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    I just built this one last night. Getting to take it around the block this morning I already put a setback post and shorter stem on.
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    what the hell is going on in this pic?
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    a lot of photoshop lol
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    lighting feels weird 'cause he used fill flash. no shooping here.

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    I don't photoshop my images, just used some puny little flash to fill in a bit, otherwise it's just contrast and exposure for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groffball
    I just built this one last night. Getting to take it around the block this morning I already put a setback post and shorter stem on.
    Is that a 19"?

    How's the taller fork feel on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Is that a 19"?

    How's the taller fork feel on it?
    Thats a 17". I actually just built up this bike so yesterday was its first ride. I like the taller fork on it. My other bike only runs a 100mm fork, I've tried a longer fork and just don't like it, but this one rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groffball
    Thats a 17". I actually just built up this bike so yesterday was its first ride. I like the taller fork on it. My other bike only runs a 100mm fork, I've tried a longer fork and just don't like it, but this one rocks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Manji
    Thanks!

    It rides absolutely awesome. Big difference to my old Spec. P.All Mountain with alu frame.
    I really like the advantage steel frames give me. Handles very well in technical and gnarly terrain.
    With the new Fox float the bike is lighter than Spec. as well, 27.8lbs to be more precise.

    I was looking at the CORE (Surge as frame only), but found this more agile.


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    thanks for the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed



    Awesome. I see you have zip ties around your cables, by chance is yours one of the ones with a backwards cable stop? Mine was. I really would like to at some point get a better fork for it. The one on it works ok, but has no adjustment really besides the travel adj. and is a little on the soft side for me (190lbs) I'm really debating between getting a 120mm fork or getting a bigger for that has a travel adjustment. When I built it up I was amazed at how light it turned out, aside from the brick of a fork on it. Its pretty light
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    Just picked this up last week, 09 Trek 4300...loving it!!






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    Groffball and chelboed Sweet bikes.
    I built up a black 04? Komodo FX with a 130mm Manitou Sherman fork for a friend of mine. It's a great feeling bike. I really like the geometry with the longer fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herm99
    Just picked this up last week, 09 Trek 4300...loving it!!
    The paint job on that thing is SIIICK!!!

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    My Beater




    And my original hardtail/fixed fork...


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    Here is my Santa Cruz Chameleon

    Specs:
    Frame: 07 Santa Cruz Chameleon (L)
    Fork: Fox Vanilla 32 RLC, 140mm
    Wheels: Sun Ryno Lite, XT Hubs, 32h
    Brakes: 185 Avid BB7's front and rear
    Tires: Maxxis Minion 2.3
    Cranks: Shimano Hone, 22/36/RaceFace Bash (converted 3 ring,
    should have got the 2 ring Hone, but it seems ok)
    Black Spire Stinger (replaced the roller for one with bearings on both sides)
    Pedals: Shimano SPD with resin cages (M somethings)
    Bars: Salsa Moto Ace
    Shifters: Some old shimano 8spds
    Levers: Deore
    Grips: Oury (non-lock)
    Stem: Race Face Diabolus 70mm
    Headset: Race Face
    Derailleurs: XTR front and rear
    Cluster: Shimano XT (I think) 8spd 11-30
    Post: From a Specialized Epic
    Seat: Sette Amp
    Intellibell Hiker Warning System (on right grip)

    I tried to keep this on a budget and think I did pretty well, came in just under 1300 I think. The frame was an 07 clearance from Phat Cycles, the fork and headset were a price point sale (maybe jenson, don't recall), same for the wheelset. The derailleurs, stem, bars, post and cluster were great ebay scores. Believe it's about 32lbs, but I hope to go ghetto tubeless soon.

    Rides great - havent seen need to adjust it much of any. The cheap wheels hold up well, and I love the fork. I am 165 and ride with the med spring and a load of rebound. Blasts down hills, handles rough stuff well and climbs better than I hoped. I wouldn't hesitate to do some xc on it either, pretty comfortable.

    Nothing big in the way of drops (like just under 2' max) - so the med spring has been perfect, I still generally have 2cm of travel left. I hope to get it to Diablo before halloween. Never been downhill, but they are supposed to have some trails that are ok for hardtails now - I'd be game to try worse. I would put the heavy spring in for that.

    They are my first discs, but I think the BB7's are awesome - I can pretty much lock with one finger; they seem to modulate fine. Though as people say, they squeal like Ned Beatty when they're wet.
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    Sorry, that was phat tire.

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    Scale 70

    Here is my Scale 70

    I am an old hardtail rider who remembers rigid forks.

    These new fangled shocks and disc brakes are pretty cool!

    I bought this Scale 70 because the frame is the same aluminum up to the 40 and the same geometry as the carbon version. The bike also looked very familar and feels like an old friend.

    I chucked the Alex 24 wheels in the shed and mounted a set of Mavic Crosstrails with Kenda tubeless tires. Avid BB7 mechanical disks, levers and I moved up to XT components. The front fork was upgraded to a Rock Shox Race Recon Solo Air and I also added a Thompson Elite 0-degree seat post but kept the Scott seat.

    Rides great, very responsive, likes to accelerate. It's a keeper!

    Hung it on the LBS scale - just a hair over 26lbs as pictured.
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    Wow, now there's a 26lb rocket lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Wow, now there's a 26lb rocket lol
    Back when I was a kid bikes weighed 50lbs and we had inner tubes that we had to blow up with our own hot air.

    We also had to ride up hill both ways in the snow...but that's another story.

    This ain't no rocket...it's an ICBM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally Scale
    Here is my Scale 70

    I am an old hardtail rider who remembers rigid forks.

    These new fangled shocks and disc brakes are pretty cool!

    I bought this Scale 70 because the frame is the same aluminum up to the 40 and the same geometry as the carbon version. The bike also looked very familar and feels like an old friend.

    I chucked the Alex 24 wheels in the shed and mounted a set of Mavic Crosstrails with Kenda tubeless tires. Avid BB7 mechanical disks, levers and I moved up to XT components. The front fork was upgraded to a Rock Shox Race Recon Solo Air and I also added a Thompson Elite 0-degree seat post but kept the Scott seat.

    Rides great, very responsive, likes to accelerate. It's a keeper!

    Hung it on the LBS scale - just a hair over 26lbs as pictured.
    Are we still in the AllMountain forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Are we still in the AllMountain forum?
    Are we in Kansas? LOL!

    From what I have been seeing the "All Mountain" bikes are motocross bikes without the engine...

    I saw "Hardtail, post yours" and figured this was home for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally Scale
    Are we in Kansas? LOL!
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Are we still in the AllMountain forum?
    I'll start wondering if someone posts a road bike...

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    hey ive done all mountain on a road bike.. not fun, that hardtail's alright by me
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    Here's my Iron Horse Yakuza Waka Gashira. Same frame as the pre-2008 Chimpira and Bakuto, but with a retina-burning paintjob.

    It started out like this:



    But now it looks like this:



    I originally purchased this bike from Amazon (of all places) in a kind of offer I couldn't refuse situation. They ended up kicking an extra 20% off due to a bent derailer hanger (the customer service person didn't know what I was talking about, and just handed out a discount that sounded generous). Final price for the original complete bike was ~$300. I don't think I want to total up how much I've spent on it since then.

    It's original purpose was something to bash around with at Bootleg during a bachelor party weekend. The low end parts spec really stood out though, and some upgrades were necessary. Currently the only original part left is the headset cups. In retrospect, it really wasn't that good of a deal, but it rides great now. The specs should be pretty easy to figure out from the detail shots below.

    Hopefully this will help with the relative lack of good Yakuza HT (or Hard Tail, for indexing purposes) pictures on the forums.

    And some detail shots: (click to enlarge)



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    08 DB Response

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    Mine..

    Fairly basic, but it's not bad for a first bike :P



    and in Action..


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    Here's mine... Banshee








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    ^^^^^^^^


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    I love the Banshee's.

    If the damn Yakuza frame wasn't working out so well I would have replaced it with a Viento long ago.

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    Here are the latest pics of my Komodo now that I've ridden it for a week or two and changed some stuff. I really like the Revelation fork on this bike. I can crank it down to 100mm and it rides like an XC bike or top it out at 130mm and bomb down a hill
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    Some really nice bikes in here!

    I feel mine is coming along nicely. Once I have my new wheelset on and a new fork next year, I should be about done. Just got the SLX RD last night. It got rid of my chainslap and the RD doesn't hit the chainstay anymore. Hurray!



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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


    me likey!!!!

    i'm sure it'll be perfect next year with those that you plan to add...
    updated pics when it happens pls!


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    - cove hummer xc titanium frame
    - middleburn crank
    - raceface bottom bracket
    - lx gearkit, chainrings & cassette
    - hope mini mono disc brakes front & rear
    - club roost hubs & mavic rims
    - bomber forks
    - fsa headset
    - kore stem
    - club roost bars
    - wellgo pedals
    - yeti grips
    - extremely lightweight seatpost & seat (will have to check to be sure of brands)


    currently in build....

    pics up when finished

    this is my first post here btw, heyz

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    Another '08 Banshee

    Banshee rocks! Here's my Scratch set-up for SS AM duty. It's built-up with a mix of BMX and DH parts. I can literally ride this thing almost anywhere.
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    Interesting, are those 24 in rims?

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    I think banshee is only 26", isnt it?
    But it really looks like a 24"

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    doublewides!??!?!?

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    Scratch

    Banshee designed the Scratch and Morphine to be run on 24's, 24/26, or 26's. I wanted to run 3" tires so I went with 24" Doublewides, but decided to try the 2.6 Nokians first. Glad I did, as I can just fit the 2.6's with the rear wheel almost slammed. And although the frame would accept the 3"ers, I'd have to have the axle much further back for mud clearance.

    I really dig this bike and the 24's. Drop the seat and I can ride this thing up/over/down anything - it's like a big BMX bike. Move up to full leg extension and I've put in 30-milers!

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    Been awhile since I posted !

    Snapped this pic after a quick Post-hose down dryoff ride the other night. Hoping to get some Slicks and a Gravity Dropper for Xmas

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    Little old but strong bike.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Work in progress...should be finished mid-week:











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    What travel is that 55? 140mm? 150mm? I hope it's not a 160mm.
    That frame is nice! I had one, but since I'm short and I had a 16.5" frame was too big for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gauss
    What travel is that 55? 140mm? 150mm? I hope it's not a 160mm.
    That frame is nice! I had one, but since I'm short and I had a 16.5" frame was too big for me.
    Yah...140. It's kind of a tall 140 though with the 20mm TA and extra tall lower headset bearing. The frame was orig. designed around 120-150, so I figured 140 was ideal. I prefer a little slack these days.

    I read somewhere that it was internally convertible to 160, but that's too much for this frame.

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    Pics of mine can be found in the Trek forum, in my introductory thread. Crappy pics, but soon I'll have better.

    Anyway, the specs on it are:

    1994 Trek 930 frame (16.5")
    stock seatpost with Selle Italia Max Flite saddle - recently installed, pics show a '95 Trek 830 saddle installed
    Trek System 2 stem and handlebars with stock grips
    Shimano STX component group (all stock) - including RapidFire Plus shifters that work properly.
    Rock Shox Judy TT suspenison fork with 1 1/8" steerer tube
    Cane Creek Aheadset
    Original Trek Singletrack Pro rear rim with original Matrix rear tire (forget which model)
    Mavic 217 front rim with Specialized 26x1.95 tire (again, forgot the model) - bike had been converted to a commuter by the time I got it - had an off-brand front rim and a Kenda street tire.
    Stock Trek System 1 platform pedals with toe clips removed - farked up my ankle a few weeks ago with the toe clips and worn out running shoes.
    Cateye Mity 3 computer
    Blackburn rear rack (MTN-1 model)

    So, it's essentially now a 930SHX with a better than stock fork, and in black. My previous Trek was identical, just completely stock, and about 1.5" too big. Didn't ride it at all after 1995, since it didn't fit right.

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    All finished







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    Nice lookin Komodo and smart build. Have fun with it

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    Heres my Komodo so far.... almost done

    Been seeing alot of nice komodos lately and thought I'd put mine up too. Here what Ive got so far... sorry about the pic its in my attic. I'll put up the finished bike pics when it gets done... tire tubes shifters brakes.

    Last edited by Singletrakin Mike; 10-22-2008 at 03:42 PM.
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    Nearly 3 hours and 30 pages later and I've finally caught up! Whew!

    Great thread!

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    It probably doesn't qualify as AM and I haven't even gotten to ride it but I just today bought this from a very good friend for $100. It's seen some heavy use but still has a lot of life left in it.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/BCh7O2iUcOopJA1X4E4tsQ"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/tweezak/SQAKo46SNAI/AAAAAAAAEiA/7_IddZJqItk/s144/DSCN2829.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/tweezak/Trek8000">Trek 8000</a></td></tr></table>

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    updates with new brakes...
    sorry, a bit of pic whore...











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    ^^^Love it! Reminds me of my bike but with different flavor and more bling. Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    updates with new brakes...
    sorry, a bit of pic whore...]
    What kind of frame is that? Here is my contribution to the Hardtail tread. My 2005 Mountain Cycle Rumble set up to concor anything in its path.....


    I love this bike and so does every body that i ride with. Enjoy
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    Yikes! that thing is tall. You should consider a flat crown and or a lower bar....eeek.

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    I like them tall, and becides the fork is adjustable from 175mm all the way down to 130mm. In that picture its in the 175mm mode. I usually ride it in the 150mm area.
    Mike G.

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    first off-i am 6'4", 280
    Access XL frame-2.9lbs
    Rockshox Reba SL at 80MM
    Raceface Duece XC 120MM stem
    Origin 8 Carbon riser
    LX Rapidfire 8sp shifters
    Avid BB7's
    Oury Lock on's
    Race Face DH post with WTB Laser V Ti saddle
    Tru Vativ Isoflow cranks double ring with bashguard
    29r CR18 rim with Deore Disc front, Maxxis Inferno front
    650b CR18 rim with Deore Disc rear, Quasimotto rear
    Deore rear drivetrain, LX front
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    Quote Originally Posted by Champion of North Huron
    Here's my go-fast hard tail. Giant Formula 1 Composite. Just a little over 21.5lbs...that includes the pedals and bottle cages. Most interesting part may be the Paul's Components Thumbies...accept Shimano's 9sp drop bar bar-end shifters and convert them into retro-style top-mount thumb shifters. These are the lightest indexed shifters that can be run... but efficient ergonomics are sacrificed a bit. I've also got a Pugsley that I ride when speed is not the priority...and extremely loose or soft surfaces are. Two hardtails that are definitely near the ends of the two extremes.
    How does that puglsey ride through the snow and ice? i"ve been thinkin about gettin one for winter riding in iowa.

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    My hardtail collection. Both have seen AM and CC with a little DH and URBAN.








    The trek is a 1996 830. Mavic 221's laced to LX silent hubs. XT M System Cantis with CODA levers. Stxrc shifters, LX rear dre with Altus frt der. Sugino XD cranks on STX spindle. Bike gets alot more play than my stock 2003 Rainier gets. Gearing is 11-28 cassette, 24-34-46 chainrings.

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    nice xc bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by lv4sndz
    What kind of frame is that?
    Mike G.

    they call it a freeride ht...
    i use it for anything...
    but especially love it going down.

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    Well its not as trick as some of the other hardtails but it works for me.
    Here are the upgrades so far.
    1. Shimano Deore LX long cage rear derailer.
    2. Shimano Deore LX front derailer.
    3. Shimano Deore LX trigger shifters.
    4. Avid TI adjustable brake levers.
    5. FSA Carbon Kforce riser bars.
    6. FSA Carbon SLK seatpost.
    7. Q2 Carbon Stem.
    8. Cane Creek S2 headset.
    9. Rockshox Tora 302SL 100mm forks.
    10. Sram Chain and 9 speed Cassette.
    11. WTB Speed V Comp Saddle.
    12. Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires.
    More to come as I break or wear stuff out.

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    even better is i ordered all my XT stuff and a new set of Race Face duece XC cranks today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    they call it a freeride ht...
    i use it for anything...
    but especially love it going down.

    Im not a idiot , what i meant bye that was who makes that frame and whats is its name.
    Mike G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lv4sndz
    Im not a idiot , what i meant bye that was who makes that frame and whats is its name.
    Mike G.
    His english is poor http://ns-bikes.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by lv4sndz
    Im not a idiot , what i meant bye that was who makes that frame and whats is its name.
    Mike G.


    might i say that you DID write, "what KIND of frame is that?"




    anyways, back on topic...
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    My Commencal Combi Disc 07. Just to get me back into biking. Hoping to get a Rock Lobster soon enough.

    New to the forum, hope you lot can be of some use.

    This thread is porn, Im gasping to get my new ride and pimp it out.

    Zephyr11....I love that bike mate, the brakes....are they M4's? I will be looking to get the red rotors too. Looked around for red brake hoses or such like, where did you get them? In the UK btw.
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    Wow I like some bikes here!! I have a GT avalanche, completely upgraded.
    I love how it looks and rides, but I have to change the frame for something more "all mountain".
    I think about the NS Society, but do you guys have other ideas for a nice frame, can be in
    aluminium, and has to be tough, but I don't really jump, just want a bike that can stand an
    agressive rider :-)

    here's my bike
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    Sorry, this is better.





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    Just finished the build about a week ago, really looking forward to rockin this rig

    New/New to me parts:
    Soul Cycles Sluggo frame, think its a 2007
    RockShox Lyrik U-Turn Coil fork
    TBC 32h Revolution Wheelset with 12mm rear axle conversion
    Intense 12x135mm rear axle
    FSA Gravity Light cranks 175mm
    SRAM PG 990 cassette
    Wellgo MG1 pedals
    X9 Front
    FSA FR 270 seatpost
    Thomson elite x4 stem
    Hope seat collar
    ODI Lock ons
    Maxxis Ardents 2.4

    Previous build parts:
    X9 Rear
    X9 Shifters
    Hussefelt DH-riser
    Avid J 5's 185 front/rear
    Azonic saddle
    chain
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    Now there's a bike i've never seen before.
    Interesting geometry, I bet it can take any fork, even triple crowns?
    Super nice bike man congrats

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    mono mini's only, 183mm rotors, red goodridge hoses...
    can't fault them...
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    Bikes are made to be ridden...
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    Ride On

    Nice jump.

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    thanks but... i have yet to hit the biggest few there.
    "sure I'll hit it... ooh... whats happening over there?" --ADD rider

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Now there's a bike i've never seen before.
    Interesting geometry, I bet it can take any fork, even triple crowns?
    Super nice bike man congrats
    Yeah, they are very nice, and they can take a dual crown fork. I ran my Sluggo with a 180mm Domain, and I used the bike for DH/FR. I was considering an older 170mm dual crown before I bought my FS DH bike.

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    B-17

    here is my marin b-17, still a work in progress ... "what is that velvet"?
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    this thread is huge!

    bunch of fun toys on here. one more can't hurt
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    what do you think of that instigator? i have been eyeing it for some time - how does it climb?
    i spurt in the wind, and the wind drug it

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    What do you think of the B-17? i just bought one for my girlfriend. didnt even finish building it yet. how does it ride?
    "sure I'll hit it... ooh... whats happening over there?" --ADD rider

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    how does it climb? its a hardtail. I guess it could depend on what fork you use, I am void of warrenty cuz of that 36 I am running, oh well. I have it built at about the 32-33 pound range. its a great all around bike.
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    Sars 11.8

    yo, sars, my b-17 is a sweet ride, the best hardtail i've ever ridden! super stiff and the geometry fits me really well. really versitle bike, drop the saddle and it almost feels like a dirt jump bike, great xc, but fosho aggressive all-mountain bike it is! i got mine set up with the xfusion "velvet", get that bro!

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    Relatively new with Mountain biking fever, so nothing too fancy, but heres mine:

    Trek 6500 '08 - stock except:

    Crank Brothers Smarty Pedals
    Ergo Grips
    Continental Mountain King 2.4 Tires


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    Diamondback response

    My Diamondback Response



    22 inch Kinesis frame
    Rock Shox Recon 327 solo air fork
    Shimano Deore Lx drivetrain (9x2) and hubs
    Sram Attack thumb shifters
    FSA Alpha crankset with bash guard
    Wellgo WPD 823 pedals
    Avid Juicy 5 brakes
    Alligator windcutter rotors 203mm front 180mm rear
    WTB SpeedDisc rims with 14 ga Wheelsmith spokes
    IRC Mibro tires
    Titec Hellbent saddle
    Titec Hellbent DH bars
    Titec Hellbent Loc-on grips
    Titec Big Al stem
    every thing else is stock
    It weighed over 32 lbs when I got it, now it weighs 29 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmaan
    Relatively new with Mountain biking fever, so nothing too fancy, but heres mine:

    Trek 6500 '08 - stock except:

    Crank Brothers Smarty Pedals
    Ergo Grips
    Continental Mountain King 2.4 Tires

    Pretty decent bike actually.. How do you like the Mountain Kings over the Bontragers? I've been looking into them, but I haven't found anyone who has actually ridden them. I was wondering about wear, cornering, and especially shedding. We had a thaw here, and my local trails were like riding on peanut butter yesterday.

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    Ted Wojcik Monkey Butt 29er in All Mountain garb!








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    my dialled bikes alpine

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    My Raleigh Mojave 8.0
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    i like that!!!

    customed decals?
    more pics pls!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkleyfan
    Pretty decent bike actually.. How do you like the Mountain Kings over the Bontragers? I've been looking into them, but I haven't found anyone who has actually ridden them. I was wondering about wear, cornering, and especially shedding. We had a thaw here, and my local trails were like riding on peanut butter yesterday.

    The Mountain Kings have served me well. I ride in varying conditions, and they handle the varying terrain. Good shedders. I've run through some sludgey muck and they've thrown it within half a dozen pedal strokes...put it this way, I've never stopped riding and had mud in my treads. The tires have a couple hundred miles on them and are showing no signs of wear yet. Great traction, especially on some of the rock gardens I hit around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmaan
    The Mountain Kings have served me well. I ride in varying conditions, and they handle the varying terrain. Good shedders. I've run through some sludgey muck and they've thrown it within half a dozen pedal strokes...put it this way, I've never stopped riding and had mud in my treads. The tires have a couple hundred miles on them and are showing no signs of wear yet. Great traction, especially on some of the rock gardens I hit around here.
    Cool. I picked one up the other day for the front. Now I gotta look for a fork that has better clearance. The disc side rubs when I hammer, and it's annoying. I know the wheel could use some truing, but I'm a clyde, so that won't last like it did 80 pounds ago..Don't think I'll even try 2.4 on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkleyfan
    Cool. I picked one up the other day for the front. Now I gotta look for a fork that has better clearance. The disc side rubs when I hammer, and it's annoying. I know the wheel could use some truing, but I'm a clyde, so that won't last like it did 80 pounds ago..Don't think I'll even try 2.4 on the back.

    Not sure if it matters to your set up, but the Mountain Kings are definitely not true 2.4 tires. They are more like 2.25 - 2.3. They still look bad-ass, but not 2.4s. (I'm nearly or sometimes a clyde, my weight fluctuating between 202 and 195, so I know the tires support us bigger folk).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmaan
    Not sure if it matters to your set up, but the Mountain Kings are definitely not true 2.4 tires. They are more like 2.25 - 2.3. They still look bad-ass, but not 2.4s. (I'm nearly or sometimes a clyde, my weight fluctuating between 202 and 195, so I know the tires support us bigger folk).
    I'll check rear clearance one of these days, but one of the nice things about running disc is not needing to worry about my wheels staying true. Never even looked at my rear wheel, but the front is offset to accommodate the disc. Disc side spokes are almost straight, while the other side has more dish, and it's only the disc side that is rubbing. I need a better fork than the Manitou Axel anyways, so I can get better clearance there, and getting the wheel trued should make everything golden with the MK up front. I'm at 220 now, and I'm planning on getting back up to 250, so rear wheels won't stay true no matter how well they're built. I have a 2.0 back there now, and it's pretty forgiving as far as clearance, which means less maintenance for me. But it's also pretty brutal being an aluminum HT. Guess I'll see what they can do with my wheels first, and go from there. I got Christmas, 3 birthdays, and tags for all my cars all coming in December, so no new bike parts coming for a while.

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    92 GT Avalanche

    Here is my current build. Will be switching to Marzocchi BOMBER soon.
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    I Beat it to death, and it just won't die....

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    Frame: Ironhorse Quantum II (Warrior 3)
    Fork: 2007 RS Tora 289
    Brakes: BB7's 185-f 160-r
    Cranks: Truvative Isoflow
    Shifters: Deore
    Front Derailleur: XT
    Rear Derailleur: XT
    Pedals:Wellgo Platforms, Eggbeaters on way
    Stem: Titec
    Handlebar: Ritchey Comp
    Seatpost: Generic
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V
    Bottom Bracket: Truvativ ISIS
    Cassette: Shimano HG-50
    Headset: Aheadset
    Grips: Sette Lock on
    Tires: WTB Exiwolf 26x2.3"
    Wheels: Bontrager Select Disc
    Weight: 31 lbs, yesterday at the shop

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