Yo! Replacement bike is coming along.
Going for a 29" setup this time. The new SID in 120 with 35mm stanchions seems just right for my type of riding. Second hand X1/XX1 group, new XT/XTR brakes, 180mm OneUp dropper, Procraft carbon bars and alu stem. Have yet to build the wheels which will be the new DT240 with some 30mm wide carbon hoops. Will end up at 11 kg.
Rad and a well thought out build
Cheers guys, I'm pretty stoked on this one.
paint on all these frames has been excellent
Rattle can is not a crime ;)
What brand are you using? And 2k lacquer?
Primer - "free" (U-pol etch primer from the shelf)
Logo - £6 (1k Montana - skimped on this, but way too much orange peel, had to sand it down)
Base - £27 (1k Spraymax - mixed to desired colour code from paint shop)
Clear - £20 (2k Spraymax)
I don't have a paint booth or anything (the blue one was painted outside during summer). For this one I found a warm room next to the garage space we're renting. Not very clean and the ventilation is less that optimal, but with a mask and only a couple of minutes inside per coat it's safe. The nice thing is that the room holds 30 degrees plus, so laying on the clear in thick glossy coats without runs was a breeze.
Great, thanks. Looks great, 1k colour and 2k clear is probably the best way to spend your money.
This looks great, excited to see how it comes together!
Ok this is all awesome.
We are a registered company now and we've sold about 20 frames in total. No plans of growing lots though - it's a side project we do for fun.
That beetle does low 12s on the strip :)
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