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    Cool-blue Rhythm Roll Call - Show us your Giant!

    Come on Giant owners show us your rigs, we know that there're some cool rides out there and want to see them.

    Here's mine:

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    My new(ish) baby...
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    Sweeeet!

    How the carbon frame feels like?

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    Man, that is a helluva lot of plastic. I got my two2one built, i'll get a pic up as soon as i stop pounding it into the ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL
    Sweeeet!

    How the carbon frame feels like?
    In a word: Smoooove.
    The carbon just feels like it's erasing all of the little stuff that gets through on a short-travel bike. Just smoothness all over the place.
    Sweet on the Two2One! I, horribly, haven't been able to ride mine, knee surgery about 5 weeks ago, I can barely get in an hour on the road...

    J@G

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoovegan
    Man, that is a helluva lot of plastic. I got my two2one built, i'll get a pic up as soon as i stop pounding it into the ground
    Carbon bar and post too...

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    Smile sweet rides

    hey sweet rides everyone! team blue vt! haha, looks so sharp man, i'm building up a vt myself actually, should be done soon, but mines the 2003 vt one frame so its elite silver

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    Dont ofrget my Giant

    My 03 giant NRS 2. A very sweet bike. Got it back in April and it only has 500 miles on it....
    Mostly stock coponents except for:
    WTB Mutano 2.24/2.24
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    Quote Originally Posted by James@Giant
    My new(ish) baby...
    Hey how do you like that Fox Rear shock. Is it a noticable difference from the SID shock. Sweet bike BTW!!

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    Smile Here is my latest

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    Current bike is a basically stock 2002 Rainier with the exception of a Geax Sturdy rear tyre and a Ritchey Comp Rizer bar but it is soon to be replaced with a NRS which I will definitely post pictures and specs of once it is built (HURRY UP USPS)


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    nice bike man, raniers a pretty good hardtail too, my friend just bought one actually, 03 model with a nice team blue color ^^

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    Here's mine..

    bad picture but what the hell. I replaced the SID shock with a CC AD12 as well - amazing difference, highly recommend. Think I'm selling it though and getting something a little beefier for my 200lb a$$. It has served well for the past two years though.
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    Here's mine... just arrived. It's an AC Air, but I will either be putting a Fox or a Romic on it pretty soon. Maybe I'll post again when it's built. Meanwhile I've been making sure I can starddle it effectively.
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    from a chilly ride...

    Photo of my new VT on a chilly ride...hopefully I can get some action shots soon!
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    Xtc

    Here's my 2003 XTC 1. Built up from the frame
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    Carbon Fibre goood.

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    ... and if we just ... Heres mine

    04 Giant NRS SWEET RIDE!

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    Yo Slowride

    sweet frame bro. Do you mind if I ask where you got yours from and what color that is. All I can say is I want one.

    stinky

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilau ahi
    sweet frame bro. Do you mind if I ask where you got yours from and what color that is. All I can say is I want one.

    stinky
    Thanks! I got it off Ebay. It's actually a 2002 model, but apparently was put together and then taken back apart and sold as a frame. The color is called "copper/silver". The guy I got it from said it was his last one, but you might check it out anyway... his Ebay user name is "bikeframes". I got the fork today also, so hopefully it will be together before too long. Too bad it's only 5 degrees here right now.

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    Thx slowride, checked out the seller. Out of the AC frames. He has a VT frame. Mebbe.
    Good luck with the build bro.

    stinky

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilau ahi
    Thx slowride, checked out the seller. Out of the AC frames. He has a VT frame. Mebbe.
    Good luck with the build bro.

    stinky
    Here's mine - picked up recently gently used for a decent price


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    An Oldie but Goodie (NRS)...

    My 2001 NRS with a few minor tweaks.

    <img src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/sh-nrs-d.jpg">

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    Wow. I like the double sproket. Very cool.

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    My two NRS rides

    All fasteners are ti or alum, including both upper and lower shockbolts, rockercap bolts, thomson seat rail bolts, post clamp, rotorbolts, RD hardware, FRM 7075 alum isis bb, chainring bolts, and crankarm bolts(blk nrs-the blue is actiontec ti tpr sqr w/ ti bolts w alum chainwear), 160mm front(Stans alum on the bleu bike) 140mm rear rotors, stems, steertube bolt, control pinchbolts, FD, all brake hardware, Twin ti Eggs, etc etc.

    Enjoy...

    Size m frame build at a confirmed 22.7oz. as shown. Race dedicated. Carbon post, cranks, seat, bars. B4pros with all alloy bolts, etc etc.


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    Size L framebuild. General xc/epic ride at 24lbs 7oz as shown with my heavy wheelset, Deus stem, Hayes mags, 2x9, 32mm billybad fork, etc.

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    NRS Air - Just Arrived

    My Large 2004 NRS Air Frame just arrived, can't wait to get it built up, but can wait since the weather here in Indianapolis is so crappy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhodoman
    My Large 2004 NRS Air Frame just arrived, can't wait to get it built up, but can wait since the weather here in Indianapolis is so crappy.
    Oooooooooooooooh, Mummy can I please have one. I promise I will be good.

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    Yes indeedy. Thanks for the porn. Not many pics out there. Weight?

    Duck-hoping its not much lighter then my frames so I won't lust.."too" ..much. Maybe.

    ...sure would be sweet tho with my carbon post seat bars cranks. "..must..maintain..control.."

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    2004 NRS Air

    We have a large at 2566g and a medium at 2508g. They should be posted up on the Weight Weenies board soon.
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    That frame demands some.."highlights"

    Note the capbolt used to secure the alum pivot pin. Last year Cambria had these generic ti vbrake boss cap bolts for like a $1 a piece. Do great replacing those unsightly steel ones. Or, one can a smaller reg ti bolt and ano washer. Ti shockbolts and lower flange lock nut...which those 2 longass bolts and nut are $$. Cool tho.

    Yes, I know..I sometimes have too much time on hands.

    Thanks alot for the pics. Saved them all to my HD for future frame lust action and general reference beta. Bet since the 04 alum frame appears to be the same as last years...andf if so, that smaller and compact(read prob lighter then the 02-03's)rear triangle should retro the earlier frames. I don't think Giant sells them seperate, at least the years pror.

    Kinda dirty from yesterdays ride. Sorry..


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    And those mentioned ti vbrake boss bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman
    Thanks alot for the pics. Saved them all to my HD for future frame lust action and general reference beta. Bet since the 04 alum frame appears to be the same as last years...andf if so, that smaller and compact(read prob lighter then the 02-03's)rear triangle should retro the earlier frames. I don't think Giant sells them seperate, at least the years pror.
    Frames are actually different than last year, the pivot locations have been changed slightly to work better with the new shock, so '04 frames are not compatible with the older models.

    J@G

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    2004 NRS Carbon Small

    Quote Originally Posted by rhodoman
    We have a large at 2566g and a medium at 2508g. They should be posted up on the Weight Weenies board soon.
    www.icsracing.com

    Nice frame. I just received my small a couple of week ago. Weigh? 2435g without water bottle bolts, stem, and canti studs.

    I was a bit disappointed with the weight. I expected it to be closer to the 2250g mark even with the heavier rear shock.

    pnassmac

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    trying attachments..

    here's my 03 xtc 1, more or less stock:
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    That Carbon is pure lust....

    Sweet ride man!!! Would post a pic of mine but it is muddy as heck sitting in an iced over rear of a camper shell covered pickup truck outside.

    Are there trails still up in Indy? I grew up there, and the mountian biking around there was kind of sad. Can't really compare it to here in NC though as it would not be fair.

    Anyways thanks for sharing. That rig would make on heck of a race bike if you trick it out right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbcyclist
    Sweet ride man!!! Would post a pic of mine but it is muddy as heck sitting in an iced over rear of a camper shell covered pickup truck outside.

    Are there trails still up in Indy? I grew up there, and the mountian biking around there was kind of sad. Can't really compare it to here in NC though as it would not be fair.

    Anyways thanks for sharing. That rig would make on heck of a race bike if you trick it out right.
    What is the Carbon NRS retailing for? What's the best deal so far?

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    Actually biking in the Indy area is quite good, but we make the usual runs to Pisgah NC every month or so during the winter. Should get back down in the next couple of weeks.
    Not sure what the retail on the NRS Air Frameset is, we have a sponsorship with Giant for 2004 and got our pricing direct.
    I will post a buildup when all of my parts arrive but it is going to rock. Marta SL brakes, F80X fork, SRAM XO, Hugi 240's/DT/Sun DS1, Race Face Deus Cranks, Time Titan XS pedals.
    Should come in a tick under 24 pounds without doing anything crazy.

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    Wasn't going to do this yet but what the hell!!
    My NRS frame turned up in the mail today. It is not new but who cares. It would not have been new after one ride.
    20.5"
    Race Face Deus Stem
    Race Face XY seatpost
    Truvativ Team Stylo cranks
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    Easton EC90 handlebar
    Avid Mechanical disks
    Avid Speed Dial Ultimate levers
    XTR shifters, front & rear derailleur
    Time ATAC pedals
    Geax Sturdy tyres
    Rock Shox Duke XC fork
    So far she is 3/4 finished but should be complete by this time tomorrow (work commitments allowing).
    Many thanks to chuckc1971 for all of his help in getting it to me in Australia from Kentucky.
    Will post some better pics once she is complete.


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    Glad to see your new ride coming together. Good parts list. Summer time down there isn't it? Been riding here, but its been cold even for us SE guys. Brrr....

    Duck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman
    Glad to see your new ride coming together. Good parts list. Summer time down there isn't it? Been riding here, but its been cold even for us SE guys. Brrr....

    Duck
    Yeah Duck.
    It took me a while to find the bike but when I did he also had some sweet parts that he was able to offer on top. Between chuckc1971 and the guys in my club I was able to source basically everything there second hand (which did not worry me as it IS a second hand bike) with the exception of the saddle, handlebar, brakes and some minor hardware like cables and tubes.
    It is summer here and I cannot wait to get out on her and show an expatriot American some red Aussie dirt.
    24 hour event coming up in April for her along with a MTB orienteering event in 2 weeks. She and I will be doing some miles both outdoor and on the trainer to get me fit for these and plenty of other events this year.
    Do you know what the difference between the normal NRS and the Pro Series. I know the Pro Series has the 2 rear travel settings but is there any other difference. Frame on this one is made of Superlight 6000 series aluminium. Is that the same on all NRS's!!!

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    Same frame short the 2 position rockers. The 2.5" travel mode was for heavier riders so the psi's could be more managable regarding the rear sid. Read that anyway. Same frame material with all the alum verions. Only some do not have v-boss mnts, and of course the various diff for each model year otherwise.
    Hey, that orienteering thing sounds cool as hell. I do alot of solo off trail backpacking, and can appriciate that kinda stuff.

    Just like you said..once they get dirty once..they're all a "used bike" from then on.

    Enjoy..I sure do.

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    Update

    Finished the NRS so I thought I would post another picture of it.


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    Giant ATX 1 DH



    Old pic of my bike from August last yr before my accident, few new bits since then so will try and get a newer pic.

    P.S. Doesnt look bad for its age does it, brought it on 28th May 1999!

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    A little late-but a GIANT

    Here is my Giant 2001 MCM Team. Not as pretty as the new carbons but the Kevlar Composite is stiff as hell. I built it from the frame up-as picture it weighs around 20.45 lbs. Hope you enjoy.
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    The 04 NRS Carbon retails for...

    $1500 from my local bike shop.

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    My little BLUE NRS

    Here is my NRS3. It's 2002 model distributed in the Philippines. It was already upgraded to the following set-up:

    Shimano Deore Drivetrain
    Marzocchi Z4 front shocks
    Avid Mech Disc brakes
    Thomson Stem and Seatpost
    Element 24-blade wheelset

    <img src="http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid79/p0c1217419a7812079d0a740b6d67fccd/fb0d1a82.jpg">

    I use it mainly for trailriding.

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    My 2003 Giant Rainer

    Well here is my ride

    <TD ALIGN=CENTER VALIGN=BOTTOM><FONT face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Sans-Serif" size="-2"><A HREF="http://blanchas.myftpsite.net/mtb/rainier/rainier32.JPG"><IMG SRC="http://blanchas.myftpsite.net/mtb/rainier/TN_rainier32.JPG" ALT="rainier32.JPG" width="125" height="94"><BR>Side View</A></FONT></TD>

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    Hey does anybody have a complete 2004 NRS Air??? I've been waiting for mine to arrive in the mail, just wanted to see some real pics of the complete bike as the Giant page does it no justice.

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    my 03 NRS1, i love riding it

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    Nice sp00kme.
    About time you posted a picture of that rig. I have been waiting.
    Looks like you and me are just about twins except I got the pretty yellow bits on mine.
    What is the fork that you have??

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    Looks like a Sid Team. Good looking ride.

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    My NRS

    It's a 2003 NRS Air frame that I built up with the following components:

    Fox F80RLT fork
    XTR rear der
    XT front der
    Magura Marta disc brakes
    Truvativ Stylo team crankset
    Answer carbon bar
    Maxm stem
    XT shifters
    Sette carbon post
    Velocity VXC rims laced to WTB Laser Disc lite hubs (Am Classic's)
    Huthinson Python Elite tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by toowoombarider
    Nice sp00kme.
    About time you posted a picture of that rig. I have been waiting.
    Looks like you and me are just about twins except I got the pretty yellow bits on mine.
    What is the fork that you have??

    Yeah cheers man, we should hook up for a ride some time in brisbane eh. I'm dead keen on some 12/24 races this year and the bike orienteering buzz sounds wicked.
    The fork is the SID race 80mm. It is sweet as compared with the shite equipment I'm used to on my old HT but I have been thinking about getting something with 100-120mm after reading some of Duckman's comments on geometry etc. I think the extra travel would position me a bit better on the 18.5 size frame.

    Anyway ride on. I'm off home for a night ride around gap creek, should be hard and fast after all this rain and a sunny day today.

    L8r

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    Your right about the geo. I'm a tad shorter then you(5'11.5"), and the 80mm front end just puts too much weight out there in front with the M frame, at least when I run the right stem at 120mm to clear my knees when climbing out fo the saddle. The bike felt almost dangerous with the sid sorta, but with the higher 100mm crown height, the bike feels again like its perfect. Plus the 100mm gives slightly more bb clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman
    Your right about the geo. I'm a tad shorter then you(5'11.5"), and the 80mm front end just puts too much weight out there in front with the M frame, at least when I run the right stem at 120mm to clear my knees when climbing out fo the saddle. The bike felt almost dangerous with the sid sorta, but with the higher 100mm crown height, the bike feels again like its perfect. Plus the 100mm gives slightly more bb clearance.
    So Duck, do you also run the 100mm travel on your large??
    Any problems there??
    I would love to put a Fox or Marzocchi MX Comp with ETA on mine at some time down the track when the fun police (wife) gives me back my credit card.

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    I run a Black Elite at 100mm....feels good. Tried the Bomber.

    Quote Originally Posted by toowoombarider
    So Duck, do you also run the 100mm travel on your large??
    Any problems there??
    I would love to put a Fox or Marzocchi MX Comp with ETA on mine at some time down the track when the fun police (wife) gives me back my credit card.
    I didn't like how it felt in comparison to the rear. It was definitely plusher...but that didn't match the nice tight feel of the bike. The Black is much firmer and bobs less.

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    Aggghhh! Lightweights!

    I must take some pics and post of my do-it-all FR/XC baby!

    Hint---it weighs about 35lbs...
    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


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    Where did you get the 04' NRS Air

    Quote Originally Posted by pnassmac
    $1500 from my local bike shop.

    pnassmac
    my LBS told me that it can only be purchased as a complete bike but I only need the frame. Does anyone know where I can get one online or a shop. I live in South Florida. Thanks

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    Actually, I have been told the complete bikes are not available yet. Your LBS should be able to get a frame if they still have some. You can check through the shop where I got mine here in Indianapolis, they will let you know what the deal is. Indy Cycle Specialist
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    I ordered a complete bike in September and I wont be getting it until mid March. I live in Canada so it will be a few weeks longer or a wait, but I dont think anyone has a complete bike yet in North America.

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    First Test Ride

    She was brand new yesterday....Got her a little dirty on our first date, now I am in love.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
    Aggghhh! Lightweights!

    I must take some pics and post of my do-it-all FR/XC baby!

    Hint---it weighs about 35lbs...
    Let's see those pics! I'm building an AC right now.

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    Pics...will post this weekend.

    My Giant story:

    Bought a 2001 Giant NRS-1 in Jan 2001.
    It was stolen in March 2001 - replaced it out of my pocket in March 2001.
    Cracked the frame at the stop shock weld in Spring 2002.
    Giant warrantied it with a 2002 NRS-1 frame.
    Had a boat load of ghost shifting problems. I had it in the shop about once a month trying to get rid of the problem. Tried every known remedy to try to fix the ghost shifting. Finally got fed up with it and bought a 2002 AC Air Lite.
    Giant eventually warrantied the ghost shifting NRS-1 with a 2003 VT-1 Frame.
    Rode the AC Air Lite like a demon! I was stepping up my technical game and realized that's the type of rig I wanted all along anyways.
    Late summer 2003 I broke the AC frame.
    Giant warrantied it with a beautiful 2003 AC-1 frame!
    I swapped all the parts over, the Swinger 4 Way is a dream...what an awesome piece of equipment. I still wasn't satisfied with the Psylo up front from the Air Lite build. I spent two months searching for a good, used Firefly and found my deal. So new it looked fresh from the factory, with warranty card, THREE springs and an 8" rotor adapter all for $310 shipped.

    I've gone through THREE NRS-1 frames, a VT-1, an AC Air Lite and now...

    My bike is now my dream ride.
    2003 Giant AC-1 with a 2003 Manitou Sherman Firefly up front.
    Sun Singletracks front and rear with a Marzocchi 20mm hub up front and XT hub at the back end.
    WTB Wierwolf 2.5's front and rear.
    8" Hayes up front
    6" Hayes rear
    Race Face Prodigy ISIS crankset

    For me and the riding here I like to do (very technical XC with a bit of hucking and the occaisional gravity runs)...it's the perfect balance of beefiness while still maintaining the ability to pedal.
    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


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    I have recieved 1 complete (mine), and 1 frame.

    Both are beautiful. If you have questions, feel free to e-mail tobybiker@hotmail.com. You will drool over this bike, you will probably bring it into your living room every night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit
    Both are beautiful. If you have questions, feel free to e-mail tobybiker@hotmail.com. You will drool over this bike, you will probably bring it into your living room every night.


    You have a complete NRS Air??? If so please post pics, many pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benno
    You have a complete NRS Air??? If so please post pics, many pics!
    Hear, hear!!

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    photos are at the shop. I will post AM. BUT...

    I have already fitted a custom Moots stem, (106x6 degree),Monkeylite bars, Moots layback seatpost, and am fitting it with XTR cassette, cranks, and assorted Ti bolts and bits. This will be a sweet machine. Anyone in TX for the Norba opener will see her shine! (the bike, not me...) I will post pics manana! I am hoping for -24#, with REAL tires, BTW.

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    Hey I happen to like Pythons.......Cant wait to see the pics, I ordered my NRS Air in September and it wont be in the country untill the end of the month (Canada). The only think I am "changing" is I'm adding 959 pedals and a carbon cage.
    You lucky son of a ....

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    would you like the pythons at (near) cost?

    I would be happy to sell them for $65.00US a pair. We have deep crazy soil here, we need tread for security. Let us know, fairdealsportsonline@yahoo.com, thanks!

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    ... and if we just ... Giant AC1 2002

    Here is my bike. I like it, I ride it.
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    Naw thats ok Rideit...........they already come on my NRS Air, and I can get em cheaper than that via my sponsorship.

    I was promised pics in the "am", where are they??? Just cause you already have your NRS Air doesnt mean you have to make the rest of us suffer

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    Ac...

    bikeCOLORADO, Bikebrain... 1 question for you guys... are you using the seatpost shim? If not, have you found that there is less seatpost insertion without it? I read something about the shim aligning the seatpost to go further in than without it, but I don't have both sizes of seatposts to try it. In fact I don't have any seatpost, so I'm trying to decide which size to buy...

    Thanks!

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    I look at it this way...if you don't use the shim and a 27.2 seatpost, then you VOID THE WARRANTY. With the way I break stuff, that's a no brainer. I definitely use the seat post shim.
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    i have a giant 2003 nrs 2 with a syncros 30.9 seatpost. the 27.2 diameter seatpost and shim is used because the 27.2 is smaller and will miss some of the imperfection in the seat tube.

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    Sweet bike bikebrain. Been thinking hard about getting the 04 AC1 bike. Almost there.
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    Finally my baby

    I just got this about 3 weeks ago, 02 NRS air
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    my ride!

    It's a 2004 XTC2 Disk, Australia model. I have already put on some VXC/WTB wheels but need a warranty replacemnet for my front hub. I got oury lock on grips and put my old egg beaters on. Heres some old pics from when I first got the bike(in october).
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    Thank you!! This is my second AC1(My first was stolen). The Romic made it a great bike, as I'm sure the Manitou Swinger would be cool on the 04'. I'll probably be looking for a deal on an 03 or 04 next year. I just bought the Z150 used of of the classifieds. I can't wait to test it on Sunday.

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    2003 Vt-2

    Really enjoying seeing other Giant owners rides. Everyone modifies to suit their style, tastes, and needs for the personal touch. My new Giant is a 2003 VT-2 Demo from my LBS. Mods include Black Super Air 100-120, XT hubs with X317 rims, Thomson seatpost and stem, Azonic CF-1 bars, and SRAM rocket shifters. I normally ride rugged XC trails. The bike is a dream for me. Thanks!
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    Saweeeeeeeet, how did it pedal uphills with the Romic? From the giant website, it says the Swinger makes it a pretty good climber.
    Hope to see more AC bikes pix.
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    A fine and still clean example of one of my favorite all time models offered the past couple ot years. Until the new carbon air came out, it was still my fav. "look" for the Air model. Still is for the alum frame. I'm vain like that ya know. Maybe i'm just bias to black. Probably.

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    here are some photos 04 AIR

    I am still waiting on XTR cranks, may go with a Lo-rise monkey lite, the hi seems a bit high. Like the Moots layback post and custom 106 x 6 degree stem? I have Ti, Carbon, and Aluminun to represent here!
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    Very nice! Cant wait till I get mine. Do all the NRS Air's come with Black Manitou's?

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    Benno, I believe so. Black is dope.NM

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    Nice

    I wonder how much $$$ was put into that awsome rig.

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    here'e my 2003 NRS2





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    My 2002/2003 AC Hybrid...

    Becoming more and more "2003" all the time:





    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


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    Here's my XTC

    '01 XTC frame, full XT with XTR shifters/derailluers. Comes in at 21 lbs.
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    Dang...that's just "weigh" too light! Kudos to all you lightweight XC riders and your sweet (and light) rigs. Been there done that...it just took me a while to realize that's not the riding I'm made for (physically and psychologically).

    See my 35lb hardcore "XC" rig a few posts above...
    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


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    Big red X pic?
    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


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    Giant DH

    Alright all you weight wieners, I gotta throw my Giant DH (45lbs) into this mix.
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    Hey take that Rockshox sticker off of your bike before it makes your frame break!!! You could fix it with a Marzocchi Sticker, but I think their stickers weigh more than the Rockshox ones.

    Nice Bike!!

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    Well, my bike has arrived in BC...........It will be arriving in Port Hope, Ontario between Feb 20th - 24th..............Just before I head to Florida. Holy crap, no sleep for me for a week.


    FYI It's a Carbon Fiber NRS Air

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    I love the DH...sweet and clean lines like no other rig out there.
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    I second that. The Giant DH has to be one of the most contemporary looking frames in the DH arena. I just says "Hey I'm a DH machine no more, no less bring your skills!"

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    Come on Giant owners show us your rigs, we know that there're some cool rides out there and want to see them.

    Here's mine:


    My Giant NRS!
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    Up to date shot

    Plus one that looks kinda cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRocker
    Plus one that looks kinda cool
    Gotta love those Panaracers with the red frame.
    I ride with a guy over here in Oz who has those tyres with his red XTC3 and it looks great too.
    I think I need to go with the Python Golds with my black, yellow and white NRS.

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    Hey Bike Brain, that looks like the Romic I sold you. How's she holding up?

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    ... and if we just ... Romic is fine!!

    Hey What's going on!!

    The shock has been great, I actually sent it in to Romic last week to be rebuilt. The platform was starting to go away, and I figured it was due for a rebuild I could hear bubbles on the rebound stroke. I'm running my old Rockshox while I'm waiting for the Romic to return. How has your 67 been holding up, particularly the swingarm. Have you been racing Fontana or anything? Have you been to Bootleg Canyon outside of Vegas? Just wondering, We are thinking of going out there...

    Rideon,

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