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Mar 27, 2009
Been too rainy here in the midwest to do anything, climb, bike, etc... and I gots cabin fever.

So what is everybody riding? I know there are a lot of climbers out there who also ride road or mtb. It is great exercise and is what is getting me back in shape after my knee surgery.

I have a Gary Fisher HiFi deluxe mtb and Giant TCR2 composite road. Got great deals on both of them and absolutely love them.

I primarily prefer mountain biking but use the road bike because I don't have to drive anywhere to start my ride.
aluke
From PHX, AZ
Joined May 29, 2007
93 points
Mar 27, 2009
fall foliage 5.7+ slab
Morphine Tparis
From Pottersville,New York
Joined Jan 19, 2007
277 points
Mar 27, 2009
Bastille Crack Final Pitch
Mountain - 03 Specialized Epic
Road - 09 Giant TCR Advanced 2

Another question...
Where is your favorite place to bike?
I started riding on the east coast in MA and NH and then moved to Boulder for college. I've done a lot of riding here and I have to say the best local is probably up in Lyons (Hall Ranch). I have also rode Fruita (18 roads and kokopelli (sp)) but recently went out to Moab. As an XC rider and racer I have to say I was a huge fan. Slickrock was fun but without tons of suspension many of the other "classics" just weren't super fun. Anyone have any opinion on Fruita vs Moab?
John Maguire
From Boulder, CO
Joined Nov 23, 2008
212 points
Mar 27, 2009
I've got a Mondonico as well for the road. Got it during one of Antonio's visits to the US to fit people. It took about 5 months to get the frame after he measured me for it. Love a nice steel frame. JohnL, you gotta put Campy on a handmade Italian frame. Shimano would be like putting a big spoiler on the back of a Ferrari :) You're gonna love the ride, the Mondonicos make a nice ride. I think his son, Mauro took over the business. Chatted with him about his experience driving team cars during the Giro. That was pretty cool.

Have a fixie built out of an old 70's Japanese road bike back in 2005, but haven't ridden it in a while even though fixies are all the rage now.

Mountain bike is an old Specialized... too old to have disc brakes... sigh. Still fun to ride though. Surprisingly, LA has some pretty good mountain biking. I really miss my old Trek 7000 though.
JWong
From Los Angeles, California
Joined Apr 24, 2008
9 points
Mar 27, 2009
Half Dome
Road: Blue (the brand not color, though actually it IS blue) aluminum frame with carbon stays, Shimano Ultegra 10 sp. carbon bars, seatpost. Mavic Kysrium wheels. Vittoria Diamante pro tires. Amazing bike after 15 years on a steel frame.

MTB: Gary Fisher Sugar dual suspension, 4" rear/3" front. Mostly an XT kit, including the integrated shifters (yes I like them) and rapid rise rear der.
Paul Hunnicutt
From Boulder, CO
Joined Sep 23, 2006
352 points
Mar 27, 2009
Some nice rides here.

Anybody have an opinion on tubeless? Been want'n it for the fisher, tires and rims are all ready for it...
aluke
From PHX, AZ
Joined May 29, 2007
93 points
Mar 27, 2009
I'm one to hook up with the porcelain bus Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,499 points
Mar 27, 2009
main bike CSK frame w/ Ultegra(rival cranks)

Rain bike trek 1420 w/ 105
Jake D.
From Northeast
Joined Nov 23, 2006
477 points
Mar 27, 2009
You can love your rope but you can't "LOVE&qu...
V-Star. Not a Fixie but it only has 5 speeds.

We'll call this one "Mid-Life Crisis"
We'll call this one "Mid-Life Crisis"
Lee Smith
Joined Sep 5, 2003
1,686 points
Mar 28, 2009
I've herd riding bikes gives you e.d. superhero
Joined Mar 24, 2009
11 points
Mar 28, 2009
Goofin' on the Grand after soloing the Upper Exum ...
Haven't been on my mountain bike much yet, but I have been on my dirt bike:

Dirt biking and spring skiing.
Dirt biking and spring skiing.
Michael Schneiter
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Apr 3, 2002
7,424 points
Mar 28, 2009
You can love your rope but you can't "LOVE&qu...
johnL wrote:
....Lee, mine has 4hi and 4low


John that is awesome! Do you still have it?

superhero wrote:
I've herd riding bikes gives you e.d.


Not true, but trolling does.
Lee Smith
Joined Sep 5, 2003
1,686 points
Mar 29, 2009
False Summit of the Thumb
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Sweet Rides Guys! Here's my Yamaha R1 the "Red Queen"
My moment of indecision...or identity crisis?
My moment of indecision...or identity crisis?

And my VStar "PhatStar" Wish mine was liquid cooled like yours is Lee.
What in the world is that thing JohnL? That bike is sweet!
suprasoup
From Rio Rancho, NM
Joined Mar 16, 2009
590 points
Mar 30, 2009
My Top Secret Yet to be named crag.
I've Got A Raliegh Mojave 5.0 hardtail right now but this friday I'm putting in my order for a Yeti ASR Carbon from all you fella's neck of the woods. Chase Gee
From Wyoming/ Logan Utah
Joined Jan 11, 2009
108 points
Mar 30, 2009
My Top Secret Yet to be named crag.
Lee Smith wrote:
Not true, but trolling does.
BOOM! hahah Lee When I turn 21 remind me to buy you a beer for that one. Classic!
Chase Gee
From Wyoming/ Logan Utah
Joined Jan 11, 2009
108 points
Mar 30, 2009
Top o' the Preist
anyone have a nice used road bike for sale? im 6' tall 155lbs. assuming ~58cm PM me stredna
From PA
Joined Aug 27, 2008
157 points
Mar 30, 2009
Cool movement on this line
MTB - I am riding a '05 Jamis Dakar full suspension. three in the rear si in the front. sweet ride.

working on picking up a road bike within the next few weeks
matthewWallace
From plymouth, nh
Joined Nov 20, 2008
8,160 points
Mar 30, 2009
Kona Dawg 5" travel MTB. Scattante 330 road bike. Favorite places to ride: locally anywhere in AZ, but Flagstaff & Prescott are great; Fruita rules; Gooseberry Mesa; and Bootleg Canyon in Nevada. Moab is nice, too, but too crowded. Fruita is better for camping, less crowds, etc. Tradster
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Nov 13, 2007
6 points
Mar 30, 2009
Climbing So Wild at Thunder Ridge photo by Kevin M...
Specialized fsr stumpjumper pro mountain bike, Litespeed Roubaix road with Campy daytona, Redline Mono Cog 29er single speed, and a 83' Colnago with some old super record. My motorcycle is a Kawasaki KLR 650. Christopher Jones
From Denver, Colorado
Joined Jan 31, 2005
967 points
Mar 30, 2009
Casual Route Pitch 3  Photo by Mark Cushman
Road-- Trek 2200
Mountain-- Pre Bankrupt Schwinn straight 6 4 banger
Faster Road-- Yamaha FJR 1300

In no particular order of how many miles are on each.
cheifitj
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined Jun 24, 2008
110 points
Mar 30, 2009
Washer Woman and Monster Tower.
Redline D460 29er. 1x9, chromo frame/fork, and those big ole' wheels make this a pretty nice setup. I used to ride a Kona Stinky, then a Craftworks hardtail. I've finally made the conversion to an all-rigid after a long hiatus from biking. BenCooper
Joined Apr 16, 2007
616 points
Mar 30, 2009
Yosemite Valley..
suprasoup wrote:
What in the world is that thing JohnL? That bike is sweet!
That's the "candy mountain" express dude!
Rob Kepley
From Westminster,CO
Joined Dec 28, 2005
1,154 points
Mar 30, 2009
Andrew Luke wrote:
Anybody have an opinion on tubeless?


I've been tubeless for about six years.

It's on par with suspension and clipless pedals, very liberating.

Flats are a bitch though, but only ~10% more painful than with a tube, and way less frequent.
Crisco Jackass
From Grand Junction, CO
Joined May 27, 2008
24 points
Mar 30, 2009
Andrew Luke wrote:
Anybody have an opinion on tubeless?


I ride in Phoenix and the desert plenty. Cacti, thorns and pointy plants are everywhere. I use slime tubes, but people do ride tubeless here, but maybe only 25% of all the riders (that's just a guess). I've thought about tubeless to save weight over slime, but I've had slime tubes save the day when I would have had multiple flats, especially on an epic type ride.
Tradster
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Nov 13, 2007
6 points
Mar 30, 2009
OMG, I winz!!!
For MTB tubeless is the way if you ride a lot. Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2007
560 points
Sep 29, 2009
ben kenobi wrote:
Redline D460 29er. 1x9, chromo frame/fork, and those big ole' wheels make this a pretty nice setup. I used to ride a Kona Stinky, then a Craftworks hardtail. I've finally made the conversion to an all-rigid after a long hiatus from biking.



Why go HT? We went opposite. just curious

so you went 29 and HT- as I grew older I found suspension is essential.
Dur2Mo
Joined Sep 28, 2009
0 points


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