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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:44 pm 
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thanks, glad you like it :D

the SLX Brakes are pretty good actually, i like the way they look, and they seem pretty quiet too! May upgrade the pads in due course, could do with re bleeding the back one as i ran out of patience whilst doing them the other day!

I am pretty lucky as there are a few great rides on my doorstep so i get out as often as i can!

There was a retrobike ride round these parts last year i think?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Cool bike man, I'm liking that a lot. Well done.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:54 pm 
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Ally wrote:
Cool bike man, I'm liking that a lot. Well done.


Cheers ally, your Scale is looking good too btw, i will get round to putting mine on here someday!

Anyway, onto the giant!

Have upgraded the following:

Rotors are XT center lock
Skewers now carbon/ti 45g a set jobs
Front mech to SRAM X9
Rear mech to SRAM X0
Cassette is a SRAM pg980
Chain now a gold KMC X9 sl

I know, the gold clashes but I really like the blingy chain! Think I might stick one on my Saracen too!8)
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Really rate the Magura forks too, can't believe I've not had any before!

What do u guys think?!


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Really like the magura forks aesthetically, hear good reports on them too from users.

Looks great. If it were mine I'd put a chain guard on but I know a lot of people dont like the look. Looks better then bare metal further down the line though.


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Gold and blue doesnt clash!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:23 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Gold and blue doesnt clash!!


your right on that one! it looks sweet!!!!

Bit of an update on this one.. After a good few months of enjoyment and many many miles, decided to treat her to a couple of upgrades! been fancying a set of white Fox's for a long time and here they are! think they look awesome! They are very very smooth! also got some m975 brakes, not ridden it with these, but they were a pain in the arse to bleed, so got LBS to sort!!!! :oops: :lol: thinking of a slightly shorter/ less rise on the stem too, will sort this soon!

Looking forward to piling a load more miles on this!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Looks really good with the forks.

Always liked these bikes and yours looks great.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:37 am 
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Got some crossmaxes on the anthem now! They are v light compared to the previous crossrides! Im running some conti x kings which have a lower rolling resistance than the mountain kings i was running before.. However the front aint as grippy as it sent me OTB last thursday!!

Also flipped the stem to a -6 degree, fitted new cables and a fox rp2 shock. Strange as it sounds its nearly as light as my carbon scale now, really need to weigh it! It's seriously quick now, very happy with it!

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Feedback appreciated :D


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Very nice choice of upgrades, the Fox forks set it off nicely. What kind of weight is it, 25lb ish?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:19 pm 
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If you haven't already, put some heli tape or protectors on the seat tube where the cables pass, mine wore through to bare metal in no time.


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