Azonic DS1 Project

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Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 10:06 Quote
I had an Azonic DS1 when I was a kid, favourite bike I ever had. Sold it for pittance to help pay for a car around 10 years ago. These pictures are from 2004:


I would often search the pinkbike classifieds and eBay looking for any frames coming up for sale. When they did they were often quite tired or I just wouldnt bite the bullet for whatever reason.

One day a guy put 4 NOS Azonic DS1 frames for sale up on pinkbike. His friend had kept them in the back room of his bike shop in Poland. I couldn't miss out on this opportunity so got one ordered (almost ordered 2!):

Azonic DS1

I still believe it's one of the nicest looking hardtail ever frames made!

Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 10:07 Quote
First decision to make was which forks to go for. I had Marzocchi Z1 CR forks on my old one, these were great forks and looked awesome. I did consider getting another set but opted for a set of 2002 Marzocchi Shiver SC's:

Azonic ds1 marzocchi shiver sc

The Shivers are in excellent condition, although I will be giving the crown a paint and I've ordered some new decals.

Recently I've been thinking about looking for some Dorado SC's instead of the Shivers. Cant make up my mind... although I'm leaning towards the Dorados if I can find any! Anyone have any input?

Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 10:09 Quote
I managed to pick up a NOS MRP off the same guy who sold me the frame. He had another contact in Poland who didn't speak English so well, so he brokered the deal for me.

I ended up getting a NOS MRP Slalom as well as a World Cup as I also have a 2003 Intense M1 I want to refurbish. It's not often these things come up for sale so I thought I better just get them both!



These are still the only chain device I haven't dropped a chain with and I think they look stunning with the polished plates and orange rollers!

Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 10:10 Quote
I was extremely happy to pick these NOS Raceface Northshore DH cranks up for the states through eBay:



These graphics are notorious for wearing down easily. Does anyone have any ideas on how to protect them? I guess just some of the clear frame protector?

Here they are mocked up to another MRP plate I have lying around:


Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 10:11 Quote
I always wanted a Raceface Diabolus stem but the older, better looking stems always looked a bit tired when they came up. I also thought they only came in 25.4 so was pleased to find out they also came in 31.8mm (I prefer the look of the thicker bars and I have some Renthals already I'd like to use). I managed to pick up a nice one from eBay. These are really nice up close, although I may give it a quick touch-up:



Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 10:12 Quote
I also really used to like the Saint M810 shifter and derailleur, the ones with the polished saint writing and gold parts. I couldnt find one in decent condition so got these off pinkbike:



Plan is to refurbish it as best I can.

Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 10:14 Quote
I've been collecting parts for this frame for a year now and perhaps the most pleasing find would have to be these NOS Shimano XT M755 brakes from the states through eBay again. I had these on my old DS1 and they are very, very good brakes with excellent modulation and really ergonomic levers. The only thing was they used to fade a little bit.











Two NOS sets of these brakes actually came up for sale at the same time so I took the plunge and bought both sets as I believe they also came standard on Intesne M1s (my other project).

Posted: Feb 14, 2019 at 17:14 Quote
Tidy so far, and if you can get your hands on dorados then install them shivers still quaility.

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