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

  1. Apr 18, 2022 at 1:50 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Yeah, it was right after it re-opened after that bad forest fire so it was EXTRA dry and dusty
     
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  2. Apr 18, 2022 at 1:53 PM
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    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    eeeek. but hey, awesome riding. lol.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2022 at 2:04 PM
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    too close to home....

    Every time look at gopro of myself riding...
     
  4. Apr 18, 2022 at 2:57 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    I stopped wearing my gopro riding. Never got anything worth videoing really, and not worth keeping the file sizes around that are huge.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2022 at 3:01 PM
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    wear it more.

    wear it on the trail you ride the most and make a cool montage of trail conditions throughout the year.

    there was a pinkbike video awhile ago with a similar concept, but they went through a door frame or something and the seasons were different on the other side.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2022 at 3:12 PM
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    Yea same... even trails that are gnarly ( I guess that is subjective) things just look flat. The Gopro effect is real...

    Sucks to suck.....

    Best MTB to date
     
  7. Apr 18, 2022 at 3:54 PM
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    I am definitely that fat little pig in blue, but he should be at the rear of the pack.
     
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  8. Apr 19, 2022 at 1:38 AM
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    cartter469 A College kid who went broke for a truck

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    Anyone here hitting downieville soon? I want to go there for shuttle days before I get a couple knee surgeries this summer. I can't pedal for super extended amounts of time but I can do all the DH I want :D
     
  9. Apr 19, 2022 at 8:39 AM
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    I'm planning on it this summer, but not very soon due to snow melt
     
  10. Apr 19, 2022 at 10:32 AM
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    My son is 10 and is getting into the mountain biking. My $100 Walmart bike folded the handle bars at a pump track so its time to buy a real one to keep up with him.
    Thinking trails and occasionally the easy downhill trails at the local ski mountains.
    I was looking at hardtails and the nice people at the local bike shop recommended a Marlin 6 or 7 depending on price point.
    I was also looking on the Trek website and was interested in the Roscoe.
    I really don't know much and am open to other brands.
    But the brain trust runs deep here at Tacoma World, so seeking advice, Thanks.
     
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    not enough.
    both. excellent bikes. can't go wrong with them for beginner bikes. the roscoe accepts a fatter tire. Which isn't all that popular anymore but some people like it. Marlin is an excellent value for a starter and can't go wrong with it.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2022 at 10:52 AM
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    Ditto. For beginners, the fatter tire of the Roscoe can provide a bit better grip and help build confidence (and provides maybe a teeny bit more cushion). I'm a fan of + size tires myself, but as mentioned, it's not quite as popular as it once was. I'd go with the Marlin 7 due to the significantly better fork (or Roscoe 7). The 6 model in both drops to a Suntour coil fork. I'd say it's better than nothing, but I'd be lying. I'd lean toward the Roscoe personally, but it appears to be significantly more expensive than the Marlin.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2022 at 10:53 AM
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    Like they said, both good bikes. I actually walked my mom through this very dilemma not long ago, and she ended up with a roscoe. If possibly, use Treks website to find a bike shop that has both, and ride them back to back. That'll give you the best chance of finding the best fit and feel.

    The Roscoe comes with bigger tires, which is a pro or a con being a plus tire (rider choice dependent) but that also means it allows wider tires period. The Marlin if I recall correctly only allows up to a 2.3(?) which is quite skinny and may be hard to find replacements once you wear down the factory set.
     
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  14. Apr 19, 2022 at 10:58 AM
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I got my boys Polygon Relics for Christmas this past year. Done with the Dick's specials that don't hold up. I got the 20" version for my 6 year old and the 24" for my 8 year old. Good introduction to shifting, both have mechanical disc brakes and suspension forks. So far, so good.
     
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  15. Apr 19, 2022 at 10:59 AM
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    backcountryj Athlete - per @ginseng27 Google definition

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    Pretty sure the Roscoe was finally updated to proper rear hub spacing this year.

    To me the Roscoe is a better platform to ride, progress, upgrade as opposed to the Marlin. Obviously the buy-in is higher so the user kinda needs to be assured the sport will be a consistent hobby from the start.
     
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  16. Apr 19, 2022 at 11:02 AM
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    Appreciate the help so quickly. Goodales bike shop in Nashua, NH has a really good selection. My son and I are going to do one of the local mountains lessons where they give you a day rental, day lift pass, and 1 hour lesson. For $125 that is a dang good newbie deal.
     
  17. Apr 19, 2022 at 11:09 AM
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    Because RaceFace and SRAM DUB crank preloaders are a POS, there is Cane Creek.

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    Yeah, I ran this setup for awhile (stock photo) including the tag-a-long. Then I showed my kids the Danny Daycare video…they were like “Dad, how come you don’t send it like Danny?”
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0CmnxuTaQ
     
  19. Apr 19, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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    cartter469 A College kid who went broke for a truck

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    Yea kinda what I figured. I’ve got surgeries mid may. Don’t know if I’ll be able to get there before that. Maybe the second week of may if it warms up real quick, but I’ve got finals that week so might have to wait till next year :(
     
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