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    Omg!!

    Got My V1 Sultan Built and just took a test ride.
    This bike is just great..........(quick, balanced, neutral and a sh@*tload of fun.)
    I know this is old news to Homerdom but I didn't get to spend much time on a turner
    before I pulled the trigger on the blowout 08. The build goes like this.......
    V1 large Sultan 08.
    XO rear, Xt front X9 shifters. Sram 990 cassette, 991 chain.
    Race Face Deus cranks.
    Eggbeaters.
    Formula K 18s 180 front, 160 rear.
    Groovy Luv handle bar. Ergon enduro grips.
    Titec Pluto Carbon Stem and seat post. WTB pure V pro saddle.
    Manitou Minute 120mm fork.
    I9 wheels with Flows. Maxxis Ardents(tubeless)

    Sorry about the crappy IPhone shot. will post better pictures later.

    Thanks to all the Homers who helped with this build!
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    Sweet! I just built one myself. It is a v1 all black. It is so much fun. Enjoy yours, I will definitely enjoy mine. Here is a pic.
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    Bada$$

    The new dw frames are growin on me but the V1 bikes are still the best lookin. Sweet bikes for the both of you!
    Too wet to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooperator
    The new dw frames are growin on me but the V1 bikes are still the best lookin.
    One ride & aesthetics go out the window...I'm starting to prefer the look of the dw





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    JNC, How are you liking the Ardents for

    wet Virginia Trails? I am running the Nevegals up front with a small block 8 in the rear. The small block 8 is fast, but it slips on wet rocks. Are you running the Ardents Tubeless? Thanks for any info.
    "And I shout that your all fakes and you should have seen the look on your face"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpenglow
    wet Virginia Trails? I am running the Nevegals up front with a small block 8 in the rear. The small block 8 is fast, but it slips on wet rocks. Are you running the Ardents Tubeless? Thanks for any info.
    Yes...tubeless. They are very impressive...I keep thinking I'll swap them out for the tried & true Rampages, but they have been great this winter.


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    Thanks for the info

    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Yes...tubeless. They are very impressive...I keep thinking I'll swap them out for the tried & true Rampages, but they have been great this winter.

    I am loving the MD, VA, and WV riding. Looking forward to the spring and summer. Planning on hitting up Pisgah, GWNF, and other great locals. Having grown up in California and lived in Arizona, I had no idea the riding was so good out here.
    "And I shout that your all fakes and you should have seen the look on your face"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Yes...tubeless. They are very impressive...I keep thinking I'll swap them out for the tried & true Rampages, but they have been great this winter.
    I've had very similar results with the Ardents. The only negative I have is that if you get them packed with mud they don't release it that well, but, overall a great tire.

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    to all you 08 owners. I am finishing a build on an 08 5spot, the last thing I need to do is run the cables. Are any of you guys running full lenght housing on the top tube? I have seen that some people will drill out the braze-ons so they can run full lenght housing. I am just not sure how hard that will be, or if its worth the effort / risk.

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    Cactus Corn?

    CC should be able to help with this as he is such a big fan of full housing!

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    Damn

    Took a hard ride today and was stoked by easy this bike is to control.

    I know this is the old kool-aid......but damn I was clearing things that used to freak me out on my old racerx.......

    I am quite satisfied with my new ride but I have this unexplainable desire to get my RP23 Pushed.....

    Whats happening to me? Must submit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomatic
    I am quite satisfied with my new ride but I have this unexplainable desire to get my RP23 Pushed.....

    Whats happening to me? Must submit....
    Don't resist, scratch that itch.....

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    I drilled the cable stops out

    using a dremel bit and enlarging the existing hole. That said full housing is nice because contamination is almost non existent and reduces maintenance.

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    nice build . considered as well the blue sultan with white manitou. i finally decided to take the bronze sultan with black manitou so that i can fit the rasta i9 wheels ...

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    How do ya like those Mallets?

    Thinking of getting something more platformish ala Mallets like on your ride.

    Been a eggbeater guy for a couple years but am curious about the advantages of this pedal on the more tech XC stuff?

    Great bike by the way!

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    the mallets are great if you ride very technical trails where you frequently have to step on/off the bike.

    if i would have taken the blue frame, my bike would have pretty much looked like your does incl. the silver i9s ...

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