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I thought I would share my latest build and the process of making my race bike for the 2008 season. This bike was a ton of fun to work on. Can't wait to ride it!

Also special thanks to Peter at Misfit Psycles for helping me out and answering my seemingly endless stream of questions.

First step was to build up the wheels. This was my first time wheel building so I just took it slow and relied heavily on Mike T's website and Roger Musson's ebook.





Headset and headtube:


Frame:


Finished complete shots:







Specs:

Misfit DiSSent 29er frame (17" - medium)
White Brothers 29er carbon Rock Solid rigid fork
Thomson Elite Seatpost and X4 Stem
White Industries ENO Crankset
Fizik Airone race saddle
Hope QR's and seatpost collar
Salsa Pro Moto Carbon flatbar (11 degrees sweep)
Magura Marta brakes w/ 160mm rotors
Hope Headset
Hope Pro 2 hubs (w/ singlespeed rear) laced to Stans ZTR 355 29er rims (w/ DT Swiss Competition spokes)
WTB Exiwolfs (2.3)
Shimano PD520 pedals
KMC 3/32 Singlespeed chain

Weighs in at 20 lbs. In the summer I plan to switch to a lighter tire with a tubeless setup. Should be well under 20 by then.
 

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Thanks for the comments.

JPS?

Yeah pretty light (can't say I wasn't nervous), but the tension is pretty even all the way around within 15% of the recommended 95kg according to a Park TM1, and they are nice and true the dish is centred. I think they turned out well. Given that it was my first wheel build, I plan to have Peter at Misfit give them a once over/double check on his stand before I hit the trails.
 

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Holy ****** ****, that is a beautiful bike. The black/gold looks incredible. And best of all, I know you'll put it to good use.
 

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Sorry, I guess I'm dating myself. John Player Specials used to sponsor Lotus' F1 team in the 70's and 80's. Their colors were black and gold.

You have me cracking up. I saw "JPS" and knew immediately what you meant and figured I was maybe 1 of 1000 people that would get it. I had a di-cast of that very car I carried everywhere as a kid.
 

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nspace,

Congratulations on an incredibly beautiful bike. I assume you are going to bring that beauty to some Ontario cup races so I can see it live. :)
 

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nspace,

Congratulations on an incredibly beautiful bike. I assume you are going to bring that beauty to some Ontario cup races so I can see it live. :)
Yup, going to try some o-cup races for the first time this year, and as last year, I will be doing the endurance 24/8hr events. First on the schedule is a trip to Colorado/Moab to kick the season off and then my first 24 solo effort at the Life$styles race in May. Really excited for things to get started.
 

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First on the schedule is a trip to Colorado/Moab to kick the season off and then my first 24 solo effort at the Life$styles race in May. Really excited for things to get started.
Excellent build - I love the black and gold! See you at Lifestyles, and the rest of the endurance events this season. I'm doing a team at Lifestyles, but plan to do some solo/tag team action for the rest of the season.
 

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I might try it!

Makes me want to try building my first bike. I have bought many but am ready to try my first.How is the construction of there frames? How solid is the slider dropouts they are using.

Great job!

Maro1
 

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Everything seems really solid on the frame from inspection and the test rides I did on a demo for a couple weeks. Welds are beefy around the head-tube for added strength/security.

Dropouts are nice if you like sliders. I really don't like the whole EBB concept too much so this was a good option to still use a QR and the tension holds really well.

Misfit is actually a good place to start since they are now offering some build kits (with all the components you need) at a few different price points for those looking to put their own together.
 
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