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    Mine is back in action after a year collecting dust, have too much travel upfront but for the riding that I'm doing works out great. The only regret is not finding the extra travel rockers.


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    Nice pictures

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    [QUOTE=DiRt DeViL;9295044]Mine is back in action after a year collecting dust, have too much travel upfront but for the riding that I'm doing works out great. The only regret is not finding the extra travel rockers.



    Hi need to find out how to tell which model NRS 1 I have so that I can Order the correct rear suspension Bearing kit its either 03 or 04, there must be some way to tell.

    Thanks

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    Question i have a 02 NRS and i was wondering what is the widest tires i can use, i have 2.1 now? Thanks. Once i get some pics i will post mine up.
    edit: sucks i cant find the extended arms anymore.

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    Been riding this rig for about two years. I think it's nearing the end of its life, though.. I don't feel very safe riding the with dent. (I have no idea when or how it got there - just noticed it mid-ride. Could it be stress related?)
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    Great to find this thread. I've been riding my 2002 NRS-1 for 10 years and she's still going strong. I love this bike.

    Here she is all cleaned and polished with new rubber on her; ready for another season.
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    ChadFM, I don't know what caused that dent, but it doesn't look safe.

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    Rode my NRS to work,
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    If anyone has an 18.5" NRS xtc rear seat stay linkage available, please let me know. Bent the frame last weekend and I just need that rear triangle! Thanks

    Andrew

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    Do you still have this frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChadFM View Post
    Been riding this rig for about two years. I think it's nearing the end of its life, though.. I don't feel very safe riding the with dent. (I have no idea when or how it got there - just noticed it mid-ride. Could it be stress related?)
    Hey ChadFM, do you still have this frame?

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    hi
    i have a giant nrs 2 2004 model
    will post some pics up if thread still active.

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    nrs3 '02

    bought new & has over 2k miles/sid is holding air as well as day1, still the best rider I have ever been on.
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    cool.
    havent seen one with v brakes before how do they perform?

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    brakes/

    work well as long as its not raining cats & dogs.the Team nrs was never sold in the US which must have had disc only + the adjustable shock mounting brackets.would think they were all standardized but for whatever reason they were not.

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    Best bike ever.
    I also have an Anthem and its compared to the NRS , euhrr..Iin some ways better , but overal I have problems choosing.
    I have it now since 2007 and rode lots of marathons and long distance rides with it.
    The bike never, mean NEVER let me down.
    Even the original bearings are still holding out
    I bought it as a new warranty frame (build 2005/2006?)

    It's now in use as the bad weather bike , trashing the wear parts I used for a season on the Anthem.
    And the winter is WET here in the Netherlands....

    So maybe I am good in maintenance but, I doubt that, I only clean with a brush when its dry and oil it with the apropiate stuff and that it!
    Every each season it gets its big overhaul .
    Next year I plan to replace the bearings , although they still dont feel loose.
    Just to be sure.

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    Wanna post up my new score.....9 more posts





    wow, can't even delete my own posts........evs
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    8 more..............since I can't delete my own posts, enjoy this go pro video.............

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    7 more...........damn, this site is a mf to do anything on




    more gopro video for you...............

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    6 more......................




    click the video link for more trail action..............

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    5 more......I'll delete these once I get to 10 posts so I can just post up pics







    no delete but more video......................

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    4 more..........dododododododododododododododo 15 seconds...........wallah







    hey, what's this?...................

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    3 more.........







    vid vid vid vid vid vid.....................

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    2 more.......damn, up the server speed








    ??????????????????

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    1 more....gettin close......



    oooooo, music too..............

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    OK, actual post coming next...............

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    Just scored this frame over the holidays.....2002 NRS XTC Pro 20.5"



    Added full XT drivetrain, Rockshox Reba100mm Team fork, Avid mech discs with speedial levers, WTB speed V seat & Exiwolf 2.1 tires, eggbeater mtb pedals (black with gold spring that matches handlebars), Oury grips, Kore stem, black 30.9 seatpost, black rollamajig & jagwire cabling. Bought 2 RWC bearing kits for the 04 up frame because they don't have pre 04 kit but only one bearing is different from pre 04 frame & also got 2 BETD Horst link kits that change bushings to bearings as well as the upgrade o-ring rebuild kit for the SID rr shock. Bike is built but still need to do frame bearings and shock rebuild. After that it'll be better than new and ready to rock. Bearings/bushings aren't toast but want complete fresh start. Shock has the negative chamber out as most of these have happen but still feels good enough to ride it around to dial in the drivetrain and get a feel for the bike. Can't wait to get done and throw some actual trail at it. My other FS bike is a resurrected full Deore 1995 Trek Y-22 and it is still nice as hell but the NRS will be a nice addition and newer multilink suspension will be better I believe. Diggin it already, gonna be fun............better pics/vids to come.



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    OK folks, I saw that this thread is still active so I thought I would post up my recent rebuild.

    2002 NRS2 that I have owned since new. This was my first nice bike that I ever bought and I have hung on to it all these years. I gave this bike a face lift in 2008 and converted it over to a SS which was a balst until I started having issues with the front shock and the rear shock holding air.

    I decided it was time to update it and I am having a blast riding this bike. It fits me so well and it is so quick handling. First picture below is the before, second picture is the after



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    I completely tore down the frame and stripped every piece down to the raw aluminum. Then I rebuilt it piece by piece.

    • cleaned/replaced all pivot bushings
    • rebuilt the SID rear shock
    • Fox 32 F80
    • Shimano XT rear derailleur, cassette 1x9 and chain
    • FSA crank and BB (32 tooth ring)
    • Avid BB7
    • Sun Rhyno Lite Hoops with Shimano XT hubs
    • Origin 8 Space Bar
    • Soma Saddle

    Most of the new parts were NOS that i bought online either 2010 or 2011 closeout items so I did this on a fairly respectable budget.

    I also have a 2009 Anthem X2 and the NRS is back to being my preferred ride.

    Peace

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    Sweet build on the red/black turned raw aluminum above by King..................

    Did a 15 mile shakedown blast around my greenbelts last night and it was very good. This bike kicks ass and feels great.........even without rr shock being rebuilt yet or frame pivots being replaced yet. Got 2 sets of fresh enduro pivot bearings with 2 sets of BETD horst link bushing to bearing conversions on the way & also 2 sets of fresh mount hardware/eyelets for rr shock.
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    Ended up putting my "new" unused 2004 Rockshox Bar rr shock on the bike since the mounting hardware I scored fit it but not the SID XC. Tightened up the bike completely. The upper mounting hardware on the rr shock was where the play was. Still waiting on the horst link bearing kit to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00j View Post
    <snip> My other FS bike is a resurrected full Deore 1995 Trek Y-22 and it is still nice as hell
    Your judgement is extremely suspect at this point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Your judgement is extremely suspect at this point.

    Suspect all you want. It doesn't take a $5000.00 Xgames or Red Bull event level bike to have fun riding trails. This thing still does great for what it is and no issues whatsoever. Yeah, I like it. Others don't have to. I like all kinds of different bikes and reserve judgement for what I have experienced. Sure it'd suck bad for DH or any crazy freeriding but it does do what it was designed to do very well still. I have 14 bikes so this one doesn't have to take all the beatings every time I want to ride. Don't need FS every time I ride either. I have maybe 500.00 in this fresh new condition bike. Show me a brand new FS bike anywhere near that price that does anything better in XC category and has full Deore/Hayes/Rockshox/Fox setup. I am extremely suspect at that being possible.........



    back to NRS thread in progress.................
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    Now your humor-detection is very suspect.

    For the record - I owned and rode the crap out of a Y-22 back in the mid/late 90's.

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    sweet bike. do you have any idea where i can get a pair of rear shock levers?

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    would you have any rear shock levers for sale?

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    Hi, I have 2001 XTC NRS and I'm in need of a set of rear shock levers. Does anyone here know where I can buy them??

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnut65 View Post
    would you have any rear shock levers for sale?
    Have you checked ebay? I have occasionally seen NRS / XTC frames and/or parts for sale on ebay. One time, I purchased a rear triangle so that I could salvage some of the parts. I cannot remember if the rear triangle came with lever arms. If you PM me, I can take a look this weekend.

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    Hi guys i have Giant NRS 3 thinking about upgrading my RS. is the RS dimension 6.5mm by 1.5mm? currently have older model of Fox float r propedal, what you guys recommend, what is the RS dimension? thank you

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    Hey guys, still looking for this if anyone has one! Thanks!


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    If anyone has an 18.5" NRS xtc rear seat stay linkage available, please let me know. Bent the frame last weekend and I just need that rear triangle! Thanks

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbigfot111 View Post
    Hi guys i have Giant NRS 3 thinking about upgrading my RS. is the RS dimension 6.5mm by 1.5mm? currently have older model of Fox float r propedal, what you guys recommend, what is the RS dimension? thank you
    Yup, 6.5 x 1.5 is the shock spec. I've used RS SID and CC Cloud 9 on my NRS. Currently have the SID on with the CCC9 as a backup (once it's rebuilt). I've seen RS SID and Fox shocks for NRS on ebay every once in a while.
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    Running a RS Bar 2.1 on mine. Got a Fox Alsp 4 but need mounting hardware to make it my backup until I decide to fork out coin for the RP23. The Bar is working just fine and will not be changed unless problem.

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    '05 NRS-3 gets new life

    Been working on my old NRS-3. It'd basically been sitting unused for about 4 years. I live in Taipei (Taiwan) & this'll be my 'city' bike...it'll never see any off-road duty.

    all new: manitou r7 pro, race face bar & stem, '13 xt 'everything' (brakes, shifters, mech/derailleurs front & rear, chain), maxxis hookworm 2.5" tires, wheels (mavic d321 rims / xt hubs)

    Basically finished...just need to find the right pedals.

    Bike's a tank (heavy), but smooth as silk and feels indestructible. I love it.




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    I'm working on my mate's 02 NRS2 at the moment actually. About to try and rebuild his half-destroyed Manitou Black fork - found a replacement dampener on eBay which should hopefully do the job. Bit hard to come by the service manuals for it, but hopefully should be fine!

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    Back again

    This is my 3rd nrs. I actually owned this model new 12 years ago, and could not resist owning it again. Sweet ride still, it suits me well.
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    my first bike

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    I got a '03 NRS2 and it's weird. I have Psylo forks, Hayes brakes, Deore LX, XT hubs, and NRS shock, but can't find any info or models that match.

    I would like some recommendations for rebuilding the stock shock as it has no dampening at all.
    I don't want a new shock because I'm giving it to my 13 year-old son. Yes, he's already 6-feet tall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBaron View Post
    I got a '03 NRS2 and it's weird. I have Psylo forks, Hayes brakes, Deore LX, XT hubs, and NRS shock, but can't find any info or models that match.

    I would like some recommendations for rebuilding the stock shock as it has no dampening at all.
    I don't want a new shock because I'm giving it to my 13 year-old son. Yes, he's already 6-feet tall.

    Looks like the fork is an aftermarket addition to get more suspension travel. If it's more than 100mm then it's gonna slacken the head angle some and slow steering. Not really a good match of a XC-oriented frame.

    You could send the shock into this guy for a rebuild. He does good work and a quick turnaround. Price is pretty reasonable and much less than a new shock. Or pony up for a new shock...

    Mountain Bike Shock Rebuilds - Progressive 5th, Manitou, Fox, Rockshox, Roco, X-fusion - Broken Bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranier View Post
    Looks like the fork is an aftermarket addition to get more suspension travel. If it's more than 100mm then it's gonna slacken the head angle some and slow steering. Not really a good match of a XC-oriented frame.
    I had a 2002 NRS -- it and the 2003 NRS came setup for a 75mm fork -- at least that is what came stock.

    I had replaced my rocker arms so I had 4" or 4.5" of travel in the rear, which allowed me to replace the stock fork with a 100mm -- the angle was a little more slack than stock, and I could tell it on the climbs as the front end wanted to pop up some. I do not remember the length of the replacement rocker arms (i.e., so you could tell if you had the stock 3" or the aftermarket 4-4.5" of travel in the rear).

    As far as the shock in the rear, it has probably been replaced as well. I am pretty sure that the 2002/2003 came with Rock Shock rear shock, and the NRS or Fox shock came stock in 2005 or 2006. My rear shock had been replaced with a Cane Creek Cloud 9 -- over the 8-9 years I had my NRS, I rebuilt CCC9 a couple of times. One time I ordered the rebuild kit form Cane Creek's web site, and the other time I had a local bike shop order the rebuild kit.

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    Ranier - thanks for the link! I'm going to contact him.

    Journey - My frame serial is April 2003, but it has the NRS shock. It's an oddball for sure.

    My son has an allergy to exercise, so the head angle isn't a concern. LOL
    It's now his because they don't sell bikes this size in Korea, and the fact that I only paid $300 for it doesn't hurt either!

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    My Race Face BB blew up and had to pound it all apart. Got new Deore cranks, BB, chain and cluster. I think it'll be good for ANOTHER 10 years! now trying to decide if I should get a RockShox Monarch XX with a suspension lockout instead of rebuilding the old shock. Any suggestions?

    My 13 yo son. Yes, the frame is an "L"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBaron View Post
    I got a '03 NRS2 and it's weird. I have Psylo forks, Hayes brakes, Deore LX, XT hubs, and NRS shock, but can't find any info or models that match.

    I would like some recommendations for rebuilding the stock shock as it has no dampening at all.
    I don't want a new shock because I'm giving it to my 13 year-old son. Yes, he's already 6-feet tall.

    your Psylo is an exc. fork-great dampening & it should have adj. travel 80mm to 120mm the U-turn dial on the right in pic.....appears your frame is the Euro editions with adj. rear shock upper links.nice find......depending on how your Son plans to ride it,a stock rebuild be suffice & be the least $$$. ps/ have you tried airing up the rear shock? if it has 2 air valves be sure to follow the manuf. recommendations regarding pressures.
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    I got lucky on this one. Got it for less than $300! It has carbon bars, Michelin tires and a bunch of little mods. I think I'm going to have to rebuild the forks as the dampening isn't working right and put in the blue(?) springs. They're a little soft for me.
    The rear shock has only one air valve, but no dampening. Probably around $50 shipping and $90 to get it rebuilt by Kyle at The Broken Bike, or spend a little extra and get a NEW better shock with a lockout....
    I am only familiar with RockShox. Fox used to be down the street from me, but I don't know which ones are best. The lockout is a must for me - I'm BIG now... LOL
    Any opinions on shocks anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBaron View Post
    I got lucky on this one. Got it for less than $300! It has carbon bars, Michelin tires and a bunch of little mods. I think I'm going to have to rebuild the forks as the dampening isn't working right and put in the blue(?) springs. They're a little soft for me.
    The rear shock has only one air valve, but no dampening. Probably around $50 shipping and $90 to get it rebuilt by Kyle at The Broken Bike, or spend a little extra and get a NEW better shock with a lockout....
    I am only familiar with RockShox. Fox used to be down the street from me, but I don't know which ones are best. The lockout is a must for me - I'm BIG now... LOL
    Any opinions on shocks anyone?
    Good deal at under $300.

    I recently picked up the below lightly used carbon NRS 1 ('05?) off of CL and it came with a RockShox Reba Race fork. It's got the lockout on it and does just fine with my 200+ lbs coming down on it, and it apparently works with the bike's geometry.



    I spent so long trying to figure out what year this was, and trying to find matching examples on line, with little success. Turns out the guy selling it to me had brought it with him from Australia.

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    Nice looking bike!
    Geez, you're taller than I am! What did you get it for?
    I got mine from an English teacher here that had to leave Korea in a hurry. Why? I dunno, but a lot of them do stupid things...

    On the year - Look at the serial number. You'll have two letters, then a number (the year) and then a letter (the month) that the frame was welded. That's about as close as you'll get, because they sometimes welded a bunch and didn't build them up until later.
    Hope this helps!
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    The guy I got it from was a giant himself - I had to lower the seat to reach the pedals.

    I paid $650 for it with a few extras thrown in. It seemed like a decent price for the good condition that it's in.

    Thanks for the tip on the year. I'll have to flip it over when I get home.

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    My ride Only payed $150 so im happy
    2002 Giant nrs 2 xtc pro series 2
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    Managed to snap the bolt that was holding the seat in
    It snapped when i was riding out of my drive way. My ass hit the rear tire and the pole cut the side of my leg. Lucky i didnt lose my testicles or my ass hole virginity haha. But all seriousness that could of been much worse especially if i was riding off the road gutter. Feel a bit scared now going to take a while to regain confidence on this bike. Makes me wonder what else is loose or weak on the bike. Anyone else had similar problems? You might want to check your seat now just to be sure haha
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    It's just the seat post bolt. Get a good seat post if you can't get a new bolt. The frame on these is pretty strong.

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    I already fixed it with a new bolt. And my frame has a dint on the top of it when i bought it. Wouldnt go as far as to say these frames are strong but they arent cheap.

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    uncommon paint scheme/

    here is one you don't see very often.carbon team Mobile issue-think they were only sold in euro......keep them rolling.
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    2004 NRS Air (small 16.5). Great bike, now looking for a new home

    The NRS has been a fun bike (my first FS) but I just got a Trance 27.5 1 and now need to find a home for the NRS. I've added several upgrades during the 4 years that I've owned it (SLX crankset, Thomson stem and seatpost, Hope Pro 2 Evo/Stans Crest wheelset). The bike was in primo shape when I bought it and still looks and rides great. Any thought on it's value?
    NRS PICS, a little lovin for the nrs that could!-full-right-reduced.jpgNRS PICS, a little lovin for the nrs that could!-left-rear-reduced.jpg

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    Hi,
    I've got my hands on an old NRS frame and i want to build myself a FS. It's the one with cabling on top of the top tube instead of below. I've been searching for info about the build and model but no luck. Does anyone know anything about it?

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    Good job! early NRS -XtC?

    Quote Originally Posted by eightv View Post
    Hi,
    I've got my hands on an old NRS frame and i want to build myself a FS. It's the one with cabling on top of the top tube instead of below. I've been searching for info about the build and model but no luck. Does anyone know anything about it?
    just a early design before refinement? 1999 Giant XtC DS1 - BikePedia don't see too many-congrats on the find.
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    Everything seem to fit but mine got a differrent back wheel mounting part. But i've found some more info about these on a german giant community forum.

    XTC DS 1

    Rahmen: Alcoa CU-92 mit integr. Steuersatz
    Gabel: Rock Shox SID XC
    Dämpfer: Rock Shox SID adjustable
    Schaltung (vorne / hinten): Shimano LX / XT
    Bremsen (vorne / hinten): MPH I
    Laufräder (Naben / Felgen / Reifen): Formula / Mavic X 223 Disc / Michelin Wildgripper Comp
    ehem. VK: 3.999,- DM
    Gewicht: 12,4 kg (ohne Gewähr)

    XTC DS 2

    Rahmen: Alcoa CU-92 mit integr. Steuersatz
    Gabel: Rock Shox Judy XC
    Dämpfer: Rock Shox SID
    Schaltung (vorne / hinten): SRAM ESP 7.0
    Bremsen (vorne / hinten): MPH I
    Laufräder (Naben / Felgen / Reifen): Formula / Rigida Taurus Disc / Michelin Wildgripper Comp
    ehem. VK: 3.199,- DM
    Gewicht: 12,6 kg (ohne Gewähr)

    XTC DS 3

    Rahmen: Aluxx
    Gabel: SR Suntour MG 91
    Dämpfer: Rock Shox SID
    Schaltung (vorne / hinten): SRAM ESP 7.0
    Bremsen (vorne / hinten): Formula MD 1
    Laufräder (Naben / Felgen / Reifen): Formula / Rigida ZAC 19 / Michelin Wildgripper
    ehem. VK: 2.499,- DM
    Gewicht: 13,4 kg (ohne Gewähr)

    The frames all look the same (?)

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    Sorry for the old bump!!! But 10 years later I will be back in an NRS soon

    Recently got back into the hobby (quickly becoming once again a lifestyle). My 2004 NRS-3 was stolen and I bought a 2004 XTC-1. The XTC-1 is an extremely light and nimble bike but I have some back issues and want the rear suspension

    I've just ordered a 2004 NRS-2 frame I will be building up, got a SID fork bookmarked to buy once I get the frame in. I know the newer ones are lighter and probably infinitely better, but for now I want to stick with what I know. Maybe my next rig will be an Anthem 29" (funny, when I left the scene, 29"s were just getting popular and were kind of a niche, now ... it seems 26"s are the niche!)

    Curious, is there still "NRS love" out there or has most of the community moved onto the newer models?
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    Quote Originally Posted by en are es View Post
    Curious, is there still "NRS love" out there or has most of the community moved onto the newer models?
    I'm still riding my 2005 NRS Air. Every so often I think I might be missing out on something and I should upgrade to an Anthem or Trance or something, then I ride the Oaks single track, (classic trail in the Blue Mountains, Sydney), and the bike just feels right. It rides itself and takes me along for the ride. It's such a classic bike. I gave it a bit of love late last year and replaced chain rings, cassette and chain and it's running very nice. Think I'll ride it till it dies !!

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    change for change sake?

    if it works don't fix it; every year manufacturers come up with a new gimmick for the sake of PROFIT.you can't say fox,rock shox,etc. don't hold back innovations till the next calender year when they could just as well do a midyear upgrade for the sake of $$$.I too will keep the NRS as the design works-why change it? no 29'R here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by en are es View Post
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    Curious, is there still "NRS love" out there or has most of the community moved onto the newer models?
    Going to rebuild my 2001 XtC Team for my oldest kid. I've moved on to a 2010 Reign - I gotta say... I wouldn't trade back - I love all the squishy-plush travel on my Reign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by en are es View Post
    Curious, is there still "NRS love" out there or has most of the community moved onto the newer models?
    I still have my NRS1, but... I've recently moved on to a fatbike and haven't looked back. My NRS1 is looking for a new loving owner. It's been slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Going to rebuild my 2001 XtC Team for my oldest kid. I've moved on to a 2010 Reign - I gotta say... I wouldn't trade back - I love all the squishy-plush travel on my Reign.
    Wholly crap. I just realized you are in one of my old school subscribed threads...because I owned a 2004 NRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by en are es View Post
    Curious, is there still "NRS love" out there or has most of the community moved onto the newer models?
    I rode my 2003 NRS through 2013 -- I was posting #8 on this thread ;-)

    I picked up a 2013 Spec SJ 29'er last summer. While I love the SJ's 5.5" travel and do not miss the 'brake jack' on the NRS, the NRS was more nimble and lighter. I gave the NRS to a good friend who originally rekindled my interest in MTB'ing, so the NRS lives.

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    I'm still rockin' my 2004 NRSx (NRS3 badge on the frame but not even the rear shock is OEM). Since my post in 2006 the bike has changed quite a lot but it still works. At the start of this season I was thinking about getting a new bike, looking at the new Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 750, but after a few rides on the NRS I thought "Meh, I'll wait until winter sales come up" haha... I do need to upgrade though, as I can't get seals for the Fox Float AVA shock anymore, so it's only a matter of time before I put a rod in its place and have a hard tail.

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    My first full suspension rig was a 2000 NRS-1. I cracked the frame riding technical trails. So I picked up a little bigger Giant rig and still riding it 12 years later.NRS PICS, a little lovin for the nrs that could!-20150528_sunriseatsacriver.jpg
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    NRS PICS, a little lovin for the nrs that could!-bike1.jpg

    Bought a "new" NRS today to add to the two already in the family !! Its strange though. For a 12 year old bike it looks like its never been ridden. It looks brand new.

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