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Old 11-29-06, 07:29 AM
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Its FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!

Kay, so practically there are a lot of pictures, I will post only one picture in the post your rigs. This thread is to show the pics of my bike, just bring it back today. Well I also need to ask for you guys opinion. It seems the seatpost is too short, any alternative for a reasonable priced, lightweight seatpost? (my seatpost diameter is 30.9mm for your info, trying to avoid Thomson) and Im looking for a 400mm seatpost length
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Old 11-29-06, 07:32 AM
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Congratulations! I believe you forgot the important picture, the complete bike. As for the seatpost why are you trying to avoid thomson? When you need a seatpost that long you want a quality one.
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Old 11-29-06, 07:34 AM
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expensive XD, trying to find a cheaper option yet still reliable because for my length I need to special order :'( Oh yeah by the way, my height is 175cm++(still growing only 16) think 350mm enough or safer 400mm?

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I have no idea what size post you need, you have to determine that. If in doubt go with the longer one though.
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kay, any other brand suggestions low cel? for a reasonable price, lightweight and reliable?
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congrats! I think I speak for everyone when I say, It's a bout time!
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mark this moment people, he finally got it...
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
expensive XD, trying to find a cheaper option yet still reliable because for my length I need to special order :'( Oh yeah by the way, my height is 175cm++(still growing only 16) think 350mm enough or safer 400mm?
Ok try your bike shop! tell them you want a decent but inexspensive post and see what price they can get you!, it will be heavier than a Thomson but they can tell you what's available
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kay, any other brand suggestions low cel? for a reasonable price, lightweight and reliable?
c'mon man, you've been shopping for this bike for how long? over a year? you havent picked up any other information on other components? Or have you just been worrying over the Sram/Shimano dillema all this time?
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good option, oh well, I saved some money today, I upgraded my cranks, originally is RaceFace Ride XC but I upgrade to Shimano LX crankset, Im going to transfer the RaceFace cranks to my first bike. Hmm XT looks tempting but I am paying much extra for a 60gram different. So thats why I dont even upgrade my driveterrain to XT, Now I need to buy a Nike YVRIII shoes, Eggies SL, and a 400mm seatpost with a 30.9mm diameter, so far it looks like Thomson has quality seatpost for that length, most brands sell at 350mm only . Never expect my seatpost will be 250mm only, heh
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take off the made in taiwan stick before the pix =P
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full bike pic please.

are you using a webcam to take these pictures?

congrats on the bike!
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congratulations!

I have a very different approach than you do, when it comes to changing parts/components. If I were you, I would ride the bike for a few days or a week and then try to figure out what works for me and what does not. I take forum suggestions seriously, but finally I would have to be totally convinced that the chage I am about to make is necessary and would improve the performance of my bike. not just bases on XT, LX, X.0 or X.9...thomson...etc...etc..they dont really mean anything to me....unless they are decidedly better for my use.....also, they would have to justify the cost....

I am saying this because I have observed something that I have seen in many bikers......'sucked in to the name game.....brand fad/fatish'.....ride the new bike you have got....if you were looking for a bike for a year you should know whats on that bike...and if you did not like the components to begin with, why did you buy it....sure, there would be a few changes to make the ride more comfortable.....but you have to ride it first to know it....

sorry for the lecture....I am getting old....and wise....
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Great post sherpa. Believe me, these things have been said to him many times.
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Congrats wheelhot . That's great news for the whole community.

So what else will you upgrade before you ride the bike?
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Oh he doesn't listen to you guys.


I say upgrade, wheelhot!! Upgrade till you can't upgrade no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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mark this moment people, he finally got it...
and this also marks the begining of a whole new level of upgrade questions..haha.

anyway.. congrats and start upgrading..
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haha, well upgrading my seatpost is a must, I feel the bike tooooo comfortable comparing to the old one which made me feel uncomfortable instead haha. I feel soooo low on that bike but I did a couple of laps around my house today and d*mn this bike want to run fast, haha. So total bike weight, approximately 13kg w/ pedal and new seatpost.

Oh yeah, and I dont know what component that come with my 07 Giant Anthem 2, haha, I know my 06 Anthem 2 supposed to come with XT components but mine come with LX instead, no big deal only a couple of grams different, not worth the money upgrading , but the pedal, shoes and seatpost are. Haha
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I get it....you like attention.....you got it....now move on....and try to grow up....
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Welll,alright Weelhot!!!!!! The bike looks nice. I hope you get many happy miles out of it. Woooooo hooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
haha, well upgrading my seatpost is a must, I feel the bike tooooo comfortable comparing to the old one which made me feel uncomfortable instead haha. I feel soooo low on that bike but I did a couple of laps around my house today and d*mn this bike want to run fast, haha. So total bike weight, approximately 13kg w/ pedal and new seatpost.

Oh yeah, and I dont know what component that come with my 07 Giant Anthem 2, haha, I know my 06 Anthem 2 supposed to come with XT components but mine come with LX instead, no big deal only a couple of grams different, not worth the money upgrading , but the pedal, shoes and seatpost are. Haha
Okay, I've got to know. What is so funny???
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maybe choose a larger frame size next time instead of some goofy long seat post
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Originally Posted by Blazinall91
maybe choose a larger frame size next time instead of some goofy long seat post
I thought that myself but with compact geometry the frame could be the correct size. I'm using a 400 mm seatpost on my Turner and it's the right size frame for me.
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Well ill be damned. You finally got it!

Congrats, that bike rocks hard
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Originally Posted by LowCel
I thought that myself but with compact geometry the frame could be the correct size. I'm using a 400 mm seatpost on my Turner and it's the right size frame for me.

wow geez, that's so long

i have this picture in my head of mounting a seat to a yard stick and thats the seat post
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