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Oct 31, 2019 at 18:57Oct 31, 2019
Oct 31, 2019 at 18:55Oct 31, 2019
Hey guys, I'm making the tough decision to sell what is probably my favorite bike I've ever built, my Evil Offering in size Large. Unfortunately, a bad motocross injury has me looking at a very long recovery and time off the bike. In the interim, I'm selling off a good number of bikes in my quiver and will end up building new rigs as my strength and abilities start to come back. This bike was essentially built to be a quiver killer of sorts, leaning more towards enduro prowess but packing plenty of peadaling performance to climb all day, need be. This bike has handled everything from full Downieville laps (riding from Downieville up to Sierra City, to Packer Saddle, and ripping back down), to lift accessed runs at Northstar, all-day excursions on the best that Oakridge has to offer, all while being my go-to everyday bike on Mt. Tam, handling the few thousand feet of elevation that is climbed and descended with just about every ride. Here are the specifics on the build: Evil The Offering, Size Large, My Boy Blue, FSA Headset. Custom built wheels with Chris King AB hub front and B hub rear, both featuring ceramic bearings. DT Swiss Aerolite spokes marry the Matte Turquoise hubset to the Enve M730 hoops, wrapped in DHR II WT 2.4 and DHF WT 2.5 Maxxis tires, respectively. The groupset is the recently lauded SRAM Eagle AXS 12–speed groupset, running 175mm cranks and a 34t chainring. Stopping is handled by the Magura MT Trail SL brakes, with a 4-piston caliper up front and a 2-piston caliper out back, and a 203mm rotor up front with a 180 in the rear. I’ve been an XTR brake guy for the longest time and decided to give these a try, and honestly couldn’t be happier with this setup. I prefer the feel of a 1-finger lever, so I eschewed the two-finger carbon bladed levers for the 1-finger HC3 levers, though both options will be included in the sale. Suspension out back is handled by a PUSH Eleven Six coil shock, tuned for a 175lb rider with a full open mode and climbing mode. A more trail-friendly tune can be put on the shock instead of a climbing option. The fork is a Fox Factory 36 with ASC3 coil conversion, currently at 140mm. I tried the bike with a few different front suspension configurations and ended on this setup, proffering the best all-around balance and all-terrain efficiency of any combination. The dropper is the tried and true Fox Factory Transfer post with 150mm of travel and a WTB Titanuium SL8 saddle perched atop. An Enve 55mm M60 Stem and M60 riser bar handle the controls, and the grips are ODI lock-on. As I write this I’m gutted to have to let this one go, but I’m really hoping that this bike finds a deserving home with loamy trails right around the corner. With over $14,000 invested into this build, I’m looking for $7,000 after a relatively short season of riding, meticulous maintenance schedule, and superlative used condition. Please message me with questions.
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Oct 21, 2019 at 18:14Oct 21, 2019
Oct 21, 2019 at 18:12Oct 21, 2019
Up for sale is my new Santa Cruz Megatower. I purchased this bike and purpose–built it for a Retallack trip in July. Although I bought the bike as a complete XTR Reserve kit, I made the following changes: I went with a 170mm Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork. While most people would question this decision as the bike comes with a Grip2 36, the Marzocchi utilizes the original GRIP damper, which I prefer for more gravity focused riding, as well as thicker and stiffer stanchions. I swapped the Santa Cruz bar and i9 Stem for the Enve M7 50mm stem and 800mm M7 riser bars. The SC wheels were replaced with the bombproof Enve 735 wrapped in 2.5 Maxxis Assegai DH casing tires. I went with a Matte Turquoise Chris King headset with ceramic bearings. I swapped the reverb for a Fox Factory Transfer 170mm post. I will sell the bike with the Rock Shox Super Deluxe shock or a Marzocchi Bomber coil shock. I also have a PUSH 11.6 rear shock that I will sell for a bit more. I also have a Fox 36 170mm fork with a Push ACS3 conversion that I can include for a negotiated upcharge as well. Both PUSH pieces are brand new and never used. This bike was ridden for two days at Retallack, with a total of maybe 5 hours of ride time. Unfortunately I blew my ankle out on the second day and couldn't ride any longer. Just as soon as I'd healed from that injury I had another far worse motocross injury which will keep me off the bike well into next year. I'll be selling off most of my stable in the interim, and though it sounds a little cheesy, my loss is your gain, plus I'd honestly just be stoked for someone else to be enjoying such a capable and fun machine. My investment into this bike is over $12,000. I'm asking $8,500. Please let me know of any questions.
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May 28, 2019 at 17:35May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019 at 17:15May 28, 2019
Story time: This Hightower was a somewhat of an impulse buy for me from a friend who'd been unfortunate enough for his bike to fall directly on a rock while snapping a photo — cracking his top tube in the process. After deciding to purchase a new bike all-together, I purchased this frame from him with the intention of finally trying the 27.5+ wheel setup with a minimal investment. I'd had a frame repaired by Calfee in the past who did an amazing job, so when I received this frame I sent it down to Moss Landing where Calfee did the minor repair on the top tube. Concurrent to the frame being repaired, I went squarely from 'minimal investment' to 'seriously overboard' while ordering parts for it one evening. The following transpired for the build: Frame: Santa Cruz Hightower C - Large Fork: Fox Factory Float 36 160 boost Shock: Fox Factory X2 Float Fender: WTB Wheelset: Enve 640 / Chris King Ceramic 110/148 Bost Tires: WTB Bridger 3.0 Rotors: Sram Guide Brake / Levers - calipers: Sram Guide RSC Shifter: XX1 Eagle Derailleur: XX1 Eagle Bottom Bracket: Sram Dub Crank: Sram XX1 Dub Chainring: Sram XX1 Chain: Sram XX1 12 speed Cassette: Sram XX1 Eagle Stem: Enve MTN 50mm Handlebar: Enve M70 Headset: Chris King Dropset Ceramic Grips: Oury Lock On Seatpost Fox Factory Transfer Dropper Lever: Fox Saddle: Ergon SD3 All said, I ended up spending north of $8,500 on the build kit alone and doesn't account for the cost of the frame or frame repair. While obviously far greater a cost than originally anticipated, the result couldn't be better. In the handful of rides I ended up doing on this bike, it ended up with the moniker 'The Therapist', since it's a bike that proffers smiles in spades from the ride quality. While in no stretch of the imagination is this bike a climber, the VPP suspension does it's job properly to propel you up an ascent with relatively little bob along with the Enve Carbon hoops keeping rotating weight low; a relative challenge with 27.5+ bikes. The trifecta created by the X2 Float, Fox 160 36 boost fork, along with the 3.0 WTB Bridger tires offer endless traction, absolve of you technical mistakes, and give you a ride that can only be compared to floating downhill on a magic carpet. As aforementioned, this bike has seen very little use and has always been maintained, cleaned, and tuned with the utmost care. All parts, save for the frame itself, were purchased brand-new and carry like-new condition. The frame pivots and bearings were serviced / replaced at the time of the frame repair as well. This bike brand new would run north of $12,000, the parts alone coming in at over $8,500. I'm asking $5250 + shipping, though I'd much prefer a local sale. Please, no requests for part-out's just yet. I'd love to sell this bike as-is in the hopes that someone can enjoy it as much as I did in the short tenure I've had it. Since the inevitable question will likely arise, 'if you like it so much, why are you selling?'. Sadly, our household budget is not infinite, and while I'd love to keep this bike in the stable, it will be replaced with a new Blur that I'll be using to traverse The Oregon Trail later this summer. Please let me know of any questions, photo requests, or other inquiries. I'm located in Marin, Ca, and am happy to meet up if you're local and would like to check the bike out first hand.
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