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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Yellow Pig, Sep 21, 2011.
Nice! For me, coming down Kimmons is always a bit sketchy...
Had to get out before winter gets it's second wind (?) tomorrow around here. Winds were surprisingly calm by CO/WY border standards...ya know...15-20MPH head-winds...uphill
Where is that trail? Looks like a great riding area.
It's the Soapstone Prairie Open Space north of FTC. Its a fantastic area - doesn't get much traffic. I usually do the entire Cheyenne Ridge loop (25 ish miles) - but we just did the out and back from the southern TH this time. It's a bonus to see the bison herd out there too.
Good to know! I've hit north Devil's Backbone and Curt Gowdy SP while visiting my daughter in Greeley, but she's only a freshman so I've got a few more trips to squeeze in some riding on new-to-me trails. Thanks!
Cool. When i lived in FTC we mostly rode up the canyon, Youngs Gulch or Hewlitts (sp?) or at Horsetooth. My wife grew up northwest of Wellington, so this would have been close. Thanks for the info!
It's been a while since I've been to Soapstone. It is a very nice area with several trails to choose from.
I haven't seen the Bison, but have had to wait for cows to move from the trail once.
I just got myself a new bike.
My Cannondale is 25 years old, I can't get parts for it any more.
So I picked this up yesterday.
Nice. I really love my Pivot!
Getting a little riding in here in TorC
Wildflowers are going crazy
I love the new bike, except for the shifting.
I haven't kept up on parts and specs so I have a few questions.
is the gear spacing very different between SRAM and Shimano? I ask because I have always like Shimano but have no experience with SRAM.
The SRAM on this bike does not shift well going up in gears (To a smaller dog in back). Even with no real load on the gears sometimes it takes a few cranks before the rear finally shifts. Seems to me SRAM could have put a much stronger spring it the derailer to make it shift quicker.
If gear spacing is the same I would just throw a Shimano on there and see what it does.
If not, do I just upgrade the rear derailed? Or do I upgrade the shifter too? Or maybe try the shifter first?
Anyway, what is on the bike now is a GX Eagle shifter and an XO1 Eagle derailed.
Thanks for any help
sweet! Don Karle made a mountain bike video using one of our songs!
It just needs to be adjusted. Turn the barrel adjuster in a couple of clicks. If it isn't that, it's something else. Sram is good.
Agreed on barrel adjuster. Standard to have to adjust after first ride or so. Little tweaks on a new bike. It isn't like a motorcycle that is race ready out of the box haha
Or you could be like my wife. Riding for 10 years and still tries to shift to an easier gear under load by slamming the shifter. I can hear her shifts from 100 feet away. Clunk! Crrak pop pop
Electronic shifting was invented for people like her.
Check your b tension, it’s super important to shift speed in eagle. My money is the derailuer is moving and the chain is taking a few revolutions to fully catch up.
12speed is finicky but the chains and cassettes are interchangeable between sram and shimano
Very true on that b tension screw
More NM social distancing...
I'm jealous Duke - that trail looks great!
I got a gravel loop:
...and an MTB loop in this week:
...and I'm sunburned all to phuck.
I accidentally pasted an image into this post window and it looked like it took it?
Can we actually just paste images into ADV now without having to use a hosting service?
Test - do you see a photo of my fatbike below:
It’s just a cow trail in the middle of nowhere, but I’m pretty sure I was the first mountain biker on it, or anywhere around there.