FSA carbon crank
One of the most comfortable bikes I have rode
My GT Avalanche after it has seen some mud.
Just picked this up after seeing Leadville 100. $400 out the door at Performance haha.
Fork: Rock Shox Tora
Wheels: Deore and WTB Speed Disc
Brakes: Hayes Stroker Ryde
Cockpit: Easton EA30
Seemed like a steal for $400 :) Now i have to learn how to ride it haha.
I agree. Fantastic setup for the picture as well.
I just finished this last night, still needs fine tuning but I just had to ride it. I picked up the frame over a year ago and finally felt up to the task. It is a custom Mikkelsen (not built for me) hardtail. Mid 90's? Reynolds? pretty light frame. A donor bike provided the SRAM X-7 derailleurs, Firex crankset, BB7 front disc and front wheel. I added a Single Digit 7 v-brake for the rear. I wanted a light, rigid fork and thought I would try one of these (subtle they are not.) I took it for a quick spin around the block and liked the ride. I still have a suspension fork if I decide to go that way, but I wanted a quick, light trail bike.
Fox fork, kmc superlight chain in black, black cog
Now i just need to take the fork to a powder coater and have it matched to the frame
No more stealth bike.
Have you had a chance to ride it yet? How does the fork feel?
I'm living in the northeast now, so we got hammered with snow and the trails are covered. I've only had a chance to ride it on the road...couple stairs, some small-ish urban ledges, etc. Super plush compared to the stock fork that came with the bike (RST Launch). It raised the front end of the bike a little, though it feels like less than I expected, since I had practically no sag with the old fork (Launch wasn't set correctly, and I wasn't about to waste money on a new coil for that fork). Looking forward to getting some trail time.
Well it sounds pretty promising for the little amount you spent on it!
I just started a few months ago so my ride is entry level. No upgrades, but it gets the job done. I am not ready to start spending thousands of dollars on a bike.
2010 Marin Bolinas Ridge
Just got this less than a week ago. But due to weather and needing new brake pads (which should come in this week) i havent even rode it yet :(
Manitou Nixon Comp 145mm travel fork
Manitou Split RP rear shock
Shimano LX front derailleur
Sram X9 rear derailleur
Sram X7 shifters
Hayes HFX9 hydraulic brakes with 6" rotors
Kenda Nevegal tires
New bike, no pics yet.
Giant Anthem X 29'r frame
Fox Talas Fit RLC 95-130
SRAM XO in black/blue
2x10 26-39, 160 rotors
Thomson x4 stem silver
Thomson Masterpiece seatpost silver
Truvativ Noir XC bars
Oury Odi lock-ons blue and silver
Industry Nine wheels:
silver spokes except 2 parallel to valve -blue
Stan's Arch rims
Specialized purgatory 2.2 front
Specialized captain 2.0 rear
any interest or should I just not post pics?
MMMm. New Elixir-R brakes and some SRAM 10 speed goodies. No trail time yet though. 29#6oz.
New Transition chainguide - simple, cheap, and loads lighter than the Truvativ Boxguide it replaced. 35#3oz.
Neither is getting any lighter without compromises I either am not willing to make in the parts spec, or in dollars spent.
how many bikes do you own man?
bikes look good scrub. nice work station too.