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01-31-06, 05:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,025
Posted By CranxOC

You might want to actually offer an "A" or "B"...

You might want to actually offer an "A" or "B" option if your asking for "true" or "false." You've thrown in about eight variables that could change the answer one way or another.

BTW, SRAM is...
12-19-05, 01:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By CranxOC

Anyone Live In/Around Palm Springs?

I'm heading out there for a couple of days after Christmas and wanted to get a ride or two in out there. From what I can find, it looks like most of the trails are pretty gnarly and probably should...
12-14-05, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,625
Posted By CranxOC

That may be partially true however, beyond the...

That may be partially true however, beyond the "feel" there's also the fact that the derailleur actually shifts into the gear I want it to shift into when I press one of the levers; something my XTR...
12-14-05, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,625
Posted By CranxOC

Nothing militant here, just personal experience: ...

Nothing militant here, just personal experience: SRAMs stuff is about 1000% better on a strict performance level. I can't attest to the durability because I've never had a problem with it but, I've...
12-14-05, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By CranxOC

I just figured you went to UCLA (let's see how...

I just figured you went to UCLA (let's see how many of you get that referrence). :D
12-12-05, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By CranxOC

The X.0's remedy that problem. Don't worry, it's...

The X.0's remedy that problem. Don't worry, it's only $250+ on a pair of shifters! :D
12-11-05, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By CranxOC

Dude was doing about 75mph when I snapped the...

Dude was doing about 75mph when I snapped the shot (obviously not the safest thing for me to be doing while I was also doing 75mph+ on the freeway but...hey...I got a cool pic!) :D
12-11-05, 11:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By CranxOC

More durable, maybe, but if you do catch the...

More durable, maybe, but if you do catch the thing on something and give it a solid rip, there's a good chance you're going to be taking the hub out along with your derailleur. There's a reason...
12-11-05, 11:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By CranxOC

Actually, it's very intuitive. I actually liked...

Actually, it's very intuitive. I actually liked the dual-control lever action to some extent however, after a couple of rides with the thumb-triggers, I'm finding that they're much easier to use "on...
12-11-05, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,210
Posted By CranxOC

Same age but no kid so I get between 4 and 6...

Same age but no kid so I get between 4 and 6 rides in per week. I spend a lot of time on my bike but I think I may be overtraining now because I'm not really improving anymore and my legs have been...
12-11-05, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By CranxOC

I was on my way up to LA today (LA traffic blows,...

I was on my way up to LA today (LA traffic blows, now I remember why I live in "The OC") to ride and map a new route for GeoLadders.com (great MTB site for those of you in SoCal) so I happened to...
12-10-05, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By CranxOC

For the most part they are however - and this is...

For the most part they are however - and this is just what I've been told so you'll have to do your own research - I've heard that the caliper width on a couple of the rotors varies ever so slightly....
12-10-05, 11:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By CranxOC

No offense to the guy who said that his Shimano...

No offense to the guy who said that his Shimano stuff "work(ed) great" but, until you actually try the SRAM componentry, you have no basis of comparison. Even when my XTR stuff was 100% spot on, it...
12-10-05, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By CranxOC

I Was Wrong

It's been a while since I've posted around here (mainly because I spend most of my free time riding these days) but I wanted to post this one because I felt like a few others might benefit from...
08-16-05, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By CranxOC

Looks like a joke to me. Those appear to be...

Looks like a joke to me. Those appear to be concept bikes that have little or no chance of ever making it to a showroom floor.

Don't believe everything you read...especially if it's on the...
08-16-05, 10:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 66,886
Posted By CranxOC

The strangest team I ever saw at a 24 hour event...

The strangest team I ever saw at a 24 hour event was "The Brew Crew." Now, in and of itself, that isn't too interesting until you consider this: these knobs filled their Camelbaks with beer and...
08-11-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By CranxOC

Now that I'm really looking at it, I think I can...

Now that I'm really looking at it, I think I can safely say that it's the fact that I'm pushing myself due to the fact that I'm trying to keep up with some superior riders.

BTW SpiderMike: I...
08-10-05, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By CranxOC

Part of the problem is also the fact that I'm...

Part of the problem is also the fact that I'm riding with some semi-pro guys and they're friggin fast both up and down the hills. I can't hold their wheels going up (most of the time they just...
08-10-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By CranxOC

I believe it depends upon the trail and what...

I believe it depends upon the trail and what you're doing. If you're going up a fire road climb, I have no problem with someone dawning some tunes for the ascent but, if you're going to be cruising...
08-10-05, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By CranxOC

I've done A LOT of riding the past couple of...

I've done A LOT of riding the past couple of weeks. I'm averaging abot 80 miles per week, all mountain/trail riding. While this has been incredible there is one drawback to all of this: I've eaten...
08-03-05, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By CranxOC

Proof of what? Do you ever know what you're...

Proof of what? Do you ever know what you're talking about?

Isn't there an ignore feature on these boards?
08-03-05, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By CranxOC

"Does anyone recommend a tire pump?" ...

"Does anyone recommend a tire pump?"

Yes.
08-02-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By CranxOC

Guys, I'm not sure what your backgrounds are but...

Guys, I'm not sure what your backgrounds are but Schwinn, GT and Mongoose are all Pacific Cycles brands and Pacific Cycles has one goal in mind: profit through cost cutting. While every business...
08-01-05, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By CranxOC

SuperGo & Specialized

I know most of you know SuperGo as a mass online retailer but, for me, they're an LBS. Unfortunately I just learned some disturbing news tonight about the place where I can usually find pretty good...
07-31-05, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 944
Posted By CranxOC

Where are you in CA?

Where are you in CA?
07-31-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,046
Posted By CranxOC

Why would you have to go up the same hill 8...

Why would you have to go up the same hill 8 times? That does not sound like much fun.
07-31-05, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By CranxOC

Looks like a solid bike. If you can get it at...

Looks like a solid bike. If you can get it at cost, go for it.
07-30-05, 08:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 944
Posted By CranxOC

I got to experience both bug infested areas and...

I got to experience both bug infested areas and 4x4 kicking up endless clouds of dust today. I'd have to say that those two things - especially on one ride in 100+ degree weather - would have to...
07-30-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,046
Posted By CranxOC

Almost 4 1/2 hours of actual ride time, 6,200+...

Almost 4 1/2 hours of actual ride time, 6,200+ feet of elevation, almost 9 miles of singletrack descent, one minor crash (going fast, was on the wrong side of the rut, wound up in the rut, did a...
07-30-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,497
Posted By CranxOC

Somebody please shut this moron troll up. His...

Somebody please shut this moron troll up. His "toy" doesn't exist, he's full of crap and he needs to be banned.
07-28-05, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,769
Posted By CranxOC

Agreed. Also:MAKE SURE YOU DO A THOROUGH...

Agreed. Also:MAKE SURE YOU DO A THOROUGH TESTICULAR EXAM ON YOURSELF! (if you don't know how to do one, look on the internet, I'm sure there are dozens of sites that can offer instruction). I...
07-27-05, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By CranxOC

LOL! Great post! Here are a couple of tips...

LOL! Great post!

Here are a couple of tips for the climbing sections to keep you from spinning away:

1. Use your arms. No, I don't mean to pedal with your arms but, when you're climbing a...
07-26-05, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By CranxOC

Imagine the looks at $5k+! My family has a hard...

Imagine the looks at $5k+! My family has a hard time comprehending my bike obsession; fortunately, my wife gets it...or at least tolerates it. :)
07-25-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By CranxOC

Oh man! If someone ever asks "what's the worst...

Oh man! If someone ever asks "what's the worst death that you can imagine..." I now have a new one!
:eek:
07-25-05, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By CranxOC

Holding your breath and "blasting" through them...

Holding your breath and "blasting" through them can be a somewhat difficult proposition on a hill that averages a greater than 10% gradient. I'm pretty sure that if I took your advice I'd pass out...
07-25-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By CranxOC

I'd go over the whole bike as well...with a...

I'd go over the whole bike as well...with a steamroller!
07-25-05, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By CranxOC

Nice! I'm not sure about the whole "plastic bag"...

Nice! I'm not sure about the whole "plastic bag" thing but, as far as the gnats go, maybe I'll adopt some as pets! :lol:
07-25-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By CranxOC

That's what you get for buying an X-Mart bike. ...

That's what you get for buying an X-Mart bike. No sympathy for you whatsoever.
07-25-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,737
Posted By CranxOC

Then stick with your crap bike and leave those of...

Then stick with your crap bike and leave those of us who actually want to invest some of our time and money into our bikes alone.

BTW, motorcycles are for wusses who can't pedal and who have a...
07-25-05, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By CranxOC

I'm in a giving mood so I'll send you a Coors...

I'm in a giving mood so I'll send you a Coors Lite, a broken chain link and...nope...I think that's it. Do I win?

:lol:
07-24-05, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By CranxOC

OK, so "they" (I have to admit, I don't know who...

OK, so "they" (I have to admit, I don't know who "they" are but "they" seem to be the source of a lot of information...even if a lot of it's wrong :D) say that you're supposed to look for the "silver...
07-22-05, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By CranxOC

Remember, whether your in shape or not from other...

Remember, whether your in shape or not from other types of exercises makes virtually no difference on the bike as the cardiovascular endurance and muscles used are very different from those you use...
07-22-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,521
Posted By CranxOC

Go mechanical disc.

Go mechanical disc.
07-22-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By CranxOC

Oh man! That just looked painful. I feel...

Oh man! That just looked painful.

I feel bad for the guy but, man, that was funny!
07-22-05, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By CranxOC

So because you're comfortable you shouldn't...

So because you're comfortable you shouldn't consider changing over to something better? That's called complacency amigo and - along with laziness - it's one of the greatest killers of innovation and...
07-22-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By CranxOC

Obsession is part of the game my friend. Each...

Obsession is part of the game my friend. Each night as I lay down to go to sleep, I jump on my bike in my mind and I begin pedaling. No matter how stressful a day I've had or how restless I might...
07-22-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,152
Posted By CranxOC

Only the main-frame is carbon on; the rear...

Only the main-frame is carbon on; the rear triangle is still aluminum. That is a pretty bike.

Like Raiyn though, I'd likely kill the thing with my 195lbs self going through technical, rocky...
07-20-05, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By CranxOC

In my six years of riding and encounters with...

In my six years of riding and encounters with thousands of riders, I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone with padded bar-ends. That would be a tad bit funny looking.
07-20-05, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By CranxOC

Holy crap! After watching that video a couple of...

Holy crap! After watching that video a couple of times, I realized that the trail looked really familiar and, sure enough, the site is put together by a bunch of local riders. I've been down that...
07-20-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By CranxOC

Yikes! That guy's hating life. I'd agree...

Yikes! That guy's hating life.

I'd agree with Mael on this one though; I kept thinking lift it! Lift it!!!!
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