Hello all, Long story short I bought an Astrix Rook hard tail 29er approx a year ago and decided I liked the 29er thing but wanted a bit more cush on the rocky, technical NJ trails that I ride. I had figured I would get an El Rey given that I had always fancied a Ventana but then I saw Endomaniac's El Capitan frame at a great price in the classifieds so I went for it. The bike is a mixture of old and new parts and built up as a solid trail bike. So far so good with the bike but I need more time riding and fiddling before I say too much. It even seems to get on well with his small wheeled Turner garage mate! I am still experimenting with the cable routing too. Pics and specs below.
Frame: 19" El Capitan
Fork: White Bros custom Fluid 115mm w/Thru Axle (no clearance issues)
Stem: Sunline V1 All Mtn OS 85mm (different looking but works well)
Bar: Truvativ carbon team OS
Grips: Lizard Skinz lockon
Brakes: 06 Juicy 7s with dangerboy levers & 08 160mm rotors
Crank/BB/Ring: 08 Shimano XT with E-13 bashguard
Shifters: 07 X9,
Rear Der: 07 X9
Front Der: XT
Chain: PC 990
Cassette: XT 11-34
Pedals: Xpedo (light, cheap and good even in the mud)
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Saddle: very old WTB Rocket V ti
Wheels: Hope Bulbs laced to DT Swiss TK 7.1 Rims (brass nips)
Tires: either Pannaracer Rampage 2.35s or Maxxis Ignitor 2.1s (for racing)
I'll follow up with a few action shots and a proper review some time soon.
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