Sparkly new PYGA 120 650B content!!
Whoopy doo!! 😀
Collected today from R53 – big thanks to Craig, top bloke and great to meet you! 8)
Welcome to Slackalice’s new bike to be. Some of you may be offended by the size of wheel, some by the colour. I’m loving both – the lava orange definitely sparkles in the beautiful spring sunshine!! Hey ho!
For those who may choose to start spouting forth on size matters, speed, rolling over stuff and issues of loss…. move along please!! I advise you not to click on this post over the coming weeks as the rest of the bits arrive in the post and the build commences 😀
Here’s a few quick pics of the frame, and hopefully not too many errant weeds etc etc 😉
Posted 4 years ago
It’s getting a Shimano BB-92 press fit jobby and I’ve gone for Hope headset, pick n mix: No 2 top and E lower.
Thanks for your comments, it does appear to be going well so far! 😉
Recommended fork travel is 130 – 140mm, so I’m just waiting for a set of 140 RCT3 Revelations to arrive from Hibike and I’ll see how the ride feels as to whether I pop a 10mm spacer in to reduce. I’m also going for a 70mm 10deg rise stem to start with as a starting point. The rest of the spec:
Stans Crest rims, DT 350 rear hub, Hope 2 front hub
2.25 Nobby Nics (Hans Dampfs for the PdS at the end of June)
XT brakes, 180 F, 160 R
XT Trail pedals
X-9 mechs and shifters
SLX 3 x 10 crankset
Easton MonkeyLite XC low rise 685 bar
ICE dropper post
Gobi XM saddle
I think that’s about it. Keeping a bit of ‘old skool’ with the 3 x 10, I do like the option of a 44 tooth at times!
My original plan was to go for a shorter travel 650B frame, along the lines of the new Morewood Zula, however, they are taking forever to be shipped and quite honestly, the service I’ve experienced from Craig and Rogerat R53 Sport has been nothing short of superb, giving me huge confidence in any after sales care. Very impressed.Posted 4 years ago
Albeit not much of an update because I forgot to bring my hacksaw home and the wheels are arriving on Monday. However, headset fitted and marked the steerer tube for initial cut (with aforementioned hacksaw), leaving a little extra length until I suss out number of spacers etc etc.
As for frame weight…. Well I dropped into MachineMart on my home and bought a £12 digital luggage weighing thing…. Err, don’t bother, there’s no calibration function and so my control was to weigh an unopened 1kg bag of porridge oats. The scales suggested they were 1.69kgs. For a laugh, I strung up my SC Superlight, apparently it weighs 44lbs… Apologies for mixing my units of measure, but I think I’ll be taking them back.
Before anyone mentions, I’m acutely aware of the weeds, wall and the neighbours cat…ta. 😆
Posted 4 years agor53sportMember
Hey Tim. Starting to take shape then?
@Frankers. No 29 carbon hard tail in the pipeline at the moment. Concentrating on the Zero650C for now.
@Ska49 the Rockshox was chosen because it is the best shock for the bike. Don’t believe all the kashima hype. 😉
@Chakaping it does look a little like a Trek but it has different pivot and linkage locations and frame angle which is what makes the Pyga ride so well. 😉
@robdixon no carbon one in the works for now. May be in 2014, may be not…..
@Vortexracing it rides nicer than the Burner. 😉 Actually I have no idea if it does as I haven’t ridden the Turner but I can tell you the Pyga is awesome, I would say that though….
@Patriotpro the 29er looks just as lovely!
@Gotama listen to the voices in your head! Do it! Do it!Posted 4 years ago
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