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    My 26. My brother and I are definitely noobs, but we decided to check out a new trail today. We did well and hit the difficult trails, then I got lazy on this narrow little single track, got my tire crossed up, and went OTB. Laid there laughing a while because we rode 10 miles of tough stuff and this is the only place I wrecked. On the plus side I've been wanting new pedals, and a pedal strike today broke mine and gave me a reason to upgrade.

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    2002 Mamba

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    2002 Gary Fisher Mamba. Look at that 63mm travel!

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    My 1996 Stumpjumper M2FS Comp I bought it new at a year end discount. It's all XT components and pretty stock. My son rides it more than I do - but it's still fun to ride.

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    2001 StinkyShow us a picture of your 26er MTB that you still use on the trails-20150207_091855.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by matuchi View Post
    My 1996 Stumpjumper M2FS Comp I bought it new at a year end discount. It's all XT components and pretty stock. My son rides it more than I do - but it's still fun to ride.

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    Amazing bike! I used to lust after them back in the day...
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    Amazing bike! I used to lust after them back in the day...
    Thanks - My fourteen year old son has pretty much taken it over and calls it Stumpy.

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    Giant NRS (2003?) No stock parts except for the frame.
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    I sometimes feel like the only 26er in AZ. My '12 Scott Genius 10.



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    I can't. 650b convert.

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    Show us a picture of your 26er MTB that you still use on the trails-bike.jpg

    My new trusty steed... 2013 Trek Remedy 9. Love the green!
    My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough. -N.C.

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    Specialized stumpjumper fsr 2011
    Old but gold. Good in every conditions.

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    Still rips. Granted, its not that old.



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    What happened? I wasn't paying attention to the latest trends - jus' riding! I bought a dropper post (even replaced the one in this pic with a KS), added a clutch dampened rear derailer and suddenly the "26er is a relic. Are 27.5 wheels that much better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cucucachu View Post
    What happened? I wasn't paying attention to the latest trends - jus' riding! I bought a dropper post (even replaced the one in this pic with a KS), added a clutch dampened rear derailer and suddenly the "26er is a relic. Are 27.5 wheels that much better?
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    Yes and no. Bigger wheels are great when rolling over chunky stuff, but they don't make magic; you still have to input body-english.
    I'm sure you've noticed on the steep descents there usually is a rock, root, ledge or something that sends a vibration or shock through the bike. There you are riding back on the bike cause your pointed down and you feel it slow a bit from the bump. The bigger wheels remove that and you just roll down the hill, on 29" you even accelerate more than the 27.5". I don't miss my 26" bike at all, but when I've used it while the new 27.5" was in the shop, I felt like I was on a great bike. What's fun on the new bikes isn't necessarily the wheel size it's the longer reach and lower bottom bracket. They make my old 4" bike feel like it's slow to turn compared to my new 5+" bike.
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    If 26 is dead, then they are really cool zombies.

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    Stumpy 26er still going

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim c View Post
    Yes and no. Bigger wheels are great when rolling over chunky stuff, but they don't make magic; you still have to input body-english.
    I'm sure you've noticed on the steep descents there usually is a rock, root, ledge or something that sends a vibration or shock through the bike. There you are riding back on the bike cause your pointed down and you feel it slow a bit from the bump. The bigger wheels remove that and you just roll down the hill, on 29" you even accelerate more than the 27.5". I don't miss my 26" bike at all, but when I've used it while the new 27.5" was in the shop, I felt like I was on a great bike. What's fun on the new bikes isn't necessarily the wheel size it's the longer reach and lower bottom bracket. They make my old 4" bike feel like it's slow to turn compared to my new 5+" bike.
    Thanks Jim. The message was about premature obsolescence. Many mfr's dropped their entire 26er bike lines as though riding with 26" wheels was like texting from a flip phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cucucachu View Post
    Thanks Jim. The message was about premature obsolescence. Many mfr's dropped their entire 26er bike lines as though riding with 26" wheels was like texting from a flip phone.
    Ya I noticed that too, but wondered how much was consumer demand. In Bikemag they interviewed the product manager from SantaCruz about their (then) new Bronson. SantaCruz felt consumer pressure to make a 650B bike. They had planned the Bronson as 29r but changed plans because of all the messages from bike buyers wanting this new tire size. Of course this doesn't mean we aren't victims of Planned Obsolescence as well as manufactures responding to demand. Complicated world we live in.
    As for my response above, it's true and this week I got conformation. At a Scott demo I rode their XC bike the Spark. It surprised me how different it felt from my 26" SC Blur. 27.5 wheels and new geo numbers (compared to my old Blur) gave it a real fun and fast ride.
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    2003 Heckler,,my 1 and only ride
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    Canfield Balance and a Deity Cryptkeeper.
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    The trail shredders


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    Practically brand new!
    Dang it, now I'm running a coolness deficit for sure.

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    2004 Trek Fuel 100

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    I've been riding her for ten years now. Old school in more than being 26er. Still has rim brakes, triple rings and bar ends. This was yesterday and will be one of her last rides. Looking to upgrade to all the modern gizmo's (except 1X, don't want to go there)

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    This is a Focus FSL 100 year 2011. Bought it brand new in july 2013.
    Upgraded basically everything except for cranks and fork. Race the local series in New England with this bike and draws some attention because of the suspension design. I have been thinking about getting a new fork since I don't plan to get a new bike before 2018. Really like this bike.
    What do you guys think?
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    That bike is a hawt 90sgasm of awesome. Well done.

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    I get a lot of funny looks!
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    94 Specialized Rockhopper and 97 Ground Control FSR Max Backbone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thiago7 View Post

    This is a Focus FSL 100 year 2011. Bought it brand new in july 2013.
    Upgraded basically everything except for cranks and fork. Race the local series in New England with this bike and draws some attention because of the suspension design. I have been thinking about getting a new fork since I don't plan to get a new bike before 2018. Really like this bike.
    What do you guys think?
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    Is it me or is your offset seatpost backwards?

    Pretty simple yet never used suspension design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Is it me or is your offset seatpost backwards?

    Pretty simple yet never used suspension design.
    Yes, it is backwards.

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    My 2003 Rocky Elevation. I use this as my snow and ice bike now, and as a backup when my trail bike is out of service.
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    My Tracer 2 in Siberian woods )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thiago7 View Post
    Yes, it is backwards.

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    That's really strange. Get a straight post and a shorter stem, if needed. It'll handle much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    That's really strange. Get a straight post and a shorter stem, if needed. It'll handle much better.
    I aready have a strait post.
    I have been thinking about getting a shorter stem.
    Thanks for the advice.

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    My daily rider.....

    The title of this thread make the 26" seem like some kind of antiquated, obsolete dinosaur.

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    I love riding this bike. its a work in progress. once I get it set up how I like it, Ill strip it down and get it powdercoated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adventure-Biker View Post
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    Needs more crap strapped to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
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    Somewhere between latest and greatest and old school.

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    My trusty 2008 Giant Reign. Small wheels, qr rear axle, 9 speed, no dropper post, and no tapered steerer tube.

    I want something new, but this still works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adventure-Biker View Post
    The title of this thread make the 26" seem like some kind of antiquated, obsolete dinosaur.

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    I love it it makes me want to do a long travel adventure I think I would strap a fishing pole to my rig so I could fish and eat along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    Needs more crap strapped to it.
    Like a fishing pole.
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    My trusty 2008 Giant Reign. Small wheels, qr rear axle, 9 speed, no dropper post, and no tapered steerer tube.

    I want something new, but this still works.
    Your living proof you don't have to have the latest and greatest to have fun.
    I tell people this all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adventure-Biker View Post
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    Needs more crap strapped to it.
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    Looks like a pack / water bottle advertisement.
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    Ride this every time out.
    The most freeride like fat bike I could make with available parts...

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    That is a nice rig you have there, well done!

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    Did I post mine yet, can't remember. Santa Cruz Nickel LT. LT is for long travel mode.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thiago7 View Post
    Yes, it is backwards.

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    It's not designed for this be aware of failure. The shock could cut your balls off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottay5150 View Post
    It's not designed for this be aware of failure. The shock could cut your balls off?

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    Skimming again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Skimming again?
    I'm a noob, what's skimming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottay5150 View Post
    I'm a noob, what's skimming?

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    Commenting without reading pertinent posts? It's just kind of a running joke around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Commenting without reading pertinent posts? It's just kind of a running joke around here.
    Actually I skim, gets me in trouble sometimes (in the legal field) I hope his post don't snap..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottay5150 View Post
    Actually I skim, gets me in trouble sometimes (in the legal field) I hope his post don't snap..

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    He changed it to a straight one.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Canyon Nerve XC9 SL


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    I've owned this old Trek for about 10 years. Its a 90's model, not sure exactly what year. I just upgraded the brakes, levers, shifters and grips and installed a wider bar/stem combo I had lying around. Its still a blast to ride and I ride it on the same local trails as my 29er.
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    2003ish Diamondback Vectra Sport.
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    2009 trance x3. I upgraded the wheels to hope pro 2 evo hubs with Stan's flow ex ztr rims in 2013 a year after I got it and most recently converted it to 1x10. I'm currently in the market for its replacement for no other reason than wanting something new.
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    My 2006 K2 Apache 6.0 is still kicking. The Juicy 7s have never needed anything but pads, the Am Classic 350s only recently needed trued, and I'm just starting to replace the X.0/X.9 components. Will my eventual purchase of a 27.5 be as great? Time will tell...

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    So funny that this is a "thing."

    Run what ya brung...photo from last week, somewhere only three other folks on MTBR (they are not active anymore) have ridden.

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    My brother is just getting into the sport and has been riding my 2011 Cannondale Trail SL2. He does more wrecking than he does riding but it's holding up pretty well.

    Here's a picture from last year (minus pedals because i almost sold it!)


    it's a solid bike: new pads, new tires, and it just keeps ticking. I did snap the rear derailleur on one of my very first rides.

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    I don't ride them anymore.....but my buddies do.....does that count?

    My first mountain bike.... 1994 Univega Alpina 5.7. kept upgrading over the years so pretty much only thing original is the frame. Mix of XT / LX / gripshift. V-brakes. Old Girvin rock ring! Suspension seat post. Rock Shox Quadra 21r. Was on the phone ordering that shock on my wedding day in 1995! I did have to conver tit to springs as elastomers turned to dust.

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    199? Specialized Stumpjumper Comp M2. GREAT bike! XTR/XT.

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    Heading out on a 200 mile, 3-day bike-packing trip on this 19 year old bike tomorrow. Over 20,000 miles on the frame. Parts have been replaced and updated as they wore out. My 29'ers have been seeing more trail use lately, but this one keeps on rolling.

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    Daily driver. 2011 Trek Remedy 9

    Have ridden a number of 27.5 and 29 inch bikes but still prefer my older Trek Remedy 26 inch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Did I post mine yet, can't remember. Santa Cruz Nickel LT. LT is for long travel mode.
    Love it, the right amount of red anno highlights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thiago7 View Post

    This is a Focus FSL 100 year 2011. Bought it brand new in july 2013.
    Upgraded basically everything except for cranks and fork. Race the local series in New England with this bike and draws some attention because of the suspension design. I have been thinking about getting a new fork since I don't plan to get a new bike before 2018. Really like this bike.
    What do you guys think?
    Ride on.
    Glad you changed the post, that looks kind of scary to ride. Very cool looking suspension though!

    This is my buddies K2, also looks scary to ride, but he flies on it!



    Here's my old girl, still having a blast on the trails.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Crudley View Post
    Love it, the right amount of red anno highlights.
    Well, thank you very much!

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    26" still very much alive.

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    Here's my Ventana El Ciclón. Bought well after 26" went out of style, but it was the bike I wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Skimming again?
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    I'm a noob, what's skimming?

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    Commenting without reading pertinent posts? It's just kind of a running joke around here.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I love this bike!




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    Still love riding my Proflex 756 which I purchased back in 1996!Show us a picture of your 26er MTB that you still use on the trails-20161029_154603.jpg
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    2011 Trek Fuel ex8. The only part of the bike that is still original is the frame. I don’t see the need to replace a bike because of the wheel size, I replace components when something better comes along, but I’ll keep riding this bike until the frame fails.

    Moab last month.
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    Local trail on Feb. 1st.
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    '07 Enduro, doesn't get much saddle time anymore but still gets out for a run now and then.
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    Classic! Spin wheels are perfect for that rig.

    I've still got a mint set of them hanging around waiting for the right application.
    Maybe I'll have to hunt down one a Proflex some day.
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    Show us a picture of your 26er MTB that you still use on the trails

    Still loving my 456! It's playful for our local XC trails, climbs better than I can, and gives extra confidence for when I make my way out to more mountainous regions. Thought about selling it to help fund a 29er XC rig, next thing you know it's getting new hubs laced up to some blunt 35's, fresh powder coat and fork rebuild....weird...




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    2008 SX Trail

    10 years old and still a great design
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    2013 Knolly Endorphin

    My main rig and still loving it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goinslo View Post
    My main rig and still loving it!!
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    Nice. Still riding my Chilcotin on big trails and as a backup when the Endorphin is down.


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    Here is my 2000 Superlight. Still pretty much the way I built it way back when except for the new 1x up front (just ditched the big ring as I already was on a 2x back then) and ditched the half pipe shifters for a sram x.5 rear shifter and new lock on grips and dropped the front shifter in the conversion.

    Still my only ride but I don't get out often. My kids go bonkers on casual paved trail rides when daddy goes tearing up a hill through the woods and comes bombing back down.

    I put so much time, effort, thought into building this bike back in the day. Would be hard pressed to give it up for anything else short of a frame failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abulluck View Post
    I put so much time, effort, thought into building this bike back in the day. Would be hard pressed to give it up for anything else short of a frame failure.
    I still have my 02 Heckler that is my main ride. Still does fine for me but the lure of an upgrade is always there. One suggestion for you is to replace the rear shock with a Fox RP23 which does transform these bikes for the better. They can be had for good prices and just feel much better than the earlier Alps, Vanilla's and Ava's amongst other things that I've had on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abulluck View Post
    Here is my 2000 Superlight. Still pretty much the way I built it way back when except for the new 1x up front (just ditched the big ring as I already was on a 2x back then) and ditched the half pipe shifters for a sram x.5 rear shifter and new lock on grips and dropped the front shifter in the conversion.

    Still my only ride but I don't get out often. My kids go bonkers on casual paved trail rides when daddy goes tearing up a hill through the woods and comes bombing back down.

    I put so much time, effort, thought into building this bike back in the day. Would be hard pressed to give it up for anything else short of a frame failure.

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    I just sold my 2000 Superlight, it was a great bike. I replaced it with a 2014 Superlight and my son rode my old one until he outgrew it. Now you've made me wish I'd gone on one last ride on it before I sold it! Mine was that same anodized color.
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    unkown year Specialized Hardrock. was SS at one point
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    It is... aliiiiiive

    My 2010 rockhopper at the bottom of Skeggs yesterday afternoon, sporting some new bling! (new tires, Hope Tech DH fr wheel, Manitou Circus w/20mm TA, 180mm fr rotor, full length Jagwire gear cable housing, newish Nukeproof DH rr wheel)

    The fork made the bike slacker (20mm more travel) but I removed about that much headset spacer. The offset was increased too.

    The ride difference?
    The stiffness! The traction. The predictability!
    I carry way more momentum now- and coast miles farther. I'm pretty sure that was what destroyed (>1min) several of my downhill PRs, my first run out. I'm guessing there will be more of that once everything is dialed in!
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    Custom made since no one is doing 26ers anymore

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    Old vs New (2012 SC Heckler 26" / 2018 Kona Process 153 27.5")
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    Pix show recent conversion from 3X9 to 1X9 on the Heckler...it was my regular ride up to Dec 2018. Since picking up the Kona I have not ridden it but I will gladly pull out the Heckler as a backup. Fun and reliable bike that takes a beating from my 220lbs. Replaced wheel sets, frame pivots/bearings 2-3 times but frame is a bulletproof design.
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    This remains my everyday GoTo ride.

    2001 Schwinn Homegrown Hardtail. @19lbs, it's not a featherweight, but it is still damned light, reliable and fun as hell.
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    FSR xc Comp.. my wife gave it to me when I finished going back to school (Rodney Dangerfield style). Such a fun little bike. Feels like a bmx bike. The pic was taken on the trail a couple weeks ago.
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    I just rode mine today, It's a 2000 Cannondale SuperV700SX

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    screenshot program

    Specialized Hardrock from 2006, new components and what not.. still ride it once in a while. I'll probably just keep the frame for sentiment someday.

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    Brandy New 26" Dims fit me like a glove. Just retired my 16 yo steel frame.
    Chromag Aperture. Fun little bike.
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    Going for a ride this evening on this 26" V-brake steel Airborne Sky Hag.

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