azdbBunny Hop

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// Arizona

 

About Me

Background: 70's bmx racer Current: old, 6 knee surgeries, 20 yrs desert rat, 25 yrs mtn. rat. 29er sizes helped me get back on a bike, room for limited flexion knees. Only source of pain free cardio. www.mtbuniverse.com

My Bikes

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azdb   1 week ago
commented on a photo of Yellow River
 
sweet old school stumpy
azdb   on Apr 30, 2018
replied to Hardtail Advice: $2,000~ Price Range
 
Commencal is big in Europe from what i understand, I would not hesitate to consider it.  Great value, big on racing. Kind of a cult favorite with the hard tail loyalists.  (of...
Yes, I am saying Flagstaff and say 8k feet in the CO front range can be quite similar.  I lived 10 years combined in both locations.  My place in Flag was about...
abso-friggen lutely.....second week in Oct booked, but beyond that, we will work it out!......awesome... Ill be in touch....
Hello, I lived in Flag and CO (front range) and spent time outdoors during summers. They are similar in afternoon weather moods, so the mentions of afternoon storms are useful.  Also the...
azdb   on Mar 12, 2018
replied to Thoughts on 27.5+ on front and 29er on rear
 
Mongwolf, howz it going......Big D here...haha.....I was googling 27.5+ rear and 29er front and this popped up...wow.....I have a hard tail 27+/29 either or, norco torrent, and the bearings are going out...
azdb   on Aug 31, 2017
replied to Full suspension MTB for 2500$
 
Wow, I would seriously look at those carbon Marins.   If I were in market, I would.
azdb   on Aug 15, 2017
replied to What's with the new boom box trend?
 
I thrive on music, love it.  Been one of the few constants in my life for 45 years. My first concert: Ozzy with Randy Rhodes and Motorhead. Second concert: Van Halen.....and on...
Sissypants........bad luck. Don't know anything about your tire and bike, but I went tubeless maybe 5 years ago, have not had a flat since. In dry AZ sharp rocks etc.....not one slash or puncture while riding. But I am sure the plus tire thickness different. I am still amazed at the whole tubeless thing, works…
I have both sram and xt m8k. No major issues. I still think my mechanical cable brakes were the best. Not sure how hydraulic are better. The tension was right, the play was minimal, impossible to get oil bubbles, I tried to get cables brakes on my Norco, the shop almost refused, lol. Anyway, not…
azdb   on Jun 21, 2017
commented on How (and Why) To Mountain Bike in the Heat
 
It was 101 today in Prescott. Went for a ride, even 90+ will thin out the trail herd, makes for easy riding.
azdb   on May 28, 2017
replied to Full Suspension Advice ($2,500)
 
That is a pretty good choice really for that price range. Probably has a dropper post, good geo, tires, travel, etc....Giant puts out some value in their offerings, they are truly "giant"...
Wow...it is an event if I see 2 hikers much less 40.....I would not make it long in LA. Part of trail riding is not seeing people......the "...you better f'ing slow down..." lady was a sweetheart....... Morals of story, 1) ditch LA and 2) don't ride on Saturdays unless you are in backcountry somewhere in…
azdb   on May 8, 2017
replied to Dropper Posts
 
Resisted dropper posts until half a year ago.  Now, cannot imagine riding without one.  As important to my riding as is a round wheel....here in AZ mtns. anyway. I use it constantly....
azdb   on May 5, 2017
commented on 10 Days Spent Exploring Peru's Sacred Valley
 
Wow.....great experience. I would have to have a glass of wine before, not after, climbing up to the hotel del cliffside though.
 
I get entangled in red tape just reading about NorCal trail issues. No thank you. I am sure they do not want visitors anyway. Would have loved to explore though in the Joe Breeze and Tom Ritchey days....
azdb   on Apr 21, 2017
replied to New Guy on the Internet Block
 
Ignore that negative post.  That is the kind of attitude that baffles me in mtb, marvinmartian that is...  I had a racing background as a kid and got back into biking for...
azdb   on Apr 11, 2017
commented on 10 Trails I Like More Than You - 2017 Edition
 
Hey FS, watch this video here set in Fruita Co. https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-videos/watch-railing-colorados-favorite-early-season-trails-18-road-fruita/ Let me know when you get back to CO. Ill meet you there....these Fruita trails look like a blast.... DB
That looks like an absolute blast of a trail.....
whew.........think ill go for a ride.....
azdb   on Mar 31, 2017
replied to Beginner Mountain Bike??
 
Yes, the lifetime tunes and such have definite value, should be considered as well.
azdb   on Mar 31, 2017
replied to Beginner Mountain Bike??
 
Have not read all the posts, but there are so many options.  Crazy that it is so complicated now to find right bike.  So many options, used, new at local shop, overseas...
azdb   on Mar 28, 2017
commented on 6 Reasons to Downgrade Your Mountain Bike
 
Oops, forgot the biggest $ saver----Aluminum vs. Carbon. Save a grand and have a headtube that does not explode, I have seen that......
azdb   on Mar 28, 2017
commented on 6 Reasons to Downgrade Your Mountain Bike
 
Early adapt most things and late adapt cycle things. This has saved me hundreds of dollars if not thousands. The slight backlash against 29 er in favor of 27.5 benefited me immensely. Example, the kids with $6k 29ers fire sale to catch up to the 27.5 or plus movement, found 2.25 29er tires retail 55…
Time to upgrade.  Use the drivetrain, stem, bars, pedals, seat clamp, seat, brakes, tires, front rim..... Find full suspension frame used or new, get maxle type rear wheel, find old 120 or so...
azdb   on Mar 21, 2017
replied to Are you comfortable buying a bike online?
 
Yes. Absolutely. However, it took me a couple years to learn to know what fits and what I want.  Plus, I love to build up bikes just for hobby sake.  If I...
RE Matthew at North Shore comment....you just described my perfect riding scenario........wow......no doubt there is sort of west centric bias. I am from AZ, 40+ years now, Ill never leave and have tons of riding near including Sedona area, but I have to someday go east for a trip, Arkansas has been an intrigue, but…
azdb   on Mar 9, 2017
replied to Best vehicle for mountain biking?
 
RE Red Toyota......LOL, I wish I was that smart, like Sherlock Holmes!   Saw your email, Ill shoot you one from different email...so great to see you biking in the great beyond....
azdb   on Mar 6, 2017
replied to Best vehicle for mountain biking?
 
Hey Mongwolf.  I have a pickup too, but 8.1 liter beater, 9mpg. Use it sparingly.   You strike me as someone who would have driven a red Toyota pickup in college!....They are...
azdb   on Mar 5, 2017
replied to Best vehicle for mountain biking?
 
My Murano awd actually has turned out to be great mtb rig.  Have 2 bike carrier on the hitch or I can fit an xl bike easily in the car with plenty...
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