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06-15-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By qclabrat

If the Jynx is good shape, get that one. $175 is...

If the Jynx is good shape, get that one. $175 is a good price and should be a lot newer than the Raleigh. Real nice of you spend time with family this way. You need ten posts to be allowed to post...
06-11-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By qclabrat

Forget about titanium at that price point. You...

Forget about titanium at that price point. You might get one used if you get lucky but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Surly probably makes the best options in steel, i think they use 4130 steel which is...
06-08-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By qclabrat

yeah typo, I meant Air9 RDO, The Sir9 is also a...

yeah typo, I meant Air9 RDO, The Sir9 is also a really nice frame. A lot of guys I know have one and told me it's their one bike they would never sell.
If you can afford it I'd get either RDO or...
06-05-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By qclabrat

Not the best time for socializing but check your...

Not the best time for socializing but check your local bike shops. Also check out the IMBA site and look for certified instructors. I am fortunate to have had IMBA instructors and they have all...
06-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By qclabrat

why not ride till you break both shifters? Mine...

why not ride till you break both shifters? Mine didn't break in a cold NJ winter
I personally think they feel decent and don't notice it after a few shifts
06-05-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By qclabrat

Is there a secret to turning off the clutch for...

Is there a secret to turning off the clutch for SRAM rears which I was not aware?
I agree with the shifter not being as nice as the XT or X1 but if under 200 and has performed better than expected....
06-01-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By qclabrat

Here's catalog from 2008, not sure what you want...

Here's catalog from 2008, not sure what you want to know about the fork
lock out aren't as good back then as they are now. Actually now with the superior progressions, I rarely lock out even for...
06-01-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By qclabrat

I can't figure the model of your shock but I've...

I can't figure the model of your shock but I've had a SSD 190SL and they generally work the same.
The red wheel on top is for rebound, read up on the manual of a recent DT shock here:...
05-30-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 70,876
Posted By qclabrat

They are pretty wide, have even used 48mm tires. ...

They are pretty wide, have even used 48mm tires. Though currently have 42mm Vittorias now. I'll try to measure tomorrow
05-30-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 70,876
Posted By qclabrat

I got these TRP miniVs after reading about them...

I got these TRP miniVs after reading about them on a bike touring forum somewhere. Too lazy to pull down the bike at the moment, but here's the fork. The pivot positions are pretty spot on. Like...
05-30-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By qclabrat

About 10 years ago I jumped from 26rs to 29rs...

About 10 years ago I jumped from 26rs to 29rs when the geometries had you riding like unicycles high up. Though when 27.5rs came out they didn't feel much different from the 26rs so they never...
05-27-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By qclabrat

same refund, but odd that they didn't fix the...

same refund, but odd that they didn't fix the price on the link
thanks for the short excitement for all who played along, back to building my fatbike wheels....
05-27-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,071
Posted By qclabrat

look back in articles from the 80s, the same was...

look back in articles from the 80s, the same was said about aluminum frames vs steel....
05-24-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By qclabrat

Get better shoes with thicker and stickier soles...

Get better shoes with thicker and stickier soles like 510s. Also practice weighting the pedals. Easiest way to do this is to take your weight off the saddle. Use the dropper if you have one. And...
05-21-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By qclabrat

I usually do but with poor multi tasking, closed...

I usually do but with poor multi tasking, closed the window in error before jotting it down. It was $100 with no shipping charge so I'm still a bit skeptical
Time will tell, I'll update along the...
05-16-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By qclabrat

Not enough info what's the bike brand/model and...

Not enough info
what's the bike brand/model and what's on front now?
what type of riding do you do?
What's wrong with the Kenda tire you have now?
05-06-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,299
Posted By qclabrat

I love my BB7s as well, but they old tech. Great...

I love my BB7s as well, but they old tech. Great for casual ride bike for me but don't have the power and modulation I demand after using hydros. Though I hear the new hybrids with the cable...
05-06-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By qclabrat

I think Dave is using eggbeaters, I use them and...

I think Dave is using eggbeaters, I use them and spds. My spds are a mess but the eggs are all pretty clean. My only issue are with the lower end eggs which rust with a few rain drops
05-05-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,299
Posted By qclabrat

I have Saints on a bike and ridden Zees, to me...

I have Saints on a bike and ridden Zees, to me they felt nearly identical. The lever are nicer and finisher grander on the Saints but IMO not worth the up charge.
Also SLX brakes IMO are the best...
05-05-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By qclabrat

Wow Christian that looks sweet. What the...

Wow Christian that looks sweet.
What the build sheet on this? Is the fork an OnOne?
04-30-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By qclabrat

Welcome Ross, looks like a nice bike, I they...

Welcome Ross,
looks like a nice bike, I they were selling them for pretty cheap in 2017 based on a few quick reads.
The name is iconic, and I'd rather have one of their steel bikes but like most...
04-27-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By qclabrat

NJ is split this way, sandy and flowy in the...

NJ is split this way, sandy and flowy in the south and rocky tech up north. Nice combo and perfect for 27.5+
04-21-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By qclabrat

get the better used bike

get the better used bike
Forum: Fatbikes
04-15-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 30,714
Posted By qclabrat

nice work on the TM, consider getting a Silky...

nice work on the TM, consider getting a Silky saw, it's the weapon of choice for us to clear sizable blow downs.
I have a straight saw and folding version to I keep in by pack....
03-31-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By qclabrat

Hope makes some thing like this as well, have you...

Hope makes some thing like this as well, have you had personal experienc with the Juin? Seems like a new overseas company looking to fill a niche. Priced well
03-30-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By qclabrat

Go with tried and true BB7s. Have two sets and...

Go with tried and true BB7s. Have two sets and they have been bomb proof. Don't get the BB5, they don't adjust like your current set
03-27-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By qclabrat

good point, a NW chainring will still be cheaper...

good point, a NW chainring will still be cheaper than a new crank and BB.
You could even experiment with oval rings if that's your thing. I have one bike with an oval ring, and I like it, but not...
03-20-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,068
Posted By qclabrat

Love the Jones bikes, the truss fork will take...

Love the Jones bikes, the truss fork will take the edge off if you start riding rougher trails. I have his bars and it's super comfy.
03-14-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,877
Posted By qclabrat

Is that a public trail system? It looks awesome...

Is that a public trail system? It looks awesome just hope no one is riding around the corner while you decided to take a glamour shot
02-27-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By qclabrat

The Rocky Mt Vertex is the only one worth...

The Rocky Mt Vertex is the only one worth considered if "better" is important, though it's gone so don't know which model
You threw in a 26" Rockhopper into the mix, really?
02-24-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By qclabrat

it's the side knobs which will get you. Hookworms...

it's the side knobs which will get you. Hookworms are superbe for road/urban use, but I'd die trying them on singletrack...
good looking bike btw
02-18-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By qclabrat

this is an entry level mountain bike from a...

this is an entry level mountain bike from a budget company which makes respectable bikes.
Looks to be in good shape, a few years old, but cheaper than what you'll pay for a comparable new bike from...
02-16-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By qclabrat

hairline crack? walk

hairline crack? walk
02-10-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By qclabrat

If Dick's is your only choice, the GT line it's...

If Dick's is your only choice, the GT line it's bad. Just make sure you do your own research to get the right size. The salespeople from my experience were not qualified to fit customers to the...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-04-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,757
Posted By qclabrat

thanks, just got the x-wide group, carbon bars...

thanks, just got the x-wide group, carbon bars and new wheels
01-30-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By qclabrat

Honestly any low price tire will do, unless you...

Honestly any low price tire will do, unless you plan to ride regularly on trails, look for <$20 tire
01-23-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,556
Posted By qclabrat

at my age, I'd rather not ride down a park on a...

at my age, I'd rather not ride down a park on a 15yo DH bike
In comparison I've been told my 2016 freeride bike is already a dinosaur...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By qclabrat

Here in NJ they allow crossbows. I make a point...

Here in NJ they allow crossbows. I make a point to dress in bright colors and leave the antler helmet at home....
Forum: Fatbikes
12-16-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,114
Posted By qclabrat

I just started using Boeshield T9, It's sort of a...

I just started using Boeshield T9, It's sort of a cross between dry and wet
11-22-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By qclabrat

go to the wanted section or local bike forums...

go to the wanted section or local bike forums asking for free used tires.
Would either be a short drive or under $10 shipping for two folding tires.
11-14-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By qclabrat

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078SHN849/ref=sspa_dk_d...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078SHN849/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B078SHN849&pd_rd_w=LhtHN&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=NiZvZ&pf_rd_r=JR9KYW7FNRCAYTN4XVZN&pd_rd_r=0d9f0e...
10-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By qclabrat

I agree not bike parks like DH, but why not...

I agree not bike parks like DH, but why not singletrack XC trails? As long as the bike is safe and rider doesn't go nuts, I don't see why its not trail ready. I have two similar bikes which are...
10-24-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By qclabrat

wear a helmet, and post videos please that's...

wear a helmet, and post videos please
that's all I got...
10-24-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,830
Posted By qclabrat

yeah, good choice, riding is so much more...

yeah, good choice, riding is so much more enjoyable when there's no fear of eminent death or breakage
post pics when you get them mounted. I'm sharing mine when I see yours....
I only wished we...
10-19-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,597
Posted By qclabrat

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09-30-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,597
Posted By qclabrat

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09-30-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,830
Posted By qclabrat

Not much fool proof for icy crud. Get the...

Not much fool proof for icy crud. Get the narrowish Nokians they use in Scandinavia. Wider tires tend to float vs cut through the icy crud. They are expensive but let's me ride on frozen lakes and...
09-30-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By qclabrat

From my experience color is important.

From my experience color is important.
09-19-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By qclabrat

Sick!

Fabio's riding is truly sick, also catch the "behind the scenes" version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDbNe3mS0aw
09-15-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By qclabrat

This actually worked! There was a flanged nut...

This actually worked! There was a flanged nut almost up against the lock ring. After removing the axle, it was a piece of cake....
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