Joel DHGnarly

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About Me

I am an unashamed mountain-bike addict, with an emphasis on DH. I began my MTB journey in 2013, and I now ride every day, whether that be on my homemade jumps and berms or riding my local trails. I ride wherever and whenever I can, which is basically all over western and central North Carolina. I am known for my stubborn refusal to wear anything other than a full-face helmet, regardless of the trail distance or weather.

My Bikes

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Joel DH   19 hours ago
updated Fisher Farm Park conditions to Good
 
Is it that obvious? The only bike I own on this list is my Enduro. I race Cat 1 DH with it and it is awesome.
My picks: Hardtail: Whyte 905 27.5 x 2.5 XL XC Race: Specialized Epic 29 Trail 27.5: Specialized stumpjumper 27.5 x 2.5 Trail 29er:Specialized stumpjumper 29 x 2.3 Enduro: Specialized Enduro 27.5 x 2.5 (absolute no brainer) DH: Demo 8 alloy (agian, absolute no brainer)
Joel DH   on Nov 17, 2017
replied to Tips for preventing leg cramps
 
I almost never cramp because I eat lots of pickles and mustard. I race CAT 1 DH and haven't had one cramp do to this formula!
Hey mongwolf I own a 2015 Enduro 27.5 and it is very fast, planted and smooth over absolutely any terrain. I regularly DH with it. But yes, it does have the typical "racy" feel as Jeff put it. However, it is also a very "flickable" bike due to the short chainstays. But yes, for me,…
Joel DH   on Nov 11, 2017
updated Bailey Mountain Bike Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Oct 25, 2017
updated Salisbury Community Hurley Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Oct 22, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Oct 21, 2017
updated USNWC conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Oct 20, 2017
updated Hobby Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Oct 15, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
What a surprise. The specialized won. Best bikes out there!
Joel DH   on Oct 8, 2017
updated Rocky Knob Park conditions to Poor
 
Joel DH   on Oct 4, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Oct 1, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Sep 29, 2017
updated Yadkinville MTB Trail conditions to Good
 
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Joel DH   on Sep 29, 2017
updated Yadkinville MTB Trail conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Sep 23, 2017
updated Hobby Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Sep 22, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Sep 16, 2017
updated Itusi @ Lake Norman State Park conditions to Good
 
 
Good review Chris. I think it was a good idea for Cannondale to ditch the lefty fork. Never trusted that fork. Lots of great changes for this new model. But for the record, my L 2015 Specialized Enduro has the same chain stay length (42.2 CM) with 165mm of rear travel. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bike-archive/2015/enduro/enduro-comp-650b/65258
Joel DH   on Sep 10, 2017
updated Rocky Knob Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Sep 9, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Sep 3, 2017
updated Lake James State Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Aug 30, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Aug 27, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Aug 26, 2017
updated Hobby Park conditions to Good
 
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Joel DH   on Aug 26, 2017
updated Hobby Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Aug 20, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Aug 16, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Aug 9, 2017
updated Tanglewood Park conditions to Good
 
Joel DH   on Aug 6, 2017
updated Rocky Knob Park conditions to Good
 
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