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    NorCal Spouse's Bikes

    My wife will NEVER part with her 2008 Giant Anthem 1. I offered to buy her any Santa Cruz she wants, no matter the price. That got the salesperson's attention at the LBS. But no dice, she will never part with this bike, complete with extra cushy seat. Let's see/hear about your spouse's ride.

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    My bike is my Wife Could be part of the problem why I don't have a real one OR maybe not

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthSideOf50 View Post
    My bike is my Wife Could be part of the problem why I don't have a real one
    Now that is a good one! Let's see a pic.

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    Most of you have seen her bikes but in the spirit of the thread....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Now that is a good one! Let's see a pic.

    LOl... here it is:
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    Most of you have seen her bikes but in the spirit of the thread....
    She has some great form. I'd bet she rips faster than a majority of the mtn bikers out there, based on just that one pic. On a bike didn't get good press too!
    We're all on the same ship, and it's sinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    She has some great form. I'd bet she rips faster than a majority of the mtn bikers out there, based on just that one pic. On a bike didn't get good press too!
    Thanks man! That was before she got certified too. She has great form and if faster than me on some trails where my strength and recklessness hold no advantage. lol

    I've been working her to get a new race bike to replace that one. She borrowed a Following V1 and set some PRs on it so I think she is almost sold on a 29er. I want her to try a HTLT or Rallon so she can see how much more stable they are on high speed chunk yet still pedal well. The Recluse is not known for stability on DH stuff.

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    my wife moves at a much more casual pace. her ride is a Rivendell Betty Foy. she wants me to put a basket on the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthSideOf50 View Post
    LOl... here it is:
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    I was expecting a photo of some hot chick you are supposedly riding.

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    Wife is still digging her Tracer 275c, though I think I have finally convinced her to think about selling it for something new.
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    Not sure I'll ever get her to part with her DH bike though, 26" wheels and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    My wife will NEVER part with her 2008 Giant Anthem 1. I offered to buy her any Santa Cruz she wants, no matter the price. That got the salesperson's attention at the LBS. But no dice, she will never part with this bike, complete with extra cushy seat. Let's see/hear about your spouse's ride.
    Heh... I was in a pretty similar situation. My wife and I ski & snowboard together, and I wanted to get her into *easy* mellow mountain biking. I offered to buy her any mountain bike she wanted for her birthday last year, and she said trail riding is too scary. She picked out a raspberry pink Townie Electra instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdamschen View Post
    Wife is still digging her Tracer 275c, though I think I have finally convinced her to think about selling it for something new.
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    Not sure I'll ever get her to part with her DH bike though, 26" wheels and all.
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    Sick!!! No need to trade them in. Great bikes. Jeni misses her Tracer 275 DVO.

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    My wife always had mountain bikes. Minimal use . More loaners than anything.

    Now she has the only road bike in the house. I may need to borrow it.
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    Hubby's first outing on his Jeffsy 29er last summer. This is his first proper mountain bike and he loves it!
    Ride like a girl!

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    damn guys. just to be clear, here is what my wife's bike looks like..almost exactly.

    we "meander"..i've sprinted that thing after the postman before..it was the funnest bike purchase we have ever done...picking colors and options and stuff. plus all the measurements. it is actually called the "Cheviot" now..i think that's french for "whats the hurry?" (i really want to get my wife a mtn bike. they cleaned up Annadel so much, the main trail up would be a good training ride for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    damn guys. just to be clear, here is what my wife's bike looks like..almost exactly.

    we "meander"..i've sprinted that thing after the postman before..it was the funnest bike purchase we have ever done...picking colors and options and stuff. plus all the measurements. it is actually called the "Cheviot" now..i think that's french for "whats the hurry?" (i really want to get my wife a mtn bike. they cleaned up Annadel so much, the main trail up would be a good training ride for her.

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    Grant Petersen builds some mighty fine machines. My first Bridgestone mountain bike was designed by him, a very fine machine indeed.

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    I got her hooked a few years ago and she hasnt looked back. She will ride any trail I take her on. Last summer her favorite trails were Gypsy and Stonewall. Now that we live in Auburn and we ride several times a week she looking at entering a few CES races this year. I have high hopes she will have a foot on the podium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
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    I got her hooked a few years ago and she hasnt looked back. She will ride any trail I take her on. Last summer her favorite trails were Gypsy and Stonewall. Now that we live in Auburn and we ride several times a week she looking at entering a few CES races this year. I have high hopes she will have a foot on the podium.
    Wow! Enve wheels too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Wow! Enve wheels too!
    I wanted her to get on something she would enjoy and not out grow as she got better. She used to race BMX so she had a pretty high skill level to start. Lucky for me she is a nurse so she can afford the fancy stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
    I wanted her to get on something she would enjoy and not out grow as she got better. She used to race BMX so she had a pretty high skill level to start. Lucky for me she is a nurse so she can afford the fancy stuff.
    My wife retired very early from medicine, she's an ER Doc. Now I get to "afford" her fancy stuff!

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    built this one up a while ago

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    2015 Santa Cruz 5010.

    I'm proud of how strong, courageous, and endurance oriented my wife is.

    Today she and her friend received citations for riding a section of Peter's Creek Trail at Long Ridge in the Midpen!

    Proud of her for riding and getting an award.

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    Upgraded from a 2012 EX5 and hasn't regretted it!

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    The spouse and her bikes in action...

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    Bonus picture. Good news is she will come from above and rescue you if you eat shit in the Lost Sierra
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    Coming in a little too hot, lol.
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    A road bike :-(

    Now she is open to a new bike so she can join family trail days and keep up with my kids single speed 16in bikes!
    Right now I'm not seeing her seeking out anything technical . Thinking a gravel grinder or hard tail.

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    The mrs..

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    9Zero7

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    Built this for my wife. It was a birthday gift.

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    One thing I love seeing out on the trail is when the girlfriend/wife has a way nicer bike than the guy. Even better if she is a better rider.

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    No line in the lower shot. Is that even a trail?
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    If anyone is looking for a bike for their spouse I am selling my wife's Intense Spider 275A foundation build soon. She recently wanted something with a little more travel for Tahoe riding. I have the same bike and its awesome for just about everything but super highspeed chunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhill View Post
    If anyone is looking for a bike for their spouse I am selling my wife's Intense Spider 275A foundation build soon. She recently wanted something with a little more travel for Tahoe riding. I have the same bike and its awesome for just about everything but super highspeed chunk.
    Pics and price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhill View Post
    If anyone is looking for a bike for their spouse I am selling my wife's Intense Spider 275A foundation build soon. She recently wanted something with a little more travel for Tahoe riding. I have the same bike and its awesome for just about everything but super highspeed chunk.
    Is she on our Women's MTB Experience FB page? She can post it up there. There are always ladies looking for new bikes.

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    A little OT but there was an Off Camber last week about riding with your significant other. You can check it out on YouTube or on Apple Podcast under Off Camber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hlffJ2AHcA
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Pics and price!
    It's a silver 2015 Spider 275A Foundation build (back when they were still made in Temecula). Parts will be stock with few upgrades:KS LEV dropper, Canfield Crampon pedals and WTB tires.

    I am about to go out of town until Monday but I'll be able to take some pics when I get back

    $1,300

    I have the same bike and love how nimble and fun it is on the trail

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    Haha. That's National Trail at South Mountain in Phoenix. Some good black diamond and double black chunk in the area. The rest of the shots are Moab, Lakes Basin and Truckee area. Good times!

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    No line in the lower shot. Is that even a trail?

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    Ahab!

    Someone had stacked some slabs at the very bottom of the frame when I last rode it. Iím not sure what the point was, but it was catching my front wheel at a very vulnerable time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Ahab!

    Someone had stacked some slabs at the very bottom of the frame when I last rode it. Iím not sure what the point was, but it was catching my front wheel at a very vulnerable time.
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    That's annoying! Tyson, the builder, also winched a giant slab back to the bottom of the drop since this photo was taken 2 years ago. That made it a little less sporty when we were there again last fall. Great trail though so no complaints.

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    That's not right you being in the business for ever !! I bought my wife a Trek Lush s for her birth day 2 years ago we ride trails that are flat like Wilder Ranch on the coast there in SC cheers Aussie Bob !

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    My wife has a 1994ish Specialized Rockhopper, I keep threatening to get her a new bike but then I get myself or my kids new bikes instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhill View Post
    If anyone is looking for a bike for their spouse I am selling my wife's Intense Spider 275A foundation build soon. She recently wanted something with a little more travel for Tahoe riding. I have the same bike and its awesome for just about everything but super highspeed chunk.
    strong "maybe"..what size is this thing?
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