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    RFX Version 2.0

    Hey Guys,

    Thought I would post up some pics of the latest build on my RFX. Just Powerdered the rear swingarm, installed all new bushings, added the Evil/e13 DRS, and added the Sherman Slider. Here is the spec:

    Build:

    Frame: 18" Medium '02 RFX with Fox Vanilla RC
    Headset: Chris King Steelset
    Bar: Easton Scandium DH
    Grips: Yeti ODI Hardcore
    Brakes: Avid Disc, 203mm front 185mm rear
    Brake Levers: Avid Ultimate
    Cables: XT/Avid Full metal Jacket
    FD: XT
    RD: XTR medium cage
    Cassette: 11-34 XT 9 spd
    Shifters: XT 9 spd
    Rings: RF 22-32
    Chainguide: Evil DRS w/ '04 Stealth Roller
    Fork: Manitou Slider '03 6"
    Post: Thomson Elite
    Stem: Thomson Elite 70x5
    Rims: Mavid D521
    Spokes: Wheelsmith DH13
    Hubs: Chris King-20mm Front, Rear has Bolt-On axle (fun bolts)
    Seat: WTB Laser V (leather, ti rails)
    BB: Truvativ DHLT
    Cranks: RF North Shore
    Tires: Kenda Kinetics Stick-E 2.6
    Chain: SRAM PC99
    SeatPost Collar: Salsa
    Pedals: Choice of Time Z or Easton Flatboy

    Check the Buy and Sell Forum in the next few days...
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    Humna, humna...that IS a nice bike...I love the White colour too :-)
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    Dammm that's sweet! The RFX keeps looking better and better....
    I like the black & white scheme.
    That seat looks a lot bigger than a Laser V stealth...more like a Power V. Maybe it's just the camera angle.

    I have the DRS also. Trimmed for trail riding <GRIN>
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    Man that looks SICK. With the rear matching the fork it's beautiful and burly. Nice build for sure. did you have any problems with the salsa clamp hitting on the seatstay yoke when you bottom out? I was about to change my seatpost clamp to a salsa but on my16.5 frame it was interfering with the black rocker plates and yoke at full compression.

    Note: I have the 6in travel plates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Dammm that's sweet! The RFX keeps looking better and better....
    I like the black & white scheme.
    That seat looks a lot bigger than a Laser V stealth...more like a Power V. Maybe it's just the camera angle.

    I have the DRS also. Trimmed for trail riding <grin>
    Yeah, I think you are right...it is a power v. Oops...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    Man that looks SICK. With the rear matching the fork it's beautiful and burly. Nice build for sure. did you have any problems with the salsa clamp hitting on the seatstay yoke when you bottom out? I was about to change my seatpost clamp to a salsa but on my16.5 frame it was interfering with the black rocker plates and yoke at full compression.

    Note: I have teh 6in travel plates. It looks like yours may be 5in?
    the seatstay yoke comes close to hitting the salsa at full bottom, but it doesn't make contact. It must be a 18" vs. 16.5" difference.

    I also have the 6" plates....

    KL

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    the black and white looks sick, nice build
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLars
    the seatstay yoke comes close to hitting the salsa at full bottom, but it doesn't make contact. It must be a 18" vs. 16.5" difference.

    I also have the 6" plates....

    KL
    cool. Mine was actually hitting on the underside of the yoke right near the zerk fitting. Glad to hear you don't have a problem on the 18in.

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    Powder Coating ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KLars
    Hey Guys,

    Thought I would post up some pics of the latest build on my RFX. Just Powerdered the rear swingarm, installed all new bushings, added the Evil/e13 DRS, and added the Sherman Slider. Here is the spec:

    Build:

    Frame: 18" Medium '02 RFX with Fox Vanilla RC
    Headset: Chris King Steelset
    Bar: Easton Scandium DH
    Grips: Yeti ODI Hardcore
    Brakes: Avid Disc, 203mm front 185mm rear
    Brake Levers: Avid Ultimate
    Cables: XT/Avid Full metal Jacket
    FD: XT
    RD: XTR medium cage
    Cassette: 11-34 XT 9 spd
    Shifters: XT 9 spd
    Rings: RF 22-32
    Chainguide: Evil DRS w/ '04 Stealth Roller
    Fork: Manitou Slider '03 6"
    Post: Thomson Elite
    Stem: Thomson Elite 70x5
    Rims: Mavid D521
    Spokes: Wheelsmith DH13
    Hubs: Chris King-20mm Front, Rear has Bolt-On axle (fun bolts)
    Seat: WTB Laser V (leather, ti rails)
    BB: Truvativ DHLT
    Cranks: RF North Shore
    Tires: Kenda Kinetics Stick-E 2.6
    Chain: SRAM PC99
    SeatPost Collar: Salsa
    Pedals: Choice of Time Z or Easton Flatboy

    Check the Buy and Sell Forum in the next few days...

    Great looking bike... I've got a 19.5 in Hemi Orange. I thought that the heat necessary for powder coating somehow weakens the integrity of the aluminum, anyone know anything about this?

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    wow...that bike is pimparific!!! All the top of the line parts on a top of the line structure. I bet it rides like a dream.

    That bike would be perfect for trails like Downieville - enjoy and thanks for sharing pictures with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shmoodog
    Great looking bike... I've got a 19.5 in Hemi Orange. I thought that the heat necessary for powder coating somehow weakens the integrity of the aluminum, anyone know anything about this?
    Turner don't recommend against it. Olympic PC is where the frames are powdered from the get-go.

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    New question here.

    Why is your bike for sale on RideMonkey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    Why is your bike for sale on RideMonkey?
    Hey Acadian,

    I just haven't been riding it as of late. In fact, although I hate to say this, I haven't ridden it since September '03.

    Haven't even tried the Slider or DRS out on the trail...Why? I don't know. Kind of picked up some other hobbies that have been taking a lot of time. Also, been working on my house quite often.

    I was planning on posted it here on mtbr as well...hence this comment in my original post:

    Quote Originally Posted by KLars
    Check the Buy and Sell Forum in the next few days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLars
    Hey Acadian,

    I just haven't been riding it as of late. In fact, although I hate to say this, I haven't ridden it since September '03.

    Haven't even tried the Slider or DRS out on the trail...Why? I don't know. Kind of picked up some other hobbies that have been taking a lot of time. Also, been working on my house quite often.

    I was planning on posted it here on mtbr as well...hence this comment in my original post:
    Hope you sell it quick - it's a sin to have such a beautiful bike just sitting there.

    good luck.

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    you must have gotten a new nintendo or something - I wouldn't ride either if I had a new nintendo!

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