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christopher94   1 week ago
replied to Is cyclo cross taboo?
 
Cross is Boss. Tons of fun, and it's great if your local cycling club puts it on with different disciplines. Mine back where I used to live had one for fat bikes,...
I like the concept of a plus bike, but have never really gotten into them. A nice 2.3-2.4 29er tire fits the bill well for me on most of the terrain I ride. And when I feel like it, I have a 26x4 rigid fat bike that I can rip around on to switch it…
christopher94   3 weeks ago
replied to Opinions on Canyon bikes
 
I get why they are popular, the brand does offer really excellent value as they have cut out the bike shop part of the equation. The business model doesn't work for me...
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You bought a great mountain bike! The talon 3 offers a lot for the money. Lawyers told Suntour to put that sticker there as it's a liability thing. It's probably there to...
I tend to modulate more to the front but use both. It's more a feel as you go thing than a simple on/off scenario. The other thing to keep in mind is...
christopher94   on Aug 13, 2017
replied to What's with the new boom box trend?
 
I inherently believe that people are garbage. Really stupid, self-absorbed, garbage. As such, we are glued to smart phones, driving SUV’s, blaring horrid 90’s mixes in the woods   Hey now, not everything from...
christopher94   on Jul 26, 2017
replied to Affordable rear hitch mount racks
 
I would rather spend a little more to get something I know is going to be rock solid and dependable, as well as easy to fix or replace parts should something happen.   I...
I've never even seen a DI2 group in person. I see SRAM eagle (or other wide range) pie plates more so than anything right now.
Only thing I would add, is if you are hauling a bike inside a vehicle, make sure that it isn't going anywhere. If you get into an accident, a bike isn't going to crumple like the crumple zones of your car or suv. I would rather lose a bike because it was on a hitch…
christopher94   on Jul 5, 2017
replied to Fell right into a stream
 
Thanks all for the advise. I cleaned it all up and relubed the chain, something it probably needed anyway. I had some water in the handlebars but that was about it. There...
christopher94   on Jul 3, 2017
started a topic: Fell right into a stream
 
So I was going about doing my usual ride, I've done it dozens of times, and I suppose got complacent. There is a narrow bridge right after a tight corner for a...
christopher94   on Jul 2, 2017
replied to If I knew then...
 
It's okay to walk a technical section you don't know.
christopher94   on Jun 23, 2017
replied to What bike rack do you use?
 
After I almost lost a roof rack in the wind traveling at 75 mph, I ditched it and went for a hitch. I currently use a curt hitch on my new GTI...
While not a flat shoe, and certainly a compromise with the pedal contact (I think with a good enough pedal it wouldn't matter as much), I occasionally use a shoe similar to...
christopher94   on May 26, 2017
replied to Do you ride with a bell?
 
I've noticed a lot of people use them where I ride. I honestly should use one too because a lot of the trails we have here are in/out style with a lot...
Cannondale Cujo 3. It's adequately spec'd. Ships with Kenda plus size tires, and comes in at a very competitive price. My brother just picked one up as a total beginner and it was...
That's a tough one. I feel like everything has been a small incremental change over time. Often driven by racers and trails getting more technical/demanding.   My vote is for fat tires though as...
christopher94   on May 14, 2017
updated Green Canyon conditions to
 
christopher94   on May 14, 2017
replied to Newer rider
 
Pedals are all preference. Go with what works best for you! I like clips personally but I know tons of people who run flats. When I went to clips, I spent a good...
Alright, here's one.   When should you replace your helmet? Obviously after any kind of impact, that's a given, but I am on season 3 with my Smith Forefront helmet, and I am wondering...
 
See if you can't try before you buy! It's worth paying 50 or so bucks to rent a bike that you are interested for a day and getting the right one the first...
christopher94   on Apr 19, 2017
replied to Gravel Bike?...anyone? anyone?
 
I had one. Well it was sort of a gravel bike, more or less a jack of all trades, master of none sort of bike. It was a Trek Crossrip Elite. Space...
I'm still an advocate for baggies and a tight fitting cross country race jersey with pockets. Pockets rule. Fun read though!
christopher94   on Apr 7, 2017
commented on Podcast: Outerbike 2017
 
Thanks for taking the time to explain Outerbike! I always assumed it was a journalist kind of event, but it's awesome to hear it's open to the public. I may have to give it a shot one of these years!
christopher94   on Apr 7, 2017
replied to Where are you riding this summer?
 
Planning on exploring more of Utah and Idaho since I moved here last summer. I really want to hit up Moab this fall though if I can swing enough vacation days at...
christopher94   on Apr 6, 2017
replied to How much suspension is enough?
 
Just go full rigid for everything. Problem solved.   In all seriousness though, I think where they are at, they are probably hitting the "sweet spot". I can't imagine what a bike with more...
christopher94   on Mar 30, 2017
replied to Beginner Mountain Bike??
 
I think my best recommendation is to save up until you can get what you really want/need! I think right around 1000 dollars is just the perfect amount to get a really...
 
I kind of just did this. Not really 100% what the article described, but I wanted to experience a very simple no frills bike experience. I purchased a new Salsa Beargrease X5, and while it is new, it is also old in the same regard. It has mechanical disc brakes, a full Sram X5 (clutch-less)…
christopher94   on Mar 14, 2017
replied to Custom bike giveaway from ENVE
 
Love that Moots monstercross bike!
christopher94   on Mar 9, 2017
replied to Best vehicle for mountain biking?
 
@John It's a pretty unique relationship, but I couldn't be happier! I can look past the minivan thing too, there are still a lot of great car options out there.  
christopher94   on Mar 9, 2017
replied to Best vehicle for mountain biking?
 
Thanks dpb1997. I think I will pass on the minivan. It's definitely a great thing to have, and I really would love to have one for the added benefits of hauling bikes,...
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