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Mountain Bikes....

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Lentsnh, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    Yeah Eric that would be get. I would like to hear your take on that bike. I actually went today and talked with a guy from a shop I know well. All they carried was Trek and a little bit of Schwinn. I like Trek but I have the feeling that you arent getting the bang for your buck as with some of these others.

    Is the P1 in my price range? I mean its going to be a birthday present (my parents budget) but I will help out a bit to get the right one i need.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    Raleigh makes some damn good bikes! I've got a Ram 4.0 that I upgraded with a FOX TALAS RLC fork and FOX Float R rear shock. Now it's amazing to ride but the bike was $900 and the shocks were $900 sooooo....yea. But that was also 2 or 3 years ago now.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    PM the pic to me.... was the suspension aftermarket
     
  4. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    Sure was! I gotta take pics of it first though...so I'll send you some or post them here tomorrow after....sometime. Not sure when but it will be tomorrow!
     
  5. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    Thats fine..... Take your time. Its not that important. Just curious:D
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    It's beast! Got discs on there and everything. I really want higher end derailleurs though...mine are kinda eh.
    But I got nothing better to do so it should be sometime tomorrow afternoon.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    Don't even think of getting a full suspension bike at that price range, it will be a heavy piece-o.

    Specialized Hardrocks are good in that range, Its shitty they've been downgraded and come with alivio 8 spd instead of the Deore 9spd they did in the previous years.

    FSR XC's are decent entry level f/s bike.
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    heres some of our bikes on my truck: from outside-in
    Specialized Stumpjumper Expert
    Gary Fisher Ziggurat runnning XTR (my ride)
    Specialized Hardrock Comp
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    I am looking for discs too. I with get some better derailleurs no matter what ,when I get one
     
  9. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    I like the stumpjumper now. that looks really good. 2000 dollar bike though
     
  10. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    lol
    I got some pretty good discs. Replaced the pads twice but nobody informed me the pads were like brand new. :mad:
    The derailleurs are good they're just like the low end of the high end Shimanos.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    haha that sucks. Yeah I get what your saying. Just the normal production model derailleurs
     
  12. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    Yep, pretty much...here's a picture of it but I'll take better ones tomorrow. I could go look to see what model my derailleurs are but it's in the garage downstairs and I'm a lazy lil shit. :D
    (that suspension is not stock nor what I run)
     
  13. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    Disk brakes are great, Avid juicy 3's are a great starter hydraulic brake.

    a good derailer is a good upgrade, but you can tune even low end stuff to shift sweet. tuning is everything

    for a true overall good shift feel you need to upgrade the shifters.

    deore-bushings
    deore LX-2 bearings
    deore xt- 3 bearings

    I got got the 08 deore LX shifters (2 way release, so you can push the downshift lever like the SRAM trigger shifts or pull back like a traditional shimano pod) with XTR rear derailer... fucking thing shifts like butter.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    That's what it came with! Shimano Deore LX shifters on the front and back. A while ago I was looking to upgrade the rear to a Shimano Deore XTR for like $100 but decided against it. Can't remember why. Should've done it then. Once I get the truck I may because I'll be hitting trails more often. :D
     
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    Its a bicycle.
    MY dirt jump bike was 900ish to start. and i learned a few things from it.

    DJ bikes HATE going up hills. they will buck like a skiddish horse the whole way up.(the weight is biased over the rear tire for manuevering)

    you WILL feel every pound of its strength. my scott YZ-1 weighs 44 pounds.

    for in town bikes they're actually quite nice, if inefficient... and as bar bike they are EXCELLENT conversation starters! to quote "omigawd! your brakes are like little motorcycle brakes!!!" and "why's it so big!?"
    :bananadance:

    "cuz dat's how i roll bay-bee"

    and for great mechanical discs.its a toss up for me. avids seem to have more power. but shimano's just feel better at the lever for me.
     
  16. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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    Thats sick looking!!! Gosh the bikes I want are all too expensive..... Thats with anything though.
     
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    My friend has a Giant something something with Avid mechanical discs. It was like some special model for that year. Cost him almost $2K :eek: with no upgrades! But I like my Shimano hydraulics better than his Avid mechanical. Even though I broke my front axle once already (into 3 pieces) it still had less rolling resistance than his when it was busted into 3 pieces.
     
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    Hahaha! Thanks! Totally know what you mean. :D
    Mine looks better than that one though, the FOX shocks add to the appeal.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    That it does bro...... that it does.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    Thanks for your suggestions fellas
     
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