hey grant whats ur emc2 bike like?
i was thinking of getting one...
I'm really happy with it. Compared to the aluminium framed Fuji it's much lighter, but i'm running much better parts as well. The frame is nicely done. I haven't noticed any manufacturing issues yet. It's got about 4000km on it now. It's stiffer than the old Fuji, but at the same time is more comfortable and 100km rides end without me feeling beat up.
Originally Posted by taibo
The only downside i reckon is it looks fairly traditional for a carbon frame.
Oh wow! It's been said before, but kudos to you for having a go at making your own frames!
I'm thinking about a new bike before we buy a new house because i probably won't be able to get one once we've got the house.
What do you guys think of this build? What would you change, especially the guys that have seen me ride, is it over the top or not burly enough?
Frame: 2009 SC Nomad with Monarch rear shock, possibly switch to the CCDB on my current Nomad if i don't like the Monarch
Fork: Magura Wotan or RS Lyrik 2 Step or Solo Air
Brakes: Shimano Saint or XT
Wheelset: 2009 Mavic Crossmax SX
Headset: Cane Creek 110
Seat: Fizik Gobi or SDG Bel Air
Seat Post: Control Tech scandium or Thompson Masterpiece
Shifters: Sram XO
Rear Derailleur: Sram X9
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Cranks/bb: Shimano XTR (with 24-36 rings and bash ring off current RF Atlas)
Pedals: Time Alium
Tyres: Continental Rubber Queen 2.4" UST
Stem: Thompson X4
Handlebars: Sunline V1
Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
Grips: Oury lock on
Once i've got this sorted i'll sell the current Nomad with either the CCDB or the Fox DHXC on it.
So what do you guys reckon? What would you change and why?
Last edited by crank; 29-03-09 at 08:40 PM.
Everything looks fine.. only thing I can see abit out of place are the cranks.. maybe XT's?
Also have you considered Fox forks too?
If i went for cranks other than XTR i'd probably have a look at Saints or RF Atlas. Having had another look i could go to XTs quite easily now based on weight versus price difference over XTR.
Fox 36 Talas forks could be good.
What about a Banshee Rune or Pivot Firebird frame? Has anyone heard much about either of them? Scrap the Rune and Firebird. I'll go for the Nomad.
Last edited by crank; 29-03-09 at 08:41 PM.
cant really fault a build like that, once u have been buying so many bikes and riding so much you generally have a pretty darn good idea of exactly what works for you.
Okay it's starting to happen!