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Old 02-16-11, 09:34 PM   #1326
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Old 02-16-11, 09:44 PM   #1327
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What's that olive green thing on the handlebar?
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Old 02-16-11, 09:53 PM   #1328
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Old 02-16-11, 10:02 PM   #1329
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Old 02-16-11, 10:05 PM   #1330
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yeah just through it on for a quick ride around the neighborhood
just picked the bike up today
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Old 02-17-11, 10:06 AM   #1331
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Not completely done but it's as good as done...my DH bike for 2011:

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Old 02-17-11, 03:52 PM   #1332
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Looks better now that you have the stickers in place . . .

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Old 02-17-11, 09:44 PM   #1333
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Mostly finished the black XC, waiting for some snow to melt so I can take it out tune it and take her in the mountains. Mostly XT drive train ditched both the regular deore and the XT rear derailleur and decided to try SLX. I took it down the street and it actually rides pretty good, the forks are really terrible but will work for now.



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Old 02-19-11, 02:07 AM   #1334
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Looks better now that you have the stickers in place . . .

Hey, I sent you that pic with the understanding you wouldn't post it!
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Old 02-19-11, 02:55 AM   #1335
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Old 02-19-11, 03:01 AM   #1336
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Old 02-19-11, 06:06 PM   #1337
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Couldn't pass it up for $230. and its only 23 lbs

its got xtr v brakes, easton monkylite carbon bar, sid fork, a bunch of cane creek stuff. i just need to make the fork a bit more stiff. but it rides realllly nice




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Old 02-20-11, 05:44 AM   #1338
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My Saracen, about half the parts are the originals, the rest are whatever the previous owner could find to cobble it together, as far as I can tell.
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Old 02-20-11, 05:13 PM   #1339
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Still watching the snow slowly melt, and tweaking in the garage. Banshee is sub-29# and all parts dependable, durable, comfortable for me and my riding.

30t front ring and 11-36 ten speed rear cogs ought to work quite nicely as a single ring setup. Light, simple, gives the range I need and want for around here. Guide bits cobbled together from a Blackspire Stinger guide and upper guide replacement slider from an e.13 Freechucker guide. I've got a lower Stinger with roller setup that can be easily added, but isn't going on unless this proves to not be enough guide. Why add more complication/drag/weight to the system if it isn't needed?

Swapping to tubeless setups last year gave me the epiphany of running skinnier/lighter/less beefy tires. I can run the same, or lower pressure, have great traction, less rolling weight and resistance with less worry of pinch flats. YMMV, but it has worked well for me. Maxxis ADvantage 2.1 rear/Minion 2.35 front. I'm not a huge guy.

The Lyrik Solo Air here is still working quite well, and the stiffness rocks. When it dies, may swap for a Revelation or Sektor with a taller bottom headset to regain the same geometry, but have a slightly lighter front end. The Rev on my hardtail is very nice, but just a touch less stuff than the Lyrik - not sure if that is a trade-off I'm willing to make on this bike.

The Gravity Dropper post stays as well, just with a lighter seat. Have swapped back to a regular post for a ride or two, and I can't do it. The ease and convenience of dropper posts is here to stay on my rides, despite the weight penalty.

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Old 02-22-11, 11:11 AM   #1340
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What is my bike it can't be a mtb it's to light 8kg and fast and has road tyre's.
Can't be a road bike it has a mtb frame and part's.
Can't be a hybrid there's no place for rack's and bag's.
I just call it a highroadmountain bike, whatever i like it.
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Old 02-22-11, 09:21 PM   #1341
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^Care to explain to a newb what the advantage is in putting road tires & a road fork on an otherwise mountain bike? Looks cool as hell, but I can't figure out any advantage other than strength, which would be ruined by the weak road tires.
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Old 02-23-11, 10:25 AM   #1342
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^Care to explain to a newb what the advantage is in putting road tires & a road fork on an otherwise mountain bike? Looks cool as hell, but I can't figure out any advantage other than strength, which would be ruined by the weak road tires.
I understand where your coming from. I am mainly just a road rider that like's some citylink bike path's and have a nice roadbike but the over the last 2 year's developed a bone spur in my shoulder . It put's me out of action for 2 to 3 week's if i ride it.
Because of the wider handle bar's and hand position's on a mtb it seem's fine or bearable at least.
I have found riding a hybrid (that's debaitable with some people) more enjoyable and comparing it with my roadbike interesting.
Sure a road bike is faster but not by much and that depends on the rider alot i've got no trouble keeping with roadies.
The control of a hybrid or mtb is far better around town or on bike path's when it get's a'bit rough.
Whenever there's a hill it feel's more natural on mtb to get a higher gear standup and just mash the pedal's.(it's the bar width and hand position's again)
Also they are cyclocross fork's longer than road fork's (410mm axle to crown) and more durable, so i can put nobby's on and hit the dirt if i wanted to. Would have to be cyclocross tyre's though as there 29er wheel's, clearance issue's.
I think it would be interesting to start a new thred on these issue's i'm sure there's a thousand different view's on this.
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Old 02-23-11, 11:44 AM   #1344
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Couldn't pass it up for $230. and its only 23 lbs

its got xtr v brakes, easton monkylite carbon bar, sid fork, a bunch of cane creek stuff. i just need to make the fork a bit more stiff. but it rides realllly nice
Verrrry good! Timing is good with things starting to melt off/dry out too.

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. . . and a Whistler front fender . Nice ride.
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. . . and a Whistler front fender . Nice ride.
cheers seems to work alright enough.
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Old 02-23-11, 01:29 PM   #1346
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What is my bike it can't be a mtb it's to light 8kg and fast and has road tyre's.
Can't be a road bike it has a mtb frame and part's.
Can't be a hybrid there's no place for rack's and bag's.
I just call it a highroadmountain bike, whatever i like it.
I would love to ride one of your bikes. I love your sportster, and this one is really interesting also. Seems like we have a similar bike interest...
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Old 02-24-11, 03:47 PM   #1347
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New to me. 9-foot Western ProPlow. Took it out for a spin twice in the last 12 hours, since winter came back and buried our early spring.

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Old 02-24-11, 06:07 PM   #1348
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