocks RP23 Boost Valve
    Fork: Fox Talas 32
    Wheelset: Fulcrum Red Metal 3
    Tires: Kenda Small Block 8
    Crank: Shimano XT
    RD: X-9 FD:Shimano LX
    Headset: Chris King (Red)
    Stem: RaceFace DEUS 90mm
    Seatpost: RaceFace DEUS
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Race
    Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon
    Shifters:SRAM X-0 Grip Shift
    Brakes: Hope Tech X2
    Cogs: SRAM
    Chain: SRAM

    bike now weighs 26.7 pounds

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    25 Pounds even



    Frame: Large '10 Ti FTM with RP23BV
    Fork: FOX Float 140 RLC 15QR
    Wheelset: Stans Arch / DT Swiss 240s
    Tires: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.4 / 2.25
    Crank: XTR 970
    RD: SRAM XO Long Cage
    FD: XTR
    Headset: Cane Creek 110 ZS / 110 OneFive
    Stem: Thomson 90mm / 10°
    Seatpost: Easton EC90
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V
    Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon
    Shifters:SRAM XO Triggers
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Rotors: Alligator
    Cassette: XTR
    Chain: SRAM 991 Hollow Pin
    Pedals: Crank Bothers 2Ti
    Grips: ESI

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    What did you do to get the bolts blue? I have an orange anodized '09 ftm w/ blue accents and could use a little more blue
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    Hey dude
    they are anodised bolts from racebolts.com got em a few years ago - I am in New Zealand and they even shipped em out here.
    At the moment the orange ano is on the wall , swapping over the components onto silverblack carbon FTM with the blue stripe .
    Blue highlights forever.
    Blue accents - ? straitline ano blue levers , esigrip chunky grips blue + have you seen the new cobalt 3 system on crankbrothers web site - blue again - but they arent available till august or so
    Will post a pic of the new build when she is done 0 just rolled down the road outside this shop this evening
    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw04snow
    Hey dude
    they are anodised bolts from racebolts.com got em a few years ago - I am in New Zealand and they even shipped em out here.
    At the moment the orange ano is on the wall , swapping over the components onto silverblack carbon FTM with the blue stripe .
    Blue highlights forever.
    Blue accents - ? straitline ano blue levers , esigrip chunky grips blue + have you seen the new cobalt 3 system on crankbrothers web site - blue again - but they arent available till august or so
    Will post a pic of the new build when she is done 0 just rolled down the road outside this shop this evening
    Hope this helps
    would you know the part number of the bolts? i want them in red tried searching at the website you gave but i wasn't successful thanks!

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