• 03-18-2007
    jetta_mike
    The All Mountain Hardtail Thread. Post up yours.
    I did a search, and sorry if I missed it, but it looks like there is no all mountain hardtail thread.

    Well here's my hardtail that I use for an all mountain ride. I know that some of the parts are pretty beefy, but that will change with time.

    Frame: 2005 Devinci Hucker medium
    Fork: 2005 Marz Drop-off 130mm
    Brakes: Hayes HFX-9's 8" rotors
    Cranks: Truvative Hussefelt
    Front Derailleur: Sram X-Gen
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X-7
    Pedals:Generic flats, to be replaced ASAP
    Stem: Unknown Easton stem from the parts box
    Handlebar: OEM Rocky Mountain, only 25.4 bar I have
    Seatpost: Truvative XR
    Saddle: WTB Power V Comp
    Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Gigapipe DH LT
    Cassette: Shimano ?? 11-34
    Headset: FSA Orbit Z1.5R
    Grips: lock on's
    Tires: WTB Weirwolf Comp 26x2.5"
    Wheels: Double track's laced to XT hubs
    Weight: unofficial about 34-36 lbs





    -mike-
  • 03-18-2007
    SnowMongoose
    '06 Kona Scrap.
    Stock, except for grips and roach chainstay guard.
    Oh, and pirate bandaid cable rub protector.

    Not worth photographing :P
  • 03-18-2007
    XSL_WiLL


    Addict

    203s weren't needed, back to the 160s.
    Avid J7
    Syncros Bearhug 50mm Stem
    Titec Hellbent riser bars
    SRAM x9 rear shifter
    ODI Rogue lock-on grips
    Some bar end caps I machined
    Chris King headset
    Rockshox Pike fork
    Hadley front and rear (108pt) hubs laced to Atomlab Trailpimps with DT spokes.
    Tubeless Holy Roller tires
    Saint cranks
    Kona Jack**** pedals
    e13 SRS chainguide
    Wipperman Connex 9x1 stainless steel chain
    XTR cables and housing
    XTR cassette
    SRAM x9 super short cage rear derailleur
    Hope QR seatpost clamp
    Thomson 27.2x330 seatpost
    WTB saddle
  • 03-18-2007
    unfluid one


    Frame: 2006/2007 Sinister Ridge medium
    Fork: 06 Z1 light
    Brakes: 180mm Magura Louise
    Cranks: XT
    Front Derailleur: XT w/ heim guide & blackspire roller
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X9
    Pedals:Azonic A frame
    Stem: 50mm thomson x4
    Handlebar: 31.8 EA70
    Seatpost: RF evolve dh
    Saddle: WTB rocket v
    Bottom Bracket: RF Atlas
    Cassette: Sram 11-32
    Headset: FSA Orbit Z1.5R
    Grips: ruffian w/ hope plugs
    Tires: spec'd 2.4 enduro front, 2.35K 60a highroller back
    Wheels: Hadley, syncros ds28
    Weight: not sure.. probably around 30
  • 03-19-2007
    ferday
    the FR/AM bike, balfa minuteman, 37 lbs


    the XC/AM bike, on-one inbred 29er, 25 lbs


    PS. unfluid one...that sinister is awesome.
  • 03-19-2007
    cameronm_99
    Bought this bike new when I first started riding. I've upgraded most everything as things have either worn out or broken. Not the best, but it gets the job done. I'm hopefully going to upgrade to a F/S by the end pof the year so probably won't spend a lot on this one unless something has to be relaced to keep 'er running.

    Frame: 1998 Diamond back Topanga Comp
    Fork: Spinner Ricochet 100mm (would like to find something 120-130mm)
    Brakes: Avid Single Digit 7s w/ Speed dial 7 levers
    Cranks: Truvative FireX 22-32-Bash
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Shimano Deore (need to be replaced)
    Pedals: Crank Borother Candy Cs
    Stem: Generic
    Handlebar: Generic
    Seatpost: Generic
    Saddle: Titec Ithys Gove Ti
    Bottom Bracket: No clue, some squarer taper thing
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-32
    Headset: 1 1/8 Aheadset
    Grips: Performance lock on's (look like ODI Ruffians for 1/2 the $$)
    Tires: Panaracer Fire XC 26x2.1"
    Wheels: Vuelta rims, generic hubs, straight gauge spokes (need to be replaced)
    Weight: unofficial about 30 lbs
  • 03-19-2007
    545cu4ch
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    Mine. I use it for everything from dh to 4x :D Its half crappy half decent...

    Frame:'05 Ironhorse Yakuza Chimpira
    Fork: '06 66rc2x
    Brakes: Hayes mx-2 mechanical brakes 8" rotors (im saving for a pair of Magura Loises)
    Cranks: FSA Alpha drive
    Front Derailleur: Extremely crappy low end shimano
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
    Pedals: Strange brand bmx pedals. Pretty nice :thumbsup:
    Stem: generic
    Handlebar: generic
    Seatpost: generic once again (stuck with jb weld and locktite btw :cool:)
    Saddle: SDG
    Bottom Bracket: FSA ISIS
    Cassette: Shimano ?? 11-34
    Headset: FSA something
    Grips: ODI Ruffian lock on's
    Tires: WTB Motoraptors 2.4 (one blew up yesterday for being too close to the exaust pipe of a pickup :mad:)
    Wheels: WTB Dual Duy Fr with a Quando 20mm hub up front
    Weight: not very light but not too heavy

    Sorry for the crappy pic :skep:
  • 03-19-2007
    fer83
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 545cu4ch
    Mine. I use it for everything from dh to 4x :D Its half crappy half decent...

    Frame:'05 Ironhorse Yakuza Chimpira
    Fork: '06 66rc2x
    Brakes: Hayes mx-2 mechanical brakes 8" rotors (im saving for a pair of Magura Loises)
    Cranks: FSA Alpha drive
    Front Derailleur: Extremely crappy low end shimano
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
    Pedals: Strange brand bmx pedals. Pretty nice :thumbsup:
    Stem: generic
    Handlebar: generic
    Seatpost: generic once again (stuck with jb weld and locktite btw :cool:)
    Saddle: SDG
    Bottom Bracket: FSA ISIS
    Cassette: Shimano ?? 11-34
    Headset: FSA something
    Grips: ODI Ruffian lock on's
    Tires: WTB Motoraptors 2.4 (one blew up yesterday for being too close to the exaust pipe of a pickup :mad:)
    Wheels: WTB Dual Duy Fr with a Quando 20mm hub up front
    Weight: not very light but not too heavy

    Sorry for the crappy pic :skep:

    I think your saddle is a GDS... your way of sitting in the bike is wrong, trust me.
  • 03-19-2007
    IonicRipper
    Here's mine. Used for a lot of other stuff.

    Frame: medium 2004 Norco Sasquatch
    Fork: Dirt Jumper III w/ 130mm damping (i know its not really an AM fork but like i said, i use it for a lot of other stuff.)
    Brakes: Hayes HFX-9 w/ 8" rotors
    Crankset: Truvative Hussefelt
    F Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
    R Derailleur: Shimano Deore
    Pedals: Wellgo DX flat (changing for DMR V8 soon)
    Stem: Axiom (DH stem, unknown model)
    Handlebar: Unknown (freeride bar)
    Seatpost: Axiom comp
    Saddle: Axiom freeride
    Bottom Bracket: Truvative ISIS Giga
    Casette: Shimano HG-30
    Headset: FSA (unknown model)
    Grips: Oury
    Tires: Kenda Kinetic
    Wheels: Alex MX-22 rims, Shimano M475 hubs, front 9mm bolt-on, rear QR axles.
    Weight: 36 lbs.
  • 03-19-2007
    Hardtails Are Better
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    Mine. Yep, the picture sucks, but it's the only one I've got of the bike in it's current iteneration, and I'm too lazy to take another.

    Medium Haro Escape
    36 Vanilla RC2
    BB7s
    SS
  • 03-19-2007
    545cu4ch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fer83
    I think your saddle is a GDS... your way of sitting in the bike is wrong, trust me.

    Sh1t...
    Thanks for telling me. No wonder I felt "raped" after a ride :skep:...
  • 03-19-2007
    fer83
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 545cu4ch
    Sh1t...
    Thanks for telling me. No wonder I felt "raped" after a ride :skep:...

    take it easy, I'm only joking... I think that your bike has the perfect setup to do it all and don't worry about her except, you know, saddle position ;).
  • 03-19-2007
    545cu4ch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fer83
    take it easy, I'm only joking... I think that your bike has the perfect setup to do it all and don't worry about her except, you know, saddle position ;).

    Whats wrong? should I put my seat higher?? :confused:
  • 03-19-2007
    chelboed


    Addict? Never heard of it, but I'm droolin'.

    edit: Just went to their site...wow, Will. Nice ride!!!
  • 03-19-2007
    scrublover
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    Peyto Cycles Wild Bill frame, 05 RS Pike Team, Hope/King wheels, Race Face/SRAM/Shimano mixed drive bits, Avid Juicy-5 brakes. Thomson stem/ProTaper bar/Gravity Dropper Descender post. (makes the bike even better!) Tires vary.

    I love this bike. It does it all. Got the frame for about half his regular price; not custom to me but, it was exactly what I wanted when shopping, and still is. At least for a hardtail. ;)
  • 03-19-2007
    nativeson
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scrublover
    Peyto Cycles Wild Bill frame, 05 RS Pike Team, Hope/King wheels, Race Face/SRAM/Shimano mixed drive bits, Avid Juicy-5 brakes. Thomson stem/ProTaper bar/Gravity Dropper Descender post. (makes the bike even better!) Tires vary.

    I love this bike. It does it all. Got the frame for about half his regular price; not custom to me but, it was exactly what I wanted when shopping, and still is. At least for a hardtail. ;)

    Hey scrublover, do you have a salsa skewer on your Pike? If you do, how does it work? Or is it a Pike w/different lowers?

    Here's my 456, an older pic, now its got a front derailleur, longer cranks, shorter stem, different bars. I'll post a new pic soon.
  • 03-19-2007
    SnowMongoose
    /me is totally jealous of all these pikes.
    school, work, or riding... pick two
    :P
    (based on how poor I am (very) guess which two :) )

    Nice bikes, Id be posting a pic of mine, but ran into some 'technical difficulties' in altering her from stock form.
    stupid brakes! lol, at least I got the saddle swap done!
  • 03-19-2007
    scrublover
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nativeson
    Hey scrublover, do you have a salsa skewer on your Pike? If you do, how does it work?

    Yep. If you pull your Maxle apart, it'll be easy to see what I did; easier than me trying to describe it. The only extra bit I did was to machine (well, Dremel) part of the Salsa cam bit to replicate the shape of the cam bit on the Maxle. Been working great for nearly two years now, with no issues whatsoever. Salsa works, and I've got a Hope on my Lyrik, though that required a bit more work. The bits for the newer generation Maxles I think are not as friendly to being modded.

    Disclaimer: obviously RS would say to not do this/void your warrantee/blahblah. Do at your own risk, tighten everything up if you do it. And use Loctite on the skewer/lever bits that you replace, even though the female threaded portion has a lock/set screw.
  • 03-19-2007
    XSL_WiLL
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chelboed

    Addict? Never heard of it, but I'm droolin'.

    edit: Just went to their site...wow, Will. Nice ride!!!

    So I was scrolling down, and I saw the picture. I was like HEY! It's another Addict! Hmmm... Looks a lot like my bike... And then I realized it was my bike. Haha.

    Thanks for the compliment. I enjoy it. It gets the jobs done.

    Soul Cycles Roscoe


    Addict with some other parts a couple months ago


    Spare parts Haro Escape


    Old Surly


    Some very ill bikes. Keep em coming.
  • 03-19-2007
    Jason Boi
    Frame: Voodoo Bakka Medium
    Fork: Manitou Black Super Air 120mm
    Brakes: Hayes HFX-9 HD 8" rotors
    Cranks: Bontrager Race
    Front Derailleur: Shimano SIS
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X-9
    Shifters: SRAM X-9
    Stem: Amoeba Borla
    Handlebar: OEM Giant
    Seatpost: Amoeba Borla
    Saddle: WTB Lazer V
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano Square Taper
    Cassette: SRAM Powerglide II
    Headset: Cane Creek s8
    Grips: ODI Yeti
    Tires: WTB Weirwolf 26x2.1"
    Wheels: Ringle Abbah S.O.S with Mavic 221

  • 03-20-2007
    fer83
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 545cu4ch
    Whats wrong? should I put my seat higher?? :confused:

    yes, I think so.
  • 03-20-2007
    TroutBum
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nativeson
    Here's my 456

    yeah... what he said.

  • 03-20-2007
    TNC
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    Other than a road bike...
    This is my only hardtail. It works real good on pavement...like most hardtails...but I did ride it on a dirt road too for some excitement.:D
  • 03-20-2007
    MMcG
    Here are a few I've owned over time:

    Karate Monkey:



    Snipes 30-06 - fun bike!





    Surly Instigator with custom powdercoat - awesome ride!







    Niner EMD 9 - really fun 29er





    Zion 853 - 69er with White Brothers fork up front - short lived but fun



    I also rode is shortly with a Psylo up front:



    Now I've got this Vintage Marin:



    And this On One Inbred 29er single speed:




    And let's see I've also owned a Marin Nail Trail for a while, a Soul Cycles Hardline and a DMR Rhythm dirt jump bike.

    I wonder what'll be next!?
  • 03-20-2007
    Corythecowboy
    Well, my first post on this site, and here's my main bike. Built it up last winter/spring for a grand total of about $800 CDN. Nothing super fancy on here, but she's been a solid bike so far for the year or so I've been riding it.

    Frame-Brodie Brute (7000 Aluminum )
    Fork-2005 Marzocchi MX Comp
    Headset-WTB Momentum
    Crankarms-Shimano Deore LX
    B/B-Deore LX
    Pedals-Shimano 515
    Chain-Sram 970
    Cassette-Shimano Deore XT 11-32
    Handlebar-Bontranger Crowbar Select O/S
    Stem-Titec El Norte O/S
    Grips-ODI Rogue Lock-On's
    Brakes-Shimano Deore Discs
    Brake Levers-Avid SD 1.9
    Front Hub-Shimano Deore Disc
    Rear Hub-Shimano Deore Disc
    Front Tire-Conti Tracker Pro 2.0
    Rear Tire-Conti Tracker Pro 2.0
    Front Rim-Sun Rims Rhyno Lite 36 hole
    Rear Rim-Sun Rims Rhyno Lite 36 hole
    Saddle-Titec Ithys
    Seatpost-Stock Brodie
    Front Derailuer-Shimano Deore LX
    Rear Derailuer-Shimano Deore LX





    Titec El Norte and Bontranger Crowbar aren't shown as they're in the mail right now
  • 03-21-2007
    Markleo
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    Just an old 4130 british made hardtail
  • 03-21-2007
    urbanmtb87
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    I love hardtails
    I consider this my all mountain rigid bike. (feel free to disagree on that terminology- its all good :D). Anyhow, it is alot of fun and I ride it on the same trails as my Enduro.
  • 03-21-2007
    jetta_mike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by urbanmtb87
    I consider this my all mountain rigid bike. (feel free to disagree on that terminology- its all good :D). Anyhow, it is alot of fun and I ride it on the same trails as my Enduro.


    Wicked picture man!!! You're hucking stuff on a rigid that most of the fully guys here wouldn't touch...SWEET!!


    -mike-
  • 03-21-2007
    NoTreadOnMe
    Cove Handjob. Light, fast, slack, reliable.

  • 03-21-2007
    chelboed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jetta_mike
    Wicked picture man!!! You're hucking stuff on a rigid that most of the fully guys here wouldn't touch...SWEET!!


    -mike-

    Your "fully guys" must be XC racers or roadies or something.:p
  • 03-22-2007
    jetta_mike
    I mean "here" as in this forum, not "here" as in where I live. In my necks of the woods we ride big bike fully's. Hell even the XC guys ride like that, there's not much tame terrain here.


    -mike-
  • 03-23-2007
    trialsrookie
    No Chameleon yet? WTF!



    '05 Chameleon XL... still need to swap the big ring for a bashguard - I've already lost a couple of teeth (luckily on the ring only)
  • 03-23-2007
    unfluid one
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ferday

    PS. unfluid one...that sinister is awesome.

    Thanks. ur on-one is sweet.. maybe get white rims too? ;)
  • 03-24-2007
    danyiluska
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    yummy, i like threads like this...
    Here are my two black hardtails:
    IH Maverick Comp (people don't know how strong it is!) - My citybike
    Norco Sasquatch - My agressive all-arounder...
  • 03-24-2007
    Cannondale_DevilDog
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    Heres my Cannondale.

    2005 F300
    Stock Brakes
    Stock Crank
    Sun Black Rims
    Maxxis Larsen TT tires
    FOX TALAS fork
    Azonic Flatties
    Oury Grips
    SRAM X7 drivetrain "minus front draileur and shifter"
    No Bashguard :rolleyes:

    The big gear has a few broken teeth now :madman:
  • 03-24-2007
    CTXSV
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    Another Handjob...
    Its not light, but I built it with strength and reliability in mind. It rides well on my local trails and everywhere else its been since I put it together in 2003.

    19" Handjob frame
    Vanilla 125 R fork set to 100mm
    King Headset
    King ISO hubs laced to WTB LaserDisc rims
    Thomson stem and seatpost
    Hope skewers
    X7 triggers and rear derailer
    XT front derailer
    WTB Speed V saddle
    WTB Motoraptor 2.4s front and rear
    LX M580 cranks
    Avid BB7s: 185 front, 160 rear
    Time Alium pedals
    EA50 handlebar
  • 03-24-2007
    SnowMongoose
    Dany: what's the deal with the seat post on the Norco?
    is that some sort of telescoping seat post, or am I way off?
    (curious as a taller rider who likes XCing his DJ bike)
  • 03-24-2007
    Eric Hoefer
    I dunno if you'd consider this AM but I do take it everywheres.



  • 03-24-2007
    ironbike1
    My 06 IronHorse Warrior with all new components. I haven't been able to test it out since I rebuilt it but I am very anxious to get out there.:cool:

    Ironhorse Warrior Frame
    Easton EA70 MonkeyBar
    Sette Edge stem
    Mavic Crossride wheelset
    Panaracer Fire XC pro rear tire
    Mytho XC front tire
    Avid BB7 brakes
    Avid speed dial brake levers
    Shimano lx shifters
    Shimano XT front & rear derialleurs
    Sram 9spd Cassette
    FSA orbit xl II headset w/carbon fiber spacer & fast fred's custom cap:thumbsup:
    Shimano clipless pedals
    Sram hollow pin gold power link chain
    Manitou R7 elite fork
    Hope seatpost clamp
    Sette APX ultralight seatpost
    WTB pure v race saddle
    truvativ xflow cranks
    lizard skin moab lock grips


  • 03-25-2007
    firestarter

    my baby
  • 03-25-2007
    longhaultrucker
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    i ride both my rigid (for now) monocog and my blizzard on the same trails,XC or AM.
    some time this month,i'll be puttin a leftover ('nother project;) )100mm fork on the 'cog.
    the blizzard (rocky mtn)is set up right now w/ 2.1"s,100mm marzocchi and deore V's,but at least by the end of summer (hopefully) it'll be sportin 2.5 f/2.25 r tires,avid bb7's (i already have the wheelset:sun rhynolite's on lx disc hubs),and a 130mm fork (then the 'cog will get that m'zocchi,as it's a better fork than the leftover).
  • 03-26-2007
    seosamh
    only pic i have of mine to date, taken on saturday! and yes do need to get rid of those reflector things!:D

  • 03-26-2007
    bry3
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    My '00 Kona Caldera. Still running strong!!!
  • 03-28-2007
    The Dude
    my scirocco
    i use this thing for everything. its my all mtn/freeride/all day epic bike
    climbing mode with the seat up

    little drop

    kool kicker over a crack
  • 03-30-2007
    tbl325
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    My all mountain bomber hardtail
    Its a 04 Marin B-17 with nearly nothing stock.
    Pike Team air fork
    Holzfellers
    X-9 shifter and med cage rear deraileur
    SRAM 990 CASSETTE 11-32
    DT Swiss EX 5.1D Rim with 340 rear hub and red alloy nips
    Bontrager Earl front 20mm wheel
    Diablous stem
    Gamut chainguide and bashguard
    Clipless pedals.
    Planniing on getting a DT Swiss front wheel like the back, saint brakes and a gravity dropper.
  • 04-01-2007
    karlsu
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    my iron horse 06' warrior team
  • 04-02-2007
    willis.4
    To me she's a Trail Bike.



    Here is my hardtail not much for now but hopefully this summer I'll get a new fork and then it should be complete.
  • 04-04-2007
    kramonut
    1x9:


    Now, SS:
  • 04-04-2007
    quattrokid73


    Eureka, Deore/x223, Vertical pro 2.3s, Avid SD7/BB7, etc
  • 04-04-2007
    schlim
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    96 Stumpjumper M2... newly restored. It thinks it's an S-Works now.
    Eleven year old hardtails ROCK :thumbsup: :D