• 12-18-2012
    mahabangpasensya
    Name: Gerald V
    Location: Binan Laguna
    Riding since: 2001, got off saddle 2007 when my bicycle was stolen (a knockoff schwinn), got back again 2010
    Favorite playground: Silang Cavite Trails, Tagaytay, Nuvali
    Reason for Cycling: I get my fix out of it.
    Current Rig: a generic hardtail mtb, no fancy parts, 30lbs, but I LOOOOVE IT! :)
  • 12-21-2012
    FerdzGT2011
    Kumusta?
    From Or.Mindoro Philippines,
    Currently Here in Abu Dhabi, UAE
    GT Force
    Riding BMX, MTB 2009
  • 01-07-2013
    subiebikr
    JP - 30 years old
    from: Negros/Bacolod, Philippines
    currently at: San Diego, CA, USA
    started riding: At around 8, but seriously a year or so ago..
    current bikes: Trek EX8 / Gary Fisher Cake 3 (wifes)
  • 02-06-2013
    replicant
    Name: Miguel M
    From: Quezon, Philippines
    Location: Nagano, Japan
    Riding Since: I was 10? Been mountain biking for 3 years.
    Current Bike: Mongoose 2007 Can'an Elite
  • 03-27-2013
    salbahje
    Lawrence
    From Muntinlupa City
    Now at Norristown, PA
    Just started riding about a month ago. Really a newbie. Registered on forum about 4 hours ago :D
    Bike: Genesis Saber
  • 04-02-2013
    dexmax
    Dex - 34 yrs old
    From: Dumaguete City, NEGOR
    Currently: Davao City (and all over)
    Been riding since 1994 (roadie), stopped in 2005 (injury), resumed and switched to mountain biking in 2012
    Current Bikes: Guru Tantrik (2002), Cannondale Trail (2012), Specialized Camber (2012)

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  • 04-22-2013
    Rey Recinto
    1 Attachment(s)
    Jay Recinto
    From: Batasan, Quezon City/Mataasnakahoy, Batangas
    Currently semi-based in HKG
    My Ride: 2013 Turner 5.Spot
  • 04-29-2013
    prong_00
    Andrew - 23 years old
    from: Tondo, Manila
    started riding: since highschool, mountain bike: 2013
    current bike: Mongoose Tyax Sport
  • 04-30-2013
    cda 455
    Who: Clemente - 48 years old
    From: First generation out of Abra, Philippines
    Currently at: Boise, ID USA
    Started riding: 1970, Starting MTB'ing 1975
    current bikes:
    1) 1994 Cannondale Super V1000
    2) 1996 Cannondale F500 rigid-fork 69'er
    3) 2012 Cannondale Trail SL 29ER 4
    4) Motiv 26'er
    5) Spire BMX 20'er
  • 05-08-2013
    Jawkins20
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    My C-DALES
    Very nice bikes guys, I'm Joseph here in Raleigh, NC here are three of mine. I am a Cannondale fan as you can tell!:thumbsup:
  • 05-23-2013
    orange617
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    orange617
    Who: Elmer-45 y.o.
    From: Carmona, Cavite/Pres. Roxas, Capiz, PHILIPPINES
    Currently at: Houston, Texas
    Started Riding: 12 y.o. (1980), started to race BMX in 1983, started MTB'ing in 2006
    Current Bikes:
    1. Nakazato Windforce 2006
    2. Mongoose Tyax Comp 2008
    3. Samchuly Hound 200 v1 2011
    4. Airborne Taka 2012
    5. Gravity Basecamp 1.0 2013

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  • 05-23-2013
    ron m.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by orange617 View Post
    orange617
    Who: Elmer-45 y.o.
    From: Carmona, Cavite/Pres. Roxas, Capiz
    Currently at: Houston, Texas
    Started Riding: 12 y.o. (1980), started to race BMX in 1983, started MTB'ing in 2006
    Current Bikes:
    1. Nakazato Windforce 2006
    2. Mongoose Tyax Comp 2008
    3. Samchuly Hound 200 v1 2011
    4. Airborne Taka 2012

    Alright! Fellow Flip rider... same age too! I just started DHing myself. Really love it. Your Taka is a good bike (Hill won Jr Worlds on that bike). Switch out those Juicy brakes and use an Angleset and you'll be set (no pun intended). Shred, pare!
  • 05-23-2013
    orange617
    @ ron m....
    Where you at pare? down here in Houston, we dont have a DH trail, so I use my Taka XCing with a friend who owns a Hobgoblin...but will be trying out Big Cedar DH Trail in Arlington near Dallas this weekend...planning also to drive up to Sandia Peak, NM in the summer (July maybe)...BTW, which angle set you think i can get to upgrade the stock head set? and what brakes will hold out the best for downhilling? I am thinking about those upgrades too seeing them as a hot topic among DH gurus...anyway, nice to hear from you pare...
  • 05-23-2013
    ron m.
    I'm in the Bay Area, California, pare. I've been to Houston, and I did not see any mountains... haha! Meron yatang bike parts sa New Mexico, you should check those out (lift-assisted).

    Since you don't use the Taka for DH riding yet, hold off on upgrading til you do. The Juicy brakes are fine for XC-AM riding. Ang bigat nga lang to pedal that thing (43 lbs right?). If you decide to upgrade to the bare minimum requirement (in my opinion anyway), you can move up to the Elixir line (I have Elixir CRs and they brake fine for bike park use). So with the 888, your HA is about 66 and you want to be close to 64 for real DH geo. Cane Creek and Works Components (Works Components - Angle Headsets to fit Most Frame Types & CNC Bicycle Components Proudly Made in the UK) have adjustable headsets that could slacken you up to 2 degrees. The popular opinion is that the Works headset is superior.

    Lemme know when you're in the Bay Area and we'll give you a taste of riding here in my parts. Ingat, pare.
  • 05-23-2013
    orange617
    I was in cali. late last year at my cousin's place (San Diego), might be there again before the year ends but its way too far from your place, anyway, thanks for the invite pare...the closest lift-assisted bike park to texas is sandia peak near albuquerque, a 14-hr drive from houston, needs time to plan so might do it in early july...thanks for the heads up as well on the anglesets pare, cane creek is easier to find online but cost more than the works c., if i decide to go with the works c., its going to come from the UK...has to wait until june before the trip to NM...ill be looking around also for those brakes that you mentioned, it will be next on the upgrade list...ingat din dyan pare, who knows, we might cross each others trail in the future...cheers.
  • 06-07-2013
    1nterceptor
    Name - Ernest
    Current location- West New York
    Originally from - Quezon City, Manila
    Bikes - Tobukaeru folding bike, 2012 Brompton S6L folding bike
    2009 FUJI Newest 1.0 roadbike, 2013 Brompton S6L Superlight(Titanium)

    No mountainbikes :( Joined the forum to learn stuff about lighting
    and bike commuting. The closest I got to going off road is on a dry
    river bed and dirt road in southern California:
    TRIP TO CALIFORNIA - YouTube

    But my usual playground is the streets of New York City :D
    EVERYTHING COUNTS - IN NYC TRAFFIC - YouTube

    I do remember riding a mountain bike when I was in Holland:
    TRIP TO HOLLAND - THE NETHERLANDS - YouTube
  • 07-02-2013
    CannondaleF9
    Name: Kyle
    Location: Vermont (born here)
    Bikes: 2010 Cannondale F9, 2013 Trek Cobia, 1994? Cannondale R300, 2011 Schwinn Sidewinder
    I am a fourth generation American following my dad's family on his father's side.(My family came from Germany and Denmark).
  • 09-03-2013
    orange617
  • 09-03-2013
    ron m.
    Very nice! How did you like it on the bike park? Did you try to hit some jumps/doubles?

    Went twice this summer so far... had a long vacation sa Pilipinas kaya walang masyadong ride time. Here's a vid from the first trip (Northstar... I was filming the entire segment... one front facing chest mount camera, one rear facing helmet cam and then I switched it over to the bar so it was facing me).

    Livewire Lovin' - YouTube
  • 09-03-2013
    RossJamis
    Who: Kevin-48
    From: Owego NY
    Currently at: Tunkhannock PA
    Started Riding: 1984
    Current Bikes:
    1. Jamis Dakar XC PRO
  • 09-06-2013
    orange617
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ron m. View Post
    Very nice! How did you like it on the bike park? Did you try to hit some jumps/doubles?

    Went twice this summer so far... had a long vacation sa Pilipinas kaya walang masyadong ride time. Here's a vid from the first trip (Northstar... I was filming the entire segment... one front facing chest mount camera, one rear facing helmet cam and then I switched it over to the bar so it was facing me).

    Livewire Lovin' - YouTube

    wow nice ride bro...super ganda ng bike park...how i wish i can go there and try it out someday...anyway, there were a few jumps on another trail but not as big as whats in northstar and the fact na first time for me to ride downhill, i decided not to get adventurous...also, i wasnt used to the high altitude kaya medyo hingal na hingal ako pagdating sa baba...but yeah, i had a blast and will definitely do it again next year, im planning to take a trip to Angelfire resort...
  • 09-22-2013
    shaggyroonie
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    Rhoel - 45
    Born: Manila
    Residing in San Jose, Ca
    Ride primarily in the Bay Area
    Currently riding an FR bike, 29er HT and a RIP 9
  • 09-23-2013
    ron m.
    Nice bikes, Rhoel! Is that a Reign? Where do you normally ride? I'm 45 too... matanda na, pero hanggang kaya, banat pa rin. =P
  • 09-24-2013
    orange617
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    Uy same age here, hehe, like what ron m. said, hanggat kayang pumadyak, banat lang ng banat...hehe...ito naman bike ko, a DH bike modified to look like an AM bike...installed new forks and smaller chainring for AM trail rides here in Houston...

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  • 09-24-2013
    shaggyroonie
    Thanks Ron M.!
    The first one is a Giant Faith for my freeride. I normally ride XC at Stevens Canyon, UCSC, and Lake Chabot. Freeride at UCSC and Demo and sometimes explore other trails whenever time permits.
    Cnabi mo, kahit sumasakit na katawan ko after the rides, I still do it every weekend! Just love riding my bikes.
    San ka d2? Ingat! :)