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01-05-10, 10:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,881
Posted By Cakes

I rode the Maxxis Ignitors front and back last...

I rode the Maxxis Ignitors front and back last season up here in the mountains and in the sandier climes of Gunnison, CO and really liked them. I rode 2.4s. Under 2.0 is real skinny IMO. 131431
12-27-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By Cakes

Welcome to the dirt. Great bike to get started...

Welcome to the dirt. Great bike to get started on. I hope you and your husband really enjoy it.
12-27-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Cakes

Looks like the San Juan Trail in SoCal.

Looks like the San Juan Trail in SoCal.
12-24-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,556
Posted By Cakes

39 been riding off road since my first BMX bike...

39 been riding off road since my first BMX bike in the 70's. Got a Schwinn Sierra in '85, but started to ride lots of singletrack my second year in Colorado in 1990. Get to ride a lot of exceptional...
11-19-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By Cakes

Out with the old and tired, in with the...

Out with the old and tired, in with the freshness. Looks nice in here.
11-09-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,823
Posted By Cakes

Salted almonds. A nice Monkey's Uncle (milkshake...

Salted almonds. A nice Monkey's Uncle (milkshake with banana, peanut butter, vanilla ice cream and a little protein powder). A shower usually feels pretty nice, too.
11-07-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,501
Posted By Cakes

There are trails very close by, but the season is...

There are trails very close by, but the season is short here. A 30 mile drive to Gunnison extends the season a month on either side. Moab is about 3-4 hours with Grand Junction and Fruita in between....
11-07-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Cakes

I'm new to the night riding as well (at least...

I'm new to the night riding as well (at least with a light) and have been using the Princeton Tec Switchback 3 (http://www.crankcollective.com/openreview.php?review=68&category=ALL&page=0) with the...
11-07-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Cakes

Steering while the front brake is on is pretty...

Steering while the front brake is on is pretty difficult in the tech stuff, but the braking power is a fact. Feathering is critical, as is knowing when to ease off the front brakes. I agree excessive...
09-30-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Cakes

No float!

No float!
09-30-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,271
Posted By Cakes

I rode the ASR 5 at Interbike - along with a lot...

I rode the ASR 5 at Interbike - along with a lot of other nice rides (http://www.crankcollective.com/more.php?id=150) - and that thing was a standout. Such a perfect feel as far as nimbleness and...
09-05-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Cakes

Slickrock...

Slickrock (http://www.crankcollective.com/trailview.php?trailid=66) is pretty unique experience for Moab. Not super technical and close to town. Poison Spider is really nice shop with knowledgable...
07-26-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Cakes

Your price range gives you a lot of leeway. full...

Your price range gives you a lot of leeway. full suspension v. rigid or 26 v. 29 are really a matter of preference. I'm 6'1" and 175 and I rode a hard tale in NW lower MI quite a bit, but would opt...
07-12-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Cakes

I'm 6'1" and ride a 19. I love long distances and...

I'm 6'1" and ride a 19. I love long distances and technical descents. A 21" is just too much frame, in my opinion.
06-20-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By Cakes

Learning to adjust disc brakes is pretty easy and...

Learning to adjust disc brakes is pretty easy and probably one of the most useful mechanical procedures I am capable of as a hack trailside mechanic. I think disc are the bomb. I rode V-brakes for...
04-14-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Cakes

Thanks Frankenmike. I had a chat with the LBS...

Thanks Frankenmike. I had a chat with the LBS mechanic just after I posted the question as well. Seems like a short cage would make more sense for a mountain bike, except it is nice to have a wider...
04-14-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Cakes

Shortcage vs long

Anyone know the advantage/disadvantage of short cage versus long cage derailleurs?
04-14-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Cakes

There are a ton of rentals...

There are a ton of rentals (http://www.google.com/search?q=Crested+Butte+rentals&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a) in town and on the mountain (three miles...
04-13-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Cakes

Big Alís (http://www.bigalsbicycleheaven.com/), ...

Big Alís (http://www.bigalsbicycleheaven.com/), CB Sports (http://www.crestedbuttesports.com/), and The Alpineer (http://www.alpineer.com/) offer rentals Ė as well as several other shops at the base...
04-13-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Cakes

Well, WildH, I am biased because I live in CB and...

Well, WildH, I am biased because I live in CB and love it here, but it is a really amazing place to ride. The town has a ton of great places to eat and hang out, the people are nice, and the vistas...
04-13-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,003
Posted By Cakes

IMO, the higher-end you go the better off. I had...

IMO, the higher-end you go the better off. I had some lower end bikes when I started out (in the mid 80's) but didn't get truly hooked until I got a great deal on a higher-end bike. The components...
03-22-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,278
Posted By Cakes

Nice, Marla. My wife rode jeep roads until she...

Nice, Marla. My wife rode jeep roads until she was pretty far along and the stomach was too awkward for her to keep pedaling. Good luck with everything.

Still too much snow for off-road here, but...
03-12-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Cakes

Check out the Zoic (www.zoic.com) line. Cool...

Check out the Zoic (www.zoic.com) line. Cool company and nice shorts with removable liners.
03-09-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By Cakes

That is kind of funny, I see it as being more...

That is kind of funny, I see it as being more connected than restrained.
03-09-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By Cakes

Clipless is the way to go, IMO. Riding technical...

Clipless is the way to go, IMO. Riding technical trails while clipped in makes a lot of sense to me as it creates the greatest amount of control over the bike. I have ridden Shimano and Crank Bros...
02-22-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Cakes

Here...

Here (http://www.crankcollective.com/trailview.php?trailid=299) is a map of a quick local ride here in CB. Of course, we won't see dirt for a couple more months.
01-29-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,225
Posted By Cakes

What he said...

What he said...
01-28-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By Cakes

I personally never mess around with eye wear -...

I personally never mess around with eye wear - always wear it, even if I have the wrong tint. Every once in a while I get hung up in a mudfest or something like that that forces me not to wear them,...
01-28-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Cakes

Here...

Here (http://www.crankcollective.com/destination.php?id=7") is a link to some trails just outside the city in Fountain Hills. There are a bunch of additional Phoenix area trails on Crank Collective....
01-28-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By Cakes

I have a friend who rides without glasses and it...

I have a friend who rides without glasses and it doesn't bother him at all, but I freak without coverage.
01-28-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By Cakes

I've been wearing the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ...

I've been wearing the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ (http://www.crankcollective.com/openreview.php?review=42&keyword=&category=ALL&page=0") with the photochromic lenses. I've also been using the Oakley...
01-13-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Cakes

Here...

Here ("http://www.imba.com/news/action_alerts/12_08/12_18_nps.html) is a link to the IMBA page with live links to help expedite the process.
01-12-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By Cakes

Index fingers only - unless fatigue or panic set...

Index fingers only - unless fatigue or panic set in - then two fingers on each lever.
01-09-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By Cakes

The Specialized Tactic...

The Specialized Tactic (http://www.crankcollective.com/openreview.php?review=45&category=ALL&page=0) is a nice lid for the price.
01-09-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By Cakes

Yeah, nicely edited and the music is sweet. The...

Yeah, nicely edited and the music is sweet. The last segment got my heart beating for sure.

Here is a link to a video I put together for some riding in Gunnison, CO -...
01-09-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By Cakes

Snowboarding in the trees. Yes, please. Either...

Snowboarding in the trees. Yes, please. Either skiing or snowboarding is going to be great - depending on your preference. IMO it doesn't matter if you are snowlerblading or riding a saucer, just...
12-22-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,669
Posted By Cakes

Oury! Nice to have a little padding on the long...

Oury! Nice to have a little padding on the long rides.
12-16-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cakes

Slight side-to-side seems to grow with time, if...

Slight side-to-side seems to grow with time, if it is anything like the Rock Shox suspension posts. Wiggle room = problems, IMHO. I would like to hear more first hand accounts of the adjustable posts...
12-04-08, 08:32 PM
12-04-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By Cakes

Which Browser are you using? We have been trying...

Which Browser are you using? We have been trying to get the site dialed and have a few browsers that are tough to dial in.



I'll save you the work of sending the maps and write down the names...
12-02-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By Cakes

Thanks. We hope to have a lot more trails in the...

Thanks. We hope to have a lot more trails in the near future.
12-02-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By Cakes

Though nowhere near complete, here is a site I am...

Though nowhere near complete, here is a site I am putting together with some friends. It has very accurate info and some cool features. Here...
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