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dlawson   12 hours ago
replied to New XC/Trail Tires
I checked an old picture this morning.  I actually had a 2.2 Fast Trak Grid rear and a 2.3 Purgatory front on my hardtail Stumpjumper.  My bike had the same wheels as...
dlawson   1 day ago
replied to New XC/Trail Tires
I was very happy with 29x2.3 tires on a similar hardtail Stumpjumper for Colorado Front Range trails. I think I was using a Fast Trak Grid rear and a Ground Control front tire...
dlawson   on Nov 5, 2019
replied to 2.35 or 2.6" tyres?
Glad you like the new Schwalbe tires - will you keep us updated on how they wear?  Also, where do you ride? Specialized tires have been very good to me over the past...
DG - thanks for the recommendations on Carvins Cove.  I ended up getting rained out in Roanoke but did get to enjoy an awesome 6 overtime football game at Virginia Tech.  I...
dlawson   on Oct 13, 2019
replied to Winter Mountain Biking- Utah & CO
The month of November is usually pretty good in Colorado, but planning to ride on a particular day can be hit or miss.  If you build some flexibility into your schedule, then...
I will also be spending a couple of days in Louisville, KY but will not have much time to ride there.  Are there any must ride trails in the area?
dlawson   on Oct 12, 2019
started a topic: Road Trip Recommendations - Kansas City and Roanoke
I am about to head out on a 2 week trip from Boulder, CO to Asheville, NC and would like ride recommendations for a couple of my stops.  For reference, I ride...
A companion question should have been, how many bikes do you currently own?
dlawson   on Sep 17, 2019
replied to Buying a frame
Since you’re currently riding a low-end bike in SoCal, you could save some money by starting with a used high-end bike.  That would give you something to ride while you upgraded. In 2017,...
dlawson   on Sep 12, 2019
replied to front shock pressure thoughts
You already know how the fork performs at the factory recommended settings, so spend a little time testing different setups. Create a note on your phone with your base settings.  Find familiar sections...
dlawson   on Aug 29, 2019
replied to Lets talk...TIRES!
Mud tires sure do look sexy, but there is a good reason old guys rarely have them on their pickup trucks. What tires came on your Rockhopper?  The Minion/Aggressor is a great trail...
dlawson   on Aug 16, 2019
replied to Beginner Mountain Bike
Is there an active mountain bike club in your area?  If so, go to the next meeting and introduce yourself.  You will most likely meet experienced riders who would be happy to...
dlawson   on Aug 15, 2019
replied to colorado trails
If I lived somewhere else and could only ride for 5 days in Colorado ..... first I would probably cry, then I would go straight to Crested Butte without a second thought.    ...
The newest group of 29ers are so good, I wonder if there is really much difference.  I rode a new Ibis Ripley on a recent trip to Santa Cruz - wow, what...
dlawson   on Jun 21, 2019
replied to Having a hard time finding the right bike
I recommend joining your local mountainbike club, then go to the next monthly meeting and ask around.  I can almost guarantee that you will find experienced riders that would love to help...
A forum is a difficult place to get helpful information on tires.  We should all have to include where we ride, what type of bike/rims we have and what air pressure we...
Cool article, Jeff - What about a reader poll for the BEST places to eat near the BEST Mountain Bike Trails in the World? I am currently planning stops for an upcoming trip to the Southeast and can't wait to give Betty's a try after riding Cold Mountain. I will also add: - Switchback Smokehouse…
dlawson   on May 4, 2019
replied to tire pressure
When Stan’s started making tubeless rims, they used a pretty good formula that you can still use as a starting point. Riding weight in pounds divided by 7 = X psi.  Front: X...
dlawson   on Mar 7, 2019
replied to What upgrades with $500
Spending the money on a trip sounds like a great idea .... but I just noticed the Pro’s Closet up in Boulder just listed some pretty nice DT Swiss wheelsets.  If the...
dlawson   on Dec 13, 2018
replied to Replacement for WTB WeirWolf
Adding modern tires to your classic hardtail is sure to make your rides more fun.  There are a lot of great tires available so it won't be hard to make a good...
dlawson   on Oct 29, 2018
added a photo of Pivot Mach 5
Pivot Mach 5 with a 27.5 wheel up front and a 26" in the rear.
dlawson   on Oct 29, 2018
spec'd a bike: Pivot Mach 5
dlawson   on Oct 29, 2018
spec'd a bike: Pivot Mach 429
dlawson   on Sep 10, 2018
replied to Opinions Welcome: Upgrade or keep saving?
I think it could be a good upgrade if you find a deal on a used Fox 34. I bought a 2013 Stumpjumper HT last spring while I was between bikes.  The Stumpjumper...
dlawson   on Aug 17, 2018
replied to Do you ride "on" or "in" your bike?
Good question, I had to give this one some thought.  I had a good ride this afternoon and don’t really remember noticing my bike. I noticed parts of my bike, like I noticed...
You can have fun on a lot of different bikes and what you enjoy most could change as your skills develop.  I enjoy the challenge of riding technical trails on a 29”...
dlawson   on Jul 11, 2018
added a review of Pivot Mach 5

I found a good deal on a Pivot Mach 5 in February of 2018. I had been riding a Mach...
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