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    New Ride! Mount Vision

    Brand spankin new 2013 Marin Mount Vision just got built up. Got it for $1200!
    Revelation front fork.
    Fox ctd shock.
    Formula RX brakes.
    SLX XT drivetrain 3x10.

    Still to do:
    Replace my Thomson Masterpiece with my new HILO remote dropper. CHECK Reverb installed*
    Put my RF NW chainring on and go to 1x10. *check*
    Put my new Syncros Carbon bars on. *check*
    Put some Schwalbes on tubeless *check*
    Get her dirty. *check*
    Nice wheelset.(probably not this year) *check*

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    Update:
    Got done with a ride and cleaned her up. 27.3 Lbs should be 28 ish with the dropper on.
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    Update:
    Reverb 125
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    Sweet bike moefo, was that one of those blowout deal eBay bikes? I'm loving my rift zone! Nobody believes me when I tell them what I paid though. Great bike, enjoy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCScott View Post
    Sweet bike moefo, was that one of those blowout deal eBay bikes? I'm loving my rift zone! Nobody believes me when I tell them what I paid though. Great bike, enjoy!!!!
    Yes it was. The auctions that started at .99 had some great deals.
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    Yes they did!!! Problem is it's skewed reality for me, looking to upgrade my wife's bike but having a hard time finding a new slx/xt FS bike in the $1200 range for her. I'm loving the suspension design on the Marin, What's the travel on the MV? love the colors btw has that Jedi paint scheme thing working for it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCScott View Post
    Yes they did!!! Problem is it's skewed reality for me, looking to upgrade my wife's bike but having a hard time finding a new slx/xt FS bike in the $1200 range for her. I'm loving the suspension design on the Marin, What's the travel on the MV? love the colors btw has that Jedi paint scheme thing working for it!!
    Haha yeah, good luck finding that deal again. My wife rocks a hardtail that is really nice and that works for all of the riding that we do together.

    The Mount Vision uses Quad Link 3.0 and has 140mm travel front and rear and its awesome!
    I like the flat black color scheme as well. Putting on my carbon bars, dropper post, and Narrow wide ring this weekend.
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    Congrats on the new ride!

    I scored a 2012 XM8 last year from the same seller and I was stupid enough to let it go last month. I'm missing it! This bike is way underrated IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc View Post
    Congrats on the new ride!

    I scored a 2012 XM8 last year from the same seller and I was stupid enough to let it go last month. I'm missing it! This bike is way underrated IMHO.
    Agreed. I love the Quad link 3.0 suspension so far.
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    I third that sentiment.

    I was so worried about pedal bob on the rift zone as it is my first FS, but I have nothing but high praise for the suspension design. On the trail setting, It doesnt feel any different from my hard tail until I get into the nasty stuff roots, rocks etc. I'm loving the QL 3.0.

    Moefo you had a chance to break it in yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCScott View Post
    I third that sentiment.

    I was so worried about pedal bob on the rift zone as it is my first FS, but I have nothing but high praise for the suspension design. On the trail setting, It doesnt feel any different from my hard tail until I get into the nasty stuff roots, rocks etc. I'm loving the QL 3.0.

    Moefo you had a chance to break it in yet?
    Yeah, I took it for a ride through some snow and ice trails. It was a bit sketchy, but the bike was a blast to ride.
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    Moefosho: Great bike! Is this a 16 inch frame i.e. size S?

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    Yes its a 16
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    Thanks, mine will arrive tomorrow. Also a 16". Too bad small frames are never used for websites of catalogs.

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    I am 5'9" and it is just a tad bit on the small side. I put wider bars and set the saddle back and the reach feels really nice now. I think a 17.5 would have been perfect, but oh well.
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    Good to know. I'm the same length. This bike however will mostly be used by my son. For him this bike maybe a bit too big (he has a 15" bike now) and for me on the small side. I also own a 2011 MV in 17.5" which suits me perfect. Geometry isn't a lot different looking into effective toptube (less than 1"). I guess a 16" with a bigger stem (80mm compared to 60mm) will help me fit on this bike.

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    I had a 2007 Mount Vision with a 17" frame and I think this one fits me better and has a little extra stand over room which is nice. Both of them are on the small side, but to me that is comfortable.
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    I too had a Quad 3 MV, but a medium (17.5"). It fitted me very well with a 710mm handlebar + 50mm 10 deg rise stem (Renthal Duo) + 20mm setback seat post (KS i900). I'm 5'8" (173cm) but long torso, short leg (29.5" cycling inseam).

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    New Ride!-20140319_195929_resized.jpgNew Ride!-20140319_195941_resized.jpgNew Ride!-20140319_195959_resized.jpg
    Finally got around to putting some parts on. Next up is dropper.
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    Nice! Mine came with an X-Fusion hilo dropper post. I have gotten rid of the SLX crank and got a SRAM S1400 crank with a direct mount Wolftooth no drop ring. Also 1 X 10 thus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    Nice! Mine came with an X-Fusion hilo dropper post. I have gotten rid of the SLX crank and got a SRAM S1400 crank with a direct mount Wolftooth no drop ring. Also 1 X 10 thus.
    Yeah, I have the XFusion HILO as well, but I just havent put it on yet. How do you like the Remote for it? It looks awkward.
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    I like it! Even better than my Kronolog remote. It is very smooth to use and needs low 'force' to use.

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    @moefosho, your xm7 is looking good! Is that RF a 30t?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc View Post
    @moefosho, your xm7 is looking good! Is that RF a 30t?
    Thanks man. Yeah its a 30t by RF. I love it.
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    Just weighed mine, in the new set up (1*10) and without pedals it is 29.25 pounds. I'm going to change the bar also into an Easton EC70 riser at 170gr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    Just weighed mine, in the new set up (1*10) and without pedals it is 29.25 pounds. I'm going to change the bar also into an Easton EC70 riser at 170gr.
    The wheelset is the heavy point on this bike. My next upgrade will be new wheels setup tubeless.
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    Got to go for a couple hour ride this weekend. Still pretty muddy out there. Loved every second of it.
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    Thx, could be a future upgrade for me too. Do you of the Ardent tires are the folding type? Guess so for a bike in this price catagory.....but it isn't written on them.

    Nice muddy pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    The wheelset is the heavy point on this bike. My next upgrade will be new wheels setup tubeless.
    FYI, there are a few SunRingle Charger Expert from the *bay for $250. I emailed the seller and they confirmed that the rear hub was convertible to 14x142. I think that's a great deal of a high quality wheelset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    Thx, could be a future upgrade for me too. Do you of the Ardent tires are the folding type? Guess so for a bike in this price catagory.....but it isn't written on them.

    Nice muddy pics!
    I believe they are a wire bead. I am putting Nobby Nic Evo tires front and rear.
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    Ok, so I got curious and took a look. They are indeed wire......so according to the Maxxis website 725grams. According to the Alex Rims website the rims weigh 500grams each.

    I guess there are 500grams to be saved by changing wheels and tires.

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    Update.

    I bought some rhythm elite wheels because I need something that is wide and strong enough for downhill. They are still lighter than the alex wheelset.

    I also picked up nobby nic evo for the front and racing ralph for the rear. havent done the swap yet though.

    Here is a pic my buddy snapped at the top of a long climb, while we were waiting for the rest of the group. Great bike.

    The Leverage Ratio of the rear suspension is fantastic. Great small bump compliance, and and ramps up at the end of the travel. Gives it a bottomless feel.
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    Update.

    Did some garage time and put my new wheelset on and went from a UST Nobby Nic rear to a Racing Ralph Evo TL.

    Set up super easy.

    Dropped over a pound in the rear(and now faster rolling) and probably close to a half pound up front. Trail test will be this afternoon after work.
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    Nice upgrade! Looking sharp!

    I need to look into an upgrade. First real ride with my son last week resulted in a chain rubbing the chainstay. So with the 26t WTC on front. Need to look at the length of the chain.

    Wheels will also follow. Not sure what to buy or put together yet.

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    Thanks man. This bike is becoming better than I ever thought it could. Waiting for the rest of the snow to melt off the resorts so I can see how it handles DH trails.

    26T is really small. You def need to take some links out.
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    For what I have ridden the bike I also like the rear suspension. Just soakes up everything!

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    27.3 lbs as is. Should be 28 ish with the dropper. Now just waiting for the snow on the mtns to melt so I can do some dh runs.
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    Update:
    Reverb came in yesterday. Like a kid on christmas, it had to be installed.
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    Nice! I have some real play in my X-Fusion. Don't notice it when riding though.

    I have figured out what upgrade to buy. I would like to put the newly introduced X1 and the newly introduced Sram Roam40 wheels on. Like those a lot. I already have the correct crankset. Just have to wait a month or two before it comes available. The Roam wheels only weigh 1560grams (Sram) in 26" (of course, first wait and see in real life). And easy to ride tubeless!

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    I was expecting some play in the reverb but there isnt any right now.

    X1 is pretty sweet, but I cant imagine having to spend $300 every time i replace a cassette. I can get a brand new XT cassette with a 42t cog for $120 and it offers the same range.

    The Roam wheels are claimed to be pretty light, but the have too narrow of inner diameter for me. My rims have a 23mm id and that was pushing it. But I only spent $280 on them so im not upset.
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    Yeah, I have 23mm rims on my 2011 MV for more agressive riding the Alps. But for riding in the Netherlands 21mm will do fine. I hope the X1 cassette will (at least) last through 2 XT cassettes. My XX1 cassette is now on my 2011 MV since December 2012 and hardly to detect wear. Let me say that I ride my roadbike more overhere (mostly very flat in this part of the Netherlands) so the milage that I put on the XX1 will not be stunning.

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    Ah, That makes sense. Must be rough having 2 mount visions
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    It is ;-)

    Well the 2011 is a M and the 2013 a S. The latter will be used by me occasionally. My son rode it a few weeks ago in the Alps. He was a lot faster downhill than on his hardtail. He loved the XM7!

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    Thats an awesome bike -- there's a LBS that has one and I've been dragging my fiancee there every week so I can drool over it...

    Love the Mount Visions

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawneeboy View Post
    Thats an awesome bike -- there's a LBS that has one and I've been dragging my fiancee there every week so I can drool over it...

    Love the Mount Visions
    Thanks man. I had a Mount Vision before this one. Great bikes.
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    Got a lot of riding in lately. Been pushing my limits of miles, difficulty, speed, and features. The bike takes it all in stride. The Reverb has absolutely changed my confidence level.

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    Nice pics again! I have put my 2011 MV back to back with the 2013 MV last weekend....I have to say I like the ride of the 2013 MV more!.....although I really like the looks of the 2011 MV Quad 2.0. I hope to test the new 2014 MV next weekend. Lets see how that will compare to the older models...

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    Hi,

    This is my fisrt post so I would like to say hi to everybody !

    Hi moefosho,

    You have a super nice bike (2013 Mount Vision Xm7) I really like all the upgrades you did it.

    I also got the same bike in Ebay. And what can I say, I'm super happy. It's my first full suspension bike and it's another world, waaaww. I like all the components that this bike has. I'm not thinking in upgrade anything because I don't have money basically. The only thing I don't like about this bike the 3*10 set up. I never use the biggest ring. Also the chain noise is pretty annoying sometimes. I was wondering what kind of 2*10 set up would be a good option and what kind of chain guide would match this set up.
    What would you recommend? I would like to know what experience people think about that.

    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by osherpa View Post
    Hi,

    This is my fisrt post so I would like to say hi to everybody !

    Hi moefosho,

    You have a super nice bike (2013 Mount Vision Xm7) I really like all the upgrades you did it.

    I also got the same bike in Ebay. And what can I say, I'm super happy. It's my first full suspension bike and it's another world, waaaww. I like all the components that this bike has. I'm not thinking in upgrade anything because I don't have money basically. The only thing I don't like about this bike the 3*10 set up. I never use the biggest ring. Also the chain noise is pretty annoying sometimes. I was wondering what kind of 2*10 set up would be a good option and what kind of chain guide would match this set up.
    What would you recommend? I would like to know what experience people think about that.

    Thanks!!
    Thanks for the compliments.

    If you want to go 2x10 and don't use the range of the big ring, you can always replace the big ring with a bash guard, and just limit the front derailleur. That way you still have a 32t front ring (for best suspension performance) and a granny ring for the big climbs. And its pretty cheap.
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    Thank you! moefosho,
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    Wondering if 650b wheel fits out back? Pretty sweet pricing on the bay. The QL 2.0 of course converts like butta'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalscott View Post
    Wondering if 650b wheel fits out back? Pretty sweet pricing on the bay. The QL 2.0 of course converts like butta'.
    It might work with a really low profile tire and a shim, but I would rather have a real tire on there.
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