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    Orange XCLs

    Where are they? Was this a rare color? I think I have only found 1 orange XCL on here. Mine should arrive on Saturday, 2007 Medium XCL with DHX.
    I was hoping to find some gorgeous orange builds for inspiration.

    Thinking to go with either black, blue or white bits with it or a mixture of white with blue.
    Black is obviously the easiest to find, but I really like the idea of blue and even entertaining the idea of white (that Blue XCL with all the white looks incredible).

    Thoughts or suggestions?

    Anyone tried having the pad adjusting knobs on the Juicy 7s painted? Red would have worked with my last bike, but I would like to have those knobs match the color I decide to compliment the orange.

    Thanks in advance.

    Oh, of course I will post porn as my slow build comes together.

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    The Chumba board is turning into bling central with all the talk of color coordination and such. And I have to admit... I kind of love it.

    Must be our fearless leader chumbaevo's influence with all those pimped out builds he posts here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    The Chumba board is turning into bling central with all the talk of color coordination and such. And I have to admit... I kind of love it.

    Must be our fearless leader chumbaevo's influence with all those pimped out builds he posts here.
    I hear you. I used to be a matte black all the way kind of guy - same way I like to dress to the gym, dingy and low key...but last year I decided to start dressing up my matte olive drab with bits of ano red and it looked great (IMO), didn't get real far, mainly salsa QRs and chilis, Juicy 7, and transition end caps, but I was working on it.

    Now, since I got an orange one, seems only fitting to accent it. The SID blue der cables and disc hoses look nice, those with some ano blue bits and white Outlaws or Revolution 32s.

    Like I said, I'll post porn as a progress (but first i have to decide).
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    I'm over white parts on bikes for the most part. Actually I was never under white parts on a bike. But that's just me. I agree that blue would look good against orange. I think CK Pewter might actually look kind of subdued and nice, too. Green will look too Aquaman. Lastly, probably a no go, but I think all silver polished would look super classy and clean. Probably not what you're going for but an orange frame with a silver CK headset, silver thomson post and stem, silver hope QRs, and a polished crank would look sweet.

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    Thanks for the thoughts.

    I thought about green for a second, but don't want the Aquaman or pumkin patch look. I am definitely not going polished ... blue with white or black with white.

    Any suggestion on bits would be great.
    Products/brands I have in mind:
    Salsa or Hope QRs
    Jaguar hoses/cables
    Synchros bars and stem if I go with white
    CK for the headset (eventually)
    Azonic Outlaws White/white or Black/White or Transition Revo32 white/blue

    Eventually if i go with blue I would have the triangle powder coated blue.

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    Everything looks good so far. I don't think you can really go all that wrong with what you listed above. Depending on your brakes you can also throw in some ano levers from Dangerboy, Straitline, and various other small bling parts manufacturers. Maybe some matching crank bolts, too. I do like those Tranny Rev32s in white and blue. Those are stout and good looking. Much like me. Kidding.

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    Oh, one last thing on the tranny Rev32 wheels: they're 2510g for the pair (32 spokes). That's some pretty crazy heftiness on an XCL. Look great but they're boat anchors unless you need some super stout wheels.

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    mmm creamsicle

    i like white, and an orange frame with a white swingarm would be sweet. reminds me of those delicious orange creamsicles in summer time. brb, going to the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    Oh, one last thing on the tranny Rev32 wheels: they're 2510g for the pair (32 spokes). That's some pretty crazy heftiness on an XCL. Look great but they're boat anchors unless you need some super stout wheels.
    Yep, I know it...not too happy about that, would rather have the weight like their AM wheels ~2000. I really would like the weight to stay close to 30lbs.

    Honestly though, the price point is a huge factor, plus they are sweet looking. I wish transition would offer their AMs in the same flavors as there Revos. I am not going to be dropping money on Chris Kings/Hopes right away so...

    I do need some heft, I am hard on equipment...no huge drops in Austin, just 3-4 footers, but rock gardens, babyheads, rock ledges everywhere and I tend to bash into things.

    I am shopping for a Float to off set the weight of wheels in the event I go with something as heavy as the Revos.

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    Weight in the wheels makes the biggest difference. Offsetting with a fork doesn't change the fact that you'll have to accelerate those boat anchors everytime you pedal. If you're a big dude and really hard on gear then maybe it's a wise move. Otherwise I think it might make your ride a sluggish in all directions except down. But yeah, I hear you on the AMs... why not more colors?

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    I know it, rotational weight and weight away from the center of the bike makes the most impact.

    I am almost always at or over 200lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryzhong
    i like white, and an orange frame with a white swingarm would be sweet. reminds me of those delicious orange creamsicles in summer time. brb, going to the store.
    That's exactly what came to mind when I was thinking about my bike with your bike's whiteness.
    I got a polished Race Face crankset and polished Thomson...so I might go against my grain and do polished instead...maybe even get the rear polished or trade for one.

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    are you talking XCL? i'm pretty sure you can find one to trade. i think most of the XCLs come with polished rears. if not, maybe alan would be willing to swap one with you.

    i've never done it, but i hear polishing is even more expensive than powdercoat? anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryzhong
    are you talking XCL? i'm pretty sure you can find one to trade. i think most of the XCLs come with polished rears. if not, maybe alan would be willing to swap one with you.

    i've never done it, but i hear polishing is even more expensive than powdercoat? anyone know?
    Yea, 2007 Medium XCL in Orange, end to end in Orange. My understanding is the 2007 Ano ones came with Ano or Polished rears, but the Powder-coated one the rears were coated to match.

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    You went polished! I think it's going to look suuuuper classy.

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    do it! it'll be fun running everyone off the trail when you blind them with your bling. haha.

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    Yea, I couldn't resist when I took a good look at the polished Race Face Evolve crankset and then the polished Thomson seat post. I see so few polished Thomson in Austin, everyone has black. Got my eye on a polished Thomson stem now.

    Plus these polished parts don't have that super shiny chrome look that I was really trying to avoid.

    We'll see. Have to decide on what color bars to go with, though I think I'll go Race Face Next Carbon Riser OS.

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    any orange XCL Picīs ??? donīt be shy

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    Not quite porn yet, maybe PG.

    My waiting on buildout Orange XCL and pals. Picked a bad economic time for building a not-so-low budget bike.










    All that on eBay and/or craigslist for about $755.

    Thinking...
    White Fox 32 Float 140
    White Transition, Spank or other wheelset
    White E13 of Straitline bash
    White brakeset (NOS OEM Juicy 7s if i go with a budget pair, otherwise?)
    X9 drivetrain
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    ... and if we just ... Orange Chumba pic

    Here is mine, Med frame, 32 lbs of fun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reel Adventure
    Here is mine, Med frame, 32 lbs of fun.

    Classic orange and black. Looks good. How do you like that Pike?

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    sweet color, what a unique shade.

    what kind of tires are those? are they silver? dang

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    Here are the tires. I like them alot.

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...R+UST+MRC+TIRE

    I like the pike. No problmes and it takes a beating!

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    Here's mine, but I have changed the wheels since this pic was taken.
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    Excellent !!!

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    Both bikes look great!

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