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Old 10-27-03, 01:33 PM   #1
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What's your 2004 Race Bike spec going to be?

Frame-2004 VT1 with swinger coil possibly, if not 2003 AC1.
Fork-2004 Marzocchi Z1 Drop Off
Wheelset-Atomic Laboratories Trail Pimpon fron Atom Labs Aircorps for rear wheel.
Tires-Maxxis Highroller 26x2.5 on front, Maxxis Lopes Bling Bling Dual on the rear.
Drive train-Evil Turbocharger Race Face Diaboulus crankset Sram X.9 Atac Shifter hooked to a Campy rear deraillieur.
Stem-Race Face Diaboulus
Handlebars-Azonic Risers.
Seat post thomson.
Saddle-Azonic Loveseat
Brakes-Hope M4's.
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Old 10-28-03, 10:28 AM   #2
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2003 Santa Cruz Superlight
upgrading to a fifth element rear shock for next year
White Brothers XC 1.0 fork
Thomson seatpost and putting a thomson stem on for next year
Easton carbon bar
Magura Marta SL disc brakes
fsa carbon pro crank
xt components
upgrading to race face ti bb next year
hugi 240 disc hubs w/ Mavic 317 rims w/xtr cassette
Stan's no tubes with Continental explorer and escape tires

Here it is before the upcoming upgrades.


My bad weather race bike will be a:
2004 Santa Cruz Chameleon
White Brothers XC 1.0 fork
Thomson seatpost and stem
FSA bar
Magura Marta SL disc brakes
xt components and crank
hugi 240 disc hubs w/ Mavic 317 rims and xtr cassette for racing, dt swiss onyx disc hubs with 223 rims for day to day riding
Stan's no tubes with Continental explorer and escape tires

Here it is:
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Old 10-28-03, 12:17 PM   #3
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I raced my first season this year on a stock (but added clipless) 2002 Rocky Mountain Trailhead. I was a middle of the pack Sport racer, this year I want to be in the top 3. With that in mind here is my hopefull spec for next season:

2002 RM Trailhead
- RF Next crankset with UN-72 bb (replaced Alivio set)
- 85mm Marz MX Comp ETA, I was thinking SID but the guys at my LBS told me to stay away as the weight advantage is underscored by poor reliablility and lots of flex. Would consider a Fox F80X but is way beyond my budget. (replaces Judy)
- Selle Italia Flite saddle - rails on my stock seat are bent, and the thing sucks
- RF Deus stem - I want to get the front of my bike down a bit, the 5 degree version should do that
- Tires, likely Nokian Boazabeena (sp) X's 1.9.

I'd like to go to a set of 317/XT/DT Comp wheels with some hydro disks but I don't think the budget will stretch that far for next season.

Side note - I also want to start training very agressivley come march to snag some sport class wins in the start of the year before people start getting up to speed.
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Old 10-31-03, 10:10 PM   #4
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Im just using my Marin quad rift zone with all stock specs (XT,Deore,scareb elite fork,mavic 223 disk..ect) maybe i will get a new wheel set for race days only.but will have to see how funds allow. im going to be racing sport next season and trying to place top 3 overall. i got 2nd overall this year in beg class.
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Old 11-29-03, 03:53 PM   #5
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I will be happy by upgrading to 9 speed XT components, also upgrading my rear shock for next year.
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Old 12-31-03, 10:22 AM   #6
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Man, all you guys have some fancy bikes and stuff. Well here's my specs for Junior Sport category racing (13-15 years old, I'm 13)

Trek 4300 Hardtail Frame
Hopefully a new fork besides this InSync Grind 323
Shimano XT drivetrain, besides the RaceFace Prodigy XC Cranks
Hopefully Avid Single Digit 7 rim brakes, currently ProMax Wal-Mart quality
Matrix 750 Rims laced to Shimno Deore quaility hubs (stock)
The rest is either stock or crap, or stuff I don't know much about, like the headset and handlebars.

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Old 01-07-04, 08:19 AM   #7
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Kona Cinder Cone
Coverted to ss
easto carbon bars
stock kona stem
avid sd3's levers soon to be upgraded (avid ti)
front brake avid arch rivals
Rear avid sd3
rear wheel rhino light lx hub
front wheel 139x with shimano hub new wheels comming soon
(517s laced to a whit industries essentric hub with 18tooth whtie industries freewheel) rear (517 to a xt hub front)

18 tooth clog
truvative fire x cranks squar taper 9Soon to be upgraded to a truvative stylo ss )
kona project two fork

maybe a new frame
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Well, looks like the hardtail I have listed above is being replaced. I just sold the frame and ordered an S-works hardtail.

Here is what it is going to end up looking like.

Specialized S-works anodized frame
FSA Orbit extreme pro headset
thomson stem
easton straight carbon bar (have to buy)
Scott foam grips
xt shifters (indicators removed)
Race Face Signature XS bb
FSA Carbon pro crank with xt small ring and truvativ middle ring and aluminum bolts
egg beater pedals
thomson post
specialized body geometry pro saddle (some things are more important that weight)
XT front der
XT rear der w/aluminum breakaway bolt
XTR cassette
Sram PC 69 chain
Hugi 240 disc hubs
Mavic 317 rims
Continental exporer and escape tires w/ stans no tubes
Magura Marta SL disc brakes
White Brothers XC 1.0 fork
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Old 01-14-04, 10:54 PM   #9
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All of you guys with your expensive bikes and money

I've upgraded a ton of stuff on my hardtail over the winter, stuff in parentheses is what used to be on it:

-Schwinn Homegrown HT Frame, 19" (KHS Alite 1000 21")
-Vuelta XRP Airline 1's, don't laugh at my heavy twin spoked roadie wannabe wheels
-Panaracer FireXC 1.8 with Stans (Crap Specialized Tires)
-Easton EA 50 monkeys (some weird flat XC bars)
-110mm Raceface Prodigy Stem (PFR Chromo...140mm!!!)
-FSA DL Headset
-Oury grips (Scott grips)
-Ringle post (Nashbar)
-LX F. Der.
-XT Rear (old XT)
-XT cassette (Old 8 speed)
-XT shifters/levers (ODI Gripshifters-crap)
-Tektro V-Brakes
-2002 Manitou Six Deluxe, don't laugh, it's not like the POS Six'es now
-Specialized Strongarm II Cranks
-Time ATAC pedals
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Most of my stuff is on order right now, but I hope to have it ready by spring so I can start my first season ever of racing.

02 Trek 4300 frame 18"
Matrix disc Wheels all stock, except I rebuilt the rear wheel with DT Stainless spokes
Hayes mechanical disc brakes
Stock seat and post, cause it is pretty light and I like it
Sram Quartz D.I.R.T. rear derailer, one of the items I have on order
Crappy stock Alivo shifters and brake levers, what can I say, they do the job.
Kore Easton taperwall flat bar
Titec Big Al Stem 120mm
old square taper XTR Bottom Bracket
FSA Alpha Drive square taper cranks, with steel rings
03 Rock Shox Duke XC U-turn, I decided to order this fork, so it should be coming soon
Cheap Shimano cassette - all steel
Right now it's set up for touring so I have a pair of Tioga City Slickers on it.
Usually has Bontrager AC Jones knobbies on it
Front derailer is some Walmart quality piece of junk, I may upgrade but for now it hasn't given me problems so I will leave it.
I'll post a pic as soon as I get it all set up and assembled again.
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Old 01-18-04, 02:50 AM   #11
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Get rid of the Bonty tires! haha...I had some on my old Trek, they had about as much grip as a Russian prostitute...
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Really, I thought they weren't too bad, not nearly as grippy as the Kenda Kinetics that I have on my dirt jumper but they are also .5" wider. At least they are fairly light at 440grams.
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Really, I thought they weren't too bad, not nearly as grippy as the Kenda Kinetics that I have on my dirt jumper but they are also .5" wider. At least they are fairly light at 440grams.
I agree. Never had any problems with my stock tires on my 4300.

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Old 02-23-04, 11:16 AM   #14
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for XC racing -- plus a few "MTB marathons" which are like really long (4-6 hour) XC races - plus the highlight is the TransAlp - the 8-day MTB stage race across the Alps with 20,000 meters of vertical (66,000ft) in July!

2002 Specialized FSR XC Comp (80/90mm rear)
* Fox x100 Terralogic Fork (air)
* Fox Float Pro-Pedal shock (air)
* 04 XT crank ("external" BB)
* deraileur: front LX, rear XTR
* XT cassette (11-34)
* SRAM chain
* Avid V-brakes (probably Ti's, maybe 7 levers)
* Crank Brother's Eggbeater pedals
* Bontrager front hub
* "cheap" rear hub (forgot the name)
* basic mavic rims (forgot the number)
* cheap bar/seatpost/stem
* Specialized Body Geometry Pro saddle
* Schwalbe 1.9" race tires (forgot the name, but used them for 1 race last year - extra lightweight)

---> something around 26lbs i think (hopefully under)... but with 100m front and 80mm rear.

-- when not racing it will have:
* salsa 44t bolt-on bash guard
* schwalbe fat albert 2.3" tires
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Old 02-27-04, 10:32 AM   #15
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- RF Next crankset with UN-72 bb (replaced Alivio set)
- 85mm Marz MX Comp ETA, I was thinking SID but the guys at my LBS told me to stay away as the weight advantage is underscored by poor reliablility and lots of flex. Would consider a Fox F80X but is way beyond my budget. (replaces Judy)
- Selle Italia Flite saddle - rails on my stock seat are bent, and the thing sucks
- RF Deus stem - I want to get the front of my bike down a bit, the 5 degree version should do that
- Tires, likely Nokian Boazabeena (sp) X's 1.9.
Got the bike all put together for next season with a few differences:

- Got the Next, but kept my stock BB
- Got a 2003 Marz MX Pro ETA 105mm, close out for about 50% off
- Got a cheap Serfas saddle, nice and light but no padding. Seems ok so far, but if my but can't take it on the long races I'll end up with a Flite Gel me thinks
- Upgraded my brakes to Deore V's, just for looks

The Fork makes a huge difference (from Judy TT), I'm not used to soooo much squishyness. I think it will be very confidence inspiring on small jumps and drops though, so it should help on race day.
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Old 03-01-04, 07:22 PM   #16
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'02 Specialized FSR XC
Over stock:
Magura Julie hydro brakes,
Crank Bro's Egg-beaters
LX 11-34T Cassette
Coda Saddle, fits me butt.
RF Prodigy Crank
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this years spec:

XC short course:
Cannondale F3000SL CAAD4
SHimano Xtr hubs + mavic X517 rims
Sram 9.0SL rear derailleur and gripshifters
Coda Tarantula crank 44x29
Easton finishing kit

Enduro:
Cannondale Scalpel Optimo with carbon Kefty and rear triangle
Shimano XTR groupset
Easton finishing kit.

very nice very light very fast
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Suppose I should update since I now have a different bike.

Frame-2003 Kona Stuff
Fork-2004 Marzocchi Z1 Drop Off
Wheelset-Atomic Laboratories Trail Pimpon fron Atom Labs Aircorps for rear wheel.
Tires-Nokian Gazza 2.3's
Drive train-Evil Turbocharger Race Face Diaboulus crankset Sram X.9 Atac Shifter hooked to a pre 2004 xt rear deraillieur.
Stem-Titec
Handlebars-Azonic DW Risers with cross members.
Seat post-Kalloy at the moment.
Saddle-Azonic Loveseat
Brakes-Hayes discs until my Hope M6's arrive.
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