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    Both Trek an Canondale are good bikes with good...

    Both Trek an Canondale are good bikes with good reputations. It's better to just go to your local Bike Shop and test ride a few. I have a Trek 4300Disc and really like it. It's a great entry level...
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    I grew up in Wichita Kansas. The Big Ditch...

    I grew up in Wichita Kansas. The Big Ditch trails were originally burned in by motorcyles. You guys ever try along the river in Mulvane? There use to be some motorcylce trails back in there until...
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    Just discovered Trek has great support in South...

    Just discovered Trek has great support in South Africa too. You just gotta find a bike shop that sells Trek so you can compare you can compare Trek support with Commencal support and compare the...
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    Commencal looks like it has good support in South...

    Commencal looks like it has good support in South Africa. And it looks like a totally awesome bike with lots of use on the professional biking circuits.
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    Most bike shops specialize in their favorite...

    Most bike shops specialize in their favorite brands. This is not a bad thing. It actually save them money because they only have to get training on a few brands compared to employing people to...
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    My LBS gives a 10% discount on all accessories...

    My LBS gives a 10% discount on all accessories with a new bike purchase (safety stuff and otherwise). It also offers the first tune-up for free. And the owner is always staying tuned into the best...
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    Sticky: Last summer we had a series of home break-ins by...

    Last summer we had a series of home break-ins by a couple of teens (not our house but here on the island). They eventually caught them. They were hiding out in the forest on the south end.

    My...
  8. When I first went into my LBS, I discovered a...

    When I first went into my LBS, I discovered a whole new definition of freedom. I buy all my bike things from Stanwood Velo Sport 'cause I want them to stay in business. They are a retailer for Trek...
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    Sticky: We have our share believe me. And, it seems to...

    We have our share believe me. And, it seems to be getting closer and closer to us.
  10. Smart man...sure beats WallyWorld...I bet the...

    Smart man...sure beats WallyWorld...I bet the bikes even fit ya. Enjoy you're new bikes and please post some pics. :D
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    Sticky: Not sure if I said howdy on this thread. I'm on...

    Not sure if I said howdy on this thread. I'm on Camano Island...nope there is no ferry...we have ramps and a landing strip :)
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    Put it through it's paces and get back to us. ...

    Put it through it's paces and get back to us. Try riding wheelies and hopping over some fallen trees and try some down-hill switch-backs in muddy soil. Also, try riding up some grueling rocky...
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    I've used Ebay for several things. I bought two...

    I've used Ebay for several things. I bought two chainsaws, a seat for my classic truck and many books and things. Never bought bike stuff though.
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    We bought 5 High Sierra packs from Costco. They...

    We bought 5 High Sierra packs from Costco. They are 2L, they hold the bladder tight, room for stuff, they work great.

    High Sierra have several packs and also make 3L bladders. All are priced...
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    I'm thinking labor is around $60 per...

    I'm thinking labor is around $60 per hour...generally speaking
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    Not to spook ya but you might just try drinking...

    Not to spook ya but you might just try drinking some extra water. Your body uses more water when you are working out and so your kindneys might be a little deprived. And if your actual spine needs...
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    Ditto to that. Only you know how you feel about...

    Ditto to that. Only you know how you feel about how your bike fits. No mechanic can duplicate that.
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    I'm 6'4" and I ride a 21.5 HT Trek. But ditto to...

    I'm 6'4" and I ride a 21.5 HT Trek. But ditto to the above. Try out your favorite brand at your local dealer...the dealer can help fit you too. Most bikes at the big department stores are 16's and...
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    Very nice pics..

    Very nice pics..
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    Those bikes are just cool. I want one, where can...

    Those bikes are just cool. I want one, where can I get one????
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    Go to a bike shop, get one fitted to you and go with it. Cheap bikes break on jumps. Good ones go from jump to jump with little problems. Buy well, play hard.
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    Poll: Just turned 40 back in October and just took up...

    Just turned 40 back in October and just took up mtn biking this year. I have a lot to look forward too...that's for sure.
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    by disandat
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    Must be hard to ride with your pants on the bar...

    Must be hard to ride with your pants on the bar and your rear on the seat...talk about chafing ouch :)
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    Just wrap yours around a tree and then go...

    Just wrap yours around a tree and then go shopping...;)
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    I do try to anticipate the right gear for the...

    I do try to anticipate the right gear for the hill. Right now, I try not to shift going up a hill unless I really have to. I shift on the down-hill though.
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