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My Mythic Wildcard: A Photo Bike Check

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I’ve had my Mythic Wildcard project bike up and running for a month or 2 now :D. I love it. 32.something pounds and pretty epic on the trails. Having such a light, balanced and poised ride totally transforms the riding experience. People may hate on weight weenies and bike techies, but seriously, it’s soooooooooooo much more fun riding a light bike. I’ve been meaning to prove the benefit of a light bike for a while now – ya know, using maths, physics and all that shiz. Maybe one day I’ll rummage up the effort to blog about it. Maybe I won’t. Who knows.

Anyways, I was planning on posting a detailed bike check/review about the wildcard, however, – as is common on this weblog (yes, “blog” is a derivative term) – I’ve taken the lazy man’s approach, and decided to simply post a Photo Bike Check. The photos are pretty decent, so I can kiiiiiiiiiiind of justify it 😛 … hehe.

If you have any questions or comments or whatever regarding the build, feel free to post a comment or email me or whatever :). I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.



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September 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Wildcard Project: Final Parts are ordered

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Good news! I’ve finally ordered the last of the parts for my Wildcard project :). It’s a project 10 months in the going now, and I haven’t had a fully working mountain bike since Whistler last summer. BMX and skateboarding has kept me busy, but the long sunny days are making me crave the forest. I say “all the parts” … but Mountain Trax haven’t confirmed when the new E13 LG1 chainguide will be availible, Silverfish said next month, but who knows. I hope it’ll be available then as the rest of the build will be good to go by then.

The project won’t be fully complete when I first build the bike up – it’ll take a few months to tweek everything, and I’ll still have a few parts I’ll want to upgrade, but think it’s worth waiting untill I work out the niggles first. Replacing all the stock bolts for anodized titanium bolts is probably the main thing that won’t be done for the initial build. I’m not sure whether I’ll go for the Chris King Pre-loader yet too, but we’ll see.

I’ll do a full bike check, complete with explanations, when I first get the thing built up. For now I’ll tease you with a picture of some of the parts… (Ignore the DMR box)

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March 24, 2009 at 7:40 pm