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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:13 AM
    jjones.yota

    jjones.yota Well-Known Member

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    I wear the chamois that’s just like a pair of padded underwear. Put them on then whatever shorts I want.
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:13 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    I dabble in Cowboy Bebop
     
  3. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:15 AM
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    Are those hubs seen as inferior? Pardon me as I'm still learning the MTB parts market.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:15 AM
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    I hope everyone here did this at some point

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  5. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:16 AM
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    Get a HT to go with your TB!

    I like the Enduro because it makes steep trails way less terrifying and lowers the point of entry. The HT makes all trails more terrifying so the stuff you ride all the time stays interesting.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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    I know it’s carbon and all that jazz and it’s their entry level carbon, but $4000 should come with better hub engagement. $4k bike should have at least a $500 wheelset I think.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:17 AM
    Dr. Doom Says

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    I wear both road and mtb chamois. The spesh road ones I have are the most comfortable but also the longest - so I dont wear them with my shorter shorts.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:17 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    DBZ = teh big ghey :anonymous: Don't @ me.

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  9. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:18 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Bingo! CC gets boring riding it for the 9000th time this season? Go ride it mach chicken on your hardtail!
     
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  10. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:18 AM
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    I like where your head is at. I have a hard time thinking about parting with my TB because it's so good, and I feel like if I had a HT one of those two bikes would get neglected. I really want a Hightower to pair with the TB but...I have truck parts I need to fund first.
     
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  11. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:19 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Not gonna lie, I usually reach for my hardtail over my Sentinel, but thats mainly because my two fav riding areas are both prime HT downcountry madness.
     
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  12. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:21 AM
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    You get -1 point for using "downcountry"
     
  13. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:22 AM
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    Yeah and I feel like I'd totally be in the same boat, but I do a decent bit of bikepacking and where I'm at it tends to get rowdy and I don't really like going slow. Feel like the FS would be better suited for that sort of thing all around, which makes pairing an Enduro that much more necessary.

    I do have 2 tabs open looking at HT's now though, so thanks for that...
     
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  14. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:22 AM
    Gunshot-6A

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    Not gonna lie, I usually reach for my hardtail over my Sentinel, but thats mainly because my two fav riding areas are both prime HT UPDURO madness.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:23 AM
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    Everyone needs a solid hardtail in the stable.

    I use mine when I visit tamer trails and during the rainy season, cleaning muck and sand out of pivots sucks.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:26 AM
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    I ride my hardtail more than my enduro. I wouldn't call it neglect, I call it preserving the $6000 carbon everything super bike from regular abuse.
     
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  17. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:48 AM
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    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little :rofl:

    All this hardtail talk gets me thinking I need to just pull the trigger and get one...
    I'm likely going to go used just so I don't have to deal with a 6month lead time, so my choice is probably going to be limited to what's available. But what I think I want is:
    - 29er (not too stuck on this though)
    - Carbon
    - SRAM Gx eagle or higher (or shimano equivalent) build
    - $2500ish
    Essentially just looking for a bike that can be a good compliment to the rides on the Enduro - something that I can take on 30 mile excursions and not die, or just something I can have a better time on pedaling to the trailhead without 170mm of SQUISH.

    I've been leaning toward the XC category but bikes like the chameleon seem sweet too, so I'm pretty torn here. Based on my limited research my top picks right now are looking like the Epic HT, Ibis DV9, SC Chameleon, and maybe something like a Kona Honzo.
    What are yall's thoughts on those or general feedback?
     
  18. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:52 AM
    TacoTimo

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    I personally love the SC Chameleon and would have bought that if I had more self control. My wife has the Honzo, and for your needs the Hondo DL looks like it fits the bill other than the hybrid SX/NX drivetrain. That would need to get swapped out of course. I think there's other bikes in the category that might suit you better but those are the two I can speak on. However, maybe you can find a Honzo DL for a song and then put money into the drivetrain. The 140mm shock and dropper post make that bike a pretty nice build out of the box..
     
  19. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:54 AM
    cartter469

    cartter469 A College kid who went broke for a truck

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    May be hard to find but have you looked at Nukeproof Scout?
     
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  20. Feb 11, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    i did a few years of riding my hard tail around the city to trails and wherever i could. once i got my patrol i had the same though, riding through town would suck, so i drove to all the trail heads. was trying to bump my mileage so i started riding the patrol everywhere, and wow, its fast. i really thought the dhf/dhr combo would be slow, i would be exhausted by the time i got to the trail head, etc, etc. nope. im setting prs on bike paths and climbs with this thing. obviously the downs are way faster too. maybe i was jump more amped to be out. maybe i was in better shape. maybe my gps doesnt work the same and im actually slower. idk.

    but i would totally buy a hard tail to compliment my quiver
     

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