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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:14 pm 
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That's a good looking bike...although I preferred the pic with the Pace forks on it. It look fast.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Yep - I'd have probably preferred to keep the Pace, but the Magura Durin are a better fork imho.
I'll tell you for why... both the Pace RC38LT & RC39 seemed a bit flexy & flimsy. The Magura are dual braced - and ride really well - because I didn't notice them at all. They went where I pointed them - no fuss - full 100mm of travel and it was all easy.
Previously at Brechfa, the Pace forks just hadn't given me the same confidence.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Fair enough. Ultimately bikes are for riding, not looking at!

I've never owned a set of Pace forks other than my RC35's. when I worked in a shop, we sold loads of RC 40's when they first came our.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:51 am 
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Must get a new pic or too whilst it's sunny....
Can't resist showing a pic of the new stealthy Tune Bigfoot and rings.....
Jockey wheels were looking pretty stuffed - so new black Hope items...

Black Ti crankbolt & outer chainring bolts - Tune 22T inner ring - with Ti bolts

I'll probably go 2x9 on this in the near future :)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:12 pm 
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So, the Sub3 has been to the Isle of Mann again - for the End2End race.
Apart from the mother of all punctures at 9km - the Sub3 was a joy!

Great uphill and the Magura forks kept it all tidy on the downhill bits!

Hope Mini will be coming off over the winter - black Hope Mono Mini to go back on :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:54 am 
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The Sub3 has had a Crimble present!

Given that I didn't ever seem to use the granny ring..... I thought 2x9 would be an option.
As I've been running a Dura-Ace 27-12 cassette - I reckoned a little more range might be in order.

So the race wheels will shortly have a new XG999 cassette!
32-11 and only 173grammes - a thing of beauty!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:10 am 
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Looks great and has given me some inspiration to rebuild my short travel Foes.

My younger brother has a SUB3 which he has used only once or twice (he bought it 2nd hand mind) Maybe I need to get him to donate it to me...

I remember it got a good review in Singletrack Mag.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:38 am 
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Well - the Sub3 has served me well - but the time has come.....
But before I know this one on the head, I thought I better just document the final spec.
So if you fancy a full-sus XC bike - that'll come in under 23lb, check my Sale thread :)
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=336698

Frame: Orange Sub3 16"

Fork: Magura Durin 100SL

Headset: Hope
Stem: Syntace F99 with Ti bolts
Handlebar: Syntace Carbon
Grips: ESI Foam

Brakes: Hope Mini
Brake Discs: Hope ProLight 160mm
Brake Levers: Hope Mini

Shifters: SRAM X0
Front Derailleur: XTR M952
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0
Derailleur Cables: Silver ones
Cassette: SRAM XG-999 32-11
Chain: KMC X9 SL
Cranks: Tune BigFoot (Black)
Crank Bolts: TorontoCycles Ti (Black)
Chainrings: Tune 44T - Tune 32T
Chainring bolts: Alloy outers - Ti Inners
Bottom Bracket: Hope Ti
Pedals: Crank Bros Eggbeaters 4Ti

Hub Skewers: Hope Ti
Rims: Stans ZTR Crest
Hubs: Hope Pro 2
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: DT Revolution
Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.1 Evo
Tubes: n/a

Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost: Syntace P6 Carbon
Seatpost Binder: Hope


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:14 pm 
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one of the most beautiful trail-xc bike that i've never seen!!!
simply beautiful...
if only i had that 180pounds to spend, and it was a 18" i've just picked it!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:37 pm 
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Cheers for the comment.
I'm 5'10" and it's way better than the 18" I had
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