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    when i first bought it (used)

    since then have changed a lot of stuff.. too lazy to take a new one though

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    This is my 08 Iron Horse Warrior 5.5
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    I'll play.

    New 2008 Fuji Outland Pro FS w/ 2008 Forge Sawback 5xx grouppo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by preludedriven
    Here is my Iron Horse Quantum II
    Here's a quick update to my bike:

    Iron Horse Maverick Full Suspension Frame
    RaceFace Ride Low Riserbars
    Easton EA50 Stem
    Wellgo MG-1 Pedals
    RaceFace Ride Seatpost
    Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tires

    Current status of build:

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    My Iron Horse Warrior 1.2
    upgrades:
    odi lock on grips
    BB7 185mm front and 160mm rear
    WTB Velociraptors front and back
    and CB Mallet Cs

    I've got about $500 bucks in it and I am very happy with it. An upgrade to the fork is probably in it's near future then I'll be done with it.
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    Is that a still or a meth lab in the background! HaHa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron04
    Is that a still or a meth lab in the background! HaHa!
    Better yet! Its my other passion an all electric all grain brewery .

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    many many moons ago, i was a young mountain biker. many many moons later, i am an older mountain biker.

    i dont have pics of my first 'real' bike, but i do have pics of the E/L that came about four bikes after that day. probably my proudest ride too.





    That, dear freinds and neighbors, is a 1997 VooDoo Bantu, it started life as a box-buy from a mail order (we did mail order back then, dinosaurs would carry our letters and parcels across pangea to our caves. it was really high-tech stuff.) supplier...i think either s-go or jensen. it came with absolute bing-bong rubbish for parts.

    i upgraded even after the picture, i will spare you the extreme details, but you should know that they dont make a SINGLE thing in the photo, even the bench is obselete. Note the lack of GREY anywhere but the wheels.

    front-to-back (difficult to clearly see because of the fred flintstone 35mm camera scan):

    Bontrager/Fisher radial wheelset (this was radial lacing's infancy for cross country)

    Manitou Pre-production '99 SX Fork (note the color is wrong, no decals, and the brace is
    wrong as well)

    Race Face Real Seal Headset (wow, eons)

    KORE Elite Stem (anodized blue, of course)

    Titec Bar

    Control Tech Barends (from 1992!!! PURPLE!!!)

    if the shifters look a little weird, it's because they are, Precision Billet Twisters.

    Kore Elite Seatpost (i ordered blue, but the dinosuar brought me cobalt)

    WTB all Leather/titanium saddle

    if the front derailleur looks a little complicated, it's because it is, precision billet again.

    Kooka CNC Crank (first generation kooka... work of art in anodization, black fading to purple with blue streaks, purple/blue/black rings in order from big to wee)

    Race Face cro-mo bottom bracket
    Shimano threetwentysomething pedals

    Precision Billet rear derailleur.

    after the picture, it got LX componentry for brakes and wheel hubs.

    here we are, billions of years later, all the bikes are grey and black. bring me back, please.
    '15 Lapierre Zesty TR429
    '13 Cannondale F29
    '99 Schwinn 4 Banger
    '98 Manitou FS
    '97 GT LTS-1

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    now, kind of a bad pic, new parts thomson stem, easton bar, oury lockons, race face atlas cranks w/bashguard, revelation fork, specialized lowpro mag pedals, wtb saddle, maxxis ignitor rear, kenda nevegal front, next up is brakes/wheels

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    Another IH warrior 5.5 with a new recon 351 fork I just installed. Had the bike for 5 months and I wouldn't be surprised if it had upwards of 1000 miles on it already. I've never taken it to the LBS for repair. I'm a DIY kind of guy.
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    Good job! I'm far from a beginner...

    ...at least in years riding (mid '80's),but i dig inexpensive things that work,and i'm really diggin this thread!great bikes guys,and glad to have alla ya riding

    anyhoo,based on price,I guess these are considered "entry level",so here's a couple Redlines for ya.



    2002 Monocog
    stock:frame and (2nd set of) wheels (20-22t rear cog,i swap em out a lot)
    Fox 125RL fork set at 100mm
    IRC Mythos tires f&r 2.1"
    Truvativ Hussefelt crankset/bb 32t
    Cane Creek hs
    Salsa stem/On One Mary bars
    Bontrager seat/Nashbar post
    Deore V-brakes/levers
    platform pedals



    2008 d440 (29er)
    added:avid bb5 disc brakes,cateyes computer
    swapped the stock 34t chainring for a 32t
    everything else stock...for now (including those nifty reflectors,so coyotes can see me comin )
    '11 Origin 8 700CX
    '14 Surly Troll

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    Another contribution

    Here is a Diamondback Voyager II that currently lives life as a SS.



    The current configuration has removed the triple crank and the cheap tensioner and replaced it with White Industries ENO cranks and eccentric rear hub.

    I have had the setup on several different bikes, Including a Dean Ti HT, a Mongoose Ti HT and a Stumpjumper M2 and the Voyager is the best riding SS of the bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron04
    Is that a still or a meth lab in the background! HaHa!
    Sorry to jack the thread for a sec but whats an electric brewery? Thats pretty cool!

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    My freshly purchased GF Cobia



    I'm not new to MTB's, but I am new to 29ers! Can't wait for the thaw to try her out!
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    NIce fisher

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    Frozenspokes,

    Very nice. I have one myself. The cobia is a great 29er. First upgrades I did before it left the store were a new saddle (WTB Rocket V), new grips (Ergon GP2's), and some new pedals (Shimano 520 clipless).

    I found the toe strap pedals extremely annoying and also thought the grips were like a layer of duct tape over a skinny bar. The saddle was OK for short rides, but anything over a few miles and the boys went numb.

    It's a lot of fun to ride especially in the rock gardens.

    Go ahead and ride it in the frozen snow. It will handle just fine!
    It's easy to make a buck, it's much harder to make a difference."

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    hi everyone im new here but not new to cycling. about 4 or 5 years ago i was havaly into bmx and when i moved to florida, the heat and no one to ride with made me put down the handle bars.a year later i picked up an oar and began crew (competitve rowing). my team won a bunch, but after high school i had no sports so i picked up bikes again.

    heres my "new" bike, it's an 08 hardrock comp, all stock for now


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    2007 Giant Rincon "Halo3 Bike"

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    Velociraptor rear tire.
    Bar ends

    My son and I both have one!

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    That thing come with any plasma grenades?
    Oddly enough, none of us were born cool.

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    Not mine...but my first mountain bike was a mid-late 80's Cannondale (dont know exact year, got it used around 88-89). It was a smaller size frame and I traded a 1982 Yamaha IT 175 for it that someone gave me that needed work. .



    This is one of the bikes I have now, mostly stock.

    Ironhorse Chimpira Yakuza.

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    My Gary Fisher Mullet, stock apart from '09 Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turns
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc99
    Another IH warrior 5.5 with a new recon 351 fork I just installed. Had the bike for 5 months and I wouldn't be surprised if it had upwards of 1000 miles on it already. I've never taken it to the LBS for repair. I'm a DIY kind of guy.
    Is your stem on upside down? Or do you prefer it like that?
    Oddly enough, none of us were born cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzz1028
    Is your stem on upside down? Or do you prefer it like that?
    The stem is designed to be put up or down depending on what angle you want. It's all based on your preference.

    That being said, I don't know if I prefer it or not. It's just how the bike came. Now that you mention it I never noticed the shallower stem angle before.

    I might just flip it over and give the steeper angle a try.

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    Here is my 2006 GF Piranha:



    Upgrades:

    Bontrager Hank slicks
    Cat Eye wireless computer
    Blackburn light (sucks)
    Taillight
    Bell saddle tool bag - Trek bag in photo = junk; fell apart in about a month
    Bottle cages

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    200 bucks on craigslist.

    Yeah baby, I am so excited, i bought this yesterday and have had a blast the last 2 days, Can anyone tell me if anythings modded?



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    What's up with the front quick release?

    If you know the year of your bike you can go on the MFR's site and compare specs.
    New 2008 Fuji Outland Pro FS w/ 2008 Forge Sawback 5xx grouppo.

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    What do you mean, the quick release is a rust color??

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    Probably referring to the QR's positioning. Meaning that it should point up or back to prevent accidental opening.

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    I just read that on the beginners forum. Thank You

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    Not trying to burst your bubble, but your bike is an 04 not an 06. Just FYI

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...004&spid=21166

    enjoy it!
    Oddly enough, none of us were born cool.

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    My first "real" mountain bike. A stock Trek 4300 Disc. I originally wanted a simple bike to just ride around the neighborhood with my 7yr old son but then the "bike bug" bit me and now I'm finding myself anxious to get out on a single track and add to my outdoor hobbies.

    I love the outdoors, love camping, fishing, hunting, etc. This will just add to all the things I love.

    One day, I'll upgrade the forks or I'll just trade it in on a better bike. For now I think she's going to be a great bike.



    Rockymounts clutch mount. Works great with my factory rails.

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    Dude thank you very much, you are exactly right.

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    2006 K2 Zed 3.0
    Fork - Rock Shox J1
    Rims - Alex 1D19
    Tires - WTB Mutano Raptor 26x2.14"
    Pedals - Time ATAC Alium
    Crank - TruVativ Isoflow 22/32/44t
    Chain - KMC Z9000
    Front Derailleur - Deore
    Rear Derailleur - Deore
    Shifters Deore Rapid-Fire Plus 9-speed
    Grips / Bartape WTB
    Brake Set - Tektro IO mechanical disc
    Brake Levers - Tektro RS-360
    Saddle - WTB Sport-V

    I like her lots.

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    Frame: Merida XC TFS 600
    Rims: Alex XD lite
    Tires: Kenda Nevegals 2.1
    Groupset: Deore exept for the LX FD
    Seatpost: Truvative XR
    Stem: FSA
    Handle Bar: FSA
    Pedals: Shimano
    Brake set: Shimano non-series mechanical
    Fork: RST Gila Pro


    Installed now after the picture was taken
    XT hydro brakes
    SLX rapid shifters


    Future Upgrade

    Fork

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    I dont have any pictures of it (because i just got it today) but mines a late 80's or early 90's Norco Bush Pilot. I'll now justify why i have it and state my plans for the future...I'm too dang poor. I plan on doing minor upgrades to this a little bit at a time to keep it on the trail, but i'll be saving up chunks of each paycheck to go toward a new bike. I'm going to use this one to learn on and see what it is i most enjoy doing (single-track, dirt jumping, whatever) before i sink good money into my next bike. When i get my new bike, i'll probably drop this one down to a SS and use it as a campus bike, but until then, i'm gonna bash the crap outta it and see what it'll take. Just out of curiosity, did anyone here ever ride one of the old Norco's and got any advice on them. Thanks

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    GT Outpost Disc

    My first MTB. All stock.
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    My '04 Cannondale F300

    Picked this bike up on the cheap about 2 months ago from my local craigslist. I have loved every minute of the bike so far! (excuse the floor in the pic, I am in the middle of a remodel )



    Things I have done so far:

    WTB Speed V saddle
    IRC Mythos XCII tires
    New XTR Shift and Brake cables
    Avid SD7 V-Brakes front and rear
    Lizard Skins lock on grips
    SRAM 850 cassette
    SRAM 850 chain
    Cheap Forte' QR skewers because the stock front broke

    Next on the list (hopefully sooner than later):

    Manitou R7 fork
    Mavic 717 wheelset

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    Here is my 1x8er 2008 Rincon:

    WTB Silverado Saddle
    Avid BB7's /w Speed Levers
    Truvativ Hussefelt Stem
    Truvativ FireX Crankset (32)
    BBG Bashguard
    N-Gear Jump Stop
    Rockshox Dart 3 SL 1
    Panaracer XC Fire Pro
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    Iron Horse Maverick 4.5
    Truvativ Boxguide Team '07
    Specialized Chunder 2.3"
    Downhill tubes
    Sigma BC 506 computer
    Truvativ Hussefelt short stem
    Kona platform pedals
    My signature is better than yours.

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    Loving the army paint scheme on the new rincons
    It's easy to make a buck, it's much harder to make a difference."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNickels
    Loving the army paint scheme on the new rincons
    Yeah, it is one of my favorite looking bikes.

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    Here's mine - Giant Yukon SX (same as FX but with a Tora fork), with the following upgrades;

    '07 Marzocchi XC 600 Retro fork
    Velocity VXC wheelset
    Truvativ 'Team" stem
    PRO XC OS handlebar
    Diatech Anchor Sport brakes
    Raceface Evole XC seatpost
    Selle Italia SLR saddle.

    I realise the upgrade list is extensive, but as I already possessed all of the components (with the exception of the seatpost and brakes), the upgrade cost was low, and the overall cost relatively inexpensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris4ka
    Iron Horse Maverick 4.5
    Wow 1st member I've seen on here with the same FS Maverick frame

    How's the 1x9 setup working out for ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by preludedriven
    Wow 1st member I've seen on here with the same FS Maverick frame

    How's the 1x9 setup working out for ya?
    I've only done one ride with it since I just converted it to 1x9 and installed the chain guide on saturday. But so far for that one ride, it's been great. I never used any ring up front except the middle one anyways, and I always dropped the chain. Now the chain doesn't drop and I get a bit more clearance without the big ring. So yea, loving it so far It's perfect for the trails I ride at.
    My signature is better than yours.

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    nice pic

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    here's my Trek 6000



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    My '09 Trek 4300. All stock, 3 wks old, 250+ miles.


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    my entry bikes for this year..

    my wife and i used to ride these 2 cannondales : f5 and f6

    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=IMG_0379.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/IMG_0379.jpg" border="0" alt="cannondale"></a>

    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=IMG_0366.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/IMG_0366.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    then we didn't really like the weight of it..and we sold off in the local forums and got these cheap..

    hers..

    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=giantxtcse2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/giantxtcse2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    mine..

    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=13052009006.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/13052009006.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    finally..

    i got this and after selling the scott as the size was wrong for me (i was blinded by the cheap price and ignored the size problem when i got it)

    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=myblackie.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/myblackie.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    My GT Aggressor


    upgraded forks to rock shox judy tt and added crank bros. egg beaters, other than that stock.


    It's nice to see all the IRONHORSE bikes on here actually being used I built IronHorse bikes daily for about 2 years while the head mechanic at the local dick's sporting goods.

    FDC

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    Here is mine, a stock 09 Hardrock sport. I like looking at pictures of others bikes, especially the safety stickers on some of the bikes. I removed one still at the bike shop on my bike.

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    My Entry Level

    My Maverick 5.5

    Upgrades:
    Rock Shox Tora 318 Solo Air
    Race Face Ride XC crankset
    Yeti Hardcore grips
    Easton EA70 bar
    Easton Vice AM stem
    Selle San Marco saddle
    Slime SRT "Tubeless" tires - just got em this week, need to try em on trail.
    SRAM X.7 rear derailleur, shifters, 9 spd cassette in the mail
    Nashbar Moab clipless pedals also on the way

    good times!
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    2007 Iron Horse Quantum 2

    Upgrades:
    Easton EA70 Bar
    ODI Ruffian Lock-On Grips






    2003 Specialized RockHopper Comp – Built Up From Frame As A Budget Bike

    Parts
    Rock Shox Dart 1
    WTB Dual Duty Wheelset
    Shimano XT Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Deore Front Derailleur
    Sette White Lock On Grips
    Sette Venn Alloy Seatpost
    Sette Venn Mountain Stem
    Sram PC 850 Chain w/ Powerlink 2008
    Wellgo LU-964 Pedals
    Gatorbrake Mechanical Disc Brakes x2







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    06 Jamis Dakar XLT 3.0 frame built w/ my choice of components...












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    Here is my 09 Zaskar.


    Been riding for 2 months, and loving it. I have only changed a few minor things from stock. Overall I love the bike, and feel it is a great first bike.

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    mY ENTRY LEVEL (AND only)....2009 Giant Rincon


    Along with my only modification : an extended pedal!

    " NO MAN HAS EVER BEEN SHOT WHILE DOING THE DISHES ! "
    2009 Giant Rincon Disc

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    Man, there's a lot of nice "entry level" bikes in here...

    Mine: Forge Sawback. Love it.
    Only changes thus far:
    Easton EA30 flat bar (apparently they don't make an EA50 or EA 70 flat in 25.4mm diameter)
    Lizard Skins chainstay protector
    Ordered and in the mail: WOOdman Chupa Carbon bar ends.
    Dirt.
    Reading around to see what I may like to swap out next. Bashguard is definitely next on the list though, along with some padded shorts.



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    heres my modified olpran patriot, the brand that gets alot of heat on this forum





    as you can see ive made a few cheap upgrades to get rid of the weak points on the bike, rides like a champ, ive never been happier with this trail rider.

    2008 Olpran Patriot 18"

    * Frame: 6061 Aluminum With Replaceable Dropout
    * Fork: Spinner Rigid
    * Wheels: Alloy Quick Release Front and Rear
    * Freewheel: Shimano MF-T07, 14/28T 7 Speed
    * Shifters: Shimano RevoShift 21 Speed
    * Brakes: Avid Single Digit 5 (Front/Rear)
    * Levers: Avid FR-5
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-TZ30
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
    * Cranks: Prowheel Black 170mm, 42/34/24T
    * Pedals: 9/16 with Boron axle/Steel cage
    * Bottom Bracket: Cartridge
    * Saddle: WTB Speed V Comp Red w/ 243 T6 Seatpost
    * Tires: Innova 26"x1.95"
    Quote Originally Posted by Juggler2
    There is only one Bike Forum standard... quality is directly proportional to money spent.

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    Here is my O.G. I wish I hadn't sold it. Oh well my Trance X1 makes up for that sadness realy quick.


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    Heres mine. All stock.
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

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    apparently the photo size was to large sorry lol..
    My Ride - 2009 Norco Rival - Single speed

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    My Trek 4300. First pic, sorry for the size, was taken with my cell phone. River Trails in Lawrence. Second, Three Sisters Trail, Coloado.

    Upgrades...
    Maxxis Ignitors
    Egg beaters
    Oury lock on grips

    In the budget.
    New fork
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    litespeed 09

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    Just picked it up 2 hours ago. 2008 Scott aspect 40. Brand new left over with free tune ups as long as I own the bike. LBS was great. Picked her up for $375. My first MTB.



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    Quote Originally Posted by burtronix
    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.

    sweet board dude

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    I can finally make my contribution.

    20" '08 haro flightline two, bought not quite a year ago. I use this to get around campus when at school and trail ride pretty often. necessity has brought about a lot of upgrades but the frame has held strong. I'm 6'3 ~265 and can ride pretty hard. I have done all the work on this bike myself and will continue to do so.

    upgrades:

    derore hubs on sun rhyno lite rims
    truvativ stylo 1.1 gxp crankset with giga x pipe bb
    shimano lx rear derailleur (free from a parts bin, a little beat up but works beautifully)
    white dmr v8 pedals
    oury lockon grips
    wtb speed v comp saddle
    kool stop mtb brake pads
    sram pg-850 cassette and pc-830 chain
    all new jagwire cables and housings
    avid fr-5 brake lever for the front
    lots of dirt









    future upgrades:

    avid bb7s front and rear
    avid fr-5 lever for the rear and sram attack shifter for rear derailleur
    easton ea70 bars...undecided stem
    new tires...currently undecided
    salsa seat post clamp
    new fork...tora maybe?

    I know it's a lot for a cheap bike like this but what I've already done was out of necessity and being this far into it I figure why not keep going? I'll probably just transfer everything to a different frame when the time comes and be ready to roll.

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    Spoiled Newbie Bike...after first trail ride, dirt shaken off

    Cannondale F4 BBQ 2009

    - Blackburn Mars 3.0 Light Combo
    - Thudbuster ST
    - WTB Comfort V Comp Saddle
    - Specialized Mini Bag
    - Salsa Pepperjack Grips Black/Red
    - Wellgo LU-313 Pedals
    - Cateye Wireless Computer
    - Generic Bell




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    '05 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc
    -Dart 3 (added after this pic was taken obviously)
    -Shimano Alivo rear shifter/brake lever
    -GT platform pedals (also after this pic)
    -new chain and cassette

    all 'upgrades' due to breaking the old components


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    Novara Arriba

    I'll post a pic when I get home but this bike cost me about $475 when I first got it. It had a rockshox indy fork (who remembers those) and stx drivetrain. Since that time many things have been replaced more then once. The only original part is the seatpost clamp. Here is a list.

    Fork: manitou fs ti then Rockshox sid xc
    Handlebars: Easton ea 70
    Stem: Easton ea50
    shifters: LX
    front D: XT
    Rear D: XTR
    Brakes: XTR V-brakes
    Wheels: Bontrager Superstock
    Grips: WTB
    Seat Post: XCR alien
    Seat: Terry Fly
    Crankset: Hollowtech XT
    Pedals: Shimano 959 (current xtr)
    Cassette: XT 34tooth
    Chain: sram pc991

    This bike is still badass. I put it into retirement, but she comes out to play a couple times a month.

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    Nothing special, a work in progress really. This is a upgrade from a 20 year old Schwinn rigid bike.

    Sette Reken Frame
    Rock Shox Dart 2
    Avid Front V-Brake
    Shimano Rear V-Brake (Not pictured)
    Sette Venn Seat Post
    Truvativ Isoflo Crank with matching Bottom bracket
    Shimano SPD's
    Unknown miss matched wheels OLD
    Velociraptor front tire
    Uknown Rear Tire
    Shimano Free wheel
    Salsa 32T Chain ring
    Sram Single speed chain
    Titec Big Al Stem
    Unknown Handle Bar OLD
    Promax Brake levers
    Unknown Grips
    Jagwire Brake lines
    Shimano Housing




    Things I have coming are new wheels, tires, tubes, single speed kit (this friday) and disc brakes in the not to near future.

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    My Cannondale Caffeine F1

    I bought this bike in 2007. Love it. Decided to do a few upgrades on it.

    Fizik Aliante Carbon Saddles
    Easton EC90 Zero Seatpost
    Control Tech Carbon Seatpost Clamp
    Easton EC70 MonkeyLite XC Bar
    Maxxis MaxxLite 310 Tire
    Ergon GR2 Carbon Grips
    Wellgo MG-1 Pedals


    In the past couple of months I was thinking of buying another bike but I really like the frame and look of it, so I decided to keep the frame and upgrade the parts
    The only thing stock now, is the Head Stem.


    Upgrades are:
    Sram PG 990 Cassette
    Sram PC-991 Hollow Pin Chain
    Sram X.0 Rear Derailleur
    Sram XO Trigger Shifters
    Shimano XTR Front Derailleur
    FSA K-Force MegaExo Light w/Ceramic Crankset
    FSA K-Force XC Flat Handle bar
    Avid Juicy Ultimate Disc Brake
    Lefty Speed Carbon SL
    Mavic Crossmax SLR Wheels 2009
    Maxxis CrossMark UST LUST Tire


    "Who needs a bike chain when you someone to watch it"

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    My contribution...



    My current bike, so far i love it, broke my deralleur last week tho so gotta fix that asap.

    Bike is stock.

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    Giant Yukon 2005/06
    Upgrades:
    Oury Grips
    Cateye Enduro 8
    WTB Rocket seat
    Sun Ringle Flats
    Panracer XC pro rear tire


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    My 09 Cannondale 29er4. Only changes are a Blackspire big ring protector and crankbros mallet one pedals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by XgreygOOse
    I bought this bike in 2007. Love it. Decided to do a few upgrades on it.

    Fizik Aliante Carbon Saddles
    Easton EC90 Zero Seatpost
    Control Tech Carbon Seatpost Clamp
    Easton EC70 MonkeyLite XC Bar
    Maxxis MaxxLite 310 Tire
    Ergon GR2 Carbon Grips
    Wellgo MG-1 Pedals


    In the past couple of months I was thinking of buying another bike but I really like the frame and look of it, so I decided to keep the frame and upgrade the parts
    The only thing stock now, is the Head Stem.


    Upgrades are:
    Sram PG 990 Cassette
    Sram PC-991 Hollow Pin Chain
    Sram X.0 Rear Derailleur
    Sram XO Trigger Shifters
    Shimano XTR Front Derailleur
    FSA K-Force MegaExo Light w/Ceramic Crankset
    FSA K-Force XC Flat Handle bar
    Avid Juicy Ultimate Disc Brake
    Lefty Speed Carbon SL
    Mavic Crossmax SLR Wheels 2009
    Maxxis CrossMark UST LUST Tire


    "Who needs a bike chain when you someone to watch it"
    Thread title says entry level, show off!!!
    j/k nice bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by rquinn19
    Thread title says entry level, show off!!!
    j/k nice bike
    Aye
    It was an entry level until I got the upgrades

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    Man I need some trail shots...

    This is the night I brought her home all stock. Only thing different is:
    - Xpedo Curve Hurtle pedals
    - No reflectors
    - Lots of mud




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    Quote Originally Posted by XgreygOOse
    I bought this bike in 2007. Love it. Decided to do a few upgrades on it.

    Fizik Aliante Carbon Saddles
    Easton EC90 Zero Seatpost
    Control Tech Carbon Seatpost Clamp
    Easton EC70 MonkeyLite XC Bar
    Maxxis MaxxLite 310 Tire
    Ergon GR2 Carbon Grips
    Wellgo MG-1 Pedals


    In the past couple of months I was thinking of buying another bike but I really like the frame and look of it, so I decided to keep the frame and upgrade the parts
    The only thing stock now, is the Head Stem.


    Upgrades are:
    Sram PG 990 Cassette
    Sram PC-991 Hollow Pin Chain
    Sram X.0 Rear Derailleur
    Sram XO Trigger Shifters
    Shimano XTR Front Derailleur
    FSA K-Force MegaExo Light w/Ceramic Crankset
    FSA K-Force XC Flat Handle bar
    Avid Juicy Ultimate Disc Brake
    Lefty Speed Carbon SL
    Mavic Crossmax SLR Wheels 2009
    Maxxis CrossMark UST LUST Tire


    "Who needs a bike chain when you someone to watch it"
    All that badass stuff on there; what's up with that gay incredibell?

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    2007 Specialized Hardrock
    Upgrades:
    Rock Shox Tora 318 solo air
    Avid BB5's
    Hand-me-down bontrager ranger wheels from my hubby's gf hifi
    Shimano M520 pedals



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    Quote Originally Posted by Code Rage

    My Iron Horse Warrior 1.2
    upgrades:
    odi lock on grips
    BB7 185mm front and 160mm rear
    WTB Velociraptors front and back
    and CB Mallet Cs

    I've got about $500 bucks in it and I am very happy with it. An upgrade to the fork is probably in it's near future then I'll be done with it.

    i would be careful on that fork with the 185mm rotor. darts are only rated to handle a 160mm rotor, MAX. so dont be mashing the brakes or the fork might flex too much and possibly fail. just a heads up.

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    i just got mine today, it a 2010 Trek 4300 Disk $579.99

    Last edited by jrherald420; 07-16-2009 at 04:29 PM.

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    2009 Specialized Rockhopper Expert

    Only upgrades are
    Shimano M520 clipless pedals.
    Cateye Strada wireless
    BBG Bash guard
    Old tube chain stay protector
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    <3 this thread. Very nice bikes everybody.

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    my 2009 cdale f7 should be in tomorrow! i'm excited and will have pics up asap
    off topic: anything bad about the F7 i should know about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlepito
    All that badass stuff on there; what's up with that gay incredibell?
    I know,I know. Lately I've been commuting to work. I guess its easier to "ding ding" people than to shout "Get out the F@#king way'

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    My Motobecane 600DS: The bike I embraced the sport with turned out to be a pretty good ride. Still gets a lot of use even after building up my much lighter Fuji Outland Rc frame

    RS Dart1 100mm --> RS Recon 327 100mm Solo Air
    KS Coil over rear shock --> RS SID 6.5 Dual Air
    Skye handlebar and stem --> Bontrager Race lite bar/ Titec stem
    Cane creek BB headset --> Ritchie Sealed bearing
    Tekro Mech disc brakes --> Shimano Hydraulic (LX front/ Deore rear)
    Stock pedals --> Crank Bros. Mallet C
    Suntour 12-28 8spd cassette --> SRAM 850 11-32 8spd cassette
    Original Weinmann SP17 Wheelset now has Kenda Kommuter tires
    Original WTB Velociraptors mounted on RhynoLite wheelset

    Planning to convert Truvativ Fived crank to single speed for 1x8 drive train

    Last photo is stock except brakes
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    My GT Aggressor XC 2, all stock as I only got it yesterday.

    For now I am just going to change the Pedals, Grips and Tyres.

    • Chainset: Truvativ Isoflow chainset with sealed Bearing BB
    • Forks: Suntour XCR fork, 120mm travel, rebound damping & lock-out
    • Frame-: Lightweight hydro-formed aluminium Triple Triangle frame
    • Front Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes, 180rotors
    • Front Mech: Shimano Deore
    • Gear Shifters: Shimano Deore Rapid Fire
    • Handle Bars: GT oversize
    • Headset: GT Alloy
    • Hubs: Formula DC 20
    • Rear Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes, 160rotors
    • Rear Mech: Shimano Deore
    • Rims: Alex ASD-1 disc rims
    • Saddle: SDG Bel Air saddle
    • Stem: GT Oversized
    • Tyres: Maxxis Ignitor
    Last edited by T.Austin; 06-27-2009 at 05:19 PM.

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    Hey damnitzhym nice bike!
    However turn your rear QR skewer lever either straight back or point it up, last thing you need is to have your lever snag something and loosen your rear wheel.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondhead
    Hey damnitzhym nice bike!
    However turn your rear QR skewer lever either straight back or point it up, last thing you need is to have your lever snag something and loosen your rear wheel.

    Cheers
    Thanks. Never thought of that!

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    i ended up getting a Specialized P.1 AM instead of the Cdale F7/Rockhopper.
    i'm a noob, but i hear the P.1 has a much sturdier built and can stand up to more abuse than than the F7/Rockhopper.

    well, where are some pics after on some light off-road duty today:

    *Armadillo/Specialized Crossroad tires
    *Kick Stand removed

    Last edited by louisssss; 06-28-2009 at 09:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    i ended up getting a Specialized P.1 AM instead of the Cdale F7/Rockhopper.
    i'm a noob, but i hear the P.1 has a much sturdier built and can stand up to more abuse than than the F7/Rockhopper.

    well, where are some pics after on some light off-road duty today:

    *Armadillo/Specialized Crossroad tires

    don't ever go on a real trail with that kick stand unless you want to seriously injure yourself.

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    ^^ yea i plan to remove it asap, the dealer installed it for free so i was like wtheck i'll jiust remove it when i get home
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    i asked the dealer to remove the reflectors and they told me that they couldnt by law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrherald420
    i asked the dealer to remove the reflectors and they told me that they couldnt by law.
    truth, unfortunately. I build bikes and asked if they were required, and I was told that, by law, the bikes cannot leave without the reflectors attatched. it sucks, but they're not hard to remove.

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    lol yeah mine were offf with in the first 10 mins of being home. i do plan on getting the led headlamp and taillight.

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    you guys talking about the reflectors on the handlebar/seatpost/F&R wheels?

    why would u want to remove them? i always want to be seen at night
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    i dont and wont ride at night time, its bad enough during the daytime here.

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    We remove them for the same reason we remove kick stands, you just dont need them on the trail. Any half serious rider doesnt use there mountain bike on the road, so you just dont need them.

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    ^^ so u remove the reflectors so they they don't cause you any serious injury when on some rocky trails?
    i see, well i must not be a serious mtbiker lol

    i installed armadillo crossroad tires on mine so i can get a smoother and less resistant ride in NYC roads.

    i did keep my original tires tho so i can pop em on when i go off road
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