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06-21-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By jrhoneOC

Where do u normally ride? What trails? Im in...

Where do u normally ride? What trails? Im in OC...
06-21-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By jrhoneOC

NOW...I am getting more riding in...I could have...

NOW...I am getting more riding in...I could have but the switch to work from home and probably the emotional aspect of it had an effect on me...made me a bit lethargic...plus I started eating lots of...
06-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By jrhoneOC

I'm no expert...and other may chime in...but...

I'm no expert...and other may chime in...but maybe swept back bars and shorter stem, maybe slightly narrower bars as well. I would think the bars would have the least effect on handling as geometry...
06-21-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By jrhoneOC

100bikes has some excellent info ....also did you...

100bikes has some excellent info ....also did you ride a M? I rode lots of bikes. I narrowed it down to 3 or 4 bikes and rode all of them M and L. Specialized has a fit calculator where they take...
06-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By jrhoneOC

Covid Pounds and Motivation

I'm 51 and last year I bought a MTB and lost about 50 pounds and got into great shape. I began to shred (for a 50 year old guy) the trails and was pushing the limits of the bike. Nice. Started...
06-18-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By jrhoneOC

Depends on the geometry of the bike...but most...

Depends on the geometry of the bike...but most MTBs you either have to move WAY back behind the seat...or you get a dropper post...which drops the seat just for that reason. Question...when you are...
06-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By jrhoneOC

Update 2: After the system got adjusted...

Update 2:
After the system got adjusted properly...I went back to my normal trail. WOW.....this system is VERY nice. The shifter feel is completely different. Box sent me a replacement when I...
06-09-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By jrhoneOC

Update: Once I git the system dialed in..the...

Update: Once I git the system dialed in..the shifter feel is pretty light...dont notice any difference in effort to the MicroShift Advent it replaced.
06-09-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By jrhoneOC

FIXED.....took it to the LBS. A few things were...

FIXED.....took it to the LBS. A few things were addressed. Another bike shop that installed the cassette for me didnt torque it down so it was slightly loose. Hub had a bit of play in it. Hanger...
06-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By jrhoneOC

Its the stock chainring on my Rockhopper...the...

Its the stock chainring on my Rockhopper...the cranks and chainring are Stout and its a 30T.
06-07-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By jrhoneOC

Great question...I sized it 2 different ways.... ...

Great question...I sized it 2 different ways....

The first way was to put the chain on the big gear and front sprocket and add 2 links. This made for what I thought was a tighter chain.

I...
06-07-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By jrhoneOC

Well the only way I know to do this is to buy an...

Well the only way I know to do this is to buy an adapter. It goes at the bottom of the head tube and is a bugger diameter to accept a tapered fork...this will raise the front of the bike higher...
06-07-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By jrhoneOC

RD adjustment help...

Just went from a MicroShift Advent 1x9 to a Box One 1x11 (11-50) drivetrain on my 2020 Rockhopper Comp. The system installed easily enough. I took my wheel to the LBS and had them put the rear...
06-05-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By jrhoneOC

yes. I should say when I decide to switch, i will...

yes. I should say when I decide to switch, i will just grab an XT shifter. Its low on the priority list and after a ride of putting it through its paces its not horrible at all. I do like how you can...
06-05-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By jrhoneOC

The clutch thing doesnt bother me as I just...

The clutch thing doesnt bother me as I just pulled the RD back with one hand and pulled the wheel up with the other. Not a huge deal at all.

The shifter...its a little plasticky...but it can be...
06-04-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By jrhoneOC

Box One 11speed 11-50 First Ride

I have a 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x bike that came with a MicroShift Advent 1x9 drivetrain. That drivetrain was a workhorse and just plain worked. Never needed an adjustment, never missed a shift,...
05-24-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By jrhoneOC

OK...I will jump in and hijack the thread with my...

OK...I will jump in and hijack the thread with my specs...I am looking for a new rear tire. The bike is a 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x hardtail. I ride mostly XC and some pavement. Rides are usually...
05-23-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By jrhoneOC

Fork options for Straight steerer and QR

Looking to upgrade my 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x with a new fork. Its got a Suntour XCM coil spring now. So far I have looking into the SR Suntour upgrade program to get a Raidon or Epixon. Rockshox...
05-22-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just pulled the trigger on the Box On 1x11...

Just pulled the trigger on the Box On 1x11 groupset. Comes with everything I need at a great price...plus its heavily discounted. Its like I am getting a higher level of components at a great...
05-22-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By jrhoneOC

FYI...Specialized just dropped the Pitch line. ...

FYI...Specialized just dropped the Pitch line. Well kinda...The Pitch and Rockhopper were the EXACT same bikes with the only difference being wheel size. The Pitch was 27.5 and the Rockhopper 29. ...
05-22-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By jrhoneOC

Specialized Rockhopper Comp. Its $750 brand new...

Specialized Rockhopper Comp. Its $750 brand new with a 1x drivetrain. Great bike. I am biased though....
...
05-21-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By jrhoneOC

just looked into it. Not bad at all. Have u had...

just looked into it. Not bad at all. Have u had issues with dropping the chain and do u use a chain guard? I saw a review of maybe an older model and their only gripe was it dropped the chain...
05-13-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By jrhoneOC

That's the plan now.

That's the plan now.
05-13-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks Lefty...I put a Specialized Command Post...

Thanks Lefty...I put a Specialized Command Post Dropper on my current Rockhopper so if I got a new bike, I would swap it over. 11-42 is mostly good..there is one really section that gets me every...
05-13-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By jrhoneOC

New Rockhopper or Upgrade Last years Rockhopper?

I thought I had it ALL figured out. I bought my bike in Sept last year and was just getting into MT biking. I realize I LOVE it for the exercise and have gotten very comfortable on the bike racking...
12-07-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks for the concern...yes I am...

Thanks for the concern...yes I am eating...working out daily too. At least an hour of cardio a day. Basically 3 pounds a week has come off. Drink tons of water...eat more protein, cut out...
12-06-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By jrhoneOC

Over 500 miles...Over 45 pounds since 9/1/19

Bought my bike on September first. It was a purchase to jump start my exercise and activity. I was 50, 5’ 10” tall and 230 pounds. Ihaf lost weight before and got down to 170 (which was too thin)...
11-22-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By jrhoneOC

Strava, Its free for the basic stuff which is...

Strava, Its free for the basic stuff which is what you are asking and can be run from your phone...I would say to look into one more thing. Apple Watch. I run Strava from my watch. Doesnt even...
11-22-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By jrhoneOC

I got some Baleaf shorts on Amazon ...

I got some Baleaf shorts on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Baleaf-Padded-Bicycle-Cycling-Underwear/dp/B00MTE6PU4/ref=sr_1_32?dchild=1&keywords=baleaf+shorts&qid=1574477571&sr=8-32

I use those...
11-13-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By jrhoneOC

Installed the Specialized IRCC Command Post and...

Installed the Specialized IRCC Command Post and it all went well. The only issue is the post is about 10-15mm higher than my rigid post with the post fully extended and it as far down as it will go...
11-11-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,005
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks foe all the responses. Im still learning...

Thanks foe all the responses. Im still learning alot about mountain biking and was wondering if weight would make a huge difference with all other things being equal or close to it. For my riding...
11-11-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By jrhoneOC

thats hat i was thinking. thats why i didnt try...

thats hat i was thinking. thats why i didnt try it yet.
11-11-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By jrhoneOC

I weigh 190. I will dial in more rebound and see...

I weigh 190. I will dial in more rebound and see if that helps with that.
11-10-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By jrhoneOC

Big Clunk from the front end....shock??

I have a Rockhopper Comp 1X with a Suntour XCM coil shock. I was riding down a pretty steep grade that was bumpy and fast. Everything was good then suddenly BANG. Sounded like a metallic clunk. ...
11-04-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just an update. I found a new Specialized IRCC...

Just an update. I found a new Specialized IRCC Command Post at a crazy price. $150. Its reviewed well and has a great remote and it will match the bike well. Will report back to how it works on...
11-03-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By jrhoneOC

I have the Advent in a 9 speed system....I think...

I have the Advent in a 9 speed system....I think its the minimum amount of gears for Mt Biking.
10-28-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By jrhoneOC

Narrowed it down to the KS LEV SI and the Brand X...

Narrowed it down to the KS LEV SI and the Brand X Ascend. The Brand X is rated and reviewed very favorably for $150. Plus another $20 off for being a new customer. So $130. Thats hard to beat.
10-28-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By jrhoneOC

yup thats def out of the price range.

yup thats def out of the price range.
10-28-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By jrhoneOC

The Reverb stealth B1 125mm is on sale for 180 at...

The Reverb stealth B1 125mm is on sale for 180 at JensonUSA. Thats actually one of the cheapest.
10-28-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By jrhoneOC

yup got that. 30.9 diameter. Looks like 125mm...

yup got that. 30.9 diameter. Looks like 125mm version is the largest that will fit my frame and its internally routed. KS LEV SI is so far at the top of the list.
10-27-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,502
Posted By jrhoneOC

Awesome!!! Congrats!!!

Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
10-26-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By jrhoneOC

Yes! I had an old pair i used for jogging. ...

Yes! I had an old pair i used for jogging. Those broke so i went to Dicks and picked a $20 pair of glasses that are polarized and have UV rejection. Maybe someday i will look into something more...
10-26-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By jrhoneOC

Dropper Posts. Which one??

Id prefer not spending $300 on a dropper post for a $700 bike. So what are some good options for me that wont break the bank? Is used an option? Saw some reviews that said the Rockshox Reverb...
10-25-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,005
Posted By jrhoneOC

Lets make it simple. On a 30 pound bike us 2...

Lets make it simple. On a 30 pound bike us 2 pounds weight loss significant. How about 3? 5? What’s significant that someone other than a racer would feel?

If i went from a 30 pound bike...
10-25-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,005
Posted By jrhoneOC

yes i know this. That wasnt the question. I know...

yes i know this. That wasnt the question. I know a more expensive fork will be lighter AND perform better because its a better fork. If I am speaking of Frame alone. And one frame is 8 pounds and...
10-25-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,005
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks. Im not looking to dump money into this...

Thanks. Im not looking to dump money into this bike. Its a brand new bike and im learning and getting into shape on it. Currently it far exceeds my abilities so I am very happy with it. I was...
10-24-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,005
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks...I am working on the body....down 32...

Thanks...I am working on the body....down 32 pounds and going. Goal is 50-60. THAT I can feel already.
10-24-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,005
Posted By jrhoneOC

What is a significant weight difference on a MTB?

Just looking at specs and geometry on a few bikes compared to mine and I noticed that from a geometry perspective some much more expensive bikes have the EXACT same geometry. Yes there are more...
10-21-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,143
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just got a set of Race Face Chesters....LOVE...

Just got a set of Race Face Chesters....LOVE them.

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10-21-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By jrhoneOC

I will look into some shin guards. I havent had...

I will look into some shin guards. I havent had any shin strikes but it just takes one to ruin your day lol.
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