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Scary Mc 03-06-2007 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by lorazepam
I believe the guy that built this frame lives in colorado now. Works(ed) for black diamond equipment.

Those Colorado riders are pricks that drink way too much IPA.

lorazepam 03-06-2007 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Scary Mc
Those Colorado riders are pricks that drink way too much IPA.

He lived in ohio when he built this one. Moved out there for the job.

pierce 03-06-2007 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Foot dragger
My mountain bike was stolen last monday, state farm says i will have 3750.00 to spend on the lightest cross country/trailriding full suspension mountain bike i can find. im a little out of touch with this marketplace.Any ideas?:ear

I really like my Stumpjumper FSR Disc, with 100mm travel front/rear, and its half that price. :deal

If I was dropping nearly 4G's, I'd take a long hard look at the Santa Cruz Nomad

http://www.santacruzmtb.com/nomad/nomad_large.jpg

http://www.santacruzmtb.com/nomad/nomad34.jpg

a Nomad complete bike with a full anodized finish runs around $4000 list with a SRAM X9 'all mountain' kit, so your price is right in line. 165mm of suspension travel, whooot! (and typically mated with ~150mm forks)

but, again, get what fits your body and riding style. :ricky

Plan B 03-07-2007 12:44 AM

I concur with Pierce ............

http://PlanB.smugmug.com/photos/134308975-L.jpg

:freaky :freaky :freaky
It's a magnificent bike capable of insane feats. I guy could get real lazy descending on a Nomad: Line, what line? You ride your own stinking line. You should also consider a Santa Cruz Blur. I owned a Blur for a while (and my sone has one) and it is my all time favorite bike. Hard to imagine a more settled suspension, it's a bike that screams "Hell Yeah" everytime you ride it. It can be built up quite light and can be built-up to favour either cross-country or free-ride style biking. I imss that bike, I sold it to a buddy. My son's Blur is a medium and I ride a large but sometimes I steal it and ride it like a four cross bike - it's a freaking hoot.

Why did I sell my beloved Blur? Because I have a new Mountain bike on the way, should be here any day. I'll post pics when it arrives...........

Foot dragger 03-07-2007 01:22 PM

I have been looking at a santa cruz like that in chico, ive always liked their bikes. Theres a fisher HIFIPlus sitting next to it, the shop doesnt have much feedback yet on the new fisher, but it looks like it would work. the bike i lost in the breakin was a 99 fisher sugar, pretty ratttttly suspension im sure the new ones are much better. im gonna need a big lock on whatver it is.

pierce 03-07-2007 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Foot dragger
I have been looking at a santa cruz like that in chico, ive always liked their bikes. Theres a fisher HIFIPlus sitting next to it, the shop doesnt have much feedback yet on the new fisher, but it looks like it would work. the bike i lost in the breakin was a 99 fisher sugar, pretty ratttttly suspension im sure the new ones are much better. im gonna need a big lock on whatver it is.

yeah, spend $$$$$s on the lightest bike you can get so you can carry around a 15 lb lock-n-chain!

Flaco 03-07-2007 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Scary Mc
Starting on March 21st, my 33rd birthday, I will be a fulltime bike mechanic/PR dude for a local shop. Decent cash, bennies, pro-deals. We will also be working our asses off to start a guiding company.

God forbid I ever have a 'grown up' job again.:deal :1drink

GJ shop or Fruita?

Congrats.

Happy early birfday.

Zodiac 03-07-2007 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Scary Mc
Starting on March 21st, my 33rd birthday, I will be a fulltime bike mechanic/PR dude for a local shop. Decent cash, bennies, pro-deals. We will also be working our asses off to start a guiding company.

God forbid I ever have a 'grown up' job again.:deal :1drink


That sounds like fun, congratulations:freaky

Flaco 03-07-2007 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Foot dragger
My mountain bike was stolen last monday, state farm says i will have 3750.00 to spend on the lightest cross country/trailriding full suspension mountain bike i can find. im a little out of touch with this marketplace.Any ideas?:ear

Yeti ASR or Moots YBB.

The Santa Cruz Nomad is also VERY nice.

Flaco

Scary Mc 03-08-2007 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Flaco
GJ shop or Fruita?

Da Junk.


I 4th or 5th the Nomad. If I were sub-200lbs I'd be all over it. As it is I rock the SX Trail II with some mods for long distance riding.

Moots shmoots.

Gummee! 03-09-2007 10:25 AM

Head on over to mtbr.com and ask the 'whaddya get for $3750?' question there.

Santa Cruz seems to be on lots of guys' minds...

How 'bout an Ellsworth Truth?
http://images.competitivecyclist.com...truth_main.jpg

I've always wanted an FSR. Here's yer chance at a carbon one! (or the AL version if the budget don't stretch that far. :evil
http://www9.yatego.com/images/4209fd...bon_Carbon.jpg

I've heard that Horst's 4-bar linkage was 'the standard' that everyone had to try and duplicate without using the patented linkages/etc. Never ridden one tho :cry

There's more, but I'm not quite awake yet. :snore

HTH,

M

Speaker 03-09-2007 11:19 AM

just buy a Coconino Cycles 29er and be the coolest guy in town
http://www.juniper-solutions.com/coc...eb2007/017.jpg
Frame sizing is all custom too.. so it's basically awesome.

pierce 03-09-2007 11:20 AM

I've got a Specialized FSR for my light single track trail riding, and several of my kid's friends who are racing DH and doing trials and cross and stuff are riding Specialized, they are great bikes, but the Santa Cruz stuff is _WAY_ stronger, nicer.

The one kid (these are 16 year olds, still think they are immortal) who's been doing giant drops and stuff has broken several specialized frames, and now has a Santa Cruz "jackal" for his heavy jumping, it looks indestructable to me (not a FSR). The Nomad is light enough for XC riding and strong enough for moderately maniacal DH.

RobZim 03-09-2007 08:17 PM

Okay, my knowledge of bikes is far from current. I have about $750 to spend on a new road bike. (Not much by today's standards.) Anyone have any suggestions? I've looked at a Lemond Reno and I was impressed based on my antiquated knowledge of road bikes. Oh, by the way, I'm 230ish and I've always been hard on wheels.

pierce 03-09-2007 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by RobZim
Okay, my knowledge of bikes is far from current. I have about $750 to spend on a new road bike. (Not much by today's standards.) Anyone have any suggestions? I've looked at a Lemond Reno and I was impressed based on my antiquated knowledge of road bikes. Oh, by the way, I'm 230ish and I've always been hard on wheels.

$750 will buy you a very nice 'city bike' which is kind of a road/mountain hybrid. if you want a real roadie bike with drop bars and superskinny wheels, that ain't going far, except perhaps used.

otoh, at 230 lbs, a city bike is not at ALL a bad way to go. thats basically a hard tail mountain bike style frame, but with slicks, and a more street oriented geometry.


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