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    Cool-blue Rhythm What's everyone riding around SO CAL?

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    Only the best of course. In my case it's a customized Pivot mach 429, full XTR drivetrain, 2X9, Magura Marta SL brakes, Stan's Crest wheels, Spesh Ground Control tires (tubeless, of course), and all less than 26 pounds. It flies uphill in an unbelievable manor...or could there be a secret jet rocket hidden under the saddle?
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    Pivot Firebird with a Fox DH4 and Ti Spring, Fox 36 Talas, Saint grupo, Loaded Amx wheels and handlebars, Cane Creek Angleset set to 66 degrees, Easton Havoc 50mm Stem, crank brothers mallet pedals also use flats.

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    Stumpjumper comp hardtail 29er with Saguaros.

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    2012 Stumpjumper fsr comp 29er with XX1

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    Tracers, 29 and 275

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    Tracer 275 and a 951

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    Anthem X29... But thay's just because I'm moving back to FL in a year. If I was staying in SoCal permenently I would probably have gone with a more Trail or AM geometry...

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    Damn you guy rocking some sweet bikes! Fuel ex 7 here ( Stock so far ) but the upgrading part is pretty fun...Happy Trails (BEERS)
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    XL Tracer VP, with old school 26" wheels.......lol
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    2013 Kona Satori - I have entered the House of the Big Wheels.

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    2002 Specialized Enduro Pro. Purchased new in July 2002, coming up on 11 years with this bad boy.
    In the past 11 years I have replaced the Cranks, Stem, Rear Derailuir, Front Rim, Rotors, Forks and rear Shock Bushing.
    I have certainly got my money out of it with trips to Mammoth, Big Bear and local riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    2002 Specialized Enduro Pro. Purchased new in July 2002, coming up on 11 years with this bad boy.
    In the past 11 years I have replaced the Cranks, Stem, Rear Derailuir, Front Rim, Rotors, Forks and rear Shock Bushing.
    I have certainly got my money out of it with trips to Mammoth, Big Bear and local riding.

    I would love to get a new Enduro, but the prices are a bit more steep these days.
    11 year with one bike? that's awesome....great investment! Longest is 5 years for me. Hopefully my latest purchase lasts me a while. Don't really want to be spending thousands every few years lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo Grande' View Post
    XL Tracer VP, with old school 26" wheels.......lol
    HAHAHAHA on the OLD SCHOOL 26er i'm riding old school too so don't feel bad...I still putt around the block with my 29er HT i bought year ago
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    Same damn bike(s) I've been riding since 2004. An Ellsworth Joker, 7" rear wheel travel, XTR/XT drivetrain, and the same set of Spinergy Xyclone Disc wheels that I put on it back then. Haven't been trued once, just like my other 3 Spinergy wheelsets. The fork is a Euro-version of the AM 1. I have measured the travel from the stanchion seal and it is more than 150mm, more like 157mm. Don't know why, but the fork has a wonderful buttery travel feeling, I've had no issues with it, and I can certainly live with it have MORE travel than claimed by the manufacturer. Many thousands of trail-miles have been logged on that fork, and it has never given me a problem.

    I also have an ancient singlespeed conversion from a 2005 Jamis Dakar XLT frame that I ride most of the time. I run a 32X17 gear on it. Perfect for the coastal canyon and mesa rides down San Diego way. It's the only 5" travel full suspension singlespeed I've seen on the trails, so it's pretty "unique". The rear shock on this bike, as well a the Joker is an air Manitou 3-Way. I've had no problems with this shock on either bikes, the Joker's shock being the longest stroke air shock that Manitou makes in that model. The fork is a 32 mm stanchion Fox TALAS, which I basically never change from the 130 mm travel setting. It has blue Enduro seals installed.

    The Joker weighs 28.5 lb.s and the singlespeed weighs 26.

    Oh, and btw, the singlespeed conversion was accomplished by installing a YESS Research industies adjustable tension chain tensioner. It has worked perfectly since I got the correct amount of chain tension dialed in. After adding singlespeed crank with a polycarbonate bashguard/chainguide, I've had no chain dropping incidents at all, none. Not bad for a 5" travel rear suspension singlespeed. I highly recommend the YESS product to anybody looking to convert a suspension frame to singlespeed.

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    I'm riding a Ventan El Ciclon with custom geo. I'm also on a full rigid Coconino cruiser single speed. Another Coco cruiser SS showed up on my doorstep today. This one is designed for XC racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider View Post
    Tracers, 29 and 275

    How do you like the T29? I am debating building one up.

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    I like the T 29 but I like the T 275 better, I'm only 5'6" and I feel there is some compromise in the geometry for someone my size. I'm 185 and the frame isn't the stiffest latterally either, nothing glaring but the brakes rub on steep climbs and I like a quiet bike.
    The 275 is more bottomless in its travel, latterally stiff and has the nice slack geometry I like with better rollover than most 26" tires. Weight is about the same.
    Quote Originally Posted by jhill View Post
    How do you like the T29? I am debating building one up.

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    I've got to totally agree with slowrider. If you're thinking about building a 9er, make sure you ride a 275. There's something a out the geometry and cockpit that fits me perfectly.
    That bike climbs like a goat, but loves to be pointed down the hill. Once I got mine, I laid off of my DH bike for a month or so because I was so into the new ride. Once I got back on my 951, it was amazing how similar they both felt in comparison. I'm in no way saying they are the same, but the geometry similarity made the transition so fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider View Post
    I like the T 29 but I like the T 275 better, I'm only 5'6" and I feel there is some compromise in the geometry for someone my size. I'm 185 and the frame isn't the stiffest latterally either, nothing glaring but the brakes rub on steep climbs and I like a quiet bike.
    The 275 is more bottomless in its travel, latterally stiff and has the nice slack geometry I like with better rollover than most 26" tires. Weight is about the same.
    Try a 10mm Thru-bolt in the rear if your hubs are convertible. I had the same issue with my AL BlurLT and the thru-bolt fixed it real quick.
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    Lompoc( northern SoCal), riding an ancient 2001 Schwinn Straight 8 and a 2000 Homegrown
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    My garage right now. Unfortunately only two of them are mine (the HD and Tracer) the other two are on loan so I can check out 27.5 and 29.


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    Good job!

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    I love reading what you guys consider ancient and old. I go through lots and lots of bikes. I always buy used and I often rebuild. My 2008 Ellsworth Epiphany has been my main bike and it is the only frame I own that I bought new. It has been a great bike but I have picked up some great used bikes and saved tons of money that way. I picked up my Trek Rig for $400. It had a problem with the dropouts moving. I spend $50 bucks on a new dropout and some better hardware and it works perfect.

    I love working on and rebuilding bikes. My 1936-38 Elgin is the one that sees the most mileage. I ride it to work everyday and I hit the trails with it on occasion. Here is how it started:

    Here is how it came out with mounts for disk brakes and cable guides.


    Here is one I rescued and built up for my wife:

    My 36 Mercury is the heaviest, at 49 pounds it provides a great workout. I use this one to haul my kids.

    Here is my 1938 Silver King. It took weeks to polish all that aluminum.

    And my personal favorite, my 1941 Schwinn Excelsior. I rode this one last year at the Cuyamaca poker ride. Several people suggested I get a new bike.
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    ^^^^^ wow some really sweet bikes you have there!
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    I love my Trek Fuel EX bikes for the SoCal XC, and trail
    rides that I do.

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    Those are some awesome classic bikes there, sandmangts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    I love my Trek Fuel EX bikes for the SoCal XC, and trail
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    Hell yeah! Fuel gets the job done
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    Looks like some fun projects.

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    Looks like some fun projects.
    Hey! A new guy. Welcome to MTBR.

    This is going to be my next project, if I can find one. My plan is to put on road tires, a bullhorn bar and Paul cross levers. And after a while I'll build a better wheelset with WI hubs and H Plus Son Archetype rims. It's going to be a trainer for when I don't have time to get to some decent dirt trails.

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    I am fixing up my old Giant yukon right now for my son to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan1113 View Post
    I am fixing up my old Giant yukon right now for my son to ride.
    Good going Dad!

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    Im running around on my Rockhopper comp 29. Wouldn't trade it for the world, but I would trade it for a stumpy :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Hey! A new guy. Welcome to MTBR.

    This is going to be my next project, if I can find one. My plan is to put on road tires, a bullhorn bar and Paul cross levers. And after a while I'll build a better wheelset with WI hubs and H Plus Son Archetype rims. It's going to be a trainer for when I don't have time to get to some decent dirt trails.

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    Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon. Just ordered a slightly shorter stem to compensate for going from 710mm to 740mm on the bars. I thin this is a great bike for the local Santa Monica trails.

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    I am juggling 3 bikes right now.

    Ventana El Toro 26, SS or 1x9
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    Considering a Krampus and/or getting back into full suspension bikes. But will have to thin the herd!

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    2014 Fuel Ex 8 29 on order Freaking can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    I love my Trek Fuel EX bikes for the SoCal XC, and trail
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    I totally love my Fuel EX8! It will do anything I ask it to do and do it well. I'm the one who sucks! LOL!

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    I just added an Ells. Evolution to the stable. My Old Mans bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I just added an Ells. Evolution to the stable. My Old Mans bike.
    A Coor's Can, why? How could you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTSO2112 View Post
    A Coor's Can, why? How could you...
    Like I said,it 's my Geriatric Mtb....I can keep up with the young folks on this one. Next best thing to electric, and I don't think I'm ready for that, yet.....

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    Magna has always been the choice here. Quality, dependability and of course the price can't be beat. See your Magna dealer now
    and find out about our easy payment plans that suit any budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    Magna has always been the choice here. Quality, dependability and of course the price can't be beat. See your Magna dealer now
    and find out about our easy payment plans that suit any budget.
    Iron Horse and Huffy are high-end, too...I wonder which of the three will knock Turner of the mountain?

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