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Chisenhallw 02-27-2012 05:44 AM

Nice! I grew up in Newton. :norton

Gummee! 02-27-2012 11:11 AM

I just got in from an easy hour on the bike. The goal was to not break a sweat. Mostly accomplished that. I went a little hard in one spot, but not too bad. Legs feel better than they did before I started out. :nod


:ricky

M

gearguywb 02-27-2012 12:47 PM

Amazing how much better an easy ride will make you feel. I typically go hard (for me anyway) on the weekends and then do an easy 1 hour spin on Monday's.

Tallbastid 02-27-2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNedster (Post 18080308)
I'm really, really, really, enjoying the new MTB. It absolutely smokes my old one in every respect.:clap
I tried out a new section of trail on today's ride that was just opened late last week. There was still lots of straw on the trail that some corners interesting, but the fast, rolling decent at the end was worth the price of admission (a loose, steep-ass climb)!

Did I mention that I love my new mountain bike?


Nedster, what did you get?

TheNedster 02-27-2012 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brton161 (Post 18086333)
Nedster, what did you get?

Focus Black Forest 1.0. Hardtail Al 29er.

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...emporary-7.jpg

fullmonte 02-27-2012 07:55 PM

Went out for what an easy road ride, when at mile 4.5 I caught a nice tow from a dump truck pulling a mini excavator on a trailer. I stayed with him up to about 31mph and felt so good I hammered the rest of the ride. Result, 20 miles at 19.0mph avg.:clap 77 degrees definitely helped the feel good factor. Then later this afternoon, I took my son to the mtb trails for 30 minutes of single track before the ranger closed down the park. Nobody crashed this time.

CHECK_OIL 02-28-2012 05:05 AM

Access raptor 1.0
 
Anyone have any thoughts on the Performance Bikes Access Raptor 1.0? The salesman told me it was their house brand,with quality bolt on parts....:ear

Gummee! 02-28-2012 05:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CHECK_OIL (Post 18091660)
Anyone have any thoughts on the Performance Bikes Access Raptor 1.0? The salesman told me it was their house brand,with quality bolt on parts....:ear

They ride nicer than the price would suggest.

M

CHECK_OIL 02-28-2012 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 18091855)
They ride nicer than the price would suggest.

M

Thanks!:thumb

Chisenhallw 02-28-2012 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 18091855)
They ride nicer than the price would suggest.

M

well, shoot.

Gummee! 02-29-2012 05:44 AM

3 sets of 5 CP Jumps in the AM during an hour 'ride around the block.' Last set of 5 REALLY sucked. :nod

Then in the PM I went and celebrated my '2-year' hashing anniversary. Had a nice run thru Fairfax in the dark. I can't find my super bright $40 flashlight so I had to make do with something. :bluduh

My legs hurt this AM. That running thing is hard on yer legs!

M

Aurelius 02-29-2012 05:48 AM

How important is weight...
 
... when selecting a mountain bike? I've test ridden two so far; one with a CF frame (Trek Superfly) and the other with an aluminum frame (also a Trek, but a different model). The AL framed one felt like it was made of lead by comparison (about 28 lb). It didn't feel 'heavy' when riding it, but it also wasn't as responsive as the CF bike - at least that was my impression at the time. I assume that when it comes to climbing over humps, fallen branches, and steep hills, the lighter the bike is, the easier it is to ride. Perhaps enough to justify the much higher price of CF. What do the experienced mountain bikers here think?


:ear

Here's a good video showing what Florida terrain looks like:

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Askel 02-29-2012 06:15 AM

Weight is very important.

If price or durability aren't. :D

mud 02-29-2012 06:17 AM

I have not really found it to be that dramatic, but I have never been able to do an apples to apples, it has always been comparing similar bikes from different companies.

My experience has been that they have similar response, but the CF is lighter. I am not that sensitive to weight on the trail, so I don't find it a justifiable cost. I put my money into light strong wheels and focus on mass centralization, makes them easier to throw around in the air. :D

mud 02-29-2012 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel (Post 18100371)
Weight is very important.

If price or durability aren't. :D

This isn't as true today as it has been in the past, except for the price part.....:evil


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