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Old 06-21-2010, 03:55 PM   #381
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the less you spend, the sooner it will be before you have to buy another one.

but, it all depends on the trail you will ride. (rougher the trail the quicker to beat it up)

the first one i bought was twice that price 15yrs ago and it was about a year after that i bought one to replace it.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:58 PM   #382
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the less you spend, the sooner it will be before you have to buy another one.

but, it all depends on the trail you will ride. (rougher the trail the quicker to beat it up)

the first one i bought was twice that price 15yrs ago and it was about a year after that i bought one to replace it.
So you have any recommendations on ones to look for?
I'm not sure what type of trails since I haven't been out.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #383
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So I am thinking about getting into Mountain biking it looks like fun. Any suggestions on some entry level bikes? I don't want to spend a grand on a bike just in case its not for me. Right now at Sports chalet by my house they have an 09 diamondback Response on clearance for $240. is this a good starter bike?
Look into a specialized fsr they have great componets and for around $1200 you can ride it for a few years. I switched from down hill to cross country riding but the FSR has a good amount of front travel to give you enough for a good hit.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:12 PM   #384
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So you have any recommendations on ones to look for?
I'm not sure what type of trails since I haven't been out.
looking at the one you mentioned, that looks like a good starter.
def something to try out and not too much if you don't like the sport.

just make sure you have, at minimum, water and a helmet...esp in AZ
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:22 PM   #385
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looking at the one you mentioned, that looks like a good starter.
def something to try out and not too much if you don't like the sport.

just make sure you have, at minimum, water and a helmet...esp in AZ
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:56 AM   #386
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Here are mine. A Jabberwocky SS from Vassago and my Surly Pugsley.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:23 PM   #387
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biking up at mammoth mountain tomorrow for the opening day!
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:39 PM   #388
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Any of you guys ever been to bootleg canyo to so some mountain biking it's right out side of Vegas here's a map of the trails http://www.bootlegcanyon.org/map.html
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #389
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went to mammoth opening day today!

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Old 06-26-2010, 11:15 AM   #390
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Picked up my new mountain bike today. 2007 Raleigh Mojave 8.0, been way, way too long since I've ridden. Can't wait to start back.


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I bought an FSR to get into XC racing which will be next year. Coming from down hill it is a huge difference but it makes you really respect the uphill.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:25 AM   #392
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I have a Cannondale F4 and have been averaging 12 miles a day on it recently. Planning on heading to Austin to explore some Texas trails soon! Ill post pics shortly.

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I have a Cannondale F4 and have been averaging 12 miles a day on it recently. Planning on heading to Austin to explore some Texas trails soon! Ill post pics shortly.

You ever been to Government Canyon outside of San Antonio. I'll be headed there Saturday.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:47 PM   #394
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Just got back from a road trip that included Mt7 in Golden, British Columbia. Here's a link to a chest cam of the Psychosis track that is my favourite track anywhere. I crashed hard at the top and it rattled me pretty good so there's a bit of foot out tripodding to get down the rest of the steep section at the top, and I knocked the chest cam to a bit of a bad angle, but the rest of the vid will give you a bit of an idea of the speed and roughness of the track. http://vimeo.com/13384349

There's good heli shot of the very top section where I crashed http://www.psychosis.ca/index_flash.php. You can see it gets a bit steeper once you get to the tree line, where I was still shaking from my near death experience and dragged a foot most of the way coz I was feeling inadequate.

The track is seriously long. Took me 15 1/2 minutes in 2006 when I raced it last. Easily the steepest and fastest track I've ever ridden. Feels like you are tearing the ass end off even a 10 inch travel DH bike. Good times.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:10 PM   #395
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hey lents check out evil bikes, orange, commencal, and mavrick! im also in the market for a new bike myself to many damn choices!
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Damn, some of you guys have some cool shi*. I only have a schwinn hard tail and my wife has a mongoose xr75 and my daughter has an instep double trailer.... yeah we take it slow... lol..... maybe after my deployment ill get some cool toys like some of u guys.
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Yup, like I said, nothing expensie but then again we only ride around the neighborhood.(my fiance is 8 months so...yeah)... however I am not new to the sport, I have been riding since I was old enough to pedal, i used to live out in a ranch so the nearby hills we would build ramps and jump off em with our kmart and walmart bikes. boy i miss being young. well soon ill ride hardcore again.. he he
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