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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:17 am 
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Here is a project i have recently built up. I am just a Phoenix lover. Two years to young (i know) so i leave it to the mods to delete or leave it as is.

It is one of the latest Phoenix Ti frames (at least known from the current serial # database). I bought it from eBay and with the help of a friend it landed over here and now accompanies my two WTB Phoenix steel rides very well. The bike is from the first owner who bought it at a Marin County Bike shop in 2000.

I changed the fork back to 80mm and added the crankset and relevant XTR BB. Also i had Steve Potts built me a new stem and a 640mm/12 degrees Ti Bar for it. The current wheelset is a Chris King/No Tubes and will be changed back to WTB New Paradigm and Classic GG.

But since we had a ride out last weekend i put it together and it was a blast of a ride. Very agile and comfy.

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We rode as a WTB/Evoc Team.
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Best

Moritz

PS: More modifications to come!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:04 pm 
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Wow, that looks like a great setup. My Phoenix has the rest of the bikes in my stable feeling a bit nervous, they don't quite measure up in comparison on the trail. Sometimes its an unfair comparison versus bikes with the late 80's geometry, but a Phoenix is a very good point of reference when assessing ride quality.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:10 pm 
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Never tried one of these. Love the look of it and impressed by the ride reviews 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:59 pm 
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@shamobius - how come i don't know your Phoenix....? Show me.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:15 pm 
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It's not perfect, but I will continue to upgrade it. 1996. I need to find a nice 140/100mm wheelset for it before I 'retro' it up a bit, and go back to WTB cantilever brakes, etc....

Image20180317_115615 by shamalama88, on Flickr

Image20180317_115432edit by shamalama88, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:20 am 
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Glad you got it together M. My Ti Phoenix is easily in the top 10 of all my bikes and quite possibly top 5. I need to do a bit of work on the Judy but otherwise it's such a solid ride. Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Thanks M. Same here. Really good ride feeling and i do love that fork. Just very happy.

Shamus, i like that bike a lot. Is that a Type II fork?


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:44 pm 
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mauricer wrote:
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:shock: WOW, HOT DAMN!!! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:49 pm 
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mauricer wrote:
Shamus, i like that bike a lot. Is that a Type II fork?


Pretty sure it's a Kona P2 fork.

Great bikes both of you!


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:40 pm 
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Yes, Haaland has it, a suspension corrected P2. It is not triple butted, and therefore is rather stiff. But the forgiving frame, paired with titanium bar and stem make for a comfortable ride. It is seriously the bike I have to resist taking out on every ride, if I ever want to try any of the others in my stable. I am so glad I kept an eye out for one, and am grateful to the people that convinced me it was a bike worth owning. I keep hearing great things about Salsas too... ;)


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