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    My newly converted SS Rigid!!!

    Mongoose Deception 24Lbs down from 32 stock..
    32-16 gearing
    Misfit FU2 Bars
    Race Face Evolve crankset
    DMS tensioner
    Alex DP wheels
    Surly fork
    KMC chain
    Cheapo Zefal seat
    Stock stem,seatpost and headset...

    Still running stock tires,saving $ to replace those
    and the pedals...
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    looks sexy!

    Don't forget your helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post
    looks sexy!

    Don't forget your helmet.
    Thanks!!! I just got done with the build when pic was taken..
    I always wear my helmet on trails..

    A far cry from my 69 Triumph Bonneville Hardtail Motorcycle that I was too cool
    wear a helmet on!!!

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    The new SS Rigid "trend", Roundhouse Blue white stripe bib Overalls!!!!
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    Wow, 24 pounds as it sits? My SS Stumpjumper with a carbon crank and tubeless was just under 24 lbs. It did have a Reba up front but still, that seems pretty light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fargon View Post
    Wow, 24 pounds as it sits? My SS Stumpjumper with a carbon crank and tubeless was just under 24 lbs. It did have a Reba up front but still, that seems pretty light!
    Yup 24 Lbs!! Losing the heavy front shocks..cassette and new wheelset plus new cranks really made a difference!! I was suprised!!

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    The frame alone weighs just a tad under 5Lbs...

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    Wow, that's a hell of a weight loss! How does it ride?

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    Haven't hit the dirt yet,but so far It feels good ..Way diff than stock..
    I can feel it surge when I crank down on
    pedals now, A lot quieter now as well ,I'm gonna need a horn!!!

    Going riding in the morning....Will give report.

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    You need to get a red bull horn.

    That is seriously an awesome build dude.

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    Nice, well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post
    You need to get a red bull horn.

    That is seriously an awesome build dude.
    Hahahaha!!! I told my wife I needed a horn after I took it for a
    spin...So quiet..


    Thanx for the compliments guys!!!!!!!

    I've been lurking aroud the SS section here for the past month
    reading damn near every post...and saving pics of my favorites!!!

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    Good diet plan! Becareful though, weight loss is addictive (as is riding)! I say be careful as it will rape your wallet with a quickness if one is not wise! Trust me, there is always some where you can drop more weight. Most important however is that you get out and ride that sucker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD View Post
    Good diet plan! Becareful though, weight loss is addictive (as is riding)! I say be careful as it will rape your wallet with a quickness if one is not wise! Trust me, there is always some where you can drop more weight. Most important however is that you get out and ride that sucker!
    Thanks,I'm not to concerned with any more wieght loss..
    I should lose a bit more when I upgrade tires...

    I put 12 miles on it Sat..Wow!! It feels like a completely different bike now..
    I love the slightly more upright riding position the new bars put me in.
    I can hit the corners a lot better now as well...
    A buddy of mine was suprised I hardly had to walk any of the climbs.
    I walked maybe 30 yards total...That was due to the motor though

    I'm very happy with it now!!!!

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    Yep, the motor will get stronger as it gets broken in!!! Keep it up and you will be whipping up on your buddies soon enough.

    The only advantage I see with having gears is on techy climbs with roots and crap in them. Once you lose your monmentum due to the terrain and a steep incline you are pretty much stuck and forced to walk. I guess that could happen in any gear but having ridden up a couple of the same hills back when I was on a geared bike I can say that it was definitely easier to go right over the roots in that granny gear. Now I have to rely on momentum and my abilty to hop over/up roots on it. If I get one little part of it wrong, I'm walking up the last 20 feet. Oh and aside from riding on flats or roads on the SS. That sort of sucks as well. But it's a mtb so I don't plan on riding on too many roads really, at least I try not to anyway.

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    I'm ok with walking if I have have too..I'm not out to prove anything..
    I'm just trying to get in better shape and enjoying being outdoors..
    I just love the simplicity..Back when I rode motorcycles I took off
    anything deemed not needed...

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    Nice bike.
    PS DrJosh says hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaskaranddriver View Post
    Nice bike.
    PS DrJosh says hi.
    DrJosh????

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    I have a 12.32 mile SS ride to get to the trails. You're right 1SPD, it sucks, hard. Though my average speed on the ride there is 12.36mph so eat it, commute to the trails.

    That's a hell of a weight loss. Almost ten pounds. I bet it feels like nothing under you now. Welcome to the "club". It's more of a cult.
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    Oh yeah, I forgot, sexy bike!
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    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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    Looks great. I love the weight loss experience. I got my C-dale down to 23.1 lbs and it feels feathery light like my road bike.

    I was out on some trails this past weekend for the first time. I was very surprised how well I was able to climb. And then it suddenly reminded me of my childhood and the old steel Schwinn singlespeeds we used to ride. Or the rigid steel Hardrock I rode in the 80s. I don't know why I was so afraid of rigid singlespeed, it was how I grew up. For a while the marketing of bike companies had us convinced you can't make it up the trail without lots of gears and a plush suspended ride. I guess thats all changing now.

    Good luck with the sweet new ride Houndog.
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    Now they're trying to convince us we need carbon fiber rigid forks on our bikes and ti bits to suck more money out of us(HBC chairings/cogs excluded and worth it).
    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    Now they're trying to convince us we need carbon fiber rigid forks on our bikes and ti bits to suck more money out of us(HBC chairings/cogs excluded and worth it).
    Yeah, but I think those pics floating around with the Niner carbon fork failure are enough to convince me it ain't worth it. In fact, I have a steel fork that looks very much like Houndog's and I have been enjoying how smooth it rides in the technical stuff. Good enough for me.
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    My Salsa steel rigid is good enough for me too.
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    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    My Salsa steel rigid is good enough for me too.
    not looking to hijack, but do you have any pics of the Salsa here on mtbr? link? I'd love to see it. Thanks
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    I rode my usual trail last night,rooty and technical...
    I had a blast only had to walk it over a few big roots at the
    top of climbs...
    I love how quiet SS is....
    I was concerned how beat up I would feel on a rigid
    but it wasn't bad at all....Ought to be butter when I
    upgrade tires..

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    You probably own the best Mongoose Deception in the world. Slow clap.

    Quote Originally Posted by lowendrick View Post
    Yeah, but I think those pics floating around with the Niner carbon fork failure are enough to convince me it ain't worth it. In fact, I have a steel fork that looks very much like Houndog's and I have been enjoying how smooth it rides in the technical stuff. Good enough for me.
    Thankfully steel forks never break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    You probably own the best Mongoose Deception in the world. Slow clap.



    Thankfully steel forks never break.
    Bicycle Frame Test Carbon vs Aluminium vs Steel - YouTube
    for my money.....even in german it is very obvious
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    You own the best Mongoose Deception in the world. Slow clap.
    That seems about right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowendrick View Post
    Bicycle Frame Test Carbon vs Aluminium vs Steel - YouTube
    for my money.....even in german it is very obvious
    ****, my trail is littered with skill saws. Good thing I got rid of that carbon fork.

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    [QUOTE=umarth;8573232]You probably own the best Mongoose Deception in the world. Slow clap


    Wow,thanks a lot...I think so too...

    I did my best time ever tonite on my 2nd lap....

    Then a guy I used to work with showed up..
    Lap #3 was 5 minutes faster..

    This bike rides so much different now I can't believe it....

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    [QUOTE=Houndog45;8574571]
    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    You probably own the best Mongoose Deception in the world. Slow clap


    Wow,thanks a lot...I think so too...

    I did my best time ever tonite on my 2nd lap....

    Then a guy I used to work with showed up..
    Lap #3 was 5 minutes faster..

    This bike rides so much different now I can't believe it....
    The **** they throw on that bike sucks, so I bet you are loving the work you put into that ass sled. I hope you can enjoy it for a while before the eventual upgradeitis kicks in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowendrick View Post
    Bicycle Frame Test Carbon vs Aluminium vs Steel - YouTube
    for my money.....even in german it is very obvious
    That video and all of the tests in it are about as unscientific as it gets. If you really buy into that ****, you need to reevaluate.

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    [QUOTE=umarth;8575326]
    Quote Originally Posted by Houndog45 View Post

    The **** they throw on that bike sucks, so I bet you are loving the work you put into that ass sled. I hope you can enjoy it for a while before the eventual upgradeitis kicks in.
    Yeah the stock components suck,but for $200 it's a great way to get into MTB.
    That was all I could afford at the time....

    Don't worry Upgradeitis fever is well under way...I still want tires,hydros,new seat,pedals etc..I eventually want to move all this over to a steel SS specific frame...

    Thanks for all the good comments guys...I really appreciate no one turning this
    into the usual shitfest this bike creates....

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    Looks great!

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    Update..Put a 2.25 on rear and 2.4 Racing Ralph up front..

    Huge Huge improvement over the stock tires,smoothed things out
    considerably..

    Also went clipless..My buddy got a few good laughs
    watching me fall over 4 or 5 times..

    I'm enjoying SS/Rigid very much....

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    Nice build!

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    I'm getting excited.. my 29er build plans are changing... SS rigid, here I come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krott5333 View Post
    I'm getting excited.. my 29er build plans are changing... SS rigid, here I come!
    You will love it!! What do you have brewing? I'm curious...

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