2013 Dkoi XXL
SUBTLE AS A SLEDGE-HAMMER
I had this DKOI frame & Risen forks specially powdered in fluorescent red-orange... deeper & richer than the "usual" fluorescent orange.
As you can imagine - VERY difficult to capture in photos....
This thing is soooo in-yer-face !
The RISEN aluminum forks match the style & shape of the 2013 DKOI XXL frame perfectly, IMHO.
The coolest aspects of the DKOI design is the curved down-tube, as well as the cut-out window in the head-tube, through which you can see the steerer tube.
There is a ton of detail in this build, keep looking, and you will find where my time over the last few months was spent ! LOL!
Let me give you a head start with the list of hard-core parts on this "BEST NEW SCHOOL" category winning bike at the 2015 Sydney BMXpo:
Cranks: PROFILE DESIGN carbon
Chainring: B-Labs OVAL
Pedals: FUNN Bigfoot
Hubs: KORE Hoochie disc cassette hubset 36h
Rims: ONZA Hog-pierced 32h
Spokes: half are oil slick/jet fuel, the other 50% are black
Tires: SCHWALBE Kojak
Headset: DA BOMB Depth Charge
Stem: FUNN Stryge
Bars: custom aluminum... anyone want a guess as to their origin ??
Brakes: MAGURA hydraulic disc
Rotor: ALERO superlight floating disc
Seat: TOKEN carbon w/titanium rails
Chain tensioner: YESS
Now, did you notice the oval chainring - yes... oval :)
The wheels themselves were a pain-in-the-a$ to build.
Steve (ScaryFast) from Rhythm Racing Components takes the credit for bringing these crazy things out of my imagi-neering into reality!
Basically it was the hubset I wanted to use (36 hole), combined with the rims I wanted to use (32 hole), together with black and jet-fuel/oil-slick spokes & blue nipples.
There are 3 different length spokes on each wheel, as they progress around the circumference... not an easy wheel build, but hey, not impossible with some expertise & finesse !
Just a side note - I've had a few sets of the KORE Hoochie hubs, and I can say that these things are super smooth & spin forever !!!
Also, note that all bolts (including the wheelnuts) are titanium, all in a jet-fuel/oil-slick coloring.
Where's the fun in building the same chit that's already been done a million times before ??!!
Being virtually all aluminum, this bike is CRAZY-light !
Some more pix below:
Bike is now SOLD !
Submitted by version7075