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06-10-24, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By MarcusT

Tire pressure is also a consideration. My off...

Tire pressure is also a consideration. My off road tires go about 25-28 psi. For the Race Kings, I will do about 40-45 psi
06-09-24, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By MarcusT

My ebike came with 2.6" MTB tires for off road...

My ebike came with 2.6" MTB tires for off road riding, but I purchased a 2nd set of wheels and mounted 2.2 Conti RaceKings for blacktop and gravel routes. There is def a difference in battery savings...
Forum: Touring
05-22-24, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By MarcusT

Scenery is as important as the ride. 120 m...

Scenery is as important as the ride. 120 m moderate climb is not that bad. Even in lowest gear can be done in about 10-15 mins. Give me hills.
With a trailer? Depends how you've been going until now
05-13-24, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By MarcusT

Will the dual system work with previous models? ...

Will the dual system work with previous models?
Knowing Bosch, probably not
05-07-24, 10:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,936
Posted By MarcusT

Yup, tire clearance. I had 28s on my Trek road...

Yup, tire clearance. I had 28s on my Trek road bike, attempted gravel and...no. 32s did not fit. IMO, anything less than 32 on gravel is "challenging".
What's with all these drop bar fanatics? If...
05-05-24, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By MarcusT

It's not the bike brand that is the issue, it is...

It's not the bike brand that is the issue, it is the brand of motor.
Bosch, Shimano, and maybe Yamaha are the big boys on the block and even though Bosch has changed their motor mounts and battery...
05-03-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,969
Posted By MarcusT

And that's where my boomer logic comes in. As...

And that's where my boomer logic comes in.
As teenagers if our parents asked us where we were going and with who, we would say; just around, with friends.
But today, not only do people say where...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-02-24, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,338
Posted By MarcusT

The roots and rocks are mere annoyances for 4+...

The roots and rocks are mere annoyances for 4+ tires.
05-02-24, 10:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,969
Posted By MarcusT

Why do some people people get so worked up about...

Why do some people people get so worked up about other people knowing where they are?
04-28-24, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By MarcusT

Hose and a wipe down has served me well for years.

Hose and a wipe down has served me well for years.
04-15-24, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,697
Posted By MarcusT

As usual, once the reply count goes past 10, the...

As usual, once the reply count goes past 10, the snarky comments start. :foo:

I remember a discussion here years back about Cabela's fat bikes
04-12-24, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By MarcusT

I resolved the rim width issue by purchasing some...

I resolved the rim width issue by purchasing some 25mm wheels
Also remember if you have disc brakes, you can even put on 27.5" wheels if the hubs are compatible
04-11-24, 11:21 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,801
Posted By MarcusT

If a person boycotted every corp that cheated,...

If a person boycotted every corp that cheated, their house would be empty
And their garage
Forum: Touring
03-30-24, 10:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,912
Posted By MarcusT

Flats for 2 reasons, after hours of riding it's...

Flats for 2 reasons, after hours of riding it's nice to move your foot around on the pedal and change the pressure points. Second, I can wear any footwear I want, even flip flops.
My standard shoe...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-27-24, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,338
Posted By MarcusT

You should check out the videos from Foresty...

You should check out the videos from Foresty Forest. He solo tours quite a bit on a fatty
Videos from 4 or more years ago. Lately, he's been doing local stuff
03-27-24, 11:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,299
Posted By MarcusT

I've never tried a pro fit, but have viewed...

I've never tried a pro fit, but have viewed numerous videos on bike fit. Some helped, most did not. I found tweaking everything after the first several rides from saddle height/lateral position,...
Forum: Touring
03-27-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,629
Posted By MarcusT

Creepy crawly things like to get in my gear

Creepy crawly things like to get in my gear
Forum: Touring
03-26-24, 11:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,629
Posted By MarcusT

1P tents suck, IMHO. For a few more ounces and 50...

1P tents suck, IMHO. For a few more ounces and 50 cm wider footprint you can sleep more comfortably , have room for gear and if you're stuck in the tent due to bad weather, you won't get...
03-25-24, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By MarcusT

If the glue is good, then skid to your heart's...

If the glue is good, then skid to your heart's content
03-16-24, 11:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,069
Posted By MarcusT

Do it, you may re-hash an old trend. Plus there...

Do it, you may re-hash an old trend.
Plus there are packs with water bottle holders, they can be waterproof and a good place to keep your valuables, including cell phone, camera, etc
I find the hip...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-16-24, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,061
Posted By MarcusT

Just a generic chinese made, sold under a...

Just a generic chinese made, sold under a national brand. Most of the components are mid range, the wheels are cheap. I use it, abuse it, then coddle it back to health....
Forum: Touring
03-11-24, 11:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,134
Posted By MarcusT

With a cable/chain lock, I would also consider an...

With a cable/chain lock, I would also consider an audible alarm. They don't cost much
Forum: Touring
03-11-24, 11:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,971
Posted By MarcusT

Well, sometimes you can be a real pain in the...

Well, sometimes you can be a real pain in the .... ;)
03-06-24, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By MarcusT

Zefal Raider is designed for susp forks....

Zefal Raider is designed for susp forks. Reasonably priced, higher capacity than the Tetrarack .
Forum: Touring
02-26-24, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By MarcusT

I did one tour with all weight in the rear and it...

I did one tour with all weight in the rear and it was like trying to tame a stallion. Every time I moved the bike over stairs or walking up a steep incline it wanted to run wild
02-23-24, 12:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,894
Posted By MarcusT

I do not want art that will make me feel guilty...

I do not want art that will make me feel guilty for not riding enough.
Thus:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x1332/bike_wine_7d9c23a6fdacf6c67a86210c43d6d1d5363a4b40.jpg...
Forum: Touring
02-21-24, 10:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,344
Posted By MarcusT

Did some delinquent derailleurs pick on you as a...

Did some delinquent derailleurs pick on you as a kid?
02-20-24, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
Posted By MarcusT

Ebike got me back into mountain biking

Ebike got me back into mountain biking
02-11-24, 11:00 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,234
Posted By MarcusT

Did people really not watch the game because one...

Did people really not watch the game because one person was in attendance?
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-24, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By MarcusT

Snow, sand, soft gravel and most of all when...

Snow, sand, soft gravel and most of all when there is no trail, a fattie will take you anywhere your legs are strong enough to take you. Don't use it just for snow, you will be delighted
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,574
Posted By MarcusT

Do military surplus stores no longer exist? When...

Do military surplus stores no longer exist? When I was poor I found all my winter gear there for very cheap
01-28-24, 10:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,139
Posted By MarcusT

Thank you for the reply. I will take your...

Thank you for the reply. I will take your suggestion into consideration
01-27-24, 11:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,139
Posted By MarcusT

Unfortunately or fortunately the market is...

Unfortunately or fortunately the market is starting to fall for Ebikes and bikes today cost less than 2 years ago
A couple years ago that Bulls may have been a bargain, but bigger batteries and new...
01-26-24, 12:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,139
Posted By MarcusT

If you're willing to double your purchase price...

If you're willing to double your purchase price then that opens up a whole new world. Get an MTB. I believe you do not need full suspension.
Giant, Bulls and Cube have some nice models for much less...
01-24-24, 10:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,298
Posted By MarcusT

Cambio Rino

Cambio Rino
01-21-24, 01:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,730
Posted By MarcusT

Here is one example among the many ...

Here is one example among the many
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Forum: Fatbikes
01-20-24, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,338
Posted By MarcusT

Riding a fat bike on trails and non-trails is...

Riding a fat bike on trails and non-trails is quite fun. Yes, they can be slower, but the comfort and sure footedness make up for it
01-16-24, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,724
Posted By MarcusT

I don't believe the discussion is about e-bikes...

I don't believe the discussion is about e-bikes vs motos.
Motos, you go fast and far with almost no physical effort
E-bikes, not fast, not far with using as much physical effort as one wants.
I...
01-13-24, 11:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,013
Posted By MarcusT

Not sure how you see it that way. Now, if they...

Not sure how you see it that way. Now, if they rode the bike for you....
Forum: Fatbikes
01-10-24, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,061
Posted By MarcusT

and my 35 lb fattie cost 600 (new). Costing $244...

and my 35 lb fattie cost 600 (new). Costing $244 per lb less
I'll keep the extra 10 lbs
Forum: Fatbikes
12-30-23, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By MarcusT

Seems you've been bitten by the fat bug. Not to...

Seems you've been bitten by the fat bug.
Not to play the music, but I knew you would be convinced when you expressed your doubts on your first post
12-27-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,089
Posted By MarcusT

I have used 2 remedies ...

I have used 2 remedies
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/275x183/stem_13261e055eb965104a153e54408bacf621a08dac.jpeg
But then I have a bike with proprietary handle bars (no stem)...
12-21-23, 10:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,043
Posted By MarcusT

I've had cheap rotors with organic pads and they...

I've had cheap rotors with organic pads and they worked fine, and I've done some super downhills.
The pads wore out quickly is about the only downside.
I say keep what you have for now, wait until...
Forum: Touring
12-13-23, 11:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,850
Posted By MarcusT

Welcome to internet forums

Welcome to internet forums
Forum: Fatbikes
12-13-23, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,720
Posted By MarcusT

I would hold off on the susp fork. I wanted one...

I would hold off on the susp fork. I wanted one at first, then slowly the want went away, especially with fat fork prices....
12-12-23, 11:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,922
Posted By MarcusT

There are many handle bar designs. Jones, Surly,...

There are many handle bar designs. Jones, Surly, butterfly and even flat bars with extended bar ends. Take your time and use what you find most comfortable. Also consider raising the stem for comfort...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-06-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,720
Posted By MarcusT

Re: The bars. I have are 600mm and are just about...

Re: The bars. I have are 600mm and are just about right. I tried bar ends but they kept on getting hung on branches.
The wide bars IMHO, 700mm+ are geared towards gnarly downhills for more control....
Forum: Fatbikes
12-05-23, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,720
Posted By MarcusT

My saying is; MTBs are good for single track, Fat...

My saying is; MTBs are good for single track, Fat bikes are good for no track
But, sorry to say, your bike looks a little too clean
12-05-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By MarcusT

No, I'm Polish

No, I'm Polish
Forum: Touring
12-02-23, 04:01 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,859
Posted By MarcusT

Help an old tourer understand something

Greetings all
I understand how "bikepacking" has taken off. The minimalist baggage with out the use of racks or panniers.Yet as time continues, I see more and more bikepackers keep the 10 litre...
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