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ZipHead   1 day ago
replied to 1x10
Totally not worth the $$ and labor. Get a new derailleur for 20 bucks ( and ride that bike as hard as you can.  Save your money for your next bike. And happy Easter...
ZipHead   4 days ago
replied to Trek Marlin 7
Congrats on the (future) New Bike Day! Hope you get out there and ride the hell out of it. :)
ZipHead   2 weeks ago
replied to Rear cassette swap
Have a read on this page ----> I've installed WolfTooth with no problems, and I'm far from a pro mechanic.
ZipHead   3 weeks ago
replied to Tarp Shelters and rain
If you're hunting in the woods on a bicycle, you need more mental help than a tarp can give you.  If not, then this is simply the wrong website to ask at....
N Carolina is a pretty big state. Would help a bunch to know the general area you're heading to. If you find yourself in western NC, DuPont State Forest is perfect for what...
ZipHead   on Mar 17, 2019
replied to MUni
Ask around at your LBS. Couple years ago I borrowed a Nimbus 29er from my LBS and went with the mechanic (who actually knew what he was doing) for a ride on a...
ZipHead   on Mar 13, 2019
replied to Following World Cup Downhill
Wouldn't hurt to start here:
ZipHead   on Mar 9, 2019
replied to What does your bike weigh?
Just the other (rainy) night I replaced my rotor bolts with Ti bolts.  <sarcasm>Shaved off 1,000th of an ounce, and man NOW I can shred like crazy!! </sarcasm> Truthfully, my bike weighs less...
ZipHead   on Mar 1, 2019
replied to Forks I.D help
I can tell you 2 things for sure - 1) Your fork has a serial number. 2) Your fork is blue. More info, or a pic of the whole fork, and you'll get even more...
ZipHead   on Feb 16, 2019
replied to 27.5+ wheelset upgrade
Before you open your wallet, I just got back from my local Performance Bike store. Everything is pretty picked over, but they still had a good stock of wheelsets. All at 70%...
ZipHead   on Feb 8, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
I'd like to see the wireless dropper post trend  reverse before it gets started. Need to drop your seat quickly? Just pull your phone out, pull up the app, then - oh...
ZipHead   on Feb 3, 2019
started a topic: Ferda girls.....
Since Sunday is Funday, this one's for Leah :
ZipHead   on Feb 3, 2019
replied to Alternative to painting a bike frame?
Man, I like that car wrap idea. If you decide to go that route, let us know how it worked. One of my bikes has a paint scheme called Clown Puke, and...
ZipHead   on Jan 22, 2019
replied to Advice on Hardtail Bikes
Go for the Nukeproof.
How did you like Paris Mountain? I live just up the road - it's my home trails.
ZipHead   on Jan 13, 2019
replied to Favorite winter trails in the southeast?
If you haven't been in awhile, go ride FATS. It's an IMBA Epic, and probably only an hour or two away from you. Deep Step trail is fun, and ride Brown Wave...
Yep, it's a 2015 Diamondback Axis.
Cute video. With all that Star Wars gear you're wearing, I kept waiting for you to drop into some gnarly trail riding rather than just a gravel road. Nope.
ZipHead   on Dec 27, 2018
replied to Mountain Biking Apparel for Larger Riders?
Last one left:
ZipHead   on Dec 26, 2018
replied to Christmas shredding
Well, Santa brought me some nice new parts. Had to try 'em out :)
ZipHead   on Dec 26, 2018
started a topic: Christmas shredding
Went for a great ride today in the mountains. Hope you all had a great Christmas as well!
ZipHead   on Dec 23, 2018
replied to Any gay bikers out there?
Old thread, but I remember back in the day there was a mountain biker who won 14 NORBA downhill titles and 11 world cups, 1994 world championship,  two World Cup overalls, etc. Her...
ZipHead   on Dec 22, 2018
replied to Bike wash
Thanks, all. Some really good info. I really just wanted to know if the 'car wash' stuff had any adverse effects on a bicycle (scratchy surfactants, that sort of thing). Dawn is my...
ZipHead   on Dec 20, 2018
replied to Bike lights
I bought a few of these lights a year ago when I needed some new ones : They're cheap Chinese 'cree' lights, bright as hell, last a good few hours. Solidly made (not...
ZipHead   on Dec 12, 2018
replied to Grips and sweat
Carbon bars won't corrode. Problem solved. Buy yourself a Christmas present :)
ZipHead   on Dec 5, 2018
started a topic: Bike wash
So the other day I rode some pretty soggy trails in S. Carolina. Good fun, and ended up with a reddish-brown bike (and myself, truth be told). Carolina mud is VERY slippery,...
ZipHead   on Dec 2, 2018
replied to Grips and sweat
Try a pair of 100% RideFit gloves. Pretty cheap and very comfortable.
ZipHead   on Dec 1, 2018
replied to Grips and sweat
Around 3 bucks or so.
ZipHead   on Nov 14, 2018
replied to New bike
Great suggestion on the DB Mission 1. I happen to own one. Fox suspension (160 front & rear), Race face + Sram drivetrain. Only thing I added was a KS dropper and...
ZipHead   on Oct 28, 2018
replied to Rampage '18
Agree about Fairclough.  Sad about Cam Zink, too...
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