About MeI love any kind of mountain biking, but especially all-day rides with plenty of climbing and descending.
Used to race a lot and I still do the occasional endurance event or stage race. Most of my rides now are just about enjoying my time in the woods.
My Bikes 2
Slickrock definitely put Moab on the map, no denying that. But there are far better trails now.
If you want to ride just to say you did, that's understandable.
It's still summer via Strava
Away from Scofflaw via Strava
Is it scary?
Will you hold me?
Okay. If it's no to question 1, question 2 won't be necessary ;)
Shimano's all-mountain/downhill shoe
Navajo Rocks is a fun area to ride in and offers pretty good bang for your buck. The Mag 7 area is good too. Not as gnarly as Porcupine/Whole Enchilada but more...
Ah, I see. You'll definitely get more bike for your money from Specialized or Trek compared to Santa Cruz. The Tallboy is more trail bike than XC, along the lines of the...
Well, they're both very racy bikes with the corresponding racy geometry. If you're looking for something more well-rounded, these aren't the bikes you should be looking at. If you want something to...
This is a climbing trail used to access the alpine on Mount Sproatt. It's a 5 mile climb that gains...
You should be able to fit 29er wheels on your Stumpy if you want to try that first. You may find that livens up the ride enough for you without buying a...
Thanks Mongwolf! It's still not a full-blown "enduro" bike, but it is an incredibly capable trail bike. I could see this being my one bike, or maybe the new Rocky Mountain Instinct, since I generally prefer 29ers.
I like the Wahoo TickrX: http://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/heart-rate-monitors
It measures your cadence too which is pretty neat. Chest straps aren't the most comfortable, but in my experience they're more accurate than the wrist jammers.
I liked the Cascadia pack from High Above that I reviewed earlier this year. Still using it on shorter rides ~2 hours. He's got a new version of the Cascadia and a...
I'd go with a full suspension. It looks like Yeti is discontinuing the ASR, or at least they aren't listing it on their website any longer. Competitive Cyclist is closing out the...
And this is why I run aluminum rims. Carbon wheels are nice and all, I've ridden plenty of them to know that, but in my experience ALL rims eventually need to be...
With the amount of shit that falls during our typical summer rainstorms, I'm sure there are some effed up trails out there right now.
It's an excuse to play with chainsaws though!
@krampus bummer. I'm a big fan of WTB's rims, I build up my own wheels using the i25 and i29.
If you gonna ride with me, I'm gonna show you some shit via Strava
Definitely not taboo!
As far as tips, it depends on what your goals are. If you just want to have fun, do that. If you want to take it a bit more seriously,...
Thanks for the kind words! I had such a great time on the Ramble.
I believe you would too. It's enough bike, but not too much bike, ya know? Rocky pretty well crushed it with this one.
Way to go Colton! How do they do the starting positions? Will you get a better one next year? I'm sure you'd be way faster without all the traffic at the start. And a 38T chainring?!?!?! You cray!