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Old 05-13-07, 02:54 PM
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What all extra have you done to your mountain bike?

Hey,

Youve probably seen a post on here about clipless pedals, but besides that, what else extra have you put on your mountain bike? I mainly do trail riding and Im just trying to find some extras that I myself might not even know about! Heres what Ive done so far:

Trek 6000 bike
Cateye wireless computer
About to get Shimano PD-M647 or PD-M520 clipless
Nike Kato III strap shoes I think ?
Maybe more comfortable bontrager seat?
Camelbak Mule
Trek Helmet and fingerless gloves...
Gonna pick up some Nike dri-fit shirts and still looking for a nice pair of riding shorts with pad

What else have yall done? What am I missing?

Thanks alot!
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Old 05-13-07, 03:17 PM
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8 inch rotors for the brakes, for more stopping power, and, as some people say, to break your frame.

Maybe a bigger fork some time... 80mm (or is it 100mm) isn't that much for some people.
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Bottle cages and clipless pedals.
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depends on where and how you ride. Bigger rotors are nice if you have long steep decents, not really needed if you ride relatively flat areas or only have very short decents. Again, suspension depends on terrain and riding style. Just ride your bike alot and talk to people who ride the same trails as you and you'll start to get an idea of what is worthwhile to upgrade. Saddles are personal, if yours isn't comfortable, change it. Put some band-aids, a multi-tool, tire patches, mini-pump, and zip ties in your camelback. I also keep a $5, $10, and 5x $1 bills in mine (you never know).
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Old 05-13-07, 05:20 PM
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Microwave, toaster, soft served ice cream machine, fridge, drink dispenser, deep fryer....
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06 rockhopper comp

bar ends
cateye mity comp
cage rocket
lizard skins headset and chainstay protector
kenda k-rad bmx tires(coming soon)
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Old 05-13-07, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
Microwave, toaster, soft served ice cream machine, fridge, drink dispenser, deep fryer....
to continue the good work....

6 pack premium beer. trail mix. 50" flat screen TV. surround sound system, inflatable doll (if my woman is not riding with me). gas grill, a whole juicy pig (for grilling), 8 cft cooler, and what not...

by the way, all of these are made with titenium and carbon (except from the doll and the pig) so they dont weight as much as they would if they were made of Aluminum.....but I am thinking of trying out a complete set in cromoly...you know steel is real...
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Old 05-13-07, 06:25 PM
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Uhh, everything?
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Old 05-13-07, 06:31 PM
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Covered it in mud.
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Started with a bare frame and put a whole bunch of parts on it.
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an prolly a BLACK fork
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2 bottle cages
Lizard Skin Grips
Shimano 520 pedals
Michelin Hot S Tires
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a couch, a tv, a girlfriend, some six packs, and uhhhhh.................
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Old 05-14-07, 02:33 AM
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2005 Giant Yukon

*Upgrades*
2003 Rock Shox Duke XC 100mm fork
Maxxis Ignitor 2.35 and Maxxis Holy Roller 2.4 tires
DT Swiss E540 wheels with DT double butted spokes laced to Shimano XT hubs & Shimano XT QR's
Avid BB7 brakes with Avid FR-5 levers
Cane Creek S8 Headset
Oury Grips
DMR V8 platform pedals
Full Jagwire Kevlar brake, derailleur cable and housings.
Kore B1B 55mm stem (use the stock Giant 90mm for XC)
Cateye Micro Wireless Computer
Cateye Bottle Cage
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The original build spec was mostly to my direction so not much needed to be changed. These are things I did after buying (haven't included stuff that was changed due to wear/breakage)
ODI Ruffian MX lock on grips
Old tube around the chainstay wrapped in Electrical tape (stuff Lizard Skins)
Hellbent Handle Bar
Maxxis Super Tacky Rubber
Shimano Road Derailleur
3M clear sheet to cover the top tube and underside of down tube, it is a .5mm thick hard clear sticky film, helps stop scratches etc.
The Obligatory Golden Bullet valve caps.
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Replaced everything except the headset and saddle.
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Considering that I bought mine as a frame I guess everything I did to it was "extra". Either that or nothing was extra and all was necessities. Either way, it is just how I want it.
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RockShox fork, front disc brake, front wheel, bar ends, Conti Traffic tires, Specialized bar tape, water bottle cage (looking for a second, 'Specalized, purple'), Nashbar Large Slice bar bag. Brooks B5N and my bicycle smiley.
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My 1998 Stumpjumper Pro

Parts Description
frame New frame, 2003 (broke the other one)
Fork Manitou Black
Headset Chris King
Front Derailer Shimano XTR
Rear Derailer Shimano XTR
Front wheel Stock hub/Mavic rim
Rear wheel Stock hub/mavic rim
Handle bar FSA riser
Seatpost Race Face Deus
Saddle Flite
Crank Race Face Turbine
Bottom Bracket Race Face
Pedals Shimano 520
Cassette Shimano XT
Brakes Avid Arch rivals
Stem Eaton magnesium
Grips Grab-on
Pump Topeak

Total cost: $2300, including the original bike. The only original parts left are the hubs and, curiously, the aluminum spoke nipples.

The other bike, a 2005 Stumpjumper FSR expert

Frame Complete bike
Headset Chris King

Saddle Flite
Crank Race Face Deus
Bottom Bracket with crank
Stem Race Face Deus
Grips Grab on
Yellow bits Purely custom
Pump Topeak

And I had the rear shock Pushed. Best $170 I ever spent. The bike ride like it should now. Total cost: $2800
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Old 05-14-07, 08:50 AM
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05 Jamis Durango SX

Bottle cage
Azonic platform pedals
DIY old-tube chainstay protector
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb/Disconnect stickers on that sucker
New grips after the cops took mine off for fingerprinting following a theft
Conti Vertical tyres (seriously rock my world)
Powerbeam dual handblebar mount lights

Woohoo.
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Started with a stock Trek 4300 hardtail. I've replaced everything on it with parts like Raceface, Thomson, mavic, hope, Time, rockshox, Shimano XT and stuff. Now that it has all the good parts on it and my back has been bothering me I"ve purchased a KHS XC604 frame to transfer everything too. Building bikes is fun.
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Old 05-14-07, 12:01 PM
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I put parts on it so it'd roll downhill.
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BC2210, you should get people to clarify over what period of time they made the upgrades. My Trek 6700 stayed unchanged, except for some OURY grips for six months. Then over the next few years, as I broke or wore out stuff I replaced it with better parts. Now it's my commuter bike and the only thing stock is the frame and seat clamp. Every thing else, incl the der hanger got upgraded (used the longer Gary Fisher one for bigger gear clearance).

For my current bike, I bought a frame and built it up with the parts I wanted/needed. If you wanted different stuff you should have bought a different bike. OR... Just ride your bike for now. You'll start to know what to replace and over the next few years it'll come together nicely.
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Old 05-14-07, 02:32 PM
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a few hundred dollars of damage
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