Page 3 of 61 FirstFirst 12345671353 ... LastLast
Results 201 to 300 of 6029
  1. #201
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    76

    bad pic

    bad pic .... wife dropped the good camera in her drink Halloween night. Tired of waiting for better pics so here is a crappy one.

    <a href="http://s109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/Bradyab/?action=view&current=IMG00014-20091019-1304.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/Bradyab/IMG00014-20091019-1304.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/Bradyab/?action=view&current=IMG00013-20091019-1304.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/Bradyab/IMG00013-20091019-1304.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

  2. #202
    mtbr member
    Reputation: vizsladog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,320
    wow...another khs....

  3. #203
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Fat Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,661
    I'll play.... Lynskey Custom (identical to Pro 29) small. It'll be going to the chopping block soon to make room for something steel.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-rsz_1dscn0735.jpg  


  4. #204
    V-Shaped Rut
    Reputation: big_slacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,918
    You're selling a Ti custom to buy steel???

    Whats the reasoning there, you just like more give?

  5. #205
    mtbr member
    Reputation: gjenkins@'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,588
    You like running the red cables eh? Do you have more info on the OX? I am intrigued but can't find anything through google...
    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Singular Swift:
    Ox Brand:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3548970879/" title="this morn[5-20] by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3617/3548970879_98b3f53779_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="this morn[5-20]" /></a>

  6. #206
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Fat Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,661
    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    You're selling a Ti custom to buy steel???

    Whats the reasoning there, you just like more give?
    I know, right? There's just something about a steel bike... I'm not elloquent enough to put it to words. I always do this though. In the early 90's I unloaded a Yo Eddy so I could get an Obed... then in the mid/late 90's got rid of a nice steel Stumpjumper so I could get a King Kahuna Ti.... a couple of years ago I got rid of my SIR 9 for an Optimus.... now I have the Lynskey and have no clue what's next.... maybe full circle and pick up an IF.... who knows.

  7. #207
    808+909 = Party Good Time
    Reputation: chumbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,047
    2009 Kona Big Kahuna
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-img_1074-800.jpg  


  8. #208
    Loving Life
    Reputation: Trev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    354
    My new xc race rig, it is somehwere around 21.7lbs right now, lots of things will be swapped out to make it lighter for next season. Havent got to ride it much since I won't take it through snow and the weather turned bad a day before I was going to ride it on the trails. But from riding around the neighborhood as my first 29er, I'm pretty impresses, it flies.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-specy-6.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-specy1.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-specy4.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-specy5.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-specy7.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-specy8.jpg  


  9. #209
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    42
    Gary Fisher Rig, now upgraded with Avid Elixir 5s:


    full custom Naked, based loosely on the GF geometry but tweaked front end for tighter handling. super gorgeous bike in person. Sam Whittingham is a magician. upgrade plans include maybe SRAM XX and a set of Stans 355 rims on Hope 2 hubs or DT 240s. aiming to get the weight down into the 22lb range:

  10. #210
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    898
    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox
    2009 Kona Big Kahuna
    Nice, what size is that one?

    Can't wait until I finally get my Kahuna.

  11. #211
    aka baycat
    Reputation: Ryan G.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    8,484
    Sweet bike? What is the TT material, looks like a granite counter top towards the ST!

  12. #212
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    Sweet bike? What is the TT material, looks like a granite counter top towards the ST!
    it's kinda a smokey, jackpine shadow effect. very subtle, very nice.


  13. #213
    SS Pusher Man
    Reputation: mtnbikej's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    6,891
    Here is my Tallboy:




  14. #214
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    29

    Wheelset

    what is the wheelset on there?

  15. #215
    808+909 = Party Good Time
    Reputation: chumbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,047
    Quote Originally Posted by R+P+K
    Nice, what size is that one?

    Can't wait until I finally get my Kahuna.
    It's an 18" and it rides awesome. Couldn't be happier. Rails corners great. You'll love it.

  16. #216
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    83
    2010 GF Hifi Plus
    2010 GF Rig SS
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-img_9237_2.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-img_9252_2.jpg  


  17. #217
    V-Shaped Rut
    Reputation: big_slacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,918
    James, that is an AWESOME combo! I did a GF demo day last summer and they are making some really good bikes. (I rode a roscoe and a superfly)

  18. #218
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    42
    hey james! sweet ss ride, especially the whiteness. very euro. quick questions - did you upgrade your Rig to hydraulics? and what gearing are you running in the back?

  19. #219
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    83
    Quote Originally Posted by jacques_anquetil
    hey james! sweet ss ride, especially the whiteness. very euro. quick questions - did you upgrade your Rig to hydraulics? and what gearing are you running in the back?
    Thanks! It came with mechanicals but I pulled the hydraulics off my Hifi and put them on my SS and put XT's on my Hifi. Right now I'm running 32-20

  20. #220
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    83
    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    James, that is an AWESOME combo! I did a GF demo day last summer and they are making some really good bikes. (I rode a roscoe and a superfly)
    I demo'd a number of 29er and for my budget it was between the Epic 29er and the Hifi...I’ve been very happy with my decision.

  21. #221
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    10
    Here's mine
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-img089.jpg  


  22. #222
    Rovers and Bikes
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    35



  23. #223
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    343

    here my newbie

    Upgrade progessiveing being added on days off.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-photo0361.jpg  

    29er you just know when ur ready!!!!

  24. #224
    mtbr member
    Reputation: italiancarbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    57

    1 out of 2 in Italy

    with a few upgrades, FifteenG with 21t, xtr cassette, Syntace handlebar, XO rear derailleur.......
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-sdc10872.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-sdc10873.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-sdc10874.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-sdc10875.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-sdc10876.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-sdc10869.jpg  


  25. #225
    mtbr member
    Reputation: neomaster888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    19
    My 29er RIP 9... 9 Niner RIP 9 pictures for 2009... Go Niner!!!


















  26. #226
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    114
    My first 29er.
    23.4lbs

  27. #227
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    898
    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox
    It's an 18" and it rides awesome. Couldn't be happier. Rails corners great. You'll love it.
    Any idea how much it weighs stock?

  28. #228
    Hud
    Hud is offline
    Singletrack minded
    Reputation: Hud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,949
    My SIR9. Soon to be a 9-spd with a Mintue fork. Just waiting on a new front swheel from Mikesee.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

  29. #229
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    9
    Nice!. They used lots of carbons to make that frame )

  30. #230
    MIN
    MIN is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    19
    Hi guys!
    an other 29er from Spain
    This is my new XC weapon for next season
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-100_4024.jpg  


  31. #231
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    14

  32. #232
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    6
    my new teambike 2010...thanks to www.bikepoint.be


  33. #233
    Expert Crasher
    Reputation: GreenLightGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,355
    Quote Originally Posted by stijnie
    my new teambike 2010...thanks to www.bikepoint.be

    very well executed - looks like it'll be a XC rocket!
    Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

  34. #234
    mtbr member
    Reputation: reydin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,061
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    very well executed - looks like it'll be a XC rocket!
    X 2
    If I had a black light this place would look like a Jackson Pollock painting.

  35. #235
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    260
    Sexxxxxyyy

  36. #236
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    Updated photo:
    - Niner Nude Carbon fork
    - Hope headset
    - Bash ring removed




  37. #237
    mtbr member
    Reputation: onixbonilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    252
    Quote Originally Posted by stijnie
    my new teambike 2010...thanks to www.bikepoint.be

    Great looking machine!!! Is it medium? Weight?

  38. #238
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 29x2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    7

    Alone on northern NJ singletrack

    This was taken during a mid December ride in Kitatinny State Park in northern NJ. An hour later I was riding my 29er in the snow...very cool...Post Pictures of your 29er-giant-12-0f-09.jpg

  39. #239
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    139
    My new 29er to suppliment my full suspension diet.

    Pretty stock 2007 Kona Unit SS rigid (bought on ebay). This is my first experience with 29ers and my first rigid bike in about 13 years. Only been on a couple of rides but I am impressed how well it rolls. I noticed the lack of gears and suspension more than the 29inch wheels though.

    Post Pictures of your 29er-img_1505-large-.jpg

    Post Pictures of your 29er-img_1509-large-.jpg

  40. #240
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    9
    I like it!

  41. #241
    Steamroller
    Reputation: Mattman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,217

    My Waltworks SS 29r

    My 29r is a Singlespeed. I've been wanting to build up an FS 29r for a couple years, but I have not managed to ride enough to wear out the perfectly good 26" FS bike I have.

    This one is a Waltworks SS 29r, built just for me. It's extra burly, Walt built it to last 30 years under my big carcass. I built it up with a really nice parts spec and it hasn't let me down yet.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Two Wheeled and Too Big

  42. #242
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Katie76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    6

    His & Hers SS 29ers

    Best Christmas gift EVER. Niner One 9 - My First 29er and First SS.

    His & Hers SS 29ers = **** Hottt!!
    Attached Images Attached Images      
    Last edited by Katie76; 12-27-2009 at 09:46 PM.

  43. #243
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    634
    Quote Originally Posted by jcmtb
    My 29er

    Very nice. Here's mine:

  44. #244
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    9
    That is a SLICK bike.

  45. #245
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Sunburst576's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    184
    Where did you get those wheels? I like those Blue Hadleys. I want, I want.

  46. #246
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    9
    I damn near bought one the day I bought my Specialized. The LBS didnt have a Jamis 29er in the size I wanted

  47. #247
    Titanium is for real
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    47

    Titus Fireline Exo

    My first big wheels. Definately not the last









    Morbergsmed

  48. #248
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2

    WW 29er

    Waltworks FS 29er, 4 inches of travel. Very pleased with it.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  49. #249
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ianick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,127
    Here is my Ferrous feeling the cold.


  50. #250
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by onixbonilla
    Great looking machine!!! Is it medium? Weight?
    my bike on the scale!




    9.88kg

    cockpit...

  51. #251
    mtbr member
    Reputation: onixbonilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    252
    Excellent weight! I can see that you made some minor changes like going to gripshifters with black grips, lighter white saddle, syntace P6,etc..

  52. #252
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    156
    Quote Originally Posted by Shafey
    Nice Qball, did you get this from Bicycle Escape or did you have the paint done?

  53. #253
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    156

    Here are my two: SC Dillinger & Qball Monster

    When I got the Dillinger I set up the Qball as a Monster Cross for the Tour de Roxbury and rode 40+ miles that day and am now hooked on Gravel Grinders. D2R2 here I come! The Dillinger is my new race bike. Putting it through it's paces right now but loving every ride on it.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-qball-monster.jpg  


  54. #254
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2
    My '08 Fuji Tahoe Comp 29er. Not very chi-chi, but a pretty good bike and a great value that convinced me that 29ers are what I want to ride from now on.
    " width="549">

  55. #255
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    258
    Magic Carpet Ride 9
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-dsc09548-1a.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-dsc09550-1.jpg  


  56. #256
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 6packguywith5spot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    93

    Salsa El Mariachi

    Here is mine and I should admit, what a sweet ride it is.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-resized-el-mar.jpg  

    Last edited by 6packguywith5spot; 01-01-2010 at 10:40 AM.
    THOSE WHO KNOW, RIDE TURNER

  57. #257
    Single Speed Junkie
    Reputation: crux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,108
    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    You like running the red cables eh? Do you have more info on the OX? I am intrigued but can't find anything through google...
    They were sold as OX Brand Bikes. The mountain cruiser was their only model at the time. If I am not mistaken the company folded taking a few peoples deposits with it. If I were building a frame like this today I would contact James at Blacksheep and see what you could work out.

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QUICKBIKE/B...ame&Type=frame

  58. #258
    Harmonius Wrench
    Reputation: Guitar Ted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,258
    Some of my personal bikes, but not all. Blackbuck, Custom Gun Kote El Mariachi, Custom Pofahl, and a Badger Dorothy.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-november099-001.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-moreoctober22-001.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-moreaugust09-036.jpg  

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Riden' an Smilin'
    Guitar Ted

    Blog
    RidingGravel.com

  59. #259
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    258
    Pivot Mach 429 has opened 29er world to me:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-img_0128-1.jpg  


  60. #260
    Never Satisfied...
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    627
    2009 VooDoo Canzo



  61. #261
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    15
    My GT Peace9r



    and my Niner RIP9



    oliversen

  62. #262
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 29x2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    7

    2010 Giant 29-2 (so far stock) w/ Ragley-Carnegie's bars

    I got 3 months of great riding this fall on my new bike. I am liking it. I see a lot of other really nice bikes on this site. Wish I could try them all and ride them in some of the great places in the photos.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-2010-giant-29-2.jpg  


  63. #263
    mtbr member
    Reputation: worthy_4242's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    741
    This is a few days back at a local place in belmont, CA

  64. #264
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    9

    Nice

    Sweet little ride!

  65. #265
    Klydesdale
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    304



  66. #266
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tinshield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    2,132

  67. #267
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by onixbonilla
    Excellent weight! I can see that you made some minor changes like going to gripshifters with black grips, lighter white saddle, syntace P6,etc..
    indeed...X.0 gripshifters, ritchey grips, slr carbonio saddel, syntace P6, syntace duraflite and making the gear and breaking cables a little bit shorter!

    For the future I want a lighter wheelset...ztr race 29 with al light hub!

  68. #268
    mtbr member
    Reputation: timjr21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    24

    Lynskey Pro 29 (2009)

    currently set up as a 1x9.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-pro-29-profile.jpg  


  69. #269
    V-Shaped Rut
    Reputation: big_slacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,918
    I love the lynskey, but thats not the first higher end bike that I've seen running a stylo. (Black sheep has an incredible SS on their site with the same.) I'm curious about it, I run the same crankset on my diSSent because it came with the frame but I don't think its great at all. Little side to side play that won't go away and hard to tighten without introducing drag. Something I'm missing?

  70. #270
    Guru of roux
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    13







  71. #271
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    20

    Rumblefish....

    Quote Originally Posted by NoBrakes!
    Post Pictures of your 29er.
    Now is the time to flaunt your beast
    Post Pictures of your 29er-2010-rumblefish-ii.jpg

  72. #272
    Expert Crasher
    Reputation: GreenLightGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,355
    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    I love the lynskey, but thats not the first higher end bike that I've seen running a stylo. (Black sheep has an incredible SS on their site with the same.) I'm curious about it, I run the same crankset on my diSSent because it came with the frame but I don't think its great at all. Little side to side play that won't go away and hard to tighten without introducing drag. Something I'm missing?
    If you have side to side play - something's not right with the BB Cups or BB shell facing. If you tighten over 35 ft_lbs (upper end of their torque recommendations), it'll induce drag.
    Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

  73. #273
    mtbr member
    Reputation: donoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    154
    2009 Stumpjumper Comp HT 29er
    Stan's Flows on King hubs built by Mikesee
    XTR drivetrain and brakes (XT cassette)
    And a lot of mud today (Annadel State Park).



  74. #274
    V-Shaped Rut
    Reputation: big_slacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,918
    There are no arguments or new information contained in this post.

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    If you have side to side play - something's not right with the BB Cups or BB shell facing. If you tighten over 35 ft_lbs (upper end of their torque recommendations), it'll induce drag.

  75. #275
    The Knights Who Say "Ni"
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    111

    Razzo 29er



    I haven't been this excited since the birth of my second son! My new baby (bike) weighs in at 24.2 lbs, is 18". I had no intention of becoming a weight weanie since i weigh in at 240 lbs..What's saving a couple of grams of bike weight when I can shed body weight?? But, the parts I used got me there. Can't wait to take her out on her maiden voyage. It'll be in the snow this weekend!
    Specs:
    Razzo Frame
    Fox 29RL 100mm fork
    Cane Creek 110 Headset
    Ritchey WCS Stem
    Ritchey WCD Carbon Rizer bars
    SRAM X-9 Shifters, Front and Rear Derailleur
    SRAM PG990 Rear Cassette
    Truvativ Carbon Fiber seatpost
    Truvativ Stylo Crank
    Avid BB-7 Brakes, SpeedDial 7 levers
    Velocity Blunt 29ers XT hubs
    Michelin AT XC

    This is my first 29er and I am so excited, I've been riding a 1996 Proflex for 14 years!
    Last edited by Iluv2adjust; 01-06-2010 at 11:58 AM.

  76. #276
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    42
    hey luv, you forgot to include a picture of your third baby

    edit: ok the pic is showing now!
    Last edited by jacques_anquetil; 01-06-2010 at 01:22 PM.

  77. #277
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by Iluv2adjust


    I haven't been this excited since the birth of my second son! My new baby (bike) weighs in at 24.2 lbs, is 18". I had no intention of becoming a weight weanie since i weigh in at 240 lbs..What's saving a couple of grams of bike weight when I can shed body weight?? But, the parts I used got me there. Can't wait to take her out on her maiden voyage. It'll be in the snow this weekend!
    Specs:
    Razzo Frame
    Fox 29RL 100mm fork
    Cane Creek 110 Headset
    Ritchey WCS Stem
    Ritchey WCD Carbon Rizer bars
    SRAM X-9 Shifters, Front and Rear Derailleur
    SRAM PG990 Rear Cassette
    Truvativ Carbon Fiber seatpost
    Truvativ Stylo Crank
    Avid BB-7 Brakes, SpeedDial 7 levers
    Velocity Blunt 29ers XT hubs
    Michelin AT XC

    This is my first 29er and I am so excited, I've been riding a 1996 Proflex for 14 years!
    Can I ask, How tall are you and your inseam?

    THanks

  78. #278
    The Knights Who Say "Ni"
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    111
    6'0, 32" inseam, it's an 18" frame. I have a 400mm carbon fiber seatpost on the way, the one pictured here is the one i took off my old Proflex..It felt a little too short since i had to cut it down for my Proflex

  79. #279
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by GpzGuy
    Very nice. Here's mine:
    Thanks, your bike is nice to.

  80. #280
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by Iluv2adjust
    6'0, 32" inseam, it's an 18" frame. I have a 400mm carbon fiber seatpost on the way, the one pictured here is the one i took off my old Proflex..It felt a little too short since i had to cut it down for my Proflex
    I just bought the complete Razzo 18" and at 5'9"ish and 30" inseam the TT in touching my crotch when both feet are on the ground. I'm gonna say that I may need to return it and get a smaller size.

  81. #281
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    215

    Ventana El Comandante

    Just posted in the Ventana forum too, but hey - when you're in love you've got to shout about it!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-dsc03319.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-dsc03322.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-dsc03327.jpg  


  82. #282
    The Knights Who Say "Ni"
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    111
    Quote Originally Posted by HeezaGeeza
    Just posted in the Ventana forum too, but hey - when you're in love you've got to shout about it!!
    That makes me want to convert to single speed, especially with that setup. What is that called? very intriguing..Love the hubs too..

  83. #283
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,443
    My first 29er!

    In progress... It rides like crap right now with no air in the only tire and no chain, fork, or handlebars, but as you can see, it's got special needs. Give it time. It's a late bloomer.

    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  84. #284
    The Knights Who Say "Ni"
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    111
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    My first 29er!

    In progress... It rides like crap right now with no air in the only tire and no chain, fork, or handlebars, but as you can see, it's got special needs. Give it time. It's a late bloomer.

    That is classic. My first experience with a Specialized product..I started mountain biking in 1994 and had a Specialized Helmet. I bailed hard and the "i" and the "z" peeled off my helmet when my head hit a rock...From that point on, we called my helmet Special Ed. And yes as a matter of fact I did ride the short bus as a kid. My parents told me it's because the "big bus" couldn't complete the turn in our cul-de-sac, but I knew better. Window lickers unite!!

  85. #285
    mtbr member
    Reputation: djlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    148
    here are my three
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-rip-9.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-salsa-pic.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-spot-pic.jpg  

    Is this where I write something witty?

  86. #286
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EVERYUSERNAMEISTAKEN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    394
    Here is my ride. That 29er kool aid just keeps tasting better and better... Planning on picking up a 09 or 10 Turner Sultan this year. So sweet!!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-img_0937.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-img_0938.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-img_0939.jpg  


  87. #287
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Fat Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,661
    Ditched the Lynskey, and while I decide what's next picked up an EM for cheap @ Universal Cycles. Arrived on Tuesday evening, built up late Tues early Wed. @ the trail by noon. Great shake down ride. I have a reba for tough long rocky days, woodchippers for gravel/urban rides, gears for when I need 'em.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  88. #288
    mtbr member
    Reputation: wannabeRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,107
    nice EM, bit hard to see from the distance. From memory when I tested the bike it perform well with rigid fork on all terrain, even on the most technical trails. Also, when I tested with suspension fork it just made comfortable to ride

  89. #289
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    459
    One of the last Merlin Jones

    Homebrew modded chainset
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-p1020821.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-p1020826.jpg  


  90. #290
    V-Shaped Rut
    Reputation: big_slacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,918
    Quote Originally Posted by HeezaGeeza
    Just posted in the Ventana forum too, but hey - when you're in love you've got to shout about it!!
    Thats hot. I'm completely ignorant about belt drives, are those rear pivots to do with it?

  91. #291
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    215
    Quote Originally Posted by Iluv2adjust
    That makes me want to convert to single speed, especially with that setup. What is that called? very intriguing..Love the hubs too..
    It's a Gates Carbon Belt Drive system. Been riding SS for about a year now (still have an FS geared as well). Love the simplicity of it and when I saw Ventana had a frame that took the belt drive system I went for it.

    Low maintenance, silent, and durable (around 10,000 km on one belt apparently). Time will tell........

  92. #292
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    215
    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    Thats hot. I'm completely ignorant about belt drives, are those rear pivots to do with it?
    In a way. They aren't actually pivots in a normal sense, just allow the slider to rotate on a central axis but they also act as a break in the seat stay that allows you to install the belt. As the belt can't be broken (unlike a chain) you cannot get it in the rear triangle unless there is a break in the frame.

    Some builders do it at the slider, others on the seat stays and some designs are better than others. Personally, I think the Ventana slider system is perfect and I can't find any fault with it. The bike can still be run as a normal HT, geared or single speed with a chain. The sliders allow you to tension chain without an EBB if running single speed.

    I'm a bit of a 'bleeding edge' kind of person, will try any new gadget so I thought I'd give the belt a try. It's been a learning curve to set it up as it requires precise alignment, but once you get the hang of it it's fine.

    Saves weight, no need to oil / lube, not affected by mud or rain and does not stretch. Of course there are downsides. If it a belt breaks you can't rejoin it, but all you need to do is carry a spare in your bag, which weighs a lot less than a chain anyway.

    A lot of commuter bikes are now using belts, including Trek, Nicolai etc. Because you can't run gears it's appeal in MTB is limited, however they are compatible with Alfine and Rolhoff hubs so you can get gears in a way. Expect to see it more I think over time.

    For more info, check out http://www.carbondrivesystems.com/ if you're interested.

  93. #293
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,443
    Quote Originally Posted by HeezaGeeza

    Some builders do it at the slider, others on the seat stays and some designs are better than others. Personally, I think the Ventana slider system is perfect and I can't find any fault with it. The bike can still be run as a normal HT, geared or single speed with a chain. The sliders allow you to tension chain without an EBB if running single speed.
    I haven't tried one yet, but I agree that Ventana nailed it with that design. Others look a bit sketchy, but I would completely trust that from the get-go. Considering a belt on my next commuter. That frame is now way up on the list. I'll go with an alfine set-up when I do it. Sweet ride and thanks for sharing
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  94. #294
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Fat Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,661
    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    nice EM, bit hard to see from the distance. From memory when I tested the bike it perform well with rigid fork on all terrain, even on the most technical trails. Also, when I tested with suspension fork it just made comfortable to ride
    WR,

    Thanks.... really only the frame/fork/headset/BB7's are stock everything else was upgraded. The picture was to post to my local forum to point out that some douche removed the only obstacle (just recently as it was there on 1/1) in that section... off camber tree that forced you to really umph to get up and over.... I really hate trail sanitation.

    First impressions of the EM... very nice, makes me wonder if I even need to go with the custom build I had planned on... I'll give the EM 6 months while I save up for the custom, if I still feel the same, I'll just put the $ away for a rainy day.

  95. #295
    Trail Tire TV on blogger
    Reputation: thomllama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    4,232
    some nice bikes there folks...

    here's my voodoo, canzo... snow covered green swamp frog
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-snowdoo.jpg  

    Going to try and bring Trail Tire TV back. go take a look... http://trailtiretv.blogspot.com/

  96. #296
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    44
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/41930855@N05/4255401194/" title="IMG_0504 by autonomous_sxe, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4255401194_4655f80e04.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_0504" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/41930855@N05/4255402850/" title="IMG_0516 by autonomous_sxe, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2782/4255402850_9a8b4c2922.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_0516" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/41930855@N05/4254640627/" title="IMG_0518 by autonomous_sxe, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4254640627_b0e776c6ae.jpg"

  97. #297
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    13

  98. #298
    V-Shaped Rut
    Reputation: big_slacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,918
    Quote Originally Posted by HeezaGeeza
    Because you can't run gears it's appeal in MTB is limited,
    Except for those of us who have no use for shifting.

    I know the spot longboard also used belt drive, I just hadn't seen the ventana version.

    Kind of interesting because harleys have been doing belt drive for a while and even a few less powerful sportbikes (buell), but dirt bikes not so much. The reason being rocks in between the cog/belt could wreck it quick. I wonder how this might play out long term wise with MTBs.

  99. #299
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    112

    Coconino

    Frame: Coconino custom steel 29er
    Fork: Fox F29 RLC FIT 100mm 15QR
    Wheelset: Stans Flow/Hope Pro II front/Hadley rear
    Headset & BB: Hope
    Handlebar: Ritchey carbon lo-rise
    Brakes: Hope X2 180f/160r
    Seatpost & Stem: Thomson
    Cranks: Shimano XT w/Spot SS 32t chainring/Gamut P20 & N-gear jumpstop
    Shifter & cassette: Shimano XT
    Grips: ESI chunky
    Saddle: WTB
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post Pictures of your 29er-headbadge4.jpg  

    Post Pictures of your 29er-bike2.jpg  


  100. #300
    Hud
    Hud is offline
    Singletrack minded
    Reputation: Hud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,949
    The green rims work with that Voodoo! Anyone else tried the matching frame/rims thing?
    Controversial idea for most I'm thinking.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

Page 3 of 61 FirstFirst 12345671353 ... LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 617

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •