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    They're Here!

    Just got back from a ride (Titus Supermoto) and there was a box on my front stoop! Inside the box was a Large Black Ano 2007 XCL.

    I'm stoked. This thing is beefy lookin'. I've slacked on gettng a build ready for it (currently in the middle of house renovations), but hopefully I can post some built up pics soon. I want to ride it!

    edit: just got back from the LBS. Frame weight is 7.5 pounds. Not bad. Could shave half a pound going with a Rock Shock Pearl, Fox RP23 or Marz Roco Air. Also, you could add a pound going coil.

    My apologies to the Turner forum, but I like couch shots...

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    Wow..congrats! That's a nice lookin' frame.

    It's been about a year since I put a bike together. I...must....resist.....

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    Is this the new butted version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    Is this the new butted version?
    Affirmative.
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    So a medium, will come in around 6.6lbs or so.. Around 6lbs with pushed RP23 : )

    Let me know what think of the rear tire clearance XCL, compared to ML.. The kicker for me. My ML can barely run a tall 2.3,, I want to run 2.4+..

    Congrats on the ride Geo.

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    Purdy, nice weight!

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    I thought I read somewhere that you cannot run an RP23 with this frame because the eye-to-eye is larger then any current production one.

    Also is this a US made one or Taiwanese made? I thought the Chumba guys were saying that the seatpost support was going to be more minimal on the production frame (Taiwan).

    Looks sick though and cannot wait to see it built up (and in my quiver)

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    Chicks dig big tubes!

    Ok, only took me 2 months to get her built up... but I'm excited to go for a ride tomorrow. Met my goal to keep it under 33 pounds...could get lower, but this is a pretty burly build. Basically the XCL is 10 pounds lighter than my "big bike" (Titus Supermoto) and should make for a killer trail bike.

    -2007 Large Chumba XCL, Black Ano
    -DHX air 5.0
    -Fork: 2007 Fox 36 Talas RC2
    -Crankset: Truvativ Stylo 2.2, 175mm
    -Front der: Shimano LX, etype
    -Rear der: SRAM X-9, medium cage
    -Chain: SRAM 971
    -Cassette: SRAM 990
    -Shifters: SRAM X-9 Twisters
    -Brakes: Shimano XT, m755 4 pots, Fr=8inch, Rr=6inch
    -Wheelset: Hope Pro IIís and DT 5.1ís, silver hubs & nips, black spokes
    -Stem: FSA FR 220 OS, 70mm
    -Handlebar: Answer ProTaper OS, 27" wide, 2Ē rise
    -Grips: Odi Ruffian lock-ons
    -Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    -Saddle: WTB Laser V Team Ti
    -Front tire: Spesh Pro D2
    -Rear tire: Maxxis High Roller 2.35
    -Pedals: Wellgo Mags

    Weight: 32.6 pounds with pedals

    Fork @100mm
    xcl1sm.JPG

    xcl2sm.JPG
    Fully extended fork action!
    xcl3sm.JPG

    Haven't had a chance to take geometry numbers...
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    Nice build! But two months? Man, you have a lot of patience.

    Let me know how it feels at 160 when you get to take her out

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    Sensational cobber !~!

    Great to see it built-up into a man bike

    Here's to you, cheers !~!~!

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    Looks super sweet Geo! I've alway's loved that bike. This years and last years.

    You need to rain that build in though... Looks burlyer than the SuMo.

    Remember... TRAIL BIKE.... you PNW fools.

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    Very sweet, geolover!

    Looks awesome!

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    Love the black texture finnish!
    (Is your Titus going in the dumpster now?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Zen
    Love the black texture finnish!
    (Is your Titus going in the dumpster now?)

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    Stout as the XCL appears, I don't think it's quit ready to be replacing a SuMo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Zen
    (Is your Titus going in the dumpster now?)
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    That is crazy talk.

    They are different bikes for different situations. The Supermoto is my favorite bike I have ever ridden. It is perfect for my riding style and the technical trails in the PNW...I will not be getting rid of it any time soon.
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    Your XCL build looked pretty stout, so I assumed you might have some functional overlap.....but if you can afford it, keep em all and build a bigger garage!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Zen
    Your XCL build looked pretty stout, so I assumed you might have some functional overlap.....but if you can afford it, keep em all and build a bigger garage!!
    Stout? well, maybe, but at 32 and a half pounds it is at least 10 pounds lighter than the Titus. You're right though, I tried to keep the XCL on the durable side of things without going overboard. The XCL is not a weight weenie frame and is pretty damn stout...it begs to be built and ridden like some of the 6" travel bikes out there.

    So far, I like it. I was worried a little, I felt the rear was kinda flexy...but on my last ride the drive side Horst link pivot fell out. Luckily I found the hardware on the trail and reinstalled it. The rear felt much better after that...no more flex! I think it felt flexy because the bolt was loose. Guess I should check it more and put some red loctite on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Guess I should check it more and put some red loctite on it.
    I could be wrong, but shouldn't "blue" loctite be used in that application?
    Last edited by crisillo; 07-18-2007 at 12:04 PM.

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    Red is what you want to use.

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    Red pill or Blue pill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChumbaJason
    Red is what you want to use.
    If you say so

    (I thought red was the one that needs heating to be removed)

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    BB Height

    BTW, static bottom bracket heights are as follows:

    160mm = 14.00"
    130mm = 13.75"
    100mm = 13.50"

    This is of course with 2.4's in front and 2.35's in back. Didn't get a chance to measure HA or SA...sorry.

    For most trail riding it rides best (quick yet confident steering, cornering, etc) in the 130mm position...which makes sense as it matches the a2c of the stock design (140mm travel forks and ~ 515mm a2c). It rides good at 160mm, but I would not put a fork with this much travel on the XCL that wasn't adjustable. Of course it climbs best at 100. IMO, this fork is a great match for the bike...and it is pretty light.
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