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  1. #51
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    May 2008
    I got one frame laying around in siZe large. Never finished the project

  2. #52
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    Nov 2012
    I'm looking to get a Rapture as a fun commuter, playbike and an overall bike to ride around parks and gravel when I'm looking to spin the legs. I wanted to buy their complete, but I don't think a singlespeed would work well as I'm on the foothills of SLC. I want to keep it simple with a 1x, but I don't know what will work with the frame. 1x9? 10?

    I also don't really know what to do with wheels and some other components? I can figure out the cockpit, but I'm curious about brakes, crankset/BB and rear derailer. Whats a good value?

    I've never built a bike like this, but it seems pretty straight forward. But is there anything I need to know about building a cyclo bike?

    Thanks, I appreciate the info!

  3. #53
    what the quan?!
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    May 2009
    Any of the 1x setups will work fine, 9, 10, and even 11spd, it all depends on which hubs you go with.

    As far as components, the sky is the limit! My SS setup set me back about $2300 vs the SS that Transition sells for is $1200. Of course, I could have easily spent north of $3k if I wanted to.

    I'd say look for deals all over the net for parts, and you'll be able to get the components that suit your needs and your price point.

    Also, check out Transition's sister co-site, as the Rapture/Crusade comes in different colorways, and has a way cool headbadge!

  4. #54
    The dark side is quicker
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    Got me a bright new Rapture this week. I real liked the internal routing vs the new external, so I called Transition and they had a few of last years models still in stock.

    Got the frame/fork set and did a custom build...
    Currently SS, but will swap between SS and 1x11 as my needs dictate.

    XL Black & Highlighter
    TRP 15mm CX Fork
    Roval Carbon Trail wheels
    Stans Raven tires 700x35
    CX1 crankset w/ 38t
    King 17t Cog
    King headset
    SRAM BB (VCRC Ceramic on the way)
    Ritchey bars (Easton EC90s on the way)
    Easton EC70 80mm stem
    Ultra 6800 shifters
    TRP Spyre Carbon brakes
    Easton Haven seat post (swapping to Syntace P6)

    Weighs in at 19.12lbs with pedals and cage.

    "The Truth is Absolution."

  5. #55
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    Jan 2009

    Rapture SS

    Mainly built with stuff I had lying around:

    Rapture frame and fork, Medium
    Chris King ZS44/EC44 headset
    Ritchey Classic 90mm stem
    Ritchey Comp Curve handlebar, 440mm
    Pro silicon tape
    Pro alloy handlebar plugs
    SRAM S500 brake levers
    Avid BB7 road calipers
    Magura Storm rotors, 160/160
    Ritchey Classic seatpost
    Serfas Ghost saddle
    FC-M970 XTR crankarms, 175 mm
    SM-BB93 XTR BB
    MRP 38T DH chainring
    Wolftooth chainring bolts
    Connex chain
    Niner 17T cog
    DT Hügi FR440 rear hub
    Hope Pro2 front hub
    Sapim Race spokes
    Sapim Polyax alloy nipples
    Spank Oozy Evo 26 rims, 32h
    Ritchey WCS Shield tyres, 700x35c, converted to tubeless
    Lezyne Power Cage HV bottle cage

    For me: light enough, compliant enough, strong enough, cheap enough, fast enough.
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