• 02-18-2008
    rscecil007
    Here's my 07 Chameleon I just finished on Saturday:

  • 02-19-2008
    santos.
    1 Attachment(s)
    '08 Haro Flightline Comp, got it a few weeks ago and I'm loving it :thumbsup:
  • 02-19-2008
    zephyr11
    lots of black stealthy bikes...
  • 02-19-2008
    Hip
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 08' Komodo 2
    I Love It!!!!!!!!!
  • 02-20-2008
    Joe Poulsom
    Here's Mine
    Not exactly All Mountain but has done everything i've thrown at it so far.

    Frame: 2004 Scott Voltage YZ2
    Fork: 2008 Rockshox Reba Team
    Brakes: Shimano XT 2008 7"
    Cranks: Shimano XT 2008
    Front Derailleur: XT 2008
    Rear Derailleur: XT shadow 2008
    Pedals: Eggbeater C
    Stem: Some stock rubbish
    Handlebar: Stock rubbish
    Seatpost: Ritchey
    Saddle: Charge spoon
    Bottom Bracket: XT
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Headset: Some stock thing
    Grips: Lizard Moabs
    Tires: Panracer FireXC
    Wheels: Stock rubbish
    Weight: ?




  • 02-20-2008
    problematiks
    How do you like the Charge saddle?
    Nice bike btw.A Revelation (or Pike) in front would make it even more fun though.

    Marko
  • 02-20-2008
    Joe Poulsom
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by problematiks
    How do you like the Charge saddle?
    Nice bike btw.A Revelation (or Pike) in front would make it even more fun though.

    Marko

    Charge saddle's great I think, only cost me 20 and most comfortable saddle ive ridden, yet to do any 6-7 hour rides on it but i think it'll be just fine. I was thinking about putting a revelation on the front but beleive it or not it came with a 75mm fork so i didnt want to snap the headtube, also i got the Reba real cheap (Usually 370 and i got for 230).
  • 02-21-2008
    AaronZ636
    Updated my bike with a few parts since a month ago when I posted.
    -Juicy 7s (2007)
    -Thomson seatpost
    -WTB rocket V team saddle


  • 02-21-2008
    Ujin
    3 Attachment(s)
    MARIN 05 Northside Trail, stock except for a new fork :thumbsup:
  • 02-21-2008
    Luigiugueto
    rscecil: how's that chameleon doing with a longer travel fork??
  • 02-22-2008
    0range
    BFe update
    Just upgraded my Cotic BFe with:
    Hope DH Stem
    Titec Hellbent
    DMR Chain Reactor
    WTB Dissent Race




  • 02-23-2008
    blue_dragon
    2 Attachment(s)
    OK, here's mine. 2005 Kona Hoss dee-lux size 18". Z.1 FR1 fork, HFX-9 brakes (8" front, 6" rear), race face + XT drivetrain, DMR + shimano hubs on Sun ditch witch rims. Truvativ stem, handlebar and seatpost. Tire choice depends on my mood ;)

    Attachment 337233

    Attachment 337234
  • 02-23-2008
    nnn
    Here is my new creation, still in infant stages, brakes will become XT 4 pots, fork possbily an old Z1 FR and from there on it's all my imagination. Will post more as it develops :)

  • 02-23-2008
    Rhoid_buffing
    Nice! i'm getting a Kona cowan not here yet but i'll post pics as soon as possible
  • 02-23-2008
    SimonMW
    1 Attachment(s)
    My hodge potch bike. Bought it off a mate and changed a few bits and pieces here and there (such as putting Avid BB7 disc brakes on it). Not as fancy as the other bikes in this thread, but gets me from a to b :) Might take that camp looking rear mudguard off it though!
  • 02-23-2008
    koldphuzion
    Dialled Bikes Prince Albert






  • 02-23-2008
    Gauss
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hip
    I Love It!!!!!!!!!

    Very nice! Remembers me my 05 Komodo on Ano gray.

    How it feels? I mean the standover, now it has more clearance. It's a shame the 16.5 has a very large top tube for me, not to mention that if I had went for a 14 it would be a too small seat tube for climbing and all around trail riding.

    I'm still waiting my Vagrant, is taking years!

    BTW. Is that a 1.5 headtube on your Komodo?
  • 02-23-2008
    Thimk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by koldphuzion







    Love it.

    Dialed bikes, so nice.
  • 02-24-2008
    zephyr11
    koldphuzion;

    lovely PA!!!
    def got your colors sorted....

    :thumbsup:
  • 02-24-2008
    edge
  • 02-25-2008
    B@dKarma
    my ride that was stolen, but recovered last week. may not look like much, a bit old @ 7yrs, but it's still on the fast side:devil:

  • 02-25-2008
    Hip
    Komodo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gauss
    Very nice! Remembers me my 05 Komodo on Ano gray.

    How it feels? I mean the standover, now it has more clearance. It's a shame the 16.5 has a very large top tube for me, not to mention that if I had went for a 14 it would be a too small seat tube for climbing and all around trail riding.

    I'm still waiting my Vagrant, is taking years!

    BTW. Is that a 1.5 headtube on your Komodo?

    I love it. i am around 5'6" and got the 14" Frame. I love it for freeride and even goofing off with the seat down for some trials screwing around. It has a 1.5" head tube. Im a big guy at 260 so I need a beefy bike.
  • 02-25-2008
    Diomedes
    Florida AM....
    Not sure if this qualifies as "All Mountain" since we don't exactly have mountains here in FL, but it is definitely capable of putting up with some abuse, and is loads of fun. I bought the frame not knowing exactly what I was getting, but it seems quite well constructed and handles better than my old trek 4500 ever did.

    Frame: 2008 Leader 526H
    Fork: 2007 Tora 302 Uturn
    Brakes: BB7; stock shimano v-brake levers
    Cranks: FSA Dynadrive
    Front Derailleur: Hone 2007
    Rear Derailleur: Deore
    Pedals: Time Alium
    Stem: Not really sure
    Handlebar: Bontrager Crowbar (came stock on my 4500 back in 2002 :)
    Seatpost: Oval Concepts
    Saddle: Rocket V Comp
    Bottom Bracket: Some Nashbar special
    Cassette: Sram PG 850
    Headset: Cane Creek Zero Stack 6
    Grips: Crappy Nashbar grips that won't stay put
    Tires: CST chicopee... ridiculously cheap tires that I won't worry about wearing out whilst riding about campus...
    Wheels: Deore hubs and Sun SIngletrack rims




  • 02-29-2008
    problematiks
    Finally got around to build mine up (sorry for a slightly crappy pic):



    Kind of a moderatelly weight conscious but burly build, weighs a hair under 30 lbs.
    Can't wait to ride it :thumbsup:

    edit:
    A better pic taken after he maiden ride:



    I must say I'm pretty impressed with it so far.Surprisingly compliant back end and most importantly, a really fur bike to ride.Likes to jump.A lot :)

    Marko
  • 03-02-2008
    C. Alshus
    My only mtb.

  • 03-02-2008
    zephyr11
    been awhile since i last posted pics of mine...
    here it is..

    sorry a lil bit of a cam whore...























    some of my fav websites for info and vids..

  • 03-02-2008
    SLX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zephyr11
    been awhile since i last posted pics of mine...
    here it is..

    sorry a lil bit of a cam whore...
    f my fav websites for info and vids..

    Damn that is HOT! Sorry i am going to borrow some of your ideas bro.. like that cable sleeving on you rear brake cable! Don't worry I dont think I can achieve your level of hotness. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 03-03-2008
    zephyr11
    ^^^^^^^^

    thank you, glad to see someone who likes it...

    for the spiral wrap, actually my mechanic did that, i have that thing sitting at hm and didn't think of it...
    it comes in clear and black.
    do post up pics when you finish it up...

    ;)
  • 03-03-2008
    guardian86
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Byookanun
    I bought my 07 Rockhopper about 6 months ago. The only thing left on it that is stock is the frame, saddle and tubes. Everything else has been replaced.....everything. Weighs 27.8 lbs.

    Here's a list of what I have added/changed.

    FORK Manitou Relic Super with Lockout. 100mm Travel.
    HEADSET Spurs First sealed bearing.
    STEM - Race Face Deus. 100mm length, 6deg rise, 31.8mm clamp.
    HANDLEBARS Specialized carbon fiber. 31.8
    GRIPS - ODI Ruffian Lock-on.
    FRONT BRAKE Avid BB7 caliper. Hayes V8 rotor.
    REAR BRAKE - Avid BB7 caliper. Hayes V7 rotor.
    BRAKE LEVERS Avid FR-5
    FRRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore LX.
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore with Token Tiramic aluminum jockey wheels. Avid Rollamajig.
    SHIFTERS - Shimano Alivio.
    CASSETTE Shimano XT 8-Speed.
    CHAIN SRAM PC-850.
    CRANKSET FSA RPM El Toro 175 Octalink.
    CHAINRINGS Race Face Evolve.
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano XT Octalink.
    PEDALS Specialized Lo Pro Mag.
    WHEELSET/HUBS Mavic Crossride.
    SKEWERS Salsa.
    TIRES - WTB Velociraptor or Maxxis Holy Rollers.
    SEAT POST Race Face Deus.
    SEATPOST CLAMP Salsa Lip-Lock.
    CHAINSTAY PROTECTOR - Specialized.




    nice build, but can rockhoppers take that much abuse? I thought they were mostly an XC bike? how long of a fork can you put on the front of those?
  • 03-03-2008
    Byookanun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by guardian86
    nice build, but can rockhoppers take that much abuse? I thought they were mostly an XC bike? how long of a fork can you put on the front of those?

    I asume they can take as much abuse as just about anything. And yes it is an XC bike. Why would you think other wise?

    Not sure on the fork length. I'm running 100mm fork which is the same length the bike came with stock.
  • 03-03-2008
    Berkley
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Byookanun
    I asume they can take as much abuse as just about anything. And yes it is an XC bike. Why would you think other wise?

    Cuz most don't run 203mm brake rotors on XC bikes....
  • 03-03-2008
    Byookanun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Berkley
    Cuz most don't run 203mm brake rotors on XC bikes....

    I am not most.... Also the brakes have been changed since that post.
  • 03-03-2008
    butter nuts
    So many clean bikes...

    Mine's an '05 IronHorse Warrior something or another. I don't clean it aside from the moving parts and its covered in dents and scratches - the way a MTB should be.

    E-13 tensioner/guard, 175mm cranks, XTR rear deraileur/cogs, some cheap Rock Shox fork.

    I'd like a fork with more travel and some smoother/stronger wheels. I bent the **** out of my rear rim. The bike goes just about anywhere though.

    After doing National Trail and Mormon Loop in South Mountain Park. Phoenix, AZ;




    Fantasy Island, Tucson AZ.;


  • 03-04-2008
    Bobby12many
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Diomedes


    :thumbsup:

    So is that the 21" version? I just recently purchased a 19" 526h frame, and the geometry seems alot less upright than your frame.

    Clyde?
  • 03-08-2008
    zephyr11
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    might i ask where did you jump from?
  • 03-08-2008
    butter nuts
    There is a carhood iup against a rock in a wash, you can sort of see it through that bush. Front end is about 4' off the ground.
  • 03-09-2008
    airdrawn
    2008 Brodie Holeshot
    2008 Brodie holeshot.



    had the first ride today, and having not ridden a hardtail for about 2 years it was a lot fun!
  • 03-09-2008
    Diomedes
    Not a Clyde, just tall
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bobby12many
    :thumbsup:

    So is that the 21" version? I just recently purchased a 19" 526h frame, and the geometry seems alot less upright than your frame.

    Clyde?

    Yeah, it is the 21" version; I'm about 6'2" with really long legs, so anything smaller just doesn't really work that well for me. I'm only 165# fully geared up though, so definitely not a clyde. Haven't been able to put much more than about 50-75 miles on this frame yet, but I haven't found anything I don't like about it yet.
    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by the 19" having "less upright" geometry... I looked at the spec sheet and I think that the geometry was pretty close, if not identical across the size range. Maybe the top tube slants more on the smaller frames?
    You should post up pics.... I'd love to see how someone else has built up one of these frames. :D
  • 03-10-2008
    zephyr11
    butterbuts;

    thanks, now i see it, sure looks like fun..



    airdrawn;

    nice ride, but i would suggest that you try to turn your thru axle more, so that it doesn't catch anything, i had exactly the same thing (55R) and i caught a hanging branch and it pulled my whole bike down...
  • 03-10-2008
    carnage
    That is a hot Brodie:thumbsup: me like very mucho
  • 03-11-2008
    MMcG
    i agree that Brodie is hot - but watch the QR skewer - I'd point it parrallel to the ground rather than pointing down like that.
  • 03-12-2008
    brokenbikes
    This is my '05 STPzero, in fetching kermit green :thumbsup: Not nearly as nice as some of there other hardtails being shown off, but hey I like it and its served me well :)

    Pretty much all stock, apart from new ODI grips, replaced sram chain/cassette, and a basic truvativ chainguide...

  • 03-13-2008
    zephyr11
    ^^^^^^^^^^

    most impt thing is that you ride it often and it serves it's purpose...

    ;)
  • 03-13-2008
    DrNickels


    This has to be one of nicest looking bikes I've ever seen. Love orange paint schemes and I love the rims you got on that!

    What year 6500 is that? 2006?
  • 03-13-2008
    guardian86
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by airdrawn
    2008 Brodie holeshot.



    had the first ride today, and having not ridden a hardtail for about 2 years it was a lot fun!

    Sexy
  • 03-13-2008
    brokenbikes
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zephyr11

    most impt thing is that you ride it often and it serves it's purpose...

    ;)

    Exact-a-mundo ;)

    (Of course, that doesn't always stop the bike envy!)
  • 03-15-2008
    tpm7
    Here's my '07 Banshee Viento I just finished building up (still on the make-shift bike stand lol), I will mostly ride it XC but it is set up to do some AM as well.



    Setup
    Frame: '07 Banshee Viento
    Fork: '08 Fox Vanilla R
    Brakes: '08 Avid BB7
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial SL
    Bars: Race Face Evolve XC
    Stem: FSA OS-140
    Headset: Cane Creek S8
    Front Derailleur: SRAM X-9 top pull
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-9
    Shifters: SRAM X-9
    Crank: Race Face Evolve XC X-Type
    BB: Race Face Evolve XC X-Type
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet C
    Hubs: Shimano XT Center Lock
    Rims: Sun Rims DS1-XC
    Front Tire: Geax Blade
    Rear Tire: Panaracer FireXC Pro
    Seat Post: Race Face Evolve XC
    Seat: Titec Pluto
  • 03-16-2008
    bahamabluez
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here's another for the thread. '08 Gary Fisher Piranha. Wtb Weirwolf and Moto Raptor front and rear tires, azonic hotseat, lizard skins lock ons. I see a handlebar/stem/headset/brake change in the near future. It's been a lot of fun for not a lot of money.:)
  • 03-20-2008
    f0rmula
    08' Specialized Hard Rock Disc

    whats the right way to post pics on this forum?
  • 03-20-2008
    2_Tires
    I love my hardtail!














  • 03-21-2008
    jetta_mike
    Is that the P.All mountain?
  • 03-21-2008
    mwood5
    Updated w/ pics, but not completed yet....wheels and tires have been changed already.

    Frame: Giant Yukon 06 in burnt orange
    Forks: Rock Shox Reba Race w/ lockout 07
    Cranks: Shimano XT 08
    Derailers: Shimano XT F/R 07 w/ XT rapid fire shifters
    Handlebars/Stem: Easton EA70 mid rise
    Seatpost: Easton EC70
    Seat: WTB...forget the model #
    Wheelset: mavic 321 rims on xt hubs with dt spokes and nipples
    Tires: Panaracer xc pro kevlar....the ones with the yellow on them
    Brakes: Hayes calipers with Avid levers
    Pedals: Shimano clipless





    Just earlier this year, I retired my 1990 Cannondale. It had no suspension and pretty much everything swapped out with Ritchey components...bars, stem, seatpost, etc. It had the old Suntour group...man, it was nice and smooth. I guess since it was nearly 20 years old, it was durable as well.

    later,

    m
  • 03-24-2008
    bfolla06
    1 Attachment(s)
    This is my first non-walmart mountain bike. I just got it this week. So far, i love it, but i haven't been able to get it out on any trails yet. what do you guys think?

    Tonino Lamborghini Forza


    Attachment 345937

    # Frame: Custom designed 7005 aluminum with a Hydroformed Top Tube 19"
    # Fork: Zoom CH580 AMS with Adjustable Preload
    # Headset: Cane Creek Semi-integrated
    # Stem: Zoom C340 Alloy Black Extension 105 with a 25 Degree angle
    # Handlebars: MTB 155 Steel Width 620 mm Rise 50 mm
    # Grips: Velo VLG-185D2 92 mm Dual Density Rubber
    # Brakes: Promax 320 Cable Activated Disk Front & Rear
    # Brake Levers: Shimano STEF 50 Alloy
    # Front Derailleur: Shimano TZ-31
    # Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
    # Shift Levers: Shimano ST-EF50 8 Speed
    # Cassette: Shimano HG-30-8sp 13-34
    # Chain: KMC Z51 Narrow
    # Crankset: Suntour XCT-208 alloy Triple 28/38/48 170 mm
    # Bottom Bracket: YST CH-46 Semi Cartridge
    # Pedals: VP 990 Resin Body
    # Wheels: High Profile rims with Promax Alloy hubs for Alloy hubs for Disk Brakes QR Front & Rear
    # Tires: Duro 26 X 2.1 HF-888
    # Saddle: Custom Lamborghini ATB saddle
    # Seat Post: Kalloy SP-32 Alloy Black
  • 03-24-2008
    matchbox
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Santa Cruz Chameleon Frame(small)
    Fox Talas RLC
    El Camino Disc Brakes
    XTR Crank
    XTR Shifter
    XTR rear derailleur
    XT front derailuer
    Bontrager Carbon fiber handle bar/stem
    Mavic Cross ride wheelset
    Kenda tires 2.35
    Shimano pedals
    Blackspire Bashguard
  • 03-24-2008
    SLX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bfolla06
    This is my first non-walmart mountain bike. I just got it this week. So far, i love it, but i haven't been able to get it out on any trails yet. what do you guys think?

    Tonino Lamborghini Forza


    Attachment 345937

    # Frame: Custom designed 7005 aluminum with a Hydroformed Top Tube 19"
    # Fork: Zoom CH580 AMS with Adjustable Preload
    # Headset: Cane Creek Semi-integrated
    # Stem: Zoom C340 Alloy Black Extension 105 with a 25 Degree angle
    # Handlebars: MTB 155 Steel Width 620 mm Rise 50 mm
    # Grips: Velo VLG-185D2 92 mm Dual Density Rubber
    # Brakes: Promax 320 Cable Activated Disk Front & Rear
    # Brake Levers: Shimano STEF 50 Alloy
    # Front Derailleur: Shimano TZ-31
    # Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
    # Shift Levers: Shimano ST-EF50 8 Speed
    # Cassette: Shimano HG-30-8sp 13-34
    # Chain: KMC Z51 Narrow
    # Crankset: Suntour XCT-208 alloy Triple 28/38/48 170 mm
    # Bottom Bracket: YST CH-46 Semi Cartridge
    # Pedals: VP 990 Resin Body
    # Wheels: High Profile rims with Promax Alloy hubs for Alloy hubs for Disk Brakes QR Front & Rear
    # Tires: Duro 26 X 2.1 HF-888
    # Saddle: Custom Lamborghini ATB saddle
    # Seat Post: Kalloy SP-32 Alloy Black

    Thats a nice hardtail glad you were able to get a good bike. I like the hydroforming on the tubes, especially the seatstays, yet they kept them roundish. Not sure why when it comes to hardtails I don't like square-ish tubes.
  • 03-25-2008
    wagon boy
    Here is my latest toy. I was trying to ride a Santa Cruz Bullit set up for all mountain but it was simply too much bike for me.

    Setup in the pic has changed a little bit now (pics are a week or two old!)

    # Frame: 24Seven Crosser 15"
    # Fork: In the pic it is a 2006 Pike race and now it is a 07 pike 426
    # Headset: Chris King
    # Stem: Pic: Easton vice/ Now: Sunline V-One
    # Handlebars: Pic: Ea70 Monkeybar / Now: Sunline V-One 711mm wide
    # Grips: Pic: Giant Lockons / Now: ODI Rogue
    # Brakes: Pic: Elcamino's 8"front 6 inch rear / Now: Shimano XT 4 pots 8" front 7" rear
    # Chainguide: Gamut P30 (36T)
    # Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0
    # Shifter: Sram X0
    # Cassette: Shimano 11-32, just waiting on a Sram PG990 11-34
    # Crankset: Some dodgy old shimano ones that I had, Having trouble fitting my Deus XC cranks, the bike doesn't have ISCG mounts and there was some problem with the adaptor and the thingy's. Don't really know what's wrong but the shimano works for now.
    # Bottom Bracket: Shimano?
    # Pedals: Pic: Shimano DX clip/platform combo pedals / Now: DMR V8's
    # Wheels: Pic: Da Bomb wheelset Front & Rear / Now: some rhyno lite/deore/formula setup until I can decide what rims to use in my wheel buile, have a set of hadley hubs here but not sure what rims.
    # Tires: Pic: Maxxis Holy Roller rear and Minion Front / Now: Specialized Chunders 2.35's and Hutchinson Piranha's, depending on intended riding.
    # Saddle: Pic: Funn Lite / Now: SDG Belair
    # Seat Post: Thomson setback


    makes for a fun little package, a bit heavier than I'd like for now but hopefully with the new wheels It should drop a bit. Going in to weigh it tomorrow but at the time of the pic it was 15.2kg (~33lbs)



  • 03-25-2008
    Egregious Jones
    New to mtbr, here's my bike
    Howdy folks. I've just started to get back into riding after a hiatus of 10+ years. I'm riding a 1996 Merlin XLM (#XM223), it's all XTR from '96-'98, Salsa CroMoto forks (so it's *all* hard, not just the tail ;) ), lumbering Mavic CrossLink wheels, Titec 118 bars, Chris King headset, Thompson seatpost, awesome little Terry seat, and pedals that are constantly in flux (a situation I intend to resolve soon).

    I'll try to get pics up soon -- I just need to figure out how to make them smaller so I can upload them...

    Cheers,
    Steve
  • 03-25-2008
    Lacedaemon
    Details on the Seven
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by C. Alshus
    My only mtb.



    Mind giving a few details on the Sola? I haven't seen one built up as a SS. That said, one almost never sees Solas at all. Very nice bike.
  • 03-25-2008
    scrublover


    Now with a Lyrik Solo Air. C2a is ~10mm taller than the Pike/taller crown race/taller lower headset cup I was running. It'll run a bit more sag than the Pike, but I've still gained about a half degree of slackness, which I wanted.

    Yes, the frame was built with geometry designed around the Pike, but with burliness and ability to take a taller fork (like this) in the future. Gained not quite a half pound on paper, but not really noticeable.

    Mobettah!
  • 03-26-2008
    zephyr11
    ^^^^^^^^^

    looks sweet, how you like the gravitydropper?
    useful?
    been contemplating about getting 1...
  • 03-26-2008
    Bobby12many
    I have been waiting to make this post :)



    Frame: Leader 526H
    Fork: 2008 RockShox Domain 318is
    Brakes: Avid BB7
    Cranks: M751 XT w/ Big Ring Gaurd
    Front Derailleur: XT
    Rear Derailleur: XT
    Pedals:Crank Bros 5050XX
    Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite
    Handlebar: King Earl OS
    Seatpost: cheap alloy
    Saddle: Bontrager Inform RL
    Bottom Bracket: ES71 shimano
    Cassette: Shimano 11-30 8spd
    Headset: Cane Creek ZS6
    Grips: ODI Rogue LockOn
    Tires: WTB Mutano Raptor 2.4 Kevlar/DNA
    Wheels: King Earl Front, custom onyx/bontrager mustang rear
  • 03-31-2008
    Huph
    Cotic Soul. 853

    Pace RC40 forks (100 - 130) mainly XT build.

    Been hammering it for a couple of year now, and still it bigtime.

  • 03-31-2008
    Huph
    1 Attachment(s)
    Just bought this second hand.

    Slacked out (68 degree) head angle, Chromo frame - going to build it up with 20mm forks and use it for smashing through stuff.

    It is called a NZone Slacker - couple of hundred of them built here in NZ back in the day. Peeps who have them generally hold on to them.

    Will be a while before I collect the bits to get it going, but it is going to be fun.
  • 03-31-2008
    ilostmypassword
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Huph
    Cotic Soul. 853

    Pace RC40 forks (100 - 130) mainly XT build.

    Been hammering it for a couple of year now, and still it bigtime.


    Fantastic. I'm >< this close to laying down some cash on one of these beauties as a single speed. Gorgeous ride :thumbsup:
  • 03-31-2008
    Huph
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    Fantastic. I'm >< this close to laying down some cash on one of these beauties as a single speed. Gorgeous ride :thumbsup:

    You know they do the Cotic Simple - same frame, but dedicated single speed.

  • 03-31-2008
    ilostmypassword
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Huph
    You know they do the Cotic Simple - same frame, but dedicated single speed.


    Indeed :) and how sexy too. The soul is where my heart is at though.......


    I see your image is hosted on Vorb? I'm in Christchurch.
  • 03-31-2008
    Huph
    Wellington

    I'm sure you will love the Soul - I do 80 -90% of my riding on mine - the fully seldom gets out these days.
  • 03-31-2008
    ilostmypassword
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Huph
    Wellington

    I'm sure you will love the Soul - I do 80 -90% of my riding on mine - the fully seldom gets out these days.

    I'm hearing you :) I don't even have a dually :p All hardtails here :)

    Infact i had to make a choice the other week Cove handjob or Cotic soul- i chose Handjob- it should get here next week. Should be great with a 130mm fork.... i'm looking forward to it.

    Any good trails in Welly (silly question aye? it's NZ :D)

    *saves for cotic*
  • 03-31-2008
    Huph
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    I'm hearing you :) I don't even have a dually :p All hardtails here :)

    Infact i had to make a choice the other week Cove handjob or Cotic soul- i chose Handjob- it should get here next week. Should be great with a 130mm fork.... i'm looking forward to it.

    Any good trails in Welly (silly question aye? it's NZ :D)

    *saves for cotic*

    Heaps of good trails here. But you have some down there that I want to hit sometime. Wharfdale. Craigiburn.

    Handjobs are good bikes.
  • 03-31-2008
    guardian86
    just so you guys all know this thread made me trade the trace for a rockhopper. not the burliest of bikes, but it's slowly getting a burly-ish build.

    I still have a rocky mountain squishy, but I am loving the way this thing handles. reminds me of a big bmx bike.
  • 03-31-2008
    matchbox
    1 Attachment(s)
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Here`s my Hardtail that i use for an All Mountain ride.

    Frame: Santa Cruz Chameleon Small
    Fork : `08 Fox TALAS RLC 140mm
    Headset:Chris King
    Brakes: Hayes El Camino 8"Front/6"Rear
    Shifters: Shimano XTR
    Cranks: Shimano XTR
    Bottom Bracket:Shimano XT
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    Pedals: Shimano
    Stem: Bontrager stem 31.8
    Handlebar: Bontrager Carbon Fiber 31.8
    Grips: Moab
    Saddle: Bontrager
    Seatpost:Generic for now
    Cassette: Sram 11-32
    Tires: Kenda Tires 2.35
    Wheels: Mavic Cross ride
    Weight: Not to Heavy
  • 03-31-2008
    Dom87SS
    here is my 08 giant rincon. first bike i bought since i was 13. got it about 2 weeks ago now. it now has a rock shox dart 3, forte carbon bar end (ya ya ya they dont belong on MTB bikes i know), lizard skins chainstay and little cargo bag, lock on grips, and studded pedals ill be getting this week. this pic was 2 days after i got it and just took a little mile hike. oh and a new rear tube :( cause i popped it yesterday on the trail



  • 03-31-2008
    Hip
    Cool bike...good luck!!
  • 03-31-2008
    perttime
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Huph
    Cotic Soul.

    I heard the Soul (and Simple) might be a bit soft for a heavier guy who likes stiff frames. Do you have an opinion on that?
  • 04-01-2008
    x6thgearwideopen
    It seems like there is a really wide selection of chain guides out there. Could anyone recommend one for a hardrock?
  • 04-03-2008
    Huph
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by perttime
    I heard the Soul (and Simple) might be a bit soft for a heavier guy who likes stiff frames. Do you have an opinion on that?

    I'm 85kg, and been riding mine anywhere I take by 5in fully. Rock Gardens included.

    No problems in 2 and a half years of riding.

    They do a more heavy duty version, the BFe rated up to 160mm forks (The Soul is 130). Same dimensions and angles as the Soul, just more bike..



    http://www.cotic.co.uk/product/BFe.html

    I'm not connected with Cotic in any way. Just and very happy owner.
  • 04-03-2008
    galveeno
    New hardtail
    Man, I just picked up my first hardtail after riding full suss for time and i've got to say I'm pleasantly surprised!
    Its a Giant xtc c1, Light as a feather and seems to soak it up although haven't given it beans yet!

    17"
    Frame
    T700 carbon composite
    Forks
    Fox 32 F80 RL
    80mm travel, Preload, Rebound, lock out
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XTR
    Front Derailleur
    Shimano XT
    Shifters
    Shimano XT 27 speed RapidFire Plus
    Chainset
    Shimano XT Hollowtech II 22/32/44
    Bottom Bracket
    Shimano XT Hollowtech II
    Chain
    Shimano HG73
    Freewheel
    Shimano XT 11-32
    Stem
    RaceFace Evolve XC ahead
    Handlebars
    RaceFace Evolve XC
    Front Brake
    Avid Juicy 7 hydraulic disc
    Rear Brake
    Avid Juicy 7 hydraulic disc
    Rims
    Mavic XM819 UST
    Front Hub
    DT Cerit
    Rear Hub
    DT Cerit
    Spokes
    DT competition
    Tyres
    Hutchinson Piranha 26x2.0'' tubeless
    Saddle
    WTB Silverado SLT Ti rails
    Seatpost
    RaceFace Evolve XC
    Pedals
    Shimano SPD M540
    Grips
    Giant

    All standard UK spec but if anyone can recommend any improvements I'm all ears:thumbsup:
  • 04-03-2008
    stefanb
    Umm ok.

  • 04-04-2008
    L'il Matt
    I always wanted a Kona...
  • 04-04-2008
    mtnbiker62
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    Dialled Bikes Alpine
    I finally got tired of the snow, and made the 350 mile drive to Hurricane, Utah last weekend. This was the maiden voyage of my new all-mountain hardtail...the Dialled Bikes Alpine.
  • 04-04-2008
    Kyle509
    That Dialled Bikes hardtail looks great.. is it steel?
  • 04-04-2008
    Gambledook
    yer indeed it is

    any idea how much the frame weighs, comes in black too right?
  • 04-04-2008
    mtnbiker62
    Steel it is!
    Frame weight is around 5.5 lbs, and it also comes in metallic black...sort of a black chrome.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gambledook
    yer indeed it is

    any idea how much the frame weighs, comes in black too right?

  • 04-05-2008
    Phil S


    My Cotic BFe in small.
  • 04-05-2008
    perttime
    My project is still a bit unfinished.


    (I've posted the pic elsewhere too: http://forums.mtbr.com/custom-builders-other-manufacturers/2soulscycles-german-853-steel-bikes-330873.html)

    So far:
    2soulscycles frame
    Marz. 2004 Z1 FR
    Mavic 721 on Marzocchi hub
    Thomson post
    Holzefeller bar
    LX BB/cranks
    Blackspire chainring and bashring
  • 04-05-2008
    zephyr11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Phil S


    My Cotic BFe in small.




    did you have a bmw park before?


    sweet rides everyone!!!
    keep em comin...


    :thumbsup:
  • 04-06-2008
    Phil S
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zephyr11
    did you have a bmw park before?

    Nope, my last bike was kinda similar (Azonic DS-1).. How come?
  • 04-06-2008
    edge
    That BFE is so nice. Too bad the us dollar is so weak, cause I'd be buying one for sure... It's like $1,000 in the US for that frame...
  • 04-06-2008
    DirtyJersey
    4 Attachment(s)
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    Attachment 349720
    My Azonic AM hardtail
    I would like to take credit for building it, but i can't. I did add that custom bottle holder though! sweet!!! lol
  • 04-07-2008
    Huph
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Phil S


    My Cotic BFe in small.

    Nice
  • 04-07-2008
    zephyr11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Phil S
    Nope, my last bike was kinda similar (Azonic DS-1).. How come?


    my bad, thought you were someone else...

    :p



    but that's def a sweet ride!
    was half thinkin of staying on a steel frame, but it's really a little on the heavy side...

    my current one is at 2.8kgs (on paper), i'm thinkin closer to 3kgs.
    making my bike a drag to go up.
  • 04-07-2008
    Gauss
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  • 04-07-2008
    Sars11.8
    i feel the poorness man. i have my FR DH and AM in one bike. i just use an ironhorse yakuza bakuto for everything. including urban and DJ. it is almost exactly the same as that chimpira up there.

    Dropoff
    X.7
    BB5's
    fairly unimpressive but it will teke a hit like no body's bidness

    it is really quite foolish
  • 04-07-2008
    DWF
    There can be only one.....
  • 04-07-2008
    perttime
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DWF
    There can be only one.....

    :thumbsup:
    I suspect yours is the only one in existence....:p
  • 04-07-2008
    Gauss
    Is it yours? When are Knolly going to take it seriously?
  • 04-07-2008
    dogonfr
    Knolly is technology before marketing. :band:
  • 04-08-2008
    AaronZ636



    I have my profile cranks and sprocket coming in the mail soon. Can't wait!
  • 04-08-2008
    Hip
    Drooling<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DWF
    There can be only one.....

    Ive been considering pulling the trigger on one...BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
  • 04-08-2008
    antonio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AaronZ636



    I have my profile cranks and sprocket coming in the mail soon. Can't wait!

    Nice bike. :thumbsup: That looks like a burly build for a Rockhopper. How's it ride? What fork are you running?

    Ant