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  • nixon_fiend
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    Looking good! Any idea on the weight?

    What a coincidence! I have one of these on the way, and I bought the same rear hub for it! Tell me, does the cassette body on yours have a bit of tightening when you backpedal?

    psychle
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    that is a loooooong seatpost! Is it past minimum insertion??

    HTTP404
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    chain looks a tad slack and your seatpost looks way too low – can it go higher? 🙂

    PeteJSmithy
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    Nice looking bike, always fancied one of these.
    Like the green as well… 🙂

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    Pics from building up my new frame yesterday…

    Enough parts for a bike plus a small boy. We begin.

    The correct tools for fitting a headset (boy optional)

    Getting there

    Temporary shim (think I will get a new uppy-downy post soon)

    A hub

    Done!

    I've only popped out round the woods for 10 minutes so far – initial impressions are very good (though I am already missing the gravity dropper seatpost on my full suss). Looking forward to using it in anger this week 🙂

    Feel free to praise / abuse as you see fit.

    Premier Icon Clink
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    Nice colour. Watch out for low flying aircraft whilst your up on that there seat! 😀

    MrNutt
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    that is a mad lomg seatpost, whats the worst that could happen?

    Bendigo
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    Very nice – is that Orc green?

    druidh
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    I take it the small frame was at a bargain price and you couldn't afford one that fitted?

    coffeeking
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    Seatpost height looks fine to me. Frame looks a tad noodly but otherwise great!

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    I love the climbing frame!

    steve_b77
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    I'm confused, just checked the website and the black or bling ti come in at £346, but the page says £295.

    Do they seriously charge £50 delivery?

    Kuntoilija
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    295 + vat is the price

    oxnop
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    Do they seriously charge £50 delivery?

    Thats the VAT innit

    I wanted to buy the Ti version as they are advertised at £699 but £821 when you go to pay 🙁

    steve_b77
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    That's really a bit on the cheeky side don't you think.

    The price on the page should have a +vat bit on it.

    oxnop
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    That's really a bit on the cheeky side don't you think

    Yep – I could just about justify £699.99 😆

    Premier Icon MSP
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    They have only become vat registered this week, so you should have bought one earlier 😉

    The green looks nice, can't wait for mine to arrive.

    M6TTF
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    Tall rider buys frame too small shocker! Lol

    Kato
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    Tall rider buys frame too small shocker!

    Of course, we'll hear the "makes it more chuckable" line

    dmiller
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    But makes it more chuckable if its a smaller frame. BMX's are small aint they?

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    Nice looking frame there. I'd really like one at the moment.

    'm confused, just checked the website and the black or bling ti come in at £346, but the page says £295.

    Do they seriously charge £50 delivery?

    Thats the VAT innit

    I wanted to buy the Ti version as they are advertised at £699 but £821 when you go to pay

    I don't get those prices at checkout- just £10 upcharge on the Sirius for postage, a bit more on the Ti?

    They've only just had to VAT register last week, so I'd guess this is a work around until they get a chance to sort the website more comprehensively.

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    nixon_feind,

    No idea on weight but it feels 'quite light'. I'll get round to measuring it at some point.

    The hub does have a bit of resistance when freewheeling, but in use it is fine. I fitted a different sprocket and overtightened the lockring, which made it much worse – so may be worth backing the lockring off a bit if it is an issue?

    Ooooo ooo his seatpost is too long!

    Sod ye: http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/longest-seat-post-competition

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    Lovely.

    My black R853 Sirius is currently waiting being built – bit of a delay re forks….. 🙄

    Out of interest what travel are your forks? Look like 130mm 😕

    Looks nice. What size frame is it? I'm just waiting on DHL to get my "bling Ti" coloured frame (aka silver) to me, hope to get it today and then start the build slowly over the next few days as some components start to arrive in the post.

    los
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    Glad I got mine for £225 when they planned to build it in 725, then honoured their quote when they changed to 853. No postage or VAT. Good chaps!

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    It's a 19.5". Running Revelations set to 130mm – doesn't feel wandery at all – very tight

    another angle:

    Premier Icon IamSam
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    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its green

    Really like it Neil 😀

    look forward to seeing it in the flesh, steel whatever

    PS liking the seat post comments

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    Yeah I like it too. Best looking bike I own. I will ruin that soon enough by adding a gravity dropper and getting it filthy / scratching it up.

    You know when you get a new toy and like going for a little peek at it? Well that was me yesterday – kept just popping out to the garage for a little look and rubbing my hands up and down my trousers.

    Might be just me!

    Premier Icon IamSam
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    oh thats sweet.

    Know exactly what you mean though when I got the Zesty it lived in the dining room for ages just so I could have a look at it all the time plus it was cleaned after every ride, I even polished it once or twice.

    It'll look better once its had a bit of off road love any how.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    it woould look lovely if the wheels were in proportion to the frame/seatpost/height of the bars, consider 29er?

    KINGTUT
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    it woould look lovely if the wheels were in proportion to the frame/seatpost/height of the bars, consider 29er?

    That quote and similar are becoming very very **** irritating.

    it woould look lovely if the wheels were in proportion to the frame/seatpost/height of the bars, consider 29er?

    That quote and similar are becoming very very **** irritating.

    Dont let it bother you, its only a bike.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    irritating or not, it looks out of proportion, as you can't tell how it rides from looking at a picture you'll see i haven't commented on the ride, just how it looks

    KINGTUT
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    and as we know it's all about looks in the mtb world

    To most on here possibly, not everyone though.

    Candodavid
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    Looking forward to seeing the Ti version!!!

    Hmph.

    Me too.

    nixon_fiend
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    Cheers for the info on the hub & weight. Looking forward to mine.

    If, as a tall chap, you fancy having a play with bigger hoops.. the frame will accept 650B wheels quite happily .. which is how I'm building mine.

    Where did you get the 650b wheels from?

    Premier Icon pedalhead
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    Hmph.

    Me too.

    STILL waiting?! Good grief.

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