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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    Well, the BB is black, but I think I'm going with gold accents. The blue does look nice. I need to call the shop and figure out colors.
    Gold is not the color to match with GG. From what I have seen it's Pewter, Blue or Silver in that order. Check with Fo, gold is out for 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    Color change to grinch green, tubes are being mitered

    Sounds great!

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    I think Grinch Green is the new __________ for 2011. My friends new El Ciclon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    Go see my posting on the current last page of the Setup thread. I have the 2.25" stroke shock, but you do not get 115mm. The falling rate at the end of the rocker stroke nets you the 110mm that Anne (Stripes) is talking about. I run my Pike at 110 as well, 115mm for DH/Chunkier and love it. It's interesting that it's all of an extra .25 stroke and a whopping 10mm more travel, not much but it does change the characteristics of the bike. Longer legged, and plusher. WAY more settled in rocks. Climbs just fine, but I do need to weight the front more than before. I have HUGE 2.35" Nevegals front and rear and it's just a fun bike to ride.

    It's about time Anne copied me....
    Speaking of which, is your El Salt grinch green?

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    Grinch Green is soooo '04

    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Then call me old skool:
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    nice...

    more pics!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Grinch Green is soooo '04
    2004? That's New age, not old skool.

    Try 2001!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    I think Grinch Green is the new __________ for 2011. My friends new El Ciclon.

    Yeah, I think you are right. Lots of mfgs offering a wannabe GG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    Gold is not the color to match with GG. From what I have seen it's Pewter, Blue or Silver in that order. Check with Fo, gold is out for 2011.
    I disagree...


    Not that I have that BB in there anymore, but I wish I did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    nice...

    more pics!!!!
    More this afternoon when I do the bike fit. Fortunately, the shop that's building it up for me is taking build pictures too

    I've emailed D-Rock about custom decals, so I hope to have something soon from him as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    2004? That's New age, not old skool.

    Try 2001!

    Nicely played, but.... but currently it's what color?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    ...new bike lust envy...

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    Outstanding! That looks like it will be a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Nicely played, but.... but currently it's what color?
    It's blue which is like listening to any radio station these days they play the same song every 90 minutes over and over and over all day long.

    My prediction for 2011: Red and Blue gets replaced with something other than Red and Blue.
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    Anne, I'm glad you matched out the rear triangle like I did on my El Ciclon'. I can't stand the polished rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike4now
    Anne, I'm glad you matched out the rear triangle like I did on my El Ciclon'. I can't stand the polished rear.
    So why are you selling your Ciclon?

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    I'm moving to suburban Boston. The bike is just way too much for the area, at 150mm travel. If you know anybody on the hunt, it's basically brand new. Built it this year, but had my shoulder rebuilt, so there is really no saddle time at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike4now
    Anne, I'm glad you matched out the rear triangle like I did on my El Ciclon'. I can't stand the polished rear.
    I like the mono-color much better than the silver rear triangle as well. I'm going to get El Tigre's painted the same color as the front triangle this winter.

    I get my bike tomorrow, and I'm hoping to ride it before this weekend. It was really hard to keep up with a CX racer on the flats today with El Tigre
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    So where are the finished pictures? We have been waiting waiting chirp chirp chirp

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    Initial build, after switching out the handlebar and the stem (needed a shorter one). Still waiting on the custom stickers, and there will probably be changes to lighter stuff over the next year. It's not the world's lightest build, but it's enough to get me riding

    El Dragon:
    El Saltamontes semi-custom 16" frame with lighter tubing and 69 degree HA, Grinch Green
    Shock: RP23, 7.87 x 2.25 for 110mm travel
    Fork: Float 32 RLC 120mm with 15mm TA
    Headset, BB: Chris King
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR medium cage
    Front Derailleur: Shimano STX
    Shifters: Shimano XT
    Crankset: Race Face Deus SL 36/24 with Gamut bash guard
    Cassette: 11/34 SRAM (with green insides )
    Pedals: Time Z
    Brakes: Formula K-24s with Dirty Dog Dragon rotors (of course), 7" front, 6" rear
    Wheels: Stan 355 rims, brass nips, 14/15 guage DT Swiss double butted spokes, Chub front hub and Chris King rear with fun bolts
    Tires: WTB Weirwolf 2.3 front and 2.1 rear
    Seatpost: Gravity Dropper 3"/1" multi-drop
    Grips: Oury bolt-ons
    Saddle: Specialized Lithia 143
    Handlebar: Sunline 711
    Stem: 65mm, 8 degree rise Easton Havoc

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