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goonie72   on May 14, 2018
replied to 26" or 29" and 1x11 or 2x10?
 
I guess I'll "beat the dead horse", like most everyone has said it definitely "depends". I cant stress enough the need to find demos taking place to enable you to try various...
goonie72   on May 14, 2018
spec'd a bike: Trek Trek Fuel EX 8 XT
 
goonie72   on Apr 19, 2018
replied to When did you start mountain biking?
 
While I've been riding bikes since being a kid and never really stopped, the first time my tires ever really touched a dirt trail was while I was living in Alaska back in 2006. I...
goonie72   on Apr 19, 2018
replied to Looking for my first MTB
 
I'd also suggest finding out your LBS demo schedule and their demo inventory. I don't think I can foot stomp enough the value of taking a bike on the trail to know for...
goonie72   on Apr 19, 2018
replied to Got a "home" trail?
 
I'm in Northern Alabama, I think my favorite trail is 5 points in GA (when I go to ride various trails in Chattanooga). However my home trail in Monte Sano which never...
goonie72   on Dec 14, 2017
spec'd a bike: Trek Stache 9.6
 
goonie72   on Dec 3, 2013
added a photo of Trek Stache 8
 
2014 Trek Stache 8
goonie72   on Oct 9, 2013
added a comment on Editors' Choice: Best MTB Gear of 2013
 
Great round up of MTB Gear for 2013.. I needed assistance staying awake at work and checking out some gear...
Can't go wrong with a Chrome product.. I've had one of their messenger bags going on 3 yrs now and...
goonie72   on Mar 15, 2013
added a comment on Mountain Biking Chattanooga, TN
 
I'm in Huntsville AL, about an hour an 1/2 away from Chattanooga and it has quickly become one of my...
goonie72   on Dec 21, 2012
added Kind Shock LEV
 
The LEV family is the latest in drop seatpost innovation. The only hydraulically locked and air sprung post to feature...
goonie72   on Dec 14, 2012
added a comment on Singletracks Holiday Gift Guide for Mountain Bikers
 
All Good stuff! It was a banner year for me. I got a Tallboy LT for Christmas with XT brakes,...
goonie72   on Dec 10, 2012
added a photo of Santa Cruz Tallboy LT
 
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goonie72   on Nov 5, 2012
added a review of Santa Cruz Tallboy LT
 

Very efficient climber, well balanced, fluid handling, extremely confident on descents. Just a blast to ride!
goonie72   on Oct 5, 2012
added a comment on Thomson: Bars, Dropper Seatpost, and More?
 
Well I do love Thomsons quality but if its doubtful they will relocate the cable to the bottom I guess...
goonie72   on Sep 26, 2012
added a comment on Thomson: Bars, Dropper Seatpost, and More?
 
I'm trying to hold off on a dropper post in anticipation for Thomsons offering in March. I do hope though...
Great review and absolutely perfect timing. I've been looking into the Topeak PrepStand Pro at my LBS for a couple...
goonie72   on Jun 1, 2012
added a comment on How To Transport Your Mountain Bike
 
@maddslacker the simple fact that you can just "head out" to Moab makes me incredibly envious lol... But yeah I definitely...
goonie72   on Jun 1, 2012
added a comment on How To Transport Your Mountain Bike
 
Good information for those looking, it's exactly the kind of info I was searching for when I first decided to...
goonie72   on Jun 1, 2012
added a comment on How To Transport Your Mountain Bike
 
@dgaddis, I'd have to second maddslackers roof rack comments. I too have not experienced any real noticeable gas mileage loss....
goonie72   on May 25, 2012
added a comment on Random Mountain Bike Tips and Tricks
 
@brianW "volunteer to ride sweep so you have an excuse being last" too funny, I've done that before lol, good...

Monte Sano is my local trail network, as mentioned in some other posts it has something for everyone at all...
goonie72   on May 18, 2012
added a photo
 
goonie72   on May 18, 2012
added a photo of Stans ZTR Arch EX 29er
 
goonie72   on May 17, 2012
added Stans ZTR Arch EX 29er
 
The new Arch EX is lighter, wider and tougher than the original Arch rim! Once again, Bead Socket Technology construction...
goonie72   on May 17, 2012
added a comment on Emergency Prep for Mountain Biking
 
Good stuff, sure perhaps it can be seen as overkill but it is far better to have it and not...
Awesome information! can't say enough how much I appreciate this website for all the information it provides to us.. I'm...
@trek7k, oh ok sounds good. Thanks!
goonie72   on Feb 17, 2012
added Shimano SLX M-666
 
Oversized full ceramic piston for optimized light weight, rigidity, and insulation One-way bleeding--easy and clean bleeding system Heat resistant F03C metal pad...
goonie72   on Jan 30, 2012
added a photo
 
goonie72   on Jan 30, 2012
added Thomson Masterpiece
 
The Masterpiece is Thomson?s ultimate seatpost. It combines incredibly light weight with the characteristic strength and function of a Thomson. Masterpiece...
goonie72   on Dec 29, 2011
added a review of Yakima Highroller
 

Bike can be loaded up and strapped down in about a minute and a half, Front tire stays on, ease...
goonie72   on Dec 23, 2011
created a My Trails
 
list.
goonie72   on Dec 23, 2011
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