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02-26-07, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By ankush

wow, a thousand us dollars for a trek 6500 sounds...

wow, a thousand us dollars for a trek 6500 sounds very steep. i certainly wouldn't pick one up for that price, no matter how much im enjoying mine. are bikes expensive in japan in general? cuz if...
02-25-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By ankush

for 800 bucks you can do better than a rockshox...

for 800 bucks you can do better than a rockshox dart. i would not get that bike for that price.
02-25-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By ankush

transition bikes have a single speed hub. a...

transition bikes have a single speed hub. a little heavy perhaps but cheap and probably durable, considering. though, i have heard very good things about the paul.
02-10-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,477
Posted By ankush

hopes are good for sure. and a 200 dollar price...

hopes are good for sure. and a 200 dollar price difference is significant. my comment was based on you mentioning the hope build might go up to 620 dollars. that is expensive, considering king...
02-09-07, 09:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,741
Posted By ankush

hmm. you don't seem bright enough to be gambling.

hmm. you don't seem bright enough to be gambling.
02-09-07, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,477
Posted By ankush

i have the 5.1ds. they are plenty strong. if you...

i have the 5.1ds. they are plenty strong. if you are dropping large and casing hard, then you need to look elsewhere. for normal trail riding with drops etc, this is a strong rim. fyi, from what i...
01-18-07, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By ankush

my kenda 2.35s have a min limit of 35 psi. i ride...

my kenda 2.35s have a min limit of 35 psi. i ride them at 30, no problem. i have also ridden them at 22-25, though a hard hit at that pressure would give me a pinch flat. 30 is good, good traction,...
01-18-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By ankush

in the UK you should have available european...

in the UK you should have available european brands not popular in the states. go to a few bike shops, see what they have lying around, ride a few of their bikes, get a feel of what you like or...
12-14-06, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,406
Posted By ankush

get out of your town more often. switch off that...

get out of your town more often. switch off that tv, drop that newspaper.

there is life south of that equator. rice fields east from your refrigerator.
12-14-06, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,556
Posted By ankush

when in doubt, pick the giant.

when in doubt, pick the giant.
12-14-06, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By ankush

cool man, congratulations. i love new stuff! even...

cool man, congratulations. i love new stuff! even if it is not mine :p

now go ahead, be a nice fella and post a picture of the other knob. mmmm, preedie colors
12-14-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By ankush

actually it depends a lot on preference. the...

actually it depends a lot on preference. the basic plus about an air fork would be the adjustibility. you dont have to buy springs to adjust it to your weight. also, you are not restricted by set...
12-07-06, 01:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By ankush

my wife just bought herself a GT Zaskar expert...

my wife just bought herself a GT Zaskar expert about ten days ago. a 2006 version, it came with v brakes but we upgraded to shimano xt discs and changed her wheels to mavic 717s with xt hubs. i know...
12-06-06, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By ankush

it would be cheaper for you to simply get a...

it would be cheaper for you to simply get a better specced bike. go stumpjumper or something if you can.
12-05-06, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By ankush

that is way cool man. lhasa is a breathtaking and...

that is way cool man. lhasa is a breathtaking and awesome place.
12-04-06, 01:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By ankush

trek has the 8900 for 2007 too. frame only...

trek has the 8900 for 2007 too. frame only option. look to be the similar decals as that picture too. black on red with even dark grey decals of parts of the drivetrain- chain rings, chain, fr...
11-10-06, 07:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,619
Posted By ankush

and what an affable personality you have there....

and what an affable personality you have there. congratulations.
11-10-06, 03:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,619
Posted By ankush

music i like to listen to best while on a bike is...

music i like to listen to best while on a bike is the sound of my wheels unceremoniously dictating their arrival to leaf and bark and slug and all other things aquiver at the behest of that cool,...
11-06-06, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,492
Posted By ankush

hey, your budget is not too wide, so unless you...

hey, your budget is not too wide, so unless you get a good deal on a fox i would recommend to seriously think about rockshox. the reba is above your budget, but cheaper than a new fox, so if you can...
11-01-06, 02:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By ankush

i think if you have been enjoying riding and...

i think if you have been enjoying riding and think you like biking enough to take time out of your schedule to indulge in it, then maybe you should go 'all out' and splurge the 1000 dollars. i mean...
10-29-06, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By ankush

rockys are nice. you can get them here in...

rockys are nice. you can get them here in thailand. though i have shorter than normal inseam and i find rocky mountain standover pretty measly. which is a shame, really.
10-29-06, 06:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,062
Posted By ankush

alright man. thanks a lot, i appreciate the help,...

alright man. thanks a lot, i appreciate the help, im gonna go look for a manual to download :beer:
10-29-06, 05:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,062
Posted By ankush

what would you use to lube the stanchions? any...

what would you use to lube the stanchions? any specific kind of lube i mean. i never knew people lube their stanchions. man, the evils of having no riding partners!
10-29-06, 04:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,062
Posted By ankush

thats a real nice bike man. though, why the boots...

thats a real nice bike man. though, why the boots on the fork? pardon me if this is a stupid question, but dont they come in the way when the fork compresses?
10-29-06, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By ankush

hey. i just bought a rockshox recon for the...

hey. i just bought a rockshox recon for the equivalent of around 230 us dollars. i think thats a real good fork for the money. it has compression damping and rebound damping adjustments. mine is the...
10-28-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 977
Posted By ankush

its alright man, we all get excited. i know i...

its alright man, we all get excited. i know i would be if i had a fully on the way. hope you get your bike soon. and in the mean time try to keep the thread jacking to a minimum , eat some Lays...
10-28-06, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,408
Posted By ankush

i have tried a few fit calculators off websites...

i have tried a few fit calculators off websites and zinn's fit calculating method from his book and while i think they give you a general ballpark figure of your reach etc, their results are very...
10-28-06, 06:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,062
Posted By ankush

a coil pike would probably do you good, a guy who...

a coil pike would probably do you good, a guy who goes to my bike shop had one on a freeride hardtail and he seemed to dig it. it uses a 20 mm hub.
10-26-06, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By ankush

gee wow. i never thought my skewers would ever be...

gee wow. i never thought my skewers would ever be so hotly debated. :o

though i guess i could imagine something snagging them and opening them on the trail, esp in the position they are right now....
10-26-06, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By ankush

biker, whats wrong with the skewers? i dont see...

biker, whats wrong with the skewers? i dont see nothing? man, what the heck am i doing wrong again?

lowcel, thanks man. but man, i dont see myself using clipless pedals anytime in the future! the...
10-26-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By ankush

gastro, that is a very neat model. the size of...

gastro, that is a very neat model. the size of that derailleur is scary though!

mcoine, well im really not sure. i rode today after three weeks and it felt like i was going through stuff faster...
10-26-06, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By ankush

a few "after-upgrade" pics

nothing snazzy at all, but im kicked. :) the new fork is a rockshox recon. have just had one ride on it yet though. also got xt cranks, and man it is such a difference from my previous stock ones....
09-26-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By ankush

swapping bars and stems should be primarily...

swapping bars and stems should be primarily because of comfort, to adjust cockpit height or length. if you are sitting good on your bike with your current stem and bars, and if you still do want to...
09-25-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By ankush

or maybe would you like one? my wife and i...

or maybe would you like one?

my wife and i will be moving to america next year and i think i will be buying a fully then. so i got my sights on the transition 5" travel bike covert. its cheap, its...
09-25-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By ankush

hi, there are many reviews at mtbr about the xcl...

hi, there are many reviews at mtbr about the xcl frame. go to http://forums.mtbr.com/forumdisplay.php?f=122

from what i have read, it is a pretty beefy machine for a 4 inch travel bike. definately...
09-24-06, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By ankush

check this out: ...

check this out:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=227366
09-23-06, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By ankush

cool! you must be stoked. i am finally being able...

cool! you must be stoked. i am finally being able to afford a new fork too even though it isnt the one i was shooting for, im getting a good deal on the RS Recon. hopefully in a few more months ill...
09-23-06, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By ankush

looking good man.

looking good man.
09-22-06, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By ankush

hey, jamis usually has good bang for the buck...

hey, jamis usually has good bang for the buck from what i have seen. and if you think you could use a little more travel then check out transition's new bike. 5.5" front and rear. it is called the...
09-22-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By ankush

RS Recon Feedback?

hi guys. i had been saving up for a Reba U turn for my bike, the lbs is selling 2007 u turn models for $460 (they are all out of 2006 models, so no discount for me). Though today I went to the shop...
09-20-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By ankush

hey maelstrom, i just read this at the mtbr forum...

hey maelstrom, i just read this at the mtbr forum and thought you might like to read it too:





anyway, thought you might like to know. sure is worth a shot. :beer:
09-17-06, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,700
Posted By ankush

how does the bike feel with the fork at 115 mm...

how does the bike feel with the fork at 115 mm (considering the bike comes with a 80 mm fork)?
09-08-06, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By ankush

i have the 06 6500. and well, since you are...

i have the 06 6500. and well, since you are buying frame only and putting your own components on it, there is not much to say.. the bike is nimble, but i think it feels more stable at good speeds...
09-06-06, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By ankush

ps, i read that alex fellow's report at ride...

ps, i read that alex fellow's report at ride monkey and seems like he lucked out with a flat..? man i hope i can accumulate bike skills as well as you guys
09-06-06, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By ankush

man, this is the coolest! and nope, this aint a...

man, this is the coolest! and nope, this aint a once in a life time experience cuz you gonna be there next year too, so here's lotsa good wishes to ya :beer:
09-06-06, 05:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,397
Posted By ankush

very pretty, congrats! i hope this bike brings...

very pretty, congrats! i hope this bike brings you good luck and gets you that number one podium finish soon, and then again n again, often n often!
09-06-06, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By ankush

braking power with avid mechs and most hydros are...

braking power with avid mechs and most hydros are more or less the same. the main difference between mechs and hydros is modulation. a well set up pair of decent hydraulic brakes will usually have a...
09-05-06, 01:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By ankush

try formula oro 24k's..

try formula oro 24k's..
08-29-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By ankush

that is really cool stuff man. i am living in...

that is really cool stuff man. i am living in thailand for the time being so no world premiere for me, but i sure will be hoping to catch the documentary on dvd. you think you could let us know...
05-24-06, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By ankush

hey if you have the dough, check out titus bikes....

hey if you have the dough, check out titus bikes. they have very low standover, probably one of the lowest out there. their racerx is good for racing and the motolite good for horsing around on the...
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