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    Another New 575 Owner, reporting in....

    So, I've had my 575 for over a week.

    After dealing with some drivetrain issues, it's running PERFECTLY now.

    I'll get around to taking some pics sometime, but my build:
    I paid less than $1500, shipped. Everything was new (including the front tri of the frame) except for the swingarm (used, but perfect, just some rubs), wheelset, cassette, and shifters. All the used stuff looks barely ridden.

    Frame: Team Turoquise
    HS: Chris King
    fork: Fox Vanilla (new)
    Xt cranks
    SRAM x.9 shifters
    SRAM x.9 rear d
    SRAM Gen somethingorother front d
    BB7's with Avid SD Ti levers (i like them for extended b/c rides, but do miss the squishiness of hydros, but they're nice, with the fatty rotor up front)
    Easton caron bars
    raceface stem
    Thompson Elite seatpost
    Bummer Mavic 223 wheelset, but I'll keep them until I destroy them, then upgrade someday.

    The thing that is most surprising about this bike is how well it climbs on STEEP singletrack. I cleaned stuff tonight (ride #3 on a working drivetrain) that I never had before. And on the downhills, well, duh, it has almost 6" of travel, it's awesome. Tonights ride had lots of steep, loose, rocky areas, and it surprised me how comfortable the bike is. My ride was about 10 miles, with about 1000' of gain, and I felt totally great afterwords, I wanted to loop it again, but it was dark, and starting to drizzle (finally).

    I'm riding in Northern NM, which I imagine is alot like the front range (where it seems alot of you all seem to live). It's either up or down here, with no real flats. Lots of rocks, roots, sand, buff singletrack, stream crossings, log's, etc. I agree, that this seems to be the perfect XC machine.

    I need to work on my rp3 settings a bit, It doesn't seem very plush unless I'm in the farthest to the left setting...the middle and right seem too stiff, except for roadish climbing. Could I have lost a few pounds from winter? Maybe...

    I'm also liking the color. Seemed a little....ghey at first. But, now I'm warming up to it. It's like I've got an aluminum caribean sea between my legs. I thought I wanted the Ano Black, but then, I'd look like I was on every other bike made. The team turoquise stands out so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacticacidbath
    So, I've had my 575 for over a week.

    After dealing with some drivetrain issues, it's running PERFECTLY now.

    I'll get around to taking some pics sometime, but my build:
    I paid less than $1500, shipped. Everything was new (including the front tri of the frame) except for the swingarm (used, but perfect, just some rubs), wheelset, cassette, and shifters. All the used stuff looks barely ridden.

    Frame: Team Turoquise
    HS: Chris King
    fork: Fox Vanilla (new)
    Xt cranks
    SRAM x.9 shifters
    SRAM x.9 rear d
    SRAM Gen somethingorother front d
    BB7's with Avid SD Ti levers (i like them for extended b/c rides, but do miss the squishiness of hydros, but they're nice, with the fatty rotor up front)
    Easton caron bars
    raceface stem
    Thompson Elite seatpost
    Bummer Mavic 223 wheelset, but I'll keep them until I destroy them, then upgrade someday.

    The thing that is most surprising about this bike is how well it climbs on STEEP singletrack. I cleaned stuff tonight (ride #3 on a working drivetrain) that I never had before. And on the downhills, well, duh, it has almost 6" of travel, it's awesome. Tonights ride had lots of steep, loose, rocky areas, and it surprised me how comfortable the bike is. My ride was about 10 miles, with about 1000' of gain, and I felt totally great afterwords, I wanted to loop it again, but it was dark, and starting to drizzle (finally).

    I'm riding in Northern NM, which I imagine is alot like the front range (where it seems alot of you all seem to live). It's either up or down here, with no real flats. Lots of rocks, roots, sand, buff singletrack, stream crossings, log's, etc. I agree, that this seems to be the perfect XC machine.

    I need to work on my rp3 settings a bit, It doesn't seem very plush unless I'm in the farthest to the left setting...the middle and right seem too stiff, except for roadish climbing. Could I have lost a few pounds from winter? Maybe...

    I'm also liking the color. Seemed a little....ghey at first. But, now I'm warming up to it. It's like I've got an aluminum caribean sea between my legs. I thought I wanted the Ano Black, but then, I'd look like I was on every other bike made. The team turoquise stands out so well.
    Congrats. I grew up in Espanola so I know that area. It should be a great mountain biking around the Santa Fe area.

    I know what you are saying about the RP3. I am still trying to get the perfect adjustment on mine as well. I like it a little more firm because the trails are single track but then when it gets a little rough I want it more forgiving... so a blend between the two is what I am after.

    Take it easy and eat some of that good NM Chile for me.

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