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    Spez S Works 29er SS

    It took some time but I finally got my bike built and took it for a maiden voyage today. I don't have a scale to weigh it yet but it feels pretty light. Dialing in the chain tension was not as much of a pain as I thought it would be with the adjuster screws inside the horizontal dropouts. Took about 10 min and now that I have done it, next time should go faster. The only other issues was finding a crankset. I wanted the S-works cranks but they have been in short supply. I was set to go with the Stylo 1.1 due to funds running short but I found in the end I could not get an adapter BB for the Spez BB30. My shop bent over backwards for me and got their hands on an S-Works carbon crankset and set it up for me.

    Anyway a WAY cool bike that is sure to make my legs and arms huge!

    Specs:
    Wheels - ZTR 355/CK ISO Disc SS Hubs 18T cog (stellar build by my shop)
    Tires - Spez Captain Control 2.1 2Bliss (running tubeless with Stans tape)
    Brakes - Avid Juicy Ultimate (185mm rotors)
    S-Works 175mm Carbon Cranks 32T Chainring
    XTR Pedals
    Monkey Lite SL Bar
    Spez Stem
    Spez Seat/Seat Post

    Cheers, Keith
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    Very nice! How much does it weigh?
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    Time to get it dirty...
    that thing is going to be quick out of the corners. great looking build
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    I'll post the weight after I can borrow a scale. It'll be plenty dirty in no time, with the winter we are having.

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    Nice hotrod....My only suggestion is to swap that front tire for an S-Works Purgatory 2.2 up front because (IMO) The Captain is downright scary up front... You do have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee so a swap shouldn't set you back anything weather you ride it or not.

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    imo, the captain is the best front tire i've ever used.

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    So how much did that ride cost you? I don't really how it is going to make your arms hugh but what do I know?

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    It's probably about at light as your wallet.
    My brain went from "you probably shouldn't say that" to WTF!

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    If it only had a flatbar and gears! Dang it would have been sweet (I'm not saying that it isn't sweet now tho ).

    What Specialized saddle is it?

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    Nice! I like it. I'm still waiting on parts for mine via team order, so I have to be patient. Lucky you, now get it dirty!

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    Thanks for the comments. Cost a lot less than the S-Works Epic My arms are going to get bigger yanking on the bars, turning over the 18T cog on some of the long climbs around here, at least till my legs get bigger. Saddle is a Phenom.

    Cheers, Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny the boy
    imo, the captain is the best front tire i've ever used.
    +1
    captain's in the winter, fast trak's in the summer; best tires i've ridden to date. if you can't get enough traction with a captain - unless it's mississippi mud - check yo'self.
    sweet ride, btw!
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    Wow, It looks like its fast sitting still.

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    Love the wheels. This is pretty much the same that I am getting on my new ride, colors and all. I went Arch/Crest on mine.

    Nice build though! :up:

    You need to get the S-Works cages though: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...=9307&eid=5102

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    Specialized does not use BB30 on anything. Their mtn frames are specific to their cranks and their road frames are similar to BB30 but are not directly compatible.

    Have fun getting "huge" on a super light bike.

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    Yeah, I found that out the hard way. It did come with Shimano BB91 adapter cups so I guess you can run XTR. Wierd....

    Quote Originally Posted by polish coyote
    Specialized does not use BB30 on anything. Their mtn frames are specific to their cranks and their road frames are similar to BB30 but are not directly compatible.

    Have fun getting "huge" on a super light bike.

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    Just saw one built up at the Bike Zoo here in Knoxville. 18 lbs. with pedals

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    What do the droupouts look like? Please post a pic up. looks nice though
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    Weight is right at 20lbs with bathroom scale though it feels lighter You could take some weight off with a lighter wheelset. The stem that is on it is one of the Spez with the sleeve for adjusting it so you could save a few grams there. Also the pedals could be lighter.

    Took it for a ride in the mud and dampness today and all is fantastic. The tires worked great, nice controlled cornering by the front on loose/wet conditions, no complaints.

    Below are some detail pics of the rear end. Seems to be the most unique part of this frame. Set up of the disc brake and getting wheel on and chain were easier than I had imagined.

    Are there any cool SS multi tools with 8mm hex key for the CK "Fun Bolts"?

    Cheers, Keith

    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered
    What do the droupouts look like? Please post a pic up. looks nice though
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    Damn nice bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by kcf955
    Are there any cool SS multi tools with 8mm hex key for the CK "Fun Bolts"?
    I like this one. It's kinda heavy but it's got everything.

    Morgan

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcf955
    Are there any cool SS multi tools with 8mm hex key for the CK "Fun Bolts"?
    Not super cool, but this is what I use for my DT hubs.

    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...t=11&item=MT-1

    I remember seeing some sort of tool that attached to water bottle bosses via small wingnuts that could be used for this too.

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    Here's the one I mentioned earlier.


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    Couz!

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    XXX

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    Very nice ride, Waiting on parts and the snow to melt.

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    sweet ride - I'm still waiting for my frame to come in.....

    What chain ring did you use (size)? And what spider are you using on the crank? Specialized uses unique BCD and chain ring bolts don't they?
    Can you take a close up picture of it (the crank/chain ring for me)?

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    I have the Spez spider/bolts w/ 32T chainring 4 bolt 104mm, which I believe is standard.

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    SWEET RIDE!!! I have one on order, supposed to be here in April ~ the wait is killing me!

    So when you remove the rear wheel, do you have to loosen the rear brake caliper and swivel it out of the way to pull the wheel back and out? Just curious how much of a pain it's going to be to change a flat. And I suspect I will have to buy a multi-tool also for the 8mm "fun bolts" to fix a flat on the trail.

    I'm curious to try the setup with a DT-Swiss QR skewer, as you can get pretty firm clamping force with those. But the bolt-on hub is probably the most hassle free (as far as preventing the wheel from slipping). Have you (or anyone else) tried running this frame with a QR skewer rear hub instead of bolt-on?

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