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My Bikes

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rhut   on Sep 7, 2018
replied to How hard do you push when you ride?
 
Depends on the bike, on my hardtail I am usually hitting singletrack on my way home from work or doing an all day ride with my wife, so I try to slow...
rhut   on Aug 16, 2018
started a topic: Crested Butte Shuttle Aug 25-26
 
Hello folks!   My wife and I will be in CB 8/24-8/26. We can only do one full day of riding, and one half day of riding. I'm hoping we can find some shuttle...
 
Can we all finally agree that modern bikes are getting crazy cheap? A solid component spec including a dropper for $1700 is a great deal on a hardtail, let alone a full suspension. I convinced a new cyclist at work to get a timberjack for his first mountain bike, but I think this is a…
rhut   on Jul 4, 2018
commented on Santa Cruz Announces Updated Bronson and 5010
 
The 5010 is one of my favorite bikes I've ever ridden. Oddly enough, the thing that gets me most excited about this new model is the second bottle cage mount. Can manufacturers start giving us a place to carry two bottles again? Honestly, half the reason I ride my hardtail more than my FS is…
 
Top spec Evil Calling... I made a terrible mistake of demoing one while in Sedona, haven't been able to get that bike out my mind since even though I already have a...
rhut   on May 14, 2018
replied to Midwest biking trip advice..... UP MI or AK?
 
Literally, disregard what everyone else said... Mongwolf gave the best advice for the Midwest. It sounds like you'll have fun either way unless one has nasty weather.  
rhut   on May 11, 2018
replied to Midwest biking trip advice..... UP MI or AK?
 
I am going to echo what Jared13 said. I've ridden Copper Harbor and the surrounding area multiple times and it is phenomenal. It is incredibly unique and the culture is fantastic. The...
rhut   on Apr 8, 2018
replied to How's your riding year going?
 
I sold my full-sus end of last season so I've been putting in a lot of road and gravel miles. As others have said, unusually mild winter in Colorado, so the wife...
rhut   on Apr 4, 2018
replied to Trek Fuel Ex 8 vs Scott Genius 740 27+
 
I've demoed both of those bikes and honestly, they are both great. Both bikes work so well that you forget about the bike while you are riding and just focus on the...
rhut   on Apr 3, 2018
replied to Cassete Width
 
Yes, Shimano 9, 10 and 11 speed all use the same hub. Keep in mind that you'll be investing a decent chunk of change into the cassette, derailleur, shifter and chain.
The most shocking part of this ordeal for me is how much money Vista Outdoor Brands donates to politicians that actively oppose and vote against public land protection. There's a good article on Outside about this, with a link to see the company's political contributions. If you don't oppose Vista for some of the brands…
I usually end up tearing a sidewall before anything else. That's a mix of my location of trails with sharp rocks and my lack of skill in avoiding them.
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rhut   on Jan 28, 2018
replied to Solo Mountain Biking Road Trip. Needing tips
 
Hop on the forums here a couple weeks before you go to a new destination. I'm sure tons of people on here would love to show you around their local trails. If...
rhut   on Jan 19, 2018
replied to Ragley vs Nukeproof - hardtail playbike
 
I don't have any experience with either bike, but I appreciate your sentiment. I have a Kona Honzo, and currently it is my only mountain bike. I go through a different FS...
rhut   on Dec 25, 2017
replied to What's wrong with my tyre?
 
Wear and tear...you got three years out of those tires, awesome! Not a fan personally of continental's MB tires, if you want a decent all around tire, Ardents are tough to beat...
rhut   on Dec 11, 2017
replied to What do you do when it's too wet to ride... ?
 
I live in CO, so I've experienced sun, rain, hail, and snow all in the same ride many times. No such thing as bad weather, only bad gear. I do avoid my...
I have purchased two new bikes in my adult life, and the most expensive was $1700. A year later I spent $1800 on a year old used model that initially retailed for...
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Columbia Roan Mountain jacket. $40 5 years ago and I still wear it almost daily for commuting to work and trail rides. After thousands of miles and numerous crashes, I still grab...
rhut   on Dec 4, 2017
replied to Raleigh Tamland 2 gravel grinder
 
What brakes are you running? I've got BB7s on my Vaya and love them. They're super simple to setup and adjust, and have great stopping power. Probably be a good cheap upgrade....
 
I've ridden SS, 1x11, and 2x10 for bikepacking. I like the simplicity of SS, but don't let anyone lie to you, it sucks after a day or two. Honestly the easiest is just...
rhut   on Nov 19, 2017
replied to Mountain bike session
 
You're probably looking until at least July for 401, not sure about the other two. You could always go to the Grand Valley in April, the dirt there is awesome in the...
rhut   on Nov 6, 2017
answered a question about
 
On leash only
rhut   on Oct 29, 2017
replied to How to have it all (or not)
 
I use a Revelate Jerry Can to carry tube, levers, multitool, quick link, and first aid. Water bottle and pump are on the down tube. When I need to carry more stuff...
rhut   on Sep 9, 2017
commented on Blackburn Outpost Bikepacking Bags Review
 
I've got both the large frame bag and the seat bag. The frame bag is like a Harry Potter tent, no matter what I try to put in there, it fits whether it be way too much food on a bikepacking trip or a growler full of beer stuffed in with my normal commuting gear.…
rhut   on Sep 9, 2017
replied to Your best crash story
 
Somehow stumbled on this old thread and thought I'd try to revive it since these are some funny stories. My best crash was at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder. After about two hours...
Two tubes, multi tool, mini-pump, zip ties, tire levers, mini chain tool, beefy first aid kit, tweezers (wife fell on a cactus once), whistle, lights, water filter, snacks, rain jacket. I'll add more...
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Nothing has given me more confidence on the trail and encouraged me to ride faster and harder than disc brakes. Not having to worry about if I can stop or if my...
For the Minion SS I think part of it is that the short lugs don't dig deep enough, and the other part is that the bike is a single speed so I have to get out of the saddle to climb and that takes a lot of my weight off the bike tire which causes…
rhut   on Jun 23, 2017
replied to Commute length and kit?
 
My current commute is 6 miles each way. What I wear is completely dependent on the bike I grab on the way out the door, and the weather. Road or gravel bike?...
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50% I moved to the west side of town so I could be closer to bike trails before or after work, but on the weekends I like to drive out to explore...
Good to know Aaron. Do you have any tire suggestions? Currently have a 2.5 DHF up front and 2.4 Ardent in the back. In most cases I like the Ardent in the back because when the back does slide out, it's very controllable and usually a lot of fun. Where I run into problems are…
rhut   on Jun 23, 2017
replied to What bike rack do you use?
 
I had a hitch rack on my last car with a tray style rack. I ended up with a roof rack on my new car because installing a hitch was prohibitively expensive....
Good review. I think most people prefer a tire to match their riding style, not the other way around, and they want to buy one setup for all purposes. I've been eyeballing these new "semi-plus" tires as I'm still breaking traction more than I'd like with a 2.5 up front and a 2.4 out back.…
rhut   on Jun 9, 2017
replied to Camping in/near Salida CO
 
With the mustang, I'd ignore any of the suggestions I gave you. We've got a Subaru Outback that does just fine, but I'd be worried about losing some under body on a...
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