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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
    Alloy riser bars
    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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