02.12.06 - pimp my asylum

here's the first photos of the updated 2006 race bike (1 of 2). bike two will have the same exact setup, but with pink king hubs/headset and salsa rims.

new logos were created for the 2006 frames, and we ended up taking off the reba stickers on the fork and slapping some asylum ones.

non-drive chain side of the bike. to note, this paint is powder coated and was done by a painter who normally paints harleys. these were the first bikes he ever painted.

here is the long awaited parts list:

hubs - king
rims - bontrager
spokes - double butted dt
tires - schwalbe little alberts
tubes - salsa
cassette - SRAM PG-990 9-Speed Mountain Cassette (11x34)
chain - SRAM PC971 Chain
rear derailler - SRAM X.0 Rear Derailleur
front derailler - Shimano XT
crank - XTR (running 2x9 - granny gear has been removed)
pedals - Crank Brothers single ti
cage - king ti
post - easton e90 carbon
saddle - San Marco Concor 5 Star Light Saddle (titanium version)
headset - chris king
brakes/levers - xtr disc
stem - ritchey wcs (130mm)
bars - easton monkey lite sl
grips - ODI Ruffian Lock-on Grips
front shifter - SRAM X.0 Twist Shifter
rear shifter - SRAM X.0 Trigger Shifter
cables - NOKON
frame - medium custom painted ASYLUM OCD - medium

that's it - if i missed anything, post to the blog and i'll update ASAP!

sologoat out.


Jeff Kerkove said...


Palmetto Solo said...

Yes, Hot
That's a nice lookin' 29er.

Live Strong 29er Nation

Anonymous said...

HOT is right! That bike is freaking sweet! I'm going to keep an eye on the asylum website for more details.

Anonymous said...

Hey sologoat, sweet ride. Question on your brake setup.... do you have the new XTR disc brakes? I thought you had to use Shimano XTR hubs with those? Did you just change the rotor so you could use the King hubs? If so, what rotors do you use? Thanks in advance man!

Solo Goat said...

not sure on the new xtr - have not seen them or checked them out yet.

i am running the 2005 xtr disks - not sure on the rotors, though i know they are not shimano. the hubs i am running are king iso's.

if you have specific questions on the setup, you may want to check with dan at speedgoat - he has been the only one other then myself to work on the bikes.