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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Ohh I like that
    Thanks!
    And which of those two would you prefer? The black or the red/white one?

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    honestly...neither...i'd want pro team!
    They actually both look pretty good...I'd go the black...i know they never look that good in pictures, but having looked at the black (well grey) 675 in person it looked fab, so I'd imagine the mtb would be the same...but that still couldn't win me over pro team
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    honestly...neither...i'd want pro team!
    They actually both look pretty good...I'd go the black...i know they never look that good in pictures, but having looked at the black (well grey) 675 in person it looked fab, so I'd imagine the mtb would be the same...but that still couldn't win me over pro team
    That's right! In person the black is more of a dark matte grey. I also have a Look 595. Maybe that's what you would like to see...


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    Ah very nice, I did at one point think about getting a 675 and a 920i...but then I didn't, almost got a 695, but availability and costs... so (since we are thread drifting from mtb's) ended up with:
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Ah very nice, I did at one point think about getting a 675 and a 920i...but then I didn't, almost got a 695, but availability and costs... so (since we are thread drifting from mtb's) ended up with:
    Very nice road bike!!! Just saw a 795 a few weeks ago and for a short moment I thought "must have". But as you said costs...

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    Yeah, 795's are awesome (but the dollars $17,000 here in Australia), got to test ride some 695's also great. Happy with the 675, its a better bike than I am a rider.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    Fantastic! How nice does that lugged True Temper frame ride? Have the same frame on my 1991 970 and pretty much all stock except for the bars. Couldn't handle 20.5" wide bars. Had to add a few inches. Good to see another lugged singletrack being loved. They built those bikes right.
    The bike is tank and has never once let me down. The frame rides great and takes a beating. I'm looking forward to updating the cockpit some, especially with some wider bars.

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    Just finished fixing this bike up after 25 yrs of neglect. Its a Giant Yukon that I have had forever. I stripped and repainted it, new derailers,grips,controls,tires/tubes,pedals. Hopefully my son will be my sidekick when I go out riding my new 29er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattallica View Post
    Just finished fixing this bike up after 25 yrs of neglect. Its a Giant Yukon that I have had forever. I stripped and repainted it, new derailers,grips,controls,tires/tubes,pedals. Hopefully my son will be my sidekick when I go out riding my new 29er.
    Good job :0)

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    Thanks, it was a lot of fun. Its at the local shop getting adjusted for riding season. I couldn't figure out the derailer adjustment...lol

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    Going fully rigid on the inbred!

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    2009 FSR XC.... still going strong!
    From the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains

    -1997 Cannondale CAAD3 SS
    -2009 Specialized FSR/XC
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    Ok. Here's one from last evening. Did a fork swap to remove a low-end suspension fork and replace it with rigid. Pretty sure that gets us violating way too many trends, but the result rides well and the bike is lighter than ever.

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    My 2008 Specialized Epic Custom Build

    Not all my parts are high end but I think I did pretty good for my first time doing something like this. I bought the frame and just started buying parts to build this bike.
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    2008 Specialized Epic Frame
    TruVativ X9 GXP 3.3 Crankset - Triple
    SHIMANO 11-36T CS-HG81-10 Speed Bike Cassette Mountain Mtb Hyper Glide
    SRAM X-9 Trigger Shifter Lever Set 3 x 10 Speed
    SRAM X.9 10-Speed Rear Derailleur Cage (Red, Long)
    Jagwire 4mm LEX Bicycle Shift Cable Housing (Red)
    SRAM Locking Grips with Clamps and Plugs
    DNM Mountain Bike Dropper Seatpost Remote Lockout
    LVWA HB031L 620x120 3K Full Carbon Fiber MTB Bike Handlebar Plus Stem
    KMC X10 Bicycle Chain (Ti Gold)
    VUELTA ZEROLITE MTB PRO 26" Wheelset
    Planet Bike Protege 9.0 Wireless 9-Function Bike Computer
    Continental Trail King MTB Bicycle Tire 26-Inch x 2.4 -Inch
    Stans-No Tubes Standard UST Tubeless Kit
    RockShox XC32TK Crown Adjust Solo 100mm Air Fork
    Roswheel® Brand Thick Comfort Gel Bicycle Bike Cycling Universal Seat Saddle
    2014 Sram Avid Db1 MTB Hydraulic Brake Set Front and Rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpulley03 View Post
    Not all my parts are high end but I think I did pretty good for my first time doing something like this. I bought the frame and just started buying parts to build this bike.
    Looks great. Looks really good.

    You just clamped it by the frame for the photos, right? I'm a seatpost clamper myself.

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    I sort of did for the pics, but one draw back from the dropper post is its probably not a good idea to clam on the inner post that moves up and down. I could let the whole post out a little and clamp to that but if I forget and hit the button for the dropper post it will probably pull the cable out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpulley03 View Post
    but one draw back from the dropper post is its probably not a good idea to clam on the inner post that moves up and down.
    Hadn't thought about that. Good point. Pretty soon there won't be anything left on our bikes to clamp on to. LOL.

    Your bike just looks so nice. You did really well in coordinating those red accents. My builds are usually cacophonies of clashing colors.

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    2006 Stumpjumper HT

    My trusty Stumpy! In all these years I've never found a frame that fits my style of riding quite as perfectly as this one does and so it's been my main bike ever since. Bit of a ding in the downtube but apart from that she's doing pretty damn well for her age

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    Quote Originally Posted by coliander View Post
    My trusty Stumpy!
    Another Jock, welcome :0) That is one looooong stem you've got there?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Another Jock, welcome :0) That is one looooong stem you've got there?!
    I suppose it's fairly long by today's standards, it's a 110. But it's more to make up for the fact I'm 6'0 with gangly limbs riding a 17" frame (hence the ridiculous seat post length too)!
    I suppose it'd have made more sense to buy a larger frame and use a shorter stem for more responsive steering, but I didn't really consider that back in '06 and I like to be low on the bike
    Anyway, it's what I'm used to these days!

    'Mon the Scots!

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    my new Stanton Slackline titanium bike






    don't pay attention to the saddle settings, I did not finished to set the bike up correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMickaelBrigadier View Post
    my new Stanton Slackline titanium bike
    That fork looks way too long for the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    That fork looks way too long for the frame?
    The Slackline is designed for up to a 160, and the Sektor only goes up to 150, so I doubt it.

    Most long travel hardtails look like that, not many around though, so I guess people aren't used to it visually. Nice bike!

    Edit: And I never posted a pic of my 2015 Commencal Meta SX HT, so here that is:



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    2013 Remedy
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    my cove handjob




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    before and after pics of both my bikes.....

    1997 specialized rockhopper....... bought for $5 at a garage sale and rebuilt... building into an urban assault bike

    1991 trek 800 antelope.....picked up for free and built into a commuter with spare parts and stuff I had around..... just got it yesterday
    97 specialized rockhopper.- urban beater
    2013 GT aggressor 3.0- urban assault vehicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper97 View Post
    building into an urban assault bike
    Urban assault bike?? What? You got flame throwers on there or something? ;0)

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym-5PvvfOE0

    bike for city riding, bombing down stairs... also called urban mountain biking
    97 specialized rockhopper.- urban beater
    2013 GT aggressor 3.0- urban assault vehicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper97 View Post
    bike for city riding, bombing down stairs... also called urban mountain biking
    I don't know about you but the guy in the video was riding like a d***. Only a matter of time before he piles into someone walking around a corner or something. I only hope he comes off worst.

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    I agree.......I dont ride like a d***
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper97 View Post
    I agree.......I dont ride like a d***
    Videos like that are just annoying as the guy doesn't have great skill, he's just riding recklessly. It's idiots like him that get bikes banned and cyclists hated.

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    Ditto on the Video,,whata D***

    heres my super old tech 26" Heckler
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    Quote Originally Posted by White7 View Post
    Ditto on the Video,,whata D***

    heres my super old tech 26" Heckler
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    What year? I have a black one from 2006 that is my daily.

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    Its a 2003,my daily do everything XC to DH bike

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    I posted these in another thread, but this seems more relevant being they are all 26"...

    08 Knolly DT
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    09 Intense 5.5, 07 Panzer DH
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    07 Inga
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    Nice collection,,I know what you mean,,,seems we don't fit in anywhere else other the the 26 forum,,,just the way I like it

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    2012 Turner 5 Spot in action last night.
    I'm here for the downhill

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    26" SS Bianchi SISS

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    ^ I love seeing those Bianchi SSs, and a steel one to boot.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    My new to me 2009 Trek Remedy 9


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    I see here is the place to support the 26" bikes...

    Two month ago I built this Proceed MIA 26" (enduro), with RockShox Revelation 150mm and XT/XTR 9 speed; here in Pachacamac, Lima, Perú.

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    Here my 9 year old son with a VikingX 26" building by me too, with RockShox SID Race 80mm and XT 9 speed too.

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    My Bike

    My 2013/2014 Voodoo Hoodoo With Shimano Saint Flat Pedals.
    Great bikes here guys keep em coming :~)
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    There are some really nice bikes here! Although I don't really prefer any wheel size, in most cases 26" bikes still have the best looks IMO.
    I recently finished my first "from zero" build and I'm as happy as... a biker with a new bike!

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    The frame is a Merida, drivetrain is 1X10, rear derailleur is XT Shadow and everything else is great as well. Crankset is originally a 3X Shimano LX but converted it to 1X.

    Cheers!

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    k2 zed V......kona unit

    Here is my K2 Zed V and a Kona Unit that I actually Just bought today :-) both single speed
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    Both single speed 26ers:cool:

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    Here are my only two 26er vintage mountain bikes, my only other bike is my oldest bike 1988 Trek steel frame road bike with Shimano 105 group.




    My oldest 26er is my vintage 1995 Cannondale F1000 which I bought brand new in '95, it's a medium 17 inch frame size which I mostly use every day and for technical trails because the frame size is slightly smaller for me, it's easier to maneuver in tight areas.
    Here are some upgrades highlights that I made in '96-'97:
    XT front mech
    XT V Brakes
    Avid brake levers
    SACHS Power Grip Extreme twist shifters (first gen small size grip)
    KORE flat aluminum handlebar
    Wheelset is now HUGI-DT Swiss hubs, Mavic 217 rims (28 spokes front 32 rear), and Titanium spokes (now shown but I will update this pic later)
    Tires are old IRC Mythos XC
    Pedals are combination flat on one side clipless on the other side

    I did remove the bar ends because I don't do all day riding and don't have any hills nearby. I've got another spare LP Composites short carbon fiber-Kevlar bar ends just in case. No more upgrades planned for this bike just some new Kenda general purpose tires.




    My other one is another Cannondale 1996 speed yellow bought it brand new in '96 ordered the large 19 inch size frame, HeadShok suspension fork, CODA stem, and CODA 900M Hollow Crank crankset from my local bike shop. Then slowly built it and completed it a year later in '97.
    Some component highlights:
    Shimano XTR group
    XTR V Brake with ceramic pads
    Bontrager Titanium flat handlebar
    SACHS Power Grip Extreme twist shifters (2nd gen larger size grip)
    Paul Component Engineering Love brake levers
    Syncros Titanium seat post
    Selle Italia Flite Kevlar Titanium seat
    Wheelset is a custom HUGI-DT Swiss rear hub 32 spokes, CODA-DT front hub 28 spokes, DT Swiss Revolution spokes, Sun rims with ceramic brake side surfaces.
    Tires are IRC Mythos XC

    The only near future upgrade that I plan for this bike is a Fatty HeadShok with disk brake and new Schwalbe Racing Ralph or Sammy Slick tires. My next bike will be a 29er. :-)

    If you want to check out more detailed pictures of my bikes see my public picture album and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMongoose View Post
    Here is my K2 Zed V and a Kona Unit that I actually Just bought today :-) both single speed
    oh that kona unit, that i am verry jealous for! sigh...

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    Haha I saw it pop up on craigslist and called the same day. It came with a rockshox duke xc fork too and some other upgrades
    K2 Zed V
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    Both single speed 26ers:cool:

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    My only two 26er

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    This is my first ever 26er mountain bike 1995 vintage Cannondale F1000 medium size 17 inch frame.
    The upgraded components:
    Shimano XT front mech & XT V brakes
    KORE-USA flat aluminum handlebar
    SACHS Power Grip Extreme twist shifters (early model small size)
    Avid brake levers
    Syncros aluminum black seat post
    SDG Kevlar cover Titanium rails seat
    Wheelset are HUGI-DT Swiss front hub 28 spokes: (not shown in pic)
    HUGI-DT Swiss rear hub 32 spokes
    Titanium spokes and aluminum alloy nipples
    Mavic 217 rims
    IRC Mythos XC tires



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    My 2nd 26er is another Cannondale 1996 vintage F type CAD3 frame, HeadShok, CODA stem, and CODA 900M Hollow Crank crankset that I ordered from my local bike shop in '96, then I slowly built it to my liking and completed it in early '97.
    My components list:
    Bontrager Titec Titanium flat handlebar
    Paul Component Engineering Love brake levers (green and red color)
    SACHS Power Grip Extreme twist shifters (newer large size)
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    Selle Italia Flite Kevlar Titanium rail seat
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    2005 Stumpjumper HT.

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    Here's my spare, beater, loaner mountain bike.
    2013 Trek 3700 Disk.
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    Remedy 9 with new LB 38mm wide carbon rim.Post your 26er Pics-rsz_20150609_055256.jpg
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    2008 Trance X2.....This old school 26er is still relevant!

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    just picked this relic up im fixing the front wheel just ordered spokes and hoop

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Ohh I like that
    Hi have the 29r version of the 986...I like it but the epost worries me...I think its going snap. Shoul've gotten the regular seat post version like you. Overall i like it but have been switching stems and bars out to get the right fit and feel. Cool bike and starting to get it lightish at around 22 lbs.

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    My MC Fury

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    Just upgraded the fork to RS Revelation DP air 150/130mm with 15mm Maxle. The MC Fury currently has all Sram x5 drivetrain Components, upgrading to all Sram x9 drivetrain components.
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    Some really awesome rides guys, as always!

    Here is "La Negra" - My beautiful and understanding girlfriend named her
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    My "2006" Stumpjumper!

    "2006" because the frame is the only existing original part But genuinely the sweetest frame I've ever ridden. So good I've bought a second! Just recently fitted the Forks so weighed it today with the luggage scales on my lunchbreak. 21.5 lbs soaked in rain, not too shabby for a 10 year old frame!



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    Very nice. I saw a San Andreas frame show up on CL local to me and I wanted to buy it so bad but it was the wrong size.

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    I test rode Santa Cruz, specialized, and others, but didn't like the way they felt to me, found a new mc fury frame on eBay, a couple of years ago, and bought it. It rides great, well balanced.

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    My strange(tm) Chromag Stylus, ridden since 2010, pic from a few days ago.

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    Here's mine: 2009 5 5-Spot. Has about 1000 miles on it as my bike over the last year and half.
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    this is my babe.. gt aggressor 2014 waiting the fork upgrade.. maybe a rs 30 gold tk, don't know yet

    nothing fancy but does the job pretty well





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    1x10 tx (rf nw 34t @deore crank,11-36 xt cassete, xt chain, zee fr rear mech & shifter)
    m446 brakes with rt54 160mm rotors
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    alex xc44 rims with deore hubs @geax aka 2.0 tires
    velo crmo rails saddle

    hope you like it.. cheers
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    My brand new 26'er Soma Analog.

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    It was time to move on from my '97 GTS LTS-1 full suspension. I had upgraded that bike several times over the years, including adapting it to disc brakes. Since I had a perfectly good set of wheels I decided to look for a 26'er frame.

    Soma has discontinued this model, and is selling the remaining stock at a slightly reduced price. I actually purchased this from a shop who sells through Amazon at a lower price than what Soma was selling at.

    It was time to replace my fork, so I sourced a fork from Chain Reaction in the UK that would work with a 1 1/8" straight head-tube and 9mm QR front hub and 26" wheel. It is getting harder to locate a good quality fork that fits those specs...the manufacturers still make them but nobody seems to have them in stock.

    The rest of the parts I already had on the GT so I just moved them over to this frame. Been out several times to dial in the fit, making adjustments to everything.

    One of the things I like about this frame are the adjustable/replaceable sliding dropouts. Many of the other Soma frames use this system, Surly is now producing some of their frames with a replaceable dropout, and Salsa is selling some of their bikes with a similar system. I have options with the stock parts to run geared or single speed. This dropout is compatible with Paragon Machine Works sliding dropout parts, so I can change to a Rohloff internal geared hub, a 142x12 hub if I ever get a through-axle wheelset, or whatever Paragon comes up with for this style of dropout.

    I built this bike up to work well with the types of riding I am doing now. It can just as easily ride a day-long epic as it can adapt for commuting. Once of the main uses for this is when I travel with my wife when she visits clients across the state of California...in the mornings she drops me off on the way to the client and I will ride the trails wherever we are at and then meet her at the hotel in the evening. The drop bars are good for these types of all day rides, some of which require time spent on the pavement as well as fire road and singletrack.

    Love the feel of the Tange Prestige steel. I am looking forward to long days in the saddle on my obsolete beast.
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    My kid's new rig

    My 11 year old son has made the move from 24 to 26" MTBs.
    He's digging it.

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    My 11 year old son has made the move from 24 to 26" MTBs.
    He's digging it.

    That's one lucky kid.

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    This old GT is my baby. It's a 1999 xcr-3000. Surprisingly to me the I-drive system works as well as most modern full suspension systems, but it's a lot heavier. This photo was taken back when I was still building it, and since then I've replaced the fork. The bike's pretty heavy at 32 pounds, but I found a ridiculously small 20 tooth small chain ring. Problem solved. The only original part left now is the rear shock, and it's time is coming.

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    Voodoo Hoodoo......

    My first MTB in alot of years ! Hunted down a new 2013/14 model a few weeks ago because of the great reviews because of good frame, Raidon forks etc at this price-point......

    I've already added DMR V8 pedals, Madison Flux seat, ODI grips, Michelin Country Rock tyres and have today ordered a Sixpack Menace shorty stem.

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    My new Voodoo Hoodoo...........

    I tracked one down after reading some great reviews of this bike in the sub £500 price-point.

    Already added a Madison Flux seat, DMR V8 pedals, ODI grips, Michelin Country Rock tyres and am waiting on a short-reach Sixpack Menace stem.....

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    My new ride. Found the frame online from a shop in Seattle, wife surprised me and bought it for me. Spent the winter building it up. Rides amazingly well, my first carbon frame. Have even talked about ditching the epic in favour of solely riding it (won't because I'll even find a carbon epic 26 to replace it with when I want a full suspension again).
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    My 2006 Stumpjumper FSR International. 26er forever!!

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    07 Gary Fisher Tassajara attached to a tot trailer. The bike does very well pulling a trailer.
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    My 2014 GT Avalanche Comp W/Suntour Raidon suspension fork

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    Gary Fisher Tarpon 09', fully customized
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    Built up another 26" bike. Sold my Pivot Firebird frame and swapped parts to a used (but from the look of it barely ridden) 2014 Yeti SB66.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79 View Post
    Built up another 26" bike. Sold my Pivot Firebird frame and swapped parts to a used (but from the look of it barely ridden) 2014 Yeti SB66.
    Damn, that's my dream bike right there. Full-suspension, long travel, single chain-ring, dropper seat-post. Awesome bike, man.

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    Keeping 26 alive...




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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79 View Post
    Built up another 26" bike. Sold my Pivot Firebird frame and swapped parts to a used (but from the look of it barely ridden) 2014 Yeti SB66.



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    Wow times two!!

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    I posted this in the vintage section, but thought I'd share some 26" love here too.

    I picked this up as a commuter project. I had the wheel set, seat, cog, and still have the drive train and bars to add. I'm now waiting on a 1" to 1 1/8" quill step adapter and a new stem I have on order, and then need to get new brakes. Then my SS steed will be finished, at least for now.

    Any idea if this frame will accommodate disc brakes? I don't have a pic of the other side, but I think you can see enough with this one? Maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassa89 View Post

    Any idea if this frame will accommodate disc brakes? I don't have a pic of the other side, but I think you can see enough with this one? Maybe?
    this frame is rim-brake only, doesn't have discbrake mounting tabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kisherceg View Post
    this frame is rim-brake only, doesn't have discbrake mounting tabs.
    Didn't think so, but wanted to ask to be sure. Was leaning v-brakes regardless, but now it's certain. Thanks!

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    Trek 6000 2009, Nothing too special but she's been through a lot.

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    Looking at upgrading to FS at the end of the season and I'm leaning towards the Devinci Dixon RS (26!) or the Kona Precept DL. I'd like to stick with the 26er but there aren't many options NEW.

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    I built this up early last fall and have been riding it since. It was a previously unbuilt, new 2001 Schwinn Homegrown. 2001 was the last of the Homegrowns and was the only HG to have the IS disc brake tabs on the drop out. The frame weighs in at 2.9 lbs with the ICBM headset. I built it as a SS and it currently weighs in at 20.2 Lbs. My new CK/Stans tubeless wheel set will be finished on Wed. and that should shave a half lb. or so. This bike is incredibly nimble and quick. It's essentially the only bike I pull off the wall anymore.

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    Just picked up this "new to me" 26er and put it through its paces for a few days at Northstar last week. Lovin' it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw2jr View Post
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    How do you like this bike? I'm toying with the idea of buying one of the 2012 frames on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kartwheel68 View Post
    How do you like this bike? I'm toying with the idea of buying one of the 2012 frames on eBay.
    Lovin it so far. I noticed the 2012 design is different though so my opinion might mean squat.
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    just put this on one 456 evo2 today

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    brncr6, nice gt, I have a 1999 xcr 3000!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavermatthew View Post
    brncr6, nice gt, I have a 1999 xcr 3000!
    Thanks it has disk brakes now, looking for a rear shock now.

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    Thanks it has disk brakes now, looking for a rear shock now.
    I converted to disc brakes recently too! It really brings out the bikes full potential. Is that an old Fox Vanilla? I still have my 16 year old Rock Shox Deluxe rear shock on the back, but it still works somehow so I'll just keep on rolling. I think the I-drive is a timeless design.

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    Here is my Cannondale F9. Installed some Noby Nics,vans grips and a NOS Rock Shock Recon.



    Bought these for very dirt cheap.


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    Umf hardy 3.
    Nothing special, bought it pretty cheap.
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    Hey guys just joined on here been biking about 3 months, did my first bike build. It's a genesis saber I got the bike mostly to get back into shape. Just after a first trail ride I got hooked and became in love with it


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    4. Hydraulic Bike Brake set BR+BL M615
    5. Crank Set FC-M610 42/32/24t 170mm*
    6. BB SM-BB52
    7. Cassette CS-HG62 11-32t 10 Speed
    8. Chain CN-HG54 10 Speed 112L
    9. 2 x 160mm Tektro Rotor RT16
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    Finished my 26" SS Specialized HardRock build this week and really like the ride! I've commuted to work twice this week, took it out another day after work, and fall in love with the plush tires more each day.

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    2011 diamondback mission 1. Only upgraded parts are a 2012 rockshox monarc plus rc3 shock, deity compound pedals, and x9 rear dérailleur. Rear shock completely changed the bike (recent upgrade, first good use yesterday.)

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    How do I attach a pic it won't let me?

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    How do I post Pics?

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    My first full suspension. Can't wait to start adding things and seeing it grow! It'll do for now, though.
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    14 year old beast still works like a champ. Iron Horse Showdown.Post your 26er Pics-uploadfromtaptalk1439309179849.jpgPost your 26er Pics-uploadfromtaptalk1439309246747.jpgPost your 26er Pics-uploadfromtaptalk1439309098719.jpg

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    Needed the app it wasn't under there but thanks.

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    2006 Giant XtC with some shiny new pieces
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    Its a JEEP thing. I have 4 and still don't understand..

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    Just bought a 29'er but i still love my 26" Almost sold it and decided not too at last minute. I am glad i held on to it.
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    2012 Stumpjumper FSR Evo

    Lots of upgrades over the last 18 months,latest 1 is the absoluteBlack spiderlees chainring,smooth and quiet.
    Over summer I usually put my Specialized S-Works Capatin 2.2 and Ground Control 2.3 tyres on but loving the On-One Smorgasbord 2.25 Trail Extreme and Chunky Monkey 2.4 Trail Extreme that I bought for winter so they are staying on,for a heavier and softer tyre they roll pretty well,and the Eckso sidewall protection gives more confidence with lower pressures,not that I had any problems with the S-Works tyres though.

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    My new build, a 2010 Santa Cruz Superlight 26er. Still working on it.

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    Great looking bikes everyone..Joss002 that Stump Jumper in stunning. Good job !
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    I rebuild my two 26 bikes. I'm very happy and do not want to buy a new bike

    here is the main bike :
    Cannondale Prophet, xtr, thomson, mavic xmax sx. Now it is light
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    and the fun bike :
    Giant ac team, boxxer, huge wheels, unbreakable :
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    Nice prophet Louis, I'm still rocking mine too.

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    I don't know if I previously posted it here, so here it is anyway even if I did.

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    2006 stumpjumper comp

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    18,800 miles

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    Just picked her up new old stock that was just chilling in the Devinci warehouse. Going for the first ride with my new beast tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biohazard74 View Post
    Great looking bikes everyone..Joss002 that Stump Jumper in stunning. Good job !
    Thanks Bio,I was thinking of selling it 12 months ago for a 27.5 after getting carried along in the bigger wheel thing but decided to throw a few upgrades on her lol,so glad I didnt sell now

    Yeah there are some real nice bikes here,young and old....

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    Updated my old Iron Horse 7 Point 3 after trying to sell it for a while. Added Spank bars, Chromag chainring for looks. Updated the geo a bit, Works Components 2 degree angled headset and a Marz Roco WC that's 1/4" shorter eye to eye (but same stroke) to slack it out a bit and lower it a little more. Would like to get rid of the old Super T for a Marz 66, RS Totem, or Fox 36 in the near future. Threw on some old Nevegals for now, but have a fresh set of Minions waiting to go on.




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    Looks very aggressive!

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    Full rigid 26er SS, believe it or not you can actually ride one of these on trails! :-0
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    2012 kona cadabra. updated the coil magic link shock to the G3 air link so it doesn't squeak, wider bars, swapped the Easton XC for hope/flows when I couldn't find any Easton parts in aus to replace the freehub. have wondered about converting to 1*something but the triple suits my grinding ways. yep, triple, tubes, 26", and happy that way.
    As for the pic, there's worse places to sit and feel a bit sorry after going OTB than the Thredbo trails.


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    I've always like those kona cadabras, nice ride! I just lost my tubes finally...still 26 though.

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    This old' girl still tears apart the trails :)

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    1998 Litespeed Obed - my personal custom build up. She's been treating me really well for many, many years.

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    This is my 2011 Stumpjumper, great trail bike. It's running a 1x10, soon to be a 1x11, with an XD-15 BB. Swapped out the brain for an RP23, flow rims with a 2.3 Purgatory up front and a 2.2 captain control in the back. Command post and Renthal carbon bars.

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    2010 Gary Fisher Advance G2 frame 15.5'' 6061T6 gold series aluminum , i have custom built this bike from the ground up, had a few different setups since it was a new frame , but this is by far the best it has ever been, about 6000km in its life so far although it has some typical war wounds most well used xc frames tend to get , no dents or cracks and it is still a very solid/stiff frame, Raceface crank set, chain ring, seat post & shimano 8spd cassette, shimano deore xt rear mech & shifter with jaguar L3 cable. KMC X8 light chain. hydro brakes , front : avid juicy 5 with 180mm HS1 floating rotor, rear:avid elixor 3 with 160mm HS1 standard rotor. I ride it every day rain or shine , night or day , off road trails or paved roads, occasionally with a full set of panniers and rack for the long tours , high power 5000 lumen (modified led driver) solar storm x2 headlights for the late night trail rides. i truly enjoy riding this bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canukstyle View Post
    2010 Gary Fisher Advance G2 frame 15.5'' 6061T6 gold series aluminum , i have custom built this bike from the ground up, had a few different setups since it was a new frame , but this is by far the best it has ever been, about 6000km in its life so far although it has some typical war wounds most well used xc frames tend to get , no dents or cracks and it is still a very solid/stiff frame, Raceface crank set, chain ring, seat post & shimano 8spd cassette, shimano deore xt rear mech & shifter with jaguar L3 cable. KMC X8 light chain. hydro brakes , front : avid juicy 5 with 180mm HS1 floating rotor, rear:avid elixor 3 with 160mm HS1 standard rotor. I ride it every day rain or shine , night or day , off road trails or paved roads, occasionally with a full set of panniers and rack for the long tours , high power 5000 lumen (modified led driver) solar storm x2 headlights for the late night trail rides. i truly enjoy riding this bike
    How is the light working out so far?

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    neither are close to stock but i like'em
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    Quote Originally Posted by brncr6 View Post
    How is the light working out so far?
    the light is great, a bit much for city rides but more than bright enough to ride trails at night, battery life is good, about 2.5hrs on high and up to 6hrs on low with a 4pc (18650) 8.4v 6500mah battery pack. plus it was ridiculously cheap in comparison to the big brand equivalent. complete kit with battery pack was under
    $25 Canadian imported from Hong Kong.

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    Recently moved to Cranbrook and finally had a chance to check out some of the local trails; the "community forest" is less than a km from where I'm renting a place, so it works out great! Nice trails as well; feels wierd biking on trails that don't consist of loose sand and rock. Traction? This is new!

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    As clean as it'll ever get...
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    this is a never ending process but I think it's finished for now..

    GT Aggressor 1.0 2014 (Frame Only)
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    RF Turbine 110mm Stem
    RF Ride 27.2 Seatpost with Hope Clamp and Velo CrMO rails Saddle
    Shimano M446 Brakes with RT54 180mm/160mm rotors
    Shimano Deore FC-M590 (+BB70) crank with RF NW 34t ring
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    Shimano XT CS771 11-36t cassette & HG95 chain
    Shimano Zee Rear Mech (FR ed.) with Zee Shifter
    Alex XC44 32h + DT Comp 2mm Black Spokes
    Shimano Deore Hubs M615 at front + M629 at rear
    Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26x2.1 Performance Tyres

    that's all..
    hope you like this bike that I love

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    Good job!

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    Bought the frame on ebay last winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    Gay.
    Well hello there sailor... Even has a pink seat now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatsDirt View Post
    Well hello there sailor... Even has a pink seat now!

    - Mr Slave out!
    It's not legit until you have pink booties for your cranks. Extra credit for pink Ergon grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    Extra credit for pink Ergon grips.
    I'd take pink ESI Racer's Edge over pink Ergon any gay. o_O
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    I'd take pink ESI Racer's Edge over pink Ergon any gay. o_O
    You like your pink grips slippery when wet? Too far, man...too far.

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    Jeethus Christh!!

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    Jeethus Christh!!
    Haha, you make a funny!

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    Here's mine...

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    Brakes: Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc 180mm/160mm
    Shifters: Shimano Deore
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX Shadow Plus
    Crankset: Shimano M552 (Hollowtech II), 42/32/24
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB70
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 3
    Cassette: Shimano HG62 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
    Rims: Bontrager Race Disc TLR
    Hubs: DT Swiss Sealed Cartridge Bearing
    Tires: WTB Wolverines 2.2 (front)/WTB Nano 2.1 (back)

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    I add this for more variety. Really neat to see so many iterations of the 26" wheel. I firmly feel that as an artistic piece, the 26 offers by far the superior visual experience and the offerings shown by many submitters here are a credit to the bicycle craft over the decades.

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    Road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Malcolm View Post
    Really neat to see so many iterations of the 26" wheel. I firmly feel that as an artistic piece, the 26 offers by far the superior visual experience and the offerings shown by many submitters here are a credit to the bicycle craft over the decades.

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    Eric,

    I have no idea WTF you are talking about.

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    Joking! Glad you're stoked on the form/function of your crazy rides!

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    [QUOTE=EatsDirt;12213458]Eric,

    I have no idea WTF you are talking about.

    Brraaaaaap!

    I simply am impressed with the variety of bikes being shown throughout this whole thread. Rigid, Hard Tail, Full Suspension. You can see Development of the MTB bike, fads and pride in these bikes. Frames developed interesting forms to fit rear shocks, Top Tube Angles varied, became longer. The engineering base was developed on this wheel size, and designers went to the trouble to make them look good.

    Does that make sense to you?

    Eric

    PS I was not referring to my bike in that statement.
    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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    Here are a few of mine.
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    Wow.
    A brief history of Cannondale framesets in MTB, check.
    Mantra with a much later produced R7, check.
    Suspension fork with 3-piece lowers, bolt-up crown and fork boots, check.
    Purple anodized seatpost, check.
    Direct Curve v-brakes, check.
    Clamp-on v-brake mounts, check.
    Moto style 25.4mm Titanium handlebar, check.
    Shameless gesturing cacti, check.
    26" rigid SS 4130 BB7 nylon-flats ESI latex-tubes non-lubricated-8spd

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    A few? Holy shit, that's cool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    Wow.
    A brief history of Cannondale framesets in MTB, check.
    Mantra with a much later produced R7, check.
    Suspension fork with 3-piece lowers, bolt-up crown and fork boots, check.
    Purple anodized seatpost, check.
    Direct Curve v-brakes, check.
    Clamp-on v-brake mounts, check.
    Moto style 25.4mm Titanium handlebar, check.
    Shameless gesturing cacti, check.
    I was wondering when someone would notice the cacti😁

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    I need a Mountain Cycle for the collection.

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    I just got back into mountain biking and picked up this beauty. A 2006 Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon. It's pretty much in mint condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muni Rider View Post
    I just got back into mountain biking and picked up this beauty. A 2006 Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon. It's pretty much in mint condition.

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    Betcha a 27.5 has nothing on that. Nice score.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    not too many steelie ht's... here's a favorite

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    Yeti SB66, 26" still going strong, rode a number of 650b bikes and this does all I still need it to.

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    Gday Guys
    Just new to the site but have been riding for awhile now and really enjoying it again.My 26" is a GT Outpost 2009 ,I think, I bought it as a rolling frame and with some TLC and plenty of goodies it hasn't come up too bad.
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    Now thats nice Jotaemee, Great work!!!!!
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    I've got two currently, am likely going to sell the hard tail though as it hasn't seen much use since I got the voodoo.

    Up first is my Vodoo Canzo, I believe it is a 2011 model. Recently bought from a friend for a very reasonable price. It's my first full susser and I'm pretty much converted.

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    Second is my specialized hardrock, I believe the frame is off a 2007 bike, I resprayed/vinyled it and built it up from there.

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    '10 Trance X3. A little mucky after a ride this morning. Just changed to a 1x Drive train with Raceface. Really like it.

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    2008 Trance X2 .... Just installed a new Fox factory 140mm fork. Get it while they still make it!

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    2008 Trance X2 .... Just installed a new Fox factory 140mm fork. Get it while they still make it!
    Whats Fox's part number for that fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by syphen View Post
    Whats Fox's part number for that fork?
    Here you Syphen....Jenson USA had it

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    It's only in 9mmQR? My bike is currently running 15mm. Doh!

    It's one of those things.. I'm adding a new 10 speed rear mech and going wide range 11-42t.. but after that, I really think that new fork is diminishing returns. On my local trails, the drops are never huge and I've been fine so far on these F-Series 32's. Just put new seals, wipers and oil in them this summer. I may rock the bike as it is and save the money for the next bike... But man new forks look so good lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by syphen View Post
    It's only in 9mmQR? My bike is currently running 15mm. Doh!

    It's one of those things.. I'm adding a new 10 speed rear mech and going wide range 11-42t.. but after that, I really think that new fork is diminishing returns. On my local trails, the drops are never huge and I've been fine so far on these F-Series 32's. Just put new seals, wipers and oil in them this summer. I may rock the bike as it is and save the money for the next bike... But man new forks look so good lol
    I was a little hesitant because it is only available in 11/8 non tapered head tube with a 9mm quick release. I am using a DT Swiss bolt on style skewer. I truly do not feel any difference in stiffness compared to my 15mm through axle on my 29er.

    My original fork was a 6,000 mile PUSHed tuned F series 32 mm......This new fork is in a whole different league in comparison with the adjustability and small bump compliance. I will keep upgrading this bike as time goes on....It's to good to replace. (Plus it's got a lifetime frame warranty)

    2008 Trance X2 2/9

    2012 Civilian Luddite SS / 1x10

    2015 Santa Cruz Highball Carbon 3x10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester123 View Post
    Now thats nice Jotaemee, Great work!!!!!
    out: rocket ron's - in: ground control elite
    out: m520 - in: eggbeater's one

    hehe.. this sh*t never ends! xD


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    2007 Rockhopper
    Brakes: Front- Avid BB7 160 mm Rear- Shimano Saints 160mm Ice Tech
    Shifters: Sram X1
    Rear Derailleur: Sram GX 1x11
    Chainring: 34t Raceface
    Pedals: Shimano Saints
    Cassette: Sram XG-1150
    Rims: Stans ZTR Arch EX
    Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo
    Tires: Front- Maxxis Minion 2.5 Rear- Purgatory Control 2.3
    Fork: Rockshox Reba 120mm

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    built this up for a good friend to have a riding buddy. Been tearing it up all summer.

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    heres my noob 26er
    im old school so i went for a rigid and a v-brake
    70% of this bike is made of 2nd hard parts includes drive train, headset, rims, handlebar, grips, etc. hope you like it guys
    its a racey build, wide bars with low cockpit








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    Nice one! Old school indeed. Why not put some wider tires on it? (However this route leads, eventually, to a tubeless wheelset and most modern tubeless rims don't support rim brakes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    Nice one! Old school indeed. Why not put some wider tires on it? (However this route leads, eventually, to a tubeless wheelset and most modern tubeless rims don't support rim brakes).
    na. ah wont do any of that aside that it is not that cheap.. its against the rules of being old school

    prefer to go out with 2 tubes and a pump

    about wider tires? still looking for a 2.0 front and 1.95 rear for this currently on 1.75 tires both front and rear

    this rig climbs like a mountain goat atm i dont have time to get an official weigh in but i think it is lower that 10kg (just my 2 cents) or 9.5kg with heavy 1.75 tires and tube idk not until i got official weigh in

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    1999 Schwinn 4 Banger Bass Boat Blue

    My 1999 Schwinn 4 Banger in Bass Boat Blue.

    Recent build. Wheels are 26" Easton Havoc. I rebuilt them after I blew out 3 spokes on the rear wheel. I ditched the front mech for a 1x9. The drive train is Shimano XT. Brakes are M615.

    Post your 26er Pics-4b-bbb-rside.jpg

    The frame has a some wear spots and battle scars but where can you find cool metallic flake paint like this? (Nowhere because there is probably a pound of paint on this bike! )
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    Hmm I got curious about pivot design on that frame and here's what I've found. Images are high resolution, use "Open in new tab" to view them full size.

    Aluminum inserts for what looks like common cartridge radial ball bearings in the carbon seatstays/rocker arm unit:

    (I wonder what keeps the inserts and the carbon together)

    Rocker arm pivot housing:


    Main pivot housing:


    Looks like they never relied on frame itself providing the correct spacing for bearing pair assembly and instead clamped a machined spacer in a split tube. Too bad this practice was phased out in favor of lighter and cheaper to produce designs just like bolt-up suspension fork crowns.


    And here's frame geometry:

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    this is my do it all bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead22 View Post
    this is my do it all bike
    Is that your build?
    Surly Krampus
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