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    100% Clockwork Full Suspension

    Finally got this thing done but haven't ridden it much. It's 160 x 160mm travel and I'm really happy with how the suspension elements function individually but only more riding will tell if they work well as a whole.

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    Sick! I really like the cable routing details too!


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    It's funny how advancements in shock tuning and single ring cranks have made suspension designs we use to shy away from viable choices again.

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    Fantastic looking frame, well done.
    Are the two sides of the rear end joined together? or is it just the bolts and axle?

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    Very slick looking! Only concern I have is how is the rear end for stiffness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaywardTraveller View Post
    Very slick looking! Only concern I have is how is the rear end for stiffness?
    I can't detect any more flex than I would in a hardtail. The frame axle is 1.25" and then steps down to 30.15mm for the 4 bearings (the outermost bearings are 40mm from the center plane). The shock bolt is M8. It was a challenge to make a robust pivot and keep a 53mm chainline.
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    Finally got the bike out to proper DH trails at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, MN.

    It was a blast and I was really able to ride beyond my skill level with all that travel! Only one good crash and a few washouts.

    No mechanical problems and pivots stays nice and snug with no play.
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    100% Clockwork Full Suspension

    Congrats on designing, building and riding such a sweet bike!


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    Noice!! Seatstay and chainstay curves look really clean and the pivot hardware looks factory.

    Nerdy builder questions:

    I can’t tell exactly how you dropped the right chainstay. Is it just bent and you’re using a compound angle? Those make my brain hurt, but the result looks stellar.

    Also, looks like no bend to the seat tube but non-ginormous chainstays? Tire clearance at full travel is always a challenge for me with 29ers. Edit: never mind, looks like it’s “bent” over the pivot.

    Did you get the housing “stop” for the dropper from Ceeway? How do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feldybikes View Post
    Noice!! Seatstay and chainstay curves look really clean and the pivot hardware looks factory.

    Nerdy builder questions:

    I can’t tell exactly how you dropped the right chainstay. Is it just bent and you’re using a compound angle? Those make my brain hurt, but the result looks stellar.

    Also, looks like no bend to the seat tube but non-ginormous chainstays? Tire clearance at full travel is always a challenge for me with 29ers. Edit: never mind, looks like it’s “bent” over the pivot.

    Did you get the housing “stop” for the dropper from Ceeway? How do you like it?
    Thanks. The right CS was tough--I used about 8' of tube. The first bend is R2.5 and the second in R6. The miter is compound, but barely so it wasn't too tricky. There's also 2 ovalizations in there.

    The ST isn't bent, but does change 20* after the pivot.

    The dropper routing just goes through a reinforced hole that accepts a grommet from Salsa.
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    Wow, beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLKD View Post
    Wow, beautiful.
    Thanks!
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