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    AM2000 specs

    I just bought an '05 AM2000 frame off ebay, and need a little help. I can't find any technical specs on the bike, and I think I'm gonna need 'em, to put it together.

    Does anybody have a link to this info, or can they give it to from a bike they've put together?

    A real big help would be, the rear shock specs. It's got a Fox DHX 3.0 on it, and I need to know the length/stroke, and stock spring weight, in pounds. I'm 5'11" and weigh 210 lbs. and I'm almost certain the rear shock will be too soft.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Kevin.

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    Try this link to calculate your spring rate :http://www.igorion.com/_coilspring/. Just wondering how much you paid for the frame? I know for a fact that your frame has adjustable travel 4-5-6 and leverage ratio (2:1 / 2.5:1 / 3:1) therefore your spring rate would be highly dependent on the amount of travel / leverage ratio that you plan to use.

    The good thing about that frame is that you can build it as a light x-country bike (4 inch travel); as a dedicated all mountain bike (5 inch travel); or light freeride bike (6 inch travel).
    The frame would be rather heavy to be built as a light x-country bike because of the beefy tubing; although you can replace the DHX 3.0 with a light air shock such as a Swinger 3-way, RS Pearl, or Fox RP3. The DHX 3.0 just begs to be built up as a light freeride machine.

    If you decide to use it for all mountain use, the '05-06 Marzocchi All Mountain 1 or SL with a 130-150mm travel would be perfect for it. Id slap in some Mavic Crossmax XL's shod with Panaracer Rampage 2.35 tires. For drivetrain & brakes, i would do full XT dual control hydaulics; XT F/R Derailleur; XT Hollowtech 2 cranks, XT 11-34 cassette, & XTR chain; nrakes would be XT dual piston hydros with 7" front & 6" rear. For the cockpit, Id use Easton EA50 mid rise bars and Vice 65mm stem & EA50 31.6 seatpost. I would use WTB Rocket V's and Lizard Skins MOAB ODI lockons. If you have extra money, a Roco Air shock would balance out the All mountain SL or the ROCO TST Coil would balance out the AM1.
    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    Thanks for the link, Nick.

    I got the frame for $257.00, plus $40.00 for shipping. Not to bad of a deal, I guess.

    I've got a Prophet, that's going to donate most of it's parts, to build the KHS. I'm putting my Pike 426 on the front, and might change out rear shocks, if I decide I don't like the DHX.

    I'll post a pic, when I'm done.

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    That is a sweet deal! I paid 399+shipping for mine and the FR2000 originally came with a Swinger 3 way coil with no Piggyback so your deal is better.

    I originally ran my back with 5 x 5 travel with my old All Mountain 3 air and the Swinger 3 way. I later did a warranty claim with the 3 way which Manitou conveniently replaced with a 6 way. That is when I decided to run it at 6 inches at the back as well as replace the fork with a Z1FR3 @150mm.

    As my rides became more aggressive, I noticed that the Z1 cannot keep up with the Swinger, thus I traded in my All Mountain 3 thru Marzocchi's trade in program. I paid $540 for my 66 rc2x last June and has since been a happy camper.

    Now I am contemplating in balancing the travel at the rear by swapping my 7.5 x 2.0 Swinger 6 way to a 7.875 x 2.25. This would make my travel 6.7front x 6.7rear but would steepen my HA by 1/2 a degree as well as increase my BB height. It's OK because I have a 67 degree HA and I still plan to run 40% sag which should bring down the BB height and slacken the HA.

    I hope that you have fun building and riding your bike as I am
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    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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