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TheProletariat   on Jul 17, 2018
started a topic: Going Knee Pads - POC, Dakine or TLD?
 
I finally decided to go knees, and I’ve narrowed it down to the POC Air VPD, the Dakine Slayer, and the Troy Lee Speeds.  I’m no racer,  but I pedal a lot...
"who beat whom." #grammarPolice
TheProletariat   on May 7, 2018
started a topic: Lunch Ride
 
Hiya.  A buddy of mine started a YouTube channel that pretty damn good.   I'm obviously biased, but it's a really good channel with high production quality, good content, great sound, and accessible...
TheProletariat   on May 7, 2018
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TheProletariat   on Feb 2, 2018
commented on Why I Quit Mountain Biking
 
Amen.
TheProletariat   on Feb 1, 2018
commented on Why I Quit Mountain Biking
 
Interesting article, Jeff. I quit mountain biking back in the 90's when I rode with dudes who crushed me on ascents and I just sort of thought I sucked at mountain biking. It made me sad to ride with my friends, and I'm not the competitive sort, so I just sort of... stopped. I didn't…
Pics or it didn't happen :) Seriously. I wanna see this bike... one of you super rich bastards should build it.
Both Scott 710s One a Genius, one a Spark Plus.  Same materials, same components, same sizes, same MSRP, slightly different geometries.
Thinking about upgrading from 2016 to 2017, basically the same model, but not state of the art 2018... Bicycle Blue Book has my bike (2016) listed at $2411 and next year's (2017)...
TheProletariat   on Nov 17, 2017
replied to Awkward Moment. What do you do?
 
If you're at a stoplight next to a motorcyclist without a helmet, do you roll down your window and tell them to put a helmet on? I mostly ski without a helmet, and...
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Great link, Jeff.  Thanks! Same parts between the years -- guarantee the guy rode his more than I did mine (knee rehab).  Slightly different geometry (XC / Plus vs. Enduro / NotPlus), but...
 
I’m going to totally out myself and propose another perspective at the same time.   I’m absolutely terrified of bears.  Yeah, I know the stats.  I know how not to attract them....
All these glasses that are for cycling are really great for when you're on your bike, but I ride my bike to work and I don't wanna look like a 'cyclist' after...
TheProletariat   on Oct 6, 2017
replied to Best enduro bike?
 
I have a 2016 Scott Genius 710 and it's pretty amazing.  Scott doesn't get a lot of attention here, but it's a super versatile bike that is amazing on the downhill.
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TheProletariat   on Oct 6, 2017
replied to First endo wreck today
 
I've never ridden on a posted unidirectional trail, so I run into people coming the other way all the time.  I typically just pull over to the side of the trail, far...
TheProletariat   on Aug 29, 2017
started a topic: Steep Downhill: Front or Back Brake?
 
Hiya.  I asked two of my "serious" mountain biking buddies about how they brake when going down a steep dirt section (no manuals required, no big rock slabs, just steep singletrack dirt...
TheProletariat   on Aug 29, 2017
replied to Creaking... something....
 
Cleaned out the seat tube and wiped down the dropper post (reverb). Put about a pea sized worth of paste in the hole -- maybe 2. Creaking is entirely gone.  Thanks!
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TheProletariat   on Aug 29, 2017
replied to Full suspension MTB for 2500$
 
I scored a 2016 Scott Genius 710 on eBay for about $2600. It was new in box; I had to assemble it myself, and if I have problems with it I'm sure...
TheProletariat   on Aug 19, 2017
replied to Creaking... something....
 
Sweet... thanks, mongwolf.  I was just tooling around with it and it's definitely the seatpost.  There's almost no creaking when I'm out of the saddle.  I ordered some friction paste and will...
TheProletariat   on Aug 18, 2017
replied to Creaking... something....
 
These are all great tips -- thank you! I purchased it off of eBay (I know -- risky proposition) because the prices was easily $1000 cheaper than anywhere else I could find it,...
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Yeah, same here... I didn't even use a compressor.  Quite a few people told me that it was required to get a seal.  Totally wasn't.  Schwalbe Nobby Nick and Rocket Ron.
TheProletariat   on Aug 18, 2017
replied to Creaking... something....
 
I'd be down if I hadn't had bad experiences with every single LBS in south Denver.  Any suggestions? Elevations was pretty cool, but they charge an arm and a leg for every little...
TheProletariat   on Aug 17, 2017
started a topic: Creaking... something....
 
I have a new mountain bike that I feel is kinda broken in now, and it has started creaking from somewhere.  Might be headset, might be forks, might be suspension... probably not...
TheProletariat   on Aug 16, 2017
replied to Trek Fuel EX7 or Trek Fuel EX8???
 
Go with the EX8... it's one more than the 7.  Seems like a no-brainer.
TheProletariat   on Aug 16, 2017
started a topic: My 'Tubeless Ready' Wheels Actually Were
 
I recently picked up a 2016 Scott Genius 710 and the wheels have 'tubeless ready' written all over them.  However, dozens of youtube people claim that you still have to remove the...
TheProletariat   on Aug 2, 2017
replied to Plunge Wildly Ahead or Backpedal?
 
It's the 27.5 2016 version of the Scott Genius.  This is all really great advice, all... thanks!  There's one local guy selling a 2017 Spark 720 27.5+ that I may talk to...
TheProletariat   on Jul 29, 2017
replied to Plunge Wildly Ahead or Backpedal?
 
@MansBestFriend that's some really great advice.  Thanks! I'd be lying to myself if I said I would only ride it on trails.  I will be lucky to get one day of trail riding...
TheProletariat   on Jul 29, 2017
started a topic: Plunge Wildly Ahead or Backpedal?
 
So I finally did it.  I sold a few old road bikes that weren't getting used, lost a few pounds to justify the purchase of a decent bike, saved up a bunch...
fair points, @dr sweets. I've been out of the game for a long time, so to me even a 2003 full sus felt pretty amazing.   While I was looking around for a...
Hey man, I've been stalking the $1,000 to $3,000 market over the last like 6 weeks or so, and I've learned a few things that might help you out: 1.  27.5+ and 27.5 and...
TheProletariat   on Jul 3, 2017
replied to Fell right into a stream
 
I agree with Jeff.  I don't think you need to go crazy, since most things should be grease-packed... if you have like 3,000 pounds of rice, I'd say put the bike in...
TheProletariat   on Jul 3, 2017
replied to Need some Advice on Beater FS Mtb
 
My final bike is primarily a commuter to/from work but also with some really mellow singletrack I have around my house, maybe some snow riding, banging across neighbors' lawns at high speeds,...
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TheProletariat   on Jul 3, 2017
replied to MTB Photo Post
 
Haven't read all the pages, but you can actually use google to crawl images on the site if you want. Just put site:singletracks.com at the end of your google search.  So, for BMC...
I just picked up a well-used Surly Pugsley for my wife, and I was just going through the things that need attention.  I'm pretty sure I have it all figured out, but...
TheProletariat   on Jun 30, 2017
replied to Fastest speed on MTB
 
33 mph on my commute the other day (with the wind at my back). Long paved hill with cars, 2003 KHS FS POS about 32 lbs with blown suspension and forks. (Not...
TheProletariat   on Jun 23, 2017
replied to Need some Advice on Beater FS Mtb
 
Oops... I meant wheel, not tire.  Thanks for the advice, man.  Yeah, there's definitely grease (not oil) coming out of the headset, but it's a slow grease-leak :) The gaskets on the top/bottom are...
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