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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmark View Post
    ...my Meta SX got stolen...
    Gutted. BB height on the Hornet might end up pretty high?

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    Updated SC Superlight. Went 1x11, got tired of fiddling with a FD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cerebroside View Post
    Gutted. BB height on the Hornet might end up pretty high?
    I'm not understanding what you mean?
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    Posting up my 26er!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmark View Post
    I'm not understanding what you mean?
    Hornet is the same frame for 26 and 27.5, with around the same BB drop as a Meta SX HT, so BB will be ~10 mm higher with 27.5 wheels. No idea if that's a big deal for you, but just something to bear in mind.

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    GREAT NEWS!

    Now that I have your attention, I saw some really cool news last night: LINK

    Brilliant, in many ways. Firstly, if you have a 26'' bike and want to buy a bang up to date fork for it, now you can. Secondly, it sends a message to Fox, and other fork manufacturers, that they're is still a market for 26'' forks. There is no way MOJO would be buying these forks if they didn't think they could sell enough of them to cover the cost.

    I imagine the forks will be full retail and not cheap but I reckon it might be worth pushing the boat out and buying one. You'd have a high-spec brand new fork which should last you many years and the parts for it are all current and should be available for some time. The forks we're all riding now are mostly a few years old at the very least and by the time they are worn out there may be few repair options and no new high-quality 26'' forks available.

    I've been looking for a new high-quality 26'' fork with a straight steerer for my son's bike and they are thin on the ground. Just a year or so ago there were plenty floating around. I think that soon there will be practically none. A bottom-end Rockshox will be about it.

    Epic win. This fork brings the best fork technology to the best wheel size ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    GREAT NEWS!

    Now that I have your attention, I saw some really cool news last night: LINK

    Brilliant, in many ways. Firstly, if you have a 26'' bike and want to buy a bang up to date fork for it, now you can. Secondly, it sends a message to Fox, and other fork manufacturers, that they're is still a market for 26'' forks. There is no way MOJO would be buying these forks if they didn't think they could sell enough of them to cover the cost.

    I imagine the forks will be full retail and not cheap but I reckon it might be worth pushing the boat out and buying one. You'd have a high-spec brand new fork which should last you many years and the parts for it are all current and should be available for some time. The forks we're all riding now are mostly a few years old at the very least and by the time they are worn out there may be few repair options and no new high-quality 26'' forks available.

    I've been looking for a new high-quality 26'' fork with a straight steerer for my son's bike and they are thin on the ground. Just a year or so ago there were plenty floating around. I think that soon there will be practically none. A bottom-end Rockshox will be about it.

    Epic win. This fork brings the best fork technology to the best wheel size ;0)
    Your news is a year old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haint View Post
    Your news is a year old.
    Ah you're kidding? Well thanks for telling me about these forks! ;0)

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    how do you get these forks? Does he have any left?
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    how do you get these forks? Does he have any left?
    If you look at the Mojo website they still have them in all travel options.

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    My Turner Flux during a ride at Paris Mountain. No rush to switch from 26 anytime soon. Have made a few changes to the bike since my post in December: Maxxis tubeless tires Ardent Race on the front, Ikon on the rear, Bontrager Montrose Elite Saddle, Ritchey WCS 90mm stem and a Race Face Next Carbon 5mm riser bar.
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    Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Singlespeed!!!

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    I too switched to Ikons 2.2" from all-round Marathon Extremes 2.25" on my lovely 26" rigid SS. And a pair of latex tubes that I had stashed. Dropped 650-ish grams from wheels, gained more grip on dirt. Accelerations and uphills are insane now, and that with heavy ass rims (550g front, 660g rear).

    No way I'm going to any bigger wheels as long as there are good 26" parts and rubber around.

    Will post pics some day... as soon as I get someone to make decent ones.

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    Still loving 26"

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    my 26er

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    just got her today! Might post more later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    just got her today! Might post more later on.

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    mavic rims with tubeless?


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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    I too switched to Ikons 2.2" from all-round Marathon Extremes 2.25" on my lovely 26" rigid SS. And a pair of latex tubes that I had stashed. Dropped 650-ish grams from wheels, gained more grip on dirt. Accelerations and uphills are insane now, and that with heavy ass rims (550g front, 660g rear).

    No way I'm going to any bigger wheels as long as there are good 26" parts and rubber around.

    Will post pics some day... as soon as I get someone to make decent ones.
    I agree, biggest push for light dynamic feel is wheelset and tires. I added tubeless tires on dt swiss 240s, mavic ust rim with Conti RaceKing 2.0 at first, what a blast. The RaceKings aren't well protected though even when filled with milk, switched to TrailKing 2.2 one day but they are much slower.

    There's definitely nothing wrong with 26 inch, in particular because the rider makes the biggest difference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fjonzo View Post
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    correct! The previous owner was the original owner of this bike and took it on many adventures. I am gonna honor him by taking it out on a lot of adventures as well. He did quite a bit of work on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    GREAT NEWS!

    Now that I have your attention, I saw some really cool news last night: LINK

    Brilliant, in many ways. Firstly, if you have a 26'' bike and want to buy a bang up to date fork for it, now you can. Secondly, it sends a message to Fox, and other fork manufacturers, that they're is still a market for 26'' forks. There is no way MOJO would be buying these forks if they didn't think they could sell enough of them to cover the cost.

    I imagine the forks will be full retail and not cheap but I reckon it might be worth pushing the boat out and buying one. You'd have a high-spec brand new fork which should last you many years and the parts for it are all current and should be available for some time. The forks we're all riding now are mostly a few years old at the very least and by the time they are worn out there may be few repair options and no new high-quality 26'' forks available.

    I've been looking for a new high-quality 26'' fork with a straight steerer for my son's bike and they are thin on the ground. Just a year or so ago there were plenty floating around. I think that soon there will be practically none. A bottom-end Rockshox will be about it.

    Epic win. This fork brings the best fork technology to the best wheel size ;0)
    MRP Stage. Nuff said.

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    New Magura 26" TS8 R 100 Fork 1 1 8" Straight Steer R120 Race Fox Float 100mm | eBay
    One more of these left. Wish I had a bike to put it on.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    New life for my old bike...

    Hi everyone a few pictures of some upgrades to my Specialised FSR XC.

    I have had it since new, and in between road riding its had not too heavy use so is still in good nix.

    The fork was possibly the worst part of the bike so I just replaced it with a Rock Shox Reba. Went with a 27.5 with an eye to my next bike.

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    The fork has transformed the bike as well as I hoped.

    Specialised here in OZ have a two for one deal on tyres at the moment so some new boots as well, 2.3's front and rear.

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    I finally got around to getting a dropper post, why did I wait so long. I believe its the single best upgrade for your bike.

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    A LBS had a Fabric saddle in stock, I have seen good reviews on these, and the shape looked similar to the Brooks saddles that I run on my road bikes. A steal a $80 odd dollars, and after a four hour ride today money very well spent.

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    Last change was one I was not sure that was the right one. I have always run clipless pedals, and a few weeks ago had a small crash and did not un clip my right leg fast enough. The result was a very tender knee, riding to work on flats was ok but clipped in not so flash.

    So I switched out to some flat platforms, a couple of short rides felt good and after four hours today great.

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    Don't believe I will be switching back anytime soon.

    There is only on change to make on the bike now, and that will be a 1x11 Shimano SLX set up when its available in a few months.

    After that it will just be a matter of run the old girl until something major goes wrong. Until then I am very happy with a 26 inch bike.

    To finnish a few photos from the start of todays ride.

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    Sunny and 21 dec C not a bad winters day in OZ.

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    My V2 Banshee Rune.

    Just put 26" Carbon Zelvy's on her so she'll stay 26 for some time yet.

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    my Cannondale Rush

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuXo View Post
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    shameless crosspost
    just upgraded to 11 speed
    have owned the bike since 2012
    tried different forks on it-right now on revelation dual air 150mm-climbs great- I was always convinced that 160/130 lyrik is the way to go but 150 fixed seems great.
    I managed to drop the bike weight to 29.3 with dropper post so its not too bad
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    Hey, is that a Nickel or Butcher? Haha

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    Another couple 26ers brought back into service. Just rehab'd this bike for my friend On the cheap. New cables/housings, chain, cassette, and greased all the bearings. I think it's a 97? Raleigh M50. Rides great on fire roads and xc trails, but going down anything steep and chunky is scary as hell!




    And just built this after trading a rockhopper hardtail frame and fork for it on CL. It's a 2008 Prophet that I moved the parts to. Has a 27.5 130mm fork with 26" wheels since I got the fork cheap, but it rides great!

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    2004 Norco VPS Trail Fluid 3

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    Giant Connect 730mm 25mm rise handlebar
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    butcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by noose View Post
    Replacing worn out parts to keep it ride-able is butchering it? No.
    He was answering a previous question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    He was answering a previous question
    Oh I see it now. Thanks.

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    I say Butcher away. As long as it doesn't Nickel and dime you to death. See what I did there?

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    I say Butcher away. As long as it doesn't Nickel and dime you to death. See what I did there?
    oh yer sharp.

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    Kelowna action

    We were able to get away with a little vacation to Kelowna BC
    Beatiful trails- trick is to get there early in a day as it gets pretty warm
    ..did smith creek trails - there is a wide variety and something for everyone from xc lungbusters to full on dh runs.
    Bike performed fantastically the only thing holding back was the operator haha.
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    It's a cellar shot - didn't have a camera with me today and now it's too dark. But got a new fork (Marzocchi 44 TST2, 120mm) and went tubeless with my Hans Dampf 2.35 on the front and nobby nic 2.25 on the rear.


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    Don't see myself going 650b anytime soon...

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    Santa Cruz Blut LT 26er
    Almost got this build the way I want it. Just saving for some better RockShox forks like Pikes or Revalations
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    My SC Superlight frame cracked so I replaced it with a Fuji Outland. Built it up with most of the bits from my SL. 20mm more travel front and rear over my SL. Initial test ride was nice, but will be going on the trail today.
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    Hey usernamehere, how do you like the dual air 150mm revelation? I've got the revelation U-turn on my '06 Heckler and have had some issues so I'm considering swapping the spring out for the dual air next time I rebuild.

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    hey phogan
    revelations are brilliant forks-did you try a rebuild first?
    u turn is a useful feature
    but its your call-i found u turn handy on old coil pike but seem to be perfectly fine on dual air at 150 fixed

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    phogan22, go for it unless you really, really need the on-trail travel adjust. Dual Air has more volume and less parts and seals than Air U-Turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiWolverine View Post
    My SC Superlight frame cracked so I replaced it with a Fuji Outland. Built it up with most of the bits from my SL. 20mm more travel front and rear over my SL. Initial test ride was nice, but will be going on the trail today.
    Nice ride

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    Great looking ride!

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    Does this still count?




    Frame: 2011 Mythic (nee Banshee) Rune V1.5

    Shock: 2016 Fox Factory Float DPS with EVOL can

    Fork: X Fusion Sweep RL2, 160mm

    Headset: Chris King i5

    Stem: Thomspson Elite X4 50mm

    Bars: Renthal fatbars 780mm

    Grips: ODI lock ons

    Brakes: SRAM Guide RS

    Rotors: SRAM Centreline 200mm front, 180mm rear.

    Wheels: Rear: Stans ZTR Flow EX 26 to Hope Pro II, tubeless
    Front: American Classic Wide Lightening 27.5, tubeless

    Tyres: Maxxis Ardent 26 x 2.4 EXO rear, Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x 2.4 EXO 3C front

    Cranks: Shimano XT

    Pedals: Straitline Defacto

    Chainring: Fouriers 32T NW

    Cassette: SRAM something 11-36

    Chain: SRAM something

    Rear mech: SRAM X9 type 2

    Shifter: SRAM X9

    Seatpost: KS Dropzone, 385 x 125mm to a modified SRAM X7 remote

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    Sweet build man! We share some taste in parts.

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    You guys all have really nice bikes! I built mine from scratch using parts I bought all over colorado. I'm pretty proud of it even though right now it's got no grips and no front brakes.Post your 26er Pics-img_0136.jpgPost your 26er Pics-img_0137.jpgPost your 26er Pics-img_0138.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougacopia View Post
    You guys all have really nice bikes! I built mine from scratch using parts I bought all over colorado. I'm pretty proud of it even though right now it's got no grips and no front brakes.Click image for larger version. 

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    I like your style dude.
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    Good point about all the nice bikes! Cool to see everyone's uniqueness coming through on their builds!

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    A more recent picture.

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    Replaced my 09 Anthem . Just became my favorite bike that can do it all.Post your 26er Pics-20160726_112714.jpg
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    Cellphone photos from today...

    No idea why Google Photos don't let you get image links for embedding in forums. They only generate links to a web page with the image. So I went around that using ugly CDN links to some downsized versions of images Google makes, and passed them through Google's own URL shortener, but the images thus obtained are not visible for everyone. "Sanctioned" links to the pages should work though, but you have to click them.

    Edit: Uploaded images to postimage.org, hopefully direct links work now.



    Higher resolution at Google Photos.


    Higher resolution at Google Photos.


    The bridge between brake side stays is a field modification after the frame cracked on me from doing some trials moves on it.

    The bike checks all the boxes for me... 26" wheels are f*beep*ing big enough. Wait is that a buttplug on the headtube?!
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    One more thing. How do I post problems on this forum? I see no button for post. I have a problem with my back wheel, and it makes it so that when I pedal backwards, I hear a grinding noise. It might be rust or dirt, but I don't know how to take it completely apart so that I can fix it. any advice?

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    Post a thread about it by clicking the 'post new thread' button in the 26 forum or another appropriate one. You might need a certain number of posts first but not sure.
    Could be derailleur adjustment or the freehub. Does it happen when you spin the back wheel by hand (forwards or backwards)?

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    One more thing. How do I post problems on this forum?
    If you hit the button marked 'Forum' top-left you'll see the different sections of the forum. Ask in 'Wheels and tyres' maybe.

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    My old girl got some "hand me down" upgrades over the weekend, still rides like a dream.


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    I found a NOS, never built front triangle a few weeks ago. Built last weekend, first ride yesterday. Great performance, super fun to ride, and the paint is fantastic!

    A few years ago, I figured out how to build 2" travel Fox VanillaRC shocks for this frame. So, 130mm of rear travel, a RS Sektor with 150mm travel fork. 1x10 Shimano ZEE, 32t Race Face front sprocket, Easton Haven wheel set, 40mm Spank stem, 780mm bars. Great combination.
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    I just finished the rebuild on my 26er HT this morning. New frame (On One 456 Evo2) and fork (Rockshox Sektor Gold RL dual position coil). The rest of the gear got moved over. Old frame was from a 2006 Giant Yukon, fork was the crappy Suntour that came with it (everything else had been replaced bit by bit over time).

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    Can't see the pic but the bike sounds legit!
    Picture was working when I uploaded it, but didn't work from my work PC when I just tried. Should be fixed now.

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    A few years ago, I figured out how to build 2" travel Fox VanillaRC shocks for this frame. So, 130mm of rear travel, a RS Sektor with 150mm travel fork. 1x10 Shimano ZEE, 32t Race Face front sprocket, Easton Haven wheel set, 40mm Spank stem, 780mm bars. Great combination.
    That's pretty cool. I'd take good care of that!

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    Frame: 2013 Giant Reign X

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    Fork: 2013 Marzocchi 55 Micro Switch TA

    Headset: FSA Orbit

    Stem: Chromag Ranger 35mm

    Bars: Chromag OSX

    Grips: Chromag Squarewave XL

    Brakes: Hope Mono M4

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    Wheels: Stan's ZTR Flow EX 26 to Hope Pro 4, tubeless

    Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II (SB8 rear when it's dry)

    Cranks: Shimano Saint 165mm

    Pedals: Shimano DX

    Chainring: Chromag Sequence 32t

    Guide: MRP G2SL (Jockey wheel removed)

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    My two 26ers.

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    Need help with year of this bike

    Anybody know the year of this bike? Forums I've read lead me to a 1997 or 1998. Based on the decals, it is a GT Team LTS.

    Also looking for advice on how to best replace/refurbish the fork and rear shock.

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    Dude, can I take that for a ride? Hey, how about if we just switch for a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    I had no idea all that was out there! I drove through Christmas Valley a lot and my boss had a few properties there. Guess I was more interested in Kirkwood at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Dude, can I take that for a ride? Hey, how about if we just switch for a while?
    Dont you dare insinuate bike swaping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abelfonseca View Post
    Dont you dare insinuate bike swaping.
    What bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    What bike?
    Yeah, I thought Ventana was her Italian name
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Yeah, I thought Ventana was her Italian name
    You have no idea the things I'd do to that Ventana!

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    Specialized EPIC, Gary Fisher Sugar, Specialized SWorks FSR XC and 2 roadies.



    I just picked up the red Specialized SWorks FSR XC today for $130. I just cleaned it

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    What a nice bike the 2013 Giant Reign X, it still great to compete!

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    The SWorks FSR XC,... for the price!

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    Edited to include info...
    My Pig Bike - 2005 GT Avalanche 2.0 custom built two years back from a £20 frame off fleebay with Rockshox Tora 318 U-Turn forks (also off ebay). Lots of new modern parts including 3x10 Hollowtec II groupset, Kore bars stem saddle and seatpost. Custom wheels - Mavic XC717s on Blue Hope Pro-4 Hubs. It's done 4,000+ miles

    plus my brand new single speed build - Kinesis Decade Virtue
    Frame rescued from display stand some years back, where it had been sitting since 2009. It's taken 2.5 years to build and has done 56 miles at the time of this post.
    Raceface Bars Stem and crankset. Rockshox SID RCT3 Solo air 100mm forks and Hope Hoops Tech-XC wheels on Black Hope Pro-4 hubs
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    1991 rigid, lugged, True Temper OXII steel Singletrack with some big ole rubber on seirra chuck =

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    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.

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    ^nice.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    The moment I saw it for the 1st time, that frame reminded me of the old DMR Switchback from 10 years ago. I wanted to build one back then but ended up with a 2006 Cove Handjob, great steel frame, but with vertical dropouts.
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    The moment I saw it for the 1st time, that frame reminded me of the old DMR Switchback from 10 years ago. I wanted to build one back then but ended up with a 2006 Cove Handjob, great steel frame, but with vertical dropouts.
    i had to google that. turns out it's not a typo.
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    Dont you dare insinuate bike swaping.
    its better than *** swapping at least!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hadaiwai View Post

    Specialized EPIC, Gary Fisher Sugar, Specialized SWorks FSR XC and 2 roadies.



    I just picked up the red Specialized SWorks FSR XC today for $130. I just cleaned it
    you bought an s-works for 130 dollars??? is it so? can I have it?
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    Starting with an 868-gram 2011 Scott Scale 899 frame that the eBay seller said had first been a spare set aside for Nino Schurter, I built this bike for comfort and reliability as well as light weight, without using any exotic parts.

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    This past April I replaced the RockShox SID XX World Cup fork that came with the frame with a Trigon carbon fork (shown here before I removed the V-brake mounts) and saved 824g, which is 29.1 ounces, or 1 pound 13.1 ounces.

    The 17-degree Syntace F109 stem helps compensate for the shorter Trigon fork. I haven't found a saddle I like as much as the Terry Fly with carbon rails. The 34.9mm Syntace HiFlex P6 seatpost provides a smoother ride, and the ESI Extra Chunky black silicone grips also work well. The XT M785 brakes work too well to replace with something lighter but less powerful.

    Dave Thomas at Dave's Wheels laced up two sets of wheels for the bike, both with Stan's ZTR Alpine 330g rims. One set is 1,259g using DT Swiss 190 hubs, with tubeless Continental Race King RaceSport 26 x 2.2 tires and a Dura-Ace 12-27 cassette for riding off-road. The other set is 1,279g, and uses DT Swiss 180 hubs with Continental Speed King II RaceSport 26 x 2.2 tires and a Dura-Ace 11-21 cassette for riding around town. Both sets use XTR RT99 brake rotors, with a 160mm on the back and a 203mm on the front. Depending on which wheel and tire combination is on the bike, the weight on my scale is 16 pounds 15 ounces or 16 1/4 pounds 6 ounces.

    All three of my bikes have triple cranks and 26-inch wheels, and I really like them that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slider_phil View Post
    My old girl got some "hand me down" upgrades over the weekend, still rides like a dream.


    do you have these stones in your living room?
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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

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    Roadsters, are the cranks 180 mm on it? Scary light BTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    The moment I saw it for the 1st time, that frame reminded me of the old DMR Switchback from 10 years ago. I wanted to build one back then but ended up with a 2006 Cove Handjob, great steel frame, but with vertical dropouts.
    Well spotted. It's basically the same frame - as Kinesis made that frame too - they make more frames for other suppliers - than branded ones for themselves. They do a lot of own-branded CX and road frames though.

    These Virtue frames (later called Virsa) have the same swapouts too and the rear of my frame is branded accordingly
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    Quote Originally Posted by buell View Post
    i had to google that. turns out it's not a typo.
    True

    Cove also made the Stiffee and several other choice-named frames

    I quite like Charge bikes way of naming all their frames and parts after kitchen utensils. I have a Charge Spoon saddle on the SS

    Keep the pics comming guys - loving them all
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    Quote Originally Posted by car bone View Post
    you bought an s-works for 130 dollars??? is it so? can I have it?

    yes, I purchased it a day ago on Craigslist. And no you can't have it.

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    The green Spank I posted some days ago is called a Spoon too, even though it has something that looks like a buttplug on the headtube.

    Cove used to have a DJ frame called Dirty Sanchez, that's platinum-iridium kinky standard in my book o_O.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    Roadsters, are the cranks 180 mm on it? Scary light BTW
    No, they're just regular 175s.
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    Yes it is. Too bad TT is no longer making tubing for bikes. If your looking for a bike made with TT steel then it's probably going to be an old 26".
    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.

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    1 x 11 for my FSR.

    Hi everyone after setting my hard tail up with a 1 x 10 a few years ago, I knew that a 1x 11 setup would be the last major change to my Specialized FSR xc.

    I waited till the prices came down to a affordable range, and that was the new Shinamo SLX.

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    Went with a 30 tooth ring and 11/42 outback. This lets me run in the middle of the cassette and leave the 42 as a bailout gear. After the weekends first rides it is a great setup, plenty of range and its super quite. Bike is a lot lighter after this change and the Fork swap I did a few months ago.

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    The only part left thats original is the rear shock.

    Most of us want new bikes, but this set up should see me right for a while yet.

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    ^ That's a monster - .love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3-Vok View Post
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    Thanks mate, if that was for me, if not I will take it anyway

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    Thanks mate, if that was for me, if not I will take it anyway
    Oh it was :-)
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    Oooo a high forward single pivot!
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    Oooo a high forward single pivot!
    Oh yeah, they still work surprisingly good with a good shock.

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    What year is that FSR XC? I also just picked up an 2004 BLUE FSR XC. $130 WAS A GOOD DEAL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteboyy707 View Post
    What year is that FSR XC? I also just picked up an 2004 BLUE FSR XC. $130 WAS A GOOD DEAL!
    Year 2000. Thanks. Its a lovely bike indeed

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    My 2012 Cannondale RZ120 with 2000 Headshock Lefty

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    My 2012 Cannondale RZ120 with 2000 Headshock Lefty, updated photo with my Race Face 1x9 set up
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    Will add a photo of my 97 element race after the paint is completed and a few remaining parts arrive


    Current ride is also a race element but not a hand built one , its a 99

    Has Xt gears and brakes race face cranks Manitou SX Carbon forks vanilla float rear and various upgraded parts

    weighs 19 lbs

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    In this photo I felt brave and rode down a mountains backside gravel road with those Fatboy 26 x 1.25 slicks on it ...

    Not one dump amazingly enough , I normally ride off road with a set of mosquito lite or minotaur treads on.

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    Here's a better Pic

    I took a photo today that shows the bike a little better

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    12.9lbs with full gears, disc brakes, front suspension and bolt thru axle .

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    Over the Top , I like it !
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    Cheap people buy things twice

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    2009 Mongoose Teocali

    My 2009 Mongoose Teocali Super, not much of the stock components left
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    Really interesting and nice bike.

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    I bought this Stumpjumper new in 2011. I've tweaked a few things over the years. Stan's flow wheel set with Hope Pro 2's, 10mm rear axle, tubeless, command post dropper, Renthal carbon bars with their duo stem. 1x10 drivetrain consisting of an Absolute Black 28t oval ring, Enduro XD-15 bottom bracket, 11x40 XT cassette, XT M8000 RD, and a XTR M9000 shifter. I swapped out the Brain shock with a RP23 from the EVO model Stumpjumper. This bike is a blast to ride.


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    Midgetmagnet - Welcome aboard the crazy train. Nice ride, your commitment is impressive.
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    I thought your name was mingemagnet !!!

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    Its nice to see every ones ride , we have a nice collection of 26ers showing up !

    I'm particularly fond of the F/S bikes but can appreciate the hard tails for their nimbleness
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    Fall Ride

    Updated the Enduro with a Hope Pro4 hub and Stans Flow rims
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    Hey guys! I read the posts and am now super hyped about grabbing this Moto Carbon off Craigslist for $850. First of all..is that a good price (even though its 6yrs old)? And also, is it a 2009 Moto Carbon 3 or a 2010 Moto Carbon 2?

    It also has a chip in the fame. (shown in the last picture) Do you think this is something I should worry about with a carbon frame? ...or does it not look too bad.

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    Daniel,

    I would not recommend buying a used CF frame with visible damage. If you want to buy used off CL, go with a know brand AL frame bike with the best components you can find. A very good friend just purchased a 2011 Giant Trance with Fox suspension (forks and shock), in good shape for $750.
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    I have no direct experience with Carbon frames but have watched a video or two on Carbon frame repairs and your bike looks very reparable.

    Off hand I think you could fill the divot with layers of carbon cloth and epoxy and wrap it tightly with tape to compress it while it cures.

    Have a look at repair kits for Carbon frames and watch some videos to gain a understanding of the process

    edit: I looked at the photo again under full zoom it looks like a a crack is starting to spread across the tube. You may want to seek professional advice

    These guys sell repair kits although a more affordable option might be found on eBay https://predatorcycling.com/products/carbon-repair-kit


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    That's not a big deal . You can either fill the hole with epoxy resin and then smooth down with fine grit paper or use some chopped up carbon fibres (you can buy it already chopped) and mix it with the resin and then add the hardener . Mix very well and then fill in the chip .

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    does the 2650b count?
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    Your bike wants to hang out with his siblings with those wheels its in !

    seriously though its a sweet ride as is the giant one photo up
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    Quote Originally Posted by literally View Post
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    Megatrail !

    Here is my 2015 megatrail. One of the few and probably one of the last built in 26". Especially since GG doesn't offer this option anymore. Which I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavierp View Post
    Here is my 2015 megatrail. One of the few and probably one of the last built in 26". Especially since GG doesn't offer this option anymore. Which I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol' Bromy View Post
    That Guerrilla Gravity looks indestructible.
    'Tis a stout bike, and average weight given its burly nature and purpose. At 27.5, mine is just under 31 with pedals. I crash, kind of a lot, and I have had zero issues with the bike.

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    It is indestructible. But light too ! Mine is a bit under 30 with the light tire setup for the winter (Ardent rear and HRII front, both EXO, 3C and TR).
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    New guy here. I found this gem in a local store in Towada Japan for $600. it's a Dainichi X-7 Bluepoint.

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    I fell in love the minute I sat on it. I got it late in the season so I have not put many KM on it yet, but I am looking forward to my first beach and soon, my first snow ride!
    Oh, I am stationed here at Misawa AB Japan on the F-16.

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    10.9lbs MTB

    It just keeps getting lighter !!!
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    ^ At this point you might as well just take the damn seatpost off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    ^ At this point you might as well just take the damn seatpost off.
    Now there's an idea . I could also take the pedals off and use the crankarms alone .

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    The seat does look like someone played a cruel joke on you , ride off on this !

    But seriously it looks painful I bet you find that 99.999999% of the populous will agree.with

    Ouch

    I use a road racing saddle , a Selle Italia SLR gel flow it is very comfortable , for me.

    This seat below is full sized and lite lite

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    It's perfectly fine . I have shaped the shell enough to sit on . You don't need the nose of the saddle and there are plenty saddles out there without a nose . It is an Extralite Hypersaddle (discontinued) saddle that I re-machined and removed the rails . I made my own carbon plug and platform and epoxied the shell to the platform . I then epoxied with extra fabric and then bonded to the post . The post is a Schmolke TLO post . The seatpost and saddle together weigh 62grams .

    I'm a weight weenie and design and build parts to make bikes light . I also order a lot from niche companies that also make lightweight parts .

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    Hey, can I give you my bike for your mods, I'm impressed, to say the least.

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    Cheers man but I'm not in business........yet !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karimian5 View Post
    It's perfectly fine . I have shaped the shell enough to sit on . You don't need the nose of the saddle and there are plenty saddles out there without a nose . It is an Extralite Hypersaddle (discontinued) saddle that I re-machined and removed the rails . I made my own carbon plug and platform and epoxied the shell to the platform . I then epoxied with extra fabric and then bonded to the post . The post is a Schmolke TLO post . The seatpost and saddle together weigh 62grams .

    I'm a weight weenie and design and build parts to make bikes light . I also order a lot from niche companies that also make lightweight parts .
    You do realize that this is OCD behavior. Oh BTW, your stem is way to long for a modern mountain bike. You could save 10 grams.

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    Cool freakin' bikes!

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    Here's mine. Not much to look at yet but still having fun. If there is a build thread I'm missing...throw this there.

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    showing my imcompetence. Cant seem to get the image to imbed.

    edit: Got it. Sorry!



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    Its being operated on looks a little under the weather at the moment , just like my build.. I am waiting for a hex spoke wrench/driver then the wheels will be built and it will live , again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karimian5 View Post
    It just keeps getting lighter !!!
    Is the bike really even ridden or did you build it for shock value? I'm not judging your project nor the pursuit of lightness but it does kind of remind me of the Pro Street movement in show cars back in the 80's. Most were over the top but couldn't actually move under their own power even though the motors looked like they would produce 2000 hp. Most had to be pushed around the fairgrounds and arena venues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocking View Post
    Its being operated on looks a little under the weather at the moment , just like my build.. I am waiting for a hex spoke wrench/driver then the wheels will be built and it will live , again.
    Yeah, right! I'm teaching myself as I go so might be a scary ride!

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    It started life as a 2013 Aggressor. There's probably a picture of it back when I first got it buried in this thread somewhere, but I've changed a few things since then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by orvil View Post
    Is the bike really even ridden or did you build it for shock value? I'm not judging your project nor the pursuit of lightness but it does kind of remind me of the Pro Street movement in show cars back in the 80's. Most were over the top but couldn't actually move under their own power even though the motors looked like they would produce 2000 hp. Most had to be pushed around the fairgrounds and arena venues.
    It's not being ridden like your everyday bike but it does get tested when I make new parts or I buy new parts for it . It is fully rideable that I can assure you but obviously with all its lightweight parts they will only last possibly maximum 300-500miles .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    You do realize that this is OCD behavior. Oh BTW, your stem is way to long for a modern mountain bike. You could save 10 grams.
    I do actually have OCD (diagnosed when I was 12) so you're right there . The stem is 60mm so pretty short already . I was thinking I could just remove the stem altogether, cut the steerer down and machine out a concave shape, mount the bar and then wrap with some kevlar/twaron fabric I have and then vacuum wrap it . The stem is around 63grams and the materials will be around 12grams so I would save another 51grams . The only thing is the bike will not only look very odd (like a trials bike) but the reach will be terrible . It's an idea though .

    I'm in the middle of making some carbon fibre disc pad plates and then I will use a 4mm steel countersunk screw to fix the organic material in place (to allow it to magnetise to the pistons) . It's a new project I have just started .

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    This is the last shot of my bike..........08' Turner RFX XXL frame.
    Five minutes from home after 7 days of riding in Moab, Utah and driving 4367 kms.

    Not a good way to end your holiday!

    It was a awesome bike and I loved riding her!!
    And it fit me quite nicely!
    Now I am fighting ICBC...........super frustrating!

    But this is more a Thank you to a well designed and built frame, then it is my anger dealing with a moron insurance adjuster!
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    People with OCD have a gift and have given plenty to this World , nothing wrong with pushing the limits of lightness , a hobby is a hobby.
    When I was a teenager riding around on a race bike there was a guy who had drilled all the components out on his race bike, cranks brakes derailleurs , everything. He may of been obsessed but his Marroni bike was memorable for everyone.


    If you can tolerate it then its good , it looks a little bigger from that angle though ..

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    Oldy, but my only. 70* hta, and I don't care and ride it like it doesn't matter. But, I would really like to try a slacker bike w/ short chain stays to see what all the rage is about. AM single track trails (some xc, some dh).

    Future mods: ~740-760mm bars. Keep going back n forth on 1x11, just not sure its worth the $..but, I could always transfer it to a new bike, if and when.. And, I'd like to get a tubeless tire for the front when the Conti TK 2.2 wears out.

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    ^ Nothing here for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karimian5 View Post
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    Yeah, if you have a vagina. Dude, that things gonna get jammed in your nut sack.

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    The nose of seat causes issues for some people so seats are made without it to relive the pressure some men feel with a traditional seat.

    Looks odd as hell though
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    Here is my 2011 trek 4300. Its got an slx M7000 crank set and and SLX M675 rear derailure, deore shifter and brakes, race face handlebar, stem, seat post and grips and wtb saddle. The wheels were built by jax bicycles and have SLX M7000 centerlock hubs, and wtb tubless rims and michelin wild racer tires. The fork is a rockshox 30 gold. It use to weigh 33 pounds, it now weighs 25.4 poundsPost your 26er Pics-imag0210.jpg

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    Why not route front brake line on the inside of the fork lowers? Especially because it enters caliper on the inboard side.
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    Post your 26er Pics-rm-hammer-race.jpgMy Christmas present to my son-in-law. I bought it a few weeks ago off CL and replaced the rear shifter, added a Chromag N/W chainring to convert to 1x9, new WTB grips, new cables and tuned it all up. It rides great. The Bomber feels pretty plush and doesn't leak but I need to learn how to service it.

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    Nice bikes guys , the trek 4300 looks like it needs its brake hose shortened before it will route.

    They shorten up pretty easily I am playing with a set now.
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    First time poster. I'm a roadie for a long time building several vintage road bikes. I got my feet wet with this build and im hooked.






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    Thanks! I did have the frame custom powder coated. I tried the routing you suggested, but it looked like if something pushed or moved the brake line that it could hit the spokes

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    Thanks! I did have the frame custom powder coated. I tried the routing you suggested, but it looked like if something pushed or moved the brake line that it could hit the spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocking View Post
    Nice bikes guys , the trek 4300 looks like it needs its brake hose shortened before it will route.

    They shorten up pretty easily I am playing with a set now.
    I did shorten them before I put them on. I took the brakes off my new bike which got the new SLX M7000 brakes (very good by the way). I wish I shortened them a bit more. Ill probably do it next time I need to bleed the brakes.

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    this was at the top of Towers road in Fort Collins. It was in the evening, so not the best photo.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    New to Me SB-66

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    this was at the top of Towers road in Fort Collins. It was in the evening, so not the best photo.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
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    this was at the top of Towers road in Fort Collins. It was in the evening, so not the best photo.
    Nice, the SB66 is still a great bike. I'm often tempted to get something newer but then I ride mine and fall in love with it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
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    this was at the top of Towers road in Fort Collins. It was in the evening, so not the best photo.
    Is that where the atomic time transmitter is?

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    No, I think these are just boring cell and radio towers. My understanding is the atomic clock transmission towers are about 6 miles north of town.
    Got my second ride on my 66 yesterday, and it is pretty awesome.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    GT Avalanche 1.0 - Shimano Deore - 26" Tioga

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    Regards from Lima, Perú

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    Post your 26er pics

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    2008 Giant Trance X2 recently updated with Fox Factory 140mm fork and Shock.
    MTB Rob was taken!

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    Quote Originally Posted by borbntm View Post

    2008 Giant Trance X2 recently updated with Fox Factory 140mm fork and Shock.
    Such a great trail bike with a 140mm fork.

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    Just did a parts transfer from my old '09 Gary Fisher Wahoo to a new-to-me 2013 Pivot Mach 5.7c




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    In the photo of your 5.7 it looks like the fork has "38" written on it where you'd expect "34" or "36".

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    Really sweet ride! for me one of the lightest and better climber machine ever made, and MADE IN USA, I am trying to find one to restore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillipJ View Post
    In the photo of your 5.7 it looks like the fork has "38" written on it where you'd expect "34" or "36".
    Haha yeh.. i didn't have the nikon on hand for the upgraded

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    Really sweet ride! for me one of the lightest and better climber machine ever made, and MADE IN USA, I am trying to find one to restore.
    Thanks!

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    My inbred


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    Quote Originally Posted by abelfonseca View Post
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    Nice ride!
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    Yet another Inbred. Nothing special, 2x8 with a rigid fork, but gets the job done.

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    "She may not look like much but she's got it where it counts kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself."

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    Awesome pics, I love 26" and more after being sold my 29", love the ride and love the way the look, so smaller, so handable they are amazing bikes, is a shame that the industry wants to killed then just for a one million or two forgetting the users.

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    Hello my friend, I am a GT´s fan, they are small and fun bikes I wont change it for anything, enjoy your ride

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    My Son GT Avalanche 2012

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    This is coming back directly from the basement, after I had to sold my lovely 29" I was forced to go back to my son's GT Avalanche 26", in summary, I was Greatttt!!! I felt in love again of the 26ers, great response, less weight and more response.

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    My Maverick ML8

    Here's an oldie but goodie! I'm new to this forum and this is actually my first post! I'm just getting back into mountain biking after an absence of over a decade. I picked this beauty up not too long ago (for a steal) and although it is an older bike, it is still a blast to ride!

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    Mavericks were exceptional bikes & got rave reviews when they were introduced!

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    my 97 rockhopper beater commuter and my 91 Raleigh tangent SS.... have both pretty much done
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    97 specialized rockhopper.- urban beater
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    My Trance X3

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    My 2010 Giant Trance... just fitted a new 2014 Manitou Mattoc Pro... i plan on dropping the fork from 160mm to 150mm before the season starts

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    That's nice,red fork goes well with the red accents on the frame. I have an 08 trance myself that I converted to tapered head tube so I can use my xfusion slant on it.

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