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04-27-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Ldosorio

You can find good bikes that fit your budget in...

You can find good bikes that fit your budget in well known brands such as Trek, Specialized, Giant and Cannondale among others. Bear in mind that besides bike you need to buy helmet, gloves, glasses,...
04-02-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,199
Posted By Ldosorio

Thanks a lot for your advices. I have 3x10...

Thanks a lot for your advices.
I have 3x10 drivetrain... I will try to find SRAM type2.
03-31-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,199
Posted By Ldosorio

X7 vs X9 (XT? SLX?)

Hi,
Just had an accident and broke my rear derailleur and its hanger. (Besides my left elbow and some other injuries I got in in my knees, arm and face)
My bike configuration is : SRAM X7 shifters...
03-31-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Ldosorio

Enjoy your Xcaliber 8 !

Enjoy your Xcaliber 8 !
01-06-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,816
Posted By Ldosorio

I don't see a reason to change to a smaller bike...

I don't see a reason to change to a smaller bike frame...
I would go to the store and check both 17,5 and 19 though.
10-31-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Ldosorio

I would say with that money you coud go for...

I would say with that money you coud go for Carbon Fiber FS bike. And the best option is for sure 27,5". Check out Trek and Scott. If you go for 26er, then look at Specialized. Check some bike with...
08-21-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By Ldosorio

If you think you'll need $300 to upgrade your...

If you think you'll need $300 to upgrade your current bike, maybe you are right and it is better to get a new one.
In that case my suggestion would be to spend a little bit more than $1000 in your...
08-20-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By Ldosorio

I rode in a 2005 26er until March this year and...

I rode in a 2005 26er until March this year and went very well, then I bought a 29er and the change was great... so I understand your felings. Six year old bike is not a real dinosaur... however as...
08-02-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,144
Posted By Ldosorio

FOr USD600 you must go with an entry level bike:...

FOr USD600 you must go with an entry level bike: Specialized Hardrock, Trek Marlin, Cannondale Trail 29er 6... All of them are very similar, so just check wich one makes you feel more comfortable...
08-02-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ldosorio

can you get more pictures?

can you get more pictures?
07-22-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By Ldosorio

If you feel umconfortable while ride your nwe...

If you feel umconfortable while ride your nwe bike, maybe there is something wrong...
07-16-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By Ldosorio

I suggest to do some diet or more excercise in...

I suggest to do some diet or more excercise in order to lose some pounds of fat... It is cheaper!
07-12-13, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Ldosorio

What about Squats to train my leg-cycling muscles?

What about Squats to train my leg-cycling muscles?
07-12-13, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Ldosorio

For sure X9 is better than X7, about the Casset...

For sure X9 is better than X7, about the Casset PG1070 will work fine.
07-12-13, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Ldosorio

I use Shimano M324: cleats on one side and...

I use Shimano M324: cleats on one side and platform in the other.. I use SPD side 90% of the time though.
07-12-13, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Ldosorio

I would choose Trek.

I would choose Trek.
07-08-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Ldosorio

DOn't think just about weight (although it is...

DOn't think just about weight (although it is very important) but about how comfortable you feel while riding.
07-08-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Ldosorio

What about swimming? I am going to be in a hotel,...

What about swimming? I am going to be in a hotel, so I think there are swimming pool and also gym, maybe static bikes...
Any advice about what to eat? or at least what not to eat?
07-08-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Ldosorio

Trek Cobia comes with X5 shifters, so I would...

Trek Cobia comes with X5 shifters, so I would upgrade the rear derailleaur to X7... it is good quality and not as expensive as X9 or X0.
07-05-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Ldosorio

sreten is right, your frame size is L =18 inch...

sreten is right, your frame size is L =18 inch (I missreaded and thought you were 5'1").
You can even try 29inch wheels, I use a 29er and it is great!
07-04-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Ldosorio

Shimano Tourney or Acera will be ok.

Shimano Tourney or Acera will be ok.
07-04-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Ldosorio

24" wheels are made basically for kids. I suggest...

24" wheels are made basically for kids. I suggest you to get a 26" with an small frame, you will feel better while riding.
07-04-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Ldosorio

How to train before race

I gonna ride my first race in three weeks time: 31Miles, 10 of them 7% uphill . Date July 28.
I have been biking often and running to enhace my resistance, however I would like to hear some advices...
06-07-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Ldosorio

When I started with Clipless, first thing I did...

When I started with Clipless, first thing I did was to clip/unclip against the wall 10 times (until I knew exactly how to unclip). Then I went to the grass and rode in circles for 5 minutes stopping...
05-22-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,212
Posted By Ldosorio

Trek 3700 is a good option or maybe, you can go...

Trek 3700 is a good option or maybe, you can go with 29er Trek Wahoo.
05-06-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By Ldosorio

Check what you want to do with your bike, I was...

Check what you want to do with your bike, I was almost decideud to get the CObia but I went with XCaliber, much better Fork and upgraded drivetrain...
04-25-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Ldosorio

Brands like Trek, Specialized and Cannondale got...

Brands like Trek, Specialized and Cannondale got bikes in the range 400$-500$ that are good to start. If your budget is less than that maybe you can find some cheap aluminum frame bikes in wallmart...
04-25-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Ldosorio

Stumpjumper carbon is a XC Race bike, i f your...

Stumpjumper carbon is a XC Race bike, i f your budget is below 1000 and you liked Specialized try the Hardrock or ROckhopper both are good bikes.
04-24-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Ldosorio

Good choice!! Make sure you get the right size...

Good choice!! Make sure you get the right size bike.
04-24-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,848
Posted By Ldosorio

So this is a 11 years old bike that hasn't been...

So this is a 11 years old bike that hasn't been used for more than a year.... I guess you will spend more money upgrading it than buying a new one.
04-23-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Ldosorio

The Raleigh M20 I can see in ebay is a very basic...

The Raleigh M20 I can see in ebay is a very basic bike. If I were you I would buy a Trek 820 (it is about $330) or put some extra money for Trek 3500 (~$400).
It is much better a brand new bike than...
04-23-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 764
Posted By Ldosorio

maybe you can get up to $70... You can find it...

maybe you can get up to $70... You can find it more or less in $120-150 brand new in wallmart
04-23-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ldosorio

I got double side Pedals (Shimano M324SPD) that I...

I got double side Pedals (Shimano M324SPD) that I use with cleats SPD shoes, also I can use them with normal sneakers when I go around with my kids. For sure clipless pedals are way better and safer...
03-20-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ldosorio

820 is a very entry level bike, while Wahoo can...

820 is a very entry level bike, while Wahoo can be compared with a 3700 so I would go for Wahoo 29er and these are my reasons:
1. 820 frame is Chromoly, Wahoo is Aluminum.
2. Based on your size...
03-19-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,255
Posted By Ldosorio

Thanks dj8052! Mine is '13, Black-Red & White. It...

Thanks dj8052! Mine is '13, Black-Red & White. It is really nice and fits perfect!
03-19-13, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Ldosorio

I don't think it's small for you. The standover...

I don't think it's small for you. The standover of a 15.5" frame of 29er is around 30". Your inseam should be around 31-32", that will give enough clearence between you and the frame.
03-18-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,255
Posted By Ldosorio

FInally I got my Trek X-Caliber. What a bike!! I...

FInally I got my Trek X-Caliber. What a bike!! I love it!
03-18-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Ldosorio

Hardrock is Alumminum and 820 is Cromolium as far...

Hardrock is Alumminum and 820 is Cromolium as far as I know... I would choose Alu.
02-20-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By Ldosorio

DO you know shimano better than SRAM? if so, then...

DO you know shimano better than SRAM? if so, then is like upgrading from SLX to XT... not much change in a FD, right?
02-15-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By Ldosorio

All brands are pushing up 29ers since they seems...

All brands are pushing up 29ers since they seems to have better performance than 26ers. However, all thes brands still offers 26ers so check online and find another LBS if you really want to get a...
02-13-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,952
Posted By Ldosorio

Thanks for your advice, I am 6"3 and small wheels...

Thanks for your advice, I am 6"3 and small wheels (26") don't look nice in a big frame (21"), so I still think the 29er would be a good option.
About 2x10 vs 3x10, I made the comparison using...
02-13-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ldosorio

Instead of using excel you can use the webpage...

Instead of using excel you can use the webpage http://gear-calculator.com/
It is much better!!
02-13-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Ldosorio

I think you can do it with the left shifter...

I think you can do it with the left shifter (Front derailleur) but not in the right one because of the pull ratio.
Btw, Sram X4 is in the same level of Shimano Alivio (as far as I know), that is one...
02-13-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By Ldosorio

I use clipless in my MTB when I go for Trial or...

I use clipless in my MTB when I go for Trial or XC rides, when go around with my kids I use sneakers... I have Shimano M324 Pedals.
For Non-clipless you can use any pair of sneakers...
02-11-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,823
Posted By Ldosorio

I would check Hybrid bikes such as Trek DS,...

I would check Hybrid bikes such as Trek DS, Specialized Hardrock or Cannondale Trail.
02-08-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ldosorio

I have some comments: - Zee is made for...

I have some comments:
- Zee is made for downhill as far as I know.
- Instead of using excel, you can use this website for your calculation: http://gear-calculator.com/
- I agree with ColinL,...
01-31-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,131
Posted By Ldosorio

Brands like Cannondale, Trek or Giant from US and...

Brands like Cannondale, Trek or Giant from US and Orbea, Bianchi or Lapierre in Europe spend a lot of money in R&D every year to improve geometry and get lighter and more reliable bikes. It is...
01-31-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,293
Posted By Ldosorio

Regardless of what he paid, I think with better...

Regardless of what he paid, I think with better pictures we can tell him whether it is a good bike or not, that is the actual question.
01-31-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By Ldosorio

I did the same research recently and here are my...

I did the same research recently and here are my conclusions:
1. Cobia and SL2 are basically the same: Same Drivetrain and Fork. Both with Hydraulic Brakes.
2. I like the Cannondale look and also...
01-30-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By Ldosorio

SPeaking of Full Suspension 29er, I would try...

SPeaking of Full Suspension 29er, I would try each one to check which geometry is better and which one fits better.
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