Jackie pulled out all the stops on her new Yeti SB5c. Strong and light build here. RockShox Pike RCT3, SRAM X01 drivetrain, RockShox Stealth Reverb, Specialized Roval Fattie SL wheelset, RaceFace Next SL crankset. Final weight came in at 24.5lbs!!!
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The Devinci Troy is a light and nimble shredder. This one is a large and comes in at just 26.75 lbs and cuts no corners. SRAM X01 drivetrain, RockShox Pike RCT3, RockShox Stealth Reverb, DT350 WTB wheelset, RaceFace SIXC bars, Shimano XT brakes, and e13 TRS+ crankset.
$6299 and it can be yours.
The new 650b Santa Cruz v10 arrived last week. This stock Shimano Saint, Fox Float 40, RockShox Vivid Air with ENVE/240s weighed in at 33lbs with tubes! The new v10 looks great with cleaned up lines and what looks to be a significantly stiffer swingarm. Check out the photos below.
Here's how Ariel built his new 2014 Specialized S-Works Carbon Demo with Ohlins shock:
*Fox Float 40
*DT Swiss FR600 laced to DT240s hubs
*Put the 135mm rear end from his Team Replica on this one
*Made a custom 11-23T, 7 gear cassette using the black plastic guide that came with the Replica
*36T Renthal chainring and e13 LG+1 guide
*SRAM X0 Type 2 derailleur
* Spy Mitch Ropelato's prototype Renthal stem holding onto the Renthal Fatbar!!
Check out Ariel's new trail bike! Santa Cruz Bronson with RockShox Pike fork, Industry Nine Torch Enduro wheelset , Chris King headset, SRAM XX1 drivetrain, RockShox Stealth Reverb, Truvativ cockpit, Deity Decoy pedals, and Maxxis High Roller II rubber. It's getting a RockShox Monarch Plus shock upgrade too!
Working with bikes all day at the shop I see many Solos, many similar to mine, but I guess its like the Rifleman's Creed: there are many like it, but this one is mine. I can't believe how quickly this little bike has grown on me and since I built it up its been nothing but smiles and trails. The Solo has a zippy ride feel, is possible to ride up climbs and manages to feel both stable and peppy on descents. Its inaugural ride was at Sandy Ridge and most recently I ran it through the paces at Storey Burn. This is my first 650b bike and I have no doubt that I chose correctly in picking wheel size. The bike has a great build right out of the box, but here are a couple of things that I swapped out to make it fit my preferences:
ODI Lock On Grips. I chose the Vans ones, because they are awesome. I'll also mention that I initially thought I would want to chop down the bars right away to fit my small shoulders, but I've been riding them at the stock size of 730mm and don't feel the need to trim them. The wide bar and short stem are great for control and handling.
Next is the saddle. The boys at the shop like the stock saddle, but on a ride around the block I very quickly discovered that it wasn't going to work for me. At all. So I threw on the Terry Damselfly that I had on my old bike. Right now I've got the stock seatpost, but without a doubt I'll add a Reverb Stealth on the next paycheck.
The stock crank at the R-Kit level comes with a triple, but I really couldn't imagine a time in which I would need or use a 42 so I pulled it off and replaced it with an e*thirteen bashguard. Its practical and I think it looks nice too.
No doubt I will swap out and customize it more as I ride (or do something dumb and break it) but for now I'm about as stoked as can be. Good fit, good frame, good components, good ride. What more can a girl ask for?
Scott put this one together for the shop. Deity Cryptkeeper frame, Manitou Circus fork, Spank Tweet rims on DMR hubs, Spank Spoon stem, Deity crank, sprocket, pedals, pivotal post and saddle, and Topsoil bars, and a Shimano Deore brake. Smart build, keeping in light and tight for a reasonable $1699. Weighs around 25lbs.
This is the last of a breed--a USA made titanium Salsa. They're now made overseas, but this one was welded by Lynskey in Tennessee. Built up with Rock Shox Reba, Shimano XT drivetrain, Avid Elixir XX brakes, Mavic Crossride wheels, and Ritchey WCS Trail bars, FSA stem, Race Face seatpost and WTB saddle. Weighs in at 26 lbs without pedals. On sale for $4199.