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  • in reply to: MTB Geometry issues #77339
    "Code_Rage" wrote

    Climbing was interesting though, that front tire kept wanting to come up on me.

    Yeah, I had the same issue but with a little tweaking on your technique, you’ll be back to climbing like normal in no time.

    Sure makes the downhills much more enjoyable. 😃

  • in reply to: MTB Geometry issues #77337

    I also ride a hifi (07 model) and went with a 70mm stem (exact stem you posted – race face atlas) and love the way the bike handles now.

    I think you’ll be happy.

  • in reply to: First ride…. #76658

    Ha ha – good dirt my man!

  • in reply to: MTB grips #76490

    I really like the ODI Rogue lock on grips. Very comfy.

  • in reply to: please help #76284
    "Beaker" wrote

    [quote="Jason_B.":ehjrt6dx]I see the Gary Fisher Hifi and the Trek EX8 listed – I own one of those and my buddy rides the other, so speaking from my experience, the hifi wins hands down. 😉

    I actually test rode both and liked the feel and handling of the trek better. 😃
    [/quote:ehjrt6dx]
    LOL!
    Well, to be honest, I have wider handlebars on my Hifi and I think the lack of them on my buddy’s EX8 was what was messing with the feel of the bike for me. In the end both are great bikes for sure.

  • in reply to: please help #76279

    I see the Gary Fisher Hifi and the Trek EX8 listed – I own one of those and my buddy rides the other, so speaking from my experience, the hifi wins hands down. 😉

  • in reply to: Bashguards, and tires #76082
    "propwash" wrote

    I want to put a e-13 bashguard on my bike, my outer ring is a 44 tooth, the biggest one they have is a 42, so will that work?

    Usually we take off the large ring and purchase a guard to match the size of the middle ring.

    "propwash" wrote

    And my rear tire is 2.1 and I would like to go to a 2.3 or 2.5 how much wider is that?

    I would say the difference would be 2.5 – 2.1 or .4 (or 2.3 – 2.1 = .2). 😃

  • in reply to: Basic Full-Suspension Types Reference #75659
    "cjm" wrote

    Single Pivot

    Cool, thank you sir.

    No complaints with single pivot design from me then. ;)

  • in reply to: Basic Full-Suspension Types Reference #75657

    Which would the Fisher Hifi fall under?

  • in reply to: help! #76001
    "jmaraptor" wrote

    i have a tops of 500 to spend.

    Give craig’s list a look. You can usually find some pretty nice used hardtails in your price range.

  • in reply to: Bike Shorts: Yay or Nay? #75955

    I wear biker shorts under my baggies.

  • in reply to: suspension.. How much is enough?? #75952

    Just wanted to add – the Trance has 4" of suspension – the Trance X has 5" of travel.

  • in reply to: Fat Possum Frame Questions – HELP !!!! #75945
    "Retrobeast" wrote

    The question is, when the frame gets bigger do the brackets change?

    Yes.

    Nice bikes – enjoy!

  • in reply to: help on making fast turns without loosing the front end. #75900
    "Reserverockhopper" wrote

    [quote="Jason_B.":3rk2t8u3]

    Rear braking can loosen the traction on the back tire causing it to skid around, helping to make a tight turn easier.

    Trail builders will cringe to read this. It is true you can skid a corner to bring your back tire around faster and straighten out quicker, but skidding through corners really damages the trail. To save the life of the trail and to keep trail work hands riding and not repairing, avoid skidding or sliding by applying just a slight enough front brake pressure with your back brakes so that the back tire does not lock up and slide. Skidding disrupts soil, exposes roots and causes erosion and brake bumps.[/quote:3rk2t8u3]I understand that, but if it comes to me hitting a tree or the trail getting a skid mark, the trail is going to see a skid mark.

    The more tools one has in their tool kit, the better prepared they are going to be.

    Almost every book or video I’ve watched on cornering mentions this as a viable technique hence my mentioning it – I’m certainly not encouraging anyone to go skid up their local trail.

    On another note, this also should drive home the point of not braking in a corner as braking causes a loss of traction and cornering requires good traction – can’t have both so lay off the brakes (as you mentioned earlier) and rail that turn (load or weight your bike in the turn to get extra traction).

    Also learn to counter steer – great for carving a corner.

    As a cave diver, I know all about conservation but one also needs to understand that if conservation was 100% your concern, you wouldn’t be out on the trail (or in a cave) at all as your presence in any form will have negative impacts (however small).

  • in reply to: help on making fast turns without loosing the front end. #75898

    Cornering is a big, big topic with so many variables.

    Flat turn, bermed turn, off camber turn – then add in the trail surface – loose, packed, etc.

    You can make your corner using an early, middle, or late apex as well as enter fast, exit slow, carry speed through out or enter slow and exit fast.

    Body position and lean also play a big role. Lean the body and bike as one, lean the body more than the bike, lean the bike more than the body.

    Rear braking can loosen the traction on the back tire causing it to skid around, helping to make a tight turn easier.

    It could take you years to figure all this out on your own – I highly recommend [i:22jc41f5]Mastering Mountain Bike Skills[/i:22jc41f5] by Brian Lopes and Lee McCormack (Amazon sells it).
    Great chapter covering all the various techniques for cornering.

    Welcome to Singletracks!

  • in reply to: Protection?? #75824

    The 661 Kyle Strait’s are very nice knee pads if you aren’t hardcore freeriding. Comfy and easy to pedal in.

  • in reply to: Post Pictures Of Your Rigs Here! (Part 2) #70459

    My Gary Fisher Hifi Plus

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  • in reply to: Wild Turkey update #75567

    Got my first ride on Wild Turkey today. Outstanding trail. Had a blast.

    Followed it up with Owl’s Roost which was also a great ride. Greensboro has some nice trails – look forward to a return trip soon.

    Hats off to whoever maintains these trails.

  • in reply to: Climbing the wall (steep ascent)? #75583

    I pretty much ride the middle chain ring almost exclusively (replaced my third chain ring with a bash guard).

  • in reply to: NC Parks mtb survey #75686
    "Reserverockhopper" wrote

    do the survey?

    Who, me? Yes. 😃

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