Post by nealy578 on Sept 21, 2013 20:47:33 GMT
So, recently purchased this asr-7 frame as i managed to break my old heckler, Always wanted one of these things, One came up in the right size (medium) so i bought it!
Here's my build with mostly my heckler parts!
Fox 36 Van RC2's with the RP23
Easton Haven wheels in mag colour
Rockshox Reverb (essential on this beast!)
Renthal bars, Thomson x4 50mm stem
SDG Bel air Seat
Sram X9 2X10 shifters, Type 2 X9 rear mech, XT e-type front, 11-36 cassette
Saint crankset 24-36
Magenta DMR Vaults
Hope Tech M4's 203 Floating front 183 rear
Hans Dampf tires (tubeless)
So far really please with the bike, only a couple of rides in but climbs exceptionally for a 7" travel beast!
Maybe try a set of floats in the future and a renthal duo stem, also see if i can shave a little more weight with a carbon crankset.
On my rather crude bathroom scales it reads at 32lb's. Not sure how true that is but with vans and a dropper more than happy!
Post by Andrew on Sept 21, 2013 21:02:20 GMT
Cool bike. I've ridden a few and they uphill real well, and scream the descents. More 575 owners should have tried these. Bit of an undercover classic.
Thanks for the post:)
Post by nealy578 on Apr 21, 2014 19:06:06 GMT
So, i guess by going by my original post date i've had the bike for seven months or so, happy months too! the only temptation i have/had is a sb66 but thats maybe for the future.
I've done quite a few bits and bobs to the bike since i had it build, despite claiming to her indoors it was how i wanted it.
Switching the Hope m4's to more powerful v2's
Changing the vaults for Hope F20's, although i thing the vault is a much grippier pedal!
The cranks came loose and destroyed themselves, a new set of SLX's were installed as a decent cost affective option, been very happy with them so not felt the need to change again!
I made the move to a 1x10 setup, using a Raceface Narrowwide, sram x9 clutch mech, 10 speed xt cassette and a Hope 40t-rex Ratio expander, it is harder work but is manageable and i think its worth it as I'm not a fan of the whole front mech thing!
The Thomson stem was replaced with a Renthal duo as i like things to match, although it is a little creaky!
And finally i replaced the Easton Havens for a new set of Hope Hoops, Purple Pro 2 Evo's with Stans ZTR Flow EX rims. The havens were brilliant stiff lightweight rims but the free hub decided to implode and i struggled to find spares for them, with this in mind i went for a set of hope and something slightly more standard which i can get parts for, Of course the new set had to be tubeless, wouldn't go beck to tubes!
So here it is now, maybe get the shock kashima coated next service and switch to a set of kashima floats to come but until then I'm more than happy with it!