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Old 08-30-04, 08:42 PM
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Odd dilema

....I suck...seriously. MY riding has gone all downhill. Since my roast has been dismantled I don't ride trails. I don't climb and I just...suck at it. I was never a good climber but now I have no power, endurance or otherwise. Ironically...(not unreasonable) I get to the top...way behind everyone. They are waiting for me...and boom I fly down the trail...no brakes and railing corners...I get down...drink my water and wait. I want my HT back for trails as I could do more on it than just my bighit. So...imagine having a kona roast, I want a reasonably light (holy crap...I am thinking of weight) strong xc bike. No jumps or drops just climbing and descending. So what would you put on it (keep in mind I am 6'5 and 270 I still need strong parts)

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Fork - must be 20 mm and no fox allowed (I will try rock shox)
No carbon fibre. Can't take it, don't trust it and I plan to buy used for the most part
Cranks are probably pre chosen as I have a spare set.

Ok What would build/add to it. I have rough terrain even on the xc side of things but still want a lightish wheel, maybe a 2.1 sinlgle ply. Has to be able to handle several different types of terrain due to the varrying terrains here, versatile instead of specific. Looking for options I might overlook as I don't know squat about xc stuff

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I've got a K2 Brass Monkey frame in a size small sitting in my garage waiting for me to build it up. Been too busy!

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Small...wow...wouldn't that be too small?
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom

Conditions:
Fork - must be 20 mm and no fox allowed (I will try rock shox)
No carbon fibre. Can't take it, don't trust it and I plan to buy used for the most part


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Jeez man the fork on my commuter bike is 45mm (RS Jett C) finding a 20 is gonna be rough. Silly Canadians with their spellings of center and fiber (the "e" goes inside)
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Old 08-31-04, 12:02 AM
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Try out our colour's and labourers ...

Ummm...sorry...20mm axle min haha
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Old 08-31-04, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
Small...wow...wouldn't that be too small?

Yes, it was meant to be sarcasm, but funny thing about sarcasm on the web. It just doesn't work!

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Same thing has happened to me. Since the time I dismantled my HT, my riding has gone down hill. When ever i ride with my duallie I can barely make it up the hills. I question myself wether it was worth it or not. My HT use to weigh in at 28-29 which was pretty resonable, but my dually is a good 10 pounds more.

Luckily I have the frame and most of the parts still hanging around. THe biggest problem is finding another fork.
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Old 08-31-04, 10:13 AM
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If you use your Roast I would do this (if on a budget which you seem to always be );

Z1 FR or Firefly
Easton Monkey Light bar (not the carbon one)
Thompson post and stem
AC Nomad cranks w/rings:see them here
XT groupo (except for cranks)
Mavic 317 (I forgot the new number they use for the 317), 14g spokes, CK hubs, Nokian NBX 2.1
XT hydros

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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
Yes, it was meant to be sarcasm, but funny thing about sarcasm on the web. It just doesn't work!

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Haha, I hate that about the web. I want to build up a hardtail. But first I need the main thing. A frame. I'm looking at the Azonics Steelhead to be a sturdy DJ/Urban frame. Might get a used fork from the dirt jumper series.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Jeez man the fork on my commuter bike is 45mm (RS Jett C) finding a 20 is gonna be rough. Silly Canadians with their spellings of center and fiber (the "e" goes inside)
Actually, the US is the only english speaking country that uses "er". British spelling is "re".

Same with metric measure, but I gets 40 rods to the hoghead in my car and that's they way I like it.
 
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Hey mael do you think the kona scrap could handle drops of aorund 3-4 feet?
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Yes..
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Conditions:
Fork - must be 20 mm and no fox allowed (I will try rock shox)
No carbon fibre. Can't take it, don't trust it and I plan to buy used for the most part
Cranks are probably pre chosen as I have a spare set.





Just out of curiosity, what do you have against Fox forks? Too expensive?
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Overpriced, No real value in my eyes in comparison to equally priced forks. And I don't like their CS department.
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I can never get that box that surrounds peoples quotes to work
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Ah. That makes sense. I kind of like them though. They seem more beefy than forks of equal travel from other companies
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Hahaha...then the z1 FR or the firefly? I don't think so...

I do know their air forks are at the peak of perfection, but against other spring forks in that category I don't think so. Unless you are talking about the newest ones they have just released?
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
Hahaha...then the z1 FR or the firefly? I don't think so...

I do know their air forks are at the peak of perfection, but against other spring forks in that category I don't think so. Unless you are talking about the newest ones they have just released?
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If the 66 comes in a 6" version (i've only seen 7") I want one BADLY. But its more likely that I'll save up for a full on DH bike.
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I can never get that box that surrounds peoples quotes to work

Down on the bottom right of the message, there is a "reply w/quote" button!

You hit that button on whoever's message you want to quote.

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Originally Posted by FoX Rider
If the 66 comes in a 6" version (i've only seen 7") I want one BADLY. But its more likely that I'll save up for a full on DH bike.
You do know why it is called the 66 right? It is a 6in travel fork. It is just VERY tall. The 7's are an option but not the common as far as I have seen.

And yes that is an option ...
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I bet they were going to call it the triple 6 like the 8 but then realized that 666 might not go over well with some folks. Ya know, they gotta be a little P.C.

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Lke the way Evil ended up changing their name to e-13
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