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  1. #1001
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    Reply #1000 in this awesome thread

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    ahhhhh it was 1001!!!!!!!!

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    Here is my 08 Kona Caldera
    I replaced the old RockShox Tora's for a 32 Fox Talas. I also replaced my pedals with the Kona Wah Wah pedals.




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    Mine. Many people would call it a piece of crap. To be honest, its pretty much my prized possesion.
    At the end of the day, my bike is a bike, whether its made for XC singletrack or DH, I can make it do what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg WJs
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    It looks like you guys have a lot of fun out there! Keep on riding!

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    Very nice rides all of them.

    Here's mine not as nice as most of yours but she's my all around ground pounder.
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    With my goldfish shorts swimming around my toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1of4Horsemen
    Very nice rides all of them.

    Here's mine not as nice as most of yours but she's my all around ground pounder.
    2 years and still the same ayyy. nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    2 years and still the same ayyy. nice
    Thanks, For the most part still stock, new pedals is about it. The bike takes a beating better than I do.
    With my goldfish shorts swimming around my toes.

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    Shadow Build is finally done.





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    Quote Originally Posted by 1of4Horsemen
    Thanks, For the most part still stock, new pedals is about it. The bike takes a beating better than I do.
    Thats a good thing at times just means your looking for improvement in your riding. Keep on pounding her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep
    Shadow Build is finally done.





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    sweet ninja lookin bike!! how does it ride?

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    Really really well. I have only had it built up for a few days now but I am digging it so far.

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    Looks quite slack, any idea what the head angle is?

    Also what does the frame weigh in at?

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    No real idea on either of your questions sorry. The HT is listed at 70* with a 100mm fork so if if you go by 15mm = 1* degree that puts it at a little less that 67.5. I'll see if i can use the inclinometer on my friends iphone. It actually feels really nice.
    No idea on frame weight but it didn't feel noticeably heavy just holding it. The bike itself is not light at all but I am guessing around 30.

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    16" On-One Inbred (summer season raw) build up with some spares and rip off from another bike.
    The ripped bike will get some upgrades



    Front mech is already added and i am waiting for a Gravity Dropper to complete the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1of4Horsemen
    Very nice rides all of them.

    Here's mine not as nice as most of yours but she's my all around ground pounder.
    What are you talking about? That's stealth. Stealth is good. Bling is bad. I tend to go for blingy sh8 though, weak as I am.

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    Nothing wrong with a little bling now and then. Unless some scumbag thief is coveting your bling. But yes stealth is good.

    btw I'm digging your Bomb, that's sweet.
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    With my goldfish shorts swimming around my toes.

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    It ain't much




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    Quote Originally Posted by JAILBAIT
    It ain't much
    Something is better than nothing.

    Ride On.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Something is better than nothing.

    Ride On.

    Well I did just pick up an old Blitz 1 frame. So that will be getting most of my attention in the coming months.

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    although its not really an AM bike, this is the only real picture thread and ive seen a few other bikes not really AM style in this thread so heres my 6700

    The 09 Trek 6700

    The Recon Sl

    The X-9

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    My Transition TransAM

    This is my favorite bike and also the cheapest.
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    On-One Inbred 456

    18" On-One Inbred 456
    Marzocchi AM1SL 120-160mm TST5
    Bontrager Earl Low Rise bar
    Truvativ Husselfelt 60mm/0 deg
    Hayes 9's 200F/160R
    Sram X7 Shifter
    Sram X0 Der
    Chris King Headset
    On-One seatpost clamp
    Sette seatpost
    Selle San Marco Ponza Saddle
    Bontrager Rythem Comp wheels
    Sram 970 11-34 Cassette
    Bontrager King Earl 34t Crankset 170mm
    E13 LG-1 Guide
    Twenty6 Componets Rallye Pedals

    Weight, 31 even
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    Neither boutique bling nor supermarket sled, but it's mine, I love it and it goes like the clappers .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade
    Neither boutique bling nor supermarket sled, but it's mine, I love it and it goes like the clappers .

    Nice photo album DB makes good bang for the buck, sweet bike.
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    Ebay/spare parts special. If anyone knows what it is (was), you get a cookie!

    *edit* - oh, and that reflector actually survived the first ride too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireball_jones
    Ebay/spare parts special. If anyone knows what it is (was), you get a cookie!

    *edit* - oh, and that reflector actually survived the first ride too!
    It's a Biggn's frame from Gary Fisher!
    I love mine!
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    Chromag Gypsy

    finally built up! but got 11 stiches on my shin 2 days ago and cant ride at this moment

    parts list

    Frame: Chromag Gypsy M
    Fork: 08 RS Lyrik soloair 160mm (ordering 09 Lyrik 2step-air)
    Brakes: 09 Saint 8" front and 6" rear
    Cranks: 09 SLX 170mm 36-22T
    Front Derailleur: 09 SLX
    Rear Derailleur: 09 Saint
    Pedals: darkcycles Arachnid
    Stem: Chromag Ranger 50mm
    Handlebar: Chromag Fubars OSX 30" uncut (soon to be cut maybe)
    Seatpost: Chromag Minimalist
    Saddle: Chromag Trailmaster
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Headset: Chris King
    Grips: Odi lock on's Oury
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent 26x2.6" both F and R
    Wheels: EX721 laced to Hope Pro2's
    Weight: about 34-35 lbs


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    Well here is my 09 rockhopper. This one is a total build up, from a huge variety of sources. Got the frame as a warranty for an 04 (specialized you rock) and absolutely love it (even more than the old one). This one has been converted to a 1x9 setup, its amazing. More of you guys who only use the middle or upper chainring should give it a shot! Its not as agressive as some of the rigs here but its still pretty all mtn/trail. Weight is about 27lbs. Components are:
    07 manitou relic super fork
    east ea50 bar and stem
    shimano m540 pedals
    avid bb7 with hayes v6 rotor up front, roundagon back (peice of crap)
    mavic crossride wheelset
    shimano deore xt low normal rear derailleur (you guys should all run these, they are amazing)
    avid sd5 brake lever left, shimano lx dual control shift brake set right
    truvativ 5d cranks







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    Quote Originally Posted by jin0824
    finally built up! but got 11 stiches on my shin 2 days ago and cant ride at this moment
    Sweet build Hows the ride?? Ohh ya stitches Two things Brave Soldier and Knee N Shin Guards.

    http://www.bravesoldier.com/antisept...g-ointment.php

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    Orange P7



    Revelation 426 Air U-turn w/poploc
    Thomson
    Middleburn Uno 180mm 32t
    XT square taper
    XTR pedals
    DT 240s RWS
    Mavic 717
    Monkeylite CNT
    Juicy 7
    Hope rotors
    Sram PC1
    WTB single duty 16t

    24,5 lb but can take a beating...

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    Killer, dig those Middleburns

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    My Iron Horse

    Here's what's left of mi 2007 IH Quantum II. It started it's life as a Sports Authority bike but after about 6 months it ended up being stripped down and all that's left of the old bike is the frame.

    Here's what's on it:
    - Sram X7 Shifters
    - Sram X7 Rear Derrailleur
    - Sram 9sp cassette
    - Sram Power-link Chain
    - Shimano Front Derrailleur
    - Shimano M-485 Hydraulic Brakes 180/160 (From my GT)
    - XT Crankset
    - Easton Vice 85mm Stem
    - Easton E50 High Rise 685mm handlebar
    - Mavic Crossdisc Wheelset
    - RockShox Recon Coil U-Turn (85-130) w/remote PopLoc
    - Ritchey Seatpost
    - WTB Speed saddle
    - Kenda Navegals (2.35-2.1)
    - Crank Brothers Candy pedals
    - Lizard Skin grips






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    Here is my 10month old on his singlespeed with 3.0" tires. That's first of three dedicated bikes he already got.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    Here is my 10month old on his singlespeed with 3.0" tires. That's first of three dedicated bikes he already got.

    He should be flicking that 3-wheeler through corners slideways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    He should be flicking that 3-wheeler through corners slideways.
    Would not surprise me one bit, but we have to keep dude in check for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    dude.
    That was the nick name of my now 21 year old when he was in a stroller through about 10.
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    Just Another Hardtail

    Still waiting for more red parts to arrive. Can't wait to get it dirty
















    Specs

    * Frame, Size, & Color:* Pace RC305 Anodised Black
    * Fork:* Rock Shock Pike 454 Air U-Turn
    * Brakes Shimano*XT
    * Rotor: Hope*Disc Mono 6 Saw Disc 183mm
    * Cranks: Shimano Saint Dbl Bash 2009
    * Shifters: Shimano*XT
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano*XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano*XT
    * Pedals: Crank Bros 5050XX
    * Stem: Nuke Proof War Head 50mm
    * Handlebar: Gravity Maximus 710mm
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    * Seat Post Clamp: Hope QR 2009
    * Saddle: WTB Pure V Race
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano Saint
    * Cassette: SRAM*PG970 Cassette 9sp - Downhill
    * Chain: SRAM*PC991 Chain 9sp
    * Headset: Hope Semi Integrated Headset
    * Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock Ons
    * Tire: Maxxis High Roller 2.35
    * Rim/ Spokes: Halo Tornado Rims / DT Swiss
    * Hubs Hope Pro II
    * Skewers: Hope QR 2009
    * Overall Weight: 13.9kg

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    My scirocco - having experiments with tire size - 2.5 syncros bht on the photo )))

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep
    Shadow Build is finally done.





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    i was looking at that frame and it says it only comes in one size and i was wondering how tall you are and how it fits cuz i'm like 5'11'' and still growing and 16.5 seems like it would be kinda small

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex3800
    i was looking at that frame and it says it only comes in one size and i was wondering how tall you are and how it fits cuz i'm like 5'11'' and still growing and 16.5 seems like it would be kinda small
    I am 6'. I think the frame feels a little cramped for long XC type rides but just right for bombing around town or campus. I bought it for the latter purpose and it seems to fit the bill nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep
    I am 6'. I think the frame feels a little cramped for long XC type rides but just right for bombing around town or campus. I bought it for the latter purpose and it seems to fit the bill nicely.
    ya im getting ready to go off to college but i would be using it more for XC for now

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    The Sette Rekin frame would be a pretty good place to start at 89 bucks.

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    Haro

    Mine :P



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    Quote Originally Posted by alex3800
    i was looking at that frame and it says it only comes in one size and i was wondering how tall you are and how it fits cuz i'm like 5'11'' and still growing and 16.5 seems like it would be kinda small
    EDIT:
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    Last edited by mountain_bomber156; 06-28-2009 at 04:23 AM.
    Good luck with that, mister 300-Mile Turn Radius.

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    I'm honored to be a part of this bad ass thread.






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    flaming iced coffee nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep
    Starhucks flaming iced coffee nice.
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    It's the only way to fly.

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    Heres mine: 09 Devinci Desperado

    Totally stock, mods coming soon though.


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    Hi! here is my personal bike:















    manufacturers of "vilvy cycles", hardtails all-mountain and xc titanium bikes
    http://www.vilvy-cycles.com/

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    niiiice ride tmseth

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    thanks!
    manufacturers of "vilvy cycles", hardtails all-mountain and xc titanium bikes
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    my new ride, feels better than the on-one456 it replaced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sxross
    my new ride, feels better than the on-one456 it replaced.


    Lookin good

    Looks like you killed a couple of bikes in the back ground.
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    old cove stiffee w/ new wheels
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    I think you have enough steer tube. Sweet bike though. The TI Radley is awesome too.

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    Nice ride, proglife, but your head tube area is why they invented hacksaws. Use one.
    Good luck with that, mister 300-Mile Turn Radius.

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    haha. i actually meant to say "don't give me **** about the steerer tube, it's not going to make it go away any faster". a hacksaw is on my to-buy list, but cosmetic stuff usually takes me longer to get to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex3800
    i was looking at that frame and it says it only comes in one size and i was wondering how tall you are and how it fits cuz i'm like 5'11'' and still growing and 16.5 seems like it would be kinda small
    It will be a bit small. I am a fat 5'8", and it fits fine, but I would not want it any smaller..
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    No helmet on the kid? CHILD ABUSE! CHILD ABUSE!
    I am President material.

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    hot off the press

    brandy new XL brodie bruzza - just got it shipped and built up yesterday.

    i gotta make a few tweaks before its officially trail ready (cable routing needs a tweak and so do the brakes). first ride should be tomorrow.

    btw - i had an AWESOME CS experience with brodie's US distributor (Empyrean Distributors) getting it to me - although we had a slight delay due to customs garbage that we couldn't avoid, they were really responsive to every email i sent and kept me in the loop when things got delayed.





    i spurt in the wind, and the wind drug it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Bluth
    No helmet on the kid? CHILD ABUSE! CHILD ABUSE!
    He has a helmet for rides. So does my daughter and myself. That's was fitting the bike in near my driveway - this seat and setup is as safe as walking around holding him. But just in case I am teaching him how to give a finger to helmet nazis.

    On topic though - Shadow is a rather nice frame for the price - just north of a hundred bucks. Good geometry, seems to be well made and I like the all black subdued appearance. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a cheap AM ride. I will use it for singlespeeding around once its done its duty with a child seat. Turned out to be a nice good looking bike, started from a pile of parts i had lying around.

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    I have pictures somewhere earlier in this thread, but have made some changes. Had to steal my pedals for my other bike last night.

    XC mode - Looks funny with the fork slammed and seatpost into space, but have good results on our XC trails.






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    Spank Subrosa, Hope Pro II, DT spokes, WTB Mutano Raptor 2.4
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    Blackspire Stinger and Blackguard
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    '15 Soma Wolverine '12 Soma Analog SS '10 Transition TransAM '07 Felt F1X '97 Schwinn Mesa SS '89 Fuji Saratoga '86 Fuji Club

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    Just finished the build on a NS Surge frame Now need to find the time to get it on the trails.
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    Cool, looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    It will be a bit small. I am a fat 5'8", and it fits fine, but I would not want it any smaller..
    ya im coming from a bmx background so the smaller bike feels more comfortable. right now im riding a schwinn mesa gs its like a 15" frame and is getting pretty small and making scary noices..

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    Just picked this one up, spent a bit today swapping some of the parts off my old bike (Seat/Pedals/Grips) Kinda the jump/trail/do all bike. Couldn't take the damage BMX was doing to my wrists anymore and my friend was finally ready to let this one go.

    Jamis Komodo, DJ2, Hussefelts and a bunch of old Deore gear that was on the bike Jamis replaced with this frame (He snapped the head tube off his Durango so they sent him a Komodo). Needs a new wheel set and I should be set for a while.

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    here's mine. steel is real and NS is a steal

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicol_express
    here's mine. steel is real and NS is a steal
    Sweetness NS are awesome!!! When I saw the NS zephyr11 posted I bought a Surge frame for a HT build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Sweetness NS are awesome!!! When I saw the NS zephyr11 posted I bought a Surge frame for a HT build.
    thanks, that surge looks real nice. i'm loving my society a lot. very stable on the downs and pedals great. too bad they discontinued it for '09.

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    Hy guys im a newbie here, hope u can help me.

    Ive got many avarage frames last years but no one fit me really well because of stock geometry i think.
    Now i will buy a custom bike with own geometry. Im 5'10. It will be a single speed AM bike optimized for 5"-6" forks (520-545 height)
    I like to go upon the hill normally/comfortably before i ride fast and brutal down.
    I've cheked out almost all bike frames u posted here before i managed frame lenghts and angles.
    The result:

    518mm fork (Drop off series 130mm)
    http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2228/64483101.gif

    540mm fork (Z1 series, fox 36, etc)
    http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/381/29782338.gif

    Do you think its correct to run with both forks and for intended use i wrote?

    Thank you

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    Looks pretty OK to me. Just a couple of notes:
    - you'll need a long seat post to get the seat to a XC height.
    - check that fork knobs will clear the down tube.
    - I think the riding position will a bit upright but there's no avoiding that with a big fork. Maybe you like it that way, or may be you need to try different stems or bars.

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    The front wheel, tires, and seat post should arrive Tuesday, but here's my latest hardtail creation. Its a bit burly for AM but it will be used for some DH applications as well.

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    Not as rugged a frame as some of the DJ builds here, but a definite Clydesdale build that can take abuse (which I need....lol)




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    CRANKS: Race Face Deus XC - BARS: AZONIC DOUBLE WALL - BRAKES: Magura Marta SL + VentiDisc - SADDLE: SelleItalia Max Flite Gel Flow - RIMS: Mavic 717 Rim Brake - HUBS: Hadley - SPOKES: Giant Jail Bar Things - FORK: FOX F-120 RLC - DRIVETRAIN/Gripshift: SRAM X.O - TIRES: Kenda Nevegal - STEM: Thompson - POST: Thompson - PEDALS: Shimano M540
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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    Looks pretty OK to me. Just a couple of notes:
    - you'll need a long seat post to get the seat to a XC height.
    - check that fork knobs will clear the down tube.
    - I think the riding position will a bit upright but there's no avoiding that with a big fork. Maybe you like it that way, or may be you need to try different stems or bars.
    Thank you for advices. I think 350mm seatpost will be good enough. I warn the manufacturer about fork knobs too. (its important because new fork crowns are wider) If the rideing position will be really upright i can still change stem for a longer but ive got short arms.

    I've changed geometry a little again: 5mm more bb-drop is good for lower center of gravity (bb drop is now 17,8mm with 130mm fork).
    With this change is geometry near as old specialized p all mountain or new kone five o.

    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5836/85433643.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aske
    Thank you for advices. I think 350mm seatpost will be good enough. I warn the manufacturer about fork knobs too. (its important because new fork crowns are wider) If the rideing position will be really upright i can still change stem for a longer but ive got short arms.

    I've changed geometry a little again: 5mm more bb-drop is good for lower center of gravity (bb drop is now 17,8mm with 130mm fork).
    With this change is geometry near as old specialized p all mountain or new kone five o.

    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5836/85433643.gif
    seeing your project geometry, I can give you one or two advice:
    _your chainstays are too short: 430mm is a good mesure if you want a little bit of stability in downhill (and a little bit of comfort too )
    _your head angle is too closed, especialy with a long travel fork: when the fork will sag during braking, the head angle will increase (about 1° for 2cm sag), so you will have a more closed angle than on a xc bike... something between 67° and 68° (if you are really affraid of open head angle...) will be much better than these 69°.
    hope this will help you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmseth
    seeing your project geometry, I can give you one or two advice:
    _your chainstays are too short: 430mm is a good mesure if you want a little bit of stability in downhill (and a little bit of comfort too )
    You have a point there, but it depends... on what you want.

    Longer chainstays would be good for stability, as would a slacker head angle. Bit like Brant Richards' Ragley design, or his earlier On-One 456 Summer Season.

    I need an ability to do tight turns, so prefer shorter stays and head angles that are not particularly slack. I also like a lowish BB, even if it sometimes means careful timing of pedal strokes among the rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    You have a point there, but it depends... on what you want.

    Longer chainstays would be good for stability, as would a slacker head angle. Bit like Brant Richards' Ragley design, or his earlier On-One 456 Summer Season.

    I need an ability to do tight turns, so prefer shorter stays and head angles that are not particularly slack. I also like a lowish BB, even if it sometimes means careful timing of pedal strokes among the rocks.
    that's not a criticize! especially on bb height: mine is much lower than yours... (about 300mm with a 520 mm forks, as a pike or magura thor )

    but you gain more agility with a low bb than with short chainstay... but that's a free choice for everyone!
    for the head angle, I'm sure you are doing a mistake: with a 70° head angle on a xc bike,
    you are at about 70.5° when the fork is on its sag, with your géométrie, you will be around71° when you will be on your bike... if you don't want to ride a long travel xc, you better have to decrease your head angle value for 1 or better 2°: you won't loose any ability in tight turn as you will be able to charge more efficiently your front wheel without any "loud wheel" effect...
    but that's only my opinion...
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    Just finish swapping in all the red parts. Its good to see that is still "safe" to post clean pics of our rigs in this forum without being joked about.











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    gorgeous bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.n.s
    gorgeous bike!
    Thanks.

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    Added gears and a shorter stem:

    Originally planned 2x9, but the bashring was a lot heavier than the outer ring...
    180 mm cranks still rule with gears!

    Bigger side view pic too:
    Last edited by plussa; 08-17-2009 at 02:39 AM. Reason: Added side view pic

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    nice bike!!! How's the tires? feel like getting a pair of those babies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scuderia
    nice bike!!! How's the tires? feel like getting a pair of those babies...
    Thanks! They're probably the best lightweight 2,4" tires I've tried. 550 grams each if I remember correctly. Not maybe as fast as Nobby Nics, but better cornering and grip especially when wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scuderia
    nice bike!!! How's the tires? feel like getting a pair of those babies...
    I'd say they're not the best at anything, but they are very good at everything, making them the best all purpose tire I've tried.

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    Thanks for the reply guys.

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    Here is my hard everything AM.





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    lol Thanks creeker. That brings back memories. Memories of trying to run a Smoke up front are especially vivid. The Z-Max I replaced it with is one of the best $20 I've ever invested in biking.

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    Updated

    new stuff on my bike
    fork is supposed to have 115-160mm travel and now 120mm maximum travel.
    i still ride at the bikepark in whistler with this broken fork though.

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    pro2 laced to 721 with ardent 2.6 for front
    pro2 laced to 729 with minion 2.5 for rear
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    chromag seat and chromag post for trail riding






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    nice gypsy

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    Just picked up my first real mountain bike.


    The bike is mostly a stock Schwinn sidewinder the only thing I've personally put on it is the petals I'm looking to get some new forks, and trigger/thumb shifters. and eventually switch to disc brakes.

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    Here's my contribution...






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    DMR Sidekick


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