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    My new build begins..................RFX!!!

    Hi,

    I am now a new first time Turner owner. I am starting my build on my new RFX and here are some pics. I will provide updates and weight and whatever.

    I am 6'2" and 215#. I currently own a VP-Free and have it at a beefy 44# with 888 and DH build. I have been researching alot of bikes as a more friendly and lighter All-Mtn ride that can handle my weight and drops of up to 5ft. The Turner RFX is what I decided on.

    Question-
    I thought that since the derailer size was 34.9, that my seat post clamp would be as well, but it is not. I did not know that the tube is butted down lower, so can somebody tell me the correct size for the seat post clamp?

    Here is my build (or what it will be):
    Frame - Large 06 RFX (weight is right at 8.77#)
    Fork - Fox Van 36 RC2
    Wheels - Mavic 823 w/ Hadley (currently being laced)
    Cassette - SRAM 990
    Tires - GEAX Sturdy UST tubeless
    Cranks - RaceFace Atlas
    Pedals - Block 8 Cage Match
    Shifters - SRAM X0
    R Derailer - SRAM X0
    F Derailer - SRAM X-Gen
    Shift Cables - Avid Flak Jacket
    Grips - ODI Oury
    Brakes - Avid Juicy carbon (185mm F, 160mm R)
    Bars - Azonic B-52
    Stem - Thompson X4, 50mm
    SeatPost - Thomson Masterpiece
    Headset - Chris King
    Guide - e.13 DRS
    Seat - WTB Laser V Team DH

    I think that about it...
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    Most of the build looks good but don't open the Xgen front derailleur. Send it back and get an XT or XTR unit.

    Seatpost clamp is a 32 or a 31.8
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    Thanks for your reply.
    Is there compatability issues with the X-Gen, or is it just not very good?

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    It's just not so refined in its operation and performance. Some bugs will be worked out, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer2003
    Thanks for your reply.
    Is there compatability issues with the X-Gen, or is it just not very good?
    I could never get it to work correctly with my race face cranks and only works marginally with the FSA. The cage seems to be too narrow and has already started to rust.
    Nothing to see here.

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    ...very nice! Is that a braze-on cable guide mid-way along your TT?

    ...now I know what mine looked like before the powdercoat


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    ...very nice! Is that a braze-on cable guide mid-way along your TT?

    ...now I know what mine looked like before the powdercoat
    Thanks and yes that is a guide mid-way down the top tube. I have not seen this in other RFX pics, but it's fine with me.

    It is sort of raw as far as anodizing goes and seems kind of splotchy in places, but I like it. It definately does not seem as thorough of an anodizing as other greys and greens that I have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer2003
    It is sort of raw as far as anodizing goes and seems kind of splotchy in places, but I like it. It definately does not seem as thorough of an anodizing as other greys and greens that I have seen.
    Interesting to hear as it sure looks good in the pics - let us know how it rides.


    Oh, and you really need to get that workstand Push'd.

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    You sure about those rotor sizes?
    180/160 at your weight and described intended use sounds a bit light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    You sure about those rotor sizes?
    180/160 at your weight and described intended use sounds a bit light.
    Not really sure yet. I bought the brakes with dual 180mm (or whatever they are) so I can at least do that if need be. I'll see how these brakes work.

    I have Hope 6 pots on my VP-Free and I run dual 185mm, but obviously these are more brake so we'll see.

    Thanks

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    It's done.
    35.9lbs.
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    dats purty! i got nuthin else besides a big ol congrats!
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    That thing's hawt.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    That build looks great! The front derailleur looks a bit low. Did you set the height based on a big chainring?

    Like the frame color with the Van36.
    I stopped driving my bike into my garage - I'm now protected with Roof Rack Ranger app for my iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerx40
    he front derailleur looks a bit low. Did you set the height based on a big chainring?
    note to Bikerx -- E13 Bash Guards are VERY big in diameter, 36tooth coverage minimum. they can hide a front der pretty handily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    That thing's hawt.
    what is this new acronym, H.A.W.T.?

    Homer Attitude With Titanium?

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    Solid

    That's a solid build. As others have said, it turned out beautiful too. Not a bad weight with coil fr/rr either.

    Enjoy

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