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  1. #5401
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    Hey Kayton, is that Black Mountain in San Diego?

    Best, John

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    Yes it is. I can't post links yet but you can find it on Mountainbikebill dot com

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    2011 SJ FSR Carbon Pro

    Some people might dispute this being called an AM mountain bike...I'll concede that this leans towards the trailbike end of the spectrum; however, it is slacker than my previous bike, a 2011 Remedy 9 (67.75 degrees vs 68), has 5.5" of travel front and rear, and it rips every descent as capably as the Remedy.

    Trek Fuel EX 9.8

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    Frame Size & Color: Pivot Firebird Small Black
    * Fork: Fox Talas 180 Fit RC2
    * Brakes: Avid Code R
    * Cranks: SRAM X9
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano Slx
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9
    * Pedals: CB Mallets
    * Stem: Race Face
    * Handlebar:Race Face SixC
    * Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb
    * Saddle:WTB ROCKET V Titanium
    * Cassette: SRAM PG 1090
    * Headset: Cane Creek Angleset
    * Grips: Lizard Skins Peaty Lock on
    * Front Tire: Nevegal 2.35
    * Front Rim: Stans Flow
    * Rear Tire: Nevegal 2.1
    * Rear Rim: Stans Flow

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    Here's mine


    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Its still just the push of a button away...
    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diegobustillos View Post
    Firebirds rule
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    Yes, they definetly do

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    * Frame Size & Color: 2010 turner 5 spot M charcoal
    * Fork: 2011 fox float rlc

    Did you do the sanding/stripping/etc of the fork lowers and crown? I'm considering this.

    Details please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by client_9 View Post
    Did you do the sanding/stripping/etc of the fork lowers and crown? I'm considering this.

    Details please!
    sure did. the crown was ridiculous to do. no sanding, only paint stripper and scraping.
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    sure did. the crown was ridiculous to do. no sanding, only paint stripper and scraping.
    Looks so great.

    I hear "aircraft stripper" is the way to go?

    And is that FOX logo from slik graphics in the UK?

    thanks !

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    09 Spec Pitch purchased new summer 2011. Work in progress. Just added the X Fusion Vengeance RC 160mm and Cane Creek 40 headset. Its still winter in MN, but I cant wait to put this new fork through its paces!


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    Quote Originally Posted by client_9 View Post
    Looks so great.

    I hear "aircraft stripper" is the way to go?

    And is that FOX logo from slik graphics in the UK?

    thanks !
    i used paint stripper in an aerosol can. probably not the best solution, but the only one i found without searching the city. the fox decal is just a standard promo decal from fox.
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    Modified 2011 Trek Fuel EX 8 (26.15 pounds):
    - 18.5" Frame
    - Truvativ XO 2x10 Carbon Crankset (26-39)
    - Truvativ GXP BB
    - SRAM XO Shifters
    - SRAM XO Front & Rear Derailleurs
    - SRAM PG-1070 Cassette (11-36)
    - Truvativ T40 Noir Carbon Handlebars (15mm rise)
    - Thompson Elite X4 110mm Stem (10° rise)
    - WTB Devo Carbon Saddle with Titanium Rails
    - Shimano M-540 Pedals (clipless)
    - Azonic 420 Pedals (flat)
    - ODI Rouge Grips
    - American Classic 26" All Mountain Tubeless Wheels
    - American Classic Disc 130 Hub (front) & Disc 225 Hub (rear)
    - 2012 26x2.2 Continental Mountain King ProTection Tires w/ Black Chili
    - Fox RP-2 Rear Shock
    - Fox 32 F 120mm Forks
    - KMC X10SL Chain
    - Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic brakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Stone View Post
    Modified 2011 Trek Fuel EX 8 (26.15 pounds):
    - 18.5" Frame
    - Truvativ XO 2x10 Carbon Crankset (26-39)
    - Truvativ GXP BB
    - SRAM XO Shifters
    - SRAM XO Front & Rear Derailleurs
    - SRAM PG-1070 Cassette (11-36)
    - Truvativ T40 Noir Carbon Handlebars (15mm rise)
    - Thompson Elite X4 110mm Stem (10° rise)
    - WTB Devo Carbon Saddle with Titanium Rails
    - Shimano M-540 Pedals (clipless)
    - Azonic 420 Pedals (flat)
    - ODI Rouge Grips
    - American Classic 26" All Mountain Tubeless Wheels
    - American Classic Disc 130 Hub (front) & Disc 225 Hub (rear)
    - 2012 26x2.2 Continental Mountain King ProTection Tires w/ Black Chili
    - Fox RP-2 Rear Shock
    - Fox 32 F 120mm Forks
    - KMC X10SL Chain
    - Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic brakes
    Nice Bike! Crazy bar angle! (and looong stem)

    Edit/ AND d@m your garage/bike shop is AWESOME...
    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl
    Everytime you ride in mud, god kills a kitten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya View Post
    Nice Bike! Crazy bar angle! (and looong stem)

    Edit/ AND d@m your garage/bike shop is AWESOME...
    Thanks man.

    I originally replaced the stock 90mm Bontrager stem with a Truvativ 70mm, but I felt really cramped with that setup. Unfortunately my 18.5" frame is a little undersized for me. The 110mm stem is way longer than I'd like, but it allows me to ride long hours without pain.

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    back in the day 110-130mm stem on a frame a size too small was the go-to set up! Along with my 1.8 pinkish rear tire! Course the bike rarely left the ground or dropped off anything.

    Sure climbed good though...?

    Anyone know if Pivot has plans for a carbon firebird???
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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya View Post
    Anyone know if Pivot has plans for a carbon firebird???
    A friend of mine torn between the Firebird and Mach 5.7 carbon was wondering the same thing. I figure it's gotta be in the works right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Stone View Post
    Modified 2011 Trek Fuel EX 8 (26.15 pounds):
    - 18.5" Frame
    - Truvativ XO 2x10 Carbon Crankset (26-39)
    - Truvativ GXP BB
    - SRAM XO Shifters
    - SRAM XO Front & Rear Derailleurs
    - SRAM PG-1070 Cassette (11-36)
    - Truvativ T40 Noir Carbon Handlebars (15mm rise)
    - Thompson Elite X4 110mm Stem (10° rise)
    - WTB Devo Carbon Saddle with Titanium Rails
    - Shimano M-540 Pedals (clipless)
    - Azonic 420 Pedals (flat)
    - ODI Rouge Grips
    - American Classic 26" All Mountain Tubeless Wheels
    - American Classic Disc 130 Hub (front) & Disc 225 Hub (rear)
    - 2012 26x2.2 Continental Mountain King ProTection Tires w/ Black Chili
    - Fox RP-2 Rear Shock
    - Fox 32 F 120mm Forks
    - KMC X10SL Chain
    - Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic brakes
    That ride is hot!

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    Cool lookin Trek, too bad its too small for you as that has got to be sketch going downhill with that looong stem....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneshiro76 View Post
    That ride is hot!
    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Cool lookin Trek, too bad its too small for you as that has got to be sketch going downhill with that looong stem....
    Thanks, I just finished the rebuild. Loved the stock Fuel EX for the most part, but it's a whole new beast now.

    I still have that Truvativ 70mm stem. It was a tough/borderline call to pull it. The pros barely outweighed the cons. I may even put it back on at some point depending on my mood and where I'm riding that day.

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    Great Trek, looks pretty nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Always Pitchin View Post
    09 Spec Pitch purchased new summer 2011. Work in progress. Just added the X Fusion Vengeance RC 160mm and Cane Creek 40 headset. Its still winter in MN, but I cant wait to put this new fork through its paces!

    love that bike!

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    that guy with the Trek... I envy his garage shop haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Stone View Post
    Modified 2011 Trek Fuel EX 8 (26.15 pounds):
    - 18.5" Frame
    - Truvativ XO 2x10 Carbon Crankset (26-39)
    - Truvativ GXP BB
    - SRAM XO Shifters
    - SRAM XO Front & Rear Derailleurs
    - SRAM PG-1070 Cassette (11-36)
    - Truvativ T40 Noir Carbon Handlebars (15mm rise)
    - Thompson Elite X4 110mm Stem (10° rise)
    - WTB Devo Carbon Saddle with Titanium Rails
    - Shimano M-540 Pedals (clipless)
    - Azonic 420 Pedals (flat)
    - ODI Rouge Grips
    - American Classic 26" All Mountain Tubeless Wheels
    - American Classic Disc 130 Hub (front) & Disc 225 Hub (rear)
    - 2012 26x2.2 Continental Mountain King ProTection Tires w/ Black Chili
    - Fox RP-2 Rear Shock
    - Fox 32 F 120mm Forks
    - KMC X10SL Chain
    - Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic brakes
    very nice!! i love it!
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    my short shocked force

    one shot with 36s set at 140mm, big rims, rotors, tires and a 12mm rear axle setup.

    the other shot in a more trail/race set up with light wheels and tires with a QR rear end and 32s on the front.

    have just add a KS drop post on it, and for some reason i have been on my other bikes in months.........
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    Just got her today. So Stoked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    My 2011 Canfield "The One" ... Finally got all the parts in yesterday. Finished dialing in and got a quick ride in.







    Frame 2011 Canfield The ONE
    Fork X-Fusion Vengance 160mm
    Wheels Crank Brothers Iodine 2
    Handlebars Crank Brothers Iodine 11 Carbon
    Stem Crank Brothers Iodine 2 65mm
    Headset Cane Creek Angle Set
    Cranks Sram X9 2x10
    Brakes 2012 Shimano XT
    Rotors Avid XX World Cup 180mm
    Shifters X9 2x10
    Front Der. XT Shimano 2x10
    Chain Sram
    Rear Der. Sram X9 2x10
    Tires Bontrager XR4 Team Issues Tubeless
    Cables Jagwire
    Cassette Sram 1090 12-36 10speed

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    Im not much the CB fan but that Canfield looks like a blast!!!

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    Lots of opportunity for warranty claims on that Canfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Knees View Post
    Lots of opportunity for warranty claims on that Canfield.
    May be .... May be not.. we will see. I have read alot of the horror stories of CB's products BUT i have also read alot of good things.... especially with the newer products... only time will tell.

    Assuming your talking about the Crank Brother parts and not Canfield Bikes with that CB comment

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    Dude, those are the flattest pedals iv ever seen. What kind are they?
    If it's not one thing it's your mother

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    canfeild crampons. and i dont get the cb hate, sure their pedals have a bad rap from some and early gen wheels have some issues but they seem to have got it dialed and i have never read anything negetive about their bars or stems. and name an adjustable post from that era that is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    May be .... May be not.. we will see. I have read alot of the horror stories of CB's products BUT i have also read alot of good things.... especially with the newer products... only time will tell.

    Assuming your talking about the Crank Brother parts and not Canfield Bikes with that CB comment
    I was gonna ask you how you like the bar and stem setup by crank. I ordered the same setup for my Stumpy.

    Thanks
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    My 2010 Stumpjumper with a few mods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pädi View Post
    Hah, I've been doing 4-6 hour trips on my Enduro every Saturday and Sunday this winter, impossible to stay off the bike, even at temperatures below -20 degrees Celsius :P It really isn't that bad if you put enough clothes on, toes are the only problem, oh and it would be nice if there would be goggles that don't get all foggy within minutes while using a fullface.
    I've ridden at -10 F, some of the best riding weather IMO. If you dress for it it's not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime View Post
    2010 Lg Firebird w/DHX-Air
    Van 36 160
    Chromag Acute bar / Ranger stem
    SLX brakes and crank 203/160
    819 rims on King ISO hubs/ HD rear
    Conti Trail King 2.2 tires
    SDG saddle/post
    King headset / BB
    Goddamit that's one smexy ride

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    herb1234,
    between getting a Force and short shocking it, or getting a Distortion, which route would you choose?


    Wheelspinn,
    the pedals look like Canfield Crampons to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    herb1234,
    between getting a Force and short shocking it, or getting a Distortion, which route would you choose?

    .
    will depend what you are going to use it for?

    i like the force as im used to it and it suits the long ups to long downs we have where i ride and in the light set up i can do the odd xc race on it.
    but then i have not been able to spend any real time on a distortion apart from a car park test. the short shocked force does feel alot like the distortion but may not hold up as when given alot of stick.

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    Xprezo Super D

    Here's my AM rig! I have gravity dropper but not on the pic. It's 160mm/140mm.

    mat g

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    Thats a neat looking frame, never heard of Xprezo. Steel swingarm is kinda cool looking. How much does it weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman829 View Post
    Thats a neat looking frame, never heard of Xprezo. Steel swingarm is kinda cool looking. How much does it weigh?
    This frame weight 6.36 pounds.

    Complete bike on picture about 30.5 lbs. Actually 29 lbs with crossmax XL wheels and smaller tires.
    mat g

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    Blur LT2, Rockshox Revelation 150mm, Easton Haven, Race Face crankset, XT build, Avid XO brakes, Rockshox Reverb, Thomson parts, Crank Brothers carbon bar, 2.4 Rocket Ron, 2.35 WTB Bronson.

    27.1 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman829 View Post
    Thats a neat looking frame, never heard of Xprezo. Steel swingarm is kinda cool looking. How much does it weigh?
    they're out of quebec, canada. used to be involved with the legendary balfa.
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    Here's My Slayer....Bone Stock.....for now. Pedals like my old Rocky Element, and descends like my old Joker


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    My Trance x

    <a href="http://s149.photobucket.com/albums/s41/ozzmundo/?action=view&amp;current=DSCN2698.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s41/ozzmundo/DSCN2698.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Pedals up and shreds down. Picture sucks, ill post up an action shot next time out with a decent photographer. I might fire on the longer 7.5x2 monarch shock or a Specialized Pitch frame set soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Stone View Post
    Modified 2011 Trek Fuel EX 8 (26.15 pounds):
    - 18.5" Frame
    - Truvativ XO 2x10 Carbon Crankset (26-39)
    - Truvativ GXP BB
    - SRAM XO Shifters
    - SRAM XO Front & Rear Derailleurs
    - SRAM PG-1070 Cassette (11-36)
    - Truvativ T40 Noir Carbon Handlebars (15mm rise)
    - Thompson Elite X4 110mm Stem (10° rise)
    - WTB Devo Carbon Saddle with Titanium Rails
    - Shimano M-540 Pedals (clipless)
    - Azonic 420 Pedals (flat)
    - ODI Rouge Grips
    - American Classic 26" All Mountain Tubeless Wheels
    - American Classic Disc 130 Hub (front) & Disc 225 Hub (rear)
    - 2012 26x2.2 Continental Mountain King ProTection Tires w/ Black Chili
    - Fox RP-2 Rear Shock
    - Fox 32 F 120mm Forks
    - KMC X10SL Chain
    - Avid Elixir 5 Hydraulic brakes
    sick bike! probably similar drivetrain ill be going to once the SLX is done

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    AM Two9



    This bike is soooooo fun!
    10 TransAM 1x9
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    Nomad3cc xx1

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    My 2011 Giant Reign 2. I have it just about where I want it.




    I'm very happy with the Lyrik and love the Mission Control damper. (I blame Photobucket for the sideways pic)


    Chris King goodness


    All the lower end Sram and Shimano stock parts got replaced with XT


    I'll miss my SX Trail but this should do just about everything I want it to do.

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    Heres my Blur LTc, sorry for the crappy photo:
    <a href="http://s630.photobucket.com/albums/uu24/ibanezplayer470/?action=view&amp;current=dd9d999d.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu24/ibanezplayer470/dd9d999d.jpg" border="0"></a>

    Size Medium (I'm 5'9")
    Fork: Fox 32 Talas RLC
    Rear Shock: Fox RP23
    Bars: Sunline V1 745mm
    Stem: Raceface 60mm
    Headset: Chris King
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 (185/160)
    Shifting: Shimano XT
    Crankset: XTR (32T ring)
    Cassette: 11-32 Shimano
    Chainguide: MRP G2 (medium angle)
    Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb
    Saddle: SDG (stolen from my dh bike until I get a new saddle)
    Front Wheel: DT EX500/340
    Rear Wheel: Sun Ringle SOS
    Front Tire: 2.5 Maxxis Minion 3C
    Rear Tire: 2.35 Maxxis High Roller 60a

    Next changes planned when funds arise:
    -Shimano SLX or XT brakes
    -Cane Creek Angleset OR switch to a Lyrik/36 in the front (68* HTA is a touch steep for my tastes)
    -10sp SRAM shifting (so I can get an 11-36 cassette and then use a larger front ring for a wider gear range)
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    can you measure the diameter of that 2.5 tire?
    Thanks a lot! nice bike, and supposedly used in dirt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mat g View Post
    Here's my AM rig! I have gravity dropper but not on the pic. It's 160mm/140mm.

    Sick xprzo!!!!

    I am a huge balfa fan, I have a belair which your bike is based on, and currently building my old 2step into an AM rig

    How's she ride? I'm gonna guess similar to all my balfas....
    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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    Sick xprzo!!!!

    I am a huge balfa fan, I have a belair which your bike is based on, and currently building my old 2step into an AM rig

    How's she ride? I'm gonna guess similar to all my balfas....
    I have a balfa bobonum (1996)! I don't put a lot of miles on my Xprezo because I have XC rigs too and I race XC more than riding AM trails. But this winter ride was cool!
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    Nice Cannondale! Oh and nice Evo too!

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    2010 Mt Vision

    So I posted this a while ago but I finished some more upgrades (fork, dropper, tires shifter) and I've got it just about how I like it.

    Specs:
    2011 Revelation RLT Ti lowered to 130mm
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    Easton Havoc 15mm TA front 10mm bolt on rear
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    Sunline V1 745mm 38mm rise with Hussefelt 60mm stem
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    X7 mid cage rear derailleur
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    Whats is the difference between all mountain and trail bikes?
    What is the respective suspension travel range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moisdet View Post
    Whats is the difference between all mountain and trail bikes?
    What is the respective suspension travel range?
    You will see alot of bikes posted in this thread like the sweet Mount Vision posted above you that are more XC...AM is usually 6" and above, a heavier AM bike could be considered more free ride (FR) and obviously above that would be downhill (DH)...Welcome to the forum!

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    2010 Santa Cruz Nomad
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    HammerSchmidt Crank
    XTR Rear Deraileur
    Chris King 1.5 Headset
    RockShox Reverb Seat Post
    Avid Elixir CR Brakes
    Transition Stem
    Peaty Lock-On Grips
    Easton Carbon Bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    You will see alot of bikes posted in this thread like the sweet Mount Vision posted above you that are more XC...AM is usually 6" and above, a heavier AM bike could be considered more free ride (FR) and obviously above that would be downhill (DH)...Welcome to the forum!
    Thanks !
    So the trail category is nothing more than a "plusher" XC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moisdet View Post
    Thanks !
    So the trail category is nothing more than a "plusher" XC?
    When it gets down to it, it is all very opinionated. There are some obvious things to distinguish a bike from one class to another, like whether or not it has a dual crown fork or not, but even that isn't 100% on differentiating FR from AM depending on the bike.

    See what I mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moisdet View Post
    Whats is the difference between all mountain and trail bikes?
    What is the respective suspension travel range?
    to me xc is all about being fast from point a to point b, comfort or fun is an afterthought. racing

    am is trail riding. it is mountain biking. having fun, trying stuff, crashing riding everything you can. buying the bike based on its geometry, not travel. there are am hardtails, so 6" of travel is not the deciding factor in what makes the am class. really am or "all mountain" is a marketing term made up to make you think you need another bike. ride your bike, enjoy it, don't worry abou what "class" its in, it's a bike. have fun on it just like kids do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moisdet View Post
    Thanks !
    So the trail category is nothing more than a "plusher" XC?
    Yes, trail would be XC...There is no exact rule to this, for instance the raw Nomad posted above is all mountain BUT could be built up really lite too , or real heavy to lean more towards FR... More important though is the type of riding one does with his bike, I have seen guys riding 4" travel XC bikes on lift assisted downhill runs. Of course the DH bike would be better in those conditions, but try to pedal a DH bike through a 30 mile XC loop, forget it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    to me xc is all about being fast from point a to point b, comfort or fun is an afterthought. racing

    am is trail riding. it is mountain biking. having fun, trying stuff, crashing riding everything you can. buying the bike based on its geometry, not travel. there are am hardtails, so 6" of travel is not the deciding factor in what makes the am class. really am or "all mountain" is a marketing term made up to make you think you need another bike. ride your bike, enjoy it, don't worry abou what "class" its in, it's a bike. have fun on it just like kids do
    This is true too but there has to be categories to the best of manufacturers abilities, or they would all just be bikes! See it how you will but I like the way they are broken up. Like I said above, more important is the type of riding you do with the bike, and of course having fun doing it! If you ride a 4" XC bike on DH, cool more power to you, still a XC bike! For noobs its a great starting point to figure out what bike you want depending on the riding you will be doing!!!

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    I'm a little curious why the guy with the red Marin ran zip ties thru his derailleur hanger bolts...?

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by lumberj4ck View Post
    i'm a little curious why the guy with the red marin ran zip ties thru his derailleur hanger bolts...?
    x 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumberj4ck View Post
    I'm a little curious why the guy with the red Marin ran zip ties thru his derailleur hanger bolts...?
    Once lost a bolt and had to walk it out 4-5 miles in the dark. I saw a guy on the Marin forum who did the ziptie thing and I liked it. I now carry a spare anyways, but this way I'll probably never need it. Even if it backs out it can't go anywhere.

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    My new '11 Pivot Firebird frame that I picked up in the classifieds for a REEEALLY good price while I wait for my '12 black FB frame to arrive. I sold my Remedy way too soon and the delivery for the '12 is not on sched, so I had to get something to fill the void; I got lucky! This one has the aluminum rocker and DHX Air, but the one I'm waiting for will have the carbon rocker and RP23.

    Large came in at 31 lbs and a few ounces without the FD and chainguide.
    XX shifters
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    Specialized Tires: Puratory Grid 2.4 front and The Captain Grid 2.3 rear
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    Waiting on the FD today and ready to shred. Can't wait to abuse this thing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Yes, trail would be XC...There is no exact rule to this, for instance the raw Nomad posted above is all mountain BUT could be built up really lite too , or real heavy to lean more towards FR... More important though is the type of riding one does with his bike, I have seen guys riding 4" travel XC bikes on lift assisted downhill runs. Of course the DH bike would be better in those conditions, but try to pedal a DH bike through a 30 mile XC loop, forget it!
    For me, I'm building a large travel 29er that's as light as I can afford to get it... because I hate hill climbs enough as it is.
    I'll call it "AMXTrail"
    Mountain bike with 15k miles, Road bike with 10k miles, breaking in my 29er by riding the entire AZ Trail

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    2011 DiamondBack Mission 1 26"
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    Just finished, Intense Slopestyle 2...
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    Sweet SS! Love those and the Socom! Only thing I dont like is the seat! Also, with the Renthal CS protectors, the Renthal Fatbar and Duo stem would be sick!!!

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    I am not that happy with the seat either but haven't decided what one to put on there yet, Gobi maybe?

    It was off my last all mountain bike..

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    This is my new personal fave, the WTB Silverado! I have tried many $150+ seats and this lower budget seat kills it!!!
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    Bmc supertrail - finished and ready to shred
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    Quote Originally Posted by waffencity View Post
    Just finished, Intense Slopestyle 2...
    I definitely wouldn't call a bike with Slopestyle in the name an AM rig, but it definitely is a sweet bike. You should post pictures of that up in the single crown DH/FR thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by waffencity View Post
    I am not that happy with the seat either but haven't decided what one to put on there yet, Gobi maybe?

    It was off my last all mountain bike..
    My ass is different than your ass, so it's hard to say unless we rub asses together, which is something I honestly don't want to participate in. You should try to demo a number of different seats before you buy one. I personally enjoy the feel of a Specialized Phenom, a saddle generally regarded as an XC saddle, and I use it while dirt jumping, while on rock gardens, just everything really. But again, we're not the same.

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    I've also found specialized seats to be very comfortable.

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    Really nice nomad, man. I also have the Hammerschmidt, really cleans up the look and shifts 50% faster than convention X2 ring. Those tires must weigh a ton, good luck during the summer months.
    Maybe in late July you can switch em out to 2.5 front 2.35 rear High Rollers

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    This is my new personal fave, the WTB Silverado! I have tried many $150+ seats and this lower budget seat kills it!!!
    yo bro,

    where did you get this seat? i am using wtb lopes edition but the colour already faded so looking for a new one for the future,

    thanks

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    The intense, how does it climb?

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    they are are really cool...............awesome

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    My new El Guapo, ready for it's maiden voyage.



    Probably going to try a shorter stem and maybe throw a Blackspire Stinger on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim View Post
    The intense, how does it climb?
    I have no idea! I have hurt my thumb badly boarding in Grand Massif last week and it isn't healed yet...Can't wait to find out and will let you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by uzurpator View Post
    Bmc supertrail - finished and ready to shred
    What's the bar/stem combo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wankel View Post
    My new El Guapo, ready for it's maiden voyage.



    Probably going to try a shorter stem and maybe throw a Blackspire Stinger on it.
    Love this bike. Can't wait for the 29r version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Affe View Post
    What's the bar/stem combo?
    The stem is 40mm Dartmoor Funky ( 2009 model year )
    Bars are Funn Fatboy DH 785mm wide.

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    Hey! how do you like your Nomad, is this you first having it or anybody? cause I wanna hear some comparison from old nomad to new nomad...but anyways good setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by beamer View Post
    2010 Santa Cruz Nomad
    Fox Vanilla RC2 Fork
    Fox DHX 5.0 w/Titanium Spring
    DT Swiss 240s Hubs
    DT Swiss 5.10 Rims
    Maxxis Minion Tires (2.7 & 2.5)
    HammerSchmidt Crank
    XTR Rear Deraileur
    Chris King 1.5 Headset
    RockShox Reverb Seat Post
    Avid Elixir CR Brakes
    Transition Stem
    Peaty Lock-On Grips
    Easton Carbon Bar
    Bontrager Saddle
    ~34ish lbs
    Nice bike, Brother!

    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Yes, trail would be XC...There is no exact rule to this, for instance the raw Nomad posted above is all mountain BUT could be built up really lite too , or real heavy to lean more towards FR... More important though is the type of riding one does with his bike, I have seen guys riding 4" travel XC bikes on lift assisted downhill runs. Of course the DH bike would be better in those conditions, but try to pedal a DH bike through a 30 mile XC loop, forget it!
    I built my new Nomad on the lighter side and shaved just over 4lbs. from the above listed bike...but made it as bulletproof as possible! I weigh 225lbs. and as such, it's hard to build a bike that can handle a clydesdale (especially a clydesdale as stupid as I am), but I think I got it thus far...

    Here is my bike...It weighs in at 30lbs. 11oz.

    This bike climbs like an XC bike with no issues and gives me the ability to bomb any downhill i've come across! I might be upgrading to Hope Tech M4's or Formulas eventually, but the XT brakes with the Ice Tech rotors work very well...we will see how long they last stopping my fat @ss...

    2012 Nomad 2.1x (Raw)
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    Cane Creek 110 HS
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    I don't think I've posted my Sinister up here before, so here goes:





    Weighs a hair under 31 lbs. Rides great, pedals surprisingly well for a 31 lb single pivot. More of a blunt instrument than a lot of the more sophisticated bikes out there, but it is a blast on pretty much any trail from straight up XC in Marin to flowy Santa Cruz DH to Downieville. Just so long as there is a good descent...

    Component highlights include:

    -Sinister Gruitr frame, 2008-ish, I think.
    -X9 shifters and X0 rear derailleur, SLX cranks and front derailleur.
    -2011 Fox Talas 140/110 RLC Kashima QR
    -2008-ish Fox DHX Air with the stock (high volume) air canister replaced with the standard volume can.
    -Race Face Atlas AM bars - 728mm, I think? Don't remember, but they are uncut.
    -Kind Shock 27.2mm dropper post. Didn't have many choices, but this one seems to work fine. For now.
    -Minion DHF front and Crossmark rear.
    -Crappy mismatched wheels. I "need" new ones eventually, but shop rat pay won't really cut it, even with pro-deals.

    I think the only thing I've changed since taking these photos is the stem, which has been replaced with a Spank Spike 35mm, and the front tire, which is still a Minion, but is now a 2.5", not a 2.35". I'd love to get new wheels and a thru-axle fork, but I don't think I'm gonna have the cash for a while. Which is fine.

    As closely as I can tell, head angle on this bike is just a hair under 67º with the 2.5" Minion. 72-ish seat angle, 16.5" chainstays and 14.1" BB height. BB is pretty high, but it's cool, I can deal, and it's nice not to worry about banging my pedals on stuff.

    I've had the bike for about six months now and am totally stoked on it. I definitely give up some stiffness and pedaling efficiency with the single pivot design, but the tradeoff is that maintenance is almost zero. I work on bikes for 40 hours a week, so the less I have to work on my own, the better, right?

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    my Dawgma...

    Upgraded everything but pedals and frame... Looking to retire the frame in near future. Thomson, Chris King, Stans, and XO.
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    Here is my 2007 Teocali. Everything on it is Shimano XT with Easton bars, stem, and seat post. I just ordered a Domain RC and new wheel for the front wheel.
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