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03-23-17, 07:45 PM
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Posted By slowride454

too bad you have to stay west if the...

too bad you have to stay west if the Mississippi... Wausau24 (http://www.wausau24.com/)
03-02-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By slowride454

Personally I like them to a point. I've...

Personally I like them to a point. I've compromised on 750's for my XC, trail and fatbike. That being said, I have gotten wedged between trees during XC races with the 750 bars. I run 780 on my...
02-06-17, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By slowride454

rebuild the fork. I rebuilt my Recon a few years...

rebuild the fork. I rebuilt my Recon a few years ago. I upgraded the damper to a Motion Control unit from a higher end fork with the same ID. Then make sure you use plenty of Slick Honey when...
10-12-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By slowride454

thru axle Firestarter Carbon Fork | Parts &...

thru axle
Firestarter Carbon Fork | Parts & Accessories | Salsa Cycles (http://salsacycles.com/components/category/forks/firestarter_carbon_fork)
CroMoto Grande 29?er Thru-Axle, Tapered | Parts &...
10-11-16, 09:29 PM
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Views: 1,342
Posted By slowride454

bicycle blue book

bicycle blue book
10-11-16, 09:28 PM
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Views: 1,188
Posted By slowride454

Salsa Firestarter or Cutthroat both would fit the...

Salsa Firestarter or Cutthroat both would fit the bill.
09-16-16, 12:46 PM
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Posted By slowride454

watch for take offs on craigslist, facebook,...

watch for take offs on craigslist, facebook, ebay, etc...


I've gotten awesome deals. I got a set of Avid XX front and rear for $125. I've gotten front and rear 400 series Shimano for $79...
08-25-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By slowride454

the last couple pages in this thread talk about...

the last couple pages in this thread talk about Olympic gear.


XCM/XCO World Cup Equipment...- Mtbr.com (http://forums.mtbr.com/xc-racing-training/xcm-xco-world-cup-equipment-1007329.html)
07-11-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,198
Posted By slowride454

I have one FS, one HT, and two rigid mountain...

I have one FS, one HT, and two rigid mountain bikes. I love all of them for different reasons and different uses.
06-14-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,449
Posted By slowride454

I like my MTB saddles to be flat. For the road I...

I like my MTB saddles to be flat. For the road I like a very slight flare at the back of the saddle.
06-08-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By slowride454

Whistler BC closer to my home...northern...

Whistler BC

closer to my home...northern Wisconsin
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05-23-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By slowride454

here is a much more expensive one without those...

here is a much more expensive one without those pesky cranks

This freaky electric motorbike was 3D printed with metal powder...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By slowride454

The quality/price of the bike usually dictates...

The quality/price of the bike usually dictates the quality/price of the saddle.

The saddle that came stock on a Mongoose Vinson fatbike was an ass hatchet.


The other issue, I do hear about...
05-03-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By slowride454

one of my group riding buddies has one of those....

one of my group riding buddies has one of those. After his stroke his balance is gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By slowride454

when I switched from SPD-SL to Speedplay Light...

when I switched from SPD-SL to Speedplay Light Action I noticed a big difference in how fresh I felt after long rides. I switched because I was having foot pain from being too locked in.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By slowride454

going into a ride that long without many miles...

going into a ride that long without many miles under your belt maybe you should look at getting some high TPI endurance style 28C tires so you can have a little more cushion. Maybe some new bartape...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,033
Posted By slowride454

Started road riding back in the day on a Schwinn...

Started road riding back in the day on a Schwinn Paramount with Campy stem shifters. I sure miss that bike. I ride Microshift and SRAM now and here is why. My hands don't get along with Shimano...
04-18-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By slowride454

The Zaskar is a racey XC rig. The riding...

The Zaskar is a racey XC rig. The riding position it is designed for is not necessarily going to be comfortable. I suffered from hand issues with my XC bikes at first. Do lots of core exercises...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,905
Posted By slowride454

I finish century rides faster and fresher on my...

I finish century rides faster and fresher on my Apex equipped Roubaix than I did on my Force equipped aluminum Nashbar bike.
04-03-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By slowride454

ride both up steep hills. Personally I can't get...

ride both up steep hills. Personally I can't get along well with the Specialized rear suspension, especially on the Camber. I ended up getting a Salsa Spearfish.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,736
Posted By slowride454

anything is possible, but when I switched from...

anything is possible, but when I switched from delta style cleats/pedals to Speedplay Light action, all of my knee and foot pain disappeared. For me more float and not locking my toes worked wonders.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 14,148
Posted By slowride454

Well it has been in my case. 2012 spent about...

Well it has been in my case. 2012 spent about $8K. 2013 spent about 7K. 2014 spent about $6. 2015 spent about $6K. 2016 I only see myself spending around $2K, $3K tops. I now am starting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 14,148
Posted By slowride454

a little. I started riding 4 years ago. I went...

a little. I started riding 4 years ago. I went from zero bikes to 4 in the first year. Now I have 8(I even sold 3) and only see myself getting another 2 or 3 before my stable is full. The high...
03-08-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By slowride454

Spawn Cycles makes square taper cranks all the...

Spawn Cycles makes square taper cranks all the way down to 89mm. That's what I put on my son's bike.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-16, 01:47 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 122,288
Posted By slowride454

it all depends on your weight and snow...

it all depends on your weight and snow conditions. I ride 4.7 and many times wished for more tire this winter. I am fat and slow.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-01-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 122,288
Posted By slowride454

you might have to modify off the shelf pogies. I...

you might have to modify off the shelf pogies. I have a set of the Microshift/Nashbar shifters on my Soma Double Cross and regular pogies do not work with the cable exiting the side of the hood like...
02-24-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By slowride454

There are levels below XT also. I use XTR M9020...

There are levels below XT also. I use XTR M9020 Trail on my rigid single speed. XT M785 Trail on my FS XC bike and fatbike, and the M530 on the gravelgrinder/commuter and All-Mountain hardtail. ...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-31-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,772
Posted By slowride454

some may not like them. I love mine. I race...

some may not like them. I love mine. I race almost every weekend from mid-December until mid-March. Sure beats sitting on the trainer in the basement for hours on the weekends. For commuting I...
01-13-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,951
Posted By slowride454

I love my Salsa Spearfish with only 80mm in back...

I love my Salsa Spearfish with only 80mm in back and 100mm up front. I used to get sore feet when racing over 20 miles, now I do not. I am faster everywhere compared to my hardtail. If you ride...
12-09-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,987
Posted By slowride454

how much snow will you be riding in? I have a...

how much snow will you be riding in? I have a 29er, 29+, 27.5+ , and a couple fatbikes. Each has their own set of strengths and weaknesses.
11-30-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,116
Posted By slowride454

there are some tame local trails were I am faster...

there are some tame local trails were I am faster on my rigid SS 29er than I am on my geared HT or FS rigs. I like the SS for training rides. Makes me charge hills instead of sitting and spinning. ...
11-20-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,671
Posted By slowride454

I use the Specialized Body Geometry ergon style...

I use the Specialized Body Geometry ergon style grips with wide carbon bars on my rigid single speed. They work great. I can ride for a few hours without any numbness. I am considering adding them...
09-29-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,244
Posted By slowride454

will these e-bikes give me e-balls too? Where I...

will these e-bikes give me e-balls too? Where I lose my riding buddies is in the single track where I they fly like a scared bunny and I'm like an angry gorilla.
09-28-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,244
Posted By slowride454

I can't wait until my local race series has a...

I can't wait until my local race series has a class for these. Maybe they could eliminate the crankset all together and just provide some stable pegs to make it easier to control. Then they could...
09-18-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By slowride454

This...especially for the Cheq 40. You are going...

This...especially for the Cheq 40. You are going to need lots of electrolytes. Those hills are no joke.
09-13-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By slowride454

I picked up a lightly used Specialized Carve SL...

I picked up a lightly used Specialized Carve SL earlier this year for $675. You just have to watch for deals.
09-01-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,315
Posted By slowride454

In my opinion, bar width is no different than...

In my opinion, bar width is no different than saddle height. It is all related to body dimensions, fit and riding style. I have wider shoulders than most so I need a bit wider bar. I run 750s on...
08-12-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By slowride454

Mostly stock rigid singlespeed. Size Medium....

Mostly stock rigid singlespeed. Size Medium. Swapped to a Raceface 32T chainring and KMC chain. I changed the seatpost with the carbon one from my Roubaix. Raceface Ride 60mm stem and carbon 780mm...
08-11-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By slowride454

I bought a lightly used Specialized Carve SL for...

I bought a lightly used Specialized Carve SL for $675. I added a few minor weight saving upgrades like carbon seatpost and bars. With tubeless RaRas it is right at 20 pounds.
08-11-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,633
Posted By slowride454

he is not your friend 2003 Specialized...

he is not your friend

2003 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp - New and Used Bike Value...
08-03-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,976
Posted By slowride454

I am using those Evolution brake mounts on my 4...

I am using those Evolution brake mounts on my 4 year old sons Hotrock 16. They work okay, but take a lot of time to get set up properly.
07-31-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By slowride454

if you are dead set on skinnier tires then a set...

if you are dead set on skinnier tires then a set of quality 26x1.75 like these would work well
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tire > Components > Wheels, Tires and Tubes > Tires | Jenson USA...
07-23-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,102
Posted By slowride454

These are my baseline pressures I run at 240# all...

These are my baseline pressures I run at 240# all geared up
4F/6R 26X4.8 tube-rigid
6F/8R 26x4.0 tube-rigid
11F/14R 27.5X2.8 tubeless-HT
10F/20R 29X3.0/29X2.35 tube-rigid
20F/22R 29x2.2...
07-10-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,952
Posted By slowride454

yeah so that damned pesky exercise doesn't get in...

yeah so that damned pesky exercise doesn't get in the way. HTFU
07-08-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,952
Posted By slowride454

I have all of the wheels sizes for particular...

I have all of the wheels sizes for particular purposes and conditions.

XC race - Salsa Spearfish FS 29er
Fatbike/winter racing - Mongoose Vinson rigid 26
XC singlespeed fun - Specialized Carve...
07-06-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By slowride454

I have a Carve SL with a set of Velocity P35s...

I have a Carve SL with a set of Velocity P35s laced to XT hubs. I run a Chupacabra 29x3.0 in front and have fit a Conti Trail King 29x2.4 in back for sloppy spring conditions.
06-20-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By slowride454

I building a Salsa Spearfish right now. Can't...

I building a Salsa Spearfish right now. Can't wait to ride it.
05-20-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By slowride454

if you get a fork with a standard steerer tube...

if you get a fork with a standard steerer tube you will need to get a new upper bearing for the headset also.
05-19-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By slowride454

Since this on a Giant, is the steerer Overdrive...

Since this on a Giant, is the steerer Overdrive or Overdrive 2? If you have a standard tapered steerer you could get a RS Sektor or X Fusion Velvet for under $400
05-16-15, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By slowride454

there are some brand new Fuji Outland frames on...

there are some brand new Fuji Outland frames on ebay for under $500 right now.
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