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    Alpe D'Instigator knemo77's Avatar
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    surly instigator

    well im the proud new orderee of a brand new 18 surly, with a xtra long thompson seatpost to start......woohooo, This bike is gonna look f-in schweet.

    I recieve it on friday at the latest and then the real money starts pouring out. I decided to spend the extra cash and support the LBS, so I paid 350 instead of 300 for this bad boy.. But I gotta say my oarts are gonna be ordered online, sorry guys.

    i'll post pics when she arrives

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    Nice bike! Congrats.

    Any hints of forks, cranks, rims you'll be putting on it?

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    Alpe D'Instigator knemo77's Avatar
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    i have no idea how im gonna go with the specifics....any suggestions would be welcome.....few I know Kris King head, azonic handle bars, thompon stem....im thinking xt for the rest but im not sure, i hate putting shimano on my bikes, i like putting smaller names on it makeing it more me. fork should have about 120mm travel i gather, I think i will build my own wheels with some big ass spokes. Its been a while since ive done this so im lacking for names of good manufacturers, when I got into it Ritchey was the sheet but I hear that they have fallen off of late.

    So like I said any suggestions would be very welcome.
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    Yea the Instigator is a nice bike at a good price. I may get one before college through the shop.

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    bentrim
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    Quote Originally Posted by knemo77
    i have no idea how im gonna go with the specifics....any suggestions would be welcome.....few I know Kris King head, azonic handle bars, thompon stem....im thinking xt for the rest but im not sure, i hate putting shimano on my bikes, i like putting smaller names on it makeing it more me. fork should have about 120mm travel i gather, I think i will build my own wheels with some big ass spokes. Its been a while since ive done this so im lacking for names of good manufacturers, when I got into it Ritchey was the sheet but I hear that they have fallen off of late.

    So like I said any suggestions would be very welcome.
    You can't swing a dead cat at an Interbike tradeshow without hitting a new mountain bike manufacturer popping up everyday!

    I would look at how some of the bikes at the Unreal Cycles gallery have their bikes set up. There are a couple of Instigators there too.

    http://unrealcycles.com/uc-gallery.htm

    Also consider what the primary use is for: freeriding, technical trails, dirtjumping? How much your budget is, etc.

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