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An area where I was having pain for months that wasn't addressed on here was my hips. After a few miles my hip flexor would be throbbing. Icing, stretching, anti-inflamitories, nothing helped. Started looking at my bike set up and after some trial and error, figured out my saddle was too high, causing me to…
Mr Mojo Risin   2 weeks ago
replied to MIPS Helmet
 
Not to get off base from the OP's topic, but the saying "you get what you pay for" exists for a reason.  Personally I have zero doubt in my mind when bombing...
Mr Mojo Risin   2 weeks ago
replied to MIPS Helmet
 
At the end of the day, how much is your head worth and do you want to skimp or provide the best insurance for your noggin?
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Mr Mojo Risin   2 weeks ago
replied to Visiting New England
 
Hope you enjoy your visit to New England, I was born and raised there.  Many if not most New England trails are known for roots roots, some rocks and more roots after...
Mr Mojo Risin   3 weeks ago
replied to Brevard in April
 
I can't speak to the trails in NC, but the trails in WV are really muddy in April.  I would call one of the local bike shops in the area and ask.  You...
Mr Mojo Risin   on Jan 17, 2018
replied to Getting Back at It!
 
Welcome back!  "A wounded deer leaps the highest"- Emily Dickinson
I came to this realization last fall. Only being able to ride once a week if I was lucky and maybe 3 times a month at best was killing my fitness levels. Riding a long travel dual suspension bike wasn't feasible for my commute so I bought a semi-inexpensive gravel/cyclo bike. The rewards of this…
Reading this article made me wonder and perhaps it would be a good topic of an article, but how much better/faster do these high end, $10K+ bikes make us? We all know riders like Gee Atherton or Greg Minnaar would smoke most of us on a single speed Huffy. Taking away the professional riders, do…
Paxton, great article. You really hit the nail on the head with all of your points. It's truly amazing how much this sport can teach us about life.
Mr Mojo Risin   on Dec 14, 2017
replied to Salida right after Christmas
 
I'm pretty sure I've seen winter riding of Arkansas hills and Methodist mountain on youtube and snow was minimal.  I'd call Absolute bikes in Salida and see what they think....or maybe Greg...
I hate that there aren't enough places to ride. I live in West Virginia and I'm constantly driving thru, up and over amazing land/terrain and most of it is private land, dozens of acres at a time, saved off for hunting. I have awesome hills/mountains right outside my door but have to drive 45-60 minutes…
Having gone from a Specialized Command Post to a Rox Shox Reverb, it's night and day. I had a ton of issues with my Command Post. Nothing ruins a ride like your seat dropping out of you after a few pedal strokes. The Reverb is bullet proof and has way more customization as far as…
I'm willing to bet someone's wallet got a little thicker in the IMBA. This wreaks of financial corruption to me.
Mr Mojo Risin   on Dec 6, 2017
replied to Bike Rack
 
Under a $100?  I'm sure you could find something in that range but a return question for you, how much did you spend on your bike?   If you spent a couple hundred...
Mr Mojo Risin   on Dec 6, 2017
commented on a photo of Porcupine Rim
 
Niiiiiiice
I had a ton of issues with my 2015 Specialized Stumpy FSR. Specialized handled all of the issues without question. Unfortunately I grew tired of the bike constantly being in the shop and lost favor with the brand. Now with Santa Cruz I haven't had any issues but some friends have shared high quality experiences…
Mr Mojo Risin   on Dec 4, 2017
replied to Raleigh Tamland 2 gravel grinder
 
So I've got about 350 miles on the bike over the past 2 months.  You could say I'm a YUUUUGE fan.  A few things that I've noticed over the few hundred miles...
I own a Hightower C+, so I can't speak to the higher end CC or the Ibis.  I came from a Specialized FSR and even though the HT has more travel, it...
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I'm running the stock 27.5 -2.8 Maxxis Rekons that came with it.  It's a good tire that has taken a beating but I'm looking to upgrade to the 2.8 Minions because I'm looking...
Mr Mojo Risin   on Nov 16, 2017
rode 24.3 miles at Valley Falls Trail System
 

Fairmont mixer via Strava
Mr Mojo Risin   on Nov 16, 2017
updated Valley Falls Trail System conditions to Good
 
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Mr Mojo Risin   on Nov 16, 2017
updated Valley Falls Trail System conditions to Good
 
One of my absolute life-long best friends has a very severe form of MS. He's only 35 and it has completely changed his life. There are so many things that he just can't do anymore. We planned a MTB trip to Colorado this past summer and a week before he had to bail after just…
As a former Specialized guy, I'm sure the S-Works fattie is a damn fine bike, but for that money? I find it hard to believe that it's "better" than some of the $5,000 bikes available out there. But then again, I've never ridden an $8k bike. Guess I'm scared to because "what if" it really…
Mr Mojo Risin   on Nov 10, 2017
commented on Video: Patrolling the Kingdom
 
If you haven't ridden the Kingdom, you NEED to add it to your bucket list. Epic trails!
Mr Mojo Risin   on Nov 6, 2017
commented on Do Women's Mountain Bikes Offend You?
 
Ahhh the era where everyone is offended by everything. I take personal (that means it's more offensive) offense to everyone being so offended. In the words of Sergeant Hulka....."Lighten up Francis"
I threw up in my mouth just reading that
Mr Mojo Risin   on Oct 10, 2017
replied to Raleigh Tamland 2 gravel grinder
 
Not totally sure on the weight of each wheel.  Bike weighs 23.5lbs which is more than light enough for me.  I don't want to train on a bike that is so light,...
Mr Mojo Risin   on Oct 6, 2017
started a topic: Raleigh Tamland 2 gravel grinder
 
There are very few things I love more in life than shredding singletrack on my Santa Cruz Hightower.  Unfortunately work, kids, life limit the amount of time I get to ride.  I'm...
Mr Mojo Risin   on Oct 1, 2017
rode 10.7 miles at Big Bear Lake Trail Center
 

Feeling the burn with my friend Birn via Strava
Mr Mojo Risin   on Oct 1, 2017
updated Big Bear Lake Trail Center conditions to Good
 
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Mr Mojo Risin   on Oct 1, 2017
updated Big Bear Lake Trail Center conditions to Good
 
Sorry to hear man.  Thieves are the worse.  Hope your baby turns up.
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