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    Nrs Pics

    i've seen a bunch of stickies here about faith pics, ac pics, reign pics, etc...
    here's my chance to start an NRS pics, sticky pls?

    here's my 05 nrs2:
    pic1 when i got it!
    pic2 is how it looks now!
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    some more detailed pics:
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    Oh wow, an NRS thread for me to drool over as i await the arival of one of my own. Hopefully soon i will be able to contribute some pictures to this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    Oh wow, an NRS thread for me to drool over as i await the arival of one of my own. Hopefully soon i will be able to contribute some pictures to this thread.
    FEEL FREE TO CONTRIBUTE PICS AND INFO. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS WELCOME!
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    Nrs in Action

    I have no still shots so i'll show my bike in action.
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    My 2005 Beauty.

    Don't think I'll go to an anthem until they are carbon. This nrs is just under 23lbs and is awesome for xc racing.
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    Thanks for the contributions, let's keep em coming guys!

    Nice pics, keep em coming! Stills, Action shots, and even Funny pics too.

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    ... and if we just ... great thread--now to get out the camera...

    Excellent thread. I have been meaning to break out the camera & take some pix's of mine. My wife kids me about the time I spend on my bike -- kind of reminds of a custom tag I saw on a nicing looking Subura WRX -- "OTHRWOM'N".

    Anyway, I started with a used hard-tail just over 2 years ago to see if I would like to MTB. Well, I proceeded to upgrade most every component over the following 1.5 years, primarily buying used parts off of ebay. In March 2005, I finally picked up a '02 NRS frame that came with a Cane Creek Cloud 9 shock and the 4.5" rocker arms ;-) Of course the frame was disc only, so I had to upgrade my wheelset too...

    Here's the build that I have ended up with:
    - '02 NRS 20.5" frame (red frame with some black) w/ Cane Creek Cloud 9 & 4.5" rockers
    - K2 - Noleen Mega-Air Shock (100 mm)
    - CrossMax XL (primary) / Shimano WH-M959 (secondary) wheelsets
    - XT 760 cassette (11-34) / XTR 953 cassette
    - SRAM 9.0 Half-pipe shifters
    - X.9 Rear Der, XTR 960 Frt Der, SRAM PC-99 chain
    - RaceFace Next LP cranks (carbon w/ red that matches the frame ;-) w/ UN-73 BB
    - RaceFace rings (46-34-24)
    - PD-M737 pedals
    - Maxm MX-6 carbon 1.5" riser handle bars
    - Avid Mechanical disk brakes (165mm rotors) w/ Avid SD-7 levers
    - WTB Rocket Laser Ti seat and carbon seat post (no name from icycleusa.com)

    About the only things that I have not replaced are the stem and the headset cap (it still says Trek ;-) It is fun to ride and is most appreciated on some of the rooted & rutted single track. Anyway, I need to get some pix's of it and wish I already had them. I did manage to do an endo onto the pavement a couple of weeks ago, and cracked the plastic gear indicators on the shifters -- I was lucky that was all I cracked--ouch

    I have not been able to weigh it but I am curious to know its weight. As I mentioned, only a few of the parts were purchased new at retail prices (cassette, chain, shifters, rear der). Most of the items came from individuals or ediscount.com. Including the 2nd wheelset, I have about $1350 in the bike (plus a few extra $$'s for cables, etc.). For most of the items, I figured out what I wanted by reading the mtbr forums & reviews, watched the prices on ebay, and then waited for a good deal. I got the WH-M959 wheelset (not to be mixed up with the really sweet WH-M965) w/ M953 cassette for an incredible deal off ebay--you can tell that chain had come off the cassette on the rear wheel but its not bad enough to merit replacing any of the spokes--they make a great 'back-up' setup ;-) They are not the lightest wheels (1900g-2000g) but the XTR hubs work well. I keep trail tires on the Crossmax XL's and less agressive / road tires on the WH-M959's.

    When I upgraded the hardtail to a 9-spd, I had a local shop do it. When I got the NRS frame, I borrowed a friend's bike tool set and built out the bike myself. Lots of fun.

    Anyway, sorry about writing the book -- you just got me started. Pix's to follow...
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    i'll post some updated pics of the new thomson elite stem (just came in yesterday) on the nrs when i get home from work.

    keep the contributions coming. a little love for the nrs is greatly appreciated. info and specs welcome too.

    ps. anyone running an xt hub with 717 rims gone notubes, pls. post pic of the setup and info if possible.

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    Heres mine, 2004 NRS Air........kept it stock, was very happy with every part that came on it. Currently for sale to be replaced by the Anthem 1





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    Guess I should also mention that I've been racing NRS's for almost 4 years. I had a 2002 NRS 1 for 2 years until the composite version was released and bought the 2004 NRS Air. I love this bike and probably have close to 100 races in those 4 years on the NRS. Needless to say I'm also looking forward to trying out Giants new design, I'm even willing to go non-composite for a year

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    i'm hoping to add some more pics to this post within the week.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! losing steam

    let's get some more pics up, specially now that the nrs is being replaced by the anthem, soon the nrs will be a distant memory in the history of xc mtn bikes.

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    Here's my baby

    In all her glory, resting in the sweet singletrack. Dunno what to say 'bout her...after years of riding a HT, the NRS is a freaking rocket. Climbs better than my buddies "fully active" Stumpy FSR, and for the last two months has taken a 220lb beating and never wavered.

    BTW, how do I upload a bigger pic? When I try, it says the file size is limited to 195kb, and when I edit the pic to 195ish, it is so small....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaJockey
    In all her glory, resting in the sweet singletrack. Dunno what to say 'bout her...after years of riding a HT, the NRS is a freaking rocket. Climbs better than my buddies "fully active" Stumpy FSR, and for the last two months has taken a 220lb beating and never wavered.

    BTW, how do I upload a bigger pic? When I try, it says the file size is limited to 195kb, and when I edit the pic to 195ish, it is so small....
    Usually I just use image shack to host the image if it is too big rather than saving a smaller file.
    http://imageshack.us/

    and then use the [img] tags to post it on the forum. You can just copy and paste the format from imageshack.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaJockey
    In all her glory, resting in the sweet singletrack. Dunno what to say 'bout her...after years of riding a HT, the NRS is a freaking rocket. Climbs better than my buddies "fully active" Stumpy FSR, and for the last two months has taken a 220lb beating and never wavered.

    BTW, how do I upload a bigger pic? When I try, it says the file size is limited to 195kb, and when I edit the pic to 195ish, it is so small....
    nice one dakotajockey, and all the others that posted pics too. i tried taking pics with lower pixels ( from 5.0 megapixels to 3.2) then i post em and they come out all right.

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    Lack of smaller pic...

    http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=4/11217204938.jpg&s=x2

    I have another picture somewhere and a few action shots but cant seem to locate them.
    One of my friends recently died of a coke overdose and it really got me thinking, "damn, maybe I should start drinking pepsi"

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    Quote Originally Posted by en are es
    Lack of smaller pic...

    http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=4/11217204938.jpg&s=x2

    I have another picture somewhere and a few action shots but cant seem to locate them.

    thanks for posting a pic of your beloved ride. any future plans for your steed?

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    Couldn't resist...My NRS Comp 2

    Quote Originally Posted by nrsrex
    thanks for posting a pic of your beloved ride. any future plans for your steed?

    nrsrex
    Nice thread. I have seen the pics Anthem that will replace the NRS next year. I am sure it will perform well, but the NRS is still a cut above many others out there. Here is a shot of my NRS Comp 2 (stk, with exception to Hayes Mag Plus Brakes). Enjoy...

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    Good job!

    NRS still rules... Here's mine...



    Frame Giant XtC NRS 3 2003, size M
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    Stem Thomson Elite 5*/90 mm
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    Grips Race Face Good n Evil
    Seatpost Thomson Elite 30,8 mm
    Saddle Selle Italia SLC Gel Flow
    Drivetrain / Brakes Shimano Deore XT 2004
    Chain SRAM PC 99 Hollow Pin
    Cables Nokon Konkavex
    Rims Mavic XC 717 Disc
    Spokes/Nipples DT Swiss Super Comp / DT Swiss ProLock
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    Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25
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    Guess I have the cheap one of the bunch. Oh well, I'm a poor college student and it rules anyways. And yes, it is kept in a very cluttered room next to my wifes 05 Kona Fire Mountain.

    03 NRS 3 frame
    Marzocchi MX Pro 105
    Panaracer Fire XC 2.1 tires
    Race Face Ride XC crank
    and....you know, other stuff that I don't want to type all out.


    I tell you, this fork has made all the difference in the world compared to the Rock Shox Pilot that came stock on it. I think my next upgrade will be a new seatpost, cause this Titec one is creaking like crazy no matter what I do.

    Long live the NRS!!
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    ready for wet night riding now
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    Good job!

    Exquisite Red Ride!

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    You can find mine here...


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    Quote Originally Posted by NRS1FREAK
    You can find mine here...


    NICE!

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    Idea!

    just found out that the top american rider at the worlds in angel fire was riding an NRS, forgot his name though. i think i read it in mountain bike action magazine. Cheers for our beloved NRS.

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    My NRS3

    This is my 2003 NRS3. It has been stock until Wednesday. I like the way the bike rides/shifts/brakes much better now. It's still a bit heavy. The Maxxis tires, slime tubes, and the Terry saddle are pretty heavy. Replacing those with a San Marco ERA Composit saddle, Panaracer Greenlite tubes, and Michelin Comp S tires would drop the bike down to 24.74lbs. Man, the weightloss bug is addictive. Anyway, here's the bike and specs:
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    ... and if we just ... my NRS story...

    Here is my MTB story: In April of this year I bought my first MTB a '05 Rainier, and found out I love mountain biking. However after a Colorado biking trip I found myself wishing I had purchased a FS bike.

    In Oct. went back to Denver CO to hit the Veloswap & shop for FS bikes; something a little more exotic like Yeti, Santa Cruz, Rocky Mountain, Titus, Turner etc. etc. That is the bike snob in me thinking.

    After about 8-10 bike shops or so and after the swap meet, my last stop was a fairly new Supergo store. Which I understand that they are being bought by PerformanceBike, and will NO longer be a Giant dealer. Therefore they were closing out most all of their Giant line, especially older/slower moving models

    I happen to find a ’04 NRS1 Air (XT/XTR), that they had on clearance at 50% off (like maybe off the ’05 price). Nonetheless of all the countless bikes that I test drove, the NRS1 Air was the best bang for the buck, and without a doubt the best all around feel & ride.

    Of course I’m preaching to the choir.

    I shall try and get some pics this weekend, but I just wanted to relay my story. Giant still makes some great products. I also recently purchase from my LBS, a Giant cruiser bike for my wife. That makes 3 Giant purchases this year.

    The Rainer has SRAM setup, & and NRS Shimano. Maybe now I can figure out for myself what all the hype is about, and which setup suits my needs the best.

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    Is it ok to post some pics of my NRS? She isnt quite finished yet, and i've only a phone camera. Wasn't sure it half builds were allowed

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    Sorry for the quality - only a crappy phone camera
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    Good job!

    Nice!

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    I'll get some better pics when she's fully built - that should be by the end of the month hopefully

    Hopefully fitted with a bunch of SRAM X.0 as well

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    Here is my NRS...well I can't really say mine anymore as I sold it yesterday. Got a Reign beginning of the summer and plan was to use that for trails and NRS for XC but I have riden the NRS only once in the last 4 months. Its a great bike but its never felt the same a since getting the Reign so it had to go. It wasn't fair on the old girl leaving her locked away so she gone to a new home to get riden again.
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    sad to hear that she's leavin you but glad to know that she'll be getting the usual care from another nrs lover. nice ride!

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    ... and if we just ...

    hey smidge, forgot to say good luck and enjoy your build up! seems like your nrs is gonna be a killer ride. feel free to post pics of it when you get her ready!

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    Will definately post some better pix with my proper digital camera when she's done.

    All thats left is:

    Fit SRAM X.0 Rear Mech and shifters
    Fit Avid Juicy Carbon Brakes
    Fit new Fox Float R AVA rear shock
    Replace Bushings in the Horst link with bearings.
    Fit EC90 Zero CNT Seatpost and new saddle
    Fit SRAM Hollowpin chain
    Fit M959 XC SPDs

    Then it's just the odds and sods like grips etc and tuning her ready for racing.

    Only problem is i cant get the avid juicy carbon until the start of Dec

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    here's mine:



    only a few things are stock, seatpost, front derailuer, rear shock, cranks and pedals

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    love the red paint scheme chap!

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    ... and if we just ...

    i was hoping that this would be a sticky by now, pls. moderators, give us nrs'ers our own little sticky!

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    I'm sure it will be soon enough :P the Faith and Trance and AC all get their own lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrsrex
    i was hoping that this would be a sticky by now, pls. moderators, give us nrs'ers our own little sticky!
    Your best bet is to send a PM to a moderator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    Oh wow, an NRS thread for me to drool over as i await the arival of one of my own. Hopefully soon i will be able to contribute some pictures to this thread.
    Are you upgrading??? If so, Congrats, man!!!!!

    I know you're one of us riders "ridin' it cheap". You won't be disappointed with the NRS especially if you're more on the XC side of things. It's too short travelled for my white-knuckle riding style (not that I do technical stuff but I need a long legged ride to replace my lack of skills - I usually ram thru stuff rather than riding over it).

    All in all, Godspeed and I wish the brown santa shows up soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrsrex
    thanks for posting a pic of your beloved ride. any future plans for your steed?

    nrsrex
    Havent been here in ages... computer problems and erased my bookmarks. Finally found the site again...

    Anyways, just got SRAM X7 driveline.
    For christmas,
    Avid Juicy 5's - 6 inch rotors
    RSEVEN fork
    Cateye Enduro 8 wireless (guess its called the MICRO WIRELESS) computer

    ...cant wait. This thing is a rocket, even at the 25-26 lbs or so. Ive always wondered what its like to bike around an 18 lb. My friend has a 15 lb-er. Its amazing, but I would choose my NRS over it any day (full suspension, FSR design, etc...
    One of my friends recently died of a coke overdose and it really got me thinking, "damn, maybe I should start drinking pepsi"

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    Mods: will you guys pls. sticky this post

    Quote Originally Posted by nrsrex
    i've seen a bunch of stickies here about faith pics, ac pics, reign pics, etc...
    here's my chance to start an NRS pics, sticky pls?

    here's my 04.5 nrs2:
    pic1 when i got it!
    pic2 is how it looks now!

    Mods, pls. make a sticky of this post. purdee please!

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    NRS AIR pix for all nrs lovers out there...
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    Ahh! Rip off that spoke guard already!!! As soon as I get my baby back I think ill be buying a Minute 2! So excited to hit the trails with my Full SRAM and new fork... hurry up SRAM and ship those front derrailers!
    One of my friends recently died of a coke overdose and it really got me thinking, "damn, maybe I should start drinking pepsi"

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