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    New build - Salsa Moto Rapido

    Hi all,

    Today a shinny new Salsa Moto Rapido (18 inch) frame arrived for me and its the last part needed to build up my first light bike (first bike "build" of any type in fact), over the next few days my pile of tasty parts will become what I'm hopping will be one of the sweetest hardtails I've seen

    The frame with der hanger and V stubs weighed in at 1490g, with the parts I've bought for it I'm hopping for a finished weight around 20lbs (high 19's with silly rubber). I'll post finished pic's/full parts spec/weight etc when its all together. Build will be along the lines of... 05 WB XC.8 fork, X0 & XTR drivetrain, Avid Ti V's, Carbon bar & post, CK headset, XTR wheels etc..

    Its been a good start to the week
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    Sounds and looks awesome! i want a progress report!

    The frame really does look good. Did it come from the factory with the BB sheel faced and such?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bike_freak
    Did it come from the factory with the BB sheel faced and such?

    It looks like it to me, the BB area is nicely machined and I could screw my BB in all the way no problem, nice fit/finish.

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    very sexy

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    very nice indeed, love the stays and the graphics !

    I have that same scale. I don't trust mine :-)

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    Good job!

    Very nice Laika.
    Looks like it was definitely sorth the wait.

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    I love the headtube badge Laika!

    can I ask how much US it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panacea
    can I ask how much US it cost?
    It seems to go for $765 at most online stores. Awesome looking frame btw.
    Herro prease

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    Looks like an awesome frame I cant wait to see the result of the final build
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    I'm pretty happy with how its coming together

    Just a quick work in progress pic....Truvativ Stylo Team ISIS cranks with stock 44T ring, alloy BB bolts and self extractors, 30T extralite ring and bolts....all up 593g
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    those cranks look nice

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    That's gonna be sweet as a nut.

    Those rapido frames are really good value aswell for something so light.

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    What exactly is a rigid hard tail?

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    Its built !! :)

    I've only had time for quick spin on the bike paths near my home but first impressions are its goes like a rocket !! (my other bike is a 33lb FS). I've still got a few parts to change out once I've confirmed the stem length etc. Last changes will be (at this point ) a F99 stem with Ti bolts, Extralite seat post and Exustar Ti pedals, that should according to the WW site will drop ~230g for a final weight of around 8.95kg / 19.7lb

    Here are the spec's, feel free to comment and give tips on possible changes.

    Salsa Moto Rapido

    Bottle Cage Bolts: Extralite = 4g
    Bottom Bracket: Token Ti - TK873CT 108mmx68mm = 157g
    Brake Levers: SRAM 9.0 = 155g
    Brakes: Avid Ti V's(Koolstop dual compound pads) =358g
    Cables: Avid Flak Jacket = 143g
    Cassette: XTR 12-34 = 236g
    Chain: SRAM PC99 = 281g
    Chainstay Protector: Lizard Skin = 12g
    Crankset: Truvativ Stylo Team ISIS = 593g
    *Chain rings: Truvativ 44T - Extralite 30T
    *Chainring bolts: Extralite
    *Crank fixing bolts: Truvativ
    Der(Front): XTR M953 = 125g
    Der(Rear): SRAM X.0 - Med Cage = 209g
    Fork: White Brother XC.8(200mm s/tube, inc star nut & v stubs) = 1558g
    Frame: Salsa Moto Rapido 18"(inc v stubs & der hanger) = 1490g
    Grips: Titec Pork Rinds(Trimmed)/bar plugs = 17g
    Handlebar: Easton EC90 = 102g
    Headset: Chris King(minus star nut) = 121g
    Headset Spacer: Carbon = 11g
    Pedals: Eggbeaters C+ = 295g
    Skewers: Steel Bolt Up = 77g
    Seat Binder: Salsa Lip-Lock 30.6mm = 35g
    Seat: Selle Italia SLR = 139g
    Seatpost: Amoeba Scud Carbon 27.2mm/350mm = 244g
    Shifters: SRAM X.0 Twist = 174g
    Stem: Easton EA50 - 120mm/6 = 170g
    Tire (Front): Schwalbe Fast Fred 2.00 = 350g
    Tire (Rear): Schwalbe Fast Fred 2.00 = 352g
    Tubes: Maxxis Ultralight .45mm = 198g
    Wheelset: XTR / Mavic 517 / DT Rev / Alloy Nipples / Strapping Tape = 1560g
    Other: Grease / Locktite / Air = 20g

    All weights are actual

    Total = 9186g / 20.25lb
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    The frame and cabling

    Just a little info on how the build went since there seems to be not many Motos about or not many people are talking about them. I thought the frame was very well finished, nice paint work including the finer decals, the carbon stay section is very nicely shaped.. MMmm tasty The BB and headset sections were ready to go out of the box and my king and token parts fitted with no problem. The frame cabling points make for minimal use of cable outers, both shifter cables only use outers from the h/bar to the frame just under the headset on the down tube and run as bare inners over the rest of the frame with the exception of a short section of outer for the rear der. The two rear brake cable points along the top tube are of a larger more open design the allow you to use a variety of brake cable options using the parts that came with the frame kit, one of the options would allow for neat cabling of hydro or full length outer cable brakes, I used the other option that used a couple of nicely machined alloy cups that kept the use of cable outers to a minimum. Parts that came with the frame were.... 2x alloy brake line cups, 2x plastic brake line collars (for hydro lines), 2x V brake stubs (pair in frame as well), 2x V brake stub blanking plugs, 2x plastic clips for disc brake line retention on carbon stay (cable ties could also be used)

    Just a last comment on the Avid Flak Jacket cable kits I used, they look very nice, they shift well, they have plenty of options with all the parts they include and the red sheaths even go with the colour scheme on my bike but the unlike Avid claims the outer sections are far from light weight, I'd hate to think how much weight a 'full length' outers setup would weigh.
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    Do the black tubes under the BB come with the kit or the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turd
    Do the black tubes under the BB come with the kit or the frame?
    They are part of the Avid kit and tube that runs up thru the frame to the front der terminates with a nice rubber boot to keep the dirt out. Normally the bare inner wire just runs thru the cable guide that is screwed to the BB housing.

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    that is a gorgeous build. I love the clean look of the WB forks. I'm considering picking up one of those ec90 carbon bars if I can - what do you think of them? flexy? confidence inspiring (within WW limits !) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomacropod
    .... I'm considering picking up one of those ec90 carbon bars if I can - what do you think of them? flexy? confidence inspiring (within WW limits !) ?

    - Joel

    I'm very happy with the EC90, when it came in the mail and I unpacked it I thought no way is this thing going be strong enough, but on the bike it feels no different than the flat alloy bar it replaced, no flex I can feel at all even when pulling on it climbing hills and now I dont give a second thought. The reviews of it here on mtbr also give it a high rating.

    Just a side note... I couldn't resist ordering a set of Exustar Ti pedals last night and I have had confirmation they are in the mail today ... worked out to $138AU + post... I thought I was getting a good deal when I got my plain eggbeaters for $125AU + post on sale last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomacropod
    that is a gorgeous build. I love the clean look of the WB forks. I'm considering picking up one of those ec90 carbon bars if I can - what do you think of them? flexy? confidence inspiring (within WW limits !) ?

    - Joel
    I use the EC90 SL Riser. I haven't had any problems with it at all. Its super light, no flex at all, and as far as my use has gone, it is a perfect bar.

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    Nice Build

    Very nice, the bike looks well trick, I bet it flies well
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