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 Post subject: Bontrager Ti Lite rebuid
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:35 am 
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Well it was about time I did it, I was lucky enough to buy a Bontrager Ti Lite in 1996 and have been enjoying it ever since. At the end of last year I made up my mind to have a little revamp 5 months later and a lot of leg work and great help from a local bike shop it's done, hopefully not to much bling.

Frame Bontrager Ti lite medium.
Full XTR M900 & M950 groupset mix.
1" Pace RC36 steath 80mm travel fork (new from Pace very lucky boy)
Wheels rebuid on new M900 XTR hubs with Mavic XC717 rims.
Panaracer 1.8 Fire XC Pro tyres.
Bontrager RXL carbon seatpost with Selle Flite saddle
Spank Spike pedals.
1" Ritchey WCS headset (limits you a bit).
Stem and Handlebars Control Tech system4 with Crank Bros lock grips and Bontrager carbon bar ends.
Held together with Hope skewers and seat clamp etc.

And how does it ride, well quickest thing up hill Iv'e been on (just a shame I am not any more), mind you thats all I have been riding.

I hope it meets your approval


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:41 am 
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Wow that is gorgeous !! Really gotta get me some titanium in my life :lol:

How does it ride ? Looks like the fork is wee bit tall for the frame ?
Sweet looking build though again I love the colour highlights ..


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:23 am 
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What gorgeous frames, Bontrager and Sandvik working together with Perfect results.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:29 am 
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Thanks for your comments, it did raise the front end by just under an 1" but has had no real effect on the ride which is great


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:44 pm 
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Fork, seat and tires looks silly on such a beautifull titanium frame.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:49 pm 
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superb frame there, must admit i am not that keen on some off the parts


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:00 pm 
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kaos wrote:
Fork, seat and tires looks silly on such a beautifull titanium frame.


I disagree.

Nice result, I think that's a great looking bike, ready for years more service.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:56 am 
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Wow, somehow I missed this one :)
Great looking bike, nice components choice.
Makes me really want one :twisted:
Have fun riding!
/J


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:04 am 
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Looks great. I'm not keen on the tyres and the modern bottle cage, but that's my taste and it's your bike after all.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Always nice to see a Ti-lite.
How you getting on with the spank pedals, I took mine back to the shop as I didn't get on with them- just didn't feel right, not concave enough.


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