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m@frit: As the mtb population ages E-bikes (for those who "don't have it anymore") will become more popular. Ego does not fade with age .................for many.
Nice write-up/plug for the pump. Personally I don't care for the size of the pump which necessitates carrying a backpack. Also, nothing wrong with co2 (along with an additional air supply). I carry a Crank Bros klic pump mounted to the down tube. It's a pump with a hidden flexible hose, magnetic head with twisting…
I have a Wren inverted fork. I love it! https://buynow.wrensports.com/products/copy-of-wren-aluminum-fat-bike-suspension-fork
Most snow (fat) bike cyclists are familiar with trail etiquette on groomed trails. Word of mouth goes a long way. However multi-use trails invariably become the victim of "post holes" caused by dog walkers and hikers. They just love to be the first ones on a fresh dump of snow. Frustration for a snow biker…
ironhead700   on Jan 7, 2018
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finding a good line
ironhead700   on Dec 31, 2017
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Sarma Shaman fat bike & Trek Stache 9 plus bike
ironhead700   on Dec 31, 2017
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Point Pelee National Park
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ironhead700   on Dec 31, 2017
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Big M trail Wellston MI
ironhead700   on Dec 31, 2017
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ironhead700   on Dec 3, 2017
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A 29+ bike (2016Trek Stache) is definitely a game changer for me. As a predominately XC rider, 6'-2" & 210lbs, this bike allowed me to ride............and enjoy........... more technical trails with confidence. The "steam roller" front end, Manitou Magnum 34 Pro fork with the 29 x 3 tires, allow the bike roll over just about…
There are enough different trails out there to accommodate ALL levels of skill and physical limitations for those riding non-motorized mountain bikes. The 'excuse' that: "I ride an e-bike so keep up with other riders" or "I can't climb that section anymore".... etc is simply an ego thing. RIDE TRAILS WITHIN YOUR ABILITIES. For those…
ironhead700   on Sep 9, 2017
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shore riding -most southern mainland point in Canada
ironhead700   on Sep 8, 2017
spec'd a bike: Sarma Shaman
 
ironhead700   on Sep 8, 2017
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price, geometry, all carbon build (frame, rims, handlebar & seat post) with sram xx components - 24lbs large frame, tubeless...
ironhead700   on Sep 8, 2017
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Sarma Shaman with a Wren front fork
ironhead700   on Jul 22, 2017
replied to Bike covers for rear hitch mount racks
 
Well then maybe you should try another trail location if you are bothered that much.  (more cheese with that whine?)
ironhead700   on Jul 21, 2017
replied to Bike covers for rear hitch mount racks
 
How 'bout just enjoying your ride and clean the bike when you get home.  Depending on trail conditions I get more grime on my bike trail riding then hauling it to the...
I think you have covered off everything needed for long distance travelling with bikes. I too prefer to bring my bikes in the hotel/motel room when using a rack for 2 bikes. However I make sure to use MULTIPLE chains/cables/U-locks/padlocks when the odd time I have to keep the bikes racked overnight. Most thieves are…
ironhead700   on Mar 30, 2017
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West beach riding Sarma Shaman fat bike
ironhead700   on Mar 30, 2017
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shore ice on Lake Erie
ironhead700   on Mar 30, 2017
replied to Your favorite bike trails in Michigan
 
I've ridden at least 20 different trails in the Lower Peninsula.  (Haven't got to the UP yet)  They are all good...........some are better than others depending on my skill level and conditioning...
As an older rider the simplest way to "get better" is to park the ego and ride trails within my physical & technical capabilities. Only then is it fun and injury free.................which it is supposed to be. There is ALWAYS someone better & faster and someone worse and slower.
Going tubeless I was able to mount a set of VeeRubber HBillie's (4.2) relatively easy. However mounting Bontrager Rougarou tires (3.8) was a battle. (very close tolerances?) They went on easy enough but I couldn't get them out of the center channel. Soaped up.......... with a compressor............ finally did the trick. Once mounted this wheel…
Going tibeless I was able to mount a set of VeeRubber HBillie's (4.2) relatively easy. However mounting Bontrager Rougarou tires (3.8) was a battle. (very close tolerances?) Soaped up.......... with a compressor............ did the trick. Once mounted this wheel set/tires hold air pressure quite well. I've gone down as low as 4 psi with no…
Don't think Trek feels a need for their 29+ bikes to have rear suspension. I also own a Trek Stache 29+ and am more than satisfied with the ride characteristics.
ironhead700   on Feb 3, 2017
updated Cadillac WST (winter sport trail) conditions to
 

Well groomed 3 foot wide out & back trail with some decent elevation changes. approx 12 miles. An easy, enjoyable...
Cadillac WST
 
well groomed 3 foot wide out & back with decent elevation changes.
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