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    Quote Originally Posted by bbtheory
    I know I posted this bike on the last page but I have finally finished making the build more appropriate for all mountain use, got an 08 Fox Talas RLC fork, Spinergy Xyclone Enduro Wheels, and an Easton Vice AM Stem. Bike rides amazing and feels good in the mud (we finally have a little mud around D.C.) Also added the orange Acid pedals, giving clipless a try for AM use, I use eggbeaters on my XC bikes, this is my first AM bike. Any suggestions or opinions are greatly appreciated. Please note the seatpost is in "getting to the trail" mode. One thing I am considering is a Speedball R or Gravity dropper seatpost.
    slick ellsworth. i'm in bmore...where do you ride around dc? i go to patapsco for the most part, but always looking for fun new places to ride in the area.
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    I have been riding mostly at Schaeffer Farms, want to go to patapsco haven't been there yet!

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    Specialized Rockhopper
    marzocchi bomber z1 wedge 130mm
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    clipless soon to come

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    There are still missing calipers, brake levers and shifters, that are going to be Saints and M770 respectively. I'll take better pics outside with more light when she's finished.





    Supposed to be an AM bike but really heavy! I'll see what's the ride, she's supposed to bare some drops along the trail.
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    Apparently only one of 50 currently riding it in the Alpes Maritimes



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    Quote Originally Posted by dalyarfur
    Apparently only one of 50 currently riding it in the Alpes Maritimes


    Looks like a titanium Surly Instigator - who's the builder/company?

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    The beast.

    Just finished this today.



    Voodoo Bakka 17" steel frame.
    X9/XT.
    Avid Juicy seven.
    '07 Marzocchi AM SL-1.
    Hope Pro II hubset; DT Swiss competition; EX5.1.
    The cockpit is an ugly, heavy Kore stem with an Azonic handlebar. It will probably be replaced with something nicer from USE during the spring.
    Old RF crankset with new Saint sprockets match the fork; SKF BXC600 provides the smooth action
    RF XY seat post topped up with a Selle Italia SLR XC.

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    Nice!! Another Voodoo Bakka.
    I've been riding mine for almost a year now.

    Great bike!

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    Cheers, Jason.

    I just recently bought this frame, mainly because I got a good price and because it's about 1 lb lighter than the Surly Instigator I've ridden up until now.
    What kind of rides would you say that the Bakka is best suited for?

    I guess I'll find out for myself during this winter, but it might be nice to have some input from a fellow Bakka-er, too.

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    here's mine

    A PA and Kobe Ti
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    gary fisher marlin 2007 v brake model
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchoven
    A PA and Kobe Ti


    the 1st one, what is that looks almost like a roscoe, a scratch....
    but i'm sure it isn't but i just can't read the labels on the tubes....

    very sweet rides you have!!!

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    Those are both Dialled bikes frames methinks.

    PA = Prince Albert
    Kobe Ti = their titanium all mountain type frame (looks like a Ti Instigator)

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    The Peytwo.

    Pike Dual-Air, Juicy-5 brakes, King/Hope wheelgoods, SRAM/RaceFace drivegoods. King HS, Thomson stem, EA-70 bar, Gravity Dropper Descender post.

    Finally got a decent ride on it a couple days ago. Very, very happy with how it turned out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    The Peytwo.
    Pike Dual-Air, Juicy-5 brakes, King/Hope wheelgoods, SRAM/RaceFace drivegoods. King HS, Thomson stem, EA-70 bar, Gravity Dropper Descender post.

    Finally got a decent ride on it a couple days ago. Very, very happy with how it turned out.
    Any sort of a chain guide? I think I see a Jumpstop on there, but not sure (?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    Any sort of a chain guide? I think I see a Jumpstop on there, but not sure (?).
    yep. jump-stop + bashring + unramped ring + short cage rear mech + as short a chain as possible = no need for more guide, at least on this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    The Peytwo.

    Pike Dual-Air, Juicy-5 brakes, King/Hope wheelgoods, SRAM/RaceFace drivegoods. King HS, Thomson stem, EA-70 bar, Gravity Dropper Descender post.

    Finally got a decent ride on it a couple days ago. Very, very happy with how it turned out.

    Sharp lookin rotors!!

    btw, that gamut bashguard, did it come with a chainguide?
    if so how much did u pay for the whole setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    Sharp lookin rotors!!

    btw, that gamut bashguard, did it come with a chainguide?
    if so how much did u pay for the whole setup?
    Galfer rotors.

    Nope, bought as bashring only. They aren't any worse price-wise that way than many other bash rings. Not sure what the whole guide setup cost runs.
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    On the gamut bashie...

    If you like that look and don't want a whole guide, I know Syncros sells one that looks the same (made of Al though).

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    ^^^


    scrub;

    thanx!

    but can't seem to find any pics of that rotor online, only motorbike ones...


    ducktape;

    think that one by syncros is in chrome.
    saw it at the lbs.
    super bling...

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    I gotta say Scrub, that looks like the ultimate AM hardtail.
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    My cove sanchez. Feels great on the trails despite being a heavy dj bike.

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    Here's my Allmountain hardtail entry into this fun. Its a 2007 Mountain Cycle Rumble that i build from scratch. I've had a lot of different setups on this bike and this is bye far the most fun you can have with your close on. It climbs like a billy goat and motors over anything. Build is full XT drivetrain, Hayes nine brakes and Marzocchi Drop off triple fork. Enjoy!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by lv4sndz
    Here's my Allmountain hardtail entry into this fun. Its a 2007 Mountain Cycle Rumble that i build from scratch. I've had a lot of different setups on this bike and this is bye far the most fun you can have with your close on. It climbs like a billy goat and motors over anything. Build is full XT drivetrain, Hayes nine brakes and Marzocchi Drop off triple fork. Enjoy!!!



    wow awsome build great job !

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwillywish

    My cove sanchez. Feels great on the trails despite being a heavy dj bike.

    looks sharp, possible to get better pics?
    just noticed, 24"r + 26"f?
    or is it just me....




    Quote Originally Posted by lv4sndz
    Here's my Allmountain hardtail entry into this fun. Its a 2007 Mountain Cycle Rumble that i build from scratch. I've had a lot of different setups on this bike and this is bye far the most fun you can have with your close on. It climbs like a billy goat and motors over anything. Build is full XT drivetrain, Hayes nine brakes and Marzocchi Drop off triple fork. Enjoy!!!



    very nice!
    always loved mountain cycle builds....


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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    looks sharp, possible to get better pics?
    just noticed, 24"r + 26"f?
    or is it just me....

    yep, 24 rear, soon to have a shorter fork, more dj oriented than anything, but it shreds the local trails. As soon as i get a camera and some time new pics will be up, that was a phone pic.

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    '05 rockhopper pro disc - pretty much stock But a blast to ride as is.





    Plans are upgrading both shifters and derailleurs to sram x-9. Hydro brakes, not sure which ones yet. Then a fork, one with adjustable height, external rebound adj., compression/preload dampening, and lockout. Looking at rockshox for now.

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    Here is my 07 SC Lizard


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    My new toy

    2008 Haro Escape Comp, 20" in Cappuccino Fade
    * Fork: Marzocchi MZ Race (stock)
    * Brakes: Shimano M-485 (cheapest hydraulics, stock)
    * Drivetrain: Truvativ Hussefelt cranks with e. thirteen chainguide, 36t front ring, 11-32t cassette
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM x-7
    * Pedals: Crank Brothers 50/50
    * Stem: FSA gravity light, 70mm
    * Handlebar: Truvativ Riserbar
    * Seatpost: stock
    * Saddle: WTB speed V
    * Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Howitzer
    *Tires: Kenda Nevegal
    * Weight: heavy (my bathroom scale says 35lbs)
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    2007 Cove Stiffee

    Someone please remind me why I have an Ellsworth Moment???

    2007 Cove Stiffee 19.5"
    Fox 36RC2 @ 140mm
    Hope Pro II laceed to DT Swiss 5.1
    Intense System 4 2.25" tyres
    Shimano XT Cranks 38t
    SRAM X9 11 - 34t
    Juicy 5 F 200, R 180
    Easton Havoc 65mm stem
    Easton Monkey Bar mid rise
    SDG I Beam Bel Air

    27.5lb

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    So I was scrolling down, and I saw the picture. I was like HEY! It's another Addict! Hmmm... Looks a lot like my bike... And then I realized it was my bike. Haha.

    Thanks for the compliment. I enjoy it. It gets the jobs done.

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    Addict with some other parts a couple months ago


    Spare parts Haro Escape


    Old Surly


    Some very ill bikes. Keep em coming.

    Haha the addict still has a plastic tie on the fork

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    ^It's a good way to measure sag, and to see how much travel was used.

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    i'm kinda aiming for the SantaCruz chameleon, but its kinda pricey, so is there any close competitors to the chameleon in price range ? need a frame that can support a 08 fox 32 van RLC. thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by cup
    i'm kinda aiming for the SantaCruz chameleon, but its kinda pricey, so is there any close competitors to the chameleon in price range ? need a frame that can support a 08 fox 32 van RLC. thanks guys
    Banshee Viento. Want cheaper.... the new Transition Vagrant with 1 1/8" headtube, also one pound lighter than the former onepointfive version.
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    read only good things bout the Viento....
    RLC= 160mm max right?





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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    read only good things bout the Viento....
    RLC= 160mm max right?




    The Van 32 is 140mm whether is RLC or not. It would be a very nice match with the Viento as an agrressive trail/xc bike. Since a Van can bare a little more than that, the Vagrant is also a nice option and better if you wanna try also some tricks and maneuvers.
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    ah yes...
    RLC = 32...
    got it mixed up with the 36, which i've been doing not but thinking of....
    at almost 700gm lighter then what i have now (55R), its exactly what i want...
    though i can't fault the 55R which rolls over anything i have guts to try...

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    ^^^^^

    from dialled bikes?
    sorry but the saddle looks waaay to weird for me...
    i'm assuming you don't even touch your saddle when you're on the bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    ^^^^^

    from dialled bikes?
    sorry but the saddle looks waaay to weird for me...
    i'm assuming you don't even touch your saddle when you're on the bike...

    Save the jokes on the saddle. I got a nice big comfy couch saddle now. lol. I bought that bike used and that saddle came on it. It was off the next day. You wanna buy it?

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    hmmmm...
    kindda wondering what the previous owner would do with a saddle like that, if he ever got tired, would he ever sit in the saddle...
    but i'm def lovin the frame...

    some updated pics would do it more justice...


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    To be honest with you I dont know what the hell he did with the bike except look at it.

    Ill def post some up to date pics of it when i can. Ill wait till I put my new cranks on it first so you can have the most up to date up to date photo.

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    ^^^^^^^^


    well if he was really just staring at it, then good deal you got, can't wait for the pics...


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    I bought my 07 Rockhopper about 6 months ago. The only thing left on it that is stock is the frame, saddle and tubes. Everything else has been replaced.....everything. Weighs 27.8 lbs.

    Here's a list of what I have added/changed.

    FORK Manitou Relic Super with Lockout. 100mm Travel.
    HEADSET Spurs First sealed bearing.
    STEM - Race Face Deus. 100mm length, 6deg rise, 31.8mm clamp.
    HANDLEBARS Specialized carbon fiber. 31.8
    GRIPS - ODI Ruffian Lock-on.
    FRONT BRAKE Avid BB7 caliper. Hayes V8 rotor.
    REAR BRAKE - Avid BB7 caliper. Hayes V7 rotor.
    BRAKE LEVERS Avid FR-5
    FRRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore LX.
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore with Token Tiramic aluminum jockey wheels. Avid Rollamajig.
    SHIFTERS - Shimano Alivio.
    CASSETTE Shimano XT 8-Speed.
    CHAIN SRAM PC-850.
    CRANKSET FSA RPM El Toro 175 Octalink.
    CHAINRINGS Race Face Evolve.
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano XT Octalink.
    PEDALS Specialized Lo Pro Mag.
    WHEELSET/HUBS Mavic Crossride.
    SKEWERS Salsa.
    TIRES - WTB Velociraptor or Maxxis Holy Rollers.
    SEAT POST Race Face Deus.
    SEATPOST CLAMP Salsa Lip-Lock.
    CHAINSTAY PROTECTOR - Specialized.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Byookanun
    I bought my 07 Rockhopper about 6 months ago. The only thing left on it that is stock is the frame, saddle and tubes. Everything else has been replaced.....everything. Weighs 27.8 lbs.


    that's fast...

    how you like those pedals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    that's fast...

    how you like those pedals...

    I love the pedals. I've had them for about 4 months..if that. However I think I'm about to go clipless finaly. Not sure yet tho.

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    ^^^^


    good to know, was considering these, will have to check other colors though.

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    ^^^^


    good to know, was considering these, will have to check other colors though.

    thanks.


    They only come in one color.

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    D-Rock! Very cool Ventana.
    Put something exciting between your legs. Ride a mountain bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byookanun
    They only come in one color.

    well that sortta puts them out of running, hoping for something in black or white ish...


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    That Mountain Cycle is the winner, no doubt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Boi
    D-Rock! Very cool Ventana.

    Thanks. I like it, a lot! Sherwood built it custom for me. I also have a singlespeed he built custom. Best handling bikes I've ever ridden.

    D.

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    Lynskey Ti- best hardtail i've ridden yet












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    Unfair advantage

    This is my Dekerf Implant in one of its many guises. This frame has seen forks from rigid up to 7", 24" and 26" wheels, freeride burly parts and XC light parts and mixtures of all the above. It is always fun to ride and never holds me back from trying anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Humongous
    This is my Dekerf Implant in one of its many guises. This frame has seen forks from rigid up to 7", 24" and 26" wheels, freeride burly parts and XC light parts and mixtures of all the above. It is always fun to ride and never holds me back from trying anything.

    ...even without pedals.....

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    You should see my feet

    But seriously, I switch back and forth between clips and platforms.
    Well, it was a good try.

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    Too much free time and a bunch of extra parts laying around means new hardtail for me!!! So I decided to take a chance with a Sette Shadow frame and see what I could build up. I already had the Reba fork, drivetrain and wheelset, so all I really had to buy was the frame, brakes and seat/seatpost.

    Build Summary: Sette Shadow frame, Reba 115mm fork, CC S-3 headset, BB7's 185f/160r, Alex ID19 rims, 1x9 w/LX mid-cage low normal derailleur, wellgo B-25 pedals and WTB Speed-V seat.

    Ride Summary: my last three bikes have all been full suspension so its been a while since I have ridden a hardtail offroad. I was very pleasantly surprised, it rode solid and much more comfortable than I was expecting (with help from the Reba & SpeedV seat). I am still getting use to the tighter geometry and will play around with stem lengths but this will definitely be a fun play bike. Also, I normally only ride clipless so this was my first time on modern day flats and I really liked them, may have to experiment using them on my Heckler. Enough rambling, here are some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTV8
    Too much free time and a bunch of extra parts laying around means new hardtail for me!!! So I decided to take a chance with a Sette Shadow frame and see what I could build up. I already had the Reba fork, drivetrain and wheelset, so all I really had to buy was the frame, brakes and seat/seatpost.

    Build Summary: Sette Shadow frame, Reba 115mm fork, CC S-3 headset, BB7's 185f/160r, Alex ID19 rims, 1x9 w/LX mid-cage low normal derailleur, wellgo B-25 pedals and WTB Speed-V seat.

    Ride Summary: my last three bikes have all been full suspension so its been a while since I have ridden a hardtail offroad. I was very pleasantly surprised, it rode solid and much more comfortable than I was expecting (with help from the Reba & SpeedV seat). I am still getting use to the tighter geometry and will play around with stem lengths but this will definitely be a fun play bike. Also, I normally only ride clipless so this was my first time on modern day flats and I really liked them, may have to experiment using them on my Heckler. Enough rambling, here are some pics.

    VERY NICE Those rebas look like they have alot of travel...... how did you get 115mm? is it standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    VERY NICE Those rebas look like they have alot of travel...... how did you get 115mm? is it standard?
    Its an 05' Reba Race that came stock with 115mm travel. It also has spacers to reduce to 100 or 85mm. I actually used it on my Heckler for awhile and it rode quite nice for mild singletrack. Not sure if the current Reba's can be adjusted to 115mm.

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    looks pretty good for s spare bike...
    damn how nice it would be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrcxu
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    (until the revx's snap and stab me in the shin)


    that's an interesting looking ride mate! looks very clean- do you ride it off road?

    what does it weigh?

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    Hry jrcxu, that's an interesting fork. What's that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword


    that's an interesting looking ride mate! looks very clean- do you ride it off road?

    what does it weigh?
    yeah thats the cleanest its looked in while. tires, seat/post and fork are pretty new though
    came in on my home scale around 26.5 lbs (w/ritchey v4 pedals)

    the fork is a noleen crosslink ELT I got off ebay, new old stock. very different feel than the judy it replaced but I'm diggin it so far, much lighter too. wish it had more travel, but not bad for xc riding

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    Two of my hardtail bikes...

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    Two of my hardtail bikes...
    nice.. my blingometer is maxxed out

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    Sweet Jackal! That bike looks like it can take some serious poopoo. Nice bashie as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croscoe
    Sweet Jackal! That bike looks like it can take some serious poopoo. Nice bashie as well.
    Thanks. I now have three of them in different sizes and BCDs.



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    ^^^^^^^^^^

    aren't bashguards also meant to protect yourself from getting squashed by the teeth of your chainring?
    your bashguards look almost more dangerous then the chainring....


    but i have to say, they look SHARP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    aren't bashguards also meant to protect yourself from getting squashed by the teeth of your chainring?
    Mostly to protect the chainring's teeth from snapping off when you go over logs and whatnot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by minus9
    Thanks. I now have three of them in different sizes and BCDs.


    On those Yellow Turbines - I'd install the crank bolts for the granny ring - they are important to the structural integrity of those cranksets. Trust me.

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    running a bash generally gives a bit better clearance too. But you shouldn't take logs on the chainring/bash anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyOCR
    running a bash generally gives a bit better clearance too. But you shouldn't take logs on the chainring/bash anyway.

    Ya you should, thats why back in the day guards had teeth...so you could bite into the log and roll over without wrecking your big ring.

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    Has anyone done any riding in Moab, Utah on a hard tail? How was it? I am especially interested in knowing about riding Porcupine Rim on a hard tail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetta_mike
    Ya you should, thats why back in the day guards had teeth...so you could bite into the log and roll over without wrecking your big ring.
    No, I mean you should hop the log. I know heaps of people that hit it with the ring/bash, but we do the front wheel on, rock bike forwards, roll off thing to avoid it all together.

    Granted, there are some logs too big to hop, but if you can get your front wheel on, you should be able to clear it with no ring contact.

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    I have...it was a blast

    I rode the Porcupine Rim a couple of years ago from the Lasal Mountain loop road to the river (before they made the top part officially off-limits) on my Dialled Bikes Prince Albert. Of course, the big drops (especially toward the bottom) weren't possible for me, but I'm not sure I have the skills to do them on a fully, either. I did break my seat bolt about a mile from the bottom, so I had to ride w/o a saddle the last little way. My hardtail is built up quite beefy, so it could take the abuse, but it was quite a workout for me. The fact that I'm fat and out of shape could have something to do with that, however!

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    Has anyone done any riding in Moab, Utah on a hard tail? How was it? I am especially interested in knowing about riding Porcupine Rim on a hard tail.
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    Snapped seat bolt? Who needs a seat anyway!? Hahaha ... alright, I decided that I am going to shred the porcupine on my hardtail and see what happens. I'll pack my hydra-pak with spare parts, strap on some armour and just hit it. Prolly won't hit the big drops but who knows... Wish me luck bro.
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    07 giant yukon stock except BB7s w/ 185mm rotors. Sorry no trail or action picks. I took these with friend's camera. Saving up for coilair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
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    Now with a Nixon Elite 160mm.



    67 degree head angle, but running a bit more sag than with the Pike Air, so really about 67.5 when actually on the bike. Feels good so far. Had a few rides, then put the Pike back on for a bit while waiting for the 185mm post mount adapter for the front brake.



    All good now. Waiting on the Manitou topcap tool so I can start screwing around with the internals a bit.

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    Hey Scrublover, why the switch from the Pike to the Nixon? Strictly for the extra 20mm?

    Sweet rig. Pics of your first Peyto are what inspired me to get my Sovereign. Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio
    Hey Scrublover, why the switch from the Pike to the Nixon? Strictly for the extra 20mm?

    Sweet rig. Pics of your first Peyto are what inspired me to get my Sovereign. Thanks for posting!

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    picked up one of the last 20mm nixons (apparantly) on sale cheap, just to try it out. liking it so far. not getting rid of the pike at all though. will swap back and forth a bit until one becomes the clear winner. so far the pike is slightly ahead.
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    Re: Moab

    Quote Originally Posted by 2_Tires
    Snapped seat bolt? Who needs a seat anyway!? Hahaha ... alright, I decided that I am going to shred the porcupine on my hardtail and see what happens. I'll pack my hydra-pak with spare parts, strap on some armour and just hit it. Prolly won't hit the big drops but who knows... Wish me luck bro.
    Funny you should say that because I broke my seat and seatpost on the 'Diving Board' on Porcupine Rim. I landed fine but my ass just hit the seat too hard. I was on a Stumpjump FSR.
    A hardtail will probably be pretty rattling depending on your speed, but do-able. Also, I suggest going further up to at least Hazard County. This is where we started and it was a blast. Snowing at the top and in the 80's at the bottom

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    My hardtail

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_Tires
    Snapped seat bolt? Who needs a seat anyway!? Hahaha ... alright, I decided that I am going to shred the porcupine on my hardtail and see what happens. I'll pack my hydra-pak with spare parts, strap on some armour and just hit it. Prolly won't hit the big drops but who knows... Wish me luck bro.
    faaaat tires. fat as you can run. that make the long, lumpy sections more comfy. i've done it several times on a hardtail. not as fast on some stuff as a good fully, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    faaaat tires. fat as you can run. that make the long, lumpy sections more comfy. i've done it several times on a hardtail. not as fast on some stuff as a good fully, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun!
    What psi do you think I should run my tires at? I'm thinking running them at around 35psi to avoid a bouncy wheel but then I risk getting pinch flats. But then again at a high psi I risk tearing my side wall so ... what do you suggest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_Tires
    What psi do you think I should run my tires at? I'm thinking running them at around 35psi to avoid a bouncy wheel but then I risk getting pinch flats. But then again at a high psi I risk tearing my side wall so ... what do you suggest?
    depends on the tire. on that stuff, with a hardtail, if you want to hit stuff hard and fast... at least a 2.5" dh tire. psi? 25-35 just depending on what things feel like to you and the tire. pinch? go up a few psi.
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    My new '08 STP 0, I'll be doing XC / AM / DH type riding with it, argh probably just XC with a bit of mucking around most of the time depending on how much time I get to ride & if I hook up with others. There is a local DH course not too far away which I will have to check out (just moved house big time). Had a bit of time off the bike so need to work up the fitness and the confidence again & get back into it.

    I've changed a few things from stock (it's the Aussie model) so that it suits my riding better and otherwise purely out of personal preference:

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    Syncros PNC 2.5 tire up front for a bit more grip in the pea gravel
    Stock Maxxis Holy Roller 2.4 up back (seems good enough for a back tire)
    Syncros FR Stem 50mm & Race Face Deus Bar (old favourites again)
    Diabolus Crankset
    Rhyno Lite XL Rims as stock with the stock hubs
    Sram X7 running gear.
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    I'm yet to get a bashie (bash ring sandwich probably) or a Straitline Chain Guide once they come out, not a real fan of the E.Thirteen chain guides (it came with the STS)

    I'm yet to head out for a decent ride, hopefully next week. It felt very different & "strange" compared to the Giant Alias I've been riding, but with the customized spec I feel right at home after a few short rides around, definitely like the geo better than the Alias now that I've become more accustomed to it
    Probably should get a set back seat post and replace the trigger shifter with a twist one. Perrrrrrfect.



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    That Giant looks great - you can get full leg extension for climbing etc. etc. with it? If so, awesome.

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    That's always a hard question...

    ...because it depends on so many factors. I'm a big fat slob, so I ran mine pretty high. I used WTB Weirwolfs @ 38 psi in the rear, and 36 psi in the front. My Prince Albert won't accept anything bigger than that in the rear. Fortunately, I didn't have any pinch flats or problems with cuts or tears. I did shred up a few knobs, but that's pretty common with the Weirwolf tires.

    I'm waiting on delivery of my new hardtail...a Dialled Bikes Alpine. It will accept a fatter tire, bigger rotors, and a longer fork, so I'm going to be taking it to Moab and riding the Whole Enchilada as soon as the snow melts...I'll let you know how it goes, providing I survive!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2_Tires
    What psi do you think I should run my tires at? I'm thinking running them at around 35psi to avoid a bouncy wheel but then I risk getting pinch flats. But then again at a high psi I risk tearing my side wall so ... what do you suggest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    That Giant looks great - you can get full leg extension for climbing etc. etc. with it? If so, awesome.
    Not sure if you were referring to me or someone else. I'll answer anyway -

    The thompson was cut down to about 320mm and it's only just adequate for proper leg extension with 100mm left in the seat tube as required. I did my research & knew that a standard 350mm post would be fine, just a shame the bike came with a 250mm post which is not what the specs stated
    I'll know after a good ride or two if I need to go to a set back post (saddle is quite a way back at the moment), and if so then probably look into a syncros derived or something.

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    I thought I was gonna be unique for a while. Nice STP above.

    Built up for everything (except tyres. they're currently for street/DJ). Manoeuvrable, fast, light. Everything I want in a bike. Fork with lockout so it's a bit more versatile. There is no way I'll be able to whip or barspin anytime soon so it's staying like that.

    Waiting for larger, grippier tyres for DH/AM.

    Don't need 20mm. I haven't stumbled upon the 'need' yet.

    And has anyone modded the upper guide plate of an NS-1 to box in the chain? If this was possible, a bashguard would be superfluous (there's one integrated into the guide plate anyway)

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    I really like the white, the blue looks pretty good, but I'm more of a black / white / silver - pretty plain sort of person. My husband said the STP in blue looked like a girls bike when we picked it up, and that's fine with me!

    Reckon I will have to get a set back seat post. I think a lot of people like myself are realizing how versatile these bikes are, or people looking to get something beyond the xc bike but not a dually. If I could pick any colour it would probably be silver or black though, still the blue looks good as does the white - I really liked the white STP pro but the price and components on the 0 were more to my liking so it's what I got.

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    They are versatile, but get a 400mm post, depending on your height. Mine @ full extension (350mm) is still too short. Thankfully the whole thing fits into the frame and doesn't stop halfway down. I've got an XC bike though, so this is for fun.
    My boss stripped one down for parts (chainguide, wheels, not forks.....anyone want pikes?) and asked if I wanted a frame. I had a bunch of parts, so I said yeah. They are worth more to me than their dollar value.

    You should go for the black STP2 frame. It, with the green highlight, rivals the pro for the best look.

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    You must be the one selling the Pikes on Farkin? I did see a set there, ah well too late as I brought mine before I brought the bike - so now trying to sell the Argyles to recoup most of the money.
    I can use my husbands Alias for XC, but I doubt I will when I've got the STP and they both weigh about the same anyway (around 13kg or a bit less maybe).

    I'll stick with my blue frame for now, it's shiny & new, maybe take it down to raw Al once it gets enough scratches on it.

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    Right after taking this some strange dude came out of the woods with 1/2 of a bike frame in one hand and a giant tree branch in another declaring " I was here when that tree fell down!!" That was kinda freaky.

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    Not exactly All Mountain but has done everything i've thrown at it so far.

    Frame: 2004 Scott Voltage YZ2
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    Cranks: Shimano XT 2008
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    Rear Derailleur: XT shadow 2008
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    How do you like the Charge saddle?
    Nice bike btw.A Revelation (or Pike) in front would make it even more fun though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by problematiks
    How do you like the Charge saddle?
    Nice bike btw.A Revelation (or Pike) in front would make it even more fun though.

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    Charge saddle's great I think, only cost me 20 and most comfortable saddle ive ridden, yet to do any 6-7 hour rides on it but i think it'll be just fine. I was thinking about putting a revelation on the front but beleive it or not it came with a 75mm fork so i didnt want to snap the headtube, also i got the Reba real cheap (Usually 370 and i got for 230).

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    rscecil: how's that chameleon doing with a longer travel fork??

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    OK, here's mine. 2005 Kona Hoss dee-lux size 18". Z.1 FR1 fork, HFX-9 brakes (8" front, 6" rear), race face + XT drivetrain, DMR + shimano hubs on Sun ditch witch rims. Truvativ stem, handlebar and seatpost. Tire choice depends on my mood

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    Here is my new creation, still in infant stages, brakes will become XT 4 pots, fork possbily an old Z1 FR and from there on it's all my imagination. Will post more as it develops


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hip
    I Love It!!!!!!!!!
    Very nice! Remembers me my 05 Komodo on Ano gray.

    How it feels? I mean the standover, now it has more clearance. It's a shame the 16.5 has a very large top tube for me, not to mention that if I had went for a 14 it would be a too small seat tube for climbing and all around trail riding.

    I'm still waiting my Vagrant, is taking years!

    BTW. Is that a 1.5 headtube on your Komodo?
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    Love it.

    Dialed bikes, so nice.
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    lovely PA!!!
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    my ride that was stolen, but recovered last week. may not look like much, a bit old @ 7yrs, but it's still on the fast side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gauss
    Very nice! Remembers me my 05 Komodo on Ano gray.

    How it feels? I mean the standover, now it has more clearance. It's a shame the 16.5 has a very large top tube for me, not to mention that if I had went for a 14 it would be a too small seat tube for climbing and all around trail riding.

    I'm still waiting my Vagrant, is taking years!

    BTW. Is that a 1.5 headtube on your Komodo?
    I love it. i am around 5'6" and got the 14" Frame. I love it for freeride and even goofing off with the seat down for some trials screwing around. It has a 1.5" head tube. Im a big guy at 260 so I need a beefy bike.

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    Florida AM....

    Not sure if this qualifies as "All Mountain" since we don't exactly have mountains here in FL, but it is definitely capable of putting up with some abuse, and is loads of fun. I bought the frame not knowing exactly what I was getting, but it seems quite well constructed and handles better than my old trek 4500 ever did.

    Frame: 2008 Leader 526H
    Fork: 2007 Tora 302 Uturn
    Brakes: BB7; stock shimano v-brake levers
    Cranks: FSA Dynadrive
    Front Derailleur: Hone 2007
    Rear Derailleur: Deore
    Pedals: Time Alium
    Stem: Not really sure
    Handlebar: Bontrager Crowbar (came stock on my 4500 back in 2002
    Seatpost: Oval Concepts
    Saddle: Rocket V Comp
    Bottom Bracket: Some Nashbar special
    Cassette: Sram PG 850
    Headset: Cane Creek Zero Stack 6
    Grips: Crappy Nashbar grips that won't stay put
    Tires: CST chicopee... ridiculously cheap tires that I won't worry about wearing out whilst riding about campus...
    Wheels: Deore hubs and Sun SIngletrack rims





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    Finally got around to build mine up (sorry for a slightly crappy pic):



    Kind of a moderatelly weight conscious but burly build, weighs a hair under 30 lbs.
    Can't wait to ride it

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    I must say I'm pretty impressed with it so far.Surprisingly compliant back end and most importantly, a really fur bike to ride.Likes to jump.A lot

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    been awhile since i last posted pics of mine...
    here it is..

    sorry a lil bit of a cam whore...























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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    been awhile since i last posted pics of mine...
    here it is..

    sorry a lil bit of a cam whore...
    f my fav websites for info and vids..
    Damn that is HOT! Sorry i am going to borrow some of your ideas bro.. like that cable sleeving on you rear brake cable! Don't worry I dont think I can achieve your level of hotness.
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    ^^^^^^^^

    thank you, glad to see someone who likes it...

    for the spiral wrap, actually my mechanic did that, i have that thing sitting at hm and didn't think of it...
    it comes in clear and black.
    do post up pics when you finish it up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byookanun
    I bought my 07 Rockhopper about 6 months ago. The only thing left on it that is stock is the frame, saddle and tubes. Everything else has been replaced.....everything. Weighs 27.8 lbs.

    Here's a list of what I have added/changed.

    FORK Manitou Relic Super with Lockout. 100mm Travel.
    HEADSET Spurs First sealed bearing.
    STEM - Race Face Deus. 100mm length, 6deg rise, 31.8mm clamp.
    HANDLEBARS Specialized carbon fiber. 31.8
    GRIPS - ODI Ruffian Lock-on.
    FRONT BRAKE Avid BB7 caliper. Hayes V8 rotor.
    REAR BRAKE - Avid BB7 caliper. Hayes V7 rotor.
    BRAKE LEVERS Avid FR-5
    FRRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore LX.
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore with Token Tiramic aluminum jockey wheels. Avid Rollamajig.
    SHIFTERS - Shimano Alivio.
    CASSETTE Shimano XT 8-Speed.
    CHAIN SRAM PC-850.
    CRANKSET FSA RPM El Toro 175 Octalink.
    CHAINRINGS Race Face Evolve.
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano XT Octalink.
    PEDALS Specialized Lo Pro Mag.
    WHEELSET/HUBS Mavic Crossride.
    SKEWERS Salsa.
    TIRES - WTB Velociraptor or Maxxis Holy Rollers.
    SEAT POST Race Face Deus.
    SEATPOST CLAMP Salsa Lip-Lock.
    CHAINSTAY PROTECTOR - Specialized.



    nice build, but can rockhoppers take that much abuse? I thought they were mostly an XC bike? how long of a fork can you put on the front of those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guardian86
    nice build, but can rockhoppers take that much abuse? I thought they were mostly an XC bike? how long of a fork can you put on the front of those?
    I asume they can take as much abuse as just about anything. And yes it is an XC bike. Why would you think other wise?

    Not sure on the fork length. I'm running 100mm fork which is the same length the bike came with stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byookanun
    I asume they can take as much abuse as just about anything. And yes it is an XC bike. Why would you think other wise?
    Cuz most don't run 203mm brake rotors on XC bikes....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    Cuz most don't run 203mm brake rotors on XC bikes....
    I am not most.... Also the brakes have been changed since that post.

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    So many clean bikes...

    Mine's an '05 IronHorse Warrior something or another. I don't clean it aside from the moving parts and its covered in dents and scratches - the way a MTB should be.

    E-13 tensioner/guard, 175mm cranks, XTR rear deraileur/cogs, some cheap Rock Shox fork.

    I'd like a fork with more travel and some smoother/stronger wheels. I bent the **** out of my rear rim. The bike goes just about anywhere though.

    After doing National Trail and Mormon Loop in South Mountain Park. Phoenix, AZ;




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    Quote Originally Posted by Diomedes



    So is that the 21" version? I just recently purchased a 19" 526h frame, and the geometry seems alot less upright than your frame.

    Clyde?

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    might i ask where did you jump from?
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    There is a carhood iup against a rock in a wash, you can sort of see it through that bush. Front end is about 4' off the ground.

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    2008 Brodie Holeshot

    2008 Brodie holeshot.



    had the first ride today, and having not ridden a hardtail for about 2 years it was a lot fun!

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    Not a Clyde, just tall

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby12many


    So is that the 21" version? I just recently purchased a 19" 526h frame, and the geometry seems alot less upright than your frame.

    Clyde?
    Yeah, it is the 21" version; I'm about 6'2" with really long legs, so anything smaller just doesn't really work that well for me. I'm only 165# fully geared up though, so definitely not a clyde. Haven't been able to put much more than about 50-75 miles on this frame yet, but I haven't found anything I don't like about it yet.
    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by the 19" having "less upright" geometry... I looked at the spec sheet and I think that the geometry was pretty close, if not identical across the size range. Maybe the top tube slants more on the smaller frames?
    You should post up pics.... I'd love to see how someone else has built up one of these frames.

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    thanks, now i see it, sure looks like fun..



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    nice ride, but i would suggest that you try to turn your thru axle more, so that it doesn't catch anything, i had exactly the same thing (55R) and i caught a hanging branch and it pulled my whole bike down...
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    That is a hot Brodie me like very mucho
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    i agree that Brodie is hot - but watch the QR skewer - I'd point it parrallel to the ground rather than pointing down like that.

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    This is my '05 STPzero, in fetching kermit green Not nearly as nice as some of there other hardtails being shown off, but hey I like it and its served me well

    Pretty much all stock, apart from new ODI grips, replaced sram chain/cassette, and a basic truvativ chainguide...


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    ^^^^^^^^^^

    most impt thing is that you ride it often and it serves it's purpose...

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    This has to be one of nicest looking bikes I've ever seen. Love orange paint schemes and I love the rims you got on that!

    What year 6500 is that? 2006?

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    Quote Originally Posted by airdrawn
    2008 Brodie holeshot.



    had the first ride today, and having not ridden a hardtail for about 2 years it was a lot fun!
    Sexy

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11

    most impt thing is that you ride it often and it serves it's purpose...

    Exact-a-mundo

    (Of course, that doesn't always stop the bike envy!)

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    Here's my '07 Banshee Viento I just finished building up (still on the make-shift bike stand lol), I will mostly ride it XC but it is set up to do some AM as well.



    Setup
    Frame: '07 Banshee Viento
    Fork: '08 Fox Vanilla R
    Brakes: '08 Avid BB7
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial SL
    Bars: Race Face Evolve XC
    Stem: FSA OS-140
    Headset: Cane Creek S8
    Front Derailleur: SRAM X-9 top pull
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-9
    Shifters: SRAM X-9
    Crank: Race Face Evolve XC X-Type
    BB: Race Face Evolve XC X-Type
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet C
    Hubs: Shimano XT Center Lock
    Rims: Sun Rims DS1-XC
    Front Tire: Geax Blade
    Rear Tire: Panaracer FireXC Pro
    Seat Post: Race Face Evolve XC
    Seat: Titec Pluto
    STOLEN: '07 Banshee Viento - See Eastern Canada Forum for Pictures. If anyone sees it contact me ASAP!

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    Here's another for the thread. '08 Gary Fisher Piranha. Wtb Weirwolf and Moto Raptor front and rear tires, azonic hotseat, lizard skins lock ons. I see a handlebar/stem/headset/brake change in the near future. It's been a lot of fun for not a lot of money.
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    08' Specialized Hard Rock Disc

    whats the right way to post pics on this forum?

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    Is that the P.All mountain?

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    Updated w/ pics, but not completed yet....wheels and tires have been changed already.

    Frame: Giant Yukon 06 in burnt orange
    Forks: Rock Shox Reba Race w/ lockout 07
    Cranks: Shimano XT 08
    Derailers: Shimano XT F/R 07 w/ XT rapid fire shifters
    Handlebars/Stem: Easton EA70 mid rise
    Seatpost: Easton EC70
    Seat: WTB...forget the model #
    Wheelset: mavic 321 rims on xt hubs with dt spokes and nipples
    Tires: Panaracer xc pro kevlar....the ones with the yellow on them
    Brakes: Hayes calipers with Avid levers
    Pedals: Shimano clipless





    Just earlier this year, I retired my 1990 Cannondale. It had no suspension and pretty much everything swapped out with Ritchey components...bars, stem, seatpost, etc. It had the old Suntour group...man, it was nice and smooth. I guess since it was nearly 20 years old, it was durable as well.

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    This is my first non-walmart mountain bike. I just got it this week. So far, i love it, but i haven't been able to get it out on any trails yet. what do you guys think?

    Tonino Lamborghini Forza


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    # Frame: Custom designed 7005 aluminum with a Hydroformed Top Tube 19"
    # Fork: Zoom CH580 AMS with Adjustable Preload
    # Headset: Cane Creek Semi-integrated
    # Stem: Zoom C340 Alloy Black Extension 105 with a 25 Degree angle
    # Handlebars: MTB 155 Steel Width 620 mm Rise 50 mm
    # Grips: Velo VLG-185D2 92 mm Dual Density Rubber
    # Brakes: Promax 320 Cable Activated Disk Front & Rear
    # Brake Levers: Shimano STEF 50 Alloy
    # Front Derailleur: Shimano TZ-31
    # Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
    # Shift Levers: Shimano ST-EF50 8 Speed
    # Cassette: Shimano HG-30-8sp 13-34
    # Chain: KMC Z51 Narrow
    # Crankset: Suntour XCT-208 alloy Triple 28/38/48 170 mm
    # Bottom Bracket: YST CH-46 Semi Cartridge
    # Pedals: VP 990 Resin Body
    # Wheels: High Profile rims with Promax Alloy hubs for Alloy hubs for Disk Brakes QR Front & Rear
    # Tires: Duro 26 X 2.1 HF-888
    # Saddle: Custom Lamborghini ATB saddle
    # Seat Post: Kalloy SP-32 Alloy Black

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    Santa Cruz Chameleon

    Santa Cruz Chameleon Frame(small)
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    XTR rear derailleur
    XT front derailuer
    Bontrager Carbon fiber handle bar/stem
    Mavic Cross ride wheelset
    Kenda tires 2.35
    Shimano pedals
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfolla06
    This is my first non-walmart mountain bike. I just got it this week. So far, i love it, but i haven't been able to get it out on any trails yet. what do you guys think?

    Tonino Lamborghini Forza


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    # Frame: Custom designed 7005 aluminum with a Hydroformed Top Tube 19"
    # Fork: Zoom CH580 AMS with Adjustable Preload
    # Headset: Cane Creek Semi-integrated
    # Stem: Zoom C340 Alloy Black Extension 105 with a 25 Degree angle
    # Handlebars: MTB 155 Steel Width 620 mm Rise 50 mm
    # Grips: Velo VLG-185D2 92 mm Dual Density Rubber
    # Brakes: Promax 320 Cable Activated Disk Front & Rear
    # Brake Levers: Shimano STEF 50 Alloy
    # Front Derailleur: Shimano TZ-31
    # Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
    # Shift Levers: Shimano ST-EF50 8 Speed
    # Cassette: Shimano HG-30-8sp 13-34
    # Chain: KMC Z51 Narrow
    # Crankset: Suntour XCT-208 alloy Triple 28/38/48 170 mm
    # Bottom Bracket: YST CH-46 Semi Cartridge
    # Pedals: VP 990 Resin Body
    # Wheels: High Profile rims with Promax Alloy hubs for Alloy hubs for Disk Brakes QR Front & Rear
    # Tires: Duro 26 X 2.1 HF-888
    # Saddle: Custom Lamborghini ATB saddle
    # Seat Post: Kalloy SP-32 Alloy Black
    Thats a nice hardtail glad you were able to get a good bike. I like the hydroforming on the tubes, especially the seatstays, yet they kept them roundish. Not sure why when it comes to hardtails I don't like square-ish tubes.
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    Here is my latest toy. I was trying to ride a Santa Cruz Bullit set up for all mountain but it was simply too much bike for me.

    Setup in the pic has changed a little bit now (pics are a week or two old!)

    # Frame: 24Seven Crosser 15"
    # Fork: In the pic it is a 2006 Pike race and now it is a 07 pike 426
    # Headset: Chris King
    # Stem: Pic: Easton vice/ Now: Sunline V-One
    # Handlebars: Pic: Ea70 Monkeybar / Now: Sunline V-One 711mm wide
    # Grips: Pic: Giant Lockons / Now: ODI Rogue
    # Brakes: Pic: Elcamino's 8"front 6 inch rear / Now: Shimano XT 4 pots 8" front 7" rear
    # Chainguide: Gamut P30 (36T)
    # Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0
    # Shifter: Sram X0
    # Cassette: Shimano 11-32, just waiting on a Sram PG990 11-34
    # Crankset: Some dodgy old shimano ones that I had, Having trouble fitting my Deus XC cranks, the bike doesn't have ISCG mounts and there was some problem with the adaptor and the thingy's. Don't really know what's wrong but the shimano works for now.
    # Bottom Bracket: Shimano?
    # Pedals: Pic: Shimano DX clip/platform combo pedals / Now: DMR V8's
    # Wheels: Pic: Da Bomb wheelset Front & Rear / Now: some rhyno lite/deore/formula setup until I can decide what rims to use in my wheel buile, have a set of hadley hubs here but not sure what rims.
    # Tires: Pic: Maxxis Holy Roller rear and Minion Front / Now: Specialized Chunders 2.35's and Hutchinson Piranha's, depending on intended riding.
    # Saddle: Pic: Funn Lite / Now: SDG Belair
    # Seat Post: Thomson setback


    makes for a fun little package, a bit heavier than I'd like for now but hopefully with the new wheels It should drop a bit. Going in to weigh it tomorrow but at the time of the pic it was 15.2kg (~33lbs)




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    New to mtbr, here's my bike

    Howdy folks. I've just started to get back into riding after a hiatus of 10+ years. I'm riding a 1996 Merlin XLM (#XM223), it's all XTR from '96-'98, Salsa CroMoto forks (so it's *all* hard, not just the tail ), lumbering Mavic CrossLink wheels, Titec 118 bars, Chris King headset, Thompson seatpost, awesome little Terry seat, and pedals that are constantly in flux (a situation I intend to resolve soon).

    I'll try to get pics up soon -- I just need to figure out how to make them smaller so I can upload them...

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    Details on the Seven

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Alshus
    My only mtb.


    Mind giving a few details on the Sola? I haven't seen one built up as a SS. That said, one almost never sees Solas at all. Very nice bike.

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    Now with a Lyrik Solo Air. C2a is ~10mm taller than the Pike/taller crown race/taller lower headset cup I was running. It'll run a bit more sag than the Pike, but I've still gained about a half degree of slackness, which I wanted.

    Yes, the frame was built with geometry designed around the Pike, but with burliness and ability to take a taller fork (like this) in the future. Gained not quite a half pound on paper, but not really noticeable.

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    ^^^^^^^^^

    looks sweet, how you like the gravitydropper?
    useful?
    been contemplating about getting 1...
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    Frame: Leader 526H
    Fork: 2008 RockShox Domain 318is
    Brakes: Avid BB7
    Cranks: M751 XT w/ Big Ring Gaurd
    Front Derailleur: XT
    Rear Derailleur: XT
    Pedals:Crank Bros 5050XX
    Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite
    Handlebar: King Earl OS
    Seatpost: cheap alloy
    Saddle: Bontrager Inform RL
    Bottom Bracket: ES71 shimano
    Cassette: Shimano 11-30 8spd
    Headset: Cane Creek ZS6
    Grips: ODI Rogue LockOn
    Tires: WTB Mutano Raptor 2.4 Kevlar/DNA
    Wheels: King Earl Front, custom onyx/bontrager mustang rear

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    Cotic Soul. 853

    Pace RC40 forks (100 - 130) mainly XT build.

    Been hammering it for a couple of year now, and still it bigtime.

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    Just bought this second hand.

    Slacked out (68 degree) head angle, Chromo frame - going to build it up with 20mm forks and use it for smashing through stuff.

    It is called a NZone Slacker - couple of hundred of them built here in NZ back in the day. Peeps who have them generally hold on to them.

    Will be a while before I collect the bits to get it going, but it is going to be fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huph
    Cotic Soul. 853

    Pace RC40 forks (100 - 130) mainly XT build.

    Been hammering it for a couple of year now, and still it bigtime.

    Fantastic. I'm >< this close to laying down some cash on one of these beauties as a single speed. Gorgeous ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    Fantastic. I'm >< this close to laying down some cash on one of these beauties as a single speed. Gorgeous ride
    You know they do the Cotic Simple - same frame, but dedicated single speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huph
    You know they do the Cotic Simple - same frame, but dedicated single speed.

    Indeed and how sexy too. The soul is where my heart is at though.......


    I see your image is hosted on Vorb? I'm in Christchurch.

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    I'm sure you will love the Soul - I do 80 -90% of my riding on mine - the fully seldom gets out these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huph
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    I'm sure you will love the Soul - I do 80 -90% of my riding on mine - the fully seldom gets out these days.
    I'm hearing you I don't even have a dually All hardtails here

    Infact i had to make a choice the other week Cove handjob or Cotic soul- i chose Handjob- it should get here next week. Should be great with a 130mm fork.... i'm looking forward to it.

    Any good trails in Welly (silly question aye? it's NZ )

    *saves for cotic*

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    I'm hearing you I don't even have a dually All hardtails here

    Infact i had to make a choice the other week Cove handjob or Cotic soul- i chose Handjob- it should get here next week. Should be great with a 130mm fork.... i'm looking forward to it.

    Any good trails in Welly (silly question aye? it's NZ )

    *saves for cotic*
    Heaps of good trails here. But you have some down there that I want to hit sometime. Wharfdale. Craigiburn.

    Handjobs are good bikes.
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    just so you guys all know this thread made me trade the trace for a rockhopper. not the burliest of bikes, but it's slowly getting a burly-ish build.

    I still have a rocky mountain squishy, but I am loving the way this thing handles. reminds me of a big bmx bike.

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    Santa Cruz Chameleon

    Here`s my Hardtail that i use for an All Mountain ride.

    Frame: Santa Cruz Chameleon Small
    Fork : `08 Fox TALAS RLC 140mm
    Headset:Chris King
    Brakes: Hayes El Camino 8"Front/6"Rear
    Shifters: Shimano XTR
    Cranks: Shimano XTR
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    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
    Pedals: Shimano
    Stem: Bontrager stem 31.8
    Handlebar: Bontrager Carbon Fiber 31.8
    Grips: Moab
    Saddle: Bontrager
    Seatpost:Generic for now
    Cassette: Sram 11-32
    Tires: Kenda Tires 2.35
    Wheels: Mavic Cross ride
    Weight: Not to Heavy
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    here is my 08 giant rincon. first bike i bought since i was 13. got it about 2 weeks ago now. it now has a rock shox dart 3, forte carbon bar end (ya ya ya they dont belong on MTB bikes i know), lizard skins chainstay and little cargo bag, lock on grips, and studded pedals ill be getting this week. this pic was 2 days after i got it and just took a little mile hike. oh and a new rear tube cause i popped it yesterday on the trail




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    Cool bike...good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huph
    Cotic Soul.
    I heard the Soul (and Simple) might be a bit soft for a heavier guy who likes stiff frames. Do you have an opinion on that?

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    It seems like there is a really wide selection of chain guides out there. Could anyone recommend one for a hardrock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    I heard the Soul (and Simple) might be a bit soft for a heavier guy who likes stiff frames. Do you have an opinion on that?
    I'm 85kg, and been riding mine anywhere I take by 5in fully. Rock Gardens included.

    No problems in 2 and a half years of riding.

    They do a more heavy duty version, the BFe rated up to 160mm forks (The Soul is 130). Same dimensions and angles as the Soul, just more bike..



    https://www.cotic.co.uk/product/BFe.html

    I'm not connected with Cotic in any way. Just and very happy owner.
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    New hardtail

    Man, I just picked up my first hardtail after riding full suss for time and i've got to say I'm pleasantly surprised!
    Its a Giant xtc c1, Light as a feather and seems to soak it up although haven't given it beans yet!

    17"
    Frame
    T700 carbon composite
    Forks
    Fox 32 F80 RL
    80mm travel, Preload, Rebound, lock out
    Rear Derailleur
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    Front Derailleur
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    Shifters
    Shimano XT 27 speed RapidFire Plus
    Chainset
    Shimano XT Hollowtech II 22/32/44
    Bottom Bracket
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    Chain
    Shimano HG73
    Freewheel
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    Stem
    RaceFace Evolve XC ahead
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    Front Brake
    Avid Juicy 7 hydraulic disc
    Rear Brake
    Avid Juicy 7 hydraulic disc
    Rims
    Mavic XM819 UST
    Front Hub
    DT Cerit
    Rear Hub
    DT Cerit
    Spokes
    DT competition
    Tyres
    Hutchinson Piranha 26x2.0'' tubeless
    Saddle
    WTB Silverado SLT Ti rails
    Seatpost
    RaceFace Evolve XC
    Pedals
    Shimano SPD M540
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    Giant

    All standard UK spec but if anyone can recommend any improvements I'm all ears

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    Umm ok.


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    I always wanted a Kona...
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    Dialled Bikes Alpine

    I finally got tired of the snow, and made the 350 mile drive to Hurricane, Utah last weekend. This was the maiden voyage of my new all-mountain hardtail...the Dialled Bikes Alpine.
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    That Dialled Bikes hardtail looks great.. is it steel?

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    yer indeed it is

    any idea how much the frame weighs, comes in black too right?

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    Steel it is!

    Frame weight is around 5.5 lbs, and it also comes in metallic black...sort of a black chrome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gambledook
    yer indeed it is

    any idea how much the frame weighs, comes in black too right?
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    My Cotic BFe in small.

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    My project is still a bit unfinished.


    (I've posted the pic elsewhere too: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=330873)

    So far:
    2soulscycles frame
    Marz. 2004 Z1 FR
    Mavic 721 on Marzocchi hub
    Thomson post
    Holzefeller bar
    LX BB/cranks
    Blackspire chainring and bashring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil S


    My Cotic BFe in small.



    did you have a bmw park before?


    sweet rides everyone!!!
    keep em comin...


    check out great video coverage of anything mtb (well almost).

    http://www.mtbcut.tv

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr11
    did you have a bmw park before?
    Nope, my last bike was kinda similar (Azonic DS-1).. How come?

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    That BFE is so nice. Too bad the us dollar is so weak, cause I'd be buying one for sure... It's like $1,000 in the US for that frame...

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    My Azonic AM hardtail
    I would like to take credit for building it, but i can't. I did add that custom bottle holder though! sweet!!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil S


    My Cotic BFe in small.
    Nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil S
    Nope, my last bike was kinda similar (Azonic DS-1).. How come?

    my bad, thought you were someone else...





    but that's def a sweet ride!
    was half thinkin of staying on a steel frame, but it's really a little on the heavy side...

    my current one is at 2.8kgs (on paper), i'm thinkin closer to 3kgs.
    making my bike a drag to go up.
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    i feel the poorness man. i have my FR DH and AM in one bike. i just use an ironhorse yakuza bakuto for everything. including urban and DJ. it is almost exactly the same as that chimpira up there.

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    fairly unimpressive but it will teke a hit like no body's bidness

    it is really quite foolish

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    There can be only one.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    There can be only one.....

    I suspect yours is the only one in existence....

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    Is it yours? When are Knolly going to take it seriously?
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    I have my profile cranks and sprocket coming in the mail soon. Can't wait!

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    Drooling<<<<<<<<<<<<

    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    There can be only one.....
    Ive been considering pulling the trigger on one...BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronZ636



    I have my profile cranks and sprocket coming in the mail soon. Can't wait!
    Nice bike. That looks like a burly build for a Rockhopper. How's it ride? What fork are you running?

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