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The long wait is over. I picked my 100x yesterday afternoon finished the build and head to the hills.

My first impression is a hard one to base any conclusions on because it was all so different. It is my first fully, first disc brakes, first platform shock, first time riding a 4" travel front shock, slightly different geometry, etc.

What I can say though is last night the riding was noticeable smoother and I could easily pour the power one throughout stutter bumps and rock gardens and not have to come out of the seat. Down hilling made me feel a little timid at first which I think is in part due to slightly different riding position and the unfamiliarity with disk brakes. That said I felt as though I was going slower but according to my friend I was going every bit as fast or faster. I can most attribute the slow feeling to the bike smooth riding characteristics.

As speced the bike comes in just under 25 lbs on local LBS scale with some minor modes I think something in the neighborhood of 24 is very doable. Once I get the bike dialed and little more time on it I will post some more feedback.



 

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Very nice job. Want to put up a parts list if you can? Im just wondering what that front whel is actually. The rear looks like xMax, but the front deosnt really. Also, I have to nitpick cause I am a jerk :p . You wrote local lbs. The l in lbs stands for local. Its like saying pin number or atm machine. I actually heard someone once say Automated atm machine. Kind of funny eh?
 

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My first impression is a hard one to base any conclusions on because it was all so different. It is my first fully, first disc brakes, first platform shock, first time riding a 4" travel front shock, slightly different geometry, etc.

What I can say though is last night the riding was noticeable smoother and I could easily pour the power one throughout stutter bumps and rock gardens and not have to come out of the seat. Down hilling made me feel a little timid at first which I think is in part due to slightly different riding position and the unfamiliarity with disk brakes. That said I felt as though I was going slower but according to my friend I was going every bit as fast or faster. I can most attribute the slow feeling to the bike smooth riding characteristics.
Yep, that pretty much sums-up my first couple rides on my new RX (it's only a week old). It's a tad overwhelming since for the last 4-yrs, I've been racing/riding/training on a singlespeed. So, add 26 more gears AND rear suspension....uh! But, I can certainly see the advantages to a FS vs a HT, especially in the terrain you described: stutter bumps, lots of rocks and roots, etc., where I can now sit-n-pedal my way through and allow the suspension to just smooth it out. The only negative thus far, is the weight. Coming from a 20lbs SS, I can definitely feel the additional weight (~4-5lbs) of the RX, especially when climbing. This will just be something I have to become accustomed to...no fault of the RX.

Tsunami said:
As speced the bike comes in just under 25 lbs on local LBS scale with some minor modes I think something in the neighborhood of 24 is very doable. Once I get the bike dialed and little more time on it I will post some more feedback.
I haven't officially weighed my yet at my LBS (too busy riding it), but by my specs and actual weights, it should be just under 25lbs. Here are the specs (all parts weighed by me):



Enjoy your new toy! It's a beauty!
 

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Very nice job. Want to put up a parts list if you can? Im just wondering what that front whel is actually. The rear looks like xMax, but the front deosnt really. Also, I have to nitpick cause I am a jerk :p . You wrote local lbs. The l in lbs stands for local. Its like saying pin number or atm machine. I actually heard someone once say Automated atm machine. Kind of funny eh?
A reasonable nitpick indeed...that is something I would pick up on a well had I not been writing it. I will post a full parts list when I get a chance but the wheels are both Crossmax Enduro's. I went with the Enduros so that I would have a tubless wheelset without the outlay of cash for Crossmax SL (way overpriced) or waiting for the Mavic 819 rims to come available. I will also be getting a light weight build most likely from Mike Garcia to use as my race specific wheelset.

I prefer running a tubeless rim for everyday riding for the simplicity and flat protection.
 

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Nice bike!

I wish I had a scale to weigh my HH, probably right around 26.5lbs with pedals Im guessing.

One thing I've noticed is that when you're going pretty fast downhill its actually smoother sitting down that standing up in all but the roughest terrain, much different from my last bike :)
 

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Looks nice.

I've always loved the Racer X's... I wouldn't mind getting my ahnds on one either- Maybe my next bike :) Glad to hear it rides well, theres nothing like the first ride feeling.

Enjoy the bike.
 

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Great bike...

Every time I see that blue ano Racer X.....I just love that color.

Great bike that you WILL enjoy.

KMan
 

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Is that a red SLR? If so where do you get such an item? I need one to match my red spider.
Yes it is a red SLR. I picked it up a my LBS for about what they are going for on ebay. It is a great saddle but like many bike things some what overpriced when paying full retail.

I believe Colorado Cyclist had red as an available color a while back may be worth checking.
 
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