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 Post subject: Colourful Giant MCM Team
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Ive just finished building this one, its got some (for me) dream components, really happy with how it looks, although I haven't had chance to ride it yet! It could have been made a lot lighter, but I'm not the lightest person and I don't want to worry about snapping things.

Heres the spec:
Frame: Giant Carbon Fibre MCM Team

Fork: Pace RC38 long travel with remote lockout

Headset: Chris King Sotto Voce 1 1/8" Rasta with Aluminium cap bolt
Stem: Hope Team Green 90mm 0 degree rise with Titanium bolts
Handlebar: Raceface Deus riser O/S with Hope bar plugs
Grips: One23 Lockon
Barends: N/A
Headset Spacers: Superstar Components

Brakes: Hope Mini Mono Pro consisting of:
Brake Calipers: Hope X2 in gunmetal grey with Team Green bore caps and Titanium bolts
Brake Rotors: Lightweight Hope floating gunmetal grey 180mm on rear,
Standard Hope gunmetal grey 203mm of front and anodised steel rotor bolts
Brake Pads: Superstar Components
Brake Hoses: Superstar Components
Brake Levers: Hope Mono with Hope Carbon Fibre levers and Hope Team Green caps

Shifters: Sram X0 in Cash Green
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: Sram X0 in Cash Green
Derailleur Cables: Goodridge
Cassette: Sram X0 in Cash Green PG990
Chain: Sram X0
Cranks: Truvativ Noir XC 3.3 Carbon arms
Crank Bolts: Standard Green
Chainrings: Standard Green
Chainring bolts: Standard Green
Bottom Bracket: Chris King in gold
Pedals: Da Bomb in snow camo

Hub Skewers: Hope in red
Rims: DT Swiss FR6.1D
Hubs: Chris King ISO Disc - Blue front, Black rear
Nipples: Halo in Red, Green and Gold
Spokes: DT Swiss Black
Tyres: Continental Top Contact Winter 2 26" x 1.9" with alternative Continental turbo trainer tyre for the indoors
Tubes: Continental tubes
Rim tape: Continental Easy Tape

Saddle: SDG Belair RL in snake skin
Seatpost: USE XCR Carbon suspension seatpost
Seatpost Binder: Hope Team Green with Red Quick Release lever
Bottle Cage: USE Carbon

Weight: 24.5 Ib

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Pretty bike. Love the coloured components.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Looks nice.... If a little uncomfortable.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:38 am 
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That's looks amazing, nice job


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:38 pm 
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*AJ* wrote:
Looks nice.... If a little uncomfortable.


Thanks for all the kind comments, but why would you think it would be uncomfortable out of interest? Be interested if it could be made better?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:16 pm 
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^^ I can only guess the comment was made due to the angle of the saddle - gernarally the saddle is horizontal or has the nose pointing slightly down.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:01 pm 
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yeah sorry, it was just the saddle angle i was getting at!
looks as though you would have to spend your whole riding stopping yourself sliding off the front of the saddle.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:51 pm 
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*AJ* wrote:
yeah sorry, it was just the saddle angle i was getting at!
looks as though you would have to spend your whole riding stopping yourself sliding off the front of the saddle.


Yeah, it is at a bit of a funny angle, will be adjusting that when I get round to riding it. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:20 pm 
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That's quite a colourful bike ha. Strangely works really well though, good job and a great bike :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:59 pm 
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L33LEG wrote:
That's quite a colourful bike ha. Strangely works really well though, good job and a great bike :)


Thanks! :D


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