So I built this up finally a month ago and have been loving it - my first full sus.
Now I have discovered that the rear is cracked in 2 places - I probably rode it too hard - it is a 'superlight' frame after all, and 'team issue' which usually means 'falls apart after less than a year'!
Anyway, here are some pics of how it was, taken on the South Dawns around Brighton..
Its my highest spec build so far - details after the pictures.
The frame weighs about 1900g but I haven't actually tried on propper scales yet. I think that is one of the lightest full sus frames of its time - wonder how heavy the lightweight full sus. frames of today are?
Anyway - the build:
Wheels - Hope Ti on Syncros Altrax XLT
Tyres - Panaracer Fire XT Pro 2.1
Front Shock - Rock Shox Psylo Race 2002
Rear Shock - Fox Float RL 2003
Brakes - Hayes Stroker Carbon
Rear Mech - XT Shadow
Front - XT
Shifters - LX
Bars - USE Atom
Stem - Truvative XR
Grips - ODI
Cranks - Race Face Atlas AM
BB - Enduro
Seatpost - GUB
Saddle - Club Roost
I have potentially found a replacement rear swingarm but it is from a Medium framed plain G-Zero - mine is a 17.5". I'm guessing I will just put up with the slightly longer wheelbase - unless it is only maintubes which change? - Pretty sure they would change length of swingarm through the sizes too though..
Hope you like it - or liked it
PS: Anyone know how I would remove the swingarm - the pinch-bolts on the pivot are all I can figure out - do I need to hammer something?!