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Oceanside // California

mtnryder   1 day ago
replied to Pivot Mach 6 carbon
I had a 2013 Mach 6 and I love date bike. It did everything well. I could ride non competitive XC, enduro type trails and could also take it to the bike...
mtnryder   3 days ago
replied to New to Phoenix and the sport
Here’s another idea for you as well. Get a free account at and join all the MTB groups that interest you. You will get email notices when rides are planned and...
mtnryder   3 days ago
replied to Moab for the first time
I disagree with a few of the others. Slickrock is iconic and essentially what put Moab on the map a generation ago. I think it's a must do as there is nothing...
mtnryder   6 days ago
replied to Mountain Lions
I know they're out there but I don't bother thinking about them. Like Brian mentioned, you've probably ridden right by a few of them if you've been biking in the woods for...
If you can find one, the Dakine Low Rider for the win!! For me it was more comfortable AND held more water if that was desired.    
Definitely not World Cup DH worthy as a track. Admittedly I'm a Gwin homer but I think the way they handle the whole World Champ jersey deal is stupid. The guy who wins the overall series should get the jersey to wear the next year. The fact that somebody can go all season without winning,…
I have 3 sets of Hope Pro4 Boost hubs and 1 set of CK Boost issues
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mtnryder   1 week ago
replied to New to Atlanta
Here's another idea for you as well. Get a free account at and join all the MTB groups that interest you. You will get email notices when rides are planned and...
This article has received more responses in a short period of time than any other that I recall on ST.
I haven't been to Flagstaff yet (but obviously need to after looking at these photos) but we go to Sedona at least once a year. With the exception of Aerie, we ride all the Sedona trails listed almost every trip but my personal opinion is Hi-Line is the best trail in Sedona....hands down. As far…
mtnryder   3 weeks ago
replied to Help me choose a new bike
I'd personally go with the CF Spectral 9.0 but you stated that the extra $$ wasn't worth it to you so in that case, I'd use go with the aluminum version since...
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Personally, I'd scour the classifieds on Pinkbike & Craigslist and find a FS bike but if you're daed set on going with a hardtail, I read great thinks about the Honzo.
mtnryder   3 weeks ago
replied to Light hardtail
There is a guy on Pinkbike selling a brand new, Medium sized, carbon, 27.5, Pivot LES frame for $1200. If it was a 29" frame, I would have snapped it up already....
mtnryder   on Aug 22, 2017
replied to sedona Shuttles
I can't think of any shuttle rides there either. They may exist but I've never ridden any of them.
mtnryder   on Aug 7, 2017
commented on a photo of Thunder Mountain
Awesome!! Thunder Mountain?
Meh....99% of all riders will never change their brakes from whatever came on their bikes. What's most likely to come on your bike? Shimano or SRAM of course. If they do change/upgrade them, they are most likely to stay with the same brand or what the shop recommends which happens to be? Shimano or SRAM…
mtnryder   on Aug 4, 2017
replied to Where to ride Labor Day weekend?
That are a that had the fire was down south near Brain Head. However, the resort and all of the best trails were unscathed. There is actually some great riding there and...
Durango (especially if you've got the legs and lungs to ride the high country) and the Tahoe/Downieville area have what you're after but you have to be willing to work in D-Ville....
mtnryder   on Aug 2, 2017
replied to Where to ride Labor Day weekend?
Not sure where you're located but I can't think of anyplace in the desert that I'd want to go riding over Labor Day weekend. I will say that the mesa's (Gooseberry, Guacamole.....maybe...
No idea if it's *really* good or bad as I've heard and read arguments both ways. That being said, my personal observations are that most bike shops have NO ISSUES WHATSOEVER clamping directly on to the dropper portion (stanchion) of the post. Most likely because.....A) it isn't their bike and B) it's much faster for…
mtnryder   on Jul 27, 2017
commented on a photo of Prickly Pedal MTB Race
Cactus Cup in Cave Creek?
This dude is a perfect reason to bring back the guillotine and make the whole event pay per view.
I was at 50% Boost (2/4) until I cracked my Mach 6 a couple weeks ago. Once I get a replacement frame next month, I'll be at 75% (3/4). However, as a note to the Editors, I agree 100% with the "click bait" titles. Too many articles state something similar to "These are the Best…
mtnryder   on Jul 26, 2017
replied to Affordable rear hitch mount racks
I had the Swagman rack (twice) that Jeff and the other poster mentioned. Mine was sold by another manufacturer and I bought it thru Performance but it's the same rack. I never...
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mtnryder   on Jul 26, 2017
replied to Yakima vs. Thule hitch racks
I have had the original version of the T2 for over 10 years and it's still solid as a rock. It's done 100K + miles on 3 separate trucks and since I...
mtnryder   on Jul 22, 2017
replied to Oval Chainrings opinions?
My experience has been the exact same as jgmtb....word for word.
mtnryder   on Jul 20, 2017
replied to Trust worthy online mtb shop???
You name the company and I've probably used them (as well as eBay and Pinkbike classifieds). They all generally do great and deliver what's expected. Some take longer that others (like Worldwide...
As an avid MTB rider, my friends all know this as I frequently post my exploits on FB. It's been a while but I've helped numerous friends buy bikes. I have an "in" with the owner of one of the better shops out here and even go shopping with my friends when they're ready to…
I grew up riding dirt bikes and had them over a 30+ year span. When riding dirt bikes, you regularly use your seat for balance and leverage. Before droppers came out, mountain bikers did the exact same thing and/or hung their back end off the seat....and did just fine. Along comes the dropper and it's…
Nonsense, I was riding this trails in the 90's with no dropper, no disc brakes and 3" of suspension.
Trailforks or MTB Project app for me though we always have a paper map as a back-up. As gregval implied, a paper map isn't much good if you don't know where you...
mtnryder   on Jul 10, 2017
replied to Looking for a new tire
Stumpy....I don't know anyone that would even think of running the SS as a front tire on dirt. I talked to the Maxxis reps and they said it was designed to be...
mtnryder   on Jul 4, 2017
replied to Looking for trail suggestions please
Most of the stuff out West here is warm in July. Maybe not Las Vegas/Bootleg  style warm though. Bottles is know for it's gnarly downhill and not so much for single track...
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mtnryder   on Jul 4, 2017
replied to Any good android app for navigation?
Trailforks or MTB Project
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