New build, (warning plastic, main stream brand, 26er, hardtail)
Finally built and ready to ride over the weekend.
Trek 9.9ssl carbon frame, size 19.5, 2009 model, plus carbon post
RS Reba Race 2010 forks
Complete XT brakes and gears
Thompson stem and Specialized bars off a friends Stumpjumper, thanks Matt
Selle Italia filante saddle
NN and RR rubber
Basic but indestructible SPD's
Not super light, I guess around 24.5lb, could loose 2lbs without breaking the bank, but quite frankly I'm gonna get loads of miles in first, as I'm starting to believe that weight ultimately doesn't really matter that much.
Thanks to njee20 for the help with a couple of simple to questions.Posted 7 years ago
Thanks for the comments guys.
Stem is 110, but look way longer in those shots.
Small to small fail, agree.
Saddle position not fixed yet, but I assume the comment was sarcastic?
I'm finding those riser bars really nice, although agree that most true XC race bikes have flat bars.
Actual seat post quite short but the extended seat tube and post together are long. Shorter in the second shot as its been set up correctly there.Posted 7 years agoSinglespeed_ShepMember
Really like it,
A few xc riders are starting to use risers especially slightly widers ones because it gives your more control and the position opens your chest allowing more air into your lungs and giving you a quicker recovery. Some funny looking italian dude was on about it in cycling weekly.Posted 7 years agonjee20Subscriber
The chest argument is vaguely valid, climbing in the drops can stop your lungs expanding fully, don't think risers makes a difference on that front though.
Tis a nice looking bike, I think Trek have done well the last couple of years. Agree on the granny ring photo though, that's a no no!Posted 7 years ago
Wow back from a very hot and arduous 40km loop.
Managed to break my chain after 3km, crash at 15km and get nailed by a tree around 30km.
Still points to note: Bottom bracket seems lower than my old Fisher as I kept hitting things. The difference in Deore and XT shifting is quite marked.Having saddle pointing to the moon issues and a slight lateral movement in the bottom bracket. Else not too bad, very pleased in fact.
For reference I'm 6.2", there is 30cm between the top tube and seat rails, but only 12cm of actual post.Posted 7 years ago
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