New Bike Day!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by littlewave, Jul 5, 2017.



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  1. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Hide the checkbook bugs, she's gonna love it. Damn I like that color.
     
  2. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Nice moves, @buggravy :thumbsup: Way to work the angles, man. :cool::sneaky:
     
  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    This might quickly turn into a rent to own situation I'm thinking!
     
  4. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    Luckily(?) this particular one will not end up in our stable. Shop owner said they are contractually bound to keep it in their demo fleet for 6 months. It's XT, factory suspension, carbon wheels, and $6,800 as built. There's just no way we could justify that for her at this point, and luckily she's more frugal than I am, so we'd end up with either a more budget build, or a pilfered build.
     
  5. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Check out this beast
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    Small Specialized Jett 29er. They make an XS too
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    So is your cassette!:p
     
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    I'm just not a fan of how high bars have to be on smaller sized 29ers. I think mediums should start transitioning into 27.5, and smalls should stay with 26" wheels. Just to get the bars down around saddle height.

    It's not a rule, I'm happy for anyone to be riding a bike! But there are compromises involved in geometry.

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  8. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
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    Got it some what assembled, need to add some color to this. Will come in the morning and dial it in.
     
  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    2020 Banshee Paradox V3. I moved most of the parts over from the FEX frame. The exceptions are the brakes (Guide RS) which I picked up from @buggravy a few months back, a 40mm Raceface stem (I may want to move up to a 50mm), a 2020 RS Revelation RC fork (130mm), and threaded bb bearings for the crankset (the FEX has a pressfit bb). There seems to be a minor misalignment in the non-drive side dropout. Gonna ride it this weekend to see if it wears in before I reach out to Banshee. The welds are a bit sloppy but they are substantial.

    Maiden voyage tomorrow on some Skyline. :cool:

    A few pics...

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  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Pretty.

    Cool.

    Congrats!

    I think I am done here. Nobody left on full suspension.
     
  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    :laugh:
     
  12. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    A work of art that will take you to new places literally and figuratively. Congrats and TFPU the pics. :thumbsup:

    I'm not a metalworker, but those welds look just fine to me. :geek:
     
  13. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Very nice!
     
  14. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    All these darn raw metal works of art are starting to make me jealous guys stop it...:geek:
     
  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    My 3-year old is on a hardtail. That’s it.
     
  16. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    All these new bikes... You guys are killing me. Time to go look at Sharone’s garage sale and see if there’s anything I can afford.
     
  17. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Yes there is
     
  18. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    My FS makes me appreciate my HT makes me appreciate my FS. In a world where I'm only allowed one bike it would be full squish without question.

    Dude, that is fine, fine looking machine. Worth the wait :geek:.
     
  19. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Hah! I love my squiggly bike. Nothing will take its place, though it's merely one of many flavors to savor. :geek:


    @SnakeCharmer: Are you happy with the routing? I have taken to using guide clips under bottle cages to get the routing as straight as possible. It works and looks better, IME. There are ones for three lines that would tuck your lines under your cage and maybe make cables work better. If you want to add a pump mount, it gets messier still without the guide clips. My bike looked worse than yours without the clips – kind of a mess around the bottle cage. All managed nicely now on three bikes via guide clips. FWIW, whatever works for ya. :)

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  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    I will eventually get to that. Being somewhat OCD, that mess drives me nuts but it is what it is for the time being.

    Would you be so kind as to share some close up detailed images of how your routing looks using the clips? Thanks.
     
  21. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    I'll take pics on tomorrow's ride and share. :)
     
  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    I've been working on mine:
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    Finally got it sorted just right:

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  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    Funny thing is, I was using those clips under my bottle cage at first but they are plastic/resin and have some give which created flex in the mounting screws which had me concerned that the screws could snap off under the weight of a bottle of fluid.

    Are your clips resin or alloy? Alloy is what I would like to find.
     
  24. kingaucho

    kingaucho Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    Banshees are badass and love the color! Congrats!!!
     
  25. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    So sleek!
     
  26. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Good on you Herz! Getting a road bike and sticking-it to the internal-industrial complex!
    But, what's that weird plastic thing hanging in front of the stem?
     
  27. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    "B"utiful!!:thumbsup: congrats, Mike.
     
  28. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Garmin mount. He's decided to start using Strava.
     
  29. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Alloy.
     
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  30. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    What brand and where can I get them?
     
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