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    Bought the wheels and cassette a few weeks ago, but finally got my bike back so I could get them installed. Close up shot of red shiny Hope hubs goodness!

    Hope Pro 2 EVO on Mavic EN521 rims, cassette is SRAM PG 990

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    Picked up one of these last night for the 4yo. Got it on sale for $65.



    He's probably riding it right now while I'm at work.
    I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.

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    New Honzo!

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    ^^^ Very nice^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by gddyap View Post
    Picked up one of these last night for the 4yo. Got it on sale for $65.



    He's probably riding it right now while I'm at work.
    Got my daughter something similar... A strider balance bike... Shes two and all ready gettin the hang of it... I like the larger foot platform on that lil bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy View Post
    New knees.
    I just got those as well . . . knee and elbow pads. They are really great so far.

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    New stem and wheelset came in yesterday!


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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I just got those as well . . . knee and elbow pads. They are really great so far.
    How well do they breath?

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    New Year's presents came in a bit late

    SD 7 levers, X9.99 chain and a stainless rd cable. Those levers are amazing compared to my stock Tektro, which were ok but not as adjustable... Plus they were 20gr heavier each
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    How well do they breath?
    So far, I have only worn them a few times, and mostly have been on cooler days here in SoCal. But one day I wore them and it was quite warm out and I didn't have any issue with overheating or breathability. I'm quite happy with them for aggressive trail, light AM use.

    I've not yet taken an impact with them though, so they might be up to the task of aggressive riding.

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    First Mountain bike in about 12 years. It also came with our first real snow of the winter.


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    Not one shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

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    On One Dirty Disco

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    Just put it on and smooth as butter. Marzocchi Bomber Micro Ti 29 120mm travel picked it up on for a steal. Wasn't sure how the Big Mama would handle the extra travel as it's designed for 100mm, but doesn't seemed to have had any negative effects. Feels every bit as plush as the Reba it replaced and also feels stiffer but I don't know how much of that is the 15mm thru axle or just general beefier setup.






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    Need.Shoes.ASAP.

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    Bought a few days ago
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    Not my purchase but a bike I helped build for a buddy.






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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Sure is the Revelation WC. Took a long time for me to locate a 20mm maxle...and only paid $624 shipped. 150MM Dual-air comes in at 1641g with 20mmQR uncut.

    Would you mind if I asked where you got that Revelation WC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dainbramage91 View Post
    Not my purchase but a bike I helped build for a buddy.





    Smart looking ride, well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strikerkidNY View Post
    Would you mind if I asked where you got that Revelation WC?
    I actually picked it up on ebay. Apparently the 20mm WC tapered wasn't even available for my LBS to order, so I'm not exactly sure where the seller got it from. He did mention that it was from a bulk order from SRAM.

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    EC70 Bars Wide

    On my way to a lighter bike coming from my stock Giant pigs. They made a pretty significant difference in the feel of the bike. I noticed some damping from the carbon, but mostly it steers quicker and climbs better.
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    Thank you Kustom Caps!
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    Dude! Right on with the COB cap...love'em.

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    Thank you Kustom Caps!
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Kustom Caps are sweet! The Happy Mutant is my LBS. In the center is their motto "be active, be happy!" I got one for myself and one for the owner as a gift since he helps make it affordable for me to do the things that I do.

    Are you a Happy Mutant?

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    I just got my Kona Tanuki Deluxe! I am loving this bike so far. I have a feeling my hardtail is going to be lonely for awhile.


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    That is SICK!!!! And yes, I'm extremely jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decatur_Tide View Post
    That is SICK!!!! And yes, I'm extremely jealous.
    Thanks! I think that I will enjoy this bike for a very long time.

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    That's a tough bike to follow, what a fine machine! I just purchased this fine ride somehow, even being 50% not sure how I pulled it off but I'm pumped


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    Quote Originally Posted by Driverfound337 View Post
    That's a tough bike to follow, what a fine machine! I just purchased this fine ride somehow, even being 50% not sure how I pulled it off but I'm pumped


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    You guys are killing me with your new Tanuki Deluxes. I'm really upset with myself for not jumping on that deal.

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    Got another set of I9's in silver for my SS Superfly (Red one's I bought last year for my Superfly 100)

    Tires on the silver set are Maxxis MaxLite 29er 29x2.0 - 350g each
    Rotors are Carver titanium rotors one weighed 57g the other was 53g

    Tires on red I9's are Maxxis Beaver 29x2.0 - 520g
    Racing Ralph 29x 2.25 605g

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    $70 from the fleabay. gonna "jones mod" it for SS.
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    MRP 2x chain guide/bash guard

    I smashed the hell outta my big chain ring.... new chain ring and guide/bash guard...
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    Hope Hubs for my Vaya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driverfound337 View Post
    That's a tough bike to follow, what a fine machine! I just purchased this fine ride somehow, even being 50% not sure how I pulled it off but I'm pumped


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    That's a fancy bike you've got there!

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    My first bike since selling my M800 in 1998. Im pretty stoked about getting back into the sport!
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    I just couldn't find peace knowing that I had a maxle up front and a QR in the rear, so now things are balanced out a bit.

    It went down like this:

    QR: Ugh!
    Me: Did you say something back there?
    QR: Oh, don't mind me, I THINK I can handle it...
    Me: OK - I'll bite - what's the problem?
    QR: Look, I know you work out and all, but you're a big guy - what, 6'3", 225 riding weight?
    Me: Yes, and your point?
    QR: Well, you do know that most of your weight in on be rear tire, not front, right?
    Me: I don't like where this is going...
    QR: Well, why in the hell do you have a maxle up front and a QR on the rear??? We're all a bit stressed back here.
    Me: The ride is going great - leave me alone!
    QR: Ask them!
    Me: ...OK...Guys?
    Hub, Spokes, Wheel, Derailler, Chain Stays: Duh, Torque-Mada, QR is suffering back here. You remember physics, when you weren't sleeping in class? Lots of forces to deal with back here!
    Me: I know - that's why I dropped big money on you guys. Step up!
    Them: Look, would you buy a Ferrari and spec Walmart tires?
    Me: ...See your point. Any suggestions?
    Them: Dude! DT Swiss bolt axle!!!

    Or, maybe I just imagined some of that. Growing up in the 70's causes some strangeness every now and then...
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    Wellgo MG-1's for my snow bike.

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    Specialized bighit grom spec with sram x9 package

    picked this today for less than the price of a wall mart bike ,2005 specialized bighit grom spec comes with fox damp coilover rear , sramx9 rear and shifter not sure about the front fork sweet bike 24" wheels




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    Just a saddle

    My blog! Two wheels and a fat guy Check it out and watch a fat guy use biking as a weight loss tool.

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    Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers and Alivio Shifters

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    Nice! I need some new brakes...

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    142mm x 12mm Chris King Hub
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    After several rides, my butt approves it. No more soreness during or after


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    my new condo at Kingdom Trails VT...
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    Mmm...Salsa Spearfish frame and a bunch of goodies to build it out my way.


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    My toe covers ripped in half the other day, so figured I'd try full on booties. Oddly enough it was mid 60's today so my ride was in shorts/short sleeves. Go figure.

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    Truvativ XO Cranset. I'm waiting on a Niner chainring as it will be on my One 9 SS.
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    **Updated with outdoor photos.

    Just finished building her!









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    Switching from SRAM to shimano



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Switching from SRAM to shimano
    Excellent choice! I'm loving that same setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippinveedub View Post
    Excellent choice! I'm loving that same setup!
    Im over the heavy feeling pull of sram shifting plus now I can have the single brake clamp for both. I'm pretty excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Switching from SRAM to shimano


    What sram setup did u have?

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    sh|t dude, (the ibis)

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    Thomson stem 70mm 0deg, Thomson setback seatpost

    the new additions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Just finished building her!





    how u like dem pedals? What kind are they?

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    Those are Straitline Amps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadalex78 View Post
    how u like dem pedals? What kind are they?
    socalMX is correct...Straitline AMP.

    I replaced the De Facto pedals with the AMP due to weight and it was also a bit too sticky as well. IMO, the AMP is a awesome all-around platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadalex78 View Post
    What sram setup did u have?
    X9 shifters and xx rear derailleur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    X9 shifters and xx rear derailleur.
    I want to go shimano. What do you suggest I get? I now have X7 RD and X7 Shifters. Wass looking at bluesky for a package deal but dont know which of the ones would be better or even with the X7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman8 View Post
    I want to go shimano. What do you suggest I get? I now have X7 RD and X7 Shifters. Wass looking at bluesky for a package deal but dont know which of the ones would be better or even with the X7.
    FYI, X7 is LX level (now SLX). IMO, both have same performance level, but LX is a bit more expensive. But the new SLX groups looks pretty good, and have a nice design. If you don't like your X7 for performance, you better go with XT, because you'll get the same thing as X7 with SLX. My X7 rds have been great. But your problem might be at the shifters.

    Edit : Please explain the "disinformation" sir...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman8 View Post
    I want to go shimano. What do you suggest I get? I now have X7 RD and X7 Shifters. Wass looking at bluesky for a package deal but dont know which of the ones would be better or even with the X7.
    It depends on your budget but I'd go with XT just because of the multi release shifters and ball bearings.

    Slx rear dérailleur is 40ish grams heavier then the xt but functions the same. The shifters are different though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    FYI, X7 is LX level (now SLX). IMO, both have same performance level, but LX is a bit more expensive. But the new SLX groups looks pretty good, and have a nice design. If you don't like your X7 for performance, you better go with XT, because you'll get the same thing as X7 with SLX. My X7 rds have been great. But your problem might be at the shifters.
    Stop talking out of your ass please. Shimano has a lighter shifting action then sram especially at the lower end.

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    Its not that I dont like the X7 it has been great, I just want to try other things and upgrade if possible at a reasonable price. Plus I want to take the good parts like the X7 and put them on my loaner (wifes) bike to make that bike (iron horse maverick) that much better in case I need it in a emergency.

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    What year x7 do you have? Is it the newest version with the kind of carbon outer cage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    It depends on your budget but I'd go with XT just because of the multi release shifters and ball bearings.

    Slx rear dérailleur is 40ish grams heavier then the xt but functions the same. The shifters are different though.
    What do you think of these? worth it?


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    I dont think its the newer one. I bought my heckler used. By all means the X7 has been money, but like I said, I want to try different things and learn about other components all the while still upgrading.

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    I think they are. I like that the indicators come off and still look clean because really; who uses the indicators?

    I opted for the ispec ones to mount directly to my shimano brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Stop talking out of your ass please. Shimano has a lighter shifting action then sram especially at the lower end.
    Yeah, like if I've never riden bikes with Shimano's drivetrain...

    Please be respectful of others, even more when you don't even know them.

    FWIW, yeah, Shimano shifting is like "smoother", but that's due to the soft return spring on the rd, which in my opinion can get annoying on 9 or 10 speeds setups, since multiple down-shift can get confusing as to your rd actually have moved all the way or not... It's a personal preference in any case.

    I like to be able to "feel" my shifters and brakes. Like people love to drive a sport car with a manual transmission
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Yeah, like if I've never riden bikes with Shimano's drivetrain...

    Please be respectful of others, even more when you don't even know them.

    FWIW, yeah, Shimano shifting is like "smoother", but that's due to the soft return spring on the rd, which in my opinion can get annoying on 9 or 10 speeds setups, since multiple down-shift can get confusing as to your rd actually have moved all the way or not... It's a personal preference in any case.

    I like to be able to "feel" my shifters and brakes. Like people love to drive a sport car with a manual transmission
    Do you put dirt in your cables for that extra feel? LOL what a joke.

    What kind of car do you drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Do you put dirt in your cables for that extra feel? LOL what a joke.

    What kind of car do you drive?
    Nah, dirt is optional. Physic is included.

    And I don't own a car myself. I have a license, but no need for it anyways, since I ride my bikes whenever I need to go somewhere. Commute, trail, urban assault, and riding around for fun.




    Btw, pic of my latest purchase. (made on a bike)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Camelbak Podium Big Chill. Love this bottle so far. Definitely a big step up from the standard pull top bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Nah, dirt is optional. Physic is included.

    And I don't own a car myself. I have a license, but no need for it anyways, since I ride my bikes whenever I need to go somewhere. Commute, trail, urban assault, and riding around for fun.
    That k-mart shocker looking one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    That k-mart shocker looking one?
    Yup, that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Stop talking out of your ass please. Shimano has a lighter shifting action then sram especially at the lower end.
    Nice dude. I'll agree on the lighter action part, but the precision definitely goes to SRAM on the lower end. I've ridden SLX, X7, and X9 on the same bike and while the SLX was silky smooth for a while it was a lot more sensitive to dirt and being slightly out of adjustment.

    The SRAM has more of a "mechanical" feel, but it's dependable and I don't have to mess with the shifting adjusters nearly as much. X9s are definitely smoother than the X7s, but both work great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    X9 shifters and xx rear derailleur.
    Did you sell your old setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman8 View Post
    Did you sell your old setup?
    Not yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman8 View Post
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    ^^What he said. I bought the same two items recently.

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    Referencing the Rocky Mountain FS from Austin, TX

    Ha! That looks an awful lot like City Park! Recognize those cedars/junipers and that ledge any where. Great bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    X9 shifters and xx rear derailleur.
    and u didnt like that? Are u mad man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadalex78 View Post
    and u didnt like that? Are u mad man?
    I prefer shimano multi release shifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    I prefer shimano multi release shifters.
    u sellin it?

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    I have X0 derailler and a s1400 crankset but id love some XX goin on....

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