• 02-12-2010
    a4racer
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    Newest member of the family (Tallboy and his brother!)...
    Since being bitten by the 29er bug this summer, I've expanded my quiver by buying my second 29er...(my first is a C'dale 29er 1)

    Picked this up at my sort-of LBS (2 hours away, since I don't trust the local SC dealer, and my much loved LBS is not a SC dealer)...

    Started with the SPX build, but very little remains--my upgrade-itis took hold and now it wears:

    XX drivetrain (166 Q-factor with 39 tooth biggie)
    Racing Ralphs
    Candy 2Ti pedals
    Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem
    Race Face Next SL bar
    Elixir CR Mags (instead of regular CR--this way I can use the Matchmaker X mounts), with 185mm front (instead of stock 160mm front)
    Titec Pork Rinds (don't call it a comeback, they've been here for years...)
    Factory Chris King tapered headset upgrade

    Weight is pretty good for a size XL hucker bike, 26 pounds, 1 ounce. I figure if I wanted to break through my psychological 25 pound barrier, I could go tubeless and upgrade the wheelset. First things first--replenish bank account!

    Thanks to Dano at SC, Kris at Competitive Cyclist, Matt at Speedgoat, Kale and Chan at Cycle-Solutions, and T-man for riding shotgun with me to pick 'er up.
  • 02-12-2010
    M_S
    Yeah I guess that's ok :thumbsup:
  • 02-12-2010
    a4racer
    hahaha...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by M_S
    Yeah I guess that's ok :thumbsup:

    Yup, s'alright...
  • 02-12-2010
    rsb201
    That is one awesome ride bro !!!
  • 02-12-2010
    jmilliron
    Hot!
  • 02-12-2010
    RedRider93
    that's your hucking bike!!?!
    I'd like to see you XC rig then!
  • 02-13-2010
    R+P+K
    I don't know how you guys can afford such flash bikes let alone more than one...
  • 02-13-2010
    Drea
    Sweet build... What more can I say?
  • 02-13-2010
    GreenLightGo
    Nice setup.

    Can you post another pic of the matchmaker? Looks like a Torx head on the brake body.
  • 02-13-2010
    Manicmtbr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    Nice setup.

    Can you post another pic of the matchmaker? Looks like a Torx head on the brake body.

    I think every bolt, except the crank bolt, on the Sram XX group uses a T25 bolt head.
  • 02-13-2010
    CRAZY FRED
    Are you kidding me?
    I can not belive how freaken sweet this bike is..WOW!!!!!!!! You are one lucky S.O.B. CF.
  • 02-14-2010
    ranier
    Mmm... delish!
  • 02-14-2010
    J_Sims
    SahWEEEEEEEEEEETTT!! now go get her dirty
  • 02-15-2010
    a4racer
    Torx aplenty...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Manicmtbr
    I think every bolt, except the crank bolt, on the Sram XX group uses a T25 bolt head.

    Yup, Torx T25 everywhere. When I was in the sort-of-LBS, the owner asked if I had a Torx wrench, I said "uh...yep--don't you?". I thought he was wondering if I had one with me, ie: he didn't have one to do the build, hahaha...
  • 02-15-2010
    a4racer
    My other bike...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RedRider93
    that's your hucking bike!!?!
    I'd like to see you XC rig then!

    I'll have to take some pictures of Mr. Cannondale and post them too...

    I cannibalized the Avid CR Mags off that bike, to go on the Tallboy, to use the Matchmaker X. So, the OEM Avid CR (non-mags) will go onto the Cannondale! Once I put those back on, I'll post some pics. Maybe a few of them together, too!
  • 02-15-2010
    Soupboy
    That is one hell of an attractive looking mountain cycling device.
  • 02-15-2010
    nicolicious
    damn....
    i hate orange too , but thats nice....
  • 02-15-2010
    a4racer
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    ...and here are some family pics...
    C'dale 29er 1, size L

    Upgrades:
    Race Face Next SL carbon bar
    Ritchey WCS Ergo foamy grips
    Avid Elixir CR brakes (185f, 160r)
    XO twisties
    XO rear
    X.9 front
    Cannondale Hollowgram Crankset
    Racing Ralphs

    ...23 pounds, 4 ounces
  • 02-15-2010
    bt
    well since no one else said it, that's a lot of front brake line.