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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    another Zion 660 build

    I bought this frame on a whim after reading some posts on here about steel hardtail frames. All I can say is "Steal IS real!" I went into this build wanting to get the bike light, not by being a hardcore weight weenie, but making solid component choices that offer performance and durability and that are light too. In the end the build came out to <b>24.2</b> pounds on my LBS's digital scale (24.1 pounds on paper).

    This thing climbs like a dream, handles single track amazingly well and the steel dampens the ride very much. I love the geometry (71/73) and find that the bike performs much better with the SID race on the front (I built it originally with my old Reba SL). I ride and race XC and live outside of NYC so this bike will see classic XC with alot of road miles/training.

    It was meant to be a simple winterbike and my first taste of steel...but after logging about 500miles on it in 6 days (in bitter cold and snow) I gotta say that I might race this build in the early season.

    <b>Frame</b> - Zion 660 17"
    <b>Fork</b> - 2007 Rock Shox SID race
    <b>Rear Derailleur</b> - 2007 SRAM X.9
    <b>Front Derailleur</b> - 2006 Shimano XTR
    <b>Brakes</b> - 2006 Avid BB7s/2007 Avid SL levers/Delta Aztec 160mm rotors/pads
    <b>Shifter</b> - 2007 SRAM X.9
    <b>Barends</b> - Ritchey WCS 90mm
    <b>Grips</b> - ODI Ruffian
    <b>Crank Set</b> - Ritchey WCS 44/32/22
    <b>Pedals</b> - 2007 Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL
    <b>Chain</b> - 2007 SRAM PC991
    <b>Cassette</b> - 2007 SRAM PG-990 11-34
    <b>Handlebar</b> - 2007 Ritchey WCS flatbar 31.8x550mm
    <b>Stem</b> - 2007 Ritchey 4axis 120mm
    <b>Seatpost</b> - 2006 Ritchey WCS 27.2x350mm
    <b>Saddle</b> - Sette Race Ti
    <b>Seatpost clamp</b> - Salsa Lip Lock/Ti hardware (from ebay)
    <b>Cables</b> - Delta Aztec
    <b>Wheelset</b> - 2007 Mavic Cross-Ride
    <b>Tires</b> - Ritchey WCS Innovader 2.0
    <b>Skewers</b> - Sette Ti
    <b>Tubes</b> - Michelin Butyl Airstop 1.50-2.0 presta
    <b>Headset</b> - Chris King NoThread
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  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    a few more pics.....
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  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2006

    ... and if we just ... shinier than a blackeye on christmass morning

    who knew Sram could look so good!

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    Jul 2004
    Looks great!


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