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My Rocky Mountain Vertex 50 CARBON CRANKS NOW ON!

Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
edited December 2009 in Your mountain bikes
Got this last month from Chain reaction cycles.

Rocky Mountain Vertex 50.

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Since I've changed a few bits...

Raceface White Deus Cranks £280

Raceface Next carbon Superlight riser bars £120

Raceface White Deus Superlight Stem £90

Raceface Lock-on grips (Black and I mashed my white ones when i crashed) £20

Shimano M539 White pedals £30

FSA Carbon headset spacers £10

Cateye Speedo (White lol) £45

2009 XTR Brakes £300

Intense Mirco Knobby 2.25 Tyres £80 (Road use only)

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Its nearly a sub 25 lbs bike not there yet (Around 25.4 atm)

End of the month I'll be getting a New SDG Saddle with Ti rails and a Raceface Next Carbon Seatpost.

Over the next few months I'll be swapping the shifters and f/r mechs for XTR and a new set of wheels.
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  • Shorty12Shorty12 Posts: 478
    Looks light but it's heavier than i thought Nice bike :)
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    tasty!

    I'm getting those cranks for my inbred, they were supposed to be here today but no joy :(
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    Really nice 8)

    Thanks mate,
    Shorty12 wrote:
    Looks light but it's heavier than i thought Nice bike :)

    Its the wheels that let it down so much to be honest but there getting changed soon hopefully. I wanted the Vertex 50 RSL (Same but carbon frame) but so much more cash.
    tasty!

    I'm getting those cranks for my inbred, they were supposed to be here today but no joy :(

    Awesome cranks mate, I wanted the Next carbon cranks but a little to much cash for me atm. I nearly got the black and gold cranks with the gold granny ring but thats being pulled off soon lol.
  • MacAndCheeseMacAndCheese Posts: 1,944
    Can't believe that's over 25lbs still! Looks mint.
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  • bones3027bones3027 Posts: 152
    sweet cranks they go so well! i want some :cry:
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    the upgrades are great. the mavic rides are very good wheels but they are heavy because they'r cheap compare to others
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    bones3027 wrote:
    sweet cranks they go so well! i want some :cry:

    The joys of working at silverfish mate, staff discount :D
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    jay12 wrote:
    the upgrades are great. the mavic rides are very good wheels but they are heavy because they'r cheap compare to others

    Thanks mate,

    I've not desided which wheels to go for yet..I'd love some Xtr one's or mavic slr but its all money.
  • Had my Rocky Vertex 50 since May. When I bought the bike they changed the bars for flat Easton EA70's. Now the bars didn't match the EA50 stem and seatpost, can't be having that! Changed the stem and seatpost for EA70. Found the Mavic Crossrides a bit flexy so changed the wheels for Easton XC One's. Best bike I have ever owned. Love the ride!
    Parkpre Pro Elite 94 - Parkpre Pro Image 94 - Parkpre Team 925 SS 94 - Parkpre Pro 825 95 - Marin Mount Vision Hotrod 97 - Specialized Rockhopper 98 - Trek SL1000 07 - Rocky Mountain Vertex 50 09
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    I must add, I did weight it with the pedals (heavy cheapy's) bottle cage and my lights on :P

    I will weigh it properly next weekend when I get my SDG Ti-fly saddle and raceface next carbon seat pin.
  • Ooh ive got one of those, again mail order from Chain Reaction. :D

    Still got the EA50 stem & seatpost on but I changed the bar for a Race Face AM one. Not sure I like the Crank Bros pedals but they will stay for now. No longer a Canadian made bike :lol: but still nice :)
    BAZZ
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    New stuff...



    Raceface Next superlight carbon seat post - £130



    SDG Formula FXR (Solid Ti rails) - £120



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  • Lovely bike Lee.

    How do you find those tyres for road use? I'm looking for a set myself eventually for commuting and was looking at semi-slick types.
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    Tyres are awesome for the road mate.

    I ride to work most days and next to no drag at all.

    Very grippy even in the wet!
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    Well took it out this morning to get muddy for the first time...

    Perfect in everyway, I couldnt have asked for more!

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    However the boot of my car is now full of mud!
  • ravey1981ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    nice bike bud, and nice car!

    I love 205s. Planning a stripped out motorsport inspired 1.9 with white wheels etc... :D
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 4,208
    Nice, nice and er...Nice! Nearly bought me "Rocky" around late 80's, but they weren't so well known then. I fancied the Reynolds 853 Hardtail one back then, but didn't get it.
    Still regret it today....

    They keep winning the ABSA Cape and Trans Rockies, so must be pretty good bikes.
  • bobpzerobobpzero Posts: 1,431
    whats the intense micro knobby tyres like on the road? much speed?
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    Speed speed and more speed mate.

    I highly recommend them ;)
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    2009 XT wheelset now fitted...

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    latest weigh in 24lbs with pedals lights and bottle cage. :P
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    New cranks....uuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmm carbon........

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    Getting some new pedals soon and stem.
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    very nice 8)

    i guess the stem is going to be carbon too :lol:
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    I've got those cranks, they are stunning! Nice looking bike 8)

    Thanks mate, no bad seen as I only paid £245 rather than £500!

    Staff discount rules! :P
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    jay12 wrote:
    very nice 8)

    i guess the stem is going to be carbon too :lol:

    Cheers chap.

    And Raceface dont do a Carbon stem...

    I will be changing it but unsure as to which yet.


    Still need to get xtr front and rear mech and shifters oh and the rear cass...

    Thats another good knows how much lol.
  • Zaskar96Zaskar96 Posts: 174
    Nice bike. Ive just bought a new stem KCNC Scandium Alloy SC Wing, claimed weight 105grams actual on my scales 103! and thats for 110mm long as well.
  • Lee30Lee30 Posts: 118
    Zaskar96 wrote:
    Nice bike. Ive just bought a new stem KCNC Scandium Alloy SC Wing, claimed weight 105grams actual on my scales 103! and thats for 110mm long as well.

    Sounds good,

    I run a 70mmm stem so should be a little lighter.
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