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    Bought my first Norco....2017 Torrent 7.1 frame only....

    Grabbed a used on off PB. Can't wait to build it up. Build with look something like this:

    Pike Pike RCT3 at 150mm travel
    Race Face Turbine, 30T ring
    SRAM X1 X-Horizon, 11 Speed
    SRAM X1 11 Speed X-Actuation Trigger
    SRAM XG1150, 11 Speed, 10-42T
    Guide RS brakes
    KS LEV Integra Dropper, w/ SouthPaw Remote
    WTB Asym i35 rims laced to Hope Pro 4 hubs
    Tire TBD

    I think this thing will be quite fun even if a little overkill for what I ride. Pics to come once I get the frame and start putting things together.
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    The black one? My co-worker has one with a DVO Diamond 160 on it, great bike.
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    Yeah...the black one. Deal was too good to pass up...I was just about to pull the trigger on a new Commencal META AM HT frame when the Torrent popped up for sale. I wanted the Torrent over the META but there's a $200 difference in new frame prices so I was opting for the less expensive one.
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    Decided on WTB Rangers for my tires. I got the tough version...3.0 for the front, 2.8 for the rear. I looked and looked and instead of things becoming clear on what tires I should get...things just got more confusing. So...I was able to get the Rangers cheap enough ($45 each) I figured they'd get me rolling until I can figure out if there's something better out there for me. So...hoping everything will be here next week. Not sure how long it will take for the wheels to be built...but with some luck I might get my first ride in next weekend or the next week at the latest.
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    Hubs are in, frame came today. Bike is partially built and just looks like it wants to rip. Using the wheels and stem/handle bar from the Release until I get replacements...but at least it will be rideable this weekend. Just need to swap the bottom bracket and crank from the Release and new cable/housing for the dropper and I'll be in business.

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    So...is it just me doing something wrong or should the insertion point for the dropper cable be centerline or on the opposite side of the seat tube from where it is? Being angled to the non-drive side, my dropper lever being on the left handle bar I have to cross the cable over the rear brake hose. Kinda janky. But again...maybe I'm doing it wrong. I'm almost tempted to drill a couple holes and add grommets and internally route the dropper cable through the down tube.
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    Nothing more exciting than realizing that the last thing you need to do...removing the bottom bracket from one bike and installing on the other...but finding out you don't have the right tool for the job

    I have a BBT-19 bottom bracket tool but I have a Race Face 30mm spindle crank...so the bottom bracket is a BSA30 which requires the BBT-79 tool.

    And doubtful the LBS has it and even if they do...they are an hour away, I have to work in a few hours, and I have two kids at home since school is out so heading to town isn't an option. Amazon prime probably won't get it here until Monday either

    ****EDIT****
    Tool ordered. Amazon says guaranteed delivery on Saturday. Can't ride until Sunday anyways. Fingers crossed.
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    Rims, tape, valves, and tires arrived today. Now to get the parts to my wheel builder....

    And I thought for sure I ordered a 3.0 and a 2.8. I got two 2.8's though...I sent WTB an email to see if there was a mistake on my part ordering or theirs...but regardless...I'm sure the 2.8 up front will be just fine.

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    Bike is built and I have about 30 miles on it so far. I'm really diggin' it even though so far it's only been gravel road. I'm hoping if the weather cooperates I'll get some trail time this weekend.

    Right now I'm still on the stock wheels and tires from my Release 3 which are 27.5 2.3. New wheels are in the shop being built...hoping they are done by tomorrow so I can set them up and try some proper plus tire riding.

    I'm also on the bars/stem from the Release 3. Bars are 780mm wide with 12mm raise, unknown sweep but they are pretty straight...I'm guessing 5 degrees. It puts my wrists in a pretty uncomfortable position so I'm going to look and see if I can find a suitable replacement asap. I'm thinking 10+ degrees of sweep should get me in a better position. Probably will shorten them up too. I'll order a wide bar and use clamp on grips so I can play with widths before cutting the bars.
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    Bought my first Norco....2017 Torrent 7.1 frame only....-36684024_10156447641824291_1263009011121258496_o.jpg


    Really enjoying this bike. New fork is supposed to be here tomorrow. Just another Pike but in 29" instead of the 27.5" I have now. So hoping to get the new wheels and plus tires on tomorrow...probably won't get to ride until maybe Saturday though.
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    Now in plus size....fork arrived yesterday, installed today. Got the new wheels and 2.8 tires on. Swapped out the Guides for some Hope EVO brakes I had...trying to keep with the silver bits and I'd say that Hope brakes > Guide brakes.

    Anyways...super excited to get out on the trail to give it a thrashing and see how those plus tires perform....

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