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    Shift R7

    Anyone have good experience riding the Shift R7? My LBS has one on floor and it got some solid looking components on it and I'm deeply considering it. I rode it around the store and the shock has no unwanted movement that I could feel from pedaling. It seems like a good bike.

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    I'm sure there will be some Shift riders who will pipe in. Obviously, my opinion will be somewhat biased but I've always really dug our Shift bikes. Compare the geometry to the Santra Cruz Superlight...it's really, really close and the Superlight gets pretty high marks from folks.

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    Dude, I love my Shift, I only have an R1 but it kills on the trail!! I ride XC mostly, I live in TN. so most of our trails are covered with roots and rocks and this bike is perfect!

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    rolling a r5 and love it, upgraded the forks and needs a stiffer shock for me @ 258. But its a great bike and pretty much takes everything i throw at it. I do a ton of street/urban free ride and hucking with it and I love it!

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    I've rode the Shift R7 today here in Northeast Tennessee. I like it so far, but the saddle a lot harder than I'm used too. Even with padded shorts on it a little pain. I noticed I have more control with pedal and a lot faster riding over rock gardens, etc than on mine hardtail. The shifting pretty good and the brakes are awesome! I don't have hydraulic disc brakes on mine hardtail and I don't think I'm be able to ride the hardtail again without the disc brakes! I like the fork and its ability to climb over obstacles. I don't really feel the rear shock bouncing too much.

    90% most likely going end up buying this bike. Depends on what kind of package deal he gives me and whether I can get my body on a Giant Trance.

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    I just had a R7 built up and I love it. It is my first FS bike and my Titanium hardtail is already being broken down for sale. I bought it as a frame and had it built up to similar specs as factory. The ride is very smooth and the bike handles great. The SRAM shifting is fast and smooth. The bike is definitely heavier than my HT, but I think that is good on a MTB - feels solid. The tuscan sage green is a cool color as well. So far I couldn't happier with it.

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    He said this bike was a 2010. It weights right now 28 pounds with current pedals. Of course I'm switch the saddles too.

    I'm most likely buying it. Here it is:
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    I bought it. I decided go with it. I'm putting the Crank Brothers candy pedal on it, and a more softer saddle. Otherwise it will look exactly like the picture above.

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    The Rocket V usually is a great fitting saddle are you possibly sitting to far back or forward??
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    It don't have the rocket V on it. That bike in picture above belongs to the bike shop owner and he swap out the saddle. He told me today he was giving me the one that in a box, so I'll have the rocket V saddle.

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    Congrats Panther! Enjoy your R7!

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    I like the Sram carbon x-o rear derailleur and the hayes stroker brakes. The fork is awesome too!

    After all this bad weather clears up, I'll be ripping the trails like a pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panther Creek.
    That bike in picture above belongs to the bike shop owner and he swap out the saddle.
    Wheres your Porn son.
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    I cant comment on the 7 but I bought an R5 today and I'm so impressed. It is very smooth and responsive without being twitchy or unpredictable. I was hyping it up and went on a ride with my wife this evening; I told her to jump on my bike for chits and giggles. She was hesitant but finally got on and was amazed. Her bike isnt anything special (Diamondback Sorrento) but she immediately noticed a difference and didnt want to get off. She said to me, "I think this is my bike." The 7 can only be that much better component wise.

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    I'll pick up mine bike Tuesday. Looking forward too it.

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