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    New El Cuervo build for my wife

    I just finished building a small El Cuervo for my wife. This is her own first DH bike, so far she has either ridden her or my trail bike (Turner 5 Spot, Banshee Spitfire) or rented. She is psyched to be finally on her own rig!

    Frame: small Ventana El Cuervo with Elka Stage 5 shock
    Fork: 2010 Boxxer WC
    Headset: Cane Creek 110
    Controls: Raceface Atlas AM bar, SRAM X9 shifter and rear derailleur
    Brakes: Formula K24 with 203mm rotors
    Wheels: DT EX500 on Hope Pro II with Stan's tubeless kit
    Tires: 2.5 Maxxis Minion DHF UST
    Cranks: Gravity Light
    Chainguide: MRP G2
    Pedals: Crank Brothers 50/50XX

    Total weight: 39.5 lbs

    It'll be a long Winter waiting for the lifts to open again!





    And here is a little time-lapse photography video I put together during the build:


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    Very nice! The snow on the tires make the photo's pop!
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    Very nice. I like the purple
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    Would imagine a shorter stem might make that rig a bit more friendly in the steep stuff. Maybe it's just the angle of the shot, but it looks relatively long.

    Sweet rig though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14
    Would imagine a shorter stem might make that rig a bit more friendly in the steep stuff. Maybe it's just the angle of the shot, but it looks relatively long.

    Sweet rig though!
    It's a direct mount Gravity stem set at 45mm, it definitely looks longer than it is in the pictures. The only thing is that it's a pretty tall stem (10 degree rise), but she can use it until she figures out exactly where she wants her handlebars on that bike.

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