Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

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Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby IronD4n » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:31 am

I bought this bike and I've been upgrading it since just thought Id show my upgrades if anyone was looking to do the same.

-Front and Rear Single track Sun Rims 559 x 31mm on Hutchinson Toro 2.35 tires
-Fox Float RL rear shock
-Shimano Deore Hubs Front and Rear
-Shimano HG-41 rear Cassette 11-32t
-Front ad Rear Promax Semi-Hydraulic Calipers
- Front and Rear Tektro 160mm Rotors
-SR Suntour XCR 100mm Front fork
-Custom Lockout for Fox Float RL using the Suntour handlebar mount fork lockout
-Painted the rear upper and lower link arm black
-Zefal Water bottle holder
-Zefal Rear light & Front 3w LED light
-Bell 15 Function Wireless Cyclocomputer
-Schwinn Red Grips
-Everything else is original, soon ill be getting a new sealed BB and Crank set, Once I do ill post more pictures. If you have questions just ask, Enjoy!
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Re: Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby jab3 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:08 pm

Great looking rig, IronD4n, and welcome to the forum. What's the length of that Fox Float shock eye-to-eye and how do you like the ride on that Suntour fork?
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Next Ladies' Avalon; wife's wheels... will stay factory
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Re: Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby IronD4n » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:37 pm

Thank you, its about 8 inches it did raise the BB a bit, it's about 13 iches from the floor but i love the clearance i had alot of pedal strike where i ride now its gone, and i love the front fork extremely smooth. so far im really happy with this bike. thanks for the welcome, im glad to be a part of the forum!
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Re: Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby wicked » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:58 am

Rig looks awesome. Nice build.I like the blacked out swing arm section along with the black fork. Nice contrast. :D
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Re: Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby IronD4n » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:07 am

Thanks!, i used plastidip paint because i didnt know if it was going to look good but came out looking great, i like the blacked out look it matches with the wheels, plus i can leave it dirty and you can't tell :lol:
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Re: Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby aircargoo » Mon May 20, 2013 5:20 pm

this frame looks a bit nicer then the v2100....wish i had got this frame/bike instead cause of disk rear mount. nice bike..... 8-)
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Re: Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby Watermain » Tue May 21, 2013 6:42 pm

Hello, I am new to this forum and I am really looking hard at the 2600. I almost got t he 2100 but waited for some reason, now seeing the possible upgrades, I'm glad waited...How well does this bike hold up compared to the more expensive bikes?
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Re: Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby mcmonster80 » Thu May 30, 2013 9:59 pm

I just got the saber 2600 frame and all the plastic bushings/spacers are missing or cracked. Does anyone know where I can get replacements? Can't find them anywhere.
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Re: Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby magic » Fri May 31, 2013 3:59 pm

:?: hi ,how did you fit this shock /fox/? 8" ? did you use clamps to instal it ?
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Re: Genesis Saber 2600 Upgrades

Postby blammo585 » Fri May 31, 2013 4:49 pm

With FS frames once you take out the shock you can stretch or compress the frame more than "normal". The problem though is frames are designed for a certain amount of travel and going much beyond that can cause damage to the frame. If a frame was stock with a 6.5" shock I don't think I would go as high as an 8". In my opinion that's too much of a jump up.
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