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Old 12-12-06, 08:55 PM   #1
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Post A Pic Of Your Stock/near Stock Budget Hardtail

Post a pic of your budget hardtail that is stock or nearly stock and <$800.
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Old 12-12-06, 08:59 PM   #2
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Mine isn't stock, but it was budget. Costed me around 1000ish.
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My good ol 4300.
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Not really stock but it sure was buget...put her together for about $700-750:
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That is sweet.
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Don't know if I fit your criteria, but 1000$ (never did a full tally on everything), not really stock trek 4300.

I just checked from memory, my bike costed me about 789$(without accounting for shipping+tax) not including the pedals, bb, and crankset, which I already had.


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Old 12-12-06, 09:18 PM   #7
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Nice bikes Pheard and EJ!
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stock except accessories and I'm on the 2nd cassette/chain and the 3rd set of tires.. Found it on a huge sale $350. this is how I got hooked on biking. I was going to upgrade to a new $1000+ bike this year, but can't find one that I really like, I think I'm too used to this one.
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Old 12-12-06, 09:33 PM   #9
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I can relate!
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What bike do you have cmktech?
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I currently do not have one. However, I am in the market for a bike. I have been looking at $2,000 bikes, but I realized I am having just as much fun on my dad's budget hardtail. (hence the inspirational thread I decided to make). His ride is a 2005 Trek 4500. It may not have the best components, but I like it. My previous bike was a Specialized Epic, but it didn't have enough travel for me and didn't suit me well. I don't like the laid over xc style of riding.
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Old 12-12-06, 09:50 PM   #12
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My $500.00 GF Tassajara ...
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I thought you had the hardrock pro cmktech.
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Not exactly stock, but was never a complete bike to begin with.
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what's up with the seat and the zipties kona?
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On sale for $800

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Old 12-12-06, 10:49 PM   #17
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Do used ones count?

I just bought it, but don't have it yet(my guess it is on a truck somewhere near St. Louis at the moment).

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Old 12-12-06, 10:50 PM   #18
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here is mine alltogether ran around 800$


upgrades include:
new fork Marz MXcomp
new truvativ cranks
new XT shifters
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new sram cassette/chain
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next upgrade will be new disc specific wheelset and mech disc brakes

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I haven't even brought it home yet. Will do that this Friday. I'll be adding a Thudbuster and Eggbeaters and possibly Fire XC tires, all from my rigid Trek 970.
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Not exactly stock, but was never a complete bike to begin with.
Mhh DX's How you liking them, mine have pleased me quite well so far. The only thing I reccomend is pulling out the spindle and loc-titing the threads or else they will probably start creaking after a while
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Old 12-12-06, 11:25 PM   #21
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2004 Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc, bought in 2005 for about $640, only thing not stock are the tires.

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Wow, Taerom. I didn't know you had that bad boy. That sure is nice!
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Haha, I don't really have much use for it now that I have the Trek. I was a little rough on it, so whatever isn't broken, I'm keeping as spare parts or possibly selling in the future. It was a very nice bike though. *tear*
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Old 12-12-06, 11:42 PM   #24
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I like the color, looks fast!

Your seat is looking a little droopy though.
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Old 12-12-06, 11:43 PM   #25
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That TASS looks really nice. I want to pick up the 2006 TASS Disc because it has an air fork and I don't think the 2007 has one?
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