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    Salty is actually sweet:(My new El Salt)

    As soon as she got here she cook me some spicy Thai food.



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    Will post some build pics later.

    Thanks!

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    roomates?

    Nice combo of bikes u have there..build em up already!

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    sweet!

    a Thai-cooking Salty! wow!

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    Nice!

    My Salty was overly aggressive and tried to atack my Flux a couple of times. I had to keep them apart. I tried to suggest cooking as a way to calm it down and I was almost poisoned. However, when it came to the trails, the Salty was very sweet.

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see the build.

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    This is how far I went yesterday, I'll run the the Reba for right now.
    Still looking for the longer fork, might be the revelation.










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    Looking great....almost ridable.

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    What's taking you so long?!!

    How about you have your wife cook up some of that Thai goodness and I'll come over, finish that thing up & get you to riding.

    D.

    Note: Are you sure that rear brake line is long enough for the extra wheel base of the Salty?

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    gorgeous...

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    Nice one. It is beginning to look like the bike of my dreams. Please continue with build immediately and post pics, lots of pics, and then give a ride report. What was your previous ride? I would like an El Salt if I could get it down around 24-25lbs, realistic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockinrod35
    Nice one. It is beginning to look like the bike of my dreams. Please continue with build immediately and post pics, lots of pics, and then give a ride report. What was your previous ride? I would like an El Salt if I could get it down around 24-25lbs, realistic?
    You can get it down to that weight. Omega's probably will be.

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    is the rear on an El Salt the same as an El Ciclon ?

    24-25 lbs should be do able - this is 25 lbs...


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    Quote Originally Posted by justa
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    is the rear on an El Salt the same as an El Ciclon ?
    yep..same rear..just different rockers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    yep..same rear..just different rockers..
    And different front tri obviously!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSutton1223
    And different front tri obviously!
    Thanks Robb!





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    Done!!
    Decided to try 1 by 9 first.

    Revelation is on the way.

    Borrow wheelset from El Toro (my other bike) for right now, Sorry for the un-coordinate hubs color.





    Shaking down tomorrow at BigCreek

    Thanks!

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    oooohhhhhhhhhhh this is sick! So what's the final weight?
    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    Looks great!

    Tom...just a thought...but you probably don't need that Blackspire Stinger in 4" mode...it is only going to cause you more drag with little or no benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSutton1223
    Looks great!

    Tom...just a thought...but you probably don't need that Blackspire Stinger in 4" mode...it is only going to cause you more drag with little or no benefit.
    Educate me please.
    So I can run 1by9 w/o Chain guide?

    I am having issue chain jumped off on the low gears today.

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    Leave the chain guide on and get a jump stop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock
    What's taking you so long?!!

    How about you have your wife cook up some of that Thai goodness and I'll come over, finish that thing up & get you to riding.

    D.

    Note: Are you sure that rear brake line is long enough for the extra wheel base of the Salty?

    You are right, I am ordering another set of Formula and keep this set for Toro, I am going to try K18 this time.

    How about some Larb Chicken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bling
    oooohhhhhhhhhhh this is sick! So what's the final weight?
    26.5lbs
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    yep..same rear..just different rockers..
    BTW, I got these from Robb, will put it when Revelation arrive


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    Quote Originally Posted by omega
    BTW, I got these from Robb, will put it when Revelation arrive


    cool...the geo will be a bit different and BB a tad higher...but it should work.... I though about picking those up from Robb too ...but I guess it is better if I keep the "distance" between my Terremoto and Salty

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockinrod35
    Nice one. It is beginning to look like the bike of my dreams. Please continue with build immediately and post pics, lots of pics, and then give a ride report. What was your previous ride? I would like an El Salt if I could get it down around 24-25lbs, realistic?
    I rode C'Dale Prophet before I came across Kung-Fu Master D-Rock introduced Ventana. Lonestar let me ride his SS. Then I decided to switch to EL Toro and it was my only bike since July 2006, I put 1200 miles on it.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by omega
    Educate me please.
    So I can run 1by9 w/o Chain guide?

    I am having issue chain jumped off on the low gears today.
    The Blackspire is a chain tensioner not a chain guide. You need a Jump Stop or similar devise to keep the chain from dropping off during normal riding.

    I wouldn't run a Blackspire on a 4" bike (I didn't on the Flux and had zero issues in 1x9 and 2x9). It just creates more drag on the chain line and you aren't going to be doing dh runs or hucking this bike. The chain tensioner helps keep the chain tension tight in situations were the suspension is compressed. It really helps in larger travel suspensions where that difference is larger. Most of the guys I ride with don't even use one on their 6" bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justa
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    is the rear on an El Salt the same as an El Ciclon ?

    24-25 lbs should be do able - this is 25 lbs...

    That is the weight I wanted to be, how could you do that? What are your fork and wheelset weight?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by omega
    That is the weight I wanted to be, how could you do that? What are your fork and wheelset weight?
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    You are going to have to spend a lot of money to loose 1 lbs or less.

    He has you beat on the wheels, brakes, post, stem....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSutton1223
    You are going to have to spend a lot of money to loose 1 lbs or less.

    He has you beat on the wheels, brakes, post, stem....
    I still needed the stem (borrowed from Toro) what should look?

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    You aren't going to see much benefit from loosing a pound. Right now it feels sluggish climbing because you have been on a hardtail for a long time. You are going to have to adjust to the dual suspension again...and that might take a couple of rides. In my opinion...spending that much money just to loose a little weight is pointless. I think the only place you are going to see the change is on the scale. On the trail, the bike is going to feel the same and you will have spent A LOT of money.

    It's up to you...but if I were you...you have a great component set on there...forget about the weight (it's light already for a FS bike) and ride the wheels off of it.

    Ritchey WCS





    And get with Duckman on wheels.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    sorry, double post
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    ... and if we just ... Update

    Just some update pics

    Revelation Air U-turn, Gravity Bar and used FD and RD arrived.




    Revelation At 100mm

    At 130mm


    Today is the 3rd ride on the bike. I think I got the gears and suspensions down now. RP23 pro-paddle on/firm, Revelation at 120 both chambers. It ride awesome, climb with NO bob and smooth descending feeling like gliding down the trail for the first time. I love Revelation at 130mm the most. Bar kind of wide but I'll give it a try for a while before I cut it. Still haven't decided it yet about the wheelset (hub and color) not sure about the future standard of 20mm. I am thinking maybe Hope pro2 on the front since it's convertible (QR to 20mm) but King ISO rear, will see. Any suggestions are welcome

    Thanks

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