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Well guys if you like me you have just as much passion for your entry level bike as anybody who has poured thousands into their FS rig. However there seems to be no dedicated thread to show off to the world our bikes. Well here it is. :D

Well folks lets see those entry level MTB that are so dear to you. After all they have introduced you to one of the greatest sports on earth. Be sure to include those upgrades :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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This is my daily ride. I love it more than the other bikes simply because it's been with me the longest and has spent more time with me than any other bike.

Rock Shox Dart 2 front shock, Alex DH 20 rim up front, Mavic X317 in the rear, Bontrager Jones XR tires (I find the give me a good balance since this bike is used really only for commuting and for long trail rides on paved surfaces or hardpack with minimal need for high grip in the corners)

I will never EVER part with it.

Oh and her name is Sweaty Betty.

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Call_me_Al said:
Do you have that yet? I thought you were trying to back out of the sale after looking at the pics of scratches on the fork for the first time...?
Ya im in the process of getting it. I decided since its my first entry level bike I cant get the best but i can get the best bang for my buck.

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spec4life said:
Here is my contribution...

08 Specialized Hardrock Sport


Oury Mtn Grips
Kool Stop dual compound Mtn brake pads
WTB Velociraptor Kevlar tires Front and Back (back had to be sent back not pictured here)
Lizard Skins chainstay protector
Wellgo Platform Pedals
Sweet ride!! Mine with Wellgo MAC3 pedals: Am saving pesos for a Tora 318 front shock. What fork is that on there?

08 Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc


Dirt Deviant
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My Hardrock. I think its a 2004 model. Maybe a 2005.
Got it off ebay for a song.
Got the 100mm Manitou Black fork off ebay for under $40 shipped. Added the extra stiff spring kit.
I built it up from a frame.
Right now it is spec'd as follows.

21" XL Hardrock
100mm Manitou Black Comp
Easton Vice 50mm stem
Titec El Norte 2" riser bar
Lizard skin north shore lock on grips
Easton Vice seatpost
Salsa non QR seatpost clamp
SDG Grand Prix Chrome saddle
Truvativ Fire-x cranks 22t-36t-bash with outboard BB
Wellgo platform pedals
Sun Rhyno Lite Wheelset
Forte Gotham 1.75 city tires
Avid BB7 front brake 160mm
Tektro Rear brake 160mm
Old Shimano brake levers
Sram X0 Gripshifter 9spd rear shifter
Sram X7 front shifter
Sram X7 Rear Deraileur
Shimano Acera front deraileur
Sram PC991 chain
Sram PG990 cassette 9spd

I used an old 160mm disc brake adapter to mount the rear blinky light to the rack mount on the rear seatstay. It's complete with a bing bell and headlight as well.

If you didn't guess yet, this is now my commuter bike. This bike has seen a few different build ups since I bought it. Here it is as my trail bike.

This bike got me back into the sport after a layover of not owning a bike. I'm very stoked to be back btw.
Here are the bikes I have built up over the last year or so.


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'07 Diamond Back Response Comp. Not a pic of mine, but for the most part the same. I have alloy pedals with toe clips instead of the clipless.


Grips: Bontrager Selects
Chain: SRAM PG951
Water cages

Waiting for the bottom bracket to wear out so I can replace the cranks.
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