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  1. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Much different feel from the first one?
     
  2. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Slight difference, still great feel and comfortable in the cockpit, suspension design is definitely different.
     
  3. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Absolutely agree, I love my Hightower for its ability to do it all on any trail.
     
  4. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Stunning color
     
  5. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    Santa Cruz seems to be one of the few remaining manufacturers who puts their brand name on the side of the down tube. I don't like the stealth trend. I like to know what kind of bike I'm looking at. I don't know why, but I do.

    OK - Transition and Pivot still do too.
     
  6. Y-not

    Y-not Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Coarsegold
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Mach 6, Litespeed SS
    Yeaaaa Pivot.
     
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  7. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Trek, Canyon, intense... rocky mountain...
     
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  8. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    22' Nomad, 22' Trance x 29
    I'm one of the people that just a few weeks ago bought one of the Nomad's in the "ugliest color combos in the bike industry". If you'd have asked me to chose a color for my bike out of the crayola box, it wouldn't be this one... however now that it's built up, it's weird and I love it. Trutfully, I'd rather have my nomad be the same color as @Fueledbyex8 cause that bike is gorgeous... but hey, the Nomad is all about a bike that doesn't take itself too seriously, and this weird color combo seems to fit. I'm actually having the fork lowers painted in the same garish color as the Santacruz logo's for extra ugly points.
    2iwcawc.jpg
     
  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    Giant XTC with pedals
    If you get enough dirt on it you can't tell what color it is anyway. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fallbrook, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    21 SSSSSSSSSlash!
    Saaaweeeet!

     
  11. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    LMAO! My bike is the same color!! o_O
     
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  12. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    PRESCOTT!!!
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5, Ripley & Mojo 4
    That doesn't look bad at all. I like it. I'm more thinking about the green bikes with fuscia lettering....
     
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  13. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    If you ask me, that's a really nice color!
     
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    Nothing wrong with gray and orange! And congrats!

    Probably intended to be spec'd with the Fox Factory fork though.
    Like this:
    New Yeti on roof.jpg
    Wouldn't my bike look great with some Orange Yeti decals on the downtube?
     
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  15. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Give it a shot, it would look cool, I do dig the stealth look, and you know that is a Yeti!
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    I can identify unlabeled bikes if I stare at them long enough, but I can't really tell a Yeti from a Speshy from an Ibis from a YT from a Revel just glancing. I am not sure why that matters to me. It shouldn't. They are all great bikes, but for some reason, I just like to know at first glance.
     
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  17. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    The type of linkage is always a good clue, but you already knew that
     
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  18. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    Hard to catch that much detail when you’re passing by a bike on a car or driving past a group getting ready to head out.
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    [QUOTE="Ebruner, post: 299434, member: 764"
    [/QUOTE]
    I saw this bike in person today, along with its owner. The orange is a little pastelier than it appears on screen. It did not match my fork.

    Thanks for saying hi Eric! I hope your down and back on Stair Steps was joyous. I kept the rubber side down, so that's a win!

    What fork is that @Ebruner?
     
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  20. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I saw this bike in person today, along with its owner. The orange is a little pastelier than it appears on screen. It did not match my fork.

    Thanks for saying hi Eric! I hope your down and back on Stair Steps was joyous. I kept the rubber side down, so that's a win!

    What fork is that @Ebruner?[/QUOTE]
    Sh!t, how am I blanking on where stair steps is?
    An I slowly fading out of the OC scene like that photo on back to the future?

    taco loco is gone. The Albertson’s in CDM is a pavilions now. Is Toy Drum still around?
     
  21. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    Sh!t, how am I blanking on where stair steps is?
    An I slowly fading out of the OC scene like that photo on back to the future?

    taco loco is gone. The Albertson’s in CDM is a pavilions now. Is Toy Drum still around?[/QUOTE]


    Looks like the "quote" feature isn't working correctly. Oh @Mikie!

    @Sasquatch9billion ...
    Toy Boat in CDM closed in 2013.
    The Albertsons in CDM is not a Pavilions, I believe it's a Mother's Market.
    The Albertsons in South Laguna became a Gelsons about 8 years ago.

    Stair Steps is a key trail that drops from Aliso into Laguna Canyon, roughly across from the Willow parking lot for LCWP. You do know that LCWP has been open to mt bikes since about 2010, right? Here's an old photo of me pushing up Stairs. It's one of my favorite trails, when I'm on my game.
    Pushing up Stairs 2015.JPG
     
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  22. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Transition Sentinel
    Edit: Wow, quote is acting up.

    @herzalot Stair Steps is one I really want another crack at. Maybe a winter break reunion in Laguna?
     
  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Sssnake"
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    Headtube badge adding by yours truly from the included decal set.

    IMG_5283.jpeg
     
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  24. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    22' Nomad, 22' Trance x 29
    It was good seeing you out there Chris. The run down stairsteps was quite good. The brushing they've done in aliso finally allows me to ride some of my preferred lines and the top section leading up the waterfall is now primo. Glad you kept the rubber in the proper orientation. When I ran into you, I had already done a few laps and a trip up mathis. I ended up going down steps, up willow, down T/A, back up steps and down lynx. It was quite the long day when all was said and down but I just kept searching for more because I was having such a good time on the nomad.

    Regarding fork, that's a 170mm zeb ultimate that has a vorsprung smashpot installed and some custom tuning on the charger 2.1 damper. It's a real treat of a fork and really helps the confidence while making bad life choices in laguna. I get my 11.6 back next week from push after they are done re-configuring it to this frame. Then it's just time to ride the bike and have fun!!!
     
  25. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Sssnake"
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    2024 YT Jeffsy MK3 Core 2 (alloy)- custom build, size Medium in Ice Blue color.

    First impressions:

    Dang this bike is BIG! :eek: Certainly the burliest bike I've ever owned and I'm glad to say that because I am keeping the Izzo for most of my riding and if these two had felt similar, I would have been truly bummed. Oddly, I had forgotten what it feels like to ride an alloy frame so I noticed the compliance immediately. The Izzo is darn stiff but that also makes is super snappy. I bought the Jeffsy to PLOW and when I feel up to it, I'm pretty sure it will do just that. This is also the first bike I've owned with a Fox Float 36 fork (coming from Fox 32 and 34) and boy, is it solid. The rear shock is the Fox Float-X and it feels substantial. I finished my loops at the Park with a roll down a long span of stairs. While I know that the suspension needs to break in, I can say that the fork felt wonderful. The shock had feedback so I need to play with the rebound a little. Out of the box and built up in OEM spec, it weighed in at 35 pounds, 12 ounces. I swapped out the wheels, tires, handlebar, stem, and saddle and it dropped to 34 pounds even, which was my goal.

    IMG_5287.jpeg

    IMG_5288.jpeg

    IMG_5289.jpeg
     
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  26. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Awesome! Where'd you take it for the first ride?
    You want to ride El P. with it for dawn patrol tomorrow?
     
  27. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Sssnake"
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    As much as I'd like to, I don't want to risk reaggravating my back. I did laps around my local City Park today and that's all my back had in me today.
     
  28. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Damn! I need the commitment to get me out of bed. If I'm not meeting with anyone I'll just find an excuse to keep sleeping.

    Feel better soon!
     
  29. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Nice bike! Linkage looks like a Revel bike?
     
  30. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Sssnake"
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    Thanks!

    The lines of the frame remind me of Revel, too.
     
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