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    edit: don't know why my post is posting first



    (pics before I lowered post & adjusted stuff)

    07 MkIII 21" frame
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    UCI stripe alloy machined spacers (prolly the coolest part on my bike )
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    Good job! MKIII Photos

    I know I am new here but I think we can all agree that Photos are cool of the bike we ride. So following the lead of two great threads. The 6 Point photos and 7 Point photos threads were great to look through before I bought my MKIII. I was very close to buying the 7 point 3 from randelscott. I decided to go with an all around bike and see if I was going to stick with the DW-Link before buying a Point bike. For almost 15 years I owned a bike that no one else had. I never got to see what other people did to that bike. Now I am pumped to all the different ideas people have with the same bike I now have.
    So dig deep and post up photos of your MKIII. Spec them out and throw in the wieght of ride. Deep down I have a little weight weeny in me. I wonder how light this bike could be.

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    Fork: MANITOU BLACK COMP, 130MM
    Rear Shock: MANITOU RADIUM R AIR
    Front Derailleur: SRAM X.GEN
    Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO DEORE
    Shifters: SHIMANO DEORE RAPIDFIRE
    Brakes Levers: SHIMANO DEORE
    Brakes: SHIMANO DEORE HYDROLIC W/ 6" ROTOR
    Chain: SHIMANO HG-73
    Crankset: TURVATIV BLAZE 44/32/22
    Cassette: SRAM PG-950 11/34T
    Pedals: SHIMANO SPD
    Bottom Bracket: TRUVATIV POWERSPLINE
    Headset: FSA ORBOT Z, ZERO STACK
    Saddle: WTB ROCKET V COMP
    Seat Post: TRUVATIV XR
    Handlebar: TRUVATIV XR RISER, 31.8MM
    Grips: ODI OURY
    Stem: TRUVATIV XR, 31.8MM
    Tires: WTB WEIRWOLF 2.35 W/ DNA CASING
    Wheelset: DISC HUBS, WTB SPEED DISC RIMS
    Color: MOSS GREEN
    Weight: 32.25lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ska todd
    edit: don't know why my post is posting first-ska todd
    Maybe it's got something to do with the gi normous seatpost?
    What's that thang (the bike) weigh?
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    07 MKIII with Fox Float R
    RS Pike 454 dual air
    DT 440/Mavic XM819 with Schwalbe Nobby Nics
    Full 07 X9 drivetrain
    XT cranks
    XT brakes
    Thomson X4 Stem
    Bontrager King Earl bars
    FSA post
    Bontrager King Earl flats/Time Atac Z Freeride
    Fizik Nisene

    Not sure of weight as scales are broken, I am estimating around the 30lb mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    The 2007 MKIII have a 140 travel fork, did any geometry change?
    07 Mk's have a .5 Degree slacker head angle (e.g. 69.5)

    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    Can I put a 140 on my 06 Sport?
    yes. most people run 140mm forks on their Mk's. Including me!

    PS: I think the forum is having issues?

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    New question here.

    The 2007 MKIII have a 140 travel fork, did any geometry change? Can I put a 140 on my 06 Sport?
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    airtym, I was wondering what other FS bikes you were considering in purchasing. Similar to your situation, i've had the same one and only ever mountain bike for 10 years and it's never let me down and have been totally pleased with it. (It's an F1000 killer V Cdale). I've been wanting to get an FS bike for the past year now and the ones that have kept me up at night are the Chumba Evo (which I ultimately want) and the '06 MK III Expert. I just ordered the MK III from RS this afternoon for an awesome price and will post as soon as I get it. Thanks for starting this thread!

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    Here is my dirty beast.



    I is loving it (Top tip; LOCTITE & a small torque wrench)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbiker
    airtym, I was wondering what other FS bikes you were considering in purchasing. Similar to your situation, i've had the same one and only ever mountain bike for 10 years and it's never let me down and have been totally pleased with it. (It's an F1000 killer V Cdale). I've been wanting to get an FS bike for the past year now and the ones that have kept me up at night are the Chumba Evo (which I ultimately want) and the '06 MK III Expert. I just ordered the MK III from RS this afternoon for an awesome price and will post as soon as I get it. Thanks for starting this thread!
    This was a long process as you can imagen. Price was the biggest factor. I had to stay as close to $1100 as I could. So I decided to look the frame more then components when I was trying to make a decision. Here was my list of bikes...

    05 Jamis XLT 1.0
    07 Ibex Atlas Sport
    07 Ibex Asta Comp/Race
    06 Iron Horse 7 piont 3

    I went with the MKIII because the frame and shock are the same from the sport to the Team. That says alot to me about the bike. I have no regrets about my choice. It climbs the way I hoped. The feel of the bike is lively on the trail I always feel in touch with the trail. As far as the choice of buying the Sport, I can swap out components with time and as needed. But bottom line the bike works and works the way you want a bike to ride.

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    my soon to be retired MKIII


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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbiker
    airtym, I was wondering what other FS bikes you were considering in purchasing. Similar to your situation, i've had the same one and only ever mountain bike for 10 years and it's never let me down and have been totally pleased with it. (It's an F1000 killer V Cdale). I've been wanting to get an FS bike for the past year now and the ones that have kept me up at night are the Chumba Evo (which I ultimately want) and the '06 MK III Expert. I just ordered the MK III from RS this afternoon for an awesome price and will post as soon as I get it. Thanks for starting this thread!
    Do you have a picture of your old bike? send me one please. I remember the bike name but I cant picture it.I'll tell you another issue I had when I came to buying a new bike. The amount of maintenance involved in modern bikes. My old Wojcik with a Lawwill Leader fork and Suntour XC Pro group on it never broke down. Cables and tubes. Thats it. Those days are gone if we choose to ride a FS bike. Might be why we see such a rise in the interest of single speeds and hardtails right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
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    Greg, How tall are you and what size is your MKIII? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    Greg, How tall are you and what size is your MKIII? Thanks!

    I am 5-10 and that is a 19" frame
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    I am 5-10 and that is a 19" frame
    What's it getting replaced with? 6 point?
    Got my wife's '06 expert built up Fri. I am a little jealous...
    Anybody running a revelation on their mkiii's?
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    Here is my 06 19" MkIII - also soon to be replaced with a new 07 MkIII



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    My 2006 MKIII Sport, and believe it or not this is after I did a 3/4 clean on it! It was a dirty wet weekend!






    My poor bike has to live on it's rack for the rest of the week! Dang tests!

    Upgraded
    -pedals to some Azonic A-frames
    -e.13 white bashguard (not sure I like white but who cares, it works!)
    -manitou minute :03 fork upgrade (after my black exploded and the manitou customer service hooked me up)

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    You guys are lucky my parents wont let me buy a mklll they wont let me buy a bike over $1000 once i move out i am buying a mklll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    What's it getting replaced with? 6 point?
    Got my wife's '06 expert built up Fri. I am a little jealous...
    Anybody running a revelation on their mkiii's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsebryce
    You guys are lucky my parents wont let me buy a mklll they wont let me buy a bike over $1000 once i move out i am buying a mklll.
    Ah...I remember those days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ska todd
    Ah...I remember those days...

    -ska todd
    you and I both...I use to ride a fully rigid "Canadian Tire" brand MTB...

    I remember when Manitou came out with that sweet FS Mountain bike - would have done anything to get that bike! but unfortunately couldn’t afford it.

    looked something like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsebryce
    You guys are lucky my parents wont let me buy a mklll they wont let me buy a bike over $1000 once i move out i am buying a mklll.

    I got my 06 MKIII Sport for $950 after taxes and shipping when nashbar had a 20% off sale. Just be patient and a good deal will show up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    Do you have a picture of your old bike? send me one please. I remember the bike name but I cant picture it.I'll tell you another issue I had when I came to buying a new bike. The amount of maintenance involved in modern bikes. My old Wojcik with a Lawwill Leader fork and Suntour XC Pro group on it never broke down. Cables and tubes. Thats it. Those days are gone if we choose to ride a FS bike. Might be why we see such a rise in the interest of single speeds and hardtails right now.

    I'll post a pic as soon as I get my MK III (anticipating early next week), cant bloody wait!

    Yeah, I have to totally agree about the maintenance issue; i've never had any problems with my old bike with the exception of 1 flat tire, 1 broken RD hanger, and loss of damping on my 60mm headshok; all of these occuring within the past two months during the entire 10 years i've had this bike! No lie! The frame and components have held up to the abuse and continues to perform.

    It always annoyed me to see my ride buddies with $2500-$3500 bikes always breaking down with some type of drivetrain problem or disc brake problem. Too much "repairing" eating up riding time. This is what concerns me switching to FS because now I actually have to worry about these annoyances and have the knowledge to repair these problems. Something I wish I didn't have to worry about.

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    Hey Acadian- Thanks for the sweet picture of the Manitou Full Suspension Bike. Brought back memories. My frame is sleeping in the attic. I loved riding that bike. The best part of the bike would have to be the cutting edge elastomer rear suspension! SWEET! Again, thanks for the pic.

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    07

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    this is going to be another great year.
    Thanks IH
    oh my...

    Mine should be here next Tuesday!!

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    The 06 Comp

    this was after a nice "dry ride" in NEPA.





    I just put the new tires on, and yes they rub a little. Building a Sun Single Track now...hopefully a less floppy wheel will stop that.

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    Thanks for this thread guys - I have been debating one of these bad boys - just have to figure out how to free up some $$

    Also - what is up with the post order? I have noticed this sometimes on other threads on MTBR but they seem to be almost randomly placed. Here the most recent post is in the middle and the last one I see is two days ago. Maybe I just have a psycho connection

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    Yea I hate that as well. If you hit quote or reply just to a specific person it goes all out of wack.

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    How do you feel with the RS pearl ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    this is going to be another great year.
    Thanks IH
    My 07 frame should be here tomorrow or early next week...I'm jonesin' for my DW fix...gimmee, gimmee, gimmee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    What's it getting replaced with? 6 point?
    Got my wife's '06 expert built up Fri. I am a little jealous...
    Anybody running a revelation on their mkiii's?
    My 06 Comp came with the Revelation fork stock. It is sweet. Being a big guy, the ability to adjust the fork through air pressure and the fork adjustments have been huge for me. It's also light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    My 07 frame should be here tomorrow or early next week...I'm jonesin' for my DW fix...gimmee, gimmee, gimmee...
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    Figured I'd post a picture of my ride outside instead of in my basement. Reweighed my bike with two more scales and came up with an average weight of 32lbs. Now I can start swapping out parts and see where it gets me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by y0bailey
    I got my 06 MKIII Sport for $950 after taxes and shipping when nashbar had a 20% off sale. Just be patient and a good deal will show up!
    That is exactly how (and where) I got mine. He's right, keep your eyes open. There are good deals out there.
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    The birthing process... Just post chasing and facing and fork installation...the white on white is super sexy

    Some things I immediately noticed. This frame is MUCH different from the 05, 06 frames. 1) it's lighter by about 3/4 lb for a 19" (mine weighed in at 6.8 with cups and collar on the shops scale), 2) The tubing is definitely different...and very sexy, 3) the new rear triangle is a welcome change...those who experienced flex and tire rub will probably be quite happy, 4) the 10mm hardware + Fox air shock is great...NO REAR END PLAY

    In short I'm very excited to this dear girl built up to ride...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    The birthing process... Just post chasing and facing and fork installation...the white on white is super sexy

    Some things I immediately noticed. This frame is MUCH different from the 05, 06 frames. 1) it's lighter by about 3/4 lb for a 19" (mine weighed in at 6.8 with cups and collar on the shops scale), 2) The tubing is definitely different...and very sexy, 3) the new rear triangle is a welcome change...those who experienced flex and tire rub will probably be quite happy, 4) the 10mm hardware + Fox air shock is great...NO REAR END PLAY

    In short I'm very excited to this dear girl built up to ride...
    nice and sexy indeed. mine was supposed to be here today - BUT Iron Hose shipped it to the wrong address after a few phone calls to UPS they will deliver it tomorrow

    - does the frame really need facing/chasing? Asking since I didnít do anything to my 06
    - 10mm hardware will be nice but my 06 Mk NEVER suffered any rear end play! I rode it a lot and hard and Iíve never had a nanometer of slop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian

    - does the frame really need facing/chasing? :
    You really don't but it sure doesn't hurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    You really don't but it sure doesn't hurt
    yeah I guess so. Facing tools are the only things missing from my home shop. so bloody expensive!!

    Also there arenít any shop around that I trust enough to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    nice and sexy indeed. mine was supposed to be here today - BUT Iron Hose shipped it to the wrong address after a few phone calls to UPS they will deliver it tomorrow

    - does the frame really need facing/chasing? Asking since I didnít do anything to my 06
    - 10mm hardware will be nice but my 06 Mk NEVER suffered any rear end play! I rode it a lot and hard and Iíve never had a nanometer of slop.
    Sucks that they got the wrong address.

    The frame is actually quite well prepped from the factory, so it's not a big deal. All I did was clean the paint from the outside of the BB shell, and face the disk tabs.

    I'm running Maggy Louise FR's, so it's critical that I get the tabs parallel and even IS direct mount brake and all. Most people won't have a problem, but my tabs were slightly off. After facing the brake mounted up with no issues and is running completely drag free.

    I actually stopped having rear end play on my old MKIII after I blew up the Progressive and replaced it with an MC3.1. The rear end play seems to be an issue with the Heim Joints on the Progressive.

    Anyway, I hope to get some trail time this afternoon

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    EvilBkr, that is a very sweet color scheme! (Assuming that the silver Thomson post is only being used to hold the frame in the work stand...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    1) it's lighter by about 3/4 lb for a 19" (mine weighed in at 6.8 with cups and collar on the shops scale)
    My 19" comes in at 6.72 with cups and collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    My 19" comes in at 6.72 with cups and collar.
    Good stuff...well within the acceptable standard of deviation I'd say. Can't wait to see your build.

    Chris2fur, thanks for the comment. The seatpost is part of my Thomson post collection (i've managed to acquire several in the past coupla years). I'm running it for the time being to see if I want to get a post with an offset or not...though so far everything feels pretty good .

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    Idea!

    Has anyone know the weight of the 06 frame? I'm sure someone out there does.
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    Here's my '06 MK III expert which I bought online from Randall Scott for $1600! The local performance bike shop said they would've price matched and can for anyone considering getting one I also included my other ride in response to airtym.

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    Nice Bike TKBIKER !
    I hope to see some pics of it dirty soon.
    That MKIII is a 15" frame right? And if it is...How tall are you?

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    I want a MKIII now. I love the look of these! Evilbkr - I can't wait to see that white one built up. Hot!

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    I just finished a 10 mile ride with a few guys that ride faster then I usually do. The terrain was fast fast pine grove single track. The rolling stuff was awesome and the bike ate it up like magic. BUT, the long up hills pretty smooth. After my momentum ran out and I needed to start pumping hard(you know what I'm talking about) I definatly had some pedal bob. I imagen it must have something to do with the shock set? Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    I just finished a 10 mile ride with a few guys that ride faster then I usually do. The terrain was fast fast pine grove single track. The rolling stuff was awesome and the bike ate it up like magic. BUT, the long up hills pretty smooth. After my momentum ran out and I needed to start pumping hard(you know what I'm talking about) I definatly had some pedal bob. I imagen it must have something to do with the shock set? Any thoughts?
    Just to clarify, were you "pumping hard" while seated or standing? The bike will bob when pumping out of the saddle (it's no hardtail race bike with a platform front shock!). However, while seated, my current rig has no pedal bob even when I'm tired and my pedalling form goes from circles to just plain mashing. That's with 30% sag and 50 psi in my "platform" chamber with the 5th Element. I guess it could be shock related in your case.

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