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    Quote Originally Posted by sturmruger
    my 09 sport. only stock parts are bars, grips, N front derailleur.
    Looks sweet.. Now go get it DIRTY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturmruger
    my 09 sport. only stock parts are bars, grips, N front derailleur.






    WOW!!! That is just SEXY....
    Love the look of a white bike all hopped up.. Great job.
    Can you give a Noobie some specs?
    Teach me the way..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBnoob
    WOW!!! That is just SEXY....
    Love the look of a white bike all hopped up.. Great job.
    Can you give a Noobie some specs?
    im to lazy to list the specs, but heres a link to a you tube video i posted last dec.. it list the spec..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27MkqGnB7H8
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    I too own the DB (2010) sport.. an I think the frame is completely worthy of the upgrades you made!
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    Even better then a list thanks. I can't wait to upgrade but need to get the wife a bike first then its on..
    Teach me the way..

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    Sweeet

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    I'll post pics tomorrow of my '10 DB Response Sport.. What a nice ride this bike is..

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    I just installed a Cateye lastnight and have 9.3 miles so far just intown. Find myself acting like a kid and hoping or jumping off anything I come acrossed. Wheeling the cracks as a measurement..lol It seems to be the perfect bike for me..
    Iboated, get them up already..
    Teach me the way..

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    DB Response is a great bike! LOVE mine!!
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    Here She Is..

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    ^^^^Very Nice^^^^

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    Great bike bro!
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    Hey thanks guys, same to you..lol
    I just can't seem to stay off it. Just got home from work and going to head out to work on climbing. Hope to make it a few miles before I poop out..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    Got a fork upgrade on mine
    David, what do you think the longest travel fork the 2010 frame can handle?

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    Cool-blue Rhythm A vague review

    Ok, so here are some thoughts and comments on my 2010 DB Response Comp now that i've put it through a whole summer season and most of a fall season of riding. The Rock Shox Tora 302 coil fork is an AMAZING fork for being a stock spec on a bike in this price range. I have ridden it at soft and hard setups throughout the season to see what worked best for me. The fork eats every thing you throw at it. Keep in mind that I use my bike for heavy, fast xc, all mountain, and light free ride use. I've even gone through some gentle dh runs too with 5' drops. The bb5 mech brakes, and avid roundagon rotors absolutely sucked! Went through two sets of bb5 caliper sets before avid upgraded me. (amazing customer support!) the roundagon rotors heated up way too quickly and faded out on some dh sections. I upgraded my crankset to an SLX 24/36/bash (great choice for this bike's purpose) just yesterday, the spider on my rear casette fell apart.. Two of the three spider pins broke and I couldn't get it to shift right through the rest of the trail. Now, I had upgraded to a mavic xm117rim/shimano m525 hub wheelset, and the stock wheels are better! They are a tad heavier, but they're stronger when you use good spoke tension. Um... My stock headset broke, which DB replaced very quickly! (again, awesome customer support) overall, I'm very happy with the bike! It's a great training bike. I may take it to a race eventually as well once I get a clipless system. I'm also going to convert to single speed for the winter season at rays indoor mtb park. Can't wait! I'll post comments on that once I have some experience on the bike as a ss.
    P.S. - I also changed both tires from the Kenda Klaw XT stock tires to a WTB Moto Raptor 26x2.24 rear tire and a WTB Stout 26x2.3 front tire, and oh man... what a change! Those Klaws still had some meat left on them, but I pitched them after seeing the difference. These WTB tires are phenomenal, and allow me to get sideways in some of the bermed turns I've hit. Reminds me of my DH days in high school (which I miss, SO much!) I highly recommend anyone who is still riding with the Kenda Klaw XT tires to upgrade! My buddy has Kenda Excavators on his rig, and those are great tires, as well as the Nevegals. Nevegals tend to roll a little slower then Excavators do in my experience, but I've heard Nevegals are better in looser terrain. I have no experience on the matter though, except for the one ride I had on my buddy's rig. But, so far I'm hooked on these WTBs. I'm very interested in putting one of their new Bronson 2.3's on the rear, but we'll see. I may use one of those to replace this Stout once it goes bad.
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    sturmruger - Nice bike
    Dagair002 - Nice review, I always say to ditch those tires asap! lol You see what I mean. I Love Kenda Nevagals,2.1 or 2.3, by far the fastest, best handling tire I've had, compared to a lot of tires. I too love the WTB Motoraptors, I have the same 2.24 Kevlar Motorator and love it. Those avid rotors are crappy and the Avid clean sweeps are the way to go, I love 7 or 8 in rotors!

    This is now my friends sub 26lbs Response Custom. Really cool bike
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    i like the 09 sport you have there. once i get the mission project where i want it i'm gonna build my 09 sport up.

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    "Nuke'em!"

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    2010 Response. This is my Greenway riding, pull a trailer, easy trail bike. Just upgraded the seat (not in the 1st pic), and put some black reflective stickers on so I dont get smashed by a car since it mostly gets ridden at night in the city.
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    Response XE. Only modification right now is a set of DK Distortion pedals. Big improvement over stock!

    I am just getting back into riding bikes and I am having a blast on this bike. Who says you need to spend thousands on a bike to have fun?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ksphar
    Response XE. Only modification right now is a set of DK Distortion pedals. Big improvement over stock!

    I am just getting back into riding bikes and I am having a blast on this bike. Who says you need to spend thousands on a bike to have fun?!

    Wait till you get more into riding, esp., AM riding. You will shell out a bit more money for tougher stuff. It's well worth it, too!
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    Any one have a base response where they added disc brakes and a better fork? Am I the only one that prefers the shimano over the sram?
    I like to ride my bike.

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    I wouldn't say that you are the only one. I've used the Shimano SLX groupo in the past, and liked it. But that was on a bike i owned years ago. Once you have the SRAM setup dialed in, I really like the feel of it. Shimano feels more fluid, SRAM feels more mechanical. At that point it's a matter of opinion. Plus, in my experience SRAM has AMAZING customer support.

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    Next will be some new grips and a new seatpost

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturmruger
    my 09 sport. only stock parts are bars, grips, N front derailleur.






    ^^ ispiration for my 08 response im about to build up

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    Just a few updated pictures that I took last night for the classified I have up on the MTBR classifieds ;-). Gotta make room in my apartment for the mission!
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    Does anybody use their for dirt Jumping? The frame looks pretty tough.

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    Yeah, I've had mine setup as a single speed for rays indoor mountain bike park. It was super light as a single speed. It flowed pretty well and was super easy to control in the air. So for the fact that it's an all mountain frame, it jumps surprisingly well. Just get a small frame if you want to use it for jumping though. The seat (even all the way down) is a little high for dirt jumping.

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    Good info. Thanks. It seems pretty stiff so it seemed like it would live up to its name in the air. Every so often one turns up cheap on craigslist and I've considered picking one up to be my street bike.

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    http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showprod...ct=60768&cat=4

    If you're interested. like it says I will include the single speed conversion stuff too.

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    I was thinking I'd just pick up a small frame when one becomes handy. I've seen them locally closer to what I'm looking for. Thanks anyway.

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    i've seen some, in here, claiming their stock response weighting 25lbs!? lol! my 09 sport with only stock bars & front derailleur weights in at 28.15lb!

    "Nuke'em!"

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    I thought they where 35lbs stock. What wheels you got on there?

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    im not sure how much they weigh stock, but mine was a tank!
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    those 317 are nice and light. I had them on my old kona. Good stuff.

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    cool, this would be my 3rd summer running them....
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    DO you ride them pretty hard? Where they worth the cash? The hubs strung to them on my kona where thrashed so I replaced the wheelset after a couple months and never got to see how the rims did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taletotell
    I thought they where 35lbs stock. What wheels you got on there?
    I have an 09 XE that I bought to use for a bit then save the frame for a beefy build in the future. It weighed 32lbs. Depending on some of the stock builds the Response is suppose to be 30-35 lbs and no less.
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    Anyone have any idea what the response fame weighs?

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    looking to get a diamondback topanga (pretty much same thing just a sports authority version) as my first "real" mtb. anything that needs upgrading other than the fork? is it a good AM build? are the disc brakes reliable? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dewtour2k10 View Post
    looking to get a diamondback topanga (pretty much same thing just a sports authority version) as my first "real" mtb. anything that needs upgrading other than the fork? is it a good AM build? are the disc brakes reliable? thanks!
    the brakes are hard to adjust, but they'll stop you most of the time. Get some old bb7's used and get new pads and that'll do it.

    I recommend the tora fork. cheap and reliable.

    You might want to look for some new drive train, but no hurry. I'd slowly build up to really good components, then buy full suspension frame after a couple years and you'll find you have a top notch bike that you've learned how to use to it's potential.

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    everyone has such awesome bikes around here! Really love the white and black!

    keep um comming!

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    I love the look of the Diamondback, lets see more pics!!

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    would putting a 140mm fork on mine be too much for the frame to handle?

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    After weeks of reading reviews and checking my LBS for different bikes, I finally decided to get a 2011 DB Response Sport yesterday. I am going to pick it up later noon at the store after the tune-up. Going to post some photos here once I have it.

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    Not many upgrades yet but its a 2010 with BBG Bashwhich, Rock Shox Sektor RL solo air with pop lock, Bontrager grips, Shimano XT clipless pedals. Wheels and tires are next.
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