Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby Biggus86 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 16:05 pm

I'd be more worried riding up the steps ;)

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby pastey_boy » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:34 pm

Made a few changes this week, I am not keen on travel adjust forks so I have changed the Fox 36 Talas rlc's for a pair of Rockshox Lyrik solo air 160 RC's. I like the simplicity of the Lyriks and I have always found that non travel adjust forks feel smoother. I am also upgrading my Haven wheelset to ceramic bearings and Easton have released a free upgrade for the rear hub which solves the problem of the preload collar coming loose, so while I wait to sort the Haven's out I will be fitting my Stans Flow factory wheelset. Also swapped the 50mm renthal stem for a 65mm Raceface Atlas model, I may swap back yet, just need to get a few rides in to see which feels better. Also fitted a bargainous Selle Italia Yutaak Ti saddle,looks good , feels good and was only £20 new ( Its one of those test saddles but the gold test saddle badge wiped off with an alcohol wipe) I also have a set of 740mm Rental Fatbar lites I may stick on as I like the colour.
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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby BikeSwan » Wed Mar 27, 2013 18:52 pm

I like the Purple finish. Those 160mm All Mountain monsters aren't the types of bikes you want every component to match . . . leave that for the roadies. These trail thrashers deserve completely outrageous paint schemes, and every colour under the rainbow. All you need now is some Lime Green finishing kit, some Red bolts, something Blue, etc 8)

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Postby pastey_boy » Wed Mar 27, 2013 23:34 pm

BikeSwan wrote:I like the Purple finish. Those 160mm All Mountain monsters aren't the types of bikes you want every component to match . . . leave that for the roadies. These trail thrashers deserve completely outrageous paint schemes, and every colour under the rainbow. All you need now is some Lime Green finishing kit, some Red bolts, something Blue, etc 8)

I fully agree, and to honour your post I have just fitted a blingy pair of gold twenty6 flat pedals 8) I do think think that lime green and purple look sweet together but I like the blue bits.
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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby BikeSwan » Thu Mar 28, 2013 13:50 pm

pastey_boy wrote:
BikeSwan wrote:I like the Purple finish. Those 160mm All Mountain monsters aren't the types of bikes you want every component to match . . . leave that for the roadies. These trail thrashers deserve completely outrageous paint schemes, and every colour under the rainbow. All you need now is some Lime Green finishing kit, some Red bolts, something Blue, etc 8)

I fully agree, and to honour your post I have just fitted a blingy pair of gold twenty6 flat pedals 8) I do think think that lime green and purple look sweet together but I like the blue bits.


Good! Maybe some lime green bars, red seatpost, yellow stem, etc . . . Have fun with it!

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby Time.to.ride » Thu Mar 28, 2013 16:42 pm

I swear Pastey while your bikes are defo lovely and very nice indeed you must have more money than sense like a few others on here i know lol lol

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 18:45 pm

Here she is with her new bits on top of a very busy Rivington Pike. Bike feels amazing and I cant wait until we get some dry trails so I can put the bike through it's paces.
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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby DanDax1990 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 20:23 pm

Where did you get the saddle from pal?

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 20:30 pm

DanDax1990 wrote:Where did you get the saddle from pal?

Here we go, first ride on it today and I can report it is a lovely place to sit. Gonna order a couple more for when I wear this one out. Weighs 275 grams and feels like it will take lots of abuse. Also decided to swap the Easton Havoc bars / Raceface Atlas stem for a a Renthal Duo stem / Fatbar lite combo, much lighter and looks amazing. As previously mentioned, the Haven wheels will be going back on after I have sorted the hubs. A special mention for the Twenty6 Prerunner Ti axled flat pedals, they are as light as my Xtr spd's and grip to my shoes in such a way I never once missed being clipped in. They have a huge platform for their weight and they should be a good match for the Sombrio Flat shoes I have on the way. I'm giving flat pedals another go as I feel the Strive is going to get me into trouble and quick exits may be called upon :lol: Also added a pair of funky Token Tiramic blue/gold jockey wheels I had from a previous project that never got used. And in a moment of pure weakness I ordered a pair of purple floating rotors with gold rotor bolts !!!!!!!!! My excuse is that the rotors are on offer and I have use of the shimano rotors currently fitted. Finally I am going to stick with the Stans Flow wheelset on this bike as I trust the hubs more and for a little bit more weight they will be much stronger than the Easton Havens . The Havens will be going on my next Hardtail project.
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Postby DanDax1990 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 20:58 pm

Cheers!

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby cove888 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:38 pm

How does the seat compare to others you have tired, I'm keen on a fizik tundra 2. Any chance you have tried that before?

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 22:11 pm

I tried the original Tundra and found it very uncomfortable, having said that the Gobi is comfy but I found it creaked a lot.
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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby pastey_boy » Fri Apr 19, 2013 16:40 pm

Seeing as though purple rotors were on offer at Superstar I reckon it would be rude not to. Also swapped the aluminium pins on my Twenty6 pedals for much tougher steel ones which I have loctited into place. they are grippier than a griipy thing.
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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby bails87 » Fri May 24, 2013 22:05 pm

MTB/CX

"As I said last time, it won't happen again."

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby pastey_boy » Fri May 24, 2013 22:24 pm

bails87 wrote:Do you want some brakes to match? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hope-mono-M4- ... fresh=true

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Ha ha ha I saw these earlier and was waiting for a forumite to mention them, they are too garish, even by my very low standards.
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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby Kowalski675 » Fri May 24, 2013 23:13 pm

bails87 wrote:Do you want some brakes to match? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hope-mono-M4- ... fresh=true

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Eww. Pass the brain bleach. :shock:

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby pastey_boy » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:27 am

If you have ever wondered what lime green and purple look like together, then watch this space !!!!!! Big changes coming for the Strive.
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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby DanDax1990 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 19:12 pm

Tart.

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Postby cubedean » Wed Sep 18, 2013 15:43 pm

pastey_boy wrote:If you have ever wondered what lime green and purple look like together, then watch this space !!!!!! Big changes coming for the Strive.
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Bump bump......we're still waiting.

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Re: Pasteys Canyon Strive ES 9.0 WIP

Postby felix.london » Wed Sep 18, 2013 16:54 pm

Just scanned through this...

pastey_boy wrote:I will just stick a few blue accents on the bike then leave alone


:lol:

Not really my cuppa but gotta give it to ya, a great finishing job, looks amazing and some fine bits bolted to her

1/ Where did you get the Twenty6 pedals?

2/ How much does she weigh?
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