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    My XCL9 build

    spent next to nothing on the frame, and waaaay more than i intended on everything else.

    frame: performance XCL9 21"
    fork: reba team w/maxle
    f wheel: dt 440, dt db spokes, salsa gordo
    f tire: wtb stout, tubeful
    r wheel: hope pro II ss/trials, dt straight guage spokes, salsa gordo.
    r tire: maxxis ardent, tubeful
    hbar: element nickelwide
    stem: thomson
    barends: club roost
    h set: cane creek zs-3
    grips: esi chunkies once i find them in my mess...
    f brake: hope moto v2, 185mm avid rotor
    r brake: formula oro k18
    shifter: sram 8sp
    r der: shimano 105
    cass: sram 8sp chopped to 5 sp - 14-16-19-21-24
    crank/bb: shimano lx
    chain sram 8sp
    bashring: straightline
    seatpost: sette
    saddle: wtb pure v





    only remaining issue has to do with the bb. you can read all about it in the drivetrain forum: https://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.p...20#post6073220
    Last edited by sean salach; 09-03-2009 at 02:23 PM.

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    Nice build. Let us know how you like it after you put it through its paces a bit.

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    Look good!

    What's keeping chain from coming off on the left side of the crank? That's the side that it usually comes off of.

    It looks like you took a cassette apart to make that gearing. Why didn't you select a wider range since you only have one chainring (or did you just have the 105 RD laying around)?

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    it'll be a day or two before i can really ride it, need some bb spacers.

    right now there's nothing keeping the chain from popping off on the inside. i'll probably put something on there if it ends up being a problem.

    i've been on ss for about 9/10 years now. for the past two years i've been pretty well settled on 32 x 20. i didn't add gears for the purpose of going slower. the 24 is for bonking or playing, the 21 is to account for any efficiency lost through the der, the 19 and smaller are to enable me to not spin out as much on the flats.

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    Nice looking bike...after seeing it in person, what do you think about the quality of that frame?

    I saw the Access 9.7 is available on performance this weekend for $720 (maybe less if you get the performance membership or whatever)...that is a screaming deal for a mid-level 29er.

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    build quality looks as good as any other mass produced asian aluminum xc frame, which is basically 95% of that market. i doubt frame quality will be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    build quality looks as good as any other mass produced asian aluminum xc frame, which is basically 95% of that market. i doubt frame quality will be an issue.
    The manager at a Performance store said that Fuji welds those Access frames.

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    its a great frame.

    I loved mine...

    congrats

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