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AZ - Any Interest in a Skills & Ride Day at Sycamore?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Yardstick, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    lamotovita is a very talented rider that was making everything look so easy............a big thumbs up :thumb
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  2. Sledred

    Sledred Been here awhile

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    Looked like fun was had by all... Rattlecan what kind of fat bike are you riding - couldn't make out the brand.
  3. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    It's a Framed Alaskan Carbon with Stan's Hugo 52 wheels and Surly Nate tires. 29lbs.
  4. Sledred

    Sledred Been here awhile

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    Thanks Rattle - sounds sweet but not cheap $$$$. Tubeless? 1x or 2x?
  5. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    Tubeless, 2x10 . So worth the health/fun benefits. I'm sure it will add a few years to my life, if I don't fall off something.
  6. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Once He is back on his mc he might trade you for your KTM! Of course you would have to throw in a little cash:D
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  7. Sledred

    Sledred Been here awhile

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    That sound's about right! I need to get on my mtb as well - they're fun and definitely help with getting and staying healthier...
  8. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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  9. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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  10. ewilly

    ewilly Been here awhile

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    HI Guys - Great to see you are all still riding consistent! I took a haiatus and have been mt biking for the last 4 years but just put a 2000 Gasgas ec300 together so I can come out and play with you occasionally again. I know I am looking forward to it. This skills day would have been a great re-entry for me but bike is not quite ready. Hope to do a shakedown ride local tomorrow.
  11. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    i keep thinkin bout building a fat bike,,, then a 29'er, then a fatbike,,,, between all the other bikes and parts i can put just about anything together once i decide on tire size.

    i built this play bike a few yrs ago,, its 1x9, i have the dropouts to convert to 29'er,,, so i think thats what i'll do with this bike,,, then use the forks and wheelset to build my favorite FS bike back up, and THEN look into building a fatty.

    heres the play bike i prolly woulda taken last sat., rode it up the az trail from washington park for this pic,,, talk about burning legs and lungs
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  12. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    How about something in between, like 27+! I like the look and the advantages in theory. Still need to ride one.
  13. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    yes you do,,, i've ridden a couple and its a noticeably nicer roll. better or not depends on the end game i suppose. but for cross country and moderate all mountain riding, i think its the ticket.
  14. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    I got a 27.5+ wheelset built for my Giant 29er. They slip right on without any frame mods. I love the softer roll and great traction on climbs. They did add 2lbs. to the bike, so that's the drawback. The 2lbs wouldn't be such a big deal, but I need all the help I can get climbing. It's pretty much a miracle I can mtn bike at all. The fat tire bike gives you a whole other dimension in what you'll ride over. Things I would normally go around, I ride through on purpose, ie. sand, rock gardens, no trail at all, snow etc.
  15. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    owned a hanabrink back in the day,,, that was the bike for sand, snow and mud. wish i never sold it.
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  16. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    Had to look that one up. Those look like a blast!
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  17. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I just googled this bike as well........very cool.
  18. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    that hanabrink was strange to ride until you got used to it,,, i think the current fatbike is a better option overall for that type of thing.