So here it is: my new bike. It’s not actually new though – its just the frame that I bought from CRC with all the bits from the Rockhopper on it.
The frame is a BeOne Nirvana 1.0 with 100mm rear travel, linkage operated RockShox Monarch 3.3 air shock. I made an impulse buy here – this is the frame that BeOne use on their £3k full susser, but in the sale at CRC for £260. Seemed like a bargain and I have been wanting full sus for a while so I went for it.
First impressions are good – the frame is nicely welded, and looks like it should be mega strong. The shock seems to do its job – I’m new to this air stuff so time will tell. All the XC stuff seems to not have coils these days ;-(. The frame weighs 2.9kg which i guess is OK – the Rockhopper frame was 1.8kg in comparision.
The build was easy enough as all the parts from the rockhopper fitted without issue. The frame was supplied with a Richey integrated headset and an allen key seat post clamp. I ditched that for QR anyway. I was tempted by a new chainset, but no more cash right now. This means I’m still about 5 years behind with my square taper BB! The rear disc mount was straight as well which is a bonus with my very picky Hope 4 pots.
Heres the rough Spec Anyway:
- BeOne Nirvana 1.0 frame
- RockShox Monarch 3.3
- RockShox Tora 318
- Hope Enduro 4 brakes (205/185)
- Charge Spoon Saddle
- Rest is all 2003 Rockhopper
Hopefully get down to Llandegla for a shake down tomo. I already had to nip out to Halfrauds for a shock pump. Not bad at £20 – wiggle wanted the same and I would still have a flat shock until Tuesday….