hi guys, im getting my first 2008 bronze rfx sometime before the end of the week or early next week depending on how fast fox ships my fork to my builder. yep, im not building the bike. too expensive for me to screw it up. anyway im posting this maybe anyone can comment on the component, i hope i didnt screw it up. it's my first fs bike.
fork: fox float 36 rc2- depends on the availability either '08 or '09
headset: chris king
all xt components( cranks, brakes, derailleurs, casstte, chain)
e13 drs 36t chainguide
handle bar: easton monkeylite xc or sl 31.8
stem: thomson elite x-4 70mm
wheels: mavic crossmax sx
tires: maxxis ignitor 2.35 lust
seatpost: thoson elite 410 27.2mm
Sounds good, I am sure you'll enjoy the new bike.
There is a bit of disconnect between some of the components, for example you are running a heavy-duty chainguide with XC tires. Maybe you could save yourself some dough and weight and just use a Blackspire Stinger or something similar.
I think you should go 50 on the stem.
Tires are something you can never have too many of, so maybe get another set of something burlier. We can loan you a set of Minion 2.5 UST's and you can see what you think of those.
You may not need a chainguide at all, we have both the stinger and the DRS, they both have there advantages and disadvantages.
Jewels and I are both looking forward to checking out your bike. It's going to be sweet for sure.
The Stinger is the perfect chainguide for the RFX.
Unless you love Ignitors or they are perfect for your terrain, I'd go with a better/diff tire. I'd take Airwreck up on his offer.
And I'll echo what AW said about the stem. 50mm is perfect, unless your TT sizing is a little short. Do you need a 410 seatpost? Most times a 350 should do it.
Originally Posted by erguy
Close to my build! I'm running an 08 Talas RC2, awsome fork
Cane Creek 110, also nice, but no long term test results yet (4 months)
XT Cranks, all other Sram XO, also on the X4 70mm, love it on my large frame (I'm 6'-1"), Crossmax SX's here too, 1 year of abuse, not a whimper. On the tires, maybe try a Crossmark 2.2 LUST rear & Highroller LUST 2.35 front, very nice combo for this bike. Thomson post, check!
31lbs, 2 oz's as shown.
You are gonna love your bike, I know I do
thanks for everyone's response. i actullay considered getting a 50 mm stem at first i dont know what happened but i ended up ordering the 70 instead.
as for the e13 chainguide, i just looked at other people's build then looked at e13 website. i thought it would be cool to have one. hehe. ill see how it works.
and the tires, i read a good review on it few months ago in mtb mag as a replacement for a trek remedy stock tires. airwreck, ill surely take your offer after a few rides with this to compare. also thanks for the offer. im just really excited to have a cool bike.
ill post some pic as soon as i get it.
Natl. Champ DH Poser/Hack
another rfx lite owner here. the 2.25 tires will be fine till ya get nutty and start runnin into everything. ill echo what tll says on the post. easy fux with a hacksaw and a cpl files. just did mine this week. youll also find it to be a very flexable platform build and use wise.
RFX & CCs can do it all RFX = "Morpheus"
Inkpad that's a dam coll RFX as well liking the all green, both bad ass RFX's very cool..
Your heavy build turned out great, CC. Love seeing that fork on that bike.
Originally Posted by cactuscorn