New Bike Day!

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



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  1. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    It's coming.....
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    Danmtchl, ~JB~, Mikie and 6 others like this.
  2. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    In Greece the phase is “I’m spilling.”
     
    Danmtchl, Mikie, Faust29 and 4 others like this.
  3. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
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    Oaken, Danmtchl, ~JB~ and 6 others like this.
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I know what it is, but I'm sworn to secrecy. Let's just say it should climb better than his current steed.
     
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  5. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Is it a Giant? Or, Did Mike sell him on something new?
     
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  6. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    So I started shopping for a non 26" bike a few years ago, (Around the same time everyone was buying those nifty Chameleons.) After doing a frustrating SS conversion on a non SS friendly hardtail, I decided that I wanted my first 29/27.5 bike to be a SS capable hardtail. I considered the Cham, Ibis' T̶r̶a̶n̶n̶y̶ DV9, a couple of Chromags, a handful of niche steel hardtails from England, (Stanton, Pipedream, Cotic, etc) some Konas, the stellar niner SIR9, some Jamis with Dragon in the name, and the quirky Salsa Woodsmoke. I would have considered the niner ROS9 or Salsa El Mar, but they don't exist anymore. What I decided on was the either the Cotic SolarisMAX or the closest thing QBP has to the El Mar, The Karate Monkey. Cotic was updating the Solaris so for my birthday in 2018 I bought one of the last large purple KMs. Two and half years later, (One piece at a time,) it is finally a bike!

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    This bike will have a number of different configurations, so of course after the first ride, I have already installed a dropper and changed the pedals

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    The AR24 wheelset and Nevegal2 were donations, but both have been positive
    surprises for me. This is my first non-Shimano bike in a long time. Since I was trying SRAM, I figured I would try their first product, Gripshift. Jury is still out on it, but it works just fine, and doesn't shift gears when I bunnyhop like it did back in the day. I can't quit mineral oil so I went with Magura. I am really liking these brakes. The fork is a take off from a 2016 Norco Optic, and so far it is probably the smoothest plushest Fox I have experienced. Gearing is good so far, but I might change my tune when faced with real climbs like Mathis, 3Bs, or anything in the Santa Anas. I am loving the buttery feel of the steel and I can't wait to put more miles on this bike!
     
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Good on ya! I like anything with purples/pinks/fuchsias in it, preferably with some metallic as well. So this gets my seal of approval!
     
  8. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Great looking bike, love it with the Brooks saddle!
     
  9. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    Thanks! A sparkly fuchsia paint job would have also been hard to pass up.
    Thanks! I love some other saddles, (WTB Volt, SQ Labs) for short rides, but the Cambium is the only thing I can ride all day. Now that Crivets offers custom colored Cambium Rivets, I can bling them up a bit, as well.
     
  10. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Ohhh, also good to know!
     
  11. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    It's a keeper!

    But... If you wanted a single speed capable frame, you may as well jump right in the deep end. Ditch the gears. Give the cassette to a trusted friend with orders not to return it no matter how much you beg and plead. :p
     
  12. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    It came....

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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Looks too small for you!



    Congrats! I understand through my underground channels that you gave it a go at Santi Oaks today. Spill it, Mister!
     
  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Yeah, but where's your bike? You said it was blending in...
     
  15. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    Highball or maybe a Stigmata...?:Roflmao:rolleyes::confused:
     
  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Natural habitat.
     
  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Hightower??
     
  18. Steve/Steverino

    Steve/Steverino Member

    Location:
    O.C
    Name:
    Steve/Steverino
    Current Bike:
    hightower/stumpy/heihei
    Tallboy!
     
  19. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    Heckler?
     
  20. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Them's fighting words...

    I think.

    I hope...
     
  21. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Iron Horse Quantum/Chumba XCL
    It was a low accusation on my part. Certainly uncalled for :devilish:
     
  22. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Bullit? :whistling:
     
  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Is there a Giant inside that box? ;)
     
    Danmtchl, Redman, Fueledbyex8 and 3 others like this.
  24. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Not so much a Giant, but she's Tall.

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    Here she is, a 2021 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC XO1.

    Made in China. Oh Boy...

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    Danmtchl, trmn8er, Luis and 29 others like this.
  25. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Nice! Congrats, Mark!
     
  26. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    :eek: It makes your hair stand up!
     
  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Ohhhhh, purdy!!! Should be a great bike!
     
  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    AWESOME!!! I cannot wait to hear your feedback. I am very interested in that exact model.
     
  29. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Awesome :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  30. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Just got an email that Santa is shipping something from Woom bikes...

    New bike day for someone in 28 sleeps....
     
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