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06-04-15, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Zephyr11

I think it's going to depend on when you feel...

I think it's going to depend on when you feel best riding. Some people do best with working out before work, others still have energy after. Also, lights or no lights, I don't really enjoy trying to...
05-31-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 26,328
Posted By Zephyr11

Well thanks for that clarification, 10 years...

Well thanks for that clarification, 10 years after the OP.

Locked.
05-28-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Zephyr11

Clipless or platform? Assuming clipless because...

Clipless or platform? Assuming clipless because you're giving Euro sizes?

Sidis are legit and last a long time. Mega is their wide line.
05-08-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,984
Posted By Zephyr11

I never bothered with one. Cadence is kind of...

I never bothered with one. Cadence is kind of useless mountain biking since it's not really a consistent cadence the way it is road biking...sometimes you're pedaling, sometimes you're pumping etc....
05-08-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,108
Posted By Zephyr11

The advantage to buying locally is you can test...

The advantage to buying locally is you can test ride the bike. Plus it's nice to have a relationship with the local shop. All bikes have slightly different geometry, and will fit and ride a little...
03-31-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Zephyr11

Looks like a 2010 Expert 29: 2010 Specialized...

Looks like a 2010 Expert 29: 2010 Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29 - BikePedia (http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2010&brand=Specialized&model=Rockhopper+Expert+29)
03-26-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Zephyr11

All they change is the geometry so it fits...

All they change is the geometry so it fits someone with longer legs and a shorter torso. If it fits and feels right, it's not like you can only ride it if you have boobs. I'm a woman who rides a...
03-26-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Zephyr11

Well, one is a 29er and the other is a 27.5", so...

Well, one is a 29er and the other is a 27.5", so you'll have to decide what size wheels you want. That's the biggest decision here.

Other than that, the Overdrive Sport is better equipped than the...
03-23-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,559
Posted By Zephyr11

Trek has a nicer rear derailleur. Specialized...

Trek has a nicer rear derailleur.
Specialized has the worst brakes.
Cpach, unless I'm reading it wrong, the Rocky Mountain has a triple, not the DaVinci. DaVinci, Specialized, and Trek all look...
03-22-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By Zephyr11

Swap the toe clips for either clipless pedals or...

Swap the toe clips for either clipless pedals or pinned platforms, whichever you prefer.

If everything is in good condition, ride it and upgrade things as they break, or as you decide you want...
03-22-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,559
Posted By Zephyr11

Have you test ridden them all? They'll all have...

Have you test ridden them all? They'll all have slightly different geometry, which means that some are more likely to fit you better than others, which will make for a better ride.
03-20-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,307
Posted By Zephyr11

Friendly reminder to keep it on topic, guys. :)

Friendly reminder to keep it on topic, guys. :)
03-20-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Zephyr11

Hydration pack is probably the easiest. Try a few...

Hydration pack is probably the easiest. Try a few on and see which one is comfortable. I have a GoLite Rush that I really like.
03-19-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,475
Posted By Zephyr11

Second Colin's advice. They'll all have slightly...

Second Colin's advice. They'll all have slightly different geometry, which will make them fit and ride a little bit differently. Most likely, one will fit your body and feel like it rides better than...
03-16-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,272
Posted By Zephyr11

I just went crazy trying to find that bike and I...

I just went crazy trying to find that bike and I couldn't. Wanna know why? It's NOT a Hardrock. It's a Rockhopper: 2014 Specialized Rockhopper 29 - BikePedia...
03-09-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Zephyr11

Happy birthday, Doug! :bday: You're only as old...

Happy birthday, Doug! :bday: You're only as old as you think you are, so go show those kiddies how to ride!
03-08-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Zephyr11

Helluva new bike. Enjoy!

Helluva new bike. Enjoy!
02-28-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,468
Posted By Zephyr11

Yeah, do NOT sink any money into this bike. Ride...

Yeah, do NOT sink any money into this bike. Ride it until you either break it or have money for something better, then buy a new bike. Oddly enough, I've ridden with a guy who had a Walmart frame...
02-24-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,849
Posted By Zephyr11

The only con I see is that if you think you're...

The only con I see is that if you think you're spending money now, just wait. Other than that, only pros. Enjoy!
02-21-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,468
Posted By Zephyr11

Hard to go wrong for $15. I'm sure it's heavy and...

Hard to go wrong for $15. I'm sure it's heavy and hi-ten steel, but for the price of a cheap bottle of wine you have a perfectly serviceable ride until you figure out what you want. Plus if you're...
02-20-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,643
Posted By Zephyr11

That's one helluva sexy bike. Nice score.

That's one helluva sexy bike. Nice score.
02-18-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Zephyr11

The quality's not great on Suntour forks, but...

The quality's not great on Suntour forks, but honestly, it won't be much better on an entry level RockShox or whatever they're putting on entry level bikes. It'll be fine to start on, and if and when...
02-17-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Zephyr11

For a first bike, I'd steer you away from...

For a first bike, I'd steer you away from BikesDirect and would recommend you go to a few bike shops and test ride some bikes. Every bike will have slightly different frame geometry, which means...
01-16-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Zephyr11

Doubtful you'll find something in that price...

Doubtful you'll find something in that price range with a good fork. You might be able to find an RST or very low-end RockShox, but they'll be not much (if at all) better than the Suntour.

There...
01-16-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Zephyr11

Welcome to the mountain bike side of the forum,...

Welcome to the mountain bike side of the forum, Jim!
01-10-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,888
Posted By Zephyr11

Best saddle is pretty individual. Not everyone's...

Best saddle is pretty individual. Not everyone's pelvis looks the same (actually there's quite a bit of variation), so it stands to reason that one person's La-Z-Boy is another person's torture...
01-10-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,931
Posted By Zephyr11

I've never had to think about flipping mountain...

I've never had to think about flipping mountain bike pedals. Road pedals are way more of a pain in the ass, IMO.

Eggbeaters are pretty light if you wanted to go 4-sided. If you're looking to go...
12-27-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Zephyr11

What parts are wearing out? That would be a good...

What parts are wearing out? That would be a good place to start.
12-22-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,459
Posted By Zephyr11

Interesting. Never looked at this. I'm 5'2 and my...

Interesting. Never looked at this. I'm 5'2 and my women's road bike fits fine, but as I mentioned before, I ride a unisex mountain bike. Tried two women's mountain bikes and both fit awkwardly.
12-19-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,459
Posted By Zephyr11

It's a geometry thing. If she has long legs and a...

It's a geometry thing. If she has long legs and a short torso, she might be happier on a women's specific bike. But not every woman fits better on a women's bike...Specialized's women's bikes fit me...
Forum: Introductions
12-08-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Zephyr11

Welcome to Bike Forums!

Welcome to Bike Forums!
Forum: Introductions
12-08-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Zephyr11

Welcome to Bike Forums!

Welcome to Bike Forums!
Forum: Introductions
12-08-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Zephyr11

Welcome to Bike Forums!

Welcome to Bike Forums!
Forum: Introductions
12-08-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Hi
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Posted By Zephyr11

Welcome to Bike Forums!

Welcome to Bike Forums!
Forum: Introductions
12-08-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Zephyr11

Welcome to Bike Forums!

Welcome to Bike Forums!
Forum: Introductions
12-08-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Zephyr11

Welcome to Bike Forums!

Welcome to Bike Forums!
12-07-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By Zephyr11

5'2

5'2
12-07-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By Zephyr11

I've always used shock to refer to rear...

I've always used shock to refer to rear suspension.
12-07-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By Zephyr11

Pick two? Long travel 26" FS and short travel 26"...

Pick two? Long travel 26" FS and short travel 26" FS. Or 26" FS and 26" HT.
11-30-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Zephyr11

If you're dropping the money on a $6000 bike, you...

If you're dropping the money on a $6000 bike, you owe it to yourself to test ride them and figure out the sizing that way. I'm assuming you're 167cm, because if you were 167mm you'd be about 6 inches...
11-29-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By Zephyr11

Nice find. That's when Specialized was using...

Nice find. That's when Specialized was using those those cool overbuilt frames on their Hardrocks too. Have fun and post up pictures!
11-25-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,431
Posted By Zephyr11

Yetis on one bike, Ruffians on the others....

Yetis on one bike, Ruffians on the others. They're thin grips though, so not a lot of damping. Rogue probably offers more damping, but is a thicker grip and my hands are small.
11-24-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,431
Posted By Zephyr11

I stay away from Ergons and other ergonomic...

I stay away from Ergons and other ergonomic grips. Had a bike with ergonomic grips on them once and they were terrible. I hated that they were clearly meant for your hands to be in a certain...
11-21-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Zephyr11

Both solid bikes. Try them both and see which...

Both solid bikes. Try them both and see which one's geometry suits your body better and feel like it rides better to you. If they both feel the same, then Fox/Shimano or RockShox/SRAM/Magura? Either...
11-17-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By Zephyr11

Kind of hard to translate sizing like that. My...

Kind of hard to translate sizing like that. My full-suspension and hardtail are both regular old 26" non-fat bikes, and there's a 3" difference in frame size between them just due to differences in...
11-14-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By Zephyr11

Never heard of Hero either. Now Haro, on the...

Never heard of Hero either.

Now Haro, on the other hand...in the 80s, those were THE BMX bikes to have!

To the OP, you're comparing a step-through hybrid to a mountain bike. What kind of riding...
11-14-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,012
Posted By Zephyr11

Murdered out.

Murdered out.
11-08-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By Zephyr11

Cockpit fit is the more important of the two....

Cockpit fit is the more important of the two. Some people will say that standover is completely unimportant, but I disagree...you want to make sure you have enough room that you don't nut yourself on...
11-07-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Zephyr11

I take it you're from Oz? I don't know what's...

I take it you're from Oz? I don't know what's available to you, but I'm sure it's more than just those two options. Could you go to a shop and try out some bikes? Better chance you'll be happy with...
11-05-14, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Zephyr11

60/40?!?! I am not going to attempt to guess at a...

60/40?!?! I am not going to attempt to guess at a percent, but there's no way you can attribute 40% to the bike. However, I'd propose that along with the type of riding, the skill of the rider makes...
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