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noodle soup 05-27-20 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21500536)
Your dirty is cleaner than my clean.

I can’t remember the last time it rained. It’s all exposed rock, and sand.

big john 05-27-20 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21500470)
We got a little dirty today

Looks fast. What did you ride before?

noodle soup 05-27-20 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21500711)
Looks fast. What did you ride before?

How far back do you want me to go?

“The list is long, but distinguished”

noodle soup 05-27-20 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21500736)
How far back do you want me to go?

“The list is long, but distinguished”

Most recently, a Salsa Fargo with a Fox 100mm travel fork.

A friend loaned me the bike to train for the Divide Tour.

noodle soup 05-27-20 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21500527)
for christmas I want^

I’ll tell you how to get 10% off.

it doesn’t sound like much, but that’ll cover the cost of a helmet, pedals, and shoes.

big john 05-27-20 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21500736)
How far back do you want me to go?

“The list is long, but distinguished”

I was wondering if you had ridden modern mountain bikes before. I had hardtails, then a K2 which broke in half after 10 years, then a cheap KHS aluminum 100mm bike which I rode for 10 more years. I mostly ride road but in 2018 I bought a KHS 6600, a 160/150 enduro style bike with 27.5x2.8 tires. It's the only bike I've ridden from the last decade.
I like it a lot but I had no idea what to get. My friend is a KHS dealer so that helped sway me.

WhyFi 05-27-20 04:58 PM

Yokohamas are certainly quieter than the previous tires ever were. They also take bumps with more grace - do the Japanese have a word for 'souplesse'?

bampilot06 05-27-20 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21500766)
I’ll tell you how to get 10% off.

it doesn’t sound like much, but that’ll cover the cost of a helmet, pedals, and shoes.


You would become public enemy number one to my wife, if I told her this.

noodle soup 05-27-20 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21500794)
I was wondering if you had ridden modern mountain bikes before. I had hardtails, then a K2 which broke in half after 10 years, then a cheap KHS aluminum 100mm bike which I rode for 10 more years. I mostly ride road but in 2018 I bought a KHS 6600, a 160/150 enduro style bike with 27.5x2.8 tires. It's the only bike I've ridden from the last decade.
I like it a lot but I had no idea what to get. My friend is a KHS dealer so that helped sway me.

is a 26” wheeled Santa Cruz Nomad a modern bike?

That’s the last full squish bike I’ve owned.

noodle soup 05-27-20 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21500834)
You would become public enemy number one to my wife, if I told her this.

I swear we’ve never met.

I can take that heat.

LesterOfPuppets 05-27-20 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21500834)
You would become public enemy number one to my wife, if I told her this.

You don't necessarily have to tell her :)

bampilot06 05-27-20 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21500837)
I swear we’ve never met.

I can take that heat.


Im hoping in the fall some “gently” used mountain bikes pop for sale on craigslist.

big john 05-27-20 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21500835)
is a 26” wheeled Santa Cruz Nomad a modern bike?

That’s the last full squish bike I’ve owned.

A nice bike for sure but around 2017 bikes started getting longer reach, steeper seat tubes, slacker head tubes, reduced offset forks and sometimes shorter chainstays.

I wish I could ride a bunch of them to see what the differences are but I am pretty happy with the way my KHS works in the rough stuff. It's very stable and forgiving even though it doesn't feature all of the geometry changes some do. It also has what I think is a knockoff DW Link rear end. Maybe they licensed it, I don't know.

datlas 05-27-20 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21500802)
Yokohamas are certainly quieter than the previous tires ever were. They also take bumps with more grace - do the Japanese have a word for 'souplesse'?

Did you put in sealant?

DougRNS 05-27-20 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21499990)

I would hit that.:thumb:

seedsbelize 05-27-20 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21500802)
Yokohamas are certainly quieter than the previous tires ever were. They also take bumps with more grace - do the Japanese have a word for 'souplesse'?

Do people replace all four tires, now, when one of them gets a flat? Or is there something else going on here?

WhyFi 05-27-20 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21500898)
Do people replace all four tires, now, when one of them gets a flat? Or is there something else going on here?

They were original to the car and were near the end of their tread life; we intended to replace them after the season, regardless.

WhyFi 05-27-20 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21500865)
Did you put in sealant?

That would add too much rotational weight.

noodle soup 05-27-20 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21500862)
A nice bike for sure but around 2017 bikes started getting longer reach, steeper seat tubes, slacker head tubes, reduced offset forks and sometimes shorter chainstays.

I wish I could ride a bunch of them to see what the differences are but I am pretty happy with the way my KHS works in the rough stuff. It's very stable and forgiving even though it doesn't feature all of the geometry changes some do. It also has what I think is a knockoff DW Link rear end. Maybe they licensed it, I don't know.

This bike is definitely different. 140m-150mm of travel, and it's highest gear is a 32x11. It's not a bike for flatland offroad. It climbs well for 30+lb bike, but when things slope downhill it's dreamy.

My old SC Nomad was a few pounds lighter, but it cost almost $6k 10 years ago. This complete bike cost a little more than that frame.

noodle soup 05-27-20 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21500844)
Im hoping in the fall some “gently” used mountain bikes pop for sale on craigslist.

what road bike do you own, and how much do you think you can get away with spending on a mountain bike?

bampilot06 05-27-20 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21500946)
what road bike do you own, and how much do you think you can get away with spending on a mountain bike?


cervelo c2. hoping to spend less than 500 on one used.

rjones28 05-27-20 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21499964)
It's really not that heavy (actual weight unavailable).

Don't you have a scale?

rjones28 05-27-20 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21499982)
They should make CF trumpets

But, of course.

https://dacarbo.us/

noodle soup 05-27-20 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21500962)
cervelo c2. hoping to spend less than 500 on one used.

Good luck. The forks on this bike cost more than that.

If you are cautious, and have the "experts" here look it over first, you could probably get a nice hardtail for about $1k.

People over value their 2 year old bike they bought for $1500, and think it's still worth $1200. Don't let them get away with that.

Velo Vol 05-27-20 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21501008)
But, of course.

https://dacarbo.us/

This is a real thing? I'd not seen much about these. I have seen plastic trumpets discussed. Very lightweight!



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