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    The Set-Up Thread

    With all the recent questions about components and new frame builds, I thought it would be a good idea to have a set-up thread with all that info in one place for reference.

    We could use one thread for all models or feel free to start model specific ones (ala Turner).

    And as always, a photo wouldn't hurt either.

    D.

    Frame: '05 Semi-custom El Saltamontes 18/20
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: '04 Marzocchi Marathon S 120mm
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Mavic 819/DT Swiss Competition 14/15 DB Silver spokes, Silver Brass Nipples
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT M761
    Rear Der: SRAM X.O
    Shifters: SRAM Shorty Twist: X.O
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Deus Black 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Shimano 959
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Race Face Lo Riser Black
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 120x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Black
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian Gripshift Length
    Front Tire: Hutchinson Spider UST 2.1
    Rear Tire: Hutchinson Spider UST 2.1
    Accesories:Composite Bottle cage, Cat-Eye Enduro 8 Comp., Roach chainstay pad

    Weight: 29 lbs. 14 oz. using a digital fish scale

    Future changes: Maybe Hope skewers/seat post clamp

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    Great idea...and very sweet ride D-Rock!

    Frame: '04 Large X-5
    Options: 6" Rocker, quad bearings
    Shock: Romic 7.875"x2.0"
    Fork: '05 Marzocchi All Mountain 1 130-150mm
    Wheelset: Gold Hope Bulb / Syncros DS28 / DT Swiss Competition, Brass Nipples
    Skewers: Gold Hope
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: XTR 952
    Shifters: XT
    Chain: SRAM PC-69
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Brakes: Magura Louise Freeride 210mm/190mm
    Cranks: Shimano XT-752 175mm 32/22 w/ Race Face bashguard
    Pedals : Shimano 545
    Headset: Cane Creek
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 low riser 685mm
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Stem: 110x 15 Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB Laser V Stealth
    Grips: ODI Lock-on
    Front Tire: Kenda Cortez 2.4
    Rear Tire: Kenda Cortez 2.4

    Weight: I will weight at next shop visit and update

    Future changes: Gold Hope seat post clamp, 8"x2.25" Romic with black springs (currently in mail), SRAM X.0 drivetrain/shifters and have since removed bottle cage since SSINGA was teasing me.

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    my 2 cents

    Frame: 2002 Saltamontes 19"
    Color: Electric Superdust
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Romic Coil
    Fork: '05 Marzocchi Marathon XC 120mm
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Mavic 317/DT Swiss Silver spokes, Alloy Nipples
    Skewers: Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT M760
    Rear Der: SRAM XO
    Shifters: SRAM XO twist
    Chain: SRAM PC-59
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-32
    Brakes: Avid Mech 6" Rotors with Avid SD-7 levers
    Cranks/BB: 2002 Shimano XT M752 175mm 44/32/22, Shimano ES-71 BB 73/113
    Pedals: Time ATAC
    Headset: Chris King NoThread silver
    Handlebar: Race Face Lo Riser Black
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm silver
    Stem: 120x 5 Thomson Elite silver
    Saddle: WTB laser V Ti
    Grips: SRAM
    Front Tire: Schwalbe King Jim 2.3
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe King Jim 2.3
    Accesories: El-cheapo Performance Axiom 8.0W cycle computer

    Weight: ~30 lbs.

    Future changes: Waiting until Larry's kids need new shoes before considering upgrades...
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    Here's mine
    Frame: '04 X-5
    Color: Grinch Green
    Options: Standard Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Pushed Fox Vanilla R
    Fork: '05 Rock Shox Pike Team
    Wheelset: WTB Laserdisc DH 20mm, Hadley 20mm front(soon), King ISO rear. Both laced to DTSwiss 4.1d rims w/ Comps (front currently on a Rhyno Lite XL)
    Skewer: Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa
    Front Der: XT M761
    Rear Der: SRAM X.O
    Shifters: SRAM Shorty Twist: X.O
    Chain: SRAM PC-69
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-32
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Truvativ Stylo Team, 175mm, 22/32/bash
    Pedals: Stainless steel spindle Speedplay Frogs
    Headset: Chris King NoThreadset
    Handlebar: Titec Hellbent XC low rise
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 330mm Black
    Stem: Race Face Deus 5x100
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Team
    Grips: Shortened Syntace Lock Ons
    Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove Kevlar 2.35
    Rear Tire: Nokian 2.1 NBX, WTB Mutanoraptor 2.24 or 2.4 (soon)
    Accesories: Composite zip ties =P

    Weight: ~30 pounds using a cheap shop scale

    Future changes: New front wheel, new rear tire (current front wheel is just to be able to ride while new one is built)
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    La Bruja

    Frame: '04 La Bruja 17"
    Color: white (custom)
    Options: quad bearings
    Shock: Fox DHX
    Fork: '04 Marzocchi Z1 FR
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Syncros DP25 rims/black spokes, gold al Nipples
    Skewers: Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Shimano XT
    Chain: SRAM PC69
    Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: 160mm Hope Mono Mini '03 rear/180mm '05 front
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Turbine ISIS Black 175mm/Evil bashguard
    Pedals: Azonic Magnesium Platform
    Headset: Chris King NoThread gold
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 Monkey Bar Black, 1.5" rise
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 100mm/5d Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: Terry Fly Ti
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian
    Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove 2.35/w. tube
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35/w. tube
    Accesories: DIY chainstay pad, grey

    Weight: 34 lbs. on a K-Mart scale

    Future changes: Possibly Marzocchi AM 1/Fox RP3
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    El Chamuco in da hizzo

    Frame: '04 El Chamuco Med
    Color: DUH?
    Shock: 5th element with 400# TI spring
    Fork: '05 Manitou Sherman Firefly Plus 150mm, med TI spring kit
    Wheelset: Mike Garcia built 36h Hope XC hubs, Sun Singletrack rims, DT Swiss Super Comp spokes, Patriotic Red/Silver/Blue AL nipples
    Skewers: Front bolt-on, rear Hope QR
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope QR
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der: Shimano XTR
    Shifters: Shimano XT PODS
    Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 160mm rear, 200 MM Braking Wave front rotor
    Cranks/BB: ISIS Race Face Next LP 32/44, AL chainring bolts, RF chromo 108mm BB
    Pedals: Crank Bros "S" eggbeaters
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Maxm lo-rise (soon swap to hi-rise)
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson
    Stem: 100mm/5d Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Rocket-V race, chromo rails
    Grips: OURY lock-ons
    Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove 2.5 kevlar bead, Stan's strip and sealant
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.10 kevlar bead, Stan's strip and sealant
    Accesories: Thick-a** chainstay pad

    Weight: 32lbs, 14oz with the Blue Groove front, 32lbs 7oz with Intense CC 2.25 front. On digital fish scale.

    Bike could easily be built 2 lbs lighter with Nixon and lighter wheelset (mine is at 2160g) but the thing is rock solid as is and I doubt I'll change.
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    my soon-to-be X 5

    My soon to be built X-5. Frame, cranks, saddle, rear derailleur, levers, chain and pedals are all brand-spankin' new and sitting in the box. The post, stem, and bar I cannibalized from my 1x1 (and replaced by cheaper parts) and are awaiting installation. The cassette I bought a while ago and used twice and put back in the box. The wheelset, headset, shifters, tires, brakes and skewers are still in use on my Superlight. Still have to buy a front derailleur - any suggestions? Should be about another month before I can do the build , which is juuuuuuust about when things get really good weather-wise around here and the trails go from goopy, sticky, clay-mud to really nice tacky hardpack. I'll post built-up pix when done!

    Frame: '04 19 inch X-5 with Fox propedal and quad bearings
    Color: Superdust
    Fork: '04 Fox TALAS RLC
    Hubs: King ISO Disc rear, Hope XC disc front (both red)
    Rims: Mavic X717 disc (black)
    Headset King nothread (red)
    Spokes: DT 14/15 db, brass nipples (black/black)
    Front Tire: Mutano 2.4
    Rear Tire Nevegal 2.1
    Cranks/BB RF Atlas (black)
    Chain SRAM PC 99
    Cassette SRAM 990
    Rear Der SRAM X.0
    Front Der (undecided)
    shifters SRAM X.0
    Levers Avid SD 7's
    Brakes Avid ball bearing disc
    Bar Easton Monkeylite carbon 1.5" rise
    Stem Thomson (black)
    Post Thomson (black)
    Pedals Time ATAC XS
    Saddle Selle Italia Genuine Gel (black)
    Skewers Salsa stainless (red)
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    Well, it seemed like a good idea...

    This thread is pretty useless unless the peeps that frequent this forum post their rides.

    The idea was to build a reference data base for current/prospective owners alike. Hell, maybe even Sherwood could this info to see how we are specing the bikes he builds.

    Even if you posted in another thread, please post here.

    If this was a bad idea, I apologize and will let it die.

    D.

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    This is a Good Idea - Please Keep.

    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock
    This thread is pretty useless unless the peeps that frequent this forum post their rides.

    The idea was to build a reference data base for current/prospective owners alike. Hell, maybe even Sherwood could this info to see how we are specing the bikes he builds.

    Even if you posted in another thread, please post here.

    If this was a bad idea, I apologize and will let it die.

    D.
    I'm definitely planning to post my build here once it happens. I'm talking with Chris at Wrench Science tomorrow to hammer out some of the finer points and am excited to share.

    Thanks!

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    x-5 build

    My x-5 build is listed on the x-5 weight thread, I will post it here when it is complete. There are a few things that will be changed from that list. Also a picture will be with it. Keep it it is great to see theses works of art.

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    I'm a bike geek and I need help...

    Frame: 2003 Saltamontes 17" (kicks a$$)
    Color: Electric Superdust (kicks a$$)
    Options: 3,4,5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Float
    Fork: '04 Marzocchi FR SL (kick a$$)
    Wheelset: XT w/Sun DS-1
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT M760
    Rear Der: SRAM X.9 (kicks a$$)
    Shifters: SRAM X.9 (kicks a$$)
    Chain: SRAM PC-59
    Cassette: Shimano XT 12-34
    Brakes: Magura Louis FR (kicks a$$)
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas (kicks a$$)
    Pedals: Time ATAC World Cup
    Headset: Cane Creek
    Handlebar: Answer ProTaper (kicks a$$)
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm silver
    Stem: 120x 5 Thomson Elite silver
    Saddle: WTB Pure V (kicks a$$)
    Grips: ?
    Front Tire: WTB MutanoRaptor 2.25
    Rear Tire: WTB MutanoRaptor 2.25
    Accesories: Vetta Computer

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    Another new Ventana

    Frame: '04 El Feugo 15"
    Color: Electric Superdust
    Options: Not yet
    Shock: Fox Float
    Fork: Marzocchi Marathon 85mm
    Wheelset: WTB Black 32 Hole/Sun Sub IV/WS 14/15 DB Silver spokes, Silver Alloy Nipples
    Skewers: Bolt on or Salsa QR
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: LX
    Rear Der: XTR
    Shifters: Paul's Barcons
    Chain: SRAM PC-68
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-28
    Brakes: Avid Cable Disc 160/140 Rotors
    <b>Brake Levers</b>: Cane Creek
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Turbines or Next Red or Silver 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Eggbeater
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Pewter
    Handlebar: Scott AT-LF-2
    Seat Post: 27.2 Ritchey WCS
    Stem: Syntace F-99 130mm
    Saddle: Vetta TT Ti
    Grips: Bar Tape
    Front Tire: Schwable Racing Ralph 2.1
    Rear Tire: Schwable Racing Ralph 2.1
    Accesories:Avid Rollamajig, Lizardskin Chainstay Cover

    Weight: I'll figure that out when it's built

    Future changes: ??





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    I'll post a photo when I get round to hosting some...

    Otherwise the set-up's like this:

    Frame: '03 Semi-custom El Saltamontes
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: 4" Rockers
    Shock: Fox Float
    Fork: '04 Marzocchi MX Comp ETA
    Wheelset: Kore XC
    Skewers: Kore XC
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope
    Front Der: Deore
    Rear Der: XT
    Shifters: Deore
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Evolve Black 175mm
    Pedals: Crank Bros Candy
    Headset: Race Face Evolve
    Handlebar: Race Face Evolve Black
    Seat Post: Race Face Evolve Black
    Stem: 70mm Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: Fizik Gobi
    Grips: Race Face Good/Evil
    Front Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
    Rear Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
    Accesories: Lizard Skin Chainstay protector

    Weight: No idea - quite a bit

    Future changes: New fork sometime soon,

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    Okay okay! Here's mine....

    ....please excuse the buckets on my porch. I realize they're ugly as sin and suggestive of white trash status.....

    Anyhoo, here's my build and setup. I weigh about 160lbs right now. i'm 5'11". I'm running 85 psi rear, 55 psi front. tires are set at 30 psi front and rear.

    Frame: '05 El Saltamontes , 18"
    Color: Custom orange....No, I'm not telling you what it is
    Options: 4" Rockers
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: 05 F100 RLT
    Wheelset: King/317/Supercomp
    Skewers:Odyseey bolt-ons
    Seatpost Clamp: stock
    Front Der: xt
    Rear Der: original 9.0sl (circa 1999) (about lightest RD around -- 193 grams)
    Shifters: SRAM X.0
    Chain: SRAM PC- 69?
    Cassette: XT 12-32
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Cranks/BB:FSA Carbon Team/ Platinum pro Ti BB
    Pedals: 1st generation Crank Bros Egg beaters, badly in need of a rebuild
    Headset: King
    Handlebar:Monkeylight SL
    Seat Post: Thomson 400mm
    Stem: 120mm Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Pure V (awesome saddle. It dissapears)
    Grips: SRAM
    Front Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
    Rear Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
    Accesories: Carbon Fibre Lizard Skin Chainstay protector

    Weight: Not sure. Probably around 26 lbs.
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    Anyone tell me why...

    ...my 100kb photo is so much smaller than everyone else's?



    Quote Originally Posted by Shylock
    ....please excuse the buckets on my porch. I realize they're ugly as sin and suggestive of white trash status.....

    Anyhoo, here's my build and setup. I weigh about 160lbs right now. i'm 5'11". I'm running 85 psi rear, 55 psi front. tires are set at 30 psi front and rear.

    Frame: '05 El Saltamontes , 18"
    Color: Custom orange....No, I'm not telling you what it is
    Options: 4" Rockers
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: 05 F100 RLT
    Wheelset: King/317/Supercomp
    Skewers:Odyseey bolt-ons
    Seatpost Clamp: stock
    Front Der: xt
    Rear Der: original 9.0sl (circa 1999) (about lightest RD around -- 193 grams)
    Shifters: SRAM X.0
    Chain: SRAM PC- 69?
    Cassette: XT 12-32
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Cranks/BB:FSA Carbon Team/ Platinum pro Ti BB
    Pedals: 1st generation Crank Bros Egg beaters, badly in need of a rebuild
    Headset: King
    Handlebar:Monkeylight SL
    Seat Post: Thomson 400mm
    Stem: 120mm Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Pure V (awesome saddle. It dissapears)
    Grips: SRAM
    Front Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
    Rear Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
    Accesories: Carbon Fibre Lizard Skin Chainstay protector

    Weight: Not sure. Probably around 26 lbs.
    Ask me about my translucent green clearcoat!

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    Thanks for posting

    Your photo is 385 x 288. It must be a higher resolution for the file to be that large. Looks like 300dpi. from the properties. You don't need that high of resolution to look good on the internet .

    TomFL's bottom shot is 1024 x 768 @ 144 dpi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shylock
    ...my 100kb photo is so much smaller than everyone else's?
    Because while the file size is the same as everybody else's your image size is much smaller. Try making it more in the 800 x 600 range.

    Tucker

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    My setup

    Frame: '04 El Salty 17 inch
    Options: quad bearings
    Shock: '05 Manitou Swinger 3-way
    Fork: '05 Fox Float 130R (100mm)
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO, DT 14/15 Comp, brass nips, Sun DS1-XC rims
    Skewers: Shimano LX
    Front Der: N-Gear Jump Stop
    Rear Der: Shimano XT GS, Avid Rollamajig
    Shifters: XTR M952 rear only
    Chain: Shimano HG-93
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Mechs 165mm, Avid Ultimate levers
    Cranks/BB: RF Next LP, Spot 32t, Spot Chainguide, UN-72 73x110mm
    Pedals: Time ATAC Carbon
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Race Face XC low rise
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm
    Stem: Race Face Deus -5x120
    Saddle: WTB Shadow V Team
    Grips: WTB Dual Ply
    Tires: Kenda Blue Groove Tomac 2.1
    Accesories: Veloskin on TT, homemade chainstay protector and cable guides

    Weight: 27.0 pounds using digital strain scale
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock
    Your photo is 385 x 288. It must be a higher resolution for the file to be that large. Looks like 300dpi. from the properties. You don't need that high of resolution to look good on the internet .

    TomFL's bottom shot is 1024 x 768 @ 144 dpi.

    D.
    The resolution of this image is 385 x 288 pixels. The ppi (pixels per inch) just depends on the image size e.g. if the image size was set to 2.6"x2.0" then the ppi would be 385/2.6=148 ppi. You can set the image size however big or small you like. The resolution stays the same (in this case 385 x 288) but the ppi goes up (smaller image size) or down (larger image size) accordingly. For photo quality prints the minimum ppi needs to be around 150 and the human eye can't resolve much above 300. For the net, less than 100 is just fine, so this image could have been made slightly larger.

    By the way don't confuse ppi (pixels per inch) with dpi (dots per inch). dpi refers to the number of droplets or dots per inch produced by an inkjet printer. It has nothing to do with image resolution. Photo quality inkjets can produce thousands of dots per inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtail in Georgia
    Because while the file size is the same as everybody else's your image size is much smaller. Try making it more in the 800 x 600 range.

    Tucker
    You have to increase your physical image size in inches, not resolution in pixels as implied above. Pixels don't have a physical size associated with them, so 800 x 600 is meaningless in terms of physical image size. See my other comments above on pixels per inch and you'll see what I mean. Obviously a higher resolution image can be displayed at a larger physical size without looking blocky. I know it's a confusing subject and it took me a little while to get my head round it when I first got involved in digital photography. Hope this helps to explain a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock
    Your photo is 385 x 288. It must be a higher resolution for the file to be that large. Looks like 300dpi. from the properties. You don't need that high of resolution to look good on the internet .

    TomFL's bottom shot is 1024 x 768 @ 144 dpi.


    D.
    I'll be the first to admit I have absolutely no idea about what my pictures are, or if I'm converting them correctly for the best appearance on the web. My pics are from an 8MP canon, and even at the smaller 1024 size they wind up being like 1 or 2 meg files. I just use picsizer to reduce any large size pics to the max pixel width that MTBR will allow, then I need to "save as" and drop the quality all the way down to "low" to get them into a file size small enough for MTBR.

    If there's a better way anyone would care to share, I'm all ears. Frankly I think FoShizzle's shots are of more impressive quality/resolution (but it could be all those cool colors that are tickling my eyes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFL
    I'll be the first to admit I have absolutely no idea about what my pictures are, or if I'm converting them correctly for the best appearance on the web. My pics are from an 8MP canon, and even at the smaller 1024 size they wind up being like 1 or 2 meg files. I just use picsizer to reduce any large size pics to the max pixel width that MTBR will allow, then I need to "save as" and drop the quality all the way down to "low" to get them into a file size small enough for MTBR.

    If there's a better way anyone would care to share, I'm all ears. Frankly I think FoShizzle's shots are of more impressive quality/resolution (but it could be all those cool colors that are tickling my eyes).
    To make best use of your 8MP camera you should always take the shots at maximum camera resolution (in your case 3264x2448). Of course this will create some pretty big files, but that's the price you pay with such a high resolution camera. The advantage of this approach is that you will have maximum flexibility in how you use the pictures later on. i.e you can easily reduce resolution later, but you can never increase it. This maximum resolution is way over the top for web use, but is ideal for making large photo quality prints (eg. you can print 10"x8" pics at well over 300 ppi, which will give you professional quality results).

    I would recommend using Photoshop Elements to manipulate your pictures. Also be very careful when re-saving jpeg files. It's what's known as a "lossy" format i.e. every time you re-save, some of the original information is lost and the picture quality degrades, even when saving at max quality. When I edit photos I usually convert them to TIFF format first which is "lossless" i.e. however many saves you make, there is no image degradation. Format conversion, physical size and pixel resolution can all be controlled precisely in photoshop. For web use you can reduce the pixel resolution down to well below 100 ppi, which is approx the resolution of your screen anyway. As a rule of thumb this should produce a file size below 100K. The link below is quite useful and explains pretty much what I said above in a little more detail.

    http://www.compukiss.com/sandyclassr...article934.htm

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    Frame: Ventana El Saltamontes, 5" rocker, 16" size.
    Colour: Superdust.
    Rear Shock: Fox DHX5.0 with 450 Ti spring.
    Fork: 2005 Manitou minute 3 with IT switch.
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO disc hubs on X3.1 disc UST rims.
    Crankset: Raceface Atlas, Silver, 44/32/22 rings.
    Rear Mech: SRAM X0
    Front Mech: XTR Top swing.
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Handlebars: Xaero riser bars.
    Brakes: Hope Mono M4 front, Mono Mini rear, floating rotors (to be fitted).
    Stem: Hope XC Stem, 90 x 10degree rise.
    Seatpost: Thomson layback, 27.2 x 400mm.
    Saddle: SDG Bel air.
    Tyres: Panaracer fireXC tubeless 2.1.
    Skewers: Salsa, black.
    Headset: Chris King.
    Seat clamp: Salsa flip lock.
    Cassette: Shimano XT.
    Chain: SRAM PC69.
    Pedals: Crank Bros Triple Ti eggbeaters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Great idea...and very sweet ride D-Rock!

    Frame: '04 Large X-5
    Options: 6" Rocker, quad bearings
    Shock: Romic 7.875"x2.0"
    Fork: '05 Marzocchi All Mountain 1 130-150mm
    Wheelset: Gold Hope Bulb / Syncros DS28 / DT Swiss Competition, Brass Nipples
    Skewers: Gold Hope
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: XTR 952
    Shifters: XT
    Chain: SRAM PC-69
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Brakes: Magura Louise Freeride 210mm/190mm
    Cranks: Shimano XT-752 175mm 32/22 w/ Race Face bashguard
    Pedals : Shimano 545
    Headset: Cane Creek
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 low riser 685mm
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Stem: 110x 15 Thomson Elite
    Saddle: WTB Laser V Stealth
    Grips: ODI Lock-on
    Front Tire: Kenda Cortez 2.4
    Rear Tire: Kenda Cortez 2.4

    Weight: I will weight at next shop visit and update

    Future changes: Gold Hope seat post clamp, 8"x2.25" Romic with black springs (currently in mail), SRAM X.0 drivetrain/shifters and have since removed bottle cage since SSINGA was teasing me.

    Cheers
    That bike is sweet! How much does it weigh? Do you like the rims? I just ordered a set for my new build on the grey 5 spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo5
    That bike is sweet! How much does it weigh? Do you like the rims? I just ordered a set for my new build on the grey 5 spot.
    Thanks.

    To be honest, I have no idea what it weighs. I got the bike almost a year ago and at the time, it was probably under 30lbs which was my goal. Since then, I have switched:

    * rockers: (5" to 6")
    * shock: (not pictured) from 7.875"x2.0 Romic to 8.0"x2.25" Romic
    * fork: Talas to AM 1
    * bars: Answer pro taper carbon to Easton EA70
    * wheels: Mavic 717 with XTR hubs to DS28 with Hope Bulbs
    * brakes: XTR w/ XT levers to Magura Louise FR
    * and replaced outer chainring with a bashguard.

    I feel no difference in the added weight....probably because it is so much more fun.

    I love the wheels. They feel super stiff and robust on the trail....I love em!!! Plus, they look just killer.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Thanks.

    To be honest, I have no idea what it weighs. I got the bike almost a year ago and at the time, it was probably under 30lbs which was my goal. Since then, I have switched:

    * fork: Talas to AM 1
    Fo - How do you like the feel of that AM1 on your X-5 as opposed to the TALAS? You'll see in a different thread that I'm considering going to a 2004 Z1 Drop Off 130mm ETA on my 2004 X-5, but I haven't had the best luck with Zoke forks. I love my TALAS, but I wonder if it's "enough" fork for the X-5.

    -Pig

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    La Bruja

    Frame: '02 17" La Bruja
    Color: Grinch Green
    Options: 6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Vanilla RC 2.25" 650lbs Spring
    Fork: '04 Marzocchi Z1 Drop Of 1 (ETA)
    Wheelset: Haye Elite Front, XT Rear Hubs,Mavic D521' Rim. DTSwiss Revolution Spokes, laced and built by Sherwood.
    Skewers: Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Ventana Quick Release
    Front Der: LX 570
    Rear Der: XTR 950
    Shifters: SRAM Rocket Twist
    Chain: SRAM PC-68
    Cassette: Performance (Sunrace)8sp 12-34
    Brakes: Hayes Mag 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: LX 570/ES71 44/32/22
    Pedals: Shimano 646
    Headset: Crane Creek C2
    Handlebar: Funn 2" Rise 28" Wide
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 90x 10 Kore
    Saddle: Performance Team
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Yeti Gripshift Length
    Front Tire: IRC TrailBear 2.5
    Rear Tire: IRC TrailBear 2.5
    Accesories:Cheap Ass Tube Chainstay Protoctor, THE Enduro Fenders
    Weight: 37 lbs. using a non-digital fish scale

    Future changes: SRAM ATTACK Twisties to replaced cracked ones on there now.
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    N.O.S. Bushing Saltamontes

    Frame: '01 New Old Stock Bushing El Saltamontes 17"
    Color: SuperDust
    Options: 4"Rockers, Bushings
    Shock: Fox Float R -Set at 165PSI
    Fork: '04 Manitou Elite RTWD Set at 105mm
    Wheelset: Deore Disc Hub/Sun Rhyno Lite Xls DT Swiss 14g
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT M761
    Rear Der: SRAM X-9
    Shifters: SRAM Trigges: X-9
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette:SRAM 960 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Juicy BB7 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: XTR (950) Gunmetal 175mm 46/34/24
    Pedals: Time ATAC Alu
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Profile Tomac Elite Flat Bar 25"
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 120x 0 Titec Big AL Black
    Saddle: WTB SST Race (ti)
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Yeti
    Front Tire: WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4
    Rear Tire: WTB Mutanoraptor 2.4
    Accesories:Cheap a$$ Tube Chainstay protector, Axiom 8.0 Comp.

    Weight: 30 lbs. using a non-digital fish scale

    Future changes: Air Fork
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    One More- El Toro

    Frame: '04 El Toro 19"
    Color: Cosmic Orange
    Options: Zip Tie Style Cable Stops
    Shock: None
    Fork: '02 Rockshox Psylo @ 95mm
    Wheelset: Shimano Deore Disc Hubs/Sun DS2 Rim DT Swiss 14 G
    Skewers: Deore
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: N/A
    Rear Der: N/A
    Shifters: N/A
    Chain: SRAM PC-68
    Cassette: Shimano 17 Tooth Cog
    Brakes: Shimano Deore 515 LA Mechanicals 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: LX 570 Cranks 175mm 32t - ES71 113mm
    Pedals: Shimano 515
    Headset: Cane Creek C2 Black
    Handlebar: Ringle Stealth 1" Riser Black
    Seat Post: 27.2 Tahoma 350mm Black
    Stem: 90x 0 Ringle Stealth Black
    Saddle: Performance Pro SL (Ti) Black
    Grips: ODI Lock-on OURY (Super Comfy)
    Front Tire: WTB Mutanoraptor 2.24
    Rear Tire: WTB Mutanoraptor 2.24
    Accesories:ECC BB. +/- 1" Adjustment

    Weight: 25 lbs. using a non-digital fish scale

    Future changes: Spot Bash Ring. (For my legs protection!)
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    Ok ok, we get it, you like ventana!



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    Quote Originally Posted by schotter
    Frame: '04 La Bruja 17"
    ...
    Interesting cable routing. I tried the FD around the seat tube like that on my X5, but the rocker pinched it at full compression. It'd be slick if there was a cable stop on the right side, inline with the FD. Have to have a word with Sherwood on that. A How does the FD cable like running the long way around? I thought it would grabbed by the tire. Currently I'm crossing the FD and RD cable right in front of the seat tube. Seems to work.

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    Soon to be Build...

    Frame: '04 15 inch El Salt with Fox RP3 and quad bearings, 4 in rocker
    Color: Green Ghost
    Fork: '05 Fox TALAS RLC
    Hubs: King ISO Disc front/rear (both pewter)
    Rims: Mavic XM819 UST disc (black)
    Headset: King NoThread (pewter)
    Spokes: DT 14/15 db, brass nipples (black/black)
    Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.1
    Rear Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.1
    Cranks/BB: Shimano XTR
    Chain: SRAM PC 99
    Cassette: Shimano XTR Champagne - 11-32
    Rear Der: SRAM X.0
    Front Der: Shimano XTR
    Shifters: SRAM X 9.9
    Brakes/Levers: Hayes El Camino 6 in rotors
    Bar: Easton EC70 (05) Monkeylite carbon .75" rise
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 (black)
    Post: Thomson Elite (black)
    Pedals: Crank Bros Candy Ti (black)
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Stealth (black)
    Skewers: Hope (black)
    Quick Release: Hope (gunmetal)
    Cables: Shimano, gray housing (including frame protectors)
    Grips: ODI Lock-On Rogue (black)

    Will post weight and pictures when it's done [not for awhile ]

    Possible future upgrades (you know it's a sickness when you're already thinking about upgrading something that isn't even built yet!):

    5 in rockers
    Avid Flak Jackets
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    SVSocrates,

    I'm pretty sure the Rocket shifters aren't compatable with the X-0 RD. You will need the X-9 triggers. The Rocket and Attack are 2:1 and compatable with Shimano RDs only. I HIGHLY recommend the X-0 RD. It shifts sooooo much better than my XTR 952.

    D.

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    Yep, you're right. My oversight. Corrected.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    Fo - How do you like the feel of that AM1 on your X-5 as opposed to the TALAS? You'll see in a different thread that I'm considering going to a 2004 Z1 Drop Off 130mm ETA on my 2004 X-5, but I haven't had the best luck with Zoke forks. I love my TALAS, but I wonder if it's "enough" fork for the X-5.

    -Pig
    I much prefer the feel of the Marzocchi to the Talas, especially at speed. The Talas simply never felt robust over the rough stuff. In my humble opinion, it is a much better fork and much better matched to the X-5, especially with 6" travel which I now have.

    I did however enjoy the Talas while I had it but upon switching, did really feel an improvement in all regards, with the exception of on the fly travel with the Talas.

    Cheers

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    El Toro

    Frame: '01 El Toro
    Color: Orange
    Shock: N/A
    Fork: RockShox Sid Race Carbon
    Rear Wheel: Hub: Surly 1x1, Rim: WTB Speedmaster 32 hole 3x, Spokes: DT comp black, Nipples: DT brass black;
    Front Wheel: Hub: Shimano XT, Rim: WTB Speedmaster 32 hole 3x black, Spokes: DT comp black, Nipples: DT brass black.
    Skewers: XT (front only)
    Seatpost Clamp: Surly constrictor
    Front Der: N/A
    Rear Der: N/A
    Shifters: N/A
    Chain: SRAM PC-68
    Cassette: (freewheel) ACS 16t (soon to be White Ind.)
    Brakes: Sram 9.0
    Cranks/BB: Truvativ, Stylo SS, 32t, 175mm, ISIS
    Pedals: Shimano 646
    Headset: CaneCreek S-2
    Handlebar: Truvativ XR, 31.8mm clamp
    Seat Post: Bontrager Race 27.2, 330mm
    Stem: Truvativ Wavo 120mm, (soon to be Thompson)
    Saddle: WTB Shadow V team
    Grips: ODI Lock-on
    Front Tire: WTB velociraptor
    Rear Tire: WTB velociraptor

    Weight: Havent checked it

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    X-5

    Frame: '04 X-5 17"
    Color: Orange
    Options: Quad bearings
    Shock: Fox R
    Fork: '05 Fox Vanilla 130RLC
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black, DT wheels and spokes
    Skewers: Salsa black
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: Sram (not purchased yet)
    Rear Der: Sram X-9 (not purchased yet)
    Shifters: Sram X-9 (not purchased yet)
    Chain: Sram PC-99
    Cassette: Sram PG-990 (not purchased yet)
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 w/ 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas Silver 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Shimano 545
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Race Face Lo Riser Black
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 110x 0 Thomson X4 Black
    Saddle: WTB Shadow V team, Black leather
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Fast Fred (not purchased yet)
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Fast Fred (not purchased yet)
    Accesories:

    Weight: I dont expect it to be light

    Still missing a few pieces. I will get pictures as soon as I get it together.
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    Frame: '04 X5 17"
    Color: Cosmic Orange
    Options: 6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Float AVA/Push Industries
    Fork: '05 Marzocchi All Mountain SL
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Pewter 32 Hole/Mavic XM 819 w.DT Swiss spokes, all black
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Tune
    Front Der: Sram X Gen
    Rear Der: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Shimano XT
    Chain: SRAM PC-69
    Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini 180mm fr/160mm r
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Deus Silver 175mm
    Pedals: NC-17 Magnesium
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Pewter
    Handlebar: Titec HELLBENT XC 1"
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite Black
    Stem: 110x 5 Race Face System Orange
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLK
    Grips: Azonic Thin Grips
    Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove 2.1/Stan's
    Rear Tire: Kenda Blue Groove 2.1/Stan's

    Weight: Around 29 lbs on a K-Mart scale
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    05 El Salt

    Here she is. After three weeks I've got her back together with the new marathon SL. Now if I can figure out how to get the negative pressure to reduce the travel to 100mm I'll be all set. I think I'll work on replacing to Shifters and rear derailler next (I'll try to keep it at 8 speed though or switch to SRAM triggers).

    Frame: '05 El Saltamontes 20"
    Color: Grinch Green
    Options: quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Float R
    Fork: '05 Marzocchi Marathon SL 120/100mm
    Wheelset: Bontrager Race Lite Tubless Disc
    Skewers: Bonty
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XTR 952
    Rear Der: XTR 952 (8 Speed)
    Shifters: Xtr 952 (8 Speed)
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Juicy bb7
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Next 175mm 46/34/24
    Pedals: Shimano 747
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Pewter
    Handlebar: Easton CT2
    Seat Post: 27.2 Syncros Hard Core
    Stem: 120x 5 Easton MG60
    Saddle: Terry Fly-Ti
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian Gripshift Length
    Front Tire: Kenda Tomac Blue Groove 2.1 Stick-E
    Rear Tire: Kenda Tomac Blue Groove 2.1 Stick-E
    Accesories:Ringle Bootle Cage., Lizard Skin chainstay pad, Garmin Etrex Summit GPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbikeboy
    Here she is. After three weeks I've got her back together with the new marathon SL. Now if I can figure out how to get the negative pressure to reduce the travel to 100mm I'll be all set. I think I'll work on replacing to Shifters and rear derailler next (I'll try to keep it at 8 speed though or switch to SRAM triggers).

    Frame: '05 El Saltamontes 20"
    Color: Grinch Green
    Options: quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Float R
    Fork: '05 Marzocchi Marathon SL 120/100mm
    Wheelset: Bontrager Race Lite Tubless Disc
    Skewers: Bonty
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XTR 952
    Rear Der: XTR 952 (8 Speed)
    Shifters: Xtr 952 (8 Speed)
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Juicy bb7
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Next 175mm 46/34/24
    Pedals: Shimano 747
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Pewter
    Handlebar: Easton CT2
    Seat Post: 27.2 Syncros Hard Core
    Stem: 120x 5 Easton MG60
    Saddle: Terry Fly-Ti
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian Gripshift Length
    Front Tire: Kenda Tomac Blue Groove 2.1 Stick-E
    Rear Tire: Kenda Tomac Blue Groove 2.1 Stick-E
    Accesories:Ringle Bootle Cage., Lizard Skin chainstay pad, Garmin Etrex Summit GPS
    Interested to hear what you think about your Marathon SL after you get some rides on it. Did you try the Marathon XC as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbikeboy
    Here she is. After three weeks I've got her back together with the new marathon SL. Now if I can figure out how to get the negative pressure to reduce the travel to 100mm I'll be all set. I think I'll work on replacing to Shifters and rear derailler next (I'll try to keep it at 8 speed though or switch to SRAM triggers).
    Purty bike.

    I'm another 8 speed holdout.

    For 8 speed there are still options. Paul's thumbies and Ultegra bar cons, E-Bay, or SRAM's 7 series. They've got listed on the SRAM site that it'll work for 8 speed. So you can have your XO and eat your cake too.

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    '03 El Fuego

    Frame: '03 15" El Fuego
    Color: Electric Red
    Options: 4" rockers, single bearings
    Shock: PUSHed Float R
    Fork: '03 Fox Float RLC w/ Enduro seals
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/DT Swiss XR4.1d/Wheelsmith DB14/15 Silver spokes, Red Alloy Nipples
    Skewers: Kore
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: LX M570 TP/BS
    Rear Der: XT Short Cage
    Shifters: XT 8 Speed
    Chain: SRAM PC-58
    Cassette: Shimano XTR M950 11-30
    Brakes: Avid BBDB 7 6" Rotors / Avid SD Mag levers
    Cranks/BB: '02 LX M571 / ES71
    Pedals: Shimano M540
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Red
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 Silver
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 350mm Silver
    Stem: 100x 10 Kore
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Race
    Grips: ODI Yeti
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25
    Accesories:POS Performance chainstay protector

    Weight: 27.2 lbs




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    My 04 El Saltamontes

    Frame: 19" 04 El Saltamontes with 5 inch Rockers ( quad bearings )
    Color: Electric Blue
    Fork: 05 Fox Vanilla RLC 130
    Rear Shock: 05 Fox Foat R with Propedal ( may get Pushed down the road )
    Crank: Race Face Atlas 175mm
    Front Der: Sram X Generation
    Shifters: X-9 Trigger Shifters
    Rear Der: Sram X-9 Medium Cage
    Freewheel: Shimano M760 11-32
    Chain: Sram PC 99
    Rims: Mavic XM 819's
    Hubs: Hope XC
    Tires: Panaracer Cinders 2.1 Front and Rear ( new size this year ) May go to 2.25's!
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini's Disc
    Seat post: Thomson 410
    Stem: Thomson 120 5 degree
    Low Riser Bar: Race Face
    Grips: Race Face Good & Evil
    Skewers: Hope Hub and Seat quick release on order!
    Saddle: WTB Laser V
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    being painted

    Frame: '05 Semi-custom X5 with El Saltamontes geometry
    Color: custom
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: Pike Team
    Wheelset: Mavic XLs
    Skewers: bolt on - rear
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XTR
    Rear Der: XTR M960
    Shifters: XTR dual control
    Chain: Shimano 7701
    Cassette: XTR M960
    Brakes: XTR
    Cranks/BB: XTR M960
    Pedals: Time ATACs
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Titec C3
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 330mm Black
    Stem: 120 x 100deg Thomson X4
    Saddle: WTB Laser Stealth
    Grips: ESI
    Front Tire: Hutchinson Spider UST 2.3 with Stans
    Rear Tire: Hutchinson Spider UST 2.1 with Stans
    Accesories:nylon chainstay protector

    Weight: ?29-30lb

    Future changes: ?AM1

    Basically an XC build for a Clyde. If the above is too much for the local terrain, may switch to F100X, 4in rockers, Spider 2.1s front and rear, and custom wheelset.

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    '01 Salty

    Frame: '01 Salty, 4 inch rocker, 17 inch frame
    Color: Cosmic Orange
    Options: Big Boy brake stays
    Shock: Float AVA & Float RC
    Fork: '05 Fox Vanilla 130RLC at 100 mm
    Wheelset: WTB LL/VXC (1570 grams)
    Skewers: Hope black
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope black
    Front Der: Sram X-Gen
    Rear Der: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Deore thumb
    Chain: Sram PC-99 hollow pin
    Cassette: Sram PG-990
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini '05 180 front/160 rear
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Deus black 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Crank Bros. SS
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Monkey Lite XC carbon
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: FSA XC-115 90 mm
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
    Grips: Titec Pork Rinds
    Front Tire: Kenda BG 2.35
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.1
    Accesories: Zefal WB cage/Supergo C-9 wireless computer

    Weight: 27.35 lbs.
    Feedback Sports digital scale
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    That bike looks AWESOME....

    ....Makes me wish I had a black fork. Those old bushing pivots look so clean. I tend to think they're aesthetically nicer than bearings. When I bought my first Marble Peak in 1995 it was the only bike that looked "finished," and much of that was due to the beauty of the pivots -- the same ones Sherwood used up until he bowed to pressure and went to bearings. The rest of the brands used hardware that looked conspicuously like it came from an erector set.

    Again, great looking bike

    feel the gin
    Ask me about my translucent green clearcoat!

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    The finished product

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    I'll post built-up pix when done!

    Frame: '04 19 inch X-5 with Fox propedal and quad bearings
    Color: Superdust
    Fork: '04 Fox TALAS RLC
    Hubs: King ISO Disc rear, Hope XC disc front (both red)
    Rims: Mavic X717 disc (black)
    Headset King nothread (red)
    Spokes: DT 14/15 db, brass nipples (black/black)
    Front Tire: Mutano 2.4
    Rear Tire Nevegal 2.1
    Cranks/BB RF Atlas (black)
    Chain SRAM PC 99
    Cassette SRAM 990
    Rear Der SRAM X.0
    Front Der LX
    shifters SRAM X.0
    Levers Avid SD 7's
    Brakes Avid ball bearing disc
    Bar Easton Monkeylite carbon 1.5" rise
    Stem Thomson (black)
    Post Thomson (black)
    Pedals Time ATAC XS
    Saddle Selle Italia Genuine Gel (black)
    Skewers Salsa stainless (red)
    Finally got it put together and out for a shakedown cruise. Damn if it didn't turn out schweet.
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    My 04 X-5

    Frame: '04 X-5 Large
    Color: Superdust
    Options: 6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox DHX 5
    Fork: '04 Marzocchi Z1 FR 130mm
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Navy 32 Hole/Mavic 219/DT Swiss Straight Black spokes, Silver Brass Nipples
    Skewers: Salsa Navy
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT M761
    Rear Der: SRAM X.O
    Shifters: SRAM X.O
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
    Brakes: Magura Louise FR 180mm Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Shimano XT M760
    Pedals: Time ATAC carbon
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Navy
    Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 110x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Pure V
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Rogue Gripshift Length
    Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.5 or Kenda Blue Groove 2.35
    Rear Tire: Geax Sturdy 2.25 or Kenda Nevegal 2.35
    Accesories:Cat-Eye Enduro 8 Comp

    Weight: ???

    Future changes: Hope skewers/seat post clamp
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    My x-5

    FRAME 05 X-5 5 INCH
    SHOCK FOX RP3
    FORK MARZ AMSL 110-130
    BRAKES HOPE MONO MINI
    REAR DER SRAM X-9
    FRONT DER SRAM X-9
    CASSETTE SRAM PG 990 11-34
    CRANKS RACE FACE ATLAS
    STEM THOMSON 100x 5
    SEAT WTB LASER V STEALTH
    SEAT POST THOMSON
    HANDLEBAR EASTON EA 70
    CHAIN SRAM PC 99
    SHIFTERS SRAM X-9 TRIGGER
    GRIPS ODI RUFFIAN LOCK ON
    FRONT HUB CHRIS KING ISO
    FRONT RIM MAVIC 819
    REAR HUB CHRIS KING ISO
    REAR RIM MAVIC 819
    SPOKES DT REV DBL BUTTED
    NIPPLES DT
    HEADSET CHRIS KING
    TIRES CONTI VERT UST 2.3
    SKEWERS HOPE
    PEDALS TIME ATAC XS
    SEAT COLLAR HOPE
    I am thinking I need a little longer stem, any thoughts?
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    weight

    Quote Originally Posted by redranger
    FRAME 05 X-5 5 INCH
    SHOCK FOX RP3
    FORK MARZ AMSL 110-130
    BRAKES HOPE MONO MINI
    REAR DER SRAM X-9
    FRONT DER SRAM X-9
    CASSETTE SRAM PG 990 11-34
    CRANKS RACE FACE ATLAS
    STEM THOMSON 100x 5
    SEAT WTB LASER V STEALTH
    SEAT POST THOMSON
    HANDLEBAR EASTON EA 70
    CHAIN SRAM PC 99
    SHIFTERS SRAM X-9 TRIGGER
    GRIPS ODI RUFFIAN LOCK ON
    FRONT HUB CHRIS KING ISO
    FRONT RIM MAVIC 819
    REAR HUB CHRIS KING ISO
    REAR RIM MAVIC 819
    SPOKES DT REV DBL BUTTED
    NIPPLES DT
    HEADSET CHRIS KING
    TIRES CONTI VERT UST 2.3
    SKEWERS HOPE
    PEDALS TIME ATAC XS
    SEAT COLLAR HOPE
    I am thinking I need a little longer stem, any thoughts?
    Forgot weight 30.55

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    Of course now I'm too sick to ride

    Quote Originally Posted by abscar
    Frame: '05 Semi-custom X5 with El Saltamontes geometry
    Color: custom
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: Pike Team
    Wheelset: Mavic XLs
    Skewers: Mavix rear
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XTR
    Rear Der: XTR M960
    Shifters: XTR dual control
    Chain: Shimano 7701
    Cassette: XTR M960
    Brakes: XTR
    Cranks/BB: XTR M960
    Pedals: Time ATACs
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Purple
    Handlebar: Titec Pluto
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 120 x 100deg Thomson X4
    Saddle: WTB Laser Stealth
    Grips: Oury GripOns
    Front Tire: Hutchinson Spider UST 2.3 with Stans
    Rear Tire: Hutchinson Spider UST 2.1 with Stans
    Accesories:nylon chainstay protector

    Weight: 29.5lb

    Future changes: ?AM1

    Basically an XC build for a Clyde. If the above is too much for the local terrain, may switch to F100X, 4in rockers, Spider 2.1s front and rear, and custom wheelset.
    Very stiff. I now notice the front wheel flexing when I hit the curbs.
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    Minnesota Salty Trail Bike

    Frame: '03 El Saltamontes 17"
    Color: Electric Super Dust
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: (Trail)Romic Coil, (XC)PUSH'd Float R
    Fork: '04 Marzocchi Z1 SL 130mm
    Wheelset:
    (Trail wheelset) Shimano XT Centerlock Disc Hubs Black 32 Hole/Sun Ryhno Lite Black Rims/DT Swiss Competition 14/15 DB Black spokes, Black Brass Nipples

    (XC Wheelset) Deore Hubs/Mavic x317 rims/DT Comp spokes

    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: XTR
    Shifters: XT
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: XT 11-34
    Brakes: Hayes Hydraulic 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Truvativ Stylo Team 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Azonic A-Frame Platforms
    Headset: FSA Orbit
    Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite Carbon Riser
    Seat Post: Easton
    Stem: 90mm, 5 deg Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Speed V Comp
    Grips: WTB Trail Black
    Front Tire: (Trail)WTB Motoraptor 2.4, (XC) IRC BackCountry
    Rear Tire: (Trail)WTB Motoraptor 2.4, (XC) IRC BackCountry
    Accesories:Shimano Flightdeck wireless computer, Lizard Skinz carbon fiber chainstay pad

    Weight: about 33 lbs. using a freight scale

    Future changes
    : A good clip on lighting system, maybe brakes.


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    New Filly in the Stable...

    Frame: '04 15 inch El Salt with Fox RP3 and quad bearings, 4 in rocker
    Color: Green Ghost
    Fork: '05 Fox TALAS RLC
    Hubs: King ISO Disc front/rear (both pewter)
    Rims: Mavic XM819 UST disc (black)
    Headset: King NoThread (pewter)
    Spokes: DT 14/15 db, brass nipples (black/black)
    Front Tire: Conti Vert Pro 2.3
    Rear Tire: Conti Explor Pro 2.1
    Cranks/BB: Shimano XTR
    Chain: SRAM PC 99
    Cassette: Shimano XTR Champagne - 11-34
    Rear Der: SRAM X.0
    Front Der: Shimano XTR
    Shifters: SRAM X 9.9
    Brakes/Levers: Hayes El Camino 6 in rotors
    Bar: Easton Answer ProTaper OS carbon 1" rise
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 (black)
    Post: Thomson Elite (black)
    Pedals: Crank Bros Candy Ti (black)
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Stealth (black)
    Skewers: Hope (black)
    Quick Release: Hope (gunmetal) [pending]
    Cables: Shimano
    Grips: ODI Lock-On Rogue (black)

    Total Weight: 26.5 lbs

    Possible future upgrades (you know it's a sickness when you're already thinking about upgrading something that isn't even built yet!):

    5 in rockers
    Jagwire Cables
    Upgraded Brake Cables
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    A few revisions.

    Another new Ventana

    Skewers: Bolt on Rear, Salsa QR Front
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Next Silver 175mm 44/32/22

    Weight: I'll figure that out when it's built - Should be close to the bike it replaced. Rocky Mountain was right around 25, theis feels real close.

    Future changes:
    Headset Spacers switched to carbon
    Brake Levers swapped for Avid SD Ultimates
    New rear wheel - WTB Rear Hub, Sun UFO rim

    That's about it.





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    X5 built for all-day trail cruising

    Frame: '04 X5 19"
    Color: Cosmic Orange
    Options: 6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Manitou '05 Swinger 3-way air
    Fork: Rockshox '05 Pike Race
    Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax XL Disc
    Skewers: Mavic
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9 triggers
    Chain: SRAM PC-69
    Cassette: SRAM PG-990 11/34
    Brakes: Hope Mono mini 180 mm front, 160 mm rear
    Cranks/BB: XT M760 Hollowtech II
    Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet M
    Headset: Blackspire
    Handlebar: Easton EA70 mid-rise
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite Black
    Stem: 90 x 15 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Race
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian
    Front Tire: Michelin Hot S 2.2
    Rear Tire: Michelin Hot S 2.2
    Accesories: Garmin Geko 301 GPS, Crud Catcher front/rear mud guards, Lizardskin chainstay protector

    Weight: 31.6 lb

    Future changes: WTB Pure V Stealth seat, Michelin All Mountain UST tyres

    This a great all-day trail bike. Very stiff and light, soaks up the bumps/roots/rocks and still pedals efficiently. I'm a fairly big bloke (190 lbs) so I kept away from silly lightweight bits.
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    My wife's El Salt

    Frame: '04 El Saltamontes 15"
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: '04 Fox Float R
    Fork: '04 Fox Talas R
    Wheelset: Mavic XC-717 rims, Deore Hubs
    Skewers: Deore
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: SRAM X-Gen
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9 Gripshift
    Chain: SRAM PC-990
    Cassette: Shimano HG50-9
    Brakes: Magura Julie
    Cranks/BB: Shimano LX Hollowtech II
    Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet M
    Headset: Cane Creek C2
    Handlebar: Race Face Next XC Carbon riser 31.8 mm
    Seat Post: 27.2 Race Face Next XC Carbon
    Stem: 90 x 6 Race Face Deus II XC 31.8 mm
    Saddle: WTB Speed She Stealth
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Cane Creek (gripshift length)
    Front Tire: Michelin XLS 2.0
    Rear Tire: Michelin XLS 2.0
    Accesories: SKS front/rear mud guards, Lizardskin chainstay protector

    Weight: 28.8 lb

    Future changes: Cassette (Sram PG-990), wheelhubs (Hope, King?), chainset (Race Face Deus), Michelin XCR A/T tyres

    Just upgraded the gear mechs and shifters from Deore to Sram X9 - big difference and she now prefers gripshifts to triggers. Also upgraded bars, stem, saddle and seatpost. She weighs next to nothing and keeps the wheels on the ground, so decided to go carbon.
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    Our new Baby

    Built this up for my wife a few weeks ago. This makes 3 Ventana's in the family. Both of our single El Salts and a tandem!!! hmmm... maybe I need an El Capitan now......

    Frame: '05 El Saltamontes 18"
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: 4" Rockers, standard bearings
    Shock: '05 Fox Float RP3
    Fork: '05 Manitou Minute 2
    Wheelset: Bontrager Mustang Disc rims, Hope Hubs
    Skewers: Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: SRAM X-Gen
    Rear Der: Shimano XTR
    Shifters: Shimano XTR Triggers
    Chain: SRAM PC-99 Hollow Pin
    Cassette: Shimano XT M760 (11-34)
    Brakes: Avid Mechanical
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Turbine ISIS
    Pedals: Shimano 959
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite XC Carbon riser
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite
    Stem: 90 x15 Thomson Elite
    Saddle: Flite LDY
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Salsa's
    Front Tire: Conti Vertical Pro 2.3
    Rear Tire: Kenda Tomac Nevegal Lite 2.1
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    Spankin' new X5

    Frame: '05 X5, 5/6 inch rocker, 19 inch frame
    Color: Grinch Green
    Shock: Fox DHX
    Fork: '05 RS Pike Team
    Wheelset: Dice Roulette Hubs/Sun Singletrack rims
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Chain: Shimano XTR
    Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Shimano Deore Hydros
    Cranks/BB: 04 Shimano XT Hollowtech II
    Pedals: DX SPDs
    Headset: FSA Extreme
    Handlebar: Answer ProTaper
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite Black
    Stem:Thomson 100mm x 5deg
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Titanium
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lockons
    Front Tire:Conti Vertical ProTection 2.3"
    Rear Tire: Conti Vertical ProTection 2.3"


    Last edited by marcus_dukakis; 06-02-2005 at 05:09 PM.

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    Finally finished building this up. Have not been able to ride with all the rain but will soon.
    Frame: '04 El Chamuco
    Color: Red
    Shock: Romic
    Fork: '04 Shermin Firefly
    Wheelset: XT hubs with Singletrack rims
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa flip
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X.7
    Shifters: SRAM X7 Triggers
    Chain: SRAM PC-99 Hollow pin
    Cassette: SRAM 970 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Mech 8"Rotors
    Cranks/BB:XT with es72 BB 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Time Aluminums
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Answer Pro Taper Riser Black
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 90 x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Laser
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Yetis
    Front Tire: WTB Mutano Raptor 2.3
    Rear Tire: WTB Mutano Raptor 2.3

    Have no idea what it weights. I will have to get it by the shop and check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardline
    Finally finished building this up. Have not been able to ride with all the rain but will soon.
    Frame: '04 El Chamuco
    Color: Red
    Shock: Romic
    Fork: '04 Shermin Firefly
    Wheelset: XT hubs with Singletrack rims
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa flip
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X.7
    Shifters: SRAM X7 Triggers
    Chain: SRAM PC-99 Hollow pin
    Cassette: SRAM 970 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Mech 8"Rotors
    Cranks/BB:XT with es72 BB 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Time Aluminums
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Answer Pro Taper Riser Black
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 90 x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Rocket
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ourys
    Front Tire: WTB Mutano Raptor 2.3
    Rear Tire: WTB Mutano Raptor 2.3

    Have no idea what it weights. I will have to get it by the shop and check.
    Dude, you are gonna LOVE that bike. Nice ride!

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    Thanks to Chad at Red Barn for great service and a great deal.

    Frame: '05 X5, 19 inch frame,Quad bearings
    Color: Cosmic Orange
    Shock:RP3
    Fork: Pushed Vanilla
    Wheelset: King hubs , 519 rims
    Front Der: Shimano XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X7
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: Shimano XT
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7
    Cranks/BB:Race Face Deus
    Pedals: Time XS Carbon
    Headset:King
    Handlebar: Answer ProTaper 2in.
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite Black
    Stem:Thomson 100mm x 5deg
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Team
    Grips: Oury
    Front Tire:Kenda Blue Groove
    Rear Tire: Kenda Blue Groove
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    New addict...

    Here's a couple first ride pics. I've had the Salt for just over a month now and I can't say enough - I love it!

    Frame: 2005 El Saltemontes, 18 inch frame, 5/6 rockers, quad bearings
    Color: Grinch green
    Shock: Fox DHX 5
    Fork: Marzocchi AM-SL
    Wheelset: Mavic 321rims, XT hubs, DT db spokes
    Front der: XT
    Rear der: XT
    Shifters: SRAM Rocket triggers
    Chain: XT
    Cassette: XT
    Brakes: Magura Louise FR
    Cranks/BB: XT
    Pedals: Speedplay Frogs
    Headset: Chris King
    Handlebar: Easton EA50
    Seat post: Thomson Elite
    Stem:Thomson Thomson Elite
    Saddle: Selle Italia
    Grips: Salsa Chilis
    Front & rear tires: WTB Motoraptor 2.14

    Weight: 31.4 lbs (digital home scale)

    PS TIG's La Bruja has been keeping me up at night lately, however I can't get approval past the War Department on the one in the classifieds.
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    Salty Build Update

    Frame: '01 Salty, 4 inch rocker, 17 inch frame
    Color: Cosmic Orange
    Options: Big Boy brake stays
    Shock: Pushed Float RC
    Fork: '05 Fox Vanilla 130RLC at 100 mm
    Wheelset: King Iso Disc/Syncros DS28 rims
    Skewers: Hope black
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope black
    Front Der: Sram X-Gen
    Rear Der: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Deore thumb
    Chain: Sram PC-99 hollow pin
    Cassette: Sram PG-990
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini '05 180 front/160 rear
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Deus black 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Crank Bros. SS
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Monkey Lite XC carbon
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: FSA XC-115 90 mm
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
    Grips: Lizard Skins lock-on
    Front Tire: Kenda BG 2.35
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.1
    Accesories: Zefal WB cage/Supergo C-9 wireless computer

    Weight: 28 lbs. even on digital scale
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    Can't get past giving this frame up...

    paddlefoot,

    I'm glad you were able to make a work of art out of my old "baby". I've just got to get another El Salt somehow...

    Nice job!

    Quote Originally Posted by paddlefoot64
    Frame: '01 Salty, 4 inch rocker, 17 inch frame
    Color: Cosmic Orange
    Options: Big Boy brake stays
    Shock: Pushed Float RC
    Fork: '05 Fox Vanilla 130RLC at 100 mm
    Wheelset: King Iso Disc/Syncros DS28 rims
    Skewers: Hope black
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope black
    Front Der: Sram X-Gen
    Rear Der: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Deore thumb
    Chain: Sram PC-99 hollow pin
    Cassette: Sram PG-990
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini '05 180 front/160 rear
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Deus black 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Crank Bros. SS
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Monkey Lite XC carbon
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: FSA XC-115 90 mm
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
    Grips: Lizard Skins lock-on
    Front Tire: Kenda BG 2.35
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.1
    Accesories: Zefal WB cage/Supergo C-9 wireless computer

    Weight: 28 lbs. even on digital scale

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    Thanks, she rides well. Still has some miles in her.
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    Frame: Venatna X-5 (5" Rocker) 19" Center-to-Top
    Fork: Manitou Minute Three
    Rear Shock: Manitou Swinger 3-Way
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Shifter: SRAM X.0 SL Twist
    Crankset: Race Face - Deus XC
    BB: Race Face - X - Type XC/AM
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M960 (to be installed)
    Cassette: Shimano XTR CS-M960
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0
    Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy SL
    Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet
    Stem: Easton EA70 Forged
    Handlebars: Easton Monkey Lite EC70 XC
    Grips: Oury LockOn
    Cables: Shimano Stainless
    Housing: Shimano Housing
    Seatpost: Easton EA70 XC
    Seat Clamp: Salsa
    Seat: WTB Pure V Race
    Tires: WTB Weirwolf 2.3 (Front/Rear - for now)
    Rims: Laser Disc XC
    Spokes: DT Wheelsmith?
    Hubs: Chris King ISO Disc Hubs
    Skewers: Salsa Stainless

    Weight: Approximately 28 lbs. (bathroom scale)

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    I recently switched to a Manitou Minute Two 100 mm fork from a Fox Vanilla RL 125
    on my Pantera. I really like the change. Advantages of the Minute are amazingly good bob-free pedaling as a result of the SPV fork combined with the Fox Float RL SPV Propedal shock and 340 grams lighter weight. It also seems to be just as rigid torsionally as the Fox fork is. Disadvantages are the usual loss of small bump sensitivity and plushness with SPV.

    Sherwoods advice* to run no more than a 100 mm travel fork to avoid snapping off the headtube played heavily into this change. I like my teeth, a lot. I also had a lot of problems getting the 125 fork to play harmoniously with the air rear shock despite a lot of spring and preload and damping adjustment changes etc. It never really felt in synch with the rear suspension and the Minute surely does. Anyway, the Vanilla will be off to PUSH for a fork rebuild and travel change to 100 mm so itll be around for quick swap outs when I want plushness over light weight and great pedaling.

    Frame: 2004 Pantera
    Color: Black
    Options: None but I want a Superlink
    Fork: 2005 Manitou Minute 2, 100 mm.
    Wheelset: rear: Syncros DP25/14 g. spokes/X-3/ Hope hub/ brass nipples
    Front: Mavic 317/SRAM 9.0 hub. 14/15 g. spokes, brass nipples.
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Rasta
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT M760
    Rear Der: SRAM X-7
    Shifters: SRAM X-9 trigger on right, SRAM Half-pipe 9.0 twister on left.
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: SRAM 970 11-34
    Cranks/BB: LX M572 175mm 44/32/22, LX ES-51 126mm
    Pedals: Shimano 959
    Brakes: front: Avid mech. 160 mm, rear: Formula Activa 160 mm.
    Handlebar: Azonic double wall dark blue
    Seat Post: Pazazz 27.2 mm.
    Stem: Syntace 254 100-mm/10 degree.
    Saddle: Salsa Tres Zona chromoly
    Grips: SRAM and Pedros
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25

    *Originally Posted by sherwood
    A 100mm fork...unsagged is the ticket for Pantera. Even though you could sag a 130mm fork to 100mm, it is still a 130mm fork with its inherent leverage capability to aid in snapping off the head tube. I like you better as fellow riders than I do as broken up customers with no teeth. Don't do it.

    -SPG

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    Interesting. I have been considering the Minute 1 for a future upgrade for my Pantera. I have a MX Comp right now that does the trick, but it is kind of soft for my taste, especially for the occasional out-of-the-saddle hill attacks I'll do to carry small hills. I think the SPV would be helpful, even if I have to give up some suppleness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneStar
    Interesting. I have been considering the Minute 1 for a future upgrade for my Pantera. I have a MX Comp right now that does the trick, but it is kind of soft for my taste, especially for the occasional out-of-the-saddle hill attacks I'll do to carry small hills. I think the SPV would be helpful, even if I have to give up some suppleness.
    FYI, I bought my Minute from Jenson when they had coupons and free shipping and it was around $300 shipped. Since then I've seen these orange Minute Twos go for as low as $188 new on ebay. I think people are afaid of the orange color but it looks good and it's softer in person.

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    Yeah, after my late night posting spree, I checked out eBay this morning. Saw a slighly used Minute 2, but the tube was cut a little shorter than I would like. I suspect they will keep dropping as the new forks come out. I'll keep my eyes open until then.

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    Hh125x

    Frame: HH125X (semi-custom 5" El Saltamontes)
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: '06 Fox TALAS RLC
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Gold 32 Hole/DT 4.1D/DT Competition 14/15 DB Silver spokes, Silver Nipples
    Skewers: Hope (Gold)
    Seatpost Hope (Gold)
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9 Trigger
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: SRAM PG990 11-32
    Brakes: Magure Louise FR 8" FR/6" R
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Deus Black 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: TIme ATAC Carbon XS
    Headset: Chris King NoThread (Gold)
    Handlebar: Answer Protaper OS Carbon
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm (Black)
    Stem: 100x 5 Thomson Elite (Black)
    Saddle: WTB Laser V Ti
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian
    Front Tire: Kenda Blue Groove (2.1)
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevagel (2.1)
    Accesories: Cat-Eye Enduro 8 Computer

    Weight: ~28 lbs

    Future changes: 110mm stem, tires (change to DTC versions), send fork and shock to PUSH

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    My Rides

    Here you go, my 2 most recent Ventanas. I also have a 29er SS on order so when that arrives in a few months I will post Pics.
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    La Bruja !

    Frame : 19" La Bruja
    Shock : PUSHed Fox Vanilla RC
    Fork : Fox 36 RC2
    Brakes : Hope Mono M4 200 F 180 R
    Crank : Race Face Atlas double w bashring
    FD : Shimano 761
    RD : Sram X.9
    Shifters : X.0 Twist
    Chain : Sram 990
    Wheels : Hadley hubs w DT Swiss FR 6.10 rims
    Cassette : XT 760 11- 34
    Tires : Kenda Nevegal and Blue Groove 2.35 ( 2.5 on hand )
    Bar : FSA FR270
    Stem : Thomson X4
    Seatpost : Thomson 410
    Headset : Chris King
    Saddle : WTB Laser ti
    Pedals : Truvativ platforms and Shimano SPD M647's
    Seat QR : Hope
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN
    Frame : 19" La Bruja
    Shock : PUSHed Fox Vanilla RC
    Fork : Fox 36 RC2
    Brakes : Hope Mono M4 200 F 180 R
    Crank : Race Face Atlas double w bashring
    FD : Shimano 761
    RD : Sram X.9
    Shifters : X.0 Twist
    Chain : Sram 990
    Wheels : Hadley hubs w DT Swiss FR 6.10 rims
    Cassette : XT 760 11- 34
    Tires : Kenda Nevegal and Blue Groove 2.35 ( 2.5 on hand )
    Bar : FSA FR270
    Stem : Thomson X4
    Seatpost : Thomson 410
    Headset : Chris King
    Saddle : WTB Laser ti
    Pedals : Truvativ platforms and Shimano SPD M647's
    Seat QR : Hope
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    Frame : '05 18" El Saltamontes
    Color : Red
    Options : quad bearings
    Shock : Fox RP3 (w/ DHX-A sleeve)
    Fork : '06 Fox Talas
    Rims : Mavic 717 Disc
    Hubs : Chris King ISO (black)
    Spokes : DT comp (black)
    Nipples : DT brass (black)
    Skewers : Salsa chro-mo flip-offs (black)
    Seatpost Clamp : Salsa
    Front Der : Shimano XT M761
    Rear Der : SRAM X0 long cage
    Shifters : SRAM X0 Twist
    Chain : SRAM PC99 Hollow Pin
    Cassette : Shimano XT 11-34
    Brakes : Magura Marta Hydaulic disc
    Crank/BB : RaceFace Deus 175mm Badass Black 44T/32T/22T
    Pedals : Crank Egg Beaters
    Headset : Chris King NoThread (black)
    Handlebar : Easton EA70 5 deg flat bar
    Stem : RaceFace Deus 120x6
    Seat Post : Thomson Elite 410 (black)
    Saddle : Terry Fly Ti
    Grips : Oury ODI (cut to 90mm)
    Front Tire : Kenda Nevegal 1.95
    Rear Tire : Kenda Nevegal 1.95
    Tubes : Specialized Turbo

    Weight : 26.63lb (Alpine scale)
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    X5 (Updated build)

    Frame: '04 Large X-5
    Options: 5" Rocker, quad bearings
    Rear Shock: PUSHed Float R 7.875" x 2.0"
    Fork: PUSHed Vanilla RLC 130mm
    Wheelset: DT Swiss XR4.1d rims / Blue King ISO Disc hubs / DT Supercomp spokes with DT Comp on rear drive side / Blue alloy nipples
    Skewers: Gold Hope
    Seatpost Clamp: Gold Hope quick release
    Front Der: XT
    Rear Der: SRAM X.9
    Shifters: SRAM X.0 twist shifters
    Chain: SRAM PC-69
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Brakes: Magura Louise Freeride 180mm/160mm
    Cranks: FSA K Force Carbon MegaExo cranks 175mm
    Pedals : Shimano 540
    Headset: Gold King
    Handlebar: Truvativ Stylo Team Carbon OS 31.8
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Stem: Thomson X4 110mm x 0 degree
    Saddle: WTB Laser V Stealth
    Grips: ODI Lock-on rogue shorty
    Front Tire: UST Hutchinson Spider 2.3 w/ DT Swiss Tubleless conversion kit
    Rear Tire: UST Hutchinson Spider 2.1 w/ DT Swiss Tubleless conversion kit

    Weight: 28.2 pounds







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    FS, are those shifters I see on that bike? And a derailleur? What gives???

    -T
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFL
    FS, are those shifters I see on that bike? And a derailleur? What gives???

    -T
    get out of here Tom! you are not wanted you freakin lycra wearing roadie

    yes indeed......as you know, I always need a project and the Ventana was starting at me so I put it through an extreme makeover to lose 4 lbs....will be racing it next saturday in a 24 hour race

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    get out of here Tom! you are not wanted you freakin lycra wearing roadie

    yes indeed......as you know, I always need a project and the Ventana was starting at me so I put it through an extreme makeover to lose 4 lbs....will be racing it next saturday in a 24 hour race
    OUCH! Harsh words from the guy who's single-handedly dissappointed more fat chicks than Jenny Craig!!!

    Glad to see at least you're riding! I'm down to about 2 hours a week, but I'm making up for the lack of exercise with copious amounts of pizza and ice cream, so life is all good. Plus it's winter now, heck temps are down into the low 90's...

    Good luck in the race, it's tough to block the other riders for 24 hours straight..:-)

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    forgot to add this earlier...

    Here is my Pantera.

    frame: large Pantera w/ superlink
    fork: 2005 Fox Vanilla 130mm (set @ 100mm)
    rear shock: swinger - 3way
    headset: king
    bars: FSA XC 192 riser 31.8
    grips: ODI Oury lock-on
    stem: Thomson X4 - 90mm 10 degree rise
    Shifters: Sram X9 with Avid flak jacket cables
    F der: XT 760
    R der: Sram X9
    brakes: avid BB7 - speed dial 7 levers - flak jacket cables - hope gothic rotors
    post: thomson elite
    quickrelease: Hope
    seat: WTB Laser V stealth
    cranks/BB: Raceface dues
    chain: sram PC99
    cassette: sram 990
    pedals: egg beater chrome
    wheels: front: Hope bulb/Mavic 819/DT Comp spokes
    rear: Hadley/Mavic 819/DT Comp spokes
    tires: Hutch Scorpion Airlight 2.3
    skewers: Salsa
    weight: I have no idea... somewhere around 30-31 pounds I'm guessing



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    Frame: '04 X-5, 19"
    Color: Electric Blue
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: '05 Marzocchi AM1 130-150mm
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black 32 Hole/Bontrage Mustang/DT Swiss 14/15 DB spokes, built by Dave Thomas
    Front Der: XT M750
    Rear Der: SRAM X.9
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Chain: SRAM PC-970
    Cassette: SRAM 970
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 185 mm Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas 44/32/22
    Pedals: Shimano M 647
    Headset: Cane Creek SoLos
    Handlebar: Easton EC 70 Monky Lite lo-rise
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 90x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Rouge
    Front Tire: Conti Veritcal Pro UST 2.3
    Rear Tire: Conti Explore Pro UST 2.1
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    My New Blue

    Frame: '05 El Saltamontes
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox DHXair
    Fork: '05 Fox Vanilla
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Silver 32 Hole/DT Swiss XR 4.1d/DT Swiss 14g Black spokes, Silver Brass Nipples
    Skewers: Hope
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XT M761
    Rear Der: SRAM X.O
    Shifters: SRAM X.O. trigger
    Chain: SRAM PC-970
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 6" Rotors w/Dangerboy levers and Goodridge lines
    Cranks/BB: Shimano XT M760
    Pedals: Time ATAC Carbon
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Silver
    Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite riser
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 110x 5 Thomson Elite Black
    Saddle: WTB Pure V progel
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Rogue w/Dangerboy Skull endcaps
    Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf 2.3
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.1
    Accesories:Cat-Eye Enduro 8 Comp

    Weight: ?

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    My La Bruja - “The Grinch”

    “The Grinch”

    Frame: 2001(?) 15” La Bruja (This was Sherwood’s personal test frame so I’m not sure of the year)
    Color: Grinch Green
    Options/Standards: Quad bearings, 6” Rockers, Replaceable dropouts with 3/4” of wheel base adjustability
    Shock: Fox Vanilla RC
    Fork: 04 Marzocchi Z1 FR 130 mm (with right side spring removed for lightweight rider)
    Wheelset: Sunrace JuJu hubs (XTR grey) & Sun 0 Degree rims (black/silver)
    Skewers: Salsa (black)
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa QR (black)
    Front Der: XTR
    Rear Der: XTR M960 (rapid rise)
    Front Shifter: SRAM Grip Shift
    Rear Shifter: Shimano XT trigger 9 speed
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: Shimano M760 11-34
    Brakes: Hope Mini’s
    Cranks/BB: Raceface Atlas (silver)(Thanks Larry…)
    Pedals: Shimano 545
    Headset: Chris King NoThread (rasta without the gold. got new black bearing cap)
    Handlebar: Raceface Deus Low Riser Bar. 1” rise, 25” width. (black)
    Seat Post: Syncros
    Stem: 120 x 5 Raceface System
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V with titanium rails
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian
    Front Tire: WTB Motoraptor 2.4”
    Rear Tire: WTB Motoraptor 2.4”
    Both Chainstays wrapped with inner tubes, zip tied
    Lizard Skins rear coil spring cover
    Weight: 33 pounds

    This bike is an all-mountain monster.

    Special thanks to Teresa & Sherwood, Larry from mtnhighcyclery.com, Tim at Sid's Bikes (NYC), Juan Mejia (the best mechanic in the NYC/Tri-State area. PM me for his #), and Steve & Schotter for the intial build.
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    '06 X-5 Build

    Frame: '06 X-5, 5 inch rockers
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: Quad bearings
    Shock: '06 Rp3
    Fork: '05 Fox Vanilla 130RLC, Pushed
    Wheelset: King Iso Disc/Syncros DS28 rims
    Skewers: Hope black
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope black
    Front Der: Sram X-Gen
    Rear Der: X-9
    Shifters: X-9
    Chain: Sram PC-99 hollow pin
    Cassette: Sram PG-990
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini '05 180 front/160 rear, two piece rotors
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Deus black 175mm 32/22, e. thirteen BG
    Pedals: Crank Bros. SS
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Monkey Lite XC carbon
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: FSA XC-115 90 mm
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
    Grips: Lizard Skins lock-on
    Front Tire: Kenda BG 2.35
    Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.1
    Accesories: Zefal WB cage/Supergo C-9 wireless computer
    Weight: 29.6 lbs. (man that e. thirteen's heavy!)
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    Blue El Salt semi-custom

    Here's my new Salty:

    Frame: 06 El Saltamontes semi-custom 20" frame w/18" seat tube
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: 5" Rockers, quad bearings, headbadge
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: Fox Talas
    Front Der: XT M761
    Rear Der: SRAM X.O
    Shifters: SRAM Shorty Twist: X.O
    Chain: Shimano 7701
    Cassette: Shimano M960 12-34
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL w/6" rotors
    Cranks: Race Face Deus Black 175mm 44/32/22
    BB: Race Face X-type
    Pedals: Shimano 454
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite hi-rise
    Stem: 110x5 Race Face Deus
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope quick release
    Saddle: Terry Fly
    Grips: Lock-on (full size, to be swapped soon)
    Wheelset: WTB Laserdisc lite hubs, Velocity rims
    Skewers: Mavic/Speedcific
    Front Tire: WTB Mutanoraptor Race 2.4
    Rear Tire: WTB Mutanoraptor Race 2.4
    Accesories: Composite bottle cage, Cat-Eye cordless comp., Lizardskin chainstay protector

    Weight: 27.2 lbs

    Could lose a half-pound easily just by swapping out pedals, but love the 545s for how well they work on technical uphills and downhills. Same for the Mutanoraptors; could lose a bit of weight, but these handle so much more securely when the going gets rough than the Panaracer Fire XC 2.1's I used to run.

    Future changes: thinking about a light 4-6" adjustable fork
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    Not many El Capitans here.

    Frame: El Capitan 17"
    Color: Lowrider Green (Gold flake under Green)
    Options: 4" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox RP3 (trying out a Swinger 3 next)
    Fork: '05 Cannondale Lefty Carbon 140 (travel reduced to 4.75") Custom steerer tube.
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Pewter 32 Hole/Stans 29"/DT Swiss. Lefty front hub.
    Skewer: Salsa rear
    Seatpost QR: Salsa
    Front Der: XTR
    Rear Der: SRAM X.O short cage
    Shifters: SRAM X.O triggers
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Cranks/BB: FSA Mega K force 32/22 with Race Face bash guard
    Pedals: Time Carbon Ti
    Headset: Chris King NoThread pewter
    Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite XC lowrise
    Seat Post: Easton EC90
    Stem: FSA (not pictured)
    Saddle: WTB Lazer V Stealth
    Grips: Salsa Lock-on
    Tires: WTB Nanoraptors with Stan's No tubes
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    fox vs manitou

    Quote Originally Posted by BIke N Gear
    Not many El Capitans here.

    Frame: El Capitan 17"
    Color: Lowrider Green (Gold flake under Green)
    Options: 4" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox RP3 (trying out a Swinger 3 next)
    Fork: '05 Cannondale Lefty Carbon 140 (travel reduced to 4.75") Custom steerer tube.
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Pewter 32 Hole/Stans 29"/DT Swiss. Lefty front hub.
    Skewer: Salsa rear
    Seatpost QR: Salsa
    Front Der: XTR
    Rear Der: SRAM X.O short cage
    Shifters: SRAM X.O triggers
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Cranks/BB: FSA Mega K force 32/22 with Race Face bash guard
    Pedals: Time Carbon Ti
    Headset: Chris King NoThread pewter
    Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite XC lowrise
    Seat Post: Easton EC90
    Stem: FSA (not pictured)
    Saddle: WTB Lazer V Stealth
    Grips: Salsa Lock-on
    Tires: WTB Nanoraptors with Stan's No tubes
    Could you please post a difference review between the two after you get some time on them, Thanks

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    Finaly got her all together

    Frame: X-5 19"
    Color: Super Dust
    Options: 6" Rockers, quad bearings
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0
    Fork: '06 Marzocchi Z1 Light
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Red 32 Hole/Mavic 819/DT Swiss Competition 14/15 DB Black spokes
    Skewers: Salsa
    Seatpost Clamp: X-Lite
    Front Der: Sram X-gen
    Rear Der: SRAM X.O
    Shifters: SRAM Shorty Twist X.O
    Chain: Shimano XTR
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Brakes: Hope Mono M4 180mm Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlus Black 175mm
    Pedals: Time ATAC XS Carbon and Easton platforms (fitted)
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Red
    Handlebar: Answer Protaper OS 2" Riser Black
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite 330mm Black
    Stem: 100x 0 Thomson Elite X4 Black
    Saddle: WTB Rocker V Stealth
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian Gripshift Length
    Front Tire: WTB Weirwolf UST 2.1
    Rear Tire: WTB Weirwolf UST 2.1

    Weight: ????
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    First El Commandante in the set up thread I believe.






    Full Specs for those interested:
    Large Ventana El Commandante frame
    Thomson seatpost and stem
    Chris King headset
    Hope seatclamp
    Answer Protaper bars
    ODI Rogue lock-on grips
    Avid Juicy 5's front and rear
    Rockshox Reba 29'er Race fork
    Ritchey OCR Pro Girder rims laced to XT hubs
    XT QR skewers
    Surly Chainring and Cog
    Shimano XT M760 crankset
    Crank Brothers Candy pedals
    Maxxis Ignitor tyres
    WTB Rocket V Race saddle

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11 Bravo
    Frame: '04 X-5 17"
    Color: Orange
    Options: Quad bearings
    Shock: Fox R
    Fork: '05 Fox Vanilla 130RLC
    Wheelset: Chris King ISO Black, DT wheels and spokes
    Skewers: Salsa black
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: Sram (not purchased yet)
    Rear Der: Sram X-9 (not purchased yet)
    Shifters: Sram X-9 (not purchased yet)
    Chain: Sram PC-99
    Cassette: Sram PG-990 (not purchased yet)
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 w/ 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Atlas Silver 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Shimano 545
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Black
    Handlebar: Race Face Lo Riser Black
    Seat Post: 27.2 Thomson Elite 410mm Black
    Stem: 110x 0 Thomson X4 Black
    Saddle: WTB Shadow V team, Black leather
    Grips: ODI Lock-on Ruffian
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Fast Fred (not purchased yet)
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Fast Fred (not purchased yet)
    Accesories:

    Weight: I dont expect it to be light

    Still missing a few pieces. I will get pictures as soon as I get it together.

    Bike has been done quite a while now, I am just slow to get pictures. Ended up with some Maxix High Rollers that I got on sale. Love the bike.
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    '05 El Toro

    Frame: '05 El Toro 19"
    Color: Orange
    Options: None
    Fork: '04 Marzocchi Marathon SL 105mm
    Wheelset: Mavic x717 w/WTB LaserDisc Lite Hubs
    Skewers: Kore
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa QR
    Chain: SRAM PC-99
    Cog: Surly Steel 16t and 18t
    Brakes: Hayes G1 w/6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Turbine LP 175mm w/38t and 36t chainrings
    Pedals: Time XE
    Headset: Chris King NoThread
    Handlebar: Maxm MX-1 Flat
    Seat Post: 27.2 Salsa Shaft
    Stem: 105x5 FSA XC120
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
    Grips: Titec Pork Rinds
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.1

    Weight: ???

    This is my 2-geared single-speed, with a 38x16 and 36x18 options. I can switch these without retensioning the chain, although the 2:1 is a bit more slack than the other combo. Gonna go rigid front soon - probably a Kelly steel fork - for winter and racing.
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    Cedric's Set-up

    Frame: El Chamuco, Large
    Color: Red and Silver Anodized
    Options: quad bearings
    Shock: Fox Float R with Pro pedal, 130mm I think
    Fork: '05 Manitou Minute Three, 80mm-130mm infinite travel adjustment
    Wheelset: Shimano XT with Sun Rhyno Lite rims
    Skewers: XT
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa
    Front Der: XT M761
    Rear Der: SRAM X-7, long cage
    Shifters: SRAM X-9 triggers
    Chain: SRAM PC-951
    Cassette: SRAM PC-970, 11-34
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7, 6" Rotors
    Cranks/BB: Ritchey Pro Mountain V-Drive Isis, Race Face SRX
    Pedals: Shimano 540
    Headset: Cane Creek S-2
    Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite OS Carbon
    Seat Post: Ritchey WCS
    Stem: FSA 120mm OS Carbon
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Race
    Grips: Umm.... They're red and black
    Front Tire: Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1
    Rear Tire: Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1
    Accesories: Lizaed Skin chain stay protector

    Weight: 30lbs using a digital scale

    Future changes: Tires, maybe?

    Cedric

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    Nice ride!

    Quote Originally Posted by el Turtlehead
    ....please excuse the buckets on my porch. I realize they're ugly as sin and suggestive of white trash status.....

    Anyhoo, here's my build and setup. I weigh about 160lbs right now. i'm 5'11". I'm running 85 psi rear, 55 psi front. tires are set at 30 psi front and rear.

    Frame: '05 El Saltamontes , 18"
    Color: Custom orange....No, I'm not telling you what it is
    Options: 4" Rockers
    Shock: Fox RP3
    Fork: 05 F100 RLT
    Wheelset: King/317/Supercomp
    Skewers:Odyseey bolt-ons
    Seatpost Clamp: stock
    Front Der: xt
    Rear Der: original 9.0sl (circa 1999) (about lightest RD around -- 193 grams)
    Shifters: SRAM X.0
    Chain: SRAM PC- 69?
    Cassette: XT 12-32
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Cranks/BB:FSA Carbon Team/ Platinum pro Ti BB
    Pedals: 1st generation Crank Bros Egg beaters, badly in need of a rebuild
    Headset: King
    Handlebar:Monkeylight SL
    Seat Post: Thomson 400mm
    Stem: 120mm Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Pure V (awesome saddle. It dissapears)
    Grips: SRAM
    Front Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
    Rear Tire: Vertical Pro 2.3
    Accesories: Carbon Fibre Lizard Skin Chainstay protector

    Weight: Not sure. Probably around 26 lbs.
    Would you mind my asking what size ( spindle length ) FSA bottom bracket you are running? I just traded in my Marble Peak FS for an El Saltamontes and have the FSA team carbon crankset, when I tried to use an existing 113 Race Face BB, I had a problem with the small chainring bolts striking the pivot bolt. Thanks in advance.
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    '05 X-5

    Isn't she purdy?

    Frame: '05 19” X-5
    Color: Electric Blue
    Options: Quad bearings
    Shock: Romic w/600# spring
    Fork: '04 Manitou Minute 100-130
    Wheelset: Atomlabs Aircorp wheels & hubs, DT Swiss straight guage spokes, brass nipples
    Skewers: Cane Creek Ti
    Seatpost Clamp: Stock
    Front Der: XTR FD-M950
    Rear Der: XT RD-M750 SG mid cage
    Shifters: SRAM Attac
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial Ti
    Cables: Avid Flak Jacket
    Chain: SRAM PC-990
    Cassette: SRAM 970 11-32
    Brakes: Hayes HMX1 Rotors, 8” fr 6” r
    Cranks/BB: Race Face Evolve XC 175mm 44/32/22
    Pedals: Time ATAC XE
    Headset: Cane Creek S-3
    Handlebar: Amoeba SCUD Carbon Riser
    Seat Post: 27.2 IRD Quad 2
    Stem: Kore Race Forged 120x10
    Saddle: Terry Liberator Race Ti
    Grips: Ergon
    Front Tire: IRC Trail Bear 2.25 w/Stans No Tubes
    Rear Tire: IRC Trail Bear 2.25 w/Stans No Tubes
    Accesories: Salsa dinger

    Weight: Coming soon

    Future changes: Let me check my wallet...





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    I'm using a 113 with a 1mm spacer...

    I'm thinking about new cranks, actually.


    Quote Originally Posted by crisisking
    Would you mind my asking what size ( spindle length ) FSA bottom bracket you are running? I just traded in my Marble Peak FS for an El Saltamontes and have the FSA team carbon crankset, when I tried to use an existing 113 Race Face BB, I had a problem with the small chainring bolts striking the pivot bolt. Thanks in advance.
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    '06 El Saltamontes and '97 Marble Peak FS

    Some really nice Ventanas are posted on this thread!

    Marble Peak:
    F80X fork
    RP3 shock
    EC70 hi-riser bars
    thompson 120 stem
    Ringle' headset
    Cook Bros. E cranks 46/34/24
    TNT Ti BB 117
    XTR front and rear derailleurs ( 8 speed )
    SRAM chain PG70?
    Xray Gripshift
    Hope mono-mini brakes
    819 mavics laced to CK ISO hubs
    Hutchinson UST Bulldogs 2.1
    syncros Ti post
    ancient Selle Italia flight saddle
    cool purple ( 15 years ago ) Salsa skewers
    original post clamp
    Onza clipless

    Salty w/ quad bearings:

    EC70 hi-riser
    Thomson 110 stem
    CK headset
    F100RLT fork
    RP3 shock
    FSA Team cranks 44/32/22
    Crank Bros. eggbeater
    FSA PlatinumPro Ti BB 118
    XTR frt dr
    SRAM XO rear dr
    XTR chain
    XO shifters
    Hope mono-mini brakes
    819 Mavics laced to CK ISO hubs DT comp 14/15 spokes
    IRC Mibros UST 2.1s
    Thomson Masterpiece post
    WTB laser saddle
    stock clamp
    Hope skewers
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    I'm waiting for the final parts (my Hope disc brakes) to come in this Friday, and then I wanted your guys permission to post my bike here.. it's a Moots Cinco.. which has a Ventana rear end.. cool?
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    Well, all that I'm waiting on are the Boone chain rings and those are at least a month away! So now that I got my bike just the way I want it, allow me to re-introduce my bike! In it's final form!

    Fox Float 32 RLC front shocks
    Fox Float RP3 rear shock
    Industry Nine Enduro Hub & Spokes
    DT Swiss 5.1 rim w/UST Kit
    Hutchinson Python Tubeless Tires
    Hope skewers & bar ends
    X990 Chain
    2006 XO rear derailleur
    XTR front derailleur
    XTR Hollowtech 960 Crank w/ Boone Chainrings (on order)
    XTR Cassette
    SRAM XO
    Hope M6ti & M4 disc brakes w/floating rotors
    Thomson Elite Stem
    Moots Ti Seat post
    Moots Ti Clamp
    WTB Devo Saddle
    Eaton MonkeyLite Carbon Fiber XC bar
    Chris King Ti headset (silent and smooth as silk)

    27.8lbs total weight

    more pics here: http://homepage.mac.com/sjsamaha/PhotoAlbum39.html
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    04 X-5, first in uk i think
    cosmic orange
    5'' rockers
    fox float ava r
    2004 Z1freeride
    mavic ex721/ringle abbah hubs
    hayes hfx 9 brakes
    saint cranks
    odi ruffian grips
    wtb momentum headset
    planet x post
    hope qr
    xtr/deore/xt transmission
    syncros bar
    tioga stem
    tioga factory dh 2.3 tyres f+r
    wtb saddle
    dmr V8 pedals

    upgrades in for see able future
    6'' rockers
    coil shock possibly dhx 5
    wider bars
    shorter stem
    odi ruffians in blue
    macneil bmx integrated seat/seat post for my jumping duties
    burgtec penthouse pedals

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    6" 06 Saltamontes semicustom

    FORK-maverick DUC 32
    BRAKES-hayes carbon
    FRONT WHEEL-maverick/mavic\R\
    REAR WHEEL- bontrager
    CRANKS- xtr
    SHIFTING- xtr
    PEDALS- time ti
    SEATPOST- race face carbon
    BARS-easton carbon
    SHOCK- fox dhx 5.0 air 2.25"
    SEAT - wtb laser ti
    FRAME- 06 saltamontes 6" w/quad bearings and x-5 geometry and slightly lowered b.b.
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