Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Some of those 'little hills' can be steep little SOBs. Least round here.

    While its not the Demonstration Forest, its fun in its own way. :nod

    M
  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :nono The camera is attached to your body (or some part of the bike) and doesn't move independently, so the terrain will appear flat regardless of whether you're going uphill or downhill.
  3. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    My tastes have changed a bit since I started riding. Several months ago, I would have said that tight, technical trails covered with roots and rocks were my favorites. Being able to negotiate challenging terrain like that made me feel invincible. But since then, I've gotten stronger and my endurance has increased, which enables me to ride some of the really fast trails at sustained high speeds. It's on those type of trails that my 29er XC bike really feels like it's in it's element. :clap
  4. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I was just thinking the other day that I need to drag my trike out from under the house and do a few laps around a local park. Hmm, recumbent trike crits....:wink::lol3
  5. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Several of my riding buddies are trying to convince me I need one of these for my 29er. I'll admit it looks cool and all, but what would be the practical benefit to me? The entire system reportedly retails for $1,500, which is hardly pocket money.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/sram-xx1-ride-11-speed-2013.html

    I can see some sense in buying it if I were building a 29er from scratch, but I've already got a perfectly good set of gears, cranks, chain, derailleur, etc. Why replace all that hardware?
  6. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.:deal This would be like your riding bud insisting you replace all the farkles on your moto with Touratrinket stuff.
  7. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I mean really! How can you expect to win all those strava races with only 9-10 gears in the back? ALL that extra weight?! Geez, just think how much faster you'd go if you didn't have to worry about all those extra grams, all that extra time spent shifting the front and shit.

    Yup. You definitely NEED XX1. :nod You ain't shit if you ain't going to 11!

    M
  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Well, I would consider it if it resulted in a very noticeable performance increase (it had better, for $1,500!), but I've seen nothing to suggest that it will. :dunno
  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Truth is, that was my ONLY reason for wanting it. :rofl
  11. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    There's an interesting article on Strava in the January, 2013 edition of Outdoor Yuppie Lifestyle (Outside) magazine.
  12. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Because it is cool.
    That is the ONLY reason to replace a perfectly good drive train with XX1. Building from scratch is a different matter.

    I have a sneaking suspicion you have already made up your mind though....
  13. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    While you're sitting in that Starbucks, tell my friend, Adam, I said "Hi!". :lol3
  14. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    If it won't improve my standings on the Strava leader boards, I'm gonna pass on it. :lol3
  15. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I hear it comes with a larger, much improved Big Dick :dunno
























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  16. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Seems like lots of money to (very) marginally improve the ride.

    Something like a telescoping seat post, on the other hand, would seem to be a more worthwhile investment. Haven't bought one yet though, because I'm cheap.
  17. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :nah Big dick = more weight = slower Strava times.
  18. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    A local rider I know just posted this on his Facebook page:

    "I cleared the trail of storm debris on the few couple laps, then was doing a lap for time (and KILLING it) when a tree fell across the trail right in front of me! I slammed on the brakes, but was going too fast to stop. I hit the tree and launched over the bars. I'm so bummed, I was 3/4 of the way through and I know I had the KOM in the bag. Also, my bib shorts ripped wide open, and all my bits and pieces were flapping in the wind. There was nothing I could do to hide it, either! I did the Gravity Destroyed climb KOM with my dick quite literally flapping in the wind. :/ Be careful, the tree is still across the trail, I could not move it."

    :poser :rofl
  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    :lol3
  20. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    i'd guess some Stravadiots would consider that an even better excuse for not holding a KOM than not having this years newest coolest parts. :rolleyes