At last after taking all year to get the money together just pulled the trigger on a 575 not the most original build spec in the world but built to a price spec = Frame= 575 Turq,Medium/full carbon rear Fork = Fox vanilla RLC 15QR H/set= Chris King (black) Stem= Thompson (black) Bar = Easton EA70 Grips= Yeti (black) Transmission= Chainset/mechs etc All xt Brakes =xt Wheels =hope pro2/DT s/Post=Thompson (black) Saddle=SDG/YETI (White)
Just waiting for the call to pick her up from the LBS ,can't wait ;D Will post pics as soon as.
Here is mine so far, only drive train left to buy but everything else is build/bought or on the way:
Frame Yeti 575 Black Carbon (Medium) Forks DT Swiss EXC 150 Seat Post Race Face Head Set Hope Stem Thompson x4 Bars Easton Monkey Lite MX Riser Spacer Kit Hope Tyres Maxxis Cross Mark LUST Bottom Bracket XTR - Chainset Pedals XTR Saddle Yeti Grips Yeti Wheels Hope Pro II on ZTR Stan Olympics Skewers Hope Chainset XTR Brakes Formula The One Rear Mech XTR Front Mech XT Gears Levers XT Cassette SRAM PG 990 Cable Set XT
Can't wait until its built, shame about the weather
Sorry for not posting back sooner Thanks rodcouncil nice build yourself Finally got out on my 575 (will try to post picks soon) AWESOME would be an understatement even better than the demo i had in may this year Riding a bike on local trails gives a better gauge of what a bike is capable of. Just bedding in everything so far and tinkering with the rebound etc ?? although a couple of clicks seems ok so far. Trying out bontrager jones acx tyre at the mo, seem ok but i think i'm running them a little hard at the moment 40psi ?? will try lower pressure next time out. The vanilla's are way plush ,but as posted elsewere was running sid xc forks before so not much of a gauge Have run the rear mainly on no propedal for everything but with propedal on (level2 on the rp23) for the prolonged uphill sections, again find this so far to be great for my type of riding (Trails/bridelways with rocks,ruts and roots) Running a 90mm stem (shop couldn't get a 70mm thompson until end of december) high riser bars and 30mm of stearer spacers, feels alittle high at the moment , Don't feel streched (I'm 5ft 9.5in ) but will play about with stem height next time i'm out and see how it feels and i've a mate who's got a 70mm stem i can try.