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06-07-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ryder1

Fair enough. I'd be a mess with my SPDs, lol. ...

Fair enough. I'd be a mess with my SPDs, lol.





Five Ten has a number of shoes such as Freerider. But there's even a bunch of different Freeriders, various treads, stiffness, etc. I bought...
06-07-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ryder1

Yeah, I was surprised hearing of someone riding...

Yeah, I was surprised hearing of someone riding flat pedals with SPD shoes. Yikes. Asking how to handle drops with that combo is like asking how to get to Vegas on a skateboard (sorry, first analogy...
06-04-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,972
Posted By Ryder1

Thanks for the review. Beautiful bike. Any update...

Thanks for the review. Beautiful bike. Any update on how you're getting along with the increase fork offset/front-center?
05-30-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By Ryder1

I also have crazy high arches and ankle issues -...

I also have crazy high arches and ankle issues - coincidence? Even with the SPD cleats fully rearward on shoe, they feel too far forward, like I'm tippy-toeing. Flats feel so much better, more stable...
05-29-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ryder1

I agree with others who recommend getting good...

I agree with others who recommend getting good shoes. The first time I tried to go from SPDs to flats, I got decent pedals and tried a bunch of shoes that I already had, none of which worked very...
05-29-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By Ryder1

You didn't mention anything different you want in...

You didn't mention anything different you want in your next rear tire, so getting another isn't a bad idea. Lighter/faster is nice, but you're not going to find a mountain bike tire that's too much...
05-29-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By Ryder1

After ~13 years on SPDs, I switched to flat...

After ~13 years on SPDs, I switched to flat pedals last year for the "sole" purpose of moving my foot forward in reference to the spindle. So much happier now. SPDs were murder on my ankles, etc. But...
07-27-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By Ryder1

I wrote a long response. Apparently it didn't...

I wrote a long response. Apparently it didn't display.:crash:

Short version: 429T has a slack seat tube angle and short reach. Then I bought Catalyst Pedals which made the 429T feel ever smaller...
07-25-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,463
Posted By Ryder1

Holy spokes. This is fantastic! I was expecting...

Holy spokes. This is fantastic! I was expecting some cringe-inducing drivel, then *this* lol. :thumb:
07-24-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,566
Posted By Ryder1

I've had full-suspension, soft-tail, hardtail,...

I've had full-suspension, soft-tail, hardtail, rigid, 26, 29, geared, and SS. I've always wanted a geared rigid ("GR") but never enough to buy one. It seems odd that it's such a distinctly unpopular...
07-24-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By Ryder1

Agree, narrower bars now feel so...awkward....

Agree, narrower bars now feel so...awkward. Getting used to wide bars takes 1-2 rides, then you're converted. Tried 810mm last night - too wide, but like 800 or just shy is great. I'm 6'2".
07-24-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By Ryder1

No, it's my first foray into Evil. I moved parts...

No, it's my first foray into Evil. I moved parts from a 2016 Pivot 429T which I'd become unhappy with, mainly for fit/size reasons. Love the Evil.
07-24-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By Ryder1

XR2 nobs are small for sure, but there are many...

XR2 nobs are small for sure, but there are many and they do a better job than you'd think, esp. in back. In my time riding them, I was always a bit hesitant to lean the bike over hard, for fear the...
07-23-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By Ryder1

I'm sure it'll happen just as soon as trail...

I'm sure it'll happen just as soon as trail riders give up their dropper posts and wide bars. ;)
07-23-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By Ryder1

XR2 (FKA Chupacabra)?

XR2 (FKA Chupacabra)?
07-23-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Ryder1

I'm not sure. Maybe move all stem spacers under...

I'm not sure. Maybe move all stem spacers under stem to lift bar? I don't have much experience riding mountain bikes on flat roads.
07-22-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,566
Posted By Ryder1

I also like rigid bikes off-road, but I wouldn't...

I also like rigid bikes off-road, but I wouldn't consider a 27.5 unless it was a 29+/27.5+ combo. Gotta have 29 up front for roll over. Currently ride a 29er 2.6/2.4 and it works well but want to...
07-04-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,287
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: 963
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: 3,213
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: 2,446
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: 963
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: 4,688
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: 4,688
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: 1,927
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: 1,927
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: 56
Views: 4,549
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: 1,405
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: 1,405
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: 5,320
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: 3,891
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: 3,891
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: 3,891
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: 3,891
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: 2,446
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: 2,718
Posted By Ryder1

Sounds like it went well!

Sounds like it went well!
11-01-17, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,718
Posted By Ryder1

Let us know how it goes.

Let us know how it goes.
11-01-17, 02:16 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 166,761
Posted By Ryder1

22-46?

22-46?
10-31-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,320
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: 208,008
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: 208,008
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
Replies: 1,370
Views: 208,008
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: 1,228
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: 13,152
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: 13,152
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: 2,718
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: 2,718
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: 1,312
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: 2,718
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: 2,349
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...
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