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    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseDip
    First bike. only change from stock is the tora 318 coil fork. Next comes clipless pedals.
    not the greatest pic.

    Diamondbacks put some cool graphics on their bikes these days - they remind me of snowboards in some ways. Oh, and you must not have a female living with you currently.

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    this thread needs some more Gary Fisher... Heres my 10 gf Wahoo Disc. Got it 4 days ago and already 35 miles on it (with after school riding). I love it. Its stock, for now....
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    CheeseDip -

    Nice looking ride!

    In my very humble opinion, you might want to consider routing the brake cable around the inside of the fork and down the back of the left fork leg. That way it's less likely that something will snag the line while you're riding.

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    My first XC

    Frame: H4 7005 Aluminium
    Fork: Rock Shox Tora 318 Solo Air with Poplock
    Headset TH No.10(Rivette's own brand)
    Stem Ten (Rivette's own brand)
    Handlebar Ten (Rivette's own brand)
    Grips Velo Foam
    Brakeset Avid Juicy 3 Disc
    Brakelevers Avid Juicy 3 Disc
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur Sram X7
    Shifters Sram X7 Trigger
    Casette Sram PG 950 Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Chain Shimano CN HG 53 Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Crankset Truvativ Blaze 3.1 Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ Powerspline Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Rims Alex DP17 Upgraded to American Classic MTB 26 DISC'09
    Tires Continental Leader 2,1 Upgraded to Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2,25
    Saddle Ten (Rivette's own brand)
    Seat Post Ten (Rivette's own brand) Upgraded to FSA SL-K Carbon 27,2 x 350mm
    Extra:
    Pedals: Look Quartz
    Barends: XLC Pro Lite
    Specialized ribcage
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    First Bike... Bone stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyJ
    My first XC

    Frame: H4 7005 Aluminium
    Fork: Rock Shox Tora 318 Solo Air with Poplock
    Headset TH No.10(Rivette's own brand)
    Stem Ten (Rivette's own brand)
    Handlebar Ten (Rivette's own brand)
    Grips Velo Foam
    Brakeset Avid Juicy 3 Disc
    Brakelevers Avid Juicy 3 Disc
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur Sram X7
    Shifters Sram X7 Trigger
    Casette Sram PG 950 Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Chain Shimano CN HG 53 Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Crankset Truvativ Blaze 3.1 Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ Powerspline Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Rims Alex DP17 Upgraded to American Classic MTB 26 DISC'09
    Tires Continental Leader 2,1 Upgraded to Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2,25
    Saddle Ten (Rivette's own brand)
    Seat Post Ten (Rivette's own brand) Upgraded to FSA SL-K Carbon 27,2 x 350mm
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    Pedals: Look Quartz
    Barends: XLC Pro Lite
    Specialized ribcage
    Ihr Foto sieht aus wie Deutschland ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyJ
    My first XC

    Frame: H4 7005 Aluminium
    Fork: Rock Shox Tora 318 Solo Air with Poplock
    Headset TH No.10(Rivette's own brand)
    Stem Ten (Rivette's own brand)
    Handlebar Ten (Rivette's own brand)
    Grips Velo Foam
    Brakeset Avid Juicy 3 Disc
    Brakelevers Avid Juicy 3 Disc
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur Sram X7
    Shifters Sram X7 Trigger
    Casette Sram PG 950 Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Chain Shimano CN HG 53 Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Crankset Truvativ Blaze 3.1 Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ Powerspline Changing to XT as soon as the summer begin
    Rims Alex DP17 Upgraded to American Classic MTB 26 DISC'09
    Tires Continental Leader 2,1 Upgraded to Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2,25
    Saddle Ten (Rivette's own brand)
    Seat Post Ten (Rivette's own brand) Upgraded to FSA SL-K Carbon 27,2 x 350mm
    Extra:
    Pedals: Look Quartz
    Barends: XLC Pro Lite
    Specialized ribcage
    Love the white rims/tires. I hope the priced for white rims go down in the future.
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    My new 2010 Trek 3500 hardtail...


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    A lot of nice bikes here, this is mine not quite as nice but it works for now.

    05' Giant Boulder, have only changed the pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeschn
    Ihr Foto sieht aus wie Deutschland ...

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    I had to use google translate for that one. I'm from Denmark

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    Just picked this up yesterday



    No upgrades yet. First things I would do would be to replace the grips and saddle to get rid of the red accents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmiller
    No upgrades yet. First things I would do would be to replace the grips and saddle to get rid of the red accents.
    Get bigger platforms or clipless first. Red accents are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    Get bigger platforms or clipless first. Red accents are fine.
    Def need to get clipless, but that would also require a pair of shoes My wife isn't to keen on the idea of a bunch of upgrades atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsromich
    this thread needs some more Gary Fisher... Heres my 10 gf Wahoo Disc. Got it 4 days ago and already 35 miles on it (with after school riding). I love it. Its stock, for now....

    Nice, I almost bought a Wahoo intead of the F5 but they didn't have one in a 17".

    So, is it me or is your seat very low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmiller
    Just picked this up yesterday



    No upgrades yet. First things I would do would be to replace the grips and saddle to get rid of the red accents.
    My new F5 arrived today too! And the weather was perfect for a test ride!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeschn
    My new F5 arrived today too! And the weather was perfect for a test ride!


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    Very nice!

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    heres mine! im so excited...purchased on march13, picked up march16 (LBS had to order my sz from WH). had a great ride today too.



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    Here is my 1 & 1/2 week old Rockhopper Expert 29er. It is completely stock...well, I added the dirt/mud.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayBeard Pirate
    Here is my 1 & 1/2 week old Rockhopper Expert 29er. It is completely stock...well, I added the dirt/mud.
    Did you get that from Calmar? I saw one in there ready to be picked up around that timeframe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyHitch
    Did you get that from Calmar? I saw one in there ready to be picked up around that timeframe.
    Bobcat in Salinas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmiller
    Just picked this up yesterday



    No upgrades yet. First things I would do would be to replace the grips and saddle to get rid of the red accents.

    I almost bought the 2009 F8. I was a nice pretty red like yours... but it didn't have a lockout on the fork, and the rest of the components were much lower grade. So when I saw the F5, it was a no brainer!

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    cmiller,

    Does your 2009 have SAVE stays?

    My 2010 does, and I find that my heels are hitting them all the time...

    Mikey


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeschn
    cmiller,

    Does your 2009 have SAVE stays?

    My 2010 does, and I find that my heels are hitting them all the time...

    Mikey

    Hmm, I don't think so. What are those for?

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    Here's what I found on Cannondale's website...

    S.A.V.E..
    Ride Longer.
    Ride Faster.
    Ride More.
    Cannondale S.A.V.E. stays are organically shaped to function like a micro-suspension system, absorbing road vibrations without sacrificing the lateral stiffness needed for pedaling efficiency.

    The result is improved comfort, improved control and increased enjoyment. Road, MTB and recreational cyclist can ride longer or ride more and multisport athletes transition off the bike fresher for the run. S.A.V.E. yourself!

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    2nd post. Same bike... kinda.

    Well, I upgraded some parts and painted it a nice evil flat black. I love this cheap ass thing!

    2000 GT Rebound
    Avid brake levers
    Odi Yeti Lock on grips
    Shimano 8 speed trigger shifter (rear only)
    Shimano 7 speed cassette
    Shimano Acera rear derailleur
    Truvativ isoflow cranks
    Truvativ powerspline bottom bracket
    Truvativ Hussefelt Stem
    Truvativ Hussefelt bars
    Sun Rims big mammoth fat front and rear
    Shimano Deore hubs
    Marzocchi z.1 fork
    Specialized Saddle
    Primo platform pedals
    WTB headset
    Some cheap ass tires...
    and the last 3 stock parts left: promax canti's, the seat post and the seat clamp.

    Not the highest quality parts, but all are functional and all can be damaged without tears being shed... White GT frame stickers are on the way.
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    Forgot to mention the MRP bash guard and custom rear bash guard/ chain guide and Stinger chain tensioner...
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    Got her Friday afternoon this is Saturday morning.
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    new to mountain biking and the forum

    just thought i would say hi and put a pic of my new mountain bike
    it is a specialized hardrock disc 2010,i put kenda nevegal tires,odessy twisted pro pedals
    a seatbag with tube and bars,and of course the pump and water bottle,and a lizard skin on the chainstay.i have been riding it to work for the last week and a half and hope to get it out to the trails this weekend.thanks in advance for the help im sure i will need some
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    Prob not a beginner bike, but I am. Picked it up yesterday and loving it! Putting on some new tires soon but thats it. Gotta love craigslist!
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    2010 Marlin!

    Here is my 2010 Marlin! It's stock.... for now. Gotta love the reflector!
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    Hmmm. How come yours doesn't have a big made in china sticker on the front? my wahoo disc does...
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    hmm... I don't know....I never thought about it...

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    my week old 2010 Rockhopper SL Comp 29er ......

    M520 Pedals, Planet Bike blinkies, Profile Design bar ends, Topeak rack and bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spitzy5
    Here is my 2010 Marlin! It's stock.... for now. Gotta love the reflector!
    Jealous! I have an 08 fisher marlin disc and I love it, but that white is hot!

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    ha ha ha ha, yes she is really H O T ! ! ! It was either this or the 09 Marlin (green).. Had to get get white one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitzy5
    Here is my 2010 Marlin! It's stock.... for now. Gotta love the reflector!

    Just curious, why is your seat so low?

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    Updated pic of my F5 with Odi grips and Avid levers. You can see the trails in the back ground.



    Just ordered some shoes and clipless pedals today.

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    @miller

    Why is your bike so clean :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalker
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    Why is your bike so clean :S

    The trails are a sand clay mix here so no mud... and I clean my bike every time I ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitzy5
    Here is my 2010 Marlin! It's stock.... for now. Gotta love the reflector!
    Any idea how much your Marlin weighs?

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    ...came with BB5's instead of tektros!
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    2000 GT Aggressor, nearly all stock except for a tire and the fork (Tora 318 Solo Air). The next thing I want is a new wheelset and a front disc brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intoflatlines
    2000 GT Aggressor, nearly all stock except for a tire and the fork (Tora 318 Solo Air). The next thing I want is a new wheelset and a front disc brake.
    I'm kind of envious. I had a Schwinn Mesa GSX when I was in college and rode that thing all over the place, and for hours upon hours on the weekend. Some other things came up that seemed more important at the time and I sold it. If I'd kept it, it would probably be something like yours, now.
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    The new Windsor Cliff 29R Pro. Only been on one long ride, but it performed wonderfully. $700 shipped. The stock frame works just fine but I just can't leave anything alone for long . I think I'll upgrade the frame to a Sette Razzo and replace some minor parts like seatpost & collar, stem and handlebars. They work fine, but I'd just like something a bit lighter.








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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing
    The new Windsor Cliff 29R Pro. Only been on one long ride, but it performed wonderfully. $700 shipped. The stock frame works just fine but I just can't leave anything alone for long . I think I'll upgrade the frame to a Sette Razzo
    Replacing the frame? Isn't that like starting all over again?

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    If you're going to go to a new frame, why not get something really nice? Salsa, Voodoo Cycles, Kona and tons of other companies are doing some beautiful things with Scandium lately, and, of course, there's carbon frames from the majors.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    I'm not going to replace it yet...hard to just walk away from a frame that works. However, I'll be looking for a new frame this fall/winter. I really like the Sette Razzo for the low price of $200, and the looks. However, the Salsa Dos Niner would make an awesome 29er build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeschn
    Replacing the frame? Isn't that like starting all over again?

    Mikey

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

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    love this set up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Hate
    Well, I upgraded some parts and painted it a nice evil flat black. I love this cheap ass thing!

    2000 GT Rebound
    Avid brake levers
    Odi Yeti Lock on grips
    Shimano 8 speed trigger shifter (rear only)
    Shimano 7 speed cassette
    Shimano Acera rear derailleur
    Truvativ isoflow cranks
    Truvativ powerspline bottom bracket
    Truvativ Hussefelt Stem
    Truvativ Hussefelt bars
    Sun Rims big mammoth fat front and rear
    Shimano Deore hubs
    Marzocchi z.1 fork
    Specialized Saddle
    Primo platform pedals
    WTB headset
    Some cheap ass tires...
    and the last 3 stock parts left: promax canti's, the seat post and the seat clamp.

    Not the highest quality parts, but all are functional and all can be damaged without tears being shed... White GT frame stickers are on the way.

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

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

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

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    k2 Tirade 5.0

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



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

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


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

    your fork is on backwards.

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


    I wouldn't ride that too far like that!

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    Backwards!!

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


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

    Still backwards right? Is that a joke or something?

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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    Either your wife is pretty hard-core, or she's going to hate you when you two go on a trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcernik
    Just finished building my wife's. Mine will be together when the rest of the parts come on Friday

    I think that is a pretty kickass bike

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

    Entry level? 1x9 FireEye Griffin?

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    Here's my "new" bike.

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

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

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


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

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

    And reflectors

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

    Looking for another GT I found this....

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

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

    Still stock


    my rs200

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

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


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

    Trek 6000 - All stock except for the seat:


    I want your car.

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    Here is my RM Vapor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann






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

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

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

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


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



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

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

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    2010 Rockhopper SL's

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



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

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

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


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    My new toy, 09' FELT Compulsion 3



    Goes well with my Kona Hoss and Raeigh 29'er

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    Quote Originally Posted by zspaldin
    2010 Rockhopper SL's

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

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

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

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









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