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Just ordered a 2010 Sovereign in med white. I can't wait to start building. Pissed the wife :nono: off but hay thats why I work. I'm riding a 1999 GF paragon now so this is going to be a huge step up. Not sure of the total build spec's yet. Stoked to have the frame on the way.:D :D :D :cornut:
 

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Yes, you totally deserve a new bike. I'm with bad news and moomin dropadrop, your wife should be happy. Build that sov and post some pics.
 

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This is my build list at this point. It may take a while to complete.

Fork- Fox 32 Float140 RLC 15QR.
Wheels- Easton Haven.
Drivetrain- Sram X9.
Crank- Raceface Atlas AM.
Seatpost- Thomson Elite.
Handle bar- Raceface Atlas AM.
Stem- Raceface Atlas AM.
Brakes- Avid BB7.
 

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sweet, i also just purchased one~black large. waiting on the rest of the components to come in hopefully by this weekend. heres what i gots goin on:

EVIL sovererign frame
rock shox revelation team black 150mm
thomsom 90mm stem black
thomson seat post
avid elixer brakes 185mm rotors
race face freeride bars 29 inches wide, black
xt cranks, 32t
halo hubs, 20mm front~supa drive drive rear 120 point engagement laced to stans arch's
all black spokes/nipps
wtb rocket v ti saddle
x-9 drive train when i run gears, probably go w/ single speed most of the time

i'll post some pics hopefully this weekend. tore my acl a few weeks ago, so this is my dh replacement/down time project. as for the ol lady, mine would kill me if she knew where my retirement money was going! screw it, only room for one thing in that box in the end so you can't ride in it!!!
 

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slapmackie said:
sweet, i also just purchased one~black large. waiting on the rest of the components to come in hopefully by this weekend. heres what i gots goin on:

EVIL sovererign frame
rock shox revelation team black 150mm
thomsom 90mm stem black
thomson seat post
avid elixer brakes 185mm rotors
race face freeride bars 29 inches wide, black
xt cranks, 32t
halo hubs, 20mm front~supa drive drive rear 120 point engagement laced to stans arch's
all black spokes/nipps
wtb rocket v ti saddle
x-9 drive train when i run gears, probably go w/ single speed most of the time

i'll post some pics hopefully this weekend. tore my acl a few weeks ago, so this is my dh replacement/down time project. as for the ol lady, mine would kill me if she knew where my retirement money was going! screw it, only room for one thing in that box in the end so you can't ride in it!!!
NERD
 

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I got your NERD right here between my front two pockets! when you gonna call me for your wussy geared junk, punk?
 

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Got my frame all I can say is sweet. Wish I could build it as quick as slapmackie but I'll do it as the funds alow. slap that is a nice ride. I think I'm going to the other side with mostly white. I'm going to call it PURE EVIL. All dressed in white with a dirty mind.
 

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All dressed in white..............

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Got my frame all I can say is sweet. Wish I could build it as quick as slapmackie but I'll do it as the funds alow. slap that is a nice ride. I think I'm going to the other side with mostly white. I'm going to call it PURE EVIL. All dressed in white with a dirty mind.
Meet Vanna....
 

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Yea like that thanks shales.That was kind of my inspiration. I was thinking white rims black spokes and hubs. That bike is sweet I wanted to do subtle changes so it is not a carbon copy of your rig. My son wants me to go green wheeel, crank and bars. Is that a 32 or 36 Fox fork you are running? How do you like it?
 

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Yea like that thanks shales.That was kind of my inspiration. I was thinking white rims black spokes and hubs. That bike is sweet I wanted to do subtle changes so it is not a carbon copy of your rig. My son wants me to go green wheeel, crank and bars. Is that a 32 or 36 Fox fork you are running? How do you like it?
Sounds like your son's gonna pimp your bike :thumbsup:

My fork is a 32 Float 150mm. Love it. One word...PLUSH. One thing to make sure to do when you set your bike up, is leave more steerer tube than you'd initially imagine doing. I have about 20mm of spacers under mine, and feel like I could go for more, or a 10mm rise stem instead of a zero rise. When standing and climbing, the bars feel a bit low compared to what I'm used to. Still tinkering with the cockpit, but other than that, gotta be the sweetest hardtail I've owned. Good luck with the build. Post some picks one you get it done.

Cheers,
Stephen
 

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hey bill, green bars

hey bill, you mentioned putting green bars on your sovereign. i have for sale a practically brand new race face atlas am bar in green just like the one on mine and shales bikes. they are 29" wide...let me know if your interested. thanks~joe
 

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sale stuff...

i also have the wheelset and stem that are in my photos for sale. stem is a race face atlas stem 90mm, 6 degree rise. the wheelset is halo hubs, rear is the supa drive 120 point engagement. front is the halo spin doctor 20mm but also can be converted to standard qr,,adapters included. these are laced to stans arch rims, set up tubeless. 2.0 dt spokes w/ black brass spokes...building some hadleys so i figured i'd give you guys 1st dibs on this stuff if anyone's interested..drop an email...cheers
 

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i also have the wheelset and stem that are in my photos for sale. stem is a race face atlas stem 90mm, 6 degree rise. the wheelset is halo hubs, rear is the supa drive 120 point engagement. front is the halo spin doctor 20mm but also can be converted to standard qr,,adapters included. these are laced to stans arch rims, set up tubeless. 2.0 dt spokes w/ black brass spokes...building some hadleys so i figured i'd give you guys 1st dibs on this stuff if anyone's interested..drop an email...cheers
You might wanna hang onto that stem....zero degree for our style on that bike aint cutting it bud. Feels to low....just a heads up.
 

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An update on my build. I building this bike as funds alow witch is few and far between. As of now I have the forks, RS Sektor RL U-Turn, Canecreek S-3 headset, Easton Havoc stem (65mm, 10deg) white. My handlebars are going to be Easton E70 monkeybars in white low rise (20mm). Wheels and drive train next.
 

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It's frustrating, ain't it? Looking at that killer frame and having to wait. I did it for 6 months and have now been on 4 trail rides on my med. Sov & it's a GREAT BIKE! Super smooth, fast, handles well. I was sketchy on tech sections on my entry level Speesh but the Sov just rolls down everything no problems. I climb it better at 140mm than 100mm too.

You're gonna love it!

"EVIL has no boundaries.." (Slayer)

I have a pic & specs in the Sovereign Stoke thread
 

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Build update.

It is slow going at this point but any movement is a plus. Installed the crankset this weekend. Forks and headset and bars this week.


 
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