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    After a year on a Trek Superfly 5 (My first bike) I decided i love the sport enough to really invest in something worthwhile, so out went the old hobbies, lots of sales on Facebook groups and sold the old bike, ended up snapping up a deal on a new Focus 2016 SAM Frame & Fork with some new and used parts to make the below:

    Frame- 2016 Focus SAM Factory 160 - XL
    Rear shock - RockShox Monarch Plus RC3
    Front shock/fork -RockShox Pike RC3 160mm
    Handlebars -PRO Handlebars, Silver 760mm
    Stem -CEX 50mm Stem
    Headset -Focus Cros
    Grips - Focus Grips
    Saddle -Concept Saddle
    Seatpost -Rockshox Reverb Stealth Dropper Post
    Front brake - Sram Avid Elixir 9 Trail Carbon Trigger, Avid 180mm Disk
    Rear brake -Sram Avid Elixir 9 Trail Carbon Trigger, Avid 180mm Disk
    Cranks - XX1 Crank, Ceramic SRAM BB
    Chain - KMC Ti Gold Chain
    Pedals - HT Components X2 DH Race
    Rear derailleur - SRAM XX1 11 Speed X-Actuation
    Rear shifter - SRAM XX1 11 Speed X-Actuation
    Cassette - SRAM XX1 11 Speed X-Actuation
    Wheel Set Mavic Crossmax XL MTB Wheelset
    Tyres -Front: Mavic Crossmax Charge 2.40 / Rear: Mavic Crossroc Roam 2.20

    Planning the first ride this weekend, cannot wait. will def report back on how she goes, bare in mind my novice experience will most likely be all praise :D
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    Is that white or grey or pearlescent ? Its lines just look so clean . Very nice indeed , these Sam`s are starting to become very popular for good reason . Enjoy it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioM View Post
    Is that white or grey or pearlescent ? Its lines just look so clean . Very nice indeed , these Sam`s are starting to become very popular for good reason . Enjoy it !
    I believe they call it Nato Grey, its a matt finish which is a nice change from the super polished look. It was one of the reasons i chose the bike, very clean and mess free lines.

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    Let us know what you think of the pedals mate, pretty keen for some first world impressions.

    Might be time to upgrade some pretty flogged xts
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    Great looking rig. Love the colour and the matched Pike. Grips add a little colour lift too.

    Keen to know how she rides. Enjoy!
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    Looking forward to a ride report aswell

    Out of curiousity what frame size and your height??

    get some maxxis on there buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellyeah View Post
    Looking forward to a ride report aswell

    Out of curiousity what frame size and your height??

    get some maxxis on there buddy
    Frame size is XL, i am 6ft3 (189.5cm) - 103kg on a good day

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    sweet looking rig, mate showed me one just the other day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrlinderman View Post
    Frame size is XL, i am 6ft3 (189.5cm) - 103kg on a good day
    yeh looks big and you've rolled the bars a bit

    looking at mine and............
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    That is looking very tidy. I love that colour.
    Those tyres are on the heavy side but work well,
    shred em' while you get used to the bike.
    Make sure you take a shock pump out on the first couple of rides, start at around 30% sag front and rear in open settings on flat ground with your back pack and water on. Then when out on the trail go up or down in 5 P.S.I increments until you find that sweet spot.

    The Pikes will feel very different to your old forks. You may need to install 2 bottomless tokens to get them to ramp up enough for you.

    Have fun!
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