On August 9, 2020, Chaotic death project is now gone! On a whim, sold the frame...I'm sure it'll come back around sometime...
So...I get a text one day "so how much for your bike?" Now mind you, I know who this is, but not sure what they are talking about. So I run with it
Me: "what bike?"
Them: "Your Solaris Max...how much?"
Me: "ummm...it's not for sale"
Them: "Well, if it was, how much?"
*heck...if I can get what I need from it, I guess everything is for sale?
Me: "This much......$$$
WTF just happened!? Anyway...someone got a great bike! An amazing bike! My first hardcore build. The best of the best...almost. But...such a damn nice bike! It will be missed.
But no sooner than the money was sent to me, the next day the new "Death Project" was ordered. The ALL NEW COTIC BFe MAX! And best of all? Bright blue! The color I always wanted in a bike!
Meant to be? Maybe. Sure. YES! There is already going to be some sick stuff on this bike! Stay tuned..it's going to be wild!
COTIC is the bomb! I've had 2, now 3 and they are amazing! So when this one came out, I love long travel and this beast is it! 160mm of fun!
My buddy online mentioned BEAST, along with Candy Ray, so I got both and put the Beast on the Beast! Made in Germany!
Got a good deal on them, and they are pretty highly rated.
I went back and forth, but then wound up putting Magura on this build.
Well, again, DMR! And the best saddle out there!
Well, the MRP lasted one ride. Great fork, but...just a DVO guy. So just picked up another DVO! My favorite brand by far!
Supposed to be state of the art. And I like "new stuff". So why not! I love their brakes, so we'll match the drivetrain.
I liked the last one, and they are super light!
I wanted to keep it simple...cranks and BB
Once again, for simplicity sake, a 30t e13 ring.
THE best rubber I have used so far...but, I never got a chance to really try the Maxxis on Enduro Death Project, and have yet to build my Carbon Death Project with the Goodyears..so til then? These rock!
You can adjust these every which way to Sunday! And they look...amazing to boot!
I got this on holiday in Wales last year from Jonah, the Steel is Real guy! LOVE THIS!
I ran external this time just for fun. And it's easier to adjust vs internal. I'm sure I'll replace it, but just wanted something a bit different.
I like running these and this is the best I've come across in a while! And it's the mid-level one to boot! They make a carbon version as well...
I use DVO on a lot of builds. This one replaced the MRP Coil...just didn't care for it. DVO...smooth and supple! Love you guys!
Start date: 6/3/2020
End Date: 6/12/2020
First ride: 6/17/2020
Chaotic Death Project
COTIC BFe Frame XL
DVO Diamond 29 160mm fork
e*thirteen enduro wheelset
Beast Carbon bar
truvativ Husselfelt stem
e*thirteen LG1 Carbon Race cranks
DMR OiOi saddle
Magura MT7 Pro brakes
Magura MD-R rotors
Continental der Baron Projekt 2.4 (f)
Continental der Kaiser 2.4 (r)
Nukeproof ARD Tire inserts
Wolftooth Seatpost clamp
TRP TR12 derailleur
TRP TR12 shifter
SRAM GX Eagle Cassette
SRAM GX Eagle chain
brandx dropper (external)
Wolftooth dropper trigger