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Old 05-01-05, 02:04 PM
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Meet the new hotness

Now Im happy.





















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Old 05-01-05, 02:06 PM
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Old 05-01-05, 02:46 PM
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Nice bike, what year is it?

Also looks like you've replaced just about everything on it! What's still stock ?
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Old 05-01-05, 02:47 PM
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Cool! :|
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Old 05-01-05, 02:55 PM
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Nice crank mmmm race face
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Old 05-01-05, 02:56 PM
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The bashgaurd is raceface.


Hmmmm fsa vdrives. I love them.
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Old 05-01-05, 02:57 PM
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8 speed XT? What year is that from?
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Nice parts. One problem though... way too clean

I mean, the tires barely have any dirt on them, for crying out loud. Fix that
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Very nice.
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Smooth build troie!
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nice bike!!!

What yr is that Black super?? Air?
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Old 05-01-05, 03:27 PM
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Woah, that's absolutely the hottest Hardrock I've seen yet!
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That's a very nicely upgraded Hardrock. That fork looks super beefy too.
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Push that dust boot back down around your rear derailleur barrel adjuster right now, Mister.

Apart from that glaring faux pas, you've got a pretty sweet ride goin' on there. Well done.
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Looks sweet!
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
The bashgaurd is raceface.


Hmmmm fsa vdrives. I love them.
oops my bad, still nice crank as Maelstrom said.
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No inner plate on the chainring? you have the space.
Remember the little chat about chain jump.

It looks superfine. Now go ride it LIKE YOU BUILT IT!
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Old 05-01-05, 05:36 PM
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I love your crank and forks.
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Thx for all the kind words everyone.

Wow, the difference in riding, handling, cornering, climbing, descending is like night and day. The biggest difference is definitely in the cranks. I feel myself pushing with so much more power that I didnt know I could exert. Amazing.

Raiyn, you were right about the difference in the forks. Coming from that RST Crapa 80 to this is like going from a pinto to a mercedes. The plushness of the fork is unbelieveable. I love the lockout feature when climbing, it helps prevent severe bobbing and I could put so much more of my bodyweight forward.

Lets see, I bought the HardRock as stock back in June of 2003. I bought the Profile Design bars, Salsa stem, DeoreXT rear der., ODI Rogue Lock-ons and WTB Velociraptor tires in December of 2003. I didnt do any upgrading up until last Month, April of 2005.

In the last month I have bought:

05 Manitou Super Black Air 120 (amazing fork!)
FSA X-Drive Crankset
FSA Platinum Pro BB
Haro MX Pedals
Titec KnockPost Seatpost
WTB Speed V Comp Saddle
Avid SD7 Levers
Avid SD7 Brakes
Avid Straight Jacket Cables
WTB TrailBear Tires (2.5)
Deore XT Rear Shifter (8 spd)
RaceFace BashGuard
BlackSpire Mono Veloce SS Ring

The only stock parts that remain is the frame, rims, chain and cassette.

It really needed the new goodies. I felt that my bike was holding me back as a good rider and I was right. I hit the trails today for about 2 hours and I nearly cried out of pure happiness.

Good things really come to those who wait.
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Old 05-01-05, 07:38 PM
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you should give clipless pedals a shot. Some crank brothers would compliment the look
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
you should give clipless pedals a shot. Some crank brothers would compliment the look
Its a definite but not soon. Although those Haro MX pedals only cost $25, Im gonna wait until they give out before I buy clipless.
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Old 05-01-05, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff williams
No inner plate on the chainring? you have the space.
Remember the little chat about chain jump.

It looks superfine. Now go ride it LIKE YOU BUILT IT!
As much as I was hesitant to go big solely because of that possibility, the chain didnt come off once. I hit a few 2 foot drops, slammed into a couple of ruts, pretty much tried to get my chain to fall off and it didnt.

Maybe Im one of the lucky ones that wont need a guide?
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A few guys I know have a f. der. set up as a chain guide, works fairly well.
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Looks nice. Too clean and shiney, but nice.
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Old 05-01-05, 08:25 PM
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well i would look on pricepoint and snag one of those eggbeater with whatever shoe deals. Most are under 120 and you get a fantastic pedal (usually egg beater S) with a nice shoe. Or just buy the pedal and shoe seperately if you dislike that shoe.
You might look into this:
https://www.pricepoint.com/detail/132...ome-Pedals.htm
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