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3 year update
In November/December 2004, I built up 2 new frames, a 2003 model year Intense XVP and a 2003 Santa Cruz.
They have been excellent bikes to date. I think I crashed on the SC twice and once on the Intense.
The more I ride the Intense, the more I feel that the Spider is one of the most agile bikes there is. I crashed
on the Intense while going down something steep that the Intense wasnt made for. However for trail bike riding, this bike has
served the purpose and the ride is sweet either climbing or ascending. I tried a 4" front travel fork and it seemed too
stiff and mousie, a 5" travel 90/130 ETA fork is perfect. Although Intense doesnt recommend a 130mm fork, I use the 130
setting when descending and the 90mm when climbing or on flatland, so its a hybrid theory of fork usage. Even MBA mag says
using a 5" fork with a 4" rear or vice versa is OK, an inch either way is acceptable according to bike guru Richard Cunningham.


The SC Bullit is a great single pivot all around bike. With a Fox DHX pro pedal rear shock, the bike has very little bob
when climbing. In fact it climbs very well for a 36 lb bike. This is one of the last made in USA Bullits and had 178mm rear travel and now with the new Fox Shox has 1/2" more travel which is barely noticeable. It climbs better now than when I first had it with the stock Progresive shock. It cushions down a singletrack or fireroad with authority, the Marzocchi fork handles most drops and rocks with no problem and it is very easy to go beyond a normal speed limit when ascending.

On both bikes I prefer 'sticky' 40 duro WTB Timberwolf tires for tremendous traction and mechanical disc brakes for the ease of cable routing and non-hydraulic maintenance.
Flame on but show your own ride as well before throwing the mud, no balls no glory!

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Posted by Mongoose a 67 year old riding a Bullit from Hwy 2 on 11/03/07

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  • Re: 3 year update
    Ugh.

    That is all.



    Oh wait.....nice bar ends..?
    Posted by Crzyridr33 a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a very light bike on 11/05/07

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    • Re: 3 year update
      yo fool, your comment dont count, gotta represent with a pic of your bike
      Posted by Mongoose a 67 year old riding a Bullit from Hwy 2 on 11/05/07

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      • Re: 3 year update
        oh no...

        I don't count. What on Earth should I do?!?!

        ....Must....

        ....Represent.....


        Nah...you're way too cool for me.
        Posted by Crzyridr33 a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a very light bike on 11/06/07

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      • Re: 3 year update
        Can anyone explain to me how to post pictures? I think it's really cool, and I always . . . well, you know. Givin' a big Homelite shout-out to all my brahs' from Santa Monica, some of the best lumber opportunities on the Westside. It's a clear-cut and shred world out there. Late'!
        Posted by Chainsaw a ? year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Red, White and Blue or Black one from S&M/Bentwood on 11/06/07

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        • Re: 3 year update
          Post Of The Week!

          (And it was far too easy, eh?)
          Posted by Dr Wellington Yueh on 11/06/07

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          • Re: 3 year update
            lol


            /agreed


            Are Motiv's any good?
            Posted by Crzyridr33 a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a very light bike on 11/07/07

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          • Re: 3 year update
            More like ONLY post of the week.
            Posted by Dirtshark99 a Cross-Country Rider on 11/07/07

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            • Re: 3 year update


              no kiddn this place is dead
              Posted by Mongoose a 67 year old riding a Bullit from Hwy 2 on 11/08/07

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              • Re: 3 year update



                damn that was easy, trolled and got 3 bites, hahahah silly fools :)
                Posted by Mongoose a 67 year old riding a Bullit from Hwy 2 on 11/08/07

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                • Re: 3 year update
                  Who is the bigger fool, the troll trolling for trolls, or the troll that bites?

                  In this case, based on past history, the bigger fool is the troll trolling for trolls.

                  That is all.

                  GCBY, GLTY and KIR.

                  Posted by BrahMa riding a RFX and a Flux on 11/13/07

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                  • Re: 3 year update
                    Pete - Shouldn't you be more concerned about teaching your youngin how to ride his mt bike (properly), than trolling around the vastness of this wasteland? We just want the fuel.....


                    Posted by GhostRider a 31 year old Downhiller on 11/13/07

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                  • Re: 3 year update
                    Where's Dark Helmet when we need him?

                    DeRanger?

                    How bout' good ol' Heckler...?


                    Everyone....OUT OF THE WOODWORK...QUICK!!! WHILE IT'S STILL COOL!!!!!

                    ; )
                    Posted by Crzyridr33 a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a very light bike on 11/14/07

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  • Re: 3 year update
    When did you build up this one?

    Posted by Intenserider2 a 32 year old riding a A pair of KHS from Colorado on 11/14/07

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    • Re: 3 year update
      that was my 94 Mongoose Hilltopper SX. I bought the frame new for $40 chromolly. Added a new rigid fork, set of $75 rims, Tektro V brakes, Deore cranks/bb, WTB 1.9 tires, sram twist shifters, FBM flat pedals, specialized stem, easton ea70 flatbar,mongoose seatpost and seat.built it in 2001, sold it on ebay for $300 in late 2001. Was a nice beater bike.


      here are some other past mongoose bikes, except for the Sting Ray.....ENJOY FOOL




      2003 diamondback xts 6.5" travel


      1998 khs team 5.5" travel


      1994 Raleigh M40 made in USA chromoly


      reissue 63 Stingray made in 2000


      Posted by Mongoose a 67 year old riding a Bullit from Hwy 2 on 11/16/07

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      • Re: 3 year update
        theres a bunch of other bikes that I've gone through, but one of my prize 2 wheelers
        is this mint OCT 1978 "lil chik". Its probably the best cond. vintage girl's bike out there. Everything
        is original---the tires, pedals, uhh..reflectors. I bought it from a man that said his daughter
        probably ridden it twice and left it in her bedroom closet since 1978. My niece asked to ride it
        my answer was I ended up buying her a GT.



        Posted by Mongoose a 67 year old riding a Bullit from Hwy 2 on 11/16/07

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        • Re: 3 year update
          I thought I saw you riding that around Pacoima the other day...

          That thing is so cute!
          Posted by Crzyridr33 a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a very light bike on 11/16/07

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