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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    My First 29er "FS"

    I would much rather be riding...hell, I have not even ridden it on dirt yet! Maybe tomorrow??? doubtful, but hoping. As such, no ride report to speak of yet but few pics.

    Anyway, not that I care, but for completeness had it weighed at the shop when I picked up some pedals since I forgot that part and it was under 30 lbs!!! 29.98 to be precise on digital scale.

    Thanks to Larry and El Beastro for getting me my first FS 29er!

    Specs are as follows if you care:
    • Frame = '07 El Rey, large, cosmic orange, heavy duty rear triangle w/quad bearings
    • Rear shock = Fox Float R Pro Pedal air shock w/ High Volume canister with PUSH factory tuning
    • [SIZE=2]Fork = '08 Fox F29[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2]Brakes = Avid Juicy 7s (185/160)[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2]Stem = Thompson X4[/SIZE]
    • Seatpost = Moots Ti Setback
    • [SIZE=2]Saddle = Terry Fly saddle, ti rails[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2]Headset = black King[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2]Bars = Easton EA50 685mm OS riser bars[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2]Grips = ODI lock on grips[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2]Cranks = Truvativ Stylos GXP cranks & x-type BB[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2]Drivetrain = SRAM X.9 drivetrain w/trigger shifters, SRAM 11-34 PG-990 cassette[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2]Wheelset = Industry Nines (half black/silver spokes with silver front, black rear hubs) with 9mm axle on front hub using DT Swiss Ratchet Skewer[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2]Tires = Panaracer Rampages[/SIZE]
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    I would much rather be riding...hell, I have not even ridden it on dirt yet! Maybe tomorrow??? doubtful, but hoping. As such, no ride report to speak of yet but few pics.
    Looks great! Nice spec. I have to see those wheels in person, can't get the full effect in the pictures.

    You gotta get out tomorrow! Nice and crisp these days - I went out this morning, low 40s when I started but it warmed up nicely and nice sunshine and clear blue sky after the rain.

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    I can't see anything.




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    Just a thought!
    Less time on MTBR = more time riding.....

    I'm just saying.

    TG

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    About time . . .
    Very nice, I see the shock has been pushed. And I dig that color--That and the Army green are my two favorite Ventana colors. And that seatpost, man, I am having a hard time resisting the urge to run out and buy one. Most excellent build, including the tires

    Now maybe you can update your picture on the Ventana owner's page

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    Like everything but the cranks.

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    Turned out great...

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    Moots post??

    Why the ti post?? great for a hardtail, i think it would look nicer with a nice black thomson post, moots has the bling factor for sure but you are not getting the advantage of a ti post on a fs...otherwise great build!! loved mine for the short time i had it, but i live in hardtail country!!!!

    bog

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    Beautiful bike !

    Although it looked nicer when it belong to Beast.

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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogmonster
    Why the ti post?? great for a hardtail, i think it would look nicer with a nice black thomson post, moots has the bling factor for sure but you are not getting the advantage of a ti post on a fs...otherwise great build!! loved mine for the short time i had it, but i live in hardtail country!!!!

    bog
    has nothing do to with wanting ti or bling for seatpost or any supposed compliance advantage. i asked beast how much more for thomson setback (origanally offered with straight thomson) and he said he had used moots setbackk and it was cheap and i didnt care which post so went with what he offered is all. if i had setback thomson on comandante would switch in a secon but i dont

    cheers

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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR
    Just a thought!
    Less time on MTBR = more time riding.....

    I'm just saying.

    TG
    i am glad u know me so well and can offer such sound advice i never thought of

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    Fo looks very cool, great colour. enjoy that beasty......
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    has nothing do to with wanting ti or bling for seatpost or any supposed compliance advantage. i asked beast how much more for thomson setback (origanally offered with straight thomson) and he said he had used moots setbackk and it was cheap and i didnt care which post so went with what he offered is all. if i had setback thomson on comandante would switch in a secon but i dont

    cheers
    If that was a straight moots I'd trade you in a second . . . . I'd even throw in some Knolly stickers or something . . .

    Weird, those grips look like oury's . .

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    Nice work Fo! The new ride is looking mighty fine. The seatpost is a nice touch. I hope your other bikes are ready to start collecting dust.

    One thing I need to point out though, the El Ghey isn't and El Ghey without the 20t granny ring.

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    Looks awesome, Fo!

    Finally!!!!

    You better go get it dirty ASAP!

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    Fo, dats da Shizzle fo sure.

    Sorry I couldn't make the ride this morning. Would have been great to get some "action" pix, you know, with the tires actually in the dirt, helmet "off the back", extra forehead. All the good stuff!

    Let us know how that thing rides once you get back.

    Enjoy! Canít wait to see it in person.
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    Nice looking bike Fo sure

    The cosmic orange is a nice colour.....it would be interesting if Sherwood could do that colour in a matte finish Those are pimp wheels and cool colour combination. I'm definitely interested in a ride report.....that front fork is looking nicer every day.....if it wasn't for the ghey white colour I'd buy one for my Padrino. Ditch the seat post Titanium is so ghey

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    Yo Fo

    Love the wheels. You built my bike (http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...48#post3847148) added all red Eye Nines since these pics. I went with Middleburg RS 8 crank and a 20-30-40 chainring sequence but otherwise it's nearly identicle. I am 200lbs and struggling a bit with tuning my rear shock. I have 150 lbs of air and I think the thing is bottoming out on the front der cable housing. How does Push modify the rear shock? What improvements do you see? When you get your first rides in keep an eye on that front der cable housing and let us know if you have any damage. See El Ray F-Der Cable Routing for discussion of cable routing/damage issue.
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    Looks very nice now sporting the F29, nicer than with the REBA (hope it didn't hit anyone when 'Beast chucked it into the busy intersection ) Agree that I like the Ti post as in general, but the build would look better with the matching Thomson.
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    nevermind that
    Last edited by smaxor; 12-20-2007 at 11:13 AM.

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    Sweet...............I 'm anxious to hear how you like the F29 since I've been thinkin of replacing my Reba 29er with one at some point of time ! Honest the build looks excellent ! TIG.

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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Looks very nice now sporting the F29, nicer than with the REBA (hope it didn't hit anyone when 'Beast chucked it into the busy intersection ) Agree that I like the Ti post as in general, but the build would look better with the matching Thomson.
    lol...crax me up how people care so much about a seatpost. for the record, I like it and it fits perfect so plz complain about something else

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    I think the moots post looks dope. I don't know what everyone's problem is with it. But, if you decide to give in to all the e-pressure I can pm you with my address so you can dispose of it discretely.
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    I was going to mention something about the color choice of your chainstay protector but it doesn't seem like you want to hear about it.


    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    lol...crax me up how people care so much about a seatpost. for the record, I like it and it fits perfect so plz complain about something else

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    Nice bike. Very similar to my El Rey including weight. My Rey is my pimp ride, therefore a mostly summer bike. I think I'm in love with the Manitou 3-way. Just feels so much nicer than my PUSHed RP3 or it may mean that the Fox needs servicing. I'm running Reso on the front and a Nano rear. On my El Cap I was running Ramps front and rear, but I just put a Fire XC on the rear.
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