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    2009 MountVision 5.8

    Here's my 2009 MT 5.8... had it for a few years but never posted it on the Marin forums and never posted it on this site period after I started upgrading since the initial build.

    Since I know everyone "hates" clean MTB pictures I took a few pictures for before and after Today's wash

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    Just installed the XT pedals and KS Supernatural Adjustable Seatpost after the wash! Love the ride

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    She looks like one dirty, dirty whore in those first pics! Cleans up nice though.

    I love the Form follow Function design of these frames.

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    I had a 2009 Mount Vision in the same color. I absolutely LOVED this bike. The frame has amazing versatility and durability. I ran it with 120, 140 and 150mm forks in everything from XC races to trips to the Alps and it took whatever I threw at it like a champ. Sold it last year and bought a 2011 XM8, which is essentially the same thing but with more travel. The painted finish on the newer frames is nowhere as durable as the anodized frames of 2007-2010.

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    I'm sure the new design rides good or maybe better... but Marin had something unique going with the quadlink design

    Now their designs are just like everyone elses... sad

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    These MV's are ideal for 650b conversion. Pretty much what the Mans. will get around to producing for the majority.
    '10 Marin MountVision 650b conversion

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalscott View Post
    These MV's are ideal for 650b conversion. Pretty much what the Mans. will get around to producing for the majority.
    I don't know much about this conversion but you deff got me interested for an upgrade in the future. Anything specific that needs to be done/changed or just prty much buy the wheels/tires and maybe the front fork?

    Anything else?

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    +1 re: unique and a bit sexy I might add.
    The upgrade will perform better than a new and pricier 26er. When it's time to sell, it's relevant. win/win

    Pretty much plug and play.
    I get front derailleur rub with a 2.35 out back on my '10.
    Going fat is a non-issue with GripShift(3 clicks per ring).
    I used my stock hubs and a LBS for the build. I went with the wide Pacenti P35(
    Velocity), bike came in at 30.5 lbs..
    FYI, the 35mm width is a bugger to get tires to bead up. Pacenti has 31mm and 28mm available, if you like the idea of wider affording larger tire contact area.

    I'd stay away from slow tires, i.e. Nevigal. Sad to see conversion fall short of expectations. Pacenti Neo-Moto rolls quite fast and has killer grip. Superior to Nobby Nick from my experience.
    '10 Marin MountVision 650b conversion

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    Sounds good thanks for the info. You should post up some pics of yours

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