MTB/DirtJump/Enduro etc - Bike Thread

Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food' started by lewis, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. lewis

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    those are the posts that the old V brakes were attached to.
    They were promptly removed haha.

    As you can imagine, Im getting new forks and full disc brakes on this
     
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    Ooo, nice to see new posts in this thread. I realized that I never shared this vid (my trip to a dh bike park last November):

    Can’t wait for our local park to open in 10 days, already got a season pass!
     
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    The Nice Weather came early this year here. I'm behind by a few weeks and didn't get my 2007 Mongoose (yes! Mongoose) MTB rigged up for the season. I bring it into the shop for full tune/check and tubeless conversion redux, I walk out leaving the bike there BUT ordering a whole new 1x10 drive train AND tires. The shop guy was amazed that Mongoose made high-quality bikes at one time, totally appreciated it.
    So excited, tires were 5-6 years old. Tires are also 26" so have to wait a few weeks before those come in for whatever reason, they do a lot more 27.5" and 29". This bike is 14 years old and its STILL so nice and light that I do not want to update to a 29'r just yet, although I may just get a full fattie or 29r soon to have one. Anyway, now it will be nicer, lighter and simpler but have to wait basically 10 more days before all the parts are in and done. So torqued to go full 1x10 from the silly 3x9.
    PSA, anyone stuck on a tubed MTB, do go tubeless. The ride change alone was such an improvement. Also never got a flat, its a thing I can't explain but it reduces flats a lot. And that is coming from a rider of the low sharp desert.
    Yes, I could do all this myself but I just simply don't have the cycles (No puns) and since I consider an MTB to be one giant piece of safety equipment, don't want to fuck around and find out.

    EDIT, a few other upgrades I've done.
    New stem, superwide bars. Replaced the old Avid Juicy brakes with XTs. Same front and rear suspensions. Front is a Fox Vanilla , rear I forget. NO pix yet.
     
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    Also.....considering putting a dropper in. I might phone that add-on in.
     
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    Looks like a cool bike! Nothing wrong with a 26er, although you'll be in heaven when you eventually move to a 27,5" or 29" :D Makes rocks and roots so much smoother. Personally I still prefer 27,5" over 29" though. I've got a M sized Mondraker 27,5" that's got the same wheelbase as my brother's L sized Devinci 29" but it's just so much more easier to throw around. I did just build a 26" dirt jumper too though, which is a super fun bike. Will post pics when I get the final upgrades in place.
     
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