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    hey wolverine- did you have to change/mod the rear deurailluer when going to the bigger 34 cassette???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot222
    wolverine - It appears to be a great value although you replaced quite a few components. What does your weigh?
    sorry, been busy with work. anyhow it's slightly over 23 lbs.
    not a weight weenie, but no biggie in my book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce372
    hey wolverine- did you have to change/mod the rear deurailluer when going to the bigger 34 cassette???

    thanks
    I change the RD because I went from trigger shifters to the dual brake/gear shifters.
    The RD does not need to be change if you keep shifters

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    New stem. ordering new headset and bars sometime tomorrow. Gonna stick with race face.


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    So here they are finally, a few quick pics of my Fantom Comp. Ive been wanting to post some for awhile but Im too damn forgetful. Stock except for the pedals. I tried a different stem for awhile but decided to go back to the stock one.
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    Im noticing that there is a spacer on top of the stem, and the more i look at these pictures I realize that some people (those who changed stems) don't all have the spacer above the stem. Could I put that spacer under the stem thus raising the stem a bit? I wonder why it comes like this, am I missing something?

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    The spacer can go below or above, depending on your desired stem height.

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    What size is the 29 Pro?

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    Fantom 29 Pro

    My Fantom 29 Pro:

    I bought the frame from Bike Island. Wheels, fork & brakes from ebay. The rest of the parts are an assortment of LBS and parts off of my 20 year old Nishiki Colorado. I've got about 140 miles on it so far and it is tons of fun.
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    I moved the stem up and moved the spacer down, I cant wait to take it out tomorrow to see if it makes any difference.

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    new moto

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    2008 fantom elite
    upgrades:
    thudbuster
    fire fr 2.4 tires-these things are huge
    grips
    extra firm spring for rockshox
    platforms
    sorry for the crappy pic-taken with phone

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    2009 Moto Fly Pro


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    those redwalls are superfly

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    Here is my 2008 Fantom Comp DS

    Frame TripleActive 4B, 3"/4"/5" Travel - Four Bar Rocker Arm. Gussetted SL 7005 Aluminum (Disc Brake Equipped) SuperSmooth Sealed Cartridge Bearings at critical pivots, replaceable rear derailleur hanger

    Fork/Rear Shock RockShox REBA TEAM WITH UTURN ADJUSTABLE TRAVEL (85-115MM) TurnKey LOCKOUT COMPRESSION and PUSHLOC /Rockshox Ario 2.2 Air with Rebound and LOCKOUT

    Crankset Shimano Deore Hollowtech

    Bottom Bracket Shimano Deore

    Pedals Plataform witth toe clips

    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore LX

    Rear Derailleur Shimano XT long cage

    Shifters Shimano Deore LX Rapid Fire 27 speed trigger shift

    Cassette/Freewheel Shimano XT cs-750

    Chain Z9000 super narrow 9 speed

    Hubs Vuelta forged alloy with high flanged hubs with CNC machined 6 bolt rotor mounts

    Spokes 2.2mm stainless bladed Count: Front: 28 Rear: 28 Lacing: 3 cross Nipple: Brass CP Finish

    Rims XRP Vuelta Team SL

    Tires/Tubes Panaracer FireXC PRO 26x2.1 / Presta Valve

    Brakes Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic Disc front and rear, 160mm rotor

    Brake Levers Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic

    Headset Cane Creek S-8

    Handlebar Easton Monkey Lite SL Riser Bar

    Stem Ritchey Comp Aluminum threadless

    Tape/Grip WTB DualCompound

    Saddle Nashbar Race Saddle 190 gr.

    Seat Post Ritchey Comp Mountain 31.6mm aluminum

    Seat Post Clamp Super Light Aluminum

    Size Small 42c

    Color GlossBlack
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    1 of mine

    my moto
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    i love the smell of tri-flow in the morning......

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    Here's my 2009 Fantom Pro Ti. Been riding it for almost 1.5 months now and absolutely loving it.


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    At the "Not Your Mama's Trail", Patapsco, MD.

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    motobecane fantom elite ds
    manitou r-7 elite
    rock shox ario 2.r
    fsa orbit xtreme pro head set
    fsa sl-k carbon fiber seat post
    bontrager inform r love it
    raceface system stem
    raceface evolve xc crank
    raceface good&evil grips
    answer protaper carbon fiber handle bars
    hayes hfx-9 with carbon fiber levers
    sram x-7 rear derailler soon to be x-9
    sram x-9 front derailler
    sram x-7 shifters soon to be x-9
    sunrims ds1-xc with flea hubs
    and weight in at 30lbs not to bad
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    2009 Motobecane Fantom 29 Pro

    Just got it this week.







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    Here's mine. '09 700HT. Just got it two Fridays ago.




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    Ok, I will be loading a pic of my 400ds but first I have to get it clean so it looks like the ones above. Here it is <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21855327@N03/3296387700/" title="IMAGE_066.jpg by rope2, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3296387700_5b3a82f4c7.jpg" width="500" height="400" alt="IMAGE_066.jpg" /></a>
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    2009 phantom team, my rig

    my rig with a few changes from stock set up more for AM riding because there are some pretty rock rooty trails where i ride in PA.
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    I'll be putting some pictures of my Fantom Comp HT with new Tora SL fork. After a month and a half of not having a fork due to a problem with Bikes Direct/UPS that was not cool. I had my Tora 302 replaced with a SL coil and a new headset. It's at the LBS being installed as we speak and I'll be be taking pictures/ riding for the first time in almost two months tomorrow evening.

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    Santorin, dude that silver is right on man. I wish I had kept one of my old GT Zaskar LE ball burnished frames from years ago but that 700HT is sweet!
    Frankenstein doesn't scare me ...

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    having issues compressing image sizes, pics are on the computer. cant wait to get out to the trails!

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    9357 in the snow. I usually stick to ski's, but wanted to see how she'd do.


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    My 2008 Fantom Pro 29. I replaced the stem, seatpost and pedals. Its a BLAST to ride.

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    My 700DS

    My 700DS with some upgrades

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    here's an up close of my monarch 4.2, recon 351 and new avid juicy 5 brake levers








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    That fork and shock are perfect fits for that bike. Did you stay with the 6.5" Monarch?
    When I'm not windsurfing, I'm mountain biking

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    4.2

    no it a 4.2 monarch

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    Quote Originally Posted by mas22386
    no it a 4.2 monarch
    What I mean is did you stay with the stock shock length, 6.5" eye to eye, or something bigger?
    When I'm not windsurfing, I'm mountain biking

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    eye to eye

    Quote Originally Posted by Starkonian
    What I mean is did you stay with the stock shock length, 6.5" eye to eye, or something bigger?
    yea its 6.5 eye to eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by mas22386
    yea its 6.5 eye to eye
    The reason I asked is I decided up size my shock to a 7.5". I now have 3.5" of rear travel. Interestingly we both went with different but similar types of fork and shock. I went with the Tora 318 U-Turn and the MC 3.3 shock. The 700 DS really comes alive with the motion control/adjustable floodgate options.

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    I did not know that you can up size the rear shock like that I wish that i would have

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    I did a lot of research and determined this single pivot design is a good candidate. It brought the front of the bike a little forward and higher. I picked the U-Turn option so I could dial in the right fork length. I also picked up an Easton seat post with a large set back and adjustable seat angle pivot. I just tweaked everything around til my position was just right. I run the fork at full length and occasionally crank it down for long climbs.

    Do you keep your forked extended out all the way with your setup?
    When I'm not windsurfing, I'm mountain biking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkonian
    I did a lot of research and determined this single pivot design is a good candidate. It brought the front of the bike a little forward and higher. I picked the U-Turn option so I could dial in the right fork length. I also picked up an Easton seat post with a large set back and adjustable seat angle pivot. I just tweaked everything around til my position was just right. I run the fork at full length and occasionally crank it down for long climbs.

    Do you keep your forked extended out all the way with your setup?

    only on the way down i put it around 100mm to 115 when i climb and i lock it out as well when i climb i also love the flood gate on the rear shock

    Does your front fork have pop lock???

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    I've got the lefty poploc mounted. Looks like you have the righty poploc adjust? How do you like the small bump compression adjustment feature on the Recon?
    I swapped in the Firm spring on the Tora, I'm about 225lbs with gear, and it's super plush. I use the poploc all the time on climbs, it's awesome.
    I've got 5 or 6 clicks on the MC 3.3's floodgate and all "bob" is gone but it's still super plush. On down hillers I open the gate all the way for maximum plushness...sweet.
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    I love the poploc and the small bump compression is sweet to

    I think that your next move on your bike should be some better brakes i just got the avid juicy 5 and i like them a lot you can get them from tree fort bike for under $200

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    My '06 600DS
    Replaced:
    RS Dart1 w/ RS Reba Team
    KS shock w/ RS SID
    Tektro Mech disc w/ Shimano Hydraulic (mismatched)
    Skye bar w/ Bontrager Race Lite
    Suntour 12-28 w/ SRAM PG-850 11-34
    Haven't had it weighed but it feels lighter
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    Quote Originally Posted by mas22386
    I love the poploc and the small bump compression is sweet to

    I think that your next move on your bike should be some better brakes i just got the avid juicy 5 and i like them a lot you can get them from tree fort bike for under $200
    I've thought about higher end brakes but I've got those Aquilas dialed in so tight right now I can't find a reason to dump them.

    I've been thinking of turning my shock around like yours so I can get at better when riding.
    When I'm not windsurfing, I'm mountain biking

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitzhym
    My '06 600DS
    Replaced:
    RS Dart1 w/ RS Reba Team
    KS shock w/ RS MC 3.1
    Tektro Mech disc w/ Shimano Hydraulic (mismatched)
    Skye bar w/ Bontrager Race Lite
    Suntour 12-28 w/ SRAM PG-850 11-34
    Haven't had it weighed but it feels lighter
    Nice. You should weigh it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkonian
    I've thought about higher end brakes but I've got those Aquilas dialed in so tight right now I can't find a reason to dump them.

    I've been thinking of turning my shock around like yours so I can get at better when riding.

    mabe it was just my wait but i just could not get mine to not grab after every ride and they did not have the stopping power that i wanted but it all just a matter of opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by mas22386
    I love the poploc and the small bump compression is sweet to

    I think that your next move on your bike should be some better brakes i just got the avid juicy 5 and i like them a lot you can get them from tree fort bike for under $200
    How do you like the juicy 5? I just completed a new build on a '08 Fuji Outland RC and went with the juicy 5 because the price was right. I haven't taken it for a ride yet, but the Avid brake lever feel is a little mushy compared to my Shimano brakes on the Moto. Feels like there's a lot of play before brakes grab even after having my LBS check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitzhym
    How do you like the juicy 5? I just completed a new build on a '08 Fuji Outland RC and went with the juicy 5 because the price was right. I haven't taken it for a ride yet, but the Avid brake lever feel is a little mushy compared to my Shimano brakes on the Moto. Feels like there's a lot of play before brakes grab even after having my LBS check them out.

    I like them a lot there is a lot of play before they grab. I like them but they are the first hydraulic brakes i have had so i don't have much to compare them to.

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    my 400HT

    My stock 400ht except for tires,pedals and a computer.
    Bontrager revolt super x front
    Hutchinson python gold rear
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    What is with all the platform pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostemple
    What is with all the platform pedals?
    Except for weight, what's wrong with platforms?
    Both of my bikes are now fitted with Mallet C clipless/platform pedals. On downhill sections I like the option of not being clipped in so I can put my foot down in tight turns.

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    For downhill I completely agree that platform pedals are the way to go. For XC and All Mountain clipless pedals give you the added pull strength in getting the most out of your legs.

    In my area (non downhill) which is mostly XC and All Mountain clipless pedals are a must. Those that use platforms are usually new to the sport and are scared of being attached to their bike. Once they become more confident they switch to clipless pedals for pedal efficiency and overall speed.

    In the end it is your bike and you can do whatever you want. Riding is what is most important.

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    I ride on a lot of long, steep down hills with hair pin turns. I put my foot down way too mush for clipless. Lots of narrow goat trails too with steep drop offs. I'll trade a little power for safety. It's probably 50/50% where I ride for clipless vs. non.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nico2me
    My '04 Fantom XC powder coated last year. Quite heavy at 32.5 lbs..... I use it as a training bike so when I race with my Scalpel, it feels feathery light. All components upgraded except the frame and rear shocks. I like the aggressive geometry and tight cockpit of this moto.
    Where did you take your bike to get it powder coated? Did you take to an auto body shop? How much did it cost? It looks great!

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