My new BLING moto rapido (pics)- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    192

    My new BLING moto rapido (pics)

    Well after lots of work and just not having the time the bike is build and very nice and responsive. The build is full XO with a X9 FD with jucicy ultimates and race face dues XC cranks. Wheels are bontrager race lite with bontrager jones XR tires running tubless. The handlebar is some cheap raceface which is like 230g and a cheap bontrager sport stem just to get an idea on the size i want. I brought the bike into work today to get a idea on the weight and it's #23.58 with a 18" frame. I also have some Shimano PD-M540 Pedal and a bontrager select seatpost with a race lux seat. The frame weighs #3.5 and the R7 uncut was also #3.5. Over all Im VERY VERY happy with how it came out.

    upgrades to come are but not %100 sure on are....

    oval concepts seatpost 190grams
    ritchey comp stem 155g
    egg breater SL pedals
    a light sub 150g handlebar
    changing to lighter seat but not sure of what.

    Tell me what you think overall. Thanks (yes it's tape on the fork i want to cut the disc hose b4 i zip tie it)





    Last edited by 2004haroX2; 08-24-2007 at 05:51 PM.

  2. #2
    And He was Not
    Reputation: Enoch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,674
    I think I like it.. I got it's big brother...
    Attached Images Attached Images
    The Truth is out there. Here it isThe TRUTH

  3. #3

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    771
    thompson stem, i love mine and it comes in bag haha
    also i would try out some of the saddles we have at work and see if you like any
    id get a easton seatpost or thompson but thats just me, that or bontrager

  4. #4
    i heart singletrack
    Reputation: mgersib's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,553
    Quote Originally Posted by 2004haroX2
    upgrades to come are but not %100 sure on are....

    oval concepts seatpost 190grams
    ritchey comp stem 155g
    egg breater SL pedals
    a light sub 150g handlebar
    changing to lighter seat but not sure of what.

    Tell me what you think overall. Thanks (yes it's tape on the fork i want to cut the disc hose b4 i zip tie it)
    I think it looks great. Congratulations!

    Like ECB, I'm a Thomson stem/seatpost fan. I've never had a problem with either. They're light, strong, stiff, relatively affordable and look awesome.

    Don't freak about a super light handlebar. Better to go with extra durability over fragility there. I'm speaking from experience, and I only weigh 165 pounds.

    But it definitely is a looker... and I bet it rides as sweet as it looks.

    Nice work.

    Cheers,
    MG
    I like bikes

  5. #5

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    20
    For the first time a couple weeks ago I saw a Mamasita and those are beautiful bikes. The graphics and shape of the frame tube is out of this world. These photos do not reveal just how nice looking they really are.
    I had to settle on the Redline Mono-Nine but if I could have stretched the budget it would have been a Salsa....

  6. #6

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    54
    Is this beautiful paint job of the Moto really going to be scrapped for an ugly poop gold color?

  7. #7
    I like to ride my bike.
    Reputation: RideFaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,578
    How tall are you 2004HaroX2? Does the 18 feel small, big, just right...?
    I like bicycles. Bicycles make me happy. Riding them makes me even happier.
    Scott Bicycles
    Maxxis Tires
    Team Blog

  8. #8

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    192
    Im about 5' 11" and have a 90mm stem on it now. the saddle hight on the bike in the pic is how much post i hvave out.

    the bike feels great now.

    i took it out on the mountain a day after the pic. it's a beast on the hills and it feels like i have nothing under me. on the downhills the carbon stays feels good and not to bumpy.

    this is the bike i always wanted !!!!!

  9. #9

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    192
    well with the new upgrades it's 23.19

    thomson post
    ritchey stem
    raceface caarbon bars
    eggbeater pedals
    carbon spacers and top cap.

    still rides very nice.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  10. #10

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    192
    just changed the seat and it came in at 22.86.

    I put a new chain on it acouple days ago.

    getting some crow tires for it this wk when they show up at work.

    will post pics with weight when done.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    123
    well that above user name got messed up or somthing so i had to make a new one.

    but

    Still waiting on tires but am thinking of building a nice wheelset this winter.

    gold hope pro 2 hubs
    mavic 717 disc rims
    red nips
    spokes ?

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    123
    I got mavic 717 disc rims in and some WTB lazer lite disc hubs in. now just need spokes and nips.
    Can you say Full XO #22.68 salsa moto rapido

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    568
    I just finished mine
    2006 SM frame
    I put the 100 R-7 and do like the ride with it, I do not race just for fun
    little bit under 10 kg' (with the Devo chair)
    I did my first ride today so I need to ride more for knowing the bike better
    Attached Images Attached Images

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: limba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,938
    Those are nice pictures. I have the same frame but I won't build up the bike for a few more months. It's really a nice looking frame in person.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    28
    Hi There.

    Does the 2008 Moto rapido frame have removable canti boses? Or is it disc only?

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.