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

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby raceface gt » Wed Jan 09, 2013 19:19 pm

Good price for those wheels I take it the hubs are XT as well

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:34 pm

Done - almost.

Everything fitted, however annoyingly the crown race cracked on removing from the old forks. Had another crown race which I thought was from the same headset, but its not. Got one on order so hopefully it will be here by the weekend!

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Frame: Merlin Rock Lobster
Forks: Rockshox Reba RL with Pushloc
Groupset: Brand new Deore 10sp groupset (Gears, cranks, brakes)
Wheels: Shimano XT M785 wheelset
Tyres: Continental Mountain King Mk2 2.2"
Seatpost: Spank
Bars: Easton EA30
Stem: Carbon Cycles 80mm
Saddle: Charge Spoon
Pedals: Wellgo B52

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

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sat Jan 12, 2013 19:23 pm

New headset race arrived this morning so the bike is complete... Weight comes in at just under 28.5 lb..

Picture whoring...

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Love it, can't wait to ride tomorrow!!

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

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Sat Jan 12, 2013 21:19 pm

Is going to ride really nicely. I like how you have your seat set to "downhill". Old habits?

Have a great ride tomorrow!

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

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sat Jan 12, 2013 21:53 pm

Old habits? current habits lol! I'm no xc whippet put it that way :lol:

Cheers fella, should be fun!

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

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sun Jan 13, 2013 13:39 pm

Well.. it seems the new forks, wheels and tyres have paid off!!

Just put in a PR on the most techy climb and the fastest decent at Cwmcarn on the RL!

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

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sat Feb 09, 2013 17:19 pm

Any excuse for a pic... new seatpost, Easton EA70.

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Altered my saddle angle slightly too and is much better for climbing now, Afan was a breeze this afternoon!

But, I bloody love this bike at the mo. It flies! Up, down, across.... its superb! I've had a lot of bikes, but nothing has impressed me as much as this!

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

Postby supersonic » Sat Feb 09, 2013 17:39 pm

And people say 26er old skool Hts are dead! No chance.

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

Postby Proutster » Sat Feb 09, 2013 17:54 pm

Your yard needs weeding :D

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

Postby TLW1 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 18:10 pm

Looks fantastic

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

Postby minley1 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 13:17 pm

My Team Tig is hanging in the garage now, they are a great looking frame, considering a budget build to have as a back up, still got the Magura Ronin forks, seatpost and Calipers, just need a group set and some wheels.
Not sure it will happen for a while, unless the new frame snaps and kills me.

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

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sun Mar 10, 2013 18:22 pm

Properly blasting the km out on this now... Just done 32km Wentwood Enduro. Was a boring ride with a lot of road/fireroad, but a shed load of climbing - depending on which app, it was somewhere between 850 and 900m of climbing!

It was also very very muddy.

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