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Posted: Apr 7, 2012 at 17:30 Quote
Just finished building mine. FSA Comet cranks work with just barely enough clearance, I also had to bend an old MRP chain keeper to line up right but it seems to all work pretty good. Definitely need wider bars and probably chop down the steering stem. Fork feels best to me at around 140 (domain 318 converted to u-turn)

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Rest of the build is, saint short cage der and shifter, transition 32 front wheel and don't remember where the rear came from, solid axle 10mm conversion on it though (XT hub), SLX brakes 160/180.

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Posted: Apr 7, 2012 at 17:48 Quote
dakh wrote:
Just finished building mine. FSA Comet cranks work with just barely enough clearance, I also had to bend an old MRP chain keeper to line up right but it seems to all work pretty good. Definitely need wider bars and probably chop down the steering stem. Fork feels best to me at around 140 (domain 318 converted to u-turn)

pinkbike apparently doesn't like https in the image url so link is the best I can do

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EclTB20as94/T4DRtqj-6oI/AAAAAAAACqA/tn-OHDwqiYQ/s800/IMAG0288.jpg

Rest of the build is, saint short cage der and shifter, transition 32 front wheel and don't remember where the rear came from, solid axle 10mm conversion on it though (XT hub), SLX brakes 160/180.


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Posted: Apr 15, 2012 at 20:04 Quote
Mountain Cycle Battery Fox float 32 frks Fox float rp23 shock Cane Creek headset Easton havoc stem Ritchie pro bars Easton 70 xc wheels Intense microknobby tires MRP camber cranks MRP mini G guide Straitline pedals Thompson Masterpiece post Mountain Cycle SDG Bel Air saddle Salsa Clamp Avid bb7 brakes Avid G2 rotors Shimano XT shifting and a shitload of fun to ride.
heres my mt.cycle battery which I turned back into an xc bike.you can check my page for the details.

Posted: Apr 15, 2012 at 21:02 Quote
johnny-compton wrote:
Stewartlowe wrote:
Has anyone else had crank clearance issues? I just got a new bottom bracket and the crank arm come really close to the frame.

yes, i've had that in the past, had to get a different crank set because of it!
What cranks are you running? That swingarm is super wide. MC recommends MRP Cambers. You can find them pretty cheap on eBay.

Posted: Apr 29, 2012 at 14:37 Quote
Some fine looking bikes!! I love the Battery!

Busy building mine at the mo, can't freakin wait!!! Just need to get mounts for brakes, chainset and cranks then ready to shred!
I'll need to do a bit uphill - What chain ring do you guys recommend?

I'll get some pics up when finished.....................

Posted: Apr 29, 2012 at 14:41 Quote
faceplanter99 wrote:
Some fine looking bikes!! I love the Battery!

Busy building mine at the mo, can't freakin wait!!! Just need to get mounts for brakes, chainset and cranks then ready to shred!
I'll need to do a bit uphill - What chain ring do you guys recommend?

I'll get some pics up when finished.....................

ive got some mounts if you need some

Posted: Apr 30, 2012 at 14:39 Quote
faceplanter99 wrote:
Some fine looking bikes!! I love the Battery!

Busy building mine at the mo, can't freakin wait!!! Just need to get mounts for brakes, chainset and cranks then ready to shred!
I'll need to do a bit uphill - What chain ring do you guys recommend?

I'll get some pics up when finished.....................

36 should be fine mate, maybe 34 if you do alot of xc Smile
best of luck and remeber not all cranks fit
shimano dont, my raceface ride fit

Posted: Apr 30, 2012 at 15:08 Quote
Cheers Bud, talkin to a lad in the bike shop today, gave loadsa sound advice. I've never run a single ring but I think I'll run a 34 front 34 - 12 casette. My stem, bars, seatclamp and spacers came today. Put them together and sat on the bike for the first time!!!! Absolutely mint!! As soon as the cranks n chain ring are on the wife becomes a true bike widow! (Working on getting MRP Camber cranks)

Posted: Apr 30, 2012 at 15:18 Quote
faceplanter99 wrote:
Cheers Bud, talkin to a lad in the bike shop today, gave loadsa sound advice. I've never run a single ring but I think I'll run a 34 front 34 - 12 casette. My stem, bars, seatclamp and spacers came today. Put them together and sat on the bike for the first time!!!! Absolutely mint!! As soon as the cranks n chain ring are on the wife becomes a true bike widow! (Working on getting MRP Camber cranks)

go for an 11 - 34 cassette. 34r chainring plus 12t rear cog = slow. i know you wanna keep some climbing ability, and youve never run a single ring before, but try a 36t, youll soon get used to the slight extra at the easier end, but itll be a fair bit quicker going back down the hills (what batterys are good for haha)

Posted: Apr 30, 2012 at 18:34 Quote
Hey what cranks work well on the Battery?

Posted: May 1, 2012 at 8:31 Quote
saints, holzfellas, nc-17 NOT raceface atlas or similar design, they dont clear the swing arm, inless you use alot of spacers!

Posted: May 2, 2012 at 12:44 Quote
I ran cambers and saints, but the saints have to be 815's spaced out. Cambers are the recommended crank by mt. Cycle. I like 'em both.

Posted: May 2, 2012 at 12:52 Quote
roinuj8124 wrote:
Hey what cranks work well on the Battery?
You can find MRP cambers on eBay for about 130.00.

Posted: May 2, 2012 at 16:06 Quote
What kind of bike rack do u guys recomend for this bike?
right now i'm building my Bike and i don't think the SARIS BONES 3 will work with the frame... Any sugestions??

Posted: May 3, 2012 at 11:03 Quote
Better pic of the bike

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