[MTB] What do you ride?

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Bruiser
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by Bruiser

This is my XC bike, I don't give it much use anymore but I'm sure I will use it more in the future :wink:

I purchased the bike second hand and have replaced the componentry and wheels.

Frame- Sintessi Jade Easton Elite Tubing
Fork- Rock Shox 97 Indy C
Groupset- LX/XT running gear. (expection of RD and brakes),
Bars- Easton EA50 Bars,
Stem- Titec
Front Wheel- 221 rim on a Campy hub (heavy but sweet :lol: )
Tyre- Mich Wildgripper Front S (very good front tyre)
Rear Wheel- X517 on an XT Hub (heavy and durable)
Tyre- IRC Mythos Slick 2.1 (heavy and being replaced when worn out)
Saddle- WTB Rocket V,
Pedals- Time Alumin (to be replaced if used more).
Weighs around 22lbs


Next upgrade would be a better pair of forks as the Indy C only gives 40mm of travel :(

I'd be interested to see what the other members are riding/working on.

Brian
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by nikh

I ride a Surly 1x1 bike.

It was rigid up until 2 weeks ago. It's now got a Zoki Bomber on the front oh and different crank arms and chain ring. (Pics a little dated)

I just replaced the chain as of last night. I was hammering up a hill and BAM the chain snaps on me! I went flying off into some bushes :? :lol: luckily I kept the family jewels all intact :wink:

I was using a PC99 and it was fine up until Saturday when it bust on me for the first time. Figured it was ok until last night when it went on me again! Now using a PC48 or is it a 58 hmmm not sure anyway its a more solid chain!

Nice parts about the bike are the Phil Wood wheels, Ionic cranks, Boone ti chain ring, Time pedals, King steel cage and the fork which is nice and stiff.

After riding steel (this being my first steel framed bike) I'm never going back to aluminium. I'd only ever consider steel or ti for a frame now.

This bike is super cheap but rides like a dream. None or rather very little maintenance is required. Tons of fun I love it!
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Bruiser
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by Bruiser

What size is the chainring Nik?
I have a 48 with 175mm cranks.

Is it SS for weight or for use?

Brian

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by Frankie - B

I own two bikes, but the bike for the races is still under construction.
The bike i use for training is an old giant frame that i bought for a can of coke and a pack of biscuits from a friend. After stripping, sanding and a lot of polishing I build it with parts i already had. i recently made some changes.

I now ride with michelin jett S, I've turned the stem so it's in the +5 deg position. i ride nikhtubes, and ordered a truvativ double clamp post. But i really dont have any luck with this thing. it's in order for about three months now! I also changed the front inner ring. (i ride 2 x 9) and the bolts. their blue now! and 34 in stead of 36! the crancks are 170mm. Thats kinda short when youre 1,96 m. But good spin training! I also changed the bb into a bsa 68 with 104mm spindle. Thats short!!!!
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nikh wrote:I just replaced the chain as of last night. I was hammering up a hill and BAM the chain snaps on me! I went flying off into some bushes :? :lol: luckily I kept the family jewels all intact :wink:

I was using a PC99 and it was fine up until Saturday when it bust on me for the first time. Figured it was ok until last night when it went on me again! Now using a PC48 or is it a 58 hmmm not sure anyway its a more solid chain!

Just curious because I'm using a PC-89R Hollowpin:
What snapped exactly?
The Powerlink or a normal pin? Or did an outer plate snap?
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Frankie, don't you have trouble decending with your saddle so high?
Frame looks nice in silver, why rigid forks?

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Bruiser wrote:Frankie, don't you have trouble decending with your saddle so high?
Frame looks nice in silver, why rigid forks?

Brian


Sorry i changed pics. Is the high saddle gone now? I think i've got some long legs! I havn't had any troubles so far. I'm a very fast in decents.

Ridgid: coz i think it will make me a better technical biker. And also because i found out that i really don't need a sus fork. I ride in the netherlands (flat) in the belgian ardennes (houffalize) and in the french alps. Ridgid also make the bike lighter! :D
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Nope, I'm 5'6 and the saddle height is still very high compared to anything I own.
You don't find you are quicker over log hops, jumps, roots, etc? I'm hoping my bike will be faster with a decent pair of forks but my skill level sucks (too much road).

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by nikh

Bruiser wrote:What size is the chainring Nik?
I have a 48 with 175mm cranks.

Is it SS for weight or for use?

Brian


The chainring is a 34 with 175mm cranks.

The SS is for use its my only bike currently!

Florian wrote:Just curious because I'm using a PC-89R Hollowpin:
What snapped exactly?
The Powerlink or a normal pin? Or did an outer plate snap?


I probably used the wrong word when I said snapped. The chain split in two nothing was broken. It simply pulled away at a normal pin. I'm guessing its down to my amatuer mechanical skills :) :wink:

I have friends who use the PC99 for SS'ing and haven't had problems.
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I showed you mine.... now you got to show me yours!

Show off with your beautifull bikes!

Don't hurt me!:scared:
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I own a Bianchi, it is basically the Bianchi-Agos Junior Team Bike, without XTR Shifters, Brakes & Carbon Crankset.

Frame Bianchi XL Tycoon 5000 Aluminium
Fork Rockshox SID Team
Wheelset Mavic Crossmax SSC SL
Skewers Mavic High Ratio
Tyre Option #1 Nokian Boazobeana X (26x2)
Nokian Ultralight Tubes (26x1.75)
Bottom Bracket Shimano ES-70
Pedals Time ATAC WC Titanium Carbon
Crank Arms Shimano XT 175mm
Chain Rings Shimano XT 42,32,22
Shifter/Brake Lever Shimano XT
Cassette Shimano XT 11-32
F. Deraileur Shimano XT
R. Deraileur Shimano XTR
Chain Shimano Dura-Ace
Brakes Shimano XT
Seatpost Ritchey WCS
Saddle Selle Italia Flite
Handlebar ITM Outback
Stem Easton EA50 90mm
Grips Road Bar Tape
Headset Tiso Integrated
Cable Housing Shimano XTR
Cables Shimano XTR
Bottle Cages Elite Ciussi Gel

I really enjoy riding this bicycle, it is very well set up for technical riding, and is also perfect racing geometry.


All of my pictures are out of date!
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Certainly not a weight weenie (allthough i dont know the exact weight of it) but this bike is 4 yrs old and i was a lot heavier when i bought it. (weighted 86 kilos in 2000, now 72 kilos). If someone wants to know the specs i will post them.
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by elendil

I got a Nicolai Helius CC, "enduro" is it called now a days.

XTR rd and fd
LX shifter
DA-cassette
Huegi 240/DT Comp/DT XR 4.1d
Extralite The Bar UL
Extralite The Post
Magura Marta with SL rotors
DT SSD 210L
Fox Talas R
Syntace F99
Bebop pedals
FSA Afterburner
American Classic ISIS Cromo
Nokon

11.003g -> w/ my new M8 Ti-bolt: 10.992g

And a Bergwerk Mercury

Black Elite Air
XT crank (48t), shifter, rd, fd
DA cassette
Shannon carbon seatpost
Extralite Ultrabar
Tune RH1 with XTR Remote shifters
Huegi 240/DT rev/Mavic X517 ceramic
Kooka Racha levers
Ritchey Linear Logic Pro
Ritchey WCS stem
Bebop pedals
Nokon

9.709 with Michelin Comp S light (Front S/XL S on picture, picture also w/out 48t chain ring)
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Picture of the Nicolai. I think I will replace the Talas with the new Pace RC40, it's just that beautifull...
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by bevanbfree

A Rocky Mountain Vertex Team SC 2001. While travelling Canada, this baby caught my eye, and though the budget didn't allow it, the credit card some how managed!

Easton Scandium frame 1.39kg (apparently)
Mazzochi Bomber X-Fly 80mm fork
Easton CT2 seat post/handle bar
Race Face Stem/BB/Crank/front chain rings
Mavic Crossmax Ceramic UST Wheel set replacing Shimano M535
Avid Magnesium Vee Brake
Flite Magnesium Saddle
SRam 0.9 SL Rear derailler/Long shifters/Brake levers
XTR rear cassette/front derailler
Hutchison Mosquito 1.85" UST
Time ATAC Carbon pedals
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