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Non-aggressive Hardtail Thread!

jamskijamski Posts: 737
edited March 2017 in Your mountain bikes
if your bike doesn't fit in the 'other' thread (link below) then post it here. Only rules are it can't fit in the other hardtail thread, and it must be a hardtail.

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Include as much detail as you can for others.

Enjoy. :)
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  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    edited June 2017
    I'll kick off then.

    Pics and spec below.

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    Calibre Two.Two

    Forks: RockShox XC28
    Front mech: Acera
    Rear mech: Deore
    Shifters: Deore
    Brake levers: Shimano of some sort
    Brake Disks: 160mm Shimano
    Bars: Truvative
    Cranks: Truvative
    Saddle: WTB Volt
    Tyres: Schwalbe, Smart Sam
    Pedals: Shimano SPD
    Grips: Easton lock-on
    Other bits: Enduroguard mudguard, Cateye Micro Wireless computer, 2x9 drivechain with Hope bash guard
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  • buddy_clubbuddy_club Posts: 935
    Is 120mm allowed? Its a bit less when i sit on it ;)
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    Voodoo Bizango
    Stock apart from 70mm stem, XT Rd (not in pics) Continental Mountain King and Rubber Queen tyres, El Guapo Ancho bars, Shimano SPD's and some Superstar grips.
    Just had a great few days being smashed around Coed Y Brenin - rear wheel pretty out of true and a couple of busted spokes.
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  • RevellRiderRevellRider Posts: 1,794
    So, the Hardtail thread then?

    What about the guys who have 100mm travel XC style hardtails with 1x11 or 2x10 drivetrains
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    So, the Hardtail thread then?

    What about the guys who have 100mm travel XC style hardtails with 1x11 or 2x10 drivetrains

    If you want to post then post. I'm not going to remove any but you could argue exactly the same of the other thread and people seem to enjoy it but they all seem pretty high end bikes to me. Hoping these are going to be a little different. :)
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    So, the Hardtail thread then?

    What about the guys who have 100mm travel XC style hardtails with 1x11 or 2x10 drivetrains

    If you want to post then post. I'm not going to remove any but you could argue exactly the same of the other thread and people seem to enjoy it but they all seem pretty high end bikes to me. Hoping these are going to be a little different. :)

    The other thread is specifically aimed at hardcore hardtails. Their hardcore nature requires more expensive wheels and forks. This thread just appears to be normal xc/trail hardtails so why limit it to 3x9 or 3x10 transmission?
    And what is aggres-ish?
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    Oh geez I wish I hadn't bothered. Post, don't post. Start a new thread. Delete this one. I couldn't give a monkeys. I'll amend the first post and hopefully that will please everyone.
    Daddy, Husband, Designer, Biker, Gamer, Geek
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    edited June 2015
    Now it makes sense.
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    It just makes no sense. I don't really understand the 3x10 gearing thing or what on earth aggres-ish means.

    Amended. I guess I didn't want to make it to general and step on the toes of the other thread. But hopefully people will read this and check it doesn't fit in the other thread first.

    Thanks.
    Daddy, Husband, Designer, Biker, Gamer, Geek
    Bird Aeris 120 | Boardman Team 650b | Boardman Pro FS | Calibre Two.two
  • Good to see this thread

    Here is my Orbea, hopefully will take a couple better pics.

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    FRAME Orbea Hexatubing aluminum. Mx Compact Geometry. Internal cable routing
    FORK SR Suntour XCR LO-R Coil 100mm QR
    CRANKSET FSA Alpha Drive 22x30x40t
    HEADSET 1-1/8" Semi-Integrated
    HANDLEBAR Orbea OC-I Riser 680mm
    STEM Orbea OC-II
    SHIFTERS Shimano Deore M591
    BRAKES Shimano M355 Hydraulic Disc
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore M593 Shadow
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore M591 31.8mm
    CHAIN KMC X10
    CASSETTE Shimano HG50 11-36t 10-Speed
    WHEELS Orbea aluminum disc
    TYRES Kenda K922 2,10"
    PEDALS VP-536 Black
    SEATPOST Orbea OC-I 27.2x400mm
    SADDLE Velo 1353
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,867
    May as well chuck this in then

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    On one Scandal 16" frame
    Fox Alpine Float RL 100 fork
    Superstar XC430 rims and Switch Evo hubs
    On-One Chunky Monkey front tyre
    Shwalbe Nobby Nic rear tyre
    36-26 SLX Crank with Hope bash ring
    9 speed 11-32 rear cassette
    Wellgo B143 pedals
    Shimano M596 brakes with Kevlar pads and 183mm hope rotors
    T mars dropper post
    Selle italia SLR saddle
    FSA headset
    70mm superstar stem
    680mm Carbon cycles carbon bars
    Renthal Kevlar grips
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Odd choice of front tyre on the Scandal. Chunky Monkeys are good but a bit wide and very heavy for an xc bike. You could loose a good pound with a tyre change.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,867
    Trails I ride most are really sandy plus the front end of the bikes very light so the tyre helps a touch to keep it planted. Rides well for me which is the main thing
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    Trails I ride most are really sandy plus the front end of the bikes very light so the tyre helps a touch to keep it planted. Rides well for me which is the main thing

    That is the main thing. :) Thanks for sharing.
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    Bird Aeris 120 | Boardman Team 650b | Boardman Pro FS | Calibre Two.two
  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    edited June 2015
    Love this bike! Cheap, censored kit on it but it's still a hoot to ride

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  • My Talon 0

    Standard spec (for now),but love it all the same.
    Still can't wheelie :(
  • dirkpitt74dirkpitt74 Posts: 518
    Not sure if this is non-aggressive.
    120 travel, 2x10 but steep XC angles on the geometry.

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    The couple of upgrades I've made (wheels & bars) have made the handling better.
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    Not sure if this is non-aggressive.
    120 travel, 2x10 but steep XC angles on the geometry.

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    The couple of upgrades I've made (wheels & bars) have made the handling better.

    Lovely bike, but think that one should be in the aggressive thread. :)
    Daddy, Husband, Designer, Biker, Gamer, Geek
    Bird Aeris 120 | Boardman Team 650b | Boardman Pro FS | Calibre Two.two
  • g1bg1b Posts: 15
    My 2011 cannondale trail SL4

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    Fox 32 100mm fork
    SLX crank and cassette
    XT 10 speed shifters
    XT brakes
    nukeproof warhead bars and stem
    lizard skins northshore grips
    saint pedals
    mavic crossride wheels
    conti race king 2.2 tyres
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    My 2011 cannondale trail SL4

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    Fox 32 100mm fork
    SLX crank and cassette
    XT 10 speed shifters
    XT brakes
    nukeproof warhead bars and stem
    lizard skins northshore grips
    saint pedals
    mavic crossride wheels
    conti race king 2.2 tyres

    Nice. :) Gotta love red white and black! ;)
    Daddy, Husband, Designer, Biker, Gamer, Geek
    Bird Aeris 120 | Boardman Team 650b | Boardman Pro FS | Calibre Two.two
  • This looks like the perfect time to post my offering - Another upgraded Cannondale Trail SL :)

    This is my Jumbo / 22" SL3 from 2012

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    Been riding this for 2 years and loving it. Geo is really old school XC and the only original components are the Shimano Deore brakes (which have always been great), grips, rear mech and the seatpost/clamp.

    Drivetrain is now full XT, forks are Manitou Marvels and the wheelset is a pair of Fulcrum Red Metal 3 with a Trail King front tyre and Crossmark rear.

    Out of all the upgrades I've made, changing the wheelset has without a doubt made the most difference. I'm waaay faster.

    Some great bikes in this thread btw!
  • g1bg1b Posts: 15
    This looks like the perfect time to post my offering - Another upgraded Cannondale Trail SL :)

    This is my Jumbo / 22" SL3 from 2012

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    Been riding this for 2 years and loving it. Geo is really old school XC and the only original components are the Shimano Deore brakes (which have always been great), grips, rear mech and the seatpost/clamp.

    Drivetrain is now full XT, forks are Manitou Marvels and the wheelset is a pair of Fulcrum Red Metal 3 with a Trail King front tyre and Crossmark rear.

    Out of all the upgrades I've made, changing the wheelset has without a doubt made the most difference. I'm waaay faster.

    Some great bikes in this thread btw!
    Nice ,is that SDG saddle a bel air ? how does it compare to the original cannondale one
  • ^^ Yes mate, it's a bel air.

    I've had it on there for a while so I can't remember the stock cannondale 100%. That said, I think that it's the same style as the cannondale one, a similar shape. Perhaps a little bit softer but not really too different.

    For some reason, I have to slam this one right back on the rails, a little bit past the max line actually but no problems so far.

    Rode it for 5 full days on the trot last summer and it was absolutely fine comfort wise.
  • g1bg1b Posts: 15
    ^^ Yes mate, it's a bel air.

    I've had it on there for a while so I can't remember the stock cannondale 100%. That said, I think that it's the same style as the cannondale one, a similar shape. Perhaps a little bit softer but not really too different.

    For some reason, I have to slam this one right back on the rails, a little bit past the max line actually but no problems so far.

    Rode it for 5 full days on the trot last summer and it was absolutely fine comfort wise.

    Found the original cannondale seat to be fine for my use so far done nearly 3k miles on it and its held up well apart from the graphics are fading so a bit reluctant to change but the sdg bel air looks at a suitable price/performance point,think i will upgrade to one soon
    thanks
  • powell7powell7 Posts: 52
    Hi all, second post on here.
    This is my 2009 GT aggressor 1 that I picked up off of eBay for £99.
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    since buying it iv fitted Shimano hydraulics, new wheels, some new fox forks and some Shimano saints pedals.
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    the bikes mint and I know its a little older but it rides so well and makes me smile
  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    Hi all, second post on here.
    This is my 2009 GT aggressor 1 that I picked up off of eBay for £99.
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    since buying it iv fitted Shimano hydraulics, new wheels, some new fox forks and some Shimano saints pedals.
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    the bikes mint and I know its a little older but it rides so well and makes me smile

    Very nice. :) How much have you spent in total if you don't mind me asking? :)

    Assuming it's a 26er with a straight 1 1/8 steerer tube, what forks did you get? It's going to be something I look at upgrading but the number of forks to fit that spec is getting fewer and fewer so may hit eBay!
    Daddy, Husband, Designer, Biker, Gamer, Geek
    Bird Aeris 120 | Boardman Team 650b | Boardman Pro FS | Calibre Two.two
  • powell7powell7 Posts: 52
    Hi all, second post on here.
    This is my 2009 GT aggressor 1 that I picked up off of eBay for £99.
    13607634745_54fd5848a9_o_zps5diz4jrf.jpg
    since buying it iv fitted Shimano hydraulics, new wheels, some new fox forks and some Shimano saints pedals.
    16779860756_f29f902a28_o_zpskzygudzq.jpg
    the bikes mint and I know its a little older but it rides so well and makes me smile

    Very nice. :) How much have you spent in total if you don't mind me asking? :)

    Assuming it's a 26er with a straight 1 1/8 steerer tube, what forks did you get? It's going to be something I look at upgrading but the number of forks to fit that spec is getting fewer and fewer so may hit eBay!

    yes its a 26er. I got the forks from eBay for £220 and then I payed £60 to have them serviced before I used them. they took me 2 months to find a clean straight white set, they are 100mm.
    the wheels were around £170 and the brake set was another £160.
    saints from chain reaction were on offer for £35 at the time.
    since this photo iv put a new fsa stem on and new creek headset in.
    I like my bikes to be a little different from the normal, I'm still riding a RTS-3 :-)
  • Don BDon B Posts: 122
    I love GTs, all during the 90s i drooled over the Karakoram and Zaskar, never managed to get one until a couple of years ago...got an Avalanche 1.0 which got me back into the sport thankfully.

    Picked up a carbon framed Kona earlier in the year....suppose it classes as an XC machine, but i have it set up as a trail bike (to my mind) with 740mm wide bars and a 50mm stem.

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  • jamskijamski Posts: 737
    Haven't had any additions for a while, anyone else got a non-aggressive hardtail to add? :)
    Daddy, Husband, Designer, Biker, Gamer, Geek
    Bird Aeris 120 | Boardman Team 650b | Boardman Pro FS | Calibre Two.two
  • BigAlBigAl Posts: 3,122
    jamski wrote:
    Haven't had any additions for a while, anyone else got a non-aggressive hardtail to add? :)

    Yes, here's my Charge Duster. Pic is from when I'd just built her; it's much dirtier now

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    Rockshox SIDs
    Full SLX groupset
    Mavic XC717 on XT hubs (hand built by me!). Nobby Nics
    Crank Bros stem bars and post

    It's now 1x10 with a Raceface NW ring
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