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    hello mtbr forums ,

    i am new in here , my name is Florian and iam 29 years old

    i got a huge passion for old bikes !!

    at the moment i got 5 bikes from the early 90s

    i dont ride to much since i cant go off road , i got bad ankels since a long time

    i hope i can soon share some pictures with you here

    greets from bavaria

    florian

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    I have lurked for many months and appreciate of all the great informative posts and many of the nonsensical one as well.

    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)NORCal (EastBay)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Novice trail/XC
    3.) How many bikes you own?2 - CrossTrail Hybrid, 29er HT Fisher X-Cal
    4.) How long have you been riding?12mos after a 30 year hiatus.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? 29er, NORCal, General, Clydes

    Add anything else you care to share.

    I've lost about 60# through riding and diet over the course of the last year. Every trek out into the dirt proves more rewarding than the previous one. Riding primarily in the East Bay Regional Park system and Mt. Diablo means I climb. I climb a lot. While I'm not very fast on the ascent I do mash my way to the top and I am clearing things I never ever thought possible. I just enjoy riding. One day I may be a "single track snob" but for now I'm happy whenever rubber meets dirt.
    "That's the smell of fitness."
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    hello

    first post here folks, so a big hello. Recently got my first bike in 30yrs. Its a Trek mamba so Ive been watching n reading these pages for a few months now. Considering asking a question about new forks soon. I live in North Wales and ride mostly at Llandegla.

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    Just trying to get my post count up so I can actually post elsewhere...

    1.) From Redmond, WA
    2.) I consider myself an intermediate XC rider who likes to go somewhere and see things rather than twisty trails in greet tunnels.
    3.) Have an old Cannondale Super V 700 that is just retired for a brand new 2009 Cannondale Rize 3, along with a nice Synapse 5 Carbon road bike.
    4.) Off and on for years, but finally decided to get out more in 2010 to "get in shape", aka losing weight!

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    First post!

    I moved to Bend, OR last October and have just now discovered the wonderful mountain biking trails around here and only regret that I'd never gone out sooner. I am a runner but due to a recent injury I decided to get more into biking. I took my cyclocross bike out to some of the trails and now I'm hooked and looking to buy a mountain bike.

    1.) Bend, OR
    2.) Beginner, due to lack of technical (not physical) ability.
    3.) 2 (cyclocross and a cruiser, but looking to buy a mountain bike)
    4.) Off/on since 2006, but nothing serious.
    5.) I frequent Reddit the most. I haven't looked around this site enough yet to say I frequent anything.

    I look forward to reading and posting a lot on this site! Thanks!

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    First Post! Background info - did a lot of xc back in the early '90s in college, got into rock climbing and other pursuits and dropped the biking... until this past spring when I got my '95 Rockhopper (fully rigid) out and got back into it.

    1.) Trussville, AL (sub. of Birmingham)
    2.) Pretty much just singletrack stuff, trying to get better on the climbs.
    3.) '95 Rockhopper, and just got a Felt Nine Trail (love it)
    4.) Been riding regularly about three months, not counting the years from '89 - '92
    5.) this forum and The Trailhead at bump.org

    I will add that the switch from a rigid 26er to a hardtail 29er has been an eyeopener. I'd like to eventually convert the Rockhopper to a singlespeed.
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    Greetings from Brazil

    Hi Folks!

    I'm new around here, this is my first post. I live in Maceió, Brazil. I'm starting to ride again, after ten or more years of inactivity, so I've got a brand new bike (last week) and started to hit the road again. I think I will do more of sightseeing than radical mountain biking. For now, the Scott Scale is my only bike (I think there are a couple other bikes in my parents garage, but they live too far away from here for me to check that). When I was in college, I uset to comute to the University every day. As a matter of fact, I didn't have a car then, so the bike was my transport to anywhere I wanted to go. I also play the guitar, so I hang around some guitar forums, mainly Ovation Fan Club.
    It took me a while to post, because I wanted to share a nice picture, and its been raining all the week long. Only got a nice sunny day today. You know, being in the Southern Hemysphere its Winter right now. I did ride a lot in the rain, but kept my camera dry at home.
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    1.) NW Arkansas
    2.) Beginner
    3.) 1 old GT Backwoods All Terra
    4.) Less than 5 months
    5.) Beginner's corner

    Just had my dad's old bike handed down to me and have been riding it as time allows. I'm a senior in college, majoring in chemical engineering, so I have typically had little time for hobbies. This summer and last year I should have a little more time freed up and plan to do an adventure race with my housemates and get into mountain biking a lot more. The few times I've gone on a mtb trail have really enjoyed. I want to start riding a little more frequently and plan to upgrade my bike as long as my skills and desire stay true.

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    Hey, I'm Joe..
    1) Minnesota is home. South Dakota (Black Hills) for part of the year.
    2) Beginner to mountain biking. Did it a couple times over the last couple years and really just getting into it now. XC / all mountain style. Might get into downhill in the future.
    3) I have a 2011 Specialized Rockhopper comp 29er.
    4) Been biking my whole life. Just getting into serious mountain biking now.
    5) Passion / General , MORC (Minnesota off road cyclists)

    Bike half the year, snowboard the other.

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    Wow that Scott looks awesome at the beach.

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    Hey is that a hard cock?... I mean Hard Rock?

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    Ok I'll post here. Would like to be able to start a thread and think the new rules are lame. Been a member for 3years and they won't let me start a thread without responding to a bunch of other lame posts. So her it is: I like to mountain bike

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    Hello!

    I'm Tony

    1.) Where you are from? Well I'm from Baton Rouge, Louisiana but for the moment I am living Hawaii.
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Would def go with a beginner. this is the first bike thats I have owned that is not from wally world.
    3.) How many bikes you own? Just have one for the moment. I picked it up a kona dee-lux Friday and I've been working on it all weekend. Cant wait to take it out!
    4.) How long have you been riding? I haven't really started yet!
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    biking is awesome!! i love it!!

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    i need two more posts!! once again im new but having lots of fun riding here in NM nut i would like to explore many other fun trails!!

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    1.) Where you are from? Oklahoma City, OK (Soon to be Dallas, TX)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Novice Trail/XC, BMX Dirt Jump
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2, 2010 Giant Yukon FX, 2004 Poverty G-Ride DJ
    4.) How long have you been riding? Off and on for 21 years.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? a list way to long to rattle off but my main drags include ls1tech.com/35thle.com/seatstaysup.com/freerideoklahoma.com

    Add anything else you care to share.


    Im 26 years old, married. I have no kids but two dogs. Im into cars as my main hobby, starting to get on the wifes nerves lol. My "child" is my 2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS 35th Anniversary Limited Editon. The bike hauler and wifes daily is a 2008 Nissan Xterra S (i love this thing). I work in parts at a Lincoln/Mercury/Mazda dealership. And im going to school for Business Management/Marketing.

    Fuzzy camera phone pic of my bike, i havent picked it up yet (layaway). Its all the bike I could afford at the moment but I got a steal on it. Msrp was $950, they had it marked down to $850 then took off 10% for being a 2010 model. Its brand spankin new though and the service level was awesome. (The Bicycle Store, Edmond, OK). Got the bike and a Giro Rift for a little over $100 less than the original MSRP of the bike.

    Edit: It wont let me post a picture yet. Fail.

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    Tom Logan here.

    1. I'm from Croatia.

    2. Beginner rider, riding all sorts of roads as much as I can, consider myself light XC if I must put myself in a nice category.

    3. I own one bike, Fuji Nevada 4.0 hardtail

    4. Bought it 2 months ago.

    5. This one.

    Thats all there is to it I think.
    Squaring the circles.

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    Calder here !

    I'm from Pennsylvania

    I've been riding for years but just started really getting into it, I'd say I'm a beginning rider. I prefer some off road riding, but do enjoy riding road as well.

    Right now I have one bike, a Surly Crosscheck which I got less than 2 years ago, which I love. I'm hoping to build a Surly troll soon for my mountain biking desires.

    I've been riding my entire life, but more casually. I started getting into biking maybe 5 or 6 years ago, and then just recently started to try and and really get into it.

    I most frequent tech forums. Macrumors and gizmodo are probably where I spend most of my life, but hopefully I can weave my way through this forum.

    I'm 19 and in my second year of University studying Physics and Astronomy. I'm really a nerd, but I love spending my time outdoors biking, camping, hiking, and just doing whatever. Can't wait to meet people on this forum as it looks like a great group of people!

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    Hi, my name is Don and I'm from NE Tennessee.

    I’ve been riding about10 Years. I'm an intermediate weekend warrior doing mostly mtn trail rides. I love the climbs because they usually lead to sceamin’ downhills.

    So I own 4 bikes. I started out with couple of Specialized Hardrock Pro which I rode for a while then switched to a Cannondale F800 for XC riding. Now I have a Specialized Stumpy S-Works whick I use for attacking the trails around TN and NC. I also have a 2008 Kona Dawg Deluxe which I am slowly re-building.

    I check out the forum on mtbr. That’s mostly it. I thought I’d start to contribute to mtbr since I’ve enjoyed the forums and product reviews for years.

    This first pic below is from a recent trip to Montanna on a ride up Sentinnal mnt. The second is from a XC ride in NE NC a few years ago. Enjoy!
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    'ello all!

    I used to be ElvisHitler in a former life, but transmogrified into Slackadaisical, by a supreme effort of will.

    This change was due to the swear filter rejecting my name when trying to post a review.

    I will do my best to contribute to the site by posting product reviews.

    However, realistically I suspect that I will again post once every six months, if I find the energy. In the meantime I will continue to lurk.

    It could be your thread/post/pictures etc. that I am perusing.

    You just don't know.


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    I'm Jason...I ride on the dirt and the road...definitely like mountain biking the best, but not always easy to gear up and drive to the trails...the road bike keeps me riding between trips to the woods. I ride Marrington in Charleston and Harbison in Columbia more than any other trails.

    1.) Where you are from? Charleston, SC

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? XC

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    3 bikes-
    2004 Jamis Durango with few original parts
    2005 Specialized Allez Elite
    Beach Cruiser...gotta have one on the coast.

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Riding my whole life for fun, but started riding distance for fitness in 2002 after screwing up my knee snowboarding.

    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    General
    Passion
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    I see that a considerable number of the denizens on this site own more than one bike.

    I only own one, but am worried that I am trending towards fat bastard.

    So either another bike is warranted or the need ride more is.

    Only the bank account knows for sure.

    I will consult it....

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    Hi fi

    I need a new fork for my 09 hi fi any suggestions?? the current is a tora solo air. I want something with more travel and my max price is about 500.
    Please help me guys.
    The bike is a 26

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    i want an upgrade also! im looking at rock shox recon gold. any good?

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    New to forum, old biker

    I've been riding cross- country and all mountain for 15 years now.
    I began riding on the "National Trail" at South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ.
    I'm on my 6'th bike and my second Santa Cruz Heckler wich I have built up with all my favorites.
    I recently purchased a new 2011 Fox Float 36 RC2/Fit.
    When I received the fork from "Bike Bling" it was over-inflated to 135 psi. There was actually 180mm of stanchion showing on my 160mm fork. I removed the air, collapsed the fork and re-inflated to 75 psi which is below my recommended weight pressure. The fork returns to 180mm no matter what I do. The fork feels fine and Fox tells me there is no issue. Front end may sit about an inch higher than I want but im not really sure?

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    hello everybody I'm new too
    i'm from greece
    recently i began riding with more passion and I need some advice for my bike like krankset tyres e.t.c.
    Ialso need help with the forum because never been member to any and don't know how it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickymheim View Post
    I've been riding cross- country and all mountain for 15 years now.
    I began riding on the "National Trail" at South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ.
    I'm on my 6'th bike and my second Santa Cruz Heckler wich I have built up with all my favorites.
    I recently purchased a new 2011 Fox Float 36 RC2/Fit.
    When I received the fork from "Bike Bling" it was over-inflated to 135 psi. There was actually 180mm of stanchion showing on my 160mm fork. I removed the air, collapsed the fork and re-inflated to 75 psi which is below my recommended weight pressure. The fork returns to 180mm no matter what I do. The fork feels fine and Fox tells me there is no issue. Front end may sit about an inch higher than I want but im not really sure?
    How much Sag are you getting ? If its 20mm your fork is spot on!
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    can I change my shimano chainset and cassete with whatever I want?

    hello every body.
    i want to change all the kranks and chain on my specialized stumpjumper can I put on an xt or xtr or do i need more changes?my bike now wears shimano

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    Im very new to mountian biking and bikes in general. Stated going out a few months ago with a friend who had an extra bike and i recently got a bike of my own. Found a 2004 Iron Horse Hollowpoint Sport on craigslist for $450. It looks to have never been ridden except for some scratches from storage.

    So far Ive taken it out on 2 local trails and its been awesome. love biking so far. just hate peddaling uphill because im terribly out of shape and lazy.

    I want to post some pictures but i need to have 10 posts, so 1 down, 9 to go.

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    Dirty Jerzey
    Cross country weekend warrior
    15 in the garage for 6 people (mostly BMX racers)
    33 years
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    hi,my name is lily, so happy to meet you here
    I am crazy for bike riding

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    Looking for advice on a 29er made for a big dude

    I have been riding a Kona Dawg Dee-Lux for 7 years and its withheld my 6'3" 245lbs of beating year over year. I am ready for a new bike and looking for some advise on which bike might be a great fit for me. Rocky Mountain, Yeti and Kona have all been recommended.

    Anyone know of a bike that is made for a big rider?

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    Saying hello from Miami!

    Riding a Hardrock Specialized 2011.

    Been a while since I was doing mtb. I am glad to be back...

    Forum is excellent!

    pifive

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    Brad from Ventura saying hello.*

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?*
    XC rider all the way.*

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    At the moment just one, a Felt F55 road bike. A Cannondale Flash 3 Carbon 29er is in my very near future.*

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Been riding all my life. Was into MTB in the early and mid 90's. Got away from it and started on the road. I'm ready for some dirt again.*

    My fiancé and I are gearing up for the trails. I am tuning up her Mom's 1993 Merlin hardtail to get her started. She mentioned her mom had a "old mountain bike" she didn't use anymore. Let's just say I was surprised when I discovered a Merlin frame, XT group, Mavic tubless wheel set. I rebuilt the Manitou 2 fork, pulled apart the gummed up shifters.
    With some new cables and housings it will be good to go.

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    Hi, my name is Woodroce. I tried to start a thread, but I can't do that because I haven't put up five posts yet.





    1.) Where you are from?

    I am from the Finger Lakes Region of upstate NY.



    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?

    I have been riding bicycles all my life, but I am a beginner.



    3.) How many bikes you own?

    Only one junky bike for now.



    4.) How long have you been riding?

    Since I was five, but I took about 20 years off there in the middle.



    5.) What forums do you frequent most?

    I haven't been here long enough to frequent any forums. However, I am part of many online forums, including:

    rimfirecentral

    iceshanty

    elementownersclub

    (I tried to post links, but I can't do that until I have 10 posts! Chh!)






    I grew up on a bicycle. When I was in my twenties, I bought a GT Timberline Mountain Bike that I thought was the greatest bike in the world. I rode it a lot and enjoyed off-road riding whenever I had the chance. I ended up selling it when I moved out of state.

    Back in May of this year, I bought my wife a Trek Skye S for her birthday. I had no bike. Fortunately, my mom was given an old Mountain Bike that she gave to me, that I now ride with my wife and my five-year-old daughter. But, when I get on my wife's bike, it's a completely different bike than the junk that I am riding. So, I have been saving for a Mountain Bike for me.

    Deciding which bike to buy has been an arduous process. I want to buy a Trek so that we all have Trek bikes. I was going to buy a Trek 4300, but didn't like what I was reading about the mechanical disc brakes. So, then I was set on buying the new 2012 Trek 4500. But, all this waiting gives me more time for more research and I am thinking that I like the Shimano Deore drive train over the Alivio, so I am waiting for the 2012 Trek 6000 to become available. It's the limit of my price range. It comes in colors that will match my wife's bike nicely, too.

    It's hard to not make the jump to full suspension after spending some time in here looking around. But, I just can't afford it. I think that the Trek 6000 will be plenty of bike for me anyway. Most of the time I will be riding with my wife and daughter, so it's not like I am going to be pushing my limits too often.

    I like to read in forums. I seek to learn from like-minded people. It's good to be here, and hopefully it will get better once I am allowed to post and put up links and pictures. But, making people post five times before they can start a thread doesn't make these people any smarter! Making me wait until I have posted 10 times before I can post a link or a picture? I don't get it.

    Keep it rubber-side down and I will see you around!


    -Woodroce



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    New to forums

    Hello - I'm Bob and I'm an MTBer



    1.) Where you are from? Suburbs of Philadelphia

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Intermediate rider with a lot of passion for the sport and desire to improve

    3.) How many bikes you own? Two: a 2003 Rockhopper converted to single speed, and a 2010 Fisher Hi Fi Deluxe

    4.) How long have you been riding? Since I was five. A lot of SoCal bmx until age 14, then got my first mtb in 1989, a Giant Iguana.


    5.) What forums do you frequent most? I'm a neophyte forum reader/poster....
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    New guy here. 44 years old, and have just started riding again after a 15 year break. Was addicted to XC in the early-mid nineties, and raced beginner/sport/expert. Remember when RS Judy elastomer/oil cartridge was the end all be all shock. Race face cranks, v-brakes, and Conti Navigators were the fast tires. Everyone who was anyone had their wheels built with multi color nipples. Times have certainly changed, as I just picked a Marin 29r and am starting to ride again regularly. Never saw 29r's coming, thats for sure. This forum is loaded with info, and I am glad to be here. Thanks for having me.

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    Newb Check in

    Hey team,

    I'm new to mountain biking. I have already decided to go ahead and upgrade from my first 26er bike to a full suspension 29er. I am currently in the process of building it, wish me luck If you guys have any recommendations for drivetrain or parts to put on a voodoo 29er FS let me know.

    1.) Where you are from? North Royalton, OH
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? Trek 4300 & Voodoo 29er Full Suspension Frame
    4.) How long have you been riding? Since March 2011
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Paintball

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    Hi all,

    I'm from: Lower Arkansas, Zone 12.
    I ride: The old oil and timber roads, and occasionally older highways. Anything my bike can handle, and I'm ready to build up a bike that can handle more!
    How many bikes? A good handful. Schwinn middleweight cantilevers, cycle trucks, a Twinn, a couple of older road bikes, and a Cannondale touring bike (my daily ride).
    I've ridden cruisers regularly since '09, I bought the touring bike this spring.

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    1st post 4 more to follow

    1.) Where you are from? monroe,ga
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner,
    3.) How many bikes you own?1 unless you count bikes with motors then its 3
    4.) How long have you been riding?6 months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? this one.

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    1.) Where you are from? San Antonio, TX
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Did a lot of road biking in the early 90's; zero experience 'off-road'
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2 as of today. An '89 Trek 1400, and an '05 KHS Alite 2000
    4.) How long have you been riding? Answered above
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) Beginner's, General

    Cheers!
    Russel

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    Hey all, I'm a newbie from Houston, Tx. I just got into trail riding not too long ago. After having two el cheapos, I figured it was time to get a good bike, so I just bought a Jamis 650 B1 (which I haven't even gotten to ride yet because I'm working in the Gulf of Thailand area at the moment, c'mon Tuesday!). I joined and have found a plethora of info on here and spend most of my time just reading the Jamis and 650b forums to try and learn as much as I can. Thanks for the great site, keep up the good work!

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    My name is Cesar and I need help with a Fork issue.

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    I'm haolerider from Oahu Hawaii checking in.
    I do more road riding these days but the trails
    are my roots. I'm on the road for the training
    and lately it been raining some much that all
    you can ride. I'm doing a 24 hr. here in two weeks
    so I'm real stoked on that. Aloha to all!

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)NORCal (EastBay)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Single tracker ( fire roads )
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1 Giant Trance x4
    4.) How long have you been riding? Off and on sence 06
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Giant, NORCal, All mountain

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    1)NC
    2) XC, endurance
    3) 3bikes.. Motobecane vent noir.. Dawes Deadeye.. Mongoose Canaan Team(for sale)
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    Oh i forgot to say hello

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    Hello all. My name is Chris but go by Spoonykiller. I am an avid hunter and I got that name for shooting spoonbill ducks. Their real name is GREAT NORTHERN SHOVELER. They aren't a good duck to eat so we try to not shoot them,but one season I could not shoot any other type for some reason LOL. I live in Winters CA, which is 13 miles due West of Davis CA. It is a bike friendly town and we have a nice bike shop called Velo - City.

    Right now I ride a cheap Mongoose XR75 for physical therapy, due to a motorcycle accident. I used to own a 1997 Schwinn Homegrown hardtail with Shimano XT equipment. I have been riding since 1978, but have been off of bicycles for about 6 years now. I also LOVE motor cycles. I own a 2006 LIME GREEN KAWASAKI KLR 650; which I have to rebuild due to a hundred pound rock falling on it and me as I was riding it. I am on klr650.net everyday. My name there is also Spoonykiller. a lot of the guys there also ride bicycles.

    I am a welder/fabricator by trade , and I worked for Anodizing Incorporated from 1996 to 1998. I have built hundreds of bike frames for Schwinn, Specialized,Santa Cruz, Rocky Mountain, and Soft Ride. I built the very first Specialized Stump Jumper XSR frame. I have built thousands of stems for all of the previously mentioned companies.
    My Home Grown that I had I built completely myself. I welded the frame and stem myself. it was and is my favorite bike I have ever owned. I hope the person who stole it; has had as much fun on it as I did over the 5 years I had it.

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    hi guys,

    im kale i just moved from australia to slovenia about a year ago and started to get into riding to try and lose the kg`s from sitting behind a desk a year.
    I mostly ride alone on xc / trail around ljubljana on my 09 merida xc hardtail but currently in the process of upgrading to a seriously better bike. so expect some seriously stupid questions to go along with that process

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    Hello,
    My name is Keith, Im from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I have been riding all my life, bicycles, dirtbikes and streetbikes. Just recently bought a GF edition Trek HT, 29er. Mainly ride local trails but with all the pics of road trips people are posting, I plan on making some myself.

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    sorry but now i can post pictures.
    here for the aggravation above.

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    Hello from Nor-cal and Reno

    1.) Been in Reno for the last 10yrs but moved back home to Rocklin CA last week.
    2.) All mountain/XC?Trail
    3.) 3 bikes, Felt Q620 Hardtail and Cannondale RZ 140 One Lefty (Wife rides a Niner WFO)
    4.) Weekend worrior since high school fully commited about 2yrs ago when sold my rock crawler
    5.) I lurk everywhere always trying to find new rides and gain insight

    Bike pics to come

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    Hi, I'm James

    1.) From Dorset in the UK
    2.) I'm currently a newbie and will see where that takes me!
    3.) Just bought a new Cannondale Trail SL 29
    4.) Rode my Muddy Fox all the time in my teens, and then took 15 years off
    5.) UK based BikeRader where I'm another newbie!
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    I think the whole point of the minimum post count is your are supposed to make that many productive contributing posts.

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    My name is Alex go by vto, just picked up this 2011 fuji nevada 2.0, I was looking for a good bike since I am as new as the come to all this, like riding been riding since I can remember but nothing to get in to like now, from Miami FL, now living in Grand Rapids MI hoping to gain a lot of knowledge here, never joined any other bike sites, hope everyone here is as cool as they seem.
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    I'm from Michigan. I got into mountain biking through friends I met at school.

    I'm riding a 2001 K2 Attack. It's pretty worn out, but being a broke college student, I hope to ride it until I can afford something better.

    Have a good ride.

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    I am a newbie. Just joined today...I ride a 29er hard tail (gary fischer) and I am not hardcore. I enjoy riding very much, and I live in Denver,

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    Hello all!

    1.) Where you are from? Wisconsin
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner again
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2 (second is 90s department store bike that must go now!)
    4.) How long have you been riding? What does this mean? First time on bike??? I am 39, so awhile
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This, Dodge Cummins Forum other Mopar Musclecar forums...

    Just picked up a 2000 GT Rebound on craigslist for $75, put a chain on it and clean/lubed/adjusted it. Love it!

    Just trying to get back in shape

    Thanks all,

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    Oh, let me see if I can post a pic?
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    Whew... you guys know how to make someone work just to introduce themselves!

    1.) Where you are from?
    Currently stationed at MCRD Parris Island with the Marine Corps in Beaufort, SC!

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    A very inexperienced one who desperately wants to become better. Typically I ride locally which is singletracks and mostly flat terrain. Heading up to NC to ride the Pirahna pit this weekend though!

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    Just one... my baby

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Three months... Started off on a Giant Revel 2 thinking Mountain Biking sounded like a great time but had no idea how quickly I'd want to upgrade. Literally had my Revel for 2.5 months and had to sell it because I wanted 29er and disc brakes. Picked up my new ride today; 2012 Giant Talon 29er

    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    This one.

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    I think the whole point of the minimum post count is your are supposed to make that many productive contributing posts.
    looks like i started a trend. does that count as productive?

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    Newbie

    What's up everyone,

    I'm apparently new to this forum site...

    1.) Im from North Tustin
    2.) all mtn/trail rider
    3.) I currently own one bike (Specialized FSR) however in the market for a new bike.
    4.) Ive ridden bikes my whole life: raced BMX (ABA) when I was a kid and now avidly ride all mountain.
    5.) new to the forum realm.

    Add anything else you care to share.

    Love riding Laguna, hitting the chairs at resorts, and anywhere with some sick trails.

    Thanks,

    -Ryan

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    Newbie here

    First post here, just signed up, Living in Midwest, Indiana, I guess you could call me a weekend warrior. I have 3 bikes but my pride and joy is my new (old) Turner 5 Spot. It is my first FS bike coming from a Kona Hoss Hardtail it is quite a change. I signed up because I was looking for info on the Turners and you can't do a search unless you are a member. I race XC in the Dino series here in Indiana in the Clydesdale class so it is mostly for the fun of it. We have some great trails here in Indiana but someday would love to make out to the West coast and do some riding. Been riding Mountain bikes for about 20 yrs, started out on a green Fuji Discovery that I still have and kick around on in the street with the wife and make runs to the grocery with when I attach my BOB trailer to it. Looking forward to learning more here as I am my own mechanic and do all my own work.

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    1.) Where you are from? Gainesville, FL

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?beginner, weekend warrior
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1

    4.) How long have you been riding? Just getting back into it after years

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) n/a

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    Hey y'all*

    name is Kevin and I'm 18 yrs old.*

    1.) Jacksonville, Florida (grew up in Philippines)*
    2.) Im an all mtn/trail rider
    3.) I currently have 2 bikes but I'm gonna buy a new one this weekend. (its the Motobecane Phantom DS Trial)
    4.) Almost 5 years now.*
    5.) This is my first time posting here, so yeah.... *

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    Another Newbie

    1.) Where you are from? Dutchess County, New York

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Weekend Warrior, just purchased my first 29er (Marin Alpine) cant wait for it to arrive...

    3.) How many bikes you own? 2 - Schwinn Mesa GT/Marin Apline 29er. Purchased first bike last year - Mtn bike, by accident really - looking for a bike on craig's lsit to excercise..Schwinn Mesa GT - had rock shocks so i grabbed some buddies into mtn biking and took off to the trails...

    4.) How long have you been riding? 18 months

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? just startiung out in forums...

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    Greetings

    Hey all,
    Just started using this forum as a resource as I decided to start fixing my bike myself. I basically know very little about bike and their parts, but I'm extremely handy and mechanically inclined.
    As of now I am attempting to replace my bottom bracket. Yup, jumping right in with both feet.

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    Old lady

    Hi all,

    Nice to be here...

    I´m a never grown up 37 year old woman living in the foothills of the sierra nevada in spain. Many moons ago I was an avid BMX girl, racing most weekends, until my Mum took me out of the sport deeming it too dangerous (worries about my poor wrists and knees).

    But for many years I have yearned to get back into the saddle and have started to do so with my son who is 14, but he´s not that interested in it to be honest.

    Anyway, I have an old cheap hardtail claud butler stone river at the moment, and wanted to pass that on to my son and get something that I could ride. The trails here are quite steep and really rocky and on claud I keep loosing grip on the rear tyre, going downhill is ok but the same happens there too...

    I have no cash flow at the mo and have been looking at some cheap replacements and wanted some advice

    which bike should I choose?

    I have been look at a Gotty Via hardtail and a Nordic fs bike .. both a similar price but which one should I go for?

    really a story of hardtail v fs..

    I would love some advice.. so please help me out here!!!

    Ta

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    First post.

    1.) Where you are from? Indianapolis,Indiana
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Weekend warrior
    3.) How many bikes you own? 5, 1-FS, 1 road, 1 single speed, i commuter, 1 longtail in the making.
    4.) How long have you been riding? 15 years seriously
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? here. naxja.org, ar15.com, ingunowners.com, expeditionportal.com, theakforum.net

    I took a break from cycling for awhile. I am starting to get back into things and really enjoy the sport. I kind of like oddball bikes.

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    1.) Leesburg, Virginia
    2.) I am a
    3.) A Big Fat Zero, Looking to get one
    4.) I rode when I was a kid, but getting back into it now
    5.) This is the site that I will visit. No others as of yet.

    I rode when I was younger. Now that I have kids, I want to take them out. I nlive near the W&OD trail. So it should make some good riding for them.

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    New to MTB!

    1.) From Tallahasee, FL
    2.) Beginner rider
    3.) Own 1 bike: Cannondale F7
    4.) 2 weeks
    5.) On this site a lot for much helpful information

    my favorite trail so far has been RedBug Trail


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    Laugh all you want, I just bought an old rigid GT Pantera for $45. I used to have one of these growing up and loved it. Figured I'd upgrade some parts and ride the hell out of it until I can afford something nice. Just getting back into riding now that I am divorced!

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    1.) Where you are from?
    The Hague, the Netherlands. Not many mountains here but you can ride everywhere!

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    With growing up kids and a busy job I prosper every moment I am able to ride my bike. Those are rare moments I hardly have time for, so usually I ride out of my house into the dunes (I live near the sea) or on one of the local mountainbike tracks here in the western part of the Netherlands.

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    One old KHS hardtail mountainbike, a Rocky Mountain Blizzard that is to be completed, and two typical Dutch city bikes.

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Since 1990, with some breaks.

    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    This one and a local Dutch forum: mountainbike.nl

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    Hi everybody!

    Hi everybody!

    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)

    I live in Germany/Europe and my wife and me are looking forward to do some cycling in the U.S.

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)

    We did quite a lot of self supported rides in different countries such as Turkey, India, Oman, Canada and different european countries

    3.) How many bikes you own?

    My wife and me in total have 8 bikes (road bikes, MTBs, bikes for the every day use and so on...)

    4.) How long have you been riding?

    Since we met 13 years ago we do rides almost every summer vacation in different countries

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)

    I just registered to this forum today because we are planning a biketrip to the Northwest of the U.S.

    We thought of following the ACAs Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route

    We fly into Vancouver, B.C. and will spend 5 weeks on our bikes. We were thinking of not just following the route above (which is just on paved roads). Instead it would be nice, to have some offroad sections on the way. Because we don't have a car we don't want to make any loops (without a car there is no need to go back to the carpark, ey?) but instead go from A to B on some nice trails in the area.

    Any help ist very welcome!


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    Hey, my names alex im from western pa right around Moraine State Park.
    Ive been riding for as long as i can remember and have always had a bike. I started riding bmx but after highschool that turned into alittle more freeride. Now i just eat up the trails
    I have 1.5 bikes, a cannondale 9er and a jamis parker that i took apart to rebuild and never got put together again.
    I look at alot of bike forms but i must say i look at VW 2.5 forms the most

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    Hello all Jeremy here from Miami ,FL.
    I am new to this site and new to mountian biking.
    I do not have any bikes as of yet but would like to get strated in mountian biking.
    I have been absent from riding for a few years do to getting married and having two children but I am ready to jump back in.When I was a young teenager up until I was 21-22
    I used to ride freestyle BMX (street,dirt,dirt jumps)all over Miami with a few friends.
    We would get up in the morning and ride all day all over town until dark.
    I am not interested in riding 20" bikes anymore and want to move up to the bigger bikes.
    .I am not a small guy I am 5'-11" and 208-lbs.So any suggestion's on a bike would be appreciated
    Thanks,
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    Whats up Guys

    1.) Where you are from? Tuscaloosa, AL
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner, Just Starting out
    3.) How many bikes you own? .5 (Walmart Dual suspension Mongoose Special
    4.) How long have you been riding? A few months
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Acurazine, MTBR, PB Nation

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    Gotta post here first!

    Hello!

    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    TOronto Canada
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    XC, all mtn/trail rider
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    2 2010 stumpjumper fsr and 2008 trek 6000
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    My whole life with a 9 Year break
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)
    Im a lurker

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    I think it's really stupid that you have to post 5 times before you can start a thread.

    All I want to do is post a serious warning about a bike scammer, but because of the 5 post rule I have to post this message.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    Ellicott City, MD

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    Weekend warrior

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    2: Giant Iguana (since college) and a Cannondale Super-V 800

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    15 years

    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)

    MTBR baby!

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    bikebart limited is a scam

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    I think it's really stupid that you have to post 5 times before you can start a thread.

    All I want to do is post a serious warning about a bike scammer, but because of the 5 post rule I have to post this message.
    Thanks for wanting to post a scammer warning. Once you hit the 5 limit, this is probably the best forum to post that in: Site Info/Feedback forum: http://forums.mtbr.com/site-feedback-issues/

    We have incorporated the 5 post count minimum to combat spammers and it works really well. Yeah, it's more hoops for newbies to jump through, but with the spam problem as bad as it is, it is a trade-off we have to make.

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    Hi my name is steven and I am currently spending my summer in crested butte colorado but am from socal cochella valley.
    I would say I am a beginer am rider I currently live right next to the base of mt. Crested butte with a lift pass and course riding distance to many great trails so I ride everything I am capable of any and every chance I get.
    I bought a gt avalanche 3.0 this year and have abused it sensless I just replaced the fork with a bomber all mtn 2 and bought two offset wheel the front a used maxvic cross crountry and a custom built wheel from a lbs for the rear.
    I have fallen in love with mtn biking and have been using this sites information to both buy my first hardtail and well as get great reviews, information, and insight. Iam glad to be apart of this great community and website.

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    Howdy all I'm new to this forum.

    1.) Where you are from? Southeastern Massachusetts
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Not a beginner but not hard core kidney pounding
    3.) How many bikes you own? One. Specialized Hard Rock Comp I bought new in 2003
    4.) How long have you been riding? On/off since I was a kid or on/off for the past 40 years
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? XL Forum, Hearth.com, this one
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    Hows it going?
    I'm Kyle from Bangor, Maine..originally for good ol Atlanta Ga.
    I haven't been on a bike in years but I plan to start once I get my new bike in a week or so
    Im just getting a new Cannondale Trail SL2. Pretty cheap at ski rack sports here. $500 so I'm pleased.
    I ridden on and off. No big trails or anything. So I plan to ride Bangor City Forrest. Apparently it's good for everyone, and has many trails.
    And I haven't used a forum in a long time, used to be on importatlanta. But ill be here from now on. Maybe I'll meet some people from around my area on here.

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    You know, I can't believe I've been visiting this site for 15 years, and never bothered to register in the forums section.. I always read reviews here, but never really contributed in a decade and a half (or maybe I did register in the beginning, but it got purged).. So, here's the scoop.

    1.) Where you are from?
    Maryland, now in Southern California!

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    Advanced FR, AM.

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    Just one.

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Oooh, 17 years.

    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    Heh.. Well, PG-13 ones? I lurk a lot because I'm super busy usually, and don't necessarily have anything to contribute at times. And I use the search function a lot on other sites, so I don't really ask unless there's something really vague. But here they are:
    stackoverflow.com
    anddev.org
    vfxtalk.com

    Over the years, bikes I've had include:
    1994 Cro-Moly GIANT from REI (sold)
    1997 A Carbon Fiber hardtail (can't remember the Brand) with aftermarket gear (destroyed on the North Shore)
    2000 GT STS-XCR 1000 CF Full-Suspension with aftermarket gear (failure of bottom tube)
    2011 Cove Stiffee with custom components

    Trails? I did the Patapsco trails near Baltimore in my formative days, and matured on the BC North Shore with bigger drops, wetter environment, and ramps and stunts! There's nothing here in Los Angeles like it was up there that I've found yet.

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    New to the forum and just wanted to say hello. I am trying to decide on a beginner mountain bike for under $600. I am thinking about a Cannondale SL 4, Specialized Hardrock, or Cannondale Trail 6. I was just wanting some opinions on what is the best between these 3. Any other suggestions are welcome.

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    Greetings from Bungholio!

    1.) Where you are from?
    Currently living in Western Washington, Seattle Area. Tired of the gray though. There are a lot of riding opportunities here but I would like to explore other (drier) areas too.

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    I was a road racer years ago and have enjoyed the outdoor challenges of riding the trails since.

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    I've pared down the stable. I have sold my road bike and converted my single speed Santa Cruz Chameleon back to 3X9 and gave it to my son. My only bike now is a Santa Cruz Superlight, but my interests are transitioning from longer cross country rides to more of the single track and challenges of getting through some of the more technical trails with rocks, roots and manmade features.

    4.) How long have you been riding?
    A very long time. Decades. But always looking for new and exciting challenges.

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    Hi,
    Living in vegas, weekend warrior, ride is a 2000 schwinn mesa, have been riding off and on for 15 years. Spend lots of time on MTBR!

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    Hi, my name is Jason from Canberra in Australia.

    2.) Getting into MTB, XC racing and learning singletrack.
    3.) I own 6 bikes, 2 mountain bikes (Scott and Schwin), 3 road bikes (Peugeot, Cervelo and Kestrel) and 1 commuting bike. 4 other bikes for the family in the garage.
    4.) I have been riding for 40 years, poor mountain biking for 11 yrs now and getting better for 1
    5.) I enjoy the trail building, DIY lights and the Scott forums. I also use Rotorburn and Berm.

    Mountain biking has now got me hooked and introducing the family to it to. Looking forward to enjoy the forums more.

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    hi everyone. my name is Chris, and i have been living in japan since 2000.
    been a lurker here for a while, and finally decided to sign up during my 1x9 build.

    1.) Where you are from?
    Misawa Japan Via Kittanning PA.

    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    beginner at best. mainly rode motocross for years, and neglected my Mtb.

    3.) How many bikes you own?
    2. a 2005 trance 3 1x9 with some upgrades and a 2003 framed '01 honda CR250 with a whole lot of HRC goodies.(buddy raced for them for years and had sticky fingers)

    4.) How long have you been riding?

    on and off since '00 or so

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    Introduction

    With the change in the posting requirements, we've created this thread here for newbies to introduce yourself.

    Hopefully this will unite all the "hello there" or "checking in" threads currently popping up here in the general forum.

    Please respond with:

    Hello everyone newbie here.

    1.) Where you are from? I am originally form Cleveland, OH. Now reside in Newport News, VA.
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1: 2011 Trek 6000 that I just purchased last Monday.
    4.) How long have you been riding? 1 week
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Just started to check out singletracks, and EVMA.

    Trying to get back into shape besides round!
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    intro

    1.) Where you are from?
    Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I am of a polish heritage and frequently visit the country, to which terrible roads and off road paths have become a passion of mine.
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself?
    I'm an avid biker, with no specific designation. I guess my most frequented endeavor would be central park as its just convenient to do a few spans after work. Quiet, peaceful, with a small amount of exertion.
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    Currently two. I am in possession of an older Fuji boulevard on which the rear derailleur is no longer able to keep the chain from jumping about so i have to resort to using a bike simply labeled "hill climber" i found in the basement. Being a comfort bike, its surprisingly resilient and hasn't quit me yet. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit my needs any longer and i find myself having to upgrade.
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    Ive been riding since i was atleast 5, i remember teaching myself how to maintain balance without training wheels all to when my first huffy got stolen.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most?
    Bike related, this is the only source i find remotely interesting. I hope that after spending enough time here i will find the bike im looking for.

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    Intro

    Hello all, My name is Jason im a newbie, though i have been lurking here for awhile

    1.) Where are you from? Goodyear, AZ (native, very rare in az)

    2.) What kind of rider do i consider myself? novice to intermediate, raced a little bmx as a kid raced motocross from 5yrsold to 30, (professionally for 7)

    3.) how many bikes do i own? Just one, 2009 Enduro, although i am currently trying to get clearance from high command (wife) to obtain a road bike

    4.) what websites do i frequent? Mtbr, racerx, gomxracing

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    Hey all,

    !. Tempe AZ,
    2. Confident roadie..... mtb not so much
    3. Bikes. 1 tri, 1 road 1 fixxie, 1 ss mtb, and my cannibalized first roadie frame that i just cant get rid of.

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    Helloo everyone ! my name is Jarde ( I'm a girl it's hard to tell by my name lol ) My boyfriend is into mtb sooooo he invited me to go along with him and today was m second day and i have had nothing but a good time ! Sure i did fall a lot haha, but i guess i just need some more time. BUT what i really need help with is ... my paddles ... I feel like they are WAY to small , and at the bike shop they told me to get the clip on shoes but i feel like its just wayy to much money .. any other ideas?

    thankss
    BTW - If anyone here has a Subieee tell me ! I'm getting my 2011 wrx next month i'm really excited !


    1.) Where you are from? Pembroke Pines FL
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? I just started so definitely a beginner but i'm looking for all mountain/ trail))
    3.) How many bikes you own? My First Cannondale Hardtail ; Trail
    4.) How long have you been riding? Today was my second day , busted my ass pretty good .
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? This is the only MTB one.

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    !

    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel BR View Post
    Hi Folks!

    I'm new around here, this is my first post. I live in Maceió, Brazil. I'm starting to ride again, after ten or more years of inactivity, so I've got a brand new bike (last week) and started to hit the road again. I think I will do more of sightseeing than radical mountain biking. For now, the Scott Scale is my only bike (I think there are a couple other bikes in my parents garage, but they live too far away from here for me to check that). When I was in college, I uset to comute to the University every day. As a matter of fact, I didn't have a car then, so the bike was my transport to anywhere I wanted to go. I also play the guitar, so I hang around some guitar forums, mainly Ovation Fan Club.
    It took me a while to post, because I wanted to share a nice picture, and its been raining all the week long. Only got a nice sunny day today. You know, being in the Southern Hemysphere its Winter right now. I did ride a lot in the rain, but kept my camera dry at home.
    Ahhh Brasil! How i'd love to go back and ride in those trails !
    I'm from Sao Paulo by the way !

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    1) I live in the great state of NJ as a transplant. There are nice trails and places here, but when I was really riding I was out in the Northwest, in Washington state
    2) I am a former rider hoping to come back.
    3) Sold my old bike, so Zero!
    4) I was riding seriously from 1987-1993, then gap. Rode as commute from 1994-1999. Since then, I've only dabbled.
    5) Car forums, Audio forums, Torrent forums. If you care which, ask me and I'll verify or specify.

    My goal is to start street/light trail training in the fall, with a new bike.... After that, I hope to do some serious trail paths, even if I do it relatively slowly.

    Hello all!

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    Hi, I live on Whidbey Island, Washington. My name is Tony and I'm continually trying to get my fat ass in shape.

    I ride all rigid, no damn shocks anywhere near my rides. From my 86 Stumpie Sport to my 89 Team, and my Ibis, I ride old school to date(July 2011). I prefer XC stuff, with long fire road climbs like St. John's Mtn. near Willows, Ca or Captain Point located west of Stevens Pass, Wa.

    I've been riding since approximately 1986.

    as for forums, I'm kind of new to the cycling ones, I don't know why I didn't get clued in earlier!
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Hej, I'm new here, just wanted to say hi.

    1.) Jim, from socal, north of L.A: but currently living in Værløse, Denmark (Just north of Copenhagen
    2.) Trail and commuter riding
    3.) Own 1 bike, a 2004 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite Disc.
    4.) Been riding since I was small child but bought my first mountain bike in 1985.
    1995 Mongoose IBOC Zero G-SX
    2014 Cube Reaction GTC SL
    2017 Scott Spark 930

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