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Thread: New horse in the stable!!!
04-27-2006, 11:40 AM #1
New horse in the stable!!!
So I picked up an addition to the stable last weekend:
I was down in Moab with a few friends, and planned on demoing a few bikes to see what felt right. Tried an Ellsworth Epiphany on Saturday...but it didn't really feel right (I think a longer stem would have helped, but you can only do so much with a demo). Sunday I picked up a 575 from Poison Spider and headed out. This bike felt right from the start. Got back to the shop and started talking about when they sell their demos...and he offered it to me on the spot. Got a good price on it, so it came home with me.
Here's the specs:
Fork: Fox Float
Shock: Fox RP3
Front Der: XT
Rear Der: Sram X-7 (this is getting changed to XT)
Shifters: Sram X-9 (these will be swapped out for XT)
Brakes: Hayes Nine
Race Face cranks, seatpost, stem
My hardtails aren't going anywhere just yet. I'm still planning on a 2-man single-speed team for the 12 hour race in Park City this summer.[This Space For Rent]
04-27-2006, 11:43 AM #2Originally Posted by SkiingBear
04-27-2006, 11:44 AM #3
789Since then it's been a book you read in reverse, so you understand less as the pages turn.
The things you find on the net.
04-27-2006, 11:48 AM #4
Are those High Roller tires? How do you like them?
(thinking about making the switch from Conti vert pro's)
04-27-2006, 11:57 AM #5yelgatgab
Originally Posted by SkiingBear
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Nice score too, man!Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.
04-27-2006, 12:24 PM #6
No way, I bought a demo Trek Luquid from those guys over the weekend too.
Congrats, that is a sick bike.
04-27-2006, 12:35 PM #7
Nice ride. Yet another maggot Yeti lemming.
One question: why swap the SRAM for Shimano?
SRAM = way mo' better
04-27-2006, 02:01 PM #8
Originally Posted by CS
04-27-2006, 02:10 PM #9Originally Posted by pde20
Originally Posted by homerjay
I haven't really spent enough time on them to say much about them. I might swich them out for something smaller/lighter since I'm looking at more XC type riding.
Originally Posted by CS
Bag, I'll let you know when I'm offing that stuff. It's all a little beat up, but if you're in the market now it might speed up my decision.[This Space For Rent]
04-27-2006, 02:22 PM #10Originally Posted by pde20
04-27-2006, 02:37 PM #11Originally Posted by homerjay
* Inordinate time spent fucking around here not included.
04-27-2006, 04:29 PM #12pura vida
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damn, that's nice. Do they have any medium demos that they would sell for that price down there?
edit: nope. i called them, they sold the medium demo they had a couple of weeks ago.
Last edited by dfinn; 04-27-2006 at 04:34 PM.
04-27-2006, 04:40 PM #13
Funny...I was looking at one of those in my LBS this morning. Very nice bike for what you paid! They had it on sale for 2,300
04-27-2006, 05:05 PM #14
I used to really like the Team colors. Then this weekend p-ho said it was "cute." Now I'm not so sure...
04-27-2006, 07:09 PM #15
Nice looking horse! Top notch parts. Looking forward to riding with the Utah dudes/dudettes this summer!
04-27-2006, 08:17 PM #16Originally Posted by SkiingBear
04-27-2006, 08:18 PM #17
Nice, nice! Glad that worked out for ya!"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow, what a Ride!"
04-28-2006, 10:01 AM #18
Yeah, nice bike! Damn I'm jonesin for mine.
As far as tires go, I'd hang onto those for Moab trips...IMHO the Minion is the greatest tire of all time....but for something lighter/more xc style check out WTB Weirwolfs. A pair of 2.3s would do you right for riding around SLC/PC, you could even throw a 2.1 on the back if you wanted something a little lighter.
Homerjay: Depending on how you ride, either the Weirwolfs or Minion DHF front tire/High Roller rear would be a good change from the Conti. I used to really dig that Conti, but now I find it a bit squirrely compared to these other tires I've mentioned.
I geek out pretty hard about tires."It's too bad that a lot of people have never experienced the feeling of rollerblading in the cool air of a summer evening"
04-28-2006, 10:11 AM #19
if its not a michelin 2.8 you are just wasting your time
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04-28-2006, 10:26 AM #20
Nice bike. I second the minion dhf thang. Probably the best all around tread pattern in the history of ever.
*another tire geek*
04-28-2006, 10:35 AM #21Originally Posted by kidwoo"It's too bad that a lot of people have never experienced the feeling of rollerblading in the cool air of a summer evening"
04-28-2006, 12:24 PM #22
DO NOT SWITCH THE SRAM TO SHIMANO!!!!! Especially not for XT. That would be the equivalent of ditching something like Gotamas and buying beginner rental skis.
If you really want to use your index finger, check out the new X.0 shifters. I think they can be configured for that. Frankly, I can't stand using my index finger anymore. I could never go back from all thumb.
As for tires I haven't tried the Minions yet, but I luuuuuuuuv my Nevegals.
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04-28-2006, 03:37 PM #23Originally Posted by Arty50
It's like going from a pair of rental skis to gotamas.