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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:14 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Location: Edinburgh
I've had this kicking around for a while but only just got it how I'm happy with it. Frame was a cheap ebay impulse buy, I had the forks on another bike and the rest was mainly new stuff with some bits from the parts bin. Weight is (roughly) 28lb, without the mahoosive DX pedals

Front mech set up was a real pain in the ass - couldn't get it so the cable didn't rub on the swingarm - but the e-type mech sorted that. Now it's riding well I'm really happy with it. Climbs pretty well and descends even better.

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Frame: 2004 Club Roost Enduro XC4, Fox Vanilla shock
Fork: 2005 (?) Rock Shox Reba Team
Wheels: Superstar Subzero XC/AM
Headset: Aerozine
Rear Mech: Shimano XT Shadow
Front Mech: STX E-type
Shifters: Shimano XT
Chainset: Truvativ Firex
Front Brake: Hayes Nine, 180mm rotor
Rear Brake: Deore LX, 160mm rotor
Tyres: IRC Mibro
Seatpost: DX
Saddle: BeOne ti
Bars: Raceface Evolve
Stem: Raceface Evolve
Pedals: Shimano DX


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:32 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Devon
Not seen one of these before, but was a bit in my wilderness years.

Looks like a marin frame? Ie simple and effective.

What's the travel on it?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:37 pm 
MacRetro rider
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It's 100mm at both ends. I didn't really notice these frames when they were new, although I don't think they sold all that well. Reviews that I've found say they're good value for money - pretty much a Santa Cruz Superlight but heavier. Retailed at £600 frame-only in 2004.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:59 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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yeah i was going to say superlight.
i like it, wouldnt a low band mech have been ok? :lol:
maybe we should start a club roost owner thread


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