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I bought this frame on a whim after reading some posts on here about steel hardtail frames. All I can say is "Steal IS real!" I went into this build wanting to get the bike light, not by being a hardcore weight weenie, but making solid component choices that offer performance and durability and that are light too. In the end the build came out to 24.2 pounds on my LBS's digital scale (24.1 pounds on paper).

This thing climbs like a dream, handles single track amazingly well and the steel dampens the ride very much. I love the geometry (71/73) and find that the bike performs much better with the SID race on the front (I built it originally with my old Reba SL). I ride and race XC and live outside of NYC so this bike will see classic XC with alot of road miles/training.

It was meant to be a simple winterbike and my first taste of steel...but after logging about 500miles on it in 6 days (in bitter cold and snow) I gotta say that I might race this build in the early season.

Frame - Zion 660 17"
Fork - 2007 Rock Shox SID race
Rear Derailleur - 2007 SRAM X.9
Front Derailleur - 2006 Shimano XTR
Brakes - 2006 Avid BB7s/2007 Avid SL levers/Delta Aztec 160mm rotors/pads
Shifter - 2007 SRAM X.9
Barends - Ritchey WCS 90mm
Grips - ODI Ruffian
Crank Set - Ritchey WCS 44/32/22
Pedals - 2007 Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL
Chain - 2007 SRAM PC991
Cassette - 2007 SRAM PG-990 11-34
Handlebar - 2007 Ritchey WCS flatbar 31.8x550mm
Stem - 2007 Ritchey 4axis 120mm
Seatpost - 2006 Ritchey WCS 27.2x350mm
Saddle - Sette Race Ti
Seatpost clamp - Salsa Lip Lock/Ti hardware (from ebay)
Cables - Delta Aztec
Wheelset - 2007 Mavic Cross-Ride
Tires - Ritchey WCS Innovader 2.0
Skewers - Sette Ti
Tubes - Michelin Butyl Airstop 1.50-2.0 presta
Headset - Chris King NoThread


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