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Old 02-03-11, 09:41 PM   #1
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And so it begins.

After nearly a year of no mountain biking, but plenty of road and cross racing, I had to do it again. Not only ride.. but race. So now I'm building up a mountain bike. Fuji Mt. Fuji pro carbon hardtail.. thinking 22-23 pounds.

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Sweet Start! I like the green slash.
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Me too. It has a green logo on the stay, the slash on the stay, one on the seat tube, and a pin stripe on the top tube.

I think it needs these.

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Nice looking frame; welcome back to the fold.
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That would work too. I don't really like the idea of one set hand position for grips.
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How much was the frame ? I got the itch for a new build myself , im thinking on a KHS alite 3000 though,and from the spec they weigh a tick over 3lbs..
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How much was the frame ? I got the itch for a new build myself , im thinking on a KHS alite 3000 though,and from the spec they weigh a tick over 3lbs..
Frame was $400 and weighs in at 3.3 pounds.
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Very nice frame . Be sure to get a sweet set of green head sets
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I'm actually using DT swiss hubs and rims that I already had, and the headset is integrated. I'm not sure on the crank yet. Light, whatever I pick.
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Nice start!! Gotta post build up progress pics.

Yer a youngin' otherwise I would ask why a HT. Keep us updated!!
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I'll be sure to post progress pics. It will be a while unfortunately.. I'm not cheaping out on the build and can't afford too much now. It will be sweet though.

I chose a hardtail because I don't think I need a FS bike for XC races, I'm also a weight weenie and can't nearly afford a weight weenie FS frame.
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Those cranks are sweet! And also available in green!
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I built up the wheels today - Dt swiss x430 rims, DT swiss double butted spokes (silver front, black rear) and DT onyx hubs.
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Sounds like sweet rims, nice use of contrast front and back spokes. What tires?
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Das foto - not sure on tires yet. Thinking S-works fast trak maybe. 2.0 or 1.95 width and light are my requirements.

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cool bike. some green crank brothers candy pedals.
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Thanks - that sounds like a good plan..
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Has anyone tried the Schwalbe Racin Rons. Look to be light and durable if a tad pricey.
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Oh schnapzz.




And of course the schwagg that arrived today...
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mmm Mt. Fuji. We had one at the shop that was a size too big for me. Why we had a 21" frame in is beyond me. If it was a 19" I wouldv'e been all over it! Awesome bike. You have a great base. Ride the bajesus out of it!
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Thanks, I think it will be great.
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