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After some setbacks, I Managed to Build in 6 Months my Zeus 2018. This is my set up:

Frame:2019 Zeus L 
Color: Team Blue Sparkle
Options: None

Shock: Cane Creek db inline 

Fork: MRP Ribbon 27.5" Air Tapered 15x110, 160mm - Blk/Org

Wheelset: Chris King ISO Mango/32 Hole/Spank 350 Oozy 30mm x 35mm/Wheelsmith DB 14g Black Spokes
Tires: Specialized Eliminator GRID 2Bliss Ready 2.35 x 27.5 Tubeless
Seat post: OneUp Components Dropper Post, (120-170) 30.9x450mm/ OneUp Dropper Remote, Shimano I-Spec II 

Rear Der: DEORE XT M 8000 11 speed

Shifter: DEORE XT M 8000 11-speed
Chain: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano M760 11-46
Brakes: Shimano XT Four piston Brakes M8020
Cranks/BB: FSA PF30 Shell Adapter, 73mm English (Threaded) w/Shimano Cups and Enduro Zero Ceramic Bearings/ XT 30T Crankset M8000/ OneUp Components Top Chainguide, ISCG05
Pedals: Time ATAC MX8

Headset: Cane Creek 70-Series Headset, ZS44/ZS56 Black

Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar Lite Carbon 35 Riser Bar, (35.0) 10mm/760mm 

Stem: Renthal Apex Stem, (35.0) 33mm - Black/Gold
Saddle: WTB Silverado Syndicate
Grips: ODI Lock-On MTB Elite Pro - Graphite/Blk 
Tires: Specialized Eliminator GRID 2Bliss Ready 2.35 x 27.5 Tubeless
Weight: 29.5 lbs.

For the time being I am including only some pics...
 

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I started a thread about maybe building an El Capitan, but am still considering a Zeus for its lower standover height. Does yours have 148x12 rear spacing? What do you think about running a 150mm fork and the rear at 140mm? I have a 2012 El Ciclon now and have always run it at 150mm front and back.
 

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I sent an e-mail regarding the El Cap since it shows 142x12 on the website and Teresa assured me it is 148x12 and that frames are in stock ready for paint. The website still shows 142x12 for the El Cap with no mention of an option. Maybe the Zeus is the same? I don't think their website gets much attention. I would not buy anything other than Boost now either.
 

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Hopefully Villalobos is enjoying his Zeus. I’ve personally been upgrading parts out of boredom since our trails had been closed for so long. I bolted on an I9 A35 40mm stem, green crank preload collar and green Wolftooth axles.
 

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Nice color choice. One thing I wish they would change is the rear derailleur cable routing. I assume that's still the same on current frames. My Ciclon is from 2012.
It was kind of a pain to get it set up while building the bike, but I haven't messed with it since then. I'll double check it to make sure it's slack enough when I put the bike in 160mm mode.
 
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