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Offline FACTORe

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OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« on: July 22, 2008, 12:02:01 PM »
I still have tons of blanks to fill in

Frame:  Vassago Jabberwocky
Fork: ?
BB: Phil Wood
Crank: White industries
Wheels: ?
Saddle: WTB
Headset: C King
Seat Post: Thompson
Stem: Thompson
Bar: Easton Monkey Light
Brakes: ?


This is going to be the first time I actually try and put a bike together myself - so it will probably be a Frankenstein

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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 12:13:21 PM »
Fork: Crank Brothers Rigid Carbon
Wheels: Bontrager XXX Race Lite
Brakes: Avid Juicy Hydro or Avid BB7 Mech
Pedal: Shimano SPD


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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008, 12:16:53 PM »
I still have tons of blanks to fill in

Frame:  Vassago Jabberwocky
Fork: ?New Reba or F29
BB: Phil Wood
Crank: White industries
Wheels: ?Mavic C29s or Abner built Hope2(Trial Hub)/Arches or Flows (depending on the abuse factor)
Saddle: WTB
Headset: C King
Seat Post: Thompson
Stem: Thompson
Bar: Easton Monkey Light
Brakes: ? Marta's 299 grams! (Available in a couple diff. colors too) they may suck, but they're light.  I have a set of Formula K18s coming in (397 grams/same as Ultimates)  I let you know how they are.

Enjoy the build, BUT make sure you have the appropriate tools for the job.  Good luck!


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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008, 12:17:45 PM »
Fork: Crank Brothers Rigid Carbon
Wheels: Bontrager XXX Race Lite
Brakes: Avid Juicy Hydro or Avid BB7 Mech
Pedal: Shimano SPD


If it is mine.


I am thinking going mechanical Avid for the brakes

I may not be man enough to go rigid fork

The wheels are going to be boutique wheels - I am a clyde so they have to be built strong

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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 12:37:25 PM »
Fox F29 fork - a sweet piece of the Fox pie - love it on my rig.  Go Avid BB7 mine are breaking in nicely now and I have the adjustments on them dialed in.  Both pads have adjustability in and out while the cheaper brands/lvls only have single pad adjustments

I like my Bontrager race lite 29ers.  A bit heavey, but they are bomb proof.  Of course they will eventually be replaced with something much blingyer (<-- new word) and much louder like my 26" I-9s.  MAvic makes a cross max 29er which is a good wheel set to I reckon.


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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 12:43:05 PM »
Fork: Crank Brothers Rigid Carbon
Wheels: Bontrager XXX Race Lite
Brakes: Avid Juicy Hydro or Avid BB7 Mech
Pedal: Shimano SPD


If it is mine.




I may not be man enough to go rigid fork


I read somewhere http://www.mtbr.com/ that if you want to go 29erSS might as well go rigid to get the whole experience.
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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008, 12:53:52 PM »
King hubs are hard to beat, allthough, there are some more choices out there for SS like Phil wood, White etc.  I want a lighter rim that can easily be a no tubes set up.

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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008, 08:53:31 PM »
Give rigid a shot.  If we run into each other out on the trail you can take my rigid 29er for a spin.  The frame may be a bit big, but you'll still get the idea. 

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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008, 09:33:31 PM »
Rigid is fine for some, but I couldn't hack it.  You know the Hope2s are good.  I heard they make them in a trials version that has instant engagement and lighter than Kings and way less $$$ than I9s (and no wait).  At your svelte riding weight, I think you need Arches and possibly Flows.  Obviously no one has ridden the new Reba, but the hype level is off the chart.  I own a White Brothers Fluid 110 (3lbs. 13 oz. uncut), but I would still go Fox.  I think they are just a better fork (IMO).  I have my BB7s dialed in and I can't complain, yet I am switching them out to Formulas (lighter, supposedly better feel, and consistently better stopping power).  I don't like loud hubs so I went with the Mavic C29s.  They are stiff, light (1760ish/set), and the MP3 program gives you "taco forgiveness".
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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008, 09:47:42 PM »
Give rigid a shot.  If we run into each other out on the trail you can take my rigid 29er for a spin.  The frame may be a bit big, but you'll still get the idea. 

I am saving to get this to soak up the roots at Alafia's Rock Garden 8) 8) 8)
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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2008, 06:06:57 AM »
Rigid is fine for some, but I couldn't hack it.  You know the Hope2s are good.  I heard they make them in a trials version that has instant engagement and lighter than Kings and way less $$$ than I9s (and no wait).  At your svelte riding weight, I think you need Arches and possibly Flows.  Obviously no one has ridden the new Reba, but the hype level is off the chart.  I own a White Brothers Fluid 110 (3lbs. 13 oz. uncut), but I would still go Fox.  I think they are just a better fork (IMO).  I have my BB7s dialed in and I can't complain, yet I am switching them out to Formulas (lighter, supposedly better feel, and consistently better stopping power).  I don't like loud hubs so I went with the Mavic C29s.  They are stiff, light (1760ish/set), and the MP3 program gives you "taco forgiveness".

I do like the Forumula Oro K24s

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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2008, 07:00:19 AM »
I do like the 24s and they are a better rated brake than the 18s, but the cost and fact that they don't come in black was a deal breaker. ;D

I do like the Forumula Oro K24s
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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2008, 08:15:28 AM »
Rigid blows!! I fear the rigid is too far into the cool factor..   ;D ;D

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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2008, 08:45:08 AM »
I am not man enough to do rigid....that is for sure

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Re: OH NO ...... not a SS 29er
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2008, 08:46:43 AM »



I hope you know a good face reconstruction surgeon  ;)

I personally would not ride anything other than a good steel fork in this order (from worst to best): 1) Vassago Odis 2) Waltworks custom (what I have) 3) IF custom - the ultimate!

and FACTORe don't let anyone tell you otherwise, rigid idoes not feel like suspension no matter what bike, tires etc... you have.  A good steel fork with a big tire will soak up the trail chatter nicely but it will still send jolts through your body when caught by a surprise root/rock/drop.  There is no forgiveness for mistakes riding rigid.

One thing...nothing, I mean NOTHING climbs or tracks like a rigid fork!  Good luck building the bike.  I really like Jabbers.

 

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