The Guy passing you...
I just picked this little thing up yesterday! I recently broke my 8 year old Mongoose so I needed an upgrade.
2005 Model- Haro Werx 7 w/7" rear travel 170mm front travel
Manitou "Sherman" forks with 20mm through axle
Manitou "Swinger" 4-way rear shock with SPV valving (reduces pedal-bob)
Sun Ringle MTX rims
Hayes Hydraulic brakes with 8" rotors
Shimana Deore XT running gear
Truvativ Holzfeller cranks
Truvativ Holzfeller stem
Truvativ Holzfeller bars
SDG I-beam seat/post
Its a :tank: of a bike but I like it. I think its about 7lbs or so heavier than my other bike and geared more towards downhill/freeride than all mountain. I'll get used to it though.
It was a spur of the moment buy from a local bike shop. I had been dealing with another bigger shop on pricing out a Santa Cruz Heckler when I popped into the small shop. Owner walks up to me and says, "Today only, this bike I will sell to you for $2k!" It was listed at $2800. I thought about it and said, "Sold!" I think it suprised him a little. He said they built it strong and for a "Big Guy" but they had no one to sell it to. I guess timing is everything.
Now, where to go drop of some cliffs...unk: