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  1. It's a RockShox Recon Gold TK, with a remote...

    It's a RockShox Recon Gold TK, with a remote lockout. Decent fork I'd imagine (now, the Suntour on my other bike--I KNOW that's a POS)
    I most definitely had it locked out climbing---as you say, I'm...
  2. Unfortunately not--the other bike is a 650B. I...

    Unfortunately not--the other bike is a 650B. I may sell the fork, it really is essentially brand-new. Or, just hang on to it for some other bike in the future.
  3. I hear ya! As I say, it felt like I negatively...

    I hear ya! As I say, it felt like I negatively affected the character of the bike putting that fork on there. I now have the P2 back on, and indeed, this bike feels "right" again. I also have an...
  4. Yeah, I got the Unit 'cause I wanted a new bike...

    Yeah, I got the Unit 'cause I wanted a new bike and with my budget, rigid ss got me the most bang for buck (and I was intrigued with the ss idea anyway). I thought putting the squish on would be a...
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    After much research, contemplation, and of course some expense, had my LBS put a sus fork on my Kona Unit single speed. Reason being, at 55, I was feeling kind of beat up after rides here in SoCal....
  6. My 10-year old son's Trek MT200 that we got him...

    My 10-year old son's Trek MT200 that we got him about 2 years ago(that he's about to grow out of 'cause it's a 24") is a rigid steel bike and I'm glad we got that--even being steel the bike is...
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    I hear ya! Since I put the sus fork on, I'm...

    I hear ya! Since I put the sus fork on, I'm definitely letting it rip more on the descents, even after only a few rides.
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    This for sure. I'm so used to carefully picking...

    This for sure. I'm so used to carefully picking my line and navigating around obstacles, coming from the rigid! However, I rode the other day and started getting a little looser with what I was...
  9. Thread: any rigid mtbs ?

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    Was riding rigid exclusively for about a year...

    Was riding rigid exclusively for about a year until about a week and half ago. Just put a sus fork on my Kona Unit 'cause I'm an old geezer riding in rocky stuff all the time. Honestly, the jury is...
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    Yeah--I mean, I'm not THAT light--I thought it...

    Yeah--I mean, I'm not THAT light--I thought it seemed really low.
    But maybe as cobba suggests it'll do some breaking in and I'll end up increasing it. We'll see---only been on a couple of rides so...
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    That's how I'm doing it too. Even deliberately...

    That's how I'm doing it too. Even deliberately shifting my weight to the front a bit more.
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    Front suspension psi - how low is TOO low?

    Been riding exclusively rigid for a while now, and just put a 100mm Rockshox Recon Gold TK with remote lockout on my Kona Unit---being 55, and living in rocky SoCal I decided to give myself a little...
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    Handy formula! That puts me right about where I...

    Handy formula! That puts me right about where I ended up through constant fiddling and trial-and-error! I just went from a 2.25 to a 2.4 on the front, so I need to play around with that one a little...
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    I was always constantly experimenting with tire...

    I was always constantly experimenting with tire pressure, probably too much (a little bit OCD:) I used to run higher pressure for concrete or smooth fire roads/gravel, etc., and then I'd go as low as...
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    Used to use a computer when I rode road. Never on...

    Used to use a computer when I rode road. Never on the MTB. I'm quite certain I'd crash if I was looking at the darn thing too much. Since going rigid ss I've taken all stuff off my bars that make it...
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    +1. There's a little mini make-shift pump track...

    +1. There's a little mini make-shift pump track near the trailhead of one of the easier trails where I live, and that helped my 8 year old a lot with getting comfortable riding off-road. He's not a...
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    +1 on the Five Tens. I also wear Freeriders but...

    +1 on the Five Tens. I also wear Freeriders but they have other models as well--it's all about the Stealth rubber sole. The grip is incredible especially on pedals with pins (I have pedals with...
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    Just turned 55 this weekend. My main ride is a...

    Just turned 55 this weekend. My main ride is a rigid single speed 29r (Kona Unit) which I beat myself up on 3-4 times a week in the mountains here in SoCal (and love every minute of it)
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    When I was road riding here in the Los Angeles...

    When I was road riding here in the Los Angeles area, I actually found quite the opposite to be true--it was always a fancy mercedes, beemer, land rover, etc that would mess with me, driven by some...
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    The main reason I gave up road riding and only...

    The main reason I gave up road riding and only mountain bike now. I'd rather have a run-in with a tree than an Escalade going 50mph on a residential street, which is how they drive where I live. Was...
  21. Thread: Late bloomers

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    I've almost always HAD a bike of some sort, save...

    I've almost always HAD a bike of some sort, save for a few stretches w/o, but I didn't really get "serious" about it until age 50. I had purchased a road bike and was just starting to get into it(was...
  22. Thanks for the info folks! I've got about $50...

    Thanks for the info folks!

    I've got about $50 Jenson USA gift dollars burning a hole in my pocket, so I think I'll get a 2.4 for the front and start with that, and go from there….
    They have the...
  23. Thanks. Yeah, I wouldn't mind more grip on the...

    Thanks. Yeah, I wouldn't mind more grip on the rear, that's for sure. I lose rear wheel traction on climbs sometimes with the ss, trying to power up them as fast as I can. I know it's a technique...
  24. Different tire widths vs. matching width on rigid ss

    I ride a 2014 Kona Unit (rigid ss 29r), currently with the stock 2.25 Ardents on front and back. I ride some fairly gnarly stuff here in SoCal, and also lots of loose, dry stuff over hardback....
  25. I ride a 2014 Kona Unit (I got bitten by the...

    I ride a 2014 Kona Unit (I got bitten by the rigid singlespeed bug--actually selling my Talon as we speak). I did however, also test ride another Kona 29'r that also fit me quite well, the Taro, but...
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