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    Quote Originally Posted by 84prerunner View Post
    Haven't riden a bicycle in about 10 years, coming from a dirt bike trail riding back ground. Last weekend I picked up s Craigslist bike cheap. It is very clear it is a cheap bike but I want to make sure it's something I enjoy before dumping loads of money into it. So far I've riden about 25 miles and learned this beast is wayyyy to heavy.
    Already bought a used rock shox monarch rt rear shock for it and am going to pickup some clipless pedals tomorrow. Plan was to slowly upgrade it as I went, I think that plan went out the window after riding my friends Pivot race bike, thing is insane and gave me instant confidence compared to my bike.

    How heavy is it, bathroom scale?
    You are comparing a multi $$$$ bike with a budget bike, not a fair comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilpi View Post
    How heavy is it, bathroom scale?
    You are comparing a multi $$$$ bike with a budget bike, not a fair comparison.
    It is 40lbs on the dot...with a Bathroom scale.
    It seems to be the front of this bike that is a tank. I am wondering how much weight I'd lose with a new fork.

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    On-One parkwood 650b

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84prerunner View Post
    Haven't riden a bicycle in about 10 years, coming from a dirt bike trail riding back ground. Last weekend I picked up s Craigslist bike cheap. It is very clear it is a cheap bike but I want to make sure it's something I enjoy before dumping loads of money into it. So far I've riden about 25 miles and learned this beast is wayyyy to heavy.
    Already bought a used rock shox monarch rt rear shock for it and am going to pickup some clipless pedals tomorrow. Plan was to slowly upgrade it as I went, I think that plan went out the window after riding my friends Pivot race bike, thing is insane and gave me instant confidence compared to my bike.

    Dude your money is much better spent on many other things over clueless pedals. Not that their bad, but way overrated. Plus most will tell you learning mountain bike on clipless can cause issues. Learn to ride on flats so you get proper technique down, use the money for a better seat etc. Stuff to make your ride more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigris99 View Post
    Dude your money is much better spent on many other things over clueless pedals. Not that their bad, but way overrated. Plus most will tell you learning mountain bike on clipless can cause issues. Learn to ride on flats so you get proper technique down, use the money for a better seat etc. Stuff to make your ride more comfortable.

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    Thanks for the advice, but it's too late lol. Bought the pedals and shoes yesterday. I can always transfer them to a new bike down the road. I would spend the money in better places, but I am still figuring that out. IMO the seat is fine but I don't have much to compare it to and I don't know what else I want/need.

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    nice bikes on here.

    dont' buy a seat until you learn to adjust the one you already have. Seat, brake lever and shifter adjustment is the #1 problem i see with bikers.

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    Raleigh Kodiak 2 only upgrades so far is crank bros 50/50 flats which I like so far. Upgrading quite a bit this winter. I bought this to make sure I was going to stick with mtb. So this winter I am upgrading to 1x11 new wheel and tire set and going tubeless. Dropper seat post possibly some other minimal things but we will see.


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    Upgraded my spring to an actual shock. Excited to ride it, feels grate around the neighborhood.


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    2 month old GT backwoods sport

    My new whip
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    Giant/Liv Tempt 3. Only upgrades so far are 5050 pedals. Love it so far.

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    Here's my entry level bike. It's an old Haro V2 i got off a coworker for $50. Had been sitting for a few years and needed some TLC. After a good cleaning, inspection, re-greasing, and new chain, it's running pretty great.
    Only mods so far are a Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.3 tire in the front and a Hans Dampf 2.3 in the back. I do have a RockShox Reba Team fork in the mail though.

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    Soon I shall have a pic to post

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    My entry level bike was a 2010 Scott Aspect 20. I heavily weighed the idea of upgrading it with decent parts or buying a new bike. I ended up scoring a really good deal on a Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 MSL and it was such a good decision. I would never have been able to upgrade the Scott to the same level for the same amount of money.

    Still have the Scott though, and do ride it occasionally when I don't feel like beating up the better bike


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    Your Entry Level MTB (Pics and Upgrades)

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    Jamis D29 All Custom
    Ritchey Seatpost
    Crank Brothers Cobalt 2 Rims
    Maxxis L.U.S.T. Ardent 29" x 2.25"
    1x1 setup with Truvativ crankset (SRAM XO 9x1 coming soon:-))
    SRAM Level T brakes
    Reba RockShox RL 100mm travel
    Marin Mtn XC series handlebars

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    After only a month on my cheapy ironhorse I stepped up my game yesterday. 16 stumpjumper comp 650b




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    Good job!

    It's nothing too fancy, but it has survived close to 2 years of my day in day out use and abuse.Your Entry Level MTB (Pics and Upgrades)-img_20160730_184025.jpgYour Entry Level MTB (Pics and Upgrades)-img_20160728_221455.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmalls73 View Post
    My specialized pitch after a few rides on Texas trails! Attachment 1042539 only has some new to me pedals, borrow from a friend cause the stock ones sucked. Will be getting some even better ones soon.


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    Central Texas by chance?

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    Brand new here. Have got about 100 Miles on it and 13 staples to my head already. But I recently had my redemption and got right back out after 2 weeks out.

    Noob as it gets.I come from the car world and have a severe modding problem so I give it till spring for the frame to be the only original thing left.
    Giant ATX 2 Only mods so far
    Manitou Marvel 30 Fork
    Raceface 1x 32t
    Christmas should bring me new wheels,cassette and proper derailleur to get the 100% conversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBeMTBer View Post
    Brand new here. Have got about 100 Miles on it and 13 staples to my head already. But I recently had my redemption and got right back out after 2 weeks out.

    Noob as it gets.I come from the car world and have a severe modding problem so I give it till spring for the frame to be the only original thing left.
    Giant ATX 2 Only mods so far
    Manitou Marvel 30 Fork
    Raceface 1x 32t
    Christmas should bring me new wheels,cassette and proper derailleur to get the 100% conversion.
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    Cool color!

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    Picked up my first bike, a 2015 Salsa El Mariachi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theEschatologist View Post
    Picked up my first bike, a 2015 Salsa El Mariachi!

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    Sweet bike! Congrats
    2016 SC Heckler R build
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    Giggity!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    I started here:
    Scott Aspect 940, Tire size: 29 x 2.2
    With wet brakes New for $625, only upgrades were pedals and a better fork. In that $900
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    Was Fun but slow because I had no skills yet.

    Moved to a Full suspension New was $1800, got It new on a closeout for $1280. Upgrades were a 1x11 and better wheels,,tubeless.
    In that for $2500.
    Tire size 27.5 x 2.35
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    I got faster on this as I filled my skills bag..

    Recently Plus wheels came out and I have found Nirvana :P
    $1800 and moved my 1x11 to this plus bike.
    I am faster and far more happy as I found a bike better suited to my trails and my riding style. I missed Hard Tail efficiency and believe me It makes a profound difference...
    Tire size 27.5 x 2.8
    and yes that extra half Inch of tire width and being able to run lower tire pressures was a real game changer.
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    Happy to be back on a Hard Tail without the Harshness, I truly don't need rear suspension any more for two reasons.
    1) the plus tires taller sidewalls act as limited rear suspension.
    2) I am stronger now and can ride a Hard tail as they should be ridden.

    My road bike Is a Trek but I guess my Mtb's will always be Scott's as
    that's three In a row now, have test rode many brands and styles.
    Never been loyal to a brand before, But In the woods I'm a Scott rider, probably for life :P
    “I seek only the Flow”, "27.5+ Hard Tails Rock"
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    bit by bit over the past couple of years. The fork still original, but its working good enough for my purposes as I'm old

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    Frame Santa Cruz Highball CC 27.5 size small black
    Fork Magura TS8 Elect 100mm
    Headset and BB Chris King
    Drivetrain SRAM Eagle
    Brakes Magura MT8 Next 180mm Front rotor and 160mm back rotor
    Wheels Industry Nine TR245
    Tires Vredstein Black Cat

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    Diamondback Syncr

    Well it ain't here yet but here is what I ordered.

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    Trek Marlin 7 (2017) for me! Replaced the stock pedals with Saints and I love them! Already really contemplating a 1x conversion as I've never been off the middle ring Just not sure whether I want to sell this one and buy a hard tail with a lighter frame

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    I was looking at that bike on Craigslist for a while! By the time I had the cash together it was gone so I picked up a 2017 T3!

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    Got this frame for $427 USD...

    Built it up w/ parts I already had...



    Geo is hardly entry level, but the price point definitely is

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    to err is human... to face plant is frickin hilarious!!

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    It's been really good, but I just picked up a 2012 Fuel EX9 and the weight difference has got me jonesing for a lighter HT and maybe a 1x to make it even nicer.

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