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Old 01-01-05, 06:03 PM
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What did Santa bring everyone ????

Well, it's always interesting to hear what others got for Christmas. Let us all drool over your gifts for being such good little Boys & Girls last year!

I'll start things off with my Mavic wheelset I decided to give into. @ $400 they weren't cheap, but that's alot cheaper than anywhere else I could find for the past several months, including eBAY.

I must honestly say that they are soooo much better on the DH's than anything I had in the past. RhinoLites, Sub4's, Singletrack's and others I've run in the past just can't compare to the DeeMax's. I know about some of the bad reviews with them going to 28 spoke for '04-'05, but can 4 more spokes really make that much difference? The lateral strength of these rims are unbelievable, and the weight is great for such a wide wheelset.

Here's a pic & the site where I got JensonUSA.com to pricematch is also shown:




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http://wheelworld.com/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=2754
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Not so much for the parts this year, but I got a white christmas with fam, then it was 60 deg on newyears as a low temp. The week has been in the 70s, plus theres some wicked riding down here in NC.
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You are now officially a bassturd...

Sweet gift, those things rock. My favorite setup ever
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Santa didn't bring me any bike parts this year... I was going to, then my cellphone got run over by a bus and I had to buy a new one. There went that idea!

Very very nice wheelset, though.
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You are now officially a bassturd...
Who is?
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
You are now officially a bassturd...

Sweet gift, those things rock. My favorite setup ever
I originally wanted the yellow's, found out that it was merely a covering over the silver, and was bad to flake off.... I normally wearout two sets of rims per year, so I'm also hoping this stronger set may let me get by with only the one, which could actually make them an even better deal. I usually spend around $200 for my other favorites, so if these last me twice as long before I fatigue them or pretzel one, they will be well worth it. The ride is unbelievable man. I can't stress that enough. It made my bike feel totally different screaming DH.
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Originally Posted by mtbikerinpa
Who is?
We posted at the same time. Killer B is

I originally wanted the yellow's, found out that it was merely a covering over the silver, and was bad to flake off.... I normally wearout two sets of rims per year, so I'm also hoping this stronger set may let me get by with only the one, which could actually make them an even better deal. I usually spend around $200 for my other favorites, so if these last me twice as long before I fatigue them or pretzel one, they will be well worth it. The ride is unbelievable man. I can't stress that enough. It made my bike feel totally different screaming DH.
I think I would still get the yellows...they are just so distinctive. One of the few items I would buy because of how they look as well as strength enjoy them they are nice. I had the pleasure of riding a set this summer for a few days
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Originally Posted by Killer B
I originally wanted the yellow's, found out that it was merely a covering over the silver, and was bad to flake off.... I normally wearout two sets of rims per year, so I'm also hoping this stronger set may let me get by with only the one, which could actually make them an even better deal. I usually spend around $200 for my other favorites, so if these last me twice as long before I fatigue them or pretzel one, they will be well worth it. The ride is unbelievable man. I can't stress that enough. It made my bike feel totally different screaming DH.
Don't take this the wrong way, but for some reason at initial glance that bike screams X-Mart bike. But take 4 seconds to look at the parts and you can see you can buy enough X-Mart bikes for the whole block before you can buy one of yours!

EDIT: I think I found out why. It's mostly because of
a) the fenders
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b) the bright colours on basically all the parts

Sweet bike though!
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Killer B: Those wheels look really nice on the bike, they match the color scheme of the rest of the bike.
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Thanks for the comments on my bike. I usually could care less about the color scheme of stuff (since it's usually all mud colored anyway) but since I had some of those P'racer Fire Mud Pro's left over form my sells on eBAY, I decided to put them on this bike. They're small but rough. Excellent for climbing up & flyin' down, especially in the wet winter months....

But enuf about my stuff, I wanted to know what all you people got for Christmas. It don't even have to bike related actually. Just being curious....

BTW. Thanks alot for the degrade Swifferman....
It'll never look that clean again though, I promise.

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I dint get no bike related pressies but i did get a gorgous panasonic dvd recorder. I never realised at first but it's allowed me to get shot of my video, dvd player and cd player all in one go. I sold all my old gear and brought a Met V Element helmet in the sales, result!!
Nice wheels by the way, they would look mean on my marin......
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Didnt get anything in the way of bike stuff from people, but i did get money, which went towards a LOVELY set of shin savers and a set of elbow guards...


I didnt feel it to staet with, but these Dianese pads are amazing, im so glad i was convinced to shell out the extra mulla and buy a quality set of pads, did a 5 hour ride with them yesterday and forgot they were on, so ventilated and light....

Should be for 80 though hehe
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Originally Posted by jayson
I dint get no bike related pressies but i did get a gorgous panasonic dvd recorder. I never realised at first but it's allowed me to get shot of my video, dvd player and cd player all in one go. I sold all my old gear and brought a Met V Element helmet in the sales, result!!
Nice wheels by the way, they would look mean on my marin......

That's probably my next "home" purchase (DVD Recorder). I already have one on my PC, but want one to replace the VCR. Nice Marin, I almost bought a Wolf Ridge before getting my Haro Xtreme....
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Originally Posted by Cornish_Rdr_UK
Didnt get anything in the way of bike stuff from people, but i did get money, which went towards a LOVELY set of shin savers and a set of elbow guards...


I didnt feel it to staet with, but these Dianese pads are amazing, im so glad i was convinced to shell out the extra mulla and buy a quality set of pads, did a 5 hour ride with them yesterday and forgot they were on, so ventilated and light....

Should be for 80 though hehe
I saw the elbow pads at my shop for 50 bucks CAD. Originally 100. I was about to get them, then I thought of what my dad would do to me. He'd like strangle me and like force a refund. I hate him.
Anyways I got 110 CAD dollars.


























































Which my dad won't let me spend.
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Originally Posted by Killer B
Thanks for the comments on my bike. I usually could care less about the color scheme of stuff (since it's usually all mud colored anyway) but since I had some of those P'racer Fire Mud Pro's left over form my sells on eBAY, I decided to put them on this bike. They're small but rough. Excellent for climbing up & flyin' down, especially in the wet winter months....

But enuf about my stuff, I wanted to know what all you people got for Christmas. It don't even have to bike related actually. Just being curious....

BTW. Thanks alot for the degrade Swifferman....
It'll never look that clean again though, I promise.

Yeah, it's too shiny. Cover it with mud and it'll look classy. I bet bikes is one of the few things in the world that can look better when dirty.
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I got a new full faced helmet. I was in the shop buying a helmet for my son who wants to start racing BMX, so I worked out a killer deal on two helmets. A Fox Racing Tracer for him and a RC Replica Pro Pilot for me. Plus, they'll do dual duty on the MX bikes as well.
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Hm....I got the Earthed DVD, and if you like DH racing...the video is full of it.

I got two tires....still not here yet due to insanely expensive shipping, so I got the cheap stuff.

I also received some cash that I might buy one of a few things with....either buy two brakes I wanted, or build up this hardtail with a Sherman Jumper or Splice...

aw.....Im not sure if Im supposed to post the frame pics yet because its not available to the public, ill wait a few days
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i got an avanti montari disc, shimano cable disc brakes, shimano lx deore gearing, rock shox judy tt forks, no rear suspension, nice chunky specialised tyres, handlebars and seat, new netti helmut with adjustable evrything, fox motorbike gloves, slip in pedals, not clips, considering i had a $350 australian steel framed thing before it fells pretty sweet
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o, and these wickedly strong alexi rims that iv done 10 5 foot drops onto flatland and no probs at all
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That's probably my next "home" purchase (DVD Recorder). I already have one on my PC, but want one to replace the VCR.
Its highly recommended killer, the difference in quality over vhs is amazing. Not sure if u get Panasonic/Technics in the US but they amke some of the best dvd recorders out there at the moment.
Highly impressive
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Yes I have a 20+ year old P'sonic VCR. It was the first Stereo version offered to the public. It was before the Hi-Fi came out. It still works great & I've only had it serviced once about 15 yrs. ago when a little plastic something inside broke. It set me back $500 (back then is like $1000 now). My parents thought I was crazy for spending that, when I could've bought an el Cheapo for $100 or less...

I plan to buy a P'sonic DVD-R for sure. I'm watching one of these Panasonic DMR-E85H. When the price drops a little more (still about: $425)

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I got my first pair of clipless pedals (Time Atac Aliums) and Shimano shoes for my GF Tassajara. I had just been riding with platforms, and now that I have clipless, I can't believe I was doing that, I really like the new pedals.
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Got a bench mount Park stand that I'm gonna attach to my tailgate, have a mobile workstation. The truck is now complete with stand, toolbox, and on board air. Im all set.
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I got my first pair of clipless pedals (Time Atac Aliums) and Shimano shoes for my GF Tassajara. I had just been riding with platforms, and now that I have clipless, I can't believe I was doing that, I really like the new pedals.
When can we expect the first of your slow motion topple stories when you cant get out of the pedals quick enough??? Ive done it so many times ive lost count, its a right of passage for anyone using spuds
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Well, for HANNUAKA, i got a front hydraulic Shimano XT disk and wheel. I also got a pair of smith riding glasses as well as a pair of chili riding sox.
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