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The only problem at the moment with not having the front derailleur option is that the "dinner-plate option" you mention is not affordable to many yet. But then again, for the same people neither is a $8500 mountain bike affordable. =) Hopefully all these great developments will "trickle down" in time.
I guess that's especially true for you Barbonis, considering the awesome terrain you get to ride everyday. Thanks for sharing all the cool pics with us.
GREAT write up Greg. For half the year this year, I gazed out the window of our flat in Ulaanbaatar at a complex set of big ridges that I wanted to ride but felt totally intimidated. Finally, I got the courage to "take on the mountain" ... and do so alone ... that's the way…
mongwolf   18 hours ago
commented on a photo of Twin Lakes Loop
 
Colorful Colorado !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Five stars just because of the concept ... anytime your bike is on your back, you know it's real mountain biking. =) Oorah.
mongwolf   1 day ago
commented on a photo of Vail Mountain
 
Looks like really sweet ST (or double wide maybe). Nice.
mongwolf   1 day ago
added a photo of The Beast
 
Mojo in Mongolia. Beautiful evening hues the last hour of an autumn day. Bogd Khan Mountain just outside Ulaanbaatar.
mongwolf   1 day ago
updated The Beast conditions to
 
mongwolf   2 days ago
commented on Turner Flux v4.0 Test Ride Review
 
Aaron, do you have a link for the geometry of the new Flux?
mongwolf   2 days ago
commented on Turner Flux v4.0 Test Ride Review
 
Thanks for the write up Aaron. My family owns one older Turner, and I have thrown my leg over several others. Every time I walk away I'm impressed too. Maybe it's the fit, but I'm sure it is the overall geometry and that combined with the great suspensions. My youngest son has an old 2008…
All the riders around here in Ulaanbaatar are Mongolian LOL, and there's just like three of us white boys. Kind of cool being the minority actually. Actually, there is a big swell in the number of mountain biker owners in Mongolia. Most are just young guys riding around the streets (commuting) on cheaper mountain bikes.…
I laughed at that comment too HP. My wife doesn't see the humor in it as much as I do. =) Actually, she's total supportive. She somehow understands when I tell her I want to upgrade my front fork to a Fox 36 160 Talus RC whatever and that it's going to cost $700 ...…
mongwolf   2 days ago
updated District 15 Network conditions to
 
mongwolf   4 days ago
commented on a photo of O'bannon Woods
 
Beautiful photo. Looks like a beautiful fun trail ... ... lots of roots too I read. =) This is pretty much right on the route I take to see my family in Ohio. Looking forward to riding this one.
mongwolf   4 days ago
updated Dari-Ekh / Dambadarjaa Hills conditions to
 
mongwolf   4 days ago
updated Dari-Ekh / Dambadarjaa Hills conditions to
 
mongwolf   5 days ago
added 14 photos.
 
View of central Ulaanbaatar from the bottom of the Chutes.
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Wow, definitely a ride that must go on the bucket list though I don't know when I might ever get back to OR. I worked for Champion Paper in 1985 on the Mapleton District (inland from Florence). If most summers in OR are as hot and humid as that summer was, I think I would…
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated District 15 Network conditions to
 
mongwolf   6 days ago
commented on a photo
 
WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like AMAZING fun.
Great to see a photo of "The Peaks" region on Singletracks. Hart Prairie and the San Francisco Peaks are so beautiful ... ... especially right about now when all the aspen are turning ... ... missing Flagstaff.

Very durable and well constructed, enough padding but not too much, relatively cool for how much material, inexpensive, finger ends...
mongwolf   6 days ago
added Airius Retro Mesh Gloves
 
Half fingered gloves, clarino palm, terry cloth thumb back, velcro wrist closure, black and natural light brown.
mongwolf   6 days ago
commented on Podcast: Interbike Outdoor Demo Day 2
 
Hey Greg, here are a couple of links of interest just so you know Aaron not smokin' anything on the job. https://www.azgfd.com/Wildlife/NonGameManagement/Tortoise/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_tortoise
Sounds like it should work fine for me ... I have no calves. =) Thanks for the reply Greg. Hope you are having a great week ... ... Fall riding in CO must be at it peak about now. Enjoy the moment.
mongwolf   1 week ago
commented on 8 Category-Killing Mountain Bikes
 
Thanks for replying Daniel. How would you describe/rate the Strive for climbing and also for descending?
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Zaisan Chutes Trail conditions to Fair
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated District 15 Network conditions to
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
added a review of Old Coach Road
 

Hey Fergnago, keep sending us New Zealand photos and reviews. Cool stuff. Always love hearing about NZ and NZ riding....
Not surprised on Specialized at all. I'd love to get my hands on an 2016 Enduro someday ... day dreaming taking over ... But then again, it seems this year there are so many quality bikes out there. I guess you have to ride a bunch and see which one is best for you especially…
Ouch. So true HP. I didn't even think of having to replace the cassette and drive train because they are wearable parts. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. On the positive side, I assume that it is the entire drive train that is $1200, not just the cassette. But still, how much does that cassette cost? I must…
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