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    Quote Originally Posted by quiggs1974 View Post
    Looks good Zonoskar,
    What did you get the weight down to with the exchanging of a few bits and pieces?

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    I got it down to 11.4 Kg. I didn't just replace some bit and pieces I replaced everything. I have a set of American classic wheels on the way, that will drop another 300g. I might convert to tubeless, so I might be able to get to 11 Kg.

    @base569: Looks great. I like the floating bike

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    Cool thanks, Zonoskar
    I hope that the AM classic wheels are nice and stiff to lose the all round stiffness that is an amazingly stiff frame set could be a step back for the sake of a few hundred grams. I'm biased though it is a freakin sweet looking and performing bike. As l have one also!

    On a side note a new member to our shop team rode an element 970 yesterday in a race for the first time ride, the smile on her face when she finished was amazing and rewarding and can't wait to get her own! Hard to compare her previous bike to the element (merida 96)

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    Good morning!
    this is my old&new RockyMountain Slayer ltd edition 2001
    I'll bought it on may 2007 and I've upgrade all...
    now it's composed by

    frame RockyMTN slayer2001
    rear shock Fox 165x38 RP2 2010
    fork RockShox PIKE 309 uturn with black spring
    seatclamp Chromag 31,8
    headset Ritchey pro
    stem thomson X4 90-0
    handlebar campaBros assault 760x18rise->cut to 720
    grips odi ruffian
    seatpost raceface prodigy 26,8x400 for FR or Thomson Elite 26,8x410 for xc
    saddle selle italia xo for FR or SelleItalia Signo for XC
    cables&guides Goodridge

    trasmission
    crank: FSA mod? custom polished with 44-36-22 ring
    chain shimano XT
    sproket shimano XT 11-34 9vel
    shifters shimano XT 3x9
    front mech shimano XT
    rear derailleaur Shimano XT

    brakes magura louise

    custom wheels with
    mavic En321 rims
    hopePRO2 pp20 gunsmoke & nukeproof generator yellow 32h 135x9 hubs




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    @Archibike - That's a very nice Slayer you've got there, it looks like it's in great condition for a 2001. I like your custom polished cranks.

    Love the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGB View Post
    @Archibike - That's a very nice Slayer you've got there, it looks like it's in great condition for a 2001. I like your custom polished cranks.

    Love the ride!
    thank you very much!
    from 2001 there is only the frame, but it's really "chamaleontic" frame...
    this is it in 2007 when I've bought it

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonoskar View Post
    Still some things to finish, but almost done. Still waiting for American Classic wheelset.

    Do you like your tires?

    The ones that came on the rear of my 970 sucks. No traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJF View Post
    Do you like your tires?

    The ones that came on the rear of my 970 sucks. No traction.
    I like the Racing Ralph's but that might be to terrain I'm riding on. It's mostly sand and some roots. I don't need a lot of tall knobs, so the RR's suit me fine. What terrain are you riding?

    BTW: I posted a lot of beatiful pics and you selected that one Here's some more.









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    so beautiful...
    why the handlebar in opposit direction (sorry for my bad english...)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archibike View Post
    so beautiful...
    why the handlebar in opposit direction (sorry for my bad english...)?
    It's an attempt to get the bars lower without investing in new stuff. Still trying out the effect on handling.

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    What's the doo-hickey on the fork arch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Zoidberg View Post
    What's the doo-hickey on the fork arch?
    That keeps mud from flying in forward direction off of the front tire, between the fork legs and back into my face when I overtake it again. The massive downtube already blocks most of the mud flying directly into my face and this helps with the rest.

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    Ah, a fender. I've never seen one so square as usually those in this position are attached to the crown and are flexible. It kinda looked like a phone or other ghetto video recording device or even a solar panel.

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    I am in Los Angeles. Right now it is super dry and soft. I have spun out on a few climbs.

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    Final Voyage

    A 4 day jaunt on the Maah Daah Hey Trail was the last trip my stock ETSX was taken on before it cracked last year. Good times.

    A 97 Hammer Race frame will take on the bulk of its parts because I'm having a hard time throwing such well used and beaten parts on a pristine Altitude frame.

    The Crossride wheels never gave me any trouble - and they shouldn't have since I am a lightweight. But being a lightweight the Talas was a terrible fork... and will not go anywhere near the Altitude.

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    Archibike: Nostalgia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vera View Post
    Archibike: Nostalgia!
    in italian thanks!

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    Artful crops from yesterday's ride... It's amazing the grimaces one can make when concentrating on the upcoming trail. Trust me it's better this way.
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    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    Do you have a ride report/review of your Element 950?

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    A fine day in the woods today
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    Post your RM shots-imageuploadedbytapatalk1334442190.275323.jpg

    Just picked up a new 2010 Slayer SXC frame. So dressed it up a little
    Fox 36 talus 180
    2x10
    Sram xo shifters and front derail
    Sram x9 rear derail
    Elixer9 brakes

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    Still Hammering

    My '96 Hammer Race, bought new in April '97, relegated to road duty now. 15 years of faithful service and I have no doubt we'll celebrate 20 years together.
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    Fantastic pics guys!!!!!

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    A quick back story to my recent build:

    I used to race back in the 90's and early 2000's and eventually found my self has a pretty competent Expert class racer. Eventually college life caught up to me and I considered myself retired from MTBing. Fast forward to 2011 and I am 29 years old, 235 pounds (6'3") and terribly out of shape. Walking around a golf course was becoming a brutal workout. On August 1st, 2011 I had a talk with myself and decided I needed a life change. I made a goal to someday race again but I needed to get into shape. I built an incentive plan for myself and everytime I lost 5 pounds I would buy myself a component or some type of bike part (Pedals would be last). As of today I am 185 pounds, I can run 6 minute miles, bike 100 miles and my build is officially complete! It' been a long journey and I still have a ways to go but I now have a mountain bike to ride.
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    Great success story Caadrep!

    My Rocky Mountain has been a positive force for me too to get in good shape. Instead of buying beer, I spend money on the bike and ride more. Though it's not all good--sometimes instead of working I go biking...

    Cheers!

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