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Old 02-09-12, 04:12 PM   #1926
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Old 02-10-12, 11:27 PM   #1927
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First 29er. Ive had it for about two weeks and because of the weather havent had a chance to ride
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Old 02-11-12, 12:33 AM   #1928
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I like the lines of that frame
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Old 02-17-12, 09:20 AM   #1929
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Built this one up just a little while ago, REALLY looking forward to spring! One the plus side, the whole build was only $300

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Old 02-17-12, 11:48 AM   #1930
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First 29er. Ive had it for about two weeks and because of the weather havent had a chance to ride
Nice Orbea, I like the frame.
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Old 02-25-12, 01:32 AM   #1931
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noob here from Miami. Addicted to trrail riding. patiently awaiting daylight savings change so that I may ride 4-5 times a week.
Here is my trek 6000/2009'
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rock shox dart3 fork,in other words...stock.lol but its getting the job done!

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Old 02-25-12, 02:57 PM   #1932
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Old 02-25-12, 03:05 PM   #1933
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Nice Fat front on a rigid/hardtail. Bet it kicks ass in the snow and mud.
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Old 02-25-12, 03:24 PM   #1934
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I was telling someone earlier that the Surly Nate throws big mud like truck tire mud not little bike tire mud. Sadly riding when it is muddy here is like spreading anthrax same consequences.
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Old 02-26-12, 09:08 PM   #1935
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here's the latest addition to the group, picked it up at costco tonight. Seems pretty decent. nothing super awesome, but feels reasonably solid. Not going to win any races on it, but that's not why I bought it.


I thought this was a little amusing,

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Old 03-05-12, 02:26 AM   #1936
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the 29er. Taking it for the first ride tomorrow

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^Oh no you drank two of the three worst Kool-Aids! (just need to make it fully rigid to get all three)

Seriously though, looks super nice!
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Old 03-05-12, 02:11 PM   #1938
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Old 03-05-12, 02:41 PM   #1939
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^Oh no you drank two of the three worst Kool-Aids! (just need to make it fully rigid to get all three)

Seriously though, looks super nice!
Lol, yeah I drank the Kool Aid. Took it for the first ride today and had a total blast. Will post some footage later. And funny you mention full rigid. Actually stripped most the components that are on the speci from a 9er full rigid that I picked up. Will be saving that frame and fork for a rainy day. Im thinking single speed.
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Old 03-05-12, 11:15 PM   #1941
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Lol, yeah I drank the Kool Aid. Took it for the first ride today and had a total blast. Will post some footage later. And funny you mention full rigid. Actually stripped most the components that are on the speci from a 9er full rigid that I picked up. Will be saving that frame and fork for a rainy day. Im thinking single speed.
I don't know what's gotten into me but for some reason I've had my eye on a few fully rigid SS bikes lately Still no 29ers because I haven't found a 29er yet that doesn't feel awkward to me, but if I were to find one that felt right then I might just give into every single MTB fad available. Fortunately my low income & wide expanse of expensive hobbies keeps my wallet light enough to prevent me from getting anymore bikes

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Old 03-08-12, 10:02 AM   #1943
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Lol, yeah I drank the Kool Aid. Took it for the first ride today and had a total blast. Will post some footage later. And funny you mention full rigid. Actually stripped most the components that are on the speci from a 9er full rigid that I picked up. Will be saving that frame and fork for a rainy day. Im thinking single speed.
I don't know what's gotten into me but for some reason I've had my eye on a few fully rigid SS bikes lately Still no 29ers because I haven't found a 29er yet that doesn't feel awkward to me, but if I were to find one that felt right then I might just give into every single MTB fad available. Fortunately my low income & wide expanse of expensive hobbies keeps my wallet light enough to prevent me from getting anymore bikes
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Old 03-11-12, 07:07 AM   #1944
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Built this one up just a little while ago, REALLY looking forward to spring! One the plus side, the whole build was only $300

Great stuff, you've done well keeping it around 300 bucks.
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Old 03-11-12, 07:28 PM   #1945
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Old 03-15-12, 11:11 PM   #1947
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heres a couple pics of my steed, a 03 GT Avalanche 3.0 ive just pulled her out of storage after a 4 year hibernation. Several things need attention, new tires, brakes, and some serious upgrades. Ive been out of the game for awhile and would appreciate some advice on upgrades to my rig. I know i want to go to disc brakes, a decent wheelset, upgraded drivetrain etc. Hope yall like the pics.
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heres a couple pics of my steed, a 03 GT Avalanche 3.0 ive just pulled her out of storage after a 4 year hibernation. Several things need attention, new tires, brakes, and some serious upgrades. Ive been out of the game for awhile and would appreciate some advice on upgrades to my rig. I know i want to go to disc brakes, a decent wheelset, upgraded drivetrain etc. Hope yall like the pics.
What is your budget for upgrades and such. I came across these last night. And with the extra 17% they come out to about $112-$115 before shipping. http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0052_533586_-1
Disc brakes, you can never go wrong with avid Juicy's or anything Hydraulic really.
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budget depends on the parts, i want to keep the total build less than the price of a 2012 model year version of my bike, so about 900 total is what i want to keep to. Tires i plan to stick with the Panaracers i have on it now, well the front anyway. I destroyed the one i had on the rear already. I wont lie though, the Red wall panaracers are mostly aesthetic although they have always performed very well albiet a little loud on the road. Those rims look like a good deal. Im also going to talk with my LBS, the owner has been taking care of my bikes for over 10 years now, so he can usually find me some pretty good deals too.
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