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I started riding at age 50 through the prompting of my sons. Now I am totally addicted and only wish I would have started earlier in life. Having lived in Mongolia for over 20 years, my favorite riding experience is exploring the many mountains of the country for new trails.

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Coming into the market so late, you would think Shimano would have marketed the new drivetrain at a much lower price point. It's going to be interesting to see if they can effectively break into this market. I'm guessing they are going to have to give bike makers a pretty sweet deal on new models…
I don't shop on ebay much.  My sons usually do the purchasing on ebay in our family and for me.  So I'm not very knowledgeable, but isn't there a return period for...
Thanks Jeff for continuing to keep us informed on this issue that is of deep concern to many of us.
mongwolf   3 days ago
replied to Tubeless?
 
Go tubeless.  I concur with others:  (1) noticeable less rotational weight that affects performance (acceleration, cornering); (2) you can lower tire pressures as the surface demands; I ride on lose over hard...
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mongwolf   3 days ago
replied to Tubeless?
 
Also, about a month ago, Jeff posted a article on a sealant that doesn't evaporate for the life of the tire.  So you may want to find that in the archives and...
mongwolf   4 days ago
commented on Essential Mountain Bike Upgrades
 
Now that I look at the "author" it seems the article was just an advanced form of advertising ... one which lowered my opinion of evo.com. Singletracks.com should not post such articles imo.
mongwolf   4 days ago
commented on Essential Mountain Bike Upgrades
 
I agree stumpy. Clothes, shoes and helmets are bike upgrades??? And very little helpful info on the items that were actual bike components and parts/upgrades.
mongwolf   4 days ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
mongwolf   4 days ago
added E-Whip
 
Like Ion Disruptor and Thermal Detonator, this is a steep fast downhill with sustained slopes of 20-40%. On top of...
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mongwolf   4 days ago
added Ion Blaster
 
Again this is a blazing fast steep two track. Slopes exceed 40% in places, so hang on. It makes a...
mongwolf   5 days ago
added a map of E-Whip
 
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mongwolf   5 days ago
added a map of Ion Blaster
 
mongwolf   5 days ago
added a map of Ion Disruptor
 
mongwolf   5 days ago
added a map of Thermal Detonator
 
mongwolf   5 days ago
added a map of E-Whip
 
mongwolf   5 days ago
added a map of Ion Blaster
 
mongwolf   5 days ago
added a map of Ion Disruptor
 
mongwolf   5 days ago
added Thermal Detonator
 
Either a double track blast down the mountain or a brutal climb up. Slopes reach 40% with sustained slopes of...
mongwolf   5 days ago
added Ion Disruptor
 
This is a steep fast trail that falls straight down the slope. It is 2.2 miles long (3.5 km). The...
mongwolf   6 days ago
added a map of Ion Disruptor
 
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mongwolf   6 days ago
added a map of Thermal Detonator
 
mongwolf   6 days ago
added a review of Kask Mojito
 

Well ventilated, Comfortable, Smaller profile for a more sleek appearance, Fits snug, Fits narrower heads well, Sits low to the brow, Variety of colors, Rotating up and...
mongwolf   6 days ago
added Mojito
 
Road/XC helmet that fits well on less rounded heads. The outer shell has a more subtle rounded shaped to avoid...
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
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mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Buckhorn Loop conditions to
 
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Buckhorn Loop conditions to
 
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Mount Herman Trail conditions to
 
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
replied to Power to height or weight ratios
 
Some interesting comments.  Thanks Fred.  I hope others "chime in" on this thread.  Coming from a running background with skinny legs, I've always definitely been a higher cadence rider.  I find power...
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mongwolf   1 week ago
replied to I FINALLY DID IT! :D
 
Congrats Rob.  Post a pic of your new stead.
 
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mongwolf   1 week ago
replied to Pollen season is rough. Any tips?
 
If you haven't done so yet, you might consider removing most all simple sugars from your diet -- sodas, raw sugar, candy, ice cream, sweet desserts, etc.  Many people have plant allergies...
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mongwolf   1 week ago
replied to 27.5 wheel question?
 
What rims do you have?
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to Good
 
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mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to Good
 
Regular granola bars don't give me enough energy to sustain a decent ride.
When I was a boy, I did so many mischievous things. In this day and age I would have been in a juvenile home by the time I was 12 or 14. It really is true that for better or for worse you must be aware that someone could have a camera "on you" at…
Oak Openings is quite cool in an ecological sense -- some of the last existing prairie-oak habitat in the region. There is much better riding in southern Ohio though, especially around Athens, Chillicothe, east of Marietta and a couple of trails around Newark.
My experience in the Midwest is keep both in your plans and watch the weather.  Go to whichever has a good forecast.
I have my opinions on this topic as it relates to athletic competition, which I will not share here. However, I will say this, if I went the transgender route, I still wouldn't win any races. =)
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
replied to One Line Advice Thread
 
Ride on !!!!!!!
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
commented on Race Face Chester Flat Pedal Review
 
IMO, the Chesters are a market beater. I am currently running DMR Vault (Mg) Superlights with a Ti axle and Mg platform. I'm riding on these only because I got them on a super good sale. I was ready to buy the Chesters, but then saw the sale and decided to give the Superlights a…
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