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    2010 Slayer SXC 50 Build [Pictures and Video]

    Hello All Mountain friends,
    I just got a 2010 Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC 50 frame from JensenUSA.
    I have some old but mostly new components to build it up.
    Here we go, I'm super excited for my first (from the frame up) build!
    First impressions of the frame are;
    -the paint and details are amazing! Especially the carbon seat stays.
    -it looks a little smaller than I thought an 18 would be, I normally ride a 19 (5-11) but I'm sure it will be fine.
    Happiness on a blanket:
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    Fork is a 2007 Fox Talas RL (100/120/140) with some World Cup decals on it (I'm a poser, I know. Haha)
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    Ryder loves adjustable travel!
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    Juicy 3s. Not the best reviewed brakes but I've had them on other bikes and they worked great and you can't beat the price.
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    Mavic CrossRide Disc and some WTB Weirwolf 2.1 tires. As for the wheels, again not the best ratings here on MTBR but they were in the budget. The Weirwolf's are about the best rolling tire I've had so I had to get them again. (only $12 each on .com)
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    Truvativ Stylo crankset and BB. Came off my 2005 GT I-Drive 5 and it looks practically new for being 7 years old.
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    Shimano Deore XT RD, also from the GT. A new XT front der is enroute.
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    Truvativ Stylo World Cup SS flatbar
    ODI Rogue lock on grips
    Thomson Elite 70mm stem
    Thomson seat post clamp
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    Sette AMP saddle
    Easton Flatboy pedals (this is my second set of these and they are amazing especially with 510 shoes!)
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    Stuff not yet mentioned:
    Thomson Elite seat post
    Blackspire Stinger chain guide
    Truvativ bash guard
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    Here is my progress for day 1
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    I ordered the wrong BB tool so I'm just going to take it in to the LBS rather than wait for the return shipping process.
    First thing I noticed in my progress today is the handlebar back sweep is not going to work on a bike that's borderline too small.
    I'm going to trade it with my SS 29ers DH bar (Deity Drity30).
    Hope you enjoyed the day 1 photo journal, I sure did!
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    Easton flatboys are the ****. Love Easton components, never buying anything else if I can help it
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    Is the baby picture reversed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Is the baby picture reversed?
    Haha yeah. I took the pic with my phone and it turned out upside down. In an attempt to flip it I reversed it.
    Switched to the Dirty30, much better. Also routed rear der cable.
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    Build's coming along quite nicely.

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    Day 2
    Brakes and grips installed.

    I'm definitely digging the DH bar more than the flat bar.
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    Next step is the LBS on Tuesday for BB install and need to hunt down a crown race somewhere.

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    Found the correct BB tool and installed myself. Also added today is the crankset and pedals.
    Jensen didn't include a crown race with the previously installed headsetv
    So a test ride is out of the question for about a week.
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    Looking good! I bought a complete SXC50 last fall for my wife. It's a great bike; she really loves it.

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    Switched from 70mm to 50mm Thompson stem.

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    Setup the rear derailleur for the first time after watching a couple YouTube videos.
    It was super easy, I can't believe I payed for that in the past.

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    Crown race should arrive from Jensen on Thursday then I can finally ride it.

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    Nice looking build!

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    I've been eying that same frame at Jenson for a while now, seems like a great price. I'm 5'11" also and typically ride 19" also but I am confident the 18" would be a good fit. Give us a ride report once you get a chance to test it out, sweet build!

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    I just switched to that same 50mm stem on my Enduro w/the DD bars, much better. Build looks sweet thus far can't wait for a ride report.

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    first ride was awesome!
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    Nice Vid.....nice trail........bike looks good.

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    First Ride Report

    Frame and Fox RP23 were stellar!
    It was my first experience with pro pedal and I'm now a big fan. I switched it on for the uphills only and didn't feel any "bob" at all. Not even while mashing like on my single speed.
    The bike has been described by others as having a "bottomless rear travel feel on the descents" and I totally agree.

    Component group; no issues at all. Everything felt great.
    I still haven't got a front derailleur so it took my old top pull that won't work with the frame and just mounted it and set it to stay on the center chainring.
    Chain never came off once, ghetto but functional.

    My Chainlove.com watching addiction payed off again. Caught a brand new, 2010 Fox Talas 150RL (a rare white version) for $420.
    So that equals a need for a new wheelset to accommodate the 15mm thru axle..Forte Xenduro's are my solution.

    Other changes: replaced the 7 year old chain with a SRAM PC971 and also replaced the rear derailleur cable.

    Fun times my friends.

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    New fork, wheelset and tube chainstay protector.
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    nice! white fork looks good.

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    Sweet! Another Slayer SXC build! Nice.

    I did a similar thing with mine; got the frame separately, and built it up. Admittedly I leaned more towards the FR side of things.



    It's changed a bit since then, RS Totem 2-step 180mm, a Truvativ boxguide, Descendant crankset.
    My Trifecta: Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro, Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC70, eBay Carbon Hardtail

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    I dig it vaelin! What chain guide is that?

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    I have a lot of time on my hands..

    I wanted to tie in the fork with the rest of the bike and I have an endless supply of vinyl in every color. (if anyone needs some I'll send it out gratis/ if you pay postage)
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    That old TALAS sold in one day (I think it was the world cup decals, haha) so I ordered a set of Elixir Rs and an XT front derailleur.

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    It's a blackspire stinger two ring bb mount guide. Upper is just an XT FD.

    I'm not using that setup anymore. Switched to truvativ descendent cranks and box guide.
    My Trifecta: Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro, Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC70, eBay Carbon Hardtail

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    Ok I'm done.

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    Added the Elixir Rs
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    Also the XT front derailleur and MRP bashguard.
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    Here's another video: Roller-coaster Singletrack
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    Make sure to stay tuned for the 6 inch jump in slo-mo. (I'm a madman!)

    I'm very happy with the finished product, the bike rides awesome!
    Huge thanks to rockyuphill and RMB PM for all the advice!

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    Nice vid bro, props for keeping your head so stable, haha I didn't even notice till a bit into the vid; WTF is that big grey thing on the right corner?... hahah

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    Nice bike! Just curious, what made you switch from the 70mm Thomson to the 50? I just did the same but haven't tried it out yet (stem is in the mail).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Chop! View Post
    Nice bike! Just curious, what made you switch from the 70mm Thomson to the 50? I just did the same but haven't tried it out yet (stem is in the mail).
    Mostly I switched because my SS 29er had the 50mm stem and I wanted the longer one for that.

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    Hi Everyone
    I've been watching this thread a fair bit as i also bought a Slayer sxc 50 from jenson. It's taken me quite a few months to get my build done but it's finally finished.
    I took it out for it's first run the other day on a local xc trail and had a great time although quite a different ride after riding a 29er for the last few years.
    Anyway for those interested
    Frame - 18'' Rocky mountain slayer
    Forks - Fox float 36r
    Crank - xt 32t
    Rear der - xt mid cage
    Cassette - 36-12
    Brakes - Avid BB7
    Wheels - Halo freedom disc
    Stem - Raceface Atlas
    Bars - No-name carbon
    levers - Avid SD 1.9 L
    Seatpost- Richey carbon
    Pedals - Oddesy bmx plastic
    Tires - Geax Suguaro

    Hope you all like
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    How are the XT cranks compared to the stylo's ?

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    Sorry frame was bought on it's own and xt crank was from 29er donor bike so unable to give you a comparison. The stylo is a good crank though.

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    -it looks a little smaller than I thought an 18 would be, I normally ride a 19 (5-11) but I'm sure it will be fine
    Hey imsorry, how is the 18" frame size feel to you? I'm also 5',11" and ride a 18" Slayer SXC 90 and I seem to feel a bit cramped in the cockpit.

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    hi
    got same one in my yard, just bought them 2nd hand with my best money.
    the guy is the shop made me mad said its woman model ...
    is that true ?
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    No women specific model, just yer normal sizes.

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