Rockrider 5 XC 2009

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Rockrider 5 XC 2009

Postby JamesBrckmn » Thu Dec 31, 2009 14:51 pm

Original spec - cost £370, weight 28.5 lbs
Frame: 6061 18 inch 1.9kg
Forks: sr suntour XCR with preload and lockout
Brakes: avid Juicy 3s with 160mm avid g2 rotors
Shifters: Sram X5
Rear mech: sram X5
Front mech: Shimano C050
Headset: Cane creek
Tyres: Rubena charblyis sport 2.0
Wheels, stem, seatpost, handlebars, grips rockrider own brand
Everything else own brand or i don't know

Unupgraded pictures except pedals (newer pictures further down):
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Upgades - cost £95, will weigh and post pics in a few days
Pedals: Wellgo LU 987U Flat Pedals £10
Front tyre: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 60a Kevlar Tyre Folding - £30
Rear tyre: Specialized The Captain Control 2Bliss Tyre 09 2.2 folding 60a shoulder 70a in the middle - £20
Handlebars: FSA Gravity Lite 31.8 680mm - £20 reduced from £70
Stem: BeOne 6061 Forged DH Stem 60mm 31.8mm 6deg rise - £15
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Postby EarlofBarnet » Thu Dec 31, 2009 15:04 pm

Sounds a bargain bike from what it cost you new. Some nice upgrades too. Plenty of potential.
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Thu Dec 31, 2009 15:54 pm

Thanks - your coiler looks like a great bike
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Postby jay12 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 16:25 pm

nice bke for xc. so when are you getting the spesh?
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Fri Jan 15, 2010 23:27 pm

Probably 2012, hopefully before the end of the world. Unfortunetaly, i just have a small sunday paper round (£6 a week + £1.50 pocket money + £3.50 for cycling to school each week because i save my parents from paying £7 a week for the bus - getting paid for riding 8) so it will take a while to save up for the pitch.
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Thu Jan 21, 2010 17:59 pm

When do you think you'll finish your kinesis build jay?
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Postby jay12 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 18:01 pm

JamesBrckmn wrote:When do you think you'll finish your kinesis build jay?

hoping by the end of march. iwant to earlier but i'd rather get decent stuff
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Thu Jan 21, 2010 18:08 pm

sounds good. it looks really nice so far.
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Postby missmarple » Thu Jan 21, 2010 18:14 pm

Great bike, really a fantastic starter bike in many eye's - Decathlon have a fantastic range at the moment.
The bike in front of you is a Diamondback XSL, it is old, built in 1999.
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Fri Jan 22, 2010 18:20 pm

Thanks missmarple.
Unfortunately, they don't sell this one anymore. It's a shame; it's a great bike
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Postby ramemtbers » Fri Jan 22, 2010 18:47 pm

nice starter bike. I do a paperround mate, know how it feels. you gotta just jkeep saving unfortunately.
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Wed Feb 03, 2010 21:57 pm

New forks coming tomorow! Rockshox recon race 09!
Got them for £152 off wiggle reduced from £380 - i now have forks worth more than the bike, and have spent £615 on this bike - a waste? i think not :D :D :D 8)
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Sat Feb 06, 2010 18:59 pm

Rockshox recon race, now fitted to my bike 8)
They are awesome. with my old suntours the most travel i ever got was 70mm, with these i got 90mm in one ride. luckily the lbs helped me set them up after they fitted them and let me use their pump, so i could set them up right - i set it to 28% sag which i like. They are so smooth, and nice - just need to make a mudguard to protect them and keep them clean now.

I'm not going to spend any more on this bike now, as i need to save up for a pitch or something, but any money i get from selling parts i've replaced i'll spend on a few small things, like mudguards, lock on grips and bar-ends
*runs and hides from fashion police*
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Sat Feb 06, 2010 20:49 pm

Tommorow: the ultimate test. A race against my friends petrol scooter, that can apparently go at 30mph. We're going to race down a hill, offroad, so i should win, hopefully!
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Tue Feb 09, 2010 21:54 pm

I won! not really suprising though. He beat me uphill, but he started before me, higher up the hill and had an engine, so i had to breath in the wierd blue smoke coming out the exhaust, and at the top it was smoking and took 10 mins to cool down.
Anyway i've now made a mudguard: http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12679519
And my friend gave me some rockrider bar ends the came on his bike, then i'm getting new grips (lizard skins charger), and then a shock pump, then maybe wellgo b54's
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Wed Feb 10, 2010 20:23 pm

Pictures of upgrades and mudguard: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamespictu ... 402142622/
my favourite picture:
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I know the string looks silly, so i'll be getting zipties soon
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Postby jadamson » Thu Feb 11, 2010 20:20 pm

sweet 1st bike mate, bet the recon's make a big difference! :D
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Postby Wappygixer » Fri Feb 12, 2010 22:43 pm

JamesBrckmn wrote:Thanks mm.
Unfortunately, they don't sell this one anymore. It's a shame; it's a great bike


It is still being made but under a different name.
If I remember correctly its going to be called the 8.0?
I had an email earlier this week regarding the new line up for 2010 bikes
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Postby JamesBrckmn » Tue Feb 16, 2010 16:39 pm

The recons do make a big difference jadamson - they're amazing- so much better uphill and downhill.
I looked on the decathlon website, and couldn't see an 8.0, Wappygixer.

I am now thinking about making it single or double ring upfront, but I won't be upgrading anymore (except the grips- getting lizard skins chargers), as i'll be saving up for a new bike, possibly a pitch, or an orange 5 am or a cube frittz, but i'll keep this, and upgrade the frame to a scott scale or similar when i've got a AM bike in a few years, so i have a super fast XC bike and a big AM bike too.
Thank you for your comments
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Postby lawman » Tue Feb 16, 2010 17:02 pm

JamesBrckmn wrote:The recons do make a big difference jadamson - they're amazing- so much better uphill and downhill.
I looked on the decathlon website, and couldn't see an 8.0, Wappygixer.

I am now thinking about making it single or double ring upfront, but I won't be upgrading anymore (except the grips- getting lizard skins chargers), as i'll be saving up for a new bike, possibly a pitch, or an orange 5 am or a cube frittz, but i'll keep this, and upgrade the frame to a scott scale or similar when i've got a AM bike in a few years, so i have a super fast XC bike and a big AM bike too.
Thank you for your comments


looks like jay12 has a competiter for most ambitious teenager :lol: come on guys finish your current bikes before thinkin about the next one :P you might not even like riding a bike in a few years :P
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