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03-23-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By metz1295

Admittedly, I did not read all responses so this...

Admittedly, I did not read all responses so this may have already been said. If I were shopping for a used bike, I think I would start with local bike shops. First and foremost to your question, the...
03-10-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By metz1295

Since they didn't list anything, I assume it has...

Since they didn't list anything, I assume it has original equipment. This link is the 2020 model.

https://www.cannondale.com/en/bikes/mountain/trail-bikes/trail/trail-6/2020?sku=c26600m10xs
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03-08-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By metz1295

Look up the specs on Canondale's website. 2020...

Look up the specs on Canondale's website. 2020 models should still be listed. If the specs for tires and rims specifically say 'Tubeless Ready' then your conversion will be easy. If not, you'll...
03-04-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,028
Posted By metz1295

In general, I agree and practice following car...

In general, I agree and practice following car laws whenever possible. That said, there are some exceptions. In some states, it is legal for a cyclist to slow, check for safety then proceed through a...
02-23-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By metz1295

If I had to guess, I would say the pro's plan...

If I had to guess, I would say the pro's plan where they will unclip and clip back in to help improve their time through certain situations. However, I can't think of a good example.
02-22-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By metz1295

I've ridden my road bike through patches of snow...

I've ridden my road bike through patches of snow longer than my wheelbase and about an inch deep. You basically try to have enough momentum going in that you can coast through without pedaling. Any...
02-22-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By metz1295

Snow Day

Tried riding in the snow over the weekend. Turns out it's hard. LOL I'm a clydesdale on 27.5+ tires. 7" of snow crushed me for the day. 3.6 miles in 38 minutes of riding time. Total ride was 1 hr 45...
02-17-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By metz1295

No dumb questions. As someone who has a much...

No dumb questions. As someone who has a much bigger frame and a full C-note heavier, don't apologize for sharing the details. More info will get you better answers. I'm new to mountain biking also,...
02-12-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By metz1295

I think what might suit you better is often...

I think what might suit you better is often referred to as a campus pedal. I have them on the bike I use for casual family rides. They allow me to clip in if we're going for a longer ride on a bike...
02-11-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By metz1295

If you know exactly what you want, you'll need to...

If you know exactly what you want, you'll need to get your order in, then be show patience.

My first choice was a Trek Marlin 6. Got on the waiting list Aug. '20. Initial delivery date was in Jan....
02-09-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,437
Posted By metz1295

This method appears to be pretty safe. (Not...

This method appears to be pretty safe. (Not staged. I actually saw this on a ride home from work once)

...
02-09-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,437
Posted By metz1295

Find a way to take it to a Mad Max level. Sure...

Find a way to take it to a Mad Max level. Sure you'll be out a bike, but there will be one less bike thief on the street.
...
02-04-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,618
Posted By metz1295

I agree with every single part of this. You will...

I agree with every single part of this. You will spend more money on the switch than you will on an entry level hardtail. And that's assuming you can find a suspension fork that will work with your...
02-03-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,680
Posted By metz1295

If you're happy with the Trek brand, I highly...

If you're happy with the Trek brand, I highly recommend the Roscoe 7. It meets all your requirements and comes with a dropper post and tubeless ready wheels and tires. I just got mine this past...
02-03-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By metz1295

Or a 27.5+ for the best of both worlds, which is...

Or a 27.5+ for the best of both worlds, which is the route I took when I did my research.
02-03-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By metz1295

Maybe talk to your LBS to see if a wider tire...

Maybe talk to your LBS to see if a wider tire will fit. For grip it's all about a wider contact patch. One of the reasons trail riders reduce their tire pressures is to allow the tire to flatten a...
02-01-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By metz1295

I looked at a 20" SE for my kid's first BMX bike....

I looked at a 20" SE for my kid's first BMX bike. The guy working at my LBS actually talked me out of it. He said they're great if pulling wheelies is all you want to do. Not great handlers for BMX...
02-01-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,884
Posted By metz1295

I'm on the same path as you. Roadie for a long...

I'm on the same path as you. Roadie for a long time and just now getting into mountain biking. Like most above, my bike shop advised to going flat until I have more experience. I figure about a year...
01-18-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By metz1295

Thanks all. Pulled the trigger on this starter...

Thanks all. Pulled the trigger on this starter kit. Added the chest, bar and helmet mounts. this discount on accessories that comes with the subscription is pretty significant. Will re-evaluate after...
01-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By metz1295

Thanks, looks like the chest mount is the way to...

Thanks, looks like the chest mount is the way to go. Follow up: About how long of a video do you get with the different memory card sizes? HD vs SD if you know that too?
01-14-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By metz1295

Mountain Bike Video Recording???

Anyone who records their rides, what do you use? GoPro, Cycliq, something else? Better to use a helmet mount, handlebar mount or chest mount? I'm not looking to be a YouTube master or anything. Just...
01-13-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By metz1295

I would look at camping, hiking or kayaking dry...

I would look at camping, hiking or kayaking dry sacks. They come in many sizes. You may end up with multiple bags if you're wanting all those things in your jersey pockets.
...
01-08-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,619
Posted By metz1295

I asked a similar question, a couple weeks ago,...

I asked a similar question, a couple weeks ago, when I decided to go tubeless for my new mountain bike. I received a lot of info about why you should still carry a repair kit and maybe even a tube....
01-05-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,341
Posted By metz1295

Made these custom for my Lego kid's BMX bike. ...

Made these custom for my Lego kid's BMX bike.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1007x473/jacob_kink_lego_small_35e2707c268241c0216dc3d4674ca260fd720101.jpg
01-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By metz1295

Looks like there are several Escape models to...

Looks like there are several Escape models to choose from, for about the same cost.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/search?keyword=escape

Not sure why you would buy used when new, from LBS,...
01-05-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,024
Posted By metz1295

I have no problem with technology advancing a...

I have no problem with technology advancing a sport. Heck, in the earliest days of baseball the fielders didn't use gloves. I'm even ok with ebike users taking a few more cars off the road for their...
01-05-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,611
Posted By metz1295

Our house has had great success with Tide Sport.

Our house has had great success with Tide Sport.
01-04-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,341
Posted By metz1295

Too funny, I just ordered some orange ones for my...

Too funny, I just ordered some orange ones for my new mountain bike. I like that they have a valve core wrench built in. However, don't really see the need on a road bike and the roadies I know say...
01-02-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By metz1295

Inexpensive, but Quality Bike Clothes

I love Pearl Izumi gear, but damn it can be expensive. Even the year old stuff on Amazon has gotten pricey as the market has become more demanding.

My question for the other cyclists, what brands...
12-31-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By metz1295

I have a '95 M500. Depending on the year and the...

I have a '95 M500. Depending on the year and the tier, he doesn't have a suspension fork. By today's naming conventions it would be considered a hybrid commuter or city bike. I still use mine, but...
12-27-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By metz1295

Storage Help

I recently added a mountain bike to my garage to go with the road bike. Storing the bikes is not the problem. Storing the gear is the issue. 2 helmets, 2 pairs of shoes. Many water bottles. Not to...
12-23-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By metz1295

I was all in on a 29er for my first mountain...

I was all in on a 29er for my first mountain bike, but my LBS talked me down and into a 27.5 with plus sized tires. The biggest reason is the 27.5 is a little easier to handle for a beginner....
12-18-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By metz1295

Newbie ??? about Tubeless Tires

New to mountain biking and new tubeless tires. I'm a little confused. It's my understanding that if a tubeless tire is punctured, the sealant inside the tire will seal the puncture and that if the...
12-15-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By metz1295

I'm in little of the same boat. My first mountain...

I'm in little of the same boat. My first mountain bike will be here in a couple days. I've been a little nervous about how I will do. I'm sure I'll be fine and I'm sure that some of my bmx skills...
11-19-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By metz1295

Wolf Tooth EnCase System Bar Kit One Multi-tool

Anyone using these? What's your opinion?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0819SSM2K/?coliid=IFT9E74ZVNZKH&colid=1O4QO3ZYZVI7M&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
11-02-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By metz1295

All of my experience, the last 10-15 years has...

All of my experience, the last 10-15 years has been on the road. And your story is the exact same as mine. I wanted to go cheap because I didn't expect to hit a trail all that often. That said, I...
11-02-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,490
Posted By metz1295

Love this bike. My Roscoe 7 will be here in...

Love this bike. My Roscoe 7 will be here in January. As a beginner, I couldn't justify the extra $600 for the Roscoe 8. However, There was enough add on to justify the Roscoe 7 over my original...
10-27-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By metz1295

Cold Weather Mountain Biking for Feet

My first ever mountain bike is scheduled for delivery in January. It's gonna be cold, but I plan to get on it anyway. I have plenty of cold weather gear for road cycling. I figure I can use all the...
10-27-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,490
Posted By metz1295

I just recently started looking into mountain...

I just recently started looking into mountain biking. From what I've found from talking to my LBS, 27.5 isn't dead, it just has a new look. I went in totally set on a 29er and they talked me into a...
10-27-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,135
Posted By metz1295

My LBS carries Trek and Specialized. They...

My LBS carries Trek and Specialized. They recommended the Roscoe because the 27.5+ is a better handling setup. However, the frame is designed that if you wanted to switch out to a 29er, you can. My...
10-27-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,204
Posted By metz1295

My first ever mountain bike (hardtail) is...

My first ever mountain bike (hardtail) is scheduled for delivery in January. So, here I am, on there forums researching shoe preferences. I love Keen sandals for hiking and never considered using...
10-26-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By metz1295

Thanks for the tip. I did some research on the...

Thanks for the tip. I did some research on the Roscoe 7 and have tagged one at my LBS. ETA, first week of January. Almost upgraded to the Roscoe 8 because the LBS girl had her R8 there in the shop,...
09-15-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By metz1295

A lot of great tech info here. Thank you. Looks...

A lot of great tech info here. Thank you.
Looks like Marlin 7 will be my benchmark and find the comparable models for the other manufacturers.
09-15-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By metz1295

Haha, I do get your point. The reason taking the...

Haha, I do get your point. The reason taking the MB on the bike path would be due to using the bike path to get to a trail park. Using paved trails, this park is about 15 miles from house. I see it...
09-13-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By metz1295

I want a fork that can be locked for pavement...

I want a fork that can be locked for pavement riding. I may have the wrong term, but I know they exist.
09-09-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By metz1295

Haha, I was actually thinking about that. My...

Haha, I was actually thinking about that. My hybrid is maroon and the road bike is flat black with a little white and silver. I was thinking the mountain bike should be something fun and 'pretty.'...
09-08-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By metz1295

New Mountain Bike

I have a hybrid and a road bike. Looking to get into a little mountain biking. I want a hardtail. I'm a big guy, so a 29er is preferred. Locking fork. Hydraulic discs. Under $1000, but would prefer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,451
Posted By metz1295

I'm going against the grain here. Not because I...

I'm going against the grain here. Not because I think it's a big No-No, but because I don't do it. I ride a Specialized and their helmets and gloves are top notch. May try their shoes the next time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,535
Posted By metz1295

They're not for everyone. Some people stick to...

They're not for everyone. Some people stick to Jelly Belly's, power bars or powder tablets (in their water bottles). No, not less water weight. You're supposed to take them with water so that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,535
Posted By metz1295

May have already been stated, but I rode a fully...

May have already been stated, but I rode a fully supported century over the weekend and they provided Hammer powder at the rest stops. First time I had tried something other than water and gels. It...
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