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Pasteys Sabbath 5th Element Ti hardtail W I P.

pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
edited December 2012 in Your mountain bikes
As i have a mountain of spare bits lying around i have decided to build myself a long forked ti hardtail as i miss having one. i got rid of my last ti hardtail due to a poorly back but my back is getting better so here goes. i picked up a pristine 2009 sabbath 5th element frame which i will combine with bits i already own. below is the complete spec, all i'm waiting for is the frame. I will use the bike for more XC orientated riding and save the Prophet for lumpier places.
Frame: Sabbath 5th Element titanium 2009 18 inch
Forks: Rockshox Revelation rl 2012 15mm crown lockout white
Bars: Easton Haven carbon
Stem: Easton Haven mag/blk 85mm
Headset: FSA Extreme pro black
Grips: Lizard skins Charger lockons
Bar Ends: Gizmo cnc

Front Brake Lever assy: Avid Elixir CR x9 red
Front Caliper: Avid Elixir CR x9 red
Front disc: Superstar floating red 203mm
Rear Brake Lever assy: Avid Elixir CR x9 red
Rear Caliper: Avid Elixir CR x9 red
Rear Disc: Superstar floating red 180mm
Hoses: Avid


Shifters: Sram x9 10spd red + matchmaker clamps
Cables: Jagwire kevlar outer, Goodridge ferrules, Jagwire ss inners, clarks rain jackets, middleburn oilers
Front Mech: sram x9 10spd
Rear Mech: sram x9 10 spd carbon cage red
Chain Device: N/A

Seat: SDG Bel-air I-Beam blk/red
Seat Post: SDG carbon I-Beam
Seat Post Clamp: Kcnc

Cranks: Sram x9 gxp triple red
Chainring(s): Sram x9 33/22 + kcnc chainring bolts red
Bash guard: Shaman Carbon
Chain: Sram
Cassette: Sram pg1050 11/32 10 spd
Pedals: Powerplay force pro clipless
Bottom Bracket: Hope ceramic red + gxp converters

Front Wheel:
Rim: Stans Arch EX 32h White
Spokes: Pillar Bladed blk
Hub: Stans ZTR
Nipples: brass with red coating
Tube: N/A
Tire: Schwalbe Rocket Ron UST 2.25"

Back Wheel:
Rim: Stans Arch EX 32h White
Spokes: Pillar Bladed blk
Hub: Stans ZTR
Nipples: brass with red coating
Tube: N/A
Tire: Schwalbe Rocket Ron UST 2.25"

Weight: 25.0 lbs
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  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    here she is mid build. im going to get more subtle graphics for it and i might even get it re-brushed. shaping up to be a nice, thrashable ht.
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    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    here she is all finished, weighs bang on 25lbs although the intense tyres i have will take it slightly under. gonna go for a maiden voyage tomorrow so i can figure out my cockpit. very happy with the bike overall.
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    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Here she is all finished, had a quick go lastnight and she feels awesome , really missed having a hardtail. felt a bit weird at first having ridden full suss for a while but within half an hour i didnt notice . weighs bang on 25lbs ,could be a bit lighter but im not going to mess with it as it feels great. the sram x9 set upworks superbly and the avid elixir cr's also feel great, i jst hope they stay that way. having both a hardtail and a full suss should stop me swapping bikes as often as i now have all bases covered. i do think black forks and wheels would have looked better but i already had the white ones and they,re quality items so pointless buying new unless anyone wants to swap :wink:
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    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    amazing as always :D but how would you cope if the colour red was banned from everything except traffic lights :lol:
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  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    chez_m356 wrote:
    amazing as always :D but how would you cope if the colour red was banned from everything except traffic lights :lol:
    my mother drank bull semen whilst pregnant with me so i guess thats why im attracted to the colour red, although i am making a concerted effort to tone down my anodised fetish.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    pastey_boy wrote:
    chez_m356 wrote:
    amazing as always :D but how would you cope if the colour red was banned from everything except traffic lights :lol:
    my mother drank bull semen whilst pregnant with me so i guess thats why im attracted to the colour red, although i am making a concerted effort to tone down my anodised fetish.
    like we believe that, the toning down part that is :lol:
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  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    chez_m356 wrote:
    pastey_boy wrote:
    chez_m356 wrote:
    amazing as always :D but how would you cope if the colour red was banned from everything except traffic lights :lol:
    my mother drank bull semen whilst pregnant with me so i guess thats why im attracted to the colour red, although i am making a concerted effort to tone down my anodised fetish.
    like we believe that, the toning down part that is :lol:
    to prove a point my next bike will have no anodised colours other than black !!!!! :shock:
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    ive got an old 3 inch drop joplin sat doing nothing, its a 30.9mm so ive just ordered a 30.9-31.6 shim. the bike feels like its gonna encourage me to do more than just xc type rides so it will be nice to get the saddle out of the way. will add a bit of weight but worth it. will use a charge spoon with the joplin i'll keep the sdg saddle and post for the times the joplin fails and needs fixing.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    just managed to secure a gravity dropper post for a very good price and as i love the one i have on my cannondale i thought it would be rude not to have one on the sabbath. im going to put the joplin on the azonic frame im selling as it fits. after that i cant see anything else i can do to either of my bikes so my next project will be a light xc hardtail probably carbon. i want to build it light but strong enough to cope with my weight.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    made a few changes this week. the 10mm thru adaptors turned up for my rear wheel so now i have a much stiffer back end. swapped the fsa headset for a more substantial syncros cromo model with deeper cup insertion, ive done this as the headtube has no real reinforcement, just a precaution. the sdg ibeam saddle and carbon post have been swapped over to a gravity dropper descender 4 inch drop and a charge knife saddle. ive also just picked up a pair of tubeless ready 2.25" red striped nobby nics like the ones i have on the prophet, replacing the ust rocket rons with these should save 240 grams and virtually cancel out the weight gain from adding the dropper post although the new headset weighs 100 grams more than the old one. new weight should still be under 25.5lbs
    will post pics when tyres are fitted
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    stripped the current decals last night and today ordered a new set direct from sabbath. the new decals will be in the style of the current sabbath range so they should look more subtle and classier, i didnt like the big black panel decals. i dont know the name of the fella i spoke to at sabbath today but he was very helpful and spent a good amount of time on the phone discussing various things with me, i came away very impressed, so much so that my next ti road frame will be a new one from them.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    ive decided to tone down the bike so off comes the red sram x9 groupset inc brakes and on goes an all black set up consisting of a set of black xt gears inc 10spd shifters, triple chainset and front mech and a slx 11/36 cassette. brakes will be a set of hygia aspire AM, they have 24mm pistons and use shimano pads they also look stealthy in black. rotors will be a pair of the latest avid heat shedding discs. the complete red sram x9 group inc brakes will be in the classifieds inc the red floating rotors and red hope ceramic bb. pics when stuff arrives
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • Muttly1981Muttly1981 Posts: 849
    Looking really nice as usual, will have to get down to the shop one day and pick your brains about a couple of builds for mates i'm going to undertaking
    What if your dreams and fears existed in the same place? What if to get to heaven, you had to brave hell? What if everything you've ever wanted cost you everything you've ever achieved? Would you still go there?
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Muttly1981 wrote:
    Looking really nice as usual, will have to get down to the shop one day and pick your brains about a couple of builds for mates i'm going to undertaking
    yeah no worries, been doing lots of custom builds lately.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    bits have started turning up for the sabbaths re-build. new parts include new all black xt chainset, shifters f/r mechs, 10spd slx 11-36 cassette, clarks self lube 10spd sl chain, gravity dropper and turbo remote unit. wheels will be a pair of as new fulcrum red metal 3's i bought a while since. brakes will be a set of magura marta sl's. the idea is to just have mostly black and silver componentry. only stumbing block is the white revelations, i do have a set of black revelations sat doing nothing but they have a tapered steerer and 20mm thru. decided to spend a bit of money on this frame as i love the ride, so im making it lighter and trying to make it look nicer.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • Lovely looking thing. Its not a criticism, but i think the decals break up the lines of the frame and dont do it justice or allow it to flow. I love how you have put it together though and i love that stem!
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    decals have been removed and are being replaced with the newer sabbath decals that are much more subtle , even bare the frame looks much better.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boy wrote:
    decals have been removed and are being replaced with the newer sabbath decals that are much more subtle , even bare the frame looks much better.

    I can imagine it looks amazing!
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    pastey_boy wrote:
    ive decided to tone down the bike

    Who are you and what have you done with the real pastey_boy?! :lol:

    That looked pretty nice already, bet it'll be great after the rebuild.
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    bails87 wrote:
    pastey_boy wrote:
    ive decided to tone down the bike

    Who are you and what have you done with the real pastey_boy?! :lol:

    That looked pretty nice already, bet it'll be great after the rebuild.
    i looked back at previous builds and i kinda got to thinking maybe i was over doing the anodised componentry so im doing my best to resist the lure of the red and gold bits. the prophet was my first attempt at a classier looking bike and i was very pleased at how it turned out. i cant even begin to explain how hard it is when i have box loads of multi coloured bits all over the place begging for a home :)
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    pastey_boy wrote:
    bails87 wrote:
    pastey_boy wrote:
    ive decided to tone down the bike

    Who are you and what have you done with the real pastey_boy?! :lol:

    That looked pretty nice already, bet it'll be great after the rebuild.
    i looked back at previous builds and i kinda got to thinking maybe i was over doing the anodised componentry so im doing my best to resist the lure of the red and gold bits. the prophet was my first attempt at a classier looking bike and i was very pleased at how it turned out. i cant even begin to explain how hard it is when i have box loads of multi coloured bits all over the place begging for a home :)
    even if you put all black bits on your bikes, we all know that they'll really be RED on the inside :wink::lol:
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  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    just got back from shopping with a brand spanking new pair of mavic crosstrails so now i have al the bits for my build which i will start as soon as i demolish a large paper bag of burgerking goodness (bike building fuel)
    full spec wil be
    frame: sabbath 5th element ti hardtail
    forks: rockshox revelation rl's 15mm thru crown lock out
    headset: syncros fr chromo
    stem: easton haven
    bars: easton haven carbon
    grips: lizard skins charger lockons
    bar end plugs: gizmo cnc
    seatpost: gravity dropper turbo 4inch drop
    saddle: charge knife ti
    seat clamp: x-lite cnc

    brakes: magura marta sl carbon levers
    hoses: goodridge
    rotors: shimano 6 bolt floating 203/180mm

    chainset: shimano deore xt m780 triple black
    bottom bracket: shimano xtr m970
    f/r mechs : shimano deore xt m780 black
    shifters: shimano deore xt m780
    cassette: shimano slx 10spd 11/36
    chain: clarks sl
    pedals: shimano xtr m970 clipless
    cables: mixture of jagwire/clarks and goodridge

    wheels: mavic crosstrail ust 6 bolt 15mm thru front
    tyres: schwalbe nobby nic tubeless ready 2.25" + stans fluid
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    heres a few pics i took the fading light. will take better ones in daylight. i know the red on the tyres looks a little out of place but the new decals are red and white so when i fit themit should tie together nicely. the big new about this bike is that there is no red anodising on it whatsoever !!!!!!! there is a tiny bit of gold on the middleburn cable oilers but ive ordered some black ones. still waiting on some black forks to come along but the white ones dont look to bad. all in all very pleased with the build, should be a tough do it all hardtail.
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    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • Looks fantastic! Removing the decals just makes it look like a different bike altogether! Will be interested to see the new ones on.

    Not a fan of the coloured rim schwalbes but in the dim light they look a little better ;)
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Looks fantastic! Removing the decals just makes it look like a different bike altogether! Will be interested to see the new ones on.

    Not a fan of the coloured rim schwalbes but in the dim light they look a little better ;)
    i think the whole bike will look better once i get some black forks, i have two pairs of revelations, one white and a black pair but with tapered steerer so i will hold out for a swap, i might even get the white ones painted. as i have mentioned the new decals have a bit of red in them so the tyres should make sense.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • Black will certainly add to its testosterone levels! Will look quite "Mad Max". Its quite unusual to see such a muscular looking bike in this material as usually you see Ti built up to look like uber sleek, minimal XC machines.

    This frame makes me think this is how GT "should" have designed their frames.
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Black will certainly add to its testosterone levels! Will look quite "Mad Max". Its quite unusual to see such a muscular looking bike in this material as usually you see Ti built up to look like uber sleek, minimal XC machines.

    This frame makes me think this is how GT "should" have designed their frames.
    it is quite beefy frame and its a full pound heavier than my old lynskey ridgline, the down tube is massive. but it seems to ride better than the lynskey, it feels much stiffer yet the back end remains comfy. the only way i can describe it is that it just feels like a mountain bike that can be ridden hard, by that i mean it feels like an mtb before they split into all these different categories, it climbs, it descends and handles xc duties with ease. i absolutely love it apart from the forks being the wrong colour. im going to remove the outer ring and replace with a sleek silver cnc'd bash ring ive ordered from the states and i still need to fit the goodridge hoses to the brakes. the girlfriend wants the red striped nobby nics on her p7 so i may let her have mine as i have some plain black rocket ron ust's i can fit.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    I've managed to secure a pair of black fox float rlc's for a good price so i can at last rid my bike of the totally out of place white monstrosities plugged into the headtube. gonna fit the goodridge hoses today and then all im waiting for is the bashguard then my bike is complete.
    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    Here she is with the black fox float 32 rlc's fitted and a raceface bash i found lurking under a pile of junk. much happier with the look of the bike now. still need to fit the all black tyres and goodridge braided hoses but too hot to be messing with brakes and tubeless tyres plus ive managed to use all my stans fluid so need to order more in. sorry for crappy mobile pics but camera battery totally dead
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    Viner Salviati
    Shark Aero Pro
    Px Ti Custom
    Cougar 531
    Sab single speed
    Argon 18 E-112 TT
    One-one Ti 456 Evo
    Ridley Cheetah TT
    Orange Clockwork 2007 ltd ed
    Yeti ASR 5
    Cove Hummer XC Ti
  • That thing is so nice! Im in lust!
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