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I'm excited I finally finished my new .243 build. Well it's a mix of new and used parts that I bought or otherwise acquired. This bike will get broken in at Rays later on this month.

Here are the specs:

Frame: .243 FR (Medium)
Fork: Marzocchi Drop Off II
Wheels: Performance Loco
Tires: Maxxis Hookworm
Chain: SRAM 970
Cassette: SRAM 950
Crank: FSA X-Drive
Chainring: e.13 Crownwheel
Chainguide: MRP "Boomerang"
Derailleur: XT
Shifter: Saint
Brakes: Hayes X-9 HD
Stem: SIC
Handlebars: Answer Protaper
Grips: ODI Ruffian
Bar Caps: NYC Pimp Caps
Pedals: Crank Bros 5050
Seat: SDG FRD
Post: SDG I-Beam
 

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I really like the wheelset for the price ($179 for the set). I don't have any miles on the wheels yet so I can't comment on how good they are. Just based on how they appear new, the seem really solid and the bearing are really smooth. The front is convertible between QR and 20mm. The rear is QR only.

Those hookworms are temporary tires I'm going to use for rays. They were a prize I got for getting 2nd place in a DH race. I plan on getting some of the new Atomlab Oldschool Comp III tires as soon as they are available.

I plan on using this bike for Urban, Freeride, DJ and DS racing. The bike is a little heavy for DS racing (38lbs) but it doesn't feel heavy when riding it. I think this is going to be a good multi-purpose bike.
 

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mtscreamer said:
Looks sweeeet. I've got a .243 which i cut the gusett out of. It lightend it up about a half a pound, and its a single speed.which I highly recomend.:thumbsup:
Oooooo.. sorry for the threadjack, but I was actually considering drilling my gusett out to lighten it up a bit. Do you have any pics?
 

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oldskoolbiker said:
The 50/50s are pretty light for Platforms, but the pins don't grip as well as I would like. It does have additional threaded holes if you want to add more pins though, which I may end up doing.
Use longer pins on the outside and shorter pins in the middle. It gives a more concave shape that helps to cup your foot.
 
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