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Oldandrolling   1 day ago
replied to advice on bike for beginner
 
Aside from the models that you are looking at, I would tryout a 29er first if I were you. At 5'-4" it may be a bit too tall and not as comfortable...
Oldandrolling   2 days ago
started a topic: Tires for hard pack SC clay
 
Finally, the wet sloppy sand and clay in South Carolina is drying out. Next up, hard packed clay and dry sandy clay power. Anyone have suggestions for tires? Maxxis Arden and Ikon have...
Oldandrolling   1 week ago
started a topic: MUni
 
So, has anyone here tried Mountain Unicycling (MUni)? I am actually starting to see some people on trails trying it out. It looks like fun but, a good unicycle is the cost...
I shop for good quality at a reasonable price. I have experienced good and bad parts made in both the US and China. Well know brand names are still my most trusted...
One more thing. I do like hydraulic brakes over mechanical for the ability to feather the brake when I only have one wheel on the ground and have great stopping power with...
I am totally with you on the tube tires. Granted, you might get better traction from tubeless fatter tires however, if you want speed with good traction, as long as you know...
Oldandrolling   3 weeks ago
replied to What does your bike weigh?
 
I built my FS 26" trail bike. Weighs 29 pounds with 6061 frame, dropper post and the pedals. Most of the weight reduction focus was on my front air suspension, rear air...
Good article. BTW, there are many wild 'trail snacks' available out there if you know where and what to look for especially in the spring time. It just adds one more adventure to mountain biking. Your local library should have several books on wild edibles in your area.
 
Another possible option, if you do your own work on your bike and have a decent shop available to you, build what you want. There an many types of excellent frames available...
Never saw these exercises before. I will give them a try.
I have been searching for some new tires. I believe I am going to get the Maxxis Ardent based upon this review. I am currently on WTB Velociraptors which are great for the wet South Carolina clay but, I would like a faster rolling tire. Thanks Matt
You should also be able to fine some vacant lots, gravel or potholed filled roads close to home to practice on when travel funds are low. It may not be as exciting but, it will improve your confidence and skills for the next road trip.
 
Trail fashion shows. Having a nice bike with the color you like is one thing. Having matching designer riding clothes is a bit much. If you really enjoy riding, you are getting...
Oldandrolling   on Feb 4, 2019
added a review of Diamondback Cobra 20
 

* Solid. No need to worry about frame failures. * Easy to maintain * Great beginner bike
 
One thing not mentioned for flat pedals is that you can move your foot around on the pedal and you can't on clipless. I prefer to be able to move my foot slightly up to down and side to side or take my inside foot off the pedal for drifting tight corners depending on what…
Oldandrolling   on Jan 31, 2019
replied to Best shoes for platform pedals
 
I have had my five tens for going on 6 years now years now. They are scuffed scratched and the soles have shallow cuts channels from the studs on my pedals but...
Oldandrolling   on Jan 28, 2019
replied to Anyone wear MTB pants (not tights)?
 
I go to the Army surplus and get black or camo fatigues that have ties at the bottom of the pant cuff. You can tie them at the ankle or pull up...
For your budget, I would look for a hardtail. I would get the Raleigh. I had a Raleigh road bike for many years and they make a good quality bike. You might...
Oldandrolling   on Jan 26, 2019
spec'd a bike: Dawes Cycles USA Dawes USA Roundhouse
 
Lowland South Carolina Bamboo forest trail.
 
OK I have reached my breaking point. The ground is a bit soft the temperature is 22 but, screw it, I am going out on my bike today. It can't be any...
I never purchased any carbon parts from overseas and surely will not now. I have purchased Shimano branded parts from AliExpress with steep discounts and never had any issues with them other...
I am in! I will search their products first. If they are reasonably competitive, they will have a new customer.
Oldandrolling   on Jan 17, 2019
replied to Heel pain after a long ride
 
Thanks. I was on the right track with the stretches, just not doing them long enough. I did an easy and relatively short ride today (under and hour) without any after ride pain....
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Oldandrolling   on Jan 17, 2019
replied to Singletracks Homepage Improvements?
 
I like the simplicity and community orientation of this site. You really do not try and 'sell' anything have comparable reviews of products.  It is easy to navigate from a handheld device. The...
Oldandrolling   on Jan 17, 2019
started a topic: Heel pain after a long ride
 
I experiencing something I have not had before. During my rides everything is great. When I stop riding my heels are sore with symptoms similar to plantar fasciitis. I do a few foot...
 
Withdrawal is not easy to cope with, including for your significant other. I know I am getting into withdrawal when my wife interrupts me standing quietly and  staring out the window for...
 
We all have days on the trail when we are not in rhythm and are barely able to get the bike where you want it to go. What do you do when...
Thanks for the article. I am scouting around for a hardtail and this was very helpful in narrowing my search.
Oldandrolling   on Jan 12, 2019
started a topic: Favorite winter trails in the southeast?
 
Here we are in January in upstate South Carolina. Looking for an adventure. Anyone out there have any suggestions for a highly entertaining Blue level winter trail within 100 miles of Charlotte...
Here are mine. What do you do to prepare in the last hour before a competition both mentally and physically? When you are riding and don't feel 'dialed in' on any given day what...
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