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07-04-19, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Ryder1

Good timing - these bikes have really hit their...

Good timing - these bikes have really hit their stride lately and everybody's trying to accommodate 2.6 tires.


At 100mm, the Salsa Spearfish can take a 2.6. So can it's big brother Horsethief.
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11-14-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Ryder1

That feeling goes away once you're on the ground,...

That feeling goes away once you're on the ground, staring at the back of your knees -- then you'll have a whole new set of feelings. :twitchy:
11-13-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,537
Posted By Ryder1

Looks like a good choice. Congrats. Enjoy it.

Looks like a good choice. Congrats. Enjoy it.
11-13-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,110
Posted By Ryder1

Sounds like you disagree with Woodcraft. ...

Sounds like you disagree with Woodcraft.



Now it sounds like you like agree with Woodcraft.

Here's another questionable assumption from the article:

Well, lets get a few things straight....
11-11-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Ryder1

Sorry, no easy answer here. Mtb sizing can be...

Sorry, no easy answer here. Mtb sizing can be challenging, especially if shopping for used bikes. The L or XL letters don't mean much because they vary among bikes. Assuming you're looking for a...
11-09-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
Posted By Ryder1

Good stuff. I used the similar GE1 for awhile and...

Good stuff. I used the similar GE1 for awhile and liked them. Probably not as comfy as the GA2, but they do come in a small hand size.


The cool thing about the Ergon grips is instead of losing...
11-09-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
Posted By Ryder1

ESI Racer's Edge are thin and super comfy. Good...

ESI Racer's Edge are thin and super comfy. Good in the wet? Probably not. They'll probably get squishy and might tear. I'm in the (dry) desert, but too much sweat on them annoys me.

ODI Ruffian -...
11-08-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ryder1

My first offroad SS was in 2007, so it was a 29er...

My first offroad SS was in 2007, so it was a 29er with disc brakes, just like the rest I've owned. Not sure if you have a preference as to wheel size and brake type. Cheapest frames would probably be...
11-08-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ryder1

Surly 1x1 or Karate Monkey, Santa Cruz Chameleon,...

Surly 1x1 or Karate Monkey, Santa Cruz Chameleon, Redline Monocog, Kona Explosif, Kona Unit, On-One Inbred, Salsa El Mariachi.

Those aren't that old, but mtb standards move fast, so not sure how...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,672
Posted By Ryder1

Absolutely. If the Times become too easy, you...

Absolutely. If the Times become too easy, you must consciously cultivate Resilience, or else you may start sounding like this:

In the spring: are you still riding your bike? it's so windy!
In...
11-07-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ryder1

I've never owned a dedicated trail bike with...

I've never owned a dedicated trail bike with drops (ie "monstercross"), but as I understand, it's common to set up the bar high, and predominately use the (wide, flared) drops. Since you're riding...
11-07-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ryder1

Each rider has unique fit/style/trails, but I'd...

Each rider has unique fit/style/trails, but I'd guess cornering stability will suffer first, not OTB potential. Move those grips up high enough, and you start losing that sense of what's going on...
11-05-17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,408
Posted By Ryder1

Some also feel dark liquors make for a worse...

Some also feel dark liquors make for a worse hangover.

Speaking of being hungover, getting exercise earlier in the day definitely mitigates the damage for me. Increased metabolic rate, presumably.
11-05-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,857
Posted By Ryder1

Thanks. That green 853 + Whiskey keeps...

Thanks.

That green 853 + Whiskey keeps calling to me.
11-04-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,857
Posted By Ryder1

All-City lists the 853 model as having 15mm...

All-City lists the 853 model as having 15mm shorter stays. Can you confirm? Are they just measuring with the axles in different spots in the dropouts?
11-04-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,857
Posted By Ryder1

Private Jake on sale at jensonusa in certain...

Private Jake on sale at jensonusa in certain sizes. I keep wanting one of those. SS, stiff, short stays, bang.
11-04-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,857
Posted By Ryder1

Wolverine has great dropouts (especially for disc...

Wolverine has great dropouts (especially for disc brakes), fits fat tires while maintaining shortish CS, well priced, color choice, fork choice.
11-04-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,110
Posted By Ryder1

I like rearward cleats for mountain biking,...

I like rearward cleats for mountain biking, especially for challenging, low-cadence climbs of short duration (common in mountain biking). You want diesel-power. Rearward cleats take the demands off...
11-02-17, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By Ryder1

Sounds like it went well!

Sounds like it went well!
11-01-17, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By Ryder1

Let us know how it goes.

Let us know how it goes.
11-01-17, 02:16 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 140,399
Posted By Ryder1

22-46?

22-46?
10-31-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,408
Posted By Ryder1

I don't think there's anything "magical" that...

I don't think there's anything "magical" that occurs with abstinence. It's a linear thing - cut out half and it's 50% progress.

There are certain types of people who can make sudden, radical...
10-31-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 179,308
Posted By Ryder1

Fast for 2 days, eat for 5 - not the other way...

Fast for 2 days, eat for 5 - not the other way 'round!
10-31-17, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 179,308
Posted By Ryder1

It's an old Exposure Diablo. Maybe 7 years old?...

It's an old Exposure Diablo. Maybe 7 years old? Still works, so I can't complain. It's also light, well made, has an internal battery, requires minimal bar space, and looks trick. But honestly, as a...
10-29-17, 10:34 PM
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Views: 179,308
Posted By Ryder1

I just picked up a Salsa Casseroll 55(58). Rides...

I just picked up a Salsa Casseroll 55(58). Rides really smoothly.
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I installed a 100x30* stem and moved my Eriksen ti post and Gobi XM saddle over from my mtb SS, otherwise riding it as...
10-27-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By Ryder1

A new fork is expensive, would be my last resort....

A new fork is expensive, would be my last resort.

If stem spacers aren't all below stem, move them under (or keep 1 5mm spacer above). If that doesn't fix it, consider a shorter stem and/or riser...
10-27-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

I lifted hard and heavy for ~1 year in an attempt...

I lifted hard and heavy for ~1 year in an attempt to "bulk" and put on about 10kg. Then realized it was half fat, my joints ached, and dropped it all and more over the following ~6 months. 18 months...
10-27-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

You gained 10kg in a month? And used to lose 14kg...

You gained 10kg in a month? And used to lose 14kg in 3 weeks?
10-27-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By Ryder1

That's a fair point. The industry has perhaps...

That's a fair point. The industry has perhaps pushed a little too far in this direction, and Santa Cruz is no exception. It somewhat depends on your trails, skills, priorities, and whether you can...
10-26-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By Ryder1

Droppers are practically required on these new...

Droppers are practically required on these new "rider-forward" designs. You typically run a steeper STA (final saddle position), which not only means you're more forward (in relation to BB), but...
10-25-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ryder1

Be careful, Reach is not independent of Stack....

Be careful, Reach is not independent of Stack. Latter affects how former is measured (similar to how STA affects ETT). This issue comes up regularly in regards to the Domane b/c of the big jumps in...
10-25-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By Ryder1

I spend a lot of time on mtbr.com and I can tell...

I spend a lot of time on mtbr.com and I can tell you, the latest Tall Boy has been HIGHLY praised for it's trail skills (and still pedals as well as ever). I normally ignore people's "I love my new...
10-25-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ryder1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28401638 ...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28401638

This similar meta-analysis from earlier this year indicated both types were equally effective, but HIIT takes less time [more effort!]. And unlike the...
10-25-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ryder1

I thought the analysis indicated no type of...

I thought the analysis indicated no type of exercise showed any benefit in fat loss. All equally worthless! From abstract's conclusion: "However, neithershort-term HIIT/SIT nor MICT produced...
10-25-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

And absorption drops in general as you get older....

And absorption drops in general as you get older. And all this varies between individuals. This is part of the reason I refuse to count calories. Also, it's just not how I want to live my life. I'd...
10-25-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

"Put down the spoon."

Yeah, I've read nut butter has ~25% more digested calories than when chewing them up. And if I'm not mistaken, chewing has some sort of hormonal and/or psychological effect that increases satiation....
10-24-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

Like calorie counting, it can provide a structure...

Like calorie counting, it can provide a structure that helps some people succeed: [1] This is the time when I eat, and [2] This is the time when I do NOT eat.

It also can have health benefits:...
10-24-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

If I workout fasted, I keep intensity down to...

If I workout fasted, I keep intensity down to minimize burning muscle. That's the theory, anyhow.
10-24-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

And a good one.

And a good one.
10-24-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

The body eating its muscles was previously...

The body eating its muscles was previously mentioned at least once or twice.





That's an optimistic description of the average day in western civilization. I myself am surrounded by zombies....
10-24-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

From what I've read, metabolism is ~75% at night....

From what I've read, metabolism is ~75% at night. Office employees waking, eating carb-rich breakfasts, then sitting in a car, then sitting in an office...guess what happens? Obesity crisis....
10-24-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

I have yet to see studies showing muscle wasting...

I have yet to see studies showing muscle wasting between the 9th and 18th hours of fasting. Please provide.
10-24-17, 01:43 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,642
Posted By Ryder1

The misinformation here about fasting surprises...

The misinformation here about fasting surprises me. Unnatural? Your body does it every night - that's why the first meal is called...breakfast. Muscle wasting? If overdone, maybe, but not in the...
10-23-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ryder1

Spesh will probably tell you 2.3. When you factor...

Spesh will probably tell you 2.3. When you factor in mud clearance and your wide rims, the cautious "2.3" number may be correct. If you're lucky, 2.4. Personally, I think that's plenty for a XC bike...
10-23-17, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ryder1

what's the fattest rear tire the frame will fit...

what's the fattest rear tire the frame will fit with mud clearance?

I don't know anything about mud, but Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.6 is coming. Currently available in 2.35. I've been on Ardent 2.4...
10-15-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,204
Posted By Ryder1

It looks like a Haanjo Comp Carbon. Because...

It looks like a Haanjo Comp Carbon. Because that's what it is. :foo:
10-15-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,402
Posted By Ryder1

The original question was asked and answered some...

The original question was asked and answered some time back. Now we're just BSing... :p
10-15-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,402
Posted By Ryder1

Current Golf/GTI is an excellent platform...

Current Golf/GTI is an excellent platform regardless of model/engine. The GTI is a nice improvement from last generation, especially with the e-diff in the performance package (standard for 2018...
10-08-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,402
Posted By Ryder1

Seems like philbob57 just asked a couple...

Seems like philbob57 just asked a couple questions. Anyhow, OP is looking for a fuel efficient compact with some internal cargo room and stick. I'd still suggest Civic, Mazda3 hatch, or similar. If...
10-08-17, 02:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,402
Posted By Ryder1

More options is nice, but nowadays there are so...

More options is nice, but nowadays there are so many nice 5-door designs available, it's hard to see why anybody buys a sedan. Maybe the stealthy good looks if you have the budget for an Audi or...
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