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    Moving to Vegas... What type of bike is recommended for trails there?

    Hi all, just as the title states.. I'm moving there in a few months and trying to mentally prepare myself for the move.
    i have currently a cannondale f4 and wondering if something like that is enough to ride the trails there.

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    Yes that's enough but If I was you I will get at least a JET 9 RDO or even better a RIP 9 RDO
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    ATM... Purchasing another bike is not on my important list of things to do... At least not until I end up settling in. I would rather just ride what I have until either I end up needing more. So if my F4 would be able to handle the trails... that will have to make due.

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    Your hardtail will be just fine for the vast majority of trails here. Once you're here and have ridden the trails, then you'll know if you want another ride. Welcome.

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    I'm moving there too, but in like 2 weeks. I plan to keep my Blur for a bit until I get to know the trails better. Seems to me that there's trail for pretty much any kind of bike. Except maybe a penny farthing.
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    Re: Moving to Vegas... What type of bike is recommended for trails there?

    One thing you might want to do is go tubeless if you aren't already.
    Lots of pokey things to interrupt your ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoob View Post
    One thing you might want to do is go tubeless if you aren't already.
    Lots of pokey things to interrupt your ride.

    Welcome!
    Thanks for the tip... I'll look into that once I get there.

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    I know this will probably come back to bite me, but I have been riding pretty regularly out here since I moved back a year ago, and I have only had one flat with tubes. I run pretty high psi though, so there is a trade-off. As for the hard tail, I rode most the trails around here on a hard tail before upgrading to a Santa Cruz Heckler in April. I only upgraded because I got the frame for a steal too. Just ride and enjoy, if you decide to go FS later, you will know you really want it.

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    I ride trails here on my cross bike most of the time.
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    [QUOTE=Motorider228;10615357]I know this will probably come back to bite me, but I have been riding pretty regularly out here since I moved back a year ago, and I have only had one flat with tubes. I run pretty high psi though, so there is a trade-off.

    As I gaze into my crystal ball, I see an abundance of flats in your future. You should have never mocked the MTB tire gods that way.

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    I was doing a summer clean up and found 2 sets of Tire Liners that help to a certain degree when it comes to thorns going thru your tires and in to your tubes and I will be more than happy to donate them to who ever wants them.
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    [QUOTE=JKA;10616580]
    Quote Originally Posted by Motorider228 View Post
    I know this will probably come back to bite me, but I have been riding pretty regularly out here since I moved back a year ago, and I have only had one flat with tubes. I run pretty high psi though, so there is a trade-off.

    As I gaze into my crystal ball, I see an abundance of flats in your future. You should have never mocked the MTB tire gods that way.
    If I get a flat next time I ride, I will probably laugh the entire time I change the tube.

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    This answer depends on the type of riding you do and the type of results you like to yield. Can you share more information?

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    Well right now I just do normal city commutes (nyc), but I'm not afraid to tackle anything. I came from a BMX/Freestyle background so I'm not afraid of drops and falls (probably unless its landing into cactus) and will be (should be) able to maneuver around and over obstacles... maybe now I'm a bit more cautious if anything.

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