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m.krupp   42 minutes ago
replied to Fully Rigid
 
Downhiller, that is a beautiful fat bike. I like it. Hope to add a full rigid fat bike to my stock sometime in the future.
m.krupp   38 minutes ago
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
I will second less groomed trails. Rugged and challenging is one of the draws that brought me to MTBing.
Trent sounds like a long hard road to recover physically and the mental toll it took. I couldn't imagine being down so hard...low to sell all my mountain bike stuff. That sounds rough. Great to hear you are back. Happy trails to you. I think your story emphasizes the need to follow proper recovery. Especially…
m.krupp   52 minutes ago
commented on Who Got You Into Mountain Biking?
 
Like many people near my age (44), me getting into mountain biking evolved over time. I read so many stories and have multiple friends that loved BMX. Loved riding my bike and being in the woods. Eventually I would discover the bikes that combine both these. Like most it is hard to nail an exact…
m.krupp   21 hours ago
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
I am tempted to get on here and say nothing needs to be reversed. All the info and options can be overwhelming so I want it to be simpler but I can...
m.krupp   1 week ago
replied to Breaking in....
 
I tend to agree with RJShoop and Alvin Mullen. It is kind of in the name. Mountain, you need trails that are suited for your skill to start on. Start on green...
m.krupp   1 week ago
replied to Help me choose a bike?
 
All the bikes you listed are great bikes. They are all essentially the same. Yes there are subtle differences but your getting the same bike. You can tweak stuff as you go....
m.krupp   1 week ago
replied to Felt Mountain bikes
 
No first hand experience but I have looked at them in the past when shopping for myself. From my research they appear to be a very legit bike. Components, geometry all seem...
m.krupp   1 week ago
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
Thanks for everyone contributing. I have laughed at how many of these lies I have told myself. Let me add  a few more. I am only going to ride for 'X' amount of...
What kind of life is it that you take the path of least resistance? Where is the story or adventure there? Heck yeah we should to do hard things voluntarily. You don't get stronger physically, mentally or emotionally by taking the easy way out. We become better people by committing to goals especially when they…
Richard beautiful thoughts. The woods has always been a place for me and mountain biking combined being in the woods with riding a bike. Two of my favs. Like you I discovered that the mental benefit was a whole other level. Best stress reliever I know and pure satisfaction. The biggest surprise was the community.…
m.krupp   3 weeks ago
replied to Dropper post on All Mountain bikes?
 
I had a dropper post then the cylinder failed. Found out the company expected the owner to replace the $75 every year. That's right every year. Took it off a several months...
Funny to come across this survey. Just a few weeks ago one of the guys I ride with asked me in front of our whole group how often I wash my gloves. I was almost embarrassed to say i hadn't up to that point. Yes they get sweaty but never noticed a smell or any…
m.krupp   on Sep 17, 2019
replied to front shock pressure thoughts
 
Thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions. I see multiple people made the zip tie suggestion. Easy solution. Since it was asked a Manitou M30 on one of my bikes and a Rock...
m.krupp   on Sep 10, 2019
started a topic: front shock pressure thoughts
 
So for three seasons now I have had a good hard tail and still unsure if I have the front shock pressure where I want it. I know as with all things...
Thanks for the article. I have not spent a lot of time considering my saddle yet. It is something i wanted to get into but with padded biking shorts it had not made the short list of mods for my bikes. The Volt is already on one of my bikes. The Velo Angel Fly looks…
Cool concept but there is no fine tuning it to the angle one wants. I would use it if was right for me. Maybe a few different angles so there are options.
There seems to be a lot of pros then comes the con. Sounded like almost the perfect metal until the corrosive part came up. It would be nice when the discover a new or better material that it could also be more cost effective.
Super interesting and intriguing but not sure it would hold up to the riggers of MTBing. Suspension, dirt, impact seem to things that would affect this quickly and cause issues. It looks complicated and not even possible to work on much if issue comes up in middle of ride. I do see where this could…
This is a very interesting design and hard to get my head wrapped around the look and envision how it all works. The price makes it not an option any time soon in a mass market. Maybe over time it can be competitive. I am curious to see more feedback about how it compares to…
I agree with you dmcondolora. The $1300 model would be a great entry FS that is affordable. It is on my radar now too.
m.krupp   on Sep 9, 2019
replied to New member
 
Ken, you have my full support. E-bikes are a mountain bike and I encourage you to keep riding. Always glad to have someone else in the community. I disagree with earning your...
m.krupp   on Sep 9, 2019
replied to New Rider
 
Nate K as some here have said there are a lot of details we don't know about your situation. Not even sure what part of the country you are in. But based...
m.krupp   on Aug 29, 2019
replied to Lets talk...TIRES!
 
Interesting topic and still feeling out tires and learning more. I tend to agree with the widest your bike can fit. Although there was a forum not too long ago on here...
 

Staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Carry Marin and KHS mountain bikes along with lots of other outdoor gear. Enjoy the...
This is interesting. I don't own a pair of biking shoes at this point. I ride flats and I have always been surprised by the lack of design. Clipless shoes have some color and design that looks good. Flats are plain with a lot of black or black and red combos. I think I might…
m.krupp   on Aug 21, 2019
replied to Entry level MTB upgrades
 
So you just got this bike? Don't upgrade anything yet. Ride the heck out of it. Get a feel for what it can and can't do and what you like and don't...
m.krupp   on Aug 20, 2019
replied to what are you using for grips?
 
I didn't start this topic but I appreciate the feedback everyone has put in. Thanks. The options of grips are overwhelming. Checked out the ones shared here and now have the ones...
m.krupp   on Aug 20, 2019
replied to Fully Rigid
 
I have two hard tails but love the idea of a full rigid. I went with hard tails because of the price but the simplicity and made sure to get 1x's. After...
 
I too appreciate hearing from the elders of this community. While I am not young I am new to the sport. Hard to say officially how long because I dabbled around the edges of MTBing for 10+ years. About 5 years ago I started learning more and digging deeper and learning the details of bikes…
m.krupp   on Aug 19, 2019
replied to Beginner Mountain Bike
 
Potroman, I feel your pain. You come here for  bike advice and we all tell $300 is not enough. Unfortunately MTBing is expensive but you don't have to drop $1,000. I will...
m.krupp   on Aug 10, 2019
updated Grapevine Lake A&b conditions to
 
m.krupp   on Aug 10, 2019
replied to I Do not Race!
 
jpdirt, I hear you. The competitive side of me considers racing. My ego wants me to learn all the cool skills (wheelie, bunny hop, manual, jump, etc). Racing maybe and skills definitely...
Robert Dobbs, you are dead on about the expectations that the companies expect sometimes with the stuff they sell. I assume most of that is put in there for liability reasons. They...
m.krupp   on Aug 8, 2019
replied to night riding
 
rmap01, thanks for the input. Looked up some details on it and it appears this is a really good option. I appreciate the price point is descent and run time is pretty...
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