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Here is my new build, new venture into the AM world. I'm coming off of a '07 SJ HT, so this is obviously the different end of the spectrum... and I'm loving it thus far.
Weighed in at 29lbs on the scale and 29.5lbs on my home scale.

All new:
2010 Enduro Comp (Frame / Fork)
2010 Lyrik R Solo Air 160
Fox RP2 (Pushed) Possibly adding the 'Big hit' option, shock is currently being pushed.
Roval Wheel Set
The Captain 2Bliss 2.25, Front / Rear
SRAM XO Trigger Shifters
SRAM XO Rear derailleur
2010 Race Face NEXT Carbon Bar
e13 Turbocharger (white) Bash
All new cables (shift / brakes)

Cannibalized from SJ:
Avid Juicy Ultimate's (Carbon) 160 f/r
Thompson Stem / Seat post
Specialized Phenom seat
XT Crank (M-770) w/ XTR BB
XT Cassette (M-770)
XT SPD's

Pics: (Crappy home shots)







 

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Steve.E said:
Looks awesome, really nice bike. Are you thinking of adding an adjustable seatpost at some point? Also those bars already look super wide to me!
About the bars, yeah man... that is what I was thinking. I'm super happy right now with the length. Here in NC, we've got wicked nice local trails and within 2-3hrs we're in the Mtns... and thus far it's been perfect with these bars.

As for the adjustable seat post, yes. It should be on the bike over the weekend, at some point. Going with the Specialized adjustable.

Cheers
 

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slcrockymountainrider said:
:thumbsup: last thing you want to do is store/photograph a new bike on inferior flooring.

Let that be a lesson to all you newbies. Watch and learn from the experts.
run what you brung
 

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Luigiugueto said:
Looking good, i'd get bigger rotors!! and maybe a shorter stem too
Yeah, I thought about the rotor size during the build. Figured I would keep the 160 for the start and if needed move to a larger if needed, so far so good!

He'll, I think Sam hill won a championship on 160's... ;-)

Shorter stem, yeah I'm thinking the same thing. I think it's a 100 length if I remember correctly.
Suggestions?
 

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slvrathlon said:
Shorter stem, yeah I'm thinking the same thing. I think it's a 100 length if I remember correctly.
Suggestions?
I'd go to 70mm. What is the enduro spec'd with anyways? 30mm should feel significantly shorter.

Shorter is the first thing I'd do - you'll really appreciate that 67* head angle after adjusting that reach.

The method I employed was picking up some cheapie Truvativ stems on craigslist or ebay...just picked up a 40mm, 60mm and a 70mm over a month or so. That let me dial in the length and I picked up a 0* rise 70 thomson. Well, I took a gravity trip after a year or two at 70mm and I rode the 40mm for a weekend and was hooked. I found that I could still finesse and deal with the shorter stem on the climbs...and settled for a 50mm Chromag ranger just to find a happy medium. Beautifully made, light, rider-owned company. Dig.

And one of the other reasons to go wider on the bars is that it lets you get your weight a bit further forward - so it couples well with the shorter stem.
 

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CharacterZero said:
I'd go to 70mm. What is the enduro spec'd with anyways? 30mm should feel significantly shorter.
Right on. I have a cheap 70, I'll toss it on and test it out... I simply went with the 100 as it came off of the SJ and it a T. Figured if it didn't jive then I would figure something else out... I've been cool with it, but will for sure try the 70.
Glad I posted.

Also, thanks for all the additional info I didn't quote... appreciate it.
 

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Try that 70 mm, and then I suggest you do what Character Zero did and get a cheap 50mm at least. That way you can experience something shorter than 70mm, and find what you like that way you've got basically a short stem, medium and a long (100mm)

Also, If you go for a shorter stem i'd experiment with wider bars. You won't regret it. I read you're running 660mm. I used to have Easton ea70's which were 685mm wide. Changed them for a Sunline V1 745mm wide bar, the ~ 2in difference is really noticeable, and is a hell of an improvement in handling.

Just a suggestion, cheers!
 

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Yeah I'll check into the stem, shorter stem when the bike is back up and working. I sent out the Fox shock to get pushed, should be done this week and back on the bike by next week. Also going tubless when it's back...

Looking forward to it!
 
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