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Plusbike Nerd   15 hours ago
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   5 days ago
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   1 week ago
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   1 week ago
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   1 week ago
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   1 week ago
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   1 week ago
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....
I live in Durango CO. One of the best things about Durango is that I can do about 20 different trail rides starting right from my house. That doesn't even include the many great road and gravel rides Durango has. Because of this easy accessibility, I ride 4-5 times weekly. There are very few towns…
Plusbike Nerd   2 weeks ago
commented on The Best 2019 Trail Bikes
 
Trailbikes are so much better now than even a few years ago. Suspension systems have gotten so good that almost every brand makes a decent bike. Almost any Trailbike that comes with i30-35mm (i=inner width) rims, 2.4-2.8in tires, and at least 5in (130mm) travel is probably going to be great. Picking a best Trailbike is…
Plusbike Nerd   3 weeks ago
replied to Stache ou Farley
 
The ideal Fatbike has 26x4.8in tires on e80mm (e=exterior width) rims and has no suspension. This bike will perform very well in snow but makes a crappy trailbike. The Farley comes with...
Plusbike Nerd   3 weeks ago
replied to Seperate Frame or just Bike
 
Building up a bike from scratch is something best done by someone who knowns a lot about bikes and has a lot of experience. If I were you, I would buy a...
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@ rmap01 Comparing tubeless tires to an old girlfriend was bad enough. But comparing your relationship with your bike to your relationship with your wife is off the charts. Even though, I think...
Plusbike Nerd   3 weeks ago
replied to New bike
 
$1400 isn't enough money to buy a descent full suspension bike so you should probably buy a Plus hardtail. I would probably go with a well known brand that your local bike...
The Top Fuel and the Epic are intended to be XC race bikes. If your not totally into XC racing, I wouldn't buy either one but would instead buy a good solid...
Plusbike Nerd   on Nov 11, 2018
replied to 29plus wheel set carbon or aluminum
 
I am not going to recommend a specific brand. Instead, I want to recommend a specific size. Let me start of by saying that any tire wider than 2.8in and any rim...
Plusbike Nerd   on Nov 2, 2018
replied to Upgrade Specialized Rockhopper 29er
 
In my opinion, no bike should be upgraded unless you are getting the parts for free and you can do the work yourself. Parts and labor cost so much that is easy...
Plusbike Nerd   on Nov 2, 2018
replied to Gearbox transmission suggestions?
 
With the Sram Eagle GX drivetrain with 10-50 cassette being much more affordable, lighter, and working so well, does it really make sense to get a gearbox drivetrain????
Plusbike Nerd   on Oct 29, 2018
replied to Winter is coming, fat bike research
 
I pretty much agree with everything "Zoso" wrote. So here is what that Fatbike would look like. Hardtail aluminum frame.---Doesn't rust. Lighter than steel but much cheaper than carbon. Carbon hardtail not...
I have 2 children and I am always coaching them that when they are in any group situation to do their best to be joy and a pleasure to be with. I also coach them to be forgiving of others. Don't complain. Don't make excuses. But also don't have excessive expectations or make excessive demands.…
Plusbike Nerd   on Oct 24, 2018
commented on Over a Beer: Riding to Live
 
I put mountain biking right up there with good food, good sex, and a good beer. That it also has so many health benefits---emotional, mental, and physical---is just icing on the cake. Without mountain biking, my life would be greatly diminished. Ride to live---Live to ride!
Plusbike Nerd   on Oct 23, 2018
replied to Should I wear a helmet for biking?
 
NO you don't have to wear a helmet---as long as you don't care about life altering head injuries or death!
I've been riding a full-suspension Trek Full Stache with 29x3.0 tires on i35 rims for about six months. Before that I rode a 29+ hardtail for about 3 years. However, I been...
Plusbike Nerd   on Oct 18, 2018
started a topic: What's your relationship with tubeless tires?
 
I just installed new tubeless tires and what a hassle. Which reminds me of an old girlfriend. She was prettier, sexier, smarter, and more fun than my previous girlfriend but also very...
Always glad to see a new Plus size tire come out. Once again, 29+ gets to be the least favorite step-child with very few 29x2.8in tires available. I hope WTB really does produce a 29x2.8 Vigilante. I've long felt that a 2.8 tire mounted to an i32mm (i=inner width) rim is the ideal Trailbike wheel.…
 
I just spotted the new 29x2.8 Teravail Coronado tire at my local shop today. The shop owner had one mounted to a i35mm (i=inner width) rim and he measured it at 2.75in...
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