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    Quote Originally Posted by Biohazard74
    Thats a great deal on a brand new 2006 that was msrp at $1100. You got a good bike at walmart bike price

    Yes, the whole $400 we paid for it Thanks for not letting me wait so long to get it babe, can we go ride tonight? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~J~
    Yes, the whole $400 we paid for it Thanks for not letting me wait so long to get it babe, can we go ride tonight? LOL
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    04 Marin Palisade Trail. Upgrades includes LX crank, SLX cassette, BB7 brakes with SpeedDial levers, Mavic Crossride wheelset, Oury grips, Sram X9 RD, X9 shift pods, Odyssey transparent pedals, Sette carbon riser bar and seatpost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by temjin006
    04 Marin Palisade Trail. Upgrades includes LX crank, SLX cassette, BB7 brakes with SpeedDial levers, Mavic Crossride wheelset, Oury grips, Sram X9 RD, X9 shift pods, Odyssey transparent pedals, Sette carbon riser bar and seatpost.
    Thats a sweet ride. Did you change the tires on that as well? Or are those the ones that came with it?
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    I changed the tires to a narrow street tires to ride around town for errands.

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    2007 Specialized Rockhopper

    got this MINT 2007 Rockhopper for a song! Love it! gonna ride it till i start breaking things then upgrade.

    I just added shimano M545 clipless pedals.

    im loving this bike! havent really taken it offroad yet but just around town.


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    This is my '09 Trek 4300 in Matte Black I got about a month ago. It is a little dirty from trail riding. It is all stock still except for removing all the reflectors, adding an under saddle Fox bag and a bottle cage.


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    hey guys any european brand in the mix?

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    I don't think a CCM bike makes the cut does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrain
    Having a single speeder is mostly about being a true American badass, and telling the world, "Gears? I don't need no stinkin' gears!!!"
    Good to know this. Fed-Ex just delivered my new Nashbar SS today. It's a roadie but it's a blast to ride.

    Here's my entry level mtb. It's all stock and will probably stay that way since I'm more than happy with the way it came. It suits my needs just fine. I did however order a new set of rigid forks for it. I prefer the old school feel of the full rigid bikes. I'll have them installed by the weekend.



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    2008 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert

    All stock demo bike, so I only had to drop 1600 for a bike with less than 50 miles on it

    Current plans are to get wider tires and new handlebar grips.




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    are you using spd shoes with platforms??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    are you using spd shoes with platforms??
    I am using specialized shoes but my pedals are clipless on one side and flat platform on the other.

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    ah I see.. they looked like platforms in the picture
    is the pedal weighted unevenly enough that the clipless side usually faces up??
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    Replaced my Schwinn Sidewinder from Walmart with a '10 29" Hardrock Sport Disc. Rode the 26" versions and liked it, but the LBS shop guy stuck a 29" out for me to try and I liked it even more.

    Got it about a week ago and have been riding it nearly every day since. These are some shots from after a ride along some 4-wheeler trails on a buddy of mine's farm/hunting property yesterday afternoon.






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    rockhopper pro

    latest picks with some upgrades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn
    Replaced my Schwinn Sidewinder from Walmart with a '10 29" Hardrock Sport Disc. Rode the 26" versions and liked it, but the LBS shop guy stuck a 29" out for me to try and I liked it even more.

    Got it about a week ago and have been riding it nearly every day since. These are some shots from after a ride along some 4-wheeler trails on a buddy of mine's farm/hunting property yesterday afternoon.





    whats holding that up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krott5333
    whats holding that up?
    Wow ! I thought i was the only one going crazy looking for what was holding it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    ah I see.. they looked like platforms in the picture
    is the pedal weighted unevenly enough that the clipless side usually faces up??
    No, I would say that they are weighed pretty evenly.

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    the redbull can under the pedal.

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    Nice catch. I was only looking at the last picture. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biohazard74
    Wow ! I thought i was the only one going crazy looking for what was holding it up

    redbull guys!!!

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    My first mountain bike purchased new from LBS August 2009 - Jamis Dakar XCR Expert

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTUMBIO2010
    My first mountain bike purchased new from LBS August 2009 - Jamis Dakar XCR Expert

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/39747305@N02/3847998097/" title="IMG_1359 by tturedraider09, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2638/3847998097_1af4e8fe58.jpg" width="500" height="311" alt="IMG_1359" /></a>

    i personally dont consider a $3,000 bike to be "entry level"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaman01
    i personally dont consider a $3,000 bike to be "entry level"
    True, and sorry I misunderstood the title a bit. I didn't pay near that much for the bike and it was my 'entry' into biking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TTUMBIO2010
    My first mountain bike purchased new from LBS August 2009 - Jamis Dakar XCR Expert

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/39747305@N02/3847998097/" title="IMG_1359 by tturedraider09, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2638/3847998097_1af4e8fe58.jpg" width="500" height="311" alt="IMG_1359" /></a>
    Thats a sweeeeet bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by TTUMBIO2010
    My first mountain bike purchased new from LBS August 2009 - Jamis Dakar XCR Expert

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/39747305@N02/3847998097/" title="IMG_1359 by tturedraider09, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2638/3847998097_1af4e8fe58.jpg" width="500" height="311" alt="IMG_1359" /></a>
    do you happen to know what saddle you have on there??
    I have the same one, and I don't know which silverado model it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    do you happen to know what saddle you have on there??
    I have the same one, and I don't know which silverado model it is...
    That is the saddle that came from Jamis, so according to their site these are the specs that they have posted:

    "WTB Silverado Team, flex-tuned shell, DNA padding, ABR corners, titanium rails"

    Hope that helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TTUMBIO2010
    That is the saddle that came from Jamis, so according to their site these are the specs that they have posted:

    "WTB Silverado Team, flex-tuned shell, DNA padding, ABR corners, titanium rails"

    Hope that helps!
    thanks for the info.. my saddle must have been an OEM or something since it does not match any of the descriptions on the saddles on the WTB website
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    She's older, but she's one of a kind ...




    Here's an updated pic of her ........ enjoy

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    wow..
    now THAT's a 90s bike
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    I have to agree! Thats a nice bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by krott5333
    whats holding that up?
    Quote Originally Posted by Biohazard74
    Wow ! I thought i was the only one going crazy looking for what was holding it up
    Looks like the mystery was solved before I got a chance to reply

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    My first post and first "real" mtb. Giant Iguana. Love it. Light and with some mods is my pretty bike.

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    Wow. First post. Ya'll have some very nice entry level bikes!

    I'm too cheap and burdened with other expensive hobbies (oh and children) to consider buying a new bike.

    My first was in 1995, a new diamondback ascent - loved that thing. Commuted many miles on slicks and then put nobbies on for the trails in NV.

    Few years ago got for free a 2000-ish Trek Fuel SLR 90. Cool bike I guess but I hated riding it on the trails I ride here in Austin. I felt like the frame was too small and wanted to spit me over the front too much.

    So I traded for another old bike - 1999 DBR X2 I think it is. The decals were previously removed. Maybe a downgrade in bikes, but I'm happy with it because the bike feels better, larger frame I suppose. Also seems to be stronger, and at 195lbs I was feeling concerned for the frame of the Fuel 90, as I heard they tend to crack.

    Then I downgraded to some cheap odyssey flat pedals because I don't like spd's yet. I'll try again when I get used to riding again.

    The color is garish on the bike!

    I imagine the old Marzocchi Bomber z.3 will need a rebuild, and might need stronger springs. No leaks but is more plush than I think I want. We'll see how it rides the rocky trails here. I think these tire may be original! Yikes. guess that'll be my first "upgrade"


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    New to mountain biking
    Here's what I could afford:

    09 Marin Bolina Ridge for $400


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    Here's my 2009 Hardrock Sport Disc, before my first rides. Got it for $490, Worth every penny, next buy will be some clipless pedals and shoes fersure...
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    Thing is freaking huge. Not my pic, google images. No upgrades yet, just working on getting riding to find out what needs to break.

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    About as entry level as it gets, but I've been having a blast on it. And I haven't gotten racked...yet.

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    Here's my first bike - so it's my entry level bike.

    2009 Specialized Stumpjumper Elite - Paid $1599 for a brand new bike (not demo!). Couldn't pass it up.

    Don't mind the pedals.. :-)


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    my first real mountain bike....entry level hardtail......DSC_3917.jpg

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    DSC_3915.jpg09 Cannondale F7.....had to get an extra wheelset w/ specialized fat boys for road use when not on the trails......

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    Smile 09 Wahoo

    New camino disc rim, with bb7 disc on the front. ritchey grips, cateye n the rest is stock" width="549">
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    This is my 1996 KHS Fxt Pro that I got over the summer, the naked frame was bought for $20 because of sticky pivots. This was because the pivots had so much wear that the old owner tighted everything until nothing moved, so I fixed it with some brass shims.

    Issues:
    Noleen NR-1 (Almost all damping is gone, company wants $100 to fix)
    Rock Shox Judy XC (damper cartridge gone, after refilling it just leaks and hydrolocks)

    Upgrades:
    Judy XC (over Judy TT)
    STX (mismatched parts before, now I have one complete groupset)
    Bontrager Bars (over straight steel)
    New Chain (over recycled stuff)
    STX Cables and Housing (over mismatched recycled stuff)
    WTB Velociraptor rear (over Kenda K816)
    Kenda Badger front (over Taiwanese stuff)
    Shimano Cartridge BB (over loose BB)
    Aheadset (over threaded headset)
    Avid Arch40 front (over Taiwanese V-brake)
    Lezyne tools (over cheap pumps/tools that broke)
    Homemade LED light (made to last for years, permanently on the bike)

    Future: http://www.bikepro.net/directions/khs/fxtpro.html
    Fix Noleen or get upgrade
    Fix Judy XC or get upgrade
    Shorter stem
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    Rear Cassette/Freehub wheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by GroverTheClover
    Here's my IH Maverick 5.0.

    F&R Avid BB7
    Avid Full Metal Jacket
    Avid SpeedDial 7
    Panaracer XC Fire Pro
    I'm new to this so this may be a dumb question, but why is your rear brake cable so straight? I can see cable stops on your frame so why aren't you using them? (I'm curious, not condescending)
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    I suppose this is as good a place as any for my first post on the boards here.

    This is my new 09 Fisher Piranha - I didn't really consider it 'entry level' until I saw this thread though lol

    Mods so far are the basics - a set of Shimano clipless/flat pedals, took off the reflectors, added some lights, and I just ordered a set of Michelin Country Rock tires. Not sure yet but I may get a set of studded snows for winter use.

    With one of my other toys:

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    this is my trek 6000
    got it like 2 weeks ago.
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    Ill play Trek 3700
    1: Rock Shox Dart 2
    2:Avid BB5 Disc Brakes- Still waiting for Disc-O-Mount from trek for the rear caliper
    3:WTB Rims w/ Shimano XT Hubs



    Still going to upgrade the "Drive train"

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    while a lot of these are really sweet, i cant believe what some consider an entry level bike. i think more along the lines of $350-600 bikes, not $800+. maybe its just me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shenny88
    while a lot of these are really sweet, i cant believe what some consider an entry level bike. i think more along the lines of $350-600 bikes, not $800+. maybe its just me...
    My thoughts exactly, there should be a separate "my first bike" thread or something. It's kinda ridiculous when some one post a 2-3 thousand dollar bike, that although may have been their "entry" into mountain biking bike.... it definitely is not an "entry level" bike.

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    2009 Cannondale F7

    Finally borrowed the wife's camera and took some pics today. Having a blast!

    Upgrades since purchase in Sep:

    Shimano M520 Pedals
    Shimano MT41 Shoes
    Bell F20 Bike Computer
    Cannondale Water Bottle Cage
    Bell Pump (upgrading soon)
    WTB Speed V Saddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAnREal
    Ill play Trek 3700
    1: Rock Shox Dart 2
    2:Avid BB5 Disc Brakes- Still waiting for Disc-O-Mount from trek for the rear caliper
    3:WTB Rims w/ Shimano XT Hubs



    Still going to upgrade the "Drive train"
    Why dont have have your rear disc brake hooked. Looks super ghetto with the disc installed and the V-Brake doing all the braking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vtolds
    Why dont have have your rear disc brake hooked. Looks super ghetto with the disc installed and the V-Brake doing all the braking.
    IM waaiting for a mount from trek to be able to mount the caliper

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefano
    my first real mountain bike....entry level hardtail......DSC_3917.jpg

    DSC_3918.jpg

    DSC_3915.jpg09 Cannondale F7.....had to get an extra wheelset w/ specialized fat boys for road use when not on the trails......
    can you link me to where u got those tires and for how much and how wide are they?
    i'm looking for a set of skinny tires to throw onto my stock mtb's wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    can you link me to where u got those tires and for how much and how wide are they?
    i'm looking for a set of skinny tires to throw onto my stock mtb's wheels.

    Haha dude you're in like every thread on MTBR.

    I have 26" x 1.50 Geax Roadster tires on my F4 for around town, well I don't use them anymore since I got a fixed gear Cannondale Capo for on-road stuff, but the tires were a lot of fun compared to my MTB tires, as expected.

    Lots of companies make smooth narrow tires for 26" wheels. Just go to your LBS or something. I recommend 1.50 width as a good size, any smaller will be iffy.

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    taken down sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaM87
    Sweet! bought a beamer to match your bike eh?

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    Here is my entry level 2007 Trek 3700 with upgrades such as the Bontrager ACC carbon seatpost, XTR drivetrain, Mavic Crossride wheels (disc and v-brake compatible) and Selle San Marco SKN saddle.. Bike feels lighter than it was before and rides even better!








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    Me Too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanoske312
    I'm in love with the color of your frame
    what year is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    can you link me to where u got those tires and for how much and how wide are they?
    i'm looking for a set of skinny tires to throw onto my stock mtb's wheels.
    i got these Specialized fat boys (26 x 1.25) at my LBS for about $20 a piece i think.

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    WOW! Your drivetrain is worth more than ur bike

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    Here is mine. Picked it up yesturday for $325
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    here is my Cdale F5

    upgrades:
    BB7's
    RS tora race air
    Mavic Crosstrails + maxxis tires (ust)
    just threw truvativ stylo crankset (not pictured)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfourth


    here is my Cdale F5

    upgrades:
    BB7's
    RS tora race air
    Mavic Crosstrails + maxxis tires (ust)
    just threw truvativ stylo crankset (not pictured)
    nice, is that the 2008 model? would u happen to have the weight of ur bike? i'm curious
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    nice, is that the 2008 model? would u happen to have the weight of ur bike? i'm curious
    yeah 2008, Large sized frame. Don't know the weight... and I'm highly curious myself. but I'm kind of afraid to know.... kind of like if I don't know it won't hurt me

    oh and forgot to add CB candy SL pedals to the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasperIN
    WOW! Your drivetrain is worth more than ur bike
    Haha.. Exactly.. I never thought abt it that way..haha.. But the thing is, I didn't spend a single cent for my bike.. I got the bike with the heavy stocked parts as a gift, so I thought why not make it better by putting in my own touches, so I upgraded it to better lightweight parts...

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    Here is mine. Iron Horse Warrior 4.0 I've had since July. My 1st mtb bike and im hooked. Only mods are new crank cus i stripped the drive pedal switching from platforms to egg beaters and back for hard and easy trails. Future mods are thinking of upgrading to a Tora 318 fork and possibly a Fox Float R rear air shock, dont know if air would be better for my bike yet.

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    Got my 2010 Rockhopper SL Pro today for $1300 flat, will probably install some skinny tires for commuting/pavement riding and keep the stocks for off road usage



    RH SL Pro

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    '09 Trek 4300

    Finally got all my upgrades installed... then my shifter, for the rear derailleur, broke... Decided to go ride anyways, running it 3x1, and test out the new gear... Maybe I'll give single speed a try... haha...

    Upgrades:
    - Rock Shox Tora 318 Coil U-turn
    - Avid BB7 F/R Disc Brakes 185/185
    - Easton EA70 Stem
    - WTB Pure V Race Saddle
    - ODI Ruffian Grips
    - WTB Mutano Raptors 2.4 Tires
    - Alex DH19 Wheelset

    Photos are from Bidwell Park - Middle Trail


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    Old school, from when i was a wee tike.



    This one got me through high school, Raleigh M80; Stock



    My newest ride, still stock will upgrade as things break

    Hooyah space monkey

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    @imranbecks, all those expensive drivetrain "lightweight" upgrades but you're still stuck with a heavy frame, and a boatload of more money to spend to get it down to the mid 20's (or high 20's) why didn't you just sell the bike and spend that money + XTR upgrade money on a better bike... that would've been more well rounded. instead of having XTR crank + RD + Trek 3 series frame + RST Fork
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    trek 3700

    Finished for now





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    my beater raliegh..... time to upgrade to FS ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by qkenuf4u
    my beater raliegh..... time to upgrade to FS ......
    What FS are you going to get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAnREal
    What FS are you going to get?
    found a 03 YETI ASX........
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    First post, first fs bike...

    Hi everyone, learning a lot from these forums. Slowly building up my skills and endurance on my KHS XC604 -- loving the bike and the experience. Got it from North of the Border bike shop, great guys at this cozy lbs.


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    Well....my first mountain bike was this lovely Diamondback Coilx



    It rode ok.....bottomed out a lot...flexed pretty bad....spokes would always break.....cranks came loose....handlebars bent.....

    I finally got rid of it when the rear swingarm cracked...

    the next bike I bought was this 07' Jamis Dakar XLT



    It a great bike, though the components on it were a little too cheap and broke quickly under my 230lbs.....

    innitially it ran a Manitou Relic fork, WTB speeddisc (i think) wheelset, shimano deore cranks (with a BB made 1/2 of plastic o_O ), and these bottom line hayes hydraulic brakes.....It wasnt bad, and a VAST improvement on my previous bike.....but many of the components wore out quickly....

    Rear wheel, spokes always broke (one broke just while it was sitting in my room, just leaning on the wall). BB developed a crack (the plastic part of it, wouldnt you know >_>). Fork bent (in an accident)....this was after replacing the wheelset with azonic outlaws...the front wheel just bent a liiiiiiittle....i was still able to ride it all the way to the bike shop to have it trued...as for the fork....one of the stanctions was pulled slightly out of the crown....must have been a lot of force to do that....Cranks and BB replaced by Race Face Evolve DH cranks and a shimano outboard BB....the only thing i've bought so far that i did NEED...but more wanted was the bars....just upgraded to Truvativ hussefelt's

    and here it is now....



    Its a bit heavy, but i can still climb pretty decently on it.....drop the seat down and it works good as a freeride bike...raise it up and it still good for the trails too....
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    Should your balls sit in front of the saddle or on the saddle? Im a bit confused.

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    I think its great that entry level does not mean bad at all... some very fine bikes here...

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    My 09 Trek EX 8
    Upgrades:
    203mm Rotor up front
    Avid ELixirs
    Kenda Nevegal 2.10 Front, Kenda Small Block 8 2.10 Rear
    Sunline Grips
    Cateye Strada Wireless Computer




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    Quote Originally Posted by spec4life
    WTB Velociraptor Kevlar tires Front and Back (back had to be sent back not pictured here)
    What do you think of these tires? I was looking at purchasing them.

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    if that treks enry level...

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by onabike
    if that treks enry level...

    if its their FIRST mtb then ya i guess it could be called beginners...

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    again, these $1500+ "entry" bikes reeeaaally belong in this thread, right? a 16 year old with a porsche doesnt make it an entry level car...

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    hi bros. what can you say about changing tire size of 26 x 2.1 to 26 x 1.9? im new in xc mtb. i own a marin alpine trail 09 with 26x2.1 kenda coyote tires. Will it make my ride faster if i shifted to 1.9 tires, becoz im also using the bike for road biking.

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    Yeah it should be fine, I wouldn't go any smaller though. You should look for a tire like this http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ntry+Tire.aspx Basically a slightly aggressive road tire.
    Big Foot Blue KHS XC704r

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    Quote Originally Posted by qkenuf4u
    if its their FIRST mtb then ya i guess it could be called beginners...

    i guess if its a FIRST mtb... they are all entry level... but the bike... yeah not so much

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    thanks bro

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    Here's mine...

    2010 Fuji...
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    Quote Originally Posted by qkenuf4u
    if its their FIRST mtb then ya i guess it could be called beginners...
    yeah, but the topic isn't "your first mtb"

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    yeah its my first. and thanks for the reply.

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    i like this thread but I wont comment anymore after this... BUT,..to me...Putting base components on a frame does not make it entry level. A Scott Genius with low end components does not make it entry level. It makes it a superior bike with "base" components...

    If I have the wrong idea, thats fine, I dont mean to cast a shadow over a great thread.

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    My Specialized HRXC. Bought it a year and a half ago. Never thought I would enjoy it so much. I've had a blast with the upgrades. Sorry for the bad picture quality.







    Stock picture




    Mods are

    203/185 BB7 with cleansweep G2 rotors and ceramic pads.
    SD7 levers
    Carbon handlebar
    NR miNewt 400 lights
    WTB Mutano Raptor 2.4 tires with slime tubes
    RockShox Revelation fork
    Shimano 545 pedals
    Specialized MTB Sport shoes
    SRAM chain

    I'll eventually upgrade the frame to a FS or buy another bike but it's been fun doing one upgrade at a time.
    '08 Hardrock HRXC
    '09 Epic Comp
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    This is my 2009 Felt Q520. I got it new, still stock, for a daily driver around my campus in Santa Cruz. We have lots of trails that this guy eats up- I think I'm in love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuickGN
    My Specialized HRXC. Bought it a year and a half ago. Never thought Mods are

    203/185 BB7 with cleansweep G2 rotors and ceramic pads.
    SD7 levers
    Carbon handlebar
    NR miNewt 400 lights
    WTB Mutano Raptor 2.4 tires with slime tubes
    RockShox Revelation fork
    Shimano 545 pedals
    Specialized MTB Sport shoes
    SRAM chain

    I'll eventually upgrade the frame to a FS or buy another bike but it's been fun doing one upgrade at a time.
    where did you find 2.4 slime tubes? or maybe i'm missing something here.... hahaha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpp1991
    This is my 2009 Felt Q520. I got it new, still stock, for a daily driver around my campus in Santa Cruz. We have lots of trails that this guy eats up- I think I'm in love!

    I am really digging the Felt line. My LBS just added them to their line this year, and the bikes I have seen looked to be great bikes. Havent ridden one yet though.

    Tube design looked awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroNine3
    where did you find 2.4 slime tubes? or maybe i'm missing something here.... hahaha...
    Good catch. The tires are 2.4. The tubes are something like 2.2 or 2.3. I thought they were out of the 2.4 at the LBS when I was there but judging from your post, I'm assuming there's no such thing.
    '08 Hardrock HRXC
    '09 Epic Comp
    '14 Trance SX -

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    I got a used 2007 Specialized HardRock Comp. It is is pristine condition, and has had a couple of little upgrades. The Handlebars is Easton Monkey Bars, New Grips, New Seat and a lizard skins. It was $320, and costs $600 brand new.









    Tell me what you think of the deal and if this is a decent beginner bike. It's a 17inch frame, Im only 5'6 so it's all good.
    Ride it till it breaks... Then fix it.

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    My pretty much stock 09 F4.. Its nice and light plus the handling is extremely accurate. Upgrades soon to follow, but until then im very satisfied with it..

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    '08 Diamondback Sortie.....posted earlier. Only had blackberry on the trail with me, so pictures are pretty crappy.

    Since stock added:

    Race Face Deus Stem and Handlebar $30 on eBay
    Picked up a used Fox F100 RLC for just under $300
    WTB Devo saddle out of a bargain bin for $15




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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtylerdurden
    '08 Diamondback Sortie.....posted earlier. Only had blackberry on the trail with me, so pictures are pretty crappy.

    Since stock added:

    Race Face Deus Stem and Handlebar $30 on eBay
    Picked up a used Fox F100 RLC for just under $300
    WTB Devo saddle out of a bargain bin for $15




    Nice Diamondback. Aned nice upgrades. The white FOX looks great on it. Where was that taken?
    Ride

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