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After nearly a month of continuous storms, the paved roads have at least melted off and dried out. Yesterday, I got my first ride in all that time. While I would have...
Plusbike Nerd   5 days ago
started a topic: How do you handle cycling withdrawal?
 
Where I live everthing is mud, slush, or ice and has been for a few weeks. The storms keep coming. The paved roads, the gravel roads, the singletrack all unridable. Not enough...
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Plusbike Nerd   5 days ago
started a topic: How do you handle cycling withdrawal?
 
Where I live everthing is mud, slush, or ice and has been for a few weeks. The storms keep coming. The paved roads, the gravel roads, the singletrack all unridable. Not enough...
Just keep spinning. Just keep spinning. Just keep spinning.
 
Many of these 1x11 cassette conversions require more than just putting on a new cassette. Frequently, you need either a longer derailleur cage or a derailleur hanger adapter. In addition, some frames...
I'm 5'9" and when I bought my last trailbike, the stock size L bike fit but I bought the XL. I pushed the seat forward and put on a shorter stem and...
 
If I was doing that change, I would just buy a Sram Eagle NX shifter and deraillier and combine it with a Eagle GX 10-50 cassette. (For a few dollars more you...
 
I would recommend Sedona AZ which has some of the best singletrack in the US in fantastic red rocks country. The weather in March in Sedona is perfect---not to hot, not to...
I've often thought that a large hip pack with suspenders would make a great day pack. When I worked as an electrician, I carried a heavy tool belt with suspenders and it was quite comfortable (and not sweaty) for all day wear unlike a traditional pack.
Almost every time I have taken a test ride on a bike with a dropper post, the post didn't work right. Either it wouldn't go down or it wouldn't stay up. One...
 
I'm a big fan of long-top-tube, short-stem, steep-seat-tube. I would pick whatever bike allows me to use a stem shorter than 50mm. Buy the larger bike, push the seat forward and install...
Plusbike Nerd   on Dec 24, 2018
replied to Playing in the mud?
 
Currently, the singletrack where I live is unridable---mud, frozen mud, slush, snow, and ice. However, the local gravel roads get plowed. So, I mounted a set of 700x50 gravel tires on my...
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Plusbike Nerd   on Dec 24, 2018
replied to First Full Suspension Bike
 
I think the best bikes have 29x2.6 or 29x2.8 tires, on i30-35mm rims, 1x 500% wide range drivetrains (Eagle GX 10x50), 5 to 6in of travel. Trek Full Stache, Specialized Stumpjumper, Scott...
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I've been riding 29x2.8 tires on i35 rims for a while now (and loving them) and I've been wondering why Plusbikes aren't more popular and why more mountain bikes don't come with...
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If it wasn't for mountain biking, I would be a depressed, constipated, over-weight, diabetic, grumpy old man. Instead, I'm thin, fit, and look 10 years younger than my age. Mountain biking makes...
 
Everybody should check out the bikeradar.com atricle, "What is the fastest tyre size for mountain biking". I would love to hear your opinions?
All this concern and complication about rim width and tire widths is over blown. For Trail and Enduro bikes i30-35mm (i=inner width) rims on 2.3-2.8in tires is all you need to know. All modern Trail and Enduro bikes should come with i30-35 rims and should have frame-fork clearance and a high enough bottom bracket to…
Plusbike Nerd   on Dec 17, 2018
replied to Singletracks Homepage Improvements?
 
Please eliminate the login requirement when using forums or commenting. I can never remember my password or where I wrote it down. I don't enjoy having to hunt it down on my...
Plusbike Nerd   on Dec 11, 2018
replied to FS bike weight - today's standards
 
I ride a 33 pound aluminum Trek Full Stache. It has 29x2.8in tires and 5+ inches of full-suspension travel. I like aluminum, 29+ tires, and longish travel. Sure, the Full Stache is...
Plusbike Nerd   on Dec 10, 2018
replied to Beginner bike?
 
My favorite beginner bike would be a 29+ hardtail. My first choice would be the Salsa Timberjack 29 with 2.6in tires and i30mm (i=inner width) rims. This bike has enough frame and...
Plusbike Nerd   on Dec 5, 2018
replied to Bike wash
 
I try to wash my bike as seldom as possible and I avoid using soap or a high pressure spray. Usually I just wash off the mud with a gentle spray of...
Plusbike Nerd   on Dec 3, 2018
replied to New bike
 
I would put the Salsa Timberjack 29er hardtail on your list of bikes to try. It comes with 29x2.6 tires on i29mm (i=inner width) rims which makes it a 29+ bike. 29+...
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I always haggle over anything costing more than a few hundred dollars. I've frequently get 10% or more off just by asking nicely. With mountain bikes I frequently pay full price for...
I've now had many rides on the Teravail Coronados and I give this tire a huge thumbs. This is the best 29+ tire I have ridden. This tires proves what I have...
Plusbike Nerd   on Dec 2, 2018
replied to Grips and sweat
 
You don't have to spend a lot of money on gloves. I buy cheap gloves from Home Depot where you can get a pack of 3 pair for just $10. That's $3.33...
I love the the new Enduro-ish geometry. Not because it makes a bike descend well (even though that's great) but because of the way it makes a bike climb. Enduro geometry pushes the rider forward slighlty and then pushes all the weight of the the fork and the front wheel forward. Both of which keep…
Plusbike Nerd   on Dec 1, 2018
replied to Grips and sweat
 
Do you wear gloves?
Remember the words of Joni Mitchell. "They paved paradise and they put up a parking lot". Keep wild places wild!
I disagree! It is a zero sum game. Have you ever ridden some place where motorcycles are allow? I have and it stinks and it's loud. Before very long, the whole area is trashed with tracks going everywhere. Are we going to continue to pollute and destroy the environment just because we're having a love…
I'm 60. I know there is going to come a time when I won't be able to mountain bike but that doesn't mean I deserve to ride a motorcycle where ever I want just because I'm old or disabled. If you want to ride a motorcycle there are many place where you have access---gravel roads,…
Just like IMBA couldn't figure out that they were supposed to be a pro-mountain bike organization, it seems that Singletracks needs to figure out if it is a pro-mountain bike organization. Is Singletracks in the pocket of bike corporations? Part of what makes me suspicious is that I have never seen an anti-ebike article published…
I mountain bike to have a wilderness experience. Once you throw in motors that wilderness experience is destroyed. Non-motorized sports and motorized sports just don't mix. If you think e-bikes are OK, then why not motorcycles, ORV's and 4 wheel drives or maybe a chairlift. It's a pretty slippery slope. Bike corporations would love to…
Plusbike Nerd   on Nov 29, 2018
replied to Coyote Attacks
 
Wilderness coyotes shy away from people. Urban-suburban coyotes have lost their fear of people and can be quite bold. I used to live in a suburban area and the coyotes would come...
Plusbike Nerd   on Nov 28, 2018
replied to Bike vault
 
I keep my bikes in the garage or basement. When I didn't have a garage or basement, I kept my bikes in the house. Never, never, never outside! I've had bikes stolen....
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