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Jun 16, 2018

Evil The Calling - 650B Size M - custom build

$5500 USD
Hi. Here we are again, another year and Scott can't make up his fucking mind on how to setup his bike stable. Do I have one bike that can do everything? Do I buy a downhill bike and put a Hammerschmidt on it to make it "climbable"?. Tried that, it doesn't work. Do I buy one very expensive bike to do everything? Tried that, it worked but it was expensive and did everything poorly. Do I build a bike for literally every possible scenario I might find myself in, including those in which I don't actively participate? Tried that, but I ran out of room in my condo and had to explain to houseguests why I had three bikes of various travel over 160mm leaning on my couch while simultaneously trying not to appear insane. Most recently I decided that I wanted one short travel bike that cost as much as all of the bikes I sold to build it, the Holy Grail of expensive bike parts collected into a single bike, a silent machine with only the most top end parts on it. I built up a no-holds-barred mountain machine, with carbon parts in every place it was possible and needless excess wherever it was available. At this point I had the dentist/doctor bike and the riding (in)frequency to go with it, and decided I needed to cap it all off by going to medical school, and now this incredibly expensive piece of ugly wall art collects dust in my living room and mocks me daily by reminding me of days when I could load up the car and take off for a day with my bike, instead of making a cup of burnt coffee and sitting down at my computer to study for the 430th day in a row while trying to stifle the mountain of crippling depression that underscores my choice to voluntarily return for another decade of schooling in my mid twenties, because I didn't make fastidious degree choices on my first go-around. I digress. Basically, this bike is ridiculous. I sold two/kind of three bikes to pay for it. It has carbon everywhere and it's absolutely silent. Onyx hubs use a sprag clutch and have ZERO engagement lag and are silent. Transfer post is silent and buttery smooth. Fork just had a service. The entire bike has a grand total of 10 riding hours on it and I've never crashed it. Not like in the "I kind of laid it down once but that didn't really count as a crash" sense, but I mean, like I'm on a hot streak at the moment and have managed to ride this bike without crashing it ever. Also with basically 5-7 total rides on it, I'm not crashing so often that you'd expect that. I'm not that good of a rider I just don't want to spend 6 hours in the ER like my cousin David when he didn't make that jump at Duthie. Love you bud. Bike cost about $9,800 brand new, before tax. Carbon wheels/handlebars/the best drivetrain where it counts, and it's gold because fuck you. I also pulled the original decals and put some color matching ones on the frame because I'm anal retentive like that. Your gain. Feel free to leave my weird geometry decals on the top tube, I thought they looked super rad but I can see where you'd be like "that's weird and I'm not about that". Whatever works for you. Calling frame (M) (130mm travel) Nobl TR33 wheels/competition spokes Onyx hubs front and rear XX1 cassette and chain with less than 50 miles on it XO1 cranks, Chris King bottom bracket XO1 shifter/derailleur Guide RSC brakes Fox 36 @ 140mm travel, 160mm shaft included Deity T-Mo handlebars Ergo grips Thomson Elite 35mm stem Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5"/DHR II 2.3", setup tubeless Fox Transfer post, 150mm drop. Wolftooth lever. All cables are heatshrunk. Any questions or info that I forgot, just ask. Open book. Buy my bike, thanks.

ScottStedman bkchef2000's photo
Feb 18, 2018 at 9:14
Feb 18, 2018
holy shit. where.

ScottStedman bkchef2000's photo
Feb 6, 2018 at 12:51
Feb 6, 2018
they put eggs in them now? fuck.

ScottStedman KimBrennan's article
Nov 27, 2017 at 15:16
Nov 27, 2017
Fall Time Cruisin' with Mitch Ropelato
That song choice is........interesting.
Oct 29, 2017 at 21:51
Oct 29, 2017

Specialized Demo 8 650b - Custom Chameleon Paint

$2200 USD
Price dropped. The time has come, it's been sitting in front of my fireplace for the entire summer. I told myself that if I hadn't touched it in four straight months I'd list it. So here we are. Handful of rides, no crashes because I'm too much of a pussy to ride hard enough to crash the bike I spent more time painting than riding. Custom chameleon paint job. It's as rad as it looks in photos. I spent two days stripping the paint and another 4 days painting it with two part catalyzing urethane. The clear coat on the paint is harder than cement. Color changes from dark purple to gold to blue to green, which you can see in this handy instagram video I made when I built it: - DT Swiss FR 570's laced up to Hope Pro 4 hubs - Guide RSC brakes - Rockshox Boxxer Team fork - Ohlins TTX rear shock (9.5"x3") - Minion DHF/DHR combo - Mallet pedals come with the bike. I have an extra set of cleats you can have. - Zee crankset and derailleur, Ultegra cassette because reasons Bikes are simple machines. This one is simple and goes fast and looks very purple while doing it (in some lights it looks blue and green). Any questions, just ask. Thanks!

ScottStedman mikekazimer's article
Aug 7, 2017 at 9:28
Aug 7, 2017
Cannondale Jekyll 2 - Review
@andnyleswillriot: discussion =/= pissing people off
ScottStedman mikekazimer's article
Aug 7, 2017 at 9:01
Aug 7, 2017
Cannondale Jekyll 2 - Review
@snax001: Disagree. The shop I used to work at serviced Leftys all the time and we had bags of spare parts given to us by Cannondale for every model of lefty available, including tons of the 2-spring upgrade kits. And they were super easy to work on. Spare parts were readily available from the manufacturer. The only parts we weren't able to acquire were parts for old Headshok rebuilds, which at that point honestly, just buy a new gd fork, the Headshok is 20 year old technology
ScottStedman mikekazimer's article
Aug 7, 2017 at 8:26
Aug 7, 2017
Cannondale Jekyll 2 - Review
Why was the lefty garbage? It's got nothing but rave reviews from those who rode/ride it, it's stiff as hell, and it's easier to service the damper or do a basic on the wiper seal than a standard fork. I mean I can understand if your last try on a lefty was like 10 years ago, but the relatively recent supermaxes and lefty 2.0's have been fantastic. Also the inversion keeps the wiper seals constantly lubricated in bath oil so small bump sensitivity is amazing. Not a lefty fanboy or anything, always ran Fox on my own bikes, but I don't get the completely unwarranted hate for it. It's a clever design and it does its job well.
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