PhonebemBunny Hop

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Phonebem   2 days ago
replied to Bronson versus Capra
 
Yeah, I’m aware of YT being online only (I have a Jeffsy). Have you looked to see if they have any demo dates in your area (https://us.yt-industries.com/shopware.php?sViewport=campaign&emotionId=353)? Or maybe do some extensive...
Phonebem   2 days ago
replied to Bronson versus Capra
 
<p style="text-align: left;">If you decide on the Capra I’d recommend trying to demo before buying. I’ve found, if you’re on the fence size-size, it’s usually a good move to go with the...
Phonebem   2 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Cypress Trail
 
Nice get! Older Fishers were pretty sweet bikes. I almost bought a HooKooEKoo that was converted to a gravel bike from a local bike collective. I just couldn't justify a 6th bike in the rotation...
Phonebem   3 weeks ago
replied to Salsa Beargrease 2017
 
The ratcheting technique can be your friend. https://youtu.be/1UuqWeJqOTk
 
I know you didn’t mention them but have you looked at G Form? Mine really aren’t much more noticeable than 3/4 length tights when pedaling.
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And I have a problem with  pads with straps (they tend to chafe and bind my skin). You can do under-sleeves but that seems to defeat the purpose of better ventilation. Just a...
Phonebem   on Jul 9, 2018
replied to GT Aggressor Pro Upgrades
 
Looks like you “upgraded” quite a bit... Too bad you had to go through the broken bike issues, but you ended-up with a pretty good bike that shouldn’t need anything for quite...
Phonebem   on Jul 9, 2018
replied to Favorite Songs to Ride To?
 
This is kind of embarrassing but I listen to a heavily curated dance/ pop music playlist when I ride. We’re talking Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Kesha, Beyoncé, etc... I’ve found the beat matches my...
Phonebem   on Jul 6, 2018
replied to One Line Advice Thread
 
“I don’t use brakes, they just slow you down...” -Missy Giove   I actually overheard he tell this to a fan who asked about her brake preference in dual slalom.
Phonebem   on Jul 6, 2018
replied to The Age Old Debate of Rock Shox vs. Fox
 
First off I’ll admit, I’m just not a good enough rider to tell apart equivalent, properly set-up suspension components. That being said, I’m partial to RockShox mainly due to their support of...
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If the Oury grips are a no-go, the Lizzard Skinz Northshore grips have a similar feel. They are what I went with when Ourys were unavailable and they were about the same...
Phonebem   on Jul 6, 2018
replied to Share mountain bike deals here
 
I’ve been hesitant to post deals before (out of concern about advertising conflicts). I’ll be sure to share any new ones I find!
Phonebem   on Jul 3, 2018
replied to Test riding
 
I’ve gotta be honest on this. As much as I want to see LBS stay around, the ones you’ve described are actively erasing their only tangible advantage. If you have access to...
Phonebem   on Jul 3, 2018
replied to Motocross or MTB
 
As over the top as it seems, the suspension numbers and construction (travel, fork leg diameter, etc.)would make it about an early 90’s MX-er. Admittedly, that is for a much heavier bike/rider...
Rattlesnake Gulch: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/rattlesnake-gultch/ I screwed-up and climbed it the first time I rode the Pipeline Trail. The worst part is I had to descend it on my hardtail at the end of the ride....
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Phonebem   on Jun 26, 2018
replied to Am I Crazy?
 
FYI: there was supposed to be a smiley after the last comment. The “train of thought” line was meant to be a setup for a self-deprecating joke.
Phonebem   on Jun 26, 2018
replied to Am I Crazy?
 
This is where my thinking fell short, I was locked into thinking about traditional drivetrains. Maybe the OP was on to something, the train of thought just stopped a station or two...
Phonebem   on Jun 23, 2018
replied to Am I Crazy?
 
I really don’t see how it could work. With your chain traveling in a clockwise direction (when looking at the right side of the bike) having the rear mech anywhere other than...
Gonna miss reading Greg’s articles and hearing him on the podcasts... Good Luck Greg!
Phonebem   on Jun 15, 2018
commented on The Ultimate Trail Bike Buyer's Guide
 
Great write up! I was expecting another list of best bikes at various price points article, but this is a very good primer for those who might have been out of the game for a while. I know I could have used it when I got back into riding a few years ago...
I’ve been thinking about upgrading to a GX Eagle groupset but now I’m glad I held off...
Phonebem   on Jun 13, 2018
replied to Chain wax...go or no go?
 
I've used White Lightning for years (since the late 90's) and have been happy with it, but I live in a fairly arid environment. If you live in an area with any...
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I do in the odd instances where I have to fix a flat trailside (thank you tubeless!!!) I can't remember ever damaging a grip or doing anything more than scratching a lock-on...
Phonebem   on Jun 9, 2018
replied to Your best crash story
 
Not particularly gnarly but I think it’s interesting... Two seasons ago (spring 2016) and I’m riding my favorite section of a local trail. It’s a tight single track weaving through scrub oak with...
Fantastic article! Since I started mountain biking in the early 90’s it’s been my way of staying centered and keeping everything in perspective. Thanks to fat bikes, I don’t even have to take winters off anymore! Unfortunately, I’m currently coming-off a bout with mono and have been forced into my longest break from riding in…
Phonebem   on Jun 9, 2018
replied to Department Store Bike
 
Not to argue with anyone, but I just stumbled across this video from Seth’s Bike Hacks. He seems to agree with me on “run what you brung” and set some money aside...
Apparently, from what I've read both here and other sites, I'm in a small minority of people who immediately made the connection.  I just assumed someone at Trek was a big fan...
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Phonebem   on Jun 8, 2018
replied to Department Store Bike
 
Honestly, I started mountain biking on a Huffy (even did my first race on it). You can get a feel for riding, just be aware that the bike really isn't made for...
Phonebem   on May 28, 2018
replied to Full Suspension Question
 
You sound like you are about right. My take (from years of motocross) is that you should only use about 80% of your travel in normal use and “remember” the times when...
Phonebem   on May 28, 2018
replied to Back on the chain gang....
 
I’ve always gone with Shimano or SRAM but still replace every season... Honestly though if you stay on top of checking your chain, don’t have breakage issues, and are happy with your...
Phonebem   on May 22, 2018
replied to Tubeless?
 
One piece of advice I’d give is to make yourself a cheap sealant injector using a small squeeze bottle (like a clear condiment bottle, Harbor Freight has some that work great for...
Phonebem   on May 14, 2018
replied to Best Value All Mountain
 
FYI, the Marin Hawk Hill is $1399 with an extra 20% off right now.  Not sure if I’m allowed to post where but a Google search for “Marin Hawk Hill 2018” should...
Phonebem   on May 9, 2018
replied to One Line Advice Thread
 
If you can’t remember your last crash, you’ve stopped getting better.
 
I’ve always had pretty good luck with the Gorilla Tape/tubeless valve method. Ironically, the hardest time I’ve had getting a valve to seal has been with “Tubeless Ready” wheels on my newest...
Phonebem   on Apr 25, 2018
replied to Trying to figure out my first MTB
 
Also, please don’t take my “not exactly cutting-edge” comment as an insult. Your bike is considerably newer than what I was riding until a couple years ago... (1998 Jamis Dragon, didn’t even...
Phonebem   on Apr 24, 2018
replied to Trying to figure out my first MTB
 
Just looked at the pics! While it isn’t exactly “cutting edge”, it looks like you have a decently spec’d bike that should be a great starter. Get tuned-up and enjoy!
Just took a quick look. On paper, the Fuji looks a step or two better in nearly all regards. Unless you have some issue with Fuji’s geometry (it happens) I’d go with...
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