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    *OFFICIAL* Big Top build/picture thread

    Post em up!

    Mine will be delivered any day now

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    Big Top build. Size Medium. Just under 24 pounds

    Wheels: Crank Brother Cobalt
    Handlebar: Monkey Lite XC
    Stem: Ritchey 4-Axis 80mm
    Tires: Racing Ralph (Tubeless)
    Seatpost: EC90
    Crankset: Sram XX 39/26
    Seat: WTB Devo
    Shifters: X7
    Rear: X9
    Front: X7
    Brakes: Elixir 5
    Pedals: Shimano XTR

    Next upgrade will be brakes then XO shifters.
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    just one picture ...Cmon

    How works the cobalt wheelset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin View Post
    just one picture ...Cmon

    How works the cobalt wheelset?
    Ha. I was being lazy. I'll try to get a few more.

    I have the 26" Cobalts on my Ibis Mojo too. They held up very well, but I did have the freewheel hub replaced (older design). Very simple to replace and afterwards didn't have any issues. I also never had to true them and they hold air for my tubeless tires great. The customer service at CB is exceptional.

    I've had the 29" Cobalts for about 2 months. One race and about 400 miles. So far so good. Did have to re-oil the prawls, but afterwards they are good. What I like about them is they are light, hold tubeless tires very well, customer service is great, and they look cool.

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    Just a heads up to anyone who has or is getting
    a set of Cobalts. I have 3 sets of these wheels and
    they have been bomb-proof, and have held up great.
    However 2 of the three sets didn't have any lube as
    in dry around the pawls. So make sure they are
    lubed.

    Best, John

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    Pretty much done for now.
    Easton bars, stem and seatpost
    Crank Bros pedals
    Specialized seat
    Hope QR clamp
    Kenda SB8 tires


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    Frame: XL Big Top
    Fork: Fox F29 100mm
    Wheels: King hubs on Bontrager rims
    Handlebar: Crank Bros Cobalt low rise
    Stem: Thomson X4
    Tires: Bontrager
    Seatpost: Thomson
    Crankset: Shimano XT
    Seat: WTB laser
    Shifters: SRAM XO twisters
    Rear: SRAM XO
    Front: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Shimano XT (180/160) still need to trim the front
    Pedals: Time ATAC

    I have no idea what it weighs, but it feels great!

    Standby....needs better pics...
    Last edited by 415m3; 06-04-2011 at 01:04 PM.
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    Better pics



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    Do you have any problems with the brake levers touching the top tube? I'm building up my Large and it's driving me nuts! I'm thinking about buying a low rise bar so I don't have to run so many spacers. Looks silly the way it's set up now

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    Gotta good start Prolly be riding it in a couple weeks
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    just pulled the trigger on a frame and headset - so now that part collecting begins. planning a 1x10 sram setup! stoked! let's see some more built!
    11 Tracer 29 - coming soon
    11 SC Tallboy C
    11 SC Nomad C
    08 Surly Lht

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    Quote Originally Posted by 415m3 View Post
    Better pics


    Wow, that's quite a VRC collection you got there! Holy crap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 103 View Post
    Pretty much done for now.
    Easton bars, stem and seatpost
    Crank Bros pedals
    Specialized seat
    Hope QR clamp
    Kenda SB8 tires


    Love the white bars on there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTWT View Post
    Love the white bars on there!


    Me Too, but I have white brake masters so I think I would have to much white. I keep looking for a pic of a bike with white bits on white bar.

    I plan to switch to polished aluminum brake set so I will likely go ahead with white bars.

    C

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    My SS Big Top

    Here's my baby...

    Large frame, Fox F29 fork, Cane Creek headset
    Thomson post and stem
    Answer Pro-Taper bar, Ergon grips/ends
    XT crankset, e13 32t ring
    Chris King 20t cog
    XT brakes
    Hope Pro II hubs / ZTR arch rims


    I'm still playing around with the cockpit, I now have a Thomson setback post and a shorter (100 mm) no rise stem on it, trying to get it dialed in.

    My first 29er and first SS, my fourth Yeti. I love this bike.


    Brand new:


    Drivetrain:




    Broken in:




    Never thought I would like a bar this wide, or [gasp!] bar-ends!

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    Sharp bike DrTWT. Blue hubs look good on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTWT View Post
    Here's my baby...
    Nice call on the black wheel in the back...I thought of that after I built mine up. Not much of a picture taker (too busy riding), so I just have this so-so pic:



    1x9, MRP direct mount guide
    142x12 thru rear
    Stan's Arches on Hope Pro 2s
    Nobby Nic front/RaRa rear both Pacestar TL SS
    Thomson stem and post
    Ergon GP-1 grips
    Elixir CR brakes 185/160
    SLX cranks
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    My new steed She's all done other than I'm waiting on a buddy to buy the Fox RL off me so I can grab a *WHITE* 2012 Fox 34 RLC for it. I built it with heavy duty trail use in mind so there's not a lot of weight weenie stuff on it. Everything's sturdy and yes, it's awesome at 120mm of travel and the Fox 34 will be set there as well.

    EDGE riser bars at full 700mm width
    X9 10 speed drivetrain
    Widgit 32t chain guide/bashring/sprocket
    SLX crank arms and BB
    Flow rims
    Champion spokes
    King rear hub with 10mm DT skewer
    Hope Pro2 EVO front hub
    ControlTech seatpost
    Syntace Superforce 75mm stem
    XT 11-36 cassette
    IKON EXO F/R
    Formula RX brakes
    Hope 2 piece rotors(7" front, 6" rear)
    ODI Yeti grips
    Blackspire Sub4 pedals
    XTR chain
    Phenom Expert saddle
    KCNC seatpost clamp
    Stans yellow tape and valves with 2 scoops of sealant

    She weighs 25.1lbs












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    Build in process.

    http://wembleycycles.com/ Yeti Cycles Dealer for Western Australia.

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    Mine,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperplane View Post
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    Awesome build. Nice job on the 3T components!

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    Finally got mine put together. Took these pics while on its first ride.

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    You Lefty riders, did you use the XL or regular sized Lefty? I measured my headset and it looks like it would need the XL.

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    Mine is the regular size Lefty. It depends on the stack height of your headtube with headset installed. If you are stack height is less than 138mm you can use the regular. The only headset I found that would work for fitting the regular Lefty to the large BT is the Crank Bros Directset. It came in at 137mm installed.

    If you have to use the XL lefty you could end up with a large stack of spacers. In some cases that could raise the stem to an uncomfortable level.

    What size is your frame?

    C

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