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Gdb49   2 weeks ago
added a review of Young Gulch

Not open until summer 2018 and even that is a maybe!
Gdb49   2 weeks ago
updated Young Gulch conditions to
Gdb49   on Jun 12, 2017
added a review of Blodgett

More fun than the reviews led me to believe. Many different trails to choose from. Very fun down hill, quality...
Gdb49   on May 7, 2017
replied to Newbie Recommendation: Plus HT or FS
Went through almost the identical situation with my wife.  She will never ride technical trails and a HT was the clear choice for her riding.  BUT... my LBS let us take out...
Gdb49   on Dec 28, 2016
commented on a photo of BikeTicket2Ride
New rules. 1)Can't post a pic without a location and trail name. 2) Can't post a video without location, trail name, and music title!
Gdb49   on Dec 28, 2016
commented on Podcast: Why Do $10,000 Mountain Bikes Exist?
Very busy businessmen/women who love to ride, but don't have a lot of time. When you do get time to ride, you simply want your bike to perform without issues and get the most out of your limited time. If $10,000 doesn't offend your budget your time is likely limited. Also gives you a little…
Gdb49   on Dec 24, 2016
replied to Buying used mountain bikes
What is your budget?  Where do you live?  Any guess on what type of trails you'll want to ride ( mellow- crazy)?
Gdb49   on Dec 22, 2016
replied to Chris king hubs
So, what did you find out?  Fill us in.
Gdb49   on Dec 12, 2016
started a topic: Canon City
Hats off to the trail builders out there!  New ST in OWF, serious work done at Hogbacks, and now a totally new area that is Awesome.  Just rode out there 12-10-16 and...
Gdb49   on Dec 10, 2016
added a review of Inner Limits

Good place to get some miles in during the winter. Add the canyons to it and have a fun day....
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Gdb49   on Dec 10, 2016
added a review of Wathen Trail

Someone cleaned this trail up after a season of too much rain and took some of the character out of...
Gdb49   on Dec 10, 2016
added a review of Granby Ranch Bike Park

Love this place, riding is top notch and the attitude is chill
Gdb49   on Dec 10, 2016
started a topic: Tires
Some companies are now making 2.6 and 2.8 wide tires for standard rims.  Will these fit in a standard fork?  Have a Fox 34- looks close on the 2.6 but the 2.8...
Gdb49   on Dec 10, 2016
replied to Colorado trip. What to bring?
DH rentals- If you do a package, lift, bike gear, and guide (skip the guide) it is very reasonable.  They are trying to make you fall in love with DH- and you...
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Gdb49   on Dec 10, 2016
replied to Help! New Bike Recommendations
Love the Stache.  Your budget is either a new hardtail or used FS.  Body hurts a lot less after a big ride on a FS.
Gdb49   on Dec 10, 2016
replied to Armor? Pads? Anyone?
Biking is about having fun.  If you have more fun with pads on, wear them!  Who cares what it looks like.  One crash with pads on and you'll know why you had...
Gdb49   on Dec 10, 2016
replied to Colorado trip. What to bring?
Gdb49   on Dec 4, 2016
added a review of Mount Herman Trail

Just had a regular to this area take me out on this trail system and it was a blast!
Gdb49   on Dec 4, 2016
replied to Colorado trip. What to bring?
Hydrate baby hydrate!  Biggest mistake visitors to Colorado make isn't not bring enough protection from the elements, it's not drinking enough water.  Our summers can occassionally get chilly, but not as often...
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Gdb49   on Dec 4, 2016
replied to Colorado trip. What to bring?
Colrado Springs is the the best "Big City" on the Front Range to hit a variety of trails and have great local trails at the same time- cheaper than Denver to stay....
Gdb49   on Dec 2, 2016
replied to Chris king hubs
CK hubs make noise, something is wrong.  Whoever said "break in time" was not honest.  CK is a great company a will likely help you out, give them a call. As far as...
Ever? Do you mean over a bong? Suspension front and rear. I've got to try one of these dam Fat Bikes!
Where is this trail on ST? Not finding this section under Wheeler or Miner's.
Gdb49   on Jul 21, 2016
added a review of Little Scraggy

Wow! Fun, beautiful, and high quality trail!!
Gdb49   on Jul 12, 2016
commented on The 10 Best Enduro Mountain Bikes for 2016
All the bikes on this list are great bikes, fun article. I did my research and went with the Slash 9 and was surprised not to see it on your list. If you like, I can make personal insults about you and your family since we disagree. I did not get the opportunity to ride…
Gdb49   on Jul 8, 2016
added a review of Trail 401

This trail is truly special. It may not be the greatest ST in history, but it is a great trail...
Gdb49   on Jul 8, 2016
replied to Crested Butte
Everything is open and in great shape on the 401.  Wow what a trail!
Gdb49   on Jul 6, 2016
started a topic: Crested Butte
I am heading up to Crested Butte tomorrow and have time for only one trail.  What should it be?  401 has been on my list so long it hurts( trail conditions?), Doctor Park looks great.  Any suggestions?  Anyone want to ride?   Greg
Started on an 820.  Heavy? Yes! But it will get the job done till you are good enough to know what you want.
Gdb49   on Jul 5, 2016
replied to Budget 1x11 convertion
1x12 is coming out soon, should get a great price on a used 1x11.
Gdb49   on Jun 30, 2016
added a review of Bergen Peak

Brutal, but fun!
Don't know the the "Ten Best", but I'd sure be happy to ride that list!
Gdb49   on May 27, 2016
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   on May 6, 2016
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   on May 4, 2016
replied to Steer tube
29" wheels.  Happy to buy a used fork, just not finding much of a selection.
Gdb49   on May 3, 2016
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
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