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my thuper new steeed

Louis84Louis84 Posts: 135
edited May 2010 in Your mountain bikes
my new bike i've recently finished building. Built from new and second hand parts. cost a little over £1000. Very pleased with it! What you guys reckon?

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  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    i have that grease :D

    nice bike. looks great
  • arthur_scrimshawarthur_scrimshaw Posts: 2,596
    Very nice

    PS it's the LAW that you provide a spec list!
  • road_donutroad_donut Posts: 284
    Bike looks ace mate :D
  • bobcheesebobcheese Posts: 343
    Grolch, an important part of any self build! :lol:

    Bike looks top. Enjoy
  • Louis84Louis84 Posts: 135
    Very nice

    PS it's the LAW that you provide a spec list!

    OK spec list :-

    Specialized stumpjumper M4 frame
    Fox F32 120mm forks
    Hope minis
    Race face Evolve XC Stem
    EA70 monkey bars
    Hope pro II on Mavic 717 disc rims
    Full XT drive
    FSA MX Headset
    DMR V8 Pedals
    Bell Air RT seat w/Spesh seatpost
    Peaty Comp grips
    Panaracer XC tyres
    XTR cable set



    Just had my gloves come through the post. Pity im going away this weekend!
  • ctrlaltdelctrlaltdel Posts: 114
    I could be wrong, but aren't those 120mm travel forks a bit too long travel for an xc bike like a stumpjumper? But hey, if it rides well who am I to argue?
  • supercyrilsupercyril Posts: 201
    I cant think of a better way to spend your free time. Grolch, new bike & Andy McNabs little known book 'SAS bike building'. Good times.

    Top bike mate
  • Louis84Louis84 Posts: 135
    ctrlaltdel wrote:
    I could be wrong, but aren't those 120mm travel forks a bit too long travel for an xc bike like a stumpjumper? But hey, if it rides well who am I to argue?
    you may be quite right but this is not an xc bike, but an xc frame. Coming from a street and dirt background i didn't go all out xc straight away. But thought i would prefer to build an angry xc bike that can take the big hits, but still be light enough to race. Hence the strong wheels and 120 forks. And for me, this combination is working beautifully.
  • M6TTFM6TTF Posts: 602
    I think what he meant is the frame geometry isn't correct for 120mm forks. And you risk possible frame damage. I'd just run them with some sag to counteract it.
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