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Just finished building it up last night. This is my first foray into 29ers. She sure is pretty and I can't wait to take her out after work this evening.

Build Details:

Frame: Vassago Bandersnatch - Large
Fork: Manitou Minute 29er - 80mm
Rim: Stans Arch
Hubs: WTB Laser Lite - Silver
Tires: Panaracer Rampage - Running Tubeless w/ Stans
Crank: Shimano XT
Pedals: Time
Front Deraileur: Shimano XT
Rear Deraileur: SRAM XO
Cassette: SRAM XO
Shifters: SRAM X9
Brakes: Avid BB7 w/ Shimano XTR Levers
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Thomson
Bars: Syntace Vector - cut to 680mm
Grips: Oury
Seat: WTB Speed V
Seatpost: RaceFace Evolve
Seatpost Clamp: Salsa Lip Lock

Weight: 27lbs 10oz
 

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Classy lookin' rig. Smart Build Kit. Mikie likes it.



Stem looks fairly long...If that makes for a good cockpit, I might would have gone with a larger frame so I could run a shorter stem, but that's personal preference...Seat looks angled down a bit, but I typically will take a multi-tool with me on the first ride to make those minor adjustements. You may wind up looping an inch or so off each side of those bars...

Well done.
 

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Classy lookin' rig. Smart Build Kit. Mikie likes it.



Stem looks fairly long...If that makes for a good cockpit, I might would have gone with a larger frame so I could run a shorter stem, but that's personal preference...Seat looks angled down a bit, but I typically will take a multi-tool with me on the first ride to make those minor adjustements. You may wind up looping an inch or so off each side of those bars...

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Thanks!

The bike is on a bit of a downhill so the seat looks pointed down a bit. I noticed it in the pics as well. But I'm looking at it now and it is level.

The stem is a 120mm. It was all I had laying around. I will be switching it out for a 100mm asap.

As for the bars. I had them running at the full 700mm width when I had them on my 26" SS. I did not want to go too narrow so I took off 20mm per side. I figured I can always take more off, but I can put more back on.

I sure my first ride will contain a few stops for adustments. I'm psyched!
 

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Good looking bike...

NOW GO GET YOUR SNATCH DIRTY!! :smilewinkgrin:
 

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I love 700mm wide bars (685 absolute minimum) but a 100mm stem will probably keep you a bit more upright, given normal proportions. Nice bike, man. It is a nice and deep red and with clean tires, the pics look fantastic.
 

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He makes a lot of good points, but I was gonna say that the bike needs a hairier beaver.

ncj01 said:
Classy lookin' rig. Smart Build Kit. Mikie likes it.



Stem looks fairly long...If that makes for a good cockpit, I might would have gone with a larger frame so I could run a shorter stem, but that's personal preference...Seat looks angled down a bit, but I typically will take a multi-tool with me on the first ride to make those minor adjustements. You may wind up looping an inch or so off each side of those bars...

Well done.
 
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