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 Post subject: Bontrager Race
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:48 pm 
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Finally put the finishing touches to the Bonty Race and took it out for a quick spin today. Pictures and spec below.

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Frame: Late Santa Cruz built Bontrager Race
Fork: Custom Rock Shox Judy. Bonty Crown, XC lowers with 05 bushes, Risse Racing cartridge, speed springs and enduro seals.
Headset: Deore XT
Stem: Bontrager
Handlebar: Bontrager Select
Grips: Onza Ules
Brakes: Deore XT
Brake Levers: Deore XT
Shifters: Deore XT
Front Derailleur: Deore XT
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT
Cassette: Deore XT
Chain: Sedis
Cranks: Sugino Mighty 900
Chainrings: Sugino and Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: Deore XT
Pedals: Time ATAC
Quick Releases: Bontrager
Rims: Mavic 117 SUP Ceramin
Hubs: Deore XT Rear, Trek System front
Tyres: Michelin Wildgrippers
Saddle: Flite
Seatpost: Kalloy



Big thanks to camelbelly, tangent and gil for supplying various bits


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:59 pm 
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Congrats with your newly finished Race. Great ride!


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Very cool John, sooo....how'd it ride?

Congrats on the build, like having a new kid :D


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nice QRs ;)


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rody wrote:
Very cool John, sooo....how'd it ride?

Congrats on the build, like having a new kid :D


Cheers Rody & Melv :D

It rides nice...goes to show you really can't beat a quality old skool steel frame. The forks are a bit noodly compared to the Foxs on my main ride is the only downside. I'm also going to swap the inline post for one with some layback - feel too far forward as it is (not sure if this is borne out in the Bonty geometry or whether it's personal preference).

The skewers finish it nicely thanks scant :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:01 pm 
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John good work, a very solid looking build up indeed. Those white / silver decals look particularly excellent...seeing that makes me want to get mine back on the trails again!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:28 pm 
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Yeah totally rocks that does -

How many is that Jon? 45? 76 bikes?

Didnt go out on Sunday in the end Jon. I felt useless and weak (night before didnt help) but I did finish building the Hot and took it round he block. Tyres aint right on it so am looking for some black Mythos IRC jobbies as they used to be quite light...


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Are Bonty's powder coated?


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yes they are... quite fancy a YETI turquiose 1 :wink: (mines currently olive drab)


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Very nice. :D


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