Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Introductions
Reload this Page >

Hello from Henderson NV

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

Hello from Henderson NV

Old 08-09-15, 12:25 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Henderson Nevada
Posts: 2

Bikes: Motiv

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hello from Henderson NV

Hi all, A couple years ago I bought a couple Motiv dual suspension mountain bikes at a garage sale, ( His & Hers )They were like new hardly used. I googled them and it looks like they were sold by Costco for a few years. So after they say in the shed for a year I got hem out cleaned them up and started riding a little here and there. Now my wife rarely uses hers, but I ride almost every day. Usually around 20 -25 miles. I have removed rear shock and replaced it with a piece of light gauge tubing and changed the tires to a hybrid tire on/ off trail.( 26") I ride 99% of the time on paved trails or hard packed dirt. And now I am thinking of getting a nicer bike. But There are soooo many choices I am not sure what I should be looking at. I was think I would get a road bike and just keep my old one if I want to go play in the desert. The trails I ride are through the mountains so there is a lot of steep up hill and down hill grades. ( I like lots of gearing options.) Should I look at touring bikes? Flat bar road bikes? or what? Can some of you offer me any advice? Thanks Are there any others on this forum form my area?
sandman0_0 is offline  
Old 08-09-15, 12:28 PM
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
10 Wheels's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Posts: 31,512

Bikes: 2010 Catrike Expedition, 02 GTO, 2011 Magnum

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 857 Post(s)
Liked 280 Times in 141 Posts
Visit your local bike shops and see what everyone else is riding.
Fred "The Real Fred"

10 Wheels is online now  
Old 08-09-15, 12:33 PM
Thunder Whisperer
no1mad's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NE OK
Posts: 8,852

Bikes: '06 Kona Smoke

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 274 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 1 Post
Welcome to the Forums .

You should be able find some locals in our Regional section- Southwest.

As to what bike you should get, well, everyone has an opinion and most will be biased upon their own preferences. You'll be better off establishing a budget and then looking at everything that falls within that.
Community guidelines
no1mad is offline  
Old 08-09-15, 02:51 PM
Life is good
RonH's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Posts: 18,211

Bikes: 2018 Lynskey Helix Pro

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 522 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Welcome to Bike Forums. You want gearing options? Most new road bikes have 10 speed or 11 speed cassettes. If you do a lot of climbing you may find a good compromise with a double chainring. If not, you can always get a triple chainring. Good luck.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
RonH is offline  
Old 08-09-15, 06:32 PM
Inoxidable Moderator
cb400bill's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 18,839

Bikes: Fuji SL 2.1 Carbon, Cannondale Synapse Alloy, Trek 710 531 Steel

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2206 Post(s)
Liked 2,190 Times in 1,368 Posts
If you're going to be riding mostly roads, a touring bike or a road bike with a triple would be my choice. If you are going to mostly be riding trails or gravel paths, a hybrid would be my choice. A nice choice for riding combo of both gravel paths and roads would be a cyclocross bike.
cb400bill is offline  
Old 08-09-15, 07:14 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Henderson Nevada
Posts: 2

Bikes: Motiv

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the advice everyone. Has any of you ever bought from bikesdirect.com? They have some good pricing but I don't know anything about them.
sandman0_0 is offline  
Old 08-09-15, 08:02 PM
Senior Member
decosse's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 134

Bikes: 2014 Specialized Vita Sport, 2014 Lapierre Sensium

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Welcome to the forums! I'm in Las Vegas, there are a few of us on BF. I've gotten a lot of good advice, some laughs, and a few s here.

Have you checked out any of the local bike shops? There are some very good ones in the area. The better ones have shop rides-some road, some out in the desert. As was said previously, you have to establish a how much you want to spend and what style you want. If you are more into being on the road, go full road bike, not flatbar. If you want a little more versatility and some speed, a non suspension hybrid. (My Vita is that- and it whetted my appetite for a road bike) All major manufacturers have a line up of those, and at the local shops, you can see and ride them. A lot of them rent bikes and some refund the rental if you buy a bike from them. There are local bike clubs as well as local events coming up. Whatever you choose, have fun with it and keep riding!
decosse is offline  
Old 08-10-15, 05:22 AM
Senior Member
obed7's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Porter, Texas
Posts: 4,125

Bikes: Trek Domane 5.2, Ridley Xfire, Giant Propel, KHS AeroComp

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1648 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
welcome to the forums.
obed7 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.