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Gdb49   1 hour ago
replied to Is This a Good Beginner Mtb?
 
Craig'slist-  Look for something like a Rockhopper, 5yrs old.  Get in cheap and still good enough to upgrade components as you get more $$.  AND not an antique.  Good luck!
Gdb49   3 weeks ago
replied to Steer tube
 
This is good info, but can anyone answer the original question?  Can I replace a tapered steer tube with a straight steer tube?
Gdb49   3 weeks ago
replied to Steer tube
 
29" wheels.  Happy to buy a used fork, just not finding much of a selection.
Gdb49   3 weeks ago
started a topic: Steer tube
 
Have an older bike, Rockhopper, with a straight steer tube.  Can't seem to find a good fork for it.  Can I buy a fork with a tapered tube and replace it with a straight tube?  100-120 travel
Gdb49   on Apr 24, 2016
replied to Disc brake discontent, brake fade
 
Shimano SLX may be the best brake relative to price on the market and common enough to find used.  If you are glazing your brakes, be ready to use sand paper and rubbing alcohol between rides.
Gdb49   on Apr 24, 2016
replied to Helping out a Novice
 
At 5'10" you are almost certainly going to be on a medium sized frame, even if you are not standard proportions.  $300-$400 bucks will get you a pretty dam good bike on craig's list- have it checked out at your local bike shop first or by a more experienced friend.  Do not go with a…
Gdb49   on Apr 21, 2016
replied to Portland/ Southern Washington
 
Will do!
Gdb49   on Apr 17, 2016
replied to Right of way on hills?
 
If you're looking up far enough, you can usually tell if the other rider is struggling- if so yield.  I like to practice my track stands, this is about the only time I do it and have gotten a lot better. Win/win.
Gdb49   on Apr 17, 2016
replied to Portland/ Southern Washington
 
Coming mid summer.  
Gdb49   on Apr 10, 2016
replied to Portland/ Southern Washington
 
Wow, that's very helpful.  Thank you Chris.  Out for a week, so can do one day that's a little further out.
Gdb49   on Apr 5, 2016
replied to Portland/ Southern Washington
 
Looks awesome, thanks.
Gdb49   on Mar 27, 2016
started a topic: Portland/ Southern Washington
 
Heading to Portland for a week to visit family, so day trips only.  Any recommendations?  Bike can handle anything, rider not quite as good- but willing to ride anything.  Ape Canyon is on my list.  Ride in Colorado, so classic NW riding would be nice ( Ferns, thick trees, loam, etc...)
Gdb49   on Jul 11, 2015
added a review of Colorado Trail: Green Mountain
 

Another classic section of the Co Trail. Definetly beginner friendly from a tech stand point, it will be the the...
Gdb49   on Jun 28, 2015
added a review of Betasso Preserve
 

Great trail, lots of weekend traffic as you would expect on trail this good on a weekend. Took my daughter,...
Gdb49   on Mar 12, 2015
added a comment on Video: Top 10 Mountain Bike Innovations
 
Great list, really well thought out. Other great innovations out there, but not sure any that would replace something on...
Gdb49   on Jan 10, 2015
added a comment on In Praise of the Noob
 
Powerful artical, brought back memories of those exciting times! Wasn't that long ago for me, been riding for just over...
Gdb49   on Dec 27, 2014
added a comment on Best Trails for Winter Mountain Biking in Colorado
 
Have to add Canon City- Oil Well Flats, now that they have finished the trails. Gets very little snow and...
Gdb49   on Dec 24, 2014
added a comment on 10 Trails You Like More than Me
 
John, I have ridden several of these trails and I'm not sure if I agree, but your comment about the...
Gdb49   on Dec 14, 2014
added a review of Oil Well Flats
 

They opened Anticline, this adds a couple extra very good miles to an already great spot.
Gdb49   on Nov 21, 2014
added a review of Oil Well Flats
 

Rode this trail before it was complete and thought it was great, it is even better now. Clear up the...
Gdb49   on Nov 15, 2014
added a comment on Video: Lycra VS Baggies: Which kit is faster?
 
It is for me!

Rode this from S Platte to the resting area at top of Waterton. Over 3600' of elevation gain. This is...
Gdb49   on Oct 22, 2014
added a review of Bicycle Village
 

Don't shop the Denver store, but can tell you the guys at the Colorado Springs store are very nice and...
Gdb49   on Oct 8, 2014
added a review of Switchgrass
 

First off I gave it 5 stars, so any criticism is for the next traveler to have an even better...
Gdb49   on Aug 19, 2014
added 2 photos.
 
Chair Rocks
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Gdb49   on Aug 18, 2014
added 3 photos.
 
Chair Rocks, Co.
+ 2 others
Gdb49   on Aug 18, 2014
added a review of Chair Rocks
 

My wife just started riding, so we have been searching out the best beginer trails on the Front Range- AND...
Gdb49   on Aug 10, 2014
added a review of North Catamount Reservoir
 

Was surprised by how much I enjoyed this trail, after reading the reviews thought it was going to be a...
Gdb49   on Jul 30, 2014
added a review of Rim Trail
 

Maybe a weak 4 stars. The beauty is standard in this area and the trail is nice but not great....
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