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    Post pics of your moto.

    here is my 2007. I picked up the frame from ebay, and built up from there.
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    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.
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    The fantom comp

    This is (was) my fantom. I recently robbed some of the parts off it to build up a Haro sonix VL120. I'm looking forward to getting this mangle back operational though. I think the moto's are one of the most underated bikes out there. Not race bikes (as you can see I tried it anyway), but certainly all mountain work horses.
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    That Fantom elite Frame looks similar to my kona kikapu frame.

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    oh, I have an 05 Fly Pro. It is in my users picture gallery. :-)

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    This is my Fantom Elite. I have upgraded the front brake and front derailleur. All the QR's and tires.



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    Oh, someone emailed me a question. They would like to buy a FS fantom comp frame on ebay and would like to know if the tires that he already had would work with this frame. 26in wtb wheels and 2.7 tires.

    Will a 2.7 tire work with that frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto Rider
    Oh, someone emailed me a question. They would like to buy a FS fantom comp frame on ebay and would like to know if the tires that he already had would work with this frame. 26in wtb wheels and 2.7 tires.

    Will a 2.7 tire work with that frame?
    wow 2.7 is mega wide....i honestly dont know why you'd want anything that wide, but right now i run 2.1's on my fantom comp ds, and i'd say there's 3/8" of clearance at least on each side of the tire, so if they do in fact ACTUALLY measure 2.7" wide, then yes they SHOULD work...that is if in fact my 2.1" tires are actually 2.1".....

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobrder5
    wow 2.7 is mega wide....i honestly dont know why you'd want anything that wide, but right now i run 2.1's on my fantom comp ds, and i'd say there's 3/8" of clearance at least on each side of the tire, so if they do in fact ACTUALLY measure 2.7" wide, then yes they SHOULD work...that is if in fact my 2.1" tires are actually 2.1".....
    This is not for me. I got a email and someone was asking me about this. here is the email received.

    "Hello Guys,

    Looking for some help, I’m looking to buy the 2007 FANTOM COMP DS from this Link in Ebay:



    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-07-Motobecan...QQcmdZViewItem



    The problem is I have a pair of WTB tires size 26*2.7” will they fit on a 16” frame????



    Please Help,



    Thank you, "

    If that size tire wont fit. Then how about the maximum tire size he can run. I would like to give him some kinda answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto Rider

    If that size tire wont fit. Then how about the maximum tire size he can run. I would like to give him some kinda answer.

    Fred.

    well like i said, in THEORY it will fit...b/c the opening is large enough....but i would not suggest running that size tire b/c you do want more space than what he'll end up with between the tire and the chainstay...for mud clearance, etc....if his wheel gets the least bit out of true, he wont even be able to LIMP off the trail, b/c there's no tolorence there....see with a 2.1 tire you could atleast ride to the car if it's not INSANELY bent...just some stuff for you to pass along to him....tell him good luck, but dont use that tire....

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    Not sure about a 2.7 and IMHO, I would not go wider than a 2.3 for several reasons as snobrder5 mentioned..... it is just not practical at all. Even if it fits, you will have no clearance whatsoever to allow for mud, etc.

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    Thanks all! I sent the information along. I told him that the standard tire for that frame was a 2.1 so a 2.3 would be the maximum I would go. Told him new tires are cheep and that was a good deal on that frame and said good luck on his buying decision.


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    I am interested in buying a Fantom Elite soon. DOes anyone have pictures of the 16" frame? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williamkwong
    I am interested in buying a Fantom Elite soon. DOes anyone have pictures of the 16" frame? Thanks.
    I’m sorry, I personally don’t have any photos of the 16” frame. However, my fantom has the 18” frame. I realize it’s not exactly what you wanted but it does give you some idea.

    Photo’s above… It is a awesome bike.


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    Congratulations to all you Motobecaner's on getting your own site

    Jake

    PS. MORE PICTUREs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay
    Congratulations to all you Motobecaner's on getting your own site

    Jake

    PS. MORE PICTUREs

    Hey Bro!
    Thanks for the congrats and yes we do need more photos...


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    my moto

    07 Fantom Comp DS frame
    Marzocchi Drop Off Comp fork
    Rhyno lite wheels
    xt/lx drivetrain
    Deore Hydraulic Discs
    about $800 invested overall
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    Still need more photos....
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    I will post some pics in about a week. I will be taking my 2 month old Fly Pro on an epic through the Maah Daah Hey this weekend, with a couple buddies. Hopefully everything holds up for five days.

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    My 2 Bikes

    Here are pics of my 2 bike builds

    Fantom Elite DS



    Revalation 426 Fork, Sun Ringle Charger wheel set w/ Kenda Karma 2.2, Juicy 7's 185mm front and 160mm back, 06 XT F/R Derailluer and Shifters, Race Face Evolve XC Crank, Sram 990 cassette, XTR chain, Evolve Seat Post, Deus stem, Deus headset, Carbon riser bar, Race face grips, Rocket V STL saddle, Race Face good and evil grips.

    Planned upgrades

    MC 3.R

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    Reba Race Dual Air Uturn, Sun Ringle DS1-XC with Dirty Flea hubs, FSA Team issue carbon crank,Juicy Carbon brakes, 07 XTR F/R Derailluer and Shifters, 07 XT Cassette, Chris King headset, Richey WSC, stem, seat post, flatbar, Rocket V STL saddle. Hope seat QR

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    Carbon riser bar, carbon stem and seat post

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    Quote Originally Posted by nico2me
    Not sure about a 2.7 and IMHO, I would not go wider than a 2.3 for several reasons as snobrder5 mentioned..... it is just not practical at all. Even if it fits, you will have no clearance whatsoever to allow for mud, etc.
    2.2 in Kenda's bearly fit on my bike, the front FD kind rubs when in the granny gear.

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    18" Fantom Comp


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    Keep 'em comin'! I'll post mine when I get it. Nothing as nice as these but it's my first bike so go easy on me.

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    Anybody else got pics of their rig to share? Lots of riders in this forum but not enough photos.

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    Here are a couple pics of my moto (one with my other "rides"):




    Motobecane 700DS (purchased this month, June, 2007).

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    congrats on the ride Clumpy...I see you finally got it. Give us a ride report in a new thread when you get a chance! Hope you are enjoying it your bike...Chris

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    Just bought this bike a few weeks ago and am using it for my cardio/street ride for now. Bought it from local bikesdirect store. Very pleased with the bike, store service and the speed of a hardtail again.

    So far I have swapped tires out to Kenda 80psi Klimax Lites. Swapped seatpost out for Thomson (just inserted post in frame no ride yet. will need to adjust), saddle for WTB RocketV, pedals to ATAC XS and chain to PC991 .

    Will swap grips to OURY lock-on's soon. May even add some barends. Nice bike this.
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    Just my 2 cents..... instead of going for oury lock-on and a separate bar end, try Ergon grips with bar ends. It prevents the numbing of your hands from extended rides. Works especially if you're old like me that has arthritis or people with CTS. It costs a little bit more but worth every penny. It's basically designed for racing and works well.

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    .. spooky.
    Exactly what I needed to know without having to ask. Been suffering from CTS for years -it's why I was out of cycling for so long and can only ride the Yamaha for short distances. Great call there nico2me, I'll make that swap instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecrock45
    :........... Been suffering from CTS for years -it's why I was out of cycling for so long and can only ride the Yamaha for short distances.............
    I know the feeling and share your sentiments..... until a racer with CTS mentioned it to me during a race. Now, if only they will make one for a motorcycle, I would be ecstatic !!!!!

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    Here's my small frame build . Bought the frame on ebay and pieced it together. This is now my backup bike . Nothing special. WTB seat,Wtb grips,WTB speed disc,thomson seatpost,thomson stem,titec bars,deore shifters,xt front and rear derailures,iso flow cranks,Rock shock 3.3mc, marzocchi am1sl forks. Stem and seatpost were changed after picture.


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    Heres mine. Fantom Comp upgraded with RaceFace cranks, headset and cockpit. Several thousand miles on it now, great bike.


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    Looking good gang

    My I suggest someone with some clout get with the powers that be and see about making
    this a "Sticky Thread"..I know the new members go picture shopping (old members too )
    and it's always an eye catcher when it's at the top of the list..

    Keep them pictures coming in

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    08 Fantom Comp
    Stock except
    Sram pc-971 &
    Odessey triple traps

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    Hopefully someone soon will post up a 29er here.

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    2008 Motobecane Fantom 29erPro

    Thomson Seat post
    Team WTB Seat Ti
    Tioga Suregrip Pedals
    Lighter bar and stem
    Lighter tires

    Best bike I have EVER had!!!
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    My new '08 Fantom Elite DS...



    Hoping for many great rides on it!

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    computex13,
    Thanks for sharing the real-world pic of your 29er Pro..Lookin' good..

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    We have three in the stable...

    My son's Fantom Elite.
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    My girlfriend's Fantom 3.0 DS.
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    My Fantom Trail.
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    "It's not his fault that he's an adorable, unstoppable killing machine."

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    2008 Motobecane 700 HT

    What, am I the only one with an HT model?

    Here's my 2008 700 HT.


    2008 Motobecane 700 HT hardtail
    Shimano Deore XT
    Rock Shox Dart 2 fork w/ 100 mm travel
    TEKTRO AQUILA Mechanical Disc Brakes
    Novara Expanding Wedge Seat Bag
    Topeak Peak Master Blaster DX Pump
    Blackburn Mountain Cage
    Schwinn Expandable Cage


    Blackburn Mountain Cage with water bottle for me and Schwinn Expandable Cage to carry my son's water water bottle on bike path rides.


    Unlike most bashguards that replace the big ring, this one allows you to protect your big ring too.


    A strip of old inner tube, a little over an inch wide and two feet long, wrapped around the chainstay makes a great protector and costs nothing. Tucking the final end is difficult, but leaves a reasonably nice look compared to the zip ties that some people use.

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    700 Ds

    Here's my motobecane 700 DS that I built up two years ago. Romic rear, marzocchi 130mm Drop-off fork, fsa stem, race face xc cranks, changed from 8 speed to 9 speed. Started as a beginner bike and turned it into a fully functional All Mountain bike.


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    cyberguy, that's actually a pretty sweet ride! i've never been a big DS series fan, but yours is really nice...what weight spring are you running? i've been toying with the idea of switching my air shock to a coil, but i think at 5" of travel, with the 3.3:1 leverage ratio, i'd need a 1100lb spring for my weight.....which is pretty unheard of for a 6.5" shock....how much rear travel are you getting out of that DS frame? and does it track fairly well on the rocky and technical downhills? nice bike man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobrder5
    cyberguy, that's actually a pretty sweet ride! i've never been a big DS series fan, but yours is really nice...what weight spring are you running? i've been toying with the idea of switching my air shock to a coil, but i think at 5" of travel, with the 3.3:1 leverage ratio, i'd need a 1100lb spring for my weight.....which is pretty unheard of for a 6.5" shock....how much rear travel are you getting out of that DS frame? and does it track fairly well on the rocky and technical downhills? nice bike man!
    Hey snobrder5,
    I'm running an 800 lb coil on a romic-d 165mm. I'm 230 lbs and the shock is everything I need it to be. I thought about changing to a 5 inch shock in the rear but I asked the local bike shop and he didn't recommend it because he said it would throw the geometry of the bike all off. The bike tracks well and but with the new rear shock it eats up rock gardens like a mad-dog! I can keep up with my buddies 5" specialized enduro all day in the rough stuff. The only thing that is still original on the bike now is the wheelset. Which, in my opinion are some of the toughest rims around (Alex racers edge 32H). The only downer is the weight. Good luck finding that massive coil! Thanks for the compliments.
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    Awesome bike Kelly!!

    In his own words…

    “Amazingly, this is the nicest bike I have ever ridden! Stable, smooth, fun, and confidence inspiring! 28.8 lbs. I think I'm gonna like this 29er gig!

    Peace, Kelly.”


    Bike Build:

    Fork...Reba SL
    Crank...Truvativ Stylo 32t
    Cassette...Shimano HG 7 spd, 13-30
    Rr. Der...Shimano XTR
    Brakes...Avid BB7, 185mm F/R
    Stem/Bars...Syncros Bear Hug/Bulk Hardcore
    Wheelset...Velocity "Blunt"w/Shimano XTM756, 32h
    Shifter...Shimano Revo 7spd Grip shift
    Tires...Specialized Borough XC







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    Does anyone have pictures of their Fly Team or Fly 9357?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto Rider

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    man i'm loosing confidence in bikes direct! they forgot to put a front shifter on your bike! BASTARDS!

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    I'd post the photo of my 9357 but the site isn't letting me link to photobucket for whatever reason.

    direct link: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...rrent=9357.jpg

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    That's a nice bike, thanks for the pic grnxb!

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    Motobecane Phantom 29


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    Got some great pictures but...???

    Help me out here guys. I've got some great pictures of a self built Motobecane Phantom29 equip with some nice higher ends components (Reba, Blunt Rims, Stylo Crank, BB7"s) but I am having trouble figuring out how to post them to this forum. Suggestions/directions would be very helpful...thanks!

    KPM.

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    Hello Kelly,

    If you look up about 5 posts you may notice that your photos are up. I did it the same day as the other thread.

    However, if you still want to do it yourself… I think you got it but… If they are the same size like the ones you sent me in the email you will need to resize them… Because they are way too big for this forum. Try 600 x 400

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    My 2008 600HT in Matte Black of course. I was out today on some trails we are building. Stopped riding long enough to catch my breath and snap the pics i keep forgetting to take.



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    2003 Moto Fantom comp ds build

    Manitou Nixon Fork 145mm
    Azonic Outlaw Wheels 36 spoke
    Avid BB7 disc brakes, 203mm rotors
    Titec Stem
    Thompson Seat post
    Specalized seat
    Easton Sealed bearing pedals
    Salsa Clamp
    Pedro's lock on grips
    Weight: Don't Know, Don't Care

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    Heres my moto...I know the pic sucks but I'll get a better one soon.

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    Well I am being a pic whore tonight. Once again here is my 2008 Fantom Comp DS.

    2008 Fantom Comp DS
    Marzocchi XC 700 Fork
    XTR cranks and front derailleur
    XT front derailleur
    Mavic XC717 Rims with XT hubs and IRC Mythos xc tires
    Monkeylite carbon riser bars
    Sette APX Seatpost with WTB saddle










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    Moto Fly teams on LT100

    Just to share some Moto pics:



    Me in rear and buddies Fly team on left.



    2 Moto Fly Teams locked up in front of Mexican Burrito shop in Leadville, on left LOL



    Coming out of Powerline Trail Leadville




    Moto's reach Twin Lakes...

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    Done but pics from last year in CO.

    May put more up in Oleta State park soon as well...

    CYA

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    Here's my 2008 Fantom Elite and more photos on Flickr:




    ... Read my review

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    mbogosia that is a very sharp lookin ride!!!

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    et3surge: thanks!

    Did you change the wheels?

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    Yes I did to a Mavic. I also changed the saddle, the other one was ok for training but hard, so I went to a more comfortable WTB. I rode the Kenda tires until they were slicks, then went tubeless to Pythons. I am now replacing the straight bar with a 40mm rise carbon Monkeylite. I got Crank Bro Smarty pedals, and may get the Crank Bro 75 mm adjustable seat post ...kinda pricey though.

    Thanks for asking..cya

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    Here's my 2008 Fantom Trail up at Simpson Park


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    700ds

    Here is my 08 700DS. I've upgraded the grips, bar, stem, seat post, seat, pedals, tires, tubes, and cassette.
    Sette Vector 25.4mm Handlebar
    Maxxis Ultralight MTB Tube Presta
    Kenda Karma DTC XC Tire
    Sette Edge 25.4mm Stem
    Sette APX Alloy Seatpost
    WTB Rocket V Team Ti Saddle
    Sram 990 Cassette
    Titec Pluto Pork Rinds Foam Grips
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    Clumpy Mold, I like the Beemer, the Mercedes, the Cycle and the 700ds. It seems like you can afford some pretty good toys. So what's up with the 20 year old washing machine???

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    i love my moto

    5:30 am .......ready to ride.
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    My Motobecane Fly 9357 "hybrid"

    Shimano 105 road cranks
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    Here is my fantom elite converted into a city/road bike…

    Michelin Transworld tires
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    Like life…the trail is unpredictable...

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    after the cohutta 65 miler

    outstanding performance for 65 muddy miles!


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    Quote Originally Posted by klembasek
    5:30 am .......ready to ride.
    Were you in Moab recently?? Look just like a guy I met on the Slick Rock trail. Hmmm

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    2008 Fantom Comp DS

    Here's mine. Had it just a couple days. So far so good. All stock except for the pedals and tires.


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    My Fantom 29 pro

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    here's my 07 700 DS which is almost 1 year old. Now that I know what kind of riding I like I am currently shopping for new rims/tires, stem and pedals.. I couldve taken a pic of it all clean, but wheres the fun in that


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    ... and if we just ... she's purrrdeee!

    Here's my Fly Ti (with a few upgrades):

    THE bike
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    THE bike with 25.4 Monkey Lite XC low-rise bars and dual control XTR shifters/hydraulic brakes
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    THE bike with 2007 Fox F100x, custom-built Mavic 819 rims w/red Chris King hubs and tubeless Fire XC Pros, and red Salsa skewers
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    THE bike with SRAM 990 (11-34) cassette and hollow pin chain and XTR (low normal) rapid rise RD
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    I'm in love again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverine14
    Here's my Fly Ti (with a few upgrades):.............I'm in love again...
    SO..........how does it ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobrder5
    SO..........how does it ride?
    it cuts the trail like a hot knife thru butter. every pedal stroke is applied directly to the bike. I raced a road tri (in Galena, IL), rec'd many compliments AND kept up with roadies.
    considering it is 10 pounds lighter than my old steel hardtail, is fairly gentle on my sit bones. I understand the critics "twitchy on downhills" statements, but that's due to the light weight and you can learn how to control your bike.

    BOTTOM LINE: it delivers the "softer than aluminum" ride you expect from Ti and it is lighter/faster than steel. IT IS SICK. I have and wll continue to recommend Bikes Direct to those looking for the best bang for your buck.

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    You may end up swapping that Skye saddle it broke my arse! But I know how you feel except yours is even more plush since I have last years aluminum model. Tear those trails up.

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    this thread is awesome! i now have so many ideas for upgrading my moto
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    Finally, I can post some pictures. This was the new bikes maiden voyage. It was amazing. Riding a bike of this caliber is like music for the soul. Here are some crappy point and shoot pics. I LOVE THIS BIKE.




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    Man that bike looks great but I have to say it pales to the beauty of that forest. The two make a great pair...

    Enjoy

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    ... and if we just ...

    moved this to where it should have been
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    Oops. I posted pics of my Moto. Thought I was at the last page of this thread. Apparantly not, they're on page 2. Sorry.
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    Good job! 07 Fantom Comp DS

    Repost from earlier when I put it on the wrong page.

    Here's a few pics of my 07 Fantom Comp DS. This bike was purchased new and complete in January of 07. Since then, I've been upgrading parts as they've worn, and as the urge hits me. The only things that are still stock (other than the frame), are the headset, rear shock, and front fork-although I have changed out the coil spring in the fork for a stiffer one. If you care, you can do a google search for the original specs on the 07 to see what I've upgraded from. My moto has served me well, it's taken my spills and a few spectacular crashes and has yet to fail me. Although I do have some paint scratches due to my sometimes ineptitude on the trails, overall, there is nothing wrong with this bike. The ONLY issue I've had was failure of my rear shock, but that was handled and rebuilt by SRAM under warranty. Using the HIGHLY accurate method of standing on bathroom scales, then picking the bike up and subtracting the difference, it weighs in at approx 30lbs.

    The following is a list of the parts I've upgraded to

    08 Shimano XT M770 shifters
    08 Shimano XT M770 front derailleur
    08 Shimano XT M771 rear derailleur
    08 RaceFace Deus XC 31.8 100mm stem
    08 RaceFace Evolve XC Low Riser bar 31.8
    07 RaceFace Evolve XC seatpost
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    WTB MotoRaptor 2.1 tires
    Mavic Crossride Disc wheelset
    07 Avid Juicy 7 brakes 160mm front and rear
    FSA Afterburner crankset 175mm
    Lizard Skin Peaty lock on grips with ODI thugplugs
    Crank Bros Smarty pedals
    SRAM PG990 cassette which will be replaced before my next ride due to bending of a cog
    SRAM PC991 chain
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    Nice! The silver color stands out too.
    I want to know if you can ride up that hill too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkonian
    Nice! The silver color stands out too.
    I want to know if you can ride up that hill too.
    I wasn't too sure about the silver when I first got it. At the time, I really wanted the Fantom Elite DS in gloss black, but it was beyond my budget. The silver has grown on me though.

    You can't ride up that hill, as the trail is one way to avoid mishaps. However, as soon as you reach the bottom, there is an immediate transition to an uphill, the same height and just as steep as that.
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    Well after a year of having my bike I finally figured out what stuff I wanted to upgrade to.

    Mavic wheels
    Kenda upfront and Specialized in the rear (figuring out which ones I like the best. So far Specialized)
    crankbrothers 5050 pedals
    ODI clamp on grips (really like em)

    Race Face EVOLVE AM STEM incoming in the mail soon..

    Within the next 3 months I hope to have it repainted (probably white) and a new front shock.
    Most stuff purchased at my LBS which is important IMO.









    suggestions are welcomed

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    The wheel set up is nice. I like the the stealth black look without the decals.
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    thx, i think i will wetsand the clear coat off. see how it looks after that.

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    wolverine - It appears to be a great value although you replaced quite a few components. What does your weigh?

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    Here is my 600HT. I purchased the frame and added stuff from another bike I had. I have recently added (not pictured):

    Crank Brothers 5050x pedals
    SRAM 991 chain
    Hope Seat Collar (red)
    Hope Bar Ends (red)
    Hope Skewers (red)
    FSA Carbon Fiber Top Cap
    20mm Carbon Fiber headset spacer
    Avid Rolamajig
    Continental Town and Country tires.

    I also cut down the frame pump bracket in order to center the pump in the frame. Since I no longer have a need for a water bottle carrier due to the camelbak.






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    This is my 2008 700DS with some upgrades

    Kenda Tinker Juarez Dred Tred 2.1
    Cane Creek ZS-6 Headset
    Ergon GX-1 grips
    WTB Speed V Pro-gel
    XRP Pro Mountain Wheels
    Ritchey WCS High Rizer
    Easton Platform Pedals
    Dart 3 Forks
    Fox Vanilla rear shock
    Lizard Skin Neoprene Fork and Shock boots (alot of dust in the desert)
    Gebali Chainslap Protector
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    Thomson Elite Stem



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    Nice. Those hand grips are pretty wild. You'll have to do a review on those.
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    Agent Dice, got a closeup pic of your stem?

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    My new Windsor Cliff 29 Pro
    Upgrades include:
    Titec Pluto Carbon Bars
    Titec RIP 3D Gold Stem
    Titec Pluto Carbon Seatpost
    Velo (Nashbar) Saddle
    Crank Bros Candy C Pedals
    Truvativ Alloy Outer Chainring
    Salsa Flipoffs Skewers (SS)
    WTB Weirwolf Grips

    Edit...new pictures


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    Here you go Moegocanes



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    hey Agent, I'm really liking the looks of that stem. What's the rise and length and all? I've been thinking want to try a different stem on my Fantom Comp HT. From the look of that stem on your bike it looks like it's along the lines of what I think I'm looking for. Awesome looking bike, btw. If I had the extra cash to by a full suspension bike, I'd put some serious thought into an XXXds.

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    and not to post things in the wrong place, but does anyone know what size clamp i'd need to buy to use the Ritchey SC handle bar that came on the bike and also what the length/rise of the stock stem of my Fantom Comp is? I think if If i can get a slightly shorter stem, and maybe something with more rise it'd make a difference in my control while climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    My new Windsor Cliff 29 Pro
    Upgrades include:
    Titec Pluto Carbon Bars
    Titec RIP 3D Gold Stem
    Titec Pluto Carbon Seatpost
    Velo (Nashbar) Saddle
    Crank Bros Candy C Pedals
    Truvativ Alloy Outer Chainring
    Salsa Flipoffs Skewers (SS)
    WTB Weirwolf Grips

    That is a smokin ride.
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    @ Trek - Thanks for the comments bro. The 2nd pic shows the size right underneath "Thomson". It is 15 Degrees x 110mm long x 25.4 mm diameter, SM-E107. I think it is the toughest and most beautiful stem on the market IMO. Oh and as for size of handlebars, they come in two flavors. One is 25.4mm (like mine) and the other is 31.8mm (handlebars are way bigger in the center compared to the rest of the bar) I know kolyan bought a Ritchey adjustable stem and he can probably go to 30 degrees. Maybe that might work out better for you

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    thanks for the pics, looks good.

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    oh yea, I could have looked a little harder, duh. thanks agent, i've been looking at stems on price point, I'll be posting pics of the Fantom Comp once I upgrade,

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