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AndyTheRocketeerAndyTheRocketeer Posts: 98
edited January 2012 in Your mountain bikes
Posted this on the old thread, but decided to post it here too.

Got the frame in December 2007:
Built it up in January 2008:
On a recent trip to Slovenia (bridge over Soča River, or a tributary thereof):
And at bottom of first day's bit of singletrack:

Frame: Cotic Soul, Large 19in, Dec 2007 stock
Forks: Magura Menja 100mm
Bars: Bontrager King Earl
Stem: Bontrage RaceLite
Headset: Hope
Grips: Ritchey (will replace though)

Brakes: Formula Oro K18 160mm F/R

Shifters: Shimano XT
Cables: Shimano XTR
Front Mech: Shimano XT
Rear Mech: Shimano XT

Seat: Fizik Gobi XM saddle (firm, very firm)
Seat Post: Thompson Elite (layback)
Seat Post Clamp: Salsa

Cranks: Shimano XT
Chainring(s): Shimano XT
Chain: SRAM PC991
Cassette: SRAM 971 (11-34)
Pedals: Shimano XT SPDs / Superstar £15 Flatties
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT

Wheels: Mavic Crossride
Tubes: Continental
Tyres: Nobby Nic (F) / Racing Ralph (R) 2.1"

Weight: ?

Other info: cables/hoses still need trimming - still need some round tuits

Edit: reformatted using template
Andy - The Expat Cyclist in Germany
'07/'08 Cotic Soul
'96 Scott Vail
'89 Ridgeback Rapide 105


  • Father FaffFather Faff Posts: 1,176
    Commencal Meta 5.5.1
    Scott CR1
  • Tim.sTim.s Posts: 515
    How do you get on with the Crossride wheels Andy?
    "Didn't hurt"
  • elPedro666elPedro666 Posts: 1,060
    Not inclined to ogle other peoples bikes, but that does look lovely!
    Green Halo TwinRail
    25.0mm-26.2mm seatpost shim
    Red X-Lite bling
    Specialized ladies BG saddle (white?) 155mm
    RH thumbie
    700x28c CX tyres&tubs
    Flatbars 620mm 25,4mm & swept, ti in an ideal world
  • Not sure about the weight. Feels heavier than I'd expected, but other people exclaim how light it is. Got no scales, but could bring out the WiiFit and see what that says (might get a shock though).

    Crossride wheels seem OK. Rear is a bit noisy, and only concern is that if a spoke goes, then it's pricy to get it fixed, since they're proprietary. I wouldn't trust them for big drop-offs, but I don't intend on doing that anyway.
    Andy - The Expat Cyclist in Germany
    '07/'08 Cotic Soul
    '96 Scott Vail
    '89 Ridgeback Rapide 105
  • Forgot about this thread.

    Crossrides eventually died. Well the rear hub did. Think it's the freehub seal that wore out, but can't be certain. Basically far too much friction when freewheeling, so the cassette keeps turning and the chain goes slack. Service made it last about another 30km, so relegated them to the shed.

    Only changes to the original specs are:
    Wheels: now Mavic XM719 rims / XT hubs / DT Swiss spokes / Maxxis Highrollers
    Grips: now ODI lock-ons
    Andy - The Expat Cyclist in Germany
    '07/'08 Cotic Soul
    '96 Scott Vail
    '89 Ridgeback Rapide 105
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