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10-21-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
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: 165
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.
10-21-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By jrhoneOC

I have found that my cardio endurance seems to be...

I have found that my cardio endurance seems to be my limiting factor at this point. I am able to do the tough trails from a strength perspective but it seems like my chest is on fire at that point...
10-20-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By jrhoneOC

this ride was paved but im getting there!!

this ride was paved but im getting there!!
10-20-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By jrhoneOC

6 weeks ago...struggled to do 5 miles...20+ miles today

I bought my bike about 6 weeks ago. It was to motivate my fitness. I went on what I thought would be an easy ride. It was 5 miles of pain. The trail won that day. In that time I have exercised...
10-20-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By jrhoneOC

Did 20 miles on the Chesters this morning. Great...

Did 20 miles on the Chesters this morning. Great grip. Too much at first, it took a bit to get used to the grip, but after a few miles they felt perfect. Forgot about the pedals and the grip (or...
10-19-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By jrhoneOC

First Bike Mod...Race Face Chester Pedals

My bike came with the Specialized Dirt Platforms and they seemed ok until they got wet...then they were slick as ice. So i wanted something cheap, light, well made and with hood grip. All the...
10-19-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By jrhoneOC

They do make some for climbing that are nice...

They do make some for climbing that are nice looking. Wonder how well they would work for mountain biking. The mesh ones I like alot. Look very comfortable.
10-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By jrhoneOC

I am just not feeling the 510s. I mean to me...

I am just not feeling the 510s. I mean to me they are hideous. Lol. I am looking at the Adidas Terrex Trail which they say shares the same sole as the 510.
10-18-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By jrhoneOC

Ordered the Raceface Chesters. $35 on amazon and...

Ordered the Raceface Chesters. $35 on amazon and i had an amazon gift card to cover that. We will see how they work Sunday on my ride.
10-17-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By jrhoneOC

Looking for good (inexpensive?) platform pedals...Crank Bros vs RaceFace vs ??

Looking for some replacements to my Specialized dirt pedals. When wet they absolutely suck. Looking for some options and there are:

RaceFace Chester $35
Specialized Bennies $80
Rock Bros $20
...
10-17-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 701
Posted By jrhoneOC

Love Strava. I was just thinking yesterday how...

Love Strava. I was just thinking yesterday how much you get for absolutely free. Found it because a few friends who are MT Bikers use it so I decided to give it a try. When I was look at bikes the...
10-15-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,443
Posted By jrhoneOC

Nice looking bike. Enjoy!!

Nice looking bike. Enjoy!!
10-14-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,443
Posted By jrhoneOC

I think many here were very confused by the post...

I think many here were very confused by the post (I know I was!) because the part about the comfort bike riding position was kinda left out. Sounds like you ended up with what you wanted so how you...
10-14-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,443
Posted By jrhoneOC

Sounds like you wanted a comfort bike that had...

Sounds like you wanted a comfort bike that had front suspension. So you bought a XC mountain bike and changed it...Enjoy!
10-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,658
Posted By jrhoneOC

Funny u mention Cholla. I go there once a month...

Funny u mention Cholla. I go there once a month and i use that to gauge my ability. I have not been able to complete it. I can get about 1/3 of the way at this point. I think there are some...
10-14-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By jrhoneOC

Used to use clip ins many years ago. Now that i...

Used to use clip ins many years ago. Now that i am getting back into biking i am enjoying the platforms because i was never 100% comfortable with the clipless.

I do miss the ability to pull up...
10-13-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,443
Posted By jrhoneOC

Congrats on the new bike...hope it works well for...

Congrats on the new bike...hope it works well for you.
10-13-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,443
Posted By jrhoneOC

A bike shop cant suggest an ill-fitting bike and...

A bike shop cant suggest an ill-fitting bike and then force you to keep it. SPECIALIZED themselves won't allow that. (ridercare@specialized.com Customer service...
10-12-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By jrhoneOC

Great story...Great job! My story is...

Great story...Great job!

My story is similar. I stepped on the scale at 230. A few yers ago I had exercised my way down to 170. Damn. 60 pounds. So I wondered what would motivate me to...
10-11-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,443
Posted By jrhoneOC

Funny, I was thinking the opposite when I was...

Funny, I was thinking the opposite when I was riding. My old Rockhopper Comp FS was the "old" style geometry. Basically a road bike with dirt tires from the 90s. It was unstable, especially if the...
10-11-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,443
Posted By jrhoneOC

Sounds to me like it doesn't fit. I would go back...

Sounds to me like it doesn't fit. I would go back and say they need to get you a Pitch. 27.5" Wheels, lower top tube. Raising the bars and the stem seem like it would put more weight on the rear and...
10-10-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,443
Posted By jrhoneOC

Did u try the pitch? Its basically a rockhopper...

Did u try the pitch? Its basically a rockhopper 27.5. The medium standover height is just about 28.5. Thats 2 lower than the Rockhopper standover height.
10-10-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,443
Posted By jrhoneOC

I'm 5' 10" tall. I was sized at Specialized with...

I'm 5' 10" tall. I was sized at Specialized with their computer system that measures everything and I was sized as a Large. I got a Large Rockhopper Comp 1x. I first rode the Large and thought, it...
10-10-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By jrhoneOC

Yeah...I am now on the platform pedals. For me...

Yeah...I am now on the platform pedals. For me they work great and I have the confidence that I need. When I was first mountain biking in the 90s, I had clips and shoes. I hated them. Even though...
10-10-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,658
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks for this! I actually have started to seek...

Thanks for this! I actually have started to seek out hills and climb them, smaller ones for now. When I see a grade coming up, I actually have started to shift up, and stand and power up the grade...
10-10-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,658
Posted By jrhoneOC

Great stuff guys!

Great stuff guys!
10-10-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By jrhoneOC

Well done!

Well done!
10-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,798
Posted By jrhoneOC

Agreed. Thats also why i asked about fitting.

Agreed. Thats also why i asked about fitting.
10-05-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,658
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just looked at the price of trainers. Thats not...

Just looked at the price of trainers. Thats not in the budget as of now, some of those trainers are more than my bike! Lol. So aside from trainers....
10-05-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,658
Posted By jrhoneOC

Exercises to make me a monster climber?!

Im 50 and got my first bike in decades last month. I wanna really enjoy XC mountain biking and that means hills and climbing. I have already started getting my body in better shape. I already...
10-05-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,166
Posted By jrhoneOC

I was up to one of the heaviest i had ever been. ...

I was up to one of the heaviest i had ever been. 230. Im 5 10 tall and while thats not huge it was still uncomfortable. Just turned 50 and the weight wasnt healthy. Was having a hard time doing...
10-02-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By jrhoneOC

Id go 1x. You are teally only giving up extreme...

Id go 1x. You are teally only giving up extreme top end. 1x less maint, lighter, better performance. I personally like having less gear options. Makes me focus on riding not gearing.
10-01-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By jrhoneOC

Spent a few hours watching some Youtube videos. ...

Spent a few hours watching some Youtube videos. Some are very well done. GMBN has some good stuff. Next trail ride this week I have some stuff to work on. One thing I wanna get better at is...
10-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By jrhoneOC

Yup...we are saying the same things....you just...

Yup...we are saying the same things....you just did it better...lol...
09-30-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,084
Posted By jrhoneOC

Where is that? Looks pretty amazing!! When I...

Where is that? Looks pretty amazing!! When I was younger I used to ride in Santa Cruz and there was a ride overlooking the ocean.
09-30-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By jrhoneOC

Where's the Manual?? Seriously though..how to learn the nuances of Mt Biking??

I am 50, and from the age of 8 to 18 I rode dirt bikes daily and after that I rode one of the first mountain bikes with a suspension fork a Rockhopper Comp FS. I feel like biking was pretty natural...
09-30-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By jrhoneOC

Well here is Specialized's Rockhopper Expert...

Well here is Specialized's Rockhopper Expert geometry...note that from XS all the was to XXL its the same handlebar width. They are changing the geometry of the frame for the size of the rider yet...
09-30-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By jrhoneOC

Yes...I feel your pain. Took me a while to...

Yes...I feel your pain. Took me a while to figure it out when I was shopping a few months ago.

The price of the bike is the clue for level of components. Since the price point dictates...
09-30-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,798
Posted By jrhoneOC

When I first removed the front wheel and...

When I first removed the front wheel and reinstalled, my brakes rubbed. Wheel is perfectly straight. I realized I tightened one side more than the other on the QR bolts...now I loosen it and then...
09-30-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By jrhoneOC

What is usually happening is smaller people will...

What is usually happening is smaller people will be on smaller bikes, and the geometry of the smaller bike will take into account the smaller sized person. So bar width is LESS of an issue.
...
09-30-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,798
Posted By jrhoneOC

Please describe EXACTLY what's happening. If you...

Please describe EXACTLY what's happening. If you are standing over the bike and looking down on the front wheel. Lift it off the ground slightly and roll it in the air. Is the wheel straight then...
09-30-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By jrhoneOC

If it were me....hardtail. When you say...

If it were me....hardtail. When you say inexpensive, what does that mean? I mean we drop $1000 on a phone these days...is that inexpensive or are you thinking $500?

The issue with "inexpensive"...
09-29-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,798
Posted By jrhoneOC

You sure that the wheel is completely seated in...

You sure that the wheel is completely seated in the fork? I would think a bend would be obvious on the test ride....
09-28-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,712
Posted By jrhoneOC

You are joking right? Not saying that a woman...

You are joking right? Not saying that a woman shouldn't be able to go out and not be hit on, but truly everywhere a woman goes throughout the day, she is probably being hit on. Not to burst the...
09-27-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By jrhoneOC

More Gloves Opinions...Gel Padded or No Pads?

I have found some pretty comfortable gloves that I like...The Fox Ranger Gloves. They also make the glove with padding... I hear the padding helps with numbness in the hands, and especially on paved...
09-27-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By jrhoneOC

Yes, long fingered gloves seem to be great even...

Yes, long fingered gloves seem to be great even in warm weather. I have been riding on a few hot days and the gloves never bothered me.
09-27-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,712
Posted By jrhoneOC

OP...Re-read your posts (maybe out loud)...then...

OP...Re-read your posts (maybe out loud)...then see how it sounds to those not there. You felt he had a condescending attitude, and maybe was sexist on top of that. You were there, I wasn't and you...
09-26-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just an update...Things are working well. Did a...

Just an update...Things are working well. Did a 2 hour ride today and NO soreness. I guess it was just a matter of toughening that area up, maybe some seat break in, and maybe some technique.
09-25-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,798
Posted By jrhoneOC

Congrats. Enjoy and put some miles on it!

Congrats. Enjoy and put some miles on it!
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