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  1. #426
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    Amazing NRS dude ! That thing looks like it just came off the showroom. Has that thing ever even been ridden? Lol
    Ride

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    Lol, that's a pretty old picture taken right after the build was done. Not as pretty now but close...

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    I was thinking about selling the old girl...she's 7 years old now. The shock/fork has no lockout, so I've been running her with higher pressure to simulate a rigid. I've been shopping around and still haven't seen anything that is so much better than the NRS that I have to have it. Another thing, the old girl's lighter or as light as mostly all of the full suspension bikes, and a lot of the hardtails that I've looked at.

    I think I'll keep her.

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    In the spirit of keeping the old girl, she got some new shoes today. Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0" and Stan's No Tubes kit.

    I wanted Race King 2.2's, but couldn't find them locally, so I went with the Larsen's. They're not light, @ 500g including the packaging, which is just a zip tie and a cardboard sleeve. Traction felt pretty good overall. I ate it twice around tight curves covered with pine needles. I'm not sure if I need to play around with air pressure, or if I was just taking the curves faster than usual. It's hard to tell because the ride feels very different. I'm used to riding Maxxis HighRoller XC 1.95" at high pressure, where I knew I needed to flick the bike at the right angle to keep traction. One thing, these Larsen 2.0"s look like huge cartoon tires compared to the HighRollers; but, they roll so sweet on the pavement, which is about 1/2 of my riding.

    She's going 1x9, also. I'll post pics in maybe a week or two, when that gets done.
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    Updated family photo. Trusty NRS and new member. Both in current ride-ready mode. 23.50 lbs and 16.26 lbs as shown. Each has a pump, spare tube, tire lever, and allen wrenches on board at that weight.


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    Anyone know what's the last year Giant NRS XTC team was produced? Thanks!

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    Here's something i found: http://archive.giant-bicycles.com/bn...30.000.000.asp

    Shows the bikes Giant produced from 2001 to 2006. Apparently, NRS was produced up to 2005 only, according to the website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grrrr
    Here's a pic of my NRS-SS from not long ago .. a well scratched 2004 Frame - not many original parts left, and some being replaced soon!



    Weight must be approximately 11.5kgs (25 pounds.)
    That has to weigh less than 25lbs.

    Here's my girl, weighed today at the lbs...24.1lbs. Other upgrades to come are a SID fork, possibly a Monarch shock, and a sub 1500g wheelset. Could she possibly get into the 22lbs range??? I'm pretty sure she could. That's it for now, though. Money is now going into the 'cross bike fund.


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    Does anyone know what the leverage ratio is for the NRS frame? Thanks!

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    If I may, I would like to share my joy as well. This is from a recent rebuild with updated components...




    This is with all the stock components...




    I purchased the NRS in Feb. '10 (stock) from a friend that never read it. I raced it a couple of times and decided to upgrade some components in May'10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonas
    Hi, maybe you could measure these blue, green and yellow lines?
    Here are the specs on the SGF rockers! These aren't EXACT measurements, but really close. I measure from the center of each hole.
    If you go to the further hole, add 1cm on the blue and yellow lines.


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    I now have mfranzens bike. Removed a few stickers.


    Current Specs:
    Frame - 2003 Giant NRS 2 Medium 18.5"
    Rocker Arm - SGF (4.5" travel setting)
    Rear shock - 2010 Fox Float RP23 6.5" x 1.5"
    Fork - 2009 Rock Shox Reba Team Dual Air (set @ 120mm travel)
    Remote Fork Lockout Control - SRAM Pushloc
    Wheelset - Mavic Crossmax SL
    Tires - Hutchinson Python Light Tubeless UST 26" x 2.0
    Brakes - Formula Oro K24 Front and Rear
    Rotors - Shimano 160mm Front and Rear
    Stem - Sette Edge
    Bar - RACE FACE EVOLVE LOW RISE XC BAR (Shortened 1")
    Grips - ODI Oury Lock-on
    Shifters - SRAM Attack Trigger Shifters
    Cables - SRAM AVID Full Metal Jacket
    Front Derailleur - Shimano XTR FD-M960
    Rear Derailleur- Shimano XTR RD-M960 (Low normal / Rapid Rise)
    Crankset - Shimano XTR FC-M960
    Cassette - Shimano XTR CS-960
    Pedals - Time ATAC Alium
    Chain - SRAM PC991
    Seatpost - Thomson Elite
    Seat - Sette Amp







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    Not to criticize but I like front brake line routing on the inner side better:


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    ^ that's a good free idea. I'll do that tomorrow!

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    I bought my first Giant NRS3 Frame 2nd hand online. It could be considered my 1st proper off-road bike.

    An S size little yellow monster. Lightning quick too.



    Then after a year I decided on a 2nd bike and I thought the M size would fit me better. Nice blue rig, but I found the larger size frame far less nimble.

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    Hi I wonder if anyone can help I have a gint NRS I'm going to rebuild and I need a bearing kit for the frame I found a site that sells the kits a while ago but cant remember the name does anyone happen to know it
    cheers

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    Look at the bearing seals (plastic), there should be numbers, try them on jensonusa or other bike shops, chances are you'll find the replacments, go for the sealed kind. I was able to get some from ebay dirt cheap but the seals were inferior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntish
    Hi I wonder if anyone can help I have a gint NRS I'm going to rebuild and I need a bearing kit for the frame I found a site that sells the kits a while ago but cant remember the name does anyone happen to know it
    cheers
    I got replacement bearings for my 2005 NRS from Enduro here: http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id239.html
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    thanks for the link.it was a UK company I was looking at before

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    It is called BETD Goldtec.

    The bearing replacement kit is either 03 and before or 04. The 03 and before I put on my frame and am nothing but super happy with it. Definitely a much better setup than the stock bearing system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRUNNCH
    It is called BETD Goldtec.



    The bearing replacement kit is either 03 and before or 04. The 03 and before I put on my frame and am nothing but super happy with it. Definitely a much better setup than the stock bearing system.

    Cheers mate thats the one I was looking for


    How can you tell which year you have

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    Reposting because I love this bike!








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    If i may, the bike that ignited my passion for MTBiking still kicking until today!

    This thread rocks!

    Keep it up, guys!
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    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    NRS PICS, a little lovin for the nrs that could!-nrs.jpg

    I finally got around to taking a picture of my 2004 NRS Air. I've had it for years and still love it as much as the day I got it. I was considering a new bike but decided to put the money into the Giant and I couldn't be happier. It's just over 26 lbs with the heavy Cross Max rims and Kenda tires but they work great for the riding I've been doing recently.

    Full XTR
    Easton Monkey Lite carbon bars
    Thomson stem
    SDG saddle
    Hayes brakes
    Mavic Cross Max XT ust wheelset


    Recent upgrades:

    Fox F32 RLC - FIT
    Fox RP23 with pro pedal
    Thomson seatpost
    7" rotors
    All new cables.

    It rides like a dream now!

    -Jeff
    Last edited by turbotrix; 11-11-2010 at 07:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntish
    How can you tell which year you have
    The 04-05 bike has a slightly different design near the pivot closest to the rear axle. The rearmost pivot is higher than on the old bikes. The pivot near the BB is above the BB on the 04-05. The chainstays are closer to horizontal. There are lots of examples in this thread. My avatar is an example of a 2005.
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