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    What are you riding this year?

    I know we've done this before, but I figure it's safe to say that some people have changed their rides, so I started a new thread to see what everyone was up to.

    Myself, I'm still technically on the same bike, an '02 Specialized Rockhopper FSR, but it's gotten some upgrades for this season (or will shortly). The biggest thing for me was new wheels. My old wheels were really showing their age and required either re-truing or new spokes after every ride, plus the brake tracks were just about worn through. I took the opportunity to upgrade to a disc wheel set and get some disc brakes too, I was really sick of the v-brakes too. Since I'm a big guy I went with some Clydesdale approved wheels, Azonic Outlaws, yes they're a big heavy wheel meant more for going downhill than up, but I think I can deal with the extra weight. I got a pretty good deal on them (I think), and they're convertible to 20mm TA, which is a strong possibility on my next fork. I got a good deal on some lightly used Juicy 5s to go with my new wheels, which I'm pretty stoked about. Since I had integrated shifter/brake levers I needed to get some new shifters to go with the separate brake levers for the Juicys. I picked up a nice new set of LX shifters from eBay, I haven't cabled them in yet, but they feel way smoother than the worn out, 6 year old, Deores that I had been running. I also just ordered a new saddle, since my last one is severely mangled (again), the WTB Power V also comes Clyde approved, it's intended for DH, so hopefully it'll hold up to my weight better (it supposedly has beefy rails). I'm also in the process of replacing all the bearings in the rear suspension, as they were original and mostly didn't rotate anymore...



    Throw in a new chain and middle ring and I should be good to go, I hope.

    Is everyone else ready to go? Made any improvements, new bike, etc??
    Brian

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    Same bike, Cannondale Rush, only upgrade I have so far is some lock on grips that I bought at a clearance sale.

    Also got a new Fox helmet, gloves and shoes too.
    2009/2010 - 28

    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

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    Same bike as last year. This is a pic from last year. Yes, I already took the reflectors off. The only upgrade this year will be new pedals. All my new gear is clothing, shoes, and armor.

    '04-'05 - 2 days
    '05-'06 - 11 days
    '06-'07 - 20 days
    '07-'08 - 19 days
    '08 - '09 - 23 days
    '09 - '10 - 16 days
    '10 - '11 - 12 days
    '11 - '12 - 6 days
    Lifetime Total - 109

    Namaste you guys!

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    As most of you guys know, I built up a new rig this winter. I purchased a left over 2008 Turner 5Spot frame and transfered over the parts from my old bike. Its finished for now, but I still need to order a new adjustable post. I can't decide between the Gravity Dropper of the All Mountain Post.

    http://forums.alpinezone.com/50430-m...tml#post396472


    Frame: 2008 Turner 5 Spot
    head set: Chris King
    Fork: Manitou Nixon Super Intrinsic w/ 20mm thru axle
    Shock: Fox DHX Coil
    wheels: Sun Single tracks
    rear der: SRAM X7 medium cage
    Front der: Shimano SLX for 2x9 drive trains
    Shifters: SRAM X7
    Brakes: Avis Juicy 5's
    Pedals: Welgo MG-1 platforms

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    Same bike, Trek Fuel EX7:



    Already replaced those shit Bontrager tires with some Moto Raptors, but I'm thinking about throwing some 235 Stick-E Nevagals on there. Leaning towards replacing the shoes with Sette Enduros which come with a pair of Wellgo WAM-B25 platform pedals. Looking at shin guards if I try the flats too. Otherwise, good to go for gear, I think.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    I just bought a sweet huffy. it has a fake gas tank and some nasty high rider handlebars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2knees View Post
    I just bought a sweet huffy. it has a fake gas tank and some nasty high rider handlebars.
    Does it have fenders too? Please tell me it has fenders.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Does it have fenders too? Please tell me it has fenders.
    full on with a chain guard to boot.

    speaking of boots, you should see the kicker i built in my backyard over the weekend. i've got the workbench beat by at least a solid foot.

    gonna hit that shit tonight after dinner. not sure if the diamondback can handle this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2knees View Post
    gonna hit that shit tonight after dinner. not sure if the diamondback can handle this one.
    Please videotape the destruction!
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Same bike, Cannondale Rush, only upgrade I have so far is some lock on grips that I bought at a clearance sale.

    Also got a new Fox helmet, gloves and shoes too.
    I love my lock-on grips! It used to drive me nuts how the old ones would rotate and move all over the place.

    I thought I was going to need new shoes too, but I took my old ones out yesterday and they're not quite as bad as I thought they'd be, a little glue and they should be good to go. They didn't even stink that much, which is amazing considering that I put them away dirty...
    Brian

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