Hardtail XC photo thread

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  • 03-14-2009
    wastelandmanstan
    Hardtail XC photo thread
    All right yall im looking for inspiration for a XC built for the spring, lets see those hardtail cross country bikes you have stored away after that long winter.
  • 03-14-2009
    scrublover
    My xc hardtail.




  • 03-14-2009
    wastelandmanstan
    nice, what componants are you running?
  • 03-14-2009
    251
    This is my XC hardtail, but it wasn't stored away over the winter:







  • 03-14-2009
    wastelandmanstan
    im curious, what suspension are yall running in the front?
  • 03-14-2009
    Frontier Summit
    That last pic with the dock is wallpaper material.
  • 03-14-2009
    rockyuphill
    1 Attachment(s)
    It got dirty a few times this winter, this was just it's picture day photo
  • 03-14-2009
    TyTate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wastelandmanstan
    im curious, what suspension are yall running in the front?

    I've got 80mm right now but this week switching to 100mm. Or are you talking about brand? I got a new frame & fork so i'll post pics as soon as they get put together
  • 03-14-2009
    Margaritaman
    This is SoCal, we don't have a "winter." So no storing here.
  • 03-14-2009
    LMN
    This is a rare one. Only two painted like this in existence.

    Attachment 439877
  • 03-14-2009
    Cheers!
    Here are my:

    2009 Semi Custom Geometry Lynskey M230 17" Frame.

    17lbs race ready.





















    Full build details can be found here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/weight-weenies/my-17-lbs-lynskey-ti-hardtail-499645.html
  • 03-15-2009
    mlarson
    2X9 Litespeed
  • 03-15-2009
    Duckman
    20lbs. Raced it again yesterday. Pic was from last season. looks exactly the same tho ;).


  • 03-15-2009
    rbrsddn
    My Fat at Cockaponset yesterday
  • 03-15-2009
    Doug_ID
    GF Paragon
  • 03-15-2009
    wastelandmanstan
    hey Cheers, any chance you could re post some of those pics? reading the build over in the weight weenies forum and it sounds ballin.
  • 03-15-2009
    Kasper
    Strong Titanium
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wastelandmanstan
    All right yall im looking for inspiration for a XC built for the spring, lets see those hardtail cross country bikes you have stored away after that long winter.

    Heres some inspiration..
    :) Kasper

    Biiig pic here


  • 03-15-2009
    wastelandmanstan
    holy **** that thing (the strong) looks so nimble! beautiful bike, how does it ride? what material is that? (i hope its TI, i was just talking about a super similar dream bike today)
  • 03-15-2009
    longhaultrucker
    As seen elsewhere...
    ...but here's mine :D

    2002 Redline Monocog (the 26er):


    2008 Redline d440 (the 29er):
  • 03-15-2009
    Jessep
    Hey, I have a hardtail too!
    ><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_6iHFtqJeorI/STyE8jXkKGI/AAAAAAAAK3o/Ig1RX87CPVs/s800/IMG_2670.JPG" />
  • 03-15-2009
    longhaultrucker
    Oh...that's purty :thumbsup: :D !!!
  • 03-16-2009
    Damitletsride!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Duckman
    20lbs. Raced it again yesterday. Pic was from last season. looks exactly the same tho ;).

    What do you think of the XTC frame?? I'm thinking of buying the alloy frame set and building it as a second race bike with SID's i have.
  • 03-16-2009
    MtnSpectre
    1 Attachment(s)
    It's gotten it's fair share of riding this year....
    especially in the last month
  • 03-16-2009
    Dazed
    Here's what I will use for "XC" from now on:

  • 03-16-2009
    nucmedjim
    2 Attachment(s)
    ...........
  • 03-16-2009
    Duckman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Damitletsride!
    What do you think of the XTC frame?? I'm thinking of buying the alloy frame set and building it as a second race bike with SID's i have.


    Typical classic HT race frame, imo. Average frame weight(3.5lb for this 19" carbon/alum hybrid). Been racing it off/on since late 05(04 frame). Won a couple races last year on it(Sport 50+).

    Pic from last Sat's 6 hour race in a light rain, fwiw.

    http://defiantphotography.smugmug.co...44_vDEhs-X3-LB
  • 03-16-2009
    phoeneous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dazed
    Here's what I will use for "XC" from now on:



    :thumbsup:
  • 03-16-2009
    Kasper
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wastelandmanstan
    holy **** that thing (the strong) looks so nimble! beautiful bike, how does it ride? what material is that? (i hope its TI, i was just talking about a super similar dream bike today)

    I wont disapoint you - It's Titanium allright!
    The ride is good, very good. If I could change anything it would be the height of the front. Its wandering a bit when the climbing is steep. Thats compensated for -however, when the going points down or on long flat hauls.

    :) Kasper


    (Another setup. Not as aesthetic -but the Float is way better than the F100X and the Brooks saddle was "not my thing". The mallets is a that-day-only-tryout)
  • 03-16-2009
    Damitletsride!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Duckman
    Typical classic HT race frame, imo. Average frame weight(3.5lb for this 19" carbon/alum hybrid). Been racing it off/on since late 05(04 frame). Won a couple races last year on it(Sport 50+).

    Pic from last Sat's 6 hour race in a light rain, fwiw.

    http://defiantphotography.smugmug.co...44_vDEhs-X3-LB

    Ye cool, over here we just have a choice between full alloy or full carbon and i'll be going for the alloy. I just want to find out about the handling, i'll be coming off a Klein hardtail thats now too small for me. There is a kona kula on sale in a shop near me for a fraction more.
  • 03-16-2009
    punkass
    10 year break



    her she is after a ten year break, with some new and old parts.
  • 03-16-2009
    antonio
    1 Attachment(s)
    xtc, F120
  • 03-16-2009
    JSumner13
    1 Attachment(s)
    ...
  • 03-16-2009
    sherijumper
    1 Attachment(s)
    My stumpy .

    Coming soon , Moots Rigormootis , I can`t wait ! :D
  • 03-16-2009
    MooseJuice71
    1 Attachment(s)
    My buddy's K2... :thumbsup:
  • 03-16-2009
    LMN
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sherijumper
    My stumpy .

    Coming soon , Moots Rigormootis , I can`t wait ! :D

    That bike brings back memories.

    In 2004 my wife did her first season racing as an elite on one of those. Ended up racing for Canada at World Championships on that bike (ended up 46th I believe).
  • 03-16-2009
    verve825
    The Alma...
    ...At the top of Little Pine (Santa Barbara) descent, having just climbed the singletrack last Saturday. Such an incredibly, perfectly, sweet bike.


    jbAttachment 440362
  • 03-17-2009
    Tubedriver
    Built up a new HT 1x9 bike for Tubewifey! It is almost finished, should have it completed tonight.


    It started out as a used ebay Jamis Dragon frame. The frame is made out of Reynolds 853 double butted cromo.








    A couple coats of aircraft remover and some elbow grease and you get this:









    Then 3 very light coats of primer:





    Then 3 coats of gloss white enamal and 3 coats of clearcoat:






    Finally start to bolt on some nice parts:



    It has Hugi hubs, DT Revolution spokes, Mavic 230 wheels; Continental Race 2.2 Supersonic tires, Ringle Skewers, MY2000 Rockshox SID (2.8lbs), Thompson Elite X4 stem and Masterpiece seatpost, WTB Speed V saddle, King headset, Salsa liplock, Shimano M770 XT crank (run as 1x9), XT rear derailler, XTR Ti 12-34 cassette, 959 SPD pedals.

    Still to go are XTR shifter/brake levers and Avid MagLite brakes. Not sure what handlebar will go on.
  • 03-17-2009
    longhaultrucker
    Man,that's sweet!!! :thumbsup:
    Great job on the respray!!! :)
  • 03-17-2009
    Tubedriver
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    Man,that's sweet!!! :thumbsup:
    Great job on the respray!!! :)


    Thanks. I was joking with her that her "new" bike is turning out really nice and is almost better (better frame and parts) than my SS bike and then I realized it was true. :eekster: :D
  • 03-17-2009
    longhaultrucker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tubedriver
    Thanks. I was joking with her that her "new" bike is turning out really nice and is almost better (better frame and parts) than my SS bike and then I realized it was true. :eekster: :D

    :lol: Funny how that happens sometimes :p

    Just keep reminding yerself it's money well spent...and that "if Mama ain't happy..." ;) :)
  • 03-17-2009
    strangeland2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sherijumper
    My stumpy .

    Coming soon , Moots Rigormootis , I can`t wait ! :D

    Stumpy for me also. Just bought it in Feb. I havent actually ridden it on the trails yet.

  • 03-17-2009
    navymtbkr
    what seat post is that?
  • 03-18-2009
    Duckman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by navymtbkr
    what seat post is that?


    Looks like a Thomson setback.
  • 03-18-2009
    Dazed
    Mine? Yes, It's a Thomson.
  • 03-18-2009
    phoeneous
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tubedriver
    WTB Speed V saddle

    Best saddle ever. I dont care how heavy it is, that thing can take a beating and is very comfortable. :thumbsup:
  • 03-18-2009
    Tubedriver
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by phoeneous
    Best saddle ever. I dont care how heavy it is, that thing can take a beating and is very comfortable. :thumbsup:


    It seems to be the best one for my wife. She had a fancy Titanium Terry Womens saddle but hated it.

    I have used an original Selle Flite for years, my butt is used to it so I just grab one on ebay every so often.
  • 03-18-2009
    Yeti07
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 440798My Yeti ARC
  • 03-18-2009
    Timmy
    Winter??????
    never heard of it. February just means things are actually sorta "green" for a change.

  • 03-18-2009
    strangeland2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Timmy
    never heard of it. February just means things are actually sorta "green" for a change.



    I ll take winter over that any day.
  • 03-19-2009
    paneristi
    mine



    three musketeers (from L to R: Titus Fireline, Merlin XLM, Lynskey M230)
  • 03-19-2009
    Cheers!
    dude! Are you trying to drive up the price of Titanium on the commodities market by hoarding Ti?

    ;)

    Nice bikes!
  • 03-19-2009
    Cary
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by paneristi
    mine



    three musketeers (from L to R: Titus Fireline, Merlin XLM, Lynskey M230)

    Can you give us a comparison between the Fireline and the Lynskey?
  • 03-19-2009
    Timmy
    Yeah, you're right. January and February are particularly terrible here.



    You should definitely stay away
  • 03-19-2009
    jhazard
    This will be my XC ride for the season... It may grow some gears when the high country opens up, but will lose them again for SSWC :D



    (Frame is a Sette Shadow)
  • 03-19-2009
    kaboose
    1 Attachment(s)
    sold it for a full boing :cool:
  • 03-19-2009
    sherijumper
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Yeti07

    MMMMMMMM nice bike ! I don`t see to many of those around my parts of the world .
  • 03-19-2009
    tpm7
    Here's my 2007 Banshee Viento...





  • 03-19-2009
    Mike E
    2 Attachment(s)
    My 08' Gary Fisher Tassajara
  • 03-19-2009
    HTR4EVR
    My Zion 660


  • 03-19-2009
    tougeep3
    Just bought it yesterday. Went on a 6 mile shakedown ride today. Man I forgot how much fun this was..
    '09 Rockhopper Comp Disc
  • 03-19-2009
    punkass
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by navymtbkr
    what seat post is that?


    it's a Thompson
  • 03-19-2009
    HTR4EVR
    My Jamis Durango SX


  • 03-19-2009
    wastelandmanstan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Timmy
    never heard of it. February just means things are actually sorta "green" for a change.


    nice, who made that? the fork is so cool.
  • 03-20-2009
    perttime
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tpm7
    Here's my 2007 Banshee Viento...

    You have the seat pretty far to the back. Are you sure it is a good position for you?

    OK, here's my "XC" bike, before the snow fell (new wheels and disc brakes on the way):


    Might as well post the trail bike, before some more snow fell:
  • 03-20-2009
    Timmy
    Thanks!

    The builder is Tony Pereira in Portland OR.

  • 03-21-2009
    djdirty
    Here are my two rides. My 10 year old Cannondale and my 2008 Yeti arc. Cannondale needs some new grips. It's my winter beater :)
  • 03-21-2009
    KERKOVEJ
    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3269675778_dca5d8cba5_b.jpg" width="900" /></a>

    UPDATE
    Here is the 2009 bike....in full carbon. (www.rotwild.de)

    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3437/3382642862_c7821a8067_b.jpg" width="900" /></a>
  • 03-21-2009
    Hopping_Rocks
    My 2008 Rockhopper Disc 29er. I can't wait for the snow to melt around here.

  • 03-22-2009
    Pooh Bear
    A bit artsy:



    A bit more clear:

  • 03-22-2009
    fux
    Here is mine, running 2x9 this year (29-42/11-34)

  • 03-22-2009
    HTR4EVR
    My wife's Reken...

  • 03-22-2009
    HTR4EVR




    My former HT made out of a heavy Nashbar steel frame.
  • 03-22-2009
    sherijumper
    [QUOTE=strangeland2]Stumpy for me also. Just bought it in Feb. I havent actually ridden it on the trails yet.

    You are going to love it ! It`s been a great bike for me .:thumbsup:
  • 03-22-2009
    Barkleyfan
    Mine aren't exactly inspirational, but they get the job done for a 230lb rider.






  • 03-22-2009
    rbrsddn
    I love my Fat, but when I'm looking for another bike, I'm going to check out those Lynskey's. That is a gorgeous bike!
  • 03-22-2009
    HTR4EVR
    [QUOTE=Pooh Bear]A bit artsy:



    Beautiful pic...
  • 03-22-2009
    Cayenne_Pepa
    Living in Southern Cali...there is no such thing as Winter here. I don't race- but riding a 19-pound hardtail feels just like a mountain goat, up the steepest hills. I've maxed it out at 34mph on the road flats, too!

  • 03-22-2009
    Sunburst576
    2 Attachment(s)
    My LiteSpeed Toccoa
    This was bought this winter and been pdated with newer XTR, Thomson, Fizik, Easton, Crossmax Sl and Industry Nine wheelset. Cant make up my mind what wheelset will stay on this.
  • 03-22-2009
    the-one1




    Same pics as in the AM Hardtail thread.
    XTR lever with XT 4pot front and M486 rear
    Fox Float 140 RLC
    M540 chipless
    XT rear/ front der.
  • 03-23-2009
    BKnight
    My beauty who was patiently awaiting my return after 3 months of being at sea. took her out for a ride yesterday, and it was absolutely amazing. not exactly your lightest bike around, but i don't have to worry about anything breaking.


  • 03-23-2009
    coachjon
    why not:)

    my voodoo
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31304119@N05/3377695982/" title="IMG_1068 by coachjon77, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/3377695982_54e8be6673_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_1068" /></a>
  • 03-23-2009
    screampint
    Technically, it's a hardtail...
    And a hard front. It's my soulmate:

  • 03-24-2009
    RacerX.29
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Here are my:

    2009 Semi Custom Geometry Lynskey M230 17" Frame.

    17lbs race ready.

    Very nice - I like the looks of that bike!
  • 03-24-2009
    J. Fragera
    My ride!






    ...and my favorite pic :thumbsup:
  • 03-24-2009
    tpm7
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by coachjon
    why not:)

    my voodoo

    I absolutely love it! :thumbsup: Reminds me of my Banshee a bit, not sure if I could run my regualr trail rig SS though!
  • 03-25-2009
    OuterNational
    Nice to see some of those older Talas's still out there,
    Mines from 2004 and still going strong!!
    (pictures soon)
  • 03-25-2009
    AndrwSwitch
    I wouldn't have called this thing race ready.

    Until I took it racing.

    Once last Fall, and again a few days ago.

    This is a picture right after I brought it back from the shop, which includes cleaning with their tune. Figure it doesn't happen often, so I should record it.



    If I can afford it this season, I'd like to put a narrower crankset on it and maybe also narrower rims. Aside from that, I'm going to try to keep it to maintenance only. I tried a 29er the other day and really liked it.
  • 03-26-2009
    Barkleyfan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch
    I wouldn't have called this thing race ready.

    Until I took it racing.

    Once last Fall, and again a few days ago.

    This is a picture right after I brought it back from the shop, which includes cleaning with their tune. Figure it doesn't happen often, so I should record it.



    If I can afford it this season, I'd like to put a narrower crankset on it and maybe also narrower rims. Aside from that, I'm going to try to keep it to maintenance only. I tried a 29er the other day and really liked it.



    Have you tried other tire combos? Smoke/Dart is a great trail combo, but I would opt for something a little more predictable for race application. I think that might help your game alot. Smokes are some of the grabbiest tires I've ridden, but when they let go, they let go hard. Other tires will grab almost as well, but be much easier to ride out in a slide. Keeping the tires under you and under control even in a slde keeps your speed and confidence up. My preference for a do-it-all tire is the Continental Mountain King, but there are alot of good tires out there. Just an idea. Good luck with the racing bud.
  • 03-26-2009
    jdc5r
    mine

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdc5r/3386719180/" title="IMG_4176 by jingers, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/3386719180_61989c027f_o.jpg" width="800" height="533" alt="IMG_4176" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdc5r/3385096054/" title="IMG_4142 by jingers, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/3385096054_6e76a9d9a1_o.jpg" width="800" height="533" alt="IMG_4142" /></a>
  • 03-26-2009
    AndrwSwitch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Barkleyfan
    Have you tried other tire combos? Smoke/Dart is a great trail combo, but I would opt for something a little more predictable for race application. I think that might help your game alot. Smokes are some of the grabbiest tires I've ridden, but when they let go, they let go hard.

    You can have my Dart when you pry it out of my cold, dead fingers. :) I agree with you about the Smoke. I love the 126 tpi casing in my Panaracers, I think it makes the rolling resistance penalty much lower when running the tires at low pressure. I'm curious to try the Fire XC on the back - they're available with the same casing, they look like the spacing is a little more open and I guess Panaracer seems to think they've got a better rubber compound. So that's probably my next rear tire. I think I want to keep a somewhat chunky tread, at least unless the summer is really dry, because I'm in the Pacific Northwest and it's pretty much always muddy around here.
  • 03-27-2009
    Hadouken*
    My Cotic Soda with it's winter training boots on at the moment. I'm about to put my Rovals back on with much lighter tyres.




  • 03-27-2009
    bmwjnky
    My '04-ish Hardrock Pro. Since I took this picture I've replaced the seat with a Selle Italia Flite with Ti rails and replaced the OE fork with a '07 Bomber XC 600 and will be replacing the tires this weekend.

  • 03-27-2009
    HTR4EVR


    nasty...
  • 03-27-2009
    marsh rider
    Murphy Strikes Again
    My Haro Flightline Comp
    First ride of the season I got a flat rear. I couldn't find my frame pump so I just decided to go without it, because what are the odds that I'm going to actually need it? Ah, Murphy never lets me down.


  • 03-27-2009
    brado1
    Hardtails
    is all i've got

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/1279859382/" title="SG-01-07 004 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1182/1279859382_d446a00d3a.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="SG-01-07 004" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2909656861/" title="DaBomb by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2909656861_bdc5f2a11e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DaBomb" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/3127191986/" title="DSC_0081 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/3127191986_67ff7674bd.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="DSC_0081" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/1537264114/" title="Thunder Pumpkin by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2006/1537264114_2ef75a5e10.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="Thunder Pumpkin" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2909646223/" title="TaSSajara-03 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2909646223_66e436b49e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="TaSSajara-03" /></a>
  • 03-27-2009
    251
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bmwjnky

    What kind of stem is this?
  • 03-27-2009
    Cheers!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 251
    What kind of stem is this?

    Ringle Zooka Mountain Stem.
    25.4 mm clamp only.

    Circa 1996? +/- 2 years? I forget exactly.

    Billet machined 7075-T6, w/ Titanium bolts. That fine example he has is anodized blue. Most of the stems were super long. 130mm+ in length, back in the day of super long stem, cut down super narrow flat handle bars, and super small frame.
  • 03-27-2009
    jtrain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tubedriver
    Thanks. I was joking with her that her "new" bike is turning out really nice and is almost better (better frame and parts) than my SS bike and then I realized it was true. :eekster: :D

    Which tube do you drive, if you don't mind my asking.
  • 03-27-2009
    Dirt Bringer
    Here is mine. 09 specialised rockhopper frame, recent replacement for an 04. Almost all components were added on through a stretched upgrade process. A strange component group that works out to a bike thats one of the fastest on the trail, but can be run into the ground and keep on rolling. Thats pretty much perfection to me. Mech discs, bb7, mavic crossride rims, specialized dual control transmission, manitou relic fork. Recent convert to spd pedals from crankbros.

  • 03-27-2009
    bmwjnky
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Ringle Zooka Mountain Stem.
    25.4 mm clamp only.

    Circa 1996? +/- 2 years? I forget exactly.

    Billet machined 7075-T6, w/ Titanium bolts. That fine example he has is anodized blue. Most of the stems were super long. 130mm+ in length, back in the day of super long stem, cut down super narrow flat handle bars, and super small frame.

    Correct, the stem I have is probably for the later part of the 90's since threadless wasn't that big earlier on. Even though I'm not that old my MTB roots are retro and I find the modern riser bars not quite right and too wide. Next paycheck the riser bar on my bike is out of here and I'm going back to a flat bar.

    As much as it doesn't match the bike I won't get rid of it, looking at it reminds me of when I really got into MTB in the mid/late 90's. I'm actually going to get other components in blue to match it. I miss the late 90's odd/bright colored components and have had a hard time finding anything other than white and black in color and I wish someone would bring back gum wall tires.