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    My (new to me) El Comandante Ultimate

    I bought the frame (used) last winter, and built it up rather slowly (for me). With the exception of the rims (and spokes/nips), all of the parts came from my old bike. This thing rides like a dream! I was worried about it being too harsh (my first aluminum frame), but its not. I love the matte black (ceramic?) finish. It seems very durable and almost looks like its anodized, not powdercoat.

    Build specs:
    Niner carbon fork
    Hope Pro 2 hubs (SS rear)
    Dually front rim
    Blunt 35 rear rim
    BB7 brakes w/HS1 rotors
    King headset
    Thomson Stem and Post
    Old Jones/Titec H-Bar (I love'm)
    Paul's love levers (not digg'n these)
    XTR cranks w/ thick On-One Stainless ring (33t)
    Surly cog (19t)
    Maxxis Ikon 2.2 rear tire (tubeless)
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4 front tire (tubeless)

    I can post more pics if you folks want...

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    Looks nice. I run the Titec H bar on my SS as well. Love em. That build is solid and will keep you going for years. Nice and burly.
    "Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul".

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    Welcome to the family! Nice ride!
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    Team Fearless Descender
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    Very nice!
    "...when your ride is nearly over, it seems to have lasted but an instant..."


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    Thanks! I plan to ride out this chain/ring/cog and switch to belt drive...

    Oh, and I'll be racing this at SSUSA this August.

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    looks great.

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