Here is mine. It is my first real mountain bike. Upgraded a bit, the frame and fork are still stock. I still prefer this one over all my other mountain bikes.
Bike: 2001 Kona Cinder Cone
Upgrades: Mavic CrossMax, Shimano xt cranks, Cane Creek S2 headset, Easton ec70 carbon flat bar, lx levers, lx shifters, yeti grips, xt front derailer, lx rear derailer, spd pedals, Titec Ithys saddle, irc mythosxc tires, avid bb7 disc brakes, bontrager stem.
Nice rides G4...definitely digging the rootbeer color. But, what is entry level about those exactly? Just busting your chops...enjoy the ride.
Shimano clipless pedals
WTB Rocket V Pro saddle
Sun Rhyno Lite wheelset with Deore Hubs
Lizard skins chainstay guard
Hayes Hydraulic disc brakes
Cateye wireless computer
......they are just first rides.....spent too much ££££/$$$$ too start haha
Originally Posted by ncfisherman
Nice bikes. I like the diff. bikes from you guys.
I will post some pictures of my bike soon.
My Bike: 05 Hardrock Sport
Got it a couple years ago to just mess around with, and the rest is history. I bought this off a guy who totally neglected the bike, it spent its whole life since he bought it outside, and just about every component was ruined.
I rebuilt the whole bike with 07 hardrock comp components, and some other little goodies like a better saddle, Blackspire chainrings, and some Specialized Mud spring tires (off for the season.) I currently have Panaracer Firecomp Pro's on, and I'll never buy another tire again!
So, the only original parts to the bike are the pedals and the fork, but it desperately needs a new fork, but I'm content at the moment.
My Haro Flightline Comp :D She's currently in the shop for oil leaking from around the rebound adjuster. I've got some BB7s and Speed Dial 7 levers waiting for her to come home.
that is a work of art.. i love the old univega bikes.... yours is simply beautiful
Originally Posted by whayong
these sure are some snazzy entry level bikes. :eek:
I would have taken any of them as my entry level mountain bike.
'08 Gary Fisher Marlin Disc. Stock in this picture. I've only been doing this since May and I've already gotten into XC racing.
So far it has:
WTB Speed V saddle
Maxxis ADvantage tires
An XT rear derailleur(to replace the Deore I trashed in my first race)
LX/XT drivetrain bits as they wear out/break.
new seatpost/bars/stem to drop more weight.
Damn, there's some nice bikes here! Mine looks a little boring to the others, but i'm still happy with it :)
Here is my 2008 Giant Rincon.
Only upgrades are Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1's and a pair of DMR V8's...mainly because i'm too chicken to use clipless yet
My beloved steed. Univega Alpina 2000
2008 motobecane fantom elite
x-firm fork spring
seatbag strapped to the stem
after plastic clip and velcro strap broke
now i like it there-very handy
I've been keeping up to date on this thread, It has brought me to a good question I suppose. I noticed that some people upgraded from bb5's to bb7's. Is it actually worth it?
This is my Specialized XC Comp my 1st bike but an awesome entry XC bike I would recommend one! I have since upgraded to a Cube Fritzz for Freeriding and Downhilling!
This is my first bike. Haro Extreme. I've had this for almost 15 years. Still going strong. Current ride is a Kona Kikapu deluxe.
Sram X7 F & R derailleurs
Sram X9 thumb shifters
Avid SD7 levers
Sram PC991 chain
Sram pg980 cassette
That ^ Haro is interesting. This is my 3-day old Rockhopper :thumbsup:
That is one sweet ass ride! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Originally Posted by frdfandc
Great pics and descriptions. Pics of my new entry-level Forge Sawback 7xx coming soon.
My 07 Diamondback Response 22" frame
SRAM Attack shifters
Shimano LX rear derailleur
Shimano Deore front derailleur
Shimano LX 9sp cassette
Shimano Deore hubs
FSA Alpha 2x crank set
Wellgo WPD 823 pedals
Vuelata USA 32T bash guard
Lizard Skin chainstay protector
Wheelsmith 14ga spokes
WTB Speed disc xc rims
IRC Mibro 2.1 tires
Titec Hellbent Nemesis saddle
Titec Hellbent Loc-on grips
Titec Hellbent DH bars
Titec Big Al stem
Avid Juicy 5 brakes
Alligator Windcutter rotors 203mm front 180mm rear
Rock Shox Dart 3 fork
Originally Posted by EndersShadow
Thanks. I've tried to keep it in good shape over the years. The previous owner (a good friend) made more spills in the first 2 years of ownership than I have the past 15. lol
I got back into the sport this spring after a too long hiatus. I bought this bike in March, and it's been alright.
2008 Specialized Rockhopper
- Sun Rhyno Lite Wheels with Deore Hubs
- Avid BB-7 discs with SD-7 Levers
- Jagwire Ripcord Cables & Housing
- 1x8 Setup with a Blackspire Mono Veloce 34 tooth chain ring.
- NGear Jumpstop as a chain guide
- Old outer ring turned into a bashguard by grinding off the teeth
- Full length rear dérailleur housing routed on the TT.
- Shimano PD M520 pedals
Nice looking Rockhopper there. How are the BB7s? My bike has BB5s. I'm not planning on upgrading my brakes anytime soon, but I would like to know what they're like.
What do you mean by "full length rear derailleur housing"? Do you mean your cables have full length housings? I was thinking that might be one of the first upgrades I make to my bike in the spring of next year.