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06-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
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: 923
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...
06-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
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: 13
Views: 942
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.
06-05-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
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: 13
Views: 942
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,...
12-06-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
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)...
11-11-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,490
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...
10-27-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,620
Posted By jrhoneOC

Awesome!!! Congrats!!!

Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
10-24-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,490
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.
10-21-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,380
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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10-20-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
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: 20
Views: 1,653
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: 912
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: 912
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...
10-15-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,947
Posted By jrhoneOC

Nice looking bike. Enjoy!!

Nice looking bike. Enjoy!!
10-13-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,947
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: 35
Views: 3,486
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...
10-10-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,947
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: 3,947
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...
10-05-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 343,345
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...
10-01-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
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: 1,309
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...
09-28-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
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, 09:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
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: 1,940
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: 10,027
Posted By jrhoneOC

Congrats. Enjoy and put some miles on it!

Congrats. Enjoy and put some miles on it!
09-19-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,027
Posted By jrhoneOC

The one thing is getting lost here is the PURPOSE...

The one thing is getting lost here is the PURPOSE and USE of the bike. I was in the same boat as the OP. I wanted to get back into Mountain Biking and I set a $500 budget for a decent used bike to...
09-05-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By jrhoneOC

Tried a bunch...I settled on the Fox Ranger...

Tried a bunch...I settled on the Fox Ranger gloves. Let’s see how these work.
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09-04-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By jrhoneOC

Ride 2...What a difference a day makes!

OK..so I'm off work this week, so I decided to take the trail ride again this morning. I know what to expect and I wanted to get out there again. This was an entirely different result. While I was...
09-04-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By jrhoneOC

Great!!! Yes I went out again today...GREAT...

Great!!! Yes I went out again today...GREAT ride...I did the same trail and I knew what to expect...This time I was cruising along and my pace was better, stamina better and I doubled the length of...
09-04-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By jrhoneOC

Nice! Love the color!

Nice! Love the color!
09-03-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 646,511
Posted By jrhoneOC

Here is mine...2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x. ...

Here is mine...2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x.

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09-03-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,923
Posted By jrhoneOC

GREAT STUFF!!! I'm in a similar boat, but not as...

GREAT STUFF!!! I'm in a similar boat, but not as extreme. Just got my first ride in over 2 decades in today! Keep the updates coming!! You are such an inspiration and your story is motivating!!
09-03-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By jrhoneOC

Trail 1 - Me 0 First ride in over 25 years!!!

I am 50, maybe 40 pounds overweight (for now) and was looking for a way to motivated to exercise. Convinced the wife that Mountain Biking would be a good motivator as I have lost the weight before...
09-01-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrhoneOC

OP here...so just picked up a brand new 2020...

OP here...so just picked up a brand new 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x. Its got hydraulic brakes, a 1x9 drivetrain and a basic shock. I got it at a no tax sale saving me a few bucks. It was the only 1x...
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