So I Upgraded the Trailbike…

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  1. jebfour

    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    I had considered consolidating my bikes , but when a friend hooked me up with a near new frame and fork for the trailbike, I decided to upgrade from my hardtail and build up a full sus trailbike and keep the DH bike. The build was finished today! Really stoked to take this out – but it’s pouring rain :rant:



    Here are a few pics











    Here is the build:


    Frame: 2004 Specialized Enduro Pro
    Fork: 2005 Marzocchi AM1
    Shock: Fox Float RL
    Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M751 Rapidfire
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT 31.8mm clamp, bottom pull/swing
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Long Cage
    Brakes: Avid BB-5 Mechanical
    Brake Levers: Avid
    Cassette: Shimano Deore XT 11-34T, 9-speed
    Chain: SRAM PC-971
    Cranks: Shimano XT hollowtech II FC-M760 175mm
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT hollowtech II FC-M760
    Rims: Sun Ds-2
    Front Hub: Shimano LX
    Rear Hub: Shimano (M-525) Deore
    Tires: IRC Mythos XC
    Handlebar: Unknown Brand - Ridemonkey Free Boards
    Grips: Ergon GP1-L
    Stem: Specialized Aluminum, 4 bolt, 7 degree rise
    Headset: Cane Creek S2
    Seatpost: Easton
    Seatpost Clamp: Specialized Quick Release
    Saddle: WTB Lazer V
    Pedals: Shimano M545 Clipless


    There isn’t much I’d like to change, though I will be getting a new set of bars. The wheelset is pretty “low-end” but to be honest, they are somewhat light, and have proven to be fairly tough, so I think they’ll stay until I kill ‘em.

    After playing around with it in front of the house in-between rain showers, the rear shock looks to be just what I was looking for (flick of the switch adjustable travel) and the fork has more adjustments then I know what to do with – the thing is incredible!

    Now if it would just stop raining :rant::rant:
     
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  2. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Lookin' good!
     
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  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    looks great, now ride it!
     
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  4. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    nice looking bike... have fun
     
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  5. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    Nice looking bike. I am fond of the fork colour, someday I hope to own one.
     
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  6. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    The fork or a color???
     
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  7. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    You like that color? :shocked: I have yet to see a frame that it matches. Cosmetics aside, they're nice forks though.


    Looks like a fun bike. Enjoy.
     
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  8. dhmike

    dhmike Turbo Monkey

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    nice trail bike, looks a heck of alot better than my trail bike .
     
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  9. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Lookin good. That fork should raise the bb a little which on Enduros is a good thing (at least for around these parts). Enjoy that new rig! :thumb:
     
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  10. Lady Gravity

    Lady Gravity Chimp

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    very sweet looking bike.
    but i gotta ask...what's wrong with riding in the rain? i rode in rain and snow today
     
  11. zahgurim

    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Rain makes mud, and mud makes your bike dirty.
     
  12. Lady Gravity

    Lady Gravity Chimp

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    well boo hoo lol
     
  13. jebfour

    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    I ride in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties - and mountain bikers certainly don't need any more problems around here. Riding on soggy trails tears them up and pisses off the hikers.
     
  14. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    Nice looking build. I haven't had one bad thing to say about my Enduro since I've owned it. they are great trail bikes.
     
  15. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Steep Santa Barbara trails in the rain=rutty, eroded mess.

    It is a lot different here than it is out east or in the midwest, those trails CAN'T be ridden in the wet without someone wanting to kill you the next dry day.
     
  16. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    The really screwed up part is there's probably an army of horses tromping up Santa Cruz trail right now, leaving coffee can sized holes....The holes they'll never fill in, because equestrians don't do trail maintenance:plthumbsdown:
     
  17. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Someday he hopes to own a fork.

    Right now he leases one.
     
  18. Dangerous E

    Dangerous E Monkey

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    Nice! I had an '03 Enduro that was so freakin' good. I just got rid of it, but very reluctantly. FYI--when I upgraded the wheelset to a set of CrossMax XL's it totally changed the way she rode, it was infinitely better. But I suppose that pretty much always true. Enjoy :cheers:
     
  19. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    I spell it colour, it is accepted as proper english.

    I think that fork would look dandy on a Ibis Mojo, in the Guinness Foam colour.
     
  20. jebfour

    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    That's not all they'll leave....if you catch my drift.
     
  21. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    no kidding!
    btw, sweet trailbike!
    That's about perfect for SB/VTA stuff.
     
  22. J_B

    J_B Monkey

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    If you ride in the rain at least your frame will match your fork
     
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    Fugg'n' style whores...
     
  24. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    That might work. Or it might be a little bit off, and just look like crap.
     
  25. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I find this incredibly ironic, given your typical disregard for the conventions of written English.