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Old 08-23-09, 06:05 AM   #1
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Let's hear your vote: Climber's dream bike!

Hi Everyone,
I'm looking for a climber's dream bike, dualie, budget is around $1000-3000.
Let's hear your vote!

EDIT: So let's say you can only dream up to $3000 , what would be your climbing dream bike?

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A climber's dream bike?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=50023
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Old 08-23-09, 06:51 AM   #3
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That budget is a little constrictive for a "dream" bike. Ibis Mojo SL are good climbers but it's $2400 for the frame so thats my pick. In my dream all the XTR parts are free along with the fork and wheels and... Hey it's my dream so Meghan Fox is my riding partner too.
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If that's your budget, start checking out your local Craigslist for a Specialized Epic. I've seen two and three year old S-Works Epics going for a couple grand. You can climb like a scared cat on one of those.
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oops, a dualie?...i was about to say a rigid...
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Get a cannoindale f2 or f1 team bike, or a cannondale rise 4. there all good
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Old 08-24-09, 07:51 AM   #9
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A climbers mountain bike needs to be light.

Trek Elite 9.9SSL would be my pick. I'd put the Bontrager Race XXX Lite carbon wheels on it, bringing the weight to around 17lbs.

If you must have full suspension, the Top Fuel 9.9SSL is the answer, though its about 5 lbs heavier.
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My vote is save some more money. You can't sniff a dualie dream bike for 3k.
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Leadville bike that broke the record



If you can find something similar to this for 3k, it should be a worthy climber. Good enough to beat the last year's leadville's record any way, although some might attribute that to the engine.
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That's last years. Chopped liver these days.

Go for the 2010 model with SRAM XX.
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That's last years. Chopped liver these days.

Go for the 2010 model with SRAM XX.


this one?
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can you even buy sram xx yet?
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My deam bike for climbing would be a nice 8" travel bike I could load on the chairlift......climbs like a dream.
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My vote is save some more money. You can't sniff a dualie dream bike for 3k.
So let's say you can only dream up to $3000 (lol), what would be your climbing dream bike?
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can you even buy sram xx yet?
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Cassette.aspx

Yes, for infinite dollars.
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Old 08-27-09, 02:07 AM   #18
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why so expensive... omg.
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why so expensive... omg.
From the description:

"The revolutionary machined design of the XX Cassette uses the same grueling manufacturing techniques that produced the PowerDome road cassette. With X-Dome, eight of the cogs are CNC-machined together out of a single block of billet steel, creating an incredibly lightweight, precise, and strong cassette. Itís a process that takes nine hours per cassette! The aluminum large cog can be replaced as needed. You have never seen a cassette that looks like this. The open design aids in mud clearance, giving you cleaner shifting performance and longer component life."


unreal craftmanship, way out of my moto league!
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Yep, XX looks like pretty awesome stuff. I wonder if it's still made in China, like all the other SRAM stuff.
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The seat tube on that Trek looks WAY to weird for my liking.

Still wouldn't say no though.
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For 3K you could go full custom handbuilt and never buy another production bike again. Check out Curtlo. I built an Epic Mountaineer with full XTR for around 2500 bucks. I'll never ride production frames again. Everything fits so well and the bike is soooo comfy I could ride all day.
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My deam bike for climbing would be a nice 8" travel bike I could load on the chairlift......climbs like a dream.
Best answer yet..."the official" uber-gnar bike would be an 8" travel dually (bigger than "my baby") and would be much less of a ghey steed to add to your stable. She's a harder bike to cheeto and you'd need to get out the whip to giddiup to speed for crazy jumps and gnar drops. If you get ultralight manpanties to ride it in, you won't notice the added weight...just don't forget the ass butter to avoid the chaff...and don't fall on your penis. That would be sick. That said...if you're a hack like Siu...you'd probably need to run a 9" bike like mine:

Take it on a Epic ride get lots of pic's...could someone sticky this thread 50 times please?
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Best answer yet..."the official" uber-gnar bike would be an 8" travel dually (bigger than "my baby") and would be much less of a ghey steed to add to your stable. She's a harder bike to cheeto and you'd need to get out the whip to giddiup to speed for crazy jumps and gnar drops. If you get ultralight manpanties to ride it in, you won't notice the added weight...just don't forget the ass butter to avoid the chaff...and don't fall on your penis. That would be sick. That said...if you're a hack like Siu...you'd probably need to run a 9" bike like mine:

Take it on a Epic ride get lots of pic's...could someone sticky this thread 50 times please?
You may just be the worlds biggest ball buster. Well done. I posted my UCR in the ride "stoke" sticky.
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You may just be the worlds biggest ball buster. Well done. I posted my UCR in the ride "stoke" sticky.
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