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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





    WOOT
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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..
    Teach me the way..

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    my 09 sport. only stock parts are bars, grips, N front derailleur.






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