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    The Mount Vision Photo Album

    There is another picture thread but I couldn't find one specifically for MVs

    You can post pictures only or share the specs too.

    I'll start...





    09 Mount Vision 5.8 (medium)
    XT drivetrain
    Magura Laurin FCR 130 fork
    DT Swiss X1800 wheels
    WTB Motoraptor 2.4 fron, WTB Velociraptor 2.1 rear
    Truvativ Noir Team carbon bar
    ODI Ruffian grips
    Hayes Stroker Trail brakes, V6 rotors

    Post those pics!

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    2009 Mount Vision 5.8
    Small (had medium but going 650b soon and needed the standover)
    Fox Float 130rl
    Magura Marta brakes
    X7 drivetrain
    Stylo cranks
    Answer carbon bars
    WTB laserdisc trail rear/Bontrager racelite front wheels
    Thomson post

    crappy phone picture

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    2008 East Peak. Does that count?

    - Rock Shox Reba Race (running stock 100mm, still need to adjust to 120mm)
    - SLX cranks, shifters
    - XT rd
    - Race Face Atlas AM handlebar
    - Race Face Deus XC seatpost
    - Titec Rip 3D 120mm stem
    - DT Swiss X1800 wheelset
    - IRC Trail Bear tires (no more Fire XC Pros as pictured)


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    Quote Originally Posted by the_agent
    2008 East Peak. Does that count?
    Sure! Same animal, different names

    Are these the Pro FRS grips? I like those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmorsi
    Sure! Same animal, different names

    Are these the Pro FRS grips? I like those.
    Yep! I like them as well. No more slipping!

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    A beautiful spring day in Madrid (Spain). In a pinewood forest near my house...


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    My 08 east peak

    120 reba


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    My '08 MV pro

    Here is mine. Just build it. Hope to put in my Fox from my former bike inhere when i can get some cheap new inner legs.

    Now it is build with mostly XTR.

    Superb bike!!
















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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel
    Here is mine. Just build it. Hope to put in my Fox from my former bike inhere when i can get some cheap new inner legs.

    Now it is build with mostly XTR.

    Superb bike!!
    That's some really nice kit you've got on that bike

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    [QUOTE=Betzel]Here is mine. Just build it. Hope to put in my Fox from my former bike inhere when i can get some cheap new inner legs.

    Now it is build with mostly XTR.

    Superb bike!!

    Wish mine could stay that clean. Nice bike. Got it under 12.5 kgs yet?

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    Well, it is wel below 12 kilo's. It is about 11.6kilo's i think. I will weigh it again.

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    I'll have to pump some helium in my tires. I think mine's closer to 13.

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    I don't have a speclist with weights anymore.... I have to see when i'm at home.

    The frame is quite heavy yes, but the parts are quite light making a nice and light bike.

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    Hi Guys!

    Hello from Poland!

    Can I post with the frame only?
    I have just received my Mount Vision Pro frame and I am starting to build my bike on it



    Best regards

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    Awesome color!

    That's a really nice frame color! Never seen this anodized blue color on a MV frame before.

    Don't forget to post pictures when you're done with the build!

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    Hi!

    Thanks hmorsi! This really looks great
    I like your bike - it seems that we will have very similar setups.
    I am also building it on XT and with Magura 130 fork

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    That is a really cool color. If they had one of these instead of a black one than that would surely be my first choise!

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    Here is a picture of my 2008 MV.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo30
    Here is a picture of my 2008 MV.
    Nice wheelset

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    Hi!

    My Mount Vision just got the fork.
    It is 130mm AM Magura Menja.

    The rest is slowly comming afterwards, so I should have it ready within a month I hope...



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    Last edited by luke_; 06-20-2010 at 03:26 AM.

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    here's one...

    PIMP and totally stock.
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    nice reflectors...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Shop
    here's one...

    PIMP and totally stock.
    Sweet. I am loving that new white/silver color scheme. It makes the frame look much sexier than the older solid colors.

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    and notice the welds.... or lack there of.
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    Hi again!

    My MV starts to look like a bike
    I am just installing the driveterrain - decided to use full XT with Jagwire cables in SID blue.
    I like the look - hope you'll like it as well.

    Blue cockpit :
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    Quote Originally Posted by luke_
    Hi again!

    My MV starts to look like a bike
    I am just installing the driveterrain - decided to use full XT with Jagwire cables in SID blue.
    I like the look - hope you'll like it as well.
    This build is looking good! I like the blue cables

    What grips are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmorsi
    This build is looking good! I like the blue cables

    What grips are those?
    Thanks.
    The grips are Dartmoor. Local polish brand.

    Two more pictures - tommorow I take the wheels from my GF and go for a weekend of riding to test everything



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    This is a friend MV, it started as a 2008 white MV and now it is like this:




    Sorry about the image, it was taken with a phone, i'll post better ones within a few days.

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    Hi guys!

    After the first weekend of riding - I am stunned.
    This bike is just unbelieavable!!!

    Last edited by luke_; 06-20-2010 at 03:24 AM.

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    Hi!

    I have new wheels already - Mavic Crossmax XL. And new brakes will be Hope Tech M4 with floating rotors - I am just waiting for new hoses (Jagwire Hyflow) to change it.

    Pic of the bike on new wheels:



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    Last edited by luke_; 06-27-2010 at 12:52 PM.

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    Those rotors are awesome, fit perfect!

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    luke_ that is a great looking MV. How is it handling with the 130mm fork?

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    Hi!

    Thanks.
    I just got the brakes and hoses. I am going to change the original black hoses to Jagwire Hyflow in the same SID blue color as the driveterrain cables
    I will work on it tonight, so hopefully everything will work out and I'll post some pictures of the Hope Tech M4 brakes with new hoses

    Just two pics of the brakes with Jagwire Hyflow hoses fitted:





    The fork is great. Doesn't have the platform and is very plush - very similar to the back wheel. So It seems this is very good match.

    Best regards
    Last edited by luke_; 06-26-2010 at 12:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke_
    I just got the brakes and hoses. I am going to change the original black hoses to Jagwire Hyflow in the same SID blue color as the driveterrain cables
    Don't do that! You'll be lucky to get only the half of the brakes' preformance.
    A few weeks ago I had to buy Jagwire hoses to fit my old Juicy 7 from the previous bike to the newly assembled MMV and got attracted by plenty of availaible colors too And ... these hoses are just balloons - I easily push the lever to the handlebar on the perfectly bleeded brakes
    Experimenting, I've replaced this hose with the original one and got the braking power again. So it was definitely a hose's fault in degraded braking power.

    By the way, my bike on the pump track - a few days after it was completely built.
    Waiting for the new tubeless tyres and goodridge hoses
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    Quote Originally Posted by denis.gorchakov
    Don't do that! You'll be lucky to get only the half of the brakes' preformance.
    A few weeks ago I had to buy Jagwire hoses to fit my old Juicy 7 from the previous bike to the newly assembled MMV and got attracted by plenty of availaible colors too And ... these hoses are just balloons - I easily push the lever to the handlebar on the perfectly bleeded brakes
    Experimenting, I've replaced this hose with the original one and got the braking power again. So it was definitely a hose's fault in degraded braking power.

    By the way, my bike on the pump track - a few days after it was completely built.
    Waiting for the new tubeless tyres and goodridge hoses
    Hi!

    I already did it
    Don't have any issue. Maybe the rear brake feels a bit softer than the front - but I will have to rebleed it later anyway.
    The front is perfect, I would not be able to push the lever to handlebar.

    Nice bike - similar setup to mine

    Best regards

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    Rare thing! Mountain bike in mountains Crimea, Ukraine, all mountain riding.
    Saddle's nose on the photos is set a bit too high, that's the seatpost's fault.
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    My Quads
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    on a freeride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byke Dood
    My Quads
    Nice rides. What rise are these stems? Aren't the bards placed a bit too high like that for this frame's geometry?

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    The stems are 110/40 degrees and they are a bit high for racing or competition but the are great for cruising around town
    on a freeride

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    Some new pics taken at Bikepark Leogang, Austria. Together with my Son, who also rides a Marin








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    2009 Marin Mount Vision 5.7 medium frame (w/ shock) 7.1 lbs
    2009 Fox RP23 high volume canister (swapped from 5.8 frame)

    2010 Manitou Minute MRD absolute 130mm fork

    FSA carbon low-rise handlebar at 660mm
    XTR shifter brake combo controls
    Thomson Elite X4 stem, 0 / 90mm (also have a 0 / 70mm)
    Hope headset
    Thomson Elite seatpost w/ Hope clamp
    Specialized Rival SL 130 seat

    DT Swiss 5.1(front) and EX500 (rear) rims
    (32 whole, std. lace w/ double butted spokes)
    Hope Pro2 hubs front & rear
    9mm thru axle front
    12mm thru axle (Maxle kit) rear (* highly recommend)
    • Also have a Mavic XM719 disc wheel set with same components

    XT drive train w/ Sram PG-991 chain
    XT PD-M770 pedals
    Avid BB7 mechanical brakes, 185mm front / 160mm rear
    Sram flax jacket cable sets

    Full build (with rims / tires) came in at 28.1 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by card
    2009 Marin Mount Vision 5.7 medium frame (w/ shock) 7.1 lbs
    2009 Fox RP23 high volume canister (swapped from 5.8 frame)

    2010 Manitou Minute MRD absolute 130mm fork

    FSA carbon low-rise handlebar at 660mm
    XTR shifter brake combo controls
    Thomson Elite X4 stem, 0 / 90mm (also have a 0 / 70mm)
    Hope headset
    Thomson Elite seatpost w/ Hope clamp
    Specialized Rival SL 130 seat

    DT Swiss 5.1(front) and EX500 (rear) rims
    (32 whole, std. lace w/ double butted spokes)
    Hope Pro2 hubs front & rear
    9mm thru axle front
    12mm thru axle (Maxle kit) rear (* highly recommend)
    • Also have a Mavic XM719 disc wheel set with same components

    XT drive train w/ Sram PG-991 chain
    XT PD-M770 pedals
    Avid BB7 mechanical brakes, 185mm front / 160mm rear
    Sram flax jacket cable sets

    Full build (with rims / tires) came in at 28.1 lbs.
    Looks sick with the white frame and anodized red bits! Now go get it a bit dirty, it looks too clean!

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    Very nice. How does the Maxle rear upgrade feel? I've heard it makes wonders.

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    I highly recommend the rear Maxle kit.
    You are going from a standard (tiny) skewer to a 12mm threaded through axle.
    Keep in mind a standard skewer is only 9mm at the wheel mounting boss on the fork or frame.

    I had roughly 3 months riding the bike before installing the Maxle kit.
    It gives a much firmer feel to the rear over the standard skewer (aluminum, steel or Ti).
    I don't have any engineering data behind my recommendation, all I can say is you can feel the difference.
    It makes a very nice rear suspension system work even better.
    I purchased from the US Marin web store for about $90.

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    My 07 Marin still running strong on a warm fall day
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    on a freeride

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    our two Mount Vision with Rohloff Speedhub






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    my first marin bike but sold it two month later.
    2007 East peak (small)


    But got 2007 MT.Vision (X-Small)



    Magura durin 100. recently replaced and serviced under recall program.
    mostly XT.
    carbon handle bar etc.....


    in my opinion, these frames are the best frame design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayopay
    our two Mount Vision with Rohloff Speedhub

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    How do you like the DT swiss rear shock?Why did you change from fox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz
    How do you like the DT swiss rear shock?Why did you change from fox?
    I bought the frame without rear shock and I got the XM 180 for an nice price.
    The 190mm XM 180 hast 190g the FOX RP 23 has 290g .
    The XM 180 is working fine.

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    Looks good to. It's a pity no one makes a 195 x 55 shock then we could squeeze 130mm out of the rear end. A 200 mm shock doesn't fit.

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    This thread needs some action shots :)






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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayopay
    our two Mount Vision with Rohloff Speedhub

    This device is just chain tensioner, or something else? Who makes that?

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    @ rekrutacja, it is a chain tensioner I build myself on my CNC milling machine.
    The chain tensioner works fine and I do no need any chain guide.

    About your other question: The additional weight at the rear wheel need other shock tuning and a bit more air in the tire, but I have no problems.

    The orange Mount Vision has got a new Fork.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayopay
    @ rekrutacja, it is a chain tensioner I build myself on my CNC milling machine. The chain tensioner works fine and I do no need any chain guide.
    Wow! How it works? How you attach it to frame? I properly recognize two springs for tensioning? Maybe you have schematics?

    And, maybe: do you sale or trade such devices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayopay
    The orange Mount Vision has got a new Fork.
    Nice looking beast :-) I probably have half of your budget for my machine, but this is a way i would like to follow :-)

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    Took my MV to Chatel, France last week!


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    Large framed MV with mostly XTR 28-29lbs depending on fork, I use Maverick SC32's on it for lighter riding.
    Pic taken on Exmoor in the UK.
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    my marin MV.
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    Lots of photos put together...

    08 mount vision.
    After the xc race my buddy and I rode the lift up and did a run or two. I switched over to flats and lowerd the seat, otherwise it's the same setup.

    Forgive the slower start, I had to get rid of the endurance race tunnel vision and race-then-sit legs.

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    Hi!

    Here is my Mount Vision PRO in the latest version
    Now I only want to think about better suspension front and back
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    just got my Mount vision XM6 2011

    cant wait for weekend ride...
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    Received a nice package yesterday!!!






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    Very nice. Wish they were still available locally . I would snap one up.

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    My Mount Vision custom built. Total weight around 13kg. It's true, that replaced by Trek Remedy, but I'm reminiscing for them with tears in my eyes :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by skottt160 View Post
    Lots of photos put together...

    08 mount vision.
    After the xc race my buddy and I rode the lift up and did a run or two. I switched over to flats and lowerd the seat, otherwise it's the same setup.

    Forgive the slower start, I had to get rid of the endurance race tunnel vision and race-then-sit legs.

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    Nice Trail. Perfect MV country.

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    that is a very nice MV!

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    My 08' MV
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    Nice trail!

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    Posted this in the AM build thread and thought it might as well be here too.

    2010 Mt Vision 5.6 size small. Almost nothing stock (shock, FD, and shifter only)










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    Lots of heavy iron on there. Looks like you do lots of AM work on it.

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    Yeah she's definitely not light, even with the Revelation saving a pound over the stock Tora. Don't have a scale but I'd guess 31-33 lbs? I like jumping off things more than I like pedaling up things fast so it works for me. Still climbs well but does have a tendency to wheelie a bit on the real steep stuff with the 60mm stem, just gotta get forward a bit more.

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    Waiting for SRAM XX1. Part for my new wheels are coming in. Will be Hope hubs, WTB Frequency i23 rims and DT spokes and nipples.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    Waiting for SRAM XX1. Part for my new wheels are coming in. Will be Hope hubs, WTB Frequency i23 rims and DT spokes and nipples.


    XX1 on the Mount Vision Except for the price tag which should come down in time this will be a awesome setup IMO. Can't wait to try it myself.

    Has that bike even been ridden it's sooooo clean Love the XM9

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    2008 East Peak. Close enough right?


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    Now including XX1. See link:

    Let's see those AM setups

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    Betzel, that's really a sweet bike. XX1 is icing on the cake. More info on the ride report please.

    Did you get a weight of the whole bike before getting it all dirty?
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    The Marin is a sweet riding bike. It just fits me. Best bike i have ever had (had a 120mm Mount Vision pro before). 140mm are just perfect for my kind of riding. Netherlands are really flat but 140mm do-able and flat out in the Alps So i had X0 2x10 on the bike and now XX1.

    On the XX1 I can say that it is sweet also. Gearshift is bang on. Even in muddy conditions like today. Never missed a front shift possibilty. The 32 chainring is perfect for my riding overhere. I have a 28 on order for the Alps. I have a biketrack around the corner with some short steep uphills. Using the 32 will let me use 9/10 of the 11 cogs behind. So allround enough. 28 on front would leave me at a low top speed. Maybe good trained people overhere could even try a 34.

    To be short: You need to take a ring that fits otherwise you will be losing out on one of both ends (speed vs climbing). The range is just less compared to 2x10 and 3x10. For someone who takes a lot of different tracks maybe an issue. For me: 32 for The Netherlands, 28 for the Alps. And in the Alps i won't miss the heavy gears.When it goes downhill i will take the flow rather than pedal as much as possible.

    Drivetrain is compelety quiet. Haven't had a Alps downhill ofcourse! Cleaning is also nice with a single chainring.

    Love it!

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    Sweet!! How is riding over there? No forest around? Just rocks and desert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    Sweet!! How is riding over there? No forest around? Just rocks and desert?
    There is a small but rapidly growing mountain biking community in Egypt. Riding is actually pretty good on hilly and mountainous desert trails. Very rocky and unforgiving but fun to ride terrain. As you guessed, there are no trees on our trails

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    09 mountvision 5.8 build. medium.
    what front derailleur?
    rear?
    bottom bracket?
    Shimano or sram?

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    All very sweet! Im building the same frame. Was wondering exactly which componets were used for front, rear derailleur and bottom brackets. Would like to do 2x10 drive train. Thanks for any responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbeachmd View Post
    All very sweet! Im building the same frame. Was wondering exactly which componets were used for front, rear derailleur and bottom brackets. Would like to do 2x10 drive train. Thanks for any responses.
    I ran a full XT 3x9 drivetrain on my 2009 MV 2009 5.8.

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    Which front deraileur did u use? Rear? Hollowtech 2? Hope You dont mind all the questions, new to picking parts are there are a ton of options and I want to avoid trial and error as much as possible. That is the exact frame Im building. Ps, good looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbeachmd View Post
    Which front deraileur did u use? Rear? Hollowtech 2? Hope You dont mind all the questions, new to picking parts are there are a ton of options and I want to avoid trial and error as much as possible. That is the exact frame Im building. Ps, good looking bike!
    Rear derailleur was Shimano XT shadow M770. Front was XT low clamp 34.9. BB is hollowtech II.

    I also built up a size small 2009 MV for my girlfriend and you should know that SRAM low clamp front derailleurs will not fit size small frames of this model without filing down a bit of material from the clamp.

    Feel free to PM me with any other questions and I'll be glad to help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    The Marin is a sweet riding bike. It just fits me. Best bike i have ever had (had a 120mm Mount Vision pro before). 140mm are just perfect for my kind of riding. Netherlands are really flat but 140mm do-able and flat out in the Alps So i had X0 2x10 on the bike and now XX1.

    On the XX1 I can say that it is sweet also. Gearshift is bang on. Even in muddy conditions like today. Never missed a front shift possibilty. The 32 chainring is perfect for my riding overhere. I have a 28 on order for the Alps. I have a biketrack around the corner with some short steep uphills. Using the 32 will let me use 9/10 of the 11 cogs behind. So allround enough. 28 on front would leave me at a low top speed. Maybe good trained people overhere could even try a 34.

    To be short: You need to take a ring that fits otherwise you will be losing out on one of both ends (speed vs climbing). The range is just less compared to 2x10 and 3x10. For someone who takes a lot of different tracks maybe an issue. For me: 32 for The Netherlands, 28 for the Alps. And in the Alps i won't miss the heavy gears.When it goes downhill i will take the flow rather than pedal as much as possible.

    Drivetrain is compelety quiet. Haven't had a Alps downhill ofcourse! Cleaning is also nice with a single chainring.

    Love it!
    Betzel, what Q Factor did you get for the XX1? 156 or 168? If you have the 156 what's the clearance like on the swingarm?
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    I have the 156 mounted. Clearance is about 3mm each side. So very little clearance compared to the 168 X0 cranks.... But i haven't have any problems with it yet. Cranks did not hit the frame and my feet also didn't touch the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    I have the 156 mounted. Clearance is about 3mm each side. So very little clearance compared to the 168 X0 cranks.... But i haven't have any problems with it yet. Cranks did not hit the frame and my feet also didn't touch the frame.
    Thanks for the answer. After some research I've ordered a 168mm version for the safety/versatility factor and the fact I'm still undecided if I should get an Attack Trail or the new Banshee Spitfire frame. The kit wasn't supposed to be in stock until late Feb and now my dealer say's it's already shipped and will be here this week.
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    My XM8 MV - The Mount Vision Photo Album-dsc_0040-large-.jpg
    Finally gone 1x10
    WIll be going out this weekend to see if the hype around the shadow + derailleur is justified.
    And I did manage to get rid of the ghastly red stickers off the Rev! Did rather clash with the rest of the bikes colour scheme.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
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    Finally gone 1x10
    WIll be going out this weekend to see if the hype around the shadow + derailleur is justified.
    And I did manage to get rid of the ghastly red stickers off the Rev! Did rather clash with the rest of the bikes colour scheme.
    Handsome ride (but I might be biased ). We're running almost the same drivetrain setups.

    1x10 with a clutch derailleur is fantastic. You will not notice much less chainslap since this is already remedied by the Quadlink II's elevated chainstays, but what I did notice is far fewer chain dropping. I didn't drop my chain much with the XCX guide and a non-clutch XT derailleur anyway, but it did happen on larger drops or when backpedaling on technical sections.

    I still can't get behind the fact that Marin ditched the Quadlink II platform. The design just worked very, very well and was rather unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmorsi View Post
    Handsome ride (but I might be biased ). We're running almost the same drivetrain setups.

    1x10 with a clutch derailleur is fantastic. You will not notice much less chainslap since this is already remedied by the Quadlink II's elevated chainstays, but what I did notice is far fewer chain dropping. I didn't drop my chain much with the XCX guide and a non-clutch XT derailleur anyway, but it did happen on larger drops or when backpedaling on technical sections.
    I would have to admit that your bike's setup was the inspiration for my build
    I'm hoping, and from what I've read everywhere, that the clutch derailleur should stop 99% of any chain drops.
    Oh, and I got rid of the horrible red stickers off the Rev as well! The pic made me realise how much it clashed with the rest of the colour scheme of the bike.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    I would have to admit that your bike's setup was the inspiration for my build
    I'm hoping, and from what I've read everywhere, that the clutch derailleur should stop 99% of any chain drops.
    Oh, and I got rid of the horrible red stickers off the Rev as well! The pic made me realise how much it clashed with the rest of the colour scheme of the bike.
    Glad I helped inspire your upgrades

    The clutch derailleur will prevent this from happening:
    The Mount Vision Photo Album-v3bqumk.jpg

    This was a medium-size drop and I was running the (non-clutch) 9-speed XT shadow. With the new derailleur this doesn't happen.

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    From the lack of noise I got on my 1st ride with the shadow I'd say you are spot on in that observation! I'd read about how quiet it could be, but was a bit sceptical about the claims, but wow, it was absolutely amazing how little noise there was. No chain slap, no derailleur clanking into the frame and most importantly, no dropped chains whatsoever.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Nice bike Kiwiplague! I'm sure without the re stickers the green color look absoluty stunning! And if you don't want to drop your chain....just try XX1. I'm loving it! No noise at all, no chaindrops.

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    This weekend I took my Marin Mount Vision to... Mount Vision, in Marin!





    [Cross posted this to the "bikes and trail markers" thread in the Passion forum but thought it might have a different audience here.]

    Most of Mount Vision (the place) is designated federal wilderness now and the trails are hiking only. Too bad. We rode some pavement and the one bike legal trail to the summit and snapped the above pictures on the way down at the first sign we saw with the name on it. There's some bike legal trail in the non-wilderness parts of Point Reyes park in the surrounding area. It is more a place to enjoy the scenery though.

    It was fun to go and see what was there though.

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    Wow, that's cool! I would want a pic with that sign!

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