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NSMB - 2013 - DH/FR Build thread

April 11, 2013, 1:23 a.m.
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Joined: June 20, 2006

Jesus, almost 6 pounds lighter then my AM bike:dizzy:

April 11, 2013, 4:22 a.m.
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Joined: June 2, 2009

Yes those are carboner rotors haha. 67g for 180mm, crazy light.
http://kettlecycles.com/

Vivid is the current model and not the new updated one. Got mine the day before they announced the new model…

Anyway, here's the spec of the build.

Frame: Session 9,9 size L
Shock: Vivid Air
Fork: Boxxer WC Keronite
Headset: FSA? (Stock)
Stem: Easton Havoc 35
Handlebars: Easton Havoc 35
Grips: Bontrager XXX
Shifter: Sram X0 10s
Derailleur: Sram X0 Type 2 SS
Cassette: Dura Ace 7 sprockets
Chain: KMC X10 SL
Crankset: X0
Pedals: Superstar
Chainguide: E13 Trail
Brakes: Avid X0 Trail with ti bolts
Rotors: Kettle Cycles Siccc SFL 180mm with ti-bolts
Hubs: Tune King / Kong MK
Spokes: DT Aerolite w. alu nipples
Rims: Flow
Tyres: Minion DHF Exo ST 2,5 (935g) set up tubeless
Seat combo: SDG I-fly carbon with ti-bolt

April 11, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
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Holy cow. Impressive.

April 18, 2013, 5:44 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 23, 2006

Finally built and ridden. Weighs 35.5lbs with DH rubber, coil front and rear and 4 pot brakes. I notice the weight reduction over last years on the trail. Maybe I'd like it more if it was even lighter? But I've tried lighter tires and they don't work for me, and I really don't like air shocks/forks, so that's where I end up. Maybe carbon cranks with a bling ring at some point, but that's about it.
Highlights… King hubs and headset, carbon front rim (823 rear coz I wreck rear wheels). Reduced the cassette to 7 speed, with direct mount hanger.

April 18, 2013, 8:13 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 12, 2010

Thank you for the close up pics. I'm building up my first big bike and my old school cable lengths aren't cutting it.

April 19, 2013, 1:01 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 4, 2009

Finally built and ridden. Weighs 35.5lbs with DH rubber, coil front and rear and 4 pot brakes. I notice the weight reduction over last years on the trail. Maybe I'd like it more if it was even lighter? But I've tried lighter tires and they don't work for me, and I really don't like air shocks/forks, so that's where I end up. Maybe carbon cranks with a bling ring at some point, but that's about it.
Highlights… King hubs and headset, carbon front rim (823 rear coz I wreck rear wheels). Reduced the cassette to 7 speed, with direct mount hanger.

Very nice, pretty much how I would have done it as well. I really want to get used to clippy pedals but It's been a slow process.

April 30, 2013, 1:18 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 30, 2002

So 14 pages, spring is almost here, who's taking the bragging rights?

-best older bike that's still fun as hell?

My big hit frames going on 9 years.. And its sub 40lbs… barely (lol).

protect tom mcdonald at all costs

May 2, 2013, 6 p.m.
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Joined: March 13, 2008

Hope I'm not too late to the party. Here's my new baby (37.75 lbs with pedals):

May 2, 2013, 6:19 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 6, 2005

Hope I'm not too late to the party. Here's my new baby (37.75 lbs with pedals):

Nice work..

May 2, 2013, 6:20 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 6, 2005

Yes those are carboner rotors haha. 67g for 180mm, crazy light.
http://kettlecycles.com/

Vivid is the current model and not the new updated one. Got mine the day before they announced the new model…

Anyway, here's the spec of the build.

Frame: Session 9,9 size L
Shock: Vivid Air
Fork: Boxxer WC Keronite
Headset: FSA? (Stock)
Stem: Easton Havoc 35
Handlebars: Easton Havoc 35
Grips: Bontrager XXX
Shifter: Sram X0 10s
Derailleur: Sram X0 Type 2 SS
Cassette: Dura Ace 7 sprockets
Chain: KMC X10 SL
Crankset: X0
Pedals: Superstar
Chainguide: E13 Trail
Brakes: Avid X0 Trail with ti bolts
Rotors: Kettle Cycles Siccc SFL 180mm with ti-bolts
Hubs: Tune King / Kong MK
Spokes: DT Aerolite w. alu nipples
Rims: Flow
Tyres: Minion DHF Exo ST 2,5 (935g) set up tubeless
Seat combo: SDG I-fly carbon with ti-bolt

So how are the carboner rotors working out? Some recent reviews have been less than enthusiastic.

May 4, 2013, 4:12 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 18, 2010

speaking of Knollys;

a c-hair shy of 37#

May 6, 2013, 1:41 p.m.
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Joined: June 2, 2009

So how are the carboner rotors working out? Some recent reviews have been less than enthusiastic.

Just came back from my first ride, did some pushbiking after work.
So far, not impressed at all but it did get a bit better the more I rode so gonna give them some more time and see if the bite improves enough. But at the moment it's really lacking that last bite that gets you up on the front wheel so to say. And by lacking I really mean not good enough to use on the front (for downhill at least, wouldn't mind as much on the xc).

It might be too early to tell though, so gonna get back on that after some more riding. But if it doesn't get better my old Formula disc is going back on the front at least.

Bike was unbelievably fun to ride, just need to get the suspension dialed etc.

May 6, 2013, 11:33 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 22, 2002

Well, if we are sharing our Podiums…. Around 40lbs with DH tubes.

www.knollybikes.com

:canada:

May 6, 2013, 11:38 p.m.
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Joined: June 12, 2004

lot of knolly love

May 9, 2013, 11:19 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 18, 2010

what's not to love?:thepimp:

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