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Old 03-01-03, 01:08 PM   #1
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1 month to go

I can now finally ride in this beautiful weather. I am sooooo stoked that my bike is at least rideable(I can't do much more than xc due to some mech difficulties with my current fork)...But in 1 month my upgrading will be complete...So far I have

1 - new disc brakes - Hayes Hydros rule
2 - new drivetrain
3 - new pedals (Axiom worht 100$ cdn and I got discounted to 39)
4 - seatpost
5 - stem
6 - grips...whoever designed ODI grips should get a reward for one of the best things in mtb imo)

In one month I will have
1 - new wheelset built on Tank hubs with a 20mm front end
2 - Marz 2002 Z1 fr
3 - New tires (haven't decided yet but probably michelins)

Sunshine is here and snow is going going gone...(I hope)
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Old 03-01-03, 01:19 PM   #2
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sweet. The only mods i have coming for my bike are maby a new saddle and new tires. I cant wait for the snow to leave right now. I have the first race of the season coming quickly
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Upgrades for me-Hubs.

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Sounds sweet! Got any pics?
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sounds pretty sweet man your lucky
it's warming up here; snow is startin to melt another month and the trails will be perfect to ride.
what Axiom pedels did u get? And what are u riding?
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Suckers! I've been riding all year



On the Michelin tire comment... Michelin rocks. I've yet to ride a tire by them (Whether its for my car or bike) that I didn't absolutely love. I have a set of Jet S and XLS tubeless that are two sets of my favorite tires. Michelin ownz.
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sounds pretty sweet man your lucky
it's warming up here; snow is startin to melt another month and the trails will be perfect to ride.
what Axiom pedels did u get? And what are u riding?
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Old 03-02-03, 09:06 AM   #8
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Raiyn he said "u" instead of "you" thats it. Get ur(ha) head out of your ass because nobody cares and it's really not that big of a deal. You're the one being disruptive

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Old 03-02-03, 01:46 PM   #9
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As for a couple of questions...

1 - I ride a Kona Roast ht
2 - I don't actually know the pedal name. Flats, sealed bearings very smooth and a cupped pedal for the feet...very nice.


And Jim....you are a very lucky person
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Sorry i didn't mean to offend an intellectual such as yourself. I'll try to keep my post gramatically correct so i don't offend you any more than i already have. As far as staying on topic if someone lists compnents that they have i think that is well on topic to ask about them.
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Sorry i didn't mean to offend an intellectual such as yourself. I'll try to keep my post gramatically correct so i don't offend you any more than i already have. As far as staying on topic if someone lists compnents that they have i think that is well on topic to ask about them.


You forgot to capitolize the I's in your sentences


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Hahaha So I did.
I guess I'll never win. Oh well, what can you do?
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I can now finally ride in this beautiful weather. I am sooooo stoked that my bike is at least rideable(I can't do much more than xc due to some mech difficulties with my current fork)...But in 1 month my upgrading will be complete...So far I have

1 - new disc brakes - Hayes Hydros rule
2 - new drivetrain
3 - new pedals (Axiom worht 100$ cdn and I got discounted to 39)
4 - seatpost
5 - stem
6 - grips...whoever designed ODI grips should get a reward for one of the best things in mtb imo)

In one month I will have
1 - new wheelset built on Tank hubs with a 20mm front end
2 - Marz 2002 Z1 fr
3 - New tires (haven't decided yet but probably michelins)

Sunshine is here and snow is going going gone...(I hope)
Sweet! dude. I just completed some upgrades but it's been raining for the last 6 months and i cant get on the trail to try them out. The major upgrades i just did are:
Titec Hellion Ti riser 1"
Chris King hubs on 517 14/15 dt spokes.
WhhhhIRRRRRRRR!!!!! I took it for an urban and it's very smooth can wait to get it on the trail.
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Old 03-04-03, 11:45 AM   #14
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I wish I could afford the chris kings...I would grab a set. These tanks are around the hope level of whirrrrr ...

I plan to get a new handlebar at some point...either raceface or titec for sure
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I couldnt afford new ones so i bought a used set from the califorina state womens expert champ. There in great shape and i got an awesome deal on them. They make a gread addition to my almost dream bike (new stem, seat post and water bottle cages and it will be perfect.)
2002 Jamis Dragon 853 steel frame
2002 Manitou Mars Elite Air fork
Chris King headset
Crappy stem
Titec Hellion Ti Riser Bars (cut to 23.5 inches)
Xt break/shifter combo
Salsa Chili grips
Kore elite 2 seat post
Specialized body geometry saddle
Avid Speed dial 7 Ti breaks front and rear
2003 Xt Crank set
Xt bottom bracket
Xt front derailleur
Sachs pc 69 chain
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Old 03-04-03, 01:08 PM   #16
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Sweet bike Toninator...

KOna Roast
2002 z1 fr qr20
Pig dh headset
Raceface Diablous Stem
Kona Stock dh handlebar
LX shifter combo
Hayes mag
Intense ODI Grips
24 cycles seat post
SGD seat...
Truvative Husslefelt cranks
Raceface isis bb
Deore front derailleur (I never shift haha|)
Sachs pc 69 chain
lx cassette
Deore rear derailleur (I am cheap)
Tank Front and Rear hubs
Mavic 321d rear with rocco 2.5" tires (these things are HEAVY I am going to michelin soon)
Sun ryno lites with some crappy tire on the front
Axiom (I love these flats)

That will be my bike in 3 weeks...

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Old 03-04-03, 03:24 PM   #17
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Hey Maelstrom.... you don't have hayes comps.... you have hayes mags... just thought I'd let ya know you have something better than you think , I can't wait to get up there when there's no snow so we can ride! Later.
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Old 03-04-03, 03:37 PM   #18
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My back.,..and a total kudos to you. I appreciate all the help in hooking me up with sweet brakes for VERY cheap.

You should definately plan for longer than 1 day this summer...then we could do a small tour too
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Maelstrom that's a really nice set up. If my bike wasnt specificly for racing i probably wouldnt go much more that lx compo's.
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I am considering going to XT...but really an Deroe/LX drive train should be more than good enough for me. If I ever get into racing I would do the upgrade but really, I am a casual rider who likes to go hard and am willing to sacrifice weight for this 250pound body
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xt is better i've really noticed a difference and it's really not that much more than than LX. i think it's worth it. solid stuff.
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Tell me what you guys think of my bike set-up

Frame: M4 Specialized FSR (use to be stock, hahahah)
rear shock: Cane Creek AD-12
Front Fork: Fox Float RL (came stock, its sweet)
bar: EC-90
shifters: lx rapidfire
brakes: xt disc
grips: wtb
stem: Easton EA-50
headset: stock
rims: 223
hubs: XT
tires: pythons
cranks: LX
pedals: eggbeaters
bb: XT (old bb was too short for the new cranks)
rear d: xtr
front d: lx
seatpost: thomson (no less)
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xt is better i've really noticed a difference and it's really not that much more than than LX. i think it's worth it. solid stuff.
I just upraded some parts to LX...I noticed a huge increase in quality over Deore. When they die I will go to XT...but I seriously can't see myself ever going to xtr...

With sram coming out with rapid fire I may even consider going to that...just for ****s and giggles
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My last bike was XT/XTR with only the rear derailleur being the XTR part. My current bike is full XTR. Honestly, I can't tell a difference in performance. If any of my XTR stuff breaks, I'll replace it with XT. I'm not a weight wienie, so the few less grams means nothing to me.

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Good to know A2...Thats the most honest sounding review of XTR I have heard...not to steal my own thread but did you even get the special shifter brake combo? And if so how did it work?
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