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My Superbike! S-Works Enduro SL Carbon *Update pg 8*

Zaskar20Zaskar20 Posts: 557
edited April 2010 in Your mountain bikes
Completed my custom build bike today.

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Frame: Specialized S-Works Enduro SL Carbon - 6.7lbs
Forks: Fox Vanilla R 36
Rear Shock: Fox Float RP23
Bars: Sunline V1 Carbon 685mm wide
Stem: Thompson Elite X4 70mm 0 deg rise
Headset: Integrated Cane Creek
Grips: Odi Rogue Lock on

Front Brake Lever assy: Hope Tech
Front Caliper: Hope M4
Front disc: Hope Floating Rotor 203mm
Rear Brake Lever assy: Hope Tech
Rear Caliper: Hope M4
Rear Disc: Hope Floating Rotor 183mm
Hoses: Hope Braided

Shifters: Shimano XTR
Cables: Goodridge - Teflon lined with carbon finish
Front Mech: Shimano XTR
Rear Mech: Shimano XTR Shadow

Seat: SDG Bel Air SL/Formula FX
Seat Post: SDG I-Beam
Seat Post Clamp: Specialized

Chainset: RaceFace Next SL Carbon
Chain: KMC X9 SL Silver
Cassette: Shimano XTR
Pedals: Nukeproof Neutron Magnesium with Titanium spindles
Bottom Bracket: As provided with Chainset

Front and Rear Wheels: Hope Hoops
Rim: Stans Flow
Spokes: DT Swiss Double Butted
Hub: Hope Pro II
Tube: Michelin Aircomp Latex
Tire: Maxxis High Roller DH

Weight: Now likely to be around 27lbs :D

Haven't been for a ride on it yet. Hope to visit the Forest of Dean next week. I've tested it during set up and it rides like a dream and it feels really light.

Might add wheels in black sometime in the future - don't know which ones at the moment.
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  • Very nice bike, how much has that lot set you back?
  • Si78Si78 Posts: 963
    Looks fantastic mate 8) :D
    Why has my sig been removed by the admins???
  • Zaskar20Zaskar20 Posts: 557
    Very nice bike, how much has that lot set you back?

    I have purchased over several months so the cost has been spread out. I haven't yet added the full cost up - too frightened maybe! :lol:

    An estimate at this stage would be around 2.5G.
    RRP of this bike fully built would be way in excess of this and the full bike itself (as specced by specialized) has an RRP of around 4 Grand.
    Arguably, the specially chosen components on my superbike builds into a better and lighter machine.
  • LoghopperLoghopper Posts: 10
    What a beauty! Bet it feels good to see it finished :D
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  • Speed_KingSpeed_King Posts: 510
    That is some machine mate!!! I thought i wa sinventing blinged bikes on here, but i take my hat off to you.. A very exceptional machine well done
    G.H.Allum
  • Zaskar20Zaskar20 Posts: 557
    Si78 wrote:
    Looks fantastic mate 8) :D
    Loghopper wrote:
    What a beauty! Bet it feels good to see it finished :D

    Thanks for the comments folks.
    Loghopper - hopefully it will feel even better out on the trails for the first time - provided I've set it up correctly. Fingers crossed!
  • Zaskar20Zaskar20 Posts: 557
    Speed_King wrote:
    That is some machine mate!!! I thought i wa sinventing blinged bikes on here, but i take my hat off to you.. A very exceptional machine well done

    Thanks Speed_King. Your comments are appreciated.

    Very sorry to read about the loss of your beloved ride, you must be absolutely gutted - I know I would be, if it ever happened to me. :(
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    That is a beauty - nice one!
  • racefaceec90racefaceec90 Posts: 120
    awesome set of wheels man!!! 8)
  • bluechair84bluechair84 Posts: 4,352
    Very nice ride!
    Just curious, with what looks to be a no limitations build, how come you chose to spec a 140mm travel fork to the 150mm travel frame?
  • ChilesyChilesy Posts: 152
    Top bike mate :D:D
  • Zaskar20Zaskar20 Posts: 557
    edited July 2009
    Thanks for the complements, all much appreciated :D

    with what looks to be a no limitations build, how come you chose to spec a 140mm travel fork to the 150mm travel frame?

    I wish it was 'a no limitations build' bluechair. The forks (& wheels & brakes) were taken from this:

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    The Pitch is now about 6 months old. A real gem of a ride and the back end sooooo plush, hence the decision to get real serious and go for the S-Works which I manged to pick up for 850 notes!.
    The geometry is exactly the same on both bikes - so I knew the 140mm forks worked well when deciding to buy the Enduro frame. Besides, the difference is only 10mm, and when sag is taken into account, probably only about 5 or 6mm - hardly noticable (I'm sure a few of you might disagree).
    I hope this satisfies your curiosity bluechair.

    Another piccy:

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  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    MMMmmmm Carbon :D

    Luuurrvly bike.

    Needs some blue grip collars though :lol:
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    i still prefer the pitch :P awesome looking bike
  • Zaskar20Zaskar20 Posts: 557
    edited July 2009
    Whytepeak wrote:
    MMMmmmm Carbon :D

    Luuurrvly bike.

    Needs some blue grip collars though :lol:

    Thanks Whytepeak - If I could have all black I would, but at the moment needs must and I've gotta make do with the blue (and white) stuff. :)
  • Zaskar20Zaskar20 Posts: 557
    lawman wrote:
    i still prefer the pitch :P awesome looking bike

    The Pitch did look good lawman, but I have the anticipation of my first trail ride on the S-Works that over compensates bigtime for the loss of the pimping. :lol:
  • Stoo61Stoo61 Posts: 1,394
    Yup cannot argue with that....belter.
  • stu8975stu8975 Posts: 1,334
    As one Jezza Clarkson once said....Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
  • xtreemxtreem Posts: 2,965
    Me too liked the Pitch more.
    The new frame doesn't match the white and blue components.

    But hey, what ever feels better for you. :)
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    lawman wrote:
    i still prefer the pitch :P awesome looking bike

    Isn't the Pitch just a lower spec Enduro though?!
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
    Very nice ride - great components and a stunning price for a build like that!

    Excellente! :D 8)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    droolsome :D
  • SDK2007SDK2007 Posts: 782
    Looking good dude, Enduro SL's are awesome bikes ;)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    That's one stunning rig you have there big thumbs up, 8) 8) 8)
    bike builds are defo the way ahead im after sum Hope brakes like yours. :mrgreen:
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    lawman wrote:
    i still prefer the pitch :P awesome looking bike

    Isn't the Pitch just a lower spec Enduro though?!

    yer it is but i much preffer the blue paint work on the censored ..... im rather boreed of black bikes tbh
  • Biggus86Biggus86 Posts: 385
    super sexy!
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
    Nice bike! VERY nice bike!

    BUT... As someone has pointed out, how come the 140mm fork? Just because you had it 'spare' from your Pitch? As for the travel, do you not find it feels very fast-steering? With the sag, and the shorter axle--->crown height, and the short looking stem, is it not a bit too twitchy? (NOT having a 'go' at you [VERY nice ride!], just curious!)

    You not considered an upgrade to a Fox 36 TALAS RLC? That's what I'd be putting on! Otherwise, REALLY nice, and REALLY jealous!

    Now, go and thrash it around!
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  • Zaskar20Zaskar20 Posts: 557
    Many thanks for all your responses :)
    Xtreem wrote:
    The new frame doesn't match the white and blue components.
    :shock: What are you talking about? - White rims match the fox forks and the blue hope stuff matches the propedal knob on the RP23!!!!!! :lol:
    lawman wrote:
    yer it is but i much preffer the blue paint work on the ***** ..... im rather boreed of black bikes tbh

    But lawman, this isn't just any old black, this is Supercooool Specialized Gloss Carbon Black!!!!!!! :lol:
    Nice bike! VERY nice bike!

    BUT... As someone has pointed out, how come the 140mm fork? Just because you had it 'spare' from your Pitch? As for the travel, do you not find it feels very fast-steering? With the sag, and the shorter axle--->crown height, and the short looking stem, is it not a bit too twitchy? (NOT having a 'go' at you [VERY nice ride!], just curious!)

    You not considered an upgrade to a Fox 36 TALAS RLC? That's what I'd be putting on! Otherwise, REALLY nice, and REALLY jealous!

    Now, go and thrash it around!
    Thanks biggy. I haven't ridden the bike yet so I can't really comment on the steering. At this stage I'd probably describe it as 'sharp' as opposed to 'twitchy'.
    As for the forks, the Fox 36s would be nice sometime in the future, when funds allow, but I think I might struggle to come to terms with the extra weight.
  • zogzog Posts: 46
    Zaskar20......now you need to get that machine dirty, I know some nice wet local trails!
    Thanks for the mention, it's a pleasure building a nice set of wheels, in the past Mrs Zog has laced a set for me...all correctly done, she just has to learn the fine art of trueing + tensioning them up.....
    BTW, nice looking bike :D
  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    Weight?
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