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    Rigid Freeride Machines?

    Anyone ever done it? I have a KHS Rigid One, anyone have one of those? Im just a 16 year old lost in a material world. lol.
    Heres my setup

    02 KHS Rigid One Frame
    Rigid fork or a shatty 02 Black Comp
    FSA PIG headset
    Tioga Cube stem
    Titec Helbent bars
    S&M Krayton grips (The best!)
    LX Pods
    XT Levers
    Paul Monolite V brakes
    XTR post
    Fizik Nises (?) seat
    XT Crank
    Raceface rings and Bashgaurd
    Primo Super Tenderizers
    XTR Rear Der (ahh!!)
    XTR Ti Cog
    Maxxis Highroller semi slicks 2.35
    Araya 7x DH rims

    What do you guys think? I have $150 for upgrades.

    See ya later guys!

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    Dude, if you're having fun on it, who cares how its setup or if others do it. You're probably getting more skills doibng full rigid than a lot of people out there on the big bikes. Keep it up if you enjoy it. Sounds like a good setup though.
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    Nice Setup Dude! Just ride it and have fun!

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    if you have 150, go on ebay and buy a SRAM x9 derrailleur/shifters. they make shimano stuff look like the crap on kmart bikes. that or some avid/hayes disc brakes if your frame has the mounts. and ridgids are way fun to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio_Huck
    if you have 150, go on ebay and buy a SRAM x9 derrailleur/shifters. they make shimano stuff look like the crap on kmart bikes. that or some avid/hayes disc brakes if your frame has the mounts. and ridgids are way fun to ride.
    Yea dude awesome idea! Lets just buy completely new shifter even though his are perfectly fine. And save your money for when stuff breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio_Huck
    if you have 150, go on ebay and buy a SRAM x9 derrailleur/shifters. they make shimano stuff look like the crap on kmart bikes. that or some avid/hayes disc brakes if your frame has the mounts. and ridgids are way fun to ride.


    Screw the X9 i had X-O that i got from Kyle S. and it wasnt happy with it so i sold it for $35. Hey! thats thirty five in my pocket!

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    Dang, I think my wrists would have snapped in half by this point if I were on a rigid...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RigidOne
    Anyone ever done it? I have a KHS Rigid One, anyone have one of those? Im just a 16 year old lost in a material world. lol.
    Heres my setup

    02 KHS Rigid One Frame
    Rigid fork or a shatty 02 Black Comp
    FSA PIG headset
    Tioga Cube stem
    Titec Helbent bars
    S&M Krayton grips (The best!)
    LX Pods
    XT Levers
    Paul Monolite V brakes
    XTR post
    Fizik Nises (?) seat
    XT Crank
    Raceface rings and Bashgaurd
    Primo Super Tenderizers
    XTR Rear Der (ahh!!)
    XTR Ti Cog
    Maxxis Highroller semi slicks 2.35
    Araya 7x DH rims

    What do you guys think? I have $150 for upgrades.

    See ya later guys!
    how about sell the black comp and take the 100 bucks and your 150 and buy a marzocchi dirt jumper 3. the rigid fork will work for extreme trail riding but any sizable drops and stuff will take the skill of a decent trials rider.
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    sort of

    i trail ride my 2003 norco5hun with a rigid johnson funn fork (20mm). no major drops or stunts, but some rocky trails with climbs and downhills.

    the bike is stock except for the fork, the pedals, and it is set up for single speed (34X17). it is a blast to ride and my friends can't believe how well i can ride a rigid bike.

    i love the simple, no maintenance vibe too. go single speed and save yourself the pain of cables and chain slap

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