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Alutech Fanes 5.0 RR

The Alutech Fanes 5.0 Race Ready model in all it's glory with 180mm travel front and back.
The Alutech Fanes 5.0 Race Ready model in all it's glory with 180mm travel front and back. Long, low and slack with beefy aggressive tyres on bomb proof haly Vortex rims. Up front Handling everything bump, drop, jump, rock or root you can throw at is a Fox 36 factory 180mm fork. A sram X1 drive train, paired with an absolute black 32t chainring, moves the bike forward. The rear suspension is being superbly handled by a Cane Creek DB air CS it has 180mm of rear travel and the climb switch allows this freeride beast to be pedaled uphill. As a big Jordie fan I was truly saddened by his passing and i of course donated to the jordie lunn Foundation.
Also a big shout out to Sporguide.dk race team, I started the team with backing and lots of help from sporguide.dk and we are now on our third season of the Danish Downhill Cup, and I've managed to race my way up to 8th overall in the last season. Ready to hit the local trail on "Sir Lyngbjerg" is one Denmarks best trails, an all red trail very close to where I live which is absolutely awesome. Something stealthy but fast hiding in the bushes. Ready to send big hits and eat gnar for breakfast. The rear damper is a 222x70 Cane creek DB air cs, the slightly longer stroke than the stock 216x63 gives the bike just about 180mm of travel, normally the Fanes has 170mm of rear travel. I'm not an expert but I've measured the travel to 179mm, Thats is with out taking axle path into the equation. The Bike as stock with WTB KOM i25 rims and WB vigilante 2-3 tyres and stock Sram Chainring 30T. The bike had magura Mt7 brakes but they kept failing so they where changed to more reliable sram guide brakes though not nearly as powerful as the maguras, they are more Than enough for me since I'm a very lightweight rider at only 60kg. I also like the lever feel of the sram brakes more than magura. It had a twin works full width low rise dh bar at 820mm which was way to wide for me had been running raceface atlas bars before and loved them so went with that again. The chain stay was originally carbon to lighten and stiffen the rear end, but it was changed to an aluminum one to allow for 2.6" tires this also made the bike have slightly longer axle to axle width, which has made it a bit more stable at high speed.
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Other Alutech Fanes 5.0 Free ride bike 180/180mm travel.
Rear Shock Cane Creek DBair CS 2018 222x70mm
Fork Fox Float 36 Factory 180mm
Headset Cane Creek Series 40
Handlebar Race Face Atlas FR 0.5
Stem Kore Repute 35mm
Grips Sensus Lite Lock-On
Brakes SRAM Guide R 203MM/180MM
Brake Levers SRAM Guide R
Shifters SRAM X1 Trigger
Front Derailleur -------
Rear Derailleur SRAM X1 11 Speed
Chainguide Other absoluteBLACK Oval Chainguide
Cranks SRAM x1
Chainrings / Sprocket Other absoluteBLACK Oval 32T NW
Bottom Bracket SRAM
Chain Spank PC-1110
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM XG1150 11-42T
Pedals DMR Vaults
Front Rim Halo Vortex 33mm internal width
Rear Rim Halo Vortex 33mm internal width
Hubs Halo Supa Drive Rear Hub
Spokes DT Swiss
Front Tire WTB Vigilante 2.6
Rear Tire WTB Vigilante 2.6
Saddle Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
Seatpost OneUp Components 170mm
Seatpost Clamp Other TwinWorks Aluminum CNC clamp
General Info
Model Year 2018
Riding Type Freeride
Weight 32 lb 3 oz (14600 g)
Additional Info This bike is an absolute trail killer, I would put it the freeride class of bikes with its 180mm of travel front and rear, a awsome example of the rare freeride breed and its a thoroughbred. The chainstay was changed to allow for 2.6 tires and the shock is slightly longer than stock giving the bike slightly more travel than stated in the geometry specs of the bike. The top shock mount is different and that allows for a longer shock with more stroke which gives the bike approximately 180mm of travel. The bike came with this mount and shock with out my knowledge, and I just recently found out it was different than stock, have reached out to Jürgen from alutech to know more about this apperently non stock shock and mount, and are awaiting reply.
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