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Giant Build FINISHED!

chrisjnr19chrisjnr19 Posts: 231
edited July 2012 in Your mountain bikes
Hello all,

Bought an 04 Spesh Rockhopper frame last September, intending to build it up into a rigid forked winter SS hardtail. Didn't quite work out in the end as a tonne of film/editing work came in and I had to buy a new iMac.

In the last couple of months everything has been a lot slower so had time to focus on sourcing parts and such. On a trip down to Tunbridge Wells I met a rather kindly forum member who gave me an '08 Giant Yukon frame.
As such, the build took an entirely different direction...

Big pile of parts:

The Spesh frame in its full blurred glory: ... d97d_b.jpg

Here is the finished result:
Pic from England^

Spec for those who care :)

Frame: 2008 Giant Yukon 20" (May get PC'ed black soon)
Forks: Magura Menja XC100
Bars: Ritchey Pro 31.8mm
Stem: Stock Specialized (off Spesh Camber)
Headset: Unbranded silver thingy from LBS
Grips: Stock Specialized Lock ons (Off mate's Camber)
Bar Ends: N/A

Front Brake Lever assy: Avid Elixir R (Carbon Lever)
Front Caliper: Avid Elixir R
Front disc: Avid G3 Cleansweep
Rear Brake Lever assy: Avid Elixir R (Carbon Lever)
Rear Caliper: Avid Elixir R
Rear Disc: Avid G3 Cleansweep
Hoses: Standard Avid ones

Shifters: Shimano SLX M660
Cables: Cheapo ones off eBay
Front Mech: Shimano SLX M660
Rear Mech: Shimano XT M772 Shadow
Chain Device: N/A

Seat: Boardman Standard thing
Seat Post: Stock Specialized one (Off mate's Camber)
Seat Post Clamp: Hope 34.9mm Red

Cranks: Shimano SLX M665
Chainring(s): Shimano SLX
Chain: KMC X9
Cassette: 8 speed Shimano thing I had lying around (need to change)
Pedals: Black Wellgos
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT

Front Wheel:
Rim: Mavic 317
Spokes: DT Competition Silver Spokes
Hub: Hope XC in Blue
Tube: Kenda 26"
Tire: Continental Mountain King MKII 2.4"

Back Wheel:
Rim: Mavic 317
Spokes: DT Competition Silver Spokes
Hub: Hope XC in Blue
Tube: Kenda 26"
Tire: Conti Mountain King MKII 2.2"

Weight: Not sure yet- not too fussed.

Discovered a love for the new Mountain Kings along the way too. I can't recommend them enough! Even bought another set for the Boardman.

Not the most exotic thing you'll see around, but it's solid and works.

Hope you like :)


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