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    ... and if we just ... Ordered my VF2!!!!

    So, I'm super stoked. I got off the phone with Alan earlier this morning because I've been looking @ the VF2 frames for awhile and had some questions on their sizing (always find myself in between the larges of xls of different brands sans Intense). Alan explained to me how their head angle, tt length, and chainstay length would benefit my inseem and arm length, and I couldn't hold out any longer. I whipped out my REI visa...

    Damn guys @ Chumba are fast! I got the tracking number by 4pm today and it should get here by Tuesday (of all weekends/Mondays, it has to be Memorial Weekend!). I'll be throwing my parts from my blt1 on there, namely xt/x9 build, king/819 wheels (or my new hope/819s), elixirs, talas rl, and other small parts. Now all I've got to do is find a 31.6 seatpost! I'll post pics of the frame when it gets here.

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    very sick dude... you're gonna love the vf2... true work of art...

    say, it's been about 2 years since we last rode... when we riding somemore? XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    very sick dude... you're gonna love the vf2... true work of art...

    say, it's been about 2 years since we last rode... when we riding somemore? XD
    I know, I'm super stoked. Dude, I can't hang with you guys on the DH; you're all balls out crazy. But I need to go back to JMP sometime. It's just everytime I go I get Posion Oak. Hell, I didn't even touch JMP dirt last time @ Redwood and I got it.

    I'll post up some picks when I get it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy_Steve
    I know, I'm super stoked. Dude, I can't hang with you guys on the DH; you're all balls out crazy. But I need to go back to JMP sometime. It's just everytime I go I get Posion Oak. Hell, I didn't even touch JMP dirt last time @ Redwood and I got it.

    I'll post up some picks when I get it in.
    yea you can dude... especially with someone who's recovering from injury...

    Poison oak does suck... i'm glad i'm immune... or at least i think i am... XD

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    Alright! Mr. Fed Ex dropped off the frame into my loving hands @ noon today. Got it built entirely sans seat post and 2ft of rear der housing.Unfortunately my mom left my digital camera in Sac borrowing it today, so I'm picture-less. But, I'll try to use my friends tomorrow.

    I'm floored on how fast it got here! -2 days
    Last edited by Stumpy_Steve; 05-27-2009 at 01:30 PM.

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    Built it yesterday, still waiting on the camera. Here's the build:

    Frame 2009 Chumba VF2, Black Ano, Large
    Fork 2007 Fox Talas RL
    Saddle Specialized Rival SL
    Seatpost Bontrager
    Stem Specialized 105mm MTB Stem
    Handlebar Specialized Trail Bar
    Grip Cane Creek Lock Ons
    Headset King
    Skewer Salsa
    Wheelset Hope Pro II Hub/819/straight spokes
    Brakes & Levers Elixirs, 7" front 6" back
    Shifters 2007 X9
    Cassette 2009 Shimano XT
    Chain 2009 Shimano XT
    Crank with BB 2009 Shimano XT
    Front Derailleur 2009 Shimano XT E type
    Rear Derailleur 2007 Sram X0
    Tires Specialized Chunder 2.2 front, Eskar 2.3 back 2bliss
    Pedal Eggbeaters

    No clue on the weight, but I'm guessing around 30lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy_Steve
    Built it yesterday, still waiting on the camera. Here's the build:

    Frame 2009 Chumba VF2, Black Ano, Large
    Fork 2007 Fox Talas RL
    Saddle Specialized Rival SL
    Seatpost Bontrager
    Stem Specialized 105mm MTB Stem
    Handlebar Specialized Trail Bar
    Grip Cane Creek Lock Ons
    Headset King
    Skewer Salsa
    Wheelset Hope Pro II Hub/819/straight spokes
    Brakes & Levers Elixirs, 7" front 6" back
    Shifters 2007 X9
    Cassette 2009 Shimano XT
    Chain 2009 Shimano XT
    Crank with BB 2009 Shimano XT
    Front Derailleur 2009 Shimano XT E type
    Rear Derailleur 2007 Sram X0
    Tires Specialized Chunder 2.2 front, Eskar 2.3 back 2bliss
    Pedal Eggbeaters

    No clue on the weight, but I'm guessing around 30lbs
    looks like another solid build... whats up with the stem??? XD

    and why the bigger tyre in the back?

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    Sick Build Steve!

    I'm really glad you got the bike so quickly. Post pics as soon as you can.


    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy_Steve
    Built it yesterday, still waiting on the camera. Here's the build:

    Frame 2009 Chumba VF2, Black Ano, Large
    Fork 2007 Fox Talas RL
    Saddle Specialized Rival SL
    Seatpost Bontrager
    Stem Specialized 105mm MTB Stem
    Handlebar Specialized Trail Bar
    Grip Cane Creek Lock Ons
    Headset King
    Skewer Salsa
    Wheelset Hope Pro II Hub/819/straight spokes
    Brakes & Levers Elixirs, 7" front 6" back
    Shifters 2007 X9
    Cassette 2009 Shimano XT
    Chain 2009 Shimano XT
    Crank with BB 2009 Shimano XT
    Front Derailleur 2009 Shimano XT E type
    Rear Derailleur 2007 Sram X0
    Tires Specialized Chunder 2.2 front, Eskar 2.3 back 2bliss
    Pedal Eggbeaters

    No clue on the weight, but I'm guessing around 30lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    looks like another solid build... whats up with the stem??? XD

    and why the bigger tyre in the back?
    Stem, bars, and saddle are the stock parts I got when I bought my 07 stumpjumper expert, hence the specialized branding. I'll eventually replace the stem with a thomson, in the works of swapping out the bontrager post for a thomson, and I'll keep the bar until I can justify buying a carbon bar. I really like the saddle, but when that wears out, I'll get a WTB (I've got one on my hardtail, and it's awesome).

    As for the eskar, it's more of a lower-tread wide volume tire, whereas the chunder is more of an aggressive tall-knobbed tire. I ran this combo @ Dville last year and loved it (volume+low tread=lovely there) @ 30psi, so I already threw those on there. The hopes are a lot louder than expected, and I'm going to take apart and re-grease my king wheels soon and then do a comparison.

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonkatchumbaracing
    Sick Build Steve!

    I'm really glad you got the bike so quickly. Post pics as soon as you can.

    Thanks again for the shipping and frame, Jason. I'll get my camera hopefully this week sometime, and snap some shots then. I rode the bike for the first time on a friends pump track, and suprised at how stiff it is on propedal, yet plush open. Nicer than I remember on my old blur lt.

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    I saw Steve's bike. Looks very sweet (except for the stem ). I'm guessing his bike is under 30#. The rear carbon triangle is beefy looking.
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    some shotty pics

    Alright, so, a week later I got my camera and had 10 minutes to shoot some pictures yesterday. They aren't much, but you get the frame and the idea. I'm going to break it in today in San Jose and the next two weekends I'll be in Dville for sure taking some pictures, although that place is known for breaking cameras...

    Complete bike, the backside, my drivetrain, and my personal fav - the logo. I'm keeping my 819/king wheels with 2.1 nev up front and 2.1 small blcok 8 in the back for a lighter rolling wheelset while this pro2/819 with 2.2/2.3 will be my bigger hit wheelset.
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    Sweet Bike! Sweet Set up!!

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    Thats very nice Steve.
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    Oooooo... purrrtttyyy!!!

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    Sweet Lookin....

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    I planned to going to the big d'ville gathering this weekend, but unfortunately didn't have the extra $$$ because I bought this frame, so I canceled. I'll be heading up there next weekend, so I'll add some pictures and do a better more detailed write up.

    I did manage to give it a good ride last weekend, 2k of climbing 15 mi and I was very stoked. This thing remained stiff under climbing seated, the front didn't lift up, and descending felt amazing! I really enjoyed the fact that I felt like I was sitting more inside the bike and didn't need to drop the seatpost like I've had to on my old frames.

    Overall, very happy with the bike so far. Thanks again, Alan & Co. I think it weighs a hair over 29lb, which makes me happy.
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