Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    First bike upgrade help

    I started riding about 6 months ago with a Trek 29 Marlin. I've really enjoyed the sport and have ridden a 3-4 times per week. I only ride single track trails and feel like I started some what ahead of the game as I have ridden motorcycles on single track for several years. My biggest riding weakness is coming down off a rock stair step where the terrain continues on a downward slope. I feel like my back wheel wants to come up off the ground and throw me over the handlebars. (actually it did once) As a result there are many places that I get off the bike and walk the 5 feet or so down the stair step.

    Based on an article I read in a mountain bike magazine, it sounds like a 27.5 might be easier to control over rough terrain.

    1. My budget, within reason, is not restricting. (must be cheaper than buying another motorcycle!)
    2. I'm thinking 27.5 might be the best of both worlds but I don't know enough to consider any brands.
    3. I ride only single track trails consisting of both dirt and rock.
    4. I'm only interested in hardtail.
    5. 162 lbs., 5'11".
    6. Would consider buying anywhere but would prefer from a local shop.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

  2. #2
    It's about showing up.
    Reputation: Berkeley Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Your bike is fine. Take a skills course.
    I don't rattle.

Similar Threads

  1. Upgrade my bike!
    By tnetz798 in forum 29er Components
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-11-2013, 09:01 PM
  2. Upgrade or New Bike
    By Borges21 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 05-23-2013, 04:27 AM
  3. Mountain bike Upgrade or new bike?
    By ScottStoef in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-21-2012, 10:39 PM
  4. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-06-2012, 01:41 PM
  5. New bike, or upgrade current bike?
    By ketchup in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-01-2011, 06:25 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.