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01-16-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By CodyDog

I have purchased three bikes in the past couple...

I have purchased three bikes in the past couple of years. One direct and two from an LBS. I would recommend (my opinion) buying a FS mountain bike from a shop that can service and stand behind the...
01-10-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By CodyDog

Nice bike. Congrats!

Nice bike. Congrats!
01-10-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,989
Posted By CodyDog

Welcome to the forum. I think you're right about...

Welcome to the forum. I think you're right about the bikes. Out of 3 bikes I have, one is an ebike. It's a fat tire ebike I use around town. I love riding the bike. My wife has an ebike as well and...
01-05-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By CodyDog

Congrats! Great bike.

Congrats! Great bike.
11-30-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By CodyDog

Nicely done!

Nicely done!
11-28-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,536
Posted By CodyDog

I'm 60 and ride a Rocky Mountain Altitude FS. I...

I'm 60 and ride a Rocky Mountain Altitude FS. I ride in Colorado and Texas on a variety of trails. Enjoy downhill the most but really love all of it. I think the more often you ride (frequency) the...
11-27-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By CodyDog

Looking at the two bikes, there is a lot of...

Looking at the two bikes, there is a lot of differences between the two. That explains such a price difference. Components, cable routing, Dropper post are some of the few differences between the...
11-23-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,436
Posted By CodyDog

Wow!

Wow!
11-22-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,989
Posted By CodyDog

Is 27.5" dead?NO

Is 27.5" dead?NO
11-22-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By CodyDog

Due to budget constraints, I would look for a...

Due to budget constraints, I would look for a used hardtail.
11-15-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By CodyDog

I think your choice was good one. I have several...

I think your choice was good one. I have several bikes which one of them is a 4 inch fat tire Ebike. I primarily use it for cruising and snow riding. For pavement riding and easy trails the 2.1 inch...
11-12-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By CodyDog

It's always a challenge to choose a new bike when...

It's always a challenge to choose a new bike when you don't have a lot of LBS's in your area to demo. Your biggest question is probably 27.5 versus 29. I would try to get that decision nailed before...
11-10-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

I thought it was creative!

I thought it was creative!
11-10-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

Holy Rollercam: That's the way to do it!

Holy Rollercam:

That's the way to do it!
11-08-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By CodyDog

I also think your running pressure is too high. I...

I also think your running pressure is too high. I run 20-22 front and 23-24 in the rear on good condition days. My rider weight (loaded) is about 200 lbs.
11-08-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By CodyDog

I think that 2500$ is very high for 6 year old...

I think that 2500$ is very high for 6 year old bike. Id much go with the new 2020 Trance a $2,000.00.
11-08-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By CodyDog

Sorry to hear about your injury. I wish you a...

Sorry to hear about your injury. I wish you a speedy recovery. Hit the treadmill at the local Gym. Work on HIIT (high intensity interval training). That will help you keep in shape.
11-07-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By CodyDog

Basically yes, you can ride year round. Average...

Basically yes, you can ride year round. Average temperature in December for that area is 62/38 f.
11-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

Steve: Sorry to hear about your incident. I wish...

Steve: Sorry to hear about your incident. I wish you a speedy recovery. My bars are stock at 780mm. I think Iím going to trim a little as well.
11-05-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By CodyDog

Out of the bikes you lasted, the 2020 Giant...

Out of the bikes you lasted, the 2020 Giant Trance is the best bang for your dollar. For downhill, make sure you get a bike with a dropper post.
11-03-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By CodyDog

It definitely sound like a full suspension is in...

It definitely sound like a full suspension is in your future!
11-02-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By CodyDog

Spyder Mountain Bike Park in Texas

The only chairlift in Texas. Downhill riding with lots of everything.

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11-02-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By CodyDog

Either one will serve you well. There's a lot of...

Either one will serve you well. There's a lot of opinion and debate on which size tire to ride in the last couple of years. They each have their positive points and there is a difference between the...
11-01-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

Really.

Really.
10-31-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By CodyDog

I have a Hollywood rack and love it.

I have a Hollywood rack and love it.
10-31-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By CodyDog

Fun stuff!

Fun stuff!
10-30-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

I rode extreme Mountain Biking for 10 years...

I rode extreme Mountain Biking for 10 years before I laid off for 10 years, now I'm back. With that being said, coming into a tight tree gate hot is and will be a "pucker" for me. Slow, no problem....
10-30-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,507
Posted By CodyDog

First of all, be cautious with reviews. There's a...

First of all, be cautious with reviews. There's a lot of strong opinions offered and the ones being critical may have never ridden the bike.

The Checkpoint is designed for gravel. Whether it has a...
10-29-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,507
Posted By CodyDog

I love my Checkpoint. It came from the factory...

I love my Checkpoint. It came from the factory with 40cm tires, has room to spare. I ride gravel, single track and chip sealed roads.
10-29-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

Good suggestion.

Good suggestion.
10-29-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,673
Posted By CodyDog

I say nothing. Who cares anyway. With that being...

I say nothing. Who cares anyway. With that being said, II mostly get compliments one my ebike instead of critism.
10-29-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,807
Posted By CodyDog

I prefer my ebike when I'm running to the store...

I prefer my ebike when I'm running to the store or going down town with my wife for food and fun. I prefer my MTB for the trails and prefer my gravel bike for road exercise.
10-29-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

I'm running 780's as well. Thought about doing a...

I'm running 780's as well. Thought about doing a little trimming but like the wider bars overall. This particular trail has a lot of tree gates some with substantial roots in the in between which...
10-29-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

Thanks.

Thanks.
10-28-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

Exactly!

Exactly!
10-28-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

qclabrat: Can you elaborate a little on the...

qclabrat:

Can you elaborate a little on the "sawing" technique?

Thanks
10-27-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,327
Posted By CodyDog

Being that have a Trek Checkpoint, I also would...

Being that have a Trek Checkpoint, I also would like to an example.
10-27-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By CodyDog

Sweet!

Sweet!
10-27-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By CodyDog

Very nice!

Very nice!
10-27-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By CodyDog

Pucker Up

In most cases, the Pucker Factor happens on rocks or steep inclines (at least for me). Here's a few tricky spots on our local trail. Most of these you are coming in hot down a hill or around a...
10-27-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By CodyDog

NoWhammies: I set my Ride 9 System to position 5...

NoWhammies: I set my Ride 9 System to position 5 (neutral) and it made a nice difference in handling for me. The shop had it set up in position 9 (steep). What position are your set at?
10-27-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By CodyDog

Thanks! Now that I've ridden this bike for...

Thanks! Now that I've ridden this bike for awhile, I'm very pleased with my choice. Its was tubeless ready so I switch to tubeless last week.
10-27-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By CodyDog

I use Oakley Flak's and change the lenses for the...

I use Oakley Flak's and change the lenses for the situation.
10-26-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By CodyDog

Doubtful being that the sum of the whole (all...

Doubtful being that the sum of the whole (all parts together) would diminish and noticeable difference. So I'm guessing I would start noticing a big difference at about 5 lbs or more.
10-25-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By CodyDog

The HTA on the Stance is 67.5 and the Fathom is...

The HTA on the Stance is 67.5 and the Fathom is 67. So the hard tail is slacker by .5 degree (not much).

The dropper post (Fathom) is mostly used for trail riding (steep decent, drops, etc.)....
10-25-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By CodyDog

Nice looking bike, great color! Like the the...

Nice looking bike, great color! Like the the Spec's as well.
10-24-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By CodyDog

You can spread a lot of money to loose just 2...

You can spread a lot of money to loose just 2 pounds. Not to downplay weight, but I don't think there is going to be much of a difference from 30 to 28 pounds on your bike unless you are a serious...
10-24-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By CodyDog

I'm running Maxxis Minion DHF WT EXO 2.5" /...

I'm running Maxxis Minion DHF WT EXO 2.5" / Aggressor WT EXO 27.5" on a 35 rim with a RockShox Yari RC 160mm fork. Plenty of traction and pretty smooth ride.
10-24-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By CodyDog

Monarch Crest (Salida, Colorado). Salida is a...

Monarch Crest (Salida, Colorado). Salida is a great vacation town to stay in as well. Lot's of mountain bike trails.
10-23-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By CodyDog

You may consider adding a dropper post.

You may consider adding a dropper post.
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