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10-07-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,167
Posted By rodgeman

My 29" has 135mm spacing.

My 29" has 135mm spacing.
10-07-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By rodgeman

Which can you test ride? Can you rent them for a...

Which can you test ride? Can you rent them for a weekend?
10-06-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,412
Posted By rodgeman

I only have my 2020 Trek Marlin 6 and I have it...

I only have my 2020 Trek Marlin 6 and I have it dialed in with the handlebar setup. That is my go to bike.
10-01-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By rodgeman

Also check with your bike shop. They might rent...

Also check with your bike shop. They might rent one to you to try out. Mine does and they would put the rental cost towards a new bike.
10-01-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,755
Posted By rodgeman

10.4 miles of trails. First time averaging over...

10.4 miles of trails. First time averaging over 10 mph.
09-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By rodgeman

I have a 2020 Trek Marlin 6 and ride roads...

I have a 2020 Trek Marlin 6 and ride roads similar to those. It is fun. I ride about 10 miles.
09-30-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By rodgeman

Good job. Welcome back to riding. I started back...

Good job. Welcome back to riding. I started back up a few months ago only being able to do a couple of miles. Now I ride 10 miles. It'll come back to you.
09-30-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By rodgeman

Yes. I have a 2020 Trek Marlin 6 and it holds me...

Yes. I have a 2020 Trek Marlin 6 and it holds me just fine. My Specialized Sirrus was also aluminum and it also held me. The Trek is beefy and feels great.
09-29-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,731
Posted By rodgeman

9/27 - 61.6 miles total this month @ 10.2 miles...

9/27 - 61.6 miles total this month @ 10.2 miles per ride
09-29-19, 12:57 PM
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Views: 2,331,755
Posted By rodgeman

Rode 10.2 miles at 74 degrees F in Az

Rode 10.2 miles at 74 degrees F in Az
09-28-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,499
Posted By rodgeman

Congratulations. I have the same model and I am...

Congratulations. I have the same model and I am really enjoying it.
09-24-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By rodgeman

I just traded in my Specialized Sirrus for a Trek...

I just traded in my Specialized Sirrus for a Trek Marlin 6. I thought it would be slower than the hybrid. It was not and the front fork lockout helps when riding on the road to my off road riding....
09-21-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By rodgeman

Here is the Trek Marlin Six -...

Here is the Trek Marlin Six - https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/cross-country-mountain-bikes/marlin/marlin-6-womens/p/28788/?colorCode=teal

I just got one last month and...
09-17-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,543
Posted By rodgeman

Last month I had stopped by my LBS once -...

Last month I had stopped by my LBS once - sometime twice a week to buy a new mountain bike. I had bought a hybrid from them in January. I did hang out to see what bikes they could get and because I...
09-16-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By rodgeman

I use the following bars - Velo Orange Crazy Bars...

I use the following bars - Velo Orange Crazy Bars (https://velo-orange.com/collections/handlebars/products/crazy-bars-1) . They are compatible with flat bar setup. I had them on my hybrid and now on...
09-10-19, 04:47 PM
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Views: 2,331,755
Posted By rodgeman

I road 10.22 mile at 9.7 mph. Half on the road...

I road 10.22 mile at 9.7 mph. Half on the road and half on dirt/gravel. It was fun but high humidity.
09-09-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,499
Posted By rodgeman

The Trek Marlin 4 is $479.99. You can go to a...

The Trek Marlin 4 is $479.99. You can go to a Trek Marlin 5 for $550. I have the Marlin 6 which I got for $649. The 5 & 6 are aluminum with internal cabling.

Trek Marlin ...
09-09-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,755
Posted By rodgeman

I road 10.28 mile at 9.4 mph. Half on the road...

I road 10.28 mile at 9.4 mph. Half on the road and half on dirt/gravel. Getting a little faster every month.
09-01-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 503,886
Posted By rodgeman

My new ride ...

My new ride

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My battleship
09-01-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By rodgeman

Thanks for the advise. I will keep that in mind...

Thanks for the advise. I will keep that in mind for a future project and have considered getting an older road bike and building it up. Right now the concentration is to keep riding and gaining...
08-31-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By rodgeman

It was that combination and I was on a hybrid...

It was that combination and I was on a hybrid bike. The fishtailing was on 40mm gravel tires and not on hard turns. It came down to was I was not feeling secure riding it off road. I did take the new...
08-28-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By rodgeman

Thanks!

Thanks!
08-28-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By rodgeman

Not at all. A little slower but I make up for it...

Not at all. A little slower but I make up for it riding offroad. I thought they would be much slower but they are not.
08-27-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,167
Posted By rodgeman

It can. It is desert - rocks, gravel, dirt, and...

It can. It is desert - rocks, gravel, dirt, and some hills.
08-27-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,167
Posted By rodgeman

Giant and Specialized.

Giant and Specialized.
08-26-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By rodgeman

No. These are Velo Orange Crazy Bars...

No. These are Velo Orange Crazy Bars (https://velo-orange.com/products/crazy-bars-1) and are designed to take mountain bike shifters and brake levers. It took about 10 minutes for the shop to switch...
08-26-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,555
Posted By rodgeman

My 2020 Trek Marlin 6. ...

My 2020 Trek Marlin 6.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190826_140136_3bf6c974303d82294a68fbe0e1cef8452af88d7f.jpg

2020 Trek Marlin 6
08-26-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By rodgeman

Thanks. Same bars as on the Sirrus. It is a...

Thanks. Same bars as on the Sirrus. It is a bigger bike. It rides gravel and dirt much batter. The bike shop has an empty lot with gravel, rock, and dirt. The geometry fits me better and the...
08-26-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By rodgeman

New Bike Day

I traded in my 2012 Specialized Sirrus for a 2020 Trek Marlin 6 (and kept my bars).
...
08-26-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By rodgeman

Hi. My lbs did not have any 2018. I even told...

Hi. My lbs did not have any 2018. I even told them I would consider used.

The tires were upgraded to Kenda Kross Pro 40mm from the existing 35mm slicks. It was more than the tires and it was...
08-26-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,167
Posted By rodgeman

I was just in a bike shop and all the new...

I was just in a bike shop and all the new mountain bikes were 27.5 and I was looking for a 29er. This is near Phoenix, Az.
08-26-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By rodgeman

Trying to buy an XL/XXL bike

I am working with my local bike shop with a modest budget of under $1000. My current bike is a XL Specialized Sirrus with 40mm gravel wheels. The ride I usually do is half road and half gravel/dirt....
08-23-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,542
Posted By rodgeman

No I did not.

No I did not.
08-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,542
Posted By rodgeman

I have a Specialized Sirrus also and had the same...

I have a Specialized Sirrus also and had the same issue. I went with Velo Orange Crazy Bars (https://velo-orange.com/collections/handlebars/products/crazy-bars-1) and it greatly improved. I also have...
08-13-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,214,262
Posted By rodgeman

Here is my 2012 Specialized Sirrus. I have...

Here is my 2012 Specialized Sirrus. I have replaced the handlebars with Velo Orange Crazy bars, the seat, and the tires from the 32mm to 40mm Kenda Kros Pro tires as half of my ride is on dirt.
...
08-12-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 246,996
Posted By rodgeman

It might be. It depends on what it looks like and...

It might be. It depends on what it looks like and how it fits you. I paid $200 for my 2012 Sirrus but it is the base model. Are you able to test ride it? Maybe have a bike shop look at it?
08-12-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By rodgeman

I know you said drop bars but you might want to...

I know you said drop bars but you might want to consider Velo Orange Crazy Bars (https://velo-orange.com/products/crazy-bars-1) . I have problems with straight bars myself. It does give a similar...
08-05-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 89,255
Posted By rodgeman

I rode 8.5 miles on my hybrid today. Up from 7.5...

I rode 8.5 miles on my hybrid today. Up from 7.5 miles per ride last weekend.I started at two miles at a time in late Feb.
07-28-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 246,996
Posted By rodgeman

I would take it to your local bike shop so they...

I would take it to your local bike shop so they can measure and give you some options. My Sirrus had 32mm tires and I put on Kenda Kross Pro 40mm at my bike shop after measuring. They have a smooth...
07-15-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By rodgeman

I am in the same boat. I have a hybrid - 2012...

I am in the same boat. I have a hybrid - 2012 Specialized Sirrus. I was talking to my local bike shop and they suggested I look at the Marin Nicasio (I do not have enough posts to send the URL -...
07-07-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 246,996
Posted By rodgeman

I just put 40mm on my 2012. The bike shop should...

I just put 40mm on my 2012. The bike shop should be able to tell you.
07-07-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By rodgeman

I recommend finding a good bike shop for a used...

I recommend finding a good bike shop for a used bike or to inspect a bike you have bought. In my mind a good shop will talk to you about bikes and components without you purchasing.
07-07-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,569
Posted By rodgeman

My original tires Specialized Nimbus, 700 x 32c ....

My original tires Specialized Nimbus, 700 x 32c . I just replaced them with Kenda Kross Pro 700c x 40mm. They are slower on the road but better on the trail I ride. Much move comfortable and stable.
07-07-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 246,996
Posted By rodgeman

I have a 2012 Specialized Sirrus I got in last...

I have a 2012 Specialized Sirrus I got in last December from a local bike shop. Since then I have switched the straight bars to Velo Orange Crazy bars and just put on some new Kenda Kross Pro 700c x...
04-23-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 246,996
Posted By rodgeman

I just got a 2012 Sirrus - used from a bike shop....

I just got a 2012 Sirrus - used from a bike shop. It is fun to ride again. The flat bars were not working so they got changed out for some Velo Orange Crazy bars. I am considering converting to drop...
04-21-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,372,196
Posted By rodgeman

Hi. I am 6'3" 320lbs. I ride a 2012 Specilized...

Hi. I am 6'3" 320lbs. I ride a 2012 Specilized Sirrus. Just got back into riding after 20 years. Mainly recreation and to loose weight.
04-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 331,349
Posted By rodgeman

Please tell us your age. 50 1. What type...

Please tell us your age.
50

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

2012 Specialized Sirrus

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

No
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