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    What wears Black and Chrome and shouldn't be left alone with your daughter?

    A new sexy Chumba of course!

    Got the new ride all built up and took it out for its maiden voyage, right out the front door I have about 3 miles of trail that is great for bike shakedown! (In the picture you'll notice one HFX9 brake setup, I'm waiting on an adapter for the fox fork and xtr front brake, but I wanted to ride heh!) All that I have left is to chop the steerer when my new stem comes in and its all done. Once my brake parts come in, the wacky front brake cable will be fixed.

    Here are the build specs

    Black Chumba XCL with RP23
    XTR Cranks
    XTR Brakes
    XTR Shifters
    XTR Front D
    XTR Rear D
    XTR Cassette
    XTR Pedals
    Thomson Masterpeice Seatpost
    Easton EC90 Monkeylite bar
    Fox Float R fork
    DT Swiss 240s laced with Sapim CX-Ray spokes to Mavic 717's
    Maxxis Crossmarks (these will change to something else not sure yet on what)
    Terry Ti Saddle
    Thomson Elite stem (this will change shortly)
    Nokon Cables

    So as it sits, I'm sitting at 25.5 lbs, bike absolutely screams. Lots and lots of fun, endurance races and xc races should be fun!







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    nice rig homey!! btw, how much you want for that stem??
    (when i first read the title to yur post, i was thinkn this should prolly go over in the "porn" forum.?.?.? lol)

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    go with Schwalbe Big Betty's for the tires.. you won't look back. A little spendy, but worth skipping starbucks for a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilster1
    go with Schwalbe Big Betty's for the tires.. you won't look back. A little spendy, but worth skipping starbucks for a while!
    I was thinking about Schwalbe's, I think for my all purpose tire it was going to be Big Betty's or Alberts and when I want to do some endurance racing / xc racing it was going to be the new Ralphs. There is just something about dropping $200 on tires for my bike when I don't spend that on tires for my car that makes me laugh

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    25.5lbs?!?! Wow.

    Package, meet Mr. Steerer Tube. Steerer Tube, meet Mr. Package. Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    25.5lbs?!?! Wow.

    Package, meet Mr. Steerer Tube. Steerer Tube, meet Mr. Package. Ouch.
    Yeah no kidding, once my new stem is here it's gonna get lopped off. Bathroom scale weight is 26lbs, with the new XTR brake to replace the hayes that are on the front now, removing the steerer and spacers and adding a new Syntace F99 stem I'm guesstimating the 25.5 (also removing tubes from the tires and going tubeless)

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    Very nice

    The black and chrome look is very nice indeed. Post an update when you get the stem and give the fork a haircut. Don't worry, there is no such thing as too many pictures of bikes. Maybe an action shot or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilster1
    go with Schwalbe Big Betty's for the tires.. you won't look back. A little spendy, but worth skipping starbucks for a while!

    Huh?

    This is a light bike build. Betty's are about 950 grams each, not too mention they may blow off the skinny 717 rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    Huh?

    This is a light bike build. Betty's are about 950 grams each, not too mention they may blow off the skinny 717 rims.

    I agree, I bought a set of the new 2.25 Racing Ralphs for this year to try em out. Will post up some new pictures this afternoon. Steerer got its haircut, got a new shorter stem. Everything is sitting pretty now! Bathroom scale test brings it at keeps it at 25-25.5 lbs so its in the 25-26lb range which I'm completely happy with. There is more weight to lose if I want it, but how the bike handles and performs at the moment I don't want to change a thing!

    Only thing I may change is to go to a new "shadow" XTR rear deraillure as this one clacks the frame anytime the trail gets really rough, rocky or I get some air. If I'm jammin I don't notice it but it is there.

    I'm extremely happy with the build at this time.

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    Newer Pics

    Here are a few new pics with stem and other minor changes.








    Woo crooked seatpost anyone!


    And a much needed pooch picture


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    nice Monty!!...

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    Nice bike Monty'
    Have you used Nokon Cables before? I'm thinking about running them my self.

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    Thanks!

    This was my first time using the Nokons. After reading about how "hard" these were to install I was a bit...apprehensive.

    30 minutes later the bike was laced up and all was good. The directions they give you suck big time, but I figured it out with out much hassle. Just search for Nokon in the advanced search and you'll find instruction aplenty! I do like them alot though, nice, clean and flexible should keep the cables fresh and debris free.

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