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    Finally got my bike built, SWD 216 build

    I finally got my new 2007 swd racing 216 frame a few days ago. I got it built and have been riding it the last 2 day s and I love it. It was custom made by steve to have an extra long toptube because I'm 6 foot 5. This bike so far has eaten up whatever I can throw at and just plows down the trail like nothing I have ever ridden.

    Heres the build:

    2007 SWD Racing 216
    2007 Marzocchi 888rc2x
    Custom valved FOX DHX 5.0 rear shock
    Azonic Outlaws[only temporary wheels till I get a custom set bulit]
    Truvativ holzfeller cranks
    Gamut p30 chaingude
    Shimano xt 4 piston brakes
    Michelin dh32 front dh24 rear tires
    Chris King headset
    NYC Glory Hole pedals
    Azonic ultracross bars
    Marzocchi direct mount stem
    Marzcchi seat
    Sram x.9 super short derailer with sram x.9 shifter
    Shimano ultegra 11-23 casette with sram pg-971 chain

    The bike is pretty heavy, I'm not sure about the exact weight but i really don't care. I actually like heavy bikes, they are more stable at high speeds through the rough and weight doesn't matter to me because I'm so tall I can whip and corner the bike no problem. Also I break light bikes alot.
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    That bike is crazy Steel DH bike, you're one tall mofo.

    So what did they have to change to make it fit?? TT yah but what's the geo?
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    Wow, I was going to ask why he made it with the toptube so high up, but at 6ft 5, I guess it doesn't matter! How does the rear end feel as far as flex, if you don't mind my asking? I would have thought that a brace from the main pivot to the seattube would be there to keep the main pivot from trying to twist the downtube. Let us know how it holds up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1ORBUST
    That bike is crazy Steel DH bike, you're one tall mofo.

    So what did they have to change to make it fit?? TT yah but what's the geo?

    The toptube is 24.75 inches actual measurement
    The seatube is 19 inch
    Headtube angle is 65 degrees
    Not sure about the downtube length
    Everything else is the same as the normal 216

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    Thats sweet... I like the orange.
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    Nooo not a Gamut...that thing peaced MTBR user matt the FIRST RUN OF THE SEASON at Northstar.
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    YES A GAMUT i run 2 diff ones and have no complaints about either. its all in your setup

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    Hey nice bike buddy... now harden up and ride that thing like you got aids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloy
    Hey nice bike buddy... now harden up and ride that thing like you got aids

    Wait till you get back, the first day I got the bike built and went over to newbury park to ride those trails that we rode and I was so much faster than I ever was on the khs and I'm not even used to the bike yet.

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    that thing is ugly sorry.. never liked SWD's bikes, whatever floats your boat though and as long as your riding

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    I'm digging the huck bars and narrow ass headtube and sky high TT.....looks cool.

    Which NB park trails? Skel? Los Robles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    I'm digging the huck bars and narrow ass headtube and sky high TT.....looks cool.

    Which NB park trails? Skel? Los Robles?

    Hidden NB trails.

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    steve makes nice bikes

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    go huck yourself
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    are shimano 4pots still avalible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    Nooo not a Gamut...that thing peaced MTBR user matt the FIRST RUN OF THE SEASON at Northstar.
    Yeah, my LBS had set it up wrong because I didn't have the Shimano BB tool at the time. Now I don't even have a roller and the chain doesn't fall off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloy
    Hey nice bike buddy... now harden up and ride that thing like you got aids
    yeah ride it and spend less time on the phone
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Wow.. thats one sick bike!!!!

    Good luck with her!!
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    Wow, that thing looks so damn simple.

    It's a refreshing break from all of those uber complicated linkages you see on other bikes...
    Hunter, Simmons, Berrecloth, Watson,Vanderham, Semenuk, Schley, Gulevich, Bourdon, Smith, Moreland, Shandro, Boyko... Bieber.

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