Any Mountain Bikers?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Yellow Pig, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Crenshaw

    Crenshaw Bum

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    Any reason for that? For $250-$300 you could probably get a decent sugar/homegrown/jamis/whatever Craigslist find. I understand it probably won't see a ton of miles, but I always feel like that acera/tourney parts group is basically made to fall apart.

    Can't beat the price!
  2. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    i hear ya and for my personal use that would be one thing. I have learned my lesson with used gifts for gf's years ago, no matter how mint they always know its a CL find. :lol3
  3. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    I've had friends who rode Airborne bikes and beat the holy living hell out of them without any issues. The components are certainly on the lower end, but they'll be fine in the short term and are easily upgraded when they wear out (if they wear out before she tumbles down a mountainside and decides she's not into it). I ran mechanical disc brakes for years without issue, and actually preferred them to hydraulic discs because of lower maintenance.
  4. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    For that price range I would definitely go used. Heck I would go used up to $1500. With bicycles you get way more used unless you get pro deals.
  5. markamazing

    markamazing That didn't hurt!

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    Tomorrow up at Soapstone Prairie, northern Larimer County. time for the Stumpjumper to get out..hitting the trail head about 10 am, should be warm..
    meet up if you'd like to ride with.
  6. minerbill

    minerbill Emits Methane

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    Today, Mary's Loop, Loma, Colorado.
    Calm, 64 Degrees. Gotta love it.

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  7. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    Mary's is a fun ride :clap
  8. ColoSean

    ColoSean Yard-sale Expert

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    If you come riding in Rifle, bring your own gun...

    This happened to a friend of mine. He left his bike behind a tree for 10-20 min to do a little hike and this is what happened. Fucked up.

    "Shot bike: Deputies responded to a criminal mischief in the area of the JQS Trail and Hubbard Mesa outside Rifle on Nov. 25 at 5:02 p.m. and learned that a man who had been mountain biking and had left his bike. When he returned from his hike, the bike had been shot multiple times."
  9. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    But did it live?
  10. ColoSean

    ColoSean Yard-sale Expert

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    Nope...:nono
  11. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    Wow....if that was a nice bike than he could be out north of $4k! Hopefully he can salvage most of the parts and just get a new frame. :huh
  12. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    so last week i ordered that Airborne Saber (249$), i will try to post some pictures and review the quality of stuff when it comes in if you guys are interested.
  13. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    A few of my old riding buddies putting up some winter riding stoke:

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Sgng684TPRQ?vq=hd720" hd="1" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" width="853"></iframe>
  14. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    What trail is that?!?!
  15. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    It's some underground goods.. not appropriate for naming on the internets.
  16. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    Dammit!!!!!!
  17. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Nice vid Thump. I've been riding my bicycle more than my motorcycle lately.
  18. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Sweet, so let's go mountain biking when I get back. What day you off?
  19. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Let's talk.. You got a DH rig?
  20. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    It's an all mountain, but it's slack as hell and good for some big hits. :deal