Dream Build Pushed Carbon Sentinel #mountainmurderweapon 19

Parts
Frame: Transition Sentinel Carbon. Misc.: XL
Rear Shock: Push 11-6. Misc.: DH/Trail Tunes
Fork: Fox 36 FLOAT GRIP2 Factory 2019. Misc.: Push ACS3 coil conversion
Headset: Cane Creek 110.ZS44.Short.Complete
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar Carbon 35. Misc.: 800mm x 40mm rise
Stem: Renthal Apex 35 40mm
Grips: Other RevGrips. Misc.: Set to Soft
Brakes: Magura MT7 HC. Misc.: 203mm f/r
Brake Levers: Magura HC3
Shifters: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold
Front Derailleur: -------
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold. Misc.: w/Bike Yoke Shifty
Chainguide: OneUp Components w/bash guard
Cranks: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold DUB
Chainrings / Sprocket: SRAM XX1 32T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB
Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold
Cassette / Rear Cog: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold
Pedals: OneUp Components Gray
Front Rim: Other We Are One Composites. Misc.: Insider 29"
Rear Rim: Other We Are One Composites. Misc.: Insider 29"
Hubs: Chris King
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C Exo+
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C Exo+
Saddle: Specialized Power Arc Pro
Seatpost: BikeYoke Revive 185mm. Misc.: Wolftooth Lever
Seatpost Clamp: Chromag Gold
General Info
Model Year: 2019
Riding Type: Trail / All-Mountain
Weight: 32 lb 0.1 oz (14517 g)
Additional Info: One Up EDC top cap tool, Ride Wrap tailored frame & fork protection kits

Vital MTB member Paxx Paxx 12/17/2018 2:18 PM

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Great looking bike Paxx. Great taste in suspension and wheel manufacturer. (same as mine lol) This is one of the few bikes I've seen on here that I like as much as my own and I'm picky!! Have fun shredding that beast!

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As with all things, there are trade offs in a build. In this case it came down to weight. I would have preferred the tire profile and strength of the agent but the 3mm difference doesn’t create a drastic difference in profile and with a no questions asked warranty, the strength concerns were mitigated (not that I’m worried - these things are quality!).

At the end of the day I knew I wanted full coil and in order to keep the bikes weight reasonable, I shaved grams elsewhere. Plus I’ve always been a fan of reducing rotating weight anyways. I find it really helps with acceleration and that peppy feeling when you need it. The Exo+ are great in that regard too so far. Regular Exo doesn’t last around here so it’s always been about the DD casing. The + seems to be holding up well and is significantly lighter.

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Nice build, how the Revgrips behave on real world? BTW impecable cable routing set up , what do you think about routing the front brake behind the left leg ( ala Marzocchi) ?

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The RevGrips work well. It’s not earth shattering but imo it’s worth the money. The movement is subtle enough that you don’t notice it when riding unless you are paying attention to it. That said it moves enough that it is isolating your hands from some of the trail chatter for sure. With the snow this time of year I haven’t had the chance to do full on 45min+ descents yet or park days, but I certainly haven’t noticed any arm pump or hand fatigue on the rides I’ve done so far. I’m definitely happy with them.

And thanks for noticing the cable routing! We spent a long time getting everything just right so there was no rub anywhere. Makes for a nice quiet ride! Plus it just looks so clean - makes my ocd brain happy ha ha!

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Thanks! So far I've been liking the feel of the Exo+, they seem to have good support, yet track well and conform to the terrain a bit better than the DD's. They've also been standing up pretty well to the sharp rocks around here. Regular Exo's don't last very long in my terrain and I think these might be the answer.

It's been a bit difficult to nail down exactly how different they feel due to how new the rest of the bike is, especially with the full coil and the frozen dirt right now, but I like the experience so far.

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