Got some really nice parts :-) new bike pg 6

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Martin.F
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by Martin.F

It does, doesn't it? Nice build, looks great!
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Mads Kock
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Thanks Martin - do you have your fork set at 80 or 100 mm?

The rolling feeling or whatever you call it is fantastic - I was a little worried about the steering but even with a 620mm riser I didn't feel it was remarkable slow. The only thing is going from a fully to a hardtail on a dry rooty track - that was worse :-)

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Nice! Is that an M-sized frame? Seatpost looks short. Did you try an S-sized one?

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I think it looks fine, it's just the handlebars that looks quite high. Too high?

Fed cykel :)

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by Martin.F

Mine is at 100, I want all the travel I can get. I've never seen the Extralite in +-12deg, that was good information!

So, you ever take it of any sweet jumps?
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The frame is medium - would probably fit the small a little better but now I'm giving this size a try :-)

You're right about the height of the handlebars - it looks high but it actually felt fine on the trails. Did some fairly steep climbs but didn't felt like going backwards. I'm considering the New Ultimate evo wide flatbar - this would lower the front a little bit.

No big jumps - just normal xc :-) the fork feels great with the 15mm qr.

The new Extralite is excepted around june (R2 told me)

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Found some nice trails almost in my backyard - pretty happy now :-P

Do you really think the frame looks too big? I think it looks good and most of all it feels really good in the singletracks.

Still waiting for the tubelesskit - looking forward to trying this. I'm running Michelin latex innertubes/Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO 2.1" at the moment - pressure 25 psi and I'm a little bit afraid of snakebits when hitting rocks or roots so hope the tubeless will feel better.

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by tonytourist

I think it would look better with a -17 stem or a flat bar, but if the bike feels fine, ride it as is. Looks great!

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Got this fine Tune carbon bottlecage from R2 today - feels really fine and functional compared to the old New Ultimate cage.

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by DRAGON60

That Scott frame is a beautiful design. Nice build.

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Thank you :-)

Just ordered a New Ultimate EVO flatbar (700mm) - looking forward to trying a much wider bar than I'm used to :-)

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Campagnolo Record QS front derailleur + BTP carbon clamp (34.9mm).

Tried it before on my Scott Spark but couldn't get it to work with my Sram XX triggers but will give it another try. A nice weight saving from the Sram XX front derailleur if it works :-)

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I tried this with a Dura ace on my Scale with the XX gripshift. I wouldn't work. Partly because of the smaller rings on a 29er and I also think that the Sram shifters use a smaller cable pull. I needed to place the derailleur to low on the seattube and also needed to much tension on the cable.

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Yeah - I tried before but couldn't get the fd to move far enough to shift from the small chainring to the big but it must be possible to get a little bit of extra cable pull somehow :-)

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New Ultimate EVO 700mm flatbar - a little disappointed since I was hoping for 110 grams but still a ok weight for a 700mm flatbar.
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New Ultimate EVO 31.8/70mm stem.
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So far the complete weight of the bike is 8.23 kg with latex innertubes. Also installed with Campagnolo Record front derailleur and got it to work after some small adjustments :-)
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I hope that I soon can go tubeless and with some other small things the bike with be sub 8 kg.

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