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  • Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Nice blog and a properly lovely bike.

    Had planned to do something similar for a recent TT bike build but didn’t have the time. Have a roadrat frame on order so have another chance soon!

    foxyrider
    Member

    Chrs Mrblobby – Yeah me too – bit more effort but nice to have a record πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    One question, what pipe cutter did you use for the steerer tube? Always make a mess of mine with a saw.

    foxyrider
    Member

    An old one of my dads I inherited – about 15 years old – It’s similar to this one: Pipe Cutter

    winch
    Member

    Nice page, what do you think of the forks? Much brake dive?

    foxyrider
    Member

    TBH not ridden it enough so far. The recommend weight:psi is a little high so just set it to 25% sag. Reviews suggest the slider SL2 take a little time to bed the seals (like I used to have to do with Fox forks) so early days yet but I have yet to drop the saddle for a slow droppy descent yet – Day off tomoz so will go for a decent ride πŸ™‚ Prob get myself a dropper soon as well to make the most of the potential πŸ™‚

    rewski
    Member

    Great blog, seriously good photos. I went for a different build, pretty much the same spec as the pivot 429 XT/XTR, with Fox forks, heard very good things about the Xfusions though. A dropper post is a great addition, did you go for direct mount rear mech? Makes shifting ultra snappy.

    A few more pics, not your standard though foxy. Have fun on your day off.


    foxyrider
    Member

    Finished my SYNC build and decided to do a build blog:

    http://www.foxyrider.co.uk/kinesis-titantium-sync-build/

    At least I can see what it looked like when new after it gets dirty and scratched LOL

    foxyrider
    Member

    Nice build rewski (Is that the downs in the background? – Yeah I went for the std build so SRAM X9 so no direct mount available that I know of but I may change groupset in time when bits wear out πŸ˜‰ although SRAM may go DM?

    She’s a beaut for sure – fell in love after seeing the proto πŸ™‚ hopefully the weather will hold tomoz πŸ™‚

    LenHankie
    Member

    Nicely done. The build looks lovely and the photos are superb. Is there a full spec of the build on there, or have I missed it?

    foxyrider
    Member

    I have been into landscape photography for the last year (hence my absence on STW) so thought I’d apply it to some bike porn too πŸ˜‰

    Modified from the FF29 build pack πŸ™‚

    rewski
    Member

    The downs indeed. That’s the steep chalky rocky climb out of Pentlands in Jevington, the Sync flew up that, and down πŸ™‚

    Not wanting to sound too nerdy but did you get the kenda slant 6’s, they’re loving the dry trails.

    foxyrider
    Member

    I used to live near Lewes as a kid πŸ™‚

    No I got the Bronsons – very easy to mount tubless tbh – seem pretty good alrounder atm – used to a Kenda Nevegal Tubless Fr and Crossmark rear combon on my 26er HT and the Bronsons seem OK ATMN but not pushed them yet πŸ™‚ I guess the Slant’s are a little lower profile?

    timc
    Member

    very nice bike

    nice blog

    have you made yourself a logo?

    foxyrider
    Member

    Thanks Timc – No a very kind friend who is a great graphic designer, Simon Bradley (also a MTB nutt) did it for me @_Si_Bradley for some landscape prints πŸ™‚

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