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12-09-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,065
Posted By WannaGetGood

Lots of people here posted so I'll add one more...

Lots of people here posted so I'll add one more up vote for upping your tire size. I went from a 2.3 Maxxis DHF front and back to a 2.6 Butcher in the front and 2.3 Eliminator in the back. The...
12-09-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By WannaGetGood

Just keep riding. The skill will come. Sometimes...

Just keep riding. The skill will come. Sometimes it just takes hitting that black trail to break yourself into it. I am not saying to go way out of your zone, but progression will only happen once...
11-09-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By WannaGetGood

About the up stroke portion. I feel that it is...

About the up stroke portion. I feel that it is just a different type of strain or force on the knee. Rather than compressing it is lengthening. If they is a tough thing for the knee to take in the...
11-08-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By WannaGetGood

The only experience I can give is that I have had...

The only experience I can give is that I have had my ACL reconstructed. Not the same thing, but mountain biking or biking in general is one of the better sports for it. That's what my orthopedic...
11-08-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,066
Posted By WannaGetGood

I died a little inside looking at this.

I died a little inside looking at this.
10-30-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By WannaGetGood

https://45nrth.com/products/footwear They...

https://45nrth.com/products/footwear

They make some good quality stuff. This question should have included what kind of price range if any.
06-30-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By WannaGetGood

Bike Storage

I have moved into a new place and I am looking for some ideas on how to store my bike as well as my Girlfriend's. We are a small storage space on the ground level which is convenient, walk in and...
06-13-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,340
Posted By WannaGetGood

Go to a local bike shop and they can give you the...

Go to a local bike shop and they can give you the low down on what price vs product your going to get. I will say that the $400 bike is probably going to cost more in the end than a quality bike...
06-13-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By WannaGetGood

Trying it is what I am going to do. I hope by a...

Trying it is what I am going to do. I hope by a 2.5 in the front and 2.4 or 2.3 in the rear, I can have more control in the front. I run 2 DHFs now, so Im hoping by putting on a DHR in the rear, I...
06-12-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By WannaGetGood

I have Spank Oozy Trail 345 Rims, 30mm inners. I...

I have Spank Oozy Trail 345 Rims, 30mm inners. I don't know if the profile will matter so much as how they perform. I would like to be able to blast through rough stuff a little faster, which I hope...
06-10-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By WannaGetGood

I haven't read all of the posts above mine so I...

I haven't read all of the posts above mine so I am sorry if I repeat something. Foot positioning in my opinion is what your comfortable with. One thing I can recommend is that no matter where your...
06-10-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By WannaGetGood

I run DHFs on both front and back and 27's. I...

I run DHFs on both front and back and 27's. I think I am going to go bigger, at least in the front, I am just curious to see if others have jumped and have any advice to give.
06-09-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By WannaGetGood

I feel like they do. The bottoms stay nice and...

I feel like they do. The bottoms stay nice and stiff, but they will loosen up.
06-09-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By WannaGetGood

2.3 to 2.5 Maxxis Minions

Has anyone gone up in tire size and found out it was a good choice? My tires will need replacement soon and my buddy has suggested I increase my tire size, at least my front.
06-09-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By WannaGetGood

If anyone is going to get upset with you then...

If anyone is going to get upset with you then they would probably get upset over anything. Mountain biking is meant to be fun and these things happen. I find the mtb community is much more kind than...
05-27-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By WannaGetGood

1) What bike do you have? 2) What kind of...

1) What bike do you have?
2) What kind of riding do you do?
3) Where are you riding in Canada, or what region?
05-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By WannaGetGood

There is a few of these around here in BC, mostly...

There is a few of these around here in BC, mostly at sanctioned trails.
05-07-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,969
Posted By WannaGetGood

Chain Reaction usually has some good deals, but I...

Chain Reaction usually has some good deals, but I am waiting on an order from April 6. Not happy with how the shipping has been. Which is nothing they can do, just compounds on problems before the...
05-07-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By WannaGetGood

I have heard mix reviews about them. Both from...

I have heard mix reviews about them. Both from friends and from reviews by pros. I'm going to chalk it up to the fact that everyone is difference and personal preference will always come out on top.
05-05-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,196
Posted By WannaGetGood

I feel like the pedal strike problem is more of a...

I feel like the pedal strike problem is more of a skill concern than just losing some millimetres from pedals. I like the tire idea from qclabrat. I strike my pedals from time to time, but I know...
04-30-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By WannaGetGood

Bike shop good. Walmart bad. Asking budget...

Bike shop good.
Walmart bad.

Asking budget is a loaded question. My friends who don't bike think its crazy for spending the money that I do. But with that said, its my sport. I also understand...
04-30-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By WannaGetGood

People that I have spoken to love them, but also...

People that I have spoken to love them, but also haven't ridden tons of hubs. I don't think you can go wrong with them. Do you have the rims and spokes yet?
04-30-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,601
Posted By WannaGetGood

They will both be great forks for XC riding. Will...

They will both be great forks for XC riding. Will it be that much different? Probably not a noticeable amount. However, my only suggestion is that dropper posts are wicked. I can't say that they are...
04-24-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By WannaGetGood

Overall condition in my mind, that's what I would...

Overall condition in my mind, that's what I would look for. The worst thing would to get the bike and have missed a problem in the frame or that there are mechanical issues or fork hasn't been...
04-24-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By WannaGetGood

Those Pedalings look pretty cool. I have wanted...

Those Pedalings look pretty cool. I have wanted to try them out since seeing them. The longer pedal is an interesting idea. I currently ride Specialized Boomslang pedals. I wouldn't recommend them....
04-19-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By WannaGetGood

Cannondale does make great bikes. My advice, go...

Cannondale does make great bikes. My advice, go down to a local shop and take a look at what they have. That might be tough right now, but shops in my area are still allowing people to come in and...
04-17-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By WannaGetGood

Bike Repair Stand

I am currently looking to get a bike repair stand. I have been looking at a lot of different online retailers to try and find a good deal. Anyone have any good experience with a stand that is not...
04-17-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By WannaGetGood

I would suggest the biking gloves over the...

I would suggest the biking gloves over the Mechanics gloves. They won't breath like a proper MTB glove is supposed to or feel or get as good of a grip on your bars. You can't really go wrong with all...
04-17-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By WannaGetGood

Edmonton does not have a lot of good long decents...

Edmonton does not have a lot of good long decents available. I would suggest Trail Forks to get yourself around. Depending on what kind of riding you do, there is a large trail network at the Science...
11-07-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By WannaGetGood

Depends on the weather for me. On a day of good...

Depends on the weather for me. On a day of good riding conditions, I have 19 - 20 in the front and 22 - 23 in the rear. If it has been raining, I drop both. My weight is about 215 with a full...
11-07-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By WannaGetGood

It will come back sooner than you think. I am...

It will come back sooner than you think. I am going to assume you can't bare any weight on it, so a stationary bike won't be an option. Could you still run? Or will the vibration not feel great?...
11-07-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By WannaGetGood

That's awesome! Cool to hear that. Might have to...

That's awesome! Cool to hear that. Might have to check it out one year.
11-06-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By WannaGetGood

I have seen this little park in a video by Seth's...

I have seen this little park in a video by Seth's Bike Hacks. It looks pretty cool for the area. What is the weather like in that area? Could you ride it all year?
11-04-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By WannaGetGood

My riding varies. Some days its fast and loose...

My riding varies. Some days its fast and loose and some days slower and technical, some days its everything. I shouldn't have labeled the thread as sunglasses, as I am looking for clear lenses, maybe...
10-26-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By WannaGetGood

Riding Glasses

Questions for you guys! Do you ride with sunglasses? I am not talking about any prescription stuff. I have been getting dirt in my eyes and my eyes water as I build up speed, which is cool while also...
10-26-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By WannaGetGood

Looks sick! I have always wanted to try one!

Looks sick! I have always wanted to try one!
10-26-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,326
Posted By WannaGetGood

I have the KS Lev...

I have the KS Lev (https://www.kssuspension.com/product/lev/), and it is fantastic. Super reliable. Others I know would say the same thing. There are a few good brands out there making solid dropper...
09-05-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By WannaGetGood

Your biking snacks and preride food!

I am curious what people are eating these days right before your ride and during. There was some new brand of "energy bars" on the desk of a local bike shop. It seems like some sort of nutrition...
09-05-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,566
Posted By WannaGetGood

I have not needed to do any tires myself,...

I have not needed to do any tires myself, however, a friend of mine who is very good with fixing bikes doesn't use any sort of fancy pump. With this said, it can take one long day or two days to get...
09-05-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,828
Posted By WannaGetGood

I would honestly go and try some pairs on and see...

I would honestly go and try some pairs on and see what fits the best. A better fit will out weight any factor on gloves
09-03-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By WannaGetGood

Chain Reaction Cycles. They are always good for...

Chain Reaction Cycles. They are always good for me. I just pick the shipping option that is not DHL.
08-09-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By WannaGetGood

I have some friends that say Manitou is a great...

I have some friends that say Manitou is a great brand for forks, very underrated. They make the fork in a 26 wheel size which would be a lot better for DJ. If you go with a Pike 120 mm, then you need...
08-09-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By WannaGetGood

I agree. I don't know anyone that does not use...

I agree. I don't know anyone that does not use the MIPS system or another variation. A helmet is a good investment. Don't cheap out on something that will protect your most valuable asset. I have had...
08-09-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By WannaGetGood

It always feels so good to be back on the saddle!

It always feels so good to be back on the saddle!
06-30-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By WannaGetGood

Just looked at the bike and I am not going to...

Just looked at the bike and I am not going to suggest it. Geometry is all wrong. I see many ass over tea kettle landings coming from hitting DJs on that.
06-30-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,984
Posted By WannaGetGood

I am going to try a different route than what was...

I am going to try a different route than what was asked. What you thought about a bike rack?...
06-30-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By WannaGetGood

What your talking about is called the Crank Set....

What your talking about is called the Crank Set. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to. Might be a good idea to swap out the bottom bracket if you are going to switch anyways. Where did it shatter?
06-30-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By WannaGetGood

Its really personal preference. I think about my...

Its really personal preference. I think about my riding style and flats are what I believe are good for me. Clips are great for super bumpy trails, with that said, I have't had a problem with my...
06-23-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By WannaGetGood

My advice is to go on trails you are comfortable...

My advice is to go on trails you are comfortable with over and over and over again until you are bored and want to move on. Go to your local bike shop and see if they provide any ride groups. Most...
06-23-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By WannaGetGood

I ordered the Seven Control suit off Jenson for...

I ordered the Seven Control suit off Jenson for 55 US. I figured its going to be the best bang for my buck. I don't know yet if it is the minimal I am looking for, but it looks like it provides lots...
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