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    Finally finished my winter project

    Here it is my Planet X Armadillo that I have been building all winter. Only got to take it for a spin around the block this afternoon but it rides awsome. May need some stiffer springs for the fork. But I have to take them apart to max the travel out anyway so no big deal. I'll post some better pics when I get the chance to take more.
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    man thats one purdy hardtail

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    How about posting the specs on it? I'd love to see a list of your component choices.

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    Specs

    Planet X Armadillo 16.5 inch
    Fox Vanilla 100 RLC
    WTB Dual Duty FR Wheel set w/WTB skewers
    Nokian Gazzaloddi Dual Tires (26x2.3)
    Avid BB7 w/ 6in. rotors
    Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
    SRAM XO Rear Derailleur
    SRAM X-Gen Front Derailleur
    SRAM 9.0 Shifters
    KMC Z9900 chain (was gonna get a Rohloff but couldn't find one)
    Avid Flak Jacket cables Brakes and Derailleurs
    Race Face Evolve DH
    Race Face Evolve FR BB
    Heim 3 Guide Chain Guide
    Crank Brothers Mallet Pedals
    Planet X pro post
    Planet X Uranus saddle (flamin grey graphics)
    Kalloy QR seatpost clamp
    Chris King headset
    Azonic Shorty stem
    Answer Protaper bars
    Oury Grips

    I tried to put together a component package that is both durable and easy to maintain, I think I did a pretty good job. So far it's pretty awsome, kinda rides like a big bmx bike. I have't had a chance to really do any trail riding on it yet, but I'm sure it'll be awsome on the trail. It only weighs about 27lbs. The total build cost me about $1600.00 total, but well worth it. If I had it to do all over again I would have bought a donor bike to scavenge the components from, I would have saved a ton of cash that way. But hindsight is usually 20/20 isn't it.

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    nice bike, ugly gussets! jkjk
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    its shimano-free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace_Jellyfish
    its shimano-free
    sweet..........................................
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Are your Race Face Evolve cranks the new X-type ones? I've ordered a set for the bike I'm building..Just curious if anyones tried em. We've got quite a few components the same. Here's my build

    Rocky Mountain Switch Ltd.
    Marz. Z1 FR1 150mm
    Race Face Diabolus 50mm 25.4 Stem
    Azonic World Force 2" Riser bars
    Lizard Skins Logo ODI lock on grips
    FSA Big Pig 1.5 Reducer Headset
    Avid BB7 w/8" Rotors Mech Discs (I just love the simplicity of mech.)
    Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers
    Avid Flak Jacket Shifter/Brake cables/housing
    SRAM X9 Triggers
    SRAM PC 99 Hollowpin Chain
    SRAM X9 Rear Der.
    SRAM X-Generation Frt. Der.
    SRAM 990 11-32T Cassette
    Race Face Evolve DH Cranks with X-Type BB
    Azonic Xtension Pedals
    Thomson Elite 250mm post
    Seat = ? It's the last thing I gotta figure out.
    Hadley DH 10mm TA Rear Hub
    Marz. 20mm Front Hub
    Black Wheelsmith Spokes/Nipples
    Sun MTX Rims
    Kenda Short-Tracker 2.3 Tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    sweet..........................................
    Dood, youre the one telling everyone to get Saints ( theyre shimano you know )
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    what were is gnarcal

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    No, just the standard ISIS drive.

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    I've got Evolve DH cranks with the standard ISIS drive on my Kona Roast and so far (maybe a year) they've worked great. I went with the X-type cuz I gotta try new things but there were some pretty sweet prices floating on the web for those standard ISIS cranks. Actually the crank bolts came loose a few times early on but I put some red locktight on and since then they've been great.

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    Have you actually weighed it an 27lbs or is that a guess? 27 would be really sweet but it sounds a tick on the low side. My rough guess would be about 31. My build is gonna come in about 37lbs and I worked really hard to save weight (other than the cranks/bb, 1207g is a nice hunk of weight). I do have a 9.4lbs frame and a heavier fork but other than that we seem similar.

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    It's just a guess, but it feels alot lighter than I thought it would. I've been riding my SGS FR Pro lately, so that's part of the reason it feels so light, lol. If I get a chance to weigh it I'll post up.

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