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Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby TommyMax » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:57 pm

This is my first Bike-Build since i had 2 mountainbikes stolen last summer.
Let me know what you think
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby dunlinii » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:25 pm

Be pretty interesting going downhill as well. Looks like a great build and welcombe. Really sucks about having the bikes nicked.
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:49 am

Welcome to the forum. Looks good so far. What's the anticipated final build list?
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby slisk » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:31 am

You must really like to build Legos!

Bike looks nice thus far.
I buy everything that JMT lists on this site.
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby Boonen » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:47 am

Hi Tommy, welcome to the forum. Sucks about having two bikes stolen! Looks like you're building up a nice replacement though.
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby TommyMax » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:57 pm

You are right Slisk. I like to play with LEGO. I work for LEGO Systems in Denmark. The boxes in the back are not filed with multi-colored Plastic though. We used them when we moved in december :-)

Build List:
The Build List:
Frame: BeOne Carbon
Fork: 2011 Manitou R7 MRD
Cranks: Shimano XTR 970
Pedals: Shimano XTR
Front Der: Shimano XTR 970
Rear Der: SRAM X.O 9 speed
Shifters: SRAM X.O Gripshift
Cassette: SRAM PG 990 9 Speed
Chain: KMC X9 SL
Gear cables: Red Nokon
Brakes: Avid Elixir CR Mag
Rotors: Avid 160 mm. front/rear - With Hope Ti Bolts
Stem: Sunline XC 0ne 110 mm.
Handlebar: Easton EC 90 Flat
Grips: Im gonna let you in on a secret. Found these on some icescrapers in a gasstation (They’re LIGHT)
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
Seat collar: Thomson
Saddle: Old Selle Italia SLR Carbon
Wheels: Hope Hoops with Hope Pro2 Hubs and DT Swiss XR 400 Rims
Skewers: Controltech Ti
Tires: Maxxis MaxxLite 310 Front and rear (This is mostly an experiment to save weight. I´m pretty sure im gonna have to change to something more durable later on.
Tubes: Maxxis Flyweight (Again, Just an experiment)
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby Boonen » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:17 pm

Every young boys dream job! :D

Curious how those ice scraper grips will work, was already wondering what you used for that.
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:54 pm

Great build list!! 8)

What do you think of your Hope Hoops?
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby TommyMax » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:27 pm

The grips are a bit soft and i am not sure that they will hold up. but ice scrapers are about 20 danish kroner/3.62 dollars each, so it wont be a big loss.

I havent had a chance to try the wheels yet but the build quality seem good. The freehub body is made of aluminum to save weight and i dont how strong it is.
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:23 am

Hope have always had a good (and deserved in my opinion) reputation but funnily enough, despite them being a UK company, I've never used their hubs. I quite liked the idea of some Hope hoops for my own mtb, just haven't got round to buying any yet.
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby dunlinii » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:04 pm

I've used their hubs, and really like them. They stand up to some serious abuse.
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby TommyMax » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:41 pm

From what i hear hope hubs are really good. Some find the DT XR400 rims a bit soft and say that they dent easy.
I have never been hard on wheels so that should not be a problem with me.
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby TommyMax » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:59 pm

FINALLY. The bike is ready.
I just finished setting up the m970 xtr crankset. I had to go trough the annoying process of removing the crankset, because i forgot to take of the small chainring.
I am surprised that the braniacs at shimano had to come up with such a lousy solution to prevent the left arm from loosening
was it ever a problem with the old m960 cranks??
Anyways, I love how the bike feels.
I cant upload any pictures because my one year old son got his hands on the camera and turned it in to useless metal and in seconds.
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby TommyMax » Tue May 24, 2011 8:17 pm

NEW PICTURES OF MY HARDTAIL
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Re: Hi. New member - New Bike in progress

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Tue May 24, 2011 11:13 pm

Looking good! 8)

What types of rides have you been doing? How does it handle?
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