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    ... and if we just ... My New XCL!!!

    Well, I was able to demo a Chumba XCL for a three day weekend. I decided that I wanted the XCL over a Santa Cruz Blur LT. I told my wife I wanted a new mountain bike and she said why don't you sell some of your old bikes. I have alot of bikes, at last count it was like 18. So I started to sell bikes and parts on Ebay, to raise the money for a new Chumba. I sold an Auburn BMX, an old Cannnondale road bike, an old Bianchi folding bike, an old Schwinn Speedster, an '04 felt road frame, parted out my '04 Giant XTC and sold numerous other bike parts of all types. Well I raised the money to buy the bike, pay all my shipping fees and the Ebay fees. I got all the parts last Friday and spent quality time with the wife Saturday night. She watched "Enchanted" while I built up the new bike in the living room. The dining room table made a nice workbench for tools and parts. The parts list as follows:
    Frame: Chumba XCL medium anno grey
    Shock: Fox RP23
    Fork: Fox Talas RLC 32mm
    Headset: Chris King blue
    Seatpost: Thomson
    Saddle: Chumba
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 5, 180mm rotors
    Shifters: Sram X9 trigger
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT E-type
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X9
    Cogset: Sram PG-980
    Chain: Sram PC-971
    Bars: Easton Monkeylite XC Hi Rise
    Stem: Truvativ Team 100mm
    Grips: Chumba Lock On
    Crankset: FSA Afterburner
    Pedals: Time Atac Carbon
    Hubs: Hope Pro II Blue
    Rims: Syncros DS 23 White
    Spokes: DT Black Competition Butted
    Nipples: Blue anodized aluminum
    Tires: Maxxis Igniter K folding
    Front Skewer: DT/Magura
    Rear: bolt on hub
    Weight: 32 lbs.
    I finished the build Saturday night at about midnight. I spent about 2 hours fine tuning it and setting up the fork and shock on Sunday. Finally went for a ride Tuesday afternoon in Chino Hills State Park. The ride is incredible. The front end lifts easy, the weight is decieving. this bike feels like a 25 pounder. This bike climbs better than my old bike (Giant NRS1). I did a few small jumps and it felt solid and stable. I can't wait to catch some big air. I wanted to have this bike before the Sea Otter Classic and I made it!!! I will be so happy to sport this bike around at the 'Otter. I am racing Super-D on the Chumba. Shooting for a podium finish.
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    love the judicious use of blue. Nice.
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

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    congrats! It looks great. Good luck in your Super D!!

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    sweet bike!
    Simple | Proven | Reliable

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    Yeah that blue looks great against the ano grey. You must have sold a lot of stuff to afford all that bling! Welcome to the Chumba side.

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