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Old 07-18-09, 06:32 PM   #51
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This one likes going downhill alot more than up: 08 Turner RFX:

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Old 07-18-09, 06:36 PM   #52
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Gotta say, I was a bit pissed about how poorly this climbed, but I got used to it. Or maybe I just dont care, because it goes like whipped, CO2 powered, gnar down hills compared to the can-o-ale. Now rather then a fine line between plowing into a tree and going way to slow (as on the old frame), the bike lets you know when you're angering it by slowly loosing traction at the rear.



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Old 07-18-09, 08:04 PM   #54
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New 09 Gary Fisher Piranha
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Old 07-18-09, 08:20 PM   #55
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And, for a laugh, this pic is from around '92 or '93 I think. That's me sliding to a stop on my ass after getting launched over the bars by a large rock buried under some loose sand. The bike was my first mountain bike, a low budget Raleigh, with a very early Marzocchi suspension fork on it. No, I don't still wear the purple helmet.
That brings back some memories - in my case it was a 4-5" stump, covered with leaves,
on the edge of the trail - caught my pedal as I was flying by. I never saw it - all of a sudden
I was airborne. I thought the front wheel had hit something, but friend riding behind me saw
what really happened. Endos are always such fun.
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Old 07-18-09, 08:42 PM   #56
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Now rather then a fine line between plowing into a tree and going way to slow (as on the old frame), the bike lets you know when you're angering it by slowly loosing traction at the rear.
I would venture to say that you may not lose any traction at all if you'd put your rear tire on the right way.

Incidentally...is that a front specfic tire on the rear?
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Old 07-18-09, 08:56 PM   #57
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It is in fact a front tire, and I'll sacrifice some turning for the ability to have some traction up hills (I found this layout gives me the best traction). And everything is setup exactly the same way on this bike as on the old one was, just I think The shorter chainstays may have changed the way I ride a bit (I ride more neutrally then before when I leaned the bike more)
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Old 07-19-09, 03:12 PM   #58
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working on a low, low budget project. Work in progress shot (was afraid to open a wip topic for it, but can i?)

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1996 19.5" Giant Boulder Alu lite
Rond Magura 2-stroke S fork
Cane Creek headset
3T THE stem
ITM Outback bar
BBB Trail monkey bar-ends
PRO cross country grips
Shimano Deore 9spd shifters/brakes
Jagwire cables
Sugino Impel crank
Kyokuto Top Run platform pd
Shimano STX rd
Shimano Alivio fd
Shimano LX v-brakes
BBB 40cm seat post
Fizik Gobi Wingflex saddle
Mavic X221 wheels on CODA hubs with 9spd body
2 temporary worn tires (IRC X1 AT & Maxxis Worm Drive)

not bad for an almost zero investment, isnt it
I know the giant boulder isnt that charming, but hey it was cheap and light.

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Old 07-19-09, 03:47 PM   #59
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It isn't a bad looking bike. What's it weigh?
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That Giant is thread worthy. Good inspiration for peeps wanting a nice ride but not alot of dough. Real sharp so far...
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Old 07-20-09, 09:49 AM   #61
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2008 15.5" Gary Fisher Rig

Stock for now, but I will be converting it to a 1x9 setup in the near future.

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Old 07-20-09, 09:53 AM   #62
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That fisher is very nice.
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My new bike!

Just picked up my new '08 Giant Trance X2 today! Heading out riding again shortly.

Stock componentry I think, 'cept for RaceFace Ride XC cranks instead of the LX.

Already lowered the stem 1/2", and it has another 3/8" spacer under it. Might lower it again. I have short legs and a longer torso, and if I don't lower the stem on my bikes, it feels like I'm sitting on a bench.

Otherwise, it's awesome. Still tweaking the air pressures for my pot-bellied self, but I think I'm pretty close to a good setup.

I have two weeks of holidays coming up in 8 days, and I can't wait!
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Old 07-20-09, 05:25 PM   #64
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This is pretty much a whole new build save for the saddle and a couple of other things...Mary's Loop in Fruita...
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So...what U got going on down there in the nether region with your little 3ring circus...and a guide pulley? Has your triple been "stung"?
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So...what U got going on down there in the nether region with your little 3ring circus...and a guide pulley? Has your triple been "stung"?
Plus is that a mid cage RD? Living in fruita though, I'm sure it's getting a work out. How 'bout posting some riding pics in the "Daily ride Reports". Nothing like some Fruita stoke!
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Old 07-21-09, 01:07 PM   #67
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Old 07-21-09, 01:30 PM   #68
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Hey Bean, nice to see another Winnipegger on here.

Here's my XC ride.
Only change from stock has been the juicy 7s (cheap shimano hydros were leaking from factory)
and better tires (Geax mezcal 1.9s very nice, very fast, nice grip).
plans for future? - X0 grip shifts/x-9 rear nicer shock with remote L.O. (thinking SID race).
we'll see though.


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So...what U got going on down there in the nether region with your little 3ring circus...and a guide pulley? Has your triple been "stung"?

Look closer - it's the end of the other crankarm.
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Look closer - it's the end of the other crankarm.
Well don't that beat all?!!

I be needin' to clean mah spec's.
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So...what U got going on down there in the nether region with your little 3ring circus...and a guide pulley? Has your triple been "stung"?
Lol....that's the other crank-arm there...no pulley.

And yes, that is an XT GS cage derailleur. FWIW, I'm running an 11-32 and a 22-32-44 up front. I suppose it gets a workout...although, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by that...???? I mean...if I'm going up, I shift...then when I go down, I shift some more.
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Plus is that a mid cage RD? Living in fruita though, I'm sure it's getting a work out. How 'bout posting some riding pics in the "Daily ride Reports". Nothing like some Fruita stoke!
Yeah, I can get some pics of some Fruita rides over in the daily reports. I'll try and get some on there tomorrow morning.
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Scuderia, welcome to bike forums! My god, your bikes are damn sexy.
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