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Old 11-18-09, 11:01 AM
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Under $3000 race rig

I have an '05 Epic. Hope to be able to sell it for 1K. Hope to be able to get wife to let me spend another 2K. Want a new race rig. What are your suggestions?
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Old 11-18-09, 01:42 PM
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This guy looks like a nice race bike. Specialized Stumpy HT Carbon Expert.
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Old 11-18-09, 01:50 PM
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Giant Anthem X2 - - unless you're wanting to get away from full suspension.
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Look at an Ibis mojo...not the SL but the standard. I'm preyty sure you could get a full bike for under 3,000 with a slightly cheaper kit. Still a great kit but a little cheaper. It is the ultimate full suspension mountain bike and a great racing bike. check out their site.
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Old 11-19-09, 06:31 AM
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what are you looking for

dually?

for short races or endurance races?
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Originally Posted by helmut View Post
This guy looks like a nice race bike. Specialized Stumpy HT Carbon Expert.
+1. Loving that Stumpy !
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Old 11-19-09, 11:34 AM
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What you really want is a steel, single speed, rigid 29er.
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Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
What you really want is a steel, single speed, rigid 29er.
Funny you say that. I have a steel, single speed, rigid 29er (Jamis Exile)
Unfortunately, my wife caught me looking at a demo'ed Pivot for $3250 last night and dropped the gauntlet. She said no way.
Oh well. Now I suppose my question is, what should I upgrade. My tri and road bikes have gotten much love lately, but my epic has been neglected.
Any suggestions on upgrades? Three years ago I upgraded my wheels to American Classics. The rear hub is about to give out. Should I replace the hubs or just buy new wheels?
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Your choices are chris king or I9 for hubs and get the most appropriate stans rims for your riding style.
Tell your wife you are saving $2,500.

Oh and maybe some nice new brakes. those always are nice. R1's maybe?
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Stroker Grams or Carbons, FTW.
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Originally Posted by TTULaw View Post
I have an '05 Epic. Hope to be able to sell it for 1K. Hope to be able to get wife to let me spend another 2K. Want a new race rig. What are your suggestions?
Have you looked into the new Epic Line? nothing like the 03's - 08's .

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Old 11-20-09, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by KJ333 View Post
Look at an Ibis mojo...not the SL but the standard. I'm preyty sure you could get a full bike for under 3,000 with a slightly cheaper kit. Still a great kit but a little cheaper. It is the ultimate full suspension mountain bike.............
Show proof....
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Old 11-23-09, 11:39 AM
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Show proof....
Look on their site...ibis cycles, it's not under 3,000$ but with the mojo frame with the slx kit its 2,999$ for a kick ass bike haha
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Those things amaze me. Back when MX's was still just an Excel spreadsheet I became intrigued by them. Talk about an all-rounder: XC bike; trailbike; mountaincrosser; lightweight DH weapon - - Lopes has won two Crankworx Air DHs aboard one.
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MOJO love....
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Those things amaze me. Back when MX's was still just an Excel spreadsheet I became intrigued by them. Talk about an all-rounder: XC bike; trailbike; mountaincrosser; lightweight DH weapon - - Lopes has won two Crankworx Air DHs aboard one.
Yeah man we are one of the only dealers in the Sacramento, CA area and they kick ass. they climb, descend, and are very affordable for what your getting. I'm saving up for one!
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