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The Red Thing!... Is Dead :(

AngusChildAngusChild Posts: 60
edited August 2013 in Your mountain bikes
Right then, Arround a year ago I posted this bike in the Forums:
but quite frankly, so much has changed now That I though I would re-add it as a new bike.

The Red Thing!










Frame: No idea on the frame, with an X-Fusion 02 RLA, sometimes using a Fox Float RL 2005
Forks: Rockshox Recon 335 U Turn Coil 2008 130mm
Bars: Answer Protaper 780
Stem: Easton Haven
Headset: Cheap One!
Grips: Ragley
Bar Ends: Ragley

Front Brake Lever assy: Avid Juicy Carbon
Front Caliper: Juicy Carbon
Front disc: Hayes 7'
Rear Brake Lever assy: Avid FR5
Rear Caliper: Hayes MX4
Rear Disc: Superstar
Hoses: Avid/Shimano

Shifter: SRAM X5 10 speed
Cables: SRAM
Rear Mech: SRAM X0 Gold 10 speed
Chain Device: MRP Mini G2 Steel

Seat: Charge Spoon Ti
Seat Post: Ice Lift V8

Cranks: Shimano XT
Chainring(s): Hope DH 36t
Chain: SRAM pc1091r
Cassette: SRAM PG1070
Pedals: Shimano M530 trail
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Saint m810

Front Wheel: Nukeproof Generator Race
Rim: Sun Ringle
Spokes: DT Champion
Hub: Generator 15/qr
Tube: Schwalbe DH
Tire: Continental Rubber Queen 2.4

Back Wheel: Nukeproof Generator Race
Rim: Ringle
Spokes: DT Champion
Hub: Generator 135 qr
Tube: Schwalbe
Tire: Continental Rubber Queen 2.4

Weight: 14 Kg

Other info:
This Bike is very good as a general all rounder. It loves trail centers, All Mountain, a bit of free ride and even down hill. XC is only occasional so harder to judge. Although the head angle seems very steep (71 degrees) it rides surprisingly well, even at downhill centers, such as Gawton.
If you have seen the previous thread you will know that the frame was a £50 ebay find, and the two shocks, also ebay, came later. Quite frankly the Fox float shock was awful, and the bike may have been a hardtail. However, the cheep X-Fusion 02 RLA has completely saved the bike. It is much Smoother, and sooooooo much more active.
The bike has off set suspension travel, with around 115mm at the back and 130mm at the front. The previous fork (Fox Float 100 rl) meant the bike was very low and Hideously steep. The longer Rockshox fork slackens the bike up a bit. Never, ever, ever buy an Ice Lift V8. It has tons of side to side and up and down play, is very noisy and jams.

You may be able to guess from the images that I'm upgrading brakes. However, I need to find a rear one. so if any-one has an Avid juicy carbon or knows of anyone that does I am willing to pay arround £20-30 for it if possible, and I don't need a rotor.


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