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Parts list:
2000 Homegrown Factory Frame
Fox F32 RLC Fork
Reynolds XC wheels
XT cassette
XT derailleur
Old Truvativ Crank
Raceface narrow-wide chainring
SLX levers, SLX front rotor, XTR rear caliper
AI2 rotors

Total weight 21.5 lbs









 

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Cool build! How does it ride?

I have a buddy with that frame that would benefit from these modern updates.
 

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it was a huge improvement. previously it had rim brakes and heavy wheels. the extra 1.5 inches doesn't seem like much, but you feel it(thats what she said????)
 

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LOL. Naturally. How much travel are the shocks? I forget what the factory travel is for those bikes.

Nice work
 

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Are the wheels/tires on the heavier side for this build? 21.5 lbs aint heavy, but with a 3lb frame running 1x I would think this bike would be 20ish.

And how do you like the vredesteins btw? have always been curious about those tires.
 

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The wheels are rated at "1560 grams". They are lighter than the 26 that came off of the bike. I could go with a carbon set of hoops and drop 200 ish grams and a lighter drivetrain.


The tires are great, I had an older set that are discontinued and they were only good in hard pack. These hook on almost any surface.


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Also, the crank is from an earlier budget version of the bike and probably outweighs the frame...lol


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Did you have to do anything to the brake to fit between the stays? I have an orange 2000 homegrown and your bike has inspired me to try a 650B conversion.
 

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Also, the 165 avid rotor works best for the back. My 160 ashima wasn't making good contact with the pads


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I can't remember at this point. It wasn't hard to find and a standard cartridge type(not hollow).

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Thanks! And BTW - seriously nice ride. Just bought this and am planning similar - I have set of Hayes 22mm.
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Weird as the N'Litened is on the head tube and missing the Homegrown Factory sticker on the top tube...

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Thanks! And BTW - seriously nice ride. Just bought this and am planning similar - I have set of Hayes 22mm.
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Weird as the N'Litened is on the head tube and missing the Homegrown Factory sticker on the top tube...

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Very nice frame! Yeah, I didn't want to go with an older caliper(just wanted newer tech) and the XTR + A2Z adapter was the only solution I found. Took some balls to take a dremel tool to an XTR caliper.



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