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10-16-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By nightvision

If you want tires that you can still go off-road...

If you want tires that you can still go off-road from time to time, you need something with a little more nobs. You can try some of the following tires:

Maxxis Ikons (http://amzn.to/2zbQ4JX) I...
01-17-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By nightvision

You can read up on this chondromalacia patella...

You can read up on this chondromalacia patella (http://www.medicinenet.com/patellofemoral_syndrome/article.htm#what_is_chondromalacia_patella). I was suffering from that when I started to ride a...
01-17-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By nightvision

I ride a lot of dry/dusty trails and I have tried...

I ride a lot of dry/dusty trails and I have tried both the dry lube and wet lube. I tried White Ligthening (http://amzn.to/1OzlA5e) and Finish Line Dry (http://amzn.to/1OzlzOE). Both work great and...
01-17-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By nightvision

If you keep your stuff indoors where the...

If you keep your stuff indoors where the temperature is not going to either extreme of very hot or very cold, then you should be fine. I have a helmet that is 13 yrs old and it is in great...
01-16-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By nightvision

I have used Ship Bikes...

I have used Ship Bikes (http://www.shipbikes.com/). I got a bike box from a friend and packed my bike in it and shipped it from Texas to Florida. I entered the dimensions and weight of the box and...
01-16-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By nightvision

Composite is just a advertising term to mean...

Composite is just a advertising term to mean Carbon.
01-16-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By nightvision

Ride under dry/dusty conditions and I have used...

Ride under dry/dusty conditions and I have used the dry lube White Lightening Clean Ride (http://amzn.to/1RWSdhP) and/or Finish Line Dry (http://amzn.to/1U2QM0j). The dirt doesn't stick as much as...
12-12-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By nightvision

No matter how good of a puncture resistant tire...

No matter how good of a puncture resistant tire you have as long as you are running a tube you are more prone to flats. You should look into converting your wheels to tubeless. I have converted...
08-20-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By nightvision

The minimum insertion line is there because it...

The minimum insertion line is there because it needs the the amount of tube below the line for the torque that is applied within the frame. In theory, if you cut an inch from the bottom, then you...
08-18-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By nightvision

IMO, Since you are mostly doing commuting...

IMO,

Since you are mostly doing commuting then you could stick to a HT and get a great bike for that 2K. At 2K you are barely getting in at the lower end of the FS market.
08-18-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By nightvision

Buddy bought a bike from there...after 2 weeks of...

Buddy bought a bike from there...after 2 weeks of not getting an email that it was shipped, he called them up. The bike was not in stock and they had no idea when they were getting it. So make sure...
06-30-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By nightvision

Buddy has the XT Trail and with regular tennis...

Buddy has the XT Trail and with regular tennis shoes he has the occasional slip of the foot. I think if you are considering using regularly to go to the store, then maybe stick to 545 for $65...
06-26-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By nightvision

Your bike is new and you are within warranty then...

Your bike is new and you are within warranty then take advantage of it and take it back to the bike shop.
06-23-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By nightvision

The max pressure is set by the limits on what...

The max pressure is set by the limits on what your rim will allow. There are a lot of rims that can be converted to a tubeless set up as well.
06-20-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By nightvision

Pretty good. If those 2 large rocks were not on...

Pretty good. If those 2 large rocks were not on the left side of the gate you could potentially just ride through without having to stop; although the right side looked like if you came with good...
06-20-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By nightvision

Hybrids work great on pavement but off-road it is...

Hybrids work great on pavement but off-road it is really just mostly for maybe dirt and gravel trails. Hybrids can take some trail riding but if the terrains is a bit harsh, the bike won't withstand...
06-18-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By nightvision

This AliExpress site is part of the Alibaba site...

This AliExpress site is part of the Alibaba site that they sell you anything you can think of and it all comes from China. I would not buy anything from that site unless you want a department store...
06-18-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By nightvision

Best thing you can do is go test it out and get a...

Best thing you can do is go test it out and get a good look at it. Bicycle Blue Book...
06-10-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By nightvision

You could look into the Maxxis CrossMark ...

You could look into the Maxxis CrossMark (http://amzn.to/1FSJO5d)
06-10-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By nightvision

A 9-speed chain will work but the shifting on...

A 9-speed chain will work but the shifting on your cassette might not be as smoothe as it is with the 7-speed.
06-09-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,266
Posted By nightvision

I ride the trails in DFW and there are some that...

I ride the trails in DFW and there are some that have more hills and are not all flat. Just takes time getting your legs endurance and cardio improve. Get your gear granny to big gear combo and...
06-09-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By nightvision

Sweat is the cooling process of the skin. The...

Sweat is the cooling process of the skin. The sweat glands produce sweat once the body reaches a "high" temperature where it needs to cool off the heat by sweating and using the evaporating aspect...
06-05-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By nightvision

Kid trailer is not a bad idea. The bottom of the...

Kid trailer is not a bad idea. The bottom of the trailer is basically the material in between two rods. So if the kid kneels or bounces while the bike is in motion then the cloth rubs with the...
06-03-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By nightvision

Honestly, you will have to build something at...

Honestly, you will have to build something at home to fit in the space of the shock if you want to make it rigid. I have never come across any aftermarket part sold to convert a full-suspension into...
06-02-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By nightvision

You might miss the 3x upfront if you are riding...

You might miss the 3x upfront if you are riding long flats and need the speed. I went from 3x9 to 2x10 and just ride off-road trails and even in the short flats, 2x10 gives me enough speed.
06-02-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By nightvision

IMO, you would get a better deal putting that...

IMO, you would get a better deal putting that money into getting a used bike.
06-02-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By nightvision

Agree, I found I had to over inflate a few times...

Agree, I found I had to over inflate a few times until I was able to more or less get the pressure I wanted after removing the hose of the pump. Didn't seem as much was leaking until you go back and...
05-29-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By nightvision

Mostly it will be weight. Santa Cruz has a...

Mostly it will be weight. Santa Cruz has a low-end carbon frame and a high-end carbon frame that they sell on their 5010. The geometry is the same, Santa Cruz states the difference is in the carbon...
05-28-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,361
Posted By nightvision

One at the time...the older I get the worst my...

One at the time...the older I get the worst my knees are getting.
05-28-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By nightvision

You can just leave the pressure the same. I have...

You can just leave the pressure the same. I have smaller knobs tires on my old bike which is what I been using on paved so it rolls better.
05-27-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By nightvision

Yes with a hex key, you can turn the bottom to...

Yes with a hex key, you can turn the bottom to make the shock firmer. I have to say that if you are someone weighing more than 200+ those post don't do much but stay down. We tighten the one my...
05-27-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By nightvision

I use Strava and MapMyRide apps on my Android...

I use Strava and MapMyRide apps on my Android phone.
05-27-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,958
Posted By nightvision

If you ride through water and end up with water...

If you ride through water and end up with water in the rims, you have a higher risk of your rims rusting, cloth rim tape could degrade, and you would be carrying extra weight of the water :-)
05-26-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By nightvision

I had a pair of Specialized that no longer are...

I had a pair of Specialized that no longer are made so I had to settle for the Shimano SH-M088L (http://amzn.to/1As9zgT) in 48.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,294
Posted By nightvision

The League of American Bicyclist produces a...

The League of American Bicyclist produces a bike-friendly ranking for all 50 states. (http://mountainbikingtexas.blogspot.com/2015/05/2015-bicycle-state-friendly-ranking.html)
Forum: Foo
05-24-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By nightvision

This one has 5 levels of sensitivity to give you...

This one has 5 levels of sensitivity to give you some control. Some of these 2-way radios also have the ear piece where you can have the ear bud in one ear with the mic.
05-23-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By nightvision

If you have pads that are too thick then the...

If you have pads that are too thick then the helmet will not fit firmly and might move more than what it should on impact. Definitely, I agree that the pads wear out probably faster than what you...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,954
Posted By nightvision

I use full finger glove soak up sweat from hands...

I use full finger glove soak up sweat from hands and it has a build in terry cloth to wipe face area. Machine washable. Also helps if I need to hold on to a tree or push off.
Forum: Foo
05-23-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By nightvision

Cobra 2-way radios (20 miles) ...

Cobra 2-way radios (20 miles) (http://amzn.to/1FvIAQm)

Bought those when I went skiing this year so I could stay in touch with my buddy. Since it has a hands-free mode, we would put it in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,935
Posted By nightvision

I don't because there are a lot of riders on the...

I don't because there are a lot of riders on the trail and many faster than me and I like to hear when they are announcing that they are going to pass me.
05-23-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By nightvision

Mechanical brakes are easier for someone without...

Mechanical brakes are easier for someone without experience to work on them and potentially fix any issue that might happen when riding. Hydraulic brakes on the other hand, you have to go through...
Forum: Introductions
05-22-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By nightvision

Welcome. You will find a lot of valuable...

Welcome. You will find a lot of valuable information in the forum
05-22-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By nightvision

These models are all in the Recreational mountain...

These models are all in the Recreational mountain bike groupset. Shimano list these from what they consider Best at the top to least. These are all made with less expensive and heavier alloys and...
05-21-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By nightvision

I always let anyone know am passing...

I always let anyone know am passing them...especially when they can't see you so they don't turn right into you and send you flying over the bar. Definitely do it on the few occasional rides I do on...
05-21-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By nightvision

If the hanger is not damage, you can still use...

If the hanger is not damage, you can still use it.

Shimano Altus 7/8 sp rear (http://amzn.to/1HwELuN)will be cheaper than the Shimano Deore. I think the Shimano Deore are also 9 sp so you will...
05-20-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,341
Posted By nightvision

With all the rain that we are getting in TX and...

With all the rain that we are getting in TX and all the trails flooded and unusable....the trainer is my best friend.
05-20-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By nightvision

I mentioned the Race Face as an example but if...

I mentioned the Race Face as an example but if you search, am sure you will find more sizes.

Kalloy are more economical than other brands. Below are examples for 26.8 but you have to see what...
05-20-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By nightvision

You have to measure your seatpost to find out...

You have to measure your seatpost to find out what size you need before you buy one but you could get an inexpensive Race Face Aluminum seatpost (http://amzn.to/1FoigHL) for less than $30 in...
05-20-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By nightvision

Surprisingly Target you can get a decent bike...

Surprisingly Target you can get a decent bike that you can maybe fit your need. Forge Mens Sawback 5xx 17" Mountain Bike - Red : Target...
05-20-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By nightvision

It is not normal. Make sure you have enough...

It is not normal. Make sure you have enough slack on the cable so you can turn freely from side to side. If there is enough slack there might be something in the casing catching the cable or the...
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