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bobbythehawk
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(Reply to #251)

JonM wrote:
richbobby had the advantage of having tights with a hole the size of a dinner plate just below his left (and damn near perfect) glute. No doubt this gave him the upper hand last Saturday.

It was my right cheek. It's ok, i know my ass can be a little mesmerizing :)

had fun riding with you guys!! Good to know the trails up there, it was getting sucky riding straight down and back up again

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 14:24
JonnieGonePlaid
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(Reply to #252)

It was my right cheek. It's ok, i know my ass can be a little mesmerizing :)

had fun riding with you guys!! Good to know the trails up there, it was getting sucky riding straight down and back up again

Indeed it was a good time, there are miles upon miles of trail on the other side that I'd like to show you next time. We'll ride the shed next time with some of my buddies who know it really well. I'll PM you my info so we can link up.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 16:23
JonnieGonePlaid
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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 14:48
timberland boots
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Yeah I was curious how long it would take to migrate to MTB. It is a more balleur person than I that puts electronic shifting onto a part he's probably going to break though

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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 15:36
deadforkinglast
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TC: my friend has a 180mm Rockshox Totem that I'm tempted to throw onto the sinister to take to Pacifica and maybe make a Northstar trip. $200...

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:01
wickedwagon
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(Reply to #256)

I thought in some circles, people were doing the di2 shifters made for the tops of road bars on mtb bikes.

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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:43
JonnieGonePlaid
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(Reply to #257)

wickedwagon wrote:

I thought in some circles, people were doing the di2 shifters made for the tops of road bars on mtb bikes.

No idea. I just hope this doesn't become an industry standard, i.e. it's hard to find a new complete with a 9 speed drivetrain. I don't think it will happen, but then again people didn't think 9 speed was going to take off back in the day.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:49
Russell
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Is there a 1/4 decent fork to be had for around 200? Reevaluating my rigid plans

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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:52
timberland boots
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Jeff don't buy a friggan 200 dollar rigid fork. If you won't do the sensible thing and buy a used 100mm sus fork, buy this

http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222375972/82/Voodoo-Cycles-Zombie-Disc.html

Then save up that paper until you can buy a sus fork, or put the money to the rest of your build. It's got a 470mm A-C length which is about equivalent to a 100mm sus fork which your frame is designed for (80-100mm recommended).

If that fork is on back order get this
http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222377560/82/Salsa-2010-Ala-Carte-Fork.html

Send an e-mail to tree fort to confirm that it's between 450-470mm A-C

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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:12
johnnyraja
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(Reply to #260)

wickedwagon wrote:

I thought in some circles, people were doing the di2 shifters made for the tops of road bars on mtb bikes.

Fairwheel did one (or maybe two or three by now)

http://fairwheelbikes.com/cycling-blog/custom-bikes/di2-mountain-bike.html

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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:21
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #261)

Russell wrote:
Is there a 1/4 decent fork to be had for around 200? Reevaluating my rigid plans

26" or 29"? If 26, you can probably find an older (1999-2003?) Marzocchi for cheap that will just need an oil change and new seals and be ready to rock for like $200-250. I've come up on three in the last 8 months or so for free, but all are now spoken for.

Not super sophisticated damping or anything, but better than rigid atmo.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:42
timberland boots
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Yeah. Low maintenance, plush, and unfuckwithable

http://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/997478/

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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 01:56
stronglight1047
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should i:

2005/6? stumpjumper hardtail, polished alloy frame, fox float shock that might be cut a little short for me, rest of bike is unremarkable but decent, like LX level or above maybe. it's not bad looking.

brodeal is $200 and a hefty bar tab.

is this my chance to inevitably get it wrong the first time (but hopefully not too wrong) at a low entry fee? or should i put this money towards the fargo/ogre i have been trying not to buy?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:34
motorbacon
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how hefty is bar tab?

those weren't bad bikes and great way to get into schredding of the gnar

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:46
jamey
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That is a good deal for $200.

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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:49
jimmythefly
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Agree. Nicer hardtail is a great way to get into shredding gnar. And for $200 you can sell it later for almost what you paid for it. You're going to end up with a different mountain bike once you figure out what you like/dislike, that Stumpy is a great way to get started, and is light-years better than anything new from a shop that is even close price-wise.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:58
stronglight1047
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thank you, i'm going to do it. and thank you for not pointing out that a hardtail would have a fox fork, not a shock.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:25
motorbacon
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yeah, for a second i wanted to say something, but I'm not a dick and don't call people out of innocent mistakes.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:37
liquify
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Yeah, stumpies have been, and continue to be, pretty bad add bikes. I loved my old M2 frame and bomber fork. it was 10yr old xt when I got it, but it was barely used.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 21:00
Russell
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(Reply to #270)

Smitty wrote:
Jeff don't buy a friggan 200 dollar rigid fork.

thanks for the links rich, I meant a 200$ sus fork btw

but after talking to you, now I kinda wanna just ride my shitbox and save money for awesome complete.
ung

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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 21:23
curiousincident
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(Reply to #271)

Mr. Bear wrote:
richbobby is quick, we put in an easy couple hours today in MD. Gambril was perfect on a HT until the last descent we did at which point I was really wishing for more travel.
http://app.strava.com/rides/4512875

he put me to shame a few weeks ago when i went out. super fun though... can't wait for a full summer of that sweet east coast singletrack. so excited.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 21:49
Face
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(Reply to #272)

motorbacon wrote:
yeah, for a second i wanted to say something, but I'm not a dick and don't call people out of innocent mistakes.

'th fuck your aren't.

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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 23:26
motorbacon
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that's your job, face. go make fun of them.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 23:28
Face
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fuck you mr double pinch flat, what happened to rod_knock? black sheep? shits your job, bro.

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 00:02
timberland boots
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Got my bike back from having the headset swapped and fork installed, shit looks so fucking rad with the burlier fork on there. So excited to ride this bike and trails won't be dry for at least 6 weeks. Ugh

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:34
Russell
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How come bc dudes get to ride all the time in a fucking rain forest?
2 hours trail maintenance + 1 hour riding + 2 hours trail maintennance?

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:40
timberland boots
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Different soil. Loam has hella drainage and it's all loose whereas our clay turns to slippery bullshit when it's wet and leaves ruts which then erode like crazy the next time it rains and water flows down them.

Basically, the fact that mountain biking in Toronto is so good is an amazing feat of overcoming terrible soil and almost no elevation gain really.

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:43
Russell
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Dimension, y u no make 22t cogs?

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:45
anomaly
(Reply to #279)

curiousincident wrote:
Mr. Bear wrote:
richbobby is quick, we put in an easy couple hours today in MD. Gambril was perfect on a HT until the last descent we did at which point I was really wishing for more travel.
http://app.strava.com/rides/4512875

he put me to shame a few weeks ago when i went out. super fun though... can't wait for a full summer of that sweet east coast singletrack. so excited.

Aye, wifey said you had moved out there, you'll enjoy it. Join dcfixed as there is a solid MD based MTB crew.

I did manage to drop him on one downhill section when I gapped something that he almost ate shit into =)

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:49
johnnyraja
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curiousincident, whereabouts are you going to be living?

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:53
Russell
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Damn, I wonder if the oakville trails are any better.

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:17
bobbythehawk
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(Reply to #282)

Mr. Bear wrote:

I did manage to drop him on one downhill section when I gapped something that he almost ate shit into =)

fixed that for you!

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:22
JonnieGonePlaid
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curiousincident: I can put you in touch with some people that know the technical single track of Maryland and Virginia if you like. After riding that area for a very long time I can tell you that the north fork area in VA (Elizabeth furnace, front royal VA - Duncan Hollow, Luray VA), Super D course in Harrisonburg, VA, and Gambril/Watershed are the very best spots around. All about 1-2 hours from DC.

Beware, DCFixed kids will want to take you to lame places like Wakefield with their rigid 26ers and ironic mustaches, unless you're into that I suppose.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:23
timberland boots
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(Reply to #284)

Russell wrote:
Damn, I wonder if the oakville trails are any better.

I doubt you're going to see different soil characteristics that close to Toronto. Even blue mountain is the same kind of clay type stuff

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:29
bobbythehawk
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he's moving to baltimore guyz

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:41
euclid
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might be moving to worcester ma. What's the mtb scene like there?

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 14:55
anomaly

I have a few options for my next hooptie as it seems like funds are too limited for crabon HT 29er and crabon 5-6" travel 26er trail bike....
1. Cotic Solaris setup w/ 120 fork, industry deal pricing is very good
2. Chinese crabon HT w/ 100 or 120 fork, same price as Solaris
3. Kona - I can get a new demo bike through my friends shop, the only requirement is that I let someone demo it when they need it, pay shop demo price for the bike in August

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:15
anomaly
(Reply to #288)

richbobby wrote:
Mr. Bear wrote:

I did manage to drop him on one downhill section when I gapped something that he almost ate shit into =)

fixed that for you!

Next time we will have to hit the free ride section.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:17
JonnieGonePlaid
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Affordable (relative term) MTB parts just got more awesome: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Shimano-2013-First-Look-Affordable-SLX-Ensemble-Supercharged-Wit.html

Nate, put that on your Solaris and be the talk of the town.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:18
anomaly

Short list of Kona would be:
Satoria
Abra Cadabra
Hei Hei Supreme
King Kahuna

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:31
timberland boots
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Satori seems pretty cool if you gotta do the whole 29er thing. A guy I ride with has the Cadabra and it's pretty damn awesome, and the magic link really does what it's supposed to do. If I were to go back and rebuy my mountain bike I'd strongly consider one of those over my Giant even.

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:53
anomaly
(Reply to #292)

Smitty wrote:
Satori seems pretty cool if you gotta do the whole 29er thing. A guy I ride with has the Cadabra and it's pretty damn awesome, and the magic link really does what it's supposed to do. If I were to go back and rebuy my mountain bike I'd strongly consider one of those over my Giant even.

I'm on a 29er now. I think I'll end up on the Abra as I would prefer a steel HT 29er, like the Cotic.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:14
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #293)

JonnieGonePlaid wrote:
Affordable (relative term) MTB parts just got more awesome: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Shimano-2013-First-Look-Affordable-SLX-Ensemble-Supercharged-Wit.html

oh shit yeah

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 17:31
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #294)

Buffalo Bill wrote:
JonnieGonePlaid wrote:
Affordable (relative term) MTB parts just got more awesome: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Shimano-2013-First-Look-Affordable-SLX-Ensemble-Supercharged-Wit.html

oh shit yeah

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 17:32
stronglight1047
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here's the $200 brodeal special. thanks for the advice, hope to get out on it this weekend. sorry, that's all the brick i could find.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 20:42
motorbacon
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great fucking deal. around here, that's a solid 400-500 craiglist bike

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 21:05
curiousincident
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(Reply to #297)

JonnieGonePlaid wrote:
curiousincident: I can put you in touch with some people that know the technical single track of Maryland and Virginia if you like. After riding that area for a very long time I can tell you that the north fork area in VA (Elizabeth furnace, front royal VA - Duncan Hollow, Luray VA), Super D course in Harrisonburg, VA, and Gambril/Watershed are the very best spots around. All about 1-2 hours from DC.

Beware, DCFixed kids will want to take you to lame places like Wakefield with their rigid 26ers and ironic mustaches, unless you're into that I suppose.

as rickybobby said, moving to baltimore. i'll be coming to town with some solid bike bro ins, but surely can't hurt to have more, thanks for the offer. i'll probably have to work my way up to the most technical stuff in the area as i come from a land of relatively boring singletrack, but my mustache is entirely non-ironic and i have an interest in shredding interesting gnar.

that said i'll be needing a new mtb soon. i'll be working at a jamis dealership so getting a dragon seems like a pretty solid choice. kind of interested in the 650b but not sure if i wanna sign up for the limited tire selection and all that. also been eying a spearfish cause i think that'd be a fun bike to ride. got some time to think it over.

Sun, 03/04/2012 - 19:06
Face
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just came in here to say satori is so rad.

only thing it needs out of the box is some sort of dropper seat post and set it up tubeless. anything else is a bonus for an already awesome bike

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Sun, 03/04/2012 - 19:39
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #299)

stronglight1047 wrote:
here's the $200 brodeal special. thanks for the advice, hope to get out on it this weekend. sorry, that's all the brick i could find.

That's an awesome deal. That's like you bought a Fox Fork and it came with a free bike. A decent bike, too.

Sun, 03/04/2012 - 20:58
liquify
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Yeah, I did the same thing with my old stumpjumper. Dude just put new marzocchi bomber fork on, and then i got rest of the bike with barely used but older xt for free. This was a serious step up from the rockhopper that got stolen. And was more of a gateway to me getting into MTB more.

Sun, 03/04/2012 - 21:18

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