• 03-07-2017
    Calvin650b
    Here is my newest and first mountain bike actually. Its a Jamis dragon pro 650b 27.5
  • 03-08-2017
    felix1776
    I'm so glad to have found this thread. After going to my LBS last weekend and looking at the price for new FS rigs, I'm pretty sure my next bike is going to be a AMHT. I've really been eyeing the Guerrilla Gravity Pedalhead. I'm surprised I haven't seen one posted here.
  • 03-10-2017
    stumpynerd
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    One bike to rule them all. Pedalhead.
  • 03-10-2017
    Calvin650b
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stumpynerd View Post
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    One bike to rule them all. Pedalhead.

    Badass bike man, how many mm you running in front ?? And tire width too if you don't mind. Just getting some ideas. I run 140mm on my dragon pro and I'm thinking of 2.4's instead of the stock 2.1's. thanks man
  • 03-10-2017
    stumpynerd
    Running 140mm pike, I9 Hubs laced with 40mm internal rims, 27.5, 3.0 width Specialized Purgatory tires. You can pick up pedalhead steel frame for about $900 bucks Made in Denver.

    65degree ha, super short stays. Stiff but supple. Climbs excellent and able to clean more things than my stumpy evo.
  • 03-10-2017
    stumpynerd
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gg5CV1GZKo

    Video of my pedalhead in action.
  • 03-10-2017
    Calvin650b
    Awesome man !! That is definitely a bike made for the mountain. I just picked up the Jamis dragon pro, the frame is a 853 Reynolds steel. Hoping to see what it can handle soon. I just gotta get rid of those 2.1 tires lol Heres a better pic of mine.

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  • 03-10-2017
    stumpynerd
    Check out the specialized 2.6 purgatories 27.5. Not sure if those would fit or not in your dragon frame/fork.
  • 03-10-2017
    Davidfs
    They probably won't fit if you need mud clearance, I've got a dragon pro as well, it's definitely built like a tank! I swapped the fork on mine for an x fusion slant though, I'm running 140mm of travel and enjoying the extra stiffness of the 34mm stanchions.
  • 03-10-2017
    Calvin650b
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davidfs View Post
    They probably won't fit if you need mud clearance, I've got a dragon pro as well, it's definitely built like a tank! I swapped the fork on mine for an x fusion slant though, I'm running 140mm of travel and enjoying the extra stiffness of the 34mm stanchions.

    What tires are you running man ?? And how do you like your dragon pro ?!? I just got it about 2 weeks ago. Do you use the dragon as a more aggressive trail or more xc ? Thanks man
  • 03-10-2017
    Davidfs
    I'm running 2.25 Nobby Nick/ Racing Ralph that I got a for a steal, I'll be bumping up a size whenever they are worn out though.
    I ride mine pretty hard, it's my only mountain bike and I've taken it on multiple trails where my riding buddies say I need to bring a FS bike...
    I've had it almost a year now, and have several upgrades:
    1x conversion with Race Face Turbine Crank,
    X-Fusion fork (came with a Fox 32, looks like yours has a RS thigh?)
    KS Southpaw dropper remote
    ODI grips (much softer)
    Brooks Cadmium saddle
    50mm stem


  • 03-11-2017
    felix1776
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stumpynerd View Post
    Attachment 1125886Attachment 1125887

    One bike to rule them all. Pedalhead.

    Awesome! I was really curious about how they climb. I need all the climbing help i can get. I love the look of those.

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  • 03-12-2017
    Calvin650b
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Davidfs View Post
    I'm running 2.25 Nobby Nick/ Racing Ralph that I got a for a steal, I'll be bumping up a size whenever they are worn out though.
    I ride mine pretty hard, it's my only mountain bike and I've taken it on multiple trails where my riding buddies say I need to bring a FS bike...
    I've had it almost a year now, and have several upgrades:
    1x conversion with Race Face Turbine Crank,
    X-Fusion fork (came with a Fox 32, looks like yours has a RS thigh?)
    KS Southpaw dropper remote
    ODI grips (much softer)
    Brooks Cadmium saddle
    50mm stem





    Nice man, I wish the picture worked :/ haha but how do you like that x fusion ??
  • 03-17-2017
    wickedmtb
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    Ragley Mmmbop.
    My rat rod, all mountain bike build up :)
    Rapidly becoming the funnest bike to ride in my stable...

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  • 03-17-2017
    targnik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wickedmtb View Post
    My rat rod, all mountain bike build up :)
    Rapidly becoming the funnest bike to ride in my stable...

    Attachment 1127051Attachment 1127050Attachment 1127052Attachment 1127053Attachment 1127054

    How much does it weigh? (w/dual crown)

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  • 03-18-2017
    wickedmtb
    Not sure on weight.
    My scale is out of batteries, I will post up soon.
  • 03-19-2017
    thedrizzle




    Just finished building this rig up. She's a beast.

    Ragley piglet
    Manitou mattoc expert
    Xt 1x11 drivetrain (slx cranks)
    Hope / flow mk3 wheelset
    Hope tech e4 brakes
    Brand x dropper
  • 03-19-2017
    TugboatComplex
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wickedmtb View Post
    Not sure on weight.
    My scale is out of batteries, I will post up soon.

    Who cares what it weighs, bad ass bike!
  • 03-19-2017
    slipperyb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thedrizzle View Post




    Just finished building this rig up. She's a beast.

    Ragley piglet
    Manitou mattoc expert
    Xt 1x11 drivetrain (slx cranks)
    Hope / flow mk3 wheelset
    Hope tech e4 brakes
    Brand x dropper

    Looks good! Reminds me of raw finished frame, which I have always liked. How long have you have had that dropper? How do you like it?


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  • 03-19-2017
    TugboatComplex
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  • 03-19-2017
    VTSession
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    I just finished building my Chromag Surface and enough snow had melted so I could ride it today. This bike rips!
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  • 03-19-2017
    thedrizzle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by slipperyb View Post
    Looks good! Reminds me of raw finished frame, which I have always liked. How long have you have had that dropper? How do you like it?


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    Cheers mate. I have only had the bike complete for a week and a handful of rides, so it is hard to give a good review of the dropper. First impressions are good, quick action, comfortable lever, no sag (like my reverb) and looks very well made. My mate has had the same for a couple of months and hasn't had any issues. For less than half the price of other droppers i am happy with it.
  • 03-26-2017
    Helmetless
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    My TransAM Frankenstein

    Check out a short video of the specs here:
    https://youtu.be/R1ziFYJJtyk
  • 03-29-2017
    ameldorf
    Pieced this together recently.



    Frame: On-One Inbred
    Fork: 2010 Rockshox Revelation RLT 130mm w/ RCT3 damper and Bottomless Token
    Stem: Kore 0 degree 30mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
    Handlebar: Raceface 35mm Atlas
    Grips: Race Face Half Nelson
    Brakes: Shimano XT M8000
    Rotors: Shimano XT 160mm w/ Ice-Tech
    Shifter: Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR w/ 1up RAD Derailleur Cage
    Cassette: Shimano XT w/ 1up 42t/16t cogs
    Crank: Shimano XTR w/ 1up 32t ring
    Chain Guard: MRP Mini G4 BB Mount
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR BB93
    Pedals: Shimano XT clipless
    Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
    Seatpost: KS Lev
    Wheels: Azonic Outlaws
    QR Skewers: KCNC Titanium
    Tires: Maxxis Crossmark w/ Stan's No Tubes
  • 03-29-2017
    Helmetless
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ameldorf View Post
    Pieced this together recently.



    Frame: On-One Inbred
    Fork: 2010 Rockshox Revelation RLT 130mm w/ RCT3 damper and Bottomless Token
    Stem: Kore 0 degree 30mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
    Handlebar: Raceface 35mm Atlas
    Grips: Race Face Half Nelson
    Brakes: Shimano XT M8000
    Rotors: Shimano XT 160mm w/ Ice-Tech
    Shifter: Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR w/ 1up RAD Derailleur Cage
    Cassette: Shimano XT w/ 1up 42t/16t cogs
    Crank: Shimano XTR w/ 1up 32t ring
    Chain Guard: MRP Mini G4 BB Mount
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR BB93
    Pedals: Shimano XT clipless
    Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
    Seatpost: KS Lev
    Wheels: Azonic Outlaws
    QR Skewers: KCNC Titanium
    Tires: Maxxis Crossmark w/ Stan's No Tubes

    Looking good! It's weird to conceive one would miss seeing 26" wheels...

    Cheers!
  • 04-14-2017
    ice29
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    The last of the Taros
    Bought this 2015 Kona Taro 1.5 years ago - L size (182cm guy here), used 4 months, as new condition, 1/2 price (guy wanted to try AM hardtail, so bought cheap Taro, liked it and bought the new expensive Honzo afterwards) - I am a roadie/CX guy, never had MTB before so wanted to try one, something that should be fun, no fiddling with rear-suspension (loosing too much time with maintenance of other 4 bikes already)...
    After 1.5 years I enjoy riding this MTB more than the other bikes :) Take the road bike out into the mountains on nice sunny days now. Taro is real fun! Was into competitive road bike rides/races before, but going outdoor with the bike, not having to hold tempo and go full gas all the time and enjoying everything around is definitely more pleasure. Of course not so comfy as some F/S that I tried, but coming from road bikes I like stiffer back when climbing. It's also fun to hit trails here in Switzerland with a HT, cause 99% of the people ride some fancy expensive carbon F/S bike, so this one looks like an outsider :)

    Changed lots of stock components - handlebars to Kore red riser ones, stock stem to 60mm red FUNN stem, pedals to Reverse red flats, RD to 11spd XT, brakes to XT, crankset to 170mm XT with 30mm RF N/W chainring, cassette to 11-40 Sunrace, saddle to Fizik MTB, rear QR to DTswiss (pity it's not thru axle...)

    Next upgrades def. 11-46 in the back (lots of long climbs here), dropper seatpost (probably FOX Transfer, but the price...), new wheelset (these stock ones are heavy and can't go tubeless) and want to also buy a new fork. This stock 130mm Sektor Silver is OK - had it tuned up a little with different oil, now damps better then before - but want to go Pike/Yari/Fox34 instead when this one needs next service (can't do it myself and it's pretty expensive here in SUI) - just don't know which one and if I can maybe go 140mm, without compromising steep climbs...
  • 04-14-2017
    NordieBoy
    If the Taro was single speedable, I'd get one.
  • 04-16-2017
    lond
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    Hardcore fleet

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  • 04-18-2017
    stumpynerd
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1132415

    Another Granite shot of Pedalhead.
  • 04-20-2017
    sshapiro112
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    Steel is real
    Recently finished this build with the intentions of finding all things steep and gnarly in south western PA. I'm Running this '17 Nimble 9 with 35mm iw Spank Oozy rims (27.5) on Hope hubs with 2.8 in Specialized Butcher and Slaughter in the front and back respectively.

    Fork is a 15x100 X-fusion Trace Rl2 set @ 140mm
    Attachment 1132753
  • 04-20-2017
    Collins
    @shapiro -- Make sure to get to Blue Knob. State forest side has phenomenal climbs/descents, rocks. Resort side has ~20 miles of rocky tech and tight stuff. Best trails west of Rothrock.
  • 04-22-2017
    Yalerider
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    2017 Diamondback Sync'r 130mm Rockshox Recon Solo Air, added fenders KS Eten dropper seatpost with Lefty lever.
  • 04-23-2017
    mbogosia
    Beautiful bike man!



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sshapiro112 View Post
    Recently finished this build with the intentions of finding all things steep and gnarly in south western PA. I'm Running this '17 Nimble 9 with 35mm iw Spank Oozy rims (27.5) on Hope hubs with 2.8 in Specialized Butcher and Slaughter in the front and back respectively.

    Fork is a 15x100 X-fusion Trace Rl2 set @ 140mm
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  • 04-24-2017
    loki0278
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  • 04-25-2017
    loki0278
    Well, don't ask me how to rotate this pic. It was taken normally
  • 05-10-2017
    Calvin650b


    UCSC action
  • 05-10-2017
    Radioinactive
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  • 05-10-2017
    Radioinactive
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by loki0278 View Post

    FTFY, excellent bike man, really really cool

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  • 05-11-2017
    scrublover
  • 05-11-2017
    Carl Mega
    ^ SL - good looking rig. Is that what your 26+ DHF's going on?
  • 05-13-2017
    Mumen Rider
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    Giant Iguana xc
  • 05-16-2017
    LJ94
    2 Attachment(s)
    Rockhopper Sport '17
  • 05-18-2017
    targnik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LJ94 View Post

    Think you're looking for the XC 29er thread [emoji13]

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  • 05-18-2017
    targnik
    [emoji109]

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  • 05-19-2017
    NordieBoy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    Think you're looking for the XC 29er thread [emoji13]

    It's got flats, must be an all-mountain.
  • 05-19-2017
    stumpynerd
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFlBRz3D9po

    Hitting Sheep Mountain on pedalhead.
  • 05-31-2017
    Calvin650b
    Looks like a pretty smooth trail :) push that pedalhead haha
  • 05-31-2017
    noot
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    Now that my honzo has a pike, I guess it's AM.

    Honzo ti
    Pike rct3 DPA
    Saint brakes, XTR/XT drivetrain
    Nextie 33mm internal hoops, cx-rays, hope front DT rear
    Nobby Nic 2.6s or Magic Mary/Rock Razor
    Lev Ti

    Best bike I've ever owned, and my only bike.




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  • 06-01-2017
    Davidfs
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Calvin650b View Post
    Nice man, I wish the picture worked :/ haha but how do you like that x fusion ??

    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I'm loving the fork, but I wish the frame was longer/ slacker! What fork are you using? Mine came stock with a white fox32
  • 06-01-2017
    kiwim5
    1 Attachment(s)
    Finished building this up last night from bits and pieces laying around plus a few bargains, though the wheels are a tad pricey.
    Attachment 1140150
  • 06-12-2017
    Magnuts
    Razors Edge, near Canmore AB. Surly Instigator




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  • 06-12-2017
    Smithhammer
    Advocate Hayduke:





  • 06-15-2017
    chelboed






  • 06-16-2017
    s0ckeyeus
    1 Attachment(s)
    Catching a little air off a stump near my house on my '16 DB Mason Comp. This bike continues to be a lot of fun.

    Attachment 1142287
  • 06-17-2017
    jhazard
    Dartmoor Primal Plus, finally up and running.

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  • 07-02-2017
    felix1776
    I've been eyeing those Masons. They have a really nice spec list for the price.
  • 07-03-2017
    cpt_america
    Niner Ros 9, single speed

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  • 07-11-2017
    Jaysrubi



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  • 07-13-2017
    pjames12
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pablov View Post
    My Dartmoor Primal Plus.

    Attachment 1095396
    Attachment 1095397

    Looking at this frame for a potential build...how does it climb?
  • 07-13-2017
    Deartist7
    Oh my...
    That's gorgeous man, great job.
  • 07-13-2017
    jhazard
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pjames12 View Post
    Looking at this frame for a potential build...how does it climb?

    Not bad. The short back tends to let the front lift a bit in steeper situations, not bad, but it's there. IMO, the handling in turns and descending make it worth the trade off.
  • 07-13-2017
    pjames12
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    Not bad. The short back tends to let the front lift a bit in steeper situations, not bad, but it's there. IMO, the handling in turns and descending make it worth the trade off.

    Thanks...thinking I'm going to pull the trigger on it. Looks like I have to order it from a distributor in Canada who will ship to me (I'm in the US), which kind of sucks, but for the price, geo, and specs (boost) can't beat it.
  • 07-13-2017
    jhazard
    Purchased mine via ebay, took a couple weeks but no biggie.
  • 07-22-2017
    Carlos Vicente
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  • 07-22-2017
    6foot4
    Why do you guys continue to stay with the hardtail? Just curious
  • 07-23-2017
    Ross1200
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 6foot4 View Post
    Why do you guys continue to stay with the hardtail? Just curious

    I've tried numerous fs bikes with the thought of 'upgrading' to one but every time I go back to my hardtail I seem to have more fun. That's why I've stuck with mine.


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  • 07-23-2017
    NordieBoy
    Hard tails are cheaper and lower maintenance without losing out on the fun angle.
  • 07-23-2017
    Carlos Vicente
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 6foot4 View Post
    Why do you guys continue to stay with the hardtail? Just curious

    I have both a hardtail and a full suspension, this is my 4th hardtail built, while my Specialized FSR I've only upgraded a few parts.

    I do seem to ride a lot more my hardtail bike than the full suspension, could possibly be because of where I live is mostly singletrack, my personal opinion this is where a hardtail shines over a full suspension.

    There is just something about that firm backend that I enjoy.
  • 07-23-2017
    bitflogger
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 6foot4 View Post
    Why do you guys continue to stay with the hardtail? Just curious

    I don't ride our Honzo exclusively but love the versatility and performance for pumpy and small jumpy terrain. I love it for driveway to trailhead rides. It's also good for short distance commuter use.
  • 07-23-2017
    Smithhammer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 6foot4 View Post
    Why do you guys continue to stay with the hardtail? Just curious

    Because with a 140mm fork, 150mm dropper post, slacked-out geo and 2.8" tires, it does everything I need a mtn bike to do, and does it well. There are different ways to push your skills - I generally prefer to do so by simplifying, rather than complicating. Friends I ride with scratch their head at this all the time - until I'm waiting for them at the bottom of the ride.

  • 07-23-2017
    l.j.silver
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 6foot4 View Post
    Why do you guys continue to stay with the hardtail? Just curious

    it's fun!!!

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  • 07-24-2017
    OliSS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Because with a 140mm fork, 150mm dropper post, slacked-out geo and 2.8" tires, it does everything I need a mtn bike to do, and does it well. There are different ways to push your skills - I generally prefer to do so by simplifying, rather than complicating. Friends I ride with scratch their head at this all the time - until I'm waiting for them at the bottom of the ride.


    That bike is hot! What frame?
  • 07-24-2017
    Smithhammer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OliSS View Post
    That bike is hot! What frame?

    Thanks. It's an Advocate "Hayduke."
  • 07-24-2017
    Mumen Rider
    i have both, the hardtail is more fun while the FS is a better/faster performer.

    I will always have both but i use the hardtail twice as much as the FS
  • 07-25-2017
    OwenM
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    Why hardtail?
    'Cause a) I have an almost unreasonable love for my Yelli Screamy, and b) the FS build I have drawn up on paper will cost over $6k :p


    While I'm here...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    May get an Arch Mk3 and new lowers for a thru-axle up front at some point, but this is about as all-mountainy as it needs to be for around here
    ----
    2016 Yelli Screamy with 120mm Reba, Guide RS with Saint rotors, Arch EX/DT350 with Team Issue XR3 2.2r/XR4 2.3f, and a shimmed KS Lev 27.2.

    Haha. What-ever.
    Still 120mm, but thru-axle lowers and "RCT3" conversion for the fork, Flow Mk3/XR4 front, Arch Mk3/XR3 rear, 30.9/125mm Lev Integra with a Wolftooth ReMote, and a Syntace Megaforce stem. Converted to SS(with a climbing gear) after just a few rides, and all was beautiful for a little while, but I just put gears back on it, and...well, now I'm shopping for a more aggressive rear tire, have added another bottomless token to the fork, and am looking at buying a 140mm Pike or 34.
    That 120mm Reba with upgraded dampers has actually been great for our rough, twisty trails at relatively low speeds, but is getting overwhelmed on rocky and rooty downhills as I've increased the speed, and started plowing over stuff that I had been avoiding or winding my way through.
    Attachment 1148317
    May be a bit heavier and slacker in another week or two ;)
  • 07-25-2017
    jhazard
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 6foot4 View Post
    Why do you guys continue to stay with the hardtail? Just curious

    Personally, I don't really "stay" with it. I have a 6.5 inch trail bike that is my main squeeze. Try as I like, the hard tail will never be as fast or versatile as the FS bike, but the fun part is trying to get it there.

    I have an attraction to them I can't really explain, other than I started one in the 90's, so maybe a bit of a nostalgia factor is at play too.

    But the bottom line is fun. More, different fun.
  • 08-07-2017
    Carl Mega
  • 08-07-2017
    cameden
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    couple new ones of the ROS9, got her some new rubber recently.
  • 08-15-2017
    dallasdownunder
    2 Attachment(s)
    New Bike for My Son
    Built up a Brand X HT01
    Attachment 1152200Attachment 1152201

    Some parts off my Giant Trance Adv - Rockshox Sektor Gold 140mm
    X9 Rear Der - Sunrace 11-42 10 Speed
    XT Brakes