Fork:..........RockShox SID XX 100mm, 15mm TA
Shock:.......Fox CTD (Stock)
Wheelset:..American Classic Tubeless
Handlebar: Race Face SixC 725mm
Groupset...SRAM X0 2x10
Saddle:.....Selle Italia SLR
Tires:........Schwalbe Rocket Ron / Racing Ralph TLR
Build is a bit of a morph between carry over and what I had in the parts bin. Planned changes
1. Not so sure about the white fork. Will wait and see what it looks like when all is done. Might even go 120mm after this. Will add some playfulness to what will be a XC rocket.
2. Once I do fitment the 50mm stem will go. Will replace with correct length Momsen
3. Again, fitment might see the SixC bar go. To be (most likely) replaced by Momsen Up/Down bar
Was nice to see frame comes frame protection and how to guide of what goes where. Not the usual stock stuff either. Sized and pre-cut already. Nice touch.
Graphics have been changed slightly from pre-production "Epic" model. Looks even better now. TT graphics are more subtle with only Patrick Morewood's signature on there. Rest of the bike is a study in attention to detail.
Thanks again to my LBS Cycle Factory who's building the bike with the love and care it deserves! Frame was delivered at the shop yesterday and they're doing their best to get it ride-rady in time for me to take it on leave with me this afternoon. Big up to them.
My (close to) favourite little detail on the frame? Internal routing for a Stealth Dropper! Yes, I will be the guy on the XC start line with flat pedals and a dropper post on my 29er race bike!
THREAD INDEX (of sorts)
Page 2, Post 29 First Thoughts
Page 3, Post 47:OE Shock Chat
Page 5, Post 79: Kit notes
Page 7, Post 97: After a month in the saddle
Page 7, Post 99: Frame Details
Page 7, Post 103: Suspension Design
Page 8, post 116: 51mm Offset Fork
Page 17: Downer Stem and Up / Down Handlebar
PIcs: all over the place!
Guest Contributor NAMIB@RP
Ride Review: Page 5, post 66 & 72
Thoughts on the Vipa compared to his Scott: Page 5, post 76
Page 16: Marius Nasilowski - Showing his VIPA with spec details
Page 16: marko35s - Demo Ride Feedback
Page 17: Percyzn - Demo ride feedback
Edited by Iwan Kemp, 12 June 2014 - 09:52 .