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    DH Bike Build for 2011

    So I have a few more parts for the DH bike for 2011. Going in a little different direction this year with a little less travel and a single crown fork.

    Here is what I have so far...




    Most of everything else should be here in a month or so.

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    Going to be sick, man. No way I'll be able even keep you in sight any more.

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    It should be fun...completely different direction than what I have been riding for the past 4 years.

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    You're riding fakie for 2011?

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    "Different direction?" But you were always a gastro fanboi, weren't you?
    Last edited by dminor; 01-10-11 at 10:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    You're riding fakie for 2011?
    No...only going uphill.

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    So the bike showed up at the LBS a couple of days ago. I'm heading down on Saturday to bring it home. I'll snap some pics before I swap the new parts.

    Too bad there's way too much snow around here to take it for a ride. I'll have to start checking on some of the spots in BC that dry up early.

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    It's a bike with a tapered headset for all that I know, going to be interested to see the completed bike. Is that the 180 36 van?
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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    So the bike showed up at the LBS a couple of days ago. I'm heading down on Saturday to bring it home. I'll snap some pics before I swap the new parts.

    Too bad there's way too much snow around here to take it for a ride. I'll have to start checking on some of the spots in BC that dry up early.
    This south-of-the-border part of B.C. is pretty good.

    Oh, and no matter how you build it, it's going to suck .

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    ^ but you're a long drive away for a day trip!

    It is a 180 Van FIT RC2 and I will be swapping the stuff pictured above (plus some other parts) onto a complete bike I ordered. And D is right, it is going to suck!

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    ^^ I checked web cams at Nelson, Invermere and Cranbrook. Even checked Rossland (too far). You're SOL. I think you'd have to get into the Okanagan to get out of snow - - and that's not a day-trip either.

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    You bastard...way to confirm!I had a feeling...the mountains have been getting quite a bit of snow. The Okanagan is only 6 hours one way...it could be a day trip!

    BTW, just got a pic from my buddy at the LBS...this bike really sucks!
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    ^^ I'll say. It must have gone to shipping when some lazy painter took a coffee break halfway through.



    Srsly, tho - - it's gonna be HOT!

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    That bike sucks! Post #5 makes more sense now.

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    Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    That bike sucks! Post #5 makes more sense now.
    Haha! It was killing me that I couldn't explain that.

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    nice!

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    Isn't that thing ready yet?! Where are the pics, man? You had all weekend.

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    I swapped some stuff over but haven't finished everything (need to cut the fork, pull off the FD and a few other little things).

    But I rode it briefly outside of the LBS and it's going to be really fun! The bike pedals very well and the turning is awesome...feels a lot different than the V10.

    So for everyone else...I bought a 2011 Specialized SXT1. I went for the SXT1 over the SXT2 because I was going to swap parts with either route and buying the SXT1 was somewhat cheaper after buying and selling everything (by about $500-700...it depends on what I can sell the Domain RC for).

    So the build:

    FRAME - SXT1 large
    SHOCK - Van RC...I think I'll keep it and send it off to PUSH (or our local Vancouver equivalent) for tuning and once I get the bike dialed, I'll get a Ti spring
    FORK - Domain RC that has been swapped for a Fox Van 36 180 FIT RC2
    HEADSET - FSA taper
    CRANK - SRAM Descendant...pulled off the granny ring
    PEDALS - Specialized replaced with Deity Decoy LTs
    BASH/GUIDE - Gamut 2 speed guide...haven't ordered the replacement yet but will likely put on a LG1+
    SHIFTER - SRAM X5 front and rear replaced with a SRAM X0 for the rear
    FD - Shimano SLX...will be removed and sold
    RD - SRAM X9 mid-cage...going to swap it with the X9 short cage on the B4X
    CASSETTE - I think it's a cheaper 11-34 Shimano, it'll be replaced with a 12-25 SRAM road cassette
    BRAKES - Avid Elixir R (200/185)...these feel pretty good, I'll likely just add Straitline levers
    BAR - Specialized 750mm replaced with a Deity Blacklabel 780mm
    STEM - Specialized 35mm
    GRIPS - Specialized lock ons
    SADDLE - Specialized replaced with a Selle Italia SLR
    POST - Specialized replaced with Thomson Elite
    WHEELSET - Specialized hubs and DT Swiss Rims...I might get a lighter tubeless wheelset but in no rush right now
    TIRES - Specialized Butcher SX...they look promising

    I think that's it but I probably missed something...I'll get some pictures later to keep D happy.

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    Hopefully no more whining from D for the time being...here's a picture of Steve and the bike. I still need to cut the steerer tube and the post, reinstall the front brake, pull off the FD, etc.


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    Nice! Looks great.

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    Blingiest suck evar! I'd say that thing is a real dog but I don't want to insult Steve.



    Haha! Seriously, glad you have a nice still-photo there that I can gaze at . . . rest of the time I'll probably only catch blurry glimpses of it from 100 yards back.

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    I'm really digging it.
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    I'm envious that your big build of the year is done by February, while mine started in October & I still have miles to go. And you're adding insult to injury by making it look so much better than mine. Jerk.
    just a n00b with an ego

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    ^ that was my only goal when putting this bike together.

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