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Posted: 4/5/2006 4:47:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 5:26:38 PM EDT by JB_Metal]
Thanks to everyone that gave me input on what mountain bikes to check out. I looked at 8 different shops, various models, and found a swinging deal on the following bike. So far, I like it.

2005 Specialized Enduro Expert


PS: Yes, for an extra $32.50, it even came with an MRP.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:52:00 PM EDT
Very nice!

The S-Works Epic is at the very top of a very short list for my next mountain bike.

Now get out and get some miles on that thing
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:52:54 PM EDT
Peddle Hard
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:08:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4arc:
Very nice!

The S-Works Epic is at the very top of a very short list for my next mountain bike.

Now get out and get some miles on that thing




Thanks...and yeah, I came close to getting an S-Works, but $4 -$5k was just too steep. I bought a bike for my Daughter at the same time, so I dented the bank account enough for a while.

Been on a few rides already...and as soon as the torrential rains stop, I'll be out peddling hard!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:13:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
Thanks to everyone that gave me input on what mountain bikes to check out. I looked at 8 different shops, various models, and found a swinging deal on the following bike. So far, I like it.

2005 Specialized Enduro Expert
i8.photobucket.com/albums/a20/joshuasb/JBsEnduroExpertMRPB.jpg

PS: Yes, for an extra $32.50, it even came with an MRP.



My Enduro FSR hates you.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:15:09 PM EDT
Nice bike!

The 'DiamondBack' I just bought at Dick's look like crap now, thanks
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:19:49 PM EDT
Cool bike!
But where the spinnaz at yo?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:21:02 PM EDT
First of all its PRON not porn!

Nice bike.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:33:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 5:38:13 PM EDT by JB_Metal]

Originally Posted By RSF45:
Cool bike!
But where the spinnaz at yo?




Now I've seen everything.

I tink' I'm gonna hafta check out dem bling-ass-ho-magnets yo'.



ETA: Title Edited to "PRON" ARDOC!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:37:04 PM EDT
OMG, I just checked out the prices on 'premium' mountain bikes

Unless you are pro, are you nuts Those things cost more than a used Hyunda...
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:33:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 6:35:17 PM EDT by JFP]

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
OMG, I just checked out the prices on 'premium' mountain bikes

Unless you are pro, are you nuts Those things cost more than a used Hyunda...


excellent bike and yes a good mountain bike will cost more then your aaverage gracery getter...
heres my Santa Cruz (sans pedals and grips) with Marz. Jr. T dual crown fork and huge 2.6": tyres
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:08:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JFP:
...heres my Santa Cruz (sans pedals and grips) with Marz. Jr. T dual crown fork and huge 2.6": tyres
i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/jfp43/IMG_0284.jpg




Nice Santa Cruz JFP!

What model is that?

What's the scoop on those 2.6" tires? The tires that came on my bike suck...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:16:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 5:44:42 PM EDT by INI]


front deraileur is coming off, and the chainguide is going on. Going to do some downhill races this year.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:40:15 PM EDT
Nice rides there; no pics of my new one yet.

Just upgraded the 14 y/o hardtail to an '05 FSR comp 100 disc. After 8 years off a bike, it's like another whole world. Hydraulic disc brakes, lockout F/R suspension, actually fits my body, yadda yadda - love it even if it's nowhere near those $4k bikes. It's still a lot of bike for $1500 out the door!

Now time to learn riding again - it's different being taller, (much) heavier, and (much more) out of shape.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:51:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By INI:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/mattbski/sled.jpg

front deraileur is coming off, and the chainguide is going on. Going to do some downhill races this year.


noice Bullet you have there, I notice you appear to have a free floating rear brake, who made that rig?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:54:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 5:54:55 PM EDT by capnrob97]
Ok, let's go post some gun pron on some hard-core mountain bike sites.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:57:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JFP:

Originally Posted By INI:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/mattbski/sled.jpg

front deraileur is coming off, and the chainguide is going on. Going to do some downhill races this year.


noice Bullet you have there, I notice you appear to have a free floating rear brake, who made that rig?



It's a Brake Therapy, with a Hadley rear hub, with a chromoly thru bolt axle.

It makes a ton of difference, high speed lockup chatter from braking bumps is GONE. Rear wheel is just glued to the ground under braking conditions.
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