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

  1. Jun 21, 2021 at 5:27 AM
    honda50r

    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    Not necessarily. With that being said, a bike built around QR isn't built for the abuse today's new trails require

    Chicken or the egg - better bike or harder trails?
     
  2. Jun 21, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    Makes sense. She isn't 100% sure but thinks it is ~8yrs old.

    I'm still riding my '09 Trek Fuel 8 w/ 26"s. I'm over due for a full driveline replacement but she's still putting up with my hard riding. Leaning more towards a new/better touring set up for skiing over a new bike as the next purchase since the frame is still in very good shape.
     
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    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    I have a Motobecane 26 HT on the 26s in my arsenal as well. Also QRs.

    See a few posts up - I just picked up a 1992 trek road bike - 30 years old and still rockin'. It was pretty ahead of its time in 1992 though, so other than 1 inch HT, it's got all the modern stuff on it. So, I might keep that and build it instead of trading it out for a factory one after a few years. One thing I do miss about the "olden times" is standardization. This bike has everything standard, not this proprietary and that proprietary and this special and that special bulllllllshiiiiiiit to have to deal with. So, honestly might keep that around.
     
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    New trail dog in the making!
    Just picked him up yesterday, and he’s such a rockstar. Only 10 weeks old and stays right behind you, doesn’t wander, comes when called on his first day with them fam. He’s a little mini AussieDoodle. Such a funny little fella.

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  5. Jun 21, 2021 at 7:31 AM
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    mtskibum16 Well-Known Member

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    The little one was pretty stoked to sit on a bike! Can’t wait until she can reach the ground. Won’t be long and she’ll be out there shredding!



    Took the fam out for a shakedown hike this weekend. Nice drive up in to the Olympic Mountains.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2021 at 7:37 AM
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    Sometimes you just get lucky like that! My dog was riding pretty well straight out of the box, also. Takes riding to a new level - even if you can't go as fast!
     
  7. Jun 21, 2021 at 8:09 AM
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    im rocking a 1992 specialized allez. the old road bikes arent too bad compared to the new ones. a bit slower for sure, slightly different geometry is noticeable, and im pretty sure its a size too small for me. im honestly a bit scared to take it out on longer rides with good descents. i have a 2x10 ultegra drive train on with with some 105 shifters in the box waiting to put them on their too. but man a 25+ year old carbon frame freaks me out.
     
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  8. Jun 21, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    ridge One Gear; No Fear

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    Don't be shy... go Ti.

    2004 model retro-fitted with 11 speed Ultegra Di2 (externally wired)

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  9. Jun 21, 2021 at 8:26 AM
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    its pretty much my trainer bike now.


    i have a steel commuter/gravel bike to get me around town. i feel a little safer on a steel frame bouncing on rough roads.

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  10. Jun 21, 2021 at 8:44 AM
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    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    dayummmm! to all of it.
     
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    Went up to Kingdom Trails in VT this weekend. Weather was awesome and got some pretty good miles with elevation under my belt. Going to need a couple days off to let the legs recover.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2021 at 9:08 AM
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    Do you have a lot of experience riding in different places? Kingdom trails are on my shortlist and would love a quick review
     
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    You sir are not a typical Patrol owner!
     
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    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I'm in the diminishing returns camp. I am not racing, I'm out to have a good ride and that's about it. Anything over 1K for me (in the current market) is a waste (for a road bike). I have a similar mindset in MTB - I got a used 27.5 full squishy for the season, don't ride it too much, point is - spending 5k+ would be lost on me, I have just as much fun (if not more because I am WAY less risk averse :rofl:) than the guys I ride with on the more expensive bikes.

    I'm thinking my arsenal will be similar.

    1. MTB
    2. BMX
    3. Road
    4. Commuter/Gravel/Dog running bike that's a bit less fragile than a road bike, albeit a bit heavier. ALSO a lot cheaper, will be my "if this gets stolen I won't be as angry as if they stole a 2k bike". :thumbsup: (oh, and my wife gets one bike. 1 to 4, that's the right ratio, right?).
     
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    Basically if you can find a way to get up there, don't let the opportunity pass up. Some of the trails on Darling Hill got all screwed up with the land owners not allowing mountain bikers to pass through after some issues, but the downhills out there are something else. Nice mix of technical sections and smooth flow trails. Lots of climbing to be had, but you are always rewarded with a 2-3 mile downhill section. I went with a group of guys and shuttled to the north side of Burke Mountain to hit 'Black Bear' and it may be one of the nicest downhill trails I've ever done.

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  16. Jun 21, 2021 at 11:03 AM
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    Nice. Similar to Knoxville numbers - which is what I expected. Kingdom and Sedona are on my list for sure (and Costa Rica)
     
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    Mostly Stock for now, 265 75 16 Falken AT3W, Tinted fronts...
    I've also heard Guatemala has some amazing riding. I saw a company doing guided rides down there and the climbing numbers looked insane

    edit: not as much climbing as I thought but still a good amount: https://adventureguatemala.com/multi-day-rides/
     
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  18. Jun 21, 2021 at 12:09 PM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    NEK is awesome. I have a few plans to get up there for a weekend or a few overnights here and there once I get the bike rigging in the bed set up.
     
  19. Jun 21, 2021 at 4:01 PM
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    Longshot but anyone selling a single 1up rack? Would pay shipping...
     
  20. Jun 21, 2021 at 5:07 PM
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    I applaud the enthusiasm, but not happening with this crowd.
     

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