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    ... and if we just ... Oldie but goodie

    1996 Giant ATX890 worldcup xc, size 13.5 bought in '99 brand new frame and fork (Judy XC)
    fork replaced.

    Fork - Manitou Xvert R, TPC+
    Rims - Mavic Cross Ride
    Cranks - Race Face
    Shifters - Grip shifts
    Derailleurs - (f) LX, (r) XT
    Brake Levers - Proshift
    Brakes - XT v brakes
    Stem - Thompson Elite
    Cogs - 12 - 32
    Chainrings - 48,34,24
    Tires - (f) Nokian Gazzalodi Dual 2.3, (r) Michelin WildGripper DH Mud 2.1
    Skewers - Kore
    Saddle - SDG Kevlar
    Seat post - Avenir (will replace)
    Bar - Avenir (will replace)

    Nice looking bikes dirt eaters, RIDE, RIDE, RRRRRRIDE.
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    Ride Safe - Peace

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    Nice Bike, I don't see my frame lasting that long, I stack it allot he he. Also do you have the bigger Tyre on the front?? and do you you know in a 2.35 would fit on the rear on my Alias?

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    I think a 2.35 may just fit on the rear of the Alias, I'm not 100% certain though as I've got a 2.2 Michelin Hot S on my husbands and there doesn't seem to be a great deal more clearance.

    The Alias can fit a 2.5 up front with not trouble (with the RS Dart 2 fork anyway).

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    I run 2.3 up front and 2.1 for the rear tire, I can fit a 2.3 rear as long as no mud trailing maybe 1/8" or so on either side of tire for space. Yeah, knock on dirt it's lasted this long, ruined a lot of rims but the frame just don't wanna break.

    2.35 on the Alias for th rear tyre not sure, unfornately I've never riden one. I'm sure someone out here knows. But you can measure the distance between the stays and that would at least give a starting point.
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    Get the tire measurement from shiggys website: (eg for the Maxxis Hasventure it's 52.4mm)

    http://www.mtbtires.com/specs/maxxis.html

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    Then compare the width of a 2.35 compared to what you currently run & compared to the width of the stays etc.

    The website is very handy because not all 2.35 tires are a true 2.35 width!

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    Maybe you have friends that run the 2.35? You can do a quick check, just barrow his/her setup for sizing few minutes.
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    here she is in her fully rigid state


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    i finally got the wheelsets built



    07 Giant XtC Team
    05 Rock Shox SID World Cup
    SRAM XO Gripshift/ RD
    SRAM 9.0 FD
    Truvativ Team bar,stem and seatpost
    Truvativ FireX Team cranks
    Avid Juicy 7 disc brakes
    Alligator Windcutter rotors
    SRAM PG990 11-32 cogs
    SRAM PC 991 Hollow pin chain
    Exustar pedals
    Selle Italia Initiale saddle
    American Classic Hubs
    DT Revolution spokes
    Mavic 317 Rims
    Kenda Karma tires
    i hate biking!

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    '07 Alias with parts off my upgraded '06 Trance (I've sold the frame now).
    Really it's my husbands bike, but will be my ride until I can buy a new one.

    Tora fork is still at 130mm travel, probably a bit much but I'll leave it for a while (decide weather to change it back to 100mm next time I service it), besides the ground clearance is much better now.
    It's 1-2kg lighter than it was and of course the front end is more plush



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    My bike

    XTC, size M, Manitou R7 platinum, shimano LX brakes, shifters, ch.set, deore front mech, XT rear. Mavic CrossLand wheels, Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.1 UST. Easton EA70 kit, new Flite.



    and my roadbike [not tool flash, but i only use it to commute]




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    gave up on the SID WC (for now? til Feb when the new one rolls out...)

    i hate biking!

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    my xtc. as I know this was the last "old" xtc frame available at the hungarian distibutor.
    the brake hoses need to be cut down on the picture. this task is done now.


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    Giant ATX 760 c.1992

    Here's my Giant "Hardnose".
    Giant ATX 760 c.1992 with modern 9sp XT drivetrain.
    In commuter form and and single track form.
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    Hardnose Giant ATX 760 c.1992 with modern 9sp XT drivetrain

    Here's my Giant "Hardnose".
    Giant ATX 760 c.1992 with modern 9sp XT drivetrain.
    In

    commuter form- Rack and 26x1.95 Kenda Klimax Lites 345G and

    single track form- WTB Muntano Raptor Race 26x2.4
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    This is my 2003 Iguana Disc. Got my 2008 Anthem 1 yesterday and I'm not sure yet of what I will do from my Iguana...will see if I can sell it first I guess!


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    Iguana frame with some upgrades

    This is a Giant Iguana '05 (all custom except for the frame and headset).

    Iguana_newver.jpg

    Specs: RS Reba Race, Sun DS1+XC rims on XT hubs, DT Swiss Champion 2.0 with brass nipples, Maxxis Ultralight tubes, Maxxis Ignitor 1.95 (LarsenTT 1.9) eXCeption series front and rear; Avid BB7 front and rear, FR5 levers; Shimano LX Hollowtech crankset, M545 pedals; XT cassete, Shimano Deore front, SRAM X9 rear mechs, SRAM PC991 chain, SRAM X7 trigger shifters, Clarks Braided Silver housing and cables; RaceFace Deus XC stem and handlebar, Ritchey WCS barends, Kalloy seatpost and QR clamp, Velo Titanium Prolite saddle; Sigma 1606L DTS.
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    If anyone in Aus wants an XtC 2 07 frame/fork/wheels/finishing kit my sponsor offered an Anthem frame cheap so I took it. Size M, 1630g with bolts and hanger. Recon 351 w/ poploc.

    In its glory days

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    Your STP looks so clean and tidy. I think Giant have done some nice paint schemes this year, pretty conservative in regards to colour but they look great!

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    So anyone got a new Giant HT for Xmas?

    Here's a few latest pics of mine (oh hang on - keep forgeting, it's my husbands, I get my STP in about 3 weeks!), lets keep the HT thread alive!





    Yeah I know I'll have to put black electrical tape on the chainstay instead of the grey (current chainstay protector).

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    I hope to have pictures soon of the Talon I converted to a Singlespeed last night (well, still a few things to finish up doing - though I plan to upgrade the seatpost, saddle and brakes soon too... making pretty much the only original parts on it the stem, crankset, fork and frame - and I want to get rid of the 2.4kg bastard heavy fork.

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    ducktape on the fork?

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    If You Cant Duct It, Then **** It

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    Yeah too much time looking at & fiddling with the bike when I can't go out for a ride, eventually I come up with some ideas like the electrical tape on the fork for a custom look. I really should store it in the shed instead of the house!

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    Well, here it is. Much lighter than when it was purchased, and looking forward to chopping over a kilo when the fork is replaced, but for now it looks like this.

    Man chain tensioners make singlespeeds look ugly Unfortunately it's a necessary evil using vertical dropouts and needing different chainrings.




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    What ratio are you using?
    I have heard that 32 / 16 is the magic gear for the STP but probably doesn't apply to the talon (slightly longer chain stays).
    I would be so tempted to turn hubby's bike into a singlespeed if we weren't moving to a hilly area soon!

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    2:1 right now - 32/16.
    Have to get a 36T for the front.

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    Looks good by the way, I like them better than the new '08 designs with the bent style top tubes, although I guess they would probably look good in person.
    So what are you replacing the Tora with?
    Last question, I'll stop bugging you - did you just buy shorter bolts for the front chain ring so as to run it on it's own without an outer or bash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducktape
    So what are you replacing the Tora with?
    I haven't decided for certain. There's three candidates:
    - Rock Shox Reba Race/Team
    - Manitou R7 Super
    - Salsa CroMoto

    Quote Originally Posted by ducktape
    Last question, I'll stop bugging you - did you just buy shorter bolts for the front chain ring so as to run it on it's own without an outer or bash?
    Yeah, I had to go get some 6mm chainring bolts.

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    Mcm

    here is mine. Photo from polish mountains


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    Well I got it and I changed a bit of the spec with a mix of old favorite parts and a couple new to make it more suitable for all round riding I'll be using it for (definitely not for street).
    Yet to go for a decent ride, but so far I'm liking it very much...

    '08 STP 0 Aussie model

    Pike U-Turn Air (replaced the Argyle)
    Syncros FR Stem & Race Face Deus Bar (Evolve stem & Race Face Ride bar relegated to Alias)
    DMR V12 Pedals (old trusty faves)
    Oury Grips
    Syncros PNC 2.5 up front & stock Maxxis Holy Roller 2.4 up back
    Shimano XT ("07) 6" brakes (instead of Juicy 3's)
    Thomson Seat Post (I Beam was too short)
    WTB Speed V Comp Saddle (2nd hand)
    Sram X7 Running Gear
    Diabolus Cranks (stock)
    Rhyno Lite XL rims as stock with stock hubs (Deore& Formula)

    Took off the E.Thirteen STS, want a bash ring sandwich instead or the new Straitline Chain Guide once it comes out, probably at least buy a bashie & see how it goes.




    XC mode

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    my brand new giant iguana

    well this is my brand new giant iguana '08
    i love the white and pink color scheme
    its stock, as its totally new, rode it from the store home and thats it
    it has a bontrager chainguard, elite bottle and bottleholder, trek incite 9i wireless computer, and some crankbrothers candy.
    brakes are cheap ass tektro io, sadly all i could afford, since iguana disk was not available for purchase, and i got a pretty solid deal on this one.
    first thing to upgrade will be to aurigas, or maybe some hydraulics
    note that im in uruguay, south america, so this bike is kinda middle end, i mean, actually quite good, upgradedfrom a GT aggressor.
    http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00050iu5.jpg

    got some exustar clipless shoes too, couple of pictures of them in the album

    set of pictures at my picassa album
    http://picasaweb.google.es/mauribust.../IguanaNuevaaa
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    Smile My brand new Giant XTC 2008

    Some pics of my Giant XTC 2008:






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    Brand new '08 XTC-2... all stock except for pedals...


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    My new build

    It's an '04 Rainier w/ Judy sl U turn, Mavic x117's, Bontrager seat, Avid bb7's, Avid TI levers, X-9 shifters, X-0 rear derailleur, XT front derailleur, WTB Velociraptors, Truvativ crank( soon to be XT), EA-50 post and bars, Easton stem, Giant grips, Sram 970? cassette, Sram 970? chain, and CLEAN!!! What do you think? Pics suck, but weather has been nasty and a good pic needs real light in my opinion.
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    This is my Cadex, I use it for commuting.

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    Hey just an update, she's now RAW. I decided that I'm more of a plain colour person - you know black / silver / white kind of thing. The blue stood out a bit much and was nice but bright. This I like much better and I don't plan on polishing it.
    Also got a race face bashie on the way as well as a 32t ring to replace the 36t.




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    nice looking bike!

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    just built myself a STP for 4X

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    STP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [img=http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/613/hpim0319in0.th.jpg]

    [img=http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/3995/hpim0320bv2.th.jpg]

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    giant stp!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akashra
    Here's my '07 Talon before it got all the mud and gravel all over it:



    It's too much effort to keep clean I know I'm gonna regret it, but meh. I only want this one to last me 2-3 years. By that time I'll look at a 2010 XTC or equivelant.
    How do you like the tora fork

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    giant xtc 2006 size M alloy
    pro carbon rigid fork
    avid juicy 7 (160mm)
    sram x0 shifters
    sram x7 mid.cage r.d.
    xt f.d.
    sram x9 cogs
    lx ht I. crankset (w/o grannyring)
    mavic 717+dt+xtr(front)/xt(rear)
    specialized fast track low knob 2.0
    ritchey comp stem, race face evolve xc handlebar
    use alien aluminum seatpost
    acor seat
    sh. m520

    cc. 10kg



    http://kepfeltoltes.hu/view/080328/n...toltes.hu_.jpg
    http://kepfeltoltes.hu/view/080328/n...toltes.hu_.jpg
    http://kepfeltoltes.hu/view/080328/n...toltes.hu_.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxFRESHxx
    just built myself a STP for 4X
    is that a White Industries fork?

    FANTASTIC build mate - how does she ride and what's the weight? (i'm guessing not very heavy!!!)

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    thanks

    the fork is a magura ronin 110.
    i can't say much about how it rides yet since i built it last week and it was snowing pretty much all the time since then. but it feels better than the author prokop replica i had before.
    weights in at 10,74kg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dislocated1
    Brand new '08 XTC-2... all stock except for pedals...

    Hey nice bike! How ya likein it? Mine has changed a little since then...
    Soon to be a 1x9 (actually after today it will be).

    Only thing stock in that pic is the crank and the front der (also will be changed today).
    "Never mistake motion for action."

    "If I can bicycle, I bicycle."

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    i guess i can add to this right.

    here is my 08 giant rincon. first bike i bought since i was 13. got it about 2 weeks ago now. it now has a rock shox dart 3 fork, forte carbon bar end (ya ya ya they dont belong on MTB bikes i know), lizard skins chainstay and little cargo bag, lock on grips, and studded pedals ill be getting this week. this pic was 2 days after i got it and just took a little mile hike. oh and a new rear tube cause i popped it yesterday on the trail



    '99 Giant XTC DS2 - Sold
    '08 Giant Rincon


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom87SS
    i guess i can add to this right.

    here is my 08 giant rincon. first bike i bought since i was 13. got it about 2 weeks ago now. it now has a rock shox dart 3 fork, forte carbon bar end (ya ya ya they dont belong on MTB bikes i know), lizard skins chainstay and little cargo bag, lock on grips, and studded pedals ill be getting this week. this pic was 2 days after i got it and just took a little mile hike. oh and a new rear tube cause i popped it yesterday on the trail



    DUDE I know you! Let me give you a hint to who I am...

    Me:
    "What are you ordering now?!?"
    You
    "I need a new fork this one sucks!"

    Ha glad to see that thing muddy man. Bring it by the shop, your fork is here. And we are open at noon today.
    "Never mistake motion for action."

    "If I can bicycle, I bicycle."

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    thats funnny, i saw the red wall with the tools and thought to myself that looks just like the shop. and was liek man that guy has a lot of tools and bikes at his place. ya i took it up to pertified on sunday and popped my tube like 1/2 mile in the trail on the back side of the big hill.
    '99 Giant XTC DS2 - Sold
    '08 Giant Rincon


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    My XTC2, 2005 aussie model, stock apart from Ritchey Pro Stem, Schwalbe Smart Sam tyres, BBB 11-28 cassette, Deore cranks & square taper bottom bracket.
    Nothing flash, but is fairly reliable and fast to ride. New wheelset coming soon.
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    My old racer

    Here's my old race bike. I have since sold it and moved to a Santa Cruz Blur LT.

    02' XTC frame
    rs SID sl fork
    06 XTR dual control brakes and shifters
    XT crank
    Mavic crossmax xl wheels
    easton carbon handlebars and seatpost
    thomson stem

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