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    New Orange Metallic XCL build, 27lbs. 4 oz.

    My friend Neil, the store manager at Adrenaline Bikes, bought this XCL frame this week to race at Downieville. He built it up pretty light, 27lbs. 4 oz.

    Here goes the spec:

    Med Orange Metallic CHUMBA XCL w/ RP23 option
    2008 Fox Talas RLC
    Avid Ultimate Brakes
    Chris King Headset
    X0 shifters, X0 rear der, XT front der, Sram 991 cassette
    Thomson Stem, Thomson Masterpiece post
    FSA Carbon K-Force cranks
    Stans Olympic ZTR Rims w/ Ringle Flea Hubs
    Kenda Small Blocks
    Race Face Carbon Riser Bars
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    I saw the typo...I know its not an EVO, sorry! Stayed up way too late....
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    You do put in the late hours!

    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    I saw the typo...I know its not an EVO, sorry! Stayed up way too late....
    Go into "advanced edit" and you can change that EVO to XCL. What a sweet looking build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Go into "advanced edit" and you can change that EVO to XCL. What a sweet looking build!
    Thanks for the tip..changed it
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    I am digging Chumbas....they are on my short list of "want one some day".....sounds like a great company making great bikes

    sweet pics

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    This one hails from Manila, in the Phillipines..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    This one hails from Manila, in the Phillipines..
    OMG! The person that bought that bike needs a larger size! Look at the spacers under the bars. Sweet baby jesus.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    OMG! The person that bought that bike needs a larger size! Look at the spacers under the bars. Sweet baby jesus.
    or an 8" travel fork to get the cockpit where they want..

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    ..yea, i don't think they finished it because it looks like they didn't cut the steerer tube..i'm gonna remove the pic and wait till they finish it...
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    you ask how does it ride?

    Just got off the phone will Neil, (he's in d-ville with mtbr) the Chumba is fantanstic! He said it rides smooth downhill and is getting up the hills with ease..(he couldn't say enough about how pleased he is with his Chumba!)

    Chumba ROCKS!

    When he gets back you'll get to see it in action.

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    Still needs to be fitted

    The Philippine XCL has not had its fork cut yet. I'm still waiting for the owner to come back and fit his bike so I'll know how low to bring his handlebar down. I put in the spacers so I could complete the bike and take a picture.

    The orange looks really good. It goes really well with the black components.

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    Yeah, looking at that seatpost, I would think that guy would be better off with a large

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    Quote Originally Posted by le_buzz
    Yeah, looking at that seatpost, I would think that guy would be better off with a large
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    actually, we were talking about a different picture that ChumbaEVO has taken down...
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    the XCL rides over everything! even snow



    it also rockets out of the woods like none other


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    gorgeous bike... the orange is way sharp. looks awesome with the silver '08 talas...

    where are those shots from? somewhere that had a better winter than flagstaff (not difficult)!

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    Last weekend in Downieville, CA.
    THe XCL was perfect for all the trails I hit. It is almost as important to be able to climb as descend there and the XCL was a champ for that...and for standing in snow
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    nice area... ive been on a couple fires near there...

    It is almost as important to be able to climb as descend there and the XCL was a champ for that
    i agree completely ...flagstaff is the same story... although, its taking me a bit more time than i initially thought it would to get used to climbing the slacker head angle compared to my old bike... but i will happily get used to it!!!

    fantastic choice in beers as well... i had several of those myself this past weekend and i think im about to have another in about 15 minutes when i get home!!!

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    2? 's for you:

    1. How are those Stan's ZTR Olympic holding up?
    2. Rough estimate of fully geared up weight (yours, not the bike)

    I'm 250ish and am always seeking light, but durable wheelsets.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PattD
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    2? 's for you:

    1. How are those Stan's ZTR Olympic holding up?
    2. Rough estimate of fully geared up weight (yours, not the bike)

    I'm 250ish and am always seeking light, but durable wheelsets.

    Thanks!
    I actually don't know my "riding weight" but I weigh in sans camelbak at 235 lbs....I like pizza and beer
    The Stans held up great at D-ville last weekend, the only problem was runninng a non-UST rear tire it would actually pop off in rocky turns..then the bead would pop back on so I had to stop and pump it back on...happened twice on switchbacks, pretty scary!
    I swapped to a UST Maxxis tread for the next day and not a worry on that 5 hour ride.
    I will be racing the wheelset on the XCL this weekend in a solo 12 hour event, should be perfect!!
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    Very nice bike, are you racing on that this weekend in the 12 hour race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernape
    Very nice bike, are you racing on that this weekend in the 12 hour race?

    That is the plan, I thought I'd go "mark weir" and bring my "big" bike to a endurance race
    Should be fun!
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    I call you later today with the details for the Redline 29er, I crashed last night after my ride, trying to prepare for the 24hr at the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernape
    I call you later today with the details for the Redline 29er, I crashed last night after my ride, trying to prepare for the 24hr at the weekend.
    Sounds good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1x1clyde
    Last weekend in Downieville, CA.
    THe XCL was perfect for all the trails I hit. It is almost as important to be able to climb as descend there and the XCL was a champ for that...and for standing in snow
    Actually, I saw you last Friday at the overlook at the top of BigBoulder. We were leaving as you came in (I was on the white Motolite). I gotta say that the bike looked very cool.

    As for the Stan Olympic rims, I can chime in with my own experience. I'm a bit lighter at 160-165# sans gear, and I've ridden my wheels for about a year (CK hubs + DT really skinny spokes + Stan Olympic rims). I run mostly regular tires with Stan, and I've never had a bead problem (all Kendas). Wheels need truing once in a while, but that might be due to the weightweenie spokes too. I ride everything with them (including Downieville last week) and I can't complain. When the rims are toasted, I'll probably replace them with Arch rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg
    Actually, I saw you last Friday at the overlook at the top of BigBoulder. We were leaving as you came in (I was on the white Motolite). I gotta say that the bike looked very cool.

    Glad you said hello!
    I will be using the ZTR's tomorrow for a 12 hour solo race so I am curious how they will hold up. I switched to a bit skinnier tread, 2.1 from a 2.35 that I was using at D Ville, so I think I will have to not huck everything
    How was the rest of your group's ride?
    The Big Boulder trail to 3rd divide was a ton of fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1x1clyde
    Glad you said hello!
    I will be using the ZTR's tomorrow for a 12 hour solo race so I am curious how they will hold up. I switched to a bit skinnier tread, 2.1 from a 2.35 that I was using at D Ville, so I think I will have to not huck everything
    How was the rest of your group's ride?
    The Big Boulder trail to 3rd divide was a ton of fun!!
    BB, 3rd and 1st were a blast. We had a great time. I need to go back.

    What kind of spokes do you have on your wheels?
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    Hey Zorg,

    Sorry for the late reply but I use DT Revolutions for spokes.....one bad thing about the wheelset from this last weekend's race, my front tire peeled off the Stans rim during a downhill turn. I now have some lovely "road rash" down one leg and along my arm, not sure what caused it but I finished the race on some 819 UST's, just to be safe!
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    Interesting. I've used regular tires with Stan's flaps in 717 rims and now in Olympic rims (one with the yellow tape and one with the flap) without any problems (approx 1 year on each rim). The only issue I've had was the rear tire burping twice when I rode in really rocky stuff over in Tahoe. Now, I'm not a big guy and I rarely jump anything over a foot.

    I am using an Arch rim on my hardtail, and it seems quite a bit sturdier than the Olympic and the weight penalty is not that great (50 to 70gr I believe).
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    How did the 12hour race go?

    The Nordic 24 was a mud bath, 40mm of rain in 4hours from the start turned a 50 minute course into a 2 hour push-a-thon.



    A typical look for the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernape
    How did the 12hour race go?

    The Nordic 24 was a mud bath, 40mm of rain in 4hours from the start turned a 50 minute course into a 2 hour push-a-thon.



    A typical look for the race.
    Hot as H*ll!!!
    Only 107 degrees during the afternoon, 2 liters each lap was still almost not enough hydration!!
    I used the SS for the first 2 laps but the course had too much pushing for my taste so onto the XCL I went and actually sped up a little bit, unitl my front tire peeled off on a dh turn - OUCH!!!- but all in all the XCL did pretty good.
    7 laps in 12 hours for a 3rd place solo
    Sorry to hear about the push-a-thon, those suck!
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    Nice result, sounds like I live in the wrong country. The tire peel sounds painful. I took a few pieces of big air without my bike also, but the landing was soft and muddy.

    There was a team of Swedish guys riding single speed 29er's at the weekend they finished way higher than our team, so I'm really up for the 29er it seems like they are perfect tool for Denmark!

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