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    Taka Updated...

    Finally got the adapters for the front wheel, so both red Outlaws are now on. Trying out some Kenda Telonics tires, (though I'm feeling the 2.6 width is going to be too much rotational mass, they give me trouble tweaking/adjusting during bigger jumps). Added some sparkly red frame decals, they match the anodized rims very nicely. Next up will a set of red Deity Dirty 30 bars, and need to change raw aluminum Kore Torsion pedals over and we'll call it finished.

    Couple other departures from a stock Taka:

    Direct mount stem/crown from Function bikes.

    SDG I-Beam post and saddle.

    Cane Creek Angelset -1.5 degree

    Hayes NINE brakes.

    Sunline V1 riser bar in silver.

    Gamut 34T chainring.

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    Doesn't look as sweet as Hazard's Taka, but this is my slightly modified Taka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poontank View Post
    Doesn't look as sweet as Hazard's Taka, but this is my slightly modified Taka.

    Sweet video!!!!!! Very well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swildnm View Post
    My Guardian, with a RaceFace Atlas bar, Stans Notubes, X9 front der and a Reba fork.

    1. Very nice ride!
    2. Have you weighed it with the upgrades?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FirefighterMTN View Post
    1. Very nice ride!
    2. Have you weighed it with the upgrades?
    According to my crappy bathroom scale it is about 27 lbs. But that'ts with my current mods.
    So add to the previous list:

    Race Face Ride XC crank, Evolve stem and Strafe grips.
    SRAM 990 cassette and 970 chain
    X9 Shifters
    Sun Ringle Charger Pro wheelset
    GEAX AKA 2.2
    180 front rotor

    I'll try to get some current pics up soon.

    I think I'm going to get an X9 rear der, and some alloy chain rings and it will be done.

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    Guardian Update...

    This has fast become my favorite rig.

    Guardian - sort of upgraded or "Goblinized":

    X7 drivetrain
    WTB wheels
    Hope skewer up front, stock skewer rear
    Reba Fork
    Love the Tektro brakes, kept 'em
    Swapped seatpost out to a silver Uno for 'bling factor'
    Spank 777 bars, cut to about 720mm
    Sunline V1 Stem - 50mm, blue body, silver faceplate
    Lizard Skins Peaty Grips, red & blue collars
    Blue ano QR seatpost clamp will have to do until I get a dropper
    Deity Decoy flats. LOVE these pedals.

    I was running a pair Kenda Nevegal 2.3s, but for the most of the trails I'm riding, they're a bit overkill and the rolling resistance was a bummer. Put the SB8s back on, and even though they can slide out when really pushed, they roll so fast it's hard to not to run 'em.

    Not much else I'll change on this ride. If I find the time, I'll lace some silver velocity blunts or P35's in there, really only for aesthetics. I'm weighing in at just about 28lbs, and I'm not really a weight conscious rider, so it's awesome. Last thing I'll ad will be (eventually) a 130mm or 140mm fork just to get a more aggressive AM sort of ride. But if that never happens, I'm still content - nice job Airborne!







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    Nice, thanks for sharing! I didn't like the Ergon grips I was using. So, after seeing your post sporting the Peaty's, I got a pair of those and love 'em. Super grippy, even without gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barheet View Post
    Nice, thanks for sharing! I didn't like the Ergon grips I was using. So, after seeing your post sporting the Peaty's, I got a pair of those and love 'em. Super grippy, even without gloves.
    Nice Love those grips, they're almost every one of my rides...

    I used Ergons after I broke my left hand a couple years ago. I couldn't make a complete fist, so the grips were just right.
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    Well I've added some goodies here recently so I will update.

    Easton Haven Carbon bars (710mm width)
    Answer XC 70mm stem
    Thomson setback seatpost
    ODI Rogue lock on grips with green lock rings
    Some carbon stem spacers





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    My Marauder

    Here is my Marauder, not much modified yet but that should change soon!


    The main mod I have made was to put on Avid Elixer 3's



    I am also going to try These Continental Mountain Kings, a 2.4 in the front and a 2.2 in the rear. Changing to these tires took 3lbs off the bike, now I will see if they hold up, otherwise it will be back to the Kendas.



    I also have a Truavtive Husselfelt crankset, Sram X-9 rear derailluer, Lizard Skins Peaty grips, and Forte Flat pedals.

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    Finally snapped a pic.

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    That looks great swildnm,
    Any reason why you went with the Race Face crank, vs a x7 or x9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildfifty View Post
    That looks great swildnm,
    Any reason why you went with the Race Face crank, vs a x7 or x9?
    Prob cuz they have been on clearance for $50 as of late

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    Real upgrade from stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    Prob cuz they have been on clearance for $50 as of late
    Exactly, it is also significantly lighter than stock. The external bearings are supposed to be stiffer. Honestly I haven't noticed, but it is smooth, I like it. I was going 2X9 anyway and wanted a bashguard it was only a little more expensive to get the whole crankset.
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    Just got new brakes to replace the Elixer 3's. Now running Avid XO Trails on my Marauder. Pictures will come when it stops raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swildnm View Post
    Exactly, it is also significantly lighter than stock. The external bearings are supposed to be stiffer. Honestly I haven't noticed, but it is smooth, I like it. I was going 2X9 anyway and wanted a bashguard it was only a little more expensive to get the whole crankset.
    What site has the deal for $50.00?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi26r View Post
    What site has the deal for $50.00?

    Thanks!

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    I'd be buying one for my zeppelin but I just bought a new cassette, chain and got a set of roval rims set up for tubeless.

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    Thanks for the fast response! Would this work with a stock skyhawk? Would I have to change anything else?

    Thanks!

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    I got mine from Jenson for $10 more (and free shipping, so really about $2 more) you can get it with a nice aluminum bashring instead of the 44 tooth ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi26r View Post
    Thanks for the fast response! Would this work with a stock skyhawk? Would I have to change anything else?

    Thanks!

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    I'd PM BigDaddyFlyer and ask. I think it will tho.

    You need to get rid of that front fork and crank. Good golly they are heavy. And your wheelset is heavy too.

    I swapped to a fox air shock and shaved almost 3lbs.

    My fiancé's felt 6-seventy has all that suntour stuff. It's a hard tail 26er in size 15 and it is 34.9lbs. 1lb more than my 21" FS zeppelin elite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    I'd PM BigDaddyFlyer and ask. I think it will tho.

    You need to get rid of that front fork and crank. Good golly they are heavy. And your wheelset is heavy too.

    I swapped to a fox air shock and shaved almost 3lbs.

    My fiancé's felt 6-seventy has all that suntour stuff. It's a hard tail 26er in size 15 and it is 34.9lbs. 1lb more than my 21" FS zeppelin elite.


    Yes, I've been reading up on what shocks to get....I will probably get shocks in the spring (supposed to snow tomorow) .


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    You'll just need to change the crank, every thing else can stay.. I put the same crankset on my wife's Skyhawk. It works well, and is much lighter than the included Suntour crank. But as recommended, If i were you, I'd definitely change out the fork as soon as possible.

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    here's my Goblin... been modified a bit since but I have some plans for next season....

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    Skyhawk




    Finished my wife's new bike. Swapped the fork for some Salsa steel, and the knobbies for 1.5" slicks. Way higher quality than the price point for this bike in my opinion!

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