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can my setup handle Freeride?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by CHaDSTeR, May 1, 2008.

  1. CHaDSTeR

    CHaDSTeR Chimp

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    MODEL: 2005 Reign 3 USDM
    SIZE: 18"
    COLOUR: Silver
    FORK: 2006 Marzocchi Z.1SL
    SHOCK: Marzocchi Roco R 7.875 X 2.25

    WHEELS:
    FRON HUB: EASTON HAVOC AM
    REAR HUB: EASTON HAVOC AM
    SPOKES: Oversize Custom DT Swiss Spokes
    RIMS: EASTON HAVOC AM 28mm
    F TIRE: Continental Mountain King Supersonic 2.4
    R TIRE: Continental Mountain King Supersonic 2.4

    STEM: 50mm EASTON HAVOC AM Stem
    BAR: 710mm EASTON HAVOC AM Handle Bar
    POST: EASTON HAVOC AM Seat Post
    GRIPS: Weed Grips
    SADDLE: Green Fizi:k Zea:k
    HEADSET: Canecreek ZS-6

    F BRAKE: Shimano XT Hydraulic / 8" Rotors w/Galfer Semi Metallic pad
    R BRAKE: Shimano XT HyDraulic / 8" Rotors w/Galfer Semi Metallic pad
    LEVERS: Shimano XT Hydraulic Dual Control
    PEDALS:Shimano DX
    CRANKSET: Shimano XT Hollowtech II converted to 22/32 with Shimano Bashguard
    CHAIN TENSIONER: Blackspire Stinger
    CHAIN: Shimano XTR Chain
    FREEWHEEL: Shimano XT 9spd 11-34

    F DERAILLEUR: Shimano XT
    R DERAILLEUR: 2007 Shimano XT Mid Cage w/ Avid Rollamajig and Hanger Banger
    F SHIFTER: Shimano XT Hydraulic Dual Control
    R SHIFTER: Shimano XT Hydraulic Dual Control

    ADDITIONAL PARTS: Lizard Skins chainstay guard, Custom made rear shock guard














     
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  2. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    i think the first thing that will fail is your shifters and or derailuer,

    the bike doesnt matter, i have seen guys ride old rigids who could hit more than 5 thousand dollar bikes
     
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  3. CHaDSTeR

    CHaDSTeR Chimp

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    Yeah I was thinking of seprating the brakes and shifters
     
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  4. dest

    dest Monkey

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    where did you get those grips???
     
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  5. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Monkey

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    I don't think it will handle freeride. Chances are the frame will fold in half and the fork will break at the crown the first time out. Don't chance it. Go buy a $4000.00 fully.
     
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  6. CHaDSTeR

    CHaDSTeR Chimp

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    I bought it from a local bike shop. it's a BMX grip that I slightly modified.. I saw them online but I don't remember what site.
     
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  7. CHaDSTeR

    CHaDSTeR Chimp

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    I've seen a lot guys abuse this frame and it held up pretty good! Gee Atherton did a huge jump with this exact frame. besides i'm not planning to do a hardcore freeride! I would say light freeride?
     
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  8. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Monkey

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    I was just busting your balls man, really nice build and great looking bike:cheers:
     
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  9. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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  10. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Those tires won't hold up if you have any rocks where you ride. I scored a free pair, so I gave 'em a shot, and they fell apart in no time. They'd probably make good race day Super D tires, but durability is not there.

    Other than that, it looks like you've got a pretty solid bike there.
     
  11. basikbiker

    basikbiker Monkey

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    those grips are smoookin.... seriously nice bike though
     
  12. greenhood

    greenhood Turbo Monkey

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    Looks like that rig could handle a good amount of abuse.
     
  13. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    that bike should definitely do you good to get started. As things break (and they will) upgrade them with stronger components.
     
  14. bballboy388

    bballboy388 Monkey

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    You can find those grips on S&M's website they come in a few different colors and also come stock on there booze cruise bike :).
     
  15. rigidhack

    rigidhack Turbo Monkey

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    Sorry, bro. Has to be rootbeer if you are going to freeride it.

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. CHaDSTeR

    CHaDSTeR Chimp

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    I know it's too clean! hehehe.. I'll take a picture of it when its really dirty.. :D
     
  17. TKCastle

    TKCastle Monkey

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    Don't listen to this tool. I have the same dual's on my all mountain bike and after countless trips to mammoth and bootleg(did all the drops except the road gap and big red) the only thing that didnt hold up was the paint. People just asume that they are bad for FR because none of there beloved pro's use them.

    Go ride and have fun!