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    Post Your XC Rigs; 2010 Edition

    So what are you racing next year?
    Any changes?
    Let's see them!
    I'm racing for Singular next year.





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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    I'm racing for Singular next year.
    I love the look of those bikes!

    Here's mine. Just built her up- she hasn't even gotten dirty yet:












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    ^^^THAT is a pretty bike!!

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    Wow, that Lynskey is pretty indeed!

    I'll be converting my Scalpel from a 2x9 to a 1x10 setup... Still need one part to do the off-season rebuild but I did get most of it this week.


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    nothing like a Ti hardtail....clean lines, and so so sweet!

    plus you have my dream wheels (freaking Reynolds!!) I hate you sir.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Dawg
    nothing like a Ti hardtail....clean lines, and so so sweet!

    plus you have my dream wheels (freaking Reynolds!!) I hate you sir.....
    They're actually demo wheels, so I have to give them back after 6 months.

    If you like Reynolds now, wait till you hear what they've got up their sleeves!
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    do you know the weight of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev
    do you know the weight of it?
    The weight of the wheelset? The Topo C's are listed at 1590g- my set weighed 1520.7 (689.2 front / 831.5 rear w/o skewers).

    The total bike weight is around 21.5 lbs, but I have plans to drop it just a little.
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    Picked her up yesterday. First ride tomorow!

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    It's got one 2009 race on it, but it will show it's colors in 2010 (hopefully)


    I'll get soem new pics after i get the new bars in. already go new tires
    S-Works all the bikes!
    Just another used cat for sale

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    Same as last year... just with a new steel fork. Gained a little weight but its sooooo much smoother.


    I also have a pugsley frame that'll be built up for whenever i'm feeling like goofing off next race season.

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    I'll be racing for the 1st time 2010

    Here are my two rides. I intend to race the schwiin hg. i've had it since 98 and made some recent mods to get it ready. I've ridden it several times since and it feels great.

    My newest bike is the salsa caballero. I've not ridden much it yet. I'm still getting used to the 100mm travel and sitting on the saddle more than not.

    Its been on my wish list to get into some xc races so going to give it a go year (route 66 circuit).

    I ride my schwiinn on mostly AM trails in NE. I ride with a bunch of folks who mostly ride FSs so I chose the salsa to get into them.

    The salsa is very light. Do you see these salsa's in your races very often? I'm hoping to get the salsa in one of my races next year. Are there mostly HTs in the races? Besides posting pics of your rides here, would you guys be open to fielding my maybe basic race tip questions from time to time during the season?

    thanks for your time and any advice/comments.
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    Nineteen pounds of climbing rocketry...







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    2010 race bike

    I raced for 13 years solid doing 20 plus a year. Life happend and took the last 2 years off and I can't stand it any more. I'm jumping back in full force18.80 lbs
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    an obvious work of art....

    that looks fast too

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    Finished last season on this:


    32 lbs of fury.

    After blowing my front fork at the beginning of October, which prevented me from going to ECCC Collegiate MTB Easterns, I decided it was time to stop throwing money at a heavy pig of a bike, so I decided to invest my money into something better.

    Built my Niner up this month and love it. I've yet to weigh it, but I'd estimate it to be somewhere in the 25 lb range.

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    Last MTB Race was 2002...

    That will be 9 years of no racing bikes, just road race motorcycles instead.

    I have been racing since 1991 and will enter the 12 hours of Temecula on Jan 23rd. Actually I already registered. 2 man open class. For the love of God, what was I thinking...? Team "Knuckle Pirates". This is our 4 man team for the June 5th 24 hours of Adrenaline too.

    And here is my rig:
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    and the patience of a 2 yr old.

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    Hello from Portugal.

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    and finaly the weight :


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    Two years off. Son turns 2 in March. Time to get back on the train. First time on full suspension since 2002.

    22.6 lbs.
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    winter build, santa cruz xc carbon..this is going to be fun!
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    Got fast?

    Finished building this up a few weeks ago. I built this up for the faster and more climbing intensive races next year. She came in at 20 pounds with all parts that should last a few years!
    Here's the build
    Frame Large Spooky Darkside
    Fork Sid Team (80 mm) pictured with reba race
    Headset Cane Creek
    Stem Thomson x2 (130 by -10 degree)
    Seatpost Thomson Elite
    Saddle Selle Italia slr
    Cranks XTR
    Chainring E13 guide ring 36t
    Chainguide E13 XCX
    Handlebar Salsa pro moto carbon (soon to be edge)
    Brakes Avid Juicy Ultimate
    Shifter XTR
    Derailleur XTR mid cage
    Cassette XTR
    Chain XTR
    Pedals XTR
    Wheels Edge composites xc rims 28 hole
    Chris King hubs 28 hole
    Dt Revolution spokes
    Notubes tubeless rimstrips
    Tires Notubes Raven, 26X2.2



    And big thanks to Mickey from Spooky Bikes, and the guys from E13!

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    Just want a better set of cranks and i'll be done


    Frame: KHS flagstaff med
    Shock: Rockshox Monarch 4.2
    Fork: Rockshox Reba
    Bars: Edge low rise 660mm
    Seatpost: Black ops 31.6x350
    Stem:Truvativ xr
    Seatclamp: origin 8
    Rims: Wtb speedisc xc
    Hubs: Novatec
    Rear deraluier:Sram X9
    Shifter:sram x-7
    Brakes:Hayes stroker
    Discs; Alligator 160mm
    Grips:Origin 8 lock on
    Tires: Maxxis ignitor 2.2 tubbless with stans
    Cassette: Sram 980
    Chain: Sram Pc991
    Seat: Felt 2.2
    Cranks: Firex set up 1x9 (want xt's or similar)
    Inside junmpstopogfang chain stop
    Outside jumpstop:BBG superlight

    Less than $2000.00 invested





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    2010 race bike

    2009 GF Paragon, 26lbs out of the box and will do some MINOR changes to drop A LITTLE weight, like carbon bars and different tires that are going to be run tubeless other than that gonna run it how it is until i need to replace stuff.

    '99 GT Aggressor 1x9 XT shadow, race face ride XC and Judy TT's and Panaracer XC pro

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    My first 29er, using it just mainly for cx races for next year.

    I am going to swap the bolts, seat post clamp, skewers with light weight tiantium gold colored ones, as well as change the seat and seat post for carbon to save some weight there. I am alos changing the chain to a gold KMC, changing the derailleur cable to alligator i-links gold, and switching to alligator airotors, all that should hopefully shed some weight.

    Let me hear some suggestions on reducing more weight, im kinda new to the whole WW thing.

    side note: bottle cages are temporary and the brake lines need to be trimmed

    just realized I posted this in the xc section instead of the WW, if anyon knows how to move the post over then go for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke_Eater112


    Picked her up yesterday. First ride tomorow!
    Nice bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev
    My first 29er, using it just mainly for cx races for next year.
    Your cx courses are rough enough to necessitate suspension and 2" tires?

    Hopefully that is a typo.
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    Good job!

    typo, meant xc

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    2009 Stumpjumper comp 29er. But this season I'm going to run 1x9 with an MRP 1X guide.
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    *spot saved*

    I'll post after I upgrade it.

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    Old School Racer





    Yes, thats a 48-36-24 Raceface Turbine LP. It's super steep.

    Horst Link, haha take that spesh!


    lol Marz.

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    A good starting point. Some XX, Magura and Tufo Colibri on this and I will be allright.

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    As I procured new bikes last summer after the team change, it will be the same 3 rigs for '10.

    I threw some Ergons and Magura's on the Killer, and some lighter wheels on the SS, but other than that all is the same....

    Blur XC Carbon (killer) gets most the race miles.. 21.75lbs in XC mode, 23lbs for Endurance
    Niner EMD9 23ish lbs... This bike gets the general training miles, winter duty, and is a backup at endurance events. I race it on certain courses.
    Niner SIR9 SS 20ish lbs... Fun bike, winter MTB, never been raced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by used2Bhard
    As I procured new bikes last summer after the team change, it will be the same 3 rigs for '10.

    I threw some Ergons and Magura's on the Killer, and some lighter wheels on the SS, but other than that all is the same....

    Blur XC Carbon (killer) gets most the race miles.. 21.75lbs in XC mode, 23lbs for Endurance
    Niner EMD9 23ish lbs... this bike gets the general training miles and is a backup at endurance events. I race it on certain courses.
    Niner SIR9 SS 20ish lbs... fun bike, winter MTB, never been raced.
    That's a svelte trio.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    That's a svelte trio.
    Thanks,

    I love each of those bikes. The Blur is amazing for Endurance and XC. It was a great replacement for my ASRs. The EMD was built with spare parts after picking up the frame for $250 and is the funnest bike I own. I needed a backup bike for Endurance crap, and it fit the bill. The SIR is another ebay/spare part build. After getting the frame for $350 a couple years ago and building it, it was stripped to put the EMD together... I finally got the last few parts for it again this fall. I think I've had it since I got rid of my old Rig in '06.

    The funny thing is that I have not ordered a complete bike in years, so just keep reusing and cannabalizing parts. When a good deal pops up I do a little upgrading or replacement of the worn out stuff.
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    Same as 2009 SL, but with a new fork 100mm Manitou Min.
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    09AS-Rsl/09Six

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    Going to big travel for 2010

    Ride to eat, Eat to ride.

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    Ill be racing the homegrown. Lighter wheels and a sid.

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    I'm a big HG fan

    I have two BB Orange HGs...the one I will race was posted 4 weeks ago. It's nice to see them come up on this tread. Looks Great and Good Luck!

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    Everything is stock except for XT cranks, XT shifters and an XT rear der. Isn't much, but better then what i had to before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan-S
    Two years off. Son turns 2 in March. Time to get back on the train. First time on full suspension since 2002.

    22.6 lbs.
    what cranks are those??? cool ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrl
    what cranks are those??? cool ones
    Those are the new FSA Afterburner 386 40/29t 2x9 cranks.
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    My son's race rig

    Santa got him the Yeti Arc frame, new XT Ders and XTR pedals. The rest are components we have been collecting and using over the last season; XTR Cranks, Magura brakes with carbon fiber levers, his DT Swiss/Mavic wheels with King hubs and other stuff, carbon, Ti and otherwise. It comes in at just 23 lbs and looks to be crisp and durable.

    His previous chassis was an old M2 which grew small for him but served him well and it was a decent place to hang and shake down quality parts. It will become his mud bike. The Fox Fork was adjusted from 80 mm to 100 mm and we got rid of the heavy comfy saddle so necessary on the very rigid M2 frame and went to his race saddle saving about a ton of weight.

    It is soooo new and crisp right now so he rides it at about 70% until we tune it for him, then he can unload on it. We've both worked hard to make this happen as our feedback loop and his patience and confidence in my plan has worked well. He looks great on it. I got a chance to ride it and it is one of the best bikes I have ever ridden.
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    Very very nice, I bet he loves the upgrade.

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    The goodies have yet to be felt

    but he feels the way the bike moves immediately. The VTT is 3/4" longer but the wheel base only 1/4 inch longer. Both the Seatpost tube and Head tube are steeper. Overall it fits him better but the longer frame is quicker and he likes his balance.
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    Any racing I do this year will be on this. It's a Chumba HX1 with 650B wheels. She's a little beefy at 26.5 lbs but a planned lighter wheelset & some Racing Ralph's will easily drop 2+ lbs.


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    Almost done! Pretty excited about it.

    SPECS-

    Giant NRS frameset, powdercoated a flat gray

    Fox something (I forget) 100mm travel fork

    XTR disc hubs with DT Swiss XR4.2d rims, very light and glassy smooth

    XTR M952 cranks and BB

    XTR M952 front and rear d's

    XTR M952 shifter pods

    XTR M975 disc brake setup

    Syncros seatpost

    Easton EA70 lo-rise bars

    Ritchey stem 120mm with 6 deg. rise

    FSA headset

    (Speedplay pedals in the pic are just there for mockup, will run XTR)

    Removed all stickers and logos (using acetone) so the bike is very clean looking.

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    No need for brakes^^^.

    Looks great mate, looks like it will be very nice when it's done with all the XTR.

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    Looks stealthy

    How can you wait?

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    Almost done! Pretty excited about it.

    SPECS-

    Giant NRS frameset, powdercoated a flat gray

    Fox something (I forget) 100mm travel fork

    XTR disc hubs with DT Swiss XR4.2d rims, very light and glassy smooth

    XTR M952 cranks and BB

    XTR M952 front and rear d's

    XTR M952 shifter pods

    XTR M975 disc brake setup

    Syncros seatpost

    Easton EA70 lo-rise bars

    Ritchey stem 120mm with 6 deg. rise

    FSA headset

    (Speedplay pedals in the pic are just there for mockup, will run XTR)

    Removed all stickers and logos (using acetone) so the bike is very clean looking.

    looks like an 02 NRS size M.

    I still train on one. Also have a size L 03 NRS(I can ride both sizes, but prefer the M). Both are retired race bikes. Had the 02 down to 21.25lbs with Karmas. Still a capable frameset. Glad to see one getting back out there. Would like to see the final product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kentkreitler


    A good starting point. Some XX, Magura and Tufo Colibri on this and I will be allright.
    i want to see this when it's done

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    iam broke but this is going to be nice

    winter build santa cruz blur xc carbon, still waiting for the brakes, stem, handlebars to come in, wheels are being built as i type. Here are the goodies

    rim - ZTR Alpine 26" Black
    hubs - chris king
    spokes - dt revolutions -
    fork-magura durin race -
    saddle - Selle Italia smp composite
    crankset -K-FORCE LIGHT COMPACT 386 -
    breaksystem -formula R1-
    front derialier - Shimano XTR -
    rear derlialer - sram xo -
    shifters - xo trigger -
    cassette - xtr -
    handlebar - Bontrager Race XXX Lite OS Carbon Riser -
    stem - Bontrager Race XXX Lite OS Carbon Stem 90mm 12 degree -
    headset - chris king black 1 1/8th
    pedals - shimano xtr -
    seatpost- thompson masterpiece 30.9mm
    chain - shimano durace 9 speed xtr -
    grips- Ritchey WCS foamies -
    skewers- KCNC MTB Mountain Bike Ti Titanium Skewers Quick Release
    seat clamp - KCNC clamp
    tire front ust -hutchinson python
    tire rear ust - hutchinson python
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    ^^^^^Love it!!!! ..... but arent those UST Pythons Super heavy compared to what you could be running on those sweet wheels? Im switching my UST pythons and dropping like 500g.
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    yeah the pythons were my initial choice, have been searching around for a lighter alternatives but havent really settled on anything as of yet. Suggestions are always welcome. I'll post when i finish building it hopefully end of jan.

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    Azonic AZ-7 that I had to keep in my budget.
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    Am Classic/Stan's Olympic wheels
    Older K-Force Light crank, 1x9 w/ a 38t ring

    19.5lbs w/ pedals and cages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbyker
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    Azonic AZ-7 that I had to keep in my budget.
    Pushed Fox 100x
    Am Classic/Stan's Olympic wheels
    Older K-Force Light crank, 1x9 w/ a 38t ring

    19.5lbs w/ pedals and cages.
    You need to shorten that rear brake line big time! Nice bike otherwise.

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    Haha! Was kind of in a hurry to get it ready for biking trip I'm on right now :-)

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    I weighed my bikes today and ...

    I got curious about their lbs after seeing them reported by others here:

    My schwinn homegrown came in at 23.4 lbs.

    I made some modest and I think cost effective changes from the stock HG recently for race season: Chris King HS, Sid XC, Mythos- light tubes, Avid Tis, EC90 carbon flat bar and thomson post, mavic 717s and xt hubs; Stock is xt drivetrain, shifters but xtr rd.

    I'm conerned it will cots too much to lose more weight.

    The salsa caballero in at 24.8 lbs (the way i bought it) nov pictures.
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    We just completed my build of my new 2009 BMC Fourstroke 02. The guys at Hammerhead Bikes in Austin, Texas did a great job of melding some old school parts from my Litespeed HT with the new FS of the BMC Fourstroke, with a 650B front end. The bike is awesome!! I have been riding it for about a week, and it does everything that I had hoped!! Here is the build sheet and a few pictures on the final result. As she sits, the weight came in at 25 pounds.

    Frame: Large 2009 Fourstroke 02
    Fork: Fox RLC 120
    Shock: Fox RP2
    Stem: Easton EA 70
    Bars: Easton Monkey Lite Carbon flat bars
    BB: White Industries Ti
    Cranks:Middleburn R8 (2 x 9) 27T, 40T
    Post: Thompson Elite
    Saddle: WTB SLT
    Pedals: Shiman 540's
    Cassette: Shimano Megarange 34-13
    FD: Shimano XTR
    RD: Shimano XTR
    Brakes: Hope X2's F&R
    Shifters: Shimano XT thumbshifter, (yes Thumbshifters, Liigt and bombproof)
    Grips: Oury Lock on's
    Rims: Stan's ZTR Flow (rear) Stan's 355 650B (front)
    Spokes and Nips: DT Swiss
    Hubs: Hadley's (F&R)
    tires: WTB Wolverine (rear) Kenda Nevegal 650B (front)

    Waiting on new Pacenti Quasi Moto that should get us undr 25 pound build goal, hopefully it arrives next week along with a few other items like Ti skewer's and a smaller, lighter seat collar to complete the package.





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    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    Going with a HT this season , Fisher Paragon . Apparently its still on a boat so no pic yet .

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    Unexpected update to mine... got a new fork for Christmas. That'll be nice next race season.


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    Going strong since Winter 02! Hopefully has one winter season left and then back to a hardtail...


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    My '07 Kona Hei Hei is going in to it's third season this year. I just rebuilt it as a winter project and added a few blue parts inspired by Cheers' build. Weight is 10.6kg/23.4lb.


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    Any xc racing I do this year will be on my Ala Carte


    Getting rid of the over kill 8" rotor and going to get a lighter front tire other then that it's race ready by my standards.

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    Just finished my build a few days ago
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    White Stans wheels are on their way!
    Shes a rocketship

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    what gearing are you running??
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    White Stans wheels are on their way!
    Shes a rocketship

    Do you have a weight on that ?

    Incredible build I love that bike ! Congrats !

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    Thanks! I love it too, its the quickest bike i've ever ridden!
    Plus its just gorgeous
    its sitting at 18.6 pounds as it sits and im running 39/26 XX in front and 11-34 XTR 9 speed in back

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    Quote Originally Posted by grody
    Thanks! I love it too, its the quickest bike i've ever ridden!
    Plus its just gorgeous
    its sitting at 18.6 pounds as it sits and im running 39/26 XX in front and 11-34 XTR 9 speed in back
    18.6 WOW ! Great Job !

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    Around 8.8kg with my own race wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by used2Bhard
    Thanks,

    I love each of those bikes. The Blur is amazing for Endurance and XC. It was a great replacement for my ASRs. The EMD was built with spare parts after picking up the frame for $250 and is the funnest bike I own. I needed a backup bike for Endurance crap, and it fit the bill. The SIR is another ebay/spare part build. After getting the frame for $350 a couple years ago and building it, it was stripped to put the EMD together... I finally got the last few parts for it again this fall. I think I've had it since I got rid of my old Rig in '06.

    The funny thing is that I have not ordered a complete bike in years, so just keep reusing and cannabalizing parts. When a good deal pops up I do a little upgrading or replacement of the worn out stuff.
    This is the first time I've ever seen a spare-part build that had some $950 ZTR Race Wheels on them. Not many people have those just lying around without a purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nepbug
    This is the first time I've ever seen a spare-part build that had some $950 ZTR Race Wheels on them. Not many people have those just lying around without a purpose.

    Those wheels came later I first put it together with some craigslist wheels (The Bonty's on the SS) and when I knew it (the EMD) was a keeper I got the wheels from Notubes. I get prodeal through them, so it wasn't a terribly expensive ordeal. I did bend the rear rim and rebuilt the wheel with a 355. I have been running the ZTR race in the front and the 355 in the rear for a few thousand miles now without a bit of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grody
    Just finished my build a few days ago


    White Stans wheels are on their way!
    Shes a rocketship
    I'm in love.
    White tires would look awesome.

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    No photos yet but just finished building my race rig

    Frame: XTC advanced SL, large
    Grouppo: SRAM XX, w/ 1090-R chain
    Bars, Stem, Seatpost: Easton EC 90, Monkey SL bars
    Wheels: Stans MMX
    Tires: Conti Race King Supersonics
    Saddle: Sella SLR
    Fork: Fox FIT RLC 15MM axle

    Just a hair under 18.5lbs

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    GT Force

    Here's mine. Running about 27 lbs now, a few upgrades to get it in the 26s...



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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie_yeti
    Looks to me like it needs a new chainstay protector

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel.
    I'm in love.
    White tires would look awesome.
    Me too
    I think so too! The white wheels just got here today

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    Finally got a pic the right size...


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    Put this together to race this year... Ill be making just a few changes... Im going to run a 1x10 set up for races... Probably a 36 tooth in front and Sram XX in the rear... Might change the brakes over to the Formula R1. Current weight how it sits 18.3 w/ pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean breathes salty
    Looks to me like it needs a new chainstay protector
    you are correct...good eye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik$
    Around 8.8kg with my own race wheels.
    Really nice I tried to get one of these in the US but no deal. That is a great rig!

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    Anthem X

    There isn't a Giant Anthem X on the board, so here's mine:
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    This is my training bike for 2010 , the next week i will have my new hardtail for competitions
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    that's a crazy bike
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    Altitude, I love the Marin. Very sharp! How do you like the Lynskey seatpost? I'm contemplating getting one, but I'm worried about it being too "springy".
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    My new Seven Sola SL w/Lefty Fork:




    Win or lose it's going to be an awesome season of riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fueledbymetal
    My new Seven Sola SL w/Lefty Fork:




    Win or lose it's going to be an awesome season of riding!

    HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    how are you liking that lefty on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon7
    Put this together to race this year... Ill be making just a few changes... Im going to run a 1x10 set up for races... Probably a 36 tooth in front and Sram XX in the rear... Might change the brakes over to the Formula R1. Current weight how it sits 18.3 w/ pedals
    Your lovely white grips are gonna get brown in no time, believe me. White grips are for street riding... Nice ride, though.

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    bought in Nov.'09

    When I race it's on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pernfilman
    HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    how are you liking that lefty on there?
    Thanks! I'm absolutely loving it so far

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    Just got it.

    HKEK ... will be swapping out the cranks for a set of XTs that I have and will be switching seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon7
    Put this together to race this year... Ill be making just a few changes... Im going to run a 1x10 set up for races... Probably a 36 tooth in front and Sram XX in the rear... Might change the brakes over to the Formula R1. Current weight how it sits 18.3 w/ pedals
    this frame and fork combo is beautiful
    makes me want an alma
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    My Endurance Bike

    Finishing the build of my Van Dessel Jersey Devil 29er FS for 2010. Got it straight from Edwin. He told me it was the last one ever produced. Just fell in love with this bike when I saw it a few years back. I also have the HT version and the SS Ramble Tamble through my ebay adventures and will build them up as the year moves forward. And yes, the seat post needed cut prior to this photo. If all goes well, it should come in around 26lbs. Verdict is still out on the 2x9 Origin 8 crank. Might go to a Hollowgram.

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    My 2010 sj comp 29er.

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