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    New Setup, Opinions?

    I bought some upgrades for my bike and wanted some opinions...heres my bike from before:

    19'' Custom Leader 516h


    My new setup will include all of the following

    2007 Motobecane Fantom Elite DS Frame (with Rockshox Ario 2.R Rear Shock) - 18 inch
    2007 XT RD-M761 Rear Derailleur
    2007 XT FD-M761 Front Derailleur
    2007 XT M760 Crankset /w Integrated BB
    2007 Avid BB5 Front and Rear /w 160mm rotors
    Cane Creek S-3 Headset
    Shimano PD-505 SPD pedals /w platforms on one side
    Shimano EF-ST29 Shifter/Brake Lever
    Bontrager Select Crowbar handlebar
    Bontrager Select Grips
    Bontrager Sport Stem @ 110mm 10 degree rise
    Rockshox Dart 2 fork with 80mm of travel
    Alexrims Racer's Edge Wheel
    WTB Velociraptor Tires Front and Back
    Leader Seatpost

    In about a month I'll have the money to get a new front shock which im planning on getting the Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turn (spring, not air). My old set up was just way to XC for me, after riding for a little while I have discovered that I am very much an AM rider at heart. I want the sick jumps and drops, something that can tear up a downhill trail, yet still climb well and hold its own on the XC trail.

    What do you guys think?
    Last edited by MaxBrokeAway; 07-20-07 at 03:10 PM.
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    no opinions anyone?
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    I have opinions. Just not about this topic.
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    Yes junkyard...we know.
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    Opinions huh? Well I think prayer should be aloud but not mandatory in public schools. Does that one work for you?
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    i like burritos from los dos compadres.
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    Think of putting disk brakes on your schwinn to be like putting nitrous on a shopping cart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway View Post
    no opinions anyone?
    I love good food and I really enjoy eating out at innovative restaurants. Last Friday my wife and I went out for our wedding anniversary to Tapeo (http://www.restotapeo.com/), a Tapas bar, and was really, really amazed by the food. I've eaten Spanish food and Tapas before but the food at this particular restaurant was well prepared and innovative. I highly recommend it if you happen to be in Montreal. It's really off the beaten track but it's well worth the detour.

    As a bonus, there is a LBS that is only a few doors away that sells Electra bikes, which are just cool to look at. Coincidentally this LBS happens to be one that my parents bought bikes for my brother and me when we were kids.

    PS - like the new build. It looks like you're buying brand new BB5s, why not spend the little extra and get the BB7. I think it's worth the difference.

    The stem also seems long for an AM application. I thought the preference for that kind of build was short and stubby stems? 110mm seems pretty high. Is that what you like for a cockpit fit?
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    yea...im 6 foot even so im kinda lanky, plus its only an 18 inch frame, and I also am gonna use this bike for XC as well so i think this set up would suit me best.
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    Wow. That's a lot of money, that would be my opinion. But then again, I'm pretty cheap.

    You have your heart set on a RS fork? If you want "sick jumps and drops" you'd do well to consider, though it may weigh a little more, a Marzocchi for durability. Something in the 100-120 mm range if you want "all mountain" ability and still going single crown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway View Post
    no opinions anyone?
    Everyone has a right to express themselves in a public online forum, but not everyone should think they are better than anyone else despite the experience they have, or claim to have. Everyone at one time or another was new to this great sport and were ignorant and/or uninformed at one time or another. We should all be brothers and sisters-in arms and help each other achieve everything we desire in biking, and in life. Looking down and belittling another bicyclist regardless of experience should be punishable by castration.

    For AM, I would think an 80 mm fork would not be enough travel.
    Why is going slower harder?

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    talk to aballas he did a motebecane build up a while back...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Temeraroius
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    Who needs viagra with these [flow] pics to get ya ready for action!? yeeeeah boy. dig it. Good stuff.

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    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...IMG_1002-3.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Temeraroius
    Think of putting disk brakes on your schwinn to be like putting nitrous on a shopping cart.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggersd
    Who needs viagra with these [flow] pics to get ya ready for action!? yeeeeah boy. dig it. Good stuff.

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    i know 80mm of travel isnt enough, thats why I said I want to get the rockshox recon, 85 to 130 of travel in a spring coil fork...I watched a video of it in action and thought it was amazing. If your talking about my rear shock though, it has adjustable 3" to 5" of travel.

    Anyone wants suggest a good AM/XC fork im all ears.
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5 View Post
    Everyone has a right to express themselves in a public online forum, but not everyone should think they are better than anyone else despite the experience they have, or claim to have. Everyone at one time or another was new to this great sport and were ignorant and/or uninformed at one time or another. We should all be brothers and sisters-in arms and help each other achieve everything we desire in biking, and in life. Looking down and belittling another bicyclist regardless of experience should be punishable by castration.

    For AM, I would think an 80 mm fork would not be enough travel.
    I am better than Gastro and I don't mind saying so on a public forum.
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    lol
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    I am better than Gastro and I don't mind saying so on a public forum.
    Okay, I'll come clean, too. There is a slight possibility that both NC clans are better than me. Slight.
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    well when I get the bike back on the 30th from the LBS ill post pics.
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    pee pee

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    It seems like you're buying a new bike, not upgrading what you have. I wouldn't bother with half platform pedals. They just make your bike easier to steal.
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    lol...well sometimes I like to just ride it around...and wouldnt want to have to put on special shoes just for that...and no im not buying a whole new bike...just a little bit more than half of a new bike
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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