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Urban Assault bike

Old 03-10-20, 09:08 PM
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Urban Assault bike

Decided to keep my Rockhopper . Reinstalled my street cruiser accessories today along with a few tweaks .
Ready to take on any Curbs , potholes , and multi use paths .
Riding this bike I get the feeling I’m driving a jacked up 4x4 . With the 2.5”x 29” Maxxis Hookworms it rides over bumps with ease .

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Old 03-12-20, 06:26 AM
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Looks like a blast to ride.
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Old 03-12-20, 04:28 PM
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Curb Commando in the making............. Nice looking bike, well done!!
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Nice. Since I don't do anything more serious than a little gravel, I'd love to ride one those with a solid fork.
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This is THE bike I’ve been riding lately .
I finally got everything setup to where it’s comfortable to ride . A lot of trail and error involved .
Cruising to town On what is called a multi use path , this bike absorbs and smooths out the many bumps along the way . The path is mostly an old concrete sidewalk complete with uneven slabs . The sections that are paved have roots pushing up causing more bumps .
The front suspension , ergo grips , and big tires help a lot .
Even the Brooks Imperial saddle helps with the bumps .
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Reminds me of my Trek DS 8.4. I bet having that low gear is nicer on the knees.

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What crank / chainring teeth / cogset do you have? Nice bike
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I bet heaving that low gear is nicer on the knees.
Absolutely! Having that smaller chainring to downshift into ( 22 tooth chainring matched to a 34 rear) , allows me to spin and creep up hills . Even the 36/34 combo is easy on most hills .
The 29” wheels took some getting use to , but they’re growing on me .
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What crank / chainring teeth / cogset do you have? Nice bike
36/22 front chainrings and 11-34 8 speed cassette in the rear .
Hydraulic Disc brakes too !
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The 29” wheels took some getting use to , but they’re growing on me .
They do have a different feel especially with the wider tires. My DS had 700x38 and to me it was like a flat bar road bike...sorta. My Moto 3i had 29s but with beefier tires and it felt a little awkward at slow speeds but once it was moving it was super stable.
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Looks good
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My other two mountain bike cruiser conversions .



Mountain Bikes make great Cruisers !
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Looks Cool.
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