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Jrkimbrough said:
Guess I'll have to upgrade to disc brakes first though.

thanks!
My guess is,you won't regret that decision (I sure didn't)...'specially if you ride in wet,muddy and/or icy conditions:thumbsup:
 

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you can still find some forks with canti bosses... but honestly at least go with discs up front... bb7 up front, sd7 leavers and stock V out back...

anyway... take the fork to a shop and they'll get it swapped over in short order.
 

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Jrkimbrough said:
thanks guys!

discs are definitely next thing on the plate.....one thing I have been wondering though is that I sometimes change the size cogs on the rear. when I go from the 20t to 16t the wheel sits farther back and currently I have to readjust the brakes. how will this be affected with disc brakes?
i imagine it is going to be a pita on a mc. do what donalson said. disc up front.
 

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Jrkimbrough said:
thanks guys!

discs are definitely next thing on the plate.....one thing I have been wondering though is that I sometimes change the size cogs on the rear. when I go from the 20t to 16t the wheel sits farther back and currently I have to readjust the brakes. how will this be affected with disc brakes?
If you are going to be switching back and forth between cogs that are that far apart in size then I recommend keeping a separate chain for the 16t cog.

That way you can shorten the chain for the 16t cog so that the wheel sits in about the same place and it will be less of a pain with either v's or discs
 

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I just recently put a fox 80rlc up front and hayes 9 disks (180/160) on my monocog. pricepoint has the hayes on sale for 70$. they are not the hottest hydro, but i've had them on my 575 for 4 years and they have been flawless. i was surprised that the disks aren't a whole lot more powerful than the v's, but their is no comparison in the modulation. only regret is not putting a 180 on the rear.

for the fork is definitely more comfortable and faster, but i miss the precise feel of the rigid. i've got a bad wrist, so the squishy is needed. the rlc is very adjustable. i found a smokin deal on the fork otherwise i probably would have got a used reba.

as far as swapping between the 16 and 20 cog, i don't think it would be hard at all to re-align the caliper. it would be a matter of loosening the two bolts that attach the caliper adapter to the frame and repositioning the caliper. disk's will be easier to adjust than v's in the back.
 

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could always run fixxie and not worry about a rear stopper haha...

anyway... speaking of discs... jenson has tektro hydro's for $30 a side... 185mm up front to boot... i have a set under the tree that i can't wait to open and install :) they are OEM take-offs... regular price is $90 a side so if they work well it turns into a dang good deal... if they still have some when i have some more $$$ and I like them i'll buy another set...
 

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A few shots

I had a Reba 100mm put on last spring. I enjoyed rigid for a brief while but the terrain here in So Cal was killing me on some trails with long bumpy descents. I ride the bike more now with the squish up front.

Oh yeah, I picked up the fork on Ebay.
 

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I don't want to add a "squishy" as it would add value to my bike. My bike is designed for only one purpose - To be cheap an ride good.
 

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CupOfJava said:
I don't want to add a "squishy" as it would add value to my bike. My bike is designed for only one purpose - To be cheap an ride good.
Agreed that the reason I picked up the bike was because it was cheap. I paid only $315 new and upgraded pedals and disc brakes from parts in the garage. I probably added the fork for what most people buy the MC new and stock. Either way you go "squish" or "no squish" it is a fun bike to ride.
 

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I got a Reba

Jrkimbrough said:
Anyone swapped out their rigid fork for a squishy? If so what did you get? Pics would be great as well! :)

Thanks!
I rode it for like 9 month rigid, and my wrists were about to revolt. I slapped a Reba on there and ... aaaaahhhh. Much bettah.

I had it set at 100mm when I first installed it, but it totally jacked up the handling. I installed the spacer to reduce it to 80mm, and its just about right. I only wish it had more offset, because the rake feels kinda weird when railing turns.

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/g3smZIZ0j_a6iNWCKbpuCg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/SJ5VB78mq6I/AAAAAAAAEYA/rAqdCHbzZyc/s800/IMG_0322.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/etisnado/MC29er?feat=embedwebsite">MC29er</a></td></tr></table>

Other additions:

Shimano XT Octalink cranks
Hope Mono Mini disc brakes, 160mm
Performance Forte carbon bar
Performance Forte Team stem, flipped
Sefras grips
Sette APX seatpost
Specialized Avatar ti rail saddle

The wheelset in this pic is one I built up for my geared 29er bike. I was trying it out before my gearie frame showed up.
 

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pimpbot said:
I rode it for like 9 month rigid, and my wrists were about to revolt. I slapped a Reba on there and ... aaaaahhhh. Much bettah.

I had it set at 100mm when I first installed it, but it totally jacked up the handling. I installed the spacer to reduce it to 80mm, and its just about right. I only wish it had more offset, because the rake feels kinda weird when railing turns.

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/g3smZIZ0j_a6iNWCKbpuCg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/SJ5VB78mq6I/AAAAAAAAEYA/rAqdCHbzZyc/s800/IMG_0322.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/etisnado/MC29er?feat=embedwebsite">MC29er</a></td></tr></table>

Other additions:

Shimano XT Octalink cranks
Hope Mono Mini disc brakes, 160mm
Performance Forte carbon bar
Performance Forte Team stem, flipped
Sefras grips
Sette APX seatpost
Specialized Avatar ti rail saddle

The wheelset in this pic is one I built up for my geared 29er bike. I was trying it out before my gearie frame showed up.
I just ordered a Reba for my MC29er... it's coming to be in the 100mm setup. Did the 100mm setup turn too slowly? Why did you end up converting it to 80mm? secondly... how did you do the conversion?

Thanks in advance!
 

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going to be running a 100mm Manitou Minute on a mono9 frame. Its a TA fork with the 48mm offest, so handling should be pretty nice.
 
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