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    Under $3000 race rig

    I have an '05 Epic. Hope to be able to sell it for 1K. Hope to be able to get wife to let me spend another 2K. Want a new race rig. What are your suggestions?

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    This guy looks like a nice race bike. Specialized Stumpy HT Carbon Expert.
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    Giant Anthem X2 - - unless you're wanting to get away from full suspension.

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    Look at an Ibis mojo...not the SL but the standard. I'm preyty sure you could get a full bike for under 3,000 with a slightly cheaper kit. Still a great kit but a little cheaper. It is the ultimate full suspension mountain bike and a great racing bike. check out their site.

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    what are you looking for

    dually?

    for short races or endurance races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helmut View Post
    This guy looks like a nice race bike. Specialized Stumpy HT Carbon Expert.
    +1. Loving that Stumpy !

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    What you really want is a steel, single speed, rigid 29er.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    What you really want is a steel, single speed, rigid 29er.
    Funny you say that. I have a steel, single speed, rigid 29er (Jamis Exile)
    Unfortunately, my wife caught me looking at a demo'ed Pivot for $3250 last night and dropped the gauntlet. She said no way.
    Oh well. Now I suppose my question is, what should I upgrade. My tri and road bikes have gotten much love lately, but my epic has been neglected.
    Any suggestions on upgrades? Three years ago I upgraded my wheels to American Classics. The rear hub is about to give out. Should I replace the hubs or just buy new wheels?

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    Your choices are chris king or I9 for hubs and get the most appropriate stans rims for your riding style.
    Tell your wife you are saving $2,500.

    Oh and maybe some nice new brakes. those always are nice. R1's maybe?

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    Stroker Grams or Carbons, FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTULaw View Post
    I have an '05 Epic. Hope to be able to sell it for 1K. Hope to be able to get wife to let me spend another 2K. Want a new race rig. What are your suggestions?
    Have you looked into the new Epic Line? nothing like the 03's - 08's .
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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ333 View Post
    Look at an Ibis mojo...not the SL but the standard. I'm preyty sure you could get a full bike for under 3,000 with a slightly cheaper kit. Still a great kit but a little cheaper. It is the ultimate full suspension mountain bike.............
    Show proof....
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Show proof....
    Look on their site...ibis cycles, it's not under 3,000$ but with the mojo frame with the slx kit its 2,999$ for a kick ass bike haha

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    Those things amaze me. Back when MX's was still just an Excel spreadsheet I became intrigued by them. Talk about an all-rounder: XC bike; trailbike; mountaincrosser; lightweight DH weapon - - Lopes has won two Crankworx Air DHs aboard one.

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    MOJO love....
    Every time that wheel turn round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground

    - J. Garcia

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Those things amaze me. Back when MX's was still just an Excel spreadsheet I became intrigued by them. Talk about an all-rounder: XC bike; trailbike; mountaincrosser; lightweight DH weapon - - Lopes has won two Crankworx Air DHs aboard one.
    Yeah man we are one of the only dealers in the Sacramento, CA area and they kick ass. they climb, descend, and are very affordable for what your getting. I'm saving up for one!

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