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05-13-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By carlosponti

a cursory look only yielded more 620 mm bars it...

a cursory look only yielded more 620 mm bars it might be that you can change the stem to a 31.8mm bar and have more options for wider bars. it seems like the stem that comes on your bike also has a...
04-25-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By carlosponti

reeb bikes https://reebcycles.com/

reeb bikes
https://reebcycles.com/
04-21-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By carlosponti

"57-559" this is the actual measurement the tire...

"57-559" this is the actual measurement the tire company uses to reference the size. make sure those numbers are the same between old and new tires. in particular the width of the tire is the 57...
04-04-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By carlosponti

where in AZ are you? arizona has some gnarly...

where in AZ are you? arizona has some gnarly trails in some parts. 2500 can get you a nice trail bike. for gnarly trails id get a full suspension with a trail bike configuration.
03-29-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By carlosponti

out of the two i'd probably like the fezzari...

out of the two i'd probably like the fezzari better because it has boost hub spacing 1x drivetrain. the trek isnt a bad bike but has older specs for those two things. full disclosure i have a fezzari...
03-11-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By carlosponti

I have the abajo peak its a great bike. I found...

I have the abajo peak its a great bike. I found out about it on a review from a youtube channel that reviewed 7 bikes in the range. mine in that range was the best for the money. the 2019 stance was...
03-07-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,230
Posted By carlosponti

I just started using a dropper post as well. Most...

I just started using a dropper post as well. Most situations it's not really necessary but when you do drops downhills and jumps its just better to have the seat out of the way. It's not intuitive...
03-05-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,430
Posted By carlosponti

go with your gut all are equal and just pick one.

go with your gut all are equal and just pick one.
03-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,626
Posted By carlosponti

did you really revive an old thread?

did you really revive an old thread?
03-03-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By carlosponti

I had a bike I put in wide tires on did fine in...

I had a bike I put in wide tires on did fine in the frame where I ran into problems was the front derailleur rubbing in the lowest gear.
03-02-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,430
Posted By carlosponti

most of the bikes in that list are in the 500 to...

most of the bikes in that list are in the 500 to 1000 range.
02-28-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,727
Posted By carlosponti

shimano isnt going to be easy to find pre-owned....

shimano isnt going to be easy to find pre-owned. it only just came out recently. 11 speed is going to be easier to find because people are swapping over to 12 speed. you could very easily get away...
02-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By carlosponti

best mountain bikes under 1000...

best mountain bikes under 1000 (https://reviews.mtbr.com/best-mountain-bikes-under-1000)


the question you pose is a rather open ended question it begets more questions.
02-27-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,727
Posted By carlosponti

this might sound like a dumb question but have...

this might sound like a dumb question but have you checked your derailleur hanger to make sure its straight? I will say since the NX vs GX uses a different shifter and derailleur it might be why I've...
02-27-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,727
Posted By carlosponti

I have NX I am curious whats wrong with your GX?...

I have NX I am curious whats wrong with your GX? I keep hearing this but not much more detail beyond that they just don't like it. I've only got a few dozen rides on mine I'd like to know more about...
02-27-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By carlosponti

I found a vintage cannondale site and all I could...

I found a vintage cannondale site and all I could surmise was that it is a mid 90's Cad3 Delta V or super V something. they made a standard mtb frame with the front monoshock and this thing at the...
02-27-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By carlosponti

I went through the same thing. Strava wasnt...

I went through the same thing. Strava wasnt getting accurate mileage so i started running map my ride at the same time and was fine for a while. map my ride started not accurately recording and now i...
02-08-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,881
Posted By carlosponti

maybe you need better friends? I ride with a...

maybe you need better friends? I ride with a pretty diverse group im a non religious beer drinking vegetarian not all I ride with are and guess what they are ok with it. So am I. I don't pressure...
02-08-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By carlosponti

what are you doing exactly upgrading a fork? what...

what are you doing exactly upgrading a fork? what do you have now bike and fork?
02-08-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By carlosponti

this is good video on what you would want to look...

this is good video on what you would want to look for at a minimum. when you start out you arent going to be riding very difficult or rugged trails the video will get you started. when you get better...
02-03-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By carlosponti

also might say what shock you have.

also might say what shock you have.
01-31-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By carlosponti

those would probably do just fine.

those would probably do just fine.
01-30-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By carlosponti

Two bikes I would love to own if I had room would...

Two bikes I would love to own if I had room would be the specialized stumpjumper from the early 90s and a early Joe Breezer.
01-30-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By carlosponti

there are loads of tires out there but you will...

there are loads of tires out there but you will want something with faster rolling tire profile something like these ...
01-29-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By carlosponti

nostalgia :bike2: don't get me wrong i have a new...

nostalgia :bike2: don't get me wrong i have a new bike but I would love to own an older steel mountain bike just to have it. I wouldn't ride it much on mtb trails but the nostalgia gets me, to each...
01-26-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By carlosponti

Today I took it off some sweet jumps :D

Today I took it off some sweet jumps :D
01-17-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By carlosponti

I only use one on the front to keep sand or loose...

I only use one on the front to keep sand or loose soil from washing up into my face. in the rear i dont at all and wont. we cant ride in the wet here because it tears our trails up.
01-15-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,727
Posted By carlosponti

When I started looking around at full suspension...

When I started looking around at full suspension I had some reservations about Bikes Direct. price point might look great but where do they cut costs to get there. Also what warranties do you get and...
01-13-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By carlosponti

X-Fusion O2 Pro RL

X-Fusion O2 Pro RL
01-08-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By carlosponti

I got a new bike

Rode it finally on sunday this was a big update from an entry level hardtail.
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01-04-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By carlosponti

2008 Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc is my best...

2008 Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc is my best guess
12-20-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By carlosponti

while I haven't ridden it yet I just bought a...

while I haven't ridden it yet I just bought a Fazzari Abajo Peak 1x12 Sram NX drivetrain(sram dub nx crankset as well) Sram level brakes X-Fusion shock and fork with 140 travel in front and 130...
12-09-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,562
Posted By carlosponti

i have a rear tire that will not seat perfectly...

i have a rear tire that will not seat perfectly on the bead it does this slight wobble been riding it as a xc bike didn't do much to fix it. I am getting a new bike soon. Ive checked the wheels for...
11-04-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By carlosponti

I wear glasses with transitions lenses when in...

I wear glasses with transitions lenses when in the tree line it doesn't help much.
11-04-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By carlosponti

nice :thumb:

nice :thumb:
10-24-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By carlosponti

two types of bunny hops british in which you pull...

two types of bunny hops british in which you pull the whole bike up in one move usually its not very high, and american where you step the bunny hop in a series pulling a manual first then lowering...
10-23-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By carlosponti

Just returned from a day trip up to bentonville...

Just returned from a day trip up to bentonville they have some nice trails up there. I've only seen videos of Moab but it looks beautiful and the trails are pretty nice.
09-26-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By carlosponti

dropper post was invented in 1980 by tom ritchey

dropper post was invented in 1980 by tom ritchey
09-24-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By carlosponti

Original Dropper Posts

https://dirtragmag.com/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-dropper-seatpost

https://youtu.be/lnEVVgUTN9U
09-24-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By carlosponti

guess I don't see the point in replying just to...

guess I don't see the point in replying just to dress someone down in something you kind of agree on? I mean you both think a dropper post is a good idea.
09-24-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By carlosponti

I rode a bike in the 500s back in the day no way...

I rode a bike in the 500s back in the day no way would I want to go back. Love my wider bars. I've been thinking of going from 720 to 760. "way more control and better leverage" is so true.
09-19-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,260
Posted By carlosponti

man mountain bikers spend way too much time...

man mountain bikers spend way too much time thinking about equipment. been riding for a couple of years now never felt like my cheap bike was a hindrance. get what you can afford ride when you can....
09-19-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,955
Posted By carlosponti

recently tried a new trail met my limit. still...

recently tried a new trail met my limit. still had fun though. even when i feel defeated I go back for more maybe i'm just a glutton for punishment.
09-17-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By carlosponti

I like my G-Form knee pads.

I like my G-Form knee pads.
09-12-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,607
Posted By carlosponti

oh hell no! not about the gloves but the giant...

oh hell no! not about the gloves but the giant ass tarantula yikes!
09-12-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By carlosponti

not sure how feasible it is in your situation but...

not sure how feasible it is in your situation but
Rolling Dents out
09-08-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,598
Posted By carlosponti

you people are being too pedantic, feels is the...

you people are being too pedantic, feels is the word i used at least three times. I already know about frame geometry etc sometimes people like what they like. it doesn't always make sense from a...
09-08-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,598
Posted By carlosponti

he doesnt like how it feels to be up as high as...

he doesnt like how it feels to be up as high as on a 29er not so much a bike fit issue. I am aware of bike fit. some people say when they try a 29 over a 27 they feel like they are sitting up high...
09-07-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,598
Posted By carlosponti

one of the guys I ride with likes 27.5 hes 5' 4"...

one of the guys I ride with likes 27.5 hes 5' 4" he just feels more comfortable on one.
09-06-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By carlosponti

Schwinn Boundary

Schwinn Boundary
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