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    So the build consists of

    frame -2011 TR 450
    fork -2011 Boxxer world cup
    shock -2011 fox rc 4, 400# ti spring
    brakes -Avid elixir cr 8" rotors f+r
    wheels -Mavic 823's,hope pro 2's, dt comp spokes & nips
    cranks -Race face atlas, mrp G2 guide 36t chainring
    bars -Race face atlas, and rf grips
    stem -straitline
    peddles -Nc 17 mg2's
    seat - nuke proof ti rails
    post -thompson elite w/straitline collar
    - Xo shifter and short cage derailleur

    Although i have the weight pic of 38.6 that was before the ti spring which is 180g less or .39lbs putting me at 38.21 lbs.

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    Which is a good, stable weight for a DH bike, in my opinion. I'm shooting for 36-38, no lighter, no heavier.
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    Hey guy's how durable is the paint on these bikes?? I've read that it chips really easy would it be a good investment to use that 3m tape?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant_XC07
    Hey guy's how durable is the paint on these bikes?? I've read that it chips really easy would it be a good investment to use that 3m tape?
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    Paint durability seems to be around average to slightly fragile, but I think TBC improved it for the newer batches.

    I've had mine for a year; albeit I'm pretty careful about not scratching it, it has a few chips. I'll try to take some pics and post 'em up. I used helicopter tape on mine, and of course there aren't any chips under the tape, just in other areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtg7aa
    Paint durability seems to be around average to slightly fragile, but I think TBC improved it for the newer batches.

    I've had mine for a year; albeit I'm pretty careful about not scratching it, it has a few chips. I'll try to take some pics and post 'em up. I used helicopter tape on mine, and of course there aren't any chips under the tape, just in other areas.
    Cool thanks for the info. Helicopter tape is that like 3m?? Never heard of it before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant_XC07
    Cool thanks for the info. Helicopter tape is that like 3m?? Never heard of it before

    Yeah, basically the same stuff. I think I ordered mine from findtape.com.

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    Hey Giant, is that the e13 chainring? If not, which one is it? I was thinking of doing the same thing (not that I'm trying to copy, but it looks pretty awesome).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnBiker1978
    Hey Giant, is that the e13 chainring? If not, which one is it? I was thinking of doing the same thing (not that I'm trying to copy, but it looks pretty awesome).
    Hey MntBiker it is a e13 chainring..

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    The Orange Orange Orange is on fire. Good work, sir. It will look great when you get the Orange hub HAVOC wheels to match your handlegrabby thingy.

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    here's my self made polished:


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    Did you polish the rims as well?

    Looks good.

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    Looks very nice

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    Hello there,

    does anyone have any experience using a Vivid shock in a TR450?
    With a level ratio of 2,76 Rock Shox suggests to choose a B-Tune Shimstack. I'd rather like to try an A-Tune because of the ramp up (progression) at the end of the travel.
    It would be great if anyone could give me a first hand report on using a Tune A or B or both in a TR450.
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    Giant, one more question about your chainring. Which color of the e13 is that? The closest I can come to finding something orange is their delta gold color, and yours looks a lot more orange than that one. I'd appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnBiker1978
    Giant, one more question about your chainring. Which color of the e13 is that? The closest I can come to finding something orange is their delta gold color, and yours looks a lot more orange than that one. I'd appreciate it.
    Yo man i look at my receipt and it does say delta gold, I went on E13's website to check out the chain rings and they show it more of a gold which doesn't look like mine at all. Hope's this helps man..

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    Here's mine, just waiting for the customized General Lee sticker kit for it. The wife really appreciated me building it in our living room too. Looking forward to giving it a northwest baptism in the mud tomorrow.Official TR450 Thread!-general-2a.jpg
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    Nice looking bike MtnBiker1978..
    Oh really like he color lol

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    Mine finally showed up...hell, I don't even know now... a week or two ago... been too busy riding to get on here and post pics!

    First off, HUUUUUGE shout out to Allen and the boys at www.DropNZone.com! Been way too good to me over the years! It's appreciated!

    The bike was MADE for a Vivid Air, that's all I can say. This thing gets after it. Once everything dries up and I can hit some solid ground I might actually have to brake check a bit now!
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    What rear mudguard are you using there? Cut down stumpy front one?

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    That's actually a Specialized Enduro fender, fits great...doesn't do crap.
    Next I'm going to make a full cover for the linkage tunnel like I did for the fork like this:
    Also a shot of my take on rock protection...
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    Great idea haha. Keep us posted!

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    So i was tinkering around with the adjustment chips. I have always ran the medium and thought id give the low/slack chips a try. Everything went fine installation wise. Rode it, but it was a little too low for me so i decided to switch back to the medium/neutral chips. When i finished installing the neutral chips back in there seems to be more space between the links. The the link that is vertical that the shock attaches to and the link that pushes from the rear triangle. Where the pivot bottle slides through both on the left side there is about a mm of space. On the right side its alot less. Am i not tightening it down enough? Just seems odd. I remember it being pretty even when i got it. Anyone have any ideas? Figured i'd give transition a call tomorrow and see what they say. Anyone else have this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Did you polish the rims as well?

    Looks good.

    thanks, no the rims are original silver 721

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    my mudguard:


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    Quote Originally Posted by wh:te
    my mudguard:

    Nice how good does it work?? Transition should make a fender for our bikes..

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