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    Just bought the fiance a lightly used 2011 Canondale Trail 6 (mech disc, RST Gila spring fork, alex double wall rims, SB8 tires) for an absolute steal! It's green (her fav color) so hoping she'll actually ride it but there's no guarantee. If not I may build up a cheap, light 26er loaner/beater, or flip it for $ to put towards my bike.

    Either way I'm excited! Already thinking of some budget upgrades: Shimano M355 hydraulic brakes, Forte Pisgah 2.3 tires, tubeless, 2x9 or 1x9 using some parts currently laying around, xc28 fork or hold out for a deal on a <$125 solo air. Funniest part is that I just sold my Cannondale 26er (2010 F4 w/ solo air fork, X9/Deore) and got this one for 1/4 the price.

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    Nice one... Thats a good deal... I was not sure my wife would use her bike much when she got out again. But now she has a new bike and got a few rides under her belt she is actually enjoying it. I am hoping to keep that momentum going and get her out more and doing more challenging rides but nothing too extreme as I dont want to knock her confidence and end up with her giving up...But I have done some little upgrades for her to help make the bike a little better and keep her happy riding..

    We just did a 7 mile ride at the weekend at the Forest of Dean trail centre which was a much more challenging ride than she has done so far. She even had a smile on her face at the end....

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Ok to continue this thread.
    I bought my wife her first bike since she was kid.
    We have been married16 years and I've been back riding 4. I always wanted her to ride but gave up . She decided on her own and started asking , I put her off thinking not serious but she's was.
    After a lot searching I found a deal on an xs exprezo wuuu 26er(my wife is 5,3) for sale in whistler. We made a day trip to whistler and ended up buying it.
    These bikes are handmade in bromont Quebec, 120 travel fsr aluminum front triangle and steel rear. Bike weighs 26 lbs. came with a new Lev dropper and new spesh butcher /ground control combo.
    The previous owner was friends with exprezo owner and was a custom build, mavic717 rims butted spokes xt hubs,x9 shifters juicey 3's
    She is riding more than me now 4 times a week. I just put a new set of deore brakes . I hate dot fluid..
    I had to buy a north shore rack to carry every thing . It awesome , I created a monster..
    After 16 years who knew?
    " I don't ride park"

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    Yesterday I went to Boston Lot in Lebanon NH and rode a great variety of trails, from flow to rooty tech. There were some tall rocks and other obstacles to climb on to and that was very fun (White heat, White dot, and Lakeside especially), fun bridges, and a super fast descent (crafts climb) where I pedalled on the flats, let the brakes go and just charged down a pretty much direct trail pockmarked with rock gardens. Boston Lot is probably my new fav trail network.

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    Swapped tires on my fargo and paragon getting ready for winter weather and mounted fenders on the fargo. Just about to hang things up and found the fargo's tires flat (thorns). It ain't over 'til it's over.
    The most expensive bike in the world is still cheaper than the cheapest open heart surgery.

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    I built an old (90's) Schwinn Impact into a 26" expedition tourer, with drop bars, rack, and fenders, for commuting and light touring recently. I also got ahold of an old Trek/Gary Fisher Marlin(2011) that I am going to have to put lots of work into, but maybe not a lot of expense. Shifters, brake pads, and tires will start the voyage. Probably some new forks, too.

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    I just cleaned and re packed my frame pivots, bolt on drop outs and serviced my Hilo 125 seat post.
    " I don't ride park"

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    Can't add photos from my phone at the moment. But took my wife out on her first real trail away from a specific bike park trail. Did the Marin Trail in north Wales, 15 mile long and according to endomondo 2500 feet of climbs. It has not put her off riding but I think it will be a while before we do a trail like that again in a place like the Snowdonia mountains! She did it all and I am really proud of her for doing it. It was a killer ride for anyone so for her as a beginner's first real ungraded and none man made route she was a star!
    Photos to follow when we get home at the weekend.

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    Just bought this today. It's my first full suspension and I can't wait to use it this weekend.


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    I tried posting this earlier but I don't see it...
    I picked this GT iDRIVE up yesterday and I can't wait use it this weekend.


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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    So first, hello all. There is a lot of great information in these forums and I'm glad to be here. I broke into the full suspension world yesterday with a slightly used GT iDrive 3.0 and I can't wait to use it this weekend.

    I've tried posting this twice on iPhone using Tapatalk and it doesn't show up. Is there a minimum posting requirement before photos are allowed? I think I read that in an earlier post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelchef67 View Post
    I just cleaned and re packed my frame pivots, bolt on drop outs and serviced my Hilo 125 seat post.
    Good looking bike!!

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    So... apparently it worked the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time. Sorry for the noobiness.

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    ANY ride is a GOOD ride...

    I didn't clean a thing, ran out of water, bonked halfway, realized I was riding w/ my back tire at 45 psi due to recent tubeless recharging, fell twice, watched my phone roll down the hill, caught a vine on the main trail back and I broke my flywheel on a climb, disabling my bike. I had to call in for someone to pick my up but they got lost so it was a long wait.

    And it was a BLAST!

    Any ride is a good ride.

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    Here are a couple of photos from the ride out with my wife. None of it was graded trail centre stuff so if it got really steep you had to just get up or down it. So for her 6th ride on a mountain bike I was really glad she completed it.

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    I was at the park playing around and was getting ready to head home when I hear a dog bark. It is pitch black outside, and i casually glanced over to make sure the dog was in a fence. Glad I looked! A very large brown dog was about 20 feet away and closing fast. I couldnt see very clear, but in an instant I was off on the opposite side of the bike. Without thinking, I hoisted the bike over my head, preparing to throw it at the dog and getting ready to grab and hit the dog. "Get outta here you sonuva *****!" I tried to sound mean but my voice trembled as my body was in "get ready to fight right now" mode with a snarling bag of teeth and fur closing FAST! The dog turned and sprinted away. I was definitely ready for a fight with the mutt, and as I rode away I laughed nervously in relief.

    It's amazing how I instinctively got in a position to defend myself and how I put the bike between me and the threat and prepared to throw it at the dog. In the heat of the moment I forgot all about the lightning quick Benchmade in my pocket.

    Anyway that was my excitement. On a side note I had gotten frustrated trying manuals for the first time because I suck at them. It was a valuable ride tonight though- i became pretty comfortable at the balance point and I was able to do my longest wheelie yet!

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    I had a nice flight over my handle bars after making a stupid mistake. Which bent the wheel to the point that it siezed on the fork. A few good whacks got it rideable to get home, now I get to spend the rest of the day looking for a decent front wheel.

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    Well I didn't ride my mountain bike last night but I took my road bike offroad.
    That was an experience.
    Rock ledges, off camber sections, loose dirt, and the fact that the sun was setting added to the challenge and fear.
    Road bikes aren't meant for that kind of riding, but this particular trail was the quickest way home so I took it.

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    Epic ride today, roots, rocks, mud, huckin!! Afterwards a couple of Pilsners...

    Had my first stationary fall of bike (reasonably new to clipless) clipped out right foot looked over left shoulder and started to fall left... Couldn't unclip left foot... Mate rode past, whom I was looking for "what the fark are you doing?" He muttered or something along those lines.

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    Put my new Minion DHF 2.3 on... Over inflated it (43psi) to stretch it out a bit. Take it for a spin in a day or two ^^

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    Rode it! 12miles almost 2 weeks w/out ridding - Awesome Morning! Great weather, good amount of riders. Now I need a beer!
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    Waiting for the wind to blow itself out... then a spin with better half later (hopefully)...

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    the rain has set in :bugger:

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    I looked at her and told her: Soon baby, soon.

    It's been raining heavily and i haven't been able to ride it on real trails yet.
    I haven't even bedded in the brakes.
    And oh man, she's begging me to.

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    Sad.

    Can't wait for this rain to get da hell out of my sky
    Maybe on wednesday things clear up a bit.

    So for now, i'm just gonna wait.

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    Rode her again, short 7mi. early ride - It was a beautiful warm morning! Then she got a good cleaning (4 rides w/out touching it) lubed and ready for the next ride. Good Saturday morning.
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    6.3 today. Love the fall ridding!!!

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    I looked my bike over for any damage from a crash 2 days ago. Not finding any, I rode it once around the yard to be sure the shifting and braking were still OK.

    BIG mistake. The bikes fine but I'm too beat up to be on it or to even get off of it. OUCH! Thank goodness for dropper posts.

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    Put a new front squishy on mine. added 20mm travel. I want less HT angle and more BB height. So, hope this does the temp trick till I settle on what I want next. Soon as it stops raining in buckets, I'll try her

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    Out for a 4 mile spin on the new Stans Ztr Flow with new Neo hub and 6 pawl driver. Loving this faster engagement over the 3.30 rear. Slapped on the stealth labels for the wheelset just for fun.

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    Ok, I at least thought about it today. (had to work. No ride time today.)

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    Rode it around a wet-leaf covered Boston Lot in 37 degree and sometimes snowy weather.
    Still great fun!

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    Not sure why this thread is in the beginners, but...

    I put my bike in the back of my Outback and took the car to the dealer for service with plans to ride after. Well, the car needed more than I thought so I geared up and pavement rode my bike the 6 miles to the bike trails. Rode a lap, then continued further on to the bank, headed back and rode another lap at the trails, then pavement rode back to the dealership.
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    Well I am a newb. Roughly 10 rides on my newly acquired Trek7. But yesterday I did a 13 mile ride that started at 7200ft. We elevated 1700 ft from there. There was a brutal 2 1/2 mile grind towards the end but the downhill made it all worth while.

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    Beautiful fall afternoon at DuPont State Forest. Trails were fast & most of the rocks & roots behaved themselves. Craigslist bike lived up to its pedigree. Sometimes, I think that I came to the mtb party too late and then most of the time I am just glad to be here with time left to ride. Talked bike porn with stranger friends on the way to Ridgeline trail, hammered a couple of hills ( just kidding) and then watched the sun set over the mountains-just does not get much better for biking.

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    Wish i had 7000 feet to climb because coming back down...w00t!

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    Called into work with anal glaucoma. since I couldn't see my ass being there today and I went out on the trails for 12 mile ride on my '16 Trek X Cailber9. Had a great ride...

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    A bit of a self-challenge ride

    ^^ LOL

    I went on my usual weekday 7mi. ride, but challenged myself to only use the middle ring and not use the granny gear. Although there isn't a lot of climbing on this ride there are 3 or 4 short but tough climbs (tough for me at least) I'm happy to see I was able to do most of it, I did use the granny gear twice for very short periods of time to regain some legs without stopping. It is amazing how much quicker I climbed and I loved the outcome. I'm sure for the more experienced riders this is not that big of a deal, but challenging yourself is another reason I've come to love mountain biking so much.

    Not to mention most new bikes are set up 2x10 or 1x11 now, I have to be ready for my next bike in a few months
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    ^^ LOL

    I went on my usual weekday 7mi. ride, but challenged myself to only use the middle ring and not use the granny gear. Although there isn't a lot of climbing on this ride there are 3 or 4 short but tough climbs (tough for me at least) I'm happy to see I was able to do most of it, I did use the granny gear twice for very short periods of time to regain some legs without stopping. It is amazing how much quicker I climbed and I loved the outcome. I'm sure for the more experienced riders this is not that big of a deal, but challenging yourself is another reason I've come to love mountain biking so much.

    Not to mention most new bikes are set up 2x10 or 1x11 now, I have to be ready for my next bike in a few months
    That is why I love my 1x10.
    Climbing is so much smoother, and more efficient than a granny gear.
    I used to climb with a 34t front, 36t rear until I discovered a very technical trail network near to my house, so now I use a 30t front, 40t rear. I miss the 34 on the downhills though.

    What bike are you getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    That is why I love my 1x10.
    Climbing is so much smoother, and more efficient than a granny gear.
    I used to climb with a 34t front, 36t rear until I discovered a very technical trail network near to my house, so now I use a 30t front, 40t rear. I miss the 34 on the downhills though.

    What bike are you getting?
    Plus the work out is better and more effective.

    As far as the next bike, well I'm still debating on another HT or moving to FS, since I have to wait a few months I have time but so far I have 2 in mind:

    1) 2016 Cannondale Trail 1 27.5

    2) Then I just came across this the other day:

    Haro Bikes - MTB - Shift 27.Five R5

    #2 might be the one though
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Plus the work out is better and more effective.

    As far as the next bike, well I'm still debating on another HT or moving to FS, since I have to wait a few months I have time but so far I have 2 in mind:

    1) 2016 Cannondale Trail 1 27.5

    2) Then I just came across this the other day:

    Haro Bikes - MTB - Shift 27.Five R5

    #2 might be the one though
    If you already have a hardtail there is no point in buying another one that is almost identical to the one you already own.
    If you want to stay with Cannondale then you should check out their new Habit,
    Habit 6 - HABIT - TRAIL - MOUNTAIN - BIKES - 2016

    or if you are willing to try out more companies,

    Giant Stance: Stance 27.5 2 (2016) | Giant Bicycles | United States
    or Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: Thunderbolt | Rocky Mountain Bicycles

    All these bikes have low end components in one area or another, you just need to decide which is more important to you.
    All of these bikes are $1500-$2000 retail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    If you already have a hardtail there is no point in buying another one that is almost identical to the one you already own.
    If you want to stay with Cannondale then you should check out their new Habit,
    Habit 6 - HABIT - TRAIL - MOUNTAIN - BIKES - 2016

    or if you are willing to try out more companies,

    Giant Stance: Stance 27.5 2 (2016) | Giant Bicycles | United States
    or Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: Thunderbolt | Rocky Mountain Bicycles

    All these bikes have low end components in one area or another, you just need to decide which is more important to you.
    All of these bikes are $1500-$2000 retail.
    Good point on the HT - Thanks for the other options, liking the Thunderbolt a lot, then the Habit although not sure about Tektro breaks? Perhaps these are higher end Tektros compared to what I had on my very first bike. Any thoughts on that Haro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Good point on the HT - Thanks for the other options, liking the Thunderbolt a lot, then the Habit although not sure about Tektro breaks? Perhaps these are higher end Tektros compared to what I had on my very first bike. Any thoughts on that Haro?
    Haro is a small company that has just recently begun to make full suspension bikes. I would much rather buy a bike from one of these other brands. But if the Haro fits you best then go for it.
    The Tektro's might be a problem, but you can replace them with Shimano brakes later.

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    swapping out droppers... looks like me eTen'R needs a new cartridge =( just doing the math on new part+shipping vs getting a Giant Contact dropper from an in-law that owns a bike shop... will need a 0.7 shim though o_0
    Also swapped in race day/summer tyres ^^
    goddam Stans Flow EX rims are temperamental farkiz!!

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    12miles - beautiful SoCal morning -
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    Rode Lippman Park for an hour or so with my 15 year old. A little chilly (high 40's) and tons of leaves making it a bit harder to see trail and slightly slippery, but still a good time for all! First time riding my new Trek X-Caliber 7. What a difference having a new bike that fits!

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    Rode what the parks and rec. department calls "trails" today. Pretty wet though, as it rained yesterday. Lots of fun lake-sized puddles and no issues apart from a my front brake rotor rubbing a little on some muddy water sitting on the pads. A couple sharp pumps while riding and that was solved. Ended up being 11.6 on the day.

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    The past four days we (me and the kids) rode Hard Labor Creek, Fort Mountain, Fort Yargo, Turner Lake, East Side Trail and Panola Mountain. The kids are loving it and I am loving it! All together I have put about 120 miles on my bike and now I am I looking at making a reservation at Mulberry Hill which is a resort for mountain bikers.

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    This past weekend I went back to Pine Hill Park for the first time in a few months. It was so flowy and fast compared to Boston Lot and was very fun. I'm glad I went back, I don't know if I'll ride there or at Boston Lot this weekend.

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    8.4 miles - Added a few extra exploring turns to my mid-week ride, did 1.4 miles more than usual, and cut the time of the ride by 10min. I must be learning something, and feeling really good about it.
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    10km ride this morning.... 5k climb and then 5k descent ^^

    OT: was scratching my lower right leg about 15 mins ago and thought I felt a small scab (like you get after the occasional ride)...

    The usual scratch didn't take it off!?

    I then discovered I had this...

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    ...lodged in my leg!!??

    After removing it, this happened o_0

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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    10km ride this morning.... 5k climb and then 5k descent ^^

    OT: was scratching my lower right leg about 15 mins ago and thought I felt a small scab (like you get after the occasional ride)...

    The usual scratch didn't take it off!?

    I then discovered I had this...

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    ...lodged in my leg!!??

    After removing it, this happened o_0

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    Spent the afternoon with this beauty watching over me.
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    It rained all day so...

    I had been having the oh so annoying constant squeak. It was much worse today. I disassembled the pivot points on the suspension and gave them a sufficient coat of grease. NO MORE SQUEAK!!!

    I also pushed the grips in about 48mm on each side and adjusted shifter/brakes accordingly. Just getting a feel for whether I want to shorten my bars or not. Found a pair of clamp-ons I want. It'll be much easier to adjust them and see what lengths I want my bars to be.

    This is a 2015 Diamondback Atroz Comp (Nashbar "exclusive"). It's my first modern mountain bike. I've been on several trail rides with it in the last month and a half of owning it. I'm now starting to figure out what I do and don't need to add/delete/modify.

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    Leaf covered trails make for a crazy fun ride. Fast and flowy at Pine Hill Park, even accidentally locking the rear wheel up through corners and jumping things too fast for the conditions.

    And I almost face planted.

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    spent the morning changing out my front fork for a new one. spent most of the time trying to seat the lower bearing race onto the fork and also looking for tools, got everything together and couldn't find a pipe cutter... tomorrow

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    8miles and worked on controlling my bike with my inner legs on downhills. Didn't lower my seat though, since I have long legs it doesn't seem to affect me too much.
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    55 degrees and no snow means great riding. The trails were semi-slippery but really fun. My feet were being bounced off the pedals when I rode the fast rough downhill. The jumps were sketchy at times.
    Time for new shoes.

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    Put an Enduroguard (I know...) on my 29er... not as nice looking as the Mudcatcher on my 650b ^^
    But, it'll help keep my eyes and stanchions clean =)

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    Practice run
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    Installed my new atlas cash money bars. Waiting for my new stem and pedals to arrive.


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    New wheels tires yesterday, itching to get to ride them


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    Installed my new 785mm low rise Raceface Atlas handlebar, then realized that my fork wasn't working properly.

    Best. Christmas. Ever.

    Hopefully my LBS can repair it, it's a 2014 RockShox Sid RCT3 and I don't want to have to get rid of it.

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    Picked it up from the shop...well technically that was yesterday
    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    Rode 9.1 mi at the Santa Rosa Plateau, working on attacking hills without dismounting, taking more difficult trails and beating the crap out of my stock fork so I have a reason to upgrade. Great way to spend an afternoon!

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    150min ride before lunch ^^

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    Found this massive oak while riding a new trail in TX.
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    I didn't do anything to my bike...but my GF managed to drop an aluminum rake across my top tube.

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    I stared at its muddy hulk from my Christmas Eve ride and though, "How did it get to be 14 degrees today, and when can I ride you again?"...gimme snow so I can ride fat cause the ground is like cement now!!

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    Scrape off that yuckydoodle cow crap from my bike's tires.

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    Looked at it, talked to myself a little, started to consider buying a fatbike...

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    Sold my beloved HT so I'm bike-less for a bit uggh! Currently hunting for my next bike still. We'll see what I come up with at the end In the mean I'll probably rent a bike if weather allows this weekend.
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    This was an amazing and very technical trail nearby. Refreshed!!!
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    Rode my bike down my snow and ice covered yard, practicing balance and loose conditions... itching to shred dirt though.

    3 months need to go by fast.

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    Rode in the snow! Oh yeah!

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    Rode fatty on snow/mud and finished 100 hour maintenance on the Tracer...shock rebuild and added debonaire can, added Novyparts lever for the Reverb, box link inspection and grease, cranks/bb and cassette and driver inspection and drive train clean and lube. Next best thing to ridding it is working on it.

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    Nothing unfortunally.. its winter here in Quebec/Canada with a very bad weather. BUT! in 3 month it will be over! yay!

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Rode 13 miles on my FS with the wife, and then got on the HT and did one lap of the 7 mile race course.


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    Grabbing the rear tire to clean the chain in preparation for todays ride signaled a patch for the tube. 15 min's later, and I was out the door for my ride.
    As I was hosing the bike off after my ride, I pulled a dinky sliver out of the front tire. Yup, a little air spray ensued. Guess I have another tube patch in my future.
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    Went on a quick 15 mile ride with about 1,200 feet of climbing from my house today. Rode clipless for the first time (and never had a zero speed fall!). Got a pair of XTR Trail M9020 pedals and Specialized Rime shoes. Comfortable as hell and I got several personal records on a route I ride regularly. Going to stick with clipless I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piperpilot964 View Post
    Cool bike and awesome looking trail!

    Enjoy!

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    Thanks. Loving that Tracer!


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    Quote Originally Posted by piperpilot964 View Post
    Thanks. Loving that Tracer!


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    You're welcome!


    I can't wait to get my full squish bike. It is patiently waiting in the showroom with a sold tag on it.

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    Went out for some fun today on the shore
    " I don't ride park"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    You're welcome!


    I can't wait to get my full squish bike. It is patiently waiting in the showroom with a sold tag on it.
    Something like this?? - My buddy went to my LBS today to fix something and sent me this picture... that's my new toy
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Something like this?? - My buddy went to my LBS today to fix something and sent me this picture... that's my new toy
    Yeah! Mine is on a higher shelf too.
    I went in today and gave the LBS a little more money. I now just need to sell 2 bikes and then I will have enough money to take my new bike home.

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    ^^ Cool - I feel like a 10 yr old that's about to get the toy he dreamed of lol.
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    1st bike waiting (and I mean waiting!) :ffs: for warranty part & 2nd bikes entire drivetrain is kaput!

    Parts are on order, so w/ no riding to do o_0 I've been swapping out/over parts... little ideas I've had for a while.

    Bonus, I haven't broken anything! :woohoo:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    ^^ Cool - I feel like a 10 yr old that's about to get the toy he dreamed of lol.
    I do too.
    Just I am so anxious to get it and have fun riding it.

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    I finally sucked it up and bought a dropper. Omg I am in love. That and the new to me fsr stumpy.... Ya. So much more confidence over my ht lava dome


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    Have not been on a bike in 25 plus years...

    Thought it would be a good idea to buy a few bikes and hit the trails yesterday with my 14yr old son.

    25ish miles later we loaded up the bikes and I'm reminded I'm 43 now , LOL!!

    But loved every minute of it.

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    I thought today would be a good day for a quick ride (hasn't rained in 2-3 days now.

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    Half mile on my ride up the mountain I ran into 4 inches of snow. Sadly I turned around and went home. Figured there woukd be no riding for a few days so I dropped the bike off at the LBS for its spring tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleinTexas View Post
    Have not been on a bike in 25 plus years...

    Thought it would be a good idea to buy a few bikes and hit the trails yesterday with my 14yr old son.

    25ish miles later we loaded up the bikes and I'm reminded I'm 43 now , LOL!!

    But loved every minute of it.
    Dude...hell yeah! Keep on going. You are only as old as you let your self be!!! I was in the same place 5 years ago...hadn't ridden in 20. the first year back was rough, but many things kept me going. Now I am 46, and while I KNOW I will never do some of the crazy stuff from my teens and 20's, i also know that I still can do some of the fundamental stuff well, and ride with a different definition of success. every couple of months out makes me feel just a bit younger! I am now enjoying longer treks - getting into the bike-packing thing - as well as getting bck into BMXing a bit...which is where my roots really are.

    I also have a step-son who is getting into it, so that helps!
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    Finally got to take my bike on some trails this weekend for the first time in my life and needless to say I am completely hooked. I definitely felt like a noob and probably looked like one two but halfway in I felt a million times more confident and didn't crash. I really need to work on tight spots as I almost just ran into a couple trees and my pedal position seemed to be all over the place. Also, I have definitely learned the value of bike shorts, I think I will be purchasing some of those asap along with some decent shoes.

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    Added 4 things to my Diamondback Overdrive Comp I just bought.
    Chromag Scarab flats
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    took my SS project out for a test ride before I tear it all back down again for new paint. its an unknown year Hardrock. Its alot of fun. totally different than my 29r FS.

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    My PNW Rainier dropper post is waiting for me at home...going to install it when I get home and go for a quick test ride! Can't wait...

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    went up to flagstaff to ride with my wife, my friend, and his wife.




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