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Finally ended up with some Soul

twonkstwonks Posts: 352
edited May 2014 in Your mountain bikes
This is my final go to find a hard tail that I like, before I simply stay with FS :roll:

Built up with a mix n match set of bits that have seen a few different builds, and if it is a keeper I'll upgrade the wheels first :)

The forks don't really go with such a build, but they were what I had from the previous Carbon 456 so will do for now.

A set of black reba/sid will probably find there way onto it after wheels if it is staying.

Frame: Mk2 Medium Soul
Forks: 2011 RS Revelation 426 - set at around 120mm
Bars: Easton Carbon mid riser 685mm
Stem: Cheapy Carbon cycles 70mm
Headset: FSA Orbit II
Grips: ODI lock on
Bar Ends: none

Brakes - Shimano Deore 180mm front, 160mm back

Shifters: SLX 1 x 10
Cables: Yes
Front Mech: None
Rear Mech: SLX shadow+
Chain Device: Not needed hopefully

Seat: WTB
Seat Post: Easton EA50 layback
Seat Post Clamp: Hope

Cranks: SLX
Chainring(s): Hope retainer 34T
Chain: KMC 10sp
Cassette: XT with T-rex 40T
Pedals: M540 spd
Bottom Bracket: SLX external

Front Wheel:
Rim: Maddux DC 3.0
Tube: Rubber
Tire: Intense System 5 (£15 bargain from CRC)

Back Wheel:
Rim: Maddux DC 3.0
Tube: rubber
Tire: Intense sys 5

Weight: not sure

Other info: A few cable ties to add and rear brake hose to shorten.

About to go on its first ride round Cannock



  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    Lovely; I'd want a dropper, but cracking build.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Very nice, agree on the dropper though, I added one to my BFe very quickly :)
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

  • @lexD@lexD Posts: 340
    +1 on the dropper you will wonder how you managed without one!
    Great build the revs will be fine on the build ran a set myself set at 140 on my soul for a while.
  • twonkstwonks Posts: 352
    Thanks for the kind comments. :D

    Not really thought about a dropper tbh, and have never felt the need.

    But, never say never and if good ones are available in 27.2mm I might just have a punt to see if I've been missing out.

    The ride yesterday was very good. Even set a few pb's on good ol strava over terrain that I'd imagine my fs to have been faster. :shock:
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