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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Jay_Reemin, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Jay_Reemin

    Jay_Reemin Chimp

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    Just curious what everyone's top picks for 2006 completely stock bikes are? Include the specifications or link, a picture, your riding location and style and why you're choosing that particular bike. If you can't afford a new ride, participate anyways, I don't think I'll be getting a 2006 this year as I don't have a minimum spending allowance of $2500 to get a nice ride, so I might shop the closeouts of 2005. But I thought it would be fun to get a collaboration of the new rides in one post with pics, peoples opinions, specifications, pricing, weight, and so forth. It would make for a good post, and helpful for those shopping the 2006 market.

    I'll go first;
    I'm diggin' the Santa Cruz Nomad for aggressive trail riding which is what I have around me. I wish I could comment on the bigger bikes as that's what I'm familiar with, and enjoy riding, but this year I'm stuck in the Midwest so for me, there's lots of pedaling to be had. I still want to keep my options open for when I do come across some sick terrain and I want to rip it, hence I'm looking for a 6 or 7 inch travel freeride bike that's still enjoyable to pedal. To be honest, I might be picking up a barely used 2004 Gemini 900 that my rich buddy has. It's been used 4 -5 times max. I was thinking about upgrading some things on it and shelling out around $1500 or so this year max, but still have a decent rig. But this is old news, so for 2006, if money was no object, and considering my riding options this upcoming season, something like the Santa cruz nomad would be tight. But I'm still leary on non-coil sprung suspension as I'm not a light dude. Anyhow, here's the link for the ride, and attached is the photo.

    Hope to see some sick rides posted up. Lets keep it to the 2006 lineup, and if you have one already, post it, but if not, post a pic from the website, don't forget to state the reasons why you think it takes the "Ripper award" for 2006 for you and your situation.
    As one fellow monkey stated, it looks like a goose taken a sh!t, lol, but it looks like it would be a great contender for those of us who still have to pedal.
    http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/nomad/
     

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  2. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    The Nomad should be disqualified from the "Completely Stock" competition. SC frame kits are pretty flexible, for example, you could choose 7 different forks with a frame kit.
     
  3. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    The new asx is really nice- ex729s, 36 van, dhx air or 5.

    http://www.yeticycles.com/1_bikes/asx_work.html ^$3,059.00


    Thats an awsome bike; my friend is considering getting one. Its way too much for me though. I am just going to get an Iron Horse 7.3. I will replace the manipoo (1" too low and a "manipoo") with an 03 super T. Then the rims with mavic ex 729s. I have a rear rim, so I will just buy a slightly used front wheel. I can't say this bike is good stock- the fork...
     
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    wydopen Turbo Monkey

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    Thats an awsome bike; my friend is considering getting one. Its way too much for me though. I am just going to get an Iron Horse 7.3. I will replace the manipoo (1" too low and a "manipoo") with an 03 super T. Then the rims with mavic ex 729s. I have a rear rim, so I will just buy a slightly used front wheel. I can't say this bike is good stock- the fork...[/QUOTE]

    too low??..thats what you want..keep your front end as low as possible
     
  5. dropsdon'tlikem

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    the 06 p3 i actually can't afford it, but the spec is very well thought out

     
  6. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    too low??..thats what you want..keep your front end as low as possible[/QUOTE]


    It was designed around a 170mm fork. It will help the H angle. The other 7points come with 7" forks.
     
  7. WKC

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    This!

     
  8. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    '06 Kona Coilair



    Frame tubing: Kona Clump Aluminum, 6" Travel
    Rear Shock: Fox DHX Air 5.0
    Fork: Fox 36 Talas RC2 150mm
    Headset: FSA PIG
    Crankarms: RaceFace ATLAS AM X-Type
    Chainrings: RG/32/22 or 44/32/22
    B/B: RaceFace ATLAS AM X-Type
    Pedals: Jack**** Primo or Shimano PD-M540
    Chain: Shimano CN-HG93
    Freewheel: Shimano Deore XT CS-M760 11-32 9 speed
    F/D: Shimano Deore XT
    R/D: Shimano Deore XT
    Shifters: Shimano Deore XT
    Handlebar: RaceFace Evolve DH OS Riser
    Stem: RaceFace Evolve DH OS
    Grips: Kona Jack****
    Brakes: Hayes Hydraulic Mag Ti Carbon V7
    Brake Levers: Hayes Hydraulic Mag Ti Carbon V7
    Front hub: KK Disc
    Rear hub: Shimano XT Disc
    Spokes: Stainless 14g
    Tires: Maxxis Minion DH 26 x 2.35
    Rims: Sun SingleTrack Welded
    Saddle :WTB Pure V Race FR
    Seatpost: RaceFace Evolve DH
    Seat clamp: Kona QR
     
  9. Jay_Reemin

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    I'm talking about the build that they have pictured.
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    The new big hit line has an amazing parts spec and are verry cost effictive.
     
  11. Jay_Reemin

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    That ASX is siiiiiick!
     
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    enduro sx trail 2.... :drool:
     
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    Not nessicarly new for 06' but if I could choose 2 bikes I would get a santa cruz blur 4x and a v10. If I could just choose one, I would probably get a vp-free! :love:
     
  16. Jay_Reemin

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    Can I switch my favorite pick to that? :drool: :drool: :drool:
     
  17. fattyfat1

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    go yeti!
     
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    me liky
     
  19. Jay_Reemin

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    I had a 2004 dirtbag, loved it!!! Great bike, great company, great price!
     
  20. Muuqi

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    Trek Session 10!!

    10" rear travel, XO drive train, King early cockpit + wheels (super burl, but don't weight a ton), new Travis Intrisinc fork. Siiiick.
     
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    :drool: :drool: :drool:
     
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    Today my friend ordered an AS-X - ano black small w/ a 66.
     
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    brandon im with you man. dont know what it is but those dirtbags are hot, and believe it or not i actually like the color.
     
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    This is my favorite(and I can't believe I'm the fisrst to nominate this KILLER-RIG):drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
     
  25. Jay_Reemin

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    Well I asked for trail bikes, 6-7 inches, not full blown DH, that's one of the reason's, but it's cool that others are posting DH bikes too, some of those are just Str8 Pimpin'. Wish I had the terrain still to rip em:mumble:
     
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  27. Mackie

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    I'm really liking this:


    Yeah yeah, it's not an MTB, but fixie/free, with fenders & a nice steel frame? $500? That's hot. :drool: :drool: :drool:
     
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    macki maybee its just me but it looks like that bike is missing a few key components.lol just kiddin man.
     
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    now thats a hot frame, I'm digging the toe clips and the steel fenders, Single speed hot damn.
     
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    Ditto...just a sick setup.
     
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    This one is nice also....

     
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    :drool:
     
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    that dosn't look like 10'' of travel, but damn thats a nice bike
     
  34. SXtrailrider

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    i say the SX just got mine a few weekes ago it is so nice
     
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    i haven't heard that much about those trek bikes, has anyone on here have had anyride time on it, or even seen them in person
     
  36. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    wow i just realized how many great rigs there are now
     
  37. Mugger

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    Not to worry, by the 10th page every mainstream rig designed for abuse will be named...

    Here's my pick of the, lot damn worth the $1500 aus i paid.



    size Regular:13.5”,Large:14.5"
    colour Putty grey
    user Freerider - for Street, Trail or Park riding
    frame ALUXX alloy: double butted, integrated gusset w/CNC BB yoke
    fork Rockshox Pike SL U-Turn w/Maxle 90-145mm/3.5-5.7”
    crankset TruVativ Holzfeller ISIS splined 22/32T w/rock guard
    bottombracket TruVativ Giga Pipe DHLT ISIS splined
    derailleurs SRAM X-7 rear, Shimano Alivio front
    derailleurshifters SRAM X-7 18speed triggers
    cassette SRAM 11-34T 9speed
    chain Shimano HG73
    hubs Fr: Formula 20mm thru axle disc | Rr: Shimano Deore disc
    rims Sun Rhyno Lite 26” x 36H w/eyelets
    tyres Kenda K Rad 2.3”
    brakes Avid Juicy 5 hydraulic w/6” rotors
    pedals Alloy Platform
    handlebar/stem Easton EA50 oversize bar/Easton Vice stem
    seatpost SDG I Beam 30.9 freestyle
    saddle SDG I Sky freestyle

    Mines got the hotizar BB and 8" front rotor, thats the new stuff on the latest shipment.
     
  38. untitledsince89

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    wow thats nice, 1500 aust.=how much american
     
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    FRAME Demo 8 FSR frame, super low center of gravity and standover with sub-seatstay actuated shock, full cartridge bearing pivots, 26" F/R wheel, 8" of travel with full chainguide and front derailleur compatibility, ISCG mount, rear derailleur protector, 26 and 24" wheel compatible with two geometry settings, 16.7" chainstay length, forged and CNC'd OS HT, Super ORE TT/DT, Demo tool

    REAR SHOCK Fox DHX 5.0 coil 8.75"x2.75", adjustable rebound, ProPedal, bottom out control, IFP pressure

    FORK Fox 40 RC2, 200mm travel, external rebound, hi/low speed compression adjustment, 20mm thru axle

    HEADSET 1 1/8" alloy upper cup with OS bearing, 7050 alloy lower cup with 13mm insertion

    STEM Truvativ Holzfeller, CNC stem, 40mm, 31.8 clamp

    HANDLEBARS Specialized Demo rise bar, 6066 alloy, 31.8mm, 6 degree upsweep, 9 degree backsweep

    GRIPS Specialized MTB grip, natural/black

    FRONT BRAKE Avid Juicy 7, hydraulic disc, 8" Polygon rotor

    REAR BRAKE Avid Juicy 7, hydraulic disc, 8" Polygon rotor

    BRAKE LEVERS Avid Juicy 7

    REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X.0 carbon, micro cage

    SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X-9 Trigger, 9-speed

    CASSETTE Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 12-25t

    CHAIN SRAM PC-971 with Power Link

    CRANKSET Truvativ Holzfeller with Blackspire DS-1 Lexan Guide, 170mm

    CHAINRINGS 38T alloy, 4 bolt, compact 104mm pattern

    BOTTOM BRACKET Truvativ Howitzer Team, oversize sealed outboard cartridge bearing, 73mm shell

    PEDALS Lo-Pro Magnesium platform, removable pins, oversize Cr-Mo axle

    RIMS Mavic EX721, 26", 36 hole

    FRONT HUB Specialized disc, 36 hole, 20mm thru axle

    REAR HUB Specialized disc, 36 hole bolt on axle, 135mm spacing

    SPOKES 2.0 stainless, black, brass nipples

    FRONT TIRE Specialized Chunder 26x2.3" 60 TPI, aramid bead, 2 ply, Butyl insert, soft compound

    REAR TIRE Specialized Chunder 26x2.3" 60 TPI, aramid bead, 2 ply, Butyl insert, soft compound

    TUBES Specialized 26x2.75, schraeder valve

    SADDLE Specialized freeride light, 8mm hollow Cro-Mo rails w/X-Brace, super light foam

    SEAT POST Syncros Derived 2-bolt, 30.9x330mm

    SEAT BINDER 7050 hard annodized alloy collar with QR, 34.9mm clamp ID, black

    NOTES Chain stay/seat stay protector, derailleur protector, Demo tool, reflectors, owners manual


    ahhh sheet, almost done upgrading my 05 demo to match it :drool:
     
  40. Mugger

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    Probably wise to add on 400 bucks because I got a 400 dollers discount or preordering but you could get that a discount when paying cash.

    Very hot bike.