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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ccallen, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    So are the seats on these bike store brands much better than the Walmart brands? Was in wm this evening so I looked at the bikes and sat on a 26” mountain bike and the seat seemed awfully harsh. Maybe I’m just too old and not used to bikes but it seemed like it’d make me sore quickly.

    Also noticed wm carries Mongoose, Huffy, and Schwinn. (All big names back in my young days) Some others that weren’t terribly cheap for the big box stores. Just wondering if these are now the cheap brands or is it just that bike stores are better for correctly fitting you to a bike?
     
  2. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    TacoManOne

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    Seats are another mystical item. Some people like soft comfy seats with way to much padding. The firmer seats are better IMHO. Just like firm car seats. They seem hard at first but 300 miles into a trip and they are awesome. A local bike shop will usually let you try a seat if you don't like it you can swap it for something else. so here's the no bs bike seat insider tip. The first day you ride your butt might be a little sore. The next day you get on the first five minutes are pure torture. After about five minutes the soreness goes away and its fine. If you ride for a week everyday your butt will get used to it and the pain will go away on subsequent days. Off road riding is not as bad since you are not constantly on your seat like a road bike. This knowledge comes from years of road and mountain bike riding. Along with five Seattle to Portland bike rides (2 day) and one STP in one day. 206 miles. And numerous 100 mile rides. You get to know your butt
     
  3. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Yeti SB5 LR or YT Capra CF Pro?:notsure:

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  4. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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    JerryTaco

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    Capra. I've had both and also currently have a Jeffsy 27.5. No better value for the dollar and they absolutely rip
     
  5. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    One of my Customers (I manage a bike shop) just sold his Capra for the Yeti LR. Those are two very opposite bikes when it comes to the $price tag$

    If you have the $ get the Yeti, you wont regret it.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    I'm trying to make the exact same decision right now... so tough.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:46 PM
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    Not doubting the Yeti is a sick bike, I'm considering these two as well. But could you share why you think they are opposites?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:48 AM
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    seats are tricky, you have to find one you like. a seat that feels great when you first sit on it may be horrible after riding for awhile. it took me some time to find the right seat WTB makes nice seats at least they work for me, and a bunch of people i ride with. they have a bumch of didferent models. As far as the bikes you mentioned above, they are all box store brands now you are better off going to you LBS and checking out what they have, and get help finding the correct size.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:14 AM
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    What are your thoughts on the Jeffsy 27.5?

    I believe I have convinced myself that’s my next bike (the 27 CF) over the likes of the canyon spectral and the trek remedy 9.8. Will be parting with my trek remedy 9 while it’s still got some value.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:32 AM
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    The Jeffsy is my favorite bike. Pedals so incredibly well and descends like a bike with more travel. Just so smooth and stable. I've had quite a selection of bikes over the years and the Jeffsy trumps them all. I even sold my custom Pivot Phoenix Carbon because my capra was way more fun to DH on. So my Jeffsy is my daily bike for 90% of my riding and my capra is what I use on shuttle and park days.
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    Has anyone bought bikes, frames or parts from Recycled Mountain Racing by a chance? Just looking for feedback. Thanks.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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  13. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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    I have a toolbox in the bed. The bike won't fit with the tailgate closed even if I turn it sideways.

    I have mounts that connect to the bed rail. Works really well and the bike is very secure.

     
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  14. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    Riding the singlespeed is even more fun than driving the truck.

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  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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    I've had a Dyna in a Ford Ranger before, which had a much flimsier tailgate and didn't have any problems. Loading is a sketchy job with two guys, and less sketchy with three. Use a normal loading ramp, have one guy manning the bars, one in the bed to handoff, and one guy in the back rolling the back tire with his hands. Do not try to drive it up or walk it up while it's running. It makes things a lot easier if you can back up to some sort of ledge or angled driveway to cut down on the height of the ramp.

    When tying it down, just use some heavy duty ratchet straps, two on the bars and two on the back swingarm and you should be fine. It's nice to have some sort of wheel chock to keep the front wheel from twisting when butting up against the bed header.
     
  16. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:19 PM
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    What's up fellas! Looking into getting a 27.5 plus bike. At the moment I'm between the Specialized Stumpjumper 6fattie, Guerilla Gravity Trail Pistol, and the Salsa Pony Rustler. Do any of you have experience with these? Which bike would you go with? I'm open to ideas so if you have a full suspension plus bike in mind let me know.
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    Hey! First time posting a picture, hopefully this is the format you guys like to see.
    Here is my race setup for 2018. Bonus Taco as my support truck. Headed to Moab on Wednesday!

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  18. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    You do not have the correct answer even listed.

    Santa Cruz Hightower

    I have a Cannondale Beast of the East and Santa Cruz Chameleon plus bikes, both hardtails, and the Hightower is the only plus full suspension that I considered.
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:44 PM
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    Yep.. haven’t even considered this one. I’ll check it out. Thanks!
     
  20. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:44 PM
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    Good to hear about the Jeffsy. A Jeffsy or SC Bronson is in my future but I have time to think.
     
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