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

  1. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    abacall

    abacall Well-Known Member

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    I'm not too old (42), but I switched to flats from clips a couple of years ago. No way I'm going back. Yes, you lose some efficiency (not much though), but the flexibility they provide is incredible.
    Plus, it really teaches you better bike handling skills. Clip-ins real mask a lot of bad habits. Just know that when you do ride flats, your shins WILL eventually look like hamburger meat when you slip one into your shins.
     
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  2. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    abacall

    abacall Well-Known Member

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    Rock that! Shit, Keystone beats me up every damn time. Even on the DH rig, I'm hurting. Some super tech riding up there, and the video highlights that, but does nothing to show how scary some of it really is.
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    micwillia

    micwillia Nonstop Tinkerer

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    I've got to say I demoed one at NembaFest in VT and I had way more fun than expected on a fat bike. I rode a Growler, can't remember the model, with only front suspension; the only thing I wish it had was a dropper on it cause I felt that limited the extent of movement of the bike under me. I couldn't believe how well it handled basically anything that was thrown at it; after the ride I was just left thinking "Dammit, you just costed yourself a pretty penny in the future". Fat bike is definitely getting added to the stable; definitely helps that there is snow & beaches not too far away.
     
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  4. Jul 11, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    Coot83

    Coot83 BRO-UNIT

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    sup b
    I am one of those guys who still rocks the knee/shin guards for that exact purpose along with some others. About three years back I was chasing one of the speedy groms down a rock section at snowshoe and as I was gaining on him, all of a sudden a golf ball sized rock got kicked up from him and went right into my right shin. I almost lost the bike simply because of that sudden pain. Swelled up just like a golf ball and I said I would never roll "naked" again after that.
     
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  5. Jul 11, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    taco28

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    none yet.
    Which mounts are you selling? Price?
     
  6. Jul 11, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Pic from this past weekend of my road bike n truck out at the beach. Have been looking for the past couple of months for a new starter MTB (to replace a 15 year old mtb I've had since college). Browsing thru all these posts I have seen so many great looking bikes and have learned a lot about mtbs. I did not realize there was so much to know about mtbs and how pricey they can be. Just hope I'm able to decide on a new bike soon.

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  7. Jul 11, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    The locking mech on the 1up is AMAZING. It is rock solid. Theft is going to be difficult because you need a special hex wrench to unlock the locking mech. To further secure the rack, you can get a lock from 1up to block the hex key socket (see attached picture). I’ve had mine attached to the truck for a good month now and it’s been solid. It doesn’t wobble or is anywhere close to slipping off the hitch.

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  8. Jul 11, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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    Yes exactly, have to say they are a blast! I just swapped over the tires to a 27.5x3 for the summer and the grins just keep on growing! Pretty sure a mastodon is in the future to soak up some of the bumps, hesitant though cause I don't want to mess with the geo too much

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  9. Jul 11, 2018 at 9:36 PM
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    Any of you CA guys racing downieville next month??
     
  10. Jul 11, 2018 at 10:22 PM
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    Norco Sight. Northern California
     
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  11. Jul 12, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    honda50r Don't say 'Overland'

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  12. Jul 12, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    That's my grin when riding mine. They are a blast. Even cruising the neighborhood.
     
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  14. Jul 12, 2018 at 7:22 AM
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    How hard is tilting the rack down when loaded? And have you played with the add-on to expand it to four bikes - what does that do to how solid it all feels? I love that it's alloy, and am going back and forth between this and Recon, which is not alloy, but well made, local to me, and easy to tilt, but a bear to install/remove because it's so beefy.
     
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  15. Jul 12, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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  16. Jul 13, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    Day by day I improve the components one by one on my Old 2009 Stumpy. (new bikes are way too expensive :eek:!!)

    2009 Specialized stumpjumper FSR Elite, still running like a beast

    Upgrade so far :

    - Renthal fatbar lite handlebar
    - Raceface Atlas stem 50mm
    - Odi hansolo grips
    - Raceface NarrowWide Single chainring 32T
    - Shimano XT M8000 front brake (broke my avid elixir)
    - Shimano Icetech Rotor 180mm front
    - Nukeproof Neutron pedals
    - Maxxis High Roller II front tire

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  17. Jul 13, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    The fastest bike you can ride is the one you're most comfortable on. Nice job breathing life into your trusty old steed.
    Suggestion: get a dropper post. They're a revelation and completely change the way you ride.
     
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  18. Jul 14, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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    BF6954FA-B70E-4F92-B835-F0FD522A36CD.jpg Upgraded brakes on my patrol today. The new quad piston shimano XT :)

    If anyone needs a shimano deore or shimano Zee brakeset let me know. I upgraded brakes on my patrol and tr500 and have both sets available for sale. Apologies for the spam post, these need a good home!

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  19. Jul 14, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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    Oh dang if I hadn’t just bought some slx brakes for my Patrol I’d be over those Zees
     
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  20. Jul 14, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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    I haven't seen the VooDoo fab stuff before. Thanks
     
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