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11-27-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By rasheed

Rock Shox has bottomless rings for their rear...

Rock Shox has bottomless rings for their rear shocks. You'll need a set of these (http://www.jensonusa.com/Rockshox-Bottomless-Ring-Kit/). Real easy to install. As for increasing your rear shock's...
11-12-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By rasheed

I picked up the Topeak DXG...

I picked up the Topeak DXG (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/shock-pumps/261-pocketshock-dxg). Not too expensive. Jenson's has it for just under $50 USD right now (€25.13 on...
11-02-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By rasheed

Quote the full statement. I said "outside the...

Quote the full statement. I said "outside the desired length". That desired length is, more often than not, a range between X and Y, with the length of the fork that actually comes with the bike...
10-25-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By rasheed

Like others have already said, shorter stem or...

Like others have already said, shorter stem or riser bars (or both). If your steerer tube is long enough, you can also try to put in some headset spacers under the stem to move your stem and bar up a...
10-08-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By rasheed

A bit melodramic there. No one's going to ban you...

A bit melodramic there. No one's going to ban you for merely expressing an opinion regarding bike upgrades.



Wider bars are also paired with shorter stems to compensate for the added bar width....
10-01-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,405
Posted By rasheed

Congrats on the purchase. Glad you're loving the...

Congrats on the purchase. Glad you're loving the bike. Very few things beat getting a new bike and taking it out for its maiden ride.
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09-04-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4,646
Views: 3,250,170
Posted By rasheed

First new bike in ~14 years. ...

First new bike in ~14 years.
https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb14940818/p5pb14940818.jpg
09-04-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,577
Posted By rasheed

Can't go wrong with either Trek or Giant. Both...

Can't go wrong with either Trek or Giant. Both companies make great bikes. Being that the Roscoe and Fathom are 650b/27.5" wheel bikes and the X-Caliber is a 29" wheel bike, I'd suggest test riding...
09-04-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By rasheed

My local trails are about 11 km from my home. If...

My local trails are about 11 km from my home. If I don't drive to them and I'm desperate for a ride, I'll ride to them either on roads/sidewalks or on the paved cycling/foot pathes throughout the...
09-04-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,101
Posted By rasheed

I'll preface this by saying that I've never used...

I'll preface this by saying that I've never used clipless and have no experience with them whatsoever. The only time I've ever used clips is when riding someone else's bike that has them on, and even...
09-03-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By rasheed

When I first started mountain biking, I wore...

When I first started mountain biking, I wore shin/knee guards, but now I only wear knee pads. I bought a new bike this spring and got these pedals (http://www.chromagbikes.com/pedals/contact) for it....
09-03-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By rasheed

I carry all my stuff in a CamelBak. This one...

I carry all my stuff in a CamelBak. This one specifically:
http://www.olympiccycles.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/camelbak_mule_nv.jpg

It's a 12 L pack, with a 3 L reservoir. I'll usually have...
09-03-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By rasheed

Can't really say anything about Five Tens, as...

Can't really say anything about Five Tens, as I've never owned a pair (although I do plan on getting a pair when I find a good sale). I can say that having a good set of flat pedals with good...
09-03-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By rasheed

I picked up a 2016 T275c this spring too! Such an...

I picked up a 2016 T275c this spring too! Such an awesome bike.
09-01-17, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By rasheed

650b/27.5" wheels. Tires are 2.3" width.

650b/27.5" wheels. Tires are 2.3" width.
08-30-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,405
Posted By rasheed

Not to prolong this, but ... Riding skill...

Not to prolong this, but ...

Riding skill and athletic ability notwithstanding. Here are images of Tracy Moseley and Emily Batty and their 29ers.

Emily Batty (5'3") and her Trek Superfly (from...
08-30-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,405
Posted By rasheed

We're talking about bike geometry and fit. What...

We're talking about bike geometry and fit. What do skill and athletic ability have to do with anything? We're talking body types. You said 29ers aren't a good fit for smaller riders. I gave you two...
08-30-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,405
Posted By rasheed

Can't think of any instances where I've seen toe...

Can't think of any instances where I've seen toe overlap being an issue with modern mountain bikes, 29er or otherwise.

With the current "lower, longer, slacker" we see in mountain biking,...
08-30-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,405
Posted By rasheed

29ers have come quite a ways in terms of geometry...

29ers have come quite a ways in terms of geometry and fit since the days Gary Fisher was trying to get the mountain bike world to jump on his 29er bandwagon back in the 90s and early 2000s.

As I...
08-29-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,405
Posted By rasheed

The Liv Cycles 2018 Obsess Advanced 2...

The Liv Cycles 2018 Obsess Advanced 2 (https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/obsess-advanced-2-2018) and the 2017 Obsess Advanced (https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/bikes-obsess-advanced) carbon XC hardtails...
08-29-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By rasheed

Besides Strava, you can also check out...

Besides Strava, you can also check out Trailforks: https://www.trailforks.com/ they got an app available too, which you can link your Strava account to.
08-29-17, 12:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,405
Posted By rasheed

She mentioned Juliana bikes in the OP. Santa Cruz...

She mentioned Juliana bikes in the OP. Santa Cruz doesn't have any hardtails in their Juliana line-up.
08-28-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By rasheed

In terms of travel and downhill capability, sure,...

In terms of travel and downhill capability, sure, they're pretty damn close. Point the rig uphill though and the two bikes differ quite a bit.
08-27-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By rasheed

Those are both such different bikes intended for...

Those are both such different bikes intended for different types of riding. Pick whichever one suits your needs best. Do your needs dictate you get a true full on DH sled, or do you want that one...
08-27-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,405
Posted By rasheed

Emily Batty, pro and Olympic cross country mtb...

Emily Batty, pro and Olympic cross country mtb racer with Trek, races on a 29er some races. She's only 5'3"/5'4".
08-27-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By rasheed

Good to know. I don't directly deal with LBSs too...

Good to know. I don't directly deal with LBSs too often. Most, if not all, my bike related purchases are online--either with online retailers or with LBSs with an online presence. I like my...
08-26-17, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By rasheed

The main deciding factor in buying my new bike...

The main deciding factor in buying my new bike was to find a bike within my budget with as close to my desired build as possible so that I wouldn't have to upgrade anything until something broke or...
08-26-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By rasheed

I'm partial to Maxxis myself. I fell in love with...

I'm partial to Maxxis myself. I fell in love with them after I replaced the IRC Trailbears with Highrollers on my old bike. My new bike came with Highroller IIs, which was one of the things I was...
08-24-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,820
Posted By rasheed

You can check with Rock Shox's User Manual...

You can check with Rock Shox's User Manual...
08-23-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,244
Posted By rasheed

Like others have said, no need to worry about the...

Like others have said, no need to worry about the minimum air pressure value stamped on the tire. The only real value you kind of need to worry about is the max pressure, which you don't really even...
08-22-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,244
Posted By rasheed

Wow, 51 psi is quite high--good for riding on the...

Wow, 51 psi is quite high--good for riding on the road, but on the trail, you're better off running lower pressures. Generally, you shouldn't need more than about 30-35 psi rear, equal or a bit less...
08-22-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By rasheed

The Tempt is an awesome entry level women's...

The Tempt is an awesome entry level women's specific bike. I bought my wife a Tempt 5 before Giant moved the line under their Liv branding.


While I'm all for supporting LBS's--with the exception...
08-21-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,820
Posted By rasheed

You should be bottoming out your suspension on...

You should be bottoming out your suspension on the biggest hits you encounter on the trail.

Like suggested by some of the others, if you don't have a shock pump, it'd be a good idea to invest in a...
08-12-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By rasheed

Hey, what's up? First let me start off by...

Hey, what's up?

First let me start off by saying that you can't really go wrong with bikes from any of those manufacturers. Norco and Kona make quality bikes, as do Felt and Marin, although I'm...
06-29-07, 09:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,220
Posted By rasheed

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
06-27-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 29,116
Posted By rasheed

ditto.

ditto.
06-26-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,417
Posted By rasheed

that pretty much sums it up for me. my...

that pretty much sums it up for me. my condolences to his family and friends. :( .
06-20-07, 05:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By rasheed

i use my front brake almost exclusively when...

i use my front brake almost exclusively when going down stairs ... i mean, i don't it a lot or squeeze the lever too much, but i do use it to slow me down if i need to check my speed. other than...
06-20-07, 05:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,322
Posted By rasheed

it's not an expensive DSLR, but if i take my...

it's not an expensive DSLR, but if i take my camera (a canon s1) with me, i just wrap it up in a small towel and shove it in my hydration pack, which is large enough to hold the camera, plus a bunch...
06-08-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,251
Posted By rasheed

:lol: man, i've been away too long. i've...

:lol:

man, i've been away too long. i've forgotten how fun this forum can be to read.
02-02-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,167
Posted By rasheed

ETA...

ETA http://www.marzocchi.com/template/listSPAForksFeatures.asp?LN=UK&Sito=usa%2Dmtb&IDFolder=140&Year=30710&offset=2
01-31-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By rasheed

the OP never mentioned his "intended use"...

the OP never mentioned his "intended use" ...
01-26-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By rasheed

go here:...

go here: http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_center/index.htm

find the owner's manual for your shock. download. check for the sag measurement you need to set your shock at.

then you can use...
12-31-06, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 930
Posted By rasheed

look a bit closer ... looks like a small...

look a bit closer ... looks like a small motorcycle to me.
12-11-06, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 908
Posted By rasheed

from what i've read, the perfume in baby oil will...

from what i've read, the perfume in baby oil will eat up your seals and stuffs.
12-11-06, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By rasheed

i think if he's looking at those two bikes in...

i think if he's looking at those two bikes in particular, the turner rfx is probably outside of his desired spending limit.

personally, i like the ironhorse's bikes better than haro's.
12-11-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By rasheed

i think the foam was more for his attempt at a...

i think the foam was more for his attempt at a front flip than anything else.
12-10-06, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,212
Posted By rasheed

it probably had to do with minimizing the stink...

it probably had to do with minimizing the stink the stunt would cause with the tour de france organizers more than anything else.

if you watch the clip again, you'll see that the NWD guys took...
12-07-06, 06:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,327
Posted By rasheed

^ what he said.

^ what he said.
11-28-06, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By rasheed

there's more vids on the leelikesbikes.com gastro...

there's more vids on the leelikesbikes.com gastro posted earlier :) .
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