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06-23-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,867
Posted By Medic795

6'3, 315 lbs, hardtail 29er, pressure 70 front...

6'3, 315 lbs, hardtail 29er, pressure 70 front and back, mostly cross country and singletrack riding (upstate NY), definitely a novice rider
06-01-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Medic795

Why is it illegal to ride down the trails?

Why is it illegal to ride down the trails?
05-12-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Medic795

What would I be measuring for the axle?? If I...

What would I be measuring for the axle?? If I undo the quick release and unscrew then end, the part that I pull out (what I would assume to be the axle) only seems to be 2 or 3 mm. I couldn't...
05-11-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Medic795

Buying a new fork??

Hey all,

I am considering buying a new fork, but I am sooo confused on how to do it, or even what I am looking for. I know I want something more durable, and I know some decent brands, but I...
05-03-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,274
Posted By Medic795

I have an under the seat bag that I have a spare...

I have an under the seat bag that I have a spare tube, 2 tire levers, co2 cartridge and inflation device, chain breaker, quick links, quick link tool, hex wrench tool (multiple sizes) phone, ID,...
04-17-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Medic795

I use my 29er for both off-road and on-road also....

I use my 29er for both off-road and on-road also. I got 700x38 road tires and I just swap them on and off depending on where I am riding. Makes a noticeable difference when I'm on the road trails,...
02-17-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By Medic795

I use a standard pair of HiTek hiking shoes. The...

I use a standard pair of HiTek hiking shoes. The tread on the shoes grips the pedals pretty well (no slipping off of the side or forward or backwards), and if I need to get off and go by foot...
09-30-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By Medic795

I definitely go easier when I'm alone, just for...

I definitely go easier when I'm alone, just for those same reasons. I have friends from work though that I go with sometimes so I don't have to worry about getting together with clubs once a week. ...
09-10-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 952
Posted By Medic795

I made it all the way through :-D wOOt :-D ...

I made it all the way through :-D wOOt :-D Half-way decent movie for what it is
09-05-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,748
Posted By Medic795

take a look at the giant talon 0. I have the...

take a look at the giant talon 0. I have the Talon 1, and I love it. The Talon 0 has better componants, and retails for around 1100
08-26-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By Medic795

They aren't snapping in half. What appears to be...

They aren't snapping in half. What appears to be happening is that the side plate is bending away from the pin and its breaking the chain there. Based on what people are saying, and my ****ty...
08-20-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,025
Posted By Medic795

I have a 2012 Talon 1 and love it. If you...

I have a 2012 Talon 1 and love it. If you haven't ridden with hydro brakes, try it. At the LBS I was going to get the talon 2, but then once I felt the difference between hydro and cable brakes I...
08-20-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Medic795

I have a 2012 Giant Talon 1. So far I love this...

I have a 2012 Giant Talon 1. So far I love this bike. The only problems I have had with it was a cassette with 1 broken tooth and a bent tooth (ran it into a tree), and I keep snapping the chains...
08-20-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By Medic795

I do have a problem with shifting under pressure....

I do have a problem with shifting under pressure. I try to stay in the higher gear to keep the momentum up, then by the time I realize I need to shift lower its too late :-\. I am pretty...
08-20-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By Medic795

snapping chains like its my job

Hey again,

I have a 2012 Giant Talon 1. The stock chain is a KMC Z7. 2 months ago I was riding a trail, hit a step part while I was in to high of a gear (meaning a smaller gear in back and...
08-13-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,844
Posted By Medic795

I have a 2012 Talon 1 with a Suntour fork with a...

I have a 2012 Talon 1 with a Suntour fork with a lockout. I assume its a similar fork though, and I have had no problems with it what-so-ever. I've taken it on nice trails, some decent downhills,...
07-01-12, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By Medic795

I would tell everybody. That way it can become...

I would tell everybody. That way it can become immensely popular, and you can tell everybody that you know about these trails BEFORE they were cool and mainstream, and laugh knowingly as you ride...
06-04-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Medic795

This is definitely a broken tooth. There is no...

This is definitely a broken tooth. There is no matching missing tooth on any of the other cogs, its a jagged break, and the outer metal is gunmetal grey, and where is broken is a lighter grey.
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06-03-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Medic795

How do you manually assist the derailleur??

How do you manually assist the derailleur??
06-03-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Medic795

Thanks for the response. I don't have a stand,...

Thanks for the response. I don't have a stand, and I don't like turning the bike upside down (when I do I have significantly more lever travel with the hydro brakes, next on the list will be to...
06-03-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Medic795

Broken Tooth

Hello,

I have a Giant Talon 1 29er, and while cleaning the chain, I noticed that one of the teeth on the second to smallest cog is broken off. Is this something I should be worried about?? I am...
05-03-12, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,056
Posted By Medic795

Cleaning mountain bikes?

Hello,

Whats the best way to clean your mountain bike after a ride?? I'm thinking a garden hose and some water :-D
04-29-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Medic795

The bike shop is almost an hour away, plus I...

The bike shop is almost an hour away, plus I really want to learn how to fix/maintain my bike on my own. I was a car mechanic for years, and a bike doesn't really seem all that different.
04-29-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Medic795

Avid Eliixir 1 Hydraulic disks are soft - Talon 1 29er

Good evening, I have a 2012 Giant Talon 1 29er with the Avid Elixir hydraulic brakes. The rear brake is kinda soft. Rolling it around, the rear brake will lock up the back wheel, but the lever will...
Forum: Introductions
04-22-12, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Medic795

Hey from upstate NY

Hey,

I am Chris, from the Clifton Park NY/Glenville NY area. I just picked up a Giant Talon 1 29er on a large frame. I need a big bike since I am 6'3 and 315. I can't wait to get it out on some...
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