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    Default When you spend someone else's money....

    I've spent the last 6 months listening to a very good mate whinge, whine and procrastinate over a new bike build.
    A recent move interstate sees him living close to Stromlo, and He's keen ride Thredbo regularly during the biking season.
    Being a label whore and pretty fond of spending cash.... it was always going to be something pretty smick.

    He's away in Europe for a few weeks, so he's left it up to me to source all the parts and build his bike..... spending other people's money is FUN.

    Frame: 2018 Yeti SB5.5 Turq Medium
    Shock: Fox DHX2 custom tuned
    Fork: Fox 36 RC2 160mm custom tuned
    Headset: Chris King inset
    Wheels: DT Swiss EX1501 30mm id
    Stem: Renthal Apex 50mm
    Bars: Renthal Fatbar Carbon Lite Ltd
    Seatpost: Thompson Elite Covert.
    Saddle: Ergon SMA3 Comp Ti
    Grips: Ergon GD1
    Brakes: Shimano M820 Saint
    Shifter: XTR M9000
    Cassette: XT 11-46t
    Cranks: XTR M9020 Trail Boost 170mm
    Chainring: One up 32t round
    Rear Mech: XTR M9000 GS
    Bottom Bracket: Hopetech PF41
    Chain Guide: One up With bashie
    Tyres: DHF 2.5 WT 3C / Aggressor 2.3


    Everything is ordered....with the first of the deliveries arriving today.





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    Fun!

    Same owner as the SB5c that you've been selling?

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    What made you go the Saint bakes over normal XT on a trail bike?
    Respect the Mountain. Ride the Bull. Feel the Flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    What made you go the Saint bakes over normal XT on a trail bike?
    The real question is what made you go Saint Brakes over Hopes :)
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    Exactly! If it's someone else's money Hopes every time (or at least not m820).
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    That will be a blast to ride.

    Are you doing the build? If so, we need a detailed report.

    Frameskin if it's turquoise, you can probably get away with something thinner if it's raw.
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    I would love to procure parts and build someonr else's bike!!! Jelly.

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    Mate has spec'd some particulars of the build. I tried to persuade him to go hope E4... amonst other Hope parts (Cranks etc) but his fetish for Ritchie Rudes SB6 and the Shimano won the battle.

    Either way, I won the Fox 36 RC2 over Fit 4, DHX2 upgrade (but I'd have coiled the bastard) and the fact he bought a SB5.5c over an SB6c.

    I should be a weapon build.....even if misses out on all the Hope goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzhumpy View Post
    That will be a blast to ride.

    Are you doing the build? If so, we need a detailed report.

    Frameskin if it's turquoise, you can probably get away with something thinner if it's raw.
    Ordered already.....

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    Jebus. I'm building a trail/enduro for a whiney mate too. But for more like $900 with dropper and full new SLX groupo...

    He must need something else for that build...just sayin.
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    Think I'll just buy an Orange!

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