Post pics of your moto.

Printable View

  • 10-03-2014
    coot271
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cberry View Post
    Okay, since seeing all these awesome bikes and getting some motivation I have been updating my bike. I know single pivot rear is not optimal but neither is life, kudos to those that can buy the best, I ride the crap out of mine and love it. BTW, I weigh 230lbs and this bike is intuitive to my moves, I believe it comes down to tuning basically

    Cberry-a moto on the table??? you must have an understanding wife......or not:nono:. Anyway, glad you ride the hell out of it,,no worries about anything else. You and your rig in the outdoors, that's it:thumbsup:.
  • 10-03-2014
    Rival


    2012 Motbecane Fantom Comp DS.

    It's my all mountain ride. I'm 220 with gear and it's been reliable on some pretty wild epic trails like cannell plunge and other loose rocky drops.
  • 10-26-2014
    TheMaxwell
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 529HT all finished up. Nice set up on a budget. New SLX 2x10 drivetrain, Manitou tower fork, Ritchey carbon post, and Ritchey stem and bar.
  • 02-07-2015
    cberry
    1 Attachment(s)
    This is pretty much the final product after much trial and error, hydrolic brakes will be added next week. I love the single front chain ring, eliminates the confusion with gear changes if not ridden in awhile. One hand does all the work up or down, and just less clutter for a cleaner look.
  • 02-08-2015
    Koin
    7 Attachment(s)
    After 3 years of rocking the Moto
    So it's been about 3 years since I first got my first real mtb back in college. I'm a 6th grade science teacher now and wishing I had more time to ride. But my trusty Fantom Pro DS has yet to let me down these past 3 years. Lots of upgrades to the bike since then.

    -2014 Rock Shox Reba fork (changed the lowers so that I could take advantage of the 15mm thru axle - what a difference over the 9mm QR)
    -Rebuilt front wheel with XT hub to accept the thru axle (still lovin the WTB frequency i23 rims - indestructible!)
    -2014 Rock Shox Monarch RT3 shock - previous one was not the correct tune for the frame.
    -SLX crankset
    -Raceface Narrow Wide chainring
    -XT 11-36 10spd cassette
    -SLX dynasys derailleur
    -One Up Rage Cage - makes shifting with the 42T dinner plate better
    -Wolf Tooth 42T cassette adapter with 16T swap in.
    -Easton EC 70 carbon bars
    -Shimano XTR 10spd shifter
    -Shimano XTR brake levers (still rockin the BB7s - thinkin of XT hydro soon tho)
    -Specialized Command Post Blacklite dropper post
    -Specialized Phenom Saddle
    -Nokon cable housing for all cables - if you've got mechanical brakes, swapping to these housings makes a HUGE difference in stopping power. Makes the brakes so much more responsive. Same with a cable dropper post. Keeps muck out of shifter cables too. Love em.
    -Specialized Ground Control 26 x 2.3 front
    -Specialized Fast Trak 26 x 2.1 rear
    -Shimano M647 spd pedals
    -Shimano Saint flat pedals (depends on what I feel like)
    -Specialized bottle cage - cheap walmart cage died long ago

    All of these upgrades have made the bike feel like an entirely new monster! We've been on quite a few adventures together. After all of the jumps, crashes, falls, and drops, this bike is still going strong! Sure a new 650b or 29er would be awesome, but this fantom has been great - as long as I'm not racing a 29er hardtail.

    At the top is the most recent photos taken at Palo Duro Canyon, oldest photos at the bottom at the local River Legacy Park trail.

    And this is why my fiance says we're broke... This and the rest of the stable - which half are hers haha. Of course if I didn't work in a bike shop during and after college none of this would have been possible.

    Lets see some of the previous posters motos after all this time! Are you still rockin them? Or have you moved on to a new relationship? What have you changed since then?
  • 02-08-2015
    Koin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cberry View Post
    This is pretty much the final product after much trial and error, hydrolic brakes will be added next week. I love the single front chain ring, eliminates the confusion with gear changes if not ridden in awhile. One hand does all the work up or down, and just less clutter for a cleaner look.

    Singe front rings are AWESOME! Pair that up with a dinner plate 42T on the rear and you're set! Awesome moto!
  • 02-08-2015
    coot271
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Koin View Post
    So it's been about 3 years since I first got my first real mtb back in college. I'm a 6th grade science teacher now and wishing I had more time to ride. But my trusty Fantom Pro DS has yet to let me down these past 3 years. Lots of upgrades to the bike since then.

    -2014 Rock Shox Reba fork (changed the lowers so that I could take advantage of the 15mm thru axle - what a difference over the 9mm QR)
    -Rebuilt front wheel with XT hub to accept the thru axle (still lovin the WTB frequency i23 rims - indestructible!)
    -2014 Rock Shox Monarch RT3 shock - previous one was not the correct tune for the frame.
    -SLX crankset
    -Raceface Narrow Wide chainring
    -XT 11-36 10spd cassette
    -SLX dynasys derailleur
    -One Up Rage Cage - makes shifting with the 42T dinner plate better
    -Wolf Tooth 42T cassette adapter with 16T swap in.
    -Easton EC 70 carbon bars
    -Shimano XTR 10spd shifter
    -Shimano XTR brake levers (still rockin the BB7s - thinkin of XT hydro soon tho)
    -Specialized Command Post Blacklite dropper post
    -Specialized Phenom Saddle
    -Nokon cable housing for all cables - if you've got mechanical brakes, swapping to these housings makes a HUGE difference in stopping power. Makes the brakes so much more responsive. Same with a cable dropper post. Keeps muck out of shifter cables too. Love em.
    -Specialized Ground Control 26 x 2.3 front
    -Specialized Fast Trak 26 x 2.1 rear
    -Shimano M647 spd pedals
    -Shimano Saint flat pedals (depends on what I feel like)
    -Specialized bottle cage - cheap walmart cage died long ago

    All of these upgrades have made the bike feel like an entirely new monster! We've been on quite a few adventures together. After all of the jumps, crashes, falls, and drops, this bike is still going strong! Sure a new 650b or 29er would be awesome, but this fantom has been great - as long as I'm not racing a 29er hardtail.

    At the top is the most recent photos taken at Palo Duro Canyon, oldest photos at the bottom at the local River Legacy Park trail.

    And this is why my fiance says we're broke... This and the rest of the stable - which half are hers haha. Of course if I didn't work in a bike shop during and after college none of this would have been possible.

    Lets see some of the previous posters motos after all this time! Are you still rockin them? Or have you moved on to a new relationship? What have you changed since then?

    Hey coin, what kind of light are you using? Your Moto looks great. glad you still have a relationship with it. I love my Moto 650b 6by6. I have already changed the grips, stem, bars, added a dropper, and replaced the 38t outter chainring with a RF 32t. Future plans are to go single ring (30t RF) with 40 or 42 sprocket out back and some lighter/wider wheels.
  • 02-08-2015
    Koin
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by coot271 View Post
    Hey coin, what kind of light are you using? Your Moto looks great. glad you still have a relationship with it. I love my Moto 650b 6by6. I have already changed the grips, stem, bars, added a dropper, and replaced the 38t outter chainring with a RF 32t. Future plans are to go single ring (30t RF) with 40 or 42 sprocket out back and some lighter/wider wheels.

    The light in the photo was just some no name small led light that wasn't much use. Helped cars see me while commuting to college, but other than that it wasn't that great. It actually broke about 2 years ago.

    When I had time to ride more, I did a lot of night riding with my shop buddies. I used a Light and Motion Taz 1200 on the handlebar (that thing was like riding with the sun on the bars) and a Light and Motion Urban 500 on my helmet. That combo made night riding as easy as riding in the day. Except it wasn't as hot, and of course there were always spider webs out. But other than that it was awesome.

    For a helmet light I'd recommend the Night Rider Lumina 750. I like the cooling fins on that light - my urban 500 gets SUPER hot. The helmet mount is much more study than the urbans.

    Your 6by6 looks amazing! Way more capable bike than mine. What wheels are on it? I think I remember Bikesdirect saying that it's got the WTB frequency i25 on it. I've got the 26 version of the i23 and they are amazing rims. Since i got the wheelset 2 years ago, I've never had to true them despite all of the abuse and numerous crashes I've had. I attribute their durability to the I beam WTB uses. The only time I had to true the front wheel was when I rebuilt it with a new hub.

    While I know lighter wheels are always better in terms of efficiency, I can't help but think that durability needs to have some consideration as well. One of my shop buddies has had to rebuild his front wheel so many times due to taco'd rims that he's fed up with trying new things. He always puts a lightish rim on it, DT Swiss something I can't remember. It's a light rim and he's super fast on the bike, but any kind of jumps or drops unnerve him now. Different riding style I suppose. Gotta find your balance point I suppose.

    Does your 6by6 have stealth dropper routing on the frame as well? That'd be cool.Attachment 962721
  • 02-13-2015
    cberry
    Thanks for the kind words, your bike rocks! I'm old school 8 speed on the rear, another tooth I don't think will matter. As long as I can pull a long wheelie and go down stairs stable I am good. I do have the weight down to 26.5 lbs, pretty much easier to toss it up a hill than pedal lol. Don't hate, I'm an old man, doing this for fun to keep up with my kids and their 20's.
  • 04-25-2015
    paboxcall
    My 600HT
    Below is my 600HT I bought a couple years ago on sale from bikesdirect.com.

    I geared it up to do a little trail riding and a little spring turkey hunting. Excellent price, excellent bike that gets the job done and provides a lot of enjoyment.

  • 06-06-2015
    deadsync
    1 Attachment(s)
    Shimano XTR 2x11 2015 Motobecane FLY Team29 Titanium
    Here is mine, 8 months of daily rides, ugly top tube decal removed.
  • 07-17-2015
    cberry
    2 Attachment(s)
    The final product, it has been a fun ride. Weight is down to 26 lbs, Professional BMX riders in my town love to ride this bike. Videos to come soon. The only part on this bike original is the crank set and rear gears, I can't complain on how it suits me.
    I could list my favorite mods, for sure the fox, and even hydraulic 203mm brakes. the grips are what makes this ride nice, I would suggest them to anyone, super tacky and comfortable.

    Now I want a fat bike, anybody open for a swap?

    Pictures do not do justice on this bike, it shines, many coats of clear on raw aluminum.
  • 07-18-2015
    coot271
    Hey Koin, sorry that I haven't replied sooner. My 6by6 has external stealth routing.....it's cool, but my reverb hose hits the rocker when I lower the post. I'll post up some pics of that when I get a chance.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Koin View Post
    The light in the photo was just some no name small led light that wasn't much use. Helped cars see me while commuting to college, but other than that it wasn't that great. It actually broke about 2 years ago.

    When I had time to ride more, I did a lot of night riding with my shop buddies. I used a Light and Motion Taz 1200 on the handlebar (that thing was like riding with the sun on the bars) and a Light and Motion Urban 500 on my helmet. That combo made night riding as easy as riding in the day. Except it wasn't as hot, and of course there were always spider webs out. But other than that it was awesome.

    For a helmet light I'd recommend the Night Rider Lumina 750. I like the cooling fins on that light - my urban 500 gets SUPER hot. The helmet mount is much more study than the urbans.

    Your 6by6 looks amazing! Way more capable bike than mine. What wheels are on it? I think I remember Bikesdirect saying that it's got the WTB frequency i25 on it. I've got the 26 version of the i23 and they are amazing rims. Since i got the wheelset 2 years ago, I've never had to true them despite all of the abuse and numerous crashes I've had. I attribute their durability to the I beam WTB uses. The only time I had to true the front wheel was when I rebuilt it with a new hub.

    While I know lighter wheels are always better in terms of efficiency, I can't help but think that durability needs to have some consideration as well. One of my shop buddies has had to rebuild his front wheel so many times due to taco'd rims that he's fed up with trying new things. He always puts a lightish rim on it, DT Swiss something I can't remember. It's a light rim and he's super fast on the bike, but any kind of jumps or drops unnerve him now. Different riding style I suppose. Gotta find your balance point I suppose.

    Does your 6by6 have stealth dropper routing on the frame as well? That'd be cool.Attachment 962721

  • 07-18-2015
    coot271
    2 Attachment(s)
    ok, here is the post lowered..... you can see where the hose tucks under the rocker..... sometimes it goes outboard. Its a clean look when its fully raised.

    About the wheels, i have the 6by6 "1.0" and it came with vuelta wheels and hubs.... they seem to be okay and are staying true so far, but would like something wider and lighter....
  • 08-08-2015
    Deacon71
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by coot271 View Post
    ok, here is the post lowered..... you can see where the hose tucks under the rocker..... sometimes it goes outboard. Its a clean look when its fully raised.

    About the wheels, i have the 6by6 "1.0" and it came with vuelta wheels and hubs.... they seem to be okay and are staying true so far, but would like something wider and lighter....

    How do you like the 6by6? I'm looking at a few different bikes, but for the money this might be the ticket. I ride mostly freeride trails, but want to be able to climb (instead of push, lol) and ride more flow/distance trails.
  • 08-08-2015
    coot271
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Deacon71 View Post
    How do you like the 6by6? I'm looking at a few different bikes, but for the money this might be the ticket. I ride mostly freeride trails, but want to be able to climb (instead of push, lol) and ride more flow/distance trails.

    Deacon, I dont think you can beat it for the money. Its a good rig and highly recommended. As far as climbing, its just as capable as my 29er HT. The money saved could be used for a dropper post or wider wheels. Its a do-it-most bike for me.
  • 11-11-2015
    my40thz
    Post pics of your moto.


    Here is my 2016 527 DS. Bike is great so far. Basic parts come equipped. My flatland bmx seat added for comfort and old tradition of something old with something new. (Primo now old school seat.). Pedal upgrades next going for wider lighter platform pedals stockers are smooth slippery and narrow. Tires do well till they hit soft beach sand. I have to tweak the gears they jump track on third ring. Highest gear. Bike has weight but I've had bmx bikes in the past that weighed more. I miss my sponsor days from when I was younger over twenty years ago. Bike parts are ridiculously expensive these days haha. Found out I get 60 percent off diamondback bikes so I'm considering picking up a mission 1. My wife likes this frame a lot and wants to take it.... Not sure how I feel about that yet. As things break or fail on trail upgrades will ensue.


    Bone stock.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  • 11-11-2015
    EABiker
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1027991

    Crusher of old cars!
  • 11-12-2015
    my40thz


    Destroyer of tanks


    If I ever find myself lost, I just change where I'm going.
  • 11-16-2015
    Vexxer
    1 Attachment(s)
    Right before my very first MTB ride.
  • 11-16-2015
    jcd46
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Vexxer View Post

    Nice! is that a 450HT? Can't see it on the pic. I also dig your saddle bag.
  • 11-16-2015
    Vexxer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Nice! is that a 450HT? Can't see it on the pic. I also dig your saddle bag.

    529HT. The Saddlebag is Amazon.com : BV Bicycle Strap-On Saddle/Seat Bag, Small, Black : Bike Wedges : Sports & Outdoors
  • 11-16-2015
    jcd46
    Thanks for link Vexxer.
  • 11-21-2015
    my40thz




    At dawn the adventure begins.


    If I ever find myself lost, I just change where I'm going.
  • 01-20-2016
    swimmy83843
    1 Attachment(s)
    Fantom Pro Ti 29
    Here is my after Christmas present. I have not got it out on any dirt yet, were a little snow bound right now. I have put about 30 miles and over 1000 feet of climbing. I like the acceleration and cannot wait to really go for it. I've removed the foam grips and added lockons. Switched out the FSA triple crankset for an SLX 2x, I prefer 170s and I really like 2x over 1x. I'm looking for an 11-30 to switch to. Also switched out the Guide brakes for SLX. oh, and stole seat from former bike after just one ride.
    Attachment 1044253
  • 01-23-2016
    Kblane
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by deadsync View Post
    Here is mine, 8 months of daily rides, ugly top tube decal removed.

    Has that Streem seat been comfortable?I just got my Ti 29er and just sitting on it for a minute seems uncomfortable.....
  • 01-23-2016
    Kblane
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by swimmy83843 View Post
    Here is my after Christmas present. I have not got it out on any dirt yet, were a little snow bound right now. I have put about 30 miles and over 1000 feet of climbing. I like the acceleration and cannot wait to really go for it. I've removed the foam grips and added lockons. Switched out the FSA triple crankset for an SLX 2x, I prefer 170s and I really like 2x over 1x. I'm looking for an 11-30 to switch to. Also switched out the Guide brakes for SLX. oh, and stole seat from former bike after just one ride.
    Attachment 1044253

    Sweet looks good! I just unboxed mine a few days ago. I got the X9 version but looks to have same other components as yours. Yours has Recon solo air too? You like that fork? I haven't got to ride mine yet but update parts are in the way...wider bars, shorter stem, saddle, grips, maxxis tires. Incredible bike for $1599. I have the XXL version and that top tube is looooong. Glad though cause I'm 6-5".
  • 01-23-2016
    swimmy83843
    I switched out the stem too. I'm going to steal the bars off my other bike. They are a hair wider and flat. I'm 5'10" and got the large. I do have goofy long arms. It's felt great on the road. I can't wait to get in on the dirt. And the stock seat lasted one ride.
  • 04-20-2016
    Fniner
    My 2016 Fantom 29 Comp.





  • 04-28-2016
    ronrex
    1 Attachment(s)
    450ds
    plenty of bike for a 58 year old fart returning to off road trail riding.

    Attachment 1066817

    love this bike on rocky, rooty, steep singletracks out here. putting a ks291r on it in a couple of days to settle the rear end a little on the descents, and rocky climbs.
  • 04-30-2016
    Joe Handlebar
    1 Attachment(s)
    That fact that this place actually has a Moto page is pretty exceptional. I can't understand why people flame these totally capable bikes...which are pretty much just more expensive bike, with a different name!

    2016 Fantom X7 29er, which I instantly turned into a 2x10 during the build. My saddle and I dropped the stock bars/stem (which are pretty terrible, I admit) for the much better cockpit from my old bike. Actually, I just threw some Kore 740mm bars on two days ago (like them vs. the 660's)

    Moderate upgrades to be done throughout the summer, including tubeless (I think) as the budget allows. Took it to Fruita for it's initial major shakedown and I was NOT disappointed!
    Attachment 1067168
  • 04-30-2016
    ronrex
    3 Attachment(s)
    450ds. 2016 version
    Attachment 1067316
    Attachment 1069199

    i really like this bike. cheap, solid and does rocky rooty muddy trails just fine, with 10% rocky rooty climbs. lots of fun.
    well I posted this one in error and can't delete it, so here's an update to it...pics to follow in a couple of days.

    I just put a ks291r rear shock (huge improvement) and got my wtb bronson tcs tires in the garage. when my wheelset and tape get here i'll post a new pic of the 32 pound version of this bike. Quick test ride over a known nad cruncher in my yard with the new shock proves it is a winner. pedal bob is all but gone and easily managed, ride is amazing and the 2016 version of the xct fork seems nicer now too. ks291r is money well spent for a 150mm rear shock...easy install. 9 rebound damping settings that actually work. got it on ebay from chasertech..it's a rebranded shock.

    The only other mods on the bike are a nashbar seatpost cut down, a nashbar seat, and wellgo bmx pedals of some number i'm too lazy to look at.

    The pic is with the wtb tcs bronson 2.1 tires on st i23 rims. these knocked a legitimate 1.5 pounds off each OEM tire hub/rim combo....new ones are deore hubs. i was shocked and pleased. Now the bike, even with the heavy wellgo pedals, inner tube chainstay wrap and bottle and pump brackets weighs 2.5 lbs less than when i bought it and most of that is in the wheels.

    New weight is 32.5 pounds as close as i can figure it with averages on our digital bathroom scale and several weighings. the high was 33, all of the lows were 32 and there were more of those, so i'll stay conservative and round it to the middle.

    It weighed right at 35 when i bought it, every time, no variations. that was with the wellgo pedals.

    Anyway, you can actually feel it wheeling the bike around and lifting onto the bench for work, etc..i just got it together, and it's thunderstorming, but i'm expecting great things when i get to ride it , hopefully later today.

    I mean, I already liked it before, but felt the weight in the wheels, being an old road cyclist originally and riding a 700c hybrid for my former offroading.

    very pleased with the bike and looking forward to the new lighter wheels on the road and on the trails...



    Update to the update:
    720mm bars and 40mm stem have further transformed the bike for my 5' 6" frame. Here's the new no-kidding 32 pound final, current version....right at 32 pounds. This was a target weight i wasn't sure i could get to without changing pedals and serious component upgrades. turns out it was cheap and easy.

    Attachment 1071433
    And here's one with the seat up for the katy trail and gravel roads around here.
    Attachment 1071445
  • 06-07-2016
    camekanix
    1 Attachment(s)
    Just arrived...

    Attachment 1074893
  • 06-07-2016
    Kblane
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by camekanix View Post
    Just arrived...

    Attachment 1074893

    sweet! I want.
  • 07-01-2016
    RajunCajun44
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by camekanix View Post
    Just arrived...

    Attachment 1074893

    you live in Arizona ? If I had to guess, I'd say that is McDowell Mt Regional Park
  • 07-21-2016
    Fniner
    Some updated pictures of my Fantom 29er. Started as a 2016 Comp.

    Converted to 1x10 with a RaceFace N/W 30T and Shimano Zee Shadow+ RD. Put on RaceFace Atlas bars (cut down to 750mm) and a RaceFace Atlas 50mm stem. Other than that, I've put 29x2.3 Specialized Ground Control tires.

    Been riding it around a lot and I love it. Hoping to do a 11-42T cassette soon and hopefully some sort of air fork when funds allow.

    Album below.



    Motobecane Fantom29 Comp - Album on Imgur
  • 08-04-2016
    dantheman9758
    1 Attachment(s)
    2016 Motobecane 529HT in 13" frame after customization for my girlfriend (a 5'2" rider). Bike weighs 27.5lbs including the pedals. Many components were the stock components from my modified 2011 Rockhopper Pro SL 29er. Component details below:

    Stock Motobecane 529HT Components:
    *Tektro Draco Hydraulic Brakes

    Replaced or upgraded components:
    *Mountain King 2.4 front tire - 1st generation design (tubeless)
    *Captain Control 2.0 rear tire (tubeless)
    *160mm G2 Brake Rotor front - Tektro rear rotor 160mm
    *RockShox Recon Silver TK Solo-Air 80mm Fork
    *Cane Creek Headset
    *Shimano SLX 9-Speed rear derailleur
    *Shimano Deore rear derailleur shifter
    *Shimano 9-Speed Cassette - 11x34
    *Shimano Hollowtech II Internal Bottom Bracket
    *Race Face Narrow Wide 30t Chainring - Red
    *Thomson Elite Seatpost
    *Easton EA50 60mm Stem
    *Easton EA50 straight Handlebar (580mm)
    *DT Swiss 485d Wheel Set
    *Ergon GP1 Grips
    *Chainstay protector is just an old auto cable-protector, zip tied
    *KMC Chain

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yplid5jxq4Q

    Attachment 1086124