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Duke’s Full Suspension:

Black, Silver, and Red was the theme for the new bike.  Some of the parts Duke already had and some are new.

A few quick stats on the bike are 68.5 degree head tube angle, 74 effective seat tube angle, 13.75″ bb height, and 17.6″ chainstays.  The frame weighs 7.5 pounds and the whole bike comes in at 30.5 pounds.

125mm’s of travel out back and 140mm’s up front.  It features a high volume air can on the rear shock as well.

Tapered steer tube on this one is the only way to go.

I selected a Middleburn crank so Duke could run 20-30-42 tooth chainrings with an 11-34 out back.

“Vintage” 9 speed X0 for the shifters and derailleurs

Duke popped for some new Hope brakes in the limited edition black color scheme.  He went with an M4 and 203 rotor on the front

X2 with a 180mm rotor on the back

Duke also has a titanium hardtail that I built for him last year.

That new bike smell didn’t last long on this one

2 responses to “Duke’s Full Suspension”

  1. Duke says:

    Erik, the bike is awesome and rides like a dream- not to mention it is easy on the eyes. Thanks again for making this happen, definetly a dream bike come true. Next one, four inch rear on ti front triangle with a 120mm on the front fork.

    • erik says:

      I thought you were getting a long travel steel hardtail too. You don’t want any gaps in the quiver you know.

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