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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by gjcarving, Nov 23, 2013.
I think the Kenda hybrid?
Trailering to a cabin along with kayaks, paddle boards and other stuff. Then, I've got 5 days and 4 large state forest trail areas all within a 50 miles of the cabin. These areas are a good 3 hr ride from where I live, so I haven't had the chance to explore them yet. Purty pumped...
Weather depending, I may ride back home. The wife will want me gone by then anyway. I'm only palatable in small doses. It would be a little sketchy having her drive up by herself... She's been billing this as some badly needed "us time". I need to tread carefully before I make too many solo plans. It will be just us and the dog, kids are going to be at camp. It's been a while since we've gotten to be our old selves...
Here comes another Plebasaurus
Just remember Plebs, the female praying Mantis bites the head off the male after a sexual encounter. Heard some spiders are known to do that as well.
I think he neutered hisself pretty good already with the whizzleberry.
@davesupreme you missed an epic day duder! Zero dust! Pit was awesome too.
fukker..... as i sit here w/my bike in piecezzz.... .... that place is fun when it'zz wet.... i don't wanna try green swamp when it's wet tho...
I know of a sweet XC150 just waiting to get broke in.... And loaned to me!
Physical therapy is kicking my ass boyzzzz!
The Achilles is doing well, but now I'm starting to realize how out of shape that I am after sitting around and not doing anything for a few months. When my doctor gives me the okay the first week of July, I want to start riding mountain bike to get back in shape so I can be ready to run a few enduro's near the end of the year.
I know a bunch of you guys know about bikes with peddles on them, but I don't. All I have to work with is a 15 year old Diamondback that I got for free off one of my friends. It's a decent bike with full suspension and disk brakes, but it's a bit too small for my 6'3" height. I don't need anything too crazy as far as the type of bike goes, but I want something decent for riding some of my singletrack trails with full suspension and lockouts. I was checking out Bikesdirect.com and found a few decent bikes that caught my eye. The Motobecane's look like they are a decent bike and very well priced. This Phantom DS Sport caught my eye.
I also was checking out some 650B tire sized bikes. I thought the larger tire size looked pretty interesting.
Somebody point this out of shape 38 year old with one bad wheel in the right direction to find a bike in the sub $700 price range.
That might work!
my peepzz will talk to your peepzzz.....
tendonzz are a bitch, and they heal real slow.... i did my patellar tendon 10 yrzz ago.... don't push it or you'll be REALLY SORRY..... spin nice on some pavement for awhile.... it took me pretty much a year to get back to where i was on the road bike, and i was better than 5K miles a year..... don't be a hero w/a tendon injury...... YMMV.....
I can only tell you this, if you want to get three times the exercise in half the riding time, get a fatty. Thats like 95% as good as an olympic medalists workout. It will kick your ass and then kick you in the squirrel pellets too. Just never ride with anyone on a regular bike.
Are you going to be doing any serious technical downhill? If not then that bike will work great for you.
Edit: I think if I was to get a bike with that geometry I'd get the 29er. The 27.5 would get you a little better going downhill though.
I have some pretty serious downhills on some of my trails, but I'll mostly be using it on enduro type trails.
Like Davesupreme mentioned, I'll probably be staying on the hardslab for a while until I get some confidence in my leg again.
Pull the trigger!
Skip the full suspension bikes in that price category. A mid level rear shock cost $200 alone add in some pivots and you are talking about 1/3 of the bike in the rear end alone. I am enjoying my hard tail 650b (or 27.5) plus bike. Run the 3" tires at an appropriate pressure for your weight and it is 95% of having rear suspension. I run 11psi for my 165 pound weight. The one I got has more freeride oriented geometry so it decends and jumps really well. A more XC based bike will climb better but will be a little sketchy on the high speed downhills.
Only if you ride solo!
Similar price: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/plus-boost-bikes/plus-bikes-ftm-boost-trail.htm
That's a much better build kit if you can do without rear suspension! That's up to you to decide.