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    Being new to the sport, this is my first REAL mt bike. Its a 97 GT LTS 1 in near perfect condition!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondhead
    I think the sum of the sum of the components, minus the frame, is worth more then $700.
    The Tora 29er solo air alone, sells for about $325 - $370, add wheelset, crankset, derailleurs... by the time you are done you could easily spend $1000 for components, sans the frame.
    You could always sell the frame on ebay for a few $'s, or do what I did, and use it, to build a cheap rigid single speed urban bike.
    The Sette is a fine frame, however if you want to go light look into an On One Scandal, it's a sub 3.5 lb alloy frame that rides like a steel frame, wickedly fast. I like to think of it as a poor man's ti frame, however I don't know about their availability and price in the states, they have recently restructured their company.
    Regardless enjoy your new bike, and keep the very shiny side up!!!

    Cheers
    When I was buying this bike, I already had it in mind to eventually swap over the parts to a lighter frame. It's cheaper to do it this way than buy all the parts and frame separately. But for now, I'm satisfied and am just getting used to the bike.

    As for the shiny side up...I mostly have been able to follow that advice!

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    k2 Tirade 5.0

    First Bike....Raleigh M7000, bought it stock and changed the front fork immediately.....
    After a few months of riding, I found a good deal on K2 Tirade 5.0 on Craisglist (frame only) for $150. bought the frame and slowly built it up to what I have today...



    Frame- K2 Tirade 5.0 ($150)
    Front Fork- Marzocchi z1 Sport (brand new) ($100)
    Rear Shock- Fox float AVA (came with frame)
    Shifters- Shimano XT dual shifters ($50 brand new for both)
    Pedals- Lake egg beaters (clipins) (free) AND Crank Bros 50/50 platforms (FREE!)
    Front derailleur- Shimano xt ($20)
    Rear derailleur- Shimano deore (free) desperatey need a new one
    Rims- Mavic ($30) on bike, Rhino Lyte Sun rims (free with frame) off bike
    Avid bb7 disc breaks- ($70) on bike, Julie hydraullic disc breaks off bike
    Rage face cranks
    and that pretty much covers it, I love my bike!

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    not entry level ... but it is my first mountain bike ....


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    Quote Originally Posted by kisada
    not entry level ... but it is my first mountain bike ....

    your fork is on backwards.

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    Is the fork backwards intentional or is that unintentional? Looks Weird
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    Definately bass ackwards


    I wouldn't ride that too far like that!

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    Backwards!!

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    not really entry level ... but its my first mountain bike ....


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    Quote Originally Posted by kisada
    not really entry level ... but its my first mountain bike ....

    Still backwards right? Is that a joke or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsromich
    Is the fork backwards intentional or is that unintentional? Looks Weird
    Whose photo were you referring to?

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    He's talking about kisada's photo. That fork is backwards.
    Since I don't like writing, I don't have a blog to pimp. This space for rent.

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    Alright, Yes it is, It looked like he was replying to mine, I was confused for a minute

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    Quote Originally Posted by kisada
    not really entry level ... but its my first mountain bike ....


    yap, that fork is backwards aight. you need to find a different shop if you purchased that locally.
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    lol thanks for pointing it out to me. The bike isn't set up yet, I got it brand new in the box from a relative and was so excited that it came today that I unpacked it and slapped it together without tightening anything down to take a picture of it before work (I work nights). I'll be taking over to my LBS to have them set it up for me and I'm sure they'll see my mistakes but thanks for pointing it out in case they don't.

    Pretty obvious how newb I am eh? Like I said it's my first mountain bike ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by kisada
    lol thanks for pointing it out to me. The bike isn't set up yet, I got it brand new in the box from a relative and was so excited that it came today that I unpacked it and slapped it together without tightening anything down to take a picture of it before work (I work nights). I'll be taking over to my LBS to have them set it up for me and I'm sure they'll see my mistakes but thanks for pointing it out in case they don't.

    Pretty obvious how newb I am eh? Like I said it's my first mountain bike ever
    Dude, that's a kick ass mtb...especially as your first one!!

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    Just finished building my wife's. Mine will be together when the rest of the parts come on Friday
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    Wow, that red is..umm.... eye catching

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    Either your wife is pretty hard-core, or she's going to hate you when you two go on a trail.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcernik
    Just finished building my wife's. Mine will be together when the rest of the parts come on Friday

    I think that is a pretty kickass bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcernik
    Just finished building my wife's. Mine will be together when the rest of the parts come on Friday
    That's a nice bike, but would not it belong to AM (or FR) forum picture thread.

    Entry level? 1x9 FireEye Griffin?

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    Here's my "new" bike.

    I had a 2005 Hardrock and bought the Toras for that, only to discover a hairline crack in the headtube. Was able to get a 2010 frame free, but thought some new parts were in order, so only a few original parts remain mixed in with the new.

    I didn't like the new shape HR frames, but it is growing on me...
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    Here is my 2010 Wahoo Disc and my girlfriends Giant something or other girl's bike...
    Everything just like it was out of the box... for now!

    ...and YES... she still has a kickstand!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by crump582
    Here is my 2010 Wahoo Disc and my girlfriends Giant something or other girl's bike...
    Everything just like it was out of the box... for now!

    ...and YES... she still has a kickstand!!!

    And reflectors

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    I bought a GT Timberline back in the early nineties that I rode for about 6 years before smashing it into the back of a LADA. I always meant to get another MTB and after more than ten years finally got a replacement.

    Looking for another GT I found this....

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    GT Avalanche 2.0 - It's all stock other than new tyres.

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    Bought this Haro Fliteline 1 earlier this year for £60uk less than a year old which I think was a bargain

    Still stock


    my rs200

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacGT
    GT Avalanche 2.0 - It's all stock other than new tyres.
    Nice! I love my GT!

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    Here is an updated photo of my Trek 4300. I put Mavic XM321 rims and Avid BB7 brakes on my bike over the winter.


    Here is also my sons first mountain bike. It is a stock Diamondback Response.
    '09 4300 Matte Black
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostCrzy
    Hello everyone!...Here's my contribution:

    Trek 6000 - All stock except for the seat:


    I want your car.

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    Here is my RM Vapor

    2009 all stock except the sram chain and cateye
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28590824@N07/4471409820/" title="DSC01602 by pantherball65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2761/4471409820_7ed067d74f.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="DSC01602" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28590824@N07/4471405562/" title="DSC01601 by pantherball65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4471405562_90968f3bef.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01601" /></a>

    2010 Rockhopper Expert
    Hutchinson toro 2.15 ( back )
    Kenda nevegal 2.35 ( front )
    Rockshox tora 318 ( solo air )
    Tioga MX comp pedals.
    plan on switching to clipless as soon as i can decide b/w shimano 520's or CB eggbeaters???????????????????????????????

    Probably gonna change back brake rotor soon, it appears to have glazed over. As far as everything else, im gonna Ride it til it bust!!!!!
    MTB : 2011 Specialized Epic Comp 29er
    MTB SS : 2010 Specialized RH
    ROAD: 2011 Specialized Tarmac Comp
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    updated

    2010 RH Expert. My 2nd bike. First was an 09 Hardrock base model. I immediately fell in love with the sport, so a year later i upgraded to the rockhopper.
    My first bike. 2009 Specialized Hardrock
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28590824@N07/3657803503/" title="DSC01234 by pantherball65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2458/3657803503_3d29da305d.jpg" width="360" height="270" alt="DSC01234" /></a>
    First day i got new Rockhopper
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28590824@N07/4182100761/" title="DSC01510 by pantherball65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2767/4182100761_4e3407c956.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01510" /></a>
    after a few upgrades
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28590824@N07/4544505886/" title="DSCN0130 by pantherball65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4544505886_7b1ac0c4dd.jpg" width="360" height="270" alt="DSCN0130" /></a>

    For the price, very dependable,slim, and sticky pedals <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28590824@N07/4544505850/" title="DSCN0127 by pantherball65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4544505850_0e4dfb5a99.jpg" width="360" height="270" alt="DSCN0127" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28590824@N07/4544505818/" title="DSCN0128 by pantherball65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4544505818_47971340b3.jpg" width="360" height="270" alt="DSCN0128" /></a>

    SQUEAKY tektro aurigas<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28590824@N07/4544505866/" title="DSCN0129 by pantherball65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4544505866_2ccc7972da.jpg" width="360" height="270" alt="DSCN0129" /></a>
    MTB : 2011 Specialized Epic Comp 29er
    MTB SS : 2010 Specialized RH
    ROAD: 2011 Specialized Tarmac Comp
    TOY: Trek 1000

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    Trek Y-33 O.C.L.V Carbon

    My grandpa used to ride then he broke his wrist while riding and has just recently got back into it ( at 68) and he gave on of his older bikes to me.

    I have upgraded the front fork and to clipless pedals but am planning on buying a Trek Fuel EX 8 soon!
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    My girlfriends first real bike.
    2006 Kona Lana'i. 16" frame with Suntour fork.


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    my beater 2006 haro V5
    2005 Rockshox duke fork
    shimano deore fc-m582 cranks
    wtb weirwolf 2.3front 2.1rear

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    here's mine, 07 F4 Cannondale, bought used.


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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann






    My Hardrock. I think its a 2004 model. Maybe a 2005.
    Got it off ebay for a song.
    Got the 100mm Manitou Black fork off ebay for under $40 shipped. Added the extra stiff spring kit.
    I built it up from a frame.
    Right now it is spec'd as follows.

    21" XL Hardrock
    100mm Manitou Black Comp
    Easton Vice 50mm stem
    Titec El Norte 2" riser bar
    Lizard skin north shore lock on grips
    Easton Vice seatpost
    Salsa non QR seatpost clamp
    SDG Grand Prix Chrome saddle
    Truvativ Fire-x cranks 22t-36t-bash with outboard BB
    Wellgo platform pedals
    Sun Rhyno Lite Wheelset
    Forte Gotham 1.75 city tires
    Avid BB7 front brake 160mm
    Tektro Rear brake 160mm
    Old Shimano brake levers
    Sram X0 Gripshifter 9spd rear shifter
    Sram X7 front shifter
    Sram X7 Rear Deraileur
    Shimano Acera front deraileur
    Sram PC991 chain
    Sram PG990 cassette 9spd

    I used an old 160mm disc brake adapter to mount the rear blinky light to the rack mount on the rear seatstay. It's complete with a bing bell and headlight as well.

    If you didn't guess yet, this is now my commuter bike. This bike has seen a few different build ups since I bought it. Here it is as my trail bike.


    This bike got me back into the sport after a layover of not owning a bike. I'm very stoked to be back btw.
    Here are the bikes I have built up over the last year or so.



    Do ya still have the fenders for your specialized if so would ya sell them
    Specialized hardrock sport 29er Disk
    givin to me. 26in. next brand hardtail

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    Here is my entry level bike, it's my first bike in 14 years to own and ride. I have removed reflectors now and oury grips is my only upgrade. I had it on some trails last night and it was a blast, I have the urge to upgrade but wife is keeping me in check for a little while

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    2010 Rockhopper SL's

    A 21" for me and a 19" for my girlfriend. Only a couple hundred feet on them in the pic, but I have about 12mi on mine now and couldn't be happier.
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    After 10 years out of the saddle. This is what I started out on last summer.



    YETI hand build for the 1994 NORBA women's Schwinn/Evian race team.
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    Let me try again!
    Oh well. I'm not getting it right to insert an image. Just check out my Avatar on this forum.
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    is it me? or are there a lot of forks on backwards in those last pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by resclusa
    is it me? or are there a lot of forks on backwards in those last pictures?
    If you mean MikeyR's bikes, it's because most Manitous have a reversed arch. Supposedly, it helps make the lower a little stiffer.
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    2002 Marin Rift Zone

    Paid $350 for the bike (used of course)
    Changed fork to Recon U-turn (90-130 mm) ($219)
    Changed seat ($25)
    Changed to hydraulic brakes ($50)
    Changed to carbon handlebar ($40)
    Changed to Smarty clipless ($30)
    Changed to Kenda Nevegal 2.35s ($60)
    Replaced all cables
    Installed THE fenders ($15)
    Bought Magic Shine for night rides
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    my first FS - i had a Motobecane Fantom HT trail and moved all the parts to this:


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    My new toy, 09' FELT Compulsion 3



    Goes well with my Kona Hoss and Raeigh 29'er

    Rueben

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    Quote Originally Posted by zspaldin
    2010 Rockhopper SL's

    A 21" for me and a 19" for my girlfriend. Only a couple hundred feet on them in the pic, but I have about 12mi on mine now and couldn't be happier.
    How tall are you and your girlfriend?

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    My brand new 2009 Gary Fisher Piranha, its pretty much stock besides WTB Velociraptor tires and Mosh Half Step platform pedals

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    Got my 2010 Hardrock Sport Disc 29er on April 2nd, 2010.

    "Extras/Gear":
    • iPhone / MotionX GPS
    • Camelback Better Bottle 24 oz (.75 L)
    • Alloy Cage 6.0 - MTB [Black]
    • Body Geometry Gel Gloves
    • Giro Phase Mountain Helmet
    • Serfas Rx Lycra Saddle
    • Specialized Airtool Sport Floor Pump
    • Specialized Airtool Switch Frame Pump
    • Specialized SpeedZone Analog Sport Wireless Computer
    • Camelbak M.U.L.E. NV 100 oz (3 L) - Cargo 520 CU IN (8.52 L)
      - 2 Power Bars
      - Mini First Aid Kit
      - Pedros Tire Lever (2)
      - EMT Comp Multi Tool
      - Serfas 6' Combo Lock
      - (2) Spare Specialized 29 x 1.9/2.3 Tubes









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    my first (real) upgrade .... not that I wanted it but I lost my pretty red stock rim to a Lincoln Navigator a few weeks ago and they couldnt get me another stock rim in red So now Ive got the Mavic TN719's wrapped around XT M756 Hubs not the most expensive set but prolly better than the pretty red ones I had ....
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