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04-26-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 59,247
Posted By SteveInConverse

I'm late to the party here but to me, I felt I...

I'm late to the party here but to me, I felt I needed (mountain biking shoes) them to help protect my feet as I have neuropathy and worry about injuring my feet.
04-04-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By SteveInConverse

Whatever you buy make sure it's the right size...

Whatever you buy make sure it's the right size for you. A bike that's too big or small can ruin your experience. That said, check for used bikes in your price range. New bikes are stupid expensive...
04-02-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,758
Posted By SteveInConverse

I have an FX1 and am partial to Trek. I think you...

I have an FX1 and am partial to Trek. I think you would be served well by the FX2.
04-02-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,396
Posted By SteveInConverse

+1 again for the Rockbros. I have them on my FX...

+1 again for the Rockbros. I have them on my FX and wear flat pedal shoes made for MTB to protect my feet.
04-02-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,324
Posted By SteveInConverse

Oh yeah, Samantha Fish is awesome. Joe Bonamassa...

Oh yeah, Samantha Fish is awesome. Joe Bonamassa as well. I also recommend Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks and pretty much anything by the Allman Brothers.
04-02-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,324
Posted By SteveInConverse

Great song indeed. My tastes are all over...love...

Great song indeed. My tastes are all over...love Blues and British take on Blues. Rock from 60's-80's, old, old western swing (Bob Wills) and classic American Country. Classical, Zydeco, Cajun little...
04-02-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By SteveInConverse

Congrats and ride as often as you can! Work...

Congrats and ride as often as you can! Work keeps me pretty busy but I got to do 14 miles Friday and then found the starter on my car seized up and had to be towed lol. Still got my ride in which...
03-30-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,596
Posted By SteveInConverse

+1 for the Rock bros. I don't MTB but put them...

+1 for the Rock bros. I don't MTB but put them on my FX for better grip coupled with RC Livewire flat pedal shoes is a good combo for me. I have lower leg/foot neuropathy and the pins keep my foot...
03-29-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By SteveInConverse

Downtube protector is a good idea. You could also...

Downtube protector is a good idea. You could also wrap a piece of old inner tube around the down tube for cheap.
03-29-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By SteveInConverse

There's a lot of variables to consider in your...

There's a lot of variables to consider in your situation. Any used bike you would consider, I would buy ONLY if I could get it looked over for condition affecting use and performance with the...
03-26-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,376
Posted By SteveInConverse

Adult ADHD, anxiety and MDD here. It's terrible...

Adult ADHD, anxiety and MDD here. It's terrible to say this, but my fear of falling has more to do with others seeing me fall than anything else. I've fallen twice since picking up cycling again,...
03-26-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,992
Posted By SteveInConverse

I have a pair of Ride Concepts Livewire MTB shoes...

I have a pair of Ride Concepts Livewire MTB shoes and they are awesome at staying on the pedals. Also being specific to Mountain Biking, they are designed to offer some protection for your feet and...
03-16-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By SteveInConverse

I absolutely hated the Bontrager Sport on my FX1...

I absolutely hated the Bontrager Sport on my FX1 when I first got it, but now I'm used to it, but that said, I'm looking to change to a Bontrager Boulevard which is much wider at the back. You could...
03-12-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By SteveInConverse

I carry a small first aid kit in my bag. Myself...

I carry a small first aid kit in my bag. Myself or someone else on the trail may benefit from some help at one point.
03-10-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By SteveInConverse

I work a lot and so free time is a premium. I try...

I work a lot and so free time is a premium. I try to hit a trail that's here in town that I like. It's right at 6 miles, but some of the other trails on my to do list are 10-15 miles at the same...
03-10-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By SteveInConverse

20 miles in...

So, I recorded my 20th mile with my '22 Trek FX1 Disc and so far I'm really happy with the performance of the bike. I did swap out the front tire for a 40c Nano and that made a lot of difference in...
03-07-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By SteveInConverse

This is so awesome... Thank you!

This is so awesome... Thank you!
03-06-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By SteveInConverse

Yeah it was a single twist. Glad to know it's...

Yeah it was a single twist. Glad to know it's normal.
03-06-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By SteveInConverse

I immediately noticed a softer ride and it feels...

I immediately noticed a softer ride and it feels more confident on loose stuff compared to the stock tires on the FX1. I put a 700x40 up front and have a WTB all terrain in 38c for the back.
03-06-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 420,837
Posted By SteveInConverse

Holy crap...this was my problem yesterday 😂 Thank...

Holy crap...this was my problem yesterday 😂 Thank you!
03-06-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By SteveInConverse

Where would be some online places you would...

Where would be some online places you would recommend. I do like Amazon, ain't gonna lie, but I'm always interested in options and I'll pay a little more all other things being pretty equal.
03-06-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By SteveInConverse

Shipping feedback mostly...if the process was...

Shipping feedback mostly...if the process was wrong or could damage the product I would have let them know (as if it probably matters lol)
03-06-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,940
Posted By SteveInConverse

Question about buying tires at Amazon...

So I ordered a WTB Nano (wire bead) and when it arrived it was twisted into a figure 8, I guess to make the package smaller. I took it out of the package and popped it into it's full shape and...
02-27-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,444
Posted By SteveInConverse

6'1" and ride an XL frame Trek FX1

6'1" and ride an XL frame Trek FX1
02-21-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

I'm shooting for about 50/50 pavement. I found a...

I'm shooting for about 50/50 pavement. I found a few that seemed to be aimed at that ratio. I don't want to run something that might introduce another issue to deal with. Thank you!
02-21-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

Those are really good points to consider. Seems...

Those are really good points to consider. Seems the largest I would want to go then would be 40 max. That's plenty, all things considered. I'll check the measurement again and stay with the 6mm to...
02-21-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

Ok, good to know. I'm really surprised that the...

Ok, good to know. I'm really surprised that the tires vary as much as they apparently do considering the tolerances and sizes that we encounter on bikes in general. Thank you.
02-21-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

Nice! Far more ambitious than I will be at this...

Nice! Far more ambitious than I will be at this point! I do like the idea of the two sizes.
02-21-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

Wow, I had no idea that they varied like that..my...

Wow, I had no idea that they varied like that..my dumbself figured 42 was 42 was 42! I looked at the Nanos and that's probably what I'll go with as true to fit seems like the best choice, or like...
02-21-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

Ok, had the wife measure the area as Im at work...

Ok, had the wife measure the area as Im at work and she reported 52mm of space at the rear chainstay. I'm guessing I could comfortably run a 42-45mm tire back there?
02-20-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

I like this idea. How much wider did you go up...

I like this idea. How much wider did you go up front?
02-20-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

I won't be doing more than very light trails, no...

I won't be doing more than very light trails, no mud (don't want to have to clean it lol). Just maybe also looking for a more aggressive tire to replace the stock Bontraeger tires.
02-20-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

Ah, good to know! I'll check out the Nanos. I'm...

Ah, good to know! I'll check out the Nanos. I'm going to check the clearance at the chain stays too.
02-20-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By SteveInConverse

700x38C is Max, but...

...I have about 55-57 mm of space between the posts of the fork. Could I safely run a 40-45mm width tire?

2022 Trek FX1 Disc
Stock Bontraeger Connection rims. 20mm internal width.
Thank you...
02-17-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By SteveInConverse

My lbs is a Trek dealer and I went with the FX1...

My lbs is a Trek dealer and I went with the FX1 XL frame size. I decided not to worry about all the details and went with a bike that felt good when I was on it.
02-17-22, 09:56 PM
02-17-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By SteveInConverse

One of the things I do want to do to the FX1 is...

One of the things I do want to do to the FX1 is put a little wider tire on it. I got the XL frame and it feels really good.
02-17-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By SteveInConverse

​​​​​​THanks! I ended up going with a black Trek...

​​​​​​THanks! I ended up going with a black Trek FX1. I was going to go to Austin to check out Specialized and Cannondale and ran out of time.
02-17-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By SteveInConverse

Nope! Availability is good and the shop I'm...

Nope! Availability is good and the shop I'm working with have taken some time to work with me and actually talked me into the Trek FX2 rather than the DS1 I came in to look at after talking to me...
02-15-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By SteveInConverse

Thank you! It's kind of overwhelming when you...

Thank you! It's kind of overwhelming when you get off into the weeds of spec's, options etc. I'm liking the Cannondale CX 4 after checking it out online and I'm still interested in the Trek FX...
02-15-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By SteveInConverse

Thank you for your reply and the suggestion for...

Thank you for your reply and the suggestion for the Cannondale. Now I have more research to do lol. I'm a little familiar with Cannondale from wayyyy back when they were pretty much road bikes only.
02-14-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By SteveInConverse

Another old guy joins the group with a question about brand preference

Hey all, I'm 55 and am buying a bike next week. It's likely going to be either a Trek FX series or a Specialized Sirrus model. I'm considering the X 2.0. I will be riding primarily roads with some...
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