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05-24-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By jrhoneOC

OK...I will jump in and hijack the thread with my...

OK...I will jump in and hijack the thread with my specs...I am looking for a new rear tire. The bike is a 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x hardtail. I ride mostly XC and some pavement. Rides are usually...
05-23-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By jrhoneOC

Fork options for Straight steerer and QR

Looking to upgrade my 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x with a new fork. Its got a Suntour XCM coil spring now. So far I have looking into the SR Suntour upgrade program to get a Raidon or Epixon. Rockshox...
05-22-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just pulled the trigger on the Box On 1x11...

Just pulled the trigger on the Box On 1x11 groupset. Comes with everything I need at a great price...plus its heavily discounted. Its like I am getting a higher level of components at a great...
05-22-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By jrhoneOC

FYI...Specialized just dropped the Pitch line. ...

FYI...Specialized just dropped the Pitch line. Well kinda...The Pitch and Rockhopper were the EXACT same bikes with the only difference being wheel size. The Pitch was 27.5 and the Rockhopper 29. ...
05-22-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By jrhoneOC

Specialized Rockhopper Comp. Its $750 brand new...

Specialized Rockhopper Comp. Its $750 brand new with a 1x drivetrain. Great bike. I am biased though....
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05-21-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By jrhoneOC

just looked into it. Not bad at all. Have u had...

just looked into it. Not bad at all. Have u had issues with dropping the chain and do u use a chain guard? I saw a review of maybe an older model and their only gripe was it dropped the chain...
05-13-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By jrhoneOC

That's the plan now.

That's the plan now.
05-13-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks Lefty...I put a Specialized Command Post...

Thanks Lefty...I put a Specialized Command Post Dropper on my current Rockhopper so if I got a new bike, I would swap it over. 11-42 is mostly good..there is one really section that gets me every...
05-13-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By jrhoneOC

New Rockhopper or Upgrade Last years Rockhopper?

I thought I had it ALL figured out. I bought my bike in Sept last year and was just getting into MT biking. I realize I LOVE it for the exercise and have gotten very comfortable on the bike racking...
12-07-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks for the concern...yes I am...

Thanks for the concern...yes I am eating...working out daily too. At least an hour of cardio a day. Basically 3 pounds a week has come off. Drink tons of water...eat more protein, cut out...
12-06-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By jrhoneOC

Over 500 miles...Over 45 pounds since 9/1/19

Bought my bike on September first. It was a purchase to jump start my exercise and activity. I was 50, 5’ 10” tall and 230 pounds. Ihaf lost weight before and got down to 170 (which was too thin)...
11-22-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By jrhoneOC

Strava, Its free for the basic stuff which is...

Strava, Its free for the basic stuff which is what you are asking and can be run from your phone...I would say to look into one more thing. Apple Watch. I run Strava from my watch. Doesnt even...
11-22-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By jrhoneOC

I got some Baleaf shorts on Amazon ...

I got some Baleaf shorts on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Baleaf-Padded-Bicycle-Cycling-Underwear/dp/B00MTE6PU4/ref=sr_1_32?dchild=1&keywords=baleaf+shorts&qid=1574477571&sr=8-32

I use those...
11-13-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By jrhoneOC

Installed the Specialized IRCC Command Post and...

Installed the Specialized IRCC Command Post and it all went well. The only issue is the post is about 10-15mm higher than my rigid post with the post fully extended and it as far down as it will go...
11-11-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,700
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks foe all the responses. Im still learning...

Thanks foe all the responses. Im still learning alot about mountain biking and was wondering if weight would make a huge difference with all other things being equal or close to it. For my riding...
11-11-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By jrhoneOC

thats hat i was thinking. thats why i didnt try...

thats hat i was thinking. thats why i didnt try it yet.
11-11-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By jrhoneOC

I weigh 190. I will dial in more rebound and see...

I weigh 190. I will dial in more rebound and see if that helps with that.
11-10-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By jrhoneOC

Big Clunk from the front end....shock??

I have a Rockhopper Comp 1X with a Suntour XCM coil shock. I was riding down a pretty steep grade that was bumpy and fast. Everything was good then suddenly BANG. Sounded like a metallic clunk. ...
11-04-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just an update. I found a new Specialized IRCC...

Just an update. I found a new Specialized IRCC Command Post at a crazy price. $150. Its reviewed well and has a great remote and it will match the bike well. Will report back to how it works on...
11-03-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By jrhoneOC

I have the Advent in a 9 speed system....I think...

I have the Advent in a 9 speed system....I think its the minimum amount of gears for Mt Biking.
10-28-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By jrhoneOC

Narrowed it down to the KS LEV SI and the Brand X...

Narrowed it down to the KS LEV SI and the Brand X Ascend. The Brand X is rated and reviewed very favorably for $150. Plus another $20 off for being a new customer. So $130. Thats hard to beat.
10-28-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By jrhoneOC

yup thats def out of the price range.

yup thats def out of the price range.
10-28-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By jrhoneOC

The Reverb stealth B1 125mm is on sale for 180 at...

The Reverb stealth B1 125mm is on sale for 180 at JensonUSA. Thats actually one of the cheapest.
10-28-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By jrhoneOC

yup got that. 30.9 diameter. Looks like 125mm...

yup got that. 30.9 diameter. Looks like 125mm version is the largest that will fit my frame and its internally routed. KS LEV SI is so far at the top of the list.
10-27-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,402
Posted By jrhoneOC

Awesome!!! Congrats!!!

Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
10-26-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,422
Posted By jrhoneOC

Yes! I had an old pair i used for jogging. ...

Yes! I had an old pair i used for jogging. Those broke so i went to Dicks and picked a $20 pair of glasses that are polarized and have UV rejection. Maybe someday i will look into something more...
10-26-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By jrhoneOC

Dropper Posts. Which one??

Id prefer not spending $300 on a dropper post for a $700 bike. So what are some good options for me that wont break the bank? Is used an option? Saw some reviews that said the Rockshox Reverb...
10-25-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,700
Posted By jrhoneOC

Lets make it simple. On a 30 pound bike us 2...

Lets make it simple. On a 30 pound bike us 2 pounds weight loss significant. How about 3? 5? What’s significant that someone other than a racer would feel?

If i went from a 30 pound bike...
10-25-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,700
Posted By jrhoneOC

yes i know this. That wasnt the question. I know...

yes i know this. That wasnt the question. I know a more expensive fork will be lighter AND perform better because its a better fork. If I am speaking of Frame alone. And one frame is 8 pounds and...
10-25-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,700
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks. Im not looking to dump money into this...

Thanks. Im not looking to dump money into this bike. Its a brand new bike and im learning and getting into shape on it. Currently it far exceeds my abilities so I am very happy with it. I was...
10-24-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,700
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks...I am working on the body....down 32...

Thanks...I am working on the body....down 32 pounds and going. Goal is 50-60. THAT I can feel already.
10-24-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,700
Posted By jrhoneOC

What is a significant weight difference on a MTB?

Just looking at specs and geometry on a few bikes compared to mine and I noticed that from a geometry perspective some much more expensive bikes have the EXACT same geometry. Yes there are more...
10-21-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,005
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just got a set of Race Face Chesters....LOVE...

Just got a set of Race Face Chesters....LOVE them.

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10-21-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By jrhoneOC

I will look into some shin guards. I havent had...

I will look into some shin guards. I havent had any shin strikes but it just takes one to ruin your day lol.
10-21-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By jrhoneOC

I have found that my cardio endurance seems to be...

I have found that my cardio endurance seems to be my limiting factor at this point. I am able to do the tough trails from a strength perspective but it seems like my chest is on fire at that point...
10-20-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By jrhoneOC

this ride was paved but im getting there!!

this ride was paved but im getting there!!
10-20-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By jrhoneOC

6 weeks ago...struggled to do 5 miles...20+ miles today

I bought my bike about 6 weeks ago. It was to motivate my fitness. I went on what I thought would be an easy ride. It was 5 miles of pain. The trail won that day. In that time I have exercised...
10-20-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By jrhoneOC

Did 20 miles on the Chesters this morning. Great...

Did 20 miles on the Chesters this morning. Great grip. Too much at first, it took a bit to get used to the grip, but after a few miles they felt perfect. Forgot about the pedals and the grip (or...
10-19-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By jrhoneOC

First Bike Mod...Race Face Chester Pedals

My bike came with the Specialized Dirt Platforms and they seemed ok until they got wet...then they were slick as ice. So i wanted something cheap, light, well made and with hood grip. All the...
10-19-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By jrhoneOC

They do make some for climbing that are nice...

They do make some for climbing that are nice looking. Wonder how well they would work for mountain biking. The mesh ones I like alot. Look very comfortable.
10-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By jrhoneOC

I am just not feeling the 510s. I mean to me...

I am just not feeling the 510s. I mean to me they are hideous. Lol. I am looking at the Adidas Terrex Trail which they say shares the same sole as the 510.
10-18-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By jrhoneOC

Ordered the Raceface Chesters. $35 on amazon and...

Ordered the Raceface Chesters. $35 on amazon and i had an amazon gift card to cover that. We will see how they work Sunday on my ride.
10-17-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By jrhoneOC

Looking for good (inexpensive?) platform pedals...Crank Bros vs RaceFace vs ??

Looking for some replacements to my Specialized dirt pedals. When wet they absolutely suck. Looking for some options and there are:

RaceFace Chester $35
Specialized Bennies $80
Rock Bros $20
...
10-17-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,514
Posted By jrhoneOC

Love Strava. I was just thinking yesterday how...

Love Strava. I was just thinking yesterday how much you get for absolutely free. Found it because a few friends who are MT Bikers use it so I decided to give it a try. When I was look at bikes the...
10-15-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,335
Posted By jrhoneOC

Nice looking bike. Enjoy!!

Nice looking bike. Enjoy!!
10-14-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,335
Posted By jrhoneOC

I think many here were very confused by the post...

I think many here were very confused by the post (I know I was!) because the part about the comfort bike riding position was kinda left out. Sounds like you ended up with what you wanted so how you...
10-14-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,335
Posted By jrhoneOC

Sounds like you wanted a comfort bike that had...

Sounds like you wanted a comfort bike that had front suspension. So you bought a XC mountain bike and changed it...Enjoy!
10-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,355
Posted By jrhoneOC

Funny u mention Cholla. I go there once a month...

Funny u mention Cholla. I go there once a month and i use that to gauge my ability. I have not been able to complete it. I can get about 1/3 of the way at this point. I think there are some...
10-14-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,005
Posted By jrhoneOC

Used to use clip ins many years ago. Now that i...

Used to use clip ins many years ago. Now that i am getting back into biking i am enjoying the platforms because i was never 100% comfortable with the clipless.

I do miss the ability to pull up...
10-13-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,335
Posted By jrhoneOC

Congrats on the new bike...hope it works well for...

Congrats on the new bike...hope it works well for you.
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