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Questions: #1: If you could add anything to your gloves, what would that be? An index finger tip that actually works on a touch screen #2: What do you dislike about your current gloves? Too much...
Nice work! I have built my last two bikes from parts. I would not have a bike any other way.
Bikes at big box stores! I happened to go to a well know sporting goods national chain today and was applauded by the inferior quality of mountain bikes they had for under...
The berries are awesome. Very versatile. However, The vine stalks SUCK!! They will easily rip your skin to shreds if you encounter them on a bike or even walking. Sometimes the thorns detach and get embedded in your body for a more painful event. I have gotten very good over the years of riding to…
Good article and timing. My 5.10's are getting close to the end of their life and I just started searching for replacements. Also, thanks David for your input. 5.10's have been my high bar for years. I will definitely look into the Clans.
I agree. If you have good grips, you don't need gloves other than for crash protection.
Oldandrolling   on Sep 11, 2019
replied to Dropper post on All Mountain bikes?
Thanks for the input. I have a dropper on my XC which I use a lot between features, assents and fall trails. On my all mountain bike, my fixed seat height is...
Oldandrolling   on Sep 10, 2019
started a topic: Dropper post on All Mountain bikes?
Quick survey question. Who rides with a dropper post on an all mountain bike?
Oldandrolling   on Sep 3, 2019
replied to New member
If and ebike gets you out enjoying life and making you feel like a kid again, then by all means keep riding it! I think you will find most mountain bikers don't...
Oldandrolling   on Aug 31, 2019
replied to Mountain bike upgrades
Your question has many possibilities. You have a reasonably good XC bike for your skill level. My suggestion would be to ride is a few hundred miles and start to decide what...
Oldandrolling   on Aug 29, 2019
replied to Riding in the cool rains of fall
Good article. I am going to look into the Ion Shelter jacket
Oldandrolling   on Aug 27, 2019
started a topic: Riding in the cool rains of fall
I need some recommendations from the contributors. I am looking the most preferred upper body rain wear when riding in 40 to 60 degree temperatures. It needs to be lightweight, somewhat breathable...
My LBS does not stock good quality trail or DH bikes. All my recent bike purchases have been online or local in person exchanges.
Oldandrolling   on Aug 17, 2019
added a photo
Rebuilt and ready to ride
Oldandrolling   on Aug 16, 2019
replied to Beginner Mountain Bike
Can't go wrong with a Rockhopper as long as it is in reasonable shape
Oldandrolling   on Aug 16, 2019
replied to Beginner Mountain Bike
The Trek you listed above looks like the best of the three. You should look for disk brakes like the Trek has too. The front forks could be better. You will easily...
Oldandrolling   on Aug 16, 2019
replied to what are you using for grips?
I prefer ODI or Ergon with or without gloves
Oldandrolling   on Aug 16, 2019
replied to Handlebars
I like 25 to 32 mm rise bars but, handlebar rise, as well as length, is a personal preference based upon comfort and how you prefer to ride. Speed is usually associated...
Oldandrolling   on Aug 16, 2019
replied to Beginner Mountain Bike
Look to your local LBS or Craigslist for a better name brand used bike. Shoot for something a few years old with hydraulic brakes and better wheels/tires than the mongoose. Also, go...
Oldandrolling   on Aug 14, 2019
replied to Pre & Post Ride Inspections?
I check wheel spin, rims and tire pressure before or after each ride. I also check brakes and suspension about every third ride. Each year I tear my bikes down, inspect, replace,...
I ride in areas with lots of oak trees , pine trees and bamboo. Eye wear has prevented, too many to count, twigs in the eye injuries. My helmet has also saved...
Oldandrolling   on Aug 9, 2019
replied to I Do not Race!
Fun is the main reason most people ride I believe. Speed is just one item on a long list of possibilities.
For a comparison, I have the Ergon GA's and ODI Rouges on my bikes. The ODI has a bit more grip but, the GA feels more contoured to my hand. Both grips have a long life and are comfortable on long rides which is what I look for.
I say bring back the metallic paint. It makes the overall appearance much better.
You are going to cash a lot initially, assuming you push yourself starting out. That being said a less expensive bike may not be the best fit however, you won't feel so bad when it gets a scratched, dinged and bent from the learning experience. Then, once you understand a bikes 'fit' and your riding…
Oldandrolling   on Aug 3, 2019
replied to Are you riding "too much" tire?
My XC bike has 2.1 inch wide tires and my trail bike has 2.4 inch. I have found that anything wider for me feels to sluggish on acceleration. My top speeds are...
Oldandrolling   on Jul 24, 2019
replied to Roots: Impediment or Feature?
Roots and rock gardens are some of the best parts of the trail. No two are alike and always provide entertainment value
I voted for Interviews with everyday riders. You can't find may sites that offer POV assessments of trails, abilities and insights on what motivates the average rider across a wide range of riding experience.
Oldandrolling   on Jul 16, 2019
replied to How true are your wheels?
Slightly out of true. I do it myself with the zip tie method. I usually check my wheels twice a year and make any necessary adjustments
Oldandrolling   on Jul 10, 2019
replied to Bike superstitions
Not so sure if mine is superstition or fit for adventure testing but, the first thing I always do when mount my bike is a track stand and time the duration. If...
Oldandrolling   on Jul 3, 2019
replied to Old vs New ( Upgrading vs Buying)
I have learned and experienced over the years that my preference is to ultimately seek out the frame I really like, meets my riding expectations and fits me like a glove. This...
I generally agree with your findings. I currently ride a FS XC bike with 2.3 tires and can transition between road, gravel and hard pack trails with minimal loss of capabilities. I...
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