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    The Build...

    So i kind of resurected my bike recently. Here's what i have, and have planned for the build.

    Frame: titus riddler
    fork: marzocchi marathon race
    wheels: PLANNED Stans Olympic on 240s Disc
    Tires: Kenda Karma DTC/Michelin Comp S/etc
    Casette: Shimano XT 11-32
    RD: Sram XO
    FD: Shimano XT Top Pull, Top Swing
    Crankset: Shimano XTR M960
    Pedals: CB Eggbeater S
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Seatpost: PLANNED Moots Straight-Laced 27.2, 340 Ti Post
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR or Spec. Alias
    Headset: Cane Creek S-2
    Stem: Ritchey WCS V3, 110mm, 25.4
    Handlebar: PLANNED Easton EC90 Monkey Lite SL CNT bar
    Shifters: SRAM XO
    Grips: ODI Ruffian grip-shift lock on
    Seat Collar: stock

    I think that's everything. What do you think. Any comments suggestions? I'll be racing it XC, marathon distance, and 24hr solo, with a preference for placing well in the endurance stuff over the xc. I'll post a pic when done.

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    There is an easy way to make the Riddler lighter. Even would cost you less.
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    hahaha, i think i know what you mean. i'd like to save my knees for a little bit longer though...i'm certainly keeping it in mind for later years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaparzo
    hahaha, i think i know what you mean. i'd like to save my knees for a little bit longer though...i'm certainly keeping it in mind for later years.
    My knees are better than ever and I had ACL reconstruction in 1982.
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    2 things I see

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaparzo
    So i kind of resurected my bike recently. Here's what i have, and have planned for the build.

    Frame: titus riddler
    fork: marzocchi marathon race
    wheels: PLANNED Stans Olympic on 240s Disc
    Tires: Kenda Karma DTC/Michelin Comp S/etc
    Casette: Shimano XT 11-32
    RD: Sram XO
    FD: Shimano XT Top Pull, Top Swing
    Crankset: Shimano XTR M960
    Pedals: CB Eggbeater S
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Seatpost: PLANNED Moots Straight-Laced 27.2, 340 Ti Post
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR or Spec. Alias
    Headset: Cane Creek S-2
    Stem: Ritchey WCS V3, 110mm, 25.4
    Handlebar: PLANNED Easton EC90 Monkey Lite SL CNT bar
    Shifters: SRAM XO
    Grips: ODI Ruffian grip-shift lock on
    Seat Collar: stock

    I think that's everything. What do you think. Any comments suggestions? I'll be racing it XC, marathon distance, and 24hr solo, with a preference for placing well in the endurance stuff over the xc. I'll post a pic when done.
    A lot of Fox forks are on sale now, althogh that fork is a bit lighter I'm not sure if it's worth the lack of steering precision. Also, I've had problems dealing with Marzocchi's open bath damping (tuning and leakage), but this one has much more adjustability than mine.

    The owner of Hi Tech bikes turned me onto the Litespeed seatpost. He gets them at a custom length of 350mm or 380mm (can't remember) and it weighs 198g. Comparing the clamp of the Moots and Litespeed post it is clear the Litespeed is a better design. He said the Moots works well if the seat is centered, but tends to slip and be problematic if the seat is far fore or aft. No probs with the Litespeed. I could not find any info on the Litespeed post online. I do plan on buying one because I'm a sit 'n spinner and would like some compliance/damping in the post.
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    i've already got the fork (or will have very soon). thanks for the suggestion though, im gonna see how it does. should be better than my sid regardless. i think im gonna stick with the moots seat post too, as im getting a straight laced so i should be able to stick the saddle in the middle of the rails. we'll see

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