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Medium Rune Frame, black anodised.
Rock Shox Lyric Coil U-Turn forks
Shimano XT drivetrain w/ Race Face bashguard
Race Face Diabolous BB
KMC 9XL chain
Shimano Saint Brakes
Sun Singletrack Rims on Hope Bulb hubs.
FSA 70mm Stem
Easton EA70 Handlebars
Thomson in-line seat post
Hope seat clamp
Selle Italia Flite Gel-flow saddle
Rear tyre: Panaracer Rampage (soon to be changed as it is worn out)
Front tyre: Maxxis 2.35 High Roller Super Tacky
Weight? No idea.
 

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I've got another black on here...

M Rune w/ Evolver
09 36 Vanilla RC2
King HS
Atlas Cranks
XTR Shifters, XT Shadow F/R Derailleurs
XM321s laced to XT rear/ FUNN 20mm front
Thomson Post
Juicy 7s
Blah Blah
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
..freshly built here comes mine.
L ano black frame with Manitou Evolver ISX6
Fox 36 VAN R 2008
DT 5.1 rims, HOPE PROII hubs laced with DT supercomp 2.0-1.7-1.8
SLX double crank
SLX double front der.
SLX shadow rear mech.
AVID Juicy 7 200-185
Crank Brothers Joplin seatpost
SRAM 980 cogs
FUNN winter camo saddle
weight.....really matters?????.....climbs like a GOAT!!!
 

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Bob how do you like those BigEarl tires? I've been looking for some big chunky semi light tires for days when we are doing more DH type stuff.
 

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Eh there Acme, I have actually been really impresses by the Big Earls. The soft compound tire has a lot of grip when new. The only down side to these is that they wear kind of fast.

If you get a year out of a Nevegal, you'll get 8 months out of a Big Earl.

They are really well priced AND they make a 2.35 Kevlar tubeless ready tire with a reinforced sidewall. Unless you ride in the rain a lot, it is a tire you can use year round on almost everything.

At Whistler I used a Minion DHR 2.5 on the front and a 2.5 Big Earl soft compound. Wicked combo.
 

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Great as SuperTrail bike

This bike do everything right.

Climbs fast and easy and go downhill awesome :thumbsup:

Bicycle wheel Bicycle tire Bicycle frame Tire Bicycle fork



Bicycle wheel Bicycle frame Bicycle tire Tire Wheel

Here with a Marzocchi All mountain at 150 mm (5.9 inches)
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
to ekoostick.

is there any reason for you to mount the shock with piggyback on the swinglink?
(banshee says to mount it the ohter way)
 

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If you look at my pics at the top, you will see the shock on the wrong way round. This was a mistake that was apparently due to the fact that the shocks come seperate to the frames and therefore the shop has to fit it them to each frame. In my case, the mechanic probably had his eyes closed or it was getting late on a Friday evening. Fortunately Rob at Esher Freeborn was very helpful and put on a new shock the correct way round.

With the DHX: If the piggy-back chamber is towards the rear, you can't access the air valve without taking the shock off the frame.
 

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No real preformance difference really. Some people will argue sprung mass... but its totally negligable in this case. The real reason that I tell people to mount the shocks with the resevoir towards the front of the bike is due to small frames having shock clearance issues with the top tube if mounted the other way round... see bobrockets bike and you'll see what I mean.

Keith
 

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So, I've given my Rune a face lift. Still have to change the rims, gold alex supra d's coming next.

Totem works well. Chances are if you have a Lyrik or 36 and a normal non-flush headset, and with more that a mm or two of spacers, you probably have a taller front end than I do with this totem. I am planning on lower rise bars too, but I went with these Syncros bars in the mean time because they are much wider, and even lighter than my race face AM bars.

I've gained some weight, but I'm now comfortable to actually get rid of my DH bike completely.
 

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