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Old 08-20-08, 05:07 AM   #1
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Kitsuma - old new ride

I recently found a 2002 Litespeed Kitsuma frame on Ebay - Very good condition - I have always loved this bike. I own a 1998 Litespeed Owl Hollow HT (which I bought new), but I am looking to build this up as something not so XC race specific - I plane to race it in endurance mtb races. The frame weighs 4 lbs even - I would like a 25 lb bike with 5" front travel - my question is the parts spec - cost is not a big issue, but reliability is. I am thinking a Fox front fork with the 15mm axle - other than that I have not built a bike in a while - suggestions.
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Spokane? Doesn't Dminor live near there or something?


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It's a disc only frame - so that is the plan

Dminor does live around here - I've seen him at a couple of races, but our styles are different.
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Dminor does live around here - I've seen him at a couple of races, but our styles are different.
Yeah, His style is OLD
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Yeah, His style is OLD
He may be older than most here - but he's probably faster than most here.

He's a DH guy - I moonlight at DH races now and then but I'm a endurance guy, XC racer at heart.
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Just kidding Doug, I'm almost your age.
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