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  1. #11

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by Crinale
    nice bike... good to see Mongoose is actually building decent bikes again. that is a weird rear geometry, but looks like it should function well.
    The geometry is specially designed to reduce/prevent pedal bob while climbing. It gets good reviews on MTBR and similar sites. Almost 6" of travel is nothing to sneeze at either, I was originally looking at XC bikes with around 4" travel, but this deal was too good to pass up.

    http://mongoosebikes.blogspot.com/20...ive-works.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Crinale
    If you have much weight to you and plan to hit any higher speed tech trails, that fork is gonna die :-P iv gone through 2 forks on my mountain bike, and finally ended up with a RockShox Pike DualAir (which i love! this thing is beefy and super smooth).
    Could be, but it's no surprise it isn't an amazing shock considering the price. In my opinion a shock is an easy upgrade, and I'll just ride this one because I won't know any better any way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crinale
    Im 6'3" but i actually hate riding bikes that are sized "correctly" for me... i prefer the small side, medium-large. I think a lot of it has to do with the very technical high speed trails we have around here... i like a little more room between my junk and the seat :-P as well as the shorter wheelbase for the tight turns and drops
    I wanted a BIG bike because I wanted a longer wheelbase that matched my height. Should be super smooth and stable at high speed.
    Brian
    1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4
    Supercharged, URD'd, Lifted, etc. etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTimes
    I for one will say that I am the superb ultimate cream of the crop web wheeler and will not take anything less than that as my moniker.

  2. #12

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    cool, it does look like a nice bike.

    the front shock will hold up fine for normal trail use, and when it does go it shouldnt go catastrophically. When mine went, both of them bent at the crown, first one bent out forward and the 2nd bent inwards... first was a Marzocchi Bomber, and the 2nd was a Manitou Stance.

    Looks like a good bike, should treat you well. Has a good frame, as a platform to upgrade... just like our trucks though, you will find stuff to upgrade once u start riding it much
    - Kevin

    97 Red Taco
    DD - 2002 Ducati 750SS ie

  3. #13

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    Out here in AZ, our season is just starting. Summers are too hot to do anything outside. After my CO trip and looking at all the downhillers at Telluride going up the ski lift, I really really wanted to get back on my bike.
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    Steve
    1993 4runner, SAS, 3.0L, Auto Tranny
    2007 4runner, stock. For now.

  4. #14

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    Some pretty pictures to put my cell phone's camera to shame:

    [img width=800 height=533]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/mastacox/TeocaliHDR1.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=533]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/mastacox/TeocaliHDR4.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=533]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/mastacox/TeocaliPicture1.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=533]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/mastacox/TeocaliHDR5.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=533]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/mastacox/TeocaliHDR8.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=533]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/mastacox/TeocaliHDR6.jpg[/img]
    Brian
    1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4
    Supercharged, URD'd, Lifted, etc. etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTimes
    I for one will say that I am the superb ultimate cream of the crop web wheeler and will not take anything less than that as my moniker.

  5. #15

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    You need to get that thing dirty!
    [img width=800 height=600]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/5132762439_bf9f4af534_b.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=600]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1436/5133371704_787bf53bb9_b.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=600]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/5132776555_7f17b4ba7f_b.jpg[/img]
    [img width=800 height=600]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1250/5132781995_9be87ae7c2_b.jpg[/img]

  6. #16

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    I want to! Problem is, I'm still in recovery from shoulder surgery and won't be riding it for a couple of months yet (like 4)...

    At least I can admire it, the web-biker
    Brian
    1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4
    Supercharged, URD'd, Lifted, etc. etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTimes
    I for one will say that I am the superb ultimate cream of the crop web wheeler and will not take anything less than that as my moniker.

  7. #17

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    Nice detail pics! This thread makes me want to go ride my mnt bike for more than just every day across campus stuff like right now... problem is, I really don't want to go out trail riding by myself...
    [b] -Bekah <br />.=. It&#39;s not the fall that hurts, it&#39;s that stop at the end .=.

  8. #18

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    Damn rain out has probably made the trails pretty sloppy too... Orcutt Hill would be SCARY muddy >.< maybe we can go out there another time though
    - Kevin

    97 Red Taco
    DD - 2002 Ducati 750SS ie

  9. #19

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    Aw ya... maybe Thanksgiving will be sunny
    [b] -Bekah <br />.=. It&#39;s not the fall that hurts, it&#39;s that stop at the end .=.

  10. #20

    Re: Got a sweet new mountain bike!

    Cool bike Brian, does the rear shock have a lockout?
    2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4-Dub<br />TRD supercharger,&nbsp; Toytec Coilovers, OME 890&#39;s, 285 Duratracs

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