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    Upgraded DB Response! Post your pics!

    I currently own a DB Response Comp 2010. I will take a photo of it within the next week or so, once I get my new handlebars and stem . However, here's a list of parts I have on my bike:
    2010 Response Comp 18" Frame
    Rockshox Tora 302 U-Turn 120mm fork
    Stock handlebars, stem (both of these are about to change), and seatpost
    Sunline Thin Logo grips
    Avid BB7 brakes with Speed Dial 7 levers
    Avid G3 Cleansweep 185 mm frt rotor/ G2 cleansweep 160mm rear rotor
    Sram X5 9 spd x 3 shifters
    Sram X7 long cage rear derailleur
    Sram X5 frong derailleur
    FSA Moto Mega Exo 22/32/bash crankset (raceface bash guard)
    Blackspire Stinger chain tensioner
    Forte Convert pedals
    Shimano m525 Deore hubs/Mavic XM117 rims
    Kenda Klaw XT 26x2.1 tires front and rear
    WTB Silverado Saddle
    Lizard Skinz chainstay guard

    Ok, now that my show and tell is over. Post up a list of your parts and a pic of your upgraded DB Response. I will share my photo once I get the next few parts.

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    how much does your bike weigh?

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    That's a good question. I don't have access to a scale at the moment, but if I were to guess, it's between 32-35lbs... Definitely not the lightest hardtail bike out there on the market, but it's a tough bike, that's for sure.

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    OK, i have a DB response 2010 but only upgraded the stem so far and put on some mud guards. I am going to get a new wheelset, avid bb7's and a fork not too far from now. I can get a pic for you tomorrow if you want.

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    That's up to you man! I started this thread so that everyone still riding the DB all-mountain hardtail (referring to the Response series) can share their pride and joy of what they're riding.

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    Heres my 2010 response:



    Thats a 65" tv back there for size reference


    Whats upgraded so far:
    Pedals to shimano clipless
    100mm stem to a 60mm truative husslefelt
    bike computer
    mud guards

    I was hesitating to put up pics since i wanted to get get the disc brakes on before i did. Anyways i am planning to make this bike better than the response comp. Already bought a new wheelset on ebay and i will go from there.Sorry for the crappy pics,phone camera.

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    For now this is it, going to SS it out soon and then post up pics
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    DB Response Sport

    Here is my upgraded version. It weighs in at 26 lbs and has flat taken a beating. I rode it for almost 2years before changing a single component and then I went crazy. I changed to a 2x9 drivetrain with a Truvativ Rockguard running 11-32 cassette with 22-36 gear.
    The upgrades by weight and part savings from stock totaled about 5.6 lbs. Huge difference for climbing.

    1695= Suntour Epicon RLD 100mm Fork (840)
    810 = IRC Serac 26x2.1 tires (810)
    606= Hayes Stroker Carbon Brakes (262)
    280= Vader MTB Saddle
    197= RaceFace Deus Seatpost (224 both saddle & post)
    235= RaceFace Deus Handlebar (155)
    150= RaceFace Deus Stem (154)
    245= Sram X7 RD (95)
    260= Sram x7 Shifter Set (4)
    30= Sette bolt seat clamp
    325= Sram 970 11-32 cassette (22)
    ---- Truvativ Rockguard in place of big chainring
    Stock= Truvativ Isoflow crank 22-36 chainring
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    Did you keep the stock wheel set on yours?

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    For now they are the stock wheels. If I remember correctly they weighed in about 2200 grams. I currently weigh 200lbs down from 235 at the beginning of the year so I thought they complimented me well. Heavy wheelset for heavy boy. I can honestly say that I have not had to true them yet with probably 1500 trail miles on them. One of these days I will probably upgrade but I don't know what would be best.

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    I should be getting my parts in by friday, so I will post a pic as soon as i get everything installed. ^_^ I'm so stoked!

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    My 2010 Response Comp

    Ok, so here's the pics of my 2010 Response Comp

    RockShox Tora 302 U-Turn Coil 120mm forks
    Shimano SLX M665 175mm crank set and bb
    Blackspire Stinger chain tensioner
    Shimano SLX m665 front derailleur
    Sram x5 shifters
    Sram x7 rear derailleur
    Sram pc991 Power Chain with Gold Powerlink
    Forte Convert pedals
    Shimano m565 Deore hubs/Mavic XM117 rims/WTB 14g straight gauge spokes
    Avid BB7 mech disc brakes
    Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
    185 Avid G3 Cleansweep frt rotor/160mm Avid G2 Cleansweep rear rotor
    Stock seat post
    WTB Silverado saddle
    Raceface Responde "Whitemare" 45mm stem
    Easton EA70 Monkey Lite Handle Bars
    ODI Ruffian white grips

    While I still miss riding a full suspension bike, I upgraded this Response bike over time into just about all I need (for now ;-) ) to hold me over until I can afford a full suspension bike. Anyways, enjoy the bike porn.
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    Just ordered mine.. a stock 2010 sport.. Gonna ride it as is til something breaks and then it's on! Nice looking rigs guys!
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    2008 RESPONSE COMP
    the only upgrade are Truvative Stylo Crank, Cane Creek Bar Ends and a Garmin Forerunner GPS.Will upgrade the fork next

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    Quote Originally Posted by edmorales

    2008 RESPONSE COMP
    the only upgrade are Truvative Stylo Crank, Cane Creek Bar Ends and a Garmin Forerunner GPS.Will upgrade the fork next
    Looks great! How you liking the Kenda Klaw tires? They are coming stock on my response sport..
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    kenda klaws are on the heavy side, thinking of getting a set of maxxis folding tyres. costs around 40 sing $ each

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    Quote Originally Posted by edmorales

    2008 RESPONSE COMP
    the only upgrade are Truvative Stylo Crank, Cane Creek Bar Ends and a Garmin Forerunner GPS.Will upgrade the fork next
    Looks great! How you liking the Kenda Klaw tires? They are coming stock on my response sport..
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    The Kenda Klaw XT tires are iffy... the front tire has some decent grip, but I have washed out a few times on aggressive turns. The rear tire is good so long as you're not trying to climb over anything wet... and i mean ANYTHING. Not just roots and rocks. Even wet slopes. On a good note though, the side nobs on the rear tire have some impressive grip. I've only been able to drift through a turn once, and that was when the terrain was wet.

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    The Kenda Klaws, hate to say it, Suck. They are super heavy and just about any tire that is not a cheapy is better. I love the Nevagals a lot, not to heavy, great ride, super great handling, and low rolling resistance. Can do anything tire, I have 2.1 DTC folding beads. Love em
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    hmmm..wellll..I guess I'll be riding the Kenda Klaws for a limited amount of time.

    Thinking Panaracer FireXC..Wondering if Tioga still makes the psycho? Yeah.. it's been awhile for sure
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    My '10 Response Sport

    Still stock tires .. Hooked up pretty well in the loamy, rooty stuff here in SE WI. The trail conditions were superb. Slightly damp and just sticky!
    So far, I am LOVING this bike! here's a few pics. The only upgrades so far are the Scott SPDs, Bontrager saddle and Planet bike computer.







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    the response sport is a great buy for the price. i first changed the tires to the same set up the mission had....wtb stout 2.3 in the rear and wtb prowler mx in the front. both folding. they worked great at first, but the stout wore out quik. i moved the prowler over to my mission and it is still proving to be a great tire. however it is time to move on. i think i'm about to order the tire dave mentioned above. the kenda nevagal dtc 2.1. i have a stick-e on the rear and love it.

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    I am gonna be looking for some different tires prolly this weekend.. The Kenda Klaw XTs are workin but ..again, I'd like to reduce some rotational weight. Overall... I love this bike!
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    ^^^^Let me know what you go with and how you like it. Thinking about changing tires but not sure in which direction to go. I have a 2010 Response Sport as well.

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    Get the Kenda DTC Nevagals 2.1 They r really great tires. or go 2.3 if you want to go bigger.
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    Yeah.. I will have to see what my lbs has in stock.. Do you think that the 2.3 would clear the fork crown and seat / chain stays?
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    Everyone was out of stock on the Nevegals... I went with GEAX Saguaro 2.2s.
    They came highly recommended by the shop rats at my lbs due to their slightly harder compound rubber (durable for some tarmac riding) and an aggressive tread pattern to handle just about any condition.. First ride on these new tires tomorrow morning!
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    My 2010 DB Response Sport!

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    The Kenda Klaws, hate to say it, Suck. They are super heavy and just about any tire that is not a cheapy is better
    WOW!! what a difference in weight between the GEAX and those..those..those Kenda Klaws!

    I LOVE this bike! It handles really pretty good in the tight stuff.. although I may opt for a slightly longer stem..it's slightly twitchy.. I think this stem is only like 70mm.. 90 would be the ticket!
    I threw the kitchen sink at this bike today! The new Geax Saguaros really lightened up the ride of this bike. They performed flawlessly. In mud, over roots, rock gardens, wood planks, stream crossings...you NAME it! Great tires!! Highly recommend them!


    Upgrades to date:

    * Scott SPDs
    * SRAM ESP 9.0 rear dérailleur (resurrected)
    * Planet bike computer
    * Bontrager Sport saddle
    * GEAX Saguaro 2.2 tires


    Late winter plans:

    * Rock Shox Tora 130mm
    * Avid BB7 brakes/levers





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    Some great info here guys and your bikes look sick. So does the stock fork suck?? Whats a good upgrade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBnoob
    Some great info here guys and your bikes look sick. So does the stock fork suck?? Whats a good upgrade?
    The fork (Spinner Edge Al) isn't real good, but so far I don't have any major complaints except it is heavier than all get out..and doesn't really have much in the way of rebound damping.. : / I am looking at going with a RS TORA air..

    Great bike!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fattybikejones
    The fork (Spinner Edge Al) isn't real good, but so far I don't have any major complaints except it is heavier than all get out..and doesn't really have much in the way of rebound damping.. : / I am looking at going with a RS TORA air..

    Great bike!!!
    Hey thanks for the help. This is my first bike in 14 years or so so I really dont know anything..lol for me it's alright so far but nothing to compare to and I'm only 5'4" 150 pounds if that even makes a difference.
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    ^^ hey no problem bro.. we are here to help. If you have any more questions just shoot..or even PM me.
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    The TORA is probably the best bang for the buck. I am currently eyeballing one myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rehuel
    The TORA is probably the best bang for the buck. I am currently eyeballing one myself.
    That's my way of thinking... Man with the tire swap to the GEAX! LOVE IT!!
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    The Response Custom..

    Got a fork upgrade on mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    Got a fork upgrade on mine

    Now thats sick. I need those..lol
    Have to love the FOX.
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    Is that dog dead? DID YOU RUN OVER THAT DOG TO BREAK IN THAT FORK?!?!
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    Nice Dave, I decided that I want all of your left over parts. Just send them my way. I figure, I can't go wrong that way. I mean, who needs two Sortie Blacks? Let me know when you are ready for my address.

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    I didn't even notice that I have the Marzocchi MZ-Comp 120mm Suspension Fork. Was so excited I guess that I just figured the sport and comp had the same. Been to busy researching programs and getting healthy.
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    Nice when you get more than you had bargained for huh?
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    Haha for sure. I had no clue what I was doing other then knowing I wanted a bike to get fit. The LBS took me under his wing and showed me tons of bikes. So far I'm happy and for now I dont feel after a week I need to upgrade anything but I'm just starting to get in..lol I will end up pimping it out just like my other hobbies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBnoob
    Haha for sure. I had no clue what I was doing other then knowing I wanted a bike to get fit. The LBS took me under his wing and showed me tons of bikes. So far I'm happy and for now I dont feel after a week I need to upgrade anything but I'm just starting to get in..lol I will end up pimping it out just like my other hobbies.
    Yeah.. for sure! The comp is set up pretty decent outta the box!! Ride it til sumthin breaks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fattybikejones
    Yeah.. for sure! The comp is set up pretty decent outta the box!! Ride it til sumthin breaks!

    Yeah that was my plan, 2 years later nothing would ever break!!!! I even bought another one for wife and son (same size) and that bike will not break either. Its ridiculous how good these bikes are. Seriously, the Response is an excellent buy and very worthy of upgraded components. Nice lookin bikes in this thread!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmars3571
    Yeah that was my plan, 2 years later nothing would ever break!!!! I even bought another one for wife and son (same size) and that bike will not break either. Its ridiculous how good these bikes are. Seriously, the Response is an excellent buy and very worthy of upgraded components. Nice lookin bikes in this thread!!!
    So far, I am having fun with mine!
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    I bought mine 5 months ago from ***** . Good bike @ they replaced my handlers for me when mine got bent. Had been jumping ramps with the forks locked.the tons are fine so defiantly a tough bike.

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    The rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBnoob
    I didn't even notice that I have the Marzocchi MZ-Comp 120mm Suspension Fork. Was so excited I guess that I just figured the sport and comp had the same. Been to busy researching programs and getting healthy.
    I am assuming that the profile pic is your bike, that is a Response Comp from 08. It is a whole level up from the Sport,
    - Avid BB5 brakes/levers
    -9spd drivetrain, x5/x7
    -Sun rims
    -Marzocchi MZ Comp fork

    It is a bit more of an upgrade over the Response Sport. Only thing you might want to upgrade is the fork to something lighter and more tuneable. Better tires. Just ride it and replace parts as you wear them out or break them. Enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    I am assuming that the profile pic is your bike, that is a Response Comp from 08. It is a whole level up from the Sport,
    - Avid BB5 brakes/levers
    -9spd drivetrain, x5/x7
    -Sun rims
    -Marzocchi MZ Comp fork

    It is a bit more of an upgrade over the Response Sport. Only thing you might want to upgrade is the fork to something lighter and more tuneable. Better tires. Just ride it and replace parts as you wear them out or break them. Enjoy
    Yes it is my profile pic taken on my phone the day I got it..lol I really need to get a camera to get some good pics.
    So far I've been riding the piss out of it. Having no issues with anything and don't see the need to upgrade anything till it breaks other then just wanting to since thats how I am.
    All the parts you listed sounds good but to me I really have no clue if it's good or not. For now I think I will focus on gear I need but am loving the bike like its my kid..
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    my 09 sport. only stock parts are bars, grips, N front derailleur.






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

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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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    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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    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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