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04-18-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,498
Posted By JohnnyRides

Excellent. Enjoy it! I got the Haanjo Comp...

Excellent. Enjoy it!

I got the Haanjo Comp from Jensen online at Christmas time on crazy sale for $800/$850 and I've really been enjoying it.

I'm sure you love it. Nice bikes.
01-01-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,912
Posted By JohnnyRides

Take a look at Kenda Happy Medium's. Might be...

Take a look at Kenda Happy Medium's. Might be what you are looking for.
12-31-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,962
Posted By JohnnyRides

Got my Haanjo and put her together last night....

Got my Haanjo and put her together last night. Got it out for a 21 mile ride today. All is well. Solid bike with nice components all around. Unbelievable that it was $850 at Jenson.
12-17-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,962
Posted By JohnnyRides

Well. After further review, I just picked up...

Well. After further review, I just picked up this Diamondback bike on sale from Jenson. I never put a bike together before so figured it would be fun and how can you beat it for $850 or so shipped?...
11-29-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,962
Posted By JohnnyRides

2013 Specialized Crux Elite

My LBS had this leftover from 2013. Rode very nice but I guess the canti brakes are outdated compared to recent models with discs which keeps it on their floor. I'm almost 50 so I'm not doing...
11-19-14, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By JohnnyRides

The ride this past Sunday was an interesting one....

The ride this past Sunday was an interesting one. My first ride when it was mostly wet, muddy, and leafy. Had to be careful and well balanced in some spots but overall the bike was GREAT....as...
11-17-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By JohnnyRides

Amen to that. I found climbing considerably...

Amen to that. I found climbing considerably easier too.

The Trance 3 is great and really nothing changed for 2015. Nice deal.

Enjoy it!
11-15-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By JohnnyRides

Picked her up this week and will be breaking her...

Picked her up this week and will be breaking her in tomorrow morning at NJ's 6 mile reservoir tomorrow morning. GoPro is mounted. Can't wait!!
11-11-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By JohnnyRides

Thanks. So far the bike looks and feels great. ...

Thanks. So far the bike looks and feels great. Will give more in depth assessment after I run it this weekend.
11-11-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By JohnnyRides

Unfortunately nowhere yet. Just got it last...

Unfortunately nowhere yet. Just got it last night and just rode it around the front of my house in the dark. Plan to give it a good run this weekend and take a few pics. I'm chomping at the bit. ...
11-10-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By JohnnyRides

Wow, you must know somebody high up......I just...

Wow, you must know somebody high up......I just got a call from my lbs and the bike arrived today, they put it together, and it's ready to GO!! Going to pick it up in about 30 minutes. Can't wait!
11-09-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By JohnnyRides

I'm stoked!! New Giant Trance 2 arriving this week

Hi all,

I've been away from the forum for a while and worked through this past summer with a lower back problem that has kept me from hiking.

Biking hasn't been a problem and about 6 weeks...
08-03-13, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,226
Posted By JohnnyRides

I highly recommend you look at a Giant Revel 0...

I highly recommend you look at a Giant Revel 0 29er. Nice bike with good components within your range. I've been thoroughly enjoying mine.

You tend to get very good bang for your buck from Giant...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By JohnnyRides

Great news. I usually take the Henry Hudson...

Great news. I usually take the Henry Hudson trail from Keansburg to the Bayshore trail to Sandy Hook.

Are the HenrynHudson and Bayshore trails open for riding?
Forum: Northeast
11-24-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By JohnnyRides

I haven't been back there since the storm but I...

I haven't been back there since the storm but I can't imagine it's good. Some of the areas right along the trail were devastated.

I have been back to the Columbia trail and the Delaware Raritan...
11-11-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,326
Posted By JohnnyRides

Nope. No problems at all but I only have about...

Nope. No problems at all but I only have about 300-400 miles on it. Are they known to have problems?

I like the bike a lot and I'd buy it all over again. Is it fantastic? I have no real frame...
11-11-12, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,326
Posted By JohnnyRides

Because it has the 29" wheels, it can definitely...

Because it has the 29" wheels, it can definitely cruise. I did About 28 miles with it on the Henry Hudson trail which is paved and had a great Ride. That's exactly why I bought it......for its...
11-05-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,326
Posted By JohnnyRides

I ended up getting a 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er. I...

I ended up getting a 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er. I decided that i didn't want to have two bikes that were so similar in nature. The 29er has been great and is very versatile. I have two great bikes.
Forum: Northeast
10-15-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By JohnnyRides

The Henry Hudson is one of my favorites but I...

The Henry Hudson is one of my favorites but I agree about the blacktop rooting up in spots. It can be tough with a rigid fork hybrid but I try to do a good job avoiding them without killing myself. I...
10-14-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 560,192
Posted By JohnnyRides

Like you, I did the d&r canal this morning but...

Like you, I did the d&r canal this morning but further east. South Bound Brook to Approx Griggstown for about 20 miles round trip. Did Blackwells Mills to Carnegie Lake last week for about 28...
10-14-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,947
Posted By JohnnyRides

Get both. You sound like me to a tee. I bought...

Get both. You sound like me to a tee. I bought my Trek in April and My Giant 29er 3 weeks ago. Love'em both. Do trails with both. Do long distance on road with both. Each is better suited for...
10-10-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,021
Posted By JohnnyRides

CONGRATULATIONS! You will enjoy that bike more...

CONGRATULATIONS! You will enjoy that bike more and more with each time you ride it.
10-09-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 28,543
Posted By JohnnyRides

I'm 46 and hadn't been on a bike since i was...

I'm 46 and hadn't been on a bike since i was about 15. I got my 7.3 back in April and was doing 10-15 mile rides with 2 weeks. Probably have 200-300 miles on it. I've done several rail trails with...
10-06-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,845
Posted By JohnnyRides

I wouldn't be so quick to call it terrible. I...

I wouldn't be so quick to call it terrible. I rode the mostly paved Henry Hudson trail out to the Sandy Hook lighthouse for about 33 miles today on a new Giant Revel 0 29er and it wasn't bad at all....
10-02-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,126
Posted By JohnnyRides

I love this Serfas that I have on my Trek hybrid...

I love this Serfas that I have on my Trek hybrid and plan to get for my new Giant 29er......

http://www.amazon.com/Serfas-Mens-RX-Bicycle-Saddle/dp/B001U2JJVS

VERY comfortable.
09-30-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By JohnnyRides

Picked up a 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er. Love it!!

This morning my son and I picked up the 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er at our lbs. Got a great price and we immediately went to the Columbia Rail Trail in high Bridge, NJ for a 22 mile ride. I had my 2012...
09-23-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,759
Posted By JohnnyRides

Yes, I agree. I wouldn't upgrade anything from...

Yes, I agree. I wouldn't upgrade anything from the outset. Only a year or two down the road if there was something I strongly dislike or if anything breaks.
09-23-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,759
Posted By JohnnyRides

Thanks for taking the time to help. Frame is...

Thanks for taking the time to help.

Frame is important too because I like to consider which bike would make more sense to upgrade. The Talon's frame is slightly higher quality and lighter...
09-23-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,759
Posted By JohnnyRides

Which is the better quality bike with the better...

Which is the better quality bike with the better components in your opinion??

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/talon.29er.2/9041/48916/#specifications

or
...
09-23-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,759
Posted By JohnnyRides

If I said that the lockout feature is not a...

If I said that the lockout feature is not a consideration, the ride is equivalent and the price is the same, which bike is the better quality bike otherwise in your opinions??
09-22-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,759
Posted By JohnnyRides

Your probably right but I wanted this bike to be...

Your probably right but I wanted this bike to be multipurpose as well to do some decent street/road biking with my teens. Their bikes are old and crappy and I think they'll really take to these...
09-22-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,759
Posted By JohnnyRides

Help! 2012 Giant Talon 29er and 2013 Giant Revel 0

I've been looking at some 29ers to ride on some rail trails and grow into some moderate trails. Came across these 2 bikes at my lbs and likes them both.

Thing is, the Talon is a 2012 clearance...
09-17-12, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,326
Posted By JohnnyRides

I was thinking of a cyclocross bike but I really...

I was thinking of a cyclocross bike but I really like the Trek and for the same money I can have two good bikes. I tried out the Muirwoods before I bought my Trek and I think a suspension fork is...
09-16-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,188
Posted By JohnnyRides

I added bar ends to my Trek 7.3 and it helps with...

I added bar ends to my Trek 7.3 and it helps with the numbness in that I can change hand positions. I've found though that even more important in alleviating this is having my weight better balanced...
09-16-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,326
Posted By JohnnyRides

Here is the link.......

Here is the link.... http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/roam.3/11508/55861/
09-16-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,326
Posted By JohnnyRides

2013 Giant Roam 3 - opinions

I got a Trek FX 7.3 in early summer and I've really been enjoying it and biking a lot. Mostly on roads but a few rail trails as well. It's a little tough on the trails with all the vibration plus...
08-09-12, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,193
Posted By JohnnyRides

Strange question. There is no true quantitative...

Strange question. There is no true quantitative measure for this. Too many variables,

As things wear or break you replace them. Seems like your itching to change things that aren't broken.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,910
Posted By JohnnyRides

Great thread. I'm new to riding and had bad...

Great thread. I'm new to riding and had bad numbness this morning. Will try some of the tips here. Great info.
03-31-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,223
Posted By JohnnyRides

I just got one of these from Amazon. Very small,...

I just got one of these from Amazon. Very small, attaches to your water bottle cage, and is highly rated. Just put it on my bike this morning....

...
03-23-12, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By JohnnyRides

Thanks for all the responses. All very helpful. ...

Thanks for all the responses. All very helpful. Adding these one by one will be the fun part.

Certainly getting spare tubes and a mini pump and the tools to change the tube is a priority along...
03-22-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By JohnnyRides

Essential accessories....

Just got a Trek 7.3 and now I need to know what are good, quality, functional accessories I need to consider getting to enjoy the bike.

Any help is appreciated.
03-22-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By JohnnyRides

About 4 hours ago I ended the search and bought a...

About 4 hours ago I ended the search and bought a Trek 7.3 FX. Its a nice bike that I'm sure I'll enjoy for years. I tried out the Marin Muirwoods, Cannondale Quick 4, Quick 5, Specialized Sirrus...
03-14-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By JohnnyRides

Fortunately, my lbs is a reseller of Ralleigh. ...

Fortunately, my lbs is a reseller of Ralleigh. I'll have to try it out.

Does it have a nice component package? I don't know the difference just yet.
03-14-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By JohnnyRides

Are you recommending these over the Muirwoods or...

Are you recommending these over the Muirwoods or in addition to the Muirwoods?

Thanks for this!!
03-14-12, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By JohnnyRides

I'll probably be on pavement for the most part...

I'll probably be on pavement for the most part but would like to do hard pack path every now and again. probably 90%, 10% I'm pretty athletic and can grow into a bike quickly.

My budget is to...
03-13-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By JohnnyRides

Need advise - 1st bike in 20 years

Do any of you have any experience or knowledge of the Marin Muirwoods 29er ??

Rode one this past weekend at a local REI and liked it alot. It can probably do some fire road type off-roading but...
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