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!
Oct 28th EDIT: THREAD INDEX (of sorts)
First Thoughts: Page 2, post 29
OE Shock Chat : Page 3 post 47
Kit notes: Page 5, post 79
After a month in the saddle: Page 7, post 97
Frame Details: Page 7, post 99
Suspension Design: Page 7, post 103
51mm Offset Fork: Page 8, post 116
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
Edited by The Crow, 28 October 2013 - 03:57 .