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Old 12-05-08, 11:45 PM   #2751
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Nice scale you got there, scrub. I should have weighed the XTS Moto on that one


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Old 12-06-08, 02:27 AM   #2752
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Umm...Magmol...lots of us don't like feedback from large structures and drops that our suspension is designed to suck up. I sure don't want any feedback on my next staircase (logcase...Banner Cr, hehe). Agree'd, carbon is for sissy nad-grabbers, but feedback is for electric guitars, hehe.

"rant done"

Mostly just kidding.

I'm a little taken back, man. I had a '97 Rockhopper A1FS Comp with an Indy-C...actually a few notches under your ride. Nice sentimental journey.
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Meh, it's a cheapy scale. I'm not concerned enough about the weights to worry about having the most accurate measurement there... The Pinkbike bit was a nice touch though.
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Real steel from the past. Specialized Stumpjumper from the 90's with RS Indy XC, Gripshift X-ray twisting Shimano LX and XT 8 speed gear. Modern parts are Terry Fly saddle, Campus peddles and WTB Velociraptor tyres/tires.

I enjoy the steel ride. It has personality and feel that only my titanium road bike can match. I've rented the aluminum HT and DS demo's with modern suspension and they feel dead in the feedback department. I will not do carbon fiber at all, Mtb or road. How in the world are you suppose to feel fibers suspended in glue????? I DO NOT RACE, I DO NOT HERO WORSHIP RACERS CARBON BIKES.


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Old 12-06-08, 01:48 PM   #2754
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Has any one else noticed the trend that the bicycle industry is following???? How long before we have to bail out TreK and Specialized because their depending on advertising to sell an overpriced product that no one can afford to buy?????

Just a thought.
We're not bailing out car companies because they made cars too expensive.. they were making cars that nobody wanted, and doing it inefficiently.

All the big bike companies make inexpensive bikes as well as a few expensive ones.
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Old 12-06-08, 02:22 PM   #2755
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I enjoy the challenge of the climb more than anything else. I also don't believe in the advertising hype of new tech. Jeeze we're having to bail out the Detroit dinosaurs because they were depending on advertising to sell OPEC OIL GUZZLING machines that no one can afford to buy or fill up.
May be you all can afford the DS bikes and keep up the suspension maintenance. I can't. I use things up before I buy new. Plus now days you have to go to small pricy builders to get steel or ti bikes.

Has any one else noticed the trend that the bicycle industry is following???? How long before we have to bail out TreK and Specialized because their depending on advertising to sell an overpriced product that no one can afford to buy?????

Just a thought.
you're making generalizations someone could drive a truck through.

you think most of trek and specialized profits are made up from their high end bike sales? uh, no.

*shrug* it's all about choices. i drive cheap car that gets fairly decent mpg, have a fairly cheap laptop. i spend the money on bike stuff instead. my wife is much the same with her car. we don't have cable. we don't bu y superfluous crap, because we'd rather spend the money on a nice dinner out instead. i ride my bike to work and do a lot of errands with it, so that most of my car time is spent getting to and from rides rather than to and from work and around town. i don't buy coffee drinks out somewhere unless i'm using my travel mug.

just because someone is riding a newer/nicer bike doesn't mean they are some consumer *****.

and: a new ride comparable to your old bike there would put it to shame in terms of fork and component performance. no, you don't have to go some custom route to get a nice steel frame these days, but if that's what you'd prefer to think, i'll leave you to that thought. updated fork and component choices on your current frame (yes, when your current parts finally clap out - and yes, they will someday) will be a drastic eye opener. speaking as someone who started riding a ways back, the "new" stuff is not all hype, not by a long stretch.

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Old 12-06-08, 04:05 PM   #2756
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Old 12-06-08, 07:27 PM   #2757
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Old 12-06-08, 07:32 PM   #2758
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Lol. Nice.
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Old 12-07-08, 04:57 PM   #2759
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Any reason for that? Simplicity?
damn, i cannot keep up with this thread! that is why i never look in here

i have wanted an ohlins shock for many years....long before FS was prevalent on bicycles. so much of it stemmed from myself just having to have this shock.

in all honesty, the riding i am currently into would probably work well with air. like 66 said, i do like the feel of coil...for forks. this is my first shock, so i don't have a comparison.

i think for long 24hr races maybe coil could be more reliable?? aren't you screwed if a shock seal goes for air shocks? ...but then you have extra weight.

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Old 12-09-08, 05:20 AM   #2760
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Old 12-09-08, 06:30 PM   #2761
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Old 12-09-08, 11:59 PM   #2762
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Old 12-11-08, 11:23 AM   #2763
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My mountain bike, a veteran of Vail, Breckenridge and Slick Rock in the early 90s, has finally been rebuilt and is ready for action:











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Old 12-12-08, 04:22 PM   #2764
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Here's mine, cleaned it up a little bit since the last ride,





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Old 12-13-08, 06:57 PM   #2765
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Giant 08 Iguana disc

The frame held up pretty well at the trails... 26lbs...
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Old 12-14-08, 04:06 PM   #2766
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Old 12-15-08, 09:35 PM   #2767
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Nice ride. Really clean.
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nice bike, except for that POS fork.

should have stuck with the dart
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My mountain bike, a veteran of Vail, Breckenridge and Slick Rock in the early 90s, has finally been rebuilt and is ready for action:

Biopace, runs off in terror. Other than that, looks good.
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Old 12-17-08, 02:22 PM   #2772
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nice bike, except for that POS fork.

should have stuck with the dart
Yeah, no kidding. This one sucks almost as hard as those bikes with the S on the head tube. That makes me wonder; what does the C on my head tube stand for?
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Old 12-17-08, 02:49 PM   #2773
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Thats what I figgured
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Old 12-17-08, 10:26 PM   #2775
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hows it ride??? just got a sick fsr hc epert 08 rides fast and handles great, looking for more areas to ride it around here in sunny Ca .
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