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Old 02-18-2014, 07:05 AM   #1231
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I rode the Coalton trail on Friday and it was a mix of really tacky with lots of small gravel thrown in, which made for a slooooooooooooow ride. I am going to ride at lunch today on the same trail assuming I can get my bike off the truck without it being blown away
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:26 AM   #1232
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I thought I'd be able to get in and out before everything thawed out yesterday but it warmed up way faster than expected.

On a SS no less...

I find mine almost completely unrideable in this stuff. I can't generate forward motion when I need it without spinning the tire and stopping full stop.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:10 AM   #1233
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Just a quick thanks to the guys at Dirt Labs.

http://www.dirtlabs.com/home.html

My Reverb seat post was a squishy mess last weekend, dropped it of for service and had it back the next day working like new.

For any suspension tuning and repair, these guys are the best!
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:55 PM   #1234
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Someone needs to buy my Kona Wo in the flea market.

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I hear there's some decent riding about halfway between here and Denver if a guy wanted to meet.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:56 AM   #1235
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First real ride of the season with Fast dog and the Single Speed. I love living in the 4 corners. I do not love being so out of shape.



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Old 02-24-2014, 08:37 AM   #1236
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:50 PM   #1237
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Wow! What a great day for a ride. I do believe it's time for a malt recovery beverage!



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Old 02-24-2014, 08:25 PM   #1238
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Been riding MTB since '88 and had several bikes with some I liked and some I didn't. Current ride is '05 Titus Switchback and still like that thing but looking to go 29er. Clicked on my MTBR email just for fun and top end bikes are 9 and 10k! When the fuck did this hit happen. I missed it as my Titus was expensive at 3k back then. These new high soot bikes cost more like a KTM 500 or 690. Damn! I'm sure I'll find something cushy in a 29er but for a whole lot less money. Not hatin' just statin'.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:51 AM   #1239
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Been riding MTB since '88 and had several bikes with some I liked and some I didn't. Current ride is '05 Titus Switchback and still like that thing but looking to go 29er. Clicked on my MTBR email just for fun and top end bikes are 9 and 10k! When the fuck did this hit happen. I missed it as my Titus was expensive at 3k back then. These new high soot bikes cost more like a KTM 500 or 690. Damn! I'm sure I'll find something cushy in a 29er but for a whole lot less money. Not hatin' just statin'.
29er's are o-v-e-r. Probably won't even be able to get tires in a couple of years.

The latest greatest way the industry has come up with to drain people's wallets is 27.5's (650B), which will probably see a similar life cycle to the 29ers. It's all the same old crap being re-hashed over and over. 26 has been and will be around forever....and cheap. Just bought a bunch of Ritchey 2.35 tires for $15.00 each.

Keep the Titus and build yourself a $500.00 rigid (single speed or 1x9) with left over parts and ebay finds. There's so much fun to be had with bikes for so little money, it's hard to believe people drop $5-10K on jewelry bikes.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:44 PM   #1240
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Here we go again.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:51 PM   #1241
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29er's are o-v-e-r. Probably won't even be able to get tires in a couple of years.

The latest greatest way the industry has come up with to drain people's wallets is 27.5's (650B), which will probably see a similar life cycle to the 29ers. It's all the same old crap being re-hashed over and over. 26 has been and will be around forever....and cheap. Just bought a bunch of Ritchey 2.35 tires for $15.00 each.
That's funny because I was recently told by someone in the industry that one of the tire manufacturers is stopping 26'er tire production and is only doing 29 & 650b tires now...


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Old 02-25-2014, 01:24 PM   #1242
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That's funny because I was recently told by someone in the industry that one of the tire manufacturers is stopping 26'er tire production and is only doing 29 & 650b tires now...
"Somebody in the industry"? Who. The guy that sold you your 29er? Does he think nobody makes 5-speed cassettes anymore either? 26 isn't going anywhere. It might see a little less participation from the Gucci market, but most people on 26 don't much care about that.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:39 PM   #1243
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Make a 69er, then you can be simultaneously applauded and loathed by both camps.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:02 PM   #1244
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Make a 69er, then you can be simultaneously loathed by both camps.
Fixed it for you.


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Old 02-25-2014, 02:05 PM   #1245
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I'm sticking with the old 96er.



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