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2017 NS Clash 26'er

dirkpitt74dirkpitt74 Posts: 518
edited July 2018 in Your mountain bikes
Just finished building this Clash for my lad as an upgrade to his Carrera Blast - which has now gone to his sister.
It's a 2017 16.5" frame, which I picked up new from ebay as 'damaged' (had a broken Mech Hanger..) for £60, it's really nice light frame at around 2kg's.

So the build was going to be a mix of stuff from the spares box and bits of my Carrera Fury HT which I'm retiring as I've got a Nukeproof Scout to build for me.

Original spec for the build was:

2017 NS CLash 16.5" Frame
Fox Float 32's @140mm
Shimano BR356 Brakes
Clarke rotors
Suntour XCT Jr cranks with 30t n/w & Hope bash guard
Welgo DMR V8 copy pedals
Shimano Deore 11-42t 10spd cassette
Shimano 10spd chain
SRAM X5 Shifter
SRAM X7 Mech
X-Lite bars
60mm stem
Superstar Size Zero lock-on grips
Mavic Crossride Wheels & Conti Mountain King tyres
X-Fusion HI-Lo dropper post
Madison Youth Trail Saddle
Uberbike gear cables.

Build pics:

The finished product:

I had to change the cassette for my 11-36t as I couldn't get it to clear the 42t sprocket. I've ordered a mech hanger extender to see it will work with that. If not I'll look for a better rear mech.

I need to shorten the brake hoses but I'd ordered the wrong olive/barb set - should have them this weekend though so can tidy it then.
It's also running my old Avid rotors in the photo's as the Clarkes ones hadn't arrived, again these will be fitted this weekend.

Overall really pleased with how it's turned out.
Once I find my scales I'll weigh it, but guessing roughly around 11kg.


  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,432
    Wow, he's a lucky boy! :) He's going to have hours and hours of fun with that.

    I hope you let him help you build it.

    I built a bike for my grandson when he was nine. OK, he couldn't put the tyres on the rims, or the fork to the frame. But he fitted the bar and all the bar furniture, the lock on grips, and the mech. He was a very good third hand when it came to other stuff too. Just passing the tools to me was useful in that he had to learn what they were called. It is never too early to get them thinking about how stuff works.
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    That's a proper nice build!

    Looking forward to seeing your Scout when you built that up too ;)
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • dirkpitt74dirkpitt74 Posts: 518
    Mech hanger extender arrived over the weekend.

    Had some free time last night so decided to give it a go and see if it would work, so it was back on with the 11-42t cassette.




    Works pretty well, gear change seems slower but that's not going to be an issue for him.
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