Any Mountain Bikers?

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

  1. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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  2. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    Looking for a bike and know nothing of the acoustic world.

    Mostly going to be following the 4-5year old around to start so some Denver bike trails like the Platte River system, and going to Ruby Hill. Assuming a Hybrid is appropriate. Suggestions? Looking for something good enough that I won't outgrow too quickly. Price is open but value based........

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  3. Golden955

    Golden955 Been here awhile

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    Craigslist is your answer, I've gotten a great dual susp bike for my son and a simple hardtail for his younger sister for 20-30% of original MSRP. You could get by with $100 older hardtail or go up from there. 30 minutes browsing and you should be happy with something.
  4. redrock88

    redrock88 Been here awhile

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    Personally, I would skip looking at hybrids, rather just go for something that you would actually enjoy riding anywhere/anytime, with your kids/friends/solo (e.g. legit mountain bike tho no need for highest-end carbon fiber, but something that you would actually enjoy). [Edit: maybe an "all mountain" or "xc", depends on what ya like.]

    GOLDEN was right, you can get some great deals on craigslist, or even bigger shops who sell their rental fleet each autumn.
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  5. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Did a bunch of downhill bike park laps this afternoon with my 10 yr old. I had rented him an xs downhill bike for the weekend since he has shown a big interest, so I took one out today as well. It was very fun, but I don't see myself having to buy an extra bike just for that. I do see my possibly upgrading my Giant Trance to something with more squish, and wider 27.5 tires. Those things sure did hold a much better line! I needed another expensive hobby like a hole in the head, but doing fun outdoor things with my family is a win always!
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  6. offtheback

    offtheback Chocolate Starfish

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    We have a rlt9, one of the first years it was released in aluminum and with hydro brakes. For bike packing I recommend getting the rear wheel rebuilt to accept a mtn cogset to give better gearing for climbing and flats. Also why I bought a salsa deadwood for bikepacking

    All bags work but I like the Ortlieb bar and seatbags, waterproof and cavernous. Bedrock or Jaypack framebags..


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  7. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    I have an old Scott team bike, built by Ritchey, that I've been thinking about selling. Rigid, steel, 26er, 8spd. Not the latest and greatest, but might be a decent starter bike.
  8. Golden955

    Golden955 Been here awhile

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    Rode all the Jeffco trails on a rigid steel Schwin Clearcreek when I first moved out here in the mid 90's. Then had that huge upgrade to 40mm of squish with my Trek 930 Shx, thought I was in heaven.

    If one was just looking at riding with their 4-5yr old kid, the Scott/Ritchey would be the perfect urban assault bike.

    Honestly, just find something that fits halfway decent and you'll be fine.
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  9. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    CJ, That sounds like it could be a good fit. PM me with info on it.
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  10. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    There's not much wrong with that, I ride lots of non technical single track with a 1989 rigid HardRock. Thinking about jumping on the Fatbike bandwagon tho.
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  11. redrock88

    redrock88 Been here awhile

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    Any recommendations on a QUALITY hitch rack that would carry a dirtbike AND a MTB? I currently rack the moto and put the MTB inside the truck (front wheel off), but it's sorta a pain and would love to clear up more storage in the truck. Ideally, MTB would be closest to the truck (safest/lightest) and moto farthest back. All this w/out having a long (extended) rack as my truck is already so long. I can probably get someone to weld an addition on my current rack, but wondering what decent options/configurations others might be using. Thx.
  12. threewinmag

    threewinmag Happily Lost

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    I know it's already October and you probably have this figured out already, but if you're following a 5 year old, you aren't typically riding anything rough. I would suggest you look for a cyclocross bike. Drop bar, 10 speed, wider tires for lots of options. You can probably find a good used one from the "people to spend more than they should" crowd near Boulder. A 'cross bike is a good allrounder; it likes pavement, grass, and gravel.
  13. eddyturn

    eddyturn Eternal Wannabe

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    RedRock... I have a Versa Haul moto rack and it has a 2" hole for adding on my 1up bike rack. So, moto then MTB. Sticks out a ways but I added on some trailer lights since the regular taillights are kind of blocked and I don't want to give the man an excuse to pull me over. I think something other than the 1up rack might stick out to the rear a lot less.
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  14. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    Thanks everyone. I just picked up a Trek X Caliber 7 for reasonable I think. Basically stock and looks barely used..... guy gave me the story that he knee needed work and it's been sitting mostly since. I'm sure it's more bike than I need for a while at least...............
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  15. redrock88

    redrock88 Been here awhile

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    Thanks eddyturn....looking into that.

    Fyi, I currently have a Mototote (single bike) for my 200, and wouldn't want a rack that would stick out much further. My truck is lifted a bit but already looking at around 23 ft long, making it any longer will be super hard to get back/forth home and around switchbacks/washes/etc. I can keep putting the bike in thru the rear passenger door, but frankly it's a pain (remove wheel, take up cargo space, etc). Will prob see if I can find someone to weld something on the actual hitch/frame (between the truck/moto) unless I hear of some grand idea. Actually really surprised that no company has made these......I just wanna ride both bikes haha!
  16. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    Seems like you could just strap the MTB to the moto.


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  17. y4m4

    y4m4 Super Motard Flogger

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    I picked up one too a couple weeks ago for a song from a pawn shop. It was converted to 1x9 though; I really need to work on my cardio, holy crap!

    Subsequently, I bought a Sunny spin bike for $50. With any luck by the time spring arrives I'll be in decent enough shape to not nearly vomit multiple times on a pretty easy climb.
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  18. grizCP

    grizCP DROC

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    Cross post from the trials section. Thought some here would appreciate it too.

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  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Any gravel grinders?
    I picked up my Lauf True Grit last weekend :thumb

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    A good buddy of mine works with them and I ordered mine a few weeks before they were officially announced so I lucked into getting the very first bike...

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    16lbs. Loving it!

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  20. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    I've been intrigued by the Lauf fork as the stutter bump roads around West Yellowstone beat me to death. Nice that the bike come in at 16 lbs - I'm sure my Jamis Renegade is more than 20 lbs
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