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    Dream Bike

    I've seen so many threads on ppls new rides, and I know I'm not getting a new one for a while. So I thought I'd indulge in a little dreaming. I encourage you to do the same. I'd use it for technical XC, but could use it as a do-everything bike. Here's my dream bike:

    Frame: Moots Mooto-X EBB Rigor
    Fork: Reba Race 29
    BB: Chris King ISIS EBB (when they exist)
    Crank Arms: FSA V-drive Xtreme
    Chainring: Surly Stainless 36t
    Pedal: Crank Bro Egg Beater Ti
    Chain: Rohloff SLT99
    Geared Hub: Rohloff Speedhub DB OEM
    Front Hub: Chris King ISO Disc Hub
    Rims: Bontrager Mustang 29er
    Spokes: DT Alpine
    Nipples: DT ProLock Brass
    Headset: Chris King Ti Nothreadset
    Stem: Moots TiBeam Mtn Stem
    Bars: Moots Ti
    Grips: Lizard Skins Lock-on
    Brakes: Hayes HFX Mag Plus
    Tires: Bontrager Jones XR 29er
    Tubes: Continental 29er
    Seatpost: Moots Straight-Laced
    Saddle: Brooks Swift

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    how much is that all worth?
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    Oh...My...God

    The word Moots gets my heart going...

    I would do anything for that bike

    AWESOME SETUP YOU GOT THERE! ( or dream )

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    I dont know why you would use alpine spokes.
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    alls i have to say is cannondale gemini 3000
    Praise Cannondale!!!!!

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    How much is it worth??? priceless... cost - about 6k. weight is under 24#, which is probably good enough.

    Why not use Alpine spokes. I'm 210#, and prefer things bulletproof. How much weight would I save with Competitions? not much. But perhaps there's a better alternative. Thoughts?

    The tires weigh over 2 pounds, so saving 20g on spokes seems silly.

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    yea, Sapim CXrays are a better spoke. i know Peter white doenst like alpines, i talked to him on the phone about it and got a nice rant. Competitions are plenty strong but CXrays are just cool.
    I know P. White said something that the heads come off, i can see a problem though, that is most high end hubs have smaller spoke holes. So if you get a nice hub with 2.3mm spoke holes, will the alpine have a nice fit?
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    I've just had a bit of play in some of my lesser than high end hubs, so i thought i'd choose something a little bigger. If there are 2mm holes, I'll use 2mm spokes. If 2.3, I'll check out those sapim cxrays (checkin now anyway). On the dream bike, there will be no washers.

    cxrays look sweet: light and strong. I'm sure i could figure out bladed spoke builds...

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    heres my dream DH build
    Frame:intense m3
    Fork:fox 40rc2
    Shock: foxDHX 5.0
    BB: Chris King ISIS EBB (when they exist)
    Crank Arms:race face evolve dh
    Chainring: 38 tooth
    bashguard: e 13 SRS
    Pedal: ??? not sure what pedals id want
    Chain: sram w. powerlink
    dereailer: sram x.0 with x.9 rapid fire
    cassette: shimano 9 speed
    Front Hub: Chris King ISO Disc Hub
    Rear Hub: ^ ^
    Rims: alex supra d
    Spokes: DT swiss blacks
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem:race fave evolve
    Bars: race face evolve
    Grips: intense lock ons
    Brakes: Hayes el caminos
    Levers: dangerboy
    cables(lines): steel braided michilin
    Tires: kenda nevegal 2.7
    Tubes: specialized puncture proof
    Seatpost:evolve dh with seat collar(not QR)
    Saddle: titec beserkr
    2005 norco aline

    trees: natures brakes(they work really well. although they kinda hurt)

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    no washers? I think they look nice personally, that touch of gold with my shiny silver hubs and spokes. CXrays dont require hub filing which is nice
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    I'm still wondering about the fork. Reba Race seems like a mid to good range fork (quality, not travel). Other suggestions on 29er forks?

    On washers - sometimes they give a little extra bling, but they also have a clutteredness about them that I just don't like so much. I'd rather have my spoke match my hub than have to put washers in for wiggle-freeness. or something.

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    Did a little looking around, and found White Brothers BW 100 Air. I'd rather this on my dream bike, based on reviews/press. Anyone with White Brothers forks? Testify.

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    Dream bike you say? Kona Stab Supreme..i wouldent do anything to that bike it is amazing. Unforuntaley the bike is 4450 or aorund there..a little over the limit there.

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    You should go with the FSA carbon crankset, or even the XTR. I like the carbon one better though, it's sexier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    You should go with the FSA carbon crankset, or even the XTR. I like the carbon one better though, it's sexier.
    You know... I do like the FSA cranks. I have some FSA Carbon Pro cranks on my roadbike. However... these looks so much cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    You know... I do like the FSA cranks. I have some FSA Carbon Pro cranks on my roadbike. However... these looks so much cooler.

    FINALLY somebody mentioned the stonglights
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    that's got to cost a lot of money but it's your dream nothing wrong with it.

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    I think they're ugly.. am I alone in that?

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    No...you arent. And I am an FSA freak.

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    Am I the only one who doesn't have one dream bike. I own my dream djer. I have a dream trail bike and a dream dh/fr bike. The only time I dream of one bike is the mythological "do it all" bike.

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    ^ That's certainly an awesome bike that I wouldn't mind having, and it might just qualify as a 'dream' bike (not that I dream about bikes.... much).

    If I had to choose one bike for doing everthing, it'd most likely be a Cove Stiffee frame, marzocchi all mountain fork, mavic 717 rims, chris king hubs, x.0 derrailuer, single ring with a custom bash guard, fsa v-drive cranks, avid mech brakes, etc...

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    im building my dream bike. THe one and only one i have is pretty much it
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    2005 Norco Torrent, cant beat that bike IMO.

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    Im getting my dream bike next month, transition Dirtbag, with a 66rc:



    Fork: Marz 66RC
    Shifter: SRAM X7 Trigger (Rear Only)
    Derailleur: SRAM X7 Mid-cage Rear
    Cranks: FSA V-Drive Extreme (175mm)
    BB: FSA Platinum
    Chainrings: Blackspire 34 tooth
    Cassette: SRAM PG950 11-34
    Chain: SRAM PC-59
    Chainguide: Blackspire NS-1
    Handlebar: FUNN FatboySlim 31.8
    Headset: FSA Pig Pro DH
    Stem: FUNN Serial Rippa 31.8
    Brakes: Hayes HFX 9 Hydro (8" Front & 6" Rear)
    Wheels: FUNN 36 hole Wheelset (QR20 Front)
    Tires: Maxxis Highroller 2.5 60a
    Tubes: Maxxis Welterweight
    Grips: ODI Rogue Lock-on
    Seat: FUNN Launch Pad
    Seatpost: IRD 28.6mm
    Pedals: FUNN Soljam Vipers

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