New to mountain biking Forums › Mountain Bike Forum › New to mountain biking Tweet Add to Flipboard Magazine. Tagged: 27.5, Giant, racing Viewing 6 reply threads Author Posts August 13, 2014 at 10:10 #125675 thatsgonnahurt31 Hello everyone! I am Eric and just bought my first real mountain bike, 2014 Giant Talon 27.5 4. Tired of being fat so thought this was a good way to have fun, lose weight, and hurt myself. Grew up racing BMX so am very comfortable on a bike. August 14, 2014 at 10:50 #125676 gar29 Welcome, have fun and enjoy! Biking can definitely help you lose weight! It worked for me and many others around here. August 14, 2014 at 13:00 #125677 Devin_P Hurting yourself seems counter productive to "fun" and the ability to lose weight but hey, who am I to judge. lol Welcome to the site and mountain biking. August 15, 2014 at 11:02 #125678 thatsgonnahurt31 It was a joke. My wife always teases me I am a klutz. Any new riders in the OC area wanting to ride together? August 16, 2014 at 09:45 #125679 Devin_P LOL. I know it was a joke, just some humor on my part. But… definitely wear a helmet if your wife is right. 😃 August 16, 2014 at 19:19 #125680 thatsgonnahurt31 ALWAYS wear a helmet. Don’t need to lose anymore brain cells August 29, 2014 at 15:34 #125681 2thdr New here as well and got the same bike. How are you liking yours? I’m doing work to improve braking performance…bleeding and maybe going to organic pads… Author Posts Viewing 6 reply threads RELATED TOPICS Topic Voices Posts Freshness Clipless or flat pedals for enduro? Started by: Jeff Barber in: Mountain Bike Forum 4 13 11 months, 1 week ago Sean Gordon Bear tips for Pinetop, AZ Started by: email@example.com in: Mountain Bike Forum 6 7 1 year, 2 months ago breathinghard Buying a Second Bike Started by: The_mtb_bandit in: Mountain Bike Forum 8 8 1 year, 3 months ago murmur Tough choices Started by: philm26 in: Mountain Bike Forum 3 3 1 year, 3 months ago Sunspot How did I do? Started by: bpotts44 in: Mountain Bike Forum 1 1 1 year, 6 months ago bpotts44 You must be logged in to reply to this topic.