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    How did i do on my first bike?!

    I recently became inspired to but my first mountain bike and i need some advice on how i did. I was originally looking for a full suspension bike, but i quickly found out that it was out of my budget of around $500. After searching on ebay for over a month, i think i found myself a great buy for the cash. I bought a 2009 Giant Yukon. The bike has had some key upgrades that really sold me on it. The stock forks were upgraded to 2009 Fox 32 FL 100's, the brakes were upgraded to Hayes Hydraulic Sole XC 6" Rotors, The shifters and rear derailleur are Shimano Deore, and the front derailleur is Shimano Acera. It also comes with Kenda Blue Groove(F) / Nevegal (R) 26 x 2.1" tires. The bike has no dents or dings and is in great shape.

    Please let me know what you think of this set up. I am very curious of the pros and cons of my bike and its parts.

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    Never ridden one, but sounds like a good bike from the upgrades it has. Enjoy!!

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    Looks like a solid, trailworthy setup. I'd remove the plastic guard off the cranks - those are often found on really cheap bikes and just bring the looks of a bike down IMO.
    Less isn't MOAR

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    Looks like a good buy. Get out there and ride it.

    Also, if you are new to the sport and will be trying to learn how to do your own wrenching, may want to leave that pie plate on the bike - the spoke guard that side knob was referring to. It keeps your chain from shifting beyond the large gear on the cassette and into your spokes. If you will be having a shop take care of the bike, go ahead and take it off now I guess.

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    Not that one, the one on the crankset.
    Less isn't MOAR

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    So im a little confused on what should be removed. I know this is a NOOB question but can someone clarify on what Sideknob is refering to?

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    The plastic ring in front of your biggest chainring.

    See pic #3...

    Oh, by the way, nice starter bike.
    Last edited by slowlybutsurly; 07-27-2010 at 12:54 AM. Reason: added stuff

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    Don't ask us what we think.

    Ride the piss out of it, and tell us what you think.

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    Looks good

    Great fork, great tires.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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