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.
Last edited by browncow3636; 02-22-2004 at 04:06 PM.
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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.
Originally Posted by browncow3636
i'll buy them...seriously i will if you only want 70 bucks for them
Originally Posted by browncow3636
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
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!
Wickerman -- Contact me about buying the brakes
Originally Posted by wickerman1
I tried sending you an email but your preferences on mtbr don't allow it. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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 myself.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
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