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08-15-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Hi there Plainsman, I tried to do the conversion...

Hi there Plainsman, I tried to do the conversion on my Scott Aspect 970 but could not for the life of me get the tire to seat. I taped the wheel, used a good screw down stem and Slime. I just could...
07-06-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,788
Posted By RubenAlonzo

At the end of the day, EVERYTHING is bad for you,...

At the end of the day, EVERYTHING is bad for you, coffee, cell phones, soft drinks and fast food, so don't let this little issue keep you from enjoying your ride.
07-06-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Neat idea, good lookin too

Neat idea, good lookin too
07-02-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Hi there, i'm shorter than you by a couple of...

Hi there, i'm shorter than you by a couple of inches and I have a 29'er. I have a the small Scott Aspect and like you when i first saw a 29'er up close they looked big and intimidating. But its no...
07-02-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,098
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Yup, I moved to mountain bikes because riding on...

Yup, I moved to mountain bikes because riding on the street is just too risky now with so many drivers being distracted.
07-02-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,815
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Man i SO want one of these now for my Scott...

Man i SO want one of these now for my Scott Aspect, thank you for linking!
07-02-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By RubenAlonzo

I have a Scott Aspect 29'er and im only 5'7" tall...

I have a Scott Aspect 29'er and im only 5'7" tall in my sneakers. Disc brakes and it can be had for under 500.
06-28-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,448
Posted By RubenAlonzo

100% with you on this.

100% with you on this.
06-27-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By RubenAlonzo

just cosmetic mostly, there to prevent dust etc....

just cosmetic mostly, there to prevent dust etc. my old harley davidson nightster had them too, i took em off.no adverse effects.
06-26-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Any bike with quick release wheels is awesome, a...

Any bike with quick release wheels is awesome, a fellow I know can fit his TWO road bikes AND my Scott 29er into his 2018 Honda Civic!
06-26-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By RubenAlonzo

From Scott Aspect Hardtail to Motobecane Phantom?

Greetings everyone, I am new to the MTB scene and am loving my Scott Aspect 970. I am wanting to upgrade to a FS bike and saw that BikesDirect has the Motobecane Phantom for a wee bit more than what...
06-18-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,942
Posted By RubenAlonzo

I recently entered and finished the annual...

I recently entered and finished the annual Zapata, TX to Laredo, TX fun race and had my rear end handed to me by a kid on his Wal-Mart bike. He finished just ahead of me and he looked like he was...
06-13-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By RubenAlonzo

You can get a new Scott Aspect for less than your...

You can get a new Scott Aspect for less than your budget, I paid under $500 for mine taxes included. I bought the Aspect 970 and like it alot, just recently did the Zapata to Laredo bike race 45...
05-29-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,974
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Hypno Toad, thank you for all your efforts man....

Hypno Toad, thank you for all your efforts man. Every little bit helps us all in the long run.
05-28-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Bonus!!! Nice Find and Save!

Bonus!!! Nice Find and Save!
05-22-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By RubenAlonzo

You can get a Scott Aspect 970 or 960 (the 960...

You can get a Scott Aspect 970 or 960 (the 960 has hydraulic discs, the 70 has regular discs) for that price. But they have 110mm of travel in the front forks though, not fully rigid.
05-08-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Thanks getspinchflats, im a wee on the small size...

Thanks getspinchflats, im a wee on the small size at 8.5 sized shoe
05-08-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By RubenAlonzo

my 29'ers are 2.35 wide and i run 35psi, they...

my 29'ers are 2.35 wide and i run 35psi, they feel fine at that.
05-07-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By RubenAlonzo

I concur with a 29'er, the bigger wheels just...

I concur with a 29'er, the bigger wheels just smooth everything out.
05-06-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By RubenAlonzo

BTW the 29" wheels on a mountain bike are exactly...

BTW the 29" wheels on a mountain bike are exactly the same size as 700c wheels on a road bike. Like I found the transition from drop bars to flat a much needed relief on my back. You can fine road...
05-03-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By RubenAlonzo

I was super nervous buying the Scott, simply...

I was super nervous buying the Scott, simply because I had never spent anywhere near that kinda $$ for a bicycle. I had always ridden Walmart/Kmart/JCPenney bikes and didnt know the first thing about...
05-02-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Hi and welcome! I was just about in the same boat...

Hi and welcome! I was just about in the same boat as you just recently and was torn between the Trek DS1 and the Scott Aspect 970 (I bought the Scott Aspect 970). For light trail riding and mostly...
04-30-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By RubenAlonzo

What kind of pedals did you end up with? I am on...

What kind of pedals did you end up with? I am on the fence between some Race Face and Crank Brothers flat pedals for my Aspect 970
04-27-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,720
Posted By RubenAlonzo

KarmaJack, thats a good lookin pouch, where'd you...

KarmaJack, thats a good lookin pouch, where'd you get it? Those upwards curved bar ends are very nice as well, I really like how it all comes together. Impressive man, I wonder if I can get something...
04-27-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Maybe weight I would venture. Like CliffordK...

Maybe weight I would venture. Like CliffordK stated, width as well.
04-26-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Did I choose the better of the two?

Greetings Everyone, having just recently purchased my Scott Aspect I was actually on the fence between it and the Trek DS1. I am very satisfied with my purchase of the Scott (been pining for one...
04-25-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 443,339
Posted By RubenAlonzo

http://oi66.tinypic.com/11huzjb.jpg Just...

http://oi66.tinypic.com/11huzjb.jpg

Just bought it, im gonna be 48 end of next month and i can already feel the difference after just a couple of weeks of riding her daily
04-24-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By RubenAlonzo

SkipJacks, thats awesome man, youre a good dad...

SkipJacks, thats awesome man, youre a good dad for wanting to get him off to a good start. I havent seen any suspension bikes that small but i bet you can duct tape bungee cords together or something!
04-19-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Thank you everyone for the warm reception and...

Thank you everyone for the warm reception and compliments. Turning 48 next month I am surprised at how I took to being back on a bike, I have an Academy Ozone 3000 RS that I started riding to work,...
Forum: Foo
04-18-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12,374
Views: 710,124
Posted By RubenAlonzo

drives a car with standard transmission

drives a car with standard transmission
04-18-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Oh the ride quality was eminent from the get-go,...

Oh the ride quality was eminent from the get-go, really it took me by surprise in how she handles as compared to my walmart bike. Tires are kinda noisy on the pavement once you get going at a good...
04-17-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By RubenAlonzo

You'll be fine, don't beat yourself up over it....

You'll be fine, don't beat yourself up over it. And for Pete's Sake do not stop riding as THAT will leave you worse off. Take your time and you'll be Right as Rain.
04-17-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By RubenAlonzo

im at 35 for my Scott Aspect 970

im at 35 for my Scott Aspect 970
04-17-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 198,822
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Stylish and Empty, you nailed it +1

Stylish and Empty, you nailed it +1
04-17-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 198,822
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Three Billboards out side Ebbing, MO. 5 Stars :)

Three Billboards out side Ebbing, MO. 5 Stars :)
04-17-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,391
Posted By RubenAlonzo

I was in the same boat, in the end I felt...

I was in the same boat, in the end I felt supporting my LBS was more important due to the unofficial perks, like advice, where to ride and an easier haggle factor on accessories etc. The difference...
04-17-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,942
Posted By RubenAlonzo

This+1

This+1
04-17-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By RubenAlonzo

My first "Real" bike is a Scott 970!!!

Greetings all, just bought a new Scott Aspect 970 yesterday and i'm in awe. Almost purchased the next one up with hydraulic brakes but i did not like the neon green paint job. This is the first...
04-16-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,720
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Going to purchase the Trek DS1 today, will post...

Going to purchase the Trek DS1 today, will post pictures after I get her home and all setup. I'm hella excited!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,398
Posted By RubenAlonzo

That's a good lookin bike, how much are those now?

That's a good lookin bike, how much are those now?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,852
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Durianrider is to Cycling, what Super Dell is to...

Durianrider is to Cycling, what Super Dell is to Paragliding and Ken Rockwell is to DSLR's.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By RubenAlonzo

its possible right now i bet with the advances we...

its possible right now i bet with the advances we have seen in materials, not crazy just hella expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-18, 02:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By RubenAlonzo

I took her out Easter Sunday for a long ride and...

I took her out Easter Sunday for a long ride and after a few miles my hands were hurting from putting too much pressure, I know im over-extended on the frame but though she feels comfortable, that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Thanks, it reinforces my thought that the frame...

Thanks, it reinforces my thought that the frame is just a tad too big for me. my leg almost completely is full extended, though if i use my heel to test it, then my hips rock, so i guess it is just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Thank you for the reply, yes I am comfortable on...

Thank you for the reply, yes I am comfortable on it now, i changed the seat, and the only other change I would make is perhaps to get a riser for the bars BUT that could be that i am still fairly new...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Bike fitting question

Hello Everyone, my question is whenever I see GCN videos or cycling videos, their bikes all have seat posts that are raised kinda high up, and mine rests practically full bottomed out on the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,147
Posted By RubenAlonzo

this is my theory.

this is my theory.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,024
Posted By RubenAlonzo

The Scott Speedster 50 is a good beginner bike,...

The Scott Speedster 50 is a good beginner bike, but between that and the Giant, i'd go with Giant as it has the Claris groupset i think. The Scott has the Tourney groupset but i could be mistaken. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Thank you for the explanation, i learned...

Thank you for the explanation, i learned something useful today.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By RubenAlonzo

Whats the main difference betweem a mans and a...

Whats the main difference betweem a mans and a womens? where they put the top tube? im not trolling, i seriously dont know when it comes to road bikes.
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