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    Cool-blue Rhythm She's alive! 2010 FTM..

    I got side tracked twice pretty hard during the build project (2011 and 2012) and had to set MTB'ing aside to take care of personal biz. Well I'm glad to say the saga is pretty much over with. I FINALLY got the parts to the LBS on Monday morning and it's pretty much done according to his updates. The brake lines have to be shortened and I'll be good to go. My weight estimation was spot on. From the pic, it's right at 24#. I had him leave the steerer tube a bit long so I can fine tune it then make the final adjustments.
    I'm picking her up Monday.

    At the shop..


    Specs:
    Frame: 2010 FTM small- 2580g total w/ Woodman Deathgrip SL Ti seat clamp
    Fork: 2011 Fox 32 F-Series F120 FIT Terralogic- 1746g
    Brakes: Shimano M988 XTR Trail- 516g total 250g front, 266g rear (Ti bolt upgrades)
    Discs: KCNC Razor- 170g total front 95g (180mm), rear 75g (160mm)
    Caliper Adapters: Shimano SM-MA90- 57g total 180mm 32g, 160mm 25g
    Shifters: Shimano XTR- 239g total M980 left 112g SL M970A right 127g (Ti bolt upgrades)
    Crankset: Middleburn RS7 Duo 170mm 40/27- 538g
    BB: Phil Wood Ti w/ alloy shell 113mm and BB cups- 163g
    Front Der: Sram XX- 117g (Ti bolt upgrade)
    Rear Der: Shimano XTR M972-GS- 180g (Ti bolt upgrade)
    Chain: Shimano CN-YM81- 278g
    Cassette: Shimano XTR M970 11-34 w/Yumeya YM-CS81 cogs- 229g
    Wheelset: ZTR Crest w/ King hubs (1545g from prowheelbuilder)
    Tires: Continental X-King 2.4 ProTection- 650g Race King 2.2 ProTection 572g 1222g
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Masterpiece- 179g w/ Ti hardware
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR XC Gel Flow- 177g
    Stem: Thomson X4 70mm 0 deg w/ Ti bolts- 144g
    Handlebar: Easton EC90 SL- 138g
    Grips: ESI Chunky grips 62g
    Headset: Chris King mix tapered InSet Griplock- 186g complete with Ti bolt
    Skewer: Salsa Stainless rear- 54g
    Pedals: Time ATAC XS Titan- 293g
    Sealant: Notubes.com- 100g
    Shifter cables: Jagwire Ripcord- 76g (2.5 meter length)
    Misc: Lizard Skin Jumbo chain stay protector-
    Comp: Sigma 16.12 STS- 55g

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    Very nice! I just built my first moto this year and I love it. Perfect for damn near everything.

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    Thanks. I can't wait to break her in and make the adjustments. Crappy part is that we got heavy rain (1-2") the other day. Gotta let the trails dry out.

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    I always loved that anodized blue color with the understated stealthy graphics. I wish the current Rockstar was available in that colorway....

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    The masked off shot peen/polished damn cool... what if brant brought this Moto back with FR Al rear, travel upscaled/ wider front tri.. 83mm bb etc

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    Had to make some minor tweaks at the shop but she's finally back home. Here's a quick and dirty... No adjustments have been made to the seat height or the bar height yet. I'm going to fiddle with everything tonight.


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    Your bike has inspired me to get the gloss white powdercoat on my moto switched over to matte black. Sick bike.

    Get that sucker on the trail!

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    Thanks. The weather here has been spotty. We're supposed to get rain tomorrow (Thurs) so we shall see. I got the bike set up with the initial settings. Time to fine tune.. I hope.

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    I took advantage of a two hour window this morning and loaded up the bike and hit the local trail. I need to fine tune the suspension a bit but I think I have it mostly dialed in. I'm getting random ghost shifting at the rear that I'll get sorted out. Other than that, no problems yet. Oh, the rear brake squeals like a stuck pig.

    A buddy's new 29er. It's his first MTB I think. He did good on the trail today.



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    The ride has been transformed. I had a few qualms with how the rear shock was behaving so I sent it off to Suspension Experts in Asheville, NC. They took care of business and sent it back within a weeks time.
    Wow, the ride totally changed. I gave it a quick shake down run finding all the curbs I could around the neighborhood and already I feel a huge difference.

    Before I was blowing through the travel. Mid stroke support was non-existent and the platform was meh. ProPedal was crap as well. They took care of all that. I'm hitting the trail tomorrow and will update.


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