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04-03-18, 03:44 PM
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Posted By jase33

My wife has a Neko 2 and we ride trails ranging...

My wife has a Neko 2 and we ride trails ranging from hard pack, rail trails and occasionally she will try some beginner single track. We both have MAXXIS Ramblers on our DS's and they have been great.
11-22-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,417
Posted By jase33

pss10s Both the Specialized Sirrus & Trek FX2 are...

pss10s Both the Specialized Sirrus & Trek FX2 are great bikes. I believe you would enjoy either one of them.
11-22-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By jase33

flower6464 Probably because a single nick of the...

flower6464 Probably because a single nick of the carbon could render the frame "unsafe" and prone to failure. Although that would be the extreme I think manufactures expect frame failure to be caused...
11-22-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By jase33

m7ickey Are you able to find a model number on...

m7ickey Are you able to find a model number on the brake assembly somewhere? That would help direct a search for the correct pad. All I remember about Tektro v-brakes is if it has 4 grooves in the...
10-26-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 824,546
Posted By jase33

Brooke1687 I use a CycleOps Jet Fluid Pro with my...

Brooke1687 I use a CycleOps Jet Fluid Pro with my DS4. I've never tried with the stock tire but when I used it with the Maxxis Rambler tires I have on the bike now it wasn't too loud but it sure...
10-19-17, 08:50 PM
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Posted By jase33

CONGRATS!!! That's a good looking bike! :thumb:

CONGRATS!!! That's a good looking bike! :thumb:
10-09-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 311,237
Posted By jase33

I'm currently in the process of winterizing my...

I'm currently in the process of winterizing my DS-4 for outdoor use. Winter can't come fast enough here! Love winter in the desert!


degreasing & cleaning
adjusting tire pressures
new brake...
10-06-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 824,546
Posted By jase33

Wow, that's crazy. Definitely go somewhere else.

Wow, that's crazy. Definitely go somewhere else.
10-02-17, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 824,546
Posted By jase33

Welcome to the forum and glad you enjoyed the...

Welcome to the forum and glad you enjoyed the read. I have the DS4 but I can share with you what I saw in the DS1 & 2 when I was looking into the DS line. I too came from mountain biking and XC...
08-23-17, 03:10 PM
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Views: 824,546
Posted By jase33

Why not keep the original suspension fork locked...

Why not keep the original suspension fork locked out? I'm just curious not trying to talk you out of it.
08-22-17, 06:03 PM
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Posted By jase33

I switched pedals as I also have wide feet. Nice...

I switched pedals as I also have wide feet. Nice wide Shimano flats.
08-20-17, 08:14 PM
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Views: 15,878
Posted By jase33

I've been posing as the black sheep of my road...

I've been posing as the black sheep of my road bike friends for a while and I have really improved. I'm averaging 23.6mph on rides of at least an hour and a half.
08-20-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,863
Posted By jase33

I also live in ride in the desert and I use...

I also live in ride in the desert and I use Finish Line dry lube. It's always been good for me but I'm a bit OCD about my chain. I clean and lube it after every ride.
08-19-17, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 824,546
Posted By jase33

Karmajack Good looking bike and welcome to the...

Karmajack Good looking bike and welcome to the club! Enjoy!
08-18-17, 07:02 PM
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Views: 4,129
Posted By jase33

I highly recommend the DS line. I have the DS4...

I highly recommend the DS line. I have the DS4 and absolutely love it on pavement and on trails.
08-18-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 824,546
Posted By jase33

jbw57 You are very right in saying there is not...

jbw57 You are very right in saying there is not much of a difference between the DS3 and DS4. I went with the 4 mainly because of color and the remote lockout on the fork. For me that was a huge item...
08-15-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,883
Posted By jase33

coominya My point exactly. If the fork that came...

coominya My point exactly. If the fork that came with your bike does not meet your type of riding then get one that does. But don't say they're not good just because they dont meet your preference....
08-15-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,883
Posted By jase33

That's a bit of a stretch for a comparison, IMO....

That's a bit of a stretch for a comparison, IMO. An inexpensive fork has a place and type of riding it's meant for and much better than getting used to a ridgid fork if you're riding gravel or light...
08-15-17, 11:05 AM
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Posted By jase33

I have the MX-80 pedals and absolutely love them....

I have the MX-80 pedals and absolutely love them. I have wide feet and the large surface area of the pedals really keep things comfortable.
08-13-17, 06:10 PM
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Views: 14,476
Posted By jase33

Giant has a weight limit chart in the owners...

Giant has a weight limit chart in the owners manual.
08-13-17, 04:32 PM
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Views: 824,546
Posted By jase33

I have the DS4 and ride very similar trails...

I have the DS4 and ride very similar trails you're on and would highly recommend the DS line. But don't fool yourself into thinking that the DS3 or DS4 requires any greater skill to ride than the...
08-13-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,026
Posted By jase33

I have Maxxis Ramblers...

I have Maxxis Ramblers (http://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-512-rambler) on my bike and they're fast on pavement and hold very well on hard pack and gravel trails. These are 700x38 but they also come...
08-13-17, 02:57 PM
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Posted By jase33

Did 44 miles in 100+ degrees around the Wetlands...

Did 44 miles in 100+ degrees around the Wetlands Preserve near Las Vegas. Biking is hard:p. Oh, and don't trust your sun stroked riding partner to take a decent picture. But if you look closely you...
08-12-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,086
Posted By jase33

Had a coyote run out right in front of me today...

Had a coyote run out right in front of me today and scare the heck out of me. I thought I was going to hit it, crash and get eaten. That whole scenario played through my head in a split second....
08-12-17, 04:39 PM
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Views: 824,546
Posted By jase33

Garnone Congrats on the new bike!

Garnone

Congrats on the new bike!
08-10-17, 10:16 PM
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Views: 5,883
Posted By jase33

My girl is paranoid about losing things and has a...

My girl is paranoid about losing things and has a bag on one of her bikes that sits on top of the top tube just behind the stem. It's small and slopes down, holds what she needs and has a pocket on...
08-10-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,263
Posted By jase33

Congratz!! Glad to hear they lowered the price....

Congratz!! Glad to hear they lowered the price. My girl had a mat bag that is a back pack she uses when she rides to class. It holds her towel and other stuff and makes it easy. I will get a pic of...
08-10-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,263
Posted By jase33

Wow that seems priced a bit high for the FX3. My...

Wow that seems priced a bit high for the FX3. My LBS has the Women's 2017 FX3 for $549 and tge 2018 for $599.And I know if I walked in with cash I could get maybe another 5-10% off.
08-09-17, 08:17 PM
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Posted By jase33

Sorry. Off topic I know but this makes me laugh...

Sorry. Off topic I know but this makes me laugh every time I see it.

http://i.imgur.com/k3n4qKE.jpg
08-09-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 264,394
Posted By jase33

When I changed the drive train on my bike I used...

When I changed the drive train on my bike I used a 36T with an 11-46 cassette and it had trouble shifting into the largest cog with a medium cage RD. No matter what I tried the best I could get it to...
08-09-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,982
Posted By jase33

I know you can run a 1.5" tire on the FCR but not...

I know you can run a 1.5" tire on the FCR but not sure about any bigger. If I recall correctly I thing the 1.5's were fairly tight. You should measure the space between front fork and the rear...
08-09-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,263
Posted By jase33

@ HLZ Welcome to the forum. All of the bikes...

@ HLZ Welcome to the forum.

All of the bikes you listed are very good bikes and reasonably comparable. I am sure you will get an overwhelming response here for the Trek FX as they are no doubt...
08-09-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 824,546
Posted By jase33

Cormaac Congrats on the new bike!! I have...

Cormaac Congrats on the new bike!!

I have the DS4 and I am sure you will love it. I can tell you that the stock tires are a bit slow on pavement so if you feel that you may want to look into some...
08-08-17, 10:28 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 264,394
Posted By jase33

I have a 42T chain ring with an 11-42 cassette...

I have a 42T chain ring with an 11-42 cassette no my DS4 and it's perfect for me. The bike came with a 2x10 setup but I noticed I never shifted from the large chain ring so I got rid of the second...
08-07-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By jase33

FWH123 As long as you use SPD cleats they will...

FWH123 As long as you use SPD cleats they will work.
08-07-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By jase33

FWH123 Yes. You can use those pedals with your...

FWH123 Yes. You can use those pedals with your normal shoes or cleats. You can also search for "SPD/flat" or "campus pedals" or "combination pedals". They're pretty common. I am not a fan of "combo"...
08-07-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By jase33

FWH123 Yes. You can use those pedals with your...

FWH123 Yes. You can use those pedals with your normal shoes or cleats. You can also search for "SPD/flat" or "campus pedals" or "combination pedals". They're pretty common.
08-07-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,086
Posted By jase33

Haulover (not sure about spelling)

Haulover (not sure about spelling)
08-06-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,086
Posted By jase33

I was recently in South Florida and went for ride...

I was recently in South Florida and went for ride with some friends. This pic is all I can safely post to indicate the type of "Wildlife" I encountered.

http://i.imgur.com/WDNNIlW.jpg
07-16-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By jase33

Congrats! That's a nice looking bike. What color...

Congrats! That's a nice looking bike. What color did you get?
07-16-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By jase33

Koja78 Good choice! That's a great bike.

Koja78 Good choice! That's a great bike.
07-16-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By jase33

The LBS's in my area don't deal in used bikes...

The LBS's in my area don't deal in used bikes they just go with bicycle blue book and ship them off. The used bike market here is limited to CL and pawn shops. That said not all box store bikes are...
07-16-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,486
Posted By jase33

I have the DS 4 and love it though I still had to...

I have the DS 4 and love it though I still had to make some adjustments/changes to the seat, stem and handlebars to fit me perfectly and not aggravate my spine injury. All three of the bikes you've...
07-12-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By jase33

discmaterials If you get a box store bike...

discmaterials

If you get a box store bike just be sure to really check it over before you ride it. The kids at Walmart/Target usually don't have experience nor concern enough to assemble it well.
07-12-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 40,472
Posted By jase33

Yeah, it's just the lighting in the photo.

Yeah, it's just the lighting in the photo.
07-12-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 40,472
Posted By jase33

Yes. That is the same Trek Viper Red. You can see...

Yes. That is the same Trek Viper Red. You can see it better in the pics 1911bg posted in THIS (http://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/947094-official-trek-ds-owners-thread-54.html#post19703156)...
07-11-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By jase33

The Cannondale CX is nice bike. Congrats!

The Cannondale CX is nice bike. Congrats!
07-11-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,770
Posted By jase33

Just wiping the chain will not remove sand and...

Just wiping the chain will not remove sand and dirt from inside the chain. That's the cause of the most wear on the drive train.
07-11-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 40,472
Posted By jase33

At the level of component they are putting on...

At the level of component they are putting on those bikes you would not really notice any difference. They will both do what they were designed to do, stop the bike. People that say one is better...
07-11-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 567,526
Posted By jase33

mrodgers - Looks it was a fun trip. I wish we had...

mrodgers - Looks it was a fun trip. I wish we had more like that here in Nevada.
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