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How many of you have been dreaming of the bike that could do (almost :cool: ) everything?

The German Magazine "BIKE" that claims to be the most selling MTB Magazine in Europe has published an article about one of its latest projects that had a goal to build a perfect Bike for every occasion resp. riding style, no matter if it is marathon, XC race, uphill and downhill or freeride!

Looking at the available frames that could face these challenges, they decided to go with the Cake1_DLX frame.
The result is a very light, superfast and very stable bike that could face also freeride and heavy downhill trails. The weight of the complete bike is 11 Kg or 24 lb.

The Bike is fully custom build with following components:

Frame: Cake 1 DLX with carbon swingarm
Fork: Rock Shox Reba SL (Poploc)
Rear Shock: Manitou Swinger 3-way air, SPV
Wheels: FRM FL-M 12 ZTR Olympic with Tune titanium quick release axle
Rear Der.: Sram X.0
Shifter: Sram Trigger
Front Der.: Sram X-Generation
Crank: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Sram PG990
Chain: Sram PC990
Headset: FRM Worldcup
Stem: Syntace F99 (105mm, with Titanium screws)
Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite XC Lo
Grips: Ritchey WCS True Grip
Seatpost: USE Alien Cyclops Alu
Saddle: Selle Italia SLT T1
Pedals: Time ATAC XS Carbon
Brakes: Formula Oro Disc
Bottle Holder: Specialized
Tires: Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0
Tubes: Notubes Kit


I have included the picture of the complete bike, so you can enjoy it as well :)
Should you have interesting pics or informations on custom build Cake's then post it here for review.
 

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OnTheFly said:
How many of you have been dreaming of the bike that could do (almost :cool: ) everything?

The German Magazine "BIKE" that claims to be the most selling MTB Magazine in Europe has published an article about one of its latest projects that had a goal to build a perfect Bike for every occasion resp. riding style, no matter if it is marathon, XC race, uphill and downhill or freeride!

Looking at the available frames that could face these challenges, they decided to go with the Cake1_DLX frame.
The result is a very light, superfast and very stable bike that could face also freeride and heavy downhill trails. The weight of the complete bike is 11 Kg or 24 lb.

The Bike is fully custom build with following components:

Frame: Cake 1 DLX with carbon swingarm
Fork: Rock Shox Reba SL (Poploc)
Rear Shock: Manitou Swinger 3-way air, SPV
Wheels: FRM FL-M 12 ZTR Olympic with Tune titanium quick release axle
Rear Der.: Sram X.0
Shifter: Sram Trigger
Front Der.: Sram X-Generation
Crank: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Sram PG990
Chain: Sram PC990
Headset: FRM Worldcup
Stem: Syntace F99 (105mm, with Titanium screws)
Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite XC Lo
Grips: Ritchey WCS True Grip
Seatpost: USE Alien Cyclops Alu
Saddle: Selle Italia SLT T1
Pedals: Time ATAC XS Carbon
Brakes: Formula Oro Disc
Bottle Holder: Specialized
Tires: Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0
Tubes: Notubes Kit

I have included the picture of the complete bike, so you can enjoy it as well :)
Should you have interesting pics or informations on custom build Cake's then post it here for review.
I am sure that everyone is going to have their own opinions about this, but i find the Sram X-Gen front derailleur and PG990 rather interesting choices. :confused:
 

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Chupacabras said:
I am sure that everyone is going to have their own opinions about this, but i find the Sram X-Gen front derailleur and PG990 rather interesting choices. :confused:
Interesting in term of interesting or interesting in term of strange choices? :D
 

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a different custom

My "custom build Cake 1 DLX" has been a good all-arounder for sure, EXCEPT FOR THE LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE LOOSE PIVOT BEARINGS...

Mine is a 2004 XL:

Frame: Cake 1 DLX with metal swingarm
Fork: Manitou Minute 2:00
Rear Shock: Manitou Swinger 3-way air, SPV
Wheels: Bontrager Race Lite Disc, Tubeless Compatible
Rear Der.: Sram X.0
Shifter: Sram Trigger X-9
Front Der.: Shimano XT
Crank: Shimano XT 760, 180mm, "SuperGo" rings 22,32,44
Cassette: Shimano XT 760, 12-34t
Chain: SRAM PC-89rh
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Thomson, 110mm
Handlebar: Performance Carbon, 1/2' rise, 660mm
Grips: Oury Lock-On
Seatpost: Thomson
Saddle: WTB Pure-V Stealth
Pedals: SpeedPlay Frog SS
Brakes: Avid Juicy Seven
Bottle Holder: yes
Tires: WTB MutanoRaptor 2.4 f/r or WTB Weriwolf 2.3 f/r
Tubes: Stan's Notubes Kit
Pivot Loc Tite: 680 green
 

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My Cake

2004 Cake 2 DLX

Titec Hellbent XC Bars
XT Crank
Carbon Swingarm
WTB Weirwolf 2.1 Race Tires with Stan's No Tubes
Specialized Telluride Sport saddle
Lizard Skins for chainstay and 3-Way
SRAM Powerlink Chain
Replaced rear Bontrager wheel
New Shock bushings
Loctite 680
Zip ties
 

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