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    The perfect allrounder -> CAKE

    How many of you have been dreaming of the bike that could do (almost ) everything?

    The German Magazine "BIKE" that claims to be the most selling MTB Magazine in Europe has published an article about one of its latest projects that had a goal to build a perfect Bike for every occasion resp. riding style, no matter if it is marathon, XC race, uphill and downhill or freeride!

    Looking at the available frames that could face these challenges, they decided to go with the Cake1_DLX frame.
    The result is a very light, superfast and very stable bike that could face also freeride and heavy downhill trails. The weight of the complete bike is 11 Kg or 24 lb.

    The Bike is fully custom build with following components:

    Frame: Cake 1 DLX with carbon swingarm
    Fork: Rock Shox Reba SL (Poploc)
    Rear Shock: Manitou Swinger 3-way air, SPV
    Wheels: FRM FL-M 12 ZTR Olympic with Tune titanium quick release axle
    Rear Der.: Sram X.0
    Shifter: Sram Trigger
    Front Der.: Sram X-Generation
    Crank: Shimano XTR
    Cassette: Sram PG990
    Chain: Sram PC990
    Headset: FRM Worldcup
    Stem: Syntace F99 (105mm, with Titanium screws)
    Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite XC Lo
    Grips: Ritchey WCS True Grip
    Seatpost: USE Alien Cyclops Alu
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLT T1
    Pedals: Time ATAC XS Carbon
    Brakes: Formula Oro Disc
    Bottle Holder: Specialized
    Tires: Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0
    Tubes: Notubes Kit


    I have included the picture of the complete bike, so you can enjoy it as well
    Should you have interesting pics or informations on custom build Cake's then post it here for review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnTheFly
    How many of you have been dreaming of the bike that could do (almost ) everything?

    The German Magazine "BIKE" that claims to be the most selling MTB Magazine in Europe has published an article about one of its latest projects that had a goal to build a perfect Bike for every occasion resp. riding style, no matter if it is marathon, XC race, uphill and downhill or freeride!

    Looking at the available frames that could face these challenges, they decided to go with the Cake1_DLX frame.
    The result is a very light, superfast and very stable bike that could face also freeride and heavy downhill trails. The weight of the complete bike is 11 Kg or 24 lb.

    The Bike is fully custom build with following components:

    Frame: Cake 1 DLX with carbon swingarm
    Fork: Rock Shox Reba SL (Poploc)
    Rear Shock: Manitou Swinger 3-way air, SPV
    Wheels: FRM FL-M 12 ZTR Olympic with Tune titanium quick release axle
    Rear Der.: Sram X.0
    Shifter: Sram Trigger
    Front Der.: Sram X-Generation
    Crank: Shimano XTR
    Cassette: Sram PG990
    Chain: Sram PC990
    Headset: FRM Worldcup
    Stem: Syntace F99 (105mm, with Titanium screws)
    Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite XC Lo
    Grips: Ritchey WCS True Grip
    Seatpost: USE Alien Cyclops Alu
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLT T1
    Pedals: Time ATAC XS Carbon
    Brakes: Formula Oro Disc
    Bottle Holder: Specialized
    Tires: Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0
    Tubes: Notubes Kit


    I have included the picture of the complete bike, so you can enjoy it as well
    Should you have interesting pics or informations on custom build Cake's then post it here for review.
    I am sure that everyone is going to have their own opinions about this, but i find the Sram X-Gen front derailleur and PG990 rather interesting choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupacabras
    I am sure that everyone is going to have their own opinions about this, but i find the Sram X-Gen front derailleur and PG990 rather interesting choices.
    Interesting in term of interesting or interesting in term of strange choices?

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    Listen! a different custom

    My "custom build Cake 1 DLX" has been a good all-arounder for sure, EXCEPT FOR THE LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE LOOSE PIVOT BEARINGS...

    Mine is a 2004 XL:

    Frame: Cake 1 DLX with metal swingarm
    Fork: Manitou Minute 2:00
    Rear Shock: Manitou Swinger 3-way air, SPV
    Wheels: Bontrager Race Lite Disc, Tubeless Compatible
    Rear Der.: Sram X.0
    Shifter: Sram Trigger X-9
    Front Der.: Shimano XT
    Crank: Shimano XT 760, 180mm, "SuperGo" rings 22,32,44
    Cassette: Shimano XT 760, 12-34t
    Chain: SRAM PC-89rh
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem: Thomson, 110mm
    Handlebar: Performance Carbon, 1/2' rise, 660mm
    Grips: Oury Lock-On
    Seatpost: Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Pure-V Stealth
    Pedals: SpeedPlay Frog SS
    Brakes: Avid Juicy Seven
    Bottle Holder: yes
    Tires: WTB MutanoRaptor 2.4 f/r or WTB Weriwolf 2.3 f/r
    Tubes: Stan's Notubes Kit
    Pivot Loc Tite: 680 green

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBasil
    Pivot Loc Tite: 680 green
    I love your comment on the Pivot Loctite Obviously it belongs to Cake
    Pics of your Cake?! Let's use this thread as a gallery for Cake pics.

    Cheers,
    OTF

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    My Cake

    2004 Cake 2 DLX

    Titec Hellbent XC Bars
    XT Crank
    Carbon Swingarm
    WTB Weirwolf 2.1 Race Tires with Stan's No Tubes
    Specialized Telluride Sport saddle
    Lizard Skins for chainstay and 3-Way
    SRAM Powerlink Chain
    Replaced rear Bontrager wheel
    New Shock bushings
    Loctite 680
    Zip ties
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