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3/2/2015 2:57 PM

Hey i joined a while back and was asking about a few bikes but i had decided to go with a new bike upon visiting my lbs (rochester bike shop, rochester michigan) i went in with a price point in mind knowing i wanted a 29er that was worth if getting upgrades later when things need it so i found the trek xcaliber 6 and picked that over the xcaliber 7 because all i knoticed was the crank and fork was different which wasnt a big deal to me as both i want to upgrade when they need it so the xcal 6 it was

Im a rather large guy im 6'4" roughly and pretty lengthy so i opted for the 21.5" xl frame i order it around christmas time and had gotten 15% off for their christmas deal! So total with taxes and all i paid about 700 even

Well i went and picked it up today and i must say its an awesome bike i havent rode it much because there is plenty of snow and i had work this afternoon but on my dayoff tomorrow im getting out there forsure

I came from the bmx world so a bike isnt new to me just mtb is new and what a difference in ride quality vs a bmx bike lol i expected it to be better but this 29er just soaks up bumps potholes everything like if i was riding over a pebble its awesome it rolls so smooth and fast too i was very impressed so i got it inside and threw on a 700c tire and got it on the trainer and went to town on this bike i was so excited like a kid in a candy store i couldnt stop checking it out like it was some hot chick

But im gonna try and post some pictures of it along with the girlfriends bike trek 3500

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3/2/2015 3:00 PM

Didnt mean for the double pic of the stem compression bolt meant to post this one on the trainer
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3/2/2015 6:53 PM

Welcome to mountain biking where all wheel sizes are welcome. I love the all work and no play top cap. I've got a couple of the "Cheap, light, strong, pick two." caps from Bontrager. Gotta find some of those. You'll soon figure out that you want more bike than that for proper dangerous fun, but it's perhaps best that you start out where you are to build a solid skill base before you go out and buy a DH bike to shred the gnar as we here at Vital are accustomed to. In terms of women's rights though, your shredder girl deserves a frame that fits her better. I know that most women want to believe that they're a small or an ex-small, But she really deserves a medium for a shorter seat post and stem. For better comfort in motion.

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3/2/2015 7:45 PM

Haha she picked the bike and it was cheap got it for 250 with around 150 miles on it always maintained by a bike shop and she isnt going to be riding in trails just pavement and she feels very comfertable she said so if shes fine with it i dont mind as for my bike i plan to upgrqde as it breaks i prefer a hardtail more my style because of my background in bmx bikes im not afraid to spend the money its just it was in the range for now so its what i bought plus i liked it

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3/2/2015 8:04 PM

I started out full rigid and U-btakes back in "88. It doesn't matter where you start, only how much fun you have. Strive! And you're girlfriend too. Doubly so.

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3/9/2015 7:43 AM

Well we did around 15 miles this weekend im still getting the bikes dialed in but i must say it feels good to be out there again and on a bike that fits!

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6/26/2015 6:09 AM

How did you go for charging your mobile and gadgets??

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6/28/2015 9:58 AM

The X-Caliber is a very solid first mountain bike. Congrats, and welcome to our world!

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6/28/2015 1:47 PM

visser62 wrote:

The X-Caliber is a very solid first mountain bike. Congrats, and welcome to our world!

Haha since this posting that bike is long gone was not a fan of the bike since then i now work at a shop and i also purchased a 2015 speciazed rockhopper pro evo 650b large has 120mm of travel and a sweet dropper post i love the bike i made it 1x and tubeless already brake upgade will be next

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