Saturday, October 24, 2009

Almost Ready; First Look At Sean's Carbide XC1

All I have left to do is run the front derailleur cable and bleed out/install the rear brake..but here's the ALMOST finished project. Sean is away in PA today racing on his hardtail, completely unaware of how bad-ass his new rig is going to be upon his return. With 4" of travel in the rear, this bike will weigh what his hardtail weighs..if not a touch less. That is SWEET!

The SUNLINE portion of the build kit keeps this bike durable and light, with things like the rarely seen aluminum flat XC bar, V1 stem in 110mm, Sunline seatpost and black saddle. The grips are the color-matching-to-our-jerseys light blue Sunline lock ons! The stuff looks great in the grey color.

The bike is a mix of XT and STX parts, with some spendy new XPEDO XMF4AT Ti xc pedals thanks to Ken Yamakoshi and Xpedo. roll: bikes in Columbus helped out with the drivetrain parts, and SIGMA graciously provided the BC 1706 super-computer. Tires are the new-favorite KENDA DRED TRED in the rear (1.8 casing) and the KENDA BLUE GROOVE up front (2.1 casing).

How do you make a TOMAC CARBIDE look frikkin mind-blowing and give it a huge performance boost? Add a set of RED spoked SPINERGY DISC wheels to it, that's how! So here she is guys. sad thing is, Sean's season all but over after this weekend, so there may not be much but some sick winter riding reports from him on the new bike until May!


At 2:16 PM, Blogger Tookie said...

Sean, that thing looks bad ass and you will love the way it rides. Let's take it out and get some east coast mud on that thing.

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Sharpie said...

NO DOUBT! Got 'er done today, and now I wanna get some mud on MY TOMAC as well!

At 8:31 PM, Anonymous TheKlaw said...

You guys gonna stay on Carbides and Snipers and stear clear of the Vanish? Overkill?

At 9:49 AM, Blogger rushman said...

Dude you want to get some mud on something but it's not your Tomac.

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Sharpie said...

Naw man, the Vanish is sick..but like most bikes from our beloved sponsor, the number of frames available are about ZERO. It's not that they are selling out of them, they just don't have any to sell. Too bad, too, because the Snypers and Vanishes are amazing bikes.


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