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    re-gearing up MTB for singletrack

    Hello, now that our weather here in southeastern Mass is cooling off & I'm feeling really comfortable with my new Trek 820 mtb I wanna try out some real trail riding, singletrak at Otis or Wampatuck.

    But I've been riding paved bike paths and rural routes, building up from 5 miles in May to now not doing less tran 25. ( I passed the 1,000mi point late yesterday! ) I've added a rack, Ritchie clipless pedals, and have been riding Specialized Fatboy slicks 26 x 1.25 @ 100lbs

    So I need to change back to the Bontrager tires, I thought I'd try 50lbs, and remove the rack. My son has the same bike, but stock original, so I think he's all set.

    Anything I've missed guys? Appreciate your advice. I'll get out this weekend as long as its not a total washout or too muddy.

    Peter

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    Senior Member zx108's Avatar
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    bring lots of water, and a couple of power/cliff bars for the ride. dont burn yourslef out on the first long climb, and most of all HAVE SOME FUN MAN, IM SURE YOU WILL!

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    With my MTB tires I start around 40psi, then release tire pressure on trail for conditions, Usually 5 to 10 psi.

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