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  • Trhere’s more to suspension than meets the eye. Each design has their advantages and disadvantages. Single pivot is simple to rebuild and since the shock is horizontal to the force applied to the ground, there is little pedal pod. But it doesn’t do much for braking. One of the best in the business for braking and pedal bob is Trek’s modified 4 bar suspension. It has great response with trail chatter, handles big hits nicely, minimal pedal bob, and they have ABP. This stands for active braking pivot. It puts a pivot around the rear axle which means that the suspension won’t lock up while the brake is applied. It is quite ingenious. I ride a trek remedy 9.9 and love the suspension.

  • in reply to: Need some help with a bike choice. #117298

    Are you sure you want to go the 29’er route? Have you ridden one? I despise riding 29’ers on anything other than the flattest of trails. Just trying to help you make the right choice.

  • The funkiness in your suspension has to do with the brake not allowing the wheel to move. Which in turn, keeps your suspension from reacting properly. With that type of suspension on the older bikes there aren’t special pivots to prevent the suspension from locking up.

    To answer your question: No, switching your brake won’t help.

  • in reply to: Over 3/4 of the way to my 100 lb weight loss goal #115543

    Congrats!!! I have been enjoying your journey. Only a few more to go!

    You guys shall hate me. I’m a senior in high school, 6′,0" and 145 pounds. If I’m not careful, I’ll lose weight. 😕 Any tips? 😆

  • in reply to: Mountain biking goals for 2013 #114998

    Hit up Coldwater I Anniston, Al again. It was a blast. Also want to hit up Windy Gap.

  • in reply to: Kids bike Trek MT60 #114562

    Yes, a 7 speed will work. However, it won’t shift perfectly due to the different pulls length on the cable. Just make sure the limit screws are set, and try to adjust it the best you can.

  • in reply to: Loaded Precision Gear Review Contest: Official Thread #114516

    The Contest has officially closed! Thank you to all of you who made this possible and congrats to all who participated. I think we put more reviews in the past week than the previous 6 months combined. 😆

    Thanks Jeff for hosting this contest.

  • in reply to: Loaded Precision Gear Review Contest: Official Thread #114513

    I think the winners should be determined by age, from youngest to oldest. 😉

    But I wanted to say, "Thanks for hosting such an awesome competition with awesome prizes." Singletracks should do one every month. 😃

  • in reply to: Loaded Precision Gear Review Contest: Official Thread #114466

    Don’t really want this to come out wrong, but I don’t believe some of the half done pictures are acceptable…
    Really guys? I want to see a picture of the saddle bag, not the entire bike:
    http://www.singletracks.com/photo.php?c=2&p=51103

    Also, what’s up with the reflector on the bag. The glare is covering up the bag.

    Friendly reminder: Take your time and be fair. 😃

  • in reply to: Odd Clicking Sound #111958

    Might be a bent chainring. If it is barely rubbing against the front derailluer. Or could be pedals or bottom bracket.

  • in reply to: He has gone to the dark side! #111256

    I don’t want a road bike. I want a cyclocross bike. Best of both worlds. 😀

  • in reply to: front fork bottoming out just from small jumps #110547
    "danny388" wrote

    Realistically I never hit anything higher then 4ft, on average about 2,3 ft off the ground, but I definitely wouldn’t hit 5 or above. When I bought the bike from the LBC they said it could handle small jumps tht the frame can handle it. Also I was hesitant about buying a 29er for the wheels not being as strong, but LBS said 29ers can handle everything 26er can and more. maybe I should of known better then listing to the salesman. Think I might just have to look into gettin a second bike down the rd cause tht the kinda riding I like doing.

    If you have any questions while you’re at a LBS, go ask the service guys. They will tell you the truth. Whether it be Sram vs shimano, 26 vs 29’er, or Hardtail vs full suspension.

  • in reply to: front fork bottoming out just from small jumps #110545

    Your bike is made for XC. First, it is designed to go fast over long distances. Second, it is a 29’er. If you aren’t careful, you will taco a wheel. Next, 4-5 feet max? Is that the size of the jump? Or how far you jump? If the jump is 4-5 feet high. You will break your frame and since it is designed for XC, your warranty will be void. My advice, get a dirt jump bike.

  • in reply to: Why haven’t we thought about this? #110452
    "Jared13" wrote

    They can figure out how to make square wheels "roll" smoothly but they don’t know the difference between a bicycle and a tricycle.

    A typical college experience 😆

    Bet you they went to Georgia Tech! 😉

  • in reply to: An Open Letter to Giant #109819
    "mtbgreg1" wrote

    [quote="dozzerboy":3ertjdxl]Santa Cruz just came out with a Blur LTc 650b. Pretty sweet looking.

    Oh really? THAT I would like to ride! Do you have a link? I saw a post on MTBR of someone mounting 650b wheels on a LTc, but the post I saw the bike wasn’t designed around the 650b wheels.[/quote:3ertjdxl]
    Can’t list my sources. Perks of the trade. 😉

  • in reply to: An Open Letter to Giant #109817

    Santa Cruz just came out with a Blur LTc 650b. Pretty sweet looking.

  • in reply to: An Open Letter to Giant #109815
    "mtbgreg1" wrote

    Long term review of the Jamis SixFiftyB Pro (one of the best 650b bikes on the market right now) coming to the blog in the near future!

    How many 650b bikes have you actually rode? Just curious. :?:

  • in reply to: Picture Friday! 4/27/12 #108950
    "fleetwood" wrote

    [quote="dozzerboy":1ncdeqfx]Got a new bivy sack for some bikepacking. Weighs less than 24 ounces, has gore-tex, and is easy to set up. Also, the cat likes it too! 😆

    I am trying to get set up for some bikepacking. I have a small tent as part of my gear right now, but am researching hammocks, bivy sacks, etc. What brand/model is that? Have you used one before?[/quote:1ncdeqfx]
    It is an outdoor research alpine bivy. I haven’t used it yet but can answer any question you have about the weight, folded size, & features. Also, it is a high quality build. If you have any questions about hammocks, GoldenGoose uses a hammock.

  • in reply to: Picture Friday! 4/27/12 #108945

    Got a new bivy sack for some bikepacking. Weighs less than 24 ounces, has gore-tex, and is easy to set up. Also, the cat likes it too! 😆

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  • in reply to: Creaking Fox Crown #107465

    There is a huge difference between XC and all mountain. How much do you weigh?

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