ZipHeadTrailblazer

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// South Carolina


 
ZipHead   1 day ago
replied to New XC/Trail Tires
 
The Maxxis Ikon would be a good choice.
ZipHead   2 days ago
replied to Gloves without annoying seams
 
Don't spend more money - take the gloves back for an exchange. I use Pearl Izumi, 100%, Troy Lee, and Fox Ranger's. They're all really comfortable. You just got a defective pair....
ZipHead   1 week ago
replied to Leaf blowing at Fountainhead (VA) ?
 
I'm 500 miles away, so don't have an answer. But don't you own a rake?
Haha mushroom identification :) I'm in the Carolinas, so I get to ride year-round. I just keep trying to hone skills all the time.
According to Bicycle Blue Book, that's an OK deal   https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/3073050/
Helicopter tape. Cheap and works great.
I'm not a professional bike mechanic, but I repair and build up bikes for myself and friends. Regardless of brand or style of bike, the one component that gives me the most grief is my legs. If they were built like they were when I was in my 20's, that would be awesome.
ZipHead   on Oct 28, 2019
replied to Who else is watching Rampage right now?
 
Brendog's POV vid is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFN8FtM0rPA Frankly, watching the POV's of the Rampage riders scares the shit out of me. I ride pretty gnarly stuff regularly, but that mountain's a different level entirely. I'm...
ZipHead   on Oct 25, 2019
replied to Who else is watching Rampage right now?
 
Semenuk FTW.
ZipHead   on Oct 9, 2019
replied to Breaking in....
 
" ...you won’t get the true Mountainbike experience without riding a full-sus bike of at least this minimum level of quality."   Complete nonsense, spoken like a middle-class elitist salesman.  Just get some wheels...
ZipHead   on Oct 8, 2019
replied to Felt Mountain bikes
 
My road bike is a Felt. My opinion, Jim Felt started a very cool bike company. I've not owned one, but I rode a Felt Compulsion in the DuPont woods. If you get...
ZipHead   on Oct 9, 2019
replied to Breaking in....
 
Talk with your local bike shop. They'll be more than happy to hook you up with a group ride, with folks who will take care of you on the trails, make sure...
ZipHead   on Oct 4, 2019
replied to Small Tire Companies
 
A "small" tire company would likely go out of business pretty quickly. Depending on your idea of "small" though, you may want to look at Ritchey tires ( https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/mountain-bike/tires ). Tom Ritchey...
ZipHead   on Oct 4, 2019
replied to Small Tire Companies
 
Oh, and e*thirteen bills themselves as "A small, rider-owned company..." Pretty good tires, too.
ZipHead   on Oct 2, 2019
replied to Night riding and Deer
 
Venison is quite tasty. Just sayin'.
ZipHead   on Sep 30, 2019
replied to help building a sl xc/trail
 
How about something like this NS frame? https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ns-bikes-eccentric-alu-evo-29-frame-2019/rp-prod165985?utm_source=awinus&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=generic&_%24ja=tsid%3A54495%7Ccgn%3Aawin%7Ckw%3A78888&awc=5623_1569806026_94a3217e9f0014cc95d9a0caecaf0677&utm_source=affiliate-window&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=Skimlinks&utm_term=Skimlinks&utm_content=Sub%2BNetworks
ZipHead   on Sep 19, 2019
replied to New member
 
This video might change some minds about e-bikes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6yRpwqkwbY#action=share
I have 4 or 5 pairs, so I just change up and throw them all in the wash together. A lot of my riding is an hour and a half in the woods after work, or at the skills park up the road so on short rides my hands don't sweat.
ZipHead   on Aug 27, 2019
replied to Riding in the cool rains of fall
 
Check out the Showers Pass rainwear. You won't be disappointed.
ZipHead   on Aug 23, 2019
replied to cool e-bike
 
I understand this is from a shill/spammer, but from their own website - "We designed the Fluid e-bike with you in mind – you, city lovers and outdoor adventurers. " So yeah, not even...
ZipHead   on Aug 17, 2019
replied to what are you using for grips?
 
Oury. Shock-absorbing, comfortable, tacky enough not to have your hand slip, soft but will last a few seasons of rough riding, and basically the best grips. Ever. And no, I don't own the...
ZipHead   on Aug 17, 2019
replied to Beginner Mountain Bike
 
A 2007 Rockhopper, in excellent condition, should cost you around 100 dollars. Anything more is way too much. Buy it and ride the hell out of it. When the season's over, donate...
ZipHead   on Aug 8, 2019
replied to Looking for Fork and Shock Upgrade
 
New, the bike was under $2 thousand. The fork and shock you're looking at will set you back about $1 thousand all-in. Maybe consider getting a new bike with the specs you want...
And MTB racing is an inherently risky activity. Yes, but that statement shouldn't apply in this case. It shouldn't be risky because the parts you bought catastrophically fail during their intended use. I don't...
First MTB (fully rigid - somewhere in the late '80's) was rescued from a dumpster. Installed a stem (quill), seat, chain, patched the tubes and rode the hell out of it for almost a year. Felt like it weighed in excess of 40 lbs., but I learned how to huck drops on that thing.
ZipHead   on Aug 4, 2019
replied to Are you riding "too much" tire?
 
Great info, and well-presented. I swap out tires depending on where I'm riding on my trail/enduro bikes. My XC bike has 29 x 2.2 tires, low tight knobs for speed.
 
Gorgeous. Brett has style for days. Big set of 'nads, too......
ZipHead   on Jul 25, 2019
replied to New member, noob question incoming:
 
There's a good article about that bike here ---->https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/10-best-hardtail-mountain-bikes-2000/ Know that the one you're looking is last years model.
ZipHead   on Jul 24, 2019
replied to Tool Kit Query
 
The tools I own (for many years now) are Pedros and Park, and they're great quality. But for the $$, that Topeak kit looks pretty awesome.
ZipHead   on Jul 21, 2019
replied to Cleaning Stanchions... and other stuff
 
Glad this got bumped by the spammer - this season I started using Forkboost Lube (by Whistler Performance Lubricants) and so far, I'm pretty impressed. 160mm Fox 34 - loooong stanchions, does...
ZipHead   on Jul 9, 2019
replied to New mtb fork
 
My opinion : that Fox fork is sweet. 500 is way too much to pay. You don't say if your bike has 26", 27.5", or 29" wheels so it's impossible to give...
ZipHead   on Jul 8, 2019
replied to How true are your wheels?
 
1) Perfectly true 2) I do it myself. Spoke wrench & zip-ties. 5 buck investment.
 
Welcome. You owe me a beer.
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