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    2007 Marin Mount Vision - Amazing

    This is the newest ride. I already love the suspension design. I feel far more confident while riding it and it looks superb! I plan on doing some upgrading over time. For now, everything works great.
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    I have the 2009 5.8 and I love it. Bought it as a frame and moved parts from an HT to it but since then upgraded a few things on it.

    Great bike and it also always seems to attract peeps with "COOL BIKE" comments ...

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    Thanks man. I thought that the rear swingarm design was some sort of gimmick but I liked the look of it. I am a motorcycle rider as well and it was attractive and unique. But after riding it and reading up on how much R&D went in with a Formula 1 suspension dude designing it, I realize how amazing it is.

    Now I have to decide if I will be getting enough use out of my custom Stumpy Hardtail that warrents keeping it.

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    I'm on the other fence, I'm thinking of getting a HT 29er ... mainly because pulling a kid trailer on paved with an FS kinda sux ... plus it would be cool to have variety for different type of trails that don't really require a FS

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    Nice one! I did own a 08 MV pro. Perfect bike. Sold it for next to nothing...got a 11 MV XM9 instead though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragos View Post
    I'm on the other fence, I'm thinking of getting a HT 29er ... mainly because pulling a kid trailer on paved with an FS kinda sux ... plus it would be cool to have variety for different type of trails that don't really require a FS
    Use that Propedal!

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    I use the Propedal but its not the same... it does help but its not an rigid it still has a play, same thing with the front shock lock... at least on mine since its not a FOX

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    Your post inspired me to post mine to

    2009 MountVision 5.8

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    I got in a great ride at my local Mountain yesterday. Mount Spokane.
    Drove most of the way up to the top, then we had to park and ride the last 600ft of elevation to get to the Summit at 5100 ft. That is when the fun began! about 2900 ft of elevation drop of semi-technical (dont ride a rigid) singletrack all the way down to a lodge where we got a brew. I only took 1 picture during the ride because I was having too much fun.

    Only went down a couple of times. Once was at the top going through some snow. and the other was near the bottom trying to ride through a creek about 4-5 inches deep and 4 ft wide. That was cold.

    The bike took everything I threw at it. After riding my hardtail for about a year, it was amazing how much more confidence, control, and even fun, I had on this bike. It climbs great and descends very well for 120mm of travel.

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    Awesome man!

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    Update!

    I swapped some parts from my stumpjumper and sold the stumpy. XT wheelset, XTR Brakes, Masterpiece Seatpost.
    Then I purchased some new parts. Nobby Nic Evo 2.25 set up tubless, Answer Carbon bars.
    She rides amazing!
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    Looks great man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragos View Post
    Looks great man!
    Thanks. With a new stem and foam grips I am hoping to be close to 27lbs even. Not a weight weenie bike, but as you know, the bike feels lighter than it actually is.

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    The suspension descends amazingly well. Like all short travel bikes I only felt out of travel on mine when riding lazy seated on the flatter bumpy terrain. Out and out fun descending on the tight woodsy trails.
    Pity you upgraded your wheels. Mine responded really well to a 650B front.

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    I have rode a few 650b bikes and my reaction is always "meh".

    If someone gave me a wheelset and tires I might give it a go, but I have not felt a huge difference in ride with the mid wheels.

    I love my 29er on the other hand, but that has a significant difference in riding dynamics.

    As soon as my buddies on 29ers and 650b bikes can keep up with me and my buddy on his 26 I may think about changing. Until then I am good with having a 26er.

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    I'm the same as far as full 650B goes but front 650B makes a big difference on short steep geo bikes like the MV. You can really hang off the front wheel.

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    Interesting... didn't even know you could put a bigger wheel on it...

    BTW.... i want a 29er HT That's my next buy

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    I find the trails I can use a 29er hard tail pretty limiting.

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    For the trails I have the Marin... I just got a 29er offbrand from CL and I'll use it mostly for riding paved paths with the Fam pulling the kids with a trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragos View Post
    For the trails I have the Marin... I just got a 29er offbrand from CL and I'll use it mostly for riding paved paths with the Fam pulling the kids with a trailer.
    Yeah. My Monocog is a full rigid single speed 29er and it takes a lot more rider skill to ride a lot of the areas around here, but it has made me a much better rider on my Marin.

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    Shorter SS, between 70 and 90mm is a good thing for the MV.

    Glad you like your purchase.
    '10 Marin MountVision 650b conversion

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    It looks like when they had the server update all of the pics were deleted.

    Well this is how she sits now.
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    Just went to a 1x9 drivetrain using the race face narrow wide chainring. So far I love it.

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    Nice man!... putting 650b wheels on it has been hunting me real bad lately

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragos View Post
    Nice man!... putting 650b wheels on it has been hunting me real bad lately
    Is it because 650b is the newest greatest thing? or is it because you actually road a 650b and were blown away by the performance?

    There is a lot of marketing hype around 650b right now.

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    It's because I have been riding a 29er for some time now and I love the bigger wheels so I'm thinking somewhere in between it would be awesome on a FS.

    ...and the idea of just changing the wheels and not having to buy a new bike its great.... you can go back to 26 or 650b whenever you want

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