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09-09-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By dirtbikedude

You see, right there was were it went wrong. You...

You see, right there was were it went wrong. You were thinking.

hijack.
Oh I check in all the time, I just don't log in. Kinda board being I just had 3in1 surgery on my wrist elbow. You can see...
09-09-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By dirtbikedude

I would think at your age D that you butt hair...

I would think at your age D that you butt hair would be thick enough to cushion the hits.:roflmao2:
09-09-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By dirtbikedude

What you choose is up to you in terms of...

What you choose is up to you in terms of confidence and comfort. I ride clip-less for both xc/am and DH. I also use flats on the DH depending on the terrain, lots of fast tech rock gardens and/or...
09-09-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By dirtbikedude

I know a lot of rides who like gel gloves and...

I know a lot of rides who like gel gloves and those that do not. If can burn a few bucks give 'em a try. If not then you better try some at the local shop. Put them on and then go sit on a bike that...
01-13-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By dirtbikedude

Your first obstacle is overcoming your fear of...

Your first obstacle is overcoming your fear of the "WHAT IF..." or "WHAT MIGHT ...". Once you get past that then learning the rest will be much easier. When you throw that leg over the saddle and...
11-14-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,091
Posted By dirtbikedude

I've seen what you do with your hands when you...

I've seen what you do with your hands when you ride, are you sure it's the Cliff Shot your tasting? :roflmao2:

As for gloves, I like to head on down to the local MX shop and see what they have....
11-14-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By dirtbikedude

Be wary of the trails you see in GoogleEarth. I...

Be wary of the trails you see in GoogleEarth. I know the images they use here in SoCal are a few years old and a lot of the trails that are not used constantly are either overgrown, completely gone...
11-14-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By dirtbikedude

Ride in what you race and visa versa. 1 year of...

Ride in what you race and visa versa.
1 year of constant riding and racing is pretty good for a single pair of shoes. I would suggest getting two or three pairs of the same shoe and rotate them...
08-09-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By dirtbikedude

Have a great time there D. Wish I could have...

Have a great time there D. Wish I could have gone.

:beer:
06-24-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By dirtbikedude

Upgrade the Mtb and get a road bike. What...

Upgrade the Mtb and get a road bike.

What trails are easily accessible depends on where in LA you live. You could have an epic ride just out the door or you may be 30+min drive away. The San...
06-22-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By dirtbikedude

I would think, if his schedule allows, Tinker...

I would think, if his schedule allows, Tinker would show since he is a local racer/rider as for the others who knows.

If I only make one more race this season I hope it will be this one. I start...
06-22-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By dirtbikedude

I know yer kids are a bit older then mine, well,...

I know yer kids are a bit older then mine, well, a lot older but this season was the first time my kids have been at the races with me when I was racing.

A little funny, at the first race that...
06-22-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By dirtbikedude

Haha! At yer age Mr D I would think anything over...

Haha! At yer age Mr D I would think anything over 5minutes would be considered an EPIC xc ride. :roflmao2:

Be sure to to kick some arse, keep the rubber side down and come home with a first...
06-22-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By dirtbikedude

Mammoth mtn Sept 4-6

Yeah yeah this should be under racing but it may also be interesting to those of you who do not venture into the Racing forum ...

The return of racing at Mammoth and the "Kamikaze" is official....
06-22-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By dirtbikedude

If you are coming across on the 10 ... ...

If you are coming across on the 10 ...

Boulder City (just outside of Vegas) were Bootleg Canyon (http://www.bootlegcanyon.org/) is located. It is known better for it's DH but there are some good...
04-14-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By dirtbikedude

Helmets, as Ghetto stated, you need to try 'em...

Helmets, as Ghetto stated, you need to try 'em on. All manufactures have a slightly different shaped shell, some a lot more then others. Plus a different model from the SAME manufacturer may also fit...
02-17-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By dirtbikedude

If the mud is locking up the rear tire because of...

If the mud is locking up the rear tire because of the build up between the chainstays ... it's to muddy. :thumb:



When it is pouring out you can ride Devil's Canyon in Chatsworth as the terrain...
02-13-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,497
Posted By dirtbikedude

If you can get them, Syncros "Point-'N-Shoot" in...

If you can get them, Syncros "Point-'N-Shoot" in a 2.35 works everywhere except very muddy terrain. It also comes in a 2.1 if you want the slimmer version.

If you need a bit more mud shedding...
02-10-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By dirtbikedude

Head over to STR and ask there. It is a local...

Head over to STR and ask there. It is a local SoCal forum and a lot of riders from the Pasadena and surrounding areas.

Here is the link SoCalTrailRiders (http://www.socaltrailriders.org/)

There...
02-05-09, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By dirtbikedude

SRC Race #2 vid is up at ChannelMTB.com...

SRC Race #2 vid is up at ChannelMTB.com (http://channelmtb.com/) if ya want to check it out.

:beer:
02-04-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By dirtbikedude

Gambler - DH Ransom - Super D and DH Bianchi...

Gambler - DH
Ransom - Super D and DH
Bianchi 928 - Will start doing ITT's soon as I drop another 5min off my 20k time. (Individual Time Trials, it's a roadie thing:thumb:)
02-03-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By dirtbikedude

Both AllPro (http://allprobikes.com/) and Simi...

Both AllPro (http://allprobikes.com/) and Simi Cyling Center (http://simicyclingcenter.com/), both in Simi, are set up for bike fitting and either shop should be able to help you out.

:beer:
01-26-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By dirtbikedude

Hopefully he/she is not like our local driver as...

Hopefully he/she is not like our local driver as he drives by around noon but does not get to our house until 5 or 6. ;)
01-26-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By dirtbikedude

What you need is a bike that has a lever on the...

What you need is a bike that has a lever on the bars so you can change the travel while you ride ...

... Say between locked out, 80mm and 165mm. Then depending on yer mood you could change the...
01-22-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By dirtbikedude

The times I posted were Fontana times. The Otter...

The times I posted were Fontana times. The Otter course is a bit longer so a 3min run at the Otter would get you about 02:50 or so at Fontana in your class.

And yeah, I read yer report as you sent...
01-22-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By dirtbikedude

You should head on down later in the series when...

You should head on down later in the series when the course is a bit more difficult or come on down for round one of the NORBA Championship series... some of the rock gardens they use for that race...
01-22-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By dirtbikedude

SRC; Alive and kickin'

The Winter series has kicked off and this year there were over 500 riders for the first race weekend of the series. Not to bad for a small local club:thumb:

Also, Channel MTB is going to be...
12-02-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By dirtbikedude

The Southridge series is fun and local to you and...

The Southridge series is fun and local to you and you need not purchase a license, just show up, pay the fees and race.

A few other options to race with in a couple hours drive

Racers and...
12-01-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By dirtbikedude

"I'm OK!!" http://bestsmileys.com/lol/15.gif...

"I'm OK!!" http://bestsmileys.com/lol/15.gif http://bestsmileys.com/lol/19.gif I think the spectators were laughing to much to really care if you were all right.

That was pretty funny. How'd the...
11-29-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By dirtbikedude

Why not keep the Scott bars? If they are the AT-2...

Why not keep the Scott bars? If they are the AT-2 then it would be no different then having bar ends on, if you are using the AT-3 or AT-4 you will have more positions for those really long rides and...
11-29-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By dirtbikedude

Nice ride, I almost bought one instead of the...

Nice ride, I almost bought one instead of the Spech P3 but they were not out at the time.



Looking at the pic I would suggest you move the shifter and brake inward about 1", it will get it out...
10-01-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,263
Posted By dirtbikedude

I have been using PearlIzumi gloves for years and...

I have been using PearlIzumi gloves for years and the padding is good but recently (3mo ago) I switched over to a pair of Castelli Pro gloves and they feel much nicer then the PI gloves. Lots of...
09-19-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By dirtbikedude

I am still going to recommend the Scott Ransom. I...

I am still going to recommend the Scott Ransom. I have been beating the hell out of mine for the last 4 months and it is still going strong. Many drops at least 3 times a week plus a few doubles here...
09-19-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By dirtbikedude

My favorite do it all bike ... The Scott...

My favorite do it all bike ...

The Scott Ransom 30 or 40, you could go with the 20, 10 or LTD but Scott did have some problems a while ago with the carbon Ransoms.

Lock out the rear and it...
09-19-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By dirtbikedude

Maxxis High Roller SS, since you do hit the dirt...

Maxxis High Roller SS, since you do hit the dirt it is nice to have the grip for the corners.

http://www.maxxis.com/Repository/Images/high_roller_semislick.jpg
09-19-08, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By dirtbikedude

The 59cm Racer X is a medium Titus frame which is...

The 59cm Racer X is a medium Titus frame which is an 18" frame. At 5'10 I would say you are running on the larger side of the spectrum.

Pure roadies that dabble in mountain bikes tend to fit their...
09-19-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By dirtbikedude

If you will be riding paths and fireroads or...

If you will be riding paths and fireroads or smooth single track you should not have a problem with the stock spring.

If you will be riding rocky, rutted with roots, drops and jumps or any...
09-17-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By dirtbikedude

Biggest problem you will have is the frame. Does...

Biggest problem you will have is the frame. Does it have a derailleur mount or replaceable dropouts so you can add a derailleur? If not then you either need to be very good at welding, know someone...
09-17-08, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By dirtbikedude

When I build budget SS bikes I like to run a...

When I build budget SS bikes I like to run a WOOdman "BILL Single RSN" (http://www.woodmancomponents.com/catalog/categorie.php?cat=hub&lang=en&art=hub6) or a "BILL Single RSQ"...
09-16-08, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,239
Posted By dirtbikedude

How many you need depends on how you ride. ;) ...

How many you need depends on how you ride. ;)

For me it goes like this ...

One do it all carbon roadie
One DH bike, that's a down hill bike if ya did not know :D
One All mountain/XC bike,...
09-14-08, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By dirtbikedude

Cheers Tom, I see yer Boilers did not make it to...

Cheers Tom, I see yer Boilers did not make it to boiling point yesterday. :innocent:

:beer:
09-13-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By dirtbikedude

Just ride what feels right to you. I have been...

Just ride what feels right to you. I have been riding full carbon frames since '92 and the only failure I have had so far is a cracked seat tube on a 11yr old Giant MCM all though the head tube was...
09-07-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,167
Posted By dirtbikedude

I would say get the Reign X since you will be...

I would say get the Reign X since you will be getting a discount, great components and I have a lot of riding buddies that use a Reign X, from the X2 up to the X. It is a great climber, very stable...
08-30-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,769
Posted By dirtbikedude

A small contribution to the RR's ... Oops,...

A small contribution to the RR's ...

Oops, this is a bit longer then I had planned

Well, today was the maiden voyage of The Gambler. I had the Mrs shuttle me up to the RockyPeak trailhead and...
08-29-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,798
Posted By dirtbikedude

A little "Special" Friday evening porn, just...

A little "Special" Friday evening porn, just brought her home ...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/HazzmatHollows/P3c.jpg?t=1220061329...
08-28-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,962
Posted By dirtbikedude

I just finished the build on the Gambler and this...

I just finished the build on the Gambler and this sounds very tempting but I think I will stay local :thumb:

Have a great Anniversary. :beer:
08-28-08, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,641
Posted By dirtbikedude

For the bike computer the roll out is what you...

For the bike computer the roll out is what you want to use as that will be the "true" distance the tire travels.

If you are that anal that a cm or two will throw you off (cyclocomputers are not...
08-27-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By dirtbikedude

Maybe they did which would mean to much heat and...

Maybe they did which would mean to much heat and a possible warped rotor.
I would also check the wear of the pads you took off when the problem first arose.



Unless the noise is a grinding or...
08-27-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By dirtbikedude

The rotor is warbling? The wheel is? or you are...

The rotor is warbling? The wheel is? or you are getting lots of vibration through the bars?

Is it warbling (if the rotor) when braking or just when you spin the tire?

You sure the rotor is not...
08-26-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By dirtbikedude

Your options and as mentioned ; 1) Learn to...

Your options and as mentioned ;

1) Learn to bunny hop/J-Hop, good for higher speed. If possible, use a smaller root, rock or dirt mound to help gain lift before the log.

2) Learn to manual up...
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