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06-16-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,672
Posted By DarthBobby

I was 4 riders back from a guy that ran over a...

I was 4 riders back from a guy that ran over a rattlesnake and broke its spine. He never even saw it =)
06-12-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By DarthBobby

Ah, I see. Well I don't fee so bad then.

Ah, I see. Well I don't fee so bad then.
06-12-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By DarthBobby

Why is it called a yard sale? Your stuff is...

Why is it called a yard sale? Your stuff is scattered all over the lawn?
06-12-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By DarthBobby

Haha, in my experience it will last about 1 year...

Haha, in my experience it will last about 1 year =). I'm using the stock fork, but I recently noticed that there is some play between the lowers and the stanchions. I need to pick up a cheap fork...
06-12-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By DarthBobby

Oops... posting misfire.

Oops... posting misfire.
06-12-09, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By DarthBobby

I have the same bike (2008 Hardrock Comp Disc)...

I have the same bike (2008 Hardrock Comp Disc) but I bought it last spring. You are making a good choice upgrading the fork... What are you doing with the old one? =)
04-21-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By DarthBobby

+1 test ride bikes until you find a few int the...

+1 test ride bikes until you find a few int the right size and you will notice which ones are better.
04-21-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By DarthBobby

RockShox makes some decent forks at a decent...

RockShox makes some decent forks at a decent price. Basically, you are going to have to pay a lot to get a really nice fork. I'd wait until yours breaks.
04-21-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,470
Posted By DarthBobby

I'm 5'11" 1/2 too. I ride a specialized 19 inch...

I'm 5'11" 1/2 too. I ride a specialized 19 inch (hardtail) frame. Which should be more or less equivalent to a Large.

Test ride a few bikes before buying. You'd be surprised how much variance...
04-21-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,159
Posted By DarthBobby

I starting riding last spring on the 08 hardrock...

I starting riding last spring on the 08 hardrock comp disc (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?arc=2008&spid=32573), and I love the bike! I've been riding it hard for a year and it's...
04-15-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By DarthBobby

:drool: best problem ever :) I <3 the stumpy.

:drool: best problem ever :)
I <3 the stumpy.
04-15-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,162
Posted By DarthBobby

You really need to get the right size of bike. If...

You really need to get the right size of bike. If you are limited to those exact 2 bikes, go with the one that fits better. I would look around more, personally. There are ~7 LBS's within 20 miles of...
04-15-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By DarthBobby

The Nebo Peak looks like a great bike to me. ...

The Nebo Peak looks like a great bike to me.

It also looks similar to the Specialized Stumpjumper. I know a couple people that have the 29er...
04-15-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By DarthBobby

I personally like the Folsom/Auburn area for XC...

I personally like the Folsom/Auburn area for XC stuff. You can check out FATRAC and the Hammerin' Wheels meetup group. They do a lot of rides in that area.

Are you looking for downhill stuff?...
04-14-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,885
Posted By DarthBobby

lol. Yeah, you have to watch out where you bui....

lol. Yeah, you have to watch out where you bui. Davis CA hands out bui tickets like mad, and that goes on your driving record as a DUI!!!

(not that I have personal experience with this...)
04-14-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By DarthBobby

+1 Try every bike you beg borrow or steal :)...

+1

Try every bike you beg borrow or steal :) If your LBS doesn't let you ride the bikes, don't buy from them.
04-14-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,015
Posted By DarthBobby

Kudos for being safe!! I have a friend that...

Kudos for being safe!!

I have a friend that freaked after doing an endo and went out and bought a full-face helmet. She used it once and complained about it being HOT! If you are okay with that...
04-13-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By DarthBobby

<- no experience yet with a 29er or fs... =( ...

<- no experience yet with a 29er or fs... =(
But I know a guy that rides a 29er hardtail because he loves how it rides on the road. He says that you get a lot more cushion out of those 29" wheels...
04-13-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By DarthBobby

If you are buying right now, you may be able to...

If you are buying right now, you may be able to get an 08 stumpy not too far outside of your price range. Especially if you are willing to buy a demo bike. (If that is what you want)

Real advice?...
04-13-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By DarthBobby

This sounds like Helmet 1 Tree 0 to me.

This sounds like Helmet 1 Tree 0 to me.
04-13-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By DarthBobby

I'm 5'11" 32" inseam riding a 19" Specialized...

I'm 5'11" 32" inseam riding a 19" Specialized hardtail. Unfortunately I have no experience with a Jamis, but 19" sounds right.
04-13-09, 01:05 PM
04-13-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,003
Posted By DarthBobby

I bought a hardrock last spring to get into the...

I bought a hardrock last spring to get into the sport. Now I want a stumpy. I'm happy with the hardrock, but I really want to upgrade. If you can get the 08 cheap and can swing it, do it.
04-08-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By DarthBobby

I'd be pissed! I would have taken it back and had...

I'd be pissed! I would have taken it back and had them fix it.

The letter sounds OK, but why aren't you going into the shop to talk to them? Whatever your tone is, the reader will interpret it...
04-08-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By DarthBobby

+1. Never buy under pressure, man. ...

+1. Never buy under pressure, man. Seriously.[/quote]

+2

If you need it tomorrow, rent one. Then go try all the bikes you can before deciding on one.

FWIW, I got a specialized hardrock...
04-06-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By DarthBobby

From what I've heard you can't go wrong with the...

From what I've heard you can't go wrong with the bb7's. I have the bb5's on my 08 Hardrock comp and love them (except for the fact that you can only adjust one pad without tools). To answer your...
04-06-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,284
Posted By DarthBobby

I lol'd.

I lol'd.
04-02-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,391
Posted By DarthBobby

+2 Have him try as many bikes as possible....

+2

Have him try as many bikes as possible. There is a big difference between brands and even between models.
04-01-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By DarthBobby

I bought my first "real" bike last year (just...

I bought my first "real" bike last year (just under $600), and I absolutely love the disc brakes. I will never go back now. You should get the bike with discs, or if you want really nice brakes (and...
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