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    Hold up... on the subject of brute force, why not...

    Hold up... on the subject of brute force, why not just crush/shatter the lowers into coarse chunks with a sledgehammer? It won't necessarily look as cool (the whole intact beast on fire would be...
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    OK, got curious and did some googling (actually,...

    OK, got curious and did some googling (actually, it's from mtbr). ROLFMAO!
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    Thanks, jimx! I haven't really done much time on...

    Thanks, jimx! I haven't really done much time on a FS, but the bikes seem to be a heck of a lot better than they used to be. I'll wager that on a XC-specific FS bike you'd find the energy savings...
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    In this case, the FS she's getting weighs less...

    In this case, the FS she's getting weighs less than one of the shortlisted hardtails. Twice the price, but better components.

    I used to be an old-school steel hardtail nut (still am riding one),...
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    I think I remember DuoTracks being substandard...

    I think I remember DuoTracks being substandard wanna-be forks found on low-end and department store bikes. I could be wrong, but RockShox was king in those days. If they are what I remember them...
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    Picked up that Fuel EX 7 for her. See you on the...

    Picked up that Fuel EX 7 for her. See you on the trails!
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    Poll: I found a pair of cycling undies a few years back...

    I found a pair of cycling undies a few years back on sale, and use them pretty much exclusively (under baggies). Same basic design as a chamois-padded lycra short, only a little shorter in the legs...
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    I'm not the only one still running these...

    I'm not the only one still running these classics? MEC stocks them dirt cheap (around $22/tire). Don't be tempted by the $8 Kenda clones (really!). I was using them for training and was planning...
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    Well.... change of plan. She got a raise...

    Well.... change of plan. She got a raise yesterday, so now we'll be looking for a full suspension bike in the $1000 - $1500 area. :rolleyes:

    Now looking for options... so far we're looking at...
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    Thanks for the input! And 26 - 27 lbs is...

    Thanks for the input!

    And 26 - 27 lbs is pretty good weightwise. I'm still shocked that the Charger is listed at 32 lbs (Norco site)!

    Speaking of Giant, there's a Trance 4 listed at a shop...
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    Money's the main issue; we are saving for the...

    Money's the main issue; we are saving for the wedding, houses, etc. I'd also rather go for an adequate hardtail now and not sweat the upgrade to a GOOD full suspension in a couple of years when and...
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    A couple of other options I tracked down: Trek...

    A couple of other options I tracked down:
    Trek 6500 disc - $879
    Rocky Fusion - $719

    Going to go look at the Rocky today and see if that works as well as the Charger. There seems to be quite a...
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    Hmmm.... I don't think she's good enough (yet)...

    Hmmm.... I don't think she's good enough (yet) for it to be an issue, and she's also quite light - it'd be more of an issue of proper modulation rather than absolute stopping power. It'd probably...
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    Did some tire kicking on the weekend, and it...

    Did some tire kicking on the weekend, and it looks like she feels most comfortable on a 15" Norco Charger. There's a few shops in town with 2006s on sale; the best price I've seen so far is $869. ...
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    Thanks, I'll check them out. I haven't been...

    Thanks, I'll check them out. I haven't been there before.
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    Ah, see... when I was last in the market,...

    Ah, see... when I was last in the market, Stumpjumpers only came in HT. ;)

    Mom and Dad are both on (higher-end?) FSR's... Dad's had about 5 or 6 of them, including that short-lived carbon...
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    BCIpam - Am I right in thinking the M4 the same...

    BCIpam - Am I right in thinking the M4 the same as/similar to the Stumpjumper? I've tried (unsuccessfully) to beg my sister to sell me hers, but no dice. Too bad... it's in great shape since she'd...
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    Heh, I read the FAQ's... so no. :D Just...

    Heh, I read the FAQ's... so no. :D

    Just kidding... likely the infamous 'around $500', though I had about $600 CDN in mind. The budget's flexible enough that if I can get a significantly better...
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    Bow Cycle good. I rebuilt my drivetrain on my...

    Bow Cycle good. I rebuilt my drivetrain on my poor ol' 97 Nitro a couple of years back on goodies from one of their big sales. Any other shops in town worth checking out (that know their stuff)? ...
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    Calgary Bike Shops?

    Seems to be a few Calgarians around the forum... can anyone recommend a good place to shop for a new mountain bike? I've dealt with a few shops for minor tech stuff, and have bought lots of parts...
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    Thanks all.... one possibly related concern is...

    Thanks all.... one possibly related concern is that she gets sore in the right (?) shoulder on longer rides; all bets are off on the previous rigid bike's geometry - as I said, it was a loaner. ...
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    Entry Level Women's Hardtail?

    I'm in the market for a first bike for my fiancee' - she's done some miles on a loaner rigid bike and need something a little more serious for this season. It's been a while since I've been in the...
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