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Old mountain biker, started back up into mountain biking a few years ago.

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triton189   1 day ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Fair
 
triton189   3 days ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Fair
 
Wouldn't mind having one of these on my cyclocross bike to take the chatter out of the ride!
I ride with a few much younger guys and get dropped quite often, it can be frustrating while it is happening but in the long term it helps me. I need to have people younger and better than me to improve. Riding by yourself you tend to get lax and ride at a less strenuous…
triton189   4 days ago
updated Waterfall Glen conditions to Good
 
You can put a 150 on there, but your gonna change the geometry of the bike quite a bit.  May be pretty tough climbing with it.
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triton189   4 days ago
replied to Trail or Enduro bike?
 
I suggest trail bike, the yt is a real nice bike.  I chose the diamondback release 5c and love it but was also looking at the jeffsy.  Good luck!
triton189   5 days ago
replied to Tubeless?
 
depends on climate how long sealant will last and how much you use them.  I think every 6 months give it a refresh and you would be safe.
triton189   5 days ago
commented on Video: Kuat NV Bike Rack Review
 
Obviously a premium rack and worth it. Issues I have spending that much on a bike rack is now I am concerned about someone stealing my rack as well as my bike. Not for me, my 130 dollar swagman xc has been beat to hell for 3 years including winter fat biking and it is…
triton189   5 days ago
updated Waterfall Glen conditions to Poor
 
triton189   5 days ago
replied to Tubeless?
 
Is it worth it?   YES YES YES. If your rims are tubeless compatible then it shouldn't be a hassle at all.  Any tubeless sealant will work fine, I use stans because its...
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triton189   5 days ago
replied to Does anyone bring a weapon?
 
I carry a small folding knife, probably not gonna help in a self defense situation.  Can't see ever bringing a gun, I have enough trouble remembering to bring a water bottle and...
triton189   1 week ago
replied to I FINALLY DID IT! :D
 
Congratulations,  I was stationed at miesau 35 years ago and we would go to ramstein to buy stuff at the px. Have fun on the new rig!
I'm gonna wait for super boost plus eagle. That is gonna make everybody drool when I ride by.
triton189   1 week ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Fair
 
triton189   1 week ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Fair
 
I'd love to set one up on a couple trouble spots on trails I ride. We have a couple areas where dbags sprinkle broken glass right on the trail and then arrange tree branches on the outside of the trail to "funnel" riders through the glass. It is a constant problem in the warmer months…
triton189   1 week ago
replied to Pollen season is rough. Any tips?
 
My wife really suffers during pollen season, I never have until recently and only when riding or running.  Probably because I am pulling in so much air during exercise.  I agree with...
triton189   1 week ago
updated Waterfall Glen conditions to Good
 
Try calling diamondback service and see if this is a typical issue, they may be able to help.  Ask for Reinout, he was very helpful.  I have the release 5c with arc...
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I usually do flip it over on trail fixes.  Only reason not to is to index gears, it doesn't work well then for me because the chain is sagging the wrong way and...
triton189   1 week ago
added 2 photos.
 
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Hindsight is always 20/20, but I'd like to think that if I was present at the crash I would encourage that person to get looked at by a doctor at the emergency room. Reading the follow up by the guy recording it appears that is exactly what they did, not much more you can do…
triton189   2 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Poor
 
triton189   2 weeks ago
added Palos Meltdown
 
.The Palos Meltdown is Chicagoland's premier mountain bike event. With racing for all ages and abilities this event draws riders...
triton189   2 weeks ago
replied to Best Value All Mountain
 
Marin hawk hill is THE best budget full suspension bike out there.
triton189   2 weeks ago
replied to No more REI or Dicks for me.
 
I come to this forum to read and learn about MOUNTAIN BIKING.  Not politics or fun control, take your whining and bitching elsewhere, Facebook perhaps.   NOBODY really cares what your opinion...
triton189   2 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Fair
 
triton189   2 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
triton189   2 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
triton189   2 weeks ago
replied to One Line Advice Thread
 
"No glove, no love"
triton189   3 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
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