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    New Build, Trek Top Fuel 9.9 SSL 2011

    Hey guys
    I'm just going to post a log of my new build, this is my second build & my first time was a long time ago and i slightly cheated and got a bike shop to do some of it. but i'm hoping to do this all myself.
    after "MONTHS" of waiting (10) and haggling i eventually got my frame ordered (crash replacement for a Top Fuel 98) and arrived the other day. see pictures below.

    as i said i'm new to this so i'm going to ask questions/advice along the way,

    below are a list of the components i'm looking to put with this.

    1. SRAM XX GXP Chainset 156 170mm 39.26
    2. SRAM XX Cassette 10sp 11-36
    3. SRAM XX World cup Carbon Mag Disc Brake Front & back 160mm with SRAM XX Mount Adaptor Front & Back IS 160mm
    4. SRAM XX Rear Derailleur Long Cage
    5. SRAM XX Trigger Shifter 10sp F&R Pair
    6. Avid XX Matchmakers (pair)
    7. SRAM 10sp PC1091R
    6. Rock Shox SID XX World Cup - Tapered Steerer 2011, 120mm travel

    i'm going to be using some old parts from my previous bike too that should be still ok
    like the
    1. Bontrager XXX Stem
    2. Bontrager XXX handle bar
    3. Crank Brothers Cobalt XC wheels

    my main worry is the wheels which i love will not go with the rest of the color scheme of the frame being that they are blue and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions like mods that incorporated the similar blue color, the likes of bolts cable housings, decals tires etc.

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    Now the rest are the accessories that came with the frameset<br><br>
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    These i believe are the cable routing blocks for below the frame on the down tube if you chose not to go internal would i be correct saying this? (see last picture of the frame for where i mean)<br>
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    Now i was wondering if someone could tell me what these part where for exactly?? the 3 long plastic tubes and 1 very short tube and the 2 small peices to the right middle of the picture with a "V" indent and places for two screws <br> I will highlight these parts if no-one can't tell which parts i'm talking about<br><br>
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    Should be an awesome build, the frame looks sick!

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    Sweet looking frame. If I had the money a carbon XC FS bike thats the frame I would buy in an heart beat with a C-dale scalpel at a far distant second.

    As far as incorporating your CB wheels you could always go with some Blue grips, blue brake and shifter cables (but with the internal routing of the 2011 frame you won't see much of these), or a seat with some blue accents. Last year you could make some of the higher end Fizik seats with colors of your choice. When I bought my gobi Xm carbon they stopped doing that. So I have a black and yellow seat. I wanted a black and red or white and red.

    Also as far as matching color schemes what ever you end up choose will rock since its "your" bike. Don't spend too much time fretting over the color scheme and get that thing built!

    Also keep up with pics its Bike porn for the rest of us.

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    Thanks
    i was thinking thinking cables but like you said with the internal routing now it might now be worth while.
    But i will look into the grips and maybe a saddle, i think i will build it up see how she looks and then work from there.

    I rang Chainreactioncycles today to place my order for my parts and two things happened...
    1. The sale guys was not sure that they could honor my 10% loyalty discount that i got in Nov/Dec 2010 that they said i could use in the new year. he has to check with his manager. i'm not impressed with that.

    2. he asked a question i was not expecting and didn't think about before and that was, what was the "maxle" size of you wheels for the fork??
    I honestly must have been under a rock to have missed these new additions
    now apparently he was saying the XX Sid World Cup comes with a 15mm Maxle but my wheels i know now are just 9mm quick release.
    Surly Rockshox have a 9mm version of there high end fork?
    anyway worst case scenario i get new wheels

    I will post pictures of all new additions as i get them, surprisingly not many pictures of this frame/bike going around the net for comparisons

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    I think the first thing to add to the Frame has got to be the protection.
    there is nothing worse than that first chip or scratch so i'm going to do all i can to minimize them.
    so i got the Full Top Fuel protection kit from Frameskin.com (also got the kits for the XX Cranks and Sid Fork)

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    These are the wheel i'm hoping to add Fork allowing

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    The SID XX 120 mm is a 15mm, while the 100mm is standard 9mm quick release. SO yes RS does make a 9mm quick release shock but it would be the 100m version. Hope this helps.

    PS is the 9.9 ssl geo made for a 100mm, 120mm, or do they say either is okay?

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    just checked you can get both 15mm and 9mm version from the 120 travel SID. However you can only get the 9mm for the 100mm travel sid.

    Hope this helps.

    http://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/sid-xx-world-cup

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    Thanks Kumarpr
    for the ssl geo.. to be honest i'm not sure, but I've just dropped an email off to trek to see if there would be any problems.
    regards the axle I've spent all day stressing about how to resolve the problem as i want that particular fork and keep my wheels.
    I spoke with a rep from Fisheroutdoor.co.uk SRAM distributors for the UK. and they told me i would not be able to get a 9mm axle version of the fork even though the official SRAM website says you can. they also said that SRAMused to do a converter for the forks to down convert the 15mm to 9mm, but that can not be gotten any more
    but alas more searching and i think I've come up with my solution

    http://www.rutlandcycling.com/28698/...R-Adapter.html
    http://www.crankbrothers.com/support...structions.pdf

    Hopefully this is the end of my axle worries (dropped a little email to CB to make sure)

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    Travis Brown rode a 120mm fork-equipped Top Fuel at Leadville, so it should be OK.
    Axle Standards Explained

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    This is the response i got from Trek when i asked about the 120mm fork
    "Thank you for your enquiry.

    Incorporating a 120mm fork will change the head angle to a slacker angle which would affect the handling."
    Sorry excuse my ignorance but what exactly is"Slacker Angle"? and how does it effect exactly?

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    Lets look at the two extremes. Race bikes like Top Fuel and Downhill bikes like the Session.

    Race bikes normally have about 70 degree and Downhill bikes normally have about 64 give or take.

    You might not think that 6 degrees would make a difference but it does.

    So a larger head angle like race bikes means that the front wheel is closer to being perpendicular to the bike and road. This will make going uphill much faster and easier.

    A smaller head angle like downhill bikes means that going down hill will be more stable.

    Also if you take your handler bars and draw an imaginary perpendicular line from your grips to the ground. Then you see the distance from your front wheel axle to the this line. The greater the difference means the more stable you will be going down hill. If you look at DH bikes the handlebars are noticeable way behind the front axle.

    On the other side the shorter the distance between your grips and the front axle means your up hill climbs will be much easier since your body weight will be over the front wheel. When you go DH you will need to put your weight behind the seat or you will have the feeling of going over the handlebars.

    The last thing to mention about going with a fork not designed with your frame geo is the BB hight. With an extra 20mm your BB will be a little higher. Some say that 20mm isn't that big of a deal and others say it makes the bike feel way to weird. That is up to you to decide.

    last thing, since your bike is warranty claim does your replacement frame also has a warranty with it? If so some frame man. say the warranty is void if you use a wrong size fork. I wanted to use a lefty with my 8500 but the dual crown would have voided the warranty so I passed and got a fox.

    Hope this helps.

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    These i believe are the cable routing blocks for below the frame on the down tube if you chose not to go internal would i be correct saying this? (see last picture of the frame for where i mean

    You are correct. Personally I would route everything internally, which I did on mine. Just be sure to leave enough slack from where the housing exits the frame and is first zip tied to the chain stay to allow for full travel of the suspension.

    Now i was wondering if someone could tell me what these part where for exactly?? the 3 long plastic tubes and 1 very short tube and the 2 small peices to the right middle of the picture with a "V" indent and places for two screws
    I will highlight these parts if no-one can't tell which parts i'm talking about


    The 3 plastic tubes are for the three entrance holes in the head tube for the internal routing of your front der. cable, rear der. cable, and rear shock lock out, to be sure the cables don't rub on anything when they first enter the frame. (Again, be sure to allow for bottom out of suspension with the rear der. cable housing and the rear shock lock out housing). The small "V" indent plates are for holding your hydraulic hose line in place when routed internally. The hydraulic hose will enter on the non-drive side of the head tube and exit through that metal plate along with the rear der. housing under the BB. On the side of the head tube you will find two holes that will fit two of the counter sink bolts, pass those through, place a "V" plate inside the frame and begin to thread the bolts onto the "V" plate. The other "V" plate will attach in the same manner to the BB plate that the brake hose and rear der. housing exit the frame through.

    You may want to play around with varying lengths of cable housing when you set up the front end of the bike. Since the housings will be shorter, more in number, and with three on one side, they can affect the steering a little bit.

    Hope that helps and have fun with the new frame!

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    If you haven't purchased your fork yet, you may want to consider the Fox FIT Remote or Reba if you can get it with a tapered steerer (I didn't see that option on their website for a 26" wheel, but I also didn't look super hard). The Fox doesn't quite have the small bump sensitivity of the current gen SIDs, but much stiffer laterally and a lot more room for larger tires.

    I ran the current gen SID on my 2009 Top Fuel 9.9 and found that on deep compressions of the fork I would buzz the inside of the brake arch with a Nevegal 2.1. Not a huge tire (nor a small one) but I couldn't run a large volume tire for sandy courses/trails.

    Of course if you are a smaller rider than me, the SID may suit you just fine, or if you prefer to run narrow tires (2.0 and under). I am 6 feet tall and 165 lbs. (on a 19.5 2011 Top Fuel). So figure a few more pounds of gear, I pack pretty light, bottles and jersey pockets to carry everything, and you get an idea of what the fork had to deal with.

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    Thanks Kumarpr
    Great explination. I checked with Trek and they said it would not be a problem with the warranty

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    Thanks addtd2adrnine
    just messing around with the V plates at the moment to see what you mean and i can tell these are going to be very arkward to inside inside the frame haha. how did you find doing it?
    i'll make sure to leave plenty of lenght on the cables for movement.
    2 last question for you if you don't mind...

    The thick solid tube with the wedge on the ejnd i take it this is to plug the brake cable hole by the BB if you chose not to go internal?

    The smallest tube which cable entry/exit hole should this be used on?

    I would be running 2.0 or smaller tyres on the bike so rub should not be a problem for me & this will be my third Sid World cup fork and i have to say i'm a big fan.

    my parts should hopefully start arrving on monday with my brakes a week or so later they are on back order until mid april and from messing around with the V Plates i'm guessing i can't do diddly with my BB/cranks or headset/fork until the brake cable is in and bolted down?

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    I had some new parts arrive.
    Crank
    Fork
    Front & Rear Derailleurs
    Triggers
    seat post collar
    Grips
    9mm QR to 15mm front wheel axle converter

    The XX brakes from the Groupset arrived too but i'm selling these on eBay (Item No: 200596001922) and the XX World cup brakes & Cassette should be here next week

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    Crank Brothers Cobalt 15mm True Axle Adapter Kit

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    Crank Brothers Split QR Seat Collar

    I'm trying to blend in the blue from the wheel to the rest of the bike

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    Crank Brothers Cobalt Grips

    and the last bit of blue for now

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    2011 Rockshox Sid XX World Cup fork 120mm Travel Tapered 15mm True Axle

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    Sram XX Crankset GXP 156q 175mm 42t x 28t

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    Sram XX Triggers

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    Sram xx Rear Derailleur long cage

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    Sram XX Front Derailleur High Clamp, Top Pull 38.2

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    I am a little late to this party but the SRAM X-0 group is available with blue graphics instead of standard red. I'm glad you found the adapters for your wheels.

    Sweet bike!

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    Don't think you can get the XX group in blue tho.....
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    Thanks Guys
    i think i have a good bit of blue running through the bike now, if not might look into getting the red in the frame painted over professionally in blue.

    Cassette arrived today and also converted the axle on the wheel quite striaght forward and works perfect!! see below

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    Sram XX Cassette.. Stunning work!

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    Crank Brothers Cobalt Thru Axle installed & old axle beside

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    FYI - the XX crankset will not work with the Shimano bearing/BB kit, you will need to get the SRAM bearing/bb kit from trek.

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    Luckily i got the frame to come the BB90 Sram GXP BB, it was one of the few things i got right at the start

    I've been given an new ETA for my brakes they will not arrived into the supplier until the 26th of April, then take 3-4 days to get to me after that

    I hate waiting! but the finish line is in sight

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    I feel like i need that fork

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    You got the Cobalt grips? You should check out Scott AT4 foam grip as it's only 32gr (50% lighter) and while being nonlocking it holds to my carbon bar really tight. The foam part is also thicker so it's more comfortable than the Cobalt's. I'm thinking of selling my cobalt... Anyway very nice looking frame. It's high on my wish list.
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    Thanks Veda
    i got the cobalts for more cosmetic reasons, but considering Irish weather i don't think it will be long before i change them, the foam will just end up soaking up all moisture

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    I have just received my rear brake had to go through JensonUSA as with my normal supplier the waiting time shot up until mid June!
    Jenson they accidentally sent the brake by FedEx instead the specifically asked for USPS service, anything that arrives into Ireland by Fedex goes into a bonded where house and customs charges are applied without fail, so I was annoyed and expecting about an €80 charge between customs and FedEx “admin” fees.
    But the brakes arrived through with no charges!
    They never declared any value or contents description on the box, so I assume customs could not do a thing. (is this normal for Jenson not to declare values?)
    Best of all the package took only 2 days to arrive
    Superb service from Jenson

    Now all I’m waiting on is the front brake due next week.

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    The next post i decided to weight all the items (wheels still to be weights next to remove old cassette first)

    <b>This is the weight of the naked frame (no headset or BB or rear skewer)<br>
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    this is the frame with the skewer in<br>
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    Very nice, can't wait to see it together
    Life is about the journey, not the destination

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    Bontrager XXX stem 120mm (old component)

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    Sram Avid XX World Cup front 160mm Disc brake

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    Sram PC-1091R Chain 2011

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    SRAM Avid Match Maker MMX Lever Adapter Pair XX

    <br><b>Actually turns out these where included with the brake sets :S So i didn't need to but them separately<br>

    ah well! if anyone is looking for a set let me know</b><br><br>

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    Frame Skin frame Protection Applied

    i had eventually gotten around to applying the FrameSkin Protection to the frame. Crank and Fork. <br>
    I have to say I'm REALLY impressed with the stuff, very easy to apply with soapy water and a hairdryer and is invisible from a foot or two away. (more visible against the white of the fork)<br><br>
    But have a look at the pictures and judge for yourself. <b>Note added about 5-6 grams to the weight of the frame</b>

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    Fork, Headset & Rear Brake hose installed

    <br>Installed the headset without any problems going to leave the length in the steerer tube for now and re-evaluate once fully built up and and see what needs to be cut off it<br><br><br>
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    Had to separate the brake lever from the hose and but the barb to tread it through the frame.<br>
    The Hose also had to be bolted down from inside the frame at the BB and headtube<br><br>
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    <b>Encountered a big problem today!</b> <br>
    I have been having trouble with the BB and Crankset installing it and i eventually decided to take it to a professional.<br>

    i'm now being told the BB/Crankset are not compatible <br>

    now i checked all of this before buying with many posts and phone calls to my frame supplier.<br>


    told there are two versions of BB90 you can get with the frame and i was told i was getting the one that would fit Sram, also told Sram XX Q156 Crank GXP would have no problem.<br>

    now someone told me either a porky or i didn't get the BB bearings i was meant to.
    i got <b>Shimano Kit 404699</b> (told this was the one i needed)<br>
    Either way i'm looking at a wait for a part to be replaced <br><br>

    <b>if anyone has any input or advise i would greatly appreciate it</b>

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    Quote Originally Posted by frknlitebike
    FYI - the XX crankset will not work with the Shimano bearing/BB kit, you will need to get the SRAM bearing/bb kit from trek.
    it looks like you where correct after all that<br>
    Sometimes you just assume if you ask for a BB for Sram and they say they will give you a BB for Sram and you will get a BB for Sram <br><br>

    I'm not a happy chappy at the moment, hopefully it won't take long for them to rectify the error

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    can't wait to see the final product!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymouse
    can't wait to see the final product!
    +++1

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    i must say i am thoroughly enjoying this thread. great job!

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    Hope to have the new BB tomorrow and have it finished before the end of the week.
    in the mean time i'm just preparing the wheels etc and other parts
    so i got a few more pictures to go up

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    Bontrager XXX Lite handlebar flat

    I had decided to upgrade my old Bontrager XXX handlebar with the new 2011 white and black version as it matches the seat post that came with the frame<br><br><br>

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    I stripped the old tubes, tires, cassette & rotors from the wheels weighted them and then added the new cassette and clean sweep rotors<br><br><br>

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    My old saddle it's a Specialized Carbon carbon based saddle with Ti rails
    can't for the life of me remember the correct product code/description.<br><br>

    it's one of the few parts from the old bike i'm keeping for now may change later down the line<br><br><br>

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    i have assembled the bike as much as i can with out the Crankset installed (no pictures yet until it's ready) but have also realized i will need to get the seat post cut :S <br>
    hopefully it's not going to be a big problem and the seat posts are made for cutting

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    Apologies for the delay posting these pics but i had personal news that distracted me for a while.<br><br><br>

    hope you like and i absolutely love the finished product wort all the time and effort!!<br>

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    Sweet bike! What was the total weight?
    I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein

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    Nice ride.

    Is that standard or upgraded fork?
    20x110 thru axel?

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    that is one friggin sweet bike. most be a dream to ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by DansDaMan561 View Post
    Sweet bike! What was the total weight?
    its was about 22.4lbs when i weighted it first but alot of that was the tyres and believe it or not the Frameskin protection (still very worth it), i've since replaced the tyres for a much lighter race tyre

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    Quote Originally Posted by skewe View Post
    Nice ride.

    Is that standard or upgraded fork?
    20x110 thru axel?
    Exact details are Rock Shox SID XX World Cup - Tapered Steerer 2011, 120mm travel with Maxle Lite 15mm axle

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    I gotta hear an explanation for the pedal choice. Nice bike though.

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    Very sweet bike! How does it ride? And yeah....those pedals caught my eye too.

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    Wellgo MG-1 are awesome! Nice n light and not crazy priced. Not everyone like to ride clip-ins.
    I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymouse View Post
    I gotta hear an explanation for the pedal choice. Nice bike though.
    I got the Wellgo pedals on a spur of the moment whim, i have since installed the Crank Brothers Egg Beaters SL but i do like flat pedals too and the wellgo are great and really light

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    Quote Originally Posted by DansDaMan561 View Post
    Wellgo MG-1 are awesome! Nice n light and not crazy priced. Not everyone like to ride clip-ins.
    Not everyone like? But clips gives your ride more performance. Why did you installed high-end pricey lightweight parts when you use flat pedals that transfers about half of power versus ANY clipless pedals? Another question - do you race that bike?

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    Very nice bike, I guess you don't like clipless pedals? If you like the big platform feeling you may try the Shimano XTR 985 pedals, which you may use with or without clipless shoes (That's what I have);




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    Hi Ronin2009,

    just found this thread and would like to ask how the 120mm fork works for you in the Top Fuel. Are you happy with it?

    I'm asking, because I own the same frame (also custom built) and just bought a 120mm SID to replace my Durin. Travelling the SID to 100mm is possible of course, and I will do it if neccessary but not needing to disassemble the whole fork would be cool.

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markusw View Post
    Hi Ronin2009,

    just found this thread and would like to ask how the 120mm fork works for you in the Top Fuel. Are you happy with it?

    I'm asking, because I own the same frame (also custom built) and just bought a 120mm SID to replace my Durin. Travelling the SID to 100mm is possible of course, and I will do it if neccessary but not needing to disassemble the whole fork would be cool.

    Thank you!
    Markus
    I've got a SID WC 120 on my 2011 TF 9.9 as well. It kicks out the front end about 3/4 of a degree and really quiets down the handling nicely. You might end up having to adjust your stem position (angle, spacers, etc) to accommodate the slight change in front end height, but it's totally worth it.

    It should be noted: I've never actually ridden a 2011 TF 9.9 with the prescribed 100mm fork before, but I have spent some time on an '09 with the 100mm SID. I don't find that the handling is compromised at all. It's still very nimble, still retains its comparatively tight wheelbase, and sill climbs well. I was able to confirm with some Trek staffers that a 120 does not void the warranty on this frame, and quite a few of them use this setup themselves.

    The 120 coupled with a QR15 makes it quite a capable light duty trailbike, as well. I've yet to find a drawback.

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