drcbrathTrailblazer

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Ramona // California

 
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I like to see how big an area my GPS track can enclose. Preferably with some fast singletrack and downhill in the loop!

My Bikes

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drcbrath   3 weeks ago
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Mojo
drcbrath   on Jan 19, 2018
replied to New SRAM Dub BB thoughts
 
Adapters and modular crank systems are nothing new. I doubt that reducing the spindle diameter 1 mm (down from 30 mm) really allowed greatly improved bearings and seals as SRAM claims. Chris...
Foam pipe insulation wrapped around the pipe would hide your rust and protect dropper post stanchion or seat post finish. Perhaps rubber feet cut from old tires to keep the wood off the ground.
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
updated Stonewall Mine Loop conditions to Good
 
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
answered a question about
 
Yes, many miles of dirt plus about 1.25 of pavement through the meadow.
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
spec'd a bike: Felt Redemption 3
 
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drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
spec'd a bike: Mongoose XR-1100
 
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
added 2 photos.
 
Top of Middle Peak in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Cuyamaca, CA
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drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
added Redemption 3
 
All mountain! Alloy, 165 mm rear equilink suspension w/ Fox Float R shock, 160 mm RockShox Domain Coil fork, 26...
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drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
added XR-1100
 
Department store full suspension. Poor suspension, but otherwise surprisingly equipped and rugged.
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
updated Anza-Cuyamaca North Side Singletrack conditions to Good
 
 
I have had my GX Eagle for 3 months, covering 1000 miles. At this point it shifts as well as my old Shimano SLX with 5000 miles on it. Which isn't too bad; but more disappointing than impressive. Two weeks into this Eagle's service the chain jumped the lower jockey wheel and jammed in the…
I always added a rope through the frame with my old rack, because I didn't trust the frame clamp. Twice it saved my bike. A bit of paranoia and redundancy can be a good thing.
 
9 weeks left to reach my goal---and just 400 miles left to ride!
drcbrath   on Sep 5, 2017
added a photo
 
West Side trail, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA
drcbrath   on Sep 5, 2017
replied to Enduro bikes under 3000!
 
Giant Reign 2, 2017, $2900
drcbrath   on Aug 28, 2017
added a photo
 
drcbrath   on Aug 28, 2017
spec'd a bike: Mountain Cycle Fury
 
drcbrath   on Aug 28, 2017
added Fury
 
Lively, rugged, nimble
drcbrath   on Aug 26, 2017
added a photo
 
New bike with fresh dirt, just 25 miles worth (and counting)!
drcbrath   on Aug 20, 2017
spec'd a bike: Ibis Mojo HD4
 
drcbrath   on Aug 20, 2017
added a photo
 
My new bike, Ibis Mojo HD4
drcbrath   on Aug 20, 2017
commented on Ibis Releases Refined 4th Generation Mojo HD
 
I picked up my new HD4 two days ago. There is no front derailleur mount not even hidden on back of the seat tube.
My greatest trouble setting up tubeless has been leaking around the valve stem. The rim center channel makes it difficult for the valve base to plug the rim stem hole; especially on my Spank Oozy wheels with the patented Ooh-bah bead bed. So out of simple frustration with a leaky rear wheel setup I am…
drcbrath   on Jul 28, 2017
replied to How to spice up your "Go to Trail"
 
For a loop, ride it backward.
drcbrath   on Jul 4, 2017
added a review of Horsethief
 

Pleasant, winding, mostly singletrack. No extended climbs, but a fair amount of vertical for the modest length anyway. Good ride...
Yes, you are right; suspension designs are repeating. Well placed single pivot is efficient, simple, and reliable. Mountain Cycle used the simplest single pivot design very successfully many years ago. Orange, as you point out, uses a very simple single pivot; which happens to be nearly the same design as Mountain Cycle's. Foes has always…
drcbrath   on Jun 24, 2017
replied to Singletracks homepage changes
 
Why are two year old Opinion articles popping up near the top of the home page list?
drcbrath   on Jun 23, 2017
replied to Racing question
 
Race what you have; it's the rider not the bike---and the rider having the fun. I raced my 26-inch  wheeled, long travel, "all-mountain" bike in an ultra-endurance event (64 miles with 9000...
drcbrath   on May 31, 2017
commented on Ibis Releases Refined 4th Generation Mojo HD
 
I have been looking all day for a front derailleur mount on it; but, it looks like the HD4 is 1x specific. I might have to get a Hammerschmidt.
drcbrath   on May 9, 2017
replied to Shortcuts :(
 
All great suggestions. I love the organic barb idea. I wonder though, what is the purpose of the shortcuts? Do they fulfill some need? E.g. does one bypass or parallel a trail so deeply eroded...
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