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12-07-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,308
Posted By tajar66

Our local Performace is closing as well. We got a...

Our local Performace is closing as well. We got a couple smokin deals.
11-14-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By tajar66

I just bought a side load cage

I just bought a side load cage
11-08-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,299
Posted By tajar66

I am not sure what LBS you go to but my LBS is...

I am not sure what LBS you go to but my LBS is awesome we just got 30% off a 2019 carbon Ultegra bike. We have been shopping there for years and they treat us very well.
08-19-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By tajar66

Well I mounted one of them up and used it today...

Well I mounted one of them up and used it today seems to be working fine.
08-18-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By tajar66

Tubeless tires

Can any mountain bike tire be set up as tubeless? I have two new tire that are not "tubeless ready" tires are Schwalbe Knobby Nic perfomance level.
08-13-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,940
Posted By tajar66

Check with voler I have bought a couplenfrom...

Check with voler I have bought a couplenfrom there and am satisfied.
08-05-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By tajar66

We are working on a century before the end of the...

We are working on a century before the end of the year. We are slowly increasing the distance. We did 45 this weekend and learned I need to carry a snack or two and plan places to get water. I figure...
07-29-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By tajar66

Many of my rides require uaing one as well. For...

Many of my rides require uaing one as well. For general riding 10-15 miles of know trail i prefer to not carry a pack.
07-26-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By tajar66

New bikes come out in October.

New bikes come out in October.
07-25-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 759
Posted By tajar66

I was the flat tire king for awile one ride I had...

I was the flat tire king for awile one ride I had three flats. The I switched to tubeless and have had one flat since.
07-25-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By tajar66

I use Camelback Mule for all day adventures. But...

I use Camelback Mule for all day adventures. But for general purposes I use a waterbottle, I dislike wearing a backpack. A small seat bag holds an innertube tire levers multitool and c02 cartridge.
07-01-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By tajar66

The best is when the unleashed dog comes uo to my...

The best is when the unleashed dog comes uo to my leashed dog and the owner says dont worry my dog is nice. Well maybe my leashed dog is not nice.
07-01-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By tajar66

While the idea and vid are awesome. I hate coming...

While the idea and vid are awesome. I hate coming across loose dogs hiking, biking or walking my own leashed dog.
06-25-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By tajar66

LOL its funny cause I will tell her something...

LOL
its funny cause I will tell her something and she will ignore my advice, but let someone else tell her the same thing and is the gospel. It's comical. My wife is pretty good at hills we got her...
06-24-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By tajar66

agreed! 100%

agreed! 100%
06-24-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By tajar66

In that price range $1000 new a hardtail is the...

In that price range $1000 new a hardtail is the way to go. Personally I would look to my LBS for a previous years model and negotiate a deal. Dont be afraid to negptiate. New models come out in...
06-24-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By tajar66

My wife and I ride together regularly. Some...

My wife and I ride together regularly. Some advice keep your advice to a minimum.
06-17-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,663
Posted By tajar66

my wife is about tyat same height and rides a...

my wife is about tyat same height and rides a Giant Avail in XXS with Cobb 155 cranks. Enjoys the ride much more with proper fit and is working towards a century and has done a couple 60 milers
06-12-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,648
Posted By tajar66

I generally don't like waering mine, but I do...

I generally don't like waering mine, but I do anytime I plan on exploring. I am good for about an hour or 10-15 miles with a water bottle. Any longer or unknown I take a pack with water parts food...
06-08-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,498
Posted By tajar66

I ride a Giant Defy Advanced and weight 255 now...

I ride a Giant Defy Advanced and weight 255 now have been up to 270. The bike is great in my opinion this bike is stiffer in the BB and more responsive than the Allez I had prior.
06-07-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,329
Posted By tajar66

On the 2x 10 you will be changing the front rings...

On the 2x 10 you will be changing the front rings often depending on the terrain. Cross chaining or big ring big cog or little ring little cog is no bueno.
06-02-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,419
Views: 473,433
Posted By tajar66

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20180602_111829_09b91a21dd77c4d9defaff44becf1e4543314f88.jpg

Giant Defy Advanced
06-01-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,820
Posted By tajar66

I have a Camelback Mule fits everything I need...

I have a Camelback Mule fits everything I need for commuting a long day riding, hiking or ATV riding.
05-13-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,270
Posted By tajar66

To add to the above accurate statement. The...

To add to the above accurate statement. The frames aluminum or carbon are then fitted with components to meet certain price points.
05-05-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,642
Posted By tajar66

Hills are your friend... Repeat this to yourself...

Hills are your friend... Repeat this to yourself 10 times before you leave, and the whole time you are climbing. It will suck at first but they will get easier over time.
05-04-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,270
Posted By tajar66

That is not a correct statement. Bike frame...

That is not a correct statement.
Bike frame designs are patented and always changing/improving. The frame may be built in the the same factory to different specifications, but they are not "They...
04-12-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By tajar66

I would say your shoes need to be adjusted.

I would say your shoes need to be adjusted.
04-12-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By tajar66

I am in Santa Barbara and going just for the heck...

I am in Santa Barbara and going just for the heck of it. I would also like to attend a SEMA Show as well.
04-08-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,396
Posted By tajar66

I am a Giant fan so I would say Giant. Ride...

I am a Giant fan so I would say Giant.
Ride both and pick the bike that feels best to you, take your time and put a few miles down, bring your gear. Small differences in bike can make a the...
12-18-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,607
Posted By tajar66

I had a very similar experience. Hot out did a...

I had a very similar experience. Hot out did a ride that really pushed me hard on the last climb wasn't feeling to good at the top. Heading down the hill cramping really bad. Finished up the ride...
12-06-17, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By tajar66

Tubeless all the way.

Tubeless all the way.
11-25-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By tajar66

I have a tendancy to tense my shoulders more on...

I have a tendancy to tense my shoulders more on my mountain bike I really have to think about relaxing my shoulders while riding.
11-18-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By tajar66

I also have wide feet I went with the So do mega...

I also have wide feet I went with the So do mega wide and 510.
11-18-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By tajar66

Check out Performance Bike brand they have...

Check out Performance Bike brand they have lifetime warranty
11-05-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,568
Posted By tajar66

I picked up a previous years carbon giant defy...

I picked up a previous years carbon giant defy with 105 components for 1500 out the door with a basic fitting
10-29-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By tajar66

For type of riding you are describing I would be...

For type of riding you are describing I would be looking at a used hardtail.
10-23-17, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By tajar66

Took a good spill on my mtn bike and by new wheel...

Took a good spill on my mtn bike and by new wheel was wobbling had my buddy at the lbs take a look a couple of twists of the spokes it was good as new.
10-19-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,301
Posted By tajar66

Voler

Voler
09-10-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,785
Posted By tajar66

I read an article awhile ago that the over all...

I read an article awhile ago that the over all carbon footprint of a Prius out weighs any gas vehicle. True or not I don't know,so of the points of battery manufacturing and transportation of raw...
09-09-17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,785
Posted By tajar66

Diesel drag racing is huge and I bet there are...

Diesel drag racing is huge and I bet there are plenty of 6000 lb trucks out there that would embarrass a vette
08-26-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,320
Posted By tajar66

Just do it you will not regret it. I am 5'9"...

Just do it you will not regret it. I am 5'9" about 260. I have a roof over my tool and big thighs. I bought a pair of PI shorts that failed and took the trade to buy bibs. I am sold on bibs.
08-12-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By tajar66

Really depends on your riding. I have a Giant...

Really depends on your riding. I have a Giant Trance 27.5. I am sure the bike is capable of way more than I throw at it. I like the suspension except when climbing but that more of a technique thing....
06-20-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,105
Posted By tajar66

I was stopped as a kid on my bmx bike cause it...

I was stopped as a kid on my bmx bike cause it fit a description of a bike just stolen from the local 7-11. I was cuffed and stuffed, bike in the trunk. They let me go when the kid at the scene said...
06-10-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,328
Posted By tajar66

We seem to be about the same size. I have found...

We seem to be about the same size. I have found Voler to be a good option with good prices.
06-03-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By tajar66

I found the tire Giant uses easily penetrated by...

I found the tire Giant uses easily penetrated by stuff. I was getting a flat every ride, switched to Gatorskins and haven't had a flat in a while.
06-03-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,436
Posted By tajar66

I hate wearing my glasses during sports. I use...

I hate wearing my glasses during sports. I use contacts, another benefit is you can use any sunglasses out there
05-24-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,734
Posted By tajar66

It seems I woke up the day of my 40th and...

It seems I woke up the day of my 40th and everything hurt. Several nagging old injury things are making thier presence known. Staying active does help. We did the sleep number bed that helped quite a...
05-14-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By tajar66

If you have a Performance Bike near you thier...

If you have a Performance Bike near you thier rides are pretty chill and have multiple groups and not drop mentality
05-14-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,046
Posted By tajar66

Accurate or not that is fast.

Accurate or not that is fast.
05-14-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,046
Posted By tajar66

Top Speed

I know a no meaning stat but what is your fastest top speed.
I have never hit the 40mph mark until yesterday 42.7mph registered on a Garmin.
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