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    Fantom DS Pro 09

    Frame works great with Monarch 3.3. I can viturally eliminate bobbing with the Monarch and Reba Race. You can also dial in very plush travel or very taunt travel. 3 - 4 - 5 inches of travel - very versatile. I still learning how to set up this bike for different conditions but I'm loving the components and the ride.
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    Listen!

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    Here are a couple pics of my moto (one with my other "rides"):




    Motobecane 700DS (purchased this month, June, 2007).
    Think you got enough junk in that garage clumpy?

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    wow there's alot of nice Moto's on this thread!

    This my '08 Fantom 29er
    e13 Bash guard and Peaty Sig grips (makes the bike so much faster! ) are all I've had to do to it. Alot of fun and envy from my buds w/ their heavy Specialized rigs.





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    I'm really going to miss this bike, but all good things must come to an end. This is my current and first mountain bike (coming from the roadbike world) Motobecane 400HT.










    and here's my girlfriend's Motobecane Jubilee Trail. She only leisure rides, and we custom painted it pink to match her engine bay in her custom car...




    When I get my new Motobecane, all the carbon and accessories will transfer directly to it. Since I don't like the color it comes in, it'll be color matched to match our cars too. Farewell to my 400HT!

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    The 600DS is now retired...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellytronics

    OMG, that bike looks awesome! Do the red sidewall tires come stock now? I wasn't too thrilled about the color scheme on the Elite, but that Pro is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyHitch
    OMG, that bike looks awesome! Do the red sidewall tires come stock now? I wasn't too thrilled about the color scheme on the Elite, but that Pro is amazing.
    I'm diggin' it too! I can't stand the color of my new Fantom 29 PRO SL so I Just took it apart to have it painted my favorite color. Don't let the color stop you from getting what you want! I couldn''t stand the Delorean Brushed Silver so I made it work for me to have the components it came with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitzhym
    The 600DS is now retired...
    Nice ride! how do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing
    Nice ride! how do you like it?
    That photo was taken the day I completed the build. A lot of rain around here lately and I don't ride in the slop. I'll be sure to post up after my first ride. I don't have great expectations for the Monarch 4.2 since it doesnt have a lock out although it does have compression adjustment. Won't know for sure 'til I can hit the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyHitch
    OMG, that bike looks awesome! Do the red sidewall tires come stock now? I wasn't too thrilled about the color scheme on the Elite, but that Pro is amazing.
    Thanks. To answer your question, those are not the stock panaracers. Thy are the 2.4 Fire DH's. About the only thing that was red on this bike when I got it was the FantomPro lettering.

    Looks like a dirty heap of poo right now. I'll try and get some of those photos up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellytronics
    Thanks. To answer your question, those are not the stock panaracers. Thy are the 2.4 Fire DH's.
    Nice, that would explain why they look so fat. Did you go to 2.4s for the mud, snow, downhilling, or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyHitch
    Nice, that would explain why they look so fat. Did you go to 2.4s for the mud, snow, downhilling, or what?
    For downhill. I've seen too many 2.1s exploded in front of me...went with these and they've gone strong for several months now while taking a pretty good beating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellytronics
    For downhill. I've seen too many 2.1s exploded in front of me...went with these and they've gone strong for several months now while taking a pretty good beating.
    I would like your Moto hardtail. I think it would be just about the perfect mate to go next to my full suspension. I would want to get another adjustable seat post but after that I would have two super sweet rides

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    Fantom Team

    changed the handlebar, seatpost and tires so far...
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    Thanks for posting the weight of the frame. What size is it?

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    forgot to mention it, it´s the medium size frame. I did not remove the "chainstay protector" (now replaced with a lizard skin). Total bike weight is 26 lbs and 4 oz. but with continental mountain king 2.2 kevlar tires, with the ones pictured, it was 26 lb flat.

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    http://http://picasaweb.google.com/l...eat=directlinkMy "09" Team Fantom at Henry Coe State Park



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    Just picked up this Fantom 29. First new Mountain Bike in 15 years. The ol GT couldn't take it anymore. Looking forward to learing the 29er.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BKiller Fantom
    Just picked up this Fantom 29. First new Mountain Bike in 15 years. The ol GT couldn't take it anymore. Looking forward to learing the 29er.


    Congrats , welcome to the forum .

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    For you single pivot riders, I've added a few things since my last post. Changed out the velociraptors for IRC Trail Bears 2.24. Swapped in a Sram PG-970 11-34 cassette. Changed the stock bar grips with some Forte Countour grips. Stem extender, I'm over 6'5". No negative issues to report in 12 months of riding in the Santa Cruz Mountains following my shock/fork upsize mod.


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    Well I recently bought a 2010 Fly team. With some Notubes Podium MMX wheels, CB 4ti eggbeaters, Gripshifters, different saddle and tires my bike weighed 19 lbs 11oz. Not too shabby. I'll post pics soon.
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    First ride of my fantom comp ds.
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    Ok, here are a couple pics, enjoy!
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    Hi. Your Fly Team looks a lot like my Pro, except for the crank area. That crankset look sick, enjoy...

    I think you should lower the banjo in the rear caliper so the cable can be routed through the last retainer in the frame.
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    Here is another shot of my fantom comp ds

    -Nathaniel

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    here's my 3 days old 29 pro sl.


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    Looks strikingly similar to mine!

    Congrats!

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    This is my third ride out with my newly purchased Motobecane Fantom DS. Performing wonderfully.
    I know I am a photo whore...




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    My new Fantom Team DS after a ride.... Just bought in December... already busted the fork had to downgrade to old 120mm fork. Changed Vuelta Wheelset to Mavic's. Panaracer XC Pro Tires. Race Face Deues XC Crank. SLX 11-34t Cassette.
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    my fantom ti with a few tweaks...




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    Screw this weather, I am going for a ride.

    The weather made it miserable for SS riding, so I grabbed the trusty Moto and she performed great! Such a comfy ride even under freezing, miserable conditions.

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    Nice bike, but weird rear brake cable routing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathanieleck
    This is my third ride out with my newly purchased Motobecane Fantom DS. Performing wonderfully.
    I know I am a photo whore...




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    Damn, I wish i could get mine as dirty as that. This awesome weather in the NE is keeping bikes too clean sitting unused. Drives me crazy...

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    Motobecane FantomPro Ti, with some changes (thomson post/stem, monkeylite bars, ergon grips, PDM959 pedals, flite saddle)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathanieleck
    This is my third ride out with my newly purchased Motobecane Fantom DS. Performing wonderfully.
    I know I am a photo whore...




    Dude!!

    These are some incredible photos… Photo #4 tells the story all by it’s self.

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    Shoot, been on my DS Trail all winter long (Boston area)-studs of course. All fun so far.

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    Outcast 26

    I built this from the frame up with new and used parts.

    It's my first Motobecane and my first singlespeed.

    Love it!
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    Looks good, BunnV. Is that a sliding dropout or some overbuilt tensioner on there?

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    Thanks for the compliment GiddyHitch.

    Those are sliders. It's a great set up and has a derailleur hanger too.
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    nice.. i wish my frame had dropouts like that!

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    My new Moto

    I haven't had much time on this bike yet but so far it's been plenty of fun.
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    Whoa, beefy indeed. Nice.

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    i got a question, some of the motos on the bikesdirect website say they come with SIDs 'factory upgraded to 100mm' has anyone noticed if this changes the way the bike handles? are they supposed to come with the 80mm version?

    thanks!
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    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    Here's my Moto Fly Team new in early '09. It weights in at 21.6#
    And it has:
    Avid elixur CR brakes
    Fox RLC 80mm
    No Tubes ZTR olympic rims w/ American Classic hubs
    FSA 42/27 carbon cranks
    Sram shifting components x-9
    Sram pg990 cassette & chain
    Thomson seatpost and stem
    FSA bar
    WTB seat
    CB's eggbeaters


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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing
    Nice ride! how do you like it?
    Finally got to ride the Fantom build after a winter of rain and record breaking snow in the Mid-Atlantic. Bike performed great - I didn't after nearly 4 months of not riding! Ride is super plush. Climbs pretty good for 5" travel. Although it's 2lbs heavier than my Fuji Outland RC build, I think I prefer riding the Fantom.
    >>"Every chance I get!"

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    Crazy northeast weather....finally gave me a chance to have a bit of fun with the moto as well.


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    Fantom 29PRO SL

    Just got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gambas

    Awesome build!

    Love the cranks and wheelset… I believe that is the longest seatpost I have ever seen… you must be a tall dude!
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    I can relate to the long seat post. Pretty long reach down to the bar tho for steep decents. Guess that works for some guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkonian
    I can relate to the long seat post. Pretty long reach down to the bar tho for steep decents. Guess that works for some guys.
    Yes i'm tall (1m85) with very long legs (92cm). I am used to ride with the bar under the sadle, and you must know that for this bike, my bar is highter than my older bike. I have no problem in steep decents; where i live, there is very hard trails and for sur, i'm now very much confident with my 29er than with my old scalpel.

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    Sexy...love the red anodized components. Got a parts list?

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    Crankset: race face deus (36/22)//pedals 4ti
    Front derailleur (not in the photos): dura ace 7700 with inverter//rear: xtr inverted
    Stem: Titan Evo (110)
    Seat post: Saso poc 15 (27.2x400)
    Bar (must be change): Sunn Carbar
    Brakes: xtr
    Shifters: xt
    Wheels: amc 350 mtb 29//tires maxxis crossmark (waiting for maxis fly weight tubes 26")
    YES 26" TUBES FEETS VERY WELL IN 29" TIRES !!!
    Sadle: Specialized Phenom sl

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    My New Build.. Fantom Team DS

    Race Face Deus XC Crankset
    RockShox Revelation Fork
    Rock Shox Monarch 4.2 Rear shock
    Selcof stem, handlebars, and seatpost
    Bontranger seat
    CrossRide Wheels
    Panaracer XC Pro Tires
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    600DS
    Cane Creek Cloud 9 (7.5 e2e)
    Tora 302 Fork
    Salsa bashguard
    Crank Bros. 5050x

    (forgot to snag an adapter to mount my front caliper when buying fork )
    Been riding this bike for almost a year, very satisfied, exceeded my expectations in just about every way.





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    chucksxt, I like those platforms. Did you upsize the rear shock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkonian
    chucksxt, I like those platforms. Did you upsize the rear shock?
    Yes, rear shock is 7.5 eye to eye.
    Was a little concerned about the geometry change and handling. Added the Tora at the same time and I really do not notice much difference.

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    Yes, the travel adjust Tora allows you to dial the balance right in. I went with the 318 coil, same thing.
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    Heres a vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lgZPbFtm5s

    ok ok, thats enough.

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    Man I have sure loved just going through this thread. All these badass Moto's all on one thread! Just wish I saw more of them arond here! Keep em coming & thanks to all who have posted. Very cool

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    Flickr Set




    First ride with my son and on the new bike.

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    Crappy phone pics, but I feel left out!




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    nice clear Oury grips. i have the same one in red.

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    Muddy Moto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazgul350r

    This is awesome. Can't wait to get mine.

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    (Nazgul250r) How much does your Fly Team 29er Weigh and What size is it? Looks really good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBERMISS
    (Nazgul250r) How much does your Fly Team 29er Weigh and What size is it? Looks really good!
    I have not weighted the bike because I have not been to a bike shop yet.
    Its a 19 inch.
    ThankYou

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    One happy 600HT owner here. It's my first Moto. I've only put 20 miles on it so far but I'm very happy with the fit and finish and believe me I'm picky. I've been out of MTB'ing for nearly 10 years but my last bikes were a Specialized FSR and a Cannondale F1000 so I have some high expectations.

    I was looking for a value purchase as I can do all the maintenence myself. I was a mechanic and LBS manager for a few years. Motobecane seemed to fit the bill so I went for it. Couldn't be happier.






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    Have you had problems with the Revelation 409 front suspension? I have read some negative reviews.

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    My Fantom Ti

    I guess my goal of a sub-20lb. mountain bike has been attained?

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    Others

    I have other bikes, but these are just my Moto's (plus my Fantom Ti above ^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    I guess my goal of a sub-20lb. mountain bike has been attained?
    Nice!
    You could shave a few more grams by losing those XRP stickers. They are a luv em or hate em kinda thing, and I admit, on some bikes they look better than others (took em off my SS, might take them off my Fantom Team). On yours, I think the stealth rims would look sweet! Luv the bike...hope there is one in my future.

    Those are some amazing looking bikes (I actually licked my lips typing this). Dang that is a huge cog on the Cross! And what is that silver thing dangling off the rear of the Fantom...some sort of chain tensioning device???
    I no longer deserve a signature. :skep:

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    Nice DS Dion! How do you like it, and what are your complaints or problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMHO
    Nice!
    You could shave a few more grams by losing those XRP stickers. They are a luv em or hate em kinda thing, and I admit, on some bikes they look better than others (took em off my SS, might take them off my Fantom Team). On yours, I think the stealth rims would look sweet! Luv the bike...hope there is one in my future.

    Those are some amazing looking bikes (I actually licked my lips typing this). Dang that is a huge cog on the Cross! And what is that silver thing dangling off the rear of the Fantom...some sort of chain tensioning device???
    Thanks. I geared my fixed 'cross bike for MTB trails, but after building my geared 'cross bike I admittedly ride that thing mostly. The gearing is 44X22 which is the equivalent of being in the middle ring and middle'ish cog on a 26" MTB with 2.35 tires (32 X 16).

    Yes, that is a chain tensioner for the vertical drop-outs (a Surly Singlator in "push up" mode). It's actually working fantastic.

    The Comp DS is ridden about once every 4 months. It's a nice bike, but I'm really not into big, full suspension bikes with tons of gears - it's heavy (33 lbs), and I hate messing with lock-outs and u-turn adjustments. In fact, I ride my 29'er and my Pake 'Cross bikes the most (below) which are both rigid. For MTB riding, I like single-speed rigids. I'm much faster on the climbs and the descends are not bad. The components on the DS are great except for the wheels, which are old-school loose ball bearing hubs. Plus, I had to resort to "ghetto tubeless" for the rims to seal (Stan's strips didn't work).

    If I know I'm going to be hitting some major rough terrain and little climbing, I will take out the Comp DS. Otherwise, my SS 29'er does it all. Climbing on the Comp DS is an unfortunate task.

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    I'm upgrading the cranks today on this bike with some outboard bearings and SLX cranks. I'm over the square taper nonsense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    Thanks. I geared my fixed 'cross bike for MTB trails, but after building my geared 'cross bike I admittedly ride that thing mostly. The gearing is 44X22 which is the equivalent of being in the middle ring and middle'ish cog on a 26" MTB with 2.35 tires (32 X 16).

    Yes, that is a chain tensioner for the vertical drop-outs (a Surly Singlator in "push up" mode). It's actually working fantastic.

    The Comp DS is ridden about once every 4 months. It's a nice bike, but I'm really not into big, full suspension bikes with tons of gears - it's heavy (33 lbs), and I hate messing with lock-outs and u-turn adjustments. In fact, I ride my 29'er and my Pake 'Cross bikes the most (below) which are both rigid. For MTB riding, I like single-speed rigids. I'm much faster on the climbs and the descends are not bad. The components on the DS are great except for the wheels, which are old-school loose ball bearing hubs. Plus, I had to resort to "ghetto tubeless" for the rims to seal (Stan's strips didn't work).

    If I know I'm going to be hitting some major rough terrain and little climbing, I will take out the Comp DS. Otherwise, my SS 29'er does it all. Climbing on the Comp DS is an unfortunate task.
    Ha, I was actually joking about the derailleur on your Fantom Comp DS. With all those single speed bikes it just seemed out of place. I love my Fantom Team and have even won races on it (toot-toot!...disclaimer: >35 Beginner Category) but now I only ride it occasionally (now fitted for my wife) and my SS gets most of the love...still, it is a great bike and I appreciate it whenever I take it for a spin.
    Again, nice rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto Rider
    This is my Fantom Elite. I have upgraded the front brake and front derailleur. All the QR's and tires.





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    SOLD! Had too pay some bills...

    However, I will keep the name Moto Rider, Funny thing, If i say my first name. No one knows who i am. If i say Moto Rider, then everybody knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto Rider
    SOLD! Had too pay some bills...

    However, I will keep the name Moto Rider, Funny thing, If i say my first name. No one knows who i am. If i say Moto Rider, then everybody knows.

    Crazy World.

    Sorry to hear that Fred. I can relate to a finacial squeeze with my wife quitting her job to be a stay at home mom. Start planning you next bike purchase/build now for when the $'s start rolling again
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    Here's a couple I took over the weekend:

    This one...
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    and this one...
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    Here's my fly ti 9er frame I built up a little bit ago. 20.5 lbs. according to my bathroom scale... could be a little more or less


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    Here's my 29 Pro, almost done with the mods.

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    Panaracer Rampage 2.35s set up split-tube ghetto tubeless
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    Sette bars, stem, and seatpost
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    not shown, matching Jagwire Hyflow hoses
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    Looks great HamfisT. Have you taken it out for a ride yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing
    Looks great HamfisT. Have you taken it out for a ride yet?

    I ride it every day! Best thing I've ever purchased!

    Mostly through local horse trails... though I've never seen a horse on them.

    Daily commute to work of about 2 miles, half dirt, half paved path.
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    This thread, always seems to get lost so, now that it's a sticky...thats a thing of the past. Enjoy!
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    Nice one, MR!
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    New frame, new brakes, everything else I swapped over from the 600DS I posted in here a while ago.
    BB7's - 203mm rotor (overkill! but the 160mm tektros always faded out when coming down my local trail, )
    Speed Dial 7 Levers
    Crank Bro's 5050x platforms
    Cane Creek Cloud 9 shock
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    And a crappy cell phone pic!

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    Nice trail!
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    New Hoops

    Got a new set of hand built wheels, so I thought that deserved a few more pictures!







    Much lighter and responsive than the stock wheels!
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    Nice teaser shot of the GTO!

    Here's my 'Becane. It's an awesome bike, even if the cornering performance brings some suck. I suspect that the problem is a 29er thing...

    We're going to find out, 'cause there's a new ti Motobecane 29 in the mail with my name on it, heading West right now- woo hoo! I'll post pics when I get it, of course- should be here Saturday or Monday. later


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    Quote Originally Posted by cykovski
    Nice teaser shot of the GTO!

    Here's my 'Becane. It's an awesome bike, even if the cornering performance brings some suck. I suspect that the problem is a 29er thing...

    We're going to find out, 'cause there's a new ti Motobecane 29 in the mail with my name on it, heading West right now- woo hoo! I'll post pics when I get it, of course- should be here Saturday or Monday. later

    ???

    That's like putting a bag over your girlfriend's face... just dump her.

    Grats on the new bike coming.

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    ???

    ...and quoting the picture that's directly above... what's that like?


    I'll obscure the branding on any device of mine that I want to, unless I'm being paid to advertise it, thanks. Leave my girl out of it and I won't point out your shortcomings, what?

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    Moto Build

    Just finished my build a couple of days ago Love it so far.
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    I never got around to posting my 29er and my riding buddy.

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    Fly Team

    Not sure what happened with my last post. The pics are gone Let's try again.
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    some 700HT love. Riding up in Park City, Utah
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    Fantom Pro 29SL waiting for a bath after a weekend of riding in the Methow Valley.
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    New 30 speed 29er Ti

    17.5 25lb w/pedals

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    Here's my contribution. its a size 17' im 5'11---31 inseam and it fits perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS*MOTOCAST*9ER
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    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    2011 Motobecane Fly Team 29 Ti XO + grips, bars, seatpost, pedals, stem, saddle, and a cheap headlight

    We're all on the same ship, and it's sinking.

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    At the entrance to Flowtron .

    Set at 5"+5"

    Magura Louise 180s f+r, Nevegal 2.35s, 1x9 drivetrain, fabricated bashguard and chainguide, 990 cassette, DH stem. Milled off the 3" travel eye on the rocker.
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    Ti Fly size L
    Project 321...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyag1

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    I require more pics! That Lefty looks hot. How much?

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    That fork alone is $1350. You have to consider the cost of the hub too. I guess he saved money on the frame in order to treat himself to such a luxurious fork. No clue how much better it is than typical fork, but the hype certainly makes it seem to be far far better.
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    skipped lunch yesterday and went on a ride instead. phone pics so a little blurry. i probably should have rested the bike on the chain instead of the post, too







    Fantom 29 Pro SL 21" + stuff from my old bike: ergon grips, suspension seat post, wtb speed progel, lentze cage that's notched in the middle to allow a "standard" ulock to slide through, pedal extenders + toe clips. I didn't bring the ulock, but brought the cable lock for just in case (bought it before i knew better).
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    2010 Motobecane Fly Team Ti Frame built up 26"

    I built my bike, this is what I got:
    Fly Team Ti frame 26" size medium (New, paid $500 for it on Bikesdirect.com) , cane creek S-8 headset, SID race fork 100mm, SLX shifters, monkey lite carbon bars, Origin 8 stem, XTRs Derailleurs and cassette, XT crankset, WTB silverado saddle, Thomson elite seatpost,mavic crossride wheels, Kenda nevegals stick-e(front) and DTC(rear), Avid BB7 brakes w/ g3 clean sweep rotors and Avid brake levers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis
    That fork alone is $1350. You have to consider the cost of the hub too. I guess he saved money on the frame in order to treat himself to such a luxurious fork. No clue how much better it is than typical fork, but the hype certainly makes it seem to be far far better.
    Much Much stiffer then the Reba.... I'm 210 lbs and wanted stiff... I like the Lefty
    I paid $850 for the Lefty... it was on eBay and sold to me as (Lefty Carbon 110 FOX RLC OPI) - NIB New 2010)
    Project 321 hub and stear tube was another $220
    I sold the Reba that came on my bike for $350
    Also I purchased a new lefty from a local dealer for $150 (2000 model) and fliped it on eBay for $600 (Netted $450 on the deal)
    So my actual outflow was $270

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    New ones from this weekend. New Bullards Bar Reservoir trail. Pretty cool area, nice smooth swoopy singletrack and therefore suspension optional. I'll be back after the winter for a longer stay, there is about 25 miles of trail just in that area alone, and tons more just a short drive away.





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    Quote Originally Posted by flyag1
    Much Much stiffer then the Reba.... I'm 210 lbs and wanted stiff... I like the Lefty
    I paid $850 for the Lefty... it was on eBay and sold to me as (Lefty Carbon 110 FOX RLC OPI) - NIB New 2010)
    Project 321 hub and stear tube was another $220
    I sold the Reba that came on my bike for $350
    Also I purchased a new lefty from a local dealer for $150 (2000 model) and fliped it on eBay for $600 (Netted $450 on the deal)
    So my actual outflow was $270
    Is it me or are Motobecane riders thriftier than other?

    What is the weight or your ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazgul350r
    Is it me or are Motobecane riders thriftier than other?

    What is the weight or your ride?
    Maybe thriftier, maybe smarter, maybe just resourceful

    BTY: I'll be in Costa Rica next weekend... I've heard there is a mtn bike race over there starting the 16th!!!!!!

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    fantom ds comp 2011

    just got received my first bike, a motobecane fantom comp ds 2011.... i am really impressed with the quality of the bike and it's components.

    I will be using it a lot throughout Puerto Rico and feel I am going to enjoy it very much.

    thanks for the suggestions from before, it was worth it...

    i forgot to stick the cable to the frame before i took this pic...


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    2010 Fantom Team
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    Pictures taken 11/15/2010 Potawami Trail in Hell, Michigan

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    09 Fantom 29er
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    Fuze: how's the 12-36 cassette treating you?

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    I Love the cassette. Its kinda heavy but its a give and take because its perfect gearing for a 1x9 with a 32t chain ring. Climbs hard and still has plenty of top end. If your not a weight weenie i would recommend this to anyone. I hear some people with the cassettes are breaking hubs but ive had it on all season and havent had an issue yet so i cant comment on that.

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    I'm currently building a Fly Team 29er Ti single speed and I hope to have it on the trails by mid december.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kurandero77
    I built my bike, this is what I got:
    Fly Team Ti frame 26" size medium (New, paid $500 for it on Bikesdirect.com) , cane creek S-8 headset, SID race fork 100mm, SLX shifters, monkey lite carbon bars, Origin 8 stem, XTRs Derailleurs and cassette, XT crankset, WTB silverado saddle, Thomson elite seatpost,mavic crossride wheels, Kenda nevegals stick-e(front) and DTC(rear), Avid BB7 brakes w/ g3 clean sweep rotors and Avid brake levers.
    Kurandero77, do you have issues with chain suck and your chain flapping around, changing gears up front by itself, or falling off the big ring to your crankarm when you hit bumps or sail off drops with such a long chain?

    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1289372513

    Looks like a few of your bladed spokes are twisted too, but that could just be image quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing
    New ones from this weekend. New Bullards Bar Reservoir trail. Pretty cool area, nice smooth swoopy singletrack and therefore suspension optional. I'll be back after the winter for a longer stay, there is about 25 miles of trail just in that area alone, and tons more just a short drive away.





    Hey twoheads, what size is your Windsor?? It looks good!!

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    Thanks! It's a 17"/Medium.
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    Hey moto, just pulled the trigger on the black outcast 29er! How has the bike performed? I plan on converting it to a 1x9. Is the chain a 9spd type or is it a bmx type....i can't tell from the BD website..thnx.

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    well, the bike is awsome!!! and for me it has performed well. i recently swapped my kenda navegal's to some asphalt tire's cuz i cant take it to any trails at the moment, but i love this bike and im sure you will too.

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    New Moto!

    Well, just received my '10 motobecane outcast w/rockshock today! It's a nice-looking bike...she still needs some assembly and adjustment. My first 29er. I will post pics asap.

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    OK, here is my 2010 OUTCAST...finally together! I rode it briefly and love it! I later plan on converting it to a 1x9. I can't wait to hit the trails with it!
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    I built my bike, this is what I got:
    Fly Team Ti frame 26" size medium (New, paid $500 for it on Bikesdirect.com) , cane creek S-8 headset, SID race fork 100mm, SLX shifters, monkey lite carbon bars, Origin 8 stem, XTRs Derailleurs and cassette, XT crankset, WTB silverado saddle, Thomson elite seatpost,mavic crossride wheels, Kenda nevegals stick-e(front) and DTC(rear), Avid BB7 brakes w/ g3 clean sweep rotors and Avid brake levers.

    Kurandero 77,

    How'd you get the frame only? They only have frame+fork listed now. And for only $500?! WOW, what a great price. I'd like to buy only the frame too if they'd offer it.
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    Just finished the build last night.

    Fantom 29
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    26 lbs

    I need to trim some steer tube but I wanted to ride it and see what it feels like before I chop it off.

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    this is what my outcast now looks like. its an urban rider now cuz i cant make it out to any trails.Post pics of your moto.-imag0140.jpg! Post pics of your moto.-imag0139-new.jpg

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    Not as nice as all of your guys bikes.......I still love riding it though!
    My 300ht

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    I think its great that you got the 300 HT, and find it a great bike, it makes me appreciated my Motos that much more, just to know they can do a good job of making people happy all the way through their line of bikes, it needs more dirt on it though.. nice pic too..

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    Lol yes it does need more dirt on it. Wish I lived closer to some trails.

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    China Camp Baby!
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    2010 Moto Fly Pro (22in). Changed handlebars and stem (more upright), 15 year old ritchey pedals, Panaracer XC tires. Awesome bike!
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    08 outcast

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    Hi,
    Here is a pic of my Fantom Pro 19" which I've had since beginning of June 2010. No complaints, been riding it hard. Changed tires, seatpost & seat, seatpost clamp, stem,, headset, bars, grips, and replaced big chainring with a bashguard. Added the requisite mountain goat beer opener. Done wore the cassette out so just installed a SRAM 990 and a new chain.


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    2010 Ti fly
    This bike has really grown on me. It's become my do everything bike. converting it to cross the country on next summer. I have a couple of changes to make but this is basically what it's going to look like. It's still a pretty fun offroad bike with the tires changed and rear rack removed.

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    Just threw some new parts onto this bike. Love it.
    This is my "Beat the living hell out of" bike.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggyr333
    Just threw some new parts onto this bike. Love it.
    This is my "Beat the living hell out of" bike.
    That thing rocks! What kind of fork is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by inteq9
    That thing rocks! What kind of fork is that?
    Thanks. It's an RST m29 fork in the ever elusive green variant. got it damn cheap from here http://29erpro.com/rst-m-29-29er-suspension-fork

    Doubt they'll get them back in stock any time soon though.

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    Posted this in the singlespeed section a week or so ago. Bike is solid but I'm way out of shape. I know it should have a front brake on it but F that it's a city bike and it reminds me of my childhood. It came in at 20.9 lbs, not sure where to shave more weight except ti bolts and stuff. Had to bump the contrast in the pics otherwise the frame looks black. The moto is the most affordable frame with sliders.

    Motobecane Outcast26 frame 21" repainted
    Trigon Carbon fork painted to match frame
    Cane Creek S-3 headset (painted cups to match frame)
    Syntace Superforce Stem
    Syntace Vector Carbon Bar
    Ergon GE1 grips
    Avid Speed dial 7 lever and BB7 brake
    Alligator cable kit
    Syntace P6 carbon seatpost
    Ebay carbon saddle
    Fifteen.G single cranks 34T
    Sram PC-951 chain
    Surly cog 13T (Homebrewed on the way)
    Wellgo wr-1 pedals
    Shimano M-565 wheelset
    Intense Micro Knobby 2.25 tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by dAMIAn78
    Motobecane Outcast26 frame 21" repainted
    I love it! Finally, another Outcast 26

    I was starting to think I had the only one. I love your build as a city bike but you still need a front brake...

    Looks awesome, nice job. I just put those same pedals on my Soulville.
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    Sweet ride! I like how much better the seatpost clamp looks with the bolt facing forward.

    Very clean bike.

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    Well, I finished building my Outcast up on Friday!

    17" Outcast frame
    VXC rims w/ WI hubs and trials freewheel (18t)
    Conti Moutain King 2.4 tires (pictured) (WTB Nano Raptor 2.1 for when its dry)
    Modded XTR M960 crank (ceramic coated)
    Home Brewed 32t
    KMC X9SL chain
    TR cnc brake levers
    BB7 brakes (203 front pictured but running 160 f/r)
    KCNC Rotors w/ ti bolts
    KCNC seat post
    Merek full carbon saddle (awaiting arrival of Smud full carbon saddle)
    ESI Racers Edge grips
    Alligator i-Link rear cable (standard front-ordering new Elixers in the next month)
    Speed Play frog pedals
    Ritchey WSC stem
    Race Face Next SL 3/4" riser bar
    King hs
    White Brothers Rock Solid fork

    I basically took all the parts off my 26" GT Peace that I built up over the past year and made the jump to big wheels. Weight of bike as pictured is 21.87 lbs. With Nano Raptor tires it comes in at about 20.5. Light enough for me considering the weight of all these parts on my GT was 20.8! So I went bigger and still came in slightly under my old weight!!!
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    Nice ride. I almost picked up the 26" version of that frame before getting a great deal on my Soul Cycles (which is no longer produced) . Not a light frame, but they do seem beefy and strong.
    I no longer deserve a signature. :skep:

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    Thats a mean looking outcast.

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    Thanks! Just upgraded the brakes to som Hayes Stroker Carbons and still waiting on my new carbon seat to arrive from Smud. Should be here by the end of next week since it is coming from Europe.

    Gotta get the new brake lines trimmed and then the next thing will be to go tubeless. Just waiting for the weather to break so I can do it one time with my WTB Nano Raptor tires. Can't frickn wait at this point. But the weather has been sucking and there is nothing but mud out there.

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    Upgrades, upgrades, upgrades. Winter montrhs and bonus check have led to adding things to lighten this pig up. It still a work in progress but right now I'll save some money and see what I casn break and then upgrade some more.

    So far: WTB Laserdisc rear rim with XT hub, Xpedo pedals, Easton EA50 bar, PRO PLT stem, Rock Shox Tora Solo Air fork, Straitline bashring, Blackspire chainrings, Maxxis Larsen tires, Oury grips and Sram PG850 Cassette.

    28 Lbs.







    I've got a Truvativ crank, seatpost, and a WTB saddle on the way that should shed at least another 1.5 Lbs. (fingers crossed.

    The bike is setup for urban and trails. I'm trying to find that happy medium but it's hard.

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    Just got this in yesterday.









    100% stock; just took all the reflectors off: 29.5 pounds
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    Just took a couple of updated photos of the bike. New kicka$$ (litterally) seat and trimmed cables.
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    My fantastic Moto after one year of races and good rides. Some little changes, new titanium sear post ('cause i broke the carbone one), new bar wider from fsa, new crank set with 24/36 rings (faster sifting respecting the xx ratio: 42/28, 39/26, ...), i change the xtr for the sram xo and the front derailleur is now a dura ace with carbon ti inverter. Etc...9.99kg, not so light






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    I love the Fly frame. I just wish they made it with an EBB or sliding dropouts. Then again, I am starting to think more and more about just buying one and slapping a Forward Components EBB in it. But I am still trying to recover from the current Moto build.

    Looks great and love the cranks! What is the weight on the build?

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    The weight is 9.99kg .

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    I bought this to replace a '07 Trek 4300 that I traded away. I always like to keep an entry level hardtail in the stable. My long term goal is to convert it to a single speed.





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    Fantom 29Pro SS with 32/18 magic gear, niner fork, X9 Flow wheelset 22.8 lbs

    Fly Team Ti 29 1x9 with RX brakes and XT Arch wheelset 23.7 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderPar
    Fantom 29Pro SS with 32/18 magic gear, niner fork, X9 Flow wheelset 22.8 lbs
    Like.
    Need more/better pictures.
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    Whats left of the Fantom29. :P

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    Nice bike, which stem and bars are those?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    Just took a couple of updated photos of the bike. New kicka$$ (litterally) seat and trimmed cables.

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    My 700DS with RockShox Ario 3.2 Rear Shock

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    All stock right now, just added some platforms and pulled stickers off the rims.

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    ^^^its all shiny and new looking!!!!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.mediocre
    Jaw droping picture... Awesome...

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    Almost done

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    Quote Originally Posted by bexamous


    All stock right now, just added some platforms and pulled stickers off the rims.
    Congrats on a beautiful ride.

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    Dupe..
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    Motobecane Outcast 29 ss.
    I've posted this before but it's had a few upgrades:
    -RST m29 air fork 80mm
    -WTB Dual Duty FR/Shimano m529 wheelset (With green nipples! lol)
    -WTB Dissent 2.5 (plus slime tubes equals a VERY heavy wheelset)
    -Raceface Evolve ss crankset
    -Nashbar Highlander pedals
    -Avid BB7 brakes
    -Deity Tibia seatpost
    -Deity Vertigo DH saddle
    -Raceface Diabolus bars
    -ESI chunky grips
    -One Avid FR-5 brake lever and one Avid Speed Dial 7 lever (one was destroyed in a crash, and I accidentally got the wrong replacement)
    -Azonic Baretta Stem
    -32x16 gearing

    Easily my favorite bike I have ever owned, Nicknamed the Rhino (It's big, powerful and heavy, 30-32lbs range) But despite the weight, it never feels slow. Takes lots of abuse, swallows 5ft. to flat drops like nothing.




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    Had an opportunity to mess around with some different shots. Not an iPhone cam for a change.






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    My 600HT.

    Stock except for a new tires and seatpost.



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    Here is my 600HT

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    Ready to hit the ground

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    I messed up uploading . Disregard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTR4EVR
    Jaw droping picture... Awesome...
    Why thank you sir
    I'm not name-calling. I'm just listing the facts. The fact is that you did NOT have 6in inserted----alexrex20

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    Too bad those aren't better (bigger pics) it looks like a Fantom Comp, and a nice one.. Happy Trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by manabiker
    Too bad those aren't better (bigger pics) it looks like a Fantom Comp, and a nice one.. Happy Trails
    Hey Mana, yup its a comp ds frame. Been a great bike for me!! No complaints!!!

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    Buggyr333 I'm tellin you that is the sickest Moto I've seen. Its a pig you gotta ride it like one!


    jellytronics That is also a sweet looking Outcast!

    I love those Blunt wheelsets, they're cheap, totally trail worthy, and look sweet. I have a set on my SE Stout and people always comment on them.

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    Here's mine.




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    my moto fly team....


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    Are those Aerospokes I assume? How much does it weigh.


    Heres my baby.

    It's finally done. Changed the post to a masterpiece setback to get a little more room in the cockpit. Added XTR pedals, a paul chain keeper and an aliante carbon saddle. Final weight including pedals, lights, computer, and bottle cage....24.9 pounds.






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    My new Moto 700DS. I swapped out the BB5 for BB7 and the G2's for the G3's. 1st ride was tonight...sooo Happy.



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    2007 Moto SS

    Plenty of upgrades and still have much to do. I love this bike...It's fast, reliable and will take a beating. I currently have my "mud tires" on, but will replace as soon as the weather lets up.

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    Thanks for sharing!!! Great pictures! Will upload mine soon!

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    Here in mine old Moto. So far it was most comfortable bike I've ridden so far.
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    Ok, enough with the sparkling new rides! Been on my alu outcast 29 since around Feb. Still holding up and going strong...even in the mud, muk, and sludge when I should not have enven been out on the trails.
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    Fantom Trail 29er -21" w/ On-One Carbon Fork


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    It's about time I contributed after owning my Fantom Team for almost three years.
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    I have an older outcast 29er that I got to use as beater in SF. I ended up loving it and using it as a commuter and riding some trails in sf when I get the chance. I upgraded brakes to XTR v-brakes, carbon stem, Azonic riser bars, Thompson seat post. I know these pics are hard to see, I upload new ones
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    Motobacon, git sum

    Assorted shots from rides during the summer







    In this last shot you can see my chain drooping; the trails weren't quite ready for us in the beginning of the season (little did we know) and I actually tore my derailleur off.

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    My 2011 Motobecane Fly Team Ti 29er w/ upgrades

    These pics are of my 2011 Moto Fly after a few additions: XT Trail pedals, K-Force bars & stem, Ergon GX3 grips, Easton Haven wheels w/ Kenda 2.20 Slant Six tires, Red Jagwire cable housing, Vader saddle. Don't sleep on this saddle, it's the best I've ever ridden on!

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    Pics of my Moto Fly Team 29er w/ upgrades

    These are my latest pics. I got the K-Force bars & stem. I also ordered a K-Force seat post which came in the wrong size, so it's currently being exchanged.

    Btw, for non bike snobs: I've seen a lot of folks ask about the Vader Saddles on MTBR. The one I have is the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden on! They're basically knock-offs of more expensive Selle Italia and Fizik saddles. The saddle is well built, very light, and fits perfectly. It arrived to my door at $21.00 including shipping.

    For me, this bike is a night/day improvement over my Trek 820. I've had it since mid July and think I'm done spending. From here on out it's just riding and maintaining!

    Well, maybe I'll change the hydraulic tubing to Jagwire white during a future fluid change....

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    I'd say that's huge upgrade over a 820. Any idea on what that vader seat weights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcmielec View Post
    I'd say that's huge upgrade over a 820. Any idea on what that vader seat weights?
    I agree! I'm beside myself and couldn't be happier! I had the Trek 820 since 1998. It's served me well and still has all of the original components except for inner tubes and replacement twist shifters.


    I only had a bathroom scale which starts around 20lbs, so I didn't weigh any of the components separately. Currently, this 21" (XL) 29er weighs in at 24.8 lbs exact. It was 24.5 lbs straight out the box, before any changes. Despite adding the carbon components, I still basically broke even. The Easton Havens wheels are a stronger, trail ready wheelset, but they are heavier than the XC oriented Vuelta XRP Team Superlites they replaced. The Ergon grips also add to the overall weight; replacing the original foam grips.

    About the seat:
    The seller on Ebay and other sites list this particular model as weighing in at 280grams.
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    Here are the latest pictures of my fly ti 26er. I have some new parts on order, when everything arrives I will update the pictures.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6k9yEDOzXtFHJpgl_m5mVg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-N7Pm0nqcrfI/TkiyMmdFcaI/AAAAAAAACB8/8HjaNHi5X5U/s800/2010FlyTi-4537.jpg" height="532" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/111018683649842272223/MotobecaneFlyTi26er?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite"> Motobecane Fly Ti 26er</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dbdWiHTMAd3wPBO3Fl4H5A?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_utv0e91V-I/TkiyNOwwylI/AAAAAAAACCA/iIwM-Q1WJNk/s800/2010FlyTi-4541.jpg" height="532" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/111018683649842272223/MotobecaneFlyTi26er?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite"> Motobecane Fly Ti 26er</a></td></tr></table>

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    Swapped seatpost for carbon, swapped (short) handlebars for longer carbon ones. Looking forward to an American Classic wheelset at some point...


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    [QUOTE=bikerdirragon;8522502]Swapped seatpost for carbon, swapped (short) handlebars for longer carbon ones. Looking forward to an American Classic wheelset at some point...

    I can imagine those small block eights could not be in better trail conditions! That must be nice to really get to use them to their full potential. Back east they're limited by the wet, mossy conditions the soil can be in at times. This year in particular, they were pretty ineffective due to the frequent rains so I gave the Kenda slant six a try. They're ok, but probably need a 2.4 sized UST version to really take advantage of conditions here.

    Happy Trails!!!

    Btw, the bike is slammin!!!! And looks familiar....


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    "I can imagine those small block eights could not be in better trail conditions! That must be nice to really get to use them to their full potential. Back east they're limited by the wet, mossy conditions the soil can be in at times. This year in particular, they were pretty ineffective due to the frequent rains so I gave the Kenda slant six a try. They're ok, but probably need a 2.4 sized UST version to really take advantage of conditions here.

    Happy Trails!!!

    Btw, the bike is slammin!!!! And looks familiar...."


    Haha thanks man! And on the Kendas... you know it's funny you should say that, because normally I'd agree. It's been dry as a bone trail riding here in NM since I got the bike and they've been performing admirably. I have been, quite honestly, pleasantly surprised by them. But that part of the trail you see there does not tell the whole story of today's ride, which was embarked upon only 2 days after the heaviest rain we have seen all year.
    Needless to say, further up the trail, it got quite muddy, and the Kendas absolutely fell apart. Everything went out the window. I mean, just terrible. Mud shedding ability... what's that? Before long I was basically riding mud on mud and had to hike quite a few sections simply because I couldn't get any traction at all. And it honestly wasn't really wet mud either, but here in NM we get more of a clay type mud that just makes things hard to deal with, good tires or no.

    Anyway, I'll take one day of crappy performance. Lesson learned.

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    Big and little. Funny how huge the Moto looks. The other bike is my old old GF HiFi Deluxe (both are size large) that I sold to my best bud (and riding partner) a few years back. As big as the bike looks, it sure doesn't feel that big. This was before I took the stickers off the wheels and fork.


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