If you are changing so much on the bike, why not build one from scratch ?
all part of the fun
Indeed it is. I'm slowly getting rid of the red highlights on my Votec and going into 100% stealth mode 8)
Looking at the before and after shots and it def stands out from the crowd more now I'll give you that!
I'm really digging the Lap graphics on the top tube (front, drive-side) - nice and techie. Didn't used to rate the look of their bikes at all but they've stepped it up a few notches by the looks of things.
all part of the fun
Yes ok, purple is marmite but it looks OK. And if you're happy that's all that matters.
Here's what I would have done lol sorry
Yeah I think the purple looks good
I'm starting to like the purple now, the stem looks really cool with the grips. Get a purple ring of course.
Awesome photos, looks really slack and awesome. But trust me, a colourful chainring is less flashy than colurful grips, so it won't be ott if you get a purple one
...alright I'm sold too! It's looking pretty damn nice! I reckon purple rear hub and you're sorted
haha..one step ahead hey. Good stuff
Wow! You like to get a bike and change every part, don't you
Do you ride this bike or just bolt on purple bits and look at it?
Did someone say Purple?
Angus Young wrote:
The purple is just awful, has no place on that bike. Sorry, but you must be colour blind. But enough about colours. Fantastic bike, it's on my shopping list. We need a big fat ride report!
Like what Uve done so far , really like this colour on the frame, my lbs can get hold of 1 as I hear there pretty hard to come by, the weight difference between this and the 527 (carbon) is hard to tell. Ive just seen the 2015 version so think I'll wait for that .
Personally speaking I find there is very little bob in the trail setting when climbing, I have set the trail up to be relatively soft too as I find I forget to switch out of trail much of the time and I wanted to feel like I am using all the travel. Personally speaking I feel you compromise grip on loose climbs in climb mode and never use it, most of my climbing is short and sharp which may be a factor too. I'd like to try a CCDB air and set up the shock in a single mode to avoid even worrying about switching unless locking out.
I still think new tyres will give you most bang for your buck. The RF Turbine wheelset is not a heavyweight either, I doubt you'll save much weight with a swap out, if I swapped out it would be due to wanting a wider rim.
The Ei shocks have a piggyback so I'm pretty sure others would be ok, check with mojo or tf if worried. Otherwise the CCDB inline is coming soon.
You'll find better tyres will help on roots, rocks, hard pack etc where there is less reliance on how much the tread digs in and more on how well the rubber itself grips.