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    [gemini C'dal] components choice

    I already own a scalpel 3000 for fast xc. I want to explore the world of FR / DH. I just talked with my lbs and I have orderd a frameset gemini DH team.
    I am still not sure what components to choose, I want to get the lighest (but toughest) possible.
    Frontshock should be a Manitou Dorado DH 180mm (or a mazz)
    Rims should be Mavic EX823 Disc, 36 hole -> can this be lighter?
    Crankset I am not sure off, please suggestions are welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by MijnNewt
    I already own a scalpel 3000 for fast xc. I want to explore the world of FR / DH. I just talked with my lbs and I have orderd a frameset gemini DH team.
    I am still not sure what components to choose, I want to get the lighest (but toughest) possible.
    Frontshock should be a Manitou Dorado DH 180mm (or a mazz)
    Rims should be Mavic EX823 Disc, 36 hole -> can this be lighter?
    Crankset I am not sure off, please suggestions are welcome
    get a dh 40 fork
    hadley/king hubs
    Saint or shimano xt cranks
    definatly run tubeless.
    carbon bars don't save that much weight.... go for an easton ea70 bar(or save 20g and go for the monkey light dh)
    thompson seatpost
    sram pc 990 or something chain/cassette
    xo rear derailleur/x9 shifter
    wut brakes u gonna run?

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    brakes should be Gustav. drive train will be X.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by MijnNewt
    brakes should be Gustav. drive train will be X.0
    your trying to keep the bike light? then why gustavs?

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    I think i must compromise on this one. I have ridden with the gustav and liked them very much. But are their better alternatives regarding weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MijnNewt
    I think i must compromise on this one. I have ridden with the gustav and liked them very much. But are their better alternatives regarding weight?
    hayes el caminos, avid juicys, magura louse fr, hope mono m4, etc....

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    Hopes are not lighter, go with what you like...

    What do you weigh? If relatively light, do shimano XT cranks.

    Id Highly suggest swapping out that rear shock to a DHX 5.0 and buy a Fox DH40 RC2.

    This is Biker3's set up, im sure hed be willing to awnser questions if you PM him.
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    I wouldn't worry about the weight... Mine is at 36 and it is still so much lighter than other bikes it is amazing. I still have the Breakout Plus on the front... but planning on a Fox 40 in the near future. In my opinion this is one of the few bikes out there that you can build beefy and it is still light compared to other bikes. But if you want it light that would be pretty sweet too. Anybody riding a Gemini (not Gemini DH) with a Fox 40? I'm hoping for very good things to come once I get the 40 on a DH course

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    I am small -> aqpprox 1.67m and weigh 67kg
    I was thinking about the DHX 5.0, but I think it will not fit in a small size gemine

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    Quote Originally Posted by MijnNewt
    I am small -> aqpprox 1.67m and weigh 67kg
    I was thinking about the DHX 5.0, but I think it will not fit in a small size gemine
    The 06 has a smaller resivior so if you can wait... At your light weight you might consider the DHX Air out soon enough...
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    i have heard that the gustav's are actually to powerful. with a mighty budget like that, go with some avid juicy 7s. supposed to be amazing.

    fork; if not the dorado go with a 888 or Shiver. 888 is lighter. Sherman Slider is really light too.

    probably a good call on the wheels...

    i love my holzfeller cranks (light for dh), but the XT cranks are supposed to be top-notch

    get thomson components, some dt hugi hubs, a king headset, easton bars, etc. all quality stuff at minimal weight.

    oh, and sorry for the bad typing and lack of capitalization; i f-ed up my wrist last night doing some urban, and this whole keyboard thing isn't working out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MijnNewt
    Rims should be Mavic EX823 Disc, 36 hole -> can this be lighter?
    Crankset I am not sure off, please suggestions are welcome
    Could do 32 holes for the rims/hubs.
    Cranks: XT integrated or RF Altas X-type.
    Thompson stem/post.
    EA 70 bar
    Tires will make a huge difference too. Try and find the thread on "light UST tires for trail riding" or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MijnNewt
    I am small -> aqpprox 1.67m and weigh 67kg
    I was thinking about the DHX 5.0, but I think it will not fit in a small size gemine
    fits just fine, and the swinger makes an exellent door stop...

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    get fox dh40 mmm and some shimano saint brakes (light i think) you could get a deemax wheelset jesus that would be a nice bike and go wild and try a dhx air shock that would be one amazing bike

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    OK
    Fork -> fox 40DH
    shock -> fox DHX 5.0
    rims / hub -> maxic deemax
    crankset -> race face diabolus
    Stem -> Race face diabolus ( can also be XT or Saint)=-> must say I like HT II)
    bottumcrank - > not sure see above
    Bar -> easton DH
    brakes -> gustav / louiise FR ( also not sure, i want to go lighter; avids maybe???)
    drive chain -> sram x.0
    shifter -> newest rapid x.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by MijnNewt
    OK
    Fork -> fox 40DH
    shock -> fox DHX 5.0
    rims / hub -> maxic deemax
    crankset -> race face diabolus
    Stem -> Race face diabolus ( can also be XT or Saint)=-> must say I like HT II)
    bottumcrank - > not sure see above
    Bar -> easton DH
    brakes -> gustav / louiise FR ( also not sure, i want to go lighter; avids maybe???)
    drive chain -> sram x.0
    shifter -> newest rapid x.o
    Deemax won't fit your bike.
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    ok correct should be DT Hugi FR Thru-12 & Thru-20 with a mavic rim

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    Quote Originally Posted by MijnNewt
    ok correct should be DT Hugi FR Thru-12 & Thru-20 with a mavic rim
    05 823's front and rear, 36 spoke
    Dt swiss freeride hubs, front 20mm, rear 135mm X 12mm
    14 gauge spokes
    16mm brass nipples(or whatever the UST ones are)

    For the fork get a DH40
    Shock DHX 5.0
    ea70 bars
    thomson x4 50mm stem
    juicy sevens
    x.o everthing
    evil chainguide
    XT hollowtech cranks with external bb
    sdg ibeam seat and saddle
    headset use the evil reducers.
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    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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