Advertise on Bikeforums.net



Search:

Type: Posts; User: pbass; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.25 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    242

    Thanks again for helpful reply. The more I do it...

    Thanks again for helpful reply. The more I do it I'm sure I'll get more dialed in! If nothing else, I'm getting REALLY fast at taking the wheel on/off;)
  2. Replies
    5
    Views
    242

    Thanks for the advice! I'm not quite clear though...

    Thanks for the advice! I'm not quite clear though on what you mean by "adjust the brake around this position", or what follows---how do I adjust the brake and the hub play? This is a hardtail, BTW.
  3. Replies
    5
    Views
    242

    Changing rear tire on MTB--brakes questions

    I'm still quite new to fixing flats on my MTB--have only done it a couple times. I keep running into this issue: I find it challenging, when putting the rear wheel back on the MTB, to not have any...
  4. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,728

    I finally got sick of watching my kid wrestle...

    I finally got sick of watching my kid wrestle this ungodly heavy big-box bike that was utter crap anyway (and I hated lifting it onto the bike rack myself!). I got him this one:
    MT 200 Boy's - Kids'...
  5. Thread: 2014 Giant Talon

    by pbass
    Replies
    8
    Views
    421

    I've mostly been riding Arroyo Seco (considered a...

    I've mostly been riding Arroyo Seco (considered a "beginner" trail by some, but I find parts of it pretty challenging!) and working my way up to El Prieto which is out here by JPL. Haven't tried...
  6. Thread: 2014 Giant Talon

    by pbass
    Replies
    8
    Views
    421

    Congrats! I have a 2014 Talon 4 that I got this...

    Congrats! I have a 2014 Talon 4 that I got this past winter and love mine---my first MTB as well. Has served me quite well so far--very pleased with the purchase. I'm in LA too--doing plenty of...
  7. Replies
    3
    Views
    270

    Yeah, so far, I've done it where there's been a...

    Yeah, so far, I've done it where there's been a lot of up and down so I kept finding myself climbing with the seat all the way down, which definitely didn't feel ideal.
    I think I'll save it for when...
  8. Replies
    3
    Views
    270

    Lowering saddle on HT for descents, etc.

    Recently, I started playing around with my saddle height on my 27.5 hardtail while out riding---leaving it my optimal riding height for climbing and non-demanding stuff, and then lowering it as far...
  9. Replies
    0
    Views
    205

    "V"-shaped singletrack

    na
  10. Congrats on the new bike. I just turned 54, only...

    Congrats on the new bike. I just turned 54, only been really getting into mountain biking since January (also a roadie prior to that). I had a bad crash 20+ years ago (resulting in a dislocated...
  11. +1 on that book---it completely changed my riding...

    +1 on that book---it completely changed my riding experience. Can't recommend it highly enough. That, and a skills class or lesson if it's available to you. I took a "beginners" group skill class and...
  12. Replies
    5
    Views
    312

    Dunno where you live, but aside from everything...

    Dunno where you live, but aside from everything else, make sure you check yerself for ticks!
  13. Replies
    5
    Views
    714

    You'll get better at rolling over rocks, roots,...

    You'll get better at rolling over rocks, roots, etc. in time, but it takes practice, and really working on your form, and how loose you are on the bike. Find some easy stuff to practice rolling over...
  14. Replies
    5
    Views
    311

    No shame in walking through a section that you...

    No shame in walking through a section that you find intimidating. Better than getting in over your head and skill level and having no way to safely stop/bail.
    "Walk today, ride tomorrow" is a good...
  15. Replies
    21
    Views
    774

    Totally--sometimes I find myself "dabbing" at...

    Totally--sometimes I find myself "dabbing" at rocks or logs if I'm working my way slowly through a particularly tight, tricky section with tall obstacles. Can't imagine doing that clipped in (but I'm...
  16. Replies
    21
    Views
    774

    Well, seems like many(most?) downhill guys use...

    Well, seems like many(most?) downhill guys use platforms with pins, typically with something like Five Ten shoes.
    I'm just into trail-riding--no aggressive downhill for me---but I don't care for...
  17. Replies
    2
    Views
    386

    I have the Talon 27.5 4 and absolutely love it. I...

    I have the Talon 27.5 4 and absolutely love it. I was on a strict budget when I bought it (otherwise I would have gotten the 1) but I made sure and get a lockout----helps a lot on the street. I use...
  18. Replies
    4
    Views
    356

    I'm a relative noob, but it does sound like...

    I'm a relative noob, but it does sound like you're not scanning the trail far ahead enough, and focusing on the obstacles directly in front of you too much. Changes my life every time I get out on...
  19. Replies
    6
    Views
    627

    I agree with the suggestion of strongly...

    I agree with the suggestion of strongly considering a hardtail MTB. I was in a similar quandary--in my case I wanted something other than my road bike for sort of all-purpose riding: a little fire...
  20. I have to agree with this. I previously had spent...

    I have to agree with this. I previously had spent a lot of time worrying about whether to go clipless on my road bike or not, and it was just unnecessary stress. And being a little "older", I too was...
  21. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,294

    Here here! I just got my first MTB (27.5...

    Here here! I just got my first MTB (27.5 hardtail) this January. I just turned 54 this month. I have had a few people give me a look when I tell them this is my new "thing"--and plenty of comments...
  22. Mountain Biking around Apple Valley, California

    Anyone here ride around the Apple Valley/Victorville area in California and have any tips for a relative newb as far as trails? I have family that just moved there, and will be visiting often from...
  23. Replies
    8
    Views
    352

    Indeed, I do suspect I might not have the wheelie...

    Indeed, I do suspect I might not have the wheelie gene.
  24. Replies
    10
    Views
    706

    Well, I'm a TOTAL MTB noob, but I haven't ridden...

    Well, I'm a TOTAL MTB noob, but I haven't ridden my road bike since I got my mountain bike. What it did for me is made biking fun again. I had gotten into a rut--my road bike was my main "workout" in...
  25. Replies
    8
    Views
    352

    I just ordered it--thanks for the tip! I'm...

    I just ordered it--thanks for the tip!
    I'm starting out at MTB'ing a little older than most I expect--53, so while I don't see myself getting too aggressive, I want to be safe and smart about it...
Results 1 to 25 of 167
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4