I acquired this frame in a swap on RB from IWish here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=196817&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
I wanted to build up a winter thrasher that was cash neutral, so this bike is made up of parts that I already had, traded on RB or purchased from the proceeds of surplus parts sold on RB.
I already had a Magura Thor with 140mm travel - this is borderline long enough for the frame, but it had a very short steerer, so I had to buy a Hope internal headset top cup.
The only other bits purchased were a new shadow plus XT rear mech and 10 speed Saint shifter, and flat pedals. Total new spend has been about £150.
The rest came out of the parts bin.
Spec as follows:
Frame: Sinister Ridge (2006?)
Fork: Magura Thor 2010
Headset: Hope internal top cup/FSA bottom cup
Stem: Thomson x4 80mm zero rise
Handlebar: Race Face Next carbon, flat 630mm
Grips: Kona lock on
Brakes: Hope Mono M4
Brake rotors: Magura 180mm F/160mm R
Shifters: Saint 10 speed
Front Derailleur: NA
Rear Derailleur: XT shadow plus
Derailleur Cables: Gore
Cassette: XT 11-36
Chain: Mavic 10 speed
Cranks: Truvativ basic jobbies 170mm 104bcd
Crank Bolts: ?
Chainrings: Truvativ 32 tooth steel with Hope bashring
Chainring bolts: ?
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN52
Pedals: Nukeproof electron
Hub Skewers: Maxle front/XT rear qr
Rims: Stans Olympic
Hubs: Hope Pro 2
Nipples: DT Swiss 14mm prolock black
Spokes: DT Swiss Comp black
Tyres: Geax Datura tubeless
Saddle: Ancient Selle Italia gelflow
Seatpost: Forca dropper post
Seatpost Binder: Hope qr
Weight: something around the 27 pound mark
It's great, a lot of fun to ride and it's the bike I hoped my much more expensive Nicolai Argon was going to be. I have even learned to ride up steps - up to about a dozen now depending on steepness.
I've gone back to flats after 20 years of spds and I'm enjoying them.
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