FS: Saracen/MAD single speed dirt jump bike, nice parts £275


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Built this up for myself with no expense (or time...) spared but having been on just two rides on it I've decided I'm too old for dirt jumping now!

Assembled from the frame up, everything has been greased/copper-slipped/carbon-prepped as appropriate, all bolts torqued to spec, loads of new parts.

14.5" seat tube (centre of BB to top of seat tube)
22" (56cm) top tube

Only issue is that the chain slightly slips on occasion when you crank on the pedals. I think this is because the front ring is ramped and pinned for a derailleur set up. If I was keeping the bike I'd change it to a single-ring specific ring.

Parts as follows:
Frame: Saracen X-ile 2000 frame. Stickered up as 'MAD Team Rider' - I can't verify it was a team frame, but it could have been. Some chips to the paint and scratches on the toptube and chainstays but no dents and no cracks.
Fork: Marzocchi Z3.5 front fork, 100mm coil/oil travel. Fully stripped down and serviced by me just two rides ago - rebuilt with the correct weight Stendec fork oil and Stendec Easy Glide fork grease. Stanchions perfect.
Front wheel: Mavic X317 disc rim on Specialized Stout hub. Bearings freshly regreased. Geax Goma 2.35" tyre, new two rides ago
Rear wheel: DT Swiss X1700 disc wheel. Bearings and freehub freshly regreased. Maxxis Ardent 2.35" tyre (not new, but hardly worn). Both wheels set up with schrader (car-type) valve inner tubes - rear has anti-puncture slime in.
Brakes: Avid BB7 mechanical disc calipers, pads new two rides ago, Avid brake levers (new), front 180mm Avid rotor, rear Alligator superlight 160mm rotor
Cranks: Right arm Shimano XT, left arm Truvativ 4D (not the one pictured), square taper, 170mm arms. Blackspire C4 bashguard.
Drivetrain: Shimano steel chainring 32t (ramped and pinned - as above I'd probably change this for a single-ring specific one), KMC 3/32" chain (treated with Putoline wax), Shimano DX 16t sprocket - all new two rides ago.
Singlespeed kit: Surly chain tensioner, Velosolo freehub spacers
Bottom bracket: Shimano UN54 square taper, new two rides ago
Pedals: DMR V8 in lilac
Bars: Easton Monkey Lite XC carbon 31.8mm, 700mm wide
Stem: Sunline V1 50mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40 (new two rides ago)
Spacers: Hope red ano
Top cap: Nukeproof
Grips: ODI/Troy Lee lockons
Saddle:cClub Rust Dude Kevlar
Seatpost: Kalloy 30.0mm / 350mm long
Seatclamp: generic quick release 34.9mm

Any questions please just ask.

Collection from Sheffield S6 (near Hillsborough) please. I can post but I don't have a box I'm afraid, so would have to use Paisley Freight (or similar) who can provide one.


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