Fantasy spec for an all day do anything type FS bike what would you have ?
alpine 160 w/ccdb, coil lyrics or van 36 rc2's, full saint, hope pro2's on stans flows, 2.4 tires dual ply rear, burgtec pedals and bars, 50mm thomson stem, i beam seat and post, e13 lg1+.
just cos ive got to ride it all day doesnt mean im going to take it easy on the downs! light and fast is all very good but it really frustrates me having to back off cos i might break stuff.Posted 7 years agocheshmattMember
Maybe something along the lines of:
Nicolai Helius AFR, CCDB Ti spring, RS coil Totems or maybe the 170mm coil Lyriks, Profile Racing cranks, Saint brakes/shifters/mech, CK hubs/Spank Rims, Renthal Stem & bars + other quality finishing kit.
That build is inspired by a friends bike, his comes in at around 35lbs with air Totems, but should be able to get that build around the same I would think.
Not everyone's idea of a 'do everything' bike I know, but for me it would be pretty perfect. Might not be the best climbing bike, but would be damn good at coming back down! And just as happy on the UK trails as it would on DH uplift days or a week in the Alps.
Edit: And like slowrider says – it's not going to break too easily!Posted 7 years agoneninjaMember
Happy with my 4 inches…………………. of Giant Anthem X4 travel that is
Fox RL 100mm and 100mm FloatR
XT chainset, front/rear mech and cassette with KMC X9L chain
Thomson stem with RF Next SL carbon bars
Thomson seatpost with Gobi saddle
Formula K18 180/160mm
Stans Olympic rims/Sun Ringle Dirty Flea hubs with DT Rev spokes
Schwalbe Dirty Dan XC 2.0's run tubeless with Stans yellow tape
Around 24lbs I thinkPosted 7 years agostevedeMember
For me it would be:
Strange five evo proto (tapered headtube,iscg mounts,maxle rear etc)
ccdb with ti spring
fox float 140 rlc's qr15 fit damper
twenty6 rallye pedals
salsa fliplock qr seatclamp
sunline vone bars
odi ruffian grips
sdg bel air ti rails
mavic xm819's on pro 2's
high roller ust 2.35's st front 60a rear
Think this would make quite a tidy build – anyone want to buy a kidney?!!!Posted 7 years ago
Seems as its money no object i'd have an extra set of 36's sat in the garage ready to plug in for the alps too but think as we're talking 5" do it all the 32 floats will be fine for uk, went for strong,reliable and reasonably lightweight without going silly.mildredMember
I have a medium Helius ST; In trail mode the spec is:
Totem solo airs
xm819's on hope pro 2 with 2.4 conti tubeless mountain kings
spike 777 bars
Bel air ti saddle
Diabolous cranks 1×9
Sram x9 gears
Moto V2 brakes
On the bathroom tanita scales it weighs just over 36lb and rides much lighter. I think you could get an AFR close to 30lb with big money.
When I put on the dhx, ex325 wheelset with vented rotors, DH tyres and tubes, and chain device it creeps up to around 41lb.Posted 7 years agocheshmattMember
an AFR for all day riding? don't get me wrong i love Nic's but wouldn't want to ride an AFR all day with that spec. IMO you are also being generous with 35lb weight for that spec on a AFR?
I know his weight is pretty accurate (properly weighed not calculated) but I can only speculate with the above spec. Thinking about it his does have carbon bars, and Formula The One brakes which will save a bit over that spec.Posted 7 years ago
I'd still have it as an all day bike, my current 'do everything' Wildcard weighs up at 37/38lbs, more with DH rubber on. Unfortunately my bank account says I'm only allowed one bike at the moment, so it has to cover many bases.binnersSubscriber
My Intense 5.5. Its **** ace!!!! Possibly with a bit more bling on it. Not because it needs it really. The XT/LX stuff its got works fine. But just because…. 🙂
Its running Revs and very very light Bontrager Rhythms. A Thompson stem and Post would be nice though. And…. erm…. and….Posted 7 years agoPJM1974Member
My Rock Springs is pretty close: –
Mavic 719s on Hope Bulbs
I-Beam post and Bel Air saddle
SRAM X9 gearing and Stylo cranks
And lastly either SB8 or Ardent tyres – with Stans strips
All in it tips the scales at a healthy 30lb and hasn't completely sharted my finances.Posted 7 years agopinchesMember
Nicolai Helius AC in gates team colours, i'd spec an integrated headtube to run integrated headset, maxle rear end, CCDB, with DT swiss XRC 150mm forks, Tune Eidleweiss hubs on Stans 355, nobbynics, XX drive train, magura marta Mag SL brakes, as much ti hardware as i dare, burgtec penthouse mk3 pedals, burgtec bars, point1 racing 70mm stem, selle italia SLR saddle, Tune post + clampPosted 7 years agoshredderSubscriber
Im thinking of moving on 2 bikes and as above quite fancy hanging on for the new ;
Orange Evo with –
CCDB ti spring
Fox talas 36
Flows on Pro 11
Thomson x4 stem and post (possibly try some sort of dropper)
Raceface SIXC bars
Hope Tech V2 front with floaty rotor
Tech 4 rear
XTR group (not 100% on this one is it too light/fragile or is it just excellent performing kit)
Just need the rumours on the frame to come true nowPosted 7 years agomboySubscriber
Pretty much exactly what i've got bar some fancy finishing kit and a lighter set of wheels.
My Maverick Durance with DUC forks is just about the perfect all day FS bike as far as I'm concerned. If I had the money it would get a full XTR groupset to replace the SLX/XT/XTR mix that's on there now, some Stans rims on some nice hubs and some Easton carbon bars. It's already got the obligatory Thomson post, SDG Bel Air Ti saddle, XTR discs and tubeless tyres.Posted 7 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
Not much imagination going on in this thread. My S-Works Enduro was my dream build but within the constraints of my budget.
Without spending hours thinking about it, I might go something like this…..
Mojo Carbon with Lopes Link
Industry 9 wheels
Rubber Queens, Hope Tech M4's, XTR, a smattering of Chris King, carbon cranks, Easton CNT bars – and pay someone extortionate amounts of money to produce the hydraulically operated dropper post that I saw once, somewhere.Posted 7 years agomk1fanMember
Cove HustlerPosted 7 years ago
RS Revs or Pikes 140mm travel, 20mm bolt through forks
Fox RP23 shock
Pro II hubs
Stans Crest rims
Maxxis High Rollers Super Tacky front / 60a rear
Thomson X4 stem
Race Face Deus XC bars
Sram X-0 gripshifts
Avid Juicy Ultimate brake levers with Goodridge hoses and Elixir callipers
Gravity Dropper seatpost for Alps
Thomson seatpost for (85% of) UK
SDG Belair Ti seat
Race Face Deus XC chainset
Sram X-9 rear mech
Shimano XT front mech
Shimano XT cassetteKT1973Member
Again like many here it would be quite like the bike I havePosted 7 years ago
Santa Cruz Superlight Carbon (I know- fantasy remember)
Rock Shox Reba team 120 maxle lite
Mavic Crossmax SLR disc with 20mm (fantasy) front axle
Racing Ralph tubeless
RaceFace Next SL carbon bars and seat post
Formula R1 disk brakes 180 front 160 rear
fizik gobi saddleHansReySubscriber
something like my marin quake. With the RS Lyric Solo Airs, saint m810 brakes (203f/180r), sramXX chainset, X0 gears, goretex outers and my DHX Air. Some nice tubeless wheels from Merlin would be nice too. Chuck on some thomson bars, post and stem and it'd be perfect!
It is a bit burly, but the frames reasonably light and the propedal makes climbing pretty easy.
But, the ideal STW FS? Surely it should be made of steel scaffolding and from really niche manufacturer? I nominate the BMW Race Link! If only it was SS specific…Posted 7 years ago
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