m.kruppBunny Hop

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m.krupp   1 day ago
replied to BIG BOX against Established Brand
 
Terry $200 for a mountain bike is probably a waste of money. It just won't hold up. Big box stores (unless you are referring to REI) are not selling bikes meant for trails....
Matt7082  I posted the question about tire pressure a few weeks ago. Got a few responses. You can go back a couple of pages and look for a forum with my name...
Matt7082 Congratulations on the new bike. I have heard many good things about the Roscoe 8. Ride the heck out of it and enjoy. Hope you find riding buddies soon.
Matt7082 I want to echo the thoughts of TK34 and xbd. I advise to leaning towards TK34 advise. As a beginner save your money and find out what you like on a cheaper...
m.krupp   1 week ago
replied to $50 limit annnnnnndddd..... go!
 
Rob Juric I was joking about your wife getting it right. I have four kids myself so budget is limited for gifts and my wife struggles to find something for me. May be...
slowpoke 26 I should back up and say welcome to the mountain bike community. I appreciate the effort to learn. I am still learning more intricacies of mountain biking all the time. I see...
I currently ride a Salsa Timberjack but it is a 29er. Great bike. I think the first question is what kind of bike do you want. I couldn't get the Orbea link to...
m.krupp   1 week ago
replied to Need sunglasses suggestion
 
I like Pugs. Not mountain bike specific but they are cheap and polarized. Cheap enough I have a pair of dark lenses for sunny days and a yellow tint for low light....
m.krupp   1 week ago
replied to $50 limit annnnnnndddd..... go!
 
Grips and gloves. Maybe a couple of bike tools you want to add to your collection if you want to work on your own bike. Or a date night with your wife. Maybe...
So only one component. Wide tires would be my choice. They provide better traction, allow you to ride in more conditions, can be a shock if pressure is set up right and they contact the ground. If I get a second choice it is wide handle bars so I can pilot my bike where I…
m.krupp   2 weeks ago
spec'd a bike: Salsa Timberjack
 
Mark Weaver Welcome to mountain biking in Kentucky. I live in Lexington and ride mostly there and Frankfort. I get to Madisonville some do travel with my job. I have a couple of hardtails...
As a rider from Kentucky I appreciate the respect given in this article to the kind of riding done here. It seems as i see videos on the internet the west is always pumped up and is to be the Mecca. Points 5 and 6 don't seem to be respected enough. I hope to ride…
m.krupp   2 weeks ago
added a review of Capital View
 

Good trail system. Constantly clear. Never ran across a trail that was blocked because of a tree or other obstacle....
m.krupp   2 weeks ago
added a review of Grapevine Lake A&b
 

Fun trail system. Red trail is the longest and most technical but a lot of fun. Blue trail is fast...
m.krupp   2 weeks ago
added a review of Veterans Park
 

Fun trial system. Becoming more and more popular and well known in Lexington. Great place to ride and pick new...
m.krupp   2 weeks ago
replied to attitudes
 
killer climb: can't say I see this negative attitude or negativity on the trails. I read about it on this site and I am sure it is out there but not sure...
m.krupp   2 weeks ago
replied to dropper post user fee
 
midwestmtbiker: I like the thought/challenge of riding without a dropper post. You make a good point about advancing my skills. My bike with the dropper had to be in a the shop...
m.krupp   3 weeks ago
replied to Giro Fixture Mips helmet
 
I am not sure what piece you are referring to but I have a Giro helmet and recently broke the piece that had the adjustment on the back. I looked up parts...
m.krupp   3 weeks ago
replied to dropper post user fee
 
I appreciate the thoughts and suggestions here. I do agree everything on the bike will eventually wear out or need serviced. The frustrating part was how short a life this component had...
m.krupp   3 weeks ago
started a topic: dropper post user fee
 
I had an Xfusion Manic dropper post installed on my bike 18 months ago. It always had an issue with sticking and then a few weeks ago it failed completely. It would...
Seems like there are a lot of good ideas here. The booklet would reach some but many would discard and just want to ride (sounds like me). General rules posted next to trail maps at trail heads would be another tool that would reach a few more that may read it if it is right…
m.krupp   on May 21, 2019
replied to tire inserts
 
Head Over Handlebars and Dr Sweets thank-you for input noting types of tires and bikes and riding styles. So much to consider. I also ride a hardtail and have been concerned about...
m.krupp   on May 20, 2019
started a topic: tire inserts
 
Is anyone here using tire inserts like Cush Core or Huck Norris? What is your take on them? There are multiple liners out there. I like the idea of protecting my rim and...
m.krupp   on May 4, 2019
replied to tire pressure
 
Great feedback from the field! Thank-you. Charding: Good point on tubes or not. Just converted to tubeless last year and notice just on feel alone I can go lower on pressure. dlawson: That is...
m.krupp   on May 2, 2019
replied to tire pressure
 
Appreciate the thoughts and video. I am interested in any other thoughts or advice there. I watched the video rmap 01 and found it amusing the three disciplines and if you paid attention...
m.krupp   on May 1, 2019
started a topic: tire pressure
 
I am looking to for general guidance on tire pressure. I have rode bikes all my life. As a kid we always pumped our tires up tight and generally kept them that...
m.krupp   on Apr 14, 2019
replied to Trail Hardtails
 
I have been riding a 2017 Salsa Timberjack 29er for a couple of years. I love it. The bike has handled all I can throw at it. The only hold back has...
m.krupp   on Apr 14, 2019
replied to DB Mason 1 vs Hook
 
I currently have a Diamondback Hook sitting in my garage. It is my daughters. It is a solid bike and found a great price on someone selling it used. Personally a couple...
m.krupp   on Apr 13, 2019
spec'd a bike: Santa Cruz Chameleon
 
m.krupp   on Oct 20, 2018
replied to Should I wear a helmet for biking?
 
I grew up not wearing a helmet and rode my bike all over the place, road, grass, farm trails. Nobody wore helmets. Also seat belts were not required when I was a...
m.krupp   on Oct 20, 2018
replied to Broken Spokes and Tubeless Tires
 
I broke a spoke just last week. It was the second one this year for me. I just converted to tubeless and when it broke the spoke pushed back down into the...
 
I am fairly new to running tubeless. I set my wheels up about 4 months ago after 4 rides in a row of being cut short due to flats or canceling due...
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