2015 NS Soda Evo Raging Aluminum Enduro Weapon Fox Shimano 180mm F&R 31.3lbs. 6

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Vital MTB member silvbullit
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame NS Bikes 2015 Soda Evo 180mm or 160mm via flip chip 438mm or 422mm chainstay depending on travel selected
Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox 2016 Float X Evol Custom spacers in negative chamber to play nice with Regressive-progressive leverage curve of frame.
Fork Fox Racing Shox 2016 36 Float RC2 180mm Internally adjusted to 180mm
Headset Chris King
Handlebar Kore Mega
Stem Answer ATAC Ame 35mm
Grips Lizard Skins Peaty Grips Safety wired MX-style
Brakes Shimano XT M8000 Finned metallic pads, 180mm Formula rotors
Brake Levers Shimano XT M8000
Shifters Shimano Deore XT M8000
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT M8000 Shadow Plus
Chainguide MRP Some little guy don't know the actual name
Cranks Shimano SLX
Chainrings / Sprocket Renthal 1XR 32T 34T when I am man enough
Bottom Bracket Shimano XT
Chain Shimano XTR/Dura-Ace 11sp
Cassette / Rear Cog Shimano XT m8000 11-40 with Blackspire 45T Expander
Front Rim Stan's NoTubes ZTR Flow MK3
Rear Rim Stan's NoTubes ZTR Flow Mk3
Hubs Hope Technology Pro 2 Evo
Spokes Wheelsmith DB14
Front Tire Other Vittoria Goma 2.4" 27.5" Big footprint, Heavy duty casing 1010g
Rear Tire Other Vittoria Goma 2.4" 27.5" Big footprint, Heavy duty casing 1010g
Saddle fi'zi:k Anteras Carbon
Seatpost Race Face Turbine Dropper
Seatpost Clamp Other Minimalist
General Info
Model Year 2015
Riding Type Freeride
Weight 31 lb 5 oz (14203 g)
Additional Info Enduro Race courses here in the Northeast have been essentially multiple stages of straight DH so I want a mini-DH bike that is light enough with a shock that has a Climb-switch that works. Here it is: my dream build before my daughter comes in late July. Hugely overlooked frameset for a ripper enduro bike. I have a carbon aversion so the only carbon here is the saddle and headset spacers. This will be trail-ridden, park abused, enduro raced, and generally ridden for big fat grins all over the place. Not stupid light but light enough for just about anything. I am not a fan of matte paint and all black so since I did custom paint and airbrushing for years I went ahead and re-painted the frame. Dupont basecoat and 2-layers of Chromaclear only added 23 grams once cured! The weight is without pedals as your pedals could be 200g heavier than mine!
6 comments
  • OnAnySunday

    4/13/2016 5:13 PM

    Sweet build!
    I'm thinking about ordering the same rear shock for my 2014 Soda, but I'm wondering if the shock has enough clearance (on the frame) in the long travel setting?
    It looks like a very tight fit back there.

  • silvbullit

    3/20/2016 8:21 AM

    Thanks Vital! Bruiser...I like that.

    Big thanks to Allspeed.com whose brick-and-mortar shop lets me be a grumpy old shop tech part-time as well as BTI-USA for carrying NS Bikes!

  • iceman2058

    3/20/2016 3:33 AM

    Bike of the Day March 20, 2016!

  • chrisingrassia

    3/20/2016 1:46 PM

    Hey iceman - a few weeks ago you responded to me on the Troy Lee A1 article about the retention system, moving it up or something to fit my Oakley glasses. I just tinkered with both my helmets and looked through the manual, but don't see anything about what you're referring to. Or how to change it? All I see are three little holes at the rear knob area to change. Could you hit me up and let me know how I go about altering the retention system? Spring is here and I'm ready to ride.....Thanks A TON!!!

  • Stiksandstones

    5/27/2016 9:13 AM

    @chrisingrassia the link here, shows the 3 positions, you need to pull the retention system straps OUT of the middle that it comes in productional, pop them out and move it up or down. https://youtu.be/K--oHfdRRsE?t=30

  • chrisingrassia

    5/27/2016 3:46 PM

    epic thanks!

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