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muddyrock 04-13-19 06:03 PM

How many others have a mountain bike for all around recreational riding?
 
I had a trek FX S 4 and before that I had a Trek X-Caliber 8 . I missed my X Caliber 8 so Just picked up another (2019). I am not really into hard core mountain biking but love the ability to hit the local state park a ride the trails. Pretty much single track, I like to take my time and just enjoy nature. Then on the other hand I enjoy hitting rail trails (Paved) and every thing in between.So I consider my self a recreational rider who just enjoys to be outside.

How bout you?

u235 04-13-19 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by muddyrock (Post 20883469)
I had a trek FX S 4 and before that I had a Trek X-Caliber 8 . I missed my X Caliber 8 so Just picked up another (2019). I am not really into hard core mountain biking but love the ability to hit the local state park a ride the trails. Pretty much single track, I like to take my time and just enjoy nature. Then on the other hand I enjoy hitting rail trails (Paved) and every thing in between.So I consider my self a recreational rider who just enjoys to be outside.

How bout you?

I got back into riding on a hybrid. I did everything on it but hit some limits on the road and on the trails. I split it and got a gravel drop bar and a XC hardtail. Both can be used in a lot of the same conditions for general riding but not always. Most of my rides include mixed terrain on purpose.

rumrunn6 04-19-19 07:42 AM

multiple bikes make sense for me. got a MTB last Fall & been having fun off road. took the road bike out last week for some paved fun. forgot how light & easy that bike is to get out of the basement. I also have a cpl hybrids that I'm supposed to sell. but recently, talking to Wifey, about some paved rail trail riding together, I was thinking of using one of those for riding with her

lorenzo_de_leon 04-19-19 08:46 PM

Family Wagon Mtb
 
I've been riding a '94 Bridgestone MB-6 for a few years now. At first I used it as an entry to some local single track but it has become an errand running / kid hauling city cruiser. My son and I have ridden hundreds of miles on it together. Love this bike.

LorenMiranda 04-23-19 03:48 PM

:)
 
I use 90s model mountain bikes almost exclusively... Cheap for great spec :) just got a Raleigh m50 today as a matter of fact.

Darth Lefty 04-24-19 11:16 PM

I picked my Timberjack because it's versatile.

Bikewolf 04-26-19 01:49 PM

I started off with a hybrid ‘trekking’ bike and e-bike for commuting and recreational purposes. Didn’t require a MTB. But somehow, now I do ;-)

Not into expensive bikes though.

cabledawg 04-29-19 11:53 PM

Does it count that I converted my MTB to a commuter bike? Took an early 2000's GT Karakorum MTB, replaced the knobbies with some Schwalbe balloon tires, added a Free Rad longtail frame and hopefully adding electric assist later this year.

crtreedude 05-03-19 08:41 AM

I like riding a hard tail for pretty much everything. Of course, you rapidly end up off pavement here with all the dirt / gravel roads, so it makes sense. I do a bit of single track where we live, inside our property. It isn't technically difficult, just rough due to elevation changes. I ride a bike to explore more than to challenge myself. I have enough challenges in my life without making my off time a challenge too. :rolleyes: But, to each his own.

rumrunn6 06-26-19 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 20891397)
multiple bikes make sense for me. got a MTB last Fall & been having fun off road. took the road bike out last week for some paved fun. forgot how light & easy that bike is to get out of the basement. I also have a cpl hybrids that I'm supposed to sell. but recently, talking to Wifey, about some paved rail trail riding together, I was thinking of using one of those for riding with her

but I did not, I took my road bike while she rode her hybrid. I should throw a rack on a hybrid tho for riding with her. maybe I would use my brakes less & would not have to use my cleated shoes

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8d9193560b.jpg

CSG 08-19-19 11:58 AM

My main bike (I only have two) is a Novara Ponderosa HT MTB. While I left it mostly stock for the first 5-6 years, as I got older, I converted it into more of an all-arounder. Most of that came from a new stem and riser handlebars to give me more of an upright position and a suspension seatpost. Added a Topeak rack and bag. I still use a set of Ritchey 26x1.9 Speedmax tires which are good (at least in my experience) on paved, dirt, gravel surfaces. I've looked at new bikes but I don't see a reason to replace this one for my recreational riding.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...cc7d2d25_h.jpg

2cam16 08-19-19 04:46 PM

Amongst my herd, I designated this one for my multi-surface rides.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9cb4b734_b.jpg
IMG_5673 by 2cam16, on Flickr


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