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    hmmm how much does single speed upgrades cost and what is it mainly for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mychal89
    hmmm how much does single speed upgrades cost and what is it mainly for?
    Having a single speeder is mostly about being a true American badass, and telling the world, "Gears? I don't need no stinkin' gears!!!"

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    2009 Gary Fisher Marlin Disc, and 2008 Trek 6000 Disc

    I just purchased new bikes for the wife and I. Here they are in all of their stock glory!

    Hope you don't mind a bunch of pictures.

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    2007 Cannondale F7. Upgrades are Eggbeater pedals, WTB saddle, stem, flat bar, SRAM Attack Gripshift, IRC Mibro tires, and Dart 3 fork (wanted lockout but wish I bought something better).
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    Nice bikes Matt. Lose the reflectors though. I wish my 6000 series was still that clean. lol. She's a bit dirty.

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    ^^Thanks. Yeah, my reflectors will be gone soon. I was just too excited when I got home and grabbed the camera. The wife won't let me take her's off, though. She's the "what if" type. Nothing wrong with that, though, and it's her bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT0404
    ^^Thanks. Yeah, my reflectors will be gone soon. I was just too excited when I got home and grabbed the camera. The wife won't let me take her's off, though. She's the "what if" type. Nothing wrong with that, though, and it's her bike.
    How do you like the Marlin? I'm thinking about getting one for my first MTB in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lshaker
    How do you like the Marlin? I'm thinking about getting one for my first MTB in a while.
    I am really liking the Marlin and its G2 geometry. I haven't had too much time to put it through the wringer yet, but so far so good!

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    My entry level mtn bike still building her


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    Y00, after 8 years i felt that it was time to get started with xc again. So i uppgraded my old schauff hurricane xt to an easton whiskey pete. The old frame felt actually lighter then the new one but the new one feels very nice and responsive.
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    I bought this bike a year or two ago, and had it sitting in my garage. One day I looked at it and thought about getting into mountain biking. So for now this is my entry level bike, but I am looking into getting a better and stronger bike

    Sorry for the crappy pictures, this was taken at a local park (wakefield)

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    2009 Giant Rincon, originally bought the bike to do some light XC, trail riding, etc

    A friend of mine got me to try downhilling.. it's ridiculously fun, but I'm still absolutely horrible at it. I decided to upgrade the original Suntour fork with a Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 2 to put up with that extra abuse and I definitely feel like I'm getting better.

    Love the bike so far and its been so much fun getting back into biking. I didn't realize how much I missed it.

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    Hopefully that image works... I got it used, and a bunch of it was upgraded. I dont know what was or wasnt, so here is a component list:

    Shifters and both derailleurs--Shimano Deore XT
    Brakes--Hayes Mag hydraulic disks
    Fork--Magura Quake w/80mm of travel
    Wheels--Forte Terra Max
    Crankset--Shimano Deore LX Hollowtech
    Headset--Cane Creek S6 cartridge bearings
    Saddle--Forte Team titanium rails
    Handlebars--Topo XC-220 aluminum risers
    Seatpost--O'rion aluminum

    it weighs 27.7 lbs, and I got it for $300. Works for me!

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    Got it used, so not sure what was upgraded and what wasnt. a lot of it was though. here are the components:

    Shifters and both derailleurs--Shimano Deore XT
    Brakes--Hayes Mag hydraulic disks
    Fork--Magura Quake s/ 80mm of travel
    Wheels--Forte Terra Max
    Crankset--Shimano Deore LX Hollowtech
    Headset--Cane Creek S6 cartridge bearings
    Saddle--Forte Team titanium rails
    Handlebars--Topo XC-220 aluminum risers
    Seatpost--O'rion aluminum

    weighs in at 27.7 lbs. got it for only $300.

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    2008 Trek 6500 Disc





    Upgrades:
    Shimano M520 clipless
    Raceface Ride flat handlebar
    Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires (66 tpi)
    WTB Speed V saddle
    Sette Edge stem
    Ourey Mountain grips
    Stickers: Raceface, Sette, Ourey, Pricepoint.com (all together add 1.37 mph at all times)

    I love this bike! I just started riding around the beginning July. I was about 224 lbs then, and now I'm at 215. The gut's shrinking as the legs get bigger. I attribute this to riding nearly every day because my diet hasn't changed. My goal is to be out of clydesdale status by the end of the year.

    If you noticed that the fork isn't stock, that's because my Tora 302 was leaking oil. Right now, I have a '09 Tora XC temporarily while the '09 Tora SL's are backordered at SRAM. I should have it in about a month I guess.

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    Love the 6500. I wanted one but they were sold out. Bike shop gave me a good deal on a 6000 out of pity so I have a 6000. Love the oreo paint scheme.

    Beautiful bike!
    It's easy to make a buck, it's much harder to make a difference."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNickels
    Love the 6500. I wanted one but they were sold out. Bike shop gave me a good deal on a 6000 out of pity so I have a 6000. Love the oreo paint scheme.

    Beautiful bike!
    Thanks.

    The 6000 is still a very nice bike, and with the money you saved you can justify more upgrades! One of my riding buddies has a '08 6000. I upgraded all the "contact points" and feel the bike is 2x as good as it was stock. I wiped out quite a bit with the stock tires.

    Oreos are good, but zebras are faster. Although, I can eat an oreo faster than I can eat a zebra. But can a zebra eat an oreo faster than me? I think its a wash. At any rate, if possible, my future upgrades will be white. Then it will be double stuffd.

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    Me and my '08 Marlin that I got back in May. This was yesterday morning at the races!

    Only changes thus far are a Spesh BG Sport saddle, Spesh BG grips, some Shimano M520 pedals, and an old busted tube from my roadie I turned into a slapguard for my chainstay.

    Trying to win hearts and minds, but willing to stomp them if necessary.

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    2002 Kona Stuff. Bought it yesterday. Went and did some dirt jumping with it, very nice. old owner added OURY grips and shimano deore disks.


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    Nice 6500, that was the other bike I was looking at when I got my fisher. I was wondering about that 09 Tora on there. I had the same problem as soon as I picked up my bike at the beginning of the year. The same fork came back to me but just with a Reba rebound assembly instead. So does the 09 Tora SL come with motion control or is it just about the same as the '08 tora 302?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfisherman
    Nice 6500, that was the other bike I was looking at when I got my fisher. I was wondering about that 09 Tora on there. I had the same problem as soon as I picked up my bike at the beginning of the year. The same fork came back to me but just with a Reba rebound assembly instead. So does the 09 Tora SL come with motion control or is it just about the same as the '08 tora 302?
    What Fisher did you end up getting? I probably would have gotten one equivalent to the 6500 but I got a pretty good deal on the Trek. The Rockshox website is updated, so you can check out the '09 forks there. The SL is different from the 302 in that it is lighter, has wider stanchions (what my LBS told me), has no steer tube offset and has different decals.

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    I got the 08 tassajara(its on page 2). It's equivalent to the 6500. Pretty much the exact same component set stock. The fisher just fit me a little better. Gonna check out the RS site...didn't know they updated it yet. Thanks for the info.

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    I had to choose between the '08 Tass and 6500. I got the Trek for $150 less, so I figured I was doing pretty good considering they had the same components. The Tass is a bit lighter than the 6500, maybe by about 2 lbs, so if I had to make the decision again it would be tougher. At the time, they both seemed super light to me considering its my first serious bike.

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    Trek 6000



    upgrades: some free trails tires
    red grips
    some shimano discs
    and the computer
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    Why the shimano discs?

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    2006 Iron Horse Warrior Team SE from Dick's. Paid $300.

    Upgrades:
    • Kaloy seat post
    • Egg Beater pedals
    • scored a sweet deal on a new XT rear dérailleur from eBay (after the Alivio wore out)
    • cheap bar-end grips
    • Lizard Skins chainstay protector
    • SRAM chain with Power Link
    • WTB Velociraptor rear tire
    • SRAM 8-speed cassette with 34 tooth big ring (not installed yet)
    • scored another sweet deal on an LX front dérailleur from Chainlove (not installed yet)


    This is an old photo - I'm using a hydration pack instead of the seat bag & the reflectors are gone.

    The next logical upgrade would be the fork, but any decent fork would cost as much as the bike & the other upgrades combined, so maybe I'll just save up a while & upgrade bikes instead. I'd like to get a DW Link XC race machine.
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    Very Nice

    Very nice bike you have there. It looks like it is light and tough. What kind of crank setup is that? Never mind. It's better that I not know...I'll end up going shopping instead of working on the bike I have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfisherman
    Why the shimano discs?
    Why the shimano discs you ask? I have a few reasons for that choice. The bike came standard with the avid discs. For some reason they just didn't feel like they worked as well as they should. I spent hours trying to get them adjusted but they always squealed, and things like that get under my skin when i ride , so i found some old shimano discs and mounted them on. They work good in my opinion.
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    I guess it's my turn to contribute, although I don't have pics yet.

    2005 Giant Boulder SE (was stock until last year )
    Magura Odur 80mm Fork
    2007 Avid BB7's with Cleansweep G2 rotors (185/160) rear is A2Z adapted
    Avid Speed Dial Ti levers with Jagwire ripcord cables and housing
    Mavic Crossride wheelset
    Shimano XT front and rear Der's
    Some crappy Shimano plastic shifters
    Truvativ FireX GXP crank
    Shimano M520 pedals
    Easton EA70 OS riser bars
    ODI Rogue clamp-on grips
    Sette Edge OS stem
    Sette APX seatpost
    WTB Power V DH saddle
    Panaracer Smoke/Dart combo

    I think thats about it. Main goal was to drop some weight while strengthening certain areas. Stock weight: 34 pounds, Now: 28.5

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    this is my 98 or maybe it was a 97 kona mountain shock. used it for a year or so then didnt touch it till 3 years ago and ive been slowly upgrading

    thudbuster seatpost
    wtb seat
    kore stem
    time atac alum pedals
    panaracer fire rear tire

    the computer is in the back cuz i use a trainer in the winter

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    Getting back into the biking scene after a decade.
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    I recently went through my 2003 Specialized Hardrock. This is the first mountain bike I purchased.

    Rock Shox - Tora 318 U-Turn fork 85-130mm - X firm spring.
    ODI Rogue lock on grips
    CraneCreek Direct Curve brake levers
    FSA 36 deg head set
    Avid single digit V- Brakes
    Shimano - LX front derailer
    RaceFace Atlas XC bars
    RaceFace Deus 70mm stem
    RaceFace Dues Cranks and rings
    Seat-Specialized Rival SL 143
    Thudbuster LT seat post
    Sram PG 980 cassett
    Sram X0 Shifters
    Sram X0 Medium rear derailer
    Shimano XT chain
    Crank Brothers Candy pedals
    Bontrager Mustang rear wheel with Cris King Hub
    Cat Eye mini wireless computer
    Tires - Maxxis Minnion F+R
    And of course the Kickstand.....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 07 FSRxc
    I recently went through my 2003 Specialized Hardrock. This is the first mountain bike I purchased.

    Rock Shox - Tora 318 U-Turn fork 85-130mm - X firm spring.
    ODI Rogue lock on grips
    CraneCreek Direct Curve brake levers
    FSA 36 deg head set
    Avid single digit V- Brakes
    Shimano - LX front derailer
    RaceFace Atlas XC bars
    RaceFace Deus 70mm stem
    RaceFace Dues Cranks and rings
    Seat-Specialized Rival SL 143
    Thudbuster LT seat post
    Sram PG 980 cassett
    Sram X0 Shifters
    Sram X0 Medium rear derailer
    Shimano XT chain
    Crank Brothers Candy pedals
    Bontrager Mustang rear wheel with Cris King Hub
    Cat Eye mini wireless computer
    Tires - Maxxis Minnion F+R
    And of course the Kickstand.....lol
    A KICKSTAND?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy Smoke!

    I've never seen one of those on a nice mountain bike. May I ask why you put that on?

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    '09 Marine Alpine Trail

    No much to brag about; all stock but I am stoked!

    Tomorrow I will go ahead and change the tires to Kenda slicks for commuting (I need to get in better shape before I hit some trails).
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    Here's my Schwinn Delta. Got it on-line from Costco back in Jan just to see if I like this thing called mountain biking. After my first off-road ride in June, turns out I am obsessed with this sport. Only thing I changed were the pedals to a set of Shimano M520 clipless. Not planning on any further upgrades but am now looking for my next bike.








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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow
    A KICKSTAND?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy Smoke!

    I've never seen one of those on a nice mountain bike. May I ask why you put that on?
    I retired the bike for awhile to just ridding around the neighborhood with the Mrs and my son (5 now). Then I gave to my best friends son. He used it for a year or so. He returned it when he out grew it. When I got it back the kickstand was on it. Kinda convenient so it has stayed....lol

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    99 Specialized Hard Rock, all stock except the grips.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 07 FSRxc
    I retired the bike for awhile to just ridding around the neighborhood with the Mrs and my son (5 now). Then I gave to my best friends son. He used it for a year or so. He returned it when he out grew it. When I got it back the kickstand was on it. Kinda convenient so it has stayed....lol
    Hey, i feel ya. i'd get rid of the kickstand if it weren't so gosh darn convenient

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    Quote Originally Posted by clvlc4door
    My entry level mtn bike still building her


    uhh this bike doesnt fit this thread very well

    beautiful and sexy it is tho !!!

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    08 trek 6000

    only upgrades are time pedals and bb-7's
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    This is my 99 GT Zaskar LE. I bought it with all original stock components on the bay a few years ago. The drive train is still original XT/XTR but I have added an Easton EA70 stem/bar, XTR dual control and discs and a Rock Shox Revelation Uturn Air.




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    My Fisher...

    This is my 08' Gary fisher Marlin...
    Bone Stock for now.
    Waiting for some cash...
    or something to brake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 07 FSRxc
    I recently went through my 2003 Specialized Hardrock. This is the first mountain bike I purchased.

    Rock Shox - Tora 318 U-Turn fork 85-130mm - X firm spring.
    ODI Rogue lock on grips
    CraneCreek Direct Curve brake levers
    FSA 36 deg head set
    Avid single digit V- Brakes
    Shimano - LX front derailer
    RaceFace Atlas XC bars
    RaceFace Deus 70mm stem
    RaceFace Dues Cranks and rings
    Seat-Specialized Rival SL 143
    Thudbuster LT seat post
    Sram PG 980 cassett
    Sram X0 Shifters
    Sram X0 Medium rear derailer
    Shimano XT chain
    Crank Brothers Candy pedals
    Bontrager Mustang rear wheel with Cris King Hub
    Cat Eye mini wireless computer
    Tires - Maxxis Minnion F+R
    And of course the Kickstand.....lol
    If you intend to ride mountain on that, then you'd best take off the kickstand. It can be dangerous...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    If you intend to ride mountain on that, then you'd best take off the kickstand. It can be dangerous...
    I know, I took it on a ride this AM and could hear the kickstand rattling when I went through the rock garden at speed. First time I have heard anything from it. It will more than likely come off in the AM.

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    Right here folks, we have a 2008 Gary Fisher Marlin. It's stock except for...

    -WTB saddle.
    -Shimano PD-520's.
    -Avid Juicy 5 brakes.

    But the seasons done for me now. I ate it on a fairly tame piece of traverse the other day down in SLC near the Shoreline trail. Now I'm in a splint and the docs are x-raying me every few days making sure I don't have a scaphoid fracture.
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    Heck, why not?

    2000 Univega Alpina. Bought this 8 years ago. I stoped ridding it but fell in love again recently. Ever since I got back, I put in a new MX Pro Lo instead of the stock fork.


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    Just got my 09 GF Piranha the other day. Hasn't seen dirt yet but so far it's a great ride. Hoping to take some better pictures outside with a real camera soon.

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    F400

    Finally! Well mine is back up and running. Upgraded to dual control's , rapid rise, and black v-brake (since i cant go disc on the back, mise well hide the v). Been riding for 3 months and this is what i built to keep me on the dirt.






    I know i know. I could lose some weight, by ditching the walky dog

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    My first MTB:

    2000 Schwinn Mesa......Bought it new and it's still going strong with all the original components!!!!


    Recently upgraded to this:
    2008 Giant Trance 2
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