Budget Built (sort of) - Rock Lobster - Update on p6

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Dec 26, 2012 17:28 pm

yeah, current grips are a bit poo anyway tbh!!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sun Jan 06, 2013 22:40 pm

Few new bits for the RL arrived yesterday!

Shimano XT M785 wheelset (Weighed at 1675g according to my rubbish kitchen scales - claimed 1625).
Rockshox Reba RL 100mm QR with poplock
2x Continental Mountain King 2.2 folding because they were silly cheap and I could't resist!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby lawman » Sun Jan 06, 2013 22:43 pm

Ohhhh you braved the wheels then? :P

Knew this remain a budget build for long, still looking good though, are the mountain kings black chilli?

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sun Jan 06, 2013 22:50 pm

Yeahhh... I clicked with the bike (finally) just before christmas and had a cracking ride today. So figured it needed some upgrades!
Needed forks as the MZ's flexed loads under braking, was a bit scary watching it almost fold under the front wheel!

Hehe yeah, I'm a sucker for shimano stuff!
Didn't really need wheels, but my bro in law needs a set so he can have my cheap ones and I get to save some weight!
They're very sexy, but do I need to use rim tape with tubes if they're tubeless ready?

No idea what tyres they are, think they're just boggo folding ones. But were £10 each so couldn't complain. The splashbacks have lasted for exactly fuckall ride time and were a bit thin for my liking.


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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby newbie_biker » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:08 pm

The Northern Monkey wrote:Few new bits for the RL arrived yesterday!

Shimano XT M785 wheelset (Weighed at 1675g according to my rubbish kitchen scales - claimed 1625).



How much did you pick up the wheelset for?

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:10 pm

Just under £200

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby newbie_biker » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:58 pm

The Northern Monkey wrote:Just under £200


From an online retailer?

I thought you were running those Merlin wheels?

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:07 pm

Yeah I got the XT's from Merlin in their 8 day xmas sale!

Still got the Merlin handbuilts (which have been superb), but they were a tad heavier (just under 2000g) and will be donated to my brother in law's bike or I'll keep them as spare!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby allthegearnoidea » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:24 pm

The Northern Monkey wrote:I'll keep them as spare!


And Accidentally source another frame for them to go on! ;-) :-D
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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:26 pm

allthegearnoidea wrote:
The Northern Monkey wrote:I'll keep them as spare!


And Accidentally source another frame for them to go on! ;-) :-D


The Mrs has been quizzing me for a few days... she wants to know when the new frame is arriving so surely thats an invitation :lol:

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby allthegearnoidea » Mon Jan 07, 2013 17:07 pm

Under the circumstances it would be Rude Not to surely! :-D
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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:41 pm

Wheels are on!! Will get pics in a bit.

Pretty impressed weight wise!
All weights are with tyres, skewers and disks - old tyres (70%+ worn splashbacks 1.8") box weight was 450g, new tyres (Conti MountainKing II 2.2") 620g.

Old front - 1771g
Old rear - 2403g

New front - 1729g
New rear - 2329g

Saved, 116g. But with bigger, heavier tyres. With the splashbacks on, I think I could add approx another 250g weight saving!

Should have really weighed without tyres but didn't think.. oh well!

Pleased :)

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:37 pm

an picture...

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Going to put the splashbacks back on tomorrow, got a fire road ride on Thursday and don't want to wear the new tyres lol! Will save them for best :lol:

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby spongtastic » Tue Jan 08, 2013 08:26 am

The Northern Monkey wrote:They're very sexy, but do I need to use rim tape with tubes if they're tubeless ready?



Not with those XT wheels, all you need is a valve and sealant. Mine from Merlin (previous model) came with the valve.

Let us know how you get on with them, I found them very flexy, twanging all over the place even on the routes I ride which have no steep drops and no rocks.
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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Jan 08, 2013 09:03 am

Shall do... I'm pretty heavy, and never had a light set of wheels so will be interesting to see how they do!

Don't expect them to be much different to the old wheels, but we shall see!!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:54 am

What about the forks? Glad you decided to keep this!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Jan 08, 2013 17:51 pm

Forks will hopefully be on tonight so I'll get another pic.

Doubt I'll cut the steerer tonight though, need to get outside for that lol!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby pastey_boy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 21:09 pm

The Northern Monkey wrote:Forks will hopefully be on tonight so I'll get another pic.

Doubt I'll cut the steerer tonight though, need to get outside for that lol!

If I can nitro-mors a frame in my bath tub, then I'm sure you can cut a steerer indoors (although I did melt the bath)
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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Jan 08, 2013 21:32 pm

Lmao!!

Well, unfortunately I can't! Got half way through and realised I didn't have a star nut, so it will have to wait till the weekend! DOH!


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