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Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By milesf

Noob looking for a bike

Ok, so I'm generally new to biking and I have LOVED mountain biking. I was interested in looking into a beginning road bike without the level of commitment of spending a ton of money on a really nice...
05-24-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,084
Posted By milesf

You see them sorta often around here (maybe once...

You see them sorta often around here (maybe once every couple of rides), but they are just so freaking lame. Like why.
05-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By milesf

Chisel vs Giant Talon 1

Hey guys, I ride xc/trail singletrack and I was thinking about upgrading to a sort of midrange budget hardtail and I couldn't decide between the Chisel or Giant Talon 1. I wasn't really clear on...
05-14-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By milesf

Take it into your local bike shop and explain the...

Take it into your local bike shop and explain the issues to them. I have had some stuff like this but never needed to replace any parts. Usually they just needed to be adjusted a bit and the money...
05-14-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By milesf

even the most entry level hardtail (even like a...

even the most entry level hardtail (even like a Cannondale trail 8)will feel better than that. The suspension on that bike is purely for looks. However, if you are just riding on the roads, I would...
05-03-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By milesf

Agreed, I didn't have time to look at the bike...

Agreed, I didn't have time to look at the bike before; I was just talking about general wheel sizes
05-03-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By milesf

for deciding on 27.5 or 29er it's really just...

for deciding on 27.5 or 29er it's really just personal preference. Generally, 29ers roll over stuff more easily/ faster while 27.5 are lighter and easier to turn. If you are pretty short maybe go...
04-22-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By milesf

I don't know what to make of you old people

I don't know what to make of you old people
04-22-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By milesf

Again, I'm quite new, but what's the reasoning...

Again, I'm quite new, but what's the reasoning for not running a significantly more aggressive tire in the rear than in the front? I know it would make for much more rolling resistance, but is there...
04-22-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By milesf

Aren't those only 26"?

Aren't those only 26"?
04-20-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By milesf

The reason that I was asking about the compound...

The reason that I was asking about the compound was less about how it would feel while riding and more about how long they would last. My WTB Ranger that I was running in the rear went almost...
04-19-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By milesf

I do indeed run a ranger in the front. So would...

I do indeed run a ranger in the front. So would you recommend part numberTB96899100
04-18-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By milesf

XC/Trail Tire Reccomendation?

Hey, I currently ride trail and XC on a 29"x2.25" hardtail. I say trail/xc because I do a lot of climbing on the road to get to trailheads, and a lot of climbing on the trails, however, I think I...
03-30-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By milesf

update: I think I figured it out, it was a...

update: I think I figured it out, it was a combination of bad technique, really high tire pressure (resulting in the very little grip), and on some of the more technical parts I was either choosing...
03-16-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By milesf

SR Suntor XCT Adjustment

I have a crappy SR Suntour XCT coil fork and I was wondering if there was any easy way to make it less hard (idk the terminology, don't kill me) since right now I'm not even using half of if, and...
03-07-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By milesf

Breaking Bad Habits and Line Choice

Hey, I'm honestly pretty new to the sport and in the time that I've mountain biked I have developed a ton of bad habits (looking at the front wheel instead of ahead on the trail, braking in turns,...
03-07-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By milesf

Thanks! I guess the idea of constant punctures is...

Thanks! I guess the idea of constant punctures is kinda abstract, I've had to change out my tube twice this month so idk if that's a lot (I ride about three times a week for 2-4 hours each). The main...
03-04-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By milesf

Cannondale Trail 6 Tubeless Conversion

Hey,

I am pretty new to mountain biking and I was wondering if any of you guys knew if it was possible to convert a 2020 Cannondale Trail 6 to tubeless without completely replacing the rims and...
02-25-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,757
Posted By milesf

Is it really ok to go below 25 psi with tubes? I...

Is it really ok to go below 25 psi with tubes? I thought that to go lower than that without getting pinch flats, you needed to be running tubeless.
02-25-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,476
Posted By milesf

My understanding was that a 1x was usually about...

My understanding was that a 1x was usually about a pound lighter, much more reliable, and slightly more efficient as long as you are able to get a wide range of gears on the rear cassete.
02-22-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By milesf

Putting foot out on clipless or no

I have noticed that a lot of people and even some pro racers put their foot out on corners or slippery parts of the trail just to make sure they don't fall over. I have always used clipless and was...
02-21-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By milesf

Thanks so much for the advice, I'm in the...

Thanks so much for the advice, I'm in the California Bay Area.

P.S. Mongooses scare me, those things are death traps:lol:
02-21-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By milesf

Cornering tips in clips

Hey, I have started using clips since I joined a team and I am still not super confident cornering. I have found that I need to slow down a lot more than other people and dont trust myself to lean...
02-20-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By milesf

"Budget" Bike Recommendations

I am looking to upgrade from a Cannondale Trail 6 (which I don't really like) to a bike that can handle a rougher single track. I have a pretty specific idea of what I'm looking for. Probably...
02-17-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,757
Posted By milesf

Tube Tire Pressure recommendations

Hey, I was wondering if there was an easy way to figure out a ballpark estimate of what tire pressure I should be running. I run tube tires (though I may switch to tubeless sometime soon, but I'm...
02-15-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By milesf

Bunny hopping with clipless

Hey, I recently started mountain biking and was trying to learn to bunny hop. I have pretty much always used clipless and I found that whenever I tried to do it the right way, I ended up "cheating"...
02-13-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By milesf

Looking for good jacket under 35 USD

I've recently joined a xc and downhill focused mountain biking team and we usually ride from mid day to a bit past sunset. My jersey has pockets in the back and I'm looking for a long sleeve type of...
02-07-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By milesf

Downhill Parks in California

I have recently been thinking about this a lot. central to northern California, and even the bay area would be great places for a downhill bike park. I am assuming this has already been created and I...
02-07-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By milesf

Budget Upgrade for stock Cannondale Trail 6 Derailleur

Hey, I recently got my first trail bike, a Cannondale Trail 6 (I know it isn't much, but it was a present, and I am pretty new to the sport). I have liked the bike except for the 2x8 drivetrain,...
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