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    ASR-7 Build Thread

    Okay, I guess I'll start. Post your Seven builds.

    XO rear der., and Twist Shifters, XT cranks, e-13 DRS
    Juicy 7 brakes, Gravity Dropper seat post,
    Hope Pro II with ZTR Flow

    For suspension, I have different XC and DH configurations.
    For DH I use a Vivid 5.1 and a Totem Solo Air.
    For XC I use a Monarch 4.1 and a Lyrik Solo Air (modified for 176 mm travel)
    With the Kenda tires I'm using the XC build comes in at 28.9 lbs. I haven't weighed the DH config.



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    wow...28.9 is a great weight.

    Awesome build(s)!

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    Nice ride!!!! ..
    Mine will be the same color, hope to have it ready before October 15th, I will post the pics when ready.

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    Large size Black Ano. Totem Air, XT cranks, brakes and mechs, XTR shifters, Sun MTX 29s on Hope Pro 2 hubs.

    I've also fitted a Joplin and Fizik Tundra saddle ( because my beloved Gobi interferes with the Joplin mechanism.)
    http://wembleycycles.com/ Yeti Cycles Dealer for Western Australia.

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    For suspension, I have different XC and DH configurations.
    For DH I use a Vivid 5.1 and a Totem Solo Air.
    For XC I use a Monarch 4.1 and a Lyrik Solo Air (modified for 176 mm travel)
    With the Kenda tires I'm using the XC build comes in at 28.9 lbs. I haven't weighed the DH config.
    How do you modify a fork to get almost 20mm more travel then intended??

    That's a sweet build though... insanely light for 7'' travel.
    Speed has never killed anybody. Suddenly becoming stationary... that's what gets you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk_Knight
    How do you modify a fork to get almost 20mm more travel then intended??

    That's a sweet build though... insanely light for 7'' travel.
    I actually tried to get more travel initially, but didn't think about the too-short rebound damper rod. I posted the mods on the Shocks and Suspension forum. There are still some questions about durability, but I'm pretty optimistic at this point.

    BTW, the weight I posted was with a Thompson seat post. I think the GD adds about half a pound.

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    Medium ASR7



    ~34lbs
    Fox 36 Talas
    Chris King Headset
    Stock Easton Monkeylight Bars
    Yeti Odi Lockon grips
    Thomson Stem 90mm
    Hope M4 Disc Brakes - 203mm\180mm
    Sram X0 Shifters
    Sram X9 rear derailleur
    Sram PG-990 Cassette
    Sram PC -991 Chain
    Hammerschmidt Cranks w/bb
    Mavic 819 UST with Chris King ISO Hubs (20mm\12mm)
    Conti Rubber Queen UST Sneakers (2.4\2.2)
    Joplin Seatpost with remote
    SDG Ti Fly Seat
    Time Atac Carbon Pedals

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    Nice build! I want your brakes... Any issues installing the cranks?

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    Very nice builds. Hmmmmm mojo HD or asr7? Decisions, decisions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by belljeffw
    Nice build! I want your brakes... Any issues installing the cranks?

    Best brakes I've ever had. I ran than for 6 months on my 575 and put 'em on the 7.

    No issues installing the Hammerschmidt. I called Yeti and asked them about it---while they wouldn't come out and say anything officially they alluded that you could just bolt on the Hammerschmidt and avoid any of the cutting the hammerschmidt manual talks about. The BB and ISCG tabs are already faced and aligned. I did need to use the spacers that came with the kit but not biggie.

    The shifting is unreal. Can't wait to test it on some real stuff.

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    Wow, these 7s look so serious. I'd love to know how they perform with the RP23.
    I am not a weight winnie but in summer time I like my bikes light. It's getting so dusty and hot (and I'm not getting younger eighther) here that it's just not that fun to peddal up hill. After retreating to my HT during the summer, I find my 575.............................heavy?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBonty
    Wow, these 7s look so serious. I'd love to know how they perform with the RP23.
    I am not a weight winnie but in summer time I like my bikes light. It's getting so dusty and hot (and I'm not getting younger eighther) here that it's just not that fun to peddal up hill. After retreating to my HT during the summer, I find my 575.............................heavy?.
    I was pretty unhappy with the RP23, since it seemed to bottom out very easily, even when I used less sag than recommended. I switched to the Vivid which I liked very much, but caught the weight weenie bug and switched again to a Monarch. The Monarch is "okay", but it still bottoms out pretty easy - not as easy as the RP23, though.

    I started thinking I might pickup another RP23 (I had already sold mine) and get it Pushed. I sent them an email asking what they could do for me, and here is the response:

    The biggest problem with running the air shocks on the longer travel bikes is the fact that Fox only offers those shocks with the high volume air sleeves. These air sleeves are the source of your problems causing the need to run excessive air pressure and they bottom out too easily. I would hang on to the Monarch because we will be tuning those shortly and offering air volume reducer kits at the same time. We do not have any ETA right now but it will be soon as we are riding the prototype Monarchs currently and as soon as it is available it will be up on our web site.
    So now I check the Push site at least once a day...

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    why don't you just run a coil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by belljeffw
    I was pretty unhappy with the RP23, since it seemed to bottom out very easily, even when I used less sag than recommended. I switched to the Vivid which I liked very much, but caught the weight weenie bug and switched again to a Monarch. The Monarch is "okay", but it still bottoms out pretty easy - not as easy as the RP23, though.

    I started thinking I might pickup another RP23 (I had already sold mine) and get it Pushed. I sent them an email asking what they could do for me, and here is the response:



    So now I check the Push site at least once a day...
    Your RP23 was the 2010 with boost valve?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricio fracchia
    Your RP23 was the 2010 with boost valve?....
    Yes, even the early 7's had the 2010 shock. Admittedly I didn't give it much of a chance. I rode it around the house and hopped off a few curbs. When it bottomed out I added more air and repeated. It still bottomed out. Since I had a Vivid available I swapped them and sold the RP23.

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    well mine itīs done... here are the specs:

    siza M Turquoise
    TALAS 36RC2 FIT
    Gravity Dropper Turbo
    Avid Elixir CR, Tungsten lever with Goodridge lines and 203 XTR rotor F 160 XTR rotor R
    X.9 Shifters and rear D
    Goodridge cables white
    Sunline V One 754 lowrise
    E13 DRS with 2009 bashring white

    Last edited by fabricio fracchia; 10-15-2009 at 06:45 PM.

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    pics, pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricio fracchia
    well mine itīs done... here are the specs:

    siza M Turquoise
    Great bike

    Fabricio - what it's your height and your standover ?

    I also would like buy this bike, but I think I'm to small. My height is 176cm and my standover is 74cm (29in)

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    Quote Originally Posted by belljeffw
    For XC I use a Monarch 4.1 and a Lyrik Solo Air (modified for 176 mm travel)
    How did you accomplish the 176mm mod on the Lyrik?

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    Iīm 174 cm and it fit perfect to me... looks big but when you sit on it and ride... itīs totally different, the cockpit is close and very fast handly....

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    How did you accomplish the 176mm mod on the Lyrik?
    I posted it here. Basically, I made a shorter base plate for the air side of the fork. I tried to get the full 7" (178mm), but the rebound damper shaft was too short and made a horrible racket when the fork topped out.

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    Any photo with spring ....Fox or CCdb???

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    I have one with the Vivid...

    Last edited by belljeffw; 11-06-2009 at 09:33 AM.

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    Thanks for the pic..!!
    You use it with air shock??
    You could comment sensations air vs coil???
    That weight ?
    Thanks again.

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    I use the air for XC and coil for FR and DH. I should really just stick with the coil shock. It is so much smoother, and never bottoms out. I think tiggs got his Vivid Pushed, and liked it even more. I was thinking about doing the same, but someone at Push replied to my email saying they were almost ready to Push the Monarch and I should wait. That was several months ago, though.

    I bottom out the Monarch regularly on XC trails. It's way stiffer than the RP23, though, and more than a pound lighter than the Vivid. It handles small bumps pretty well considering I keep the sag at about 10%. It has a certain range, say, when riding down stairs, that will shake your fillings out if you take it at speed.

    Except for the weight there's nothing about the Vivid I don't like. I swapped the DHX coil for a Vivid on my ASX and liked it so much I started with the Vivid when I got the 7. The RP23 lasted just long enough for a test ride around the house.

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