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Old 01-21-11, 11:55 PM   #1
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What "style" of mtn. bike is mine?

Sorry for the lame title but I'm just curious. Picked this up about 2 weeks ago for $400 new. Seemed like a good deal considering the spec. The website does not indicate "all mtn" or "xc" or anything. No description at all. Here's a pic:



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Frame: Flat Top Tube Technologies All Mountain 6061 Alloy
Fork: Rock Shox TORA 302 (U-TURN) 85-130MM travel w/ Turn Key lock out, adjustable preload and rebound
Crankset: Shimano Deore M532 44/32/22T Hollow Tech II
Bottom Bracket: Hollow Tech II
Pedals: Crank Bros. Acid
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore M510
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT Shadow traditional rise
Shifters: Shimano Deore M530 Dual Release 27 speed
Freewheel: Shimano HG50 11-32T 9-speed
Chain: KMC Z-9200
Rims: WTB Speed Disc
Front Hub: Shimano Deore M525 disc 32H
Rear Hub: Shimano Deore M525 disc and freehub 32H
Spokes: 14G stainless
Brake Levers: Avid Juicy 3s hydraulic
Handlebar: FSA XC300A-OS AL6061 riser, 31.8x20x660 mm
Stem: FSA 190LX 3D forged, 31.8 x 90 mm XS, S) 100 mm M, L, XL)
Grips: Mongoose lock-on
Saddle: WTB Pure V Race
Seat Post: Mongoose Alloy w/ micro adjust clamp


So what is it?
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Old 01-22-11, 12:14 AM   #2
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Old 01-22-11, 12:19 AM   #3
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Thanks! The guy where I bought it thought it to be an "all mountian" but I've noticed those tend to be fs. I will say the two rides I've done have been awesome.
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AM bikes tend to be doubles and have bash rings where the bing ring is supposed to be.
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It doesn't really matter...just ride it and have fun.
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Geometry of the frame looks like it wouldn't make a bad DJ, but I suspect the bike is a bit heavy for that.
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I'm still trying to wrap my head around the misconception that All Mountain bikes tend to be fs or doubles.

I ripped this list from the neighbors:
2soulscycles 41.5 Funtail
Banshee Morphine
Banshee Paradox (29er)
Banshee Scirocco
Banshee Viento
Canfield Yelli Screamy (29er)
Chromag Sakura
Chromag Samurai
Chromag Stylus
Chromag TRL
Chumba HX1
Chumba HX2 (29er)
Cotic BFe
Cotic Soul
Cove Stiffee
Dekerf Implant
Dialled Alpine
Dialled Prince Albert
DMR Ex[alt]
DMR Trailstar
Evil Sovereign
Genesis Alptitude
Jamis Komodo (aluminum)
Jamis Kromo (steel)
Kona Five-O
Kona Steely
Lumberjack Rented Mule
Mountain Cycles Rumble
Nicolai Argon FR
NS Society
NS Surge
On-One 456/Summer Season
Orange Crush
Orange P7
Orange SubZero
Pipedream Sirius
Ragley Blue Pig
Ragley mmmBop
Sanderson Blitz
Santa Cruz Chameleon
Sinister Ridge
Sobre OFF
Soul Cycles Icon
Surly Instigator
Transition TransAM
Transition Vagrant
Voodoo Bakka


I bet there are more people out there riding all different sorts of terrain on hardtails than duallies. I'll admit the dually is more fun...just an observation.
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^^ Is that the short list??????
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Geometry of the frame looks like it wouldn't make a bad DJ, but I suspect the bike is a bit heavy for that.
I'd say it's less a matter of the frame being too heavy, and more a matter of the frame not being strong enough. DJs are heavy because their frames and components are overbuilt. My DJ is around 33lbs, and it's a 24. It's also a cheap bike, but even the nicer ones are probably going to end up close to 30lbs. And the FS DJs are going to be even heavier. The Transition Double and Blk Mrkt Killswitch have frame weights of close to 8lbs. I doubt that the OP's bike weighs more than that, especially if you ripped apart the drivetrain and made it a singlespeed. It just isn't as strong.
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I'd say it's less a matter of the frame being too heavy, and more a matter of the frame not being strong enough. DJs are heavy because their frames and components are overbuilt. My DJ is around 33lbs, and it's a 24. It's also a cheap bike, but even the nicer ones are probably going to end up close to 30lbs. And the FS DJs are going to be even heavier. The Transition Double and Blk Mrkt Killswitch have frame weights of close to 8lbs. I doubt that the OP's bike weighs more than that, especially if you ripped apart the drivetrain and made it a singlespeed. It just isn't as strong.
Hm, good to know. 01 posted a comment on another thread that's got me thinking about putting a DJ on my list of things I'd like to buy this year. I assumed they would be light because they're made to defy gravity & don't require as many parts as a multi-speed bike, but I guess it does make sense that they'd be made to handle all kinds of abuse.
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Is your build finished?
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No, still need to take the frame & fork to the shop to have the headset installed, buy a crankset & derailleurs, & then assemble/tune all the pieces. So pretty much nothing is assembled, & I have 3 parts left (assuming the cables & shifters come with the derailleurs). It's been a slow month since Christmas. That's why I rushed to get as many parts as I could before the holidays--because I knew January was going to be a boring, poor month.

As for the DJ, 01 just made me realize how much I miss the BMX track. I quit racing when I was 13, & was still using the bike I got when I was 10 that came with a 155mm crankset. That, coupled with my small size & lack of muscle development, kept me from ever doing much more than the occasional manual over a step-up. Now that I'm older & stronger, I'm wondering if that might be a fun sport to get back into. But I can't say I dig the 20" wheels of a standard BMX bike. I'm really thinking about a 24", so it won't be such a dramatic leap from my MTN bike, but will still allow me to race in the cruiser class if I decide I want to get competitive again.
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Thanks for the feedback. The style doesn't really matter to me... it's a newbie bike so I'll probably keep it around long enough to learn to ride then move on to somethign better. I was just curious.

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Sorry for the lame title but I'm just curious. Picked this up about 2 weeks ago for $400 new. Seemed like a good deal considering the spec.
Do they have any more? I could go for a small or medium, assuming that's the XS.
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Welcome to Mountain biking. that is a GREAT starter bike. Your plan is solid, beware the addiction of needing a bike for every situation. Just ride until you get exhausted.
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