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01-29-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By 251

I've had a pair of XC ATs for a year or so. They...

I've had a pair of XC ATs for a year or so. They are great tires for hard pack and okay for mud/wet conditions. They have less grip than my Fire XC Pros, but roll much faster and have a more...
01-18-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By 251

I changed to a wider set of bars a while ago and...

I changed to a wider set of bars a while ago and still occasionally clip trees. A few weeks ago I got a little too close and my right pinky finger got between my grip and a tree. It threw me down...
12-18-08, 06:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,665
Posted By 251

http://251.org/shared/bike/Eriksen/YETI.jpg

http://251.org/shared/bike/Eriksen/YETI.jpg
12-09-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,045
Posted By 251

If you really want discs then I'd spend the money...

If you really want discs then I'd spend the money to add the tabs. If you go this route get some nice brake line routing 'tabs' like this:
...
12-02-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,468
Posted By 251

What is with all of this crap? I thought this...

What is with all of this crap? I thought this was a bike forum.

Back on topic: Nice bike, now let's see some photos of it covered in mud. :thumb:
11-11-08, 10:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,416
Posted By 251

Calm down. He asked for recommendations for an...

Calm down. He asked for recommendations for an older-style XC bike and I gave him one.
11-11-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,416
Posted By 251

I know exactly where you're coming from. Most of...

I know exactly where you're coming from. Most of the new hardtails have ridiculously slack head tubes and ride like monster trucks. I think you'll find what you're looking for in XC frames made...
11-09-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By 251

I doubt you could upgrade your drive train,...

I doubt you could upgrade your drive train, wheels and brakes for less than the cost of a new bike with the components you want. On the other hand, swapping out parts and building a bike yourself is...
11-04-08, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By 251

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11-03-08, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By 251

MORE is a good resource for trail info in...

MORE is a good resource for trail info in Maryland:
http://www.more-mtb.org/

Some of my Favorite trails in the area are Schaeffer Farm, Gambrill and Fountainhead. Schaeffer is a fast and smooth...
11-02-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,826
Posted By 251

http://251.org/shared/bike/blueParts.jpg ...

http://251.org/shared/bike/blueParts.jpg

http://251.org/shared/bike/SID.jpg

http://251.org/shared/bike/M2parts.jpg
11-01-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By 251

This looks like a pretty good recommendation to...

This looks like a pretty good recommendation to me, but I would (and did) go with an Eriksen over a Moots. The hardtail Erisken has a nicer seat stay design (IMHO), it is full custom (an option on...
11-01-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,826
Posted By 251

Post photos of random bike parts here

This forum needs more photos. My collection of dead replaceable dropouts:

http://251.org/shared/bike/Dropouts.jpg
11-01-08, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By 251

Good point. While most of this stuff is tacky, I...

Good point. While most of this stuff is tacky, I think the chain looks very nice.
10-31-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By 251

http://251.org/shared/bike/Eriksen/Eriksen-Pauls.j...

http://251.org/shared/bike/Eriksen/Eriksen-Pauls.jpg

IMO, discs do not offer a significant advantage for XC. (flame all you want)

I have a set of Paul's Motolites on my Eriksen and a set of...
10-26-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,981
Posted By 251

IMO, clipless is more safe than platforms for XC....

IMO, clipless is more safe than platforms for XC. If you're concerned about unclipping, just set the tension very low and increase tension with confidence.

As far as crashing goes, I have my...
10-23-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,273
Posted By 251

http://251.org/shared/bike/Eriksen/CO-UT/Slickrock...

http://251.org/shared/bike/Eriksen/CO-UT/Slickrock.jpg

http://251.org/shared/bike/Eriksen/CO-UT/Fruita1.jpg

http://251.org/shared/bike/Eriksen/MD/EKht.jpg
10-23-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By 251

I'm not a fan of carbon cranks. I ride a lot of...

I'm not a fan of carbon cranks. I ride a lot of XC and I beat the hell out of my cranks; I'd go XT or XTR.

As far as the wheels go, the Mavic Crossmax SLRs would be at the top of my list.
10-20-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,743
Posted By 251

Hmm, no 60 ft jumps or broken bones, but I did...

Hmm, no 60 ft jumps or broken bones, but I did get in just over 30 miles of mostly singletrack in two hours forty-five minutes on Sunday. It was a sunny, cool fall day in Maryland and the trails...
10-11-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By 251

It is a slippery slope... ...

It is a slippery slope...

http://251.org/shared/bike/All/AllBikes1.jpg
10-09-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,771
Posted By 251

I like my Paul's Neo Retro and Touring brakes,...

I like my Paul's Neo Retro and Touring brakes, though they are a little expensive. I put some Tektro Oryx ($15/pair) brakes on my Wife's bike and she is very happy with them. The Tektros are...
10-04-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,921
Posted By 251

I've ridden my cross bike at Schaeffer Farms, the...

I've ridden my cross bike at Schaeffer Farms, the Hoyles Mill Connector and the Black Hills; all of these trails are in/near Germantown, MD and are all connected. More info: www.more-mtb.org
...
10-04-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,326
Posted By 251

... but not nearly as fun.

... but not nearly as fun.
10-04-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By 251

That looks like a nice bike, but there is a very...

That looks like a nice bike, but there is a very good chance that fork is shot. I've owned two SIDs and neither has been particularly robust. If you're going to make an offer factor in the cost of...
10-04-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,326
Posted By 251

I have a Ti lay-back post on my Ti hardtail, a...

I have a Ti lay-back post on my Ti hardtail, a Thomson Al post on a steel cross frame and a Thomson Al post on an M2 hardtail (pretty much Al). The Ti/Ti combination is nice and smooth while the...
10-01-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By 251

I'm not sure about the SLRs, but my CrossMax XL...

I'm not sure about the SLRs, but my CrossMax XL and ST wheels/hubs have held up very well.
09-24-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By 251

What do I want in a custom hardtail? ...

What do I want in a custom hardtail?

Hmmmm...

titanium
80-100mm travel
quick geometry
flat bars
v-brakes
09-13-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By 251

http://251.org/shared/bike/NewGunnar.jpg ...

http://251.org/shared/bike/NewGunnar.jpg

Works fine. Bring spare tubes and a pump.
08-28-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By 251

Is the play between the pad and carrier or...

Is the play between the pad and carrier or carrier and rest of the brake assembly?
08-27-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,683
Posted By 251

I'm moving from Washington DC to Adelaide, South...

I'm moving from Washington DC to Adelaide, South Australia next year. Are there any parts I should stock-up on prior to moving? Will my extra tubes and chains be worth their weight in gold?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By 251

Wow, you are so helpful. Tried that, now I'm...

Wow, you are so helpful. Tried that, now I'm asking. You should chill out a bit, and BananaTugger should work on his/her reading skills:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By 251

Travel Cases that fit two bikes

I'm moving form the US to Australia for a couple years and am planning on taking two of my bikes plus two of my wife's bikes. I'd like to use two cases that fit two bikes each, but I'm not having...
08-15-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By 251

If you decide to try XC check out Schaeffer Farms...

If you decide to try XC check out Schaeffer Farms (near the Germantown, MD rec. park). The trails are fast and easy; perfect for beginners. Here are some recent shots:
...
08-12-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,683
Posted By 251

Very nice. I like the color.

Very nice. I like the color.
08-10-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By 251

You could run your spoke tension on the low end...

You could run your spoke tension on the low end and or get a cushy seatpost. I have a Kent Eriksen titanium layback post that is very comfy.
08-10-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By 251

Based on the name alone I'd buy the Wahoo. ...

Based on the name alone I'd buy the Wahoo.

Other than that, you should just ride them all and pick the one that works the best for you.
08-09-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By 251

I have a Crossmax XL/ST (F/R) wheels on my...

I have a Crossmax XL/ST (F/R) wheels on my Eriksen and they are nice, but I doubt you will notice much of a difference. The primary reason I went with these was for the ceramic braking surface. ...
08-01-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,518
Posted By 251

32/18t here, doesn't seem too 'crazy' to me. ...

32/18t here, doesn't seem too 'crazy' to me.

http://251.org/shared/bike/M2schaeffer.jpg
07-27-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By 251

Redline 925: ~$500 ...

Redline 925: ~$500

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/redline925-800.jpg

This leaves ~$1500 for a nice hardtail...

http://holamun2.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/cash-wad.jpg
07-26-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,683
Posted By 251

What type/size are those tires? I have...

What type/size are those tires?

I have 32/30mm SpeedMax Pros (F/R) on my cyclocross bike and get more flats than I'd like on the trails:

http://251.org/shared/bike/Pauls.jpg
07-24-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,683
Posted By 251

I rode my old M2 today and got a nice shot: ...

I rode my old M2 today and got a nice shot:

http://251.org/shared/bike/M2schaeffer.jpg
07-23-08, 05:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,628
Posted By 251

I feel the same way about my Eriksen hardtail. ...

I feel the same way about my Eriksen hardtail. The combination of the Ti frame and Ti lay-back seatpost make for a nice cushy ride without the drawbacks of a dual bouncy bike. I need to swap the Ti...
07-22-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,569
Posted By 251

Look here: ...

Look here:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html
07-22-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,628
Posted By 251

I have a titanium hardtail, a couple aluminum/M2...

I have a titanium hardtail, a couple aluminum/M2 hardtails and a steel cyclocross bike. The titanium hardtail is my favorite, no dislikes. The M2 is a great frame and accelerates damn quick with a...
07-22-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,824
Posted By 251

In my case, I haven't found a dual suspension...

In my case, I haven't found a dual suspension frame that I like. I've ridden many, and all of them just didn't do it. While I'm sure some of the bouncy bikes are nice, they just aren't for me. I'm...
07-16-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,090
Posted By 251

IMO, it sounds like your LBS is giving good...

IMO, it sounds like your LBS is giving good advice. On the other hand, it is your bike, so if you want 6" of travel then just buy one. Personally, I'd listen to the opinions at your LBS and factor...
07-16-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By 251

I've had very good luck with DT Swiss XR 4.1...

I've had very good luck with DT Swiss XR 4.1 rims. I recently got ceramic Mavic Crossmax XL (front) and Crossmax SL (rear) and would highly recommend them. I was able to get both wheels for...
07-12-08, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By 251

Weight would not be my primary concern on a bike...

Weight would not be my primary concern on a bike in the $500 range. As stated before, used is probably the best option.
07-11-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By 251

I don't see any problem using XT hubs in this...

I don't see any problem using XT hubs in this application, unless by "wet weather" you mean riding in 3' of water.
07-10-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By 251

Personally, I'd go with XT hubs; they are cheap...

Personally, I'd go with XT hubs; they are cheap and durable. If I wanted something flashy I'd probably get some Paul's or Chris King hubs.
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