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    Moto 29ers with upgrades

    Here is my Outcast 29er. I have had it for about a year and half. I use it as a commuter and to ride with my family. The only original comonents are the cranks and bb. It's a size medium and wish I had gone with a large for how I am using it.

    The second bike is my Fantom Pro 29SL. I have had it exactly a year. It's also a 17" and fits me perfectly for trail riding. (I'm 6' with a 32" inseam.) I have ridden the hell out of it. It's a fantastic bike. I have switched out many of the components on this bike as well. I'll be replacing the wheels soon. I am hoping that BD releases the Ti version of this frame for 2011. If they don't, I'll be ordering a Fly Ti 29er is XX or the new XTR 2x10, provided BD spec's one with that.
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    Overall, the Fantom's weight is right in there with some of the other mid-level 29ers I have seen and ridden. In any case, it rides light. It climbs better than any bike I have owned in the past, including 2 Stumpjumer hardtails and an Epic FSR. The descents are fast and stable. It corners nicely. I wouldn't exactly call it "nimble", but I have ridden many race and trail bikes that require more work to make corrections and find the right line.

    I don't know how much weight I have shaved off the Fantom by changing out components, but it is certainly lighter than as originally spec'd. More importantly, it fits me and handles better with the following changes:
    Titec Pluto Carbon Bars (low rise)
    Aerus AL Pro Stem (100mm)
    Ritchey WCS SL Bar Ends
    Race Face Deus Headset
    Blue/Aerus Saddle
    Panaracer Rampage 2.35 Tires
    Race Face Deus Seatpost
    Truvativ Noir Cranks
    XT Cassette
    Time Attack XS Pedals

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    Awesome toys!!
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