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    My first SS

    Just built it up today. Im so pumped. The frame is from universal its the same as the Phobea, but called a xero flux, true temper OX ultra2, and the best part it was only $89.
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    Sweet! It certainly looks the part. Good choice in forks - bombproof and whatnot. I've a set of those pedals, and, while they're awesome flats, they'll eat your shins for brunch. I've more scars from them than from my entire career's worth of proper crashes. Be careful with your brake levers too - I put them on my GF's first SS, and she took a slight tumble on her first real ride and snapped one off.
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    I was just looking at the same frame, for the same purpose, by any chance do you know the weight?

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    Weight

    Another person on here just got one and he said it weighed 4lbs 5oz.
    My bike weighs 23.5lbs give or take a few oz's.
    About the pedals, I always run platforms, comes from my trials/freeride side.
    I don't like being cliped in. Im always trying something stupid " for my age"
    Need a quick get off
    Brake levers look a little steep, But I haven't riden it yet to make all the adjustments.
    Its going to be fun

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    what size frame?

    What's the stats in terms of angles, TT length, chainstay length, etc?

    looks sweet!
    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Dude
    Just built it up today. Im so pumped. The frame is from universal its the same as the Phobea, but called a xero flux, true temper OX ultra2, and the best part it was only $89.


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    Seat tube is 16" center of B.B. to top of seat tube.
    Head angle is 70 with my fork on there 85mm.
    Seat angle is 72.5.
    Top tube is 21 1/2" from center of head tube to center of seat tube "acual TT"
    Chain stays are 16 3/4 "
    Head tube 4 3/8"
    B.B. height is 11 7/8"
    Wheel base is 41 1/4"
    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Dude
    Seat tube is 16" center of B.B. to top of seat tube.
    Head angle is 70 with my fork on there 85mm.
    Seat angle is 72.5.
    Top tube is 21 1/2" from center of head tube to center of seat tube "acual TT"
    Chain stays are 16 3/4 "
    Head tube 4 3/8"
    B.B. height is 11 7/8"
    Wheel base is 41 1/4"
    Hope that helps.
    Sweetness! looks like so much fun Nice build.

    I can't wait until mine arrives now . Do you happen to know the axel to crown on your fork? I was debating with going with a Vanilla R set to 85 mm and I'm trying to figure out if the head tube angle will be to my liking. I think the marzocchi's are longer axel to crown, although I'm not positive on that.

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    The axel to crown is 458mm. Thats the smallest I would go. I would rather have a 105mm travel fork.
    But thats my kind of riding, I like a slacker head tube than XC race, I like more all mountain angle 69 or 70 degrees.

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    The Vanilla at the 100mm setting would be around 470mm axle to crown and I could always lower it to 85mm travel if need be.

    I'm having a hell of a time deciding what fork to buy, I've always ridden full rigid (grew up with bmx and freestyle). I wouldn't mind hearing your thoughts in this thread if you don't mind throwing some advice my way.

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    Marzocchi seems to be the fork of durability. They weigh a bit more but seem to hold up the best.
    The MX comp or pro are fairly cheap and are strong. The marathon S is stong and smooth but expensive. I personally like a coil spring over air.
    I don't know much about fox except there expensive. And Manatou makes some new stable platform forks (spv) that are getting good reviews. I would try a "Minute1 SPV" it looks good.

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