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    Talk me out of it!

    Just found a guy selling a M3 with 1 ride on it for $3K.

    XT cranks, shifter, RD
    Monkeylite DH bar
    Travis single crown
    Ringle hubs w/ sun rims
    all components are 07's

    complete bike.

    Talk me out of it please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechmann_mtb
    Just found a guy selling a SOCOM with 1 ride on it for $3K.

    XT cranks, shifter, RD
    Monkeylite DH bar
    Travis single crown
    Ringle hubs w/ sun rims
    all components are 07's

    complete bike.

    Talk me out of it please!
    well..... if you really want me to...
    do not buy it, you will die.
    Jake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    I agree. Bad buy. I would pass.

    What's the dudes name again?
    Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.

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    LOL...

    thanks!

    i actually wanted someone to tell me that they hated the way the suspension worked on the mountain or something.

    i was only able to spin it around the parking lot. it felt pretty nice. weighed about 39lbs i think.

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    i have never ridden a VPP bike in the dirt before.

    are there any major negatives with long travel VPP??

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    It can be described as vague due to varying axle path. (S-shaped). You'll need to replace bearings a lot. They're definately good bikes. I'm not a fan of the fork though, my Manitou experiences have been bad. That is not, however, ample reason to pass up that deal. I say go for it.

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    well you can take into consideration the fact that is probably DOESN'T have "just 1 ride" on it... VPP suspension, lots of maintenance, prone to killing bearings, creaking, etc...
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    well you can take into consideration the fact that is probably DOESN'T have "just 1 ride" on it... VPP suspension, lots of maintenance, prone to killing bearings, creaking, etc...
    creaking... you nailed that one
    Jake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    frames like 3k bran new........

    don't do it....does that make you feel better......please post his name on the Internet so someone else can grab it quickly
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    does, it have a red travis?

    besides that, manitou forks have a history of going bad after a few months, and last years travis singles blew up when u bottomed them hard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spastik Slingkee
    does, it have a red travis?

    besides that, manitou forks have a history of going bad after a few months, and last years travis singles blew up when u bottomed them hard
    Manitou has a history??
    Jake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    Manitou?? Second hand Intense frame???

    Do I even need to tell you this is a total waste of 3K?
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    Did you know they are made of radioactive metal
    Jake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    Manitou?? Second hand Intense frame???

    Do I even need to tell you this is a total waste of 3K?
    i couldn't have said it better.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    i couldn't have said it better.....
    Thanks Mike.
    805

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    Buy a Sunday. At least it won't look like it was stamped out of soda can or sound like a rattling jar of wrenches as you come down the trail.

    Oh and the Sunday pedals better. Take that all you boutique bike riding snobs! Dissed by a Dick's Sporting Goods brand of bicycle!




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    Hahaha, nice sig DHidiot.
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