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29er Superbow project

Postby naffa » Thu Feb 07, 2013 21:42 pm

Well I have always loved the Corratec Superbow but I never thought I'd be able to afford one. I love the frame design its unique to my knowledge and you dont see too many around.
I wasn't really looking for one though and I really wasn't interested in getting a 29'er, I'm really in love with my dirty-jo.
So when I was browsing PB I thought I'll have a look in the 29'er section and saw this Superbow frame which was for sale about 10 minutes drive from my home.
This morning I phoned the seller and arranged to view the frame. All I can say is I was smitten. Apart from some small scratches its totally sound and doesn't look as though its had a hard life.

I've just got to start getting things together for it now such as wheels and forks, might take a while.
What you think? I know the pics arent the best cause I was rushing before work and using my phone.
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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby paulneenan76 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 21:56 pm

Looks cool - never seen one before.

Look forward to seeing it built up.
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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby DanDax1990 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 23:21 pm

Yeahhhhhhh. Love these frames!

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby mountaincookie » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:41 am

That is one the most beautiful frames I've ever seen! Stunning!

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby Levi_501 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 16:01 pm

I nearly bought a Corratec on the internet but ended up buying a Marin as I had seen one in the flesh.

I just could justify buying the Corratec blind and anyone I spoke to had never heard of them.

I would be very interested in hearing what it is like.

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby petriodet » Fri Feb 08, 2013 19:13 pm

Levi_501 wrote:I nearly bought a Corratec on the internet but ended up buying a Marin as I had seen one in the flesh.

I just could justify buying the Corratec blind and anyone I spoke to had never heard of them.

I would be very interested in hearing what it is like.



I own a superbow I really like it, it's super fast and super stiff a real race bike, It was to harsh on the rear so now it has been retired as a hack bike

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby naffa » Sat Feb 09, 2013 22:38 pm

I've just done a deal on some Magura forks and a pair of wheels which I will hopefully have by the end of next week so the build will soon be underway.
Also I've just ordered a new Superstar Integrato headset for it
Cheers Nathan.

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby emseens » Sun Feb 10, 2013 07:12 am

I never been fan of FUN model, TEAM is more beautiful, bike is bike, still want to see complete bike.

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Re: 29er Superbow project, forks fitted

Postby naffa » Wed Feb 13, 2013 14:48 pm

I wanted to ride today even despite the weather but on yesterdays ride there was something wrong with the front brake on my Dirty Jo. Inspecting it today it was clear the brake pads had disintegrated completely. Ride cancelled so I used my time to start the build up of the Corratec.
I'm waiting for bits and pieces to arrive but yesterday I got my forks, headset and hope stem so I put them on. I'll have to get the steerer cut down though :)

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Hopefully my wheels will be here soon.
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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby Levi_501 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 19:07 pm

Rigids??? I would have thoguht a nice set of Sids or DT Swiss forks would slide in there lovely.

Or are you goign for the diet version?

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby naffa » Wed Feb 13, 2013 20:05 pm

I am on the lookout for some 100mm travel forks should I not like it as it is.
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Re: 29er Superbow project..build started

Postby naffa » Tue Feb 26, 2013 14:53 pm

I managed to get some time to fit a few bits to the frame and get it rolling. So far the most expensive part of the build has been the frame. Wheels were a rare eBay bargain. I've got Shimano brakes to fit but I've lost or misplaced my front 180mm rotor so I couldnt really be bothered to fit anything else 'til I find it. (anyone got one lying around they dont need)?

Anyway a few pics.

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby Levi_501 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 14:57 pm

Looking good, but you need some colour on there; it looks like Batman's MTB!

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby naffa » Fri Mar 08, 2013 22:45 pm

I took your advice and added a bit of colour, not too much though. :lol:
The weathers a bit crap for brilliant photos but when the suns out or i'm riding again I'll get some decent pics.
I put the finishing touches to the bike yesterday. I'll list the spec:

Corratec superbow trail frame
Giant p-xc wheels
Bontrager 2.3 and 2.1 tubeless tyres
Deore brakes
Slx shifters, cassette and clutch mech
Sram pc 1051 chain and x7 2x10 cahinset, shimano external bb and spd pedals
Carbon forks (inc crown and steerer)
Carbon bars
Hope stem
Selle italia xc saddle on standard post.
Mucky nutz front and rear (front doesnt quite fit right though).

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Cheers Nathan.

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby burglarboycie » Fri Mar 08, 2013 22:58 pm

That is a really nice frame!! I'm a big fan of rigid too

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby paulneenan76 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 23:11 pm

Lovely looking bike - what a bargain frame. The splash of colour looks class

The mucky nutz? I might be wrong but typically, or at least from what I've seen, the one facing behind the forks is correct and the one facing out, should actually be on the back - facing away from your ars*. Wheels turn clockwise blah blah blah. But I could be wrong - I often am apparently ;)
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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby Levi_501 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 02:55 am

Very cool, Batman would be proud to fight crime on her!

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby naffa » Sat Mar 09, 2013 09:55 am

paulneenan76 wrote:Lovely looking bike - what a bargain frame. The splash of colour looks class

The mucky nutz? I might be wrong but typically, or at least from what I've seen, the one facing behind the forks is correct and the one facing out, should actually be on the back - facing away from your ars*. Wheels turn clockwise blah blah blah. But I could be wrong - I often am apparently ;)



Thanks for the comments Paul but you've lost me completely on the MN thing :)
Cheers Nathan.

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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:59 pm

not usually a fan of rigids, but thats a nice looking bike you've put together there :D
naffa wrote:Thanks for the comments Paul but you've lost me completely on the MN thing :)
he means turn it around, the mn is designed for a fork brace on a suspension fork, not a fork crown, it may sit better the other way :wink:
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Re: 29er Superbow project

Postby naffa » Sat Mar 09, 2013 13:18 pm

Ahhh...I'll go and give it a try now
Cheers Nathan.


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