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Old 05-26-07, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by trailridebiker
I want one of the Blasts, but they're $600 and I don't have the kind of cash to spend. But how good of a bike is it?
I don't personal experience with them, but I know two people with them and they like 'em a lot. Incidentally both users of them are newbies and they say its quite comfy. Only problem is the fork; one of the guys that has one is bigger a little of 200lbs, and that fork bottoms out for him quite a bit.

By the way, both users got that bike within this year, same color also.
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Here's mine.

It's a 1998 Trek 8000 with the following mods...

Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork (2000)
SRAM X9 drivetrain (2006)
USE XCR suspension seatpost (2000)
Specialized Rival seat (2007)
Shimano M540 pedals (2006)
Bontrager Race Lite crankset (2006)


I've done downhill, and x-country at Bromont, in Quebec.
Also do alot of bikepaths, which means trying to keep everything as light as possible.
Saddlebags are great to have when doing the bikepaths, but the rack comes off when doing x-country. (so do the sem-slick tires, and these Michelins are put on)



Looks pretty good for a bike with over 9300kms that has seen lots of downhill activity, eh?
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Mirror-Polished floor distracts attention from the bike
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Old 05-27-07, 09:21 AM
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rain, rain, go away... but it makes his red tires look so shiny!

Here's mine. I've only just started modifying it, so it's mostly original equipment, save for the clipless pedals and new saddle:

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Old 05-27-07, 10:12 AM
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gastro, if that's a compliment, thanks
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Originally Posted by trailridebiker
I want one of the Blasts, but they're $600 and I don't have the kind of cash to spend. But how good of a bike is it?
I like it a lot, but if you already have a 4300 I'm not sure it'd be worth it to upgrade, as the components on the Blast are pretty low-end as well. I regret a little not splurging for the Caldera (which is spec'd out much better than the Blast and would be a substantial upgrade over a 4300), but alas I did not have the money and quite frankly it's probably too much bike for a newbie like me (at least for the near future).

I agree with z415's friend that the fork isn't that great for heavier people, as I'm 240 lbs. and definitely wish the fork was a little better. I have to set the preload basically as stiff as it will go, lest I ride around with a half-compressed fork all the time. I guess it's better than having a cheap RST or Suntour fork though.
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Old 05-28-07, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy
what kind of bike is that?
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Old 05-28-07, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Misbehavin
what kind of bike is that?
DMR sidekick

DMR makes a quality product, i'm lovin my chianguide
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Originally Posted by the wonginator
gastro, if that's a compliment, thanks
Look at the file name for a hint.
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Still dont get it... skeet shooting?
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=skeet
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Yes I understand what "skeet" means, the verb and the noun. How does such a release of bodily fluids pertain to a bike?
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Old 05-29-07, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Temeraroius
Yes I understand what "skeet" means, the verb and the noun. How does such a release of bodily fluids pertain to a bike?
I think it means that Gastro, really, really, really, really likes the bike.
I could be wrong, though.

I'll sneak in a pic of my just completed road bike. Sorry about the bluriness. I wanted to use natural light and not the flash but didn't have a tripod with me.
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Old 05-30-07, 08:42 AM
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My current bike as of right now.

I should be picking up my KHS 604 frame today and transfering everything over to it except the fork. Yeee haaaaw

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Old 05-30-07, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by santiago
I think it means that Gastro, really, really, really, really likes the bike.
Sort of. The picture was posted to make light of Al's history of ***********y tendencies when presented with pics of my bike, e.g. http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...95&postcount=5 and http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...61&postcount=4, (among others). Too bad he didn't get it - kind of spoils the fun.
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Old 05-30-07, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by gastro
Sort of. The picture was posted to make light of Al's history of ***********y tendencies when presented with pics of my bike, e.g. http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...95&postcount=5 and http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...61&postcount=4, (among others). Too bad he didn't get it - kind of spoils the fun.
Now that you mention it, he just wrote, "les deux bicyclettes sont orgasmique" for the pics of my bikes.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...&postcount=249

Let's see. He's a teenage high school boy. Yeah, inanimate objects are probably enough to set him off.
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oh god this is embarassing.
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Originally Posted by the wonginator
oh god this is embarassing.
No sir. Take a look at my bike. lol.

Here's my "rig". It weighs 45lbs and creaks like no other. $75 well spent, I suppose.

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Originally Posted by the wonginator
oh god this is embarassing.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...postcount=3103
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LOL!
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Giant Faith 2. Excellent for downhill. I wanna replace the fork and am already replacing the pedals. I'll end up replacing the fork when I've worn it out. Right now I'm having issues with the rear wheel and I'll have someone at the bike shop look at it.
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*skeet*
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