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 Post subject: 1998 Kelin Mantra Race
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hey all, i'm new here but thought i'd join & post some pics of my '98 Mantra Race... until I discovered I need to post twice before adding pics. anyway...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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...I wonder if this'll work...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Spec:

Frame: 1998 Klein Mantra Race, Koi Fade, medium

Fork: 2001(ish?) Rockshox Judy SL

Rear Shock: Cane Creek AD5

Wheels: 2001(ish?) Mavic Crossmax

Brakes: Avid SD7

Gear shifters:Shimano XT M750

F&R mechs: Shimano XT M750

Crankset: Race Face Next LP

Cassette: Ultegra 6500

Chain: Shimano 9spd

Bottom Bracket: Shimano

Stem: Thomson Elite 90mm

Headset: WTB Momentum Greaseguard

Bars: Syncros 6061

Seatpost: Syncros 6061

Skewers: Syncros

Saddle: SDG Ventura

Grips: Planet X

Tyres: Maxxis Xenith 1.5" Slicks

Cheers!
J


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:01 pm 
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Snap! 8)

Very nice indeed! The wheels work really well with it, looks ace!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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haha, cheers mate - just been looking at yours in fact, the version with the triple clamps was the one I first seen in the bike shop & totally loved it!
I almost went with a set of Spins for this one infact, then I picked the Crossmax up on ebay a couple of years ago - I do like the all black wheels, almost looks like a set of aero road wheels from a distance!
J


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:57 pm 
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Yeah your right about how the wheels look, very cool :).

I def think the triple clamps work really well on these frames... Even if slightly overkill. Def not changing mine anytime soon 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:12 pm 
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How much travel do the Manitous on yours have? The Judys on mine are adjustable between 60-80-100mm & I think it handles best with 80mm+ as it lessens the effect of the head angle steepening under braking if the fork compresses slightly.
J


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:30 pm 
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I'm not entirely sure to be honest, 120mm maybe?.... It's quite high up front though. My Mtn Goat is so pin sharp that I kind of wanted something slightly more relaxed with the Mantra.... I dare say to many it would feel to lazy but it's still very responsive overall.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:23 pm 
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This looks stunning, love the build :D


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 Post subject: klein
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:59 pm 
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Ace mate!
I keep seeing these on here and I want one more and more!!!!!!!!
Let one go on ebay last week in orange like yours but I'm holding out for a green one I think!!!!!


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