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  1. Right after a ride, drink Whey protein + oats,...

    Right after a ride, drink Whey protein + oats, and before bed take Casein protein with milk. I'm relatively new to riding bikes, but this works great for weight lifting.
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    take a look at this. ...

    take a look at this.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/motobecane_600HT07.htm

    I had a $500 budget and ended up with the 700ht. I think you'll be dissapointed in the suspension...
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    Poll: $500 motobecane 700ht right now. 1st mountain...

    $500 motobecane 700ht right now. 1st mountain bike. using it to see what i need out of a bike. looks like i'll be making a major upgrade next year.
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    I looked at that bike also. I went with the...

    I looked at that bike also. I went with the 700ht for $50 more basically because i didn't want a black bike, and the brakes are better on the 700ht. Also i was happy that for some reason my 700ht...
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    I lift weights and can squat 425+ pounds at a...

    I lift weights and can squat 425+ pounds at a bodyweight of a 195 to 200 (no steroids)



    Very loud. It's hard to hear cars coming behind me.
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    I have a motobecane 700ht. I thought i'd get...

    I have a motobecane 700ht. I thought i'd get something somewhat cheap to see if it's enough for me then step up to something better later if needed.

    Thanks for answering my questions.
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    Rockshox Dart 2 question

    Does anyone know what weight rider these were intendend for? I weigh 200 lbs and these just don't seem to be doing their job. This is my first bike with suspension, and the only thing i have to...
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    pv=nrt wouldn't hurt to lower the tire pressure

    pv=nrt wouldn't hurt to lower the tire pressure
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    seems like other people have the same issues i...

    seems like other people have the same issues i do. If i stop pedaling i'll start slowing down even if i'm going downhill. I put 60psi in the tires and it helped. went on a 7.5 mile ride yesterday...
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    Average Speed On Road?

    Just curious what your average speed is or what a decent average speed would be for road riding (on mtb) on tires such as the wtb velociraptor.
  11. Poll: I was in pretty much the same position as you a...

    I was in pretty much the same position as you a few weeks ago. Was looking at the fantom trail, 700ht, and 600ht. Went with the 700ht and have had no regrets. It also came with the same black WTB...
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    I just bought these ...

    I just bought these

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=6000108&subcategory=60001078&brand=&sku=3025&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20ATB%20Clipless%20Pedals

    and...
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    check out the 700ht from bikesdirect I just...

    check out the 700ht from bikesdirect

    I just ordered my 2nd bike from them and this one was damaged when i opened the box. Going to see how quickly they fix this before i recommend them to anyone...
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    Right now I'm in school and money is tight. I'm...

    Right now I'm in school and money is tight. I'm a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering and I'll be able to afford a really nice road bike and MTB after I graduate, but until then, the MTB is...
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    Road tires for MTB?

    I bought my bike for riding rough trails, jumps, etc..., but i'm using it for exercise also and ride on paved roads a lot.

    I currently hav WTB Velociraptor 26 x 2.10

    Can anyone recommend...
  16. Thread: N.O. Xplode

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    VPX NO-Shotgun is the best i've used. Gives you...

    VPX NO-Shotgun is the best i've used. Gives you tons of energy that lasts for hours and makes huge difference when lifting.
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    Where did i say it was their fault? Yes they...

    Where did i say it was their fault? Yes they didn't torque the bolt properly, but I also overlooked it when checking over everything. Both made mistakes.

    I just thought it was funny when I was...
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    i use this ...

    i use this

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/HE402A00-Bell+X-Ray+07-Jenson+Usa+Exclusive+Clr.aspx
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    thanks :) just for a comparision, what...

    thanks :)

    just for a comparision, what clipless pedals would you recommend
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    Thanks bikesdirect

    :thumb:

    Today while riding my bike, the left crank fell off. I was almost home when it happened though, so it wasn't too big of a deal. I thought I checked every screw on the bike before I rode...
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    forgot to mention, budget is around $50

    forgot to mention, budget is around $50
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    Help choose pedals

    My dad is buying this bike http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fantom_cross_cx.htm

    He will be riding on a paved road 80% of the time, and gravel roads and trails along a river the...
  23. Thread: New bike (pics)

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    thanks. Seems like the middle sprocket up front...

    thanks. Seems like the middle sprocket up front is good enough for most riding anyway.
  24. Thread: New bike (pics)

    by coke
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    Is cross chaining an issue with Shimano Deore XT...

    Is cross chaining an issue with Shimano Deore XT long cage?

    This is the first mountain bike i've owned. All my other bikes have been bmx so i'm still learning.
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    do bench press or push ups to strengthen your arms

    do bench press or push ups to strengthen your arms
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