1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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    spec4life???..smh...
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    ... and if we just ... Your Entry Level MTB (Pics and Upgrades)

    Well guys if you like me you have just as much passion for your entry level bike as anybody who has poured thousands into their FS rig. However there seems to be no dedicated thread to show off to the world our bikes. Well here it is.

    Well folks lets see those entry level MTB that are so dear to you. After all they have introduced you to one of the greatest sports on earth. Be sure to include those upgrades

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    Here is my contribution...



    08 Specialized Hardrock Sport

    Upgrades:

    Oury Mtn Grips
    Kool Stop dual compound Mtn brake pads
    WTB Velociraptor Kevlar tires Front and Back (back had to be sent back not pictured here)
    Lizard Skins chainstay protector
    Seat
    Wellgo Platform Pedals

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    06' GT i-drive 5 2.0

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    What kind of pedals are those? Did they come with the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resist
    [IMG]What kind of pedals are those? Did they come with the bike?
    No, they were some cheap bmx pedals i picked up at the lbs. I was havin problems slipping off so i got those and a pair of walmart skater shoes. Problem solved...

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    Its a 2009 Gary Fisher Advance. Everything is stock excpept for the sigma computer I added.


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    I was stoked after my ride!!hahaha

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    My new toy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by siscoOGpimp
    06' GT i-drive 5 2.0

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    Do you have that yet? I thought you were trying to back out of the sale after looking at the pics of scratches on the fork for the first time...?

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    So far so good - a year with my dependable xc machine has gone by: how fun its been.





    The bike is worth more than the car, its true.

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    This is my daily ride. I love it more than the other bikes simply because it's been with me the longest and has spent more time with me than any other bike.



    Rock Shox Dart 2 front shock, Alex DH 20 rim up front, Mavic X317 in the rear, Bontrager Jones XR tires (I find the give me a good balance since this bike is used really only for commuting and for long trail rides on paved surfaces or hardpack with minimal need for high grip in the corners)

    I will never EVER part with it.

    Oh and her name is Sweaty Betty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Al
    Do you have that yet? I thought you were trying to back out of the sale after looking at the pics of scratches on the fork for the first time...?
    Ya im in the process of getting it. I decided since its my first entry level bike I cant get the best but i can get the best bang for my buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spec4life
    Here is my contribution...



    08 Specialized Hardrock Sport

    Upgrades:

    Oury Mtn Grips
    Kool Stop dual compound Mtn brake pads
    WTB Velociraptor Kevlar tires Front and Back (back had to be sent back not pictured here)
    Lizard Skins chainstay protector
    Seat
    Wellgo Platform Pedals
    Sweet ride!! Mine with Wellgo MAC3 pedals: Am saving pesos for a Tora 318 front shock. What fork is that on there?

    08 Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc


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    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.



    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Magura Menja fokr
    Avid BB7's front and rear
    Avid Speed Dial Ti levers
    Wellgo B37's
    Sram X-7 shifters
    Funn Fatboy bar

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    My 08 6000. New WTB Rocket Pro saddle and M647 pedals. Everything else is stock until I break it.

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    Thanks to Phadreus for naming it Darth Vader...
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    This is not mine, but it is the same model that got me started in mountain biking back in teh early '90s. U brakes FTW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roswell52
    My 08 6000. New WTB Rocket Pro saddle and M647 pedals. Everything else is stock until I break it.

    08 600000001.JPG

    Thanks to Phadreus for naming it Darth Vader...
    Anytime, glad to help! Glad to hear you're enjoying the ride Ros!
    Know thyself...

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    [QUOTE=HardRockCop]Sweet ride!! Mine with Wellgo MAC3 pedals: Am saving pesos for a Tora 318 front shock. What fork is that on there?

    The point of taking the stickers off is so noone knows for sure...

    No seriously its just the stock suntour 100mm..

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    Stevens M6 Race

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    Stock..so far..

    From Hamburg, Germany
    To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.
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    '07 Diamond Back Response Comp. Not a pic of mine, but for the most part the same. I have alloy pedals with toe clips instead of the clipless.



    Upgrades:

    Grips: Bontrager Selects
    Chain: SRAM PG951
    Water cages

    Waiting for the bottom bracket to wear out so I can replace the cranks.

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    Here is my bike, 2008 Haro, I guess it's entry level, I paid $800 for it at the shop. Since I bought it I have replaced the brakes with Avid Juicy Sevens, Sram Attack shifters, Rock Shox Recon 351 fork, RaceFace crank, Red Line BMX pedals (sharp as razor blades!) , 2.5 Weirwolf Race tires, ODI lock on grips. Threw on a bottle cage and a wireless computer to track my stamina (which is improving by the day)
    Future upgrades will be a new wheelset, new rear shock, new derails and what ever else I can get my hands on. I am building a extra bike to loan out to guests with all the extra parts.
    I ride this every day, it's twice the ride now than when I bought it. My five year old grandaughter took a wet rag to it today and gave it a good cleaning. A.H




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    some shots of my iron horse maverick, all stock.... for now


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    IH Warrior 1.3

    Pretty much "stock" except for seat, saddlepack, and tube-chainstay. Takes a beating.


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    I upgraded the pedals to Time Aliums since i took this pic.

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    My Iron Horse Warrior 5.0 that I bought from Rscycle.com. It has been a solid bike which has kept up with most of my friend's much more expensive rigs. Upgrades include:
    • Several Pounds of dust
    • Chunks of Colorado Rock
    • Many foreign objects stuck in chain
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