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    New XCL Build

    So I have the new parts and frame coming in for the XCL. Pictures will be posted as they arrive from the guy in the brown truck! I completely gutted my hardtail I have in the garage for parts, and picked some up here and there. I have to give a big thanks to Dirt Dad, seriously, that guy rocks.

    Build list includes

    Black Ano XCL with RP23
    XTR Stuff
    Cranks
    Brakes
    Cassette
    Pedals
    Shifters
    Front and Rear D
    DT Swiss 240s laced to mavic 717 wheels, held on by dt swiss RWS 9mm system
    Easton Carbon Bar
    Thomson Masterpeice Seatpost
    Chris King Headset (silver)
    Fox Float 140m fork
    Thomson elite x4 stem

    Them is the basics of the kit. I've decided to run the XCL as my XC bike / Enduro bike / trail bike / jumping 30' gaps bike (I do this part when I'm sleeping, its less painful) and my anything else bike.

    What I love about the XCL is it redefines the biking phrases, so its no AM or XC or Trail or DH or freeride

    In the end its more like XCAMTRAILDHFREERIDE, so it stands on its own! Damn I should trademark that!

    Have fun on the trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty797
    Black Ano XCL with RP23
    XTR Stuff
    Cranks
    Brakes
    Cassette
    Pedals
    Shifters
    Front and Rear D
    DT Swiss 240s laced to mavic 717 wheels, held on by dt swiss RWS 9mm system
    Easton Carbon Bar
    Thomson Masterpeice Seatpost
    Chris King Headset (silver)
    Fox Float 140m fork
    Thomson elite x4 stem
    Monty

    Nice build...for a weight weenie .

    Post some pics and the weight when you get her built up!

    cheers
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Monty

    Nice build...for a weight weenie .

    Post some pics and the weight when you get her built up!

    cheers
    It'll be a bit weenieish (sp) but it'll do what I want it to. Looking for a rugged xc / trail bike that is fairly light. I'm thinking it'll be darn cool!

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    Monty, did you sell your old XCL? Is this one going to be a medium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty797
    I'm thinking it'll be darn cool!
    I'm thinking you're right!

    Don't forget to post pics of you stylin' the 30' stepdown gap.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    I'm thinking you're right!

    Don't forget to post pics of you stylin' the 30' stepdown gap.

    Hah 30' and 3" is all the same right??

    Right?.....

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    Total weenie build! And it sounds light!

    pics, pls

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    nice! definitely on the lighter side as these gentlemen have noted but its all good if it works for you. Chumbas are sweet indeed! If I didnt have all my bases covered already with bikes I would definitely consider one

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    nice! definitely on the lighter side as these gentlemen have noted but its all good if it works for you. Chumbas are sweet indeed! If I didnt have all my bases covered already with bikes I would definitely consider one
    Yeah, but your base coverage changes pretty frequently, so you never know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    nice! definitely on the lighter side as these gentlemen have noted but its all good if it works for you. Chumbas are sweet indeed! If I didnt have all my bases covered already with bikes I would definitely consider one
    Yup it'll be a lighter build for sure, but still be able to do what I want. Mainly enduro races, 5-6 XC races and then goofing off and trying to not kill myself while impressing everybody with my mad skillz yo

    Mainly focusing on the not trying to kill myself part!

    Main goal is a do everything bike that sits at 25-26lbs and is tons of fun. Chumba fits that bill to a T for me!

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    Good luck with the build. I'll be interested to see what it finally weighs in at.

    What are you planning to use for tires?

    If you're going to go wider than a 2.1, you may want to give the DT Swiss 4.2d's a try in place of the 717s. They're about the same weight (395 vs 400g) but the 4.2d is a bit wider which should give you a better footprint (and potentially less tire squirm) if you're running wider tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubjay
    Good luck with the build. I'll be interested to see what it finally weighs in at.

    What are you planning to use for tires?

    If you're going to go wider than a 2.1, you may want to give the DT Swiss 4.2d's a try in place of the 717s. They're about the same weight (395 vs 400g) but the 4.2d is a bit wider which should give you a better footprint (and potentially less tire squirm) if you're running wider tires.
    Tires I'll probably run with a set of Kenda Nevegals in the 2.1 size honestly I enjoy the Nevegal and as a race xc tire, probably a set of Crossmarks. Once all the parts and frame come in I'll be happy to weight it and post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Chumbas are sweet indeed! If I didnt have all my bases covered already with bikes I would definitely consider one
    ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO CHUMBA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer
    ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO CHUMBA!
    i am not sure what that means

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i am not sure what that means
    It's a nerd reference. Hence, I got it. Sort of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_bases

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    It's a nerd reference. Hence, I got it. Sort of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_bases
    wow, i am almost sorry you posted that...but thanks, i think?

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    Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer
    ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO CHUMBA!
    Um thanks for sharing... I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty797
    Um thanks for sharing... I think
    That was a nerd response to FoShizzle's comment about having all his bases covered. Guess MTB forum is not the place for nerd jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer
    That was a nerd response to FoShizzle's comment about having all his bases covered. Guess MTB forum is not the place for nerd jokes.

    Nerd jokes are all good, I just didn't get it honestly! Either way after looking it up

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