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! :)
From Or.Mindoro Philippines,
Currently Here in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Riding BMX, MTB 2009
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)
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
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
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)
From: Batasan, Quezon City/Mataasnakahoy, Batangas
Currently semi-based in HKG
My Ride: 2013 Turner 5.Spot
Andrew - 23 years old
from: Tondo, Manila
started riding: since highschool, mountain bike: 2013
current bike: Mongoose Tyax Sport
Who: Clemente - 48 years old
From: First generation out of Abra, Philippines
Currently at: Boise, ID USA
Started riding: 1970, Starting MTB'ing 1975
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
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:
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
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
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!
Originally Posted by 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...
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.
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.
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
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).
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
From: Owego NY
Currently at: Tunkhannock PA
Started Riding: 1984
1. Jamis Dakar XC PRO
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...
Originally Posted by ron m.
Rhoel - 45
Residing in San Jose, Ca
Ride primarily in the Bay Area
Currently riding an FR bike, 29er HT and a RIP 9
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
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...
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! :)