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Thread: Evolutionary stages

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    Default Evolutionary stages

    A little while ago I decided I needed to get a new mid-travel bike. I was riding some new trails and a couple of old favourites that required something a little more forgiving than the 4x slope machine, but made the freerider feel like a pig. I lurked and prowled and haggled, but the search continued without gaining raging bike boners. Then it happened! CRC decided to clear out some stock that I liked...

    NS Snabb Enduro.

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    Would it be up to the task ahead? That being to blend whippet like agility with bull mastiff strength...time will tell. The bike will be built up using a pile of spare 26 inch parts from around the house and some new drive gear, thus the name.

    I will also be using my first dropper...strange days have found us!

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    Default The spec revealed

    Frame: 2015 NS Snabb E
    Shock: Rockshox Monarch RT3 2015

    Headset: TBA - purchased 2 different headsets, then free came with one!
    Fork: TBA (currently considering a Rockshox totem air or Marzocchi 55CR)
    Stem: Spank spoon 45mm
    Bars: Funn Full on 750mm, 15mm rise
    Grips: DMR lock on (I have a lot of these on hand thanks to a Pushys sale!)
    Brakes: Shimano XT
    Shifter: Shimano Saint (first shimano drive train in a very long time)
    Rear mech: Shimano Zee
    Chain guide: Shimano Saint
    Crank: Shimano Zee
    Chain ring: FSA 34t (smallest I have had in many years!)
    Pedals: fire eye hot candy pedals
    Chain: Shimano XT
    Cassette: Shimano Tiagra 11-34t (I needed to cut costs somewhere)
    Front wheel: DT Swiss fr600 on DT Swiss 340 hub (old faithful itself!)
    Rear wheel: Mavic ex729 on Da Bomb Rotate hub
    Tyres: DMR Moto Digger
    Seat post: some kind of dropper.
    Seat post clamp: can decide...i have 3 suitable.
    Seat: Cube RFR (it was on sale and looked about right...)

    I expect the bike will be fairly sweet. If it turns out I don't like pedalling I'll turn it into a huck machine...

    26 inch parts until I run out of spares and can't buy them anymore!

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    There's a lot old school about this build for me.... Marzocchi, 26 inch!, road cassette (just need the road mech to go with it) and that's about it....

    Nice frame too, I like the color scheme. 4 inch ish travel? Looking forward to seeing the complete build too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkkie View Post
    There's a lot old school about this build for me.... Marzocchi, 26 inch!, road cassette (just need the road mech to go with it) and that's about it....

    Nice frame too, I like the color scheme. 4 inch ish travel? Looking forward to seeing the complete build too.
    Old school? Why I ought ta give you a paddling! Funnily enough the road cassette has the biggest number of teeth I've used in about a decade. I never tried a road mech, was worried they wouldn't be up to the task of flogging through a rock garden or bouncing along a DH track. If there is one compatible with the Saint shifter I'll consider giving it a run when the zee packs it in. The frame has about 160mm of travel and is kind of fire engine red. I toned it down for the internet because the original image was blinding.

    I too am keen to see it built, I've just been very lazy about it. Box life...shame on me.

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    Nice looking frame, interesting to see how you get along with it.

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    I've got a solo-air Totem sitting around unused if you're chasing one.
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    Long live 26".

    I think you want 1x11 so you can pedal back up more then an ant hill
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    Quote Originally Posted by wesdadude View Post
    I've got a solo-air Totem sitting around unused if you're chasing one.
    I've got one here too. But shoot me a pm. I may want another...

    Quote Originally Posted by link1896 View Post
    Long live 26".

    I think you want 1x11 so you can pedal back up more then an ant hill
    Pedal up? I'm not so sure about that.

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    Always thought there was a bit of roadie in you!
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    I thought this was a post your ride thread not a post your frame thread?

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