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    Zeus 2018 Build

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    Zeus 2018 Build

    [QUOTE=Villalobos;14108491]After some setbacks, I Managed to Build in 6 Months my Zeus 2018. This is my set up:

    Frame:2019 Zeus L 
Color: Team Blue Sparkle
Options: None

    Shock: Cane Creek db inline 

    Fork: MRP Ribbon 27.5" Air Tapered 15x110, 160mm - Blk/Org

    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Mango/32 Hole/Spank 350 Oozy 30mm x 35mm/Wheelsmith DB 14g Black Spokes
    Tires: Specialized Eliminator GRID 2Bliss Ready 2.35 x 27.5 Tubeless
    Seat post: OneUp Components Dropper Post, (120-170) 30.9x450mm/ OneUp Dropper Remote, Shimano I-Spec II 

    Rear Der: DEORE XT M 8000 11 speed

    Shifter: DEORE XT M 8000 11-speed
Chain: Shimano
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-46
    Brakes: Shimano XT Four piston Brakes M8020
    Cranks/BB: FSA PF30 Shell Adapter, 73mm English (Threaded) w/Shimano Cups and Enduro Zero Ceramic Bearings/ XT 30T Crankset M8000/ OneUp Components Top Chainguide, ISCG05
    Pedals: Time ATAC MX8

    Headset: Cane Creek 70-Series Headset, ZS44/ZS56 Black
    
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar Lite Carbon 35 Riser Bar, (35.0) 10mm/760mm 

    Stem: Renthal Apex Stem, (35.0) 33mm - Black/Gold
    Saddle: WTB Silverado Syndicate
    Grips: ODI Lock-On MTB Elite Pro - Graphite/Blk 
Tires: Specialized Eliminator GRID 2Bliss Ready 2.35 x 27.5 Tubeless
Weight: 29.5 lbs.

    For the time being I am including only some pics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Villalobos View Post
    Looks great man, nice build!!!

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    I started a thread about maybe building an El Capitan, but am still considering a Zeus for its lower standover height. Does yours have 148x12 rear spacing? What do you think about running a 150mm fork and the rear at 140mm? I have a 2012 El Ciclon now and have always run it at 150mm front and back.

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    The Zeus is still 12 X 142 and that's the only thing keeping me from buying one.
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    I sent an e-mail regarding the El Cap since it shows 142x12 on the website and Teresa assured me it is 148x12 and that frames are in stock ready for paint. The website still shows 142x12 for the El Cap with no mention of an option. Maybe the Zeus is the same? I don't think their website gets much attention. I would not buy anything other than Boost now either.

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    I just looked at the e-mail again and it says the Zeus and El Cap frames in stock are both 148x12.

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    Bike looks great, Villalobos! How are you liking it so far?
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    Any current Zeus lessons learned or upgrades in the last year?

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    Hopefully Villalobos is enjoying his Zeus. Iíve personally been upgrading parts out of boredom since our trails had been closed for so long. I bolted on an I9 A35 40mm stem, green crank preload collar and green Wolftooth axles.
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    Nice color choice. One thing I wish they would change is the rear derailleur cable routing. I assume that's still the same on current frames. My Ciclon is from 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammon287 View Post
    Nice color choice. One thing I wish they would change is the rear derailleur cable routing. I assume that's still the same on current frames. My Ciclon is from 2012.
    It was kind of a pain to get it set up while building the bike, but I havenít messed with it since then. Iíll double check it to make sure itís slack enough when I put the bike in 160mm mode.
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    Looks killer!!!

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    Hopefully Villalobos is enjoying his Zeus. Iíve personally been upgrading parts out of boredom since our trails had been closed for so long. I bolted on an I9 A35 40mm stem, green crank preload collar and green Wolftooth axles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bervin View Post
    Looks killer!!!
    Thanks, man. Been having fun with it
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