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There's a difference between entry level full-suspension which you can buy new for around $1500 and more advanced full-susser that lost more then 50% of its price after 4-5 years of use...
Hi! Tough choice. With new trail-oriented hardtail you gonna feel a difference but, in my opinion, very soon will start looking into full suspension. I'd rather shop around and find good used...
I prefer paper map and dedicated GPS (Garmin Oregon in my case). Smartphone could be used on a shorter rides but for all-day epic - paper. It's failure-proof and easier to use...
stumpyfsr   1 week ago
replied to Looking for a new tire
 
@mtnryder, If so many bikes come equipped  from the shelf with Ikon, Small Block 8 or other fast rolling tires, why can't you run SS up front? It has the same fast...
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stumpyfsr   1 week ago
replied to Looking for a new tire
 
@DrSweets "Rolling resistance on front tires is mostly a matter of weight as more than 2/3 of your weight is over your rear tire. " 2/3 of your weight could be right when you...
stumpyfsr   1 week ago
replied to Looking for a new tire
 
@Dr Sweets, front tire DOES affect rolling resistance as long as it's rolling. And that's where semi-slicks are shining. After installing Maxxis Minnion SS on front, I've gained in speed without sacrificing...
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stumpyfsr   1 week ago
replied to cycle computer problem
 
@Jeff, 10% difference in distance wouldn't bother me. Mountain bike's tire pressure changes almost every ride and it will affect distance. But such a rapid speed change says about something wrong besides...
stumpyfsr   1 week ago
replied to cycle computer problem
 
Hi! I'm not an expert but that issue isn't normal. There could be many reasons for your computer acting weird. First I'd check magnet and sensor alignment and make sure theres correct...
stumpyfsr   1 week ago
replied to Looking for a new tire
 
Not sure how you guys riding to go thru so many tires but my Small Block 8's are at about 1500 miles with mostly trail and some pavement miles and still look...
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I don't like using any spray, especially during ride. Sunglasses, photo chromatic or clear lenses for evening and night. And just keep moving. In some places, near swamps, better to keep your...
stumpyfsr   2 weeks ago
replied to Fell right into a stream
 
I was riding my bike with bottom bracket and hubs submerged. After ride just let it dry and take for a spin. If anything sounds weird, take it apart, clean and repack...
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stumpyfsr   2 weeks ago
replied to If I knew then...
 
Do not drink energy drink before ride, especially when tired or sleepy.
stumpyfsr   2 weeks ago
replied to Need help with a MtB purchase
 
Out of your list Niner definitely is a winner, provided it's in a ready-to-ride condition and fits you well. Superfly is good option as well but I personally would go with Niner....
stumpyfsr   3 weeks ago
replied to Fastest speed on MTB
 
I keep computer only on that one bike. It's nice to have one when going long distance. thank you for reply
stumpyfsr   3 weeks ago
replied to Fastest speed on MTB
 
That was on a gravel part of Colorado Trail, Jeff. So I had enough room for maneuvering around bigger rocks and other large obstacles. Water bars however launched me into air a...
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stumpyfsr   3 weeks ago
replied to Fastest speed on MTB
 
Good point. I was worried about front axle most because in case of failure it'll result in a gnarliest accident my imagination was capable of. :)  
stumpyfsr   3 weeks ago
started a topic: Fastest speed on MTB
 
World record was set by Eric Barone at 223.3 km per hour, which is 138.75 mph. How about us, mere mortals? What was your fastest ride off-road? I reached once 49.9 mph on...
Thanks for good review. I tested bike with Rekon in 2.8 and had exactly same fillings. All the time I wanted meatier side knobs, especially on loose sections.
 
@Mark Larson, that crater trail looks beautiful. Good touch at the end with panoramic footage. I take my camera only on trails that I'm familiar with and only when I'm intended to make...
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stumpyfsr   on Jun 18, 2017
replied to motobecane 529HT?
 
What does website sizing chart says? My Motobecane Fly Team fits me well, exactly as sizing chart recommended. It depends on what type of riding you oriented more. It's possible to stretch/shorten size...
stumpyfsr   on Jun 10, 2017
replied to Longest singletrack descent
 
I'll repeat after @Dirtyrig that longest is not necessarily most vertical descent. And Whole Enchilada comes to mind first. At least it's a longest descent I ever done. Monarch Crest while has a...
stumpyfsr   on Jun 8, 2017
added 2 photos.
 
Near 800 riders ready to start
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stumpyfsr   on Jun 8, 2017
added The Filthy 50
 
It's a gravel race in the Southern Minnesota with decent amount of climbing and amazing scenery. Pizza, beer and music...
Great article fulfilled with useful information. Before reading this I'd hesitate to call for help as well because of potential huge bill afterwards. Very good tips on how to prepare for a ride and prevent a disaster.
stumpyfsr   on Jun 7, 2017
rode 35.7 miles at Lebanon Hills
 

Evening Ride via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Jun 7, 2017
updated Lebanon Hills conditions to Good
 
stumpyfsr   on Jun 5, 2017
rode 21.7 miles at Lebanon Hills
 

Evening Ride/another flat via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Jun 4, 2017
replied to Favorite pre- bike ride food
 
For me it's oatmeal with raisins and other dried fruits plus a good piece of butter. Buckwheat with meat and veggies  is also very good.
stumpyfsr   on Jun 3, 2017
rode 38.6 miles at Lebanon Hills
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Jun 3, 2017
updated Lebanon Hills conditions to Good
 
I don't care about where it's made anymore. Most important is how it's made and how long it's gonna last. And how much does it cost. I trust my life to China-made climbing...
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@midwestmtbiker, Lycra is much more durable material then you think and it takes a VERY serious crash to ruin it.
stumpyfsr   on Jun 2, 2017
replied to Rider weight to travel
 
You either riding hard enough to utilize all your suspension (which is good) or your shock need extra air. When setting up sag on your shock, don't forget about gear and water...
stumpyfsr   on Jun 2, 2017
replied to How to master a "twitchy" bike
 
There's no magic trick for your problem. As mentioned above, work on turning skills and weight distribution. "Mastering mountain bike skills" book is worth every penny spent and will help you better...
stumpyfsr   on Jun 1, 2017
rode 30.5 miles at Lebanon Hills
 

Evening Ride via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Jun 1, 2017
updated Lebanon Hills conditions to Good
 
It shouldn't affect your suspension. At least mine are fine.
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It depends on the ride. Sometimes baggies with chamois underneath, sometimes lycra. Baggies for pockets, lycra on longer rides during hot days
stumpyfsr   on May 30, 2017
replied to Full Suspension Advice ($2,500)
 
I'd say Trance is a good choice and great value. And their rear suspension is truly awesome. It's kinda do-it-all bike. I rode friend's Trance and was impressed. Even if you think...
stumpyfsr   on May 29, 2017
added a review of Imba Red
 

There's no need to review a separate trail of the entire Santos system. Great singletrack as for seamingly flat Florida...
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stumpyfsr   on May 29, 2017
added a review of Zippety Do Dah
 

One of the best trails of 18 road system in my opinion. Intimidating at first glance but pure fun once...
stumpyfsr   on May 28, 2017
rode 45.9 miles at Angel Fire Resort
 

Yeti demo at Angel Fire via Strava
stumpyfsr   on May 28, 2017
updated Angel Fire Resort conditions to Good
 
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