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    Finally bought my first Mt. Bike opinions?

    I was wondering what people who know something about mt. biking thought about my bike? Is it a good one? Should I do anything to improve it?

    1993 Trek 8000 SHX with a rock shox.


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    great bike, you will love it.

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    Anything with two wheels! Catpro42's Avatar
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    That very similar to my 90' Bridgestone MB1 with 1st gen Manitou. Rock shock is better.
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    Why would you ask if it's a good one after you buy it?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Why would you ask if it's a good one after you buy it?
    Hey, old woman, stop harrassing the good folks of bike forums. Get back under the bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone40 View Post
    Hey, old woman, stop harrassing the good folks of bike forums. Get back under the bridge.
    2nd

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    The seat looks a bit high to the handlebars. Is it comfortable and how does it handle on a downhill?
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
    The seat looks a bit high to the handlebars. Is it comfortable and how does it handle on a downhill?
    yeah it is a little small but I rode the S out of it and it was comfortable to me. I think my road biking history makes the position feel natural to me where as to an avid mt. biker it might feel ridiculous. Thats just a guess but I rode it all day and am super happy with it.

    I just added my Brooks pro to it and am going to see how that feels tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hambone40 View Post
    hey, old woman, stop harrassing the good folks of bike forums. Get back under the bridge.
    rofl
    No weapon formed against me shall prosper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Why would you ask if it's a good one after you buy it?
    don't pee on his parade with logic. he got a new bike and is stoked and wants to show it off.

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    Don't ever second guess a bike purchase... it's good if the price was right and you go out and ride it... so go out and ride!
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    Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.

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    Pedals, Paddles and Poles Daspydyr's Avatar
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    Its a very good looking ride. The frame looks somewhat aggressive, so it should handle like a sporty model. My previous bike was slightly smaller than the recommended, but it handled well and I really liked the more compact feel. Now go get us a good riding story to read about,
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Why would you ask if it's a good one after you buy it?
    To boost the entertainment value of this thread, of course.



    I think it has bigger antlers than most of the muleys in them thar hills . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    To boost the entertainment value of this thread, of course.



    I think it has bigger antlers than most of the muleys in them thar hills . . . .
    HAHA true that I tilted them up too check it out This way when I go OTB this weekend I can grab them on my way by Oh I also added a Brooks Pro


    Droid 001 by Lucas James 78, on Flickr

    Also this is where I plan to take her this weekend!
    http://www.singletracks.com/bike-tra...il-system.html

    Directions: Take I-84 to the Echo/Lexington Exit 193; turn left at the stop sign. Follow the signs to Echo—about 4 miles. Turn right at the first stop sign in Echo (right turn without stopping), go ¼ mile and turn left—over the RR tracks and into downtown ECHO…Stay on the main drag through Echo (there is no sign to downtown, but it\'s left on Main Street, the road toward Lexington), cross the Umatilla River and Westland Irrigation Canal (total distance is about 1 mile) until you reach the top of the hill---turn left on Snow Road (gravel). The total distance from downtown ECHO to Snow Rd is about one mile. Go left (south) on Snow Rd for about 1.6 miles until you come to a WINDMILL on your left—turn left on the gravel road next to the WINDMILL (east). Follow this gravel road for about 0.7 miles (there will be several rock pits on the right and a pheasant hunting club sign on your left) and at the bottom of the hill, turn right through the gate. The parking lot is here and the Trail Signs are up and easily visible (A Trail).

    Description: Classic dessert single track in Eastern Oregon. Near Original Oregon Trail site. Trail is ride able almost all year round. Maintained by Echo Hills Trail builders an IMBA club.

    REVIEW: Good singletrack loop with lots of medium and advanced technical sections. Lots of up and down, no long sustained climbs, but if you peg it, the trail will definitely give you a good workout. Your not likely to run into a lot of people out there so it's a good place to get away. There are some rough and rocky sections so be prepared for just about anything.

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    nice trail info, sounds fun. let us know how it went.

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