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    My bike progression story

    My first real Mtn bike was a 2010 Hardrock that I picked up off CL for $250. I ended up picking up a set of wheels tires and bb7s off cl for $150, and a new Bomber fork for 130$. Sold the old brakes, wheels, tires and fork and made about $200 back. It was a great bike and got me hooked. Sold it for 550.
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    The next bike was my first transition into FS. 2005 Enduro Expert in brand new condition for $700(DEAL!). I loved it but it was too large. I put it on CL and sold it for $1300 in hours.
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    Then I went into a bike limbo. Went through multiple bikes buying and selling on CL/ebay trying to find something that I liked. (Motobecane Fantom Elite DS, Ibex Asta Pro, Bianchi SASS, a couple road bikes. I couldn't find a bike that I really liked, but at least I made money off of each transaction.

    It finally occurred to me to buy a Frame that I liked and build it up with parts that I liked. So I hit ebay and found this :
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    3.3 lbs and looked amazing!
    Built it all up to be a super fun trail bike:
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    Nothing quite like building your own bike up. I slowy upgraded it with carbon this and that, brakes, wheels, saddle, etc.
    Rode it for a year, and loved every minute of it but started getting into so much more technical riding and had an itch for a full squish.
    Found this Mount Vision on CL for $700
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    Loved it right away. The suspension design works amazing. I guess thats what happens when a former formula one suspension designer designs for your bike. I took the parts off my Stumpy that I wanted on the Marin (XT wheelset, XTR brakes, Thomson Masterpiece Seatpost, Selle Italia Carbonio Saddle, carbon bars, etc) and swaped the parts. Then I sold the Stumpy for $1000 (Lots more than I was hoping for) and here we are today:

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    This is my favorite sport/hobby. I also picked up a Monocog 29er which is a great compliment to the full suspension 26er. It took me a while to find exactly what I wanted for bikes but I am pretty dang content and satisfied with what I have now.

    -Moe

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    TL : DR
    I like riding bikes. Now I have the bikes I want.

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    Great progression. Thanks for sharing!
    2009 Stumpjumper Comp HT.
    An old Trek 820 ST.

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    Re: My bike progression story

    Good lord you go through some rides! They're nice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GelatiCruiser View Post
    Good lord you go through some rides! They're nice though.
    I figure that as long as I am buying them used I probably wont lose much money on them(or I will make money), and I get to have a blast on the bikes!

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