Mocked this up thismorning to check it out for size and weight etc, the conclusion is it's a friggin monster
, with the Monster T's (these are 13.5 lb), Hope C2 discs and Big-Un hubs, downhill rims and cranks it's already no lightweight, weight is probably comparable to most modern downhill/freeride rigs though.
It does feel a handfull though, i'm 5'7" with stumpy 30" legs standover height is non existant and getting onto it feels like getting on a horse
Going to get it riding though and see how i get on with it, it'll be absolutely no use for the local trails around my town, just no downhill sections to justify it, be handy for jumping off stairs and terrorising shoppers in the town centre on a saturday afternoon though
Had problems so far converting the front hub to through axle, got a "conversion kit" for £16 from CRC which consisted of two plastic cones despite their description saying it was "everything needed"
, then spent a tenner on a pair of bearings but these dont fit the cones
, i'd have been better buying a new through axle hub or an already converted wheel
, going to take the bits to my local bearing place to see if they can help.