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    My 26'ers

    Hi guys!
    Thought I'd share my two 26'ers with you all.
    I currently have a HT and FS.

    Will kick this off with the Hard Tail.
    It's a 2012 Carrera Fury.



    From the standard form above the upgrades I've carried out are:

    CarbonCycles exotic flat pedals
    Nukeproof Warhead 760 wide bars
    Superstar lock on grips
    Specialized Henge saddle
    Mavic CrossRide wheels
    Continental Mountain King 2.4f 2.2r
    KS eTen 100mm remote dropper post

    Currently weighs around 13kg's/29lbs

    Here it is prior to the dropper being fitted:






    Will add the FS tomorrow when I have a bit more time.
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    So on to my Full Suspension.

    It's a 2014 Nukeproof Mega TR in large (18.75" frame).



    I picked the frame up on ebay for a pretty reasonable price, I also picked up a set of nearly new 140mm Fox 32's for an absolute steal around the same time.

    My original intention was to swap the components and wheels over from my HT.

    But I decided that perhaps it deserved a bit more, so I saved a bit of cash and decided on a full SLX group set.

    It took me a while to acquire all the components, and as with these things the build spec and budget grew.....

    I was going to use the Mavic's from my HT as they're a decent wheel set and have the correct hubs for the bolt through rear - then one day when ordering a few other bits I noticed that Superstar Components were having a bit of a sale and got taken in by their Carbon AM wheel set. I hovered over the 'buy' button for a few days as I was undecided and didn't really need them........
    One morning on my train ride to work I noticed a 30% off code for the first 50 people on the Superstar FaceBook page - with this it seemed rude not too as it bought the price down to around 240!!
    So these arrived a week later:

    As I had new wheels I needed some new tyres too - these came courtesy of On-One in the form of the Trail Extreme Chunky Monkey (2.4) and Smorgasbord (2.25).

    And I also decided as I'd already blown the budget that as the frame had internal routing for a dropper post that I'd keep my KS eTen on my HT and buy the 'stealth' version for this frame......

    Once I had all the components I set to work:








    Final build spec and weights:


    Really liked building this, and it rides brilliantly.

    Things I might change are:
    Forks - 150mm Rockshox Rev's or Lyriks
    Drive train - go single ring with wide range cassette

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    I'm going SLX 7000 double on my 26er this winter. I have the brakes you do now 675s. Nice bikes.

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    Wow! Nice bike!
    Check out ----> Servicing Stop <----

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    How do you like the KS eTen?

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    No complaints with the eTen at all. Yes they're heavier than the competition but they work. Simple cable operation and simple damper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkpitt74 View Post
    No complaints with the eTen at all. Yes they're heavier than the competition but they work. Simple cable operation and simple damper.
    Yeah, I've been looking at droppers and I've come to the conclusion that there isn't much point in buying an expensive one because they are no more reliable than the cheaper ones! The exception seems to be the Fall Line but it doesn't seem to be sold here in the UK.

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    dat frame looks quite sexy!
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

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    Specialized sucks ass.

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    Thanks for the compliments guys.

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    Nice rides!
    Love the looks of that Nukeproof frame.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Upgraded the forks on the Mega to some 150mm Marzocchi 55's.
    Hoping they're a good upgrade over the Fox 32's.

    Also picked up the bits to go 1x10 with 32tn/w ring and 11-42 sunrace cassette.


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    That's a super nice!

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    very nice bike The slx is great value for money

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    Thanks guys.

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    This is the current incarnation of my Mega:



    Finally went 1*10 with 11-42t Sunrace cassette and 32t Superstar Oval narrow wide up front on new SLX M7000 cranks.

    Also changed my wheels for some Nukeproof Generator AM's (basically rebadged WTB Frequency rims) - still running the On-One tyres but have Magic Mary and Nobby Nic to change to.

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    Great day for bike building in the garden for my 11yo.
    Just need the correct size BB and then I can finish it.


    2017 NS Clash frame 16.5"
    SRAM X5 1x10 with Shimano 11-42t cassette
    Shimano Deore brakes
    X-lite bars
    X-fusion Hilo dropper
    Madison Trail Saddle
    Fox Float 32's @ 140mm
    Suntour XCT JR 152mm cranks with 30t/w and Hope bash guard
    Uberbike gear cables
    Mavic Crossride 26" with Conti Mountain King's.





    Will also whip the wheels out and give them a clean before he gets it - just wanted to see what it looked like.

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    Pretty much finished. Had to swap the 42t cassette for a 36t as can't get the mech to work - needs a goat link.
    Need to shorten the hoses too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkpitt74 View Post
    This is the current incarnation of my Mega:



    Finally went 1*10 with 11-42t Sunrace cassette and 32t Superstar Oval narrow wide up front on new SLX M7000 cranks.

    Also changed my wheels for some Nukeproof Generator AM's (basically rebadged WTB Frequency rims) - still running the On-One tyres but have Magic Mary and Nobby Nic to change to.

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    Sweet bike looks nice.

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