My perfect race bike!

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Patan-DH, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Patan-DH

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  2. motomike

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    I want to see some riding pics from Patagonia please. Nice bike, have fun on it
     
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  3. Patan-DH

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    Frame: 06 giant faith medium, 17inch. putty gray
    Shock: dhx 4.0 450lbs sping
    rear axle: azonic recoil (7050 al) with alloy nuts
    Fork: Travis triple intrinsic 06, ti sping
    Headset: pig dh pro by FSA (deep cup)
    Stem: holzfeller 60mm
    Bars: deity 31.8 710mm uncut (soon to be 35mm rise holzfeller)
    Grips: ruffian
    Brakes: hayes hfx-9 with 8 inch rotors. (Soon to be the new 08 xt's)
    Shifter: alivio (the only one that i found for 8 speed)
    Rear derailleur: Shimano LX short cage. it sucks! (getting a x9 asap)
    Cassette: XT 8speed. 11-28 hard to find and i live it!!!
    chain:hg 73
    Chainguide: E13 rules!!!
    Chainring: E13 guidering 38t rules!
    Bottom braket: FSA 83mm, platinum dh pro ISIS
    Cranks: hussfelt isis 170mm they suck and heavy. (need something lite)
    Pedals: Azonic A frame i love them.
    Seat: Demolition F1. ligth and cool
    Seatpost: Diaboluous 30.9 it is bad ass
    Rear wheel: Azonic recoil hub laced with dt spokes to a 36 holes EX 729. (strongest wheel eva)
    Front: Generic (formula) black hub laced with dt spokes to a sun S-type MTX.
    Tires: Front: kenda blue groove single ply 2,5
    Rear: Bontrager big earl 2,5 dual ply
    Tubes: kenda 2,35 (they are light)
     
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  4. pelo

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    You can flip them links to get it lower and slacker.
     
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  5. FrontRangeDH

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    Sorry I am not seeing it, all I see is a Giant Faith








    Just kidding, those things are awesome. Did you flip the links on it? Solid build, Congrats
     
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  6. Patan-DH

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    Now I'm working on a video. But i depends on my friend and his trusty mac to edit my quicktime files.

    Coming soon a super sick dh video from patagonian rider for ya all

    here a link to my pinkbike album: http://brokenelbow.pinkbike.com/album/old-photos/ check it.


     
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  7. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    nice, thats a solid bike that has never gotten enough respect.
     
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  8. FrontRangeDH

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    Agreed, I was bummed to see it pulled out of Giant lineup
     
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    Never feelt the need to flip the links. The bike is low and slack enought for me and the terrain that i ride. Riding rocky courses i bent a set of hussefelt 175mm craks cuz is too low , now im on 170mm and it is perfect. I never otugh tat 5mm would make so much diff.
    thanks for the props
     
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    And the frame is lighter than the glory!!!! but strong as it.
     
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    Amiel cavalier won the junior world champ at livigno on a faith. If it was good for him it is more than good for an amateur like me
     
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    and is in this freshwater where i chill after a riding day
     
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    Looks fast and fun!
     
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    Where are you located?
     
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    is that Patagonia, Argentina?
     
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    Thats what I figured but patagonia is like half the country. I ask cause I'm going to be there in a month or so, probably hanging around Bariloche, and I'd love to get clued in to some good riding while I'm there.
     
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    I live in a town called Esquel in the Chubut province.
    It is 300km to the south from Bariloche. but I ride in the hole Anidina region.

    I would suggest a road trip incluiding (from north to south): San Martin de los andes, Villa la Angostura (the DH-4X argentinan open is held in there 24-25feb), then Bariloche, Bolson, Esquel.
    I got some North-american friends living in Bolson. They shuttle in Piltri mountain almost every day (8minutes dh course). My friend name is Shea. contact him at sheabiker@hotmail.com

    cheers
     
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    Cool man, we haven't really pinned down the dates yet and my lady is more interested in riding horses than bikes but I imagine I'll get a day of shuttling in there somewhere. Gonna have to rent a bike which blows. What should I expect to pay to for a rental/guide in the Bariloche area?
     
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    Dude my friend got a big portion of land, and his father had recently finshed building a lodge there. He has some horses for rent too and the wildest mountain to ride them too.
    Bikes for rent..... only in bariloche.... i think they got UMF freddys in catedral ski center. Dont know how much they charge for them but im sure is less than 25 dollas daily.
    cheers!
    my mail is : mongiafer@hotmail.com anything that you need to know drop me an email.