[MTB] What do you ride?

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Stevie Boi
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by Stevie Boi

i got a 2004 giant nrs... built the frame from the old parts off my giant xtc, but the forks, brakes, and crankset are still to be upgraded.
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spokey1.0
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Location: Washington, DC

by spokey1.0

Drumroll please...weight weenies, prepare to gag...

My wonderful trailbike...portly but more fun than a barrel of monkeys on crack. Always keeps me smiling. Pedals like a hardtail and opens up with 5 incredibly responsive inches of travel on both ends when it needs to. Now with new Panaracer Fire FR 2.4's front and rear.

Also, I got '05 lowers for my '04 Manitou Minute, the main difference being the trick laser-etching on the '05. No decals to worry about coming off. In fact, no decals on them anywhere at all: clean as a baby's bottom.
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madcow
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by madcow

My sweet single speed mtb. Wow only 28.25 lbs with the basket. :D Its not a sledgehammer, but its still sweet.
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michel2
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by michel2

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this is my bike and mam i love it, its been around and i even did mount tam on it!rode in tassie and other parts of australia, did a lot of eurpe dolomites in italy lots in belgium,best i ever had in the mean time i bought and sold the followonig bikes,moots ybb, fat change ti and yo eddy,schwinn homegrown.iam really happy withe the way it steeres and it handle big ring stomping!!it makes me verry happy!!

i 'made' a chain suck device from an old titec 118 ti bar after i crashed that one, bended it bit more and molded on the chainstays glued on with a two part glue and polished it.it works pretty good,

iam gonna list it ones it ready needs a different bottombracket and a normal spoke patern!!!
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spokey1.0
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by spokey1.0

Those spokes freak me out man...crazy.

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michel2
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by michel2

they are the most shity thing you can imagine, and their even done by a bad mechanic, i bought the wheels second hand, but i did changed it yet.they make the bike feel you ridding on elastic wheels,verry verry bad indeed! :oops:

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AED
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Location: Lithuania

by AED

It is new style of spokes? :lol:
Maybe you have photo of your wheel only? :)

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michel2
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by michel2

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it something wich was quite populit around 1996-1998 but is doesnt make sence at all!!heavy and bad ridding and i quess hard to get the wright spoke lenght ![/img]

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Adri
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by Adri

hmm : no suspension, no small ring.. a real bike for the mountains ? :roll:
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AED
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by AED

Adri wrote:hmm : no suspension, no small ring.. a real bike for the mountains ? :roll:


Having rigid bike instead of suspensios you save weight, I also prefer rigid MTB for racing activities.

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Adri
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by Adri

i was more thinking about saving your body from the impact of the terrain with front suspension. Especially in the mountains this is almost paramount, unless you go out for short rides.
Also in long climbs you may need a small ring to relax your legs a bit.

I love to ride a rigid bike with only 2 front rings on training and in most one-day conditions , it's fast and you learn to read the track.
But for example for multi-day 100K a day ventures in the hills I will mount a small ring and front suspension. I am no masochist :wink:
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michel2
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by michel2

its defenytly not the fasted set up imagineble, but this is who i like it with the 32-34 gearing i get everywere, ullrich style,and on technical rock sestions i loose terain on guys who have suspension.i ques it sounds pretty stupid to say that you feel the terain more like this, lets used say i like the feel of this!i would like to add the python 2.35 tyres but no body is selling them!!!

ivo
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Location: Belgium

by ivo

Not the lightest bike but a good compromise for marathon biking:
- Frame: Merida Team C 18" with rear shox LRS-Manitou SPV 91 mm
- Fork: RS Reba Team 100 mm with poplock adjust
- Wheels: ZTR Olympic rims/DTSwiss 240Sd hubs/DTSwiss Aerolite spokes
- Skewers: Tune AC16+17
- Tyres: IRC Mythos II Kevlar + Notubes sealant
- Drivetrain: Extralite E-bones W/Octaramps 3x9/Extrabolts nr. 1
- Seatpost: Extralite The Post UL2 31.6 mm/400 mm
- Clamp: The Clamp
- Headset: FSA Z (with carbon cap)
- Stem: Extralite Ultrastem SL
- Bar ends: Ultra Ends
- Handlebars: Ritchey WCS (still waiting for shipping Ultrabars :( )
- Saddle: Merida Team C/Ti
- Brakes: Magura Marta SL
- Shifters: SRAM X.O
- Pedals: Speedplay Frog Ti
- Derailleur front: XTR 2002
- Derailleur rear: SRAM X.O long cage
- Chain: SRAM 89R HP
- Cassette: XTR 11-34
- Cable housing: Gore UL

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Dr Sunn
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by Dr Sunn

http://julmtb.com French WW community

ivo
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