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    Added a XCL to my demo fleet - New pics and specs inside

    Finally added my own XCL to my personal demo fleet.

    Weight on the digital bathroom scale registers as 28.5 lbs. I'll try and get it on a proper scale later this week. For what it's worth, my rear wheel/tire w/ rotor and cassette is lighter than the rear wheel/tire w/o cassette & rotor that comes with the standard build kit.













    Frame: 2007 Chumba XCL - Medium - Anodized Black
    Fork: 2008 Fox Talas 32 R
    Shock: X-Fusion RPV
    Headset: Chris King
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail 7" & 6"
    Crankset: 2008 XT M770
    Cassette: 2008 XT M770
    Shifters: 2008 XT M770
    Front Derailleur: 2008 XT E-Type
    Rear Derailleur: 2008 XT Shadow
    Chain: CN7701 XTR/Dura-Ace
    Wheels: Stan's Flow w/ Sapim CX-Ray spokes laced to Hope Pro II Hubs
    Tires: Specialized Eskar 2.3 2bliss & Specialized Captain 2.0 2bliss
    Seatpost: SDG I-Beam
    Saddle: SDG SL
    Stem: Thomson X4
    Handlebars: Easton EA70 Mid-rise
    Grips: Chumba
    Pedals: Shimano M540

    Ride report to come later. Time to dial this thing in

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubjay
    Finally added my own XCL to my personal demo fleet.

    Weight on the digital bathroom scale registers as 28.5 lbs. I'll try and get it on a proper scale later this week. For what it's worth, my rear wheel/tire w/ rotor and cassette is lighter than the rear wheel/tire w/o cassette & rotor that comes with the standard build kit.

    Frame: 2007 Chumba XCL - Medium - Anodized Black
    Fork: 2008 Fox Talas 32 R
    Shock: X-Fusion RPV
    Headset: Chris King
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail 7" & 6"
    Crankset: 2008 XT M770
    Cassette: 2008 XT M770
    Shifters: 2008 XT M770
    Front Derailleur: 2008 XT E-Type
    Rear Derailleur: 2008 XT Shadow
    Chain: CN7701 XTR/Dura-Ace
    Wheels: Stan's Flow w/ Sapim CX-Ray spokes laced to Hope Pro II Hubs
    Tires: Specialized Eskar 2.3 2bliss & Specialized Captain 2.0 2bliss
    Seatpost: SDG I-Beam
    Saddle: SDG SL
    Stem: Thomson X4
    Handlebars: Easton EA70 Mid-rise
    Grips: Chumba
    Pedals: Shimano M540

    Ride report to come later. Time to dial this thing in
    Sweet! Nice build. Go ride it and report back...HURRY!

    Curious on how you like the XT stuff, Stroker brakes and the Eskar tires.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubjay
    Ride report to come later. Time to dial this thing in
    We'll be expecting a full report!

    Nice build, I don't see any real "weight weenie" stuff except for the rims and spokes. Those Stan's rims are really light, maybe stupid light. At 220 lbs dressed to ride, I don't think I could get away with those wheels.

    I'm interested in your experience with the X-Fusion shock.

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    Dubjay, I hate you with a fiery hate.



    Beautiful ride. Looks ready for business.

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    I got in a very short ride today and I think I have most things just about dialed. One thing is for sure, I ride a lot faster (at least uphill and on flats) than I do on my Evo.

    These tires are awesome. The Specialized Eskar tracks very well up front and measures up to a true 2.3". The Specialized Captain in the rear is very grippy. The only thing I'm concerned about is the sidewall thicknesses. They feel pretty thin to me. I'll have to see how they hold up to rocks. Reported weights (I don't have a scale) on them are good, like 710g and 580g respectively. That's pretty light for a tubeless tire.

    The XT stuff is awesome. Shifts are very crisp and the drivetrain is quiet. I can't complain at all.

    As far as the wheels go, I love them. This is actually the stiffest wheelset I have. When I build wheels, one of the things I do is push down on the rim with the hub side resting on the floor to help bed-in the spokes. This thing wouldn't give. I have a 5.1d's laced up using DT Swiss Comps on another wheelset and there's definitely more flex.

    The Stan's Flow is the widest and heaviest rim they make. It weighs in at about 460-470g and the width is on par or maybe even a little wider than DT's 5.1.

    The Hayes Strokers feel a lot like Magura Martas but stronger. I think I still need a long downhill or something to bed these in. So far so good though.

    As far as the shock goes - I don't notice it. I guess that's a good thing. We'll see how it fares on longer rides.

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    Oh, and you have to update your signature, now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    Oh, and you have to update your signature, now.
    Signatures are limited to 125 characters or less

    I had to knock off Pinkie..oh well...

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