*Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby bojan v » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:30 am

Just saw this on Craigslist
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5135934417.html
Falkon you live in California?
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:21 pm

Man! I need to find a way to get it shipped to Georgia!!!!!!!!
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby bojan v » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:05 am

I don't know why I tought you were in calli.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby bojan v » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:11 am

I bent my top shock bolt from last ride when shock was on on slow rebound. I think there is better bikes than the saber well that's my opinion if you have less moving parts less chance of it breaking or bending. My next bike will be something like this
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5155453883.html
one pivot point and attaches at the shock.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Falkon45 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:09 am

There are much better bikes. The thing is, it's an improvement on the v2100. A massive improvement. When you installed your new shock, did you use the old spacers, or did you just put the shock on the bolt? Those spacers double as braces to help keep the bolt from bending. I have the same issue with my xr250. Bent the hell out of the shock bolt by trying to use the aluminum tube designed to reinforce the bolt as a dual purpose spacer/brace. Didn't cover enough surface area to keep the bolt from bending, but covered enough to keep the bolt from completely collapsing. Got a lot of good rides out of it, until I had to rebuild the shock. Now I can find another bolt, but I'd much rather replace the frame with the saber, as it's lighter, and I can use this orbit Z I've been sitting on for over 3 years. Lol.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby bojan v » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:54 pm

I have something similar combination of stock white spacers and dnm shock tube that goes over the bolt but it's not long enough so that's probably why it bent. I am thinking of replacing it with automotive grade bolt. Two taps with a smaller hammer straightened it out which tells me it's light duty aluminum bolt.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby bojan v » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:56 pm

Is giant a bbb? Link
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/5133771923.html

I am very tempted to buy this and transfer all my stuff to it I like this frame design and suspension design. It does have some shimano components already on it but v brakes all around. Price seems bit much
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Purple Haze » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:52 am

The four bar link design is a better design but save your money and go for a Aliexpress frame.The sales are about every two months and you can get full carbon and be done with it.You already have all the parts to put together a bike that will be darn close to top dog 26er cross country or all mountain,so why not close the deal during the winter months with a frame you know is the ultimate.Yes that frame from giant is a big box bike frame regardless of the name on it.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby bojan v » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:33 pm

I don't know about Corbon fiber frames im not sold on it yet. I'm never going to do any tips of racing or competing with the bike so the weight is not really an issue for me. Isn't carbon fiber easy to break I had a carbon fiber hood on my car and it cracked just by closing the hood down.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Purple Haze » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:49 pm

Think of carbon as a hardened plastic with directional strength superior to steel but weighing much less.Superlite aluminum frames are also available described as 7005 aluminum which contains less material but has the same torsional strength.I was just suggesting as long as you have the parts don't replace that frame with another one of equal value besides from everything that I have seen from your bike the frame looks pretty darn good.
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