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Forum: Fatbikes
02-26-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By scotch

Fat Biking in Borrego Springs

Hi all,

Will be in Borrego Springs, CA next week and am curious where there are good places to fat biking in the area. I appreciate any info you might have.

Best,
scotch.
04-27-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,837
Posted By scotch

Thanks! There's a Jamis Renegade FB group where...

Thanks! There's a Jamis Renegade FB group where people have even put smaller rings on the front and up to a 46 on the back. Sometimes this requires the Wolftooth Tanpan clutch, but they make it work...
04-27-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,837
Posted By scotch

Sorry for the late response, but this seems about...

Sorry for the late response, but this seems about right. The only difference is I'm running 36s.

Thanks.
04-23-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,837
Posted By scotch

My LBS installed a Deore XT 11-40 on my Jamis...

My LBS installed a Deore XT 11-40 on my Jamis Exploit (50/34 up front). All it required was the Road Link ($20) and a slightly longer chain. Pulls through all gears, including big/big (not that you'd...
11-19-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 25,206
Posted By scotch

I rode a 2015 carbon comp for a few months last...

I rode a 2015 carbon comp for a few months last year. It had whatever tires came with it...32s maybe? Anyway, that rig was so fast, so stiff and so agile, I could pretty much dust most people on my...
11-14-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,299
Posted By scotch

The Tamland is also a great bike, and an awesome...

The Tamland is also a great bike, and an awesome value. :thumb::thumb:
11-14-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,299
Posted By scotch

I love my steel Expoit. Such a smooth ride.

I love my steel Expoit. Such a smooth ride.
11-12-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 76,785
Posted By scotch

Timber Bike Bell ( http://a.co/6JDC6O3) :) ...

Timber Bike Bell ( http://a.co/6JDC6O3) :)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61VBloWp5BL._SL1200_.jpg
11-09-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,615
Posted By scotch

I'll have to second the Jamis Renegade Exploit....

I'll have to second the Jamis Renegade Exploit. It's a ridiculously sweet bike for just over $2k.
11-09-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,636
Posted By scotch

There's an awesome Seth's Bike Hacks with him...

There's an awesome Seth's Bike Hacks with him riding a drop bar 29er on trails. Jump to the 9:40 mark or so.
11-01-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By scotch

So the shop no longer had the R alum build in...

So the shop no longer had the R alum build in stock. What they did have was a demo Carbon 29er XE build. So what the hell, I'm there, so I rode it, and if I happened to have $2200 more to spend on a...
10-31-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By scotch

Yeah, I'm no hard core DH-er who's taking massive...

Yeah, I'm no hard core DH-er who's taking massive hits and really pushing my travel to the limit. And I think be looking at the 29'er, not the 27.5+. I'm riding one tomorrow.

Cheers.
10-27-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By scotch

For what it's worth, my Super Light BB height is...

For what it's worth, my Super Light BB height is only 312.42, so I'd be gaining maybe 3/4 of an inch with 330? I do pedal strike sometimes, but I chock it up more to poor pedal stroke timing relative...
10-26-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By scotch

Thanks for the info, ATPAH. I never thought I'd...

Thanks for the info, ATPAH. I never thought I'd need or want a dropper post, but after slamming my bits a few times on the way down, it seems like a hell of a nice little feature.
10-26-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By scotch

Thanks, Ryder. I've arranged for a test ride of a...

Thanks, Ryder. I've arranged for a test ride of a TB next week where I can actually take it on some trails. I'm really looking forward to it.
10-26-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By scotch

Thanks, DMC707. I've considered getting a new...

Thanks, DMC707. I've considered getting a new rear shock and possible a new fork, but as you say, by the time it's all said and done, it might be hundreds of dollars and not knowing how much...
10-25-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By scotch

Thanks for much for the reply and feedback,...

Thanks for much for the reply and feedback, Barry. I'm also older and not real aggressive, so your review is great. I'm going to see if I can locate a 27.5 for a test run. Cheers!
10-23-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By scotch

2017 Tall Boy?

Hiya,

Been riding a 2012 Santa Cruz SL 29er for the past five years. I mostly love this bike, especially for the kind of riding I do, which is New England woods roads and trails, and...
10-13-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,487
Posted By scotch

Thanks for the info, Siu Blue Wind. The...

Thanks for the info, Siu Blue Wind. The devastation in that area is so heartbreaking.
10-12-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,487
Posted By scotch

In-laws are in Sebastopol. Was worried that the...

In-laws are in Sebastopol. Was worried that the SR fire would continue west toward them after it jumped the 101, but apparently the wind shifted from the west. Still, they got their camper packed and...
10-10-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,299
Posted By scotch

FWIW, when I eyeball both cassettes, they look...

FWIW, when I eyeball both cassettes, they look the same.
10-10-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,299
Posted By scotch

I believe so but ask your mechanic to be sure....

I believe so but ask your mechanic to be sure. But I believe the 11 XT cassettes fit perfectly on Shimano and Sram hub drivers without spacers.
10-09-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,299
Posted By scotch

For those interested, with some help from the...

For those interested, with some help from the kind folks on this thread, I got a Deore XT 11-40 cassette on my Exploit. All it required was a Wolf Tooth Road Link ($20) and a new chain. Whole upgrade...
10-01-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,433
Posted By scotch

Nice, but I sure wish they'd offer, say, an 11/40...

Nice, but I sure wish they'd offer, say, an 11/40 on the back if not smaller rings on the front as well. Call it the "super adventure drivetrain" option or something. These adventure bikes are...
09-30-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,686
Posted By scotch

Shimano A530 SPD Pedals, SPD one side,...

Shimano A530 SPD Pedals, SPD one side, platform-ish on the other.
09-27-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,299
Posted By scotch

Awesome. Just what I needed to know. Cheers!

Awesome. Just what I needed to know. Cheers!
09-27-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,299
Posted By scotch

Did you just replace the cassette, or the...

Did you just replace the cassette, or the crankset, too?

Thanks!
09-21-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,461
Posted By scotch

The problem was that I'm an idiot and was simply...

The problem was that I'm an idiot and was simply reading the date display wrong. Sorry I can't be of more help!
09-11-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By scotch

Even better, you can bike to remote trailheads,...

Even better, you can bike to remote trailheads, lock your bike to a tree up in the woods, hike for a few hours or whatever, and ride home.

I live in New England and I love hiking. We have our...
09-10-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,299
Posted By scotch

Man, you read my mind. Same thing...riding up a...

Man, you read my mind. Same thing...riding up a favorite trail and made it OK but could've been way more efficient with even a single easier gear. Would love to know how this goes for you.
09-10-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By scotch

You got a helluva nice bike at a killer price!

You got a helluva nice bike at a killer price!
09-10-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By scotch

Just got the steel Exploit. Amazing bike. The...

Just got the steel Exploit. Amazing bike. The nailed it.
09-10-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,299
Posted By scotch

Different group set, no? Tiagra vs 105? Either...

Different group set, no? Tiagra vs 105? Either way, congrats. I love my Exploit.
09-10-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,852
Posted By scotch

They're beautiful bikes, and you're lucky you got...

They're beautiful bikes, and you're lucky you got your hands on one. They are
selling like hot cakes. Have a blast!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,775
Posted By scotch

Nice attention span.

Nice attention span.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,642
Posted By scotch

I believe my manager has a raging case of...

I believe my manager has a raging case of Asstite. Debilitating, really.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,210
Posted By scotch

You are forgiven. I've been riding a CB without ...

You are forgiven. I've been riding a CB without the bladder since 2006. Why? Because I prefer to keep my mini pump, spare tubes, patch kit, etc etc on my back instead of having a frame pump and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By scotch

Agreed. I love my Veloce gear. All my other bikes...

Agreed. I love my Veloce gear. All my other bikes have 105, which is fine, but my Campag gear is smoother and very rarely needs tweaking.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By scotch

Another vote for the POC Octal, despite its odd...

Another vote for the POC Octal, despite its odd look (I like the look myself 😊)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,775
Posted By scotch

This may have been posted already...

...but check out this guys rundown of his steel Raleigh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz6oX6oxHQg&sns=em
09-07-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,704
Posted By scotch

Try that with carbon and crrrrrrrack!!

Try that with carbon and crrrrrrrack!!
09-07-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 139,906
Posted By scotch

I rode a 2015 Carbon Comp for a few months. It's...

I rode a 2015 Carbon Comp for a few months. It's an amazing bike, and super super stiff. But I wanted fork and rear mounts for various attachments and the carbon didn't have any. Awesome bike, tho.
09-07-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 35,628
Posted By scotch

I love my steel bikes

2005 Surly Crosscheck
2007 Torelli Corsa Strada
2017 Jamis Renagade Exploit

STEEL IS REAL!

The Jari looks sweet. Jump on that!
09-05-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 501,517
Posted By scotch

What's that bar tape? I dig it.

What's that bar tape? I dig it.
09-05-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By scotch

For years I rode my Torreli on all matter of NH...

For years I rode my Torreli on all matter of NH and VT woods roads, trails and general gnarliness because they were often part of the road route. I can run a 28 on the back and a 25 on the front, but...
09-05-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,357
Posted By scotch

We recently had a serious microburst here. One my...

We recently had a serious microburst here. One my local favorite woods roads had a bunch of trees downed. Still a nice ride.
09-05-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,303
Posted By scotch

I currently ride 36s. They're awesome on road and...

I currently ride 36s. They're awesome on road and off.
09-05-17, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By scotch

Nice. Carbon? Alum?

Nice. Carbon? Alum?
09-05-17, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By scotch

Friends who live just south of Eagle Creek saying...

Friends who live just south of Eagle Creek saying the air is terrible.
09-02-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 501,517
Posted By scotch

2017 Jamis Renegade...

2017 Jamis Renegade (http://i.imgur.com/rJEmXSX.jpg)
2004 Bianchi Axis (http://i.imgur.com/uhYxR3Q.jpg)
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