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    Put my new shock on and had my first ride on it today. Its like night and day, it makes riding so much more enjoyable.


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    05 888 170mm with super drop crowns?

    OOOOO I see a seat-baggy dont I!!

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    Has anyone ever seen a seat bag on a dh/freeride bike before? just kidding man yo chris that may be his camera bag-not everyone has a big honkin camera like yours! lol you need to come up here and film me riding.
    How's that dirt taste?

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    yeah I wanted the pink seat bag but they were sold out. I just keep two tubes and a tool in it, my cameback has one tiny pocket that fits nothing.

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    Ok pay for transortation and film costs and I'm down.

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    What kind of brakes did your anikis come stock with? the website says the mx 2 but mine say IH2?

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    Yeah, there MX2s. Just some wierd thing... maybe IH is for Iron Horse?

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    Skibum00 Im glad you have a good sense of humor...we all have to laugh at each other once in awhile. Here is a few shots of my ride....




    How's that dirt taste?

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    I was looking at a set of Sun Single tracks that I found. Any thoughts on these

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    Travis lets see how badass the Deviant makes you look? wait u have the red one nevermind its gay.

    by the way, happy birthday.

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    Havent gotten any pictures in it yet. But I did almost make trail kill out of six hikers hiking on the trail I was riding saturday-dont worry if the red one makes me look gay I was going to fast for them to know it- LOL Its a way better helmet than the other 2 I have. I had a pretty good bday. I went riding which was perfect except for the hikers that I scared the **** out of! and chilled by the lake and had a cookout-I got the chance to spend all day outdoors. It was sweet.
    How's that dirt taste?

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    ... and if we just ...

    Alright, FINALY some bike porn. No action shots, never have a camera when i ride... maybe soon I'll con my mom into going out ot some ses places with her camera...
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    Dude have your little brother do the picture taking...your mom may freak out when she watches you ride-hell Im a grown man and my wife worries her ass off and all I can say is that it is what I do...lol great shots though.
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    I m sportin a yakuza aniki

    Iv been freeriding locally for just under a year. I just got my first real bike today the 2006 aniki, and i love it. The fork works well for what i need, 150mm travel. For what im doing its perfect... right now just sending it off 6 to 8 footers and some tech downhill! Im lovin it, glad to be apart of the yakuza family!

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    I am a new member to the yakuza aniki family!

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    Congratulations guys Happy to hear that you guys are loving your Anikiís great bike for free riding strong frame good stuff for $$$$.. Wont break at all. Welcom..

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    How do you tighten up the front hub in the spinner ammo because its coming loose on my bike and I put the tool into the thing and try to tighten it but its does not move. The front wheel is on so loose that i can bend the wheel to the left a few mm.


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    you put the correct sized allen wrench in the hole, you turn clockwise.

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    well its bee na while since i have posted about my aniki, but i have a few months ago got a 5th element 5 way on there 9x2.75. i have to say that shock on there makes a huge differenace. nust need to replace the fork. any one have a sherman that they are not using?
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    I put the allen key in and tried to turn it with all my might and it would not budge. I even tried to do it counter clockwise and it still did not move at all.

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    then theres not realy and way your axle is too tight... what is the problem again?

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    the hub is wiggling on the axle

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    oh. ummm... take it to the LBS.

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    Or I will email IH because like a quater of the time i have had my aniki has been down time. I actually took it to my LBS before and the fixed it then it became loose again.

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    Hey guys Im selling my Swinger 4 way coil shock, 9 x 2.75 450 lbs spring with bushings
    check it out ebay thanks

    Item number: 270124288425

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    i still have the stock sx 4 shifters on my aniki and when a shift on the front down to one and try to put it back to two i hit the thumb part and nothing hapens i have to flick the thumb part about 100 to 200 times then the cable grabs on in the inside and then i have to push with all my might to put it back to two. How do you open up the shifter to fix it.

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    Um, have it adjusted?

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    if you ever move to canada you have buy IH bikes from sport check. When you buy a bike from them they do a check over you bike. The very minute after if got it i noticed the problem and it hasent bothered me till now. This is a list of things sport check did wrong with my bike.

    -Stem was not tightened
    -Front Shifter was totally installed wrong
    -Axles were not tightened
    -brakes were not usable they gave the bike to me with the brakes grabbing the rotors without pulling on the lever so i was getting slowed down just riding the bike.
    -rear shock came busted i had to get a new one the next day
    -seat was wiggling like crazy
    -front rotor came bent
    -cable for rear brake is bent
    -bike came with scraches all over it.

    And the shop just lays bikes on top of each other and scraches them. my friend waited 4 weeks for them to order a derailer hanger. just before they got the hanger they had the idea to take it of another bike. They could of had it fixed the first day. Thats is as bad as service can get. Ironhorse should do somthing with sport check. Someone asks me where i got my bike then i say sport check and then they say oh so then its crap. IH should realy stop using big box stores as retailers it gives IH a bad name. i ride my bike in fear that something is going to break. oh and they put reflectors all over my aniki on the rims, handle bar (which was half falling of when i got it), seatpost and pedals.

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    it shouldn't matter where you got it. it's still an aniki. you could order a sunday from kmart and it would still be a sunday.

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    it was an aniki half falling apart though.

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    yeah, so the mechanics are morons, but the bike itself is nothing to scoff at.

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    i dident say the aniki was bad i love my aniki just the sport check guys im mad at. the head tech at west edmonton mall sport check is not even certified.

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    I own an 06 Aniki stock. I've had it since early fall and I've broken my derailer hanger 4 times!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every time on tiny jumps! Anyone else have this problem or have some advice?

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    mike you should get your new derailer hanger put it on see if theres a gap between the frame and the hanger and if there is you should contact iron horse and see if you need a new swingarm if they even still have 06 swingarms. even if there isent a gap still take a photo of your hanger and see if ironhorse says its installed right.

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    ya I guess I will. But Sport Chek still pisses me off!!!!!!!!!1

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    That appears to be me than 170mm of travel! You ship to canada? Just thought I'd ask.

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    The same thing happened to me to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 times !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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    What the hell? are you talking to yourself?

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    ?????????????????

    yakuza aniki rider = mike

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    hey guys,
    long time since iv left any comments about my aniki so here we go.
    was out on my local freerideing trails coming up tio the new hip jump we had just built which has a rather large angle you need to whip ,so any way i was hitting it full speed made it and made the angle sweet until i landed.basically the back wheel folded smashing the axel and the rim the spokes where obviosly bent,since i was goin full speed though i couldnt stop in time and the mech got caught in the bet spokes and it along with the mech hanger got mangeled.while trying to stop i used my back brake (hfx mag) when the hose poped and lost presure.in a panic i stabed on the front brake witch threw me over the handle bars down the side of hill only stoping when i hit a tree.my mate then come over the jump and hit my bike luckily his didnt brake but his leg did instead so its not reely so lucky.luckilly we where both whering our kit including helmets so we got of luckilly.
    so at the minute im rasing funds for all the parts a smahed up in the crash and i have been for 2 weeks now and will be for a while.my mates leg is in a cast and will be for a while also.so we are both out of riding for the time being wich is a bit of a bummer cos its summer season and the trails are dry.
    in relation i was considering getting a 24" rear wheel because of the added strenght so i tried my mates of his bighit (since hes not riding) and it felt quite alot nicer the head angle was slacker obviously and absorbed more bumps.the cornering was alot mre tighter the bike on whole was alot more responsive,it also looked sweet.what do you think about 24" and has anyone else tried it?

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    do you have any pics of your busted bike and the jump.

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    I have a friend that rides with a 24 on the rear. He loves it. Ive thought about it some but havent decided to really try it.
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    havnt got any pictures of the bike or jump.il see if i can borrow my dads camera to take some.

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    I must admit it, today while rippin around our local trails, I started to wonder what I was doing on a 40 pound 8/7 inch bike. Then I hit some of the steeper **** and some of thi bigger natrual stunts. Then I remembered why. I watched a guy on a 4 inch StumpJumper pick his way slowley down a decent that I had minimal break usage at the end of. Granted, he beat me up the next climb, but I passed him going down it. I also ran across another one who was going "pretty fast" on some flat spots. was going atleast three times his speed, and he was on a 3 inch 29er. I love my aniki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakusa Aniki Rider
    I own an 06 Aniki stock. I've had it since early fall and I've broken my derailer hanger 4 times!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every time on tiny jumps! Anyone else have this problem or have some advice?
    I broke three of my hangers. I took it to my LBS and had my rear derailleur tuned up.
    This stopped the problem and it has been smooth ever since...

    I have done some more work to my Aniki, I'll post some pics as soon as I can.
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    rear shocks

    So I have been thinking about a new rear shock, will this work fine on the '06 Aniki frame?

    http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/cat...66aba2aca81a7c

    thanks, Ian
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    It should.

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    the '06 frame uses a 9" X 2.75" shock that is an 8.75" X 2.75" shock so its not the same. I think this topic has been covered in this thread already you just have to read back a few pages. I know the 07 frames use an 8.75" X 2.75" But I think they are slightly different.
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    I scored a new 9" X 2.75" Manitou Swinger 6-Way off of ebay last night for $180 shipped, now I need to track down some manitou M8 X 23mm bushings for it and I cant seem to find them anywheres. Anyone have any ideas on where they are in stock?
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    Any one know what 893 refers to? (it's on my 06 Aniki frame) Possibly something like 888? Stupid question, but even my retailer couldn't answer it.
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    is was wondering about that to. ska todd would know.

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    07 Aniki

    Anyone here happens to be riding one of those?

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    i have an aniki. dont know whether to swap it for a kona coiler or a specialized big hit.
    think i should people?

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    if you dont have to pay much go for the coiler. any way i went mtbing today and did some no footers and was having a good day then i went off a hip missed the landing and broke my derailer hanger. it is in this video on the last clip where i broke my derailer hanger im the one whereing the dark blue shirt with the red shorts and on the aniki (Duh).

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    Quote Originally Posted by whistle tree
    I broke three of my hangers. I took it to my LBS and had my rear derailleur tuned up.
    This stopped the problem and it has been smooth ever since...

    I have done some more work to my Aniki, I'll post some pics as soon as I can.

    what do you mean by tuning the rear derailer? i think thats what i need. everything seems to be tightened right and everything is on right but my derailer hanger and my friends is still breaking on small jumps. and what does the h and l do on a rear derailer.

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    Sorry to hear about that It looked like you were havin fun though before it broke!

    Heres a little teaser shot of whats to come on my bike, just have to wait till Wed for the mounting hardware to get in.

    New Manitou Swinger 6-Way

    I assure you that they are both 9" i2i its just the angle of the camera making the stock shock look shorter.
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    smart upgrade the x - fusion rear shock is such crap. how much stroke does that manitou rear shock have? if it has 2.75 inches then you will get the full 7" of travel out of the frame.

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    yup its a 9x2.75 Swinger 6-way, I got it new for $170
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    the chain that comes on the aniki is hard to take off. i cant find the master link. it would be alot easier to change the derailer hanger if i could take it off. does anyone know how to take it apart.

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    There is no master link. To take the chain apart you need to push one of the pins out of the link. Park makes a tool for this, or some good multi-tools have this feature. Once you have said tool, any pin can be removed to open up the chain. I recomend the Alien by Topeak. Small enough to hit the trail with, and has all the basic tools for on the trail repairs. It even has tire flanges on it to remove tires from your rims.
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    cant you just unbolt the derraileur from the broken piece, let the derraileur hang unbolt the piece of the hanger that is still on the bike then replace and rebolt the deraileur?
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    Make sure you don't push the pin all the way out it will make it a lot faster. Also it's a good time to make sure your chain has the correct amount of links; my stock Aniki chain was about 10 links too long.
    I think this is why you guys smash derailleur hangers all the time. Attached is a good link about setting up your drive train go down about half way down the post.

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    why would ih put a chain on that was to long? maybe that is why. my friend brought his bike to a bike store and they said it was the wrong length.

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    I think it's just a STD 114 link chain, I don't think IH is just trying to screw anyone.
    I just got done installing 07 SRAM X-9 trigger shifters,9 speed 11-34 PG-990 cassette and PC991 chain which I just removed 10 links to get it to the correct size(104 links).
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    another teaser shot (built pics coming soon):
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    Finally got a couple halfway decent shots of the bike all put together. New Parts include the Swinger 6-way rear suspension, I swear its going to take me about 4 hrs of reading to get that thing dialed in right. I put on a Titec El Norte bar and a Titec El Norte Stem, I replaced the SX4 trigger shifters for some Sram X.7 Grip Shifters, and topped it off with some Oury MTB grips.

    Bars, Stem, and a little bit of the shifters/grips:


    New Shock:


    The total Current upgrade list from stock is:
    Marz Bomber Z1 FRIII fork
    Manitou Swinger 6-Way rear shock
    Titec El Norte Bars/Stem
    SRAM X.7 Shifters/Rear Derrailleur
    Avid SD-Ti brake levers
    Atom Labs Trail Pimp Rear wheel laced with DT Champion Spokes to an XT hub
    Maxxis Minion DH 2.35" Tires Rear not shown B/C it is currently on another wheel at the moment.
    Oury Grips
    Crank Brothers 50/50 X pedals.
    Some no name Performance brand saddle that Ive had forever.

    Next to go is the Crank/BB thinkin about goin with a single ring and a chainguide. Oh and the saddle, but Ive had that thing forever and its really comfortable.
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    nice upgrades. but why did you change the saddle?

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    I bent the rails on the other one on a botched landing, aka I missed my pedals and slammed down on the saddle. And Ive had this seat forever and its really comfortable so I figured I would take it out of retirement.
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    I have put a few more upgrades on my bike since I have last posted:



    06 Aniki w/
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    Swinger 4-way
    Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR 2.5
    ODI Lock on Grips

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    nice upgrades! anyone else found the paint on the frame to be really flaky and crap?

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    shock

    does anyone know if a 8.5 i to i shock will give me 6 inches of travel
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    the amount of travel is based off of the shocks stroke, not the eye to eye. The aniki has a 9 inch eye to eye, I have heard you can get away with 8.75 but you could have some big frame problems with a 8.5. Also also a 2.5 stroke gives you 6 inches of travel and 2.75 gives you 7 inches.

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    quick question,, does anyones aniki's bottom bracket make a clicking sound when pedaling on a slow speed??

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    no its not the bottom braket your hearing its probably the front derailer.

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    funny though is that everytime i hear the noise when i pedal i feel like a small jerk in my crankset, like its no totally smoothh

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    I do

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    Anyone here happens to be riding one of those?
    Hye man, I do have an 07', I ordere the 06 cuz I was tight in budget and happened that the supplier screwed my order up and I ended with the 07' for the 06 price.


    Nice bike, kinda heavy and the fork is kinda noisy but as I said before I will destroy what is weak in this bike before doing any upgrades..




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    sorry guys i have another question.i know that the swinger shocks dont fit on the orginal mounting kit on the aniki perfectly but would i damage my swinger shock if i just used the orginal mounting kit that came with the X-fusion? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad_Cow
    sorry guys i have another question.i know that the swinger shocks dont fit on the orginal mounting kit on the aniki perfectly but would i damage my swinger shock if i just used the orginal mounting kit that came with the X-fusion? thanks
    I am currently running the x fusion mounts on a swinger shock its close but not quite perfect. I dont plan on running the x fusion mounts too long because I want to do it right. I guess theoretically the shock could be in at an angle in the frame and when it compresses it could be putting too much sideways stress on the shock causing premature wear.

    Right now its pretty impossible to track down 8mm X 23mm manitou mounting hardware because manitou is in the middle of moving their headquarters since being bought by the Hayes Corporation, and cant ship product out to their suppliers, but after speaking with them today bike shops that carry manitou parts should be able to get parts in about a week and a half when the move is complete.
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    I just bought an '06 aniki, Eric, how do you like the 6-way? I can get one reallllly cheap but I wanted to have an opinion before I buy it....

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    Oh, and does anybody have some general info to help me out with this bike? I read something about too much chain length?

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    well I havnt taken the 6-way on a propper ride yet just a couple XC trails to make sure it was working right but I can already feel that it has alot smoother feel than the x fusion did and you can dial it in way better and the SPV def does reduce the pedal bob on the bike by about 50% its still not perfect but it is a simple single pivot design. I will be taking it for some lift accessed DH riding on sunday and I'll give back a report then.

    To check your chain length put it in the largest front ring and largest rear cog and then see if there is alot of extra play in the chain. Your rear derraileur should be in a pretty much fully extended out position. A good way to get the correct chain length is to detach the chain place it not running through the rear derraileur over the largest front chain ring and largest rear cog then add a couple of links.
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    Thanks....I really got a steal on this bike, $500 and it's only been ridden twice.

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    Rear shocks

    Does someone out there knows what's going on with rear shock companies? Ive been looking on internet and pretty much what I can find is FOX and Marzochi, I went to the big online stores and it looks like they are gone.

    I have someone who wants my fox vanilla R stock from my Anilki 07 but I can't find a manitou 4way or a 5th element, what another brands can you recomend?
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    Manitou stock is going to be low at stores for at least another week or so. They just got bought by the Hayes corporation and are in the process of moving from california to somewheres in the midwest but according to manitou they should be up and running again some time this week.

    On another note I took the aniki out today to do some lift accessed DHing with the new Swinger 6-way on the bike. The difference was like night and day. It took me a run or two to get it dialed in right but once it was it was real buttery and the sensitivity to both small and large hits was much better than the X-Fusion. It was seriously like I had a new (Much more expensive) bike beneath me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Hoefer
    Manitou stock is going to be low at stores for at least another week or so. They just got bought by the Hayes corporation and are in the process of moving from california to somewheres in the midwest but according to manitou they should be up and running again some time this week.

    On another note I took the aniki out today to do some lift accessed DHing with the new Swinger 6-way on the bike. The difference was like night and day. It took me a run or two to get it dialed in right but once it was it was real buttery and the sensitivity to both small and large hits was much better than the X-Fusion. It was seriously like I had a new (Much more expensive) bike beneath me.
    Yeah, the X with a 450 spring bottoms out on even small drops, I bottomed on a 4 stair today. BTW, I weigh 155.
    EDIT: are 5th element shocks very good? They have them for $99 on santacruzmtb.com, but no 9x2.75 shocks right now. I'll just wait it out until They have a 9x2.75.

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    Oh, and has anyone actually tried a 8.75x2.75 shock on here? I've heard some say it works and others say it doesn't. I took the spring off my shock, put it on lockout, and fully compressed/bottomed out the shock. There is about 3/4" of space between the tire and the vertical tube that the seat post goes in. There is no clearance problem with the seat unless I put it all the way down. Then there is only about 1/4"-1/3" space between the tire and the seat. But who rides with the seat AS FAR AS IT GOES down anyway? It seems like the 8.75 eye to eye would work. I just wanted an opinion from someone who ACTUALLY TRIED IT....Plus, you would only have a problem when bottoming out, what would happen? Wouldn't it just rub the front derailler cable and then rebound back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelie man
    Yeah, the X with a 450 spring bottoms out on even small drops, I bottomed on a 4 stair today. BTW, I weigh 155.
    EDIT: are 5th element shocks very good? They have them for $99 on santacruzmtb.com, but no 9x2.75 shocks right now. I'll just wait it out until They have a 9x2.75.
    You can get a heavier spring from ironhorse for free. and 5th element shocks are the technology behind the manitou SPV system. If you look at a manitou swinger it even says something about 5th element right on it. Also check ebay for swingers and such in the right size I got my 6 way with a spring for $169 shipped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Hoefer
    You can get a heavier spring from ironhorse for free. and 5th element shocks are the technology behind the manitou SPV system. If you look at a manitou swinger it even says something about 5th element right on it. Also check ebay for swingers and such in the right size I got my 6 way with a spring for $169 shipped.
    That's a nice price... I don't think I can get another spring from IH because it's used and I don't have proof of purchase...Do you even need it?

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    I first like to say Whats up to everybody in here since this is my first post and let everyone know that your bikes are sick I love em and like all the pics, I got a 2006 Aniki about a month ago and love it, it rides realy nice, but right now its bone stock could anybody help me out with what I should upgrade first and so on, right now im lookin at some stuff but dont know what to pick first, honestly what would be the best to updrade first with out takin a chunk out of my wallet because of right now I dont have a job. I doubt anybody wants to see my bike but if anybody does ask cause ill throw some pics up, I dont have any pics of me ridin yet but will soon get some

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    i want to know too as im going to purchase this bike on saturday, do it in a chronological order + estimated price =D .. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelie man
    That's a nice price... I don't think I can get another spring from IH because it's used and I don't have proof of purchase...Do you even need it?
    Nah I just gave them my adress and they sent me one no questions asked.
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    Most people seem to start out riding it for a while so they can save up some cash to swap out the fork and rear shock. Some of the smaller things that I have replaced that made a big difference in the ride quality of the bike were:
    Pedals
    Brake Levers
    Bar/stem
    Rear Derraileur
    Shifters
    Saddle
    Tires
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    Seat Post Diameter

    Does any one know the seat post diameter for a 2006 Yakuza Aniki? This is one of those specs that gets over looked on a lot of sales pages. I already ordered the wrong size once, I would like to get it right the second time. Thanks everyone.
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    Found my answer to the seat post question. It's 30.0 mm incase any one wants to konw. Guess where I found out, on Iron Horse's web site. I'm gifted, I know.
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    I was wondering cause im new to mtbing but far from new at biking, Ive been riding bmx for years and love bikes in general but when I got real big into bmx I bought a frame then the whole front end like bars, stem, headset, grips, one brake lever, fork, wheel, tires and tube and then the rear end like wheel, chain, crankset, sprocket brakes seat and seatpost and everything you guys get it and it took awhile but in the end my bike has everything I want on it, and I dont wanna do that with a mtb because everyone says theres no point of doin it that way unless its a bmx and im very big into bmx I ride pretty much everyday and PLEASE dont hate on me because I dont hate on anybody who does somethin different if you have fun and love doin I have respect for it and im not the type of person to diss a person and have had this problem in the past, I honestly love biking if its a bmx, mtb, dirtbike, chopper or crotch rocket. but everyone says theres no need to do that because it will run me A LOT more money then it would a bmx and other reason, and I realy love mountain biking a lot so I since you guys have more experience then me I was wonderin what you would think are the best upgrade with out puttin a whole in my wallet, Thanks for the help, I appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by High_Rider
    I was wonderin what you would think are the best upgrade with out puttin a whole in my wallet, Thanks for the help, I appreciate it
    How much is a hole in your wallet considered? to some people it could be $50 to others it could be thousands.

    Heres a run down on what a decent set of parts would run you if you shop around for deals and dont want the super high end gucci stuff:
    Bars/stem $50-$150
    Shifters: $30-$100
    Brakes: $60-$250 per wheel
    Rear Shock: $120-$500
    Fork: $200-$1000+
    Tires: $10-$40 per tire
    Wheels: $200-$1000+ for both
    Pedals: $30-$150
    Cranks: $150-$400
    Rear Derraileur: $30-$100
    Grips: $10 or so

    That should give you a ballpark range of the cost of uprgrades. If you want reccomendations on certain brands just ask away Im sure most of us in here are more than willing to help out.
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    Well my birthday is comin up in september and after then im gonna get a job cause ill be turning 17 and I can work at the local mall, I have a savings bond im waiting to cash for $100 and have a jar of change worth $35 since I counted it lol and id say ill get about $200-$250 for my bday, I was lookin into a new fork but dont wanna blow it all in one shot, when I get my job ill be more then happy to but right now I would rather not unless you guys think it would be a good idea to do that and get smaller parts like pedals, stem, bars and wheels and such later when I get my job, also for some reason my emails wont go through to Iron Horse about a new shock because its real soft, you guys know how it is, so I was thinkin about buy a new shock with the money I have after my bday and somethin else like some brake levers or a rear derraileur if I have some extra money, could somebody give me a suggestion or 2 on a rear shock, cause like I said im new to mtbing but know everything about bmx companies and there products, thanks for info eric

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    No problem, a good shock that can be had on a budget (especially if you keep an eye on ebay) are the Manitou Metel and Swinger series. like I said I got a Swinger 6-way that runs usually about $400+ for $169 shipped with a spring included (Luckily it was the correct weight for me) on ebay. You will be looking for a shock that is 9" X 2.5 inches to keep the stock 6" wheel travel or a shock that is 9" X 2.75" to give your bike 7" of travel (this is what seems to be the most common upgrade)

    I would say you could have the upgraded spring off of my shock but its a 750# spring which is good for someone about 230-250lbs
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    yea I weigh in a 195 so it would probably to stiff for me but thanks a lot for the offer I appreciate it, if I put up a list of what im lookin at would anybody help with what they think may be better for performance or be just as good for cheaper? like here would be the list of things I want but im not sure on anything because I would like to here from you guy,here the list with the prices keep in mind im looking at this stuff at the moment and will only be able to afford about $400 in a month in stuff and dont plan on upgraded everything unlessl somethin either breaks or I have a lot of extra money

    Fork : 07 Marzocchi Super T - $375

    Pedals: Brooklyn Machine Works Shin Burgers - $110 I realy like the Crank Brothers Hans Ray 5050xx Rasta but cant find em

    Crank: Race Face Diabolus X-Type Crankset w/ BB - $301

    Rear Shock: Manitou Swinger 4-way SPV - $145 on ebay EDIT: woops I just looked at it again and its not the right size but still lookin at the 4way

    Thanks a lot eric your realy helpin me out

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