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Forum: Mountain Biking 07-11-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By slowride454
I have one FS, one HT, and two rigid mountain...

I have one FS, one HT, and two rigid mountain bikes. I love all of them for different reasons and different uses.
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-14-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,781
Posted By slowride454
I like my MTB saddles to be flat. For the road I...

I like my MTB saddles to be flat. For the road I like a very slight flare at the back of the saddle.
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-08-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By slowride454
Whistler BC closer to my home...northern...

Whistler BC

closer to my home...northern Wisconsin
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Forum: Mountain Biking 05-23-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By slowride454
here is a much more expensive one without those...

here is a much more expensive one without those pesky cranks

This freaky electric motorbike was 3D printed with metal powder...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-10-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By slowride454
The quality/price of the bike usually dictates...

The quality/price of the bike usually dictates the quality/price of the saddle.

The saddle that came stock on a Mongoose Vinson fatbike was an ass hatchet.


The other issue, I do hear about...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-03-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By slowride454
one of my group riding buddies has one of those....

one of my group riding buddies has one of those. After his stroke his balance is gone.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-29-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By slowride454
when I switched from SPD-SL to Speedplay Light...

when I switched from SPD-SL to Speedplay Light Action I noticed a big difference in how fresh I felt after long rides. I switched because I was having foot pain from being too locked in.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-29-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By slowride454
going into a ride that long without many miles...

going into a ride that long without many miles under your belt maybe you should look at getting some high TPI endurance style 28C tires so you can have a little more cushion. Maybe some new bartape...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-26-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By slowride454
Started road riding back in the day on a Schwinn...

Started road riding back in the day on a Schwinn Paramount with Campy stem shifters. I sure miss that bike. I ride Microshift and SRAM now and here is why. My hands don't get along with Shimano...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-18-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By slowride454
The Zaskar is a racey XC rig. The riding...

The Zaskar is a racey XC rig. The riding position it is designed for is not necessarily going to be comfortable. I suffered from hand issues with my XC bikes at first. Do lots of core exercises...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-07-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,266
Posted By slowride454
I finish century rides faster and fresher on my...

I finish century rides faster and fresher on my Apex equipped Roubaix than I did on my Force equipped aluminum Nashbar bike.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-03-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By slowride454
ride both up steep hills. Personally I can't get...

ride both up steep hills. Personally I can't get along well with the Specialized rear suspension, especially on the Camber. I ended up getting a Salsa Spearfish.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-31-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Posted By slowride454
anything is possible, but when I switched from...

anything is possible, but when I switched from delta style cleats/pedals to Speedplay Light action, all of my knee and foot pain disappeared. For me more float and not locking my toes worked wonders.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-31-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,872
Posted By slowride454
Well it has been in my case. 2012 spent about...

Well it has been in my case. 2012 spent about $8K. 2013 spent about 7K. 2014 spent about $6. 2015 spent about $6K. 2016 I only see myself spending around $2K, $3K tops. I now am starting to...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,872
Posted By slowride454
a little. I started riding 4 years ago. I went...

a little. I started riding 4 years ago. I went from zero bikes to 4 in the first year. Now I have 8(I even sold 3) and only see myself getting another 2 or 3 before my stable is full. The high...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-08-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By slowride454
Spawn Cycles makes square taper cranks all the...

Spawn Cycles makes square taper cranks all the way down to 89mm. That's what I put on my son's bike.
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-05-16, 01:47 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 69,092
Posted By slowride454
it all depends on your weight and snow...

it all depends on your weight and snow conditions. I ride 4.7 and many times wished for more tire this winter. I am fat and slow.
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-01-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 69,092
Posted By slowride454
you might have to modify off the shelf pogies. I...

you might have to modify off the shelf pogies. I have a set of the Microshift/Nashbar shifters on my Soma Double Cross and regular pogies do not work with the cable exiting the side of the hood like...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-24-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By slowride454
There are levels below XT also. I use XTR M9020...

There are levels below XT also. I use XTR M9020 Trail on my rigid single speed. XT M785 Trail on my FS XC bike and fatbike, and the M530 on the gravelgrinder/commuter and All-Mountain hardtail. ...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-31-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,329
Posted By slowride454
some may not like them. I love mine. I race...

some may not like them. I love mine. I race almost every weekend from mid-December until mid-March. Sure beats sitting on the trainer in the basement for hours on the weekends. For commuting I...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-13-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,737
Posted By slowride454
I love my Salsa Spearfish with only 80mm in back...

I love my Salsa Spearfish with only 80mm in back and 100mm up front. I used to get sore feet when racing over 20 miles, now I do not. I am faster everywhere compared to my hardtail. If you ride...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-09-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,561
Posted By slowride454
how much snow will you be riding in? I have a...

how much snow will you be riding in? I have a 29er, 29+, 27.5+ , and a couple fatbikes. Each has their own set of strengths and weaknesses.
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-30-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,962
Posted By slowride454
there are some tame local trails were I am faster...

there are some tame local trails were I am faster on my rigid SS 29er than I am on my geared HT or FS rigs. I like the SS for training rides. Makes me charge hills instead of sitting and spinning. ...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-20-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,974
Posted By slowride454
I use the Specialized Body Geometry ergon style...

I use the Specialized Body Geometry ergon style grips with wide carbon bars on my rigid single speed. They work great. I can ride for a few hours without any numbness. I am considering adding them...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-29-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By slowride454
will these e-bikes give me e-balls too? Where I...

will these e-bikes give me e-balls too? Where I lose my riding buddies is in the single track where I they fly like a scared bunny and I'm like an angry gorilla.
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