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    Cool-blue Rhythm Faith photos (merged thread)

    please post some Faith pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by freerider_54
    please post some Faith pics

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    hey! that's my bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by freerider_54
    please post some Faith pics
    her's my dad's.
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    That things is a VP-Free and a half. I am jealous. any questions?

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    zocchi ryder, can you measure distance from the ground to the handlebar (grips)? I have an impression that my handlebar is quite high :|
    how much does she(?) weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by zocchi ryder
    That things is a VP-Free and a half. I am jealous. any questions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    zocchi ryder, can you measure distance from the ground to the handlebar (grips)? I have an impression that my handlebar is quite high :|
    how much does she(?) weight?
    It is about 44" vertical to the most outermost end of the grips.

    one more thing, this thing came equiped with a crazy reverse pull rear shifter

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    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    zocchi ryder, can you measure distance from the ground to the handlebar (grips)? I have an impression that my handlebar is quite high :|
    how much does she(?) weight?
    Sorry, 43.5 lbs on the dot.(medium)

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    after I switched yesterday Junior T to Boxxer Race I have handlebar on the same height as at your F1 and the bike's weight dropped a little bit to 19,90kg (44,2lbs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zocchi ryder
    Sorry, 43.5 lbs on the dot.(medium)
    how tall is your dad?

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    5'11 and a half"

    P.S. Since its been a few weeks. The faith is still out performing everything. Nothing is taking away from the experience other than the crappy, reverse, long cage, floppy XC derrailler. Love the forks and DHX.

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    my F2 is 1,5 month old, now. the only thing I don't like is the weight... everything else is perfect it's as good on some small urban drops as on the dirt track I hope I manage to ride it in the mountains before I take it to switzerland in July

    ps: I really like sram X-7... both RD and shifters
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    Enjoy Switzerland! her is a kinda neat pic(wish i had one of the 25ft road gap he's been doing) His bike is pretty close to bottomed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zocchi ryder
    Enjoy Switzerland! her is a kinda neat pic(wish i had one of the 25ft road gap he's been doing) His bike is pretty close to bottomed.
    Awesome pic. Who did you say the rider is?

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    Eric (my dad) heres another.......
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    Faith 1

    Here's my faith 1. It's all stock and 4 weeks old. Sorry i couldn't get any pictures of the whole bike cause my good digital camera is not here right now.
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    that is NorcoRider 's bike not UzziVPX i was signed in on the wrong account so just talk to NorcoRider if u have any questions.\

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    Quote Originally Posted by zocchi ryder
    Eric (my dad) heres another.......
    thats sick your dad freerides! mine rides but not like that
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    few more
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    Oh Yeah!

    Your dad rips dude! he's one heck, a cool rider! VERYYY COOL!

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    so I am in Switzerland
    unfortunatelly I didn't take any pictures cause I decided not to carry the camera while riding as I crashed during the first ride fortunatelly nothing happened to me nor to the bike. they have a really nice FR tracks hidden in the woods, here in Switzerland very technical IMO. the bike was seriously tested during DH/FR marathon yesterday. 20km of stones, fire roads and single tracks, start at 2693m above the sea level, finish at 810.
    it's the best bike I have ever had, even when it's a bit too big
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    just a recomendation to those who have not done anything to your stock faiths (2 and 3's). i'd cut down the steerer tube of the fork to lower the stack hight. all those spacers under and on top of the crown (below the stem) is just not necesary. plus, with it like that increases the leverage which will increase the stress around the headtube area... just a thought i'd share.

    anywho... i will be posting pictures of my faith frameset when it comes this week. anyone know if the 150x12 mm axle comes with the frame?

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    I am waiting for my faith 3 to come in for some reason the dealer hasnt gotten it yet. can anyone post faith 3 pics??

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    Quote Originally Posted by the name is alex
    I am waiting for my faith 3 to come in for some reason the dealer hasnt gotten it yet. can anyone post faith 3 pics??
    here ya go
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    thanks hardcore newbie. How does it ride?

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    hey hardcore newbie, what upgrades did you do to it? it looks like you put nw rotors on it. and why is the linkage silver mine is black. anyway enjoy that!

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    i just got a faith 2 the other day, and boy do they handle great. what is everyone setting their spv at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazykowproductions
    i just got a faith 2 the other day, and boy do they handle great. what is everyone setting their spv at?
    Im getting mine this Friday hopefully

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    My New Faith

    Theres mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by the name is alex
    hey hardcore newbie, what upgrades did you do to it? it looks like you put nw rotors on it. and why is the linkage silver mine is black. anyway enjoy that!
    i got that pic off of pinkbike's buy&sell section not my bike. just pics
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    weighed 45-46'ish with that build right there

    got her down to 42 pounds even when i switched from:
    -avid mechanicals to juicy 7's
    -3 year old haro bars to fsa dh k-force
    -kalloy/wtb power v to dsg i-beam/bel-air
    -wtb timberwolves to kenda blue groove/nevegal combo (saved 1 lb. on each wheel)

    if i can get it down to 40 lbs. i'll be happy. this winter i might shave some weight off the wheels. maybe ex823's instead of the ex729's? and maybe stan's no tubes. also, maybe some fsa gravity cranks. their light for what they are... 780 grams?

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    nice setup, nice weight... have a nice ride
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    i can only see 28 posts but it says theres 31?

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    I've got some OK action shots of faith 1 & 3 if anyone is interested.
    One problem. I'm computer illeterate & don't know how to attach a photo.
    I think part of the problem is the photo size. it is 3.04MB. I've worked out how to reduce the size but the photo becomes too small to appreciate. I'm a faith junky and am easilly pleased, but there are some nice shots. 8-12ft drops, depends how you guy's measure them.

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    I got a few action shots of the F1 & F3 if anyone is interested. I'm a beginner at this posting pictures thing so not sure how this will come out but here goes, if you want more let me know,

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    I've got a few action shots of F1 & F2. Check this out, more available if anyony is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phalophalot
    I've got a few action shots of F1 & F2. Check this out, more available if anyony is interested.
    Sweet! Post them, dude.

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    nice drop
    so I post few my action shots
    ps. 3rd was taken just before no-hand lander
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    Man! That is a nice bike! It must be killing you to part with it.

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    Yeah, but no...

    Quote Originally Posted by turdferguson79
    Man! That is a nice bike! It must be killing you to part with it.
    It's almost winter, and I'll get an '06 next year! The frame is a bit heavy, but it rides great!

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    The pick where your jumping and landing zochi rider looks like your on a motor cycle going really fast!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hey guys, tell me what size are your frames? And how tall are you ?

    I am app. 6'3" and wonder if I should take 18" or 20" frame? I want to use this bike also for some non-shuttle mountain trips, so..... ?

    btw. Did you have any problems with bearings??
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    i would go with the 20". I am 5'10" and ride a 18 and fit it. the only prolblems i have had with the bearings is i lost one of the bolts on the mystro part at mammoth nationals

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazykowproductions
    i would go with the 20". I am 5'10" and ride a 18 and fit it. the only prolblems i have had with the bearings is i lost one of the bolts on the mystro part at mammoth nationals
    I'm 5'8" something and have the smallest frame

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    I am 170cm (5'7" ?) and I ride (crash) S size faith. it's a bit too big for me
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    UPDATE!

    Here is a giant faith i bought in august. i decided to post some pictures of it simply because im proud that i have got so far with my history of bikes. i have made some changes since i last took pictures when i first purchased it. such as, handlebars, shifter, brakes, etc. thanks for looking












    Spec' List
    Frame: 05' Giant Faith
    Shock: 05' Fox dhx 4.0 coil
    Fork: 03' marzocchi super t
    Handlebar: FSA k-force DH
    Brakes: Avid Juicy Seven's
    Shifter: Sram X.0 trigger
    Derailuer: Sram X.0
    Chain Guide: E-Thirteen SRS
    Bottom Bracket: FSA Cromo DH
    Tires: (F)Kenda Blue Groove/(R)Kenda Nevegal
    Rims: Mavic D321's (now known as EX729's)
    R. Hub: Sun Ringle Abbah
    Cassette: Sram PG-990
    Chain: Sram 991
    Seat: SDG Bel-Air ST (I-beam)
    Seatpost: SDG (I-beam)
    Grips: ODI Longnecks (lock-on)
    Cranks: Truvativ Holzfeller 170mm
    Headset: FSA DH Pig Pro
    Stem: Marzocchi integrated

    am i missing anything?

    changes to come:
    -truvativ gigapipe (change due to slightly bent spindle)
    -marzocchi 888 rc2x or fox 40 rc?
    -maybe a rebuild of the wheels with double butted spokes, new front hub, and alloy nipples

    -beau

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    Very Nice,
    May I ask why you changed your Juicy 5's to 7's.
    Did you have problems or do you just have lots of money to spend??
    Also, I'm presuming you didn't feel the 66's were upto the DH challenge. it this correct and why if you don't mind me asking. I don't race but mainly ride DH. Just interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phalophalot
    Very Nice,
    May I ask why you changed your Juicy 5's to 7's.
    Did you have problems or do you just have lots of money to spend??
    Also, I'm presuming you didn't feel the 66's were upto the DH challenge. it this correct and why if you don't mind me asking. I don't race but mainly ride DH. Just interested.
    i upgraded from avid mechanicals to juicy 7's

    i bought the faith as a frame only, therefore most of the parts are new or were switched over, the super t being one of them

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    Sweet, You've got yourself a nice rig there.
    I've punished my faith, 15-17ft drops, 30ft+ jumps.
    Downhillin & freeridin every weekend & she seems to charge through whatever I can dish out. as long as i'm headed downhill. I ain't pushin it uphill she's a big girl.
    I'm only a light weight but she seems bombproof. You've built your bike up with all the good shite. she's gonna scream.
    You'll have to send in some photo's of action shots when you can.
    Oh, yeah. don't know what type of riding you do, but by the look of your bike its downhillin and therefore I reccommend swaping the top links around. It will slacken the head angle and rail a lot better. I can give you the benefits disadvantages if you wish. but for downhillin I say just do it.

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    Hi Beau,
    beautiful bike
    what's the weight?
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    about 42'ish? i'll have to weigh it again when it takes a trip to the shop with me.

    i am aware of the flipping of the links... i actually switched them back just before i took the pictures. it was real nice for the dh. i just switched them back up to see how it would feel now

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    Quote Originally Posted by beauster
    about 42'ish? i'll have to weigh it again when it takes a trip to the shop with me.

    i am aware of the flipping of the links... i actually switched them back just before i took the pictures. it was real nice for the dh. i just switched them back up to see how it would feel now
    What exactly does "flipping the links" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaStinky05
    What exactly does "flipping the links" mean?
    if you notice the black links on the top of the rear triangle, also where the shock mounts to. the shock mount holes are off center. therefor by flipping them upside down i can cahge the bikes geometry. did that clearify things for you?

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    Does flipping the links make a difference in ride quality or does it just slacken the head angle even more?

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    Here's a spiell I placed in a simillar forum. Hope it helps..
    I've been running the swapped linkages for about 6 months now and can tell you it doesn't make the suspension more sensative, or if it does it is minimal. What it does, as we all know, is slacken the head angle. Which increases the wheel base of the bike making it more stable at speed hence the 'down hill advantage' it also rails through courners nicely but has the disadvantage of reducing the nimbleness of the bike noticably in sharp/tight courners.
    The bottom bracket is lowered which obviously lowers the centre of gravity for you race junkies but minor disadvantage for you freeride gurrues. I do notice I frequently bottom out the Chain guide 'but I also run a 42 tooth ring so that doesn't help.'
    So I guess when making a call as to if the links swapped around will work for 'you' depends on the riding you do?? Yes for downhill. Maybe not for freeride.
    Oh yeah- someone mentioned that it increases the bob while peddalling. I think the mistro design assists to counter this and for those who have the fox 4 rear shock you can increase the propedal on the shock if you wish.
    Personally, weather freeriding or downhilling I only ride down on the big fat faith & have my propedal wound off.
    Hope this is useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phalophalot
    Here's a spiell I placed in a simillar forum. Hope it helps..
    I've been running the swapped linkages for about 6 months now and can tell you it doesn't make the suspension more sensative, or if it does it is minimal. What it does, as we all know, is slacken the head angle. Which increases the wheel base of the bike making it more stable at speed hence the 'down hill advantage' it also rails through courners nicely but has the disadvantage of reducing the nimbleness of the bike noticably in sharp/tight courners.
    The bottom bracket is lowered which obviously lowers the centre of gravity for you race junkies but minor disadvantage for you freeride gurrues. I do notice I frequently bottom out the Chain guide 'but I also run a 42 tooth ring so that doesn't help.'
    So I guess when making a call as to if the links swapped around will work for 'you' depends on the riding you do?? Yes for downhill. Maybe not for freeride.
    Oh yeah- someone mentioned that it increases the bob while peddalling. I think the mistro design assists to counter this and for those who have the fox 4 rear shock you can increase the propedal on the shock if you wish.
    Personally, weather freeriding or downhilling I only ride down on the big fat faith & have my propedal wound off.
    Hope this is useful.
    Does it change the amount of travel at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaStinky05
    Does it change the amount of travel at all?
    I'm not sure, I havn't technically measured the travel.
    I have herd it gives you an extra inch but I can't confirm this.

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    So what you do is change the left and right links?

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    Thats right.
    Don't turn them upside down like people have mentioned.
    swap the top links only.
    So left goes to right and right goes to left.
    I reccommend you use some locktight (blue) when you put them back on.
    Let us know how you go & give us an update once you have given your bike a good thrashin afterwards.
    Cheer's..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phalophalot
    Thats right.
    Don't turn them upside down like people have mentioned.
    swap the top links only.
    So left goes to right and right goes to left.
    I reccommend you use some locktight (blue) when you put them back on.
    Let us know how you go & give us an update once you have given your bike a good thrashin afterwards.
    Cheer's..

    I dont see how this would change anything really. It doesnt seem like it does much...?

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    Trust me it does..
    If you have a look at the mount that holds the shock in the centre of the links you will see that the pin is not positioned directly in the centre of the mount, but more towards the front of the bike.
    So essentially by swapping the links around you are changing the position of the shock mount which in turn changes the geomentry of the whole bike. It's not much but it make a significant difference to the bike and how it performs in different scenario's.
    If you into downhillin give it a go. If you don't like it change it back... whatever!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardcore newbie
    here ya go
    Is that the '05 model? it's pretty sweet.

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    here is a Faith 1 i built up in our shop, has a few nicew extras, the MRP dual chain guide
    is simple and looks great
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    Nice vids! Thanks for posting.

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    I wish that color was out in 2005 that color is so sweeeeeeeeeet.

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    ya wouldn't that do nothing at all??

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    I just bought my 05' Faith 2, I hope I can join the "cool club". Ile get some pictures up as soon as possible from this years Sea Otter Classic.
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    bike whore, nice one... "black widow"
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore
    here is a Faith 1 i built up in our shop, has a few nicew extras, the MRP dual chain guide
    is simple and looks great
    wow i need to change my panites now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore
    here is a Faith 1 i built up in our shop, has a few nicew extras, the MRP dual chain guide
    is simple and looks great
    That bike is absolutely beautiful! I went to Giant's website to see what year that color was available and couldn't find it...I'm probably missing something obvious....

    Can you let me know what year this Faith 1 is?

    Thanks! Great looking bike!

    EDIT: Looks like you are from New Zealand where that is the color that a Faith 1 comes as.....I hate it when comapies do that!!! It also comes with Juicys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore
    here is a Faith 1 i built up in our shop, has a few nicew extras, the MRP dual chain guide
    is simple and looks great
    Nice build! How much does that weigh in at ?
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    Hey, well I normally dont post much but I own an 05 faith 2 and was wondering if any of you guys have lowered the bars to the point where the upper crown on the jr. t is lowered to the headset. Or is there a reason they come with so many spacers? The bars just feel too high the way they come stock. And what spring weights and SPV settings are y'all running? I'm considering lowering my spring weight from the stock 450 as I'm a lighter guy. Thanks!
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    hi, I've got F2 size S. I switched Junior fork for Boxxer Race 2005. I removed spacers which were below upper crown, left two 1cm spacers below stem and 1 above (to leave steerer quite long). this operation lowered handlebar about 4cm but surprisingly moved headtube about 2-3cm up! this is because boxxer I have has flat crowns, but it is 200mm instead of 170mm. It took me few days to get used to it, but the bike rides much better.
    about the shock - I weight 62kg and I use stock spring and lowest pressure in SPV chamber - about 50psi I think... the suspension is super sensitive, but the bike still accelerates very well.
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    ^^ thanks for the info mate. I've currently got the stem lowered to the upper crown and the bike feels much better in the driveway, but i still have to try it out on the trail. Based on what you've said I think I will lower the crown all the way and try various positions from there. Thanks again.
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    So, has anyone confirmed anything about flipping the links around? I'm still curious as to how it affects it. I've flipped them around and made the head angle slacker in order to try to get it more downhill-oriented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kudders
    Nice build! How much does that weigh in at ?

    around 42 lbs, but pedals like a 30 lbs bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore
    here is a Faith 1 i built up in our shop, has a few nicew extras, the MRP dual chain guide
    is simple and looks great
    Hello, where did you get that frame from? is that a Matt Black from Factory? Cos i could find that colour elsewhere............thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamieboyuk
    Hello, where did you get that frame from? is that a Matt Black from Factory? Cos i could find that colour elsewhere............thanks....

    factory colours for New Zealand, Faith 1 matt black and Faith 2 midnight blue .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore
    here is a Faith 1 i built up in our shop, has a few nicew extras, the MRP dual chain guide
    is simple and looks great
    so you guys get the pimp matt black and we get the bling bling raw silver.... that sucks!

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    As you can see in the show us your giant tread.

    Faith 3 2005 stock except for

    Fox 36 talas R 2005
    Hope mini 7'' front/6'' rear
    e13 drs chain guide
    Sram x7 trigger+derailleur


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    Dayum thats a nice faith. i like the 36 up front. Im not sure how well a 7 inch hope mono mini will do in freeriding though as its an xc brake. Still a very sexy bike. i love how the colors of the fork and frame work togather and that gold caliper looks nice
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    it's short but it's pretty.... just like a guatemalan hooker...

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    As you can see in the ''show us your giant'' tread



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredo23
    As you can see in the ''show us your giant'' tread



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    Wow, Nice.

    What's the weight down to? Looks fairly light for what it is and the setup you're running. How's the 36 feel? What do you use it for? I miss my 66, the 888 is great, but not as versatile as before.

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    Here's mine.
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    Faith in Japan

    Here is my ' 06 Faith 1. I am sure it is the only one in the whole area and possibly the only one in Northern Japan. It is pretty much stock except for the E-13 DRS, X-tension (X-pedals), and the Maxxis 2.7 High Roller on the front. Interestingly, the Japanese model comes with El Caminos.... I hope to change them over to Mags as soon as they give me grief.
    Action pics are soon to come..........
    Special shout out to..... Dogonfr for his sage advice....Reamer for the inspiration and Konastinky05 for some tips...( I still can`t get the Nevegals )
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    Anyone has any idea how much does 05 stock Faith 2 weight?

    thanks,
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    as far as I remember my F2 S was 20.00kg with shimano 545 pedals. if you find my topic about faith, you will find exact weight.
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    Hello I'm new here so I would like to welcome everybody.
    Here are pics of my new rig, that is impressing. My old bullit wasn't a such good bike as Faith

    I' ve got a question about rear no name hub: Do you have problems with it? Mine has some play on freewheel. Anybody knows how to eliminate the play?
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    Ok the play was due to the the damaged bearings in freewheel body. I' ve just replaced them with good ones. The crappy stock ones whitstand only 5 days of riding

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    here's mine bro! :)

    Few pictures taken during our (me, kubabike and a third guy on giant AC) last trip to mountains. Separate thread with photos from this trip will be created soon! Only Faith pictures here:
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    Quote Originally Posted by goRz
    Few pictures taken during our (me, kubabike and a third guy on giant AC) last trip to mountains. Separate thread with photos from this trip will be created soon! Only Faith pictures here:
    Nice, I miss mine

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    2006 Faith 3 Asian version!
    This is the picture when I just bought the bike...
    Still all stock...
    Its army green colour with some Gucci inspired gold graphic...
    For some reason it comes with a better component package than the US version...
    It got the Hayes HFX 9 instead of the sole...
    X-9 RD, Saint FD, Boxxer Race, RaceFace Evolve DH X-Type Chank set, etc...
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    Reply to Asian Faith

    Nice Faith! Personally I'd lower that stack height but other than that it looks Sweet! The Faith was the best DH bike I owned!

    Just curious, what did you pay for it in US funds? You can use www.xe.com to calculate the exchange rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionster
    2006 Faith 3 Asian version!
    This is the picture when I just bought the bike...
    Still all stock...
    Its army green colour with some Gucci inspired gold graphic...
    For some reason it comes with a better component package than the US version...
    It got the Hayes HFX 9 instead of the sole...
    X-9 RD, Saint FD, Boxxer Race, RaceFace Evolve DH X-Type Chank set, etc...
    I'd remove that bag attached to the saddle, cause otherwise it may be ripped apart by the rear wheel.
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    I normally remove the saddle bag for FR riding but still use that for some xc riding...
    I have also lower the stack weight, it was awkwardly high at first...
    Some people in this forum also wonder why they came with so many spacers at first... I have lowered mine till the upper crown and it feels much better now...

    The other thing that really need to be changed is the pedal... It came with the truvatif pedal, although it looks nice and 'bling', it does not grip so well... I have switched mine to a shimano DX (using long pins) and it feel much better now...

    BTW, for those who are curious, the price I paid for the faith 3 in asia is about 1500 USD...

    Out of curiosity, could any of you post a picture of you bunny hoping on Faith... Its a bit heavy and I wonder how high you can bunny hop with it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionster
    I normally remove the saddle bag for FR riding but still use that for some xc riding...
    I have also lower the stack weight, it was awkwardly high at first...
    Some people in this forum also wonder why they came with so many spacers at first... I have lowered mine till the upper crown and it feels much better now...

    The other thing that really need to be changed is the pedal... It came with the truvatif pedal, although it looks nice and 'bling', it does not grip so well... I have switched mine to a shimano DX (using long pins) and it feel much better now...

    BTW, for those who are curious, the price I paid for the faith 3 in asia is about 1500 USD...

    Out of curiosity, could any of you post a picture of you bunny hoping on Faith... Its a bit heavy and I wonder how high you can bunny hop with it...
    it's kubabike bunnyhopping over a box of apple juice, about 10" rather less than more...
    btw. those truvative flat pedals are joke !
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    20" faith 3.

    Stock other than new so1e brakes (factory ones leaked), maxxis 2.7 front tire, and a new lx deraileur cause i bent the other one.















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    this rocky trail looks nice! I can see that you're using your Faith as an all-mountain machine. Be prepared to eat and drink a lot during trips!!
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