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    Orange Crush (too pretty to ride?)

    You decide.

    I'm really happy with the way this turned out. My LBS labeled it "too pretty to ride".
    I disagree. I'm going to ride the sh!t out of it as usual, only now it weighs 25.33 lbs instead of 28.24 lbs and it has a lot more bling.

    I know the orange is polarizing and that's exactly what I wanted. I hope you either love it or hate it. I don't want to leave any room for ambiguity.

    Let's hear it!
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    I like it!

    love the wheels, orange and silver looks very nice.

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    I'm kind of neutral on it
    Keep the Country country.

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    Im torn between loving and hating. Im a stickler for co-ordination, I love the I9 and the XO with the frame, beautiful

    But...

    That crankset looks out of place, Id try polishing it to match the links or powder it in black. Seeing it with a white fork would have been nice too.
    Congrats mate, ride her hard
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    Those Polished rims are sick.....
    where did you get them....?
    I love it

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    Another vote for love it.
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    nice!

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    Yeah, love it. Definitely pretty, but not too pretty to ride. If it were mine I'd put a white Rev team maxle and white stem on it.... (it's sooooo easy for me to spend your money!)

    Wheels look great, I too am curious about the rims.... are those I9's house brand rims?

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    far from to pretty to ride, maybe with beer goggles

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam2051
    Im torn between loving and hating. Im a stickler for co-ordination, I love the I9 and the XO with the frame, beautiful

    But...

    That crankset looks out of place, Id try polishing it to match the links or powder it in black. Seeing it with a white fork would have been nice too.
    Congrats mate, ride her hard
    liam2051, you are absolutely right about the crankset! I should have polished it when I did the rims. I want to change it out for something lighter but I've spent enough money for a while. I'm not so sure about a white fork but I really appreciate your input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DH_WP
    Those Polished rims are sick.....
    where did you get them....?
    I love it
    They are just Mavic 717's I bought in silver then I had them polished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu
    far from to pretty to ride, maybe with beer goggles
    LOL! I agree. I'm going to get it dirty tomorrow.
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    Love it needs more MUD

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    I like it, too but I'm partial. Great job on the rims. Fork and cranks need to be less gray for it to be called "too pretty".

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    I think I have a new wallpaper. The cassette shot! Awesome looking bike. I'd build another one and hang this one on the living room wall.

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    very nice

    how did you get orange parts on the dérailleur and cassette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    very nice

    how did you get orange parts on the dérailleur and cassette?
    check it out.... http://www.sram.com/en/designyourride/
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    Nice.
    To finish it get a polished seatpost and polished stem.
    but most importantly get http://www.raceface.com/components/cranks/3/# Atlas crank in orange crush.
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    Looks like a nice RIDE not a nice decoration for the garage. Let's see some mud on it and then we'll start talking sexy. It's a nice build and I hope you do in fact ride the shizzle off the mizzle (whatever that means).

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_rex
    Looks like a nice RIDE not a nice decoration for the garage. Let's see some mud on it and then we'll start talking sexy. It's a nice build and I hope you do in fact ride the shizzle off the mizzle (whatever that means).
    LOL!

    I'm no Brian Lopes but I try to ride the shizzle off the mizzle! It never rains where I live so everyone calling for mud will have to wait a long time to see it muddy!

    Here's proof that I actually ride it when I'm not staring at it or waxing it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikilledkenny2
    Nice.
    To finish it get a polished seatpost and polished stem.
    but most importantly get http://www.raceface.com/components/cranks/3/# Atlas crank in orange crush.
    Great suggestions all.... I've already considered the Race Face cranks but they are a little more burly (read heavy) than I need... I'm no hucker.

    I considered the silver Thomson X4 stem and Master Piece post but the stem would ADD almost 60 grams over my stock Ibis stem (which is plenty stiff) so I kept the stock stem and got a black KCNC post. I lost 80 grams in weight vs. the stock Ibis aluminum post. I could still polish the parts I have....

    As much as I love the bling stuff, any upgrade I do HAS to save me weight (but not at the expense of durability).
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    No mud? Aw man! Come on up here to the great NW and we'll get you set up proper. Actually I'm quite jealous of anyone that gets to ride dry for more than 3 months out of the year. Lookin good boss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV
    You decide.
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    Let's hear it!
    Gorgeous......nice color matching........although I don't like riser bars, but that's just me.

    How about some silver iLinks?

    How heavy are you? I noticed you are running a KCNC Ti pro lite post.......I just ordered one on a whim.......

    Again, beautiful bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil
    Gorgeous......nice color matching........although I don't like riser bars, but that's just me.

    How about some silver iLinks?

    How heavy are you? I noticed you are running a KCNC Ti pro lite post.......I just ordered one on a whim.......

    Again, beautiful bike!
    Thanks for the compliments! I'm 5'11 160.

    Today was the first day I've ridden the bike with that post (among other upgrades) and it worked as it should have. I never thought about it. No slips, creaks or any weirdness. KCNC claimed a weight of 160 grams. On my scale it weighed exactly 160 grams but that included the little rail pieces they put in to hold the clamp together while shipping it. Without those pieces it weighs 148 grams. Bonus!

    Silver iLinks? I'll give it some thought.....
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    i like it. how come you didnt go with the 15qr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_rex
    No mud? Aw man! Come on up here to the great NW and we'll get you set up proper. Actually I'm quite jealous of anyone that gets to ride dry for more than 3 months out of the year. Lookin good boss!
    Here is a shot from today. It was 46 degrees F at 8:30 but warmed up to 70ish when this picture was taken. Notice the dry conditions. I should have taken a shot on the single track where you would have seen fire damage (we had HUGE wildfires recently in So.Cal), rocks, dust and no water.
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    loving the orange.
    I just got my matte clear SL + XTR, took the maiden ride in topanga today!

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    loving the orange.
    I just got my matte clear SL + XTR, took the maiden ride in topanga today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobborama
    loving the orange.
    I just got my matte clear SL + XTR, took the maiden ride in topanga today!
    Congratulations! I was nearby in Westlake Village!
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    Awesome BunnV, congrats on a fine job done!! I'm stoked on the Sram and the I9s. My 07 Eddy Orange is washed and put away for the season as the snow level is working its way down the mountains. Time to get out the cross country skiis.

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    That's the bike I wanna ride, when I learn how to ride...beautiful!

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