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      10-24-2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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Official Mountain Biking Thread

Hey mountain bikers, what are you riding? We want to see your bikes (maybe even your transport setups!) and where you ride, hopefully through this thread we can all find ways to meet on the trails.

Here are a few of our bikes!

Diamondback Carbon 4C


2015 Santa Cruz Heckler


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No Specialized? They are my fav! But you don't want to see my bike. Its beat to hell. Like a good bike should be. Specialized Hard Rock with deore running gear.
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No Specialized? They are my fav! But you don't want to see my bike. Its beat to hell. Like a good bike should be. Specialized Hard Rock with deore running gear.
Not in the arsenal yet! Yes we do want to see all bikes. My Trek Marlin is hanging on by a thread on all fronts - bikes are meant to be beat on!

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Figured Cannondale lasted 10 years, hoping this new one will last at least that long.
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No Specialized? They are my fav! But you don't want to see my bike. Its beat to hell. Like a good bike should be. Specialized Hard Rock with deore running gear.
My last 3 MTBs were Specialized. That is to say all my other MTBs were Specialized. Well, my very first MTB, which didn't last long was a Trek 7000.

First MTB: 1995 Stumpjumper M2 Hardtail (Still have the frame <3 )




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Third MTB: 2011 Endro Evo (way too much bike for FL riding, was nearly 40 pounds) Nevermind the saddle position. lol





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That's a fine machine!

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Thank you sir. I love riding that bike.
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Hopefully an MTB will be my next bike...sigh. Does riding a CX bike on singletrack count?
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Another Yeti Jedi, SB6c custom build weighs in at 26.5lbs:



Not my truck in this photo, but this is how 90% of us haul our rigs around. Lots of shuttling



And some evidence that I do ride my bike, as pretty as she looks :P

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Another Yeti Jedi, SB6c custom build weighs in at 26.5lbs:

Nice. TRP brakes?
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Nice. TRP brakes?
Nope, they are the Shimano Saint 4 piston calipers, with the 2 piece “ice tech” rotors. Almost went Hope, but scored these on a sale @ Chainreaction

That’s a nice steed you got there, yourself! Love the blue
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Nope, they are the Shimano Saint 4 piston calipers, with the 2 piece “ice tech” rotors. Almost went Hope, but scored these on a sale @ Chainreaction

That’s a nice steed you got there, yourself! Love the blue
Thanks. Thinking of passing it on to the wife and picking up the 5.5. I went with the 4.5 because i'm in FL and don't really need the travel. But as you've pointed out with the weight of your bike, there isn't much of a penalty for more travel these days. At least with bikes that pedal as well as these do.
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Thanks. Thinking of passing it on to the wife and picking up the 5.5. I went with the 4.5 because i'm in FL and don't really need the travel. But as you've pointed out with the weight of your bike, there isn't much of a penalty for more travel these days. At least with bikes that pedal as well as these do.
Yea the 5.5 is sweet! Where we live we have some of the best Mtn biking, however no ski lift for summer use, so we pedal, a lot, to get the fun downhill stuff. We are best off with 5-6” of travel, here, and this bike fit the bill. I rarely have to lock it out in the rear when climbing on this bike, unless I’m doing the seven summits trail or something along those lines, with a 1+ hour climb. To get the weight down I used Light Bicycle 27.5 rims with DT Swiss spokes. Tubeless tire setup, Carbon RF cranks and handlebar, all that Jazz lol
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Just a heads up, Five Ten shoes are 20% off right now. If you ride flat pedals and don't have a pair you're missing out! I run the Freerider EPS in the winter - they do a great job of keeping your feet dry and planted on the pedals.



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Yea the 5.5 is sweet! Where we live we have some of the best Mtn biking, however no ski lift for summer use, so we pedal, a lot, to get the fun downhill stuff. We are best off with 5-6” of travel, here, and this bike fit the bill. I rarely have to lock it out in the rear when climbing on this bike, unless I’m doing the seven summits trail or something along those lines, with a 1+ hour climb. To get the weight down I used Light Bicycle 27.5 rims with DT Swiss spokes. Tubeless tire setup, Carbon RF cranks and handlebar, all that Jazz lol
I was in Boulder last weekend and demoed the 5.5 and the new 5LR (Lunch Ride) The 5LR is the SB5 with SB6 suspension components. So it's a touch more slack and has 10mm more travel in the fork. I spent more time on the 5.5 which was great. Had no problem pedaling it up hill. But once i started pedaling the 5LR.... damn. That bike seems perfect for what i want. Climbs great, playful, flickable, light weight, (27lb stock) but when i take it to Pisgah and DuPont it's got very capable suspension to soak up the rough stuff.

Also made it by Yeti HQ for a quick tour of the new showroom and facility. Even got to see the employee's SB5 LR prototype tinker bikes. Good times!

The trails out back of Yeti HQ are fairly steep requiring a capable climber but rather rowdy requiring plush and capable suspension. The techs prefer to climb on the SB5 but descend on the SB6. Boom! New model born for 2018.
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Everyone i know loves their Camber. I bet the Evo version is sweet!
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Specialized Camber EVO. Last bike was an S-works Epic. Absolutely loved it, but it was a maintenance nightmare. "Delicate" basically. My Camber EVO is rock solid. Love it

Side note: I have a curt hitch for a 1-series if anyone in the Chattanooga TN area wants one. I had it on my 1 but took it off a few weeks later since I picked up an old Ridgeline - I use that for the bikes now.
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I was in Boulder last weekend and demoed the 5.5 and the new 5LR (Lunch Ride) The 5LR is the SB5 with SB6 suspension components. So it's a touch more slack and has 10mm more travel in the fork. I spent more time on the 5.5 which was great. Had no problem pedaling it up hill. But once i started pedaling the 5LR.... damn. That bike seems perfect for what i want. Climbs great, playful, flickable, light weight, (27lb stock) but when i take it to Pisgah and DuPont it's got very capable suspension to soak up the rough stuff.

Also made it by Yeti HQ for a quick tour of the new showroom and facility. Even got to see the employee's SB5 LR prototype tinker bikes. Good times!

The trails out back of Yeti HQ are fairly steep requiring a capable climber but rather rowdy requiring plush and capable suspension. The techs prefer to climb on the SB5 but descend on the SB6. Boom! New model born for 2018.
That's awesome to hear, man! I had no idea of the "LR" model. Either way, it sounds like you've got a solid foundation for the perfect build on your next steed! The SB6 for our terrain is great, and my local Ski Resort (Red Mountain) is planning on bringing back summer bike lifts!!!!! Which means total fun, all day long and can pedal home. I will also be hitting the Whistler bike park this coming season, as well as Silverstar, all on the SB6. I will now be selling my Kona Operator Carbon DH rig to make some available funds for upcoming track mods on my car, lol, priorities!

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