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well i got this frame to build it up my self, but to do justice i want to get some great parts for it,, when i was half done my friend mark saw it and totally feel in love, to make the history short he end up with the frame and with the help of a strong bank account,,,, we when to Town on the build..


the head angle definitlly got slack by about 1 degree, but the bike ride really well and still very responsive,.we always have the option, to place spacers inside the fork to reduce the travel but we never found the need..


detail of the front end , i confess i was a little scare about the reliavility of the Maverich fork, specially the seal but after i install the RED seals on it the fear also when away.
I will say Paul turner prove again that he is a visionary and a exelent designer , the steering column is very smart and super light and the front quick release is a piece of beauty and REAL quick release, i just wish he use a 20MM axle as soppose to a 24MM so you don't need special hubs and rack mounts..
we are running a Hope Ti-6 sistem with a 200MM rotor, if anything a little to much, but this bike is more a exercice of Exessss than anything else.
also we run tubeless mavic rims and tubeless tyres, so is a lot less rotating mass than ussual


we also install a Rolloff hub on it.. what can i say about it,,!?!? the closes thing to shifting perfection, for sure is heavy and increase the sprung mass to the rear end, but the "Brain" is taking it really well so far.


here is the drive train, xtr cranks with a 38 t ring (minimum rolfhoff recomends)and a 18T in the back, gives you about the same Rathios as a 46/26 with a 12/30 almost as wide as any bike,,i don't know the exact numbers..but you can check them on their site if you want, after all the are german and love Numbers...


I hope you gals & guys enjoy the little diferences, i only have a few miles on the bike, for sure not sufficient to have the ultimate review, but so far i really enjoy this little toy.

sorry we never measure it on the scale, i'm sure is not extra super light, but is bomb proff and plush
 

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what is that red cord on the shock / seatstay?

not sure about the fork (i believe double-crown forks void the warranty) and the brakes are obviously overkill lol. i still want to ride it though :p :D
 

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Cyco-Dude said:


what is that red cord on the shock / seatstay?
Good EyE Cyco-Dude...
specialized took some time to send us the "connector" (in between the shock and the shock-arm- post.) so i use that cord to hold it togheter,(not riding it at the time) i guess i need to take more recent fotos with some mud all over..
not sure about the fork (i believe double-crown forks void the warranty) and the brakes are obviously overkill lol. i still want to ride it though :p :D
actually we show the bike to the specialized rep, and he was really impress, we also ask about the dual crown forks and no issues came about (they can always "bend" the rules a little if they like you) plus mark is not a super agresive rider so i don't think the head stock is going to snap from the frame anytime soon...

Brakes i totally agree, i have some of same hope ti-6's on my Nicolai downhill bike and they are a little to much even for a 45 pound downhill bike.. actually the aluminum carriors make the 200mm rotor almost as light as a 160mm rotor, just just need to be a little careful how much force you put on the lever..

oh.... if you live around san francisco maybe i can make your dreams come true about riding her..
 

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Very nice. Hoping to get a rohloff for my 120 sometime later this year.

Sweet ride.

Stu
 

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Looks Interseting...

I really want to ride it. I'm curious to see how it feels vs. my Stock 04 Epic. Doesn't have any grips though, so I don't know... ;)
 

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That thing is a thing of beauty and of curiosity. I love modified Specialized bikes! In your case Custom Built!
 

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If it were an extra small you could use it as a 4X bike, but as it is, that is the daftest proper mountain bike i've ever seen.

Well done :)
 

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LukeB said:
If it were an extra small you could use it as a 4X bike, but as it is, that is the daftest proper mountain bike i've ever seen.

Well done :)
I have no idea of the meaning of "daftest" but sound like a good thing...

thanks for the complement.she is for sure fun to ride but even more to work on.
 
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