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08-06-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,227
Posted By sherpaPeak

funny that you mentioned MBA. I was going to...

funny that you mentioned MBA. I was going to start a thread about their recent tire review. The have three different incarnation of Kenda Nevs listed in their top 10 tire list. ridiculous. and the...
08-06-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,227
Posted By sherpaPeak

if you want the best you got to include Schwalbe,...

if you want the best you got to include Schwalbe, continentals (different models), and Kenda in your list. good luck.
08-06-08, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,734
Posted By sherpaPeak

that bike is in a very good condition for its...

that bike is in a very good condition for its age. Its a sweet hardtail. I dont know how much you paid for it. but it should serve you pretty well for trying out some local trails. I like to color...
08-04-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By sherpaPeak

It is hard to comment about what bike will fit...

It is hard to comment about what bike will fit your need without knowing what you mean by pretty rough trails. but if you are riding 2-3 miles of average XC trails (no drops, jumps, stunts etc), any...
08-04-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By sherpaPeak

I dont know whats more funny.....the fact that...

I dont know whats more funny.....the fact that you work at a bike shop or that your comment is simply nonsensical.

how many under $500 bikes have your ridden? do they all perform equally? what...
08-04-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,748
Posted By sherpaPeak

stolen? BS. I think the crew and the team...

stolen? BS.

I think the crew and the team secretly sold the truck for after race party/beer. Otherwise, if they had taken the truck why leave the bikes/trailer. bikes and bike parts could be sold...
07-28-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,064
Posted By sherpaPeak

Xen is a decent helmet. I personally like the E2....

Xen is a decent helmet. I personally like the E2. When I purchased the E2 (I have two in two colors) I also tried on the Xen, Animas, Couple of Bells, and a couple of Limar. Although I liked the...
07-28-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By sherpaPeak

If my wife said that, it would clearly mean that...

If my wife said that, it would clearly mean that she does not like me much. or, she has some "reason" to get rid of me fast.

jokes aside......most of the times when our better halves come up with...
07-28-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,304
Posted By sherpaPeak

not over 45 but cannot afford to brake another...

not over 45 but cannot afford to brake another bone if I dont have to.

Being concerned about injury is a good thing. it gives you perspective. But there is no reason to be paranoid. I had the...
07-16-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 5,621
Posted By sherpaPeak

pcad. you sure know how to get attention. much...

pcad. you sure know how to get attention. much like my 4 year old son. good for you.
07-16-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By sherpaPeak

Hi Dylan, Great photos. great riding. looks...

Hi Dylan,
Great photos. great riding. looks like you had a ton of fun.

Looking at the pictures I was also appreciating your riding technique. especially, your body position on the bike is very...
07-10-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By sherpaPeak

pink, fluorescent yellow/green, cherry...

pink, fluorescent yellow/green, cherry red.........white with purple decal....
07-10-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By sherpaPeak

I think M4 is Specialized's way of spelling -...

I think M4 is Specialized's way of spelling - 6061 or 6000 series aluminum.

I disagree with the statement that the Rockhopper and GF Genesis geometry bikes ride the same way (or feels the same...
06-16-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,734
Posted By sherpaPeak

simply beautiful. clean and unencumbered...

simply beautiful. clean and unencumbered design......mountain bikes at its best (in terms of looks that is)....
06-02-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By sherpaPeak

also this one Mavic 321 and XT ...

also this one

Mavic 321 and XT (http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=26)= strong and affordable
06-02-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By sherpaPeak

dont know your budget, but assuming that its...

dont know your budget, but assuming that its close to the price of the wheelset you have posted here. So here goes my suggestions (I don't know much about your situation, so my suggestions may be...
05-27-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,959
Posted By sherpaPeak

Thanks D. its great to be here.

Thanks D. its great to be here.
05-27-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,959
Posted By sherpaPeak

hi thanks. thanks for recognizing. I am...

hi thanks. thanks for recognizing.

I am back from a fairly busy and productive one year (work, work, work) in South East Asia. I kind of stopped posting even before I left. one incident (with...
05-27-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,959
Posted By sherpaPeak

You are right about the point that tires dont get...

You are right about the point that tires dont get much attention around here. It may be because, tires are fairly specific to the surface you are riding (trail, weather, season, style of riding...
05-14-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By sherpaPeak

this is something you should carefully pack it...

this is something you should carefully pack it back in the box and send it to my address - Immediately, without any question......oh, and you are also suppose to send a XTR build Kit, Marz 55 ATA...
12-11-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By sherpaPeak

exactly. more dorks on the road and less on...

exactly.

more dorks on the road and less on the trails. less damage to the trails, less garbage, less noise..........i can go on and on.....

I dont want the mountain bike sale to drop so much...
12-03-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By sherpaPeak

here is somebody talking from experience!!! ha...

here is somebody talking from experience!!! ha ha....

I know exactly what you are talking about. I made a bad car purchase....went with the looks and hotrod factor and not the reliablity and...
12-03-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By sherpaPeak

controlling = wife (its just a matter of...

controlling = wife (its just a matter of time)...if you are married under five years.....it probably did not sink in yet.....

specially after a few years of marriage and a few kids wives feel the...
12-03-07, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By sherpaPeak

this sounds ominus. sounds like a trap to...

this sounds ominus. sounds like a trap to me........so, she tells you to save money and then lets you buy an expensive toy.....it reads...either she is going to demand someting really big from...
11-28-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By sherpaPeak

very sweet looking bike. I only use studded...

very sweet looking bike.

I only use studded tires up front. I have had good luck using Pana Cinder in the back.

cool place to ride too....

BFG.....plan a trip to Northeastern USA this...
11-27-07, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By sherpaPeak

interesting observation. actually, if you...

interesting observation.

actually, if you are new to biking in the snow....and the snow is not really deep...V-brakes work well. you loose a lot of stopping power. but on the snow, too much power...
11-27-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,734
Posted By sherpaPeak

this may be a stupid question...but, can anyone...

this may be a stupid question...but, can anyone please tell me whats the main difference between the Chumba XCL and Jamis Dakar XLT 3.0 (2005 or 2006 models). and I am talking about the frame, shock...
11-19-07, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By sherpaPeak

I did not know Aussies are so feeble. most...

I did not know Aussies are so feeble. most aussies I came across were pretty tough.

for winter, you would not know how it feels to bike on a frozen lake. pedaling through in a -10 F temperature....
11-19-07, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
Posted By sherpaPeak

Chameleon is a good choice, but its also a more...

Chameleon is a good choice, but its also a more obvious choice.

if I were you I would try the Banshee Viento. I would get the frame and a good build kit. and build it myself. But, I would...
10-04-07, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,748
Posted By sherpaPeak

Hi D, Cool pictures. but the quality of the...

Hi D,

Cool pictures. but the quality of the pictures can not hide the fact that you have been cheating. 50+ expert category, huh.......Your friends in the picture look about 60+ and you look less...
08-30-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,734
Posted By sherpaPeak

I really love the looks of that Kona Cinder Cone....

I really love the looks of that Kona Cinder Cone. Clean, simple and beautiful. Sad that Kona decided to go boxy on their newer Cinder Cones (or hardtail bikes).

beautiful bike as it is....thanks...
08-30-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By sherpaPeak

What type of riding are you doing? I have...

What type of riding are you doing?

I have been using a Splice Super for more than a year and its performing really well.

I dont know if its due to low expectation or my lack of experience...
08-29-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,877
Posted By sherpaPeak

Hi Flash, I am a recent convert to FS bikes....

Hi Flash,
I am a recent convert to FS bikes. "adequately" influenced by dminor and some others from this forum. Its a Jamis Dakar XLT 3.0 (2006) frame I am going to build it up with new and used...
08-24-07, 08:43 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,076
Posted By sherpaPeak

yes, one person searching for it makes it...

yes, one person searching for it makes it "people".
08-24-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,076
Posted By sherpaPeak

I would be careful with words here. this is not a...

I would be careful with words here. this is not a history, even the author's title says it as a story. My take on it is exactly that. its a story. There were very few factual references. Most of the...
08-24-07, 08:28 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,076
Posted By sherpaPeak

There is the issue of promixity. the products has...

There is the issue of promixity. the products has to be close enough or relevant enough to capture the attention of its intended audience. Although it is essentially biking, BMX and Road biking is...
08-23-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By sherpaPeak

Kona Caldera is a very sweet bike. and if you...

Kona Caldera is a very sweet bike. and if you love it? go for it.
08-23-07, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By sherpaPeak

if you have to have the panacacer Fire XC pro...

if you have to have the panacacer Fire XC pro tires...then I dont have any suggestions. I never used them on pavements. They are good on XC trails. I am not too crazy about their performance. there...
08-23-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,076
Posted By sherpaPeak

So, you see more stores stocking them. what does...

So, you see more stores stocking them. what does that mean?

is it that the stock is a reasult of increased demand? or is it the outcome of the theory "supply creates its own demand"? or a bit of...
08-21-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,076
Posted By sherpaPeak

no. i don't.

no. i don't.
08-21-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,076
Posted By sherpaPeak

"Did you ride more than one brand of 29er on the...

"Did you ride more than one brand of 29er on the same trail? Would you make a judgement about how all all 26 inch wheeled bikes ride after riding only one bike?"

you are absolutely right. I have...
08-21-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,076
Posted By sherpaPeak

if it works for you. then great. ride it. ...

if it works for you. then great. ride it.

its just that I am not convinced. Also, that "riding on top of a bike rather than riding a bike" is taken right from 29er marketing book. I thought we...
08-21-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By sherpaPeak

sorry if I missundrstood. But, I though...

sorry if I missundrstood.

But, I though chelboed was talking about people using lighter bike for heavier duty riding...

and my observation was, people are using heavier duty gear/protection...
08-21-07, 09:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,076
Posted By sherpaPeak

interesting. Compare the GF Cobia and GF Piranha....

interesting. Compare the GF Cobia and GF Piranha. Very similarly equipped but the price difference is about $250.

So, why am I paying about 25% more (for a 29er), when I am only gaining 3% more...
08-21-07, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By sherpaPeak

Cannondales are cool. Make sure the fit is right....

Cannondales are cool. Make sure the fit is right. If you like cannondale then thats what you should get.

I personally like the fact that Cannondales are made in USA.

No place on this earth is...
08-21-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By sherpaPeak

without knowing anything about your location,...

without knowing anything about your location, riding style, terrain, and how far you want to go into mountain biking...its hard to suggest a bike.

few things though.....you have started with a...
08-21-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By sherpaPeak

Sweet bike. Good decision on the XLT. I am a...

Sweet bike. Good decision on the XLT. I am a proud owner of an 2006 XLT 3.0 frame. I am going to build it up over this winter. Can not wait. chelboad and dminor helped me make the decision. XLT is...
08-21-07, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By sherpaPeak

funny. my experience is a bit different...

funny.

my experience is a bit different though. I see people gear up more than they need to. So, they may get a bike that suits their riding style. for example, XLT for trail riding. but the...
08-21-07, 07:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,880
Posted By sherpaPeak

I agree. and I also wonder if the accident has...

I agree. and I also wonder if the accident has anything to do with his brain (or lack there of).

OP. dude..thats not a near death experience. thats just the first lesson on when and how to break....
08-20-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,363
Posted By sherpaPeak

biking ofcourse. I would not wear anything thats...

biking ofcourse. I would not wear anything thats not specific to mountain biking....
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