• 11-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Most expensive chain ever.
    Broke a chain at walnut creek and ended up getting this


    2012 kona cadabra

    Atx bikes hooked me up. Good guys over there!

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  • 11-04-2012
    40Acres
    Nice!
  • 11-05-2012
    Texanaggie
    very nice that is a really exspensive chain
  • 11-05-2012
    Toff
    One of the better broken chain stories ever.
  • 11-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Can't wait to take it to moab.

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  • 11-05-2012
    50calray
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Can't wait to take it to moab.

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    If you need Transpertation, I got a Raptor :D I've been dying for a Utah road trip every since I got my truck...ok, I wouldn't mind some mtb ridin as well.

    Anyhow, nice bike, I'm officially jealous of it an your future trip!
  • 11-05-2012
    B Gillespie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 50calray View Post
    If you need Transpertation, I got a Raptor :D I've been dying for a Utah road trip every since I got my truck...ok, I wouldn't mind some mtb ridin as well.

    Anyhow, nice bike, I'm officially jealous of it an your future trip!

    Take your Raptor to Blackwell.:thumbsup:
  • 11-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Never been a fan of raptors. I used to have a ranger that had camburg suspension, I think it would hand a raptor its ass in the desert.

    They do run good on the street tho!

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  • 11-05-2012
    50calray
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Never been a fan of raptors. I used to have a ranger that had camburg suspension, I think it would hand a raptor its ass in the desert.

    They do run good on the street tho!

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    Aw come on, You want to compare a modified vehicle to a factory production vehicle? I would hope that a modified vehicle would out perform a factory production vehicle :p Anyhow, the Raptor isn't some God send truck but it handles the desert just fine in factory trim...I'm a Native West Texan. I actually knew a guy who did the Moab run using a factory 5.4L Raptor.
  • 11-06-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 50calray View Post
    Aw come on, You want to compare a modified vehicle to a factory production vehicle? I would hope that a modified vehicle would out perform a factory production vehicle :p Anyhow, the Raptor isn't some God send truck but it handles the desert just fine in factory trim...I'm a Native West Texan. I actually knew a guy who did the Moab run using a factory 5.4L Raptor.

    Hell I thought it was fords attempt at a desert truck. I think the only reason I don't like them is the price tag!

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  • 11-08-2012
    texasnavy05
    You do know that you can buy just the chain without buying the bike to wrap around it right? jk man, very sweet bike!!

    Can I get in on this trip to Moab? I have gas money and a 12 pack of frozen burritos to offer.
  • 11-08-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    You do know that you can buy just the chain without buying the bike to wrap around it right? jk man, very sweet bike!!

    Can I get in on this trip to Moab? I have gas money and a 12 pack of frozen burritos to offer.

    **** I was gonna ask you about the trip Saturday when we ride.

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  • 11-10-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Took this baby out today for the first time. All I can say is wow! Rocks are easy now! How could anyone ride a hardtail, they just beat you up!

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  • 11-15-2012
    Nietz07
    Wow, cant wait till my chain breaks.. LOL good looking bike!
  • 11-19-2012
    Faulker479
    Something similar happened to me. I sent my wife to the car dealership to get a key made. She came back with a new key...... to a new car.
  • 11-19-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Dont get me started on women!

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  • 11-20-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post


    2012 kona cadabra

    Atx bikes hooked me up. Good guys over there!

    you got the wrong size wheels...
  • 11-20-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    you got the wrong size wheels...

    You can have that 29er BS!

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  • 11-22-2012
    BloodyRoots
    after relentless 29 > posts by HAL, i ponied up 6k and bought an ellsworth evolution. Still getting used to it but it fails miserably at tight turning.
  • 11-22-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    after relentless 29 > posts by HAL, i ponied up 6k and bought an ellsworth evolution. Still getting used to it but it fails miserably at tight turning.

    I rode one. I compared it to taking my 18 wheeler downtown at 5 o clock.

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  • 11-23-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    i bought an ellsworth evolution.

    There is your problem.
  • 11-23-2012
    BloodyRoots
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    There is your problem.

    Please tell me that because it has a steep headtubeangle that is the reason.. i'm begging you.

    I'd also be willing to bet that this ells turns better than your epic.
  • 11-23-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    I rode one. I compared it to taking my 18 wheeler downtown at 5 o clock.

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    which one did u ride?
  • 11-26-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    which one did u ride?

    A **** anthem :) and a rumble fish. Rumble fish actually wasn't bad.

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  • 11-26-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    A **** anthem :) and a rumble fish. Rumble fish actually wasn't bad.

    Uhh....Really...that is what what you make your decision on?
  • 11-30-2012
    trevor_b
    How much did you pay for the kona if you don't mind me asking?
  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    How much did you pay for the kona if you don't mind me asking?

    I paid $2800 i believe.

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  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    Uhh....Really...that is what what you make your decision on?

    Wheres all the 29ers on the mountain????

    You got a bad taste for kona? Whats the deal?

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  • 12-04-2012
    shenny88
    OP, nice bike... and chain. Cant pick a wrong wheel size on a cool mountain bike!
  • 12-04-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Wheres all the 29ers on the mountain????


    Wheres all the mountains?!? We live in Texas dude.:D
  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    Wheres all the mountains?!? We live in Texas dude.:D

    Been watching angel fire videos dont see but maybe 3 and they are slow!

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  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    I went to angel fire this past summer and didn't see any 29ers
  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    Nice bike btw! I love the feeling of a new to me bike, I just picked up a used canfield the one!
  • 12-04-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    Nice bike btw! I love the feeling of a new to me bike, I just picked up a used canfield the one!

    What bike were you riding before?
  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    I went to angel fire this past summer and didn't see any 29ers

    Lol hmmmmmmm

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  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    What bike were you riding before?

    trek remedy 7
  • 12-04-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Been watching angel fire videos dont see but maybe 3 and they are slow!

    sent from my galaxy tab 2

    Yeah you don't see many downhill 29ers. But, around here there aren't any bikeparks so.....

    I'll take my 29er.
  • 12-04-2012
    texasnavy05
    utsamtbr....you don't drive a blue 4runner do you?
  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    utsamtbr....you don't drive a blue 4runner do you?

    I drive a white prerunner frontier, the guy with blue 4runner is a fellow utsa rider though. We have a "cycling club" on campus.
  • 12-04-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    I drive a white prerunner frontier, the guy with blue 4runner is a fellow utsa rider though. We have a "cycling club" on campus.

    gotcha. I wish I didn't live so far away. I would join this "cycling club" lol
  • 12-04-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    I drive a white prerunner frontier, the guy with blue 4runner is a fellow utsa rider though. We have a "cycling club" on campus.

    Do yall wear spandex in this club?

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  • 12-04-2012
    utsamtber
    I personally don't wear spandex.
  • 12-05-2012
    BloodyRoots
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Do yall wear spandex in this club?

    sent from my galaxy tab 2

    I also live in Austin, and my 29er is setup perfectly for all mountain riding. Companies have just started coming out with longer travel 29ers, so theyre definitely out there. If you'd like, we can go ride sometime and I'll show you what it excels in compared to a 26er, but like i said there are faults comparably as well.
  • 12-05-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Do yall wear spandex in this club?

    sent from my galaxy tab 2

    spandex? I think you may be talking about lycra. :cool:
  • 12-05-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    I also live in Austin, and my 29er is setup perfectly for all mountain riding. Companies have just started coming out with longer travel 29ers, so theyre definitely out there. If you'd like, we can go ride sometime and I'll show you what it excels in compared to a 26er, but like i said there are faults comparably as well.

    What kind of bike do you ride BR?
  • 12-05-2012
    BloodyRoots
    "Perfectly" for me doesn't mean perfectly for you...



    Ellsworth evolution, cane creek angleset and 2012 Fox 34 140 with hope hubs/flows, type 2 stuff/noir cranks and loaded stuff. Needing new brakes, these elixir cr's are starting to pissm e off, got some hope's that are going on soon. Also thinking about the new carbon seatstay with thru axle... but its 500 bucks :/

    Oh an its a 22"
  • 12-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    I also live in Austin, and my 29er is setup perfectly for all mountain riding. Companies have just started coming out with longer travel 29ers, so theyre definitely out there. If you'd like, we can go ride sometime and I'll show you what it excels in compared to a 26er, but like i said there are faults comparably as well.

    I know what it excels in, goin over rocks. I hate rocks so i dont ride where tons of rocks are. I personally didnt like a 29er. Im picky on where i like to ride, as a mx rider i like my track prepped. Thats not gonna happen around here. Thats why my cadabra will be goin to angel fire, and hopefully whistler. Im glad you love your 29er, looks nice. Anytime you wanna ride with a group of 26ers pm me. Usually hit the fun stuff at greenbelt.

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  • 12-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    I personally don't wear spandex.

    Haha i was just poking fun!

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  • 12-05-2012
    texasnavy05
    Me likey the evolution!!:thumbsup:
  • 12-05-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    I know what it excels in, goin over rocks. I hate rocks so i dont ride where tons of rocks are. I personally didnt like a 29er. Im picky on where i like to ride, as a mx rider i like my track prepped. Thats not gonna happen around here. Thats why my cadabra will be goin to angel fire, and hopefully whistler. Im glad you love your 29er, looks nice. Anytime you wanna ride with a group of 26ers pm me. Usually hit the fun stuff at greenbelt.

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    You should try road riding!! Nice and smooth/buff. No big rocks, nothing too tough for ya!
  • 12-05-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    "Perfectly" for me doesn't mean perfectly for you...



    Ellsworth evolution, cane creek angleset and 2012 Fox 34 140 with hope hubs/flows, type 2 stuff/noir cranks and loaded stuff. Needing new brakes, these elixir cr's are starting to pissm e off, got some hope's that are going on soon. Also thinking about the new carbon seatstay with thru axle... but its 500 bucks :/

    Oh an its a 22"

    22lbs? That's great for a full suspension bike. Is it me or the picture, that top tube makes your bike look like a chopper?

    I missed out on the ride today with utsamtber because my son got a flat and needed pops to come to the rescue. I will try again tomorrow.
  • 12-05-2012
    BloodyRoots
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    22lbs? That's great for a full suspension bike. Is it me or the picture, that top tube makes your bike look like a chopper?

    I missed out on the ride today with utsamtber because my son got a flat and needed pops to come to the rescue. I will try again tomorrow.

    22inch.. XL

    I'd guess it weighs around 29lbs. That picture is deceiving as its actually on a hill, it actually has one of the steepest HTA's out there at 72. For this reason, i got the cane creek angleset to find my happy medium.

    Maybe this helps..

  • 12-05-2012
    utsamtber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    You should try road riding!! Nice and smooth/buff. No big rocks, nothing too tough for ya!

    lol you guys are funny. Btw anglefire is far from prepped, aside from jump sections, it is the roughest riding I've done.
  • 12-05-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    lol you guys are funny. Btw anglefire is far from prepped, aside from jump sections, it is the roughest riding I've done.

    How was the bike ride? Did your new bike do well?
  • 12-05-2012
    utsamtber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    How was the bike ride? Did your new bike do well?

    I love it! Its heavier than Im used to riding but the smooth ride makes up for it. Ill be riding tomorrow as well! let me know if you're free.
  • 12-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    You should try road riding!! Nice and smooth/buff. No big rocks, nothing too tough for ya!

    Im thinking about getting a kona zing.

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  • 12-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by utsamtber View Post
    lol you guys are funny. Btw anglefire is far from prepped, aside from jump sections, it is the roughest riding I've done.

    Must never been to purgatory, or pedernales falls.

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  • 12-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Bloody roots sunday afternoon a group of us will be riding greenbelt. If ya wanna join.

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  • 12-05-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Bloody roots sunday afternoon a group of us will be riding greenbelt. If ya wanna join.

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    Where is Greenbelt?
  • 12-05-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    Where is Greenbelt?

    Barton creek

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  • 12-06-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Wheres all the 29ers on the mountain????

    You must not get out much.
  • 12-06-2012
    utsamtber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Must never been to purgatory, or pedernales falls.

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    The difference is at angel fire you're going 2 or 3 times as fast. Governement canyon is probably the roughest trail riding around central texas. Sure it has more rocks than angel fire. But you're going so slow that it doesn't matter.
  • 12-06-2012
    BloodyRoots
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Barton creek

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    bleh, that place is so packed man, it's start/stop. I don't think i'll be going out there. I'm right around the corner from pace bend though :)
  • 12-06-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    bleh, that place is so packed man, it's start/stop. I don't think i'll be going out there. I'm right around the corner from pace bend though :)

    Not where we go its not start and stop. I agree the main trail hiker central. Pace bend is cool maybe next weekend.

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  • 12-06-2012
    texasnavy05
    Pace bend is probably my favorite ride in central texas. Perfect blend of features and lots of fast flowy trail.
  • 12-07-2012
    BloodyRoots
    honestly, pace bend is pretty boring until u get to the rock quarry and back side going down the hills with all of the loose rock. I'm by no means an endurance beast, i do not like going up hills lol.
  • 12-07-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    honestly, pace bend is pretty boring until u get to the rock quarry and back side going down the hills with all of the loose rock. I'm by no means an endurance beast, i do not like going up hills lol.

    Yep agreed at first I was like screw this ****!

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  • 12-07-2012
    texasnavy05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    honestly, pace bend is pretty boring until u get to the rock quarry and back side going down the hills with all of the loose rock. I'm by no means an endurance beast, i do not like going up hills lol.

    You probably ride it alot more than i do since you live right there. Ive only been there twice and I still really like it. Now, purgatory...I'm tired of that one because I ride it all the time. At first though I loved it.
  • 12-07-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    I'm by no means an endurance beast, i do not like going up hills lol.

    Never go to Colorado then...The big reward after climbing straight up for hours is awesome descents!

    Climbing from Molas Pass to the Colorado trail took hours to get to awesome descending like this...

    Engineer Mt. Trail from Coal Bank Pass 9/5/12 - YouTube

    &

    Engineer Trail 9/5/12 - YouTube

    You don't get stuff like this in Texas and at ski resort bike parks gotta pay to play! BTW this was done on a 29" XC race bike the 160mm rotors were overwhelmed thus I had to nurse it in the last few miles.
  • 12-07-2012
    BloodyRoots
    Hal, lemme know next time ur in austin and lets ride together. I want to preach the 29isms with you to people riding lol.
  • 12-07-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    Hal, lemme know next time ur in austin and lets ride together. I want to preach the 29isms with you to people riding lol.

    It's like politics some idiots will never come around.

    I "get" the 27.5" mtb thing as the group that can't admit 29" wheels are superior but the folks still clinging on to kiddie 26" wheels in this day and age are laughable at best.

    I don't know of ONE serious Mt.Biker still rolling around on 26" wheels.

    Personally I'm not down with the whole hill country riding or trails been there done that ten years ago flat creek and pace bend are tolerable everything else has no appeal to me.
  • 12-07-2012
    EmbraceTheHate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    It's like politics some idiots will never come around.

    I "get" the 27.5" mtb thing as the group that can't admit 29" wheels are superior but the folks still clinging on to kiddie 26" wheels in this day and age are laughable at best.

    I don't know of ONE serious Mt.Biker still rolling around on 26" wheels.

    Personally I'm not down with the whole hill country riding or trails been there done that ten years ago flat creek and pace bend are tolerable everything else has no appeal to me.

    Your just arrogant its cool tho least i know who to stay away from. Sounds like your a punk to maybe ill see ya around. Wait probably not since your not down with the hill country riding.......

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  • 12-07-2012
    BloodyRoots
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    It's like politics some idiots will never come around.

    I "get" the 27.5" mtb thing as the group that can't admit 29" wheels are superior but the folks still clinging on to kiddie 26" wheels in this day and age are laughable at best.

    I don't know of ONE serious Mt.Biker still rolling around on 26" wheels.

    Personally I'm not down with the whole hill country riding or trails been there done that ten years ago flat creek and pace bend are tolerable everything else has no appeal to me.

    Nino! Nino! Nino! Nino! He just went to 27.5, but yeah what about Absalon?
  • 12-08-2012
    reelmcoy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    It's like politics some idiots will never come around.

    I "get" the 27.5" mtb thing as the group that can't admit 29" wheels are superior but the folks still clinging on to kiddie 26" wheels in this day and age are laughable at best.

    I don't know of ONE serious Mt.Biker still rolling around on 26" wheels.

    Personally I'm not down with the whole hill country riding or trails been there done that ten years ago flat creek and pace bend are tolerable everything else has no appeal to me.

    I sure don't get beat by many 29" riders, and I have only been riding and racing for two and half years.
  • 12-08-2012
    HAL 9000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BloodyRoots View Post
    Nino! Nino! Nino! Nino! He just went to 27.5, but yeah what about Absalon?

    You are forgetting the olympics notice the 29er ridden by Kulhavy in front of Schurter :ciappa:



    Nevertheless the "professional" cyclists are paid to ride whatever their sponsors want them to ride with Absalon moving to BMC for 2013 It should be interesting to see him on a 29" or 27.5" bike.

    I don't race that often but the three TMBRA races I did this year I don't recall seeing anyone on a 26" bike in the CAT 1 40-49 class.

    bottom line ride what you want...