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With all the recent questions about components and new frame builds, I thought it would be a good idea to have a set-up thread with all that info in one place for reference.

We could use one thread for all models or feel free to start model specific ones (ala Turner).

And as always, a photo wouldn't hurt either.

D.

Frame: '05 Semi-custom El Saltamontes 18/20
Color: Electric Blue
Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
Shock: Fox RP3
Fork: '04 Marzocchi Marathon S 120mm
Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Mavic 819/DT Swiss Competition 14/15 DB Silver spokes, Silver Brass Nipples
Skewers: XT
Seatpost Clamp: Stock
Front Der: XT M761
Rear Der: SRAM X.O
Shifters: SRAM Shorty Twist: X.O
Chain: SRAM PC-99
Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 6" Rotors
Cranks/BB: Race Face Deus Black 175mm 44/32/22
Pedals: Shimano 959
Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
Handlebar: Race Face Lo Riser Black
Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
Stem: 120x 5 Thomson Elite Black
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Black
Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian Gripshift Length
Front Tire: Hutchinson Spider UST 2.1
Rear Tire: Hutchinson Spider UST 2.1
Accesories:Composite Bottle cage, Cat-Eye Enduro 8 Comp., Roach chainstay pad

Weight: 29 lbs. 14 oz. using a digital fish scale

Future changes: Maybe Hope skewers/seat post clamp

 

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Great idea...and very sweet ride D-Rock!

Frame: '04 Large X-5
Options: 6" Rocker, quad bearings
Shock: Romic 7.875"x2.0"
Fork: '05 Marzocchi All Mountain 1 130-150mm
Wheelset: Gold Hope Bulb / Syncros DS28 / DT Swiss Competition, Brass Nipples
Skewers: Gold Hope
Seatpost Clamp: Stock
Front Der: XT
Rear Der: XTR 952
Shifters: XT
Chain: SRAM PC-69
Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
Brakes: Magura Louise Freeride 210mm/190mm
Cranks: Shimano XT-752 175mm 32/22 w/ Race Face bashguard
Pedals : Shimano 545
Headset: Cane Creek
Handlebar: Easton EA70 low riser 685mm
Seat Post: Thomson Elite
Stem: 110x 15 Thomson Elite
Saddle: WTB Laser V Stealth
Grips: ODI Lock-on
Front Tire: Kenda Cortez 2.4
Rear Tire: Kenda Cortez 2.4

Weight: I will weight at next shop visit and update

Future changes: Gold Hope seat post clamp, 8"x2.25" Romic with black springs (currently in mail), SRAM X.0 drivetrain/shifters and have since removed bottle cage since SSINGA was teasing me.

Cheers
 

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my 2 cents

Frame: 2002 Saltamontes 19"
Color: Electric Superdust
Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
Shock: Romic Coil
Fork: '05 Marzocchi Marathon XC 120mm
Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Mavic 317/DT Swiss Silver spokes, Alloy Nipples
Skewers: Salsa
Seatpost Clamp: Stock
Front Der: XT M760
Rear Der: SRAM XO
Shifters: SRAM XO twist
Chain: SRAM PC-59
Cassette: Shimano XT 11-32
Brakes: Avid Mech 6" Rotors with Avid SD-7 levers
Cranks/BB: 2002 Shimano XT M752 175mm 44/32/22, Shimano ES-71 BB 73/113
Pedals: Time ATAC
Headset: Chris King NoThread silver
Handlebar: Race Face Lo Riser Black
Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm silver
Stem: 120x 5 Thomson Elite silver
Saddle: WTB laser V Ti
Grips: SRAM
Front Tire: Schwalbe King Jim 2.3
Rear Tire: Schwalbe King Jim 2.3
Accesories: El-cheapo Performance Axiom 8.0W cycle computer

Weight: ~30 lbs.

Future changes: Waiting until Larry's kids need new shoes before considering upgrades...
 

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Here's mine
Frame: '04 X-5
Color: Grinch Green
Options: Standard Rockers, quad bearings
Shock: Pushed Fox Vanilla R
Fork: '05 Rock Shox Pike Team
Wheelset: WTB Laserdisc DH 20mm, Hadley 20mm front(soon), King ISO rear. Both laced to DTSwiss 4.1d rims w/ Comps (front currently on a Rhyno Lite XL)
Skewer: Salsa
Seatpost Clamp: Salsa
Front Der: XT M761
Rear Der: SRAM X.O
Shifters: SRAM Shorty Twist: X.O
Chain: SRAM PC-69
Cassette: Shimano M760 11-32
Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 6" Rotors
Cranks/BB: Truvativ Stylo Team, 175mm, 22/32/bash
Pedals: Stainless steel spindle Speedplay Frogs
Headset: Chris King NoThreadset
Handlebar: Titec Hellbent XC low rise
Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 330mm Black
Stem: Race Face Deus 5x100
Saddle: WTB Rocket V Team
Grips: Shortened Syntace Lock Ons
Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove Kevlar 2.35
Rear Tire: Nokian 2.1 NBX, WTB Mutanoraptor 2.24 or 2.4 (soon)
Accesories: Composite zip ties =P

Weight: ~30 pounds using a cheap shop scale

Future changes: New front wheel, new rear tire (current front wheel is just to be able to ride while new one is built)
 

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La Bruja

Frame: '04 La Bruja 17"
Color: white (custom)
Options: quad bearings
Shock: Fox DHX
Fork: '04 Marzocchi Z1 FR
Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Syncros DP25 rims/black spokes, gold al Nipples
Skewers: Salsa
Seatpost Clamp: Stock
Front Der: Shimano XT
Rear Der: Shimano XT
Shifters: Shimano XT
Chain: SRAM PC69
Cassette: Shimano XT
Brakes: 160mm Hope Mono Mini '03 rear/180mm '05 front
Cranks/BB: Race Face Turbine ISIS Black 175mm/Evil bashguard
Pedals: Azonic Magnesium Platform
Headset: Chris King NoThread gold
Handlebar: Easton EA70 Monkey Bar Black, 1.5" rise
Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
Stem: 100mm/5d Thomson Elite Black
Saddle: Terry Fly Ti
Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian
Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove 2.35/w. tube
Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35/w. tube
Accesories: DIY chainstay pad, grey

Weight: 34 lbs. on a K-Mart scale

Future changes: Possibly Marzocchi AM 1/Fox RP3
 

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Frame: '04 El Chamuco Med
Color: DUH?
Shock: 5th element with 400# TI spring
Fork: '05 Manitou Sherman Firefly Plus 150mm, med TI spring kit
Wheelset: Mike Garcia built 36h Hope XC hubs, Sun Singletrack rims, DT Swiss Super Comp spokes, Patriotic Red/Silver/Blue AL nipples
Skewers: Front bolt-on, rear Hope QR
Seatpost Clamp: Hope QR
Front Der: Shimano XT
Rear Der: Shimano XTR
Shifters: Shimano XT PODS
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace
Cassette: Shimano XT
Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 160mm rear, 200 MM Braking Wave front rotor
Cranks/BB: ISIS Race Face Next LP 32/44, AL chainring bolts, RF chromo 108mm BB
Pedals: Crank Bros "S" eggbeaters
Headset: Chris King
Handlebar: Maxm lo-rise (soon swap to hi-rise)
Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson
Stem: 100mm/5d Thomson
Saddle: WTB Rocket-V race, chromo rails
Grips: OURY lock-ons
Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove 2.5 kevlar bead, Stan's strip and sealant
Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.10 kevlar bead, Stan's strip and sealant
Accesories: Thick-a** chainstay pad

Weight: 32lbs, 14oz with the Blue Groove front, 32lbs 7oz with Intense CC 2.25 front. On digital fish scale.

Bike could easily be built 2 lbs lighter with Nixon and lighter wheelset (mine is at 2160g) but the thing is rock solid as is and I doubt I'll change.
 

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my soon-to-be X 5

My soon to be built X-5. Frame, cranks, saddle, rear derailleur, levers, chain and pedals are all brand-spankin' new and sitting in the box. The post, stem, and bar I cannibalized from my 1x1 (and replaced by cheaper parts) and are awaiting installation. The cassette I bought a while ago and used twice and put back in the box. The wheelset, headset, shifters, tires, brakes and skewers are still in use on my Superlight. Still have to buy a front derailleur - any suggestions? Should be about another month before I can do the build :mad: , which is juuuuuuust about when things get really good weather-wise around here and the trails go from goopy, sticky, clay-mud to really nice tacky hardpack. :D I'll post built-up pix when done!

Frame: '04 19 inch X-5 with Fox propedal and quad bearings
Color: Superdust
Fork: '04 Fox TALAS RLC
Hubs: King ISO Disc rear, Hope XC disc front (both red)
Rims: Mavic X717 disc (black)
Headset King nothread (red)
Spokes: DT 14/15 db, brass nipples (black/black)
Front Tire: Mutano 2.4
Rear Tire Nevegal 2.1
Cranks/BB RF Atlas (black)
Chain SRAM PC 99
Cassette SRAM 990
Rear Der SRAM X.0
Front Der (undecided)
shifters SRAM X.0
Levers Avid SD 7's
Brakes Avid ball bearing disc
Bar Easton Monkeylite carbon 1.5" rise
Stem Thomson (black)
Post Thomson (black)
Pedals Time ATAC XS
Saddle Selle Italia Genuine Gel (black)
Skewers Salsa stainless (red)
 

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Well, it seemed like a good idea...

This thread is pretty useless unless the peeps that frequent this forum post their rides.

The idea was to build a reference data base for current/prospective owners alike. Hell, maybe even Sherwood could this info to see how we are specing the bikes he builds.

Even if you posted in another thread, please post here.

If this was a bad idea, I apologize and will let it die.

D.
 

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This is a Good Idea - Please Keep.

D-Rock said:
This thread is pretty useless unless the peeps that frequent this forum post their rides.

The idea was to build a reference data base for current/prospective owners alike. Hell, maybe even Sherwood could this info to see how we are specing the bikes he builds.

Even if you posted in another thread, please post here.

If this was a bad idea, I apologize and will let it die.

D.
I'm definitely planning to post my build here once it happens. I'm talking with Chris at Wrench Science tomorrow to hammer out some of the finer points and am excited to share.

Thanks!
 

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x-5 build

My x-5 build is listed on the x-5 weight thread, I will post it here when it is complete. There are a few things that will be changed from that list. Also a picture will be with it. Keep it it is great to see theses works of art.
 

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I'm a bike geek and I need help...

Frame: 2003 Saltamontes 17" (kicks a$$)
Color: Electric Superdust (kicks a$$)
Options: 3,4,5" Rockers, quad bearings
Shock: Fox Float
Fork: '04 Marzocchi FR SL (kick a$$)
Wheelset: XT w/Sun DS-1
Skewers: XT
Seatpost Clamp: Stock
Front Der: XT M760
Rear Der: SRAM X.9 (kicks a$$)
Shifters: SRAM X.9 (kicks a$$)
Chain: SRAM PC-59
Cassette: Shimano XT 12-34
Brakes: Magura Louis FR (kicks a$$)
Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas (kicks a$$)
Pedals: Time ATAC World Cup
Headset: Cane Creek
Handlebar: Answer ProTaper (kicks a$$)
Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm silver
Stem: 120x 5 Thomson Elite silver
Saddle: WTB Pure V (kicks a$$)
Grips: ?
Front Tire: WTB MutanoRaptor 2.25
Rear Tire: WTB MutanoRaptor 2.25
Accesories: Vetta Computer
 

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Frame: '04 El Feugo 15"
Color: Electric Superdust
Options: Not yet
Shock: Fox Float
Fork: Marzocchi Marathon 85mm
Wheelset: WTB Black 32 Hole/Sun Sub IV/WS 14/15 DB Silver spokes, Silver Alloy Nipples
Skewers: Bolt on or Salsa QR
Seatpost Clamp: Stock
Front Der: LX
Rear Der: XTR
Shifters: Paul's Barcons
Chain: SRAM PC-68
Cassette: Shimano XT 11-28
Brakes: Avid Cable Disc 160/140 Rotors
<b>Brake Levers</b>: Cane Creek
Cranks/BB: Race Face Turbines or Next Red or Silver 175mm 44/32/22
Pedals: Eggbeater
Headset: Chris King NoThread Pewter
Handlebar: Scott AT-LF-2
Seat Post: 27.2 Ritchey WCS
Stem: Syntace F-99 130mm
Saddle: Vetta TT Ti
Grips: Bar Tape
Front Tire: Schwable Racing Ralph 2.1
Rear Tire: Schwable Racing Ralph 2.1
Accesories:Avid Rollamajig, Lizardskin Chainstay Cover

Weight: I'll figure that out when it's built

Future changes: ??





JmZ

More pics as the build starts.
 

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I'll post a photo when I get round to hosting some...

Otherwise the set-up's like this:

Frame: '03 Semi-custom El Saltamontes
Color: Electric Blue
Options: 4" Rockers
Shock: Fox Float
Fork: '04 Marzocchi MX Comp ETA
Wheelset: Kore XC
Skewers: Kore XC
Seatpost Clamp: Hope
Front Der: Deore
Rear Der: XT
Shifters: Deore
Chain: SRAM PC-99
Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
Brakes: Hope Mono Mini
Cranks/BB: Race Face Evolve Black 175mm
Pedals: Crank Bros Candy
Headset: Race Face Evolve
Handlebar: Race Face Evolve Black
Seat Post: Race Face Evolve Black
Stem: 70mm Thomson Elite Black
Saddle: Fizik Gobi
Grips: Race Face Good/Evil
Front Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
Rear Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
Accesories: Lizard Skin Chainstay protector

Weight: No idea - quite a bit

Future changes: New fork sometime soon,
 

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Okay okay! Here's mine....

....please excuse the buckets on my porch. I realize they're ugly as sin and suggestive of white trash status.....

Anyhoo, here's my build and setup. I weigh about 160lbs right now. i'm 5'11". I'm running 85 psi rear, 55 psi front. tires are set at 30 psi front and rear.

Frame: '05 El Saltamontes , 18"
Color: Custom orange....No, I'm not telling you what it is
Options: 4" Rockers
Shock: Fox RP3
Fork: 05 F100 RLT
Wheelset: King/317/Supercomp
Skewers:Odyseey bolt-ons
Seatpost Clamp: stock
Front Der: xt
Rear Der: original 9.0sl (circa 1999) (about lightest RD around -- 193 grams)
Shifters: SRAM X.0
Chain: SRAM PC- 69?
Cassette: XT 12-32
Brakes: Magura Marta SL
Cranks/BB:FSA Carbon Team/ Platinum pro Ti BB
Pedals: 1st generation Crank Bros Egg beaters, badly in need of a rebuild
Headset: King
Handlebar:Monkeylight SL
Seat Post: Thomson 400mm
Stem: 120mm Thomson
Saddle: WTB Pure V (awesome saddle. It dissapears)
Grips: SRAM
Front Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
Rear Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
Accesories: Carbon Fibre Lizard Skin Chainstay protector

Weight: Not sure. Probably around 26 lbs.
 

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Anyone tell me why...

...my 100kb photo is so much smaller than everyone else's?



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....please excuse the buckets on my porch. I realize they're ugly as sin and suggestive of white trash status.....

Anyhoo, here's my build and setup. I weigh about 160lbs right now. i'm 5'11". I'm running 85 psi rear, 55 psi front. tires are set at 30 psi front and rear.

Frame: '05 El Saltamontes , 18"
Color: Custom orange....No, I'm not telling you what it is
Options: 4" Rockers
Shock: Fox RP3
Fork: 05 F100 RLT
Wheelset: King/317/Supercomp
Skewers:Odyseey bolt-ons
Seatpost Clamp: stock
Front Der: xt
Rear Der: original 9.0sl (circa 1999) (about lightest RD around -- 193 grams)
Shifters: SRAM X.0
Chain: SRAM PC- 69?
Cassette: XT 12-32
Brakes: Magura Marta SL
Cranks/BB:FSA Carbon Team/ Platinum pro Ti BB
Pedals: 1st generation Crank Bros Egg beaters, badly in need of a rebuild
Headset: King
Handlebar:Monkeylight SL
Seat Post: Thomson 400mm
Stem: 120mm Thomson
Saddle: WTB Pure V (awesome saddle. It dissapears)
Grips: SRAM
Front Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
Rear Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
Accesories: Carbon Fibre Lizard Skin Chainstay protector

Weight: Not sure. Probably around 26 lbs.
 

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Thanks for posting

Your photo is 385 x 288. It must be a higher resolution for the file to be that large. Looks like 300dpi. from the properties. You don't need that high of resolution to look good on the internet .

TomFL's bottom shot is 1024 x 768 @ 144 dpi.

D.
 

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My setup

Frame: '04 El Salty 17 inch
Options: quad bearings
Shock: '05 Manitou Swinger 3-way
Fork: '05 Fox Float 130R (100mm)
Wheelset: Chris King ISO, DT 14/15 Comp, brass nips, Sun DS1-XC rims
Skewers: Shimano LX
Front Der: N-Gear Jump Stop
Rear Der: Shimano XT GS, Avid Rollamajig
Shifters: XTR M952 rear only
Chain: Shimano HG-93
Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
Brakes: Avid Mechs 165mm, Avid Ultimate levers
Cranks/BB: RF Next LP, Spot 32t, Spot Chainguide, UN-72 73x110mm
Pedals: Time ATAC Carbon
Headset: Chris King
Handlebar: Race Face XC low rise
Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm
Stem: Race Face Deus -5x120
Saddle: WTB Shadow V Team
Grips: WTB Dual Ply
Tires: Kenda Blue Groove Tomac 2.1
Accesories: Veloskin on TT, homemade chainstay protector and cable guides

Weight: 27.0 pounds using digital strain scale
 

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D-Rock said:
Your photo is 385 x 288. It must be a higher resolution for the file to be that large. Looks like 300dpi. from the properties. You don't need that high of resolution to look good on the internet .

TomFL's bottom shot is 1024 x 768 @ 144 dpi.

D.
The resolution of this image is 385 x 288 pixels. The ppi (pixels per inch) just depends on the image size e.g. if the image size was set to 2.6"x2.0" then the ppi would be 385/2.6=148 ppi. You can set the image size however big or small you like. The resolution stays the same (in this case 385 x 288) but the ppi goes up (smaller image size) or down (larger image size) accordingly. For photo quality prints the minimum ppi needs to be around 150 and the human eye can't resolve much above 300. For the net, less than 100 is just fine, so this image could have been made slightly larger.

By the way don't confuse ppi (pixels per inch) with dpi (dots per inch). dpi refers to the number of droplets or dots per inch produced by an inkjet printer. It has nothing to do with image resolution. Photo quality inkjets can produce thousands of dots per inch.
 

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Hardtail in Georgia said:
Because while the file size is the same as everybody else's your image size is much smaller. Try making it more in the 800 x 600 range.

Tucker
You have to increase your physical image size in inches, not resolution in pixels as implied above. Pixels don't have a physical size associated with them, so 800 x 600 is meaningless in terms of physical image size. See my other comments above on pixels per inch and you'll see what I mean. Obviously a higher resolution image can be displayed at a larger physical size without looking blocky. I know it's a confusing subject and it took me a little while to get my head round it when I first got involved in digital photography. Hope this helps to explain a little.
 
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