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 Post subject: Boulder Defiant R redux
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:31 am 
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Hi all.

A few pics of my rebuilt Boulder Defiant R. Completely different build from last time apart from the brakes and seatpost. Frame has been given a fresh powdercoat after I crashed it on its maiden voyage a few months back. I did like the green but it chipped to easily and as I have a no garage queens rule from now on I wanted something that will take the knocks. Forks have been rebuilt with a new left leg as the other broke around the arch and had a hole in the side of it (thanks to MJN for the Karma leg). I managed to increase the travel by another 8 mm too whilst it was apart.

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Frame: 1993 Boulder Defiant R

Fork: Rock Shox Mag 21

Headset: FSA (about to be changed to King Sotto Voce
Stem: Syncros Cattleprod
Handlebar: X-Lite
Grips: Onza Porcipaws

Brakes: Onza HO (designed by Boulder)
Brake Pads: Aztec
Brake Cables: Clarkes
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza Chill Pills
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore XT STi

Shifters: Shimano Deore XT Sti 7 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M735
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M735
Derailleur Cables: Clarkes
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT 12/28
Chain: KMC 9SL
Cranks: Cooks Bros
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Middleburn 24/36/36
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: Shimano M535 SPD

Hub Skewers: Shimano Deore XT
Rims: Sun CR17A
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT M735 Paralax
Nipples: Alloy
Spokes: Double Butted
Tyres: Onza Porcupine
Tubes: Kenda

Saddle: Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Shimano Deore XT M735
Seatpost Binder: Boulder

Weight: 27.6lbs

Hope you like?

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that looks realy nice Si,... 8)
totally different then the green, complete new bike.
ACE!

should have been in this month's BOTM-special


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:00 am 
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Very nice 8)

I assume that is a bespoke rear shock?


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¡¡¡ Standing Ovation ¡¡¡


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:18 am 
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Dr S wrote:
Frame: 1993 Boulder Defiant R


What does the ‘R’ stand for in relation to the frame?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:27 am 
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Sweetest taboo, very crisp 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:30 am 
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LQQK wrote:
Dr S wrote:
Frame: 1993 Boulder Defiant R


What does the ‘R’ stand for in relation to the frame?


'Reflex'



Jango wrote:
I assume that is a bespoke rear shock?


Its Boulders own rear shock and very simple to work with. It unscrews from the frame with the same size pin spanner you get with a 9" Grinder for servicing. The link to the swingarm is a Motorcycle chain split link and spring rate can be changed by unclipping said link and twisting the damper rod right to stiffen or left to soften. Very simple and quite effective.

Thanks for you kind comments guys.

Si


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Looks great in white. Lovely job.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:04 pm 
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I have to say that is a great looking bike, much prefer it to the green. It's super clean and probably one of the best full sussers on the site. My hat's off to you Sir! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:07 pm 
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beautiful!

too bad it didn't get into botm this month.


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