Friday, December 10, 2010

Introducing the completed Specialized SX! (SX Part 2)

This is it gang! The completed Specialized SX. Or should I say, completed but not finalized, Specialized SX. The bike is together and ready to ride, but I still  have a few details with the drivetrain to sort out. Namely, installing the new cranks and the new red  (or maybe gold) 34T single chainring up front. (And yes, Joey. I'm finally going to grind down the Truvativ Stylo crankset, so I can run it with the E-13 on the SX).) But these are refinements that can wait till later. For now, she's ready to ride!

The bike weighs in at 34.5 pounds in it's current configuration, which is a little heavier than I anticipated it being. That weight, by the way, is the same as the 2011 Enduro Evo out of the box. And the Enduro has coil suspension front and rear, a double chainring with chainguide and 170mm of travel compared to my 120/100mm of air suspended travel. That's fine by me though because I don't build primerily for light weight, I building for durability and reliability. Of course, I am hoping to get closer to 34lbs even when I've made the last of the changes.What can I tell you, 34 just sounds better than 34.5.

Here is the build as it is now:
1) 2011 Specialized SX Frame with 100mm of travel
2) White Fox 36 RLC Float 160 with Kashima Coat and tapered steerer (Lowered to 120mm)
3) Fox RP23 Rear Shock (Comes stock with the frame from Specialized)
4) Red Hope Pro 2 Hubs with White Sun Ringle Equalizer 31 Rims, DT Swiss 2.0mm Straight Gauge Spokes
5) Specialized Clutch Control Aramid Bead 26x2.30 45/50 Tire front
6) Specialized Eskar Control Aramid Bead 26x2.30 55/65 Rear Tire
7) Sunline VOS1 711 Handlebar
8) Oury Rogue Lock-on Grips
9) Cane Creek S3 1 and 1/8th Headset Upper Assembly
10) Cane Creek XXII 1.5 Headset Lower Assembly
11) Thomson X4 50mm Stem
12) Thomson Elite Seatpost (Comes stock with the frame)
13) Silver Avid Elixir R Brakes (203mm Rotor front and 160mm Rotor on Rear)
12) Red SRAM XO Rear Shifter
13) Red SRAM XO Rear Derailleur (Med Cage)
14) SRAM PG951 Chain
15) RaceFace Diabolus Crankset/BB with 32T Chainring (Soon to be changed)
13) White E-13 LG1+ Chainguide
14) 12-36T Shimano Cassette
15) White Striaghtline Platform Pedals
16) Specialized Avatar 143 Saddle


  1. Love it dude. Ive just bought an 09 SX

    going to be building it up over the next few months. cant wait!

    Good job on your build.

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