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Posted: Aug 6, 2022 at 20:18 Quote
Simann wrote:
Just built up a 2022 Instinct frameset, will be swapping on the Altitude shock mount and the X2 soon, waiting on the shock bearing kit. Was on a 2022 S-Works Stumpjumper Evo (for sale), wanting something different. I think I found it! The fit and finish of this frame is just bonkers.

2022 Instinct, size Large
Fox Float X/ X2
Fox 38 at 160mm
Fox dropper
SQ Lab 611 saddle
eeWings cranks (165mm and bead blasted by Agave finishes)
Hellbender BB
Hellbender headset
OneUp bash guard
Absolute Black oval chainring (we have hills here)
Deity TMac's
Deity Speedway bars
Renthal grips
Industry Nine A35 stem, 32mm long
Code RSC brakes
TRP rotors
XX1 AXS shifting
X01 cassette
XX1 chain
NOBL TR38 with Industry Nine Hydra
Specialized Butcher F 2.6 and Eliminator R 2.3

This looks ready to go

Posted: Aug 6, 2022 at 21:43 Quote
Simann wrote:
Just built up a 2022 Instinct frameset
Great looking custom build, looks like it’ll handle anything you throw at it!
eeWings are the one thing I wish I could have swapped to my powerplay from a different bike, there is no compatible Spider bearing for SRAM bolt cranks, which SUCKS!

Posted: Aug 7, 2022 at 4:43 Quote
Yeah I'm running eeWings on both of my current bikes. Stupid expensive but they're virtually indestructible. I've taken so many rock and pedal strikes with them with literally no scarring. If I would've been on carbon cranks those would have shattered by now.... which happened on some E13 trail cranks two years ago.
A ruined set and a new set of carbon cranks will cost you the same amount as one set of eeWings!

Posted: Aug 8, 2022 at 19:09 Quote
Loving my new Altitude (C50 29r)

Posted: Aug 13, 2022 at 11:42 Quote
Installed my Altitude upper shock mount and Fox X2 on today (Instinct and Altitude frames are exactly the same for 2022 sans the upper shock mounts which are a direct swap). So in essence, the Instinct is now an Altitude. Badass!

Defaulted to the Fox manuals compression and rebound at my air pressure for sag and it feels phenomenal! Feels better than Float X, definitely more damped, but just as much pop. So right now its 160/160 travel. Got Ride-9 in the progressive-slack setting. That was a bit fiddly, but I got it done. lol

This bike is so balanced!

Posted: Aug 13, 2022 at 18:29 Quote
Not gonna lie as that is beauty FULL !





Posted: Aug 13, 2022 at 19:45 Quote
Lol, Codes are great in my area, never had them fade. I chock it up to the TRP rotors, the alloy they use works incredibly well with Sram metallic pads. I absolutely despise Sram and Shimano rotors, they glaze and warp.

Posted: Aug 13, 2022 at 19:48 Quote
Yeah standard TRP rotors are brilliant.
At least you using them AND metallic pads props Smile

Posted: Aug 13, 2022 at 19:49 Quote
Hell yeah! Don't forget about The Bleeding Edge. That system works flawless. Perfect bleeds every stinking time. I do NOT miss the mineral oil messes.

Posted: Aug 13, 2022 at 20:05 Quote
2020 Thunderbolt.

Mt. Fromme climbing trail.

Silver Star bike park.

One of my favourite photos of this bike, taken in Sooke.

Posted: Aug 24, 2022 at 13:12 Quote
Absolutely love my Slayer and can't believe how well it handles pretty much everything. Haven't done too much else (swapped to a 220mm rotor up front, Assegai/DHR II combo, different grips). Next upgrade will be some WAO wheels laced to polished Profile Elite hubs, but that'll be an off season upgrade.

Posted: Aug 24, 2022 at 13:58 Quote
Lovin the gold alloy slayer pimpin pimpin!

Posted: Aug 24, 2022 at 14:10 Quote
That looks dope!

Posted: Aug 24, 2022 at 15:24 Quote
Slayer's just look incredible. One of the best frame designs i've seen, simple and burly

Posted: Aug 24, 2022 at 15:51 Quote
The older Slayer SS were the bomb!

Had a Slayer from bitd with original 36s

Mint ride though sluggish with super tacky tyres lol

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