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
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    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
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    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
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    ...........
  • 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
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    xtc, F120
  • 03-16-2009
    JSumner13
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    ...
  • 03-16-2009
    sherijumper
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    My stumpy .

    Coming soon , Moots Rigormootis , I can`t wait ! :D
  • 03-16-2009
    MooseJuice71
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    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
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    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)