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    Ashley Olson covered in Filth!

    Here are a few pics of my baby after a rainy ride at Walnut Creek in Austin, Texas and one jumping (if you want to call it that) picture on a sunny day at Walnut Creek. No one ever wants to get off and take action shots but I'm going to force someone next time.





    I always tell people that 14lb. bikes Love to fly but Hate to land so I try to never get her more than 18" above the ground.





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    Dude...you're not a waif and those are a lot of proven fragile parts on that thing.

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    202lbs with gear and the bike gets beaten up 3-5 times a week since I built it March 2009 so I think it's OK but just out of curiousity, which of my parts are proven fragile?
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    Hey I'm almost a waif and live an hour southwest of you so if you have to give the bike away let me know. (all joking aside... nice...I've never ridden a 14 lbs. bike even on the road)

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    I believe he's referring to the Cranks, personally I've never seen a set actually being used.

    The rims maybe?? Are they Sun UFO? I don't know many other rims that came in that color or stayed true.

    And the Fork, is it a sibex/spicer fork? Seen many a busted one of those.

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    The fork, the rims, those brakes, and is that a KCNC seatpost I see? You're definitely over the design weight for those.

    But no not the cranks, those are sweet wings... not Morati's... though they look similar to titanium because of the nickle plating.

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    The fork is a Spicer and I've seen some pictures of broken ones but I've also seen Ferraris wrapped around trees, I think it's how you use it (ride bad, break fork). The rims are Mavic X517 (in Citron) from the 90s and there isn't a weight limit on them. (the wheelset is over 6 years old) Brakes are prone to failures? Anyone ever broken a V-Brake? Let me know if that's ever even happened, EVER. It is a KCNC post on there but I've never seen, read or heard of a weight limit on one.

    I guess I'll just keep on enjoying this bike until one day it just explodes on me. Poof! It always interests me how much people I don't know and don't ride with care about my component choices (purple levers are stupid). Everyone stay away from mtbr.com come June because I plan on blowing up the WW froum with pictures of my 13lb Niner Air 9 Carbon build. And yes, I'll be beating the piss out of that one too.

    Rovertd, if I do good at the WSOP this year then the bike is yours, how tall are you?
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock

    I guess I'll just keep on enjoying this bike until one day it just explodes on me. Poof!
    dont take it personally. I weigh 138lbs & dont ride anything as light as parts as you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Dude...you're not a waif and those are a lot of proven fragile parts on that thing.
    Cut the guy some slack ...he's surely one smooth-as-a-babys-behind rider. I applaud the bike and the build.

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    sweet build, what brakes are those? also the washers on the front brake drive side aren't on properly
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock
    The fork is a Spicer and I've seen some pictures of broken ones but I've also seen Ferraris wrapped around trees, I think it's how you use it (ride bad, break fork). The rims are Mavic X517 (in Citron) from the 90s and there isn't a weight limit on them. (the wheelset is over 6 years old) Brakes are prone to failures? Anyone ever broken a V-Brake? Let me know if that's ever even happened, EVER. It is a KCNC post on there but I've never seen, read or heard of a weight limit on one.

    I guess I'll just keep on enjoying this bike until one day it just explodes on me. Poof! It always interests me how much people I don't know and don't ride with care about my component choices (purple levers are stupid). Everyone stay away from mtbr.com come June because I plan on blowing up the WW froum with pictures of my 13lb Niner Air 9 Carbon build. And yes, I'll be beating the piss out of that one too.

    Rovertd, if I do good at the WSOP this year then the bike is yours, how tall are you?
    Since you are such a "hot" rider just think of how much faster you could be if you pushed away early from the dinner table once in awhile. You may very well be a fast rider but you don't look like you are (you don't look like the pro mtb'ers/roadies I encounter who are clearly all sub 10% body fat...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessagefromTate
    Since you are such a "hot" rider just think of how much faster you could be if you pushed away early from the dinner table once in awhile. You may very well be a fast rider but you don't look like you are (you don't look like the pro mtb'ers/roadies I encounter who are clearly all sub 10% body fat...).

    Why do you care how much he weighs? form all his posts I don't think he wants to be a "Pro" MTB or roadie, he likes to ride in his free time.

    I'm sure you're no lightweight either
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    You're correct, I don't want to be a Pro Rider, I used to be a Pro Rider about 5 years and 40lbs ago. I'm 39 years old and in February 2006 I had a horrible accident that put me off the bike until January 2009. I'll probably never race again but man do I LOVE to ride! My last race win was the Texas State Championship Downhill Expert/Pro that I won in 2005 or maybe it was 2004, many, many years ago. I'm trying to lose the weight but it comes off WAY slower than it goes on, I'll tell you what. I don't see why it bothers people so much that I ride a stupid light bike. I love having unusual and light stuff and I have the pockets to support it, sue me. I'm not really fat, I'd post a shirtless pic but that may be the gayest thing ever, and I own a Hair Salon so I know Gay. Nod to all my Gay employees. I just got home from a great ride with a great group of people and not one of them said, "Man that crazy light bike is going to break on you". Like I said before, it's now over a year old and working like a champ. I am suspicious of the 29er Stans Race wheels that are going on my 13lb Air 9 Carbon. At the start of Lent i was 201lbs. naked and since stopping drinking soft drinks I'm down to 189lbs so hopefully by the time my frame gets here in June I'll be closer to 175ish. Either way I'll Love my new bike as much as this one whether you do or not.

    Oh and Thanks GlazedHam, I may not cry about it, I may just keep on riding and Loving this bike. I think MessagefromTate may have a crush on me that's why he cares so much what I weigh.

    Scooter916, the brakes are Orgins and they only come in black but the shop I ride for strips them and custom anodizes them any color. They feel kinda flimsy in your hand but have good modulation and are stupid light. Thanks for catching the washer snafoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MessagefromTate
    Since you are such a "hot" rider just think of how much faster you could be if you pushed away early from the dinner table once in awhile. You may very well be a fast rider but you don't look like you are (you don't look like the pro mtb'ers/roadies I encounter who are clearly all sub 10% body fat...).

    Moderator - please delete this post - we don't need any personal attacks here.

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    Thanks Eric, I can take it.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Nice bike Matt. Good to see some light stuff in action.

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    Nice pic but I was expecting to see a hot chick covered in dirt.
    I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    Nice pic but I was expecting to see a hot chick covered in dirt.
    +1, disappointment was inevitable.

    No offense OP.
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    Don't be such a hata, 'tater. Do I sense some bike envy?

    Good to see a light weight build that is getting some real world use, and is apparently standing up to it well too. 10lbs less than my XC bike - wonder how that would ride on the trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansible
    Don't be such a hata, 'tater. Do I sense some bike envy?

    Good to see a light weight build that is getting some real world use, and is apparently standing up to it well too. 10lbs less than my XC bike - wonder how that would ride on the trail?
    Did I say anything about his bike build? If I wanted that bike I could easily afford to build it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessagefromTate
    Did I say anything about his bike build? If I wanted that bike I could easily afford to build it.
    We are all duly impressed.

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    Good luck

    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock
    The fork is a Spicer and I've seen some pictures of broken ones but I've also seen Ferraris wrapped around trees, I think it's how you use it (ride bad, break fork). The rims are Mavic X517 (in Citron) from the 90s and there isn't a weight limit on them. (the wheelset is over 6 years old) Brakes are prone to failures? Anyone ever broken a V-Brake? Let me know if that's ever even happened, EVER. It is a KCNC post on there but I've never seen, read or heard of a weight limit on one.

    I guess I'll just keep on enjoying this bike until one day it just explodes on me. Poof! It always interests me how much people I don't know and don't ride with care about my component choices (purple levers are stupid). Everyone stay away from mtbr.com come June because I plan on blowing up the WW froum with pictures of my 13lb Niner Air 9 Carbon build. And yes, I'll be beating the piss out of that one too.

    Rovertd, if I do good at the WSOP this year then the bike is yours, how tall are you?
    For media releases and scouting, I'm 5'11". On the internet I'm 6'1". In real life I'm 5'9".

    Play tight early it is all about survival. Don't bluff a small stack. Obviously if you lose it'll be due to a "bad beat".

    Weight loss: don't give up french fries, cheese cake, chicken fried steak, etc... forever. Just pass on the current offering. Denying yourself one is a hell of a lot easier than "never forever". I went from a not fat 179 to 149. Now I hang out at about 152.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    We are all duly impressed.
    As I am by your listing of the number of bikes you have in another thread.

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    Rovertd, thanks for the advice. The last time I played the Main Event I got knocked out by trying to bluff Elky Grospellier before I (or many people) knew who he was, now I know. I'm also 5'9" so if I do good the bike is yours. Since you're not that far you should meet me and my buddies somewhere (Warda, RHR, Comfort, Pace Bend, Walnut Creek, etc.) some weekend. The more the merrier. Looks like it's going to be Warda this Sunday if you want to come along.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    Nice pic but I was expecting to see a hot chick covered in dirt.
    well, a google search with "ashley olsen dirty" came up with this, sooo...


    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock
    It is a KCNC post on there but I've never seen, read or heard of a weight limit on one.
    Hi mattkock, that's a nice looking bike... I've always wondered on the durability of parts, so it's interesting to see what you're riding.

    On "Ready to Ride Cycles", I know they quote a rider weight limit on the KCNC post:
    http://www.readytoridecycles.co.uk/3...tage-182-p.asp

    "Note: Max. weight limit : 120kg for Road, 85kg for XC".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock
    I love having unusual and light stuff and I have the pockets to support it, sue me. I'm not really fat, I'd post a shirtless pic but that may be the gayest thing ever, and I own a Hair Salon so I know Gay. Nod to all my Gay employees.
    LOL ! You have a counterpart out here in PA. There's a guy that does a group ride that I join occasionally who is a straight salon/spa owner with a ti fetish, many gay employees and a big bank account. He's a moots geek though, even wears the full team garb. Now thats gay

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    Now that is what Google is all about! FUNNY!
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessagefromTate
    As I am by your listing of the number of bikes you have in another thread.
    Anything wrong with my bikes? Please, tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    Anything wrong with my bikes?
    yes
    they are too far away for me to ride
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    yes
    they are too far away for me to ride
    That reminds me that I have to get to Shasta Lemurian this year..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    That reminds me that I have to get to Shasta Lemurian this year..
    I'm gonna try to make it as well, prob is that I work weekends and there's is really no one to cover for me without some training (sound technician)
    I've have had ONE day off (for a disc golf tourney) since Sept. - and I had to pull some major logistical strings to get that accomplished.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Hey Matt,

    What's up? It's Scott from Go-ride in Utah. Haven't seen you in a long time. You keep in touch with Chris & Helen?

    Sweet bike especially the cranks. We were just talking about Sweet Wings cranks today at the shop. I haven't seen a pair in years.

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    Hey Scott, what's up man. I go on your site all the time. I saw Chris and Helen a couple months ago, they were here in Houston seeing the family. I haven't been downhilling since 2005. I had a horrific crash in February 2006 and was off the bike for nearly 3 years. No physical activity at all, I put on like 30lbs but now I'm riding it off. I know that you sell bikes but I'm selling my Disco complete for $2000 if you know anyone, it's spec'd out, King hubs and headset, Thomson stem and post, XTR drivetrain, Hayes brakes, (I got most of it from you) really nice and like maybe 50 DH runs on it. Let me know if anyone wants it, it'll be up on e-bay next week. Take care and hopefully I'll be back next summer.

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    I'll keep your Disco in mind. We get a lot of people this time of year looking for a used DH bike.
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    Thanks man. I'll be coming back soon and we'll go hit Dark Hollow!
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Hey man! I officially a fan! Could you guide me to build a weight weenie bike?

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    Cool ride and good to see someone actually using their lightweight bike! So many you see are clearly just for show or not ridden regularly or hard. You clearly use yours for what it is intended.

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    You have revived a two year old thread :\
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    You have revived a two year old thread :\
    Yes, and still no Ashley Olsen all dirty action

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    Yeah Kbike01 definitely! I love helping people with WW Builds, especially of the Budget Variety. Just PM me. After I posted my 13.9lb. Air 9 Carbon I got literally hundreds of PM's from all over the world asking for WW build help.

    My wife and I were in Park City Utah in thew Summer of 2011 and we passed some guys going the other direction and they stopped us and asked, Hey is that the bike from mtbr? It's still Crazy to me that it gets recognized everywhere we go but I guess that there aren't that many 13lb. mountain bikes cruising around.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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