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Any Mountain Bikers?

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

  1. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    Well gotta say im impressed with dt Swiss. They gave me a whole new wheel, no questions asked.
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  2. simple

    simple noob this

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    Hell yeah. Another reason why they are favorite high end wheel company.
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  3. Golden955

    Golden955 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've been running Nobby Nics since I got my Yeti 5 almost ten years ago and haven't had a flat since I made sure I was pumped up to 30 before every ride (I go 250) over five years ago. I usually only go through a set once a year but have always loved these tires.
  4. _CJ

    _CJ Conservative Conservationist

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    Any of you guys messing around with gravel bikes? I was inspired by the video below, and built up a "garbage" gravel bike with and old MTB frame and some parts I had on hand. Had to buy a few things, but kept the cost under $200. It's an odd sensation, drop bars on a fat tire bike, but it's fun. My "real" road bike has been gathering dust for several years, but I expect to ride this thing pretty frequently.

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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Nice! Since I picked up the gravel bike my road bike is only used on Zwift :photog

    My gravel bike is a Lauf True Grit (photo from Friday):
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    Just loaded the YT up and am headed to West Mag (photo from 30 seconds ago):
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  6. bradrh

    bradrh Been here awhile

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    I have a surley travelers check that I used to ride on the gravel quite a bit, but then it became cool and they kicked my off.
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  7. MrBob

    MrBob Distant Supporter

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    Nice to see this. South of Longmont today, on the trail to Niwot.
  8. redrock88

    redrock88 Been here awhile

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    Getting cold and brown up above the treeline...

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  9. Omi

    Omi Out of step

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    Beautiful day today.
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  10. bradrh

    bradrh Been here awhile

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    Is that in Boulder Co open space or what?
  11. bradrh

    bradrh Been here awhile

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  12. Omi

    Omi Out of step

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    Yup, easy ride for my bad back.
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  13. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    I bought a dedicated gravel bike a couple years ago and that is so much fun that the road bike just gets ridden occasionally. When it's too muddy for my mountain bike, the gravel forest service roads are usually in much better shape. I even have a few short sections of single track I ride when conditions are good enough. I lust after Geek's Leif front fork as the stutter bumps sometimes beat the crap out of me.
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  14. _CJ

    _CJ Conservative Conservationist

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    My mountain bike is a rigid fork with flex stem, so not too different aside from tire pressure and a less aggressive tread, but those drop bars are a whole new ballgame on dirt. Didn’t take long to figure out why dirt drops are flared out.


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  15. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Stunning photo mate - where were you in this image?

    :freaky
  16. redrock88

    redrock88 Been here awhile

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    Blackhawk mountain... CT, between Silverton/Durango.
    (Not sure why it uploaded twice.)
    The other was over on the segment above Stony.
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  17. Omi

    Omi Out of step

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    I was out that way a few weeks ago.
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  18. DMack_762

    DMack_762 Been here awhile

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    Great thread!

    I was an AVID XC rider for years and years... stopped riding as much as I used to back in 2013 or so. Spent two full decades sharpening my skills. I still have my last bike... it's a 2005 Specialized S-Works FSR 120. Fully upgraded to the best components... had the fork and rear shock done by Push Industries. My knees just aren't what they used to be.

    I miss riding, so very much. Now I have lost track of my riding buddies, everyone is getting older and moving on in life.

    Nice bikes on this thread!!!
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  19. simple

    simple noob this

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    I finally bit the bullet and got a gravel bike. Gonna enjoy my rides in Delta County even more now. 650x47c tires are nice. Just need to make it tubeless. 20190921_094852.jpg
  20. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    Delta County? You living on this side now Colin?

    I spent the weekend doing some easy pedaling in Moab. Navajo Rocks and Bar M. Still amazed how well this bike rolls. Loving the 29, but still feel nimble enough on trails.