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    New to the forum.. just bought a 2006 Enduro Expert.

    Hey ladies and gents..

    Just got a new Bike.. kinda new to the whole scene.. I came from motorcycle road racing.. and was lookin for a less expensive hobby. See ya guys on the trails.

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    Well, you started with a very decent bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -MV-
    Just got a new Bike..
    Ahem...How 'bout some pics? There's kind of an unwritten rule that if you talk about your new bike, you gotta post a pic.

    On second thought, nevermind, we all know what an Enduro looks like anyway.



    I'm just joking with you, of course. Sorry about that, first post and I'm already busting your chops. Congrats on the bike, it's a good one. Have fun abusing it.

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    congrats dude! enjoy the bike and treat it well.

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    If you picked MTB as a less expensive hobby, you are in for a shock.

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    Welcome to the world of mountain bikes! Nice start off with the Enduro but don't forget you have to pedal these damn things around
    [SIZE="2"]Remember, there is no black magic or witchcraft, it's only a machine[/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktrailmonster
    Welcome to the world of mountain bikes! Nice start off with the Enduro but don't forget you have to pedal these damn things around
    Heh, he'll be reminded of that when he hits a climb
    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer
    If you picked MTB as a less expensive hobby, you are in for a shock.
    He said, " motorcycle road racing."
    Happiness is a warm 2 stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71
    He said, " motorcycle road racing."
    That could be cheaper than competitive MTB racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer
    That could be cheaper than competitive MTB racing.
    Only if you win all the time .
    Happiness is a warm 2 stroke.

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    not even close....

    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer
    That could be cheaper than competitive MTB racing.

    Even a budget 1k cc sport bike is going to set you back a few g's more than the best custom spec'd mtn. bike out there. That's before you add pipes, rear sets, sprockets, gear like leathers, helmet, gloves, boots....etc. etc. etc.

    Mtn. biking is damn cheap by comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyhippy
    Even a budget 1k cc sport bike is going to set you back a few g's more than the best custom spec'd mtn. bike out there. That's before you add pipes, rear sets, sprockets, gear like leathers, helmet, gloves, boots....etc. etc. etc.

    Mtn. biking is damn cheap by comparison.
    Haha there is no comparison between the cost of mntn biking and motorcycle racing. I used to race with MV for a couple years and finally got him to make the move on trail riding. It's just silly to even think about that comparison. Skinny is hitting it right on the head...$10k for a competitive 1k bike, $5k at least to get it prepped and the continued $800-$1k to run each weekend. Just don't even start to think about crashing and the sort. Welcome to the mountain bike addiction my man! Get ready for Moab in October!

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    Who starts out on liter bikes?
    I'm thinking back to my youth, when folks used to race cheap RD350s.
    I'm sure you can still race for cheap on 5 year old supersports.
    Then beg for used slicks from pro racers, buy used leathers etc.

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    double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer
    Who starts out on liter bikes?
    I'm thinking back to my youth, when folks used to race cheap RD350s.
    I'm sure you can still race for cheap on 5 year old supersports.
    Then beg for used slicks from pro racers, buy used leathers etc.
    Yea I hear ya man. Things have definately changed from the good ol' days.

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    Ive been pedaling it... and like Jrok said. there is no comparison to Road racing cost. But i know this stuff can be costly as well.. as i have alread started the modifications to the Enduro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -MV-
    Ive been pedaling it... and like Jrok said. there is no comparison to Road racing cost. But i know this stuff can be costly as well.. as i have alread started the modifications to the Enduro.

    I have the same bike. Curious what modifications you are going to do? So far I have swapped out the stem for Thompson, and seatpost for Gravity Dropper, and put some Kenda Nevegals on, but that's about it. Oh, and Cranks Brothers Mallets. The bike comes very nicely spec'd. Can't beat Fox up front and in the back, and SRAM X-9 rear dr is setitandforgetit.

    I may put CK headset on for the bling factor, and wheelsets on down the road, but this is not necesarry.
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    My LBS has the same bike 2006 Enduro Expert X-large frame that I have been eyeing.
    They want to blow it out to make room for 2008 inventory, I think the last price they gave me was about $2300 but I think if I push I can get it for $2200.

    Sounds like you like the new ride, about what did you pay for yours?

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