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    edit: don't know why my post is posting first



    (pics before I lowered post & adjusted stuff)

    07 MkIII 21" frame
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    UCI stripe alloy machined spacers (prolly the coolest part on my bike )
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    Good job! MKIII Photos

    I know I am new here but I think we can all agree that Photos are cool of the bike we ride. So following the lead of two great threads. The 6 Point photos and 7 Point photos threads were great to look through before I bought my MKIII. I was very close to buying the 7 point 3 from randelscott. I decided to go with an all around bike and see if I was going to stick with the DW-Link before buying a Point bike. For almost 15 years I owned a bike that no one else had. I never got to see what other people did to that bike. Now I am pumped to all the different ideas people have with the same bike I now have.
    So dig deep and post up photos of your MKIII. Spec them out and throw in the wieght of ride. Deep down I have a little weight weeny in me. I wonder how light this bike could be.

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    Fork: MANITOU BLACK COMP, 130MM
    Rear Shock: MANITOU RADIUM R AIR
    Front Derailleur: SRAM X.GEN
    Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO DEORE
    Shifters: SHIMANO DEORE RAPIDFIRE
    Brakes Levers: SHIMANO DEORE
    Brakes: SHIMANO DEORE HYDROLIC W/ 6" ROTOR
    Chain: SHIMANO HG-73
    Crankset: TURVATIV BLAZE 44/32/22
    Cassette: SRAM PG-950 11/34T
    Pedals: SHIMANO SPD
    Bottom Bracket: TRUVATIV POWERSPLINE
    Headset: FSA ORBOT Z, ZERO STACK
    Saddle: WTB ROCKET V COMP
    Seat Post: TRUVATIV XR
    Handlebar: TRUVATIV XR RISER, 31.8MM
    Grips: ODI OURY
    Stem: TRUVATIV XR, 31.8MM
    Tires: WTB WEIRWOLF 2.35 W/ DNA CASING
    Wheelset: DISC HUBS, WTB SPEED DISC RIMS
    Color: MOSS GREEN
    Weight: 32.25lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ska todd
    edit: don't know why my post is posting first-ska todd
    Maybe it's got something to do with the gi normous seatpost?
    What's that thang (the bike) weigh?
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    07 MKIII with Fox Float R
    RS Pike 454 dual air
    DT 440/Mavic XM819 with Schwalbe Nobby Nics
    Full 07 X9 drivetrain
    XT cranks
    XT brakes
    Thomson X4 Stem
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    FSA post
    Bontrager King Earl flats/Time Atac Z Freeride
    Fizik Nisene

    Not sure of weight as scales are broken, I am estimating around the 30lb mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    The 2007 MKIII have a 140 travel fork, did any geometry change?
    07 Mk's have a .5 Degree slacker head angle (e.g. 69.5)

    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    Can I put a 140 on my 06 Sport?
    yes. most people run 140mm forks on their Mk's. Including me!

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    New question here.

    The 2007 MKIII have a 140 travel fork, did any geometry change? Can I put a 140 on my 06 Sport?
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    airtym, I was wondering what other FS bikes you were considering in purchasing. Similar to your situation, i've had the same one and only ever mountain bike for 10 years and it's never let me down and have been totally pleased with it. (It's an F1000 killer V Cdale). I've been wanting to get an FS bike for the past year now and the ones that have kept me up at night are the Chumba Evo (which I ultimately want) and the '06 MK III Expert. I just ordered the MK III from RS this afternoon for an awesome price and will post as soon as I get it. Thanks for starting this thread!

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    Here is my dirty beast.



    I is loving it (Top tip; LOCTITE & a small torque wrench)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbiker
    airtym, I was wondering what other FS bikes you were considering in purchasing. Similar to your situation, i've had the same one and only ever mountain bike for 10 years and it's never let me down and have been totally pleased with it. (It's an F1000 killer V Cdale). I've been wanting to get an FS bike for the past year now and the ones that have kept me up at night are the Chumba Evo (which I ultimately want) and the '06 MK III Expert. I just ordered the MK III from RS this afternoon for an awesome price and will post as soon as I get it. Thanks for starting this thread!
    This was a long process as you can imagen. Price was the biggest factor. I had to stay as close to $1100 as I could. So I decided to look the frame more then components when I was trying to make a decision. Here was my list of bikes...

    05 Jamis XLT 1.0
    07 Ibex Atlas Sport
    07 Ibex Asta Comp/Race
    06 Iron Horse 7 piont 3

    I went with the MKIII because the frame and shock are the same from the sport to the Team. That says alot to me about the bike. I have no regrets about my choice. It climbs the way I hoped. The feel of the bike is lively on the trail I always feel in touch with the trail. As far as the choice of buying the Sport, I can swap out components with time and as needed. But bottom line the bike works and works the way you want a bike to ride.

    Nothing wrong with an EVO....
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    my soon to be retired MKIII


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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbiker
    airtym, I was wondering what other FS bikes you were considering in purchasing. Similar to your situation, i've had the same one and only ever mountain bike for 10 years and it's never let me down and have been totally pleased with it. (It's an F1000 killer V Cdale). I've been wanting to get an FS bike for the past year now and the ones that have kept me up at night are the Chumba Evo (which I ultimately want) and the '06 MK III Expert. I just ordered the MK III from RS this afternoon for an awesome price and will post as soon as I get it. Thanks for starting this thread!
    Do you have a picture of your old bike? send me one please. I remember the bike name but I cant picture it.I'll tell you another issue I had when I came to buying a new bike. The amount of maintenance involved in modern bikes. My old Wojcik with a Lawwill Leader fork and Suntour XC Pro group on it never broke down. Cables and tubes. Thats it. Those days are gone if we choose to ride a FS bike. Might be why we see such a rise in the interest of single speeds and hardtails right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
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    Greg, How tall are you and what size is your MKIII? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    Greg, How tall are you and what size is your MKIII? Thanks!

    I am 5-10 and that is a 19" frame
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    I am 5-10 and that is a 19" frame
    What's it getting replaced with? 6 point?
    Got my wife's '06 expert built up Fri. I am a little jealous...
    Anybody running a revelation on their mkiii's?
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    Here is my 06 19" MkIII - also soon to be replaced with a new 07 MkIII



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    My 2006 MKIII Sport, and believe it or not this is after I did a 3/4 clean on it! It was a dirty wet weekend!






    My poor bike has to live on it's rack for the rest of the week! Dang tests!

    Upgraded
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    You guys are lucky my parents wont let me buy a mklll they wont let me buy a bike over $1000 once i move out i am buying a mklll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    What's it getting replaced with? 6 point?
    Got my wife's '06 expert built up Fri. I am a little jealous...
    Anybody running a revelation on their mkiii's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsebryce
    You guys are lucky my parents wont let me buy a mklll they wont let me buy a bike over $1000 once i move out i am buying a mklll.
    Ah...I remember those days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ska todd
    Ah...I remember those days...

    -ska todd
    you and I both...I use to ride a fully rigid "Canadian Tire" brand MTB...

    I remember when Manitou came out with that sweet FS Mountain bike - would have done anything to get that bike! but unfortunately couldn’t afford it.

    looked something like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsebryce
    You guys are lucky my parents wont let me buy a mklll they wont let me buy a bike over $1000 once i move out i am buying a mklll.

    I got my 06 MKIII Sport for $950 after taxes and shipping when nashbar had a 20% off sale. Just be patient and a good deal will show up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    Do you have a picture of your old bike? send me one please. I remember the bike name but I cant picture it.I'll tell you another issue I had when I came to buying a new bike. The amount of maintenance involved in modern bikes. My old Wojcik with a Lawwill Leader fork and Suntour XC Pro group on it never broke down. Cables and tubes. Thats it. Those days are gone if we choose to ride a FS bike. Might be why we see such a rise in the interest of single speeds and hardtails right now.

    I'll post a pic as soon as I get my MK III (anticipating early next week), cant bloody wait!

    Yeah, I have to totally agree about the maintenance issue; i've never had any problems with my old bike with the exception of 1 flat tire, 1 broken RD hanger, and loss of damping on my 60mm headshok; all of these occuring within the past two months during the entire 10 years i've had this bike! No lie! The frame and components have held up to the abuse and continues to perform.

    It always annoyed me to see my ride buddies with $2500-$3500 bikes always breaking down with some type of drivetrain problem or disc brake problem. Too much "repairing" eating up riding time. This is what concerns me switching to FS because now I actually have to worry about these annoyances and have the knowledge to repair these problems. Something I wish I didn't have to worry about.

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    Hey Acadian- Thanks for the sweet picture of the Manitou Full Suspension Bike. Brought back memories. My frame is sleeping in the attic. I loved riding that bike. The best part of the bike would have to be the cutting edge elastomer rear suspension! SWEET! Again, thanks for the pic.

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    07

    this is going to be another great year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    this is going to be another great year.
    Thanks IH
    oh my...

    Mine should be here next Tuesday!!

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    '06 Expert / 32lbs range
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    The 06 Comp

    this was after a nice "dry ride" in NEPA.





    I just put the new tires on, and yes they rub a little. Building a Sun Single Track now...hopefully a less floppy wheel will stop that.

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    Thanks for this thread guys - I have been debating one of these bad boys - just have to figure out how to free up some $$

    Also - what is up with the post order? I have noticed this sometimes on other threads on MTBR but they seem to be almost randomly placed. Here the most recent post is in the middle and the last one I see is two days ago. Maybe I just have a psycho connection

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    Yea I hate that as well. If you hit quote or reply just to a specific person it goes all out of wack.

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    How do you feel with the RS pearl ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    this is going to be another great year.
    Thanks IH
    My 07 frame should be here tomorrow or early next week...I'm jonesin' for my DW fix...gimmee, gimmee, gimmee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    What's it getting replaced with? 6 point?
    Got my wife's '06 expert built up Fri. I am a little jealous...
    Anybody running a revelation on their mkiii's?
    My 06 Comp came with the Revelation fork stock. It is sweet. Being a big guy, the ability to adjust the fork through air pressure and the fork adjustments have been huge for me. It's also light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    My 07 frame should be here tomorrow or early next week...I'm jonesin' for my DW fix...gimmee, gimmee, gimmee...
    we are DW-Link junkies
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    Figured I'd post a picture of my ride outside instead of in my basement. Reweighed my bike with two more scales and came up with an average weight of 32lbs. Now I can start swapping out parts and see where it gets me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by y0bailey
    I got my 06 MKIII Sport for $950 after taxes and shipping when nashbar had a 20% off sale. Just be patient and a good deal will show up!
    That is exactly how (and where) I got mine. He's right, keep your eyes open. There are good deals out there.
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    The birthing process... Just post chasing and facing and fork installation...the white on white is super sexy

    Some things I immediately noticed. This frame is MUCH different from the 05, 06 frames. 1) it's lighter by about 3/4 lb for a 19" (mine weighed in at 6.8 with cups and collar on the shops scale), 2) The tubing is definitely different...and very sexy, 3) the new rear triangle is a welcome change...those who experienced flex and tire rub will probably be quite happy, 4) the 10mm hardware + Fox air shock is great...NO REAR END PLAY

    In short I'm very excited to this dear girl built up to ride...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    The birthing process... Just post chasing and facing and fork installation...the white on white is super sexy

    Some things I immediately noticed. This frame is MUCH different from the 05, 06 frames. 1) it's lighter by about 3/4 lb for a 19" (mine weighed in at 6.8 with cups and collar on the shops scale), 2) The tubing is definitely different...and very sexy, 3) the new rear triangle is a welcome change...those who experienced flex and tire rub will probably be quite happy, 4) the 10mm hardware + Fox air shock is great...NO REAR END PLAY

    In short I'm very excited to this dear girl built up to ride...
    nice and sexy indeed. mine was supposed to be here today - BUT Iron Hose shipped it to the wrong address after a few phone calls to UPS they will deliver it tomorrow

    - does the frame really need facing/chasing? Asking since I didn’t do anything to my 06
    - 10mm hardware will be nice but my 06 Mk NEVER suffered any rear end play! I rode it a lot and hard and I’ve never had a nanometer of slop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian

    - does the frame really need facing/chasing? :
    You really don't but it sure doesn't hurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    You really don't but it sure doesn't hurt
    yeah I guess so. Facing tools are the only things missing from my home shop. so bloody expensive!!

    Also there aren’t any shop around that I trust enough to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    nice and sexy indeed. mine was supposed to be here today - BUT Iron Hose shipped it to the wrong address after a few phone calls to UPS they will deliver it tomorrow

    - does the frame really need facing/chasing? Asking since I didn’t do anything to my 06
    - 10mm hardware will be nice but my 06 Mk NEVER suffered any rear end play! I rode it a lot and hard and I’ve never had a nanometer of slop.
    Sucks that they got the wrong address.

    The frame is actually quite well prepped from the factory, so it's not a big deal. All I did was clean the paint from the outside of the BB shell, and face the disk tabs.

    I'm running Maggy Louise FR's, so it's critical that I get the tabs parallel and even IS direct mount brake and all. Most people won't have a problem, but my tabs were slightly off. After facing the brake mounted up with no issues and is running completely drag free.

    I actually stopped having rear end play on my old MKIII after I blew up the Progressive and replaced it with an MC3.1. The rear end play seems to be an issue with the Heim Joints on the Progressive.

    Anyway, I hope to get some trail time this afternoon

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    EvilBkr, that is a very sweet color scheme! (Assuming that the silver Thomson post is only being used to hold the frame in the work stand...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    1) it's lighter by about 3/4 lb for a 19" (mine weighed in at 6.8 with cups and collar on the shops scale)
    My 19" comes in at 6.72 with cups and collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    My 19" comes in at 6.72 with cups and collar.
    Good stuff...well within the acceptable standard of deviation I'd say. Can't wait to see your build.

    Chris2fur, thanks for the comment. The seatpost is part of my Thomson post collection (i've managed to acquire several in the past coupla years). I'm running it for the time being to see if I want to get a post with an offset or not...though so far everything feels pretty good .

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    Idea!

    Has anyone know the weight of the 06 frame? I'm sure someone out there does.
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    Here's my '06 MK III expert which I bought online from Randall Scott for $1600! The local performance bike shop said they would've price matched and can for anyone considering getting one I also included my other ride in response to airtym.

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    Nice Bike TKBIKER !
    I hope to see some pics of it dirty soon.
    That MKIII is a 15" frame right? And if it is...How tall are you?

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    I want a MKIII now. I love the look of these! Evilbkr - I can't wait to see that white one built up. Hot!

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    I just finished a 10 mile ride with a few guys that ride faster then I usually do. The terrain was fast fast pine grove single track. The rolling stuff was awesome and the bike ate it up like magic. BUT, the long up hills pretty smooth. After my momentum ran out and I needed to start pumping hard(you know what I'm talking about) I definatly had some pedal bob. I imagen it must have something to do with the shock set? Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    I just finished a 10 mile ride with a few guys that ride faster then I usually do. The terrain was fast fast pine grove single track. The rolling stuff was awesome and the bike ate it up like magic. BUT, the long up hills pretty smooth. After my momentum ran out and I needed to start pumping hard(you know what I'm talking about) I definatly had some pedal bob. I imagen it must have something to do with the shock set? Any thoughts?
    Just to clarify, were you "pumping hard" while seated or standing? The bike will bob when pumping out of the saddle (it's no hardtail race bike with a platform front shock!). However, while seated, my current rig has no pedal bob even when I'm tired and my pedalling form goes from circles to just plain mashing. That's with 30% sag and 50 psi in my "platform" chamber with the 5th Element. I guess it could be shock related in your case.

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    Plain mashing is what it turned into today. Buy I was sitting when I noticed this. I have the Manitou Radium R shock, Air and rebound adjustments. 30% sag 140psi in shock(man is my butt big).
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    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    Plain mashing is what it turned into today. Buy I was sitting when I noticed this. I have the Manitou Radium R shock, Air and rebound adjustments. 30% sag 140psi in shock(man is my butt big).
    Well, that shock has two things you can control: air pressure and rebound damping. It has a preset platform (probably speced very low for the DW_Link OE application. We have to hope they got that part of it right. Based on previous posts and my own subsequent trail and error, the DW_Link does require a bit more rebound damping than other designs. Have you already tried running a bit more rebound damping? If not, you may be surprised at the results. If that doesn't help, maybe a better shock. I'm no expert in this, but others here are and could recommend an upgrade. Personally, I have been very pleased with the 5th Element on my 06 and I'm slightly nervous about going to the Fox on the 07. No doubt the hardware is better for the Fox (no vertical play like the 5th hardware had) but I hope the Fox performs as well.

    Oh, and we are hijacking this thread. You should maybe start a new thread about the Radium R or something...

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    Thanks,I got the bike on Monday and haven't been able to ride it since 'cause of some assembly and shock set up issues but tomorrow is the day! Yeah it's a 15" frame and i'm 5' 7. Will post some ride pix for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    07 Team ready for service.

    Yogreg
    That thing is sweet, looks very good and like your choice of components. I wish I could afford a new bike this year but I will have to ride my Hollowpoint atleast 1 more year, not that it is giveing me any problems but would love to get an mkIII or a 6.8 cause I am starting to get the feaver with the new IronHorse line. There whole line of bikes is awesome and after my first dw link bike I will not stray away to anything else for along time. Hope your ride goes well today and enjoy the hell out of it.
    Looking forward to your trip to florida so I can check out your new ride in person. the only problem, you ars comming at the hottest time of the year. so be prepaired to hit the trails early cause you wont want to ride after about 10:30 in the morning. to freaken hot.

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    sick ride Greg!!! can't wait to read your first ride report!!

    PS: any idea what the head angle is currently with the pike at full travel?

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    Yogreg,
    Can you also measure your bb height? Last year the specs said 13.2 (?) and this year they claim 13.9.

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    Anywhere else, this green mkIII would stand out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerx40
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    Can you also measure your bb height? Last year the specs said 13.2 (?) and this year they claim 13.9.

    Thanks!
    It is pretty close to being 13.9
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    Nice build, absolutely beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    It is pretty close to being 13.9
    Thanks Greg. Your build turned out nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerx40
    Thanks Greg. Your build turned out nice!
    your welcome and thanks
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    speedy - that bike is dead gorgeous!!!

    I saw those grips on a UK site a while back - haven't been abe to find a US distributor tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    speedy - that bike is dead gorgeous!!!

    I saw those grips on a UK site a while back - haven't been abe to find a US distributor tho!
    I´m not sure now, but I think grips Spank are made in Germany. They have shampoo white collection (grips, handlebars, seatpost,...). its good brand with good prices. Here in Europe isnt problem to buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy.gonzales
    here is my mk III.
    Great photo, nice stick!
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    Mine, pre-test ride. Running different tires now. Weight is about about 31 lbs, HA with the Z1 light is just over 68.5. The rear shock has a very nice progressive ramp-up that complements the fork nicely, everything feels very balanced.
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    EvilBiker, just curious how tall you are? Thanks,
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    5'11" 185lbs loaded

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    Mine, pre-test ride. Running different tires now. Weight is about about 31 lbs, HA with the Z1 light is just over 68.5. The rear shock has a very nice progressive ramp-up that complements the fork nicely, everything feels very balanced.
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    Love the bumper sticker EB. I'm a winemaker but beer drinker.

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    just been christened, surprised how well it went


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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    07 Team ready for service.
    Sweetness! Talk about attention to detail. Oh, and I completely missed those fork seals the first time around!

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    Thanks I'm a beer snob but I love a good red...what are you making?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiJohn
    Love the bumper sticker EB. I'm a winemaker but beer drinker.
    Thanks I'm a beer snob but I love a good red...what are you making?

    Sorry Double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore
    just been christened, surprised how well it went
    Nice ride Bike Whore - I really like the color of the Expret and Comp

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilBkr
    Thanks I'm a beer snob but I love a good red...what are you making?
    All sorts but mainly Pinot noir, Riesling & sparkling. I'm living in Hobart, Tasmania now with a 1200m mountain on my door step. Covered in trails perfectly suited to the MkIII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
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    Someone needs to make this a sticky (right alongside the 7point and 6point threads)...

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    I agree but don't know how to do that or how can? Anyone know? Help.
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    Just got my frame!

    Yet another 07 Team frame. This one's a 17" and weighed 6.65 on my digital scale. Can't
    wait to get it built up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    Yet another 07 Team frame. This one's a 17" and weighed 6.65 on my digital scale. Can't
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    word.
    How do you like the DEVO saddle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    How do you like the DEVO saddle?
    I prefer the new Silverado vs the Devo for XC/AM use. It is longer and slimmer. Has a nice center hammock to it. The Devo feels too short for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    word.
    How do you like the DEVO saddle?
    It's new for this build, so I can't comment on it yet. I like the looks of it though - fairly flat across the back, longish. I'll post up after some saddle time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ska todd
    I prefer the new Silverado vs the Devo for XC/AM use. It is longer and slimmer. Has a nice center hammock to it. The Devo feels too short for me.

    -ska todd
    I wanted to try a Silverado but they are out of stock when I got my parts together.

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    Here it is. Ready to rip! The Lyrik will eventually get replace by something a bit lighter - probably a Pike. Build is listed below.


    17” 2007 MKIII Team Frame
    2007 Lyrik U-Turn Fork
    FSA ZS Headset
    Thomson X4 90mm Stem
    Control Tech 7075 Low Rise Bar
    ODI Ruffian Lock-On Grips
    Avid Juicy 7 Brakes
    SRAM X-O Trigger Shifters
    SRAM X-9 Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XT M761 Front Derailleur
    Truvativ Stylo AM 24/36 170mm Cranks
    Truvativ GXP External BB
    Thomson Elite 30x410mm Seatpost
    DKG QR Seat Collar
    WTB Devo SLT Saddle
    SRAM PG-990 11-34 Cassette
    SRAM PG-971 Chain
    DT Swiss EX5.1 Rims
    Hadley Hubs
    DT Swiss Supercomp Spokes
    Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 Tires
    Time ATAC XS Carbon Pedals
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    shwing!

    im hoping my lbs can get his stuff sorted with jim walker here in the UK so i can get my mitts on on of these

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    I was going to point out that head angle looked dead on with the Lyrik - that's until I noticed it's a U-turn and it's lowered!!

    nice ride tho...can't wait to get all the bits I'm missing to finally build mine!

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    the 2007 version of my mkIII

    crossmax enduro
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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    the 2007 version of my mkIII

    crossmax enduro
    rc shock...
    Does she have a good view of the TV from there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    the 2007 version of my mkIII

    crossmax enduro
    rc shock...
    What have you changed on your bike? How long have you been ridin on theat coil shock? What is it? Fox something? What do you think of the Minute Fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by airtym
    What have you changed on your bike? How long have you been ridin on theat coil shock? What is it? Fox something? What do you think of the Minute Fork?

    I bought the frame usd last year so the bike is completely custom.

    I've put a fox vanilla RC non propedal version..(to be tested, snowing here today)...I chose the RC after reading a lot on this forum.

    I've added the betd headset cup adapater to be able to put a regular headset cup...it gives me about 1 degree of slack.

    as far as a manitou minte fork...It's a good fork..very widely used here in quebec, i went for the nixon because i wanted a more heavy duty fork. i've been riding the nixon for two years now without any problems...

    rest of the specs

    mavic crossmax enduro
    schalbe fat albert(2.35) front tire and knobby nic(2.25) rear
    answer 90mms stem
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    manitou nixon eite fork ajutable 4.5 to 5.7" (always set a 5.7)
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    sram x7 rear derailleur
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    shimano deore hydro brakes 8" front 6" rear with straitline lever blades..
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    Hollowpoint Pre MKIII

    Hello Just wanted to put a few pics up and join this post of the MKIII since my bike is pre MKII And 2nd gen And the MKII is what followed. Here are a few pics OF the latest upgrades and a list of the upgrades.
    1.Dirty Dog Dragon Rotors
    2.Club Roost 1.5 Riser Bars
    3.Mavic Cross Ride Wheel Set
    4.Shimano Lx 11-32 cassette
    5.Kenda Navegal 2.35 wire bead tires (that weigh a ton and will come off after seeing if I like bigger tires or not for florida rideing.
    6.Avid BB7 Disc Brakes With speed dial 7 levers
    7.Avid Brake Cables
    8.Shimano sis shifter cables
    9.XT rear and front Derailures
    10.XT shifters
    11.Lizard skin logo Lock on Grips
    12. Sram chain

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    Got my 21” 05 MKIII 13 months ago and since then have made following 'upgrades' / 'mods';
    # installed crud-catchers - one on front of rear triangle, one under downtube - to protect DW-link bearings, shock and drivetrain from as much gunk as possible
    # took off big chainring as for my riding it is pretty much superfluous, and with local singletrack littered with very hard volcanic rocks gives me more ground clearance. Had hoped I might be able to go 1-9, but can't live without my granny
    # Swopped out original bar and stem for a second hand combo (10deg / 100mm stem) that gives me more upright / trail bike stance
    # Swopped the Reba for a 05 Pike Team - a mate wanted the Reba for his wife's bike, and we direct swopped. The coil and 20mm Maxle = huge improvement, especially on fast rough descents. Being able to wind down to 95mm for long / steep climbs also brilliant
    # Bought a wheel set off same mate - DMR revolver hubs with Mavic F219 rims
    # Have run mostly 2.1WTB Weirwolfs, but after trying 2.4 MutanoRaptors (the rear one rubbed on triangle) am now sold on bigger volume tyres and am looking out for lighter weight ‘2.3’s’ like single ply 2.35 High Rollers, 2.24 Mutano's
    # Recently changed chain and cassette – SRAM pc971, pg-990
    # Hayes 9 brakes, SRAM X7 shifters, X-gen front and X9 rear derailleur’s, and Ario shock (running 85lb) unchanged
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    My MKIII Expert 2005



    Mods:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArielK


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    Maxxis Minion DHR 2.35 rear tire
    Great photo, how did you get that deer to stay still for you? What dont you like about the Minion?
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    Very nice!

    Lyrik on a MKIII... very interesting. Would very much appreciate your ride impressions on that combo


    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy
    Here it is. Ready to rip! The Lyrik will eventually get replace by something a bit lighter - probably a Pike. Build is listed below.

    17” 2007 MKIII Team Frame
    2007 Lyrik U-Turn Fork
    FSA ZS Headset
    Thomson X4 90mm Stem
    Control Tech 7075 Low Rise Bar
    ODI Ruffian Lock-On Grips
    Avid Juicy 7 Brakes
    SRAM X-O Trigger Shifters
    SRAM X-9 Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XT M761 Front Derailleur
    Truvativ Stylo AM 24/36 170mm Cranks
    Truvativ GXP External BB
    Thomson Elite 30x410mm Seatpost
    DKG QR Seat Collar
    WTB Devo SLT Saddle
    SRAM PG-990 11-34 Cassette
    SRAM PG-971 Chain
    DT Swiss EX5.1 Rims
    Hadley Hubs
    DT Swiss Supercomp Spokes
    Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 Tires
    Time ATAC XS Carbon Pedals
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Lookin Good Tarto!

    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    the 2007 version of my mkIII

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    I like!

    Looks great.

    I bet it handles a lot of abuse too.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
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    I think I NEED one of these!

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    Acadian I like your new ride. Thats the one that I think might just make me start looking for my new ride after this seaon is over and try and find a close out deal on one. Very nice.Like that build alot. The red and the white look sweet. Anyways enjoy your new ride and wish it were mine.

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    Franken Bike

    I just got my 06 MK III Team build from the shop. I had a lot of trouble getting the parts for this bike so it has alot of strange parts thrown on.
    Take a look.....
    Fork: 07 Pike 454 Dual Air
    Front Derailleur: SHIMANO LX
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Brakes : Hayes El Camino`s W/ 6" ROTOR ( took em off my Faith)
    Chain: SRAM 991 cross step
    Crankset: Race Face XC
    Cassette: SRAM PG-990
    Pedals: Azonic X-tensions
    Saddle: WTB ROCKET V
    Seat Post: TRUVATIV XR
    Handlebar: Easton Havoc
    Stem: Easton Havoc
    Grips: ODI Rouges
    Rims: S-Types
    Hubs: Hadley




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    Acadian did you have a 5Spot before the MkIII?
    How do they compare? I've got a couple of Turners, 5 Pack and one of the 4X proto's, but the new MkIII looks very interesting and most reviews are very positive too. I have seen some negative review too, TS was one along with some UK mag reviews, and this makes me wonder if it's a bike that splits opinions love/hate? I think TS may have had an issue with the 5th air that was the shock of choice at the time as I've not seen a lot of positive feedback on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul5s
    Acadian did you have a 5Spot before the MkIII?
    How do they compare? I've got a couple of Turners, 5 Pack and one of the 4X proto's, but the new MkIII looks very interesting and most reviews are very positive too. I have seen some negative review too, TS was one along with some UK mag reviews, and this makes me wonder if it's a bike that splits opinions love/hate? I think TS may have had an issue with the 5th air that was the shock of choice at the time as I've not seen a lot of positive feedback on them.
    Paul,

    What’s up? Yes I had a 5Spot before my first Mk, we actually chatted a few time over on the Turner form.

    Here is a link to the Mk review I did for Pinkbike last year. If you read between the lines, you can tell I’m comparing my Mk to my 5Spot:
    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Long-Te...rse-MkIII.html

    Proper shock setup is KEY on the Mk. I tried several shocks on this bike, including stock RP3, Pushed AVA, RockShox Pearl, etc… and I can honestly say that if the bike is poo, the bike will also feel like it

    The best setup I've found is funning either a Pushed AVA or Pushed RP3 with high volume sleeve

    I heart my Mk - best damn trail bike I have ever owned.

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    Acadian thanks for replying...

    I remember now speaking to you about the MK at the time, and I kind of guessed that it was the 5Spot that was the comparison bike the numbers just added up

    I'm looking at an '07 team frame with the Fox shock-RP23 or RP3? I do have a Pearl 3.3 190 x 50 which would fit, you need a spare shock or two to be a true homer

    Is the 'big can' the same as the DHX-A version?

    Maybe I need some Horse Power...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul5s
    Acadian thanks for replying...

    I remember now speaking to you about the MK at the time, and I kind of guessed that it was the 5Spot that was the comparison bike the numbers just added up

    I'm looking at an '07 team frame with the Fox shock-RP23 or RP3? I do have a Pearl 3.3 190 x 50 which would fit, you need a spare shock or two to be a true homer

    Is the 'big can' the same as the DHX-A version?

    Maybe I need some Horse Power...

    hahaah...don't need to be a homer to own (or want to try) different shocks

    you know, I'm not sure if the can on the DHX-A and my RP3 are the same size. I can check when I get home tonight and get back to you? I have a DHX-a on my 6Point which I can compare with.

    the little can I had on the RP3 didn't feel AS good, even Pushed! Seek an MKIII out and try one out for yourself. I’m just a strong believer in the dw*link, simply fit my riding style perfectly and feels right! On some of my regular trails, there are some sections where the back wheel of the 5-spot felt like it was hitting a square edge and slowing you down – this both while climbing and descending. I don’t get that with the Mk.

    I run flat pedals on all my bikes, so I tend to “mash” and “scrub” a lot – and the anti-squat characteristics of the dw*link is something I noticed right away. I do most of my climbing seated and the Mk beats every other trail bike I’ve owned.

    The only way to get a TRUE feeling for a bike is by:

    1 – having the bike setup for YOU. Not only suspension, but like your favorite tires, preferred contact points, stem length, etc..

    2 – riding the bike on familiar trails. Ideally ones you’ve been riding for a while.

    3 – ride the bike for the extended period of time. you know how some days you are “one with the bike” but other days the bike is taking you for a ride? well you want to avoid trying a bike when feeling like the latter. one day rides on bikes like at On-Dirt Demo is meaningless to me. The only thing you can get out of that is the fit..that will give you a good idea what size you might need..but not much more than that if you ask me.

    Ride on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    hahaah...don't need to be a homer to own (or want to try) different setups

    you know, I'm not sure if the can on the DHX-A and my RP3 are the same size. I can check when I get home tonight and get back to you? I have a DHX-a on my 6Point which I can compare with.
    that would be great thanks...

    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    the little can I had on the RP3 didn't feel AS good, even Pushed! Seek an MKIII out and try one out for yourself. I’m just a strong believer in the dw*link, simply fit my riding style perfectly and feels right! On some of my regular trails, there are some sections where the back wheel of the 5-spot felt like it was hitting a square edge and slowing you down – this both while climbing and descending. I don’t get that with the Mk.
    Aaah I know that feeling I used to think it was just me

    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    I run flat pedals on all my bikes, so I tend to “mash” and “scrub” a lot – and the anti-squat characteristics of the dw*link is something I noticed right away. I do most of my climbing seated and the Mk beats every other trail bike I’ve owned.
    I run mostly on flats with 5-10 shoes the Htail usually ends up on clips for xc trails as I've ridden fully for so long my technique on rough trails with a Htail is rubbish and I end up bouncing my feet off the pedals { warning skills failure }

    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    The only way to get a TRUE feeling for a bike is by:

    1 – having the bike setup for YOU. Not only suspension, but like your favorite tires, preferred contact points, stem length, etc..

    2 – riding the bike on familiar trails. Ideally ones you’ve been riding for a while.

    3 – ride the bike for the extended period of time. you know how some days you are “one with the bike” but other days the bike is taking you for a ride? well you want to avoid trying a bike when feeling like the latter. one day rides on bikes like at On-Dirt Demo is meaningless to me. The only thing you can get out of that is the fit..that will give you a good idea what size you might need..but not much more than that if you ask me.
    this is a problem as no locals own one and there are no LBS around with bikes any where near me. The only dealer with any '07 frames in stock doesn't sell the full bikes only frames. Size is less of a problem as I'd be on a 15" the 17" is too long in the top tube when compared to my current rides. My old 5Spot was a small and so is my 5/6 Pack. So I'm trying to gauge ride feel from reviews and it helps when I know what they are coming off

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    24 hours later;

    Got me home in one piece & our team second in 4 men teams at the Kellevie 24 this weekend. No problem apart from the pivots are creaking a little & 1 puncture. Luckily it was right next to the camp & no-one minded me getting a little team assistance. DT E540 rims are a total nightmare for changing tyres, needed 3 steel tyre levers to get off & on.
    Apart from that, being able to ride & not having to think too much was bliss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiJohn
    24 hours later;

    Got me home in one piece & our team second in 4 men teams at the Kellevie 24 this weekend. No problem apart from the pivots are creaking a little & 1 puncture. Luckily it was right next to the camp & no-one minded me getting a little team assistance. DT E540 rims are a total nightmare for changing tyres, needed 3 steel tyre levers to get off & on.
    Apart from that, being able to ride & not having to think too much was bliss.
    We need more pictures with stories like this. Awesome picture.
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    Cheers mate. Even with all that mud, it only got a chain lube every lap (Rock & Roll blue is great stuff.) The pivots turned out to be fine, bottom bracket is creaking though.

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    finally got my grubby mitts on a frame!

    Horse 1
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    much thankts to john and conrad of alpine bikes in aberdeen for hooking me up.

    she'll be built up within a couple weeks - depending how soon i can get my hands on a few bits i need,

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    That is 6 U L on that leather couch, enjoy.

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    im buying an '07 comp mk3, comes stock with juicy 3's... from what i hear they arnt too good, kinda scared of them, actually. any reports or sugestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by f00lzBurden
    im buying an '07 comp mk3, comes stock with juicy 3's... from what i hear they arnt too good, kinda scared of them, actually. any reports or sugestions?

    thanks in advance

    The Juicy 3's are ok brakes. They just lack the adjustment features of the 7's
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    thanks yogreg, im just gaming whats going to break first, annoy the crap out of me, and how much should i expect to spend/ down time for fixes and upgrades.... i mean should i go comp or expert?

    im a 200lbsER from beautiful pisgah. i can feel bikes cringe around me, lol.

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    OY! why are my posts not at the bottom?

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    my bike in action on a trail we just finished building!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
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    temp build done

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    not so happy about the finishing on the pivot bolt in the last pic there... small oversight by IH quality control...

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    in action

    MK3 on the rock wall line and through the needle
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    What are you guys using as chain stay protector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowTown
    What are you guys using as chain stay protector?
    Poly spiral wrap. This is not the same size we have on the website. It's a larger size we'll have available in a about a week. It's a perfect fit for MKIII (after some custom cutting to dodge a weld). It stays put and is very tough. Doesn't turn into a dust bag, either. From distance you can't even see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    MK3 on the rock wall line
    Nice trail and nice riding!

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    nice

    What size is that Larsen TT? Looks like a tight fit on the drive side... (or is that just camera angle?)


    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Stonk
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    not so happy about the finishing on the pivot bolt in the last pic there... small oversight by IH quality control...
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    its a 2.35 super tacky. plenty clearance for the dry! id probably size down to a 2.1 for the winter.

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    Brian and the crew at JRA Cycles in Medford, MA are the best! Here is my bike. I almost forgot what it was like to go fast but now I just ease through everything, (at least in my own mind). I am riding Atac Zs now and still need to get out on some crazy technical rock to test it out. Last year I was beating up on my body with my 1st FS and ended up switching to platforms and really enjoyed that, but I got slow and comfortable. Now I know that you can ride fast and hit sh#t hard, something I did not do on my old hardtail. Anyways - it is a great bike and I can't say enough about the righteous treatment from JRA. I am sure other LBSs offer the same but this is where I found it
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    Action shot... Trust me, that's a 2006 MKIII I'm riding. A little early morning desert riding.
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    Chris2fur - that is a very cool shot!

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    Guessing that’s no stick in the trail? Those things can literally rattle your nerves. But if you had got bit I’m sure that would have killed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakfish
    Chris2fur - that is a very cool shot!
    Thanks. My wife will be glad to hear her photography was appreciated! Photos don't really do that place justice. It's called "the Chutes" and it's a whole series of whoop-de-doos and quick turns with a few short drops thrown in. Very fun. It's a small section of the 50-Year Trail north of Tucson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncbuster
    Guessing that’s no stick in the trail? Those things can literally rattle your nerves. But if you had got bit I’m sure that would have killed it.
    It would have been very cool to catch a snake in that shot--we see plenty of them out there! However, what you see there is a very ambitious root trying to find water in the desert...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2fur
    Action shot... Trust me, that's a 2006 MKIII I'm riding. A little early morning desert riding.
    It must hurt to land on a cactus. Great photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2fur
    It would have been very cool to catch a snake in that shot--we see plenty of them out there! However, what you see there is a very ambitious root trying to find water in the desert...
    My bad! Right after a close encounter I make the same mistake on the trail for a while. Nice pic and it sounds like a blast.

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    Hi

    can anyone tell me where and for how much I can get a MKIII Team Frame?
    after watching those white beauts I want one.

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    depends where you are in the world....

    finally got some pikes bolted to the front of mine... just waiting on new chaingrings and bashguard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Stonk
    depends where you are in the world....

    finally got some pikes bolted to the front of mine... just waiting on new chaingrings and bashguard...


    I'm in the US.
    I just want to find the best deal as possible for a MKIII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mastersonics
    I'm in the US.
    I just want to find the best deal as possible for a MKIII.

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    here mine. Loving every up and down on it.

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    An excellent choice Mr Coned. The skate board on the middle left looks pretty cool too.
    Might want to look at your front brake line, looks a bit vulnerable if you bottom out the Pike.

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    Fellow Bass Player Too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coned Out
    My new ride.

    Sweet bike, I had that Burton new back in the day the. People treated us like criminals who rode back then. Nice to it that board again.
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    Yea snowboarding was funner when it was illegal at ski areas.

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    Hello,

    I just finish to build my one :


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    Here's my 2006 MKIII fresh out of the box.
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    looks good in blue
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    Holy cow. I rode my buddies MKIII today... I WANT ONE.

    I ride a 06 7point. The MKIII is a little version that can be pedaled like there is no tomorrow!

    Im thinking about getting one and selling my 7point. But...

    Is 140mm as much as you can go up front? and 5" as much as you can go in the back? I will be doing AM/FR with it. Im in loveeee
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    Have you considered the 6point? They seem to be between the MKIII and 7point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_socal
    Have you considered the 6point? They seem to be between the MKIII and 7point.
    I have. But I have a bad feeling that it would end up weighing close to my 7point...
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    Riding my loaner, patiently waiting for '08 stock

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    Look what finally showed up today.










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    Awesome! Good looking bike.

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    Here is my 06 MKIII sport...100% stock. I love this bike just as it is.

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    I have the same bike same year. I love it too. I ride with guys that paid twice and three time the amount of this bike and it is a ton of bike for the money. The fork is were this bike needs improvment. But as is it won't slow you down.

    Enjoy brother!
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    MkIII at 8000 ft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appendage
    Marlette Lake in the foreground, Lake Tahoe beyond.
    Very nice!
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    Thanks! By the way, the Mk III on sale at Performance is the Sport model (not to be confused with the Expert in the picture).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appendage
    Thanks! By the way, the Mk III on sale at Performance is the Sport model (not to be confused with the Expert in the picture).
    My mistake. The Sport MK III is the one on sale at Performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appendage
    Marlette Lake in the foreground, Lake Tahoe beyond.
    Do you ride Tahoe much? I was out west last fall, but didn't have time to hit Tahoe.
    It looks awsome though.

    We ended up riding Folsem Lake.

    Nice bike too.

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    I don't ride Tahoe nearly as much as I'd like to- only about once a year. Mostly I ski there. The Tahoe Rim Trail and the nearby Hole In The Ground trail are the best, funnest, most beautiful trails I've ever ridden! And my bike thanks you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appendage
    I don't ride Tahoe nearly as much as I'd like to- only about once a year. Mostly I ski there. The Tahoe Rim Trail and the nearby Hole In The Ground trail are the best, funnest, most beautiful trails I've ever ridden! And my bike thanks you.
    in your opinion, do you think HITG is better than Mr. Toads?

    Toads is one of my favorite Tahoe rides...

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    I haven't tried Toads yet...hopefully next time. What's your fav between the two? One thing about HITG is that while it's tecchy and challenging, it's not scary or intimidating, and there was only one short section where I walked my bike- a downhill hairpin turn with big steps in the middle of it. From what I've read of Toads, it sounds a little more gnar in spots, and I'm not a freerider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appendage
    I haven't tried Toads yet...hopefully next time. What's your fav between the two? One thing about HITG is that while it's tecchy and challenging, it's not scary or intimidating, and there was only one short section where I walked my bike- a downhill hairpin turn with big steps in the middle of it. From what I've read of Toads, it sounds a little more gnar in spots, and I'm not a freerider.
    I've ridden Flume and Toads, but never did HITG yet. Every time I want to hit HITG, my friends in Tahoe tell me that Toads is better - so that is what we end up riding I definitely want to hit HITG tho.

    Toads only has 1-2 challenging section and they are at the top...all the rest is pure bliss. Here are some pics from my last Toad/Flume ride:
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    I remember seeing your pictures posted previously- I'm convinced! I'm definitely going to take a Toad Trip on my next road trip.

    Flume is scenic, but TRT is way more challenging and fun. The best way to do it is out-and-back. Start at the trailhead at Tahoe Meadows on Hwy 431. To the scenic overlook (in the picture of my bike) and back is about 25 miles and 4000 ft of aggregate elevation gain. Tons of steps, stones, ledges and some switchbacks. Nirvana! Incredible views, too: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3593093

    As I said, I can't compare HITG with toads, but FWIW, I think it's SWEET.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appendage
    I remember seeing your pictures posted previously- I'm convinced! I'm definitely going to take a Toad Trip on my next road trip.

    Flume is scenic, but TRT is way more challenging and fun. The best way to do it is out-and-back. Start at the trailhead at Tahoe Meadows on Hwy 431. To the scenic overlook (in the picture of my bike) and back is about 25 miles and 4000 ft of aggregate elevation gain. Tons of steps, stones, ledges and some switchbacks. Nirvana! Incredible views, too: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3593093

    As I said, I can't compare HITG with toads, but FWIW, I think it's SWEET.
    man now all I can think about it riding in Tahoe - hahah.

    When we did our Flume ride, we did do it via TRT. It's scenic yes - but honestly, not a ride I would do more than once a year. I'd rather ride Toads or other trails in the area.

    I must ride HITG....

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    My new 2007 build...

    Finally put the pieces together. Didn't think I could like a bike more than my 2006...

    Went with a mix of light but stong parts and some wheels that will take a pounding. 29-1/2 Lbs. I know the seat's a bit quirky, but I like it...
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    Few more shots...

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    she looks HOT chris.....I'm sure she's also a nice ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coned Out
    Sick setup man. What kinda grips are those?
    Those are ESI Silicone Grips. Like foam, but much more resilient. There are two thickness available. I went with the thinner model. They're both very light and they don't rotate on the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    she looks HOT chris.....I'm sure she's also a nice ride!
    Thanks! The same thing can be said of your white one. Last year I bought the stock 06 just to prove the DW-Link. Needless to say, I was sold. To be honest, the 06 really has no deficiencies when it comes to ride quality. However, I fell in love with the upgraded frame design at Interbike last year. Between that and my preference for doing custom builds I ended up with this latest one.

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    Nice looking Bike! I like the grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2fur
    Couple more pics...
    I don't know what to say about that bike and the build except...............silly.
    Last edited by airtym; 08-26-2007 at 05:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2fur
    Couple more pics...
    Man, that looks awsome!

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    My 06' . Mix of parts. 30lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2fur
    Last year I bought the stock 06 just to prove the DW-Link. Needless to say, I was sold. To be honest, the 06 really has no deficiencies when it comes to ride quality. However, I fell in love with the upgraded frame design at Interbike last year. Between that and my preference for doing custom builds I ended up with this latest one.

    Chris the Build looks real nice. I love the red BB cups.
    I need those in a big way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssumo
    My 06' . Mix of parts. 30lbs
    ssumo,

    Looks good! I'm confused, though. Looks like an 07 paint scheme but you have the red anodized link they used in 06. The pics are small so I can see the other details of the frame. What's the story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    Chris the Build looks real nice.
    Thanks, Greg. Thanks to you others for the nice comments, too!


    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    I love the red BB cups.
    I need those in a big way.
    The red cups designate the ceramic hybrid BB cup sets. The standard bearings get black cups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2fur
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    Looks good! I'm confused, though. Looks like an 07 paint scheme but you have the red anodized link they used in 06. The pics are small so I can see the other details of the frame. What's the story?
    Not too sure about the story of this frame, something about it may have been used for some early 07' photos?. I got a killer deal on the frame and float r shock that I could not pass up. Not too shabby for my "back up bike" (Main rides are a 29er hardtail and rigid, both singlespeeds.) I will upgrade the Marzocchi Marathon xc set at 120mm (with your headset adapter) at some point with a Pike 454. Your headset adapter buys me some time as it allowed me to use the Marzocchi that I had in my parts bin.
    Not sure if I will need the adapter with a Pike or not? I am getting some squeeks that I'm not positive if it is the fork itself or headset crown area. Still a very fun bike. It is a 17" frame, 100mm stem, and setback post. Fits my 5'10" well as I like a slightly smaller frame to ride my tight Pacific Northwest singletrack trails. I am also rockin the esi silicone grips on all three bikes as well. The chunkys work perfectly with the attack grip shifters on the MKIII.
    This bike is making me re-think my singlespeeder ways...

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    Here's my new ride... I think I need a longer fork ey?
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    Deto:

    Let me know how the revelation performs. I almost bought that fork but when with a cheap 20mm wheel and a Pike 454 instead.
    Meh.

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    I am finally joining the IH family, and ordered myself a brand new 2006 MKIII Sport! The box should be here on Friday, so I'll post up some pictures of it in action this weekend. I'm so stoked I can hardly wait! Catch y'all later.

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    My new Baby!

    Just finished putting her together 10 minutes ago.
    Tomorrow at 5:30am the first trail ride to see how it runs.



    I've been out for a long while
    let's hope I haven't forgot how to ride,

    wish me luck

    later,
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    nice pics guys, charles sweet frame

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    Here's my '06 MkIII Comp





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    19" '06 MkIII Sport frame

    What I kept:

    -Manitou Radium
    -Truvatic XR handlebars/seat port
    -WTB Speed Disc rear wheel
    -WTB Rocket V Saddle
    -AHeadSet Headset
    -WTB 2.3 Weirwolf Tires
    -Crank Brothers Candy pedals

    What I installed new:

    -RS Pike 454 air
    -Sun Single Track front wheel w/ Redline 20mm hub (Hey... it was cheap )
    -SRAM 991 Chain
    -SRAM 990 11-34t Cassette
    -SRAM 2007 X-9 Mid-cage
    -SRAM 2007 X-9 rear shifter
    -Hayes Stroker Trails (7" front, 6" rear)
    -Holzfeller 40mm Stem
    -Race Face XC Cranks
    -E-thirteen guide/bash guard
    -FSA DH 34t Ring

    Things I'm awaiting/plan to purchase soon:

    -Black Chris King headset
    -Gamut P20 (black) guide/bash guard

    Future plans:

    -Fox RP23 or a Fox Vanilla Coil with Ti spring (haven't decided yet)
    -White Syncros
    -White Hadley Hubs
    -Black DT Swiss Spokes

    ...because, hey... White Stroker Trails need white Syncros with white Hadleys. Duh.

    Sorry for the crap pics.





    Meh.

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    Nice

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2fur
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    omg... I love that bike

    So beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    omg... I love that bike

    So beautiful.
    Thanks! Good thing I enjoy looking at it since I'm sick right now. No Labor Day ride for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2fur
    Thanks! Good thing I enjoy looking at it since I'm sick right now. No Labor Day ride for me...
    I was out today testing my new Stroker Trails on the very first ride on my MkIII. Let's pretend I rode for you man. :-)

    Took a handle-bar in the thigh too... but hey. That's okay. 3 inches to the left, and it would have been my testicle.

    Heal up man.
    Meh.

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    updated look

    Just thought I would throw up an updated shot of the MK from yesterday's ripper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    I was out today testing my new Stroker Trails on the very first ride on my MkIII. Let's pretend I rode for you man. :-)

    Took a handle-bar in the thigh too... but hey. That's okay. 3 inches to the left, and it would have been my testicle.

    Heal up man.
    That was very cool of you to ride for me--especially since I probably had that handlebar shot coming!

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    [QUOTE=Prettym1k3]19" '06 MkIII Sport frame

    What I kept:

    -Manitou Radium
    -Truvatic XR handlebars/seat port
    -WTB Speed Disc rear wheel
    -WTB Rocket V Saddle
    -AHeadSet Headset
    -WTB 2.3 Weirwolf Tires
    -Crank Brothers Candy pedals

    What I installed new:

    -RS Pike 454 air
    -Sun Single Track front wheel w/ Redline 20mm hub (Hey... it was cheap )
    -SRAM 991 Chain
    -SRAM 990 11-34t Cassette
    -SRAM 2007 X-9 Mid-cage
    -SRAM 2007 X-9 rear shifter
    -Hayes Stroker Trails (7" front, 6" rear)
    -Holzfeller 40mm Stem
    -Race Face XC Cranks
    -E-thirteen guide/bash guard
    -FSA DH 34t Ring

    Things I'm awaiting/plan to purchase soon:

    -Black Chris King headset
    -Gamut P20 (black) guide/bash guard

    Future plans:

    -Fox RP23 or a Fox Vanilla Coil with Ti spring (haven't decided yet)
    -White Syncros
    -White Hadley Hubs
    -Black DT Swiss Spokes

    ...because, hey... White Stroker Trails need white Syncros with white Hadleys. Duh.

    Sorry for the crap pics.


    Wow! You are doing what I plan on doing. Just got the same bike this weekend. Where are you getting your parts? The Pike cost almost as much as the bike....

    Keep posting pics.

    bobo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2fur
    That was very cool of you to ride for me--especially since I probably had that handlebar shot coming!
    Well, then I'm glad I have someone to blame (you) for almost giving me "Blunt Force Testicular Trauma". Haha... (medical terms make me laugh).

    Heal up man!
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo_krkk_NIN


    Wow! You are doing what I plan on doing. Just got the same bike this weekend. Where are you getting your parts? The Pike cost almost as much as the bike....

    Keep posting pics.

    bobo
    Well, I work at a shop, so I pro-dealed everything.

    I love the Pike. Makes me so happy (in my pants).

    I still need a white '07 MkIII frame, white Syncros, white Hadley Hubs, and a white Deity bar.

    I suppose I could have gone with a white Fox Vanilla too, but that's just overkill.
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    Just thought I would throw up an updated shot of the MK from yesterday's ripper
    That background is too good to be true. Are you sure you didn't take your baby into some photo studio with a back drop? BTW, I don't mean to take anything away from the foreground--the bike looks great.

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