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Handmade Steel 4x Hardtail

Handmade Steel 4x Hardtail
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Other Handmade Powdercoated Black w/ red sparkle underlay
Fork Fox Racing Shox 831 1.5-1.25" Tapered
Headset Chris King Inset 7
Handlebar Other Thomson DH
Stem Thomson 50mm
Grips Lizard Skins Logo Lock On Grips - Pair
Brakes Shimano XT Disc Brake M785 Ice Tech rotors (180mm front, 160mm back)
Shifters SRAM X-9
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-9 Type 2
Chainguide Gamut P30s Chainguide
Cranks SRAM X.9 10-Speed Crankset 170 mm
Chainrings / Sprocket SRAM 33t
Bottom Bracket SRAM
Chain SRAM PC-1051
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM PG-1050 12x28
Pedals Crank Brothers 5050 3
Front Rim DT Swiss X1600 Spline Wheelset 15mm Axle
Rear Rim DT Swiss X1600 Spline Wheelset 142x12mm Axle
Front Tire Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tubeless w/ Stans NoTubes
Rear Tire Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tubeless w/ Stans NoTubes
Saddle Other ProLogo Scratch Pro Plus
Seatpost Thomson Elite 27.2 x 410 mm
Seatpost Clamp Thomson Elite
General Info
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Additional Info The general idea was to make a steel 4x/slalom/DJ/all around play bike. I always feel cramped on production dirt jump bikes, so I stretched out the front end a bit more than you'd expect, while keeping the rear end pretty compact. I also wanted the option of pedaling it uphill every once in a while, so the seat tube is just long enough to let me get full extension with a super long seat post, and because I have long ape-like arms, the front end doesn't feel too absurdly low. All in all it came out better than I expected and it rides just like I'd hoped it would.
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