MTB/DirtJump/Enduro etc - Bike Thread

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So im now fully immersed into the MTB life. Just picked up my first MTB. A Hardtail with front suspension.
Already planning mods and longer term to get a jump bike sorted too.

I will get some pics of my bike soon.
Its an 18 inch frame. 27.5 inch wheels. Front forks with 120mm of travel etc

Plan is to get used to doing proper jumps and aggressive trails. Eventually moving to more jump bikes and doing sweet tricks/skills.

Just picked up a full face helmet and some Fox gloves -

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Share your bikes and setups etc :D

(also clips of trails and riding etc would be awesome)

two riders im massively into currently are:
Matt Jones :-



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Fabio Wibmer :-

 

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Bike and new pedals.
Bars and seat post cut down.
Love me a hardtail.

New grips are arriving tomorrow.
Gusset S2 locking grips in green.

Then I'm going to get new cranks, chain ring, bars and stem
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Went for a ride today finally. This Bike feels awesome after the mods.

Plenty more to do still.

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Did you say you cut your bars?
I put 800s on my mtb and love the control. Just more mindful on the side clearances :lol:
 

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Did you say you cut your bars?
I put 800s on my mtb and love the control. Just more mindful on the side clearances :lol:
I did, yeah. The stock bars on here atm (which I will be replacing with some RaceFace or something) were 740mm.
Ive took them down to 720mm with a pipe cutter (how clean is that? never using anything again for bar cutting) and I do prefer the shorter difference.
Im even half tempted to go down to 700mm as a trial.
Im trying all the tinkering/cutting on the cheap, shit, stock bars so I dont waste expensive replacements in the future haha

but yeah, im only 5'8 and my shoulders look stocky but are actually not very wide at all. Massive bars just didnt really work for me and Im coming from more a BMX/jump style past (been over 10 years mind you) so im sort of creating a hybrid setup for my MTB whilst I also save longterm for an out and out jumpbike.

I prefer being able to shift weight backwards easier and also manipulate the front end more. Because of that, im also going to get a stem replacement for something super short instead.
Like 31mm, or 35mm or something haha.
Seat post also got cut down (at least until I can afford an external dropperpost)
so thats sitting nice and low too for my height.
 

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A friend took me to a bike park to ride downhill a month ago. A week later I already had my own full suspension bike and was watching GMBN videos all day when I'm not riding :lol:

Downhill is so much fun and scratches a lot of the same itch as snowboarding, and on a bike I feel it's also a lot easier to land big jumps. Of course riding trails through the local woods is a lot of fun too!

My Mondraker Dune (2017) <3
27,5", 160mm travel front & back
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A friend took me to a bike park to ride downhill a month ago. A week later I already had my own full suspension bike and was watching GMBN videos all day when I'm not riding :lol:

Downhill is so much fun and scratches a lot of the same itch as snowboarding, and on a bike I feel it's also a lot easier to land big jumps. Of course riding trails through the local woods is a lot of fun too!

My Mondraker Dune (2017) <3
27,5", 160mm travel front & back
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That is SUCH a sweet bike!!!!

I agree too!
Very comparable to Snowboarding.
On a sidenote, anyone in here seen that awesome new game "Riders Republic" coming soon?
Looks a blast -

 

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That is SUCH a sweet bike!!!!
Thanks! :D

The game looks promising! Gotta keep an eye on that!

I also got my older bro into riding. Now he's talking about making a stand for practicing manuals. Anyone tried one? Sounds like a fun indoors activity in the winter.
 

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Thanks! :D

The game looks promising! Gotta keep an eye on that!

I also got my older bro into riding. Now he's talking about making a stand for practicing manuals. Anyone tried one? Sounds like a fun indoors activity in the winter.

A way to practice manuals indoors?
Damn!?
Why didnt I know that was a thing haha
 

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Yeah! Tons of videos in the tube. Looks like it could make the practice a bit more efficient:
 

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lets bump this and get it going again.
Found a banging old school 2007 ish GT Chucker 3.0 I bought today as my next project!
SUCH a sweet feeling bike. Much smaller frame with more aggressive geometry but still retains 27.5 wheels.

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Today I removed the front brake and swapped the cable over so my single rear brake is now on the right.

Ive ordered some Gusset S2 grips in Red and some DMR V6 nylon pedals in red for it too -

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Long term these will be both going on my BMX - but for now, they are going to be on this new GT MTB
 

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Got the red bits on -

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Then loved this shape so much, I found a 2nd to be used as the dirt jumper -

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I added these grips myself. Other than that its exactly as I traded it

Red GT Chucker 3.0 cost me £120
White GT Tempest 2.0 cost me a straight Trade for my HX FX (The HX is worth a touch more than this but who cares, I LOVE This bike)

Massive overhauls planned for both.
- New forks for both
- full Gusset components throughout both
- new rims and tyres on the Red Chucker
- possible single speed conversion on the white tempest
- new mechanical disc brakes on both (i dont like how fiddly and more involved hydraulic brakes are - the tempest has those so I will be "downgrading" to mechanical disc brakes)
- Shimano 7x3 speed planned on the red chucker for simplicity


Will continue to update in here as both develop
 

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Sorry for shit picture bike currently hanging from my folks ceiling. but Cannodale Trail 4 29er 1x11 gear shift 120mm travel front suspension. total beast i use it for more aggressive city riding than off road much.
 

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eurgh. The red GT's cranks are mullered. Pedal threads are disintegrating so the pedals no longer go in and tighten up because the threads all fell out lol

So before I can really do anything more on this project - I need new cranks first
 


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