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    Ok, so this is my VF2

    Hello all,

    Well, my VF2 is ready and here it is.

    Some of the components are:

    Deore XT transmission
    Deore XT wheels with Highroller Maxxis not tubeless tires but I used some of stanīs so I they donīt have tube.
    Crank Bros. smarty pedals
    Fox Talas 32 RLC fork
    Thomson X4 90mm stem
    Chris King headset
    FSA carbon seatpost
    FSA XC190 Handlebar (this one looks great!)
    Chumba saddle, grips.

    The crank looks orange but those are crankskins which I want to wear out before replacing with clear ones.
    Probably the only upgrade will be a red Selle Italia SRL Gelflow saddle, as I would like to add some color to the bike.

    To be honest I LOVE the way the bike looks.

    Canīt wait to go riding. Regards
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    Very nice!
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    Nice Build
    Looks like the bike shop forgot to install the brake hose guide on your fork though. No worrying about zip ties. Go back and get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Bullit
    Nice Build
    Looks like the bike shop forgot to install the brake hose guide on your fork though. No worrying about zip ties. Go back and get it.
    Thanks for the advice, I knew something was wrong, but I didnīt received it, along with some other parts or the fork. Actually, the bike shop owner charged me for 2 other parts that were missing.

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    Nice build, but went cheap on the pedals.

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    About the pedals... they are not new. They used to be on my other bike and I think I will buy the eggbeaters as soon as I can live without a platform.
    Indeed they are not the best around but I like them as i can unclick anytime and use them as platforms (need to improve my skills :-) but in the meanwhile, they are working great for me)
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    Agree they work great, I use Acids myself.
    Smartys just stood out to me, as the only component I'd replace.

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    Yes, I will replace it as soon as my wallet can afford it.

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    i see crankskins... XD

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    Yes, actually the orange color doesnīt match the bike but I will use them until I need to replace them. :-)

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    Pretty nice. I really dig the blue one somewhere on the forum.

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    Great bike !!!!! weigth ?

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    Thanks.
    26.89 lbs. But I hope I can go lower than that by replacing... I dunno. But thatīs the interesting part! :-)

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    Itīs a really good one, any lower pound $ 500 more......

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    you'll save a lot of weight with the saddle...

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    I havenīt weighted the saddle, does anyone knows itīs weight?
    Iīm thinking of a Selle Italia SRL gelflow, which is 220 grs.

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    Hello guys,

    Well, so far so good. Iīve went out on my bike 3 times and all I can say is WOW! :-)
    I have never ridden a full suspension bike so I have nothing to compare this bike but against my Gary Fisher hardtail, but I feel a lot more confident in this bike than with the GF.
    The 140mm fork asborbs everything and I feel like my a$$ is on cotton with the full suspension :-)
    Whenever I encounter a friend on the trails, my bike is a conversation topic as they get impressed about how great it looks.
    Anyway I know my comments are a lot biased and not objective as this is only my second bike and as I previously mentioned I have never ridden a FS bike, but the VF2 feels great and is a giant leap forward from my Gary Fisher.
    I will post pics soon.
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    picīs, picīs.............

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    Ok, here is one pic.
    This is me sitting on top of a mountain after 3 hours of climbing. The VF2 is leaning to the tree on the shade.
    Iīll post more pics today.

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    Some pics of this sunday. Iīm really enjoying this bike!.
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    What size is the frame?

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    Medium.
    Iīm 5ī11"

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    wow, 5'11 and a medium fits? I'm 6' and always assumed i'd need a large.

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    For 6 feet - I would lean towards a large.
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    In the Medium size, the seat tube is 19". I think you would be ok with a M, but probably a L size could fit you well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigguysmallbike
    wow, 5'11 and a medium fits? I'm 6' and always assumed i'd need a large.
    I'm 5'11" also and ride a med XCL.
    The top tube is about .5" longer than most med frames so you med may just fit you fine.

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