Well its built ! Just finished tonight after waiting a week and a half for tyres . It was going to be a slow build then some forks and wheels came at too good a price to say no to so its a birthday present for me . This probably won`t be the final parts settled on as I have to wait and buy stuff to replace what I took off the 96 . Comes in at 12 kg with pedals and grips . Initial ride on the street to bed pads in feels great and very fast with little effort compared to the 26" 96 which is what I was hoping for . Test ride Thursday night maybe . Tomorrow night is AM night .Does this count ? I always swore I would stick with 26 no matter what . Then came the 650B AM rig and now I can`t believe I`m going 29 for my XC race bike . I guess it makes sense . Its a Merida big ninety nine 1000 frame and it will be built up with a most of the carbon bits from the 96 including the 11 speed drivetrain .
Not sure what fork I`m going to run as I want remote lockout . Also not sure on wheelset yet .
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