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  1. #1
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    Here's my Diamondback 2001 XTS-3

    Here's quick rundown of the specs on my bike:

    Frame -- 2001 XTS-3
    Fork -- Marzocchi MX Comp w/eta
    Brakes -- Avid Mech (I hate them -- Will sell the levers and brakes for $70)
    Tires -- Front=WTB Mutano Raptor 2.24 Rear Mutano 2.14
    Cranks -- RaceFace Isis XC
    Drivetrain = Sram 9.0 shifters, XT front deaurailer, 7.0 Rear Deaurailer
    Rims = Mavic F219's
    Hubs = Shimano XT disc hubs
    Bars = Bontrager Crowbars
    Pedals = Time Aliums

    I am looking to replace the rear shock on my bike.........Should I stick with coil or should I go to air. I was looking at Fox's propedal line for 2004.

    ANy ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browncow3636
    ANy ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated.
    I changed my rear shock out for a Manitou Swinger 4-way. I would recommend this shock or if you are stuck on Fox, go with the AVA because you can adjust the air volume on both thus, effecting the progresivity of the shock. Before I did this on my 4-way, I was easily blowing through the full travel and bottoming out even on small hits. I reduced the volume by 4 turns and now the shock is very plush in the first 75% of travel but really ramps up at the end. No more bottoming out. I would have been very disappointed if I couldn't adjust this and was stuck with the progresivity of the standard set-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browncow3636
    Brakes -- Avid Mech (I hate them -- Will sell the levers and brakes for $70)
    i'll buy them...seriously i will if you only want 70 bucks for them

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    I'm curious about your components browncow, did you just buy the frame and add your own stuff? I have the XTS-3 bike too and it came with
    Brakes-Julie hydraulics
    Cranks- Truvative Firex
    Fork-non adjustable 125-mm Psylo
    Drivetrain-Deore shifters, deore front, xt rear deraillers
    Wheels-WTB Speed Disc
    Tires-Wtb Motoraptor 2.4
    Pedals- my own Times (the best)
    I'm thinking of dumping the Rockshox deluxe myself. It is set at the factory with no adjustment and while it's ok going down, it bounces all over the place when climbing.
    I have been looking at the Fox website and on the fitment page they don't even list the 2001 XTS-3 or even the 2000 X-2 which is the same frame. I know it is a 6.5 inch shock with 1.5 inch shaft travel but as far as mounting hardware, I'm not sure what to do.

    tequila joe, did you have better luck on the Manitou site? I've heard good things about the Swinger 4-way, is it a stable platform shock, was it hard to set up?

    What a great bike!

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    Wickerman -- Contact me about buying the brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1
    i'll buy them...seriously i will if you only want 70 bucks for them

    I tried sending you an email but your preferences on mtbr don't allow it. Contact me at if you are interested.

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    mine was a warranty freebie when my v- link broke at the bottom pivot.I took the components off my V-link and have upgraded since on some and kept some.I built it is:
    manitou magnum fork
    prodigy 80mm,10deg.rise stem
    avid mech.brakes(I love these things)
    sun DS-2 rims,deore hubs
    xt front der.
    Sram 7.0 rear der
    Sram 9.0 shifters
    Bontrager seatpost 390mm
    Profile 2" rise bar 26" width,Ergogrips
    Rockshox deluxe rear shock w/ 900 psi fox vanilla spring(rides like a hardtail now till i hit big drops)
    WTB sst seat
    Panaracer trailblaster tires
    xt crank& BB
    Redline platform pedals
    WTB headset
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