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    My El Ciclon has been on a diet....

    Finally finished re-building up my El Ciclon - Santa bought it some new bits

    Its even lighter than I hoped it would be....












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    08 Magura Menja
    Avid Ulitmates with Hope 183/160 floating rotors
    Cane Creek S8 headset
    Easton EA90 90mm stem
    Truvativ team carbon O/S riser bars
    X0 Shifters
    07 X9 rear mech
    XTR front mech
    Race Face Deus XC cranks
    Thomson Masterpiece post
    WTB Devo Cro-mo saddle
    Salsa flip lock and flip off skewers
    Stans Olympic ZTR rims on DT Swiss 240 hubs
    Specialized Storm Pro tyres (with stans no tubes kit)
    XTR cassette
    KMC SL 9 speed chain
    Crank brothers Candy SL pedals
    Last edited by justa; 02-09-2008 at 04:08 AM.

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    sexy!! How do you keept it so clean!!?
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    well the bars, stem, chain, post, saddle, forks and brakes are all new.....

    i stripped in down so kind of cleaned bits as I went along - I was waiting 4 weeks for the forks so had a lot of time on my hands !

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    wow! that looks totally badazz! a perfect endurance racing machine if you ask me

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    cheers

    the thing is I don't think any of the kit is really a compromise - all pretty strong and effective stuff..

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    yeah, it looks great for sure.

    would love to try one out in that exact configuration.....my El Rey is now 4.5 lbs heavier which just sounds like a lot!

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    Looks smashing............

    I am interested in hearing feedback on the Magura Fork once you have a few miles under it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    I am interested in hearing feedback on the Magura Fork once you have a few miles under it.
    well I had a Magura Laurin before which is the best fork I've ever used. Very nearly as stiff as a 20mm bolt thru thanks to the dual arch....

    Plush too and happy to use all its travel.

    I swapped to the Menja as this years versions were 180g lighter and the only thing I didn't like about the Laurin was the stupid remote and the Albert select - I prefer a straight forward lock out mounted on the fork...

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    awesome, justa!

    great weight!

    almost 5 lbs lighter than my Salty (which is wearing Pikes as of yesterday )

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    cheers crisillo - I am pretty please

    just need to lose some weight myself now .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by justa
    just need to lose some weight myself now .....
    oh yeah...let's not start about that

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    I think you could make it even lighter if you took off every other knob from the tyres
    That is a really nice bike Justin, you done good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajr
    I think you could make it even lighter if you took off every other knob from the tyres
    That is a really nice bike Justin, you done good.
    cheers Al

    I'm hoping that everything is still going to be pretty tough and stiff though - stick some beefier tyres on it and I reckon it will handle the rough stuff just fine...

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    Very nice. If you want to spend even more money, I'm sure you can find some Ti parts to make the weight even lower
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    Quote Originally Posted by stripes
    Very nice. If you want to spend even more money, I'm sure you can find some Ti parts to make the weight even lower
    hummm titanium bolts....

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    ...lighter than my Salty in 1.2 lb !!

    congrats !

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    That is a full 10 lbs lighter than my Ciclon was at one point. Great job! I bet it pedals uphill like a madman.

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    Wow. That thing must fly!

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    Those wheels....

    ....What kind of life are you expecting out of those olympics and are you noticing flex right out the gate? I love weightweenie bling but Ventanas tend reveal the inherent flexiness/stiffness of just about every part on the bike.



    Quote Originally Posted by justa
    Finally finished re-building up my El Ciclon - Santa bought it some new bits

    Its even lighter than I hoped it would be....













    Full Spec

    08 Magura Menja
    Avid Ulitmates with Hope 183/160 floating rotors
    Cane Creek S8 headset
    Titec Pluto XC 90mm stem
    Truvativ team carbon O/S riser bars
    X0 Shifters
    07 X9 rear mech
    XTR front mech
    XTR Cranks
    Thomson Masterpiece post
    WTB Devo Cro-mo saddle
    Salsa flip lock and flip off skewers
    Stans Olympic ZTR rims on DT Swiss 240 hubs
    Specialized Storm Pro tyres (with stans no tubes kit)
    XTR cassette
    KMC SL 9 speed chain
    Crank brothers Candy SL pedals
    Ask me about my translucent green clearcoat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Turtlehead
    ....What kind of life are you expecting out of those olympics and are you noticing flex right out the gate? I love weightweenie bling but Ventanas tend reveal the inherent flexiness/stiffness of just about every part on the bike.
    i didnt want to be the buzzkill but yeah, those wheels are not on the manly side. i have stans rims and they are great, but they are of the 28mm persuasion so a lot different

    but hey, lets face it, times are changing.....folks want 5"+ travel bikes whether they ride aggro or not (self included). so long as the riding does not exceed the wheel strength, it'll be fine

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    the wheels were my only concern - I don't to 5 ft hucks but I like to get my wheels off the ground whenever I can..

    but so far no problems, I've not noticed any flex and they've stood up to everything I have thrown at them,

    I also know a bike journo here in the UK thats been running them for a while with no problems,

    I didn't go for the lightest spokes either, oh and the wheel builder is very good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justa
    I didn't go for the lightest spokes either, oh and the wheel builder is very good...
    That's probably the most important part.

    Ride 'em like you stol 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justa
    the wheels were my only concern - I don't to 5 ft hucks but I like to get my wheels off the ground whenever I can..

    but so far no problems, I've not noticed any flex and they've stood up to everything I have thrown at them,

    I also know a bike journo here in the UK thats been running them for a while with no problems,

    I didn't go for the lightest spokes either, oh and the wheel builder is very good...
    well done! they will be fine.....jerks like me and turtlehead are just jealous so we had to give you grief about SOMETHING

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    Yeah, I'm with stupid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    well done! they will be fine.....jerks like me and turtlehead are just jealous so we had to give you grief about SOMETHING
    Ask me about my translucent green clearcoat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    well done! they will be fine.....jerks like me and turtlehead are just jealous so we had to give you grief about SOMETHING
    hey thats cool - you lot are very polite compared to..

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