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Old 10-01-07, 10:25 PM   #1
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Back into mtbing! first time out in 2 years, need advise.

Hi, from 8th grade through highschool mountain biking was just what I did every week. But when we hit college and my riding partner/best friend left the city I put my hobby on the back burner. I've always worked out and ran so my fitness is up to par, and I just found out because I hit the trails today for the first time in two years! I thank my buddy for buying his Specialized Rock Hopper, I'm jealous.

Here's where I need some advise, I'm currently riding on a black 1999 GT Aggressor with stock plastic pedals, WTB Velociraptors(loved'm), a bent rear rim that knocks my rear breaks every revolution, original grips and the stock taint-killer seat that all need changing or fixing.


I know I can get a far superior bike that is lighter, stronger, faster, and equipped with disc brakes for around the same cost of mine back in 2000 when my pops bought it for me($350-400), but this bike is making due and I'd rather just replace some wear items until I decide to break the bank.

The tires I want to get will need to be double duty, my raptors worked great for me over the years and getting another set would work but that's just boring, I like change and would like to try something different. I'm the same way with track tires for my car.
http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=1371
These are what I'm looking at, I like the red sidewall too since they'd match some of my gear including my shoes
Any suggestions on DH or XC tires that can see double duty? And if possible, with a red theme!
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Hi, from 8th grade through highschool mountain biking was just what I did every week. But when we hit college and my riding partner/best friend left the city I put my hobby on the back burner. I've always worked out and ran so my fitness is up to par, and I just found out because I hit the trails today for the first time in two years! I thank my buddy for buying his Specialized Rock Hopper, I'm jealous.

Here's where I need some advise, I'm currently riding on a black 1999 GT Aggressor with stock plastic pedals, WTB Velociraptors(loved'm), a bent rear rim that knocks my rear breaks every revolution, original grips and the stock taint-killer seat that all need changing or fixing.

I know I can get a far superior bike that is lighter, stronger, faster, and equipped with disc brakes for around the same cost of mine back in 2000 when my pops bought it for me($350-400), but this bike is making due and I'd rather just replace some wear items until I decide to break the bank.

The tires I want to get will need to be double duty, my raptors worked great for me over the years and getting another set would work but that's just boring, I like change and would like to try something different. I'm the same way with track tires for my car.
http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=1371
These are what I'm looking at, I like the red sidewall too since they'd match some of my gear including my shoes
Any suggestions on DH or XC tires that can see double duty? And if possible, with a red theme!
Don't match colours on purpose, solely because of looks, you'll get flamed.
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Don't match colours on purpose, solely because of looks, you'll get flamed.
I care very little if someone wants to flame. But since you brought it up, I want something comparable to the downhill stability and the climbing grip of my WTB velociraptors. If you were to suggest two tires that were similar in performance once being black one being red... I'll take the red.
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Anyone have any suggestions on some grippy metal pedals?
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Anyone have any suggestions on some grippy metal pedals?
yeah, what do ya think about these....lots will match with 'em
http://jensonusa.com/store/product/P...als+Black.aspx

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Anyone have any suggestions on some grippy metal pedals?
I use these on my ride: http://www.jrbicycles.com/storefront...&productId=392

I would be scared to slip off them 'cause the shins will suffer, but I have not yet.



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Scelia those look perfect. I like the design. Anyone familiar with this style?
http://jensonusa.com/store/product/P...ap+Pedals.aspx

Is the pricing for each?
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http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Pedals+06.aspx
Again, is this pricing for each or pair? I'm unexperienced with aftermarket pedal pricing.
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Its pricing for a pair - it alway is.
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Thanks BFG, I'm going to purchase from my LBS I just wanted to get some price estimates. Though I may jump on some deals they can't touch, I'd pay a few more to support the LBS but when it comes down to it saving is saving ya know?

I have a question. The Maxxis Minion DH tires I'm looking at are really soft compound apparently.
"* Super Tacky; 42a compond designed to grip better, for downhill race use only "
Is that too soft if I ride a mile to and from of hilly streets to my local trails?
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Stay away from Odyssey Triple-Traps. They look aggressive but they are not. There is so much flat surface-area there in the alloy "teeth" plus the flat-topped points on tha cage. It ends up making them not grippy enough - - and then the cage will claw you ferociously when your feet do slip off.

Can you tell I've owned some? In my newbie days I though caged pedals were the schizz; then I wised up and went to pinned platforms and have had them ever since. The Crank Bros. would be a better choice (but there are even better ones).
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I can see what you mean, I'll avoid the Odyssey Triple-Traps like a plague.

I just picked up a set of Michelin Mountain X'treme tires from the LBS, I read up on them online and his prices weren't too bad. I also was about to get some nice studded platform pedals made by a company something like MSHCHSH or something weird(he said it was a Giant brand) but I only had so much in cash, no credit, I should've known.
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Here are the pedals I bought for my bike-



They are very light(magnesium) and grip my shoes well and at 19.99 USD they are a good deal.
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What brand are those? I'm kinda set on the pedals I saw at the shop for $35. They're lighter than the $65 Primo ones with the really smooth bearings, and have bearings that are similar in quality. I just cant remember the brand, it wasnt even a word. MSHCHSH?
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What brand are those?
Those are Wellgo pedals.
I bought them from http://www.danscomp.com/
I happen to live within 10 miles from the store, so I did not have to order online.
They carry quite a few different platform pedals in stock.
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Don't match colours on purpose, solely because of looks, you'll get flamed.
Yeah, everyone will want to have a bike that completely mismatches in parts. According to you a good looking bike is the new chartreuse plaid. I'd sooner build up a bike in which the parts go together well.
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Tires, check, pedals, check, bent rim taking care of tomorrow, check.

Anyone want to recommend me some good grips for under $20? Mine are worn and torn at the ends.
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Tires, check, pedals, check, bent rim taking care of tomorrow, check.

Anyone want to recommend me some good grips for under $20? Mine are worn and torn at the ends.
How about these?
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ard+Skins.aspx

Lock on grips are the way to go. Easy on-easy off.
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Just got a replacement rim, put my other Michelin X-treme terrain or whatever its called on there, my new SPecialized taint-saver seat(I LOVE IT) and I'm ready to go for sunday! WOOT!, still need pedals though.

I think I may upgrade to a better suspention fork pretty soon, and then a new frame later. I'm thinking RS Reba?
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Tires, check, pedals, check, bent rim taking care of tomorrow, check.

Anyone want to recommend me some good grips for under $20? Mine are worn and torn at the ends.
I ride with grab-On Grips. They are foam, made in the USA and inexpensive...

http://www.grabongrips.com/index.php...=index&cPath=9

Here are the Mountain Bike Grip 1 on my GT:

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How is this applicable to someone who wants pedals and grips?
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It isn't. But a propos, I did give up my big ring for a bashguard, and I'd never go back.
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hey, it happened to me(sort of), i was just warning him.
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Tires, check, pedals, check, bent rim taking care of tomorrow, check.

Anyone want to recommend me some good grips for under $20? Mine are worn and torn at the ends.
yepp, get 24seven f'king lockdown grips - the best - going on my rig.
http://www.24sevenbikes.com/BIKESMAIN.html
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