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    Post your dirt jumpers

    I know there are a bunch of: post your this and post your that here. but there are none that are specifically for dirt jumping mtbs. I am deciding between two frames i own to build a dirt jumper. my options are either something along the lines of this:


    i have that frame and i have a haro v1 frame

    or i could turn my Haro v one into a dirtjumper, it works really well with a 100mm fork, and it already has a headset installed, it takes a 68mm bb

    the other one needs a 130-150mm fork, a headset, 73mm x unknown length bb.
    what do you think
    hi

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    i am thinking a rear disc brake(Avid bb7, no front), 8 speed rear cassete, i have a really decent bolt on wheelset, truvativ crankset, instead of a chainguide i will use an inner plate, sdg freestyle saddle, etc.
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    Defenitely use the Haro, you want around 100mm for DJ.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    do you have a picture of your stp
    hi

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    do you have a picture of your stp
    Yep


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    thats a really nice bike
    couple questions
    which marz dirt jumper is that?
    does that have a 20mm front hub?
    why the front derailluer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    thats a really nice bike
    couple questions
    which marz dirt jumper is that?
    does that have a 20mm front hub?
    why the front derailluer?
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    -No, 9mm QR, for the same reasons as below.
    -Mostly because it's made in the same factory as Giant's "trail" MTB's and it's cheaper to make like that.
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    i am deciding between 9mm and 20mm
    hi

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    at first i was thinking about doing exactly this

    but to go get that fork i would need to order from chainreaction and shipping is crazy exspensive its also relativly hilly around here, would be bad at the trails but bad getting there
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    i am deciding between 9mm and 20mm
    Why are you deciding, it's clear that for the riding you want to do it will be an advantage to run the 20.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    Why are you deciding, it's clear that for the riding you want to do it will be an advantage to run the 20.
    but is it worth another 200 dollars, this is just gonna be a back up, i just got a P.2
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    Depending on how hard you push the bike and yourself, yes, it is worth it.

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    wtp how much do you think i can sell the titan frame with 5 spare derailluer hangers for, it is in new unused condition, 15.5 inch frame, 130-150mm of travel
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    $120?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    wtp how much do you think i can sell the titan frame with 5 spare derailluer hangers for, it is in new unused condition, 15.5 inch frame, 130-150mm of travel
    Id buy it. PM being sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    i am deciding between 9mm and 20mm
    20 if you can do it. I plan to go 20 when I get my new fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbk3000 View Post
    at first i was thinking about doing exactly this

    but to go get that fork i would need to order from chainreaction and shipping is crazy exspensive its also relativly hilly around here, would be bad at the trails but bad getting there
    Only issues I see there is you want some faster rolling tires, like K-Rads or Holy Rollers, and maybe a longer brake cable.
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    K-rads and Holy Rollers don't work on some sets of dirt jumps, a lot of times our jumps are to loose for those types of tyres so we run knobbies.

    Also, he doesn't need a long brake cable unless he is doing bar spins and tailwhips.

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    santa cruz jackal, beatiful, why only 100mm of travel, its made for a lot more than that isnt it.
    hi

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    K-rads and Holy Rollers don't work on some sets of dirt jumps, a lot of times our jumps are to loose for those types of tyres so we run knobbies.

    Also, he doesn't need a long brake cable unless he is doing bar spins and tailwhips.
    I thought you hated DJ MTB's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    I thought you hated DJ MTB's.
    I hate street MTB's, DJ MTB's are kinda lame but I put up with them. If it's to loose for me to ride my slicks I have a set of Tioga comp 3's that I'll toss on.

    Quote Originally Posted by mild beast View Post
    i've never ridden jumps where knobs worked better than my hookworms. invariably, knobs role way slower.
    Our jumps are pretty much sand, after the rain they're awesome but after a few weeks in the sun they can be almost un-ridable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mild beast View Post
    i think you need top put more cables on that bike.
    lol. they are gradually getting taken off, front deraliur (spelling :S) is now off, poplock is getting taken off as soon as i get stiffer springs as i will have no need for compression adjustments.

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