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Old 12-14-2017, 01:28 PM   #8836
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Got over the MCL/meniscus, then did this on a warmup lap last week...

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Old 12-15-2017, 10:58 AM   #8837
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Will be a couple months to get it working again. 3rd wrist for me so this is all too familiar at this point.. Happened within 30 seconds of arriving to the spot on the bmx bike. I had just changed my setup and subsequently overcooked a nose manual over a platform. Had to eject otb into a bad spot. Shit happens, i'll be back.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:03 PM   #8838
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:24 PM   #8839
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What are my options to raise up the bars more comfortably. i'm 6'7 and riding my santa cruz hasn't been the most fun due to the fact it makes me so hunched over. I am not into hardcore downhill or anything. I just like to hit local trails and hit mini jumps haha. I tried to get a higher sweep bar but that doesn't help much. What about stem riser? Any help would be great. Thanks
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What are my options to raise up the bars more comfortably....
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When I bought my bike my bike (Backcountry Tahoe City & Truckee) I made them spend a lot of time adjusting the seat position, bar height, reach length, pedal position etcetera to my specific body geometry.

A good shop can do that in less than an hour. Though, I gotta say we had a pretty big disagreement about handlebar width...

Trailhead in the South Bay is really good. Passion was in like San Carlos...
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Old 06-23-2018, 04:38 PM   #8841
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Speaking of bumps...

I pulled my brother's old late 90s Trek 800 out of from under my mom's house. Figured if MTB was a great workout for so many MotoGP folks, then I should be giving it a go myself. Little did I know that mountain bikes have basically morphed into motorcycles in the last decade or so. Did some basic maintenance on the bike, threw a few $20s at it, and went on my way.

Been riding some local trails, but unfortunately doing all of this on a fully rigid bike with old schol 1.95" tires in the super rooted forests of NC isn't all that... comfortable. I miss the suspension of my DR, and that's saying something.

Thinking about spending some money to buy some sort of cheap hard tail. Figure with a decent front fork and the big cushy tires that are so popular these days, I can probably get by. And... if I like it somewhere down the line, perhaps throw some more money at it. Damned MTB stuff makes dirtbikes look cheap as shit though.

That said, it's amazing what sort of trails, jumps, parks etc have been created for bikes. I can see myself really getting into this. Seems to draw from a lot of my favorite aspects of OHV dirtbiking.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:20 PM   #8842
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Just finished the season. Going to take a little break, do some fun only riding. Try some road races for fun (I don't race road, just do them for a fun challenge), and then a few endurance races this fall (Grizzly100, Wrightwood50, and 24 hours of Temecula).

Finished the season third overall in points in the Pro Men. Mostly because the faster guys did not show up consistently. I finished 6th yesterday in the race out of 13 (one DNF'ed). But I literally am getting faster with ever race, if I compare my times to my rivals. I'll never be truly competitive with my age holding me back, but I am enjoying the improvements.

Going to try and hit as many national races in 2019. I will definitely get my ass handed to me at those races. But they'll make for great memories!

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Old 06-26-2018, 06:56 PM   #8843
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When I bought my bike my bike (Backcountry Tahoe City & Truckee) I made them spend a lot of time adjusting the seat position, bar height, reach length, pedal position etcetera to my specific body geometry.

A good shop can do that in less than an hour. Though, I gotta say we had a pretty big disagreement about handlebar width...

Trailhead in the South Bay is really good. Passion was in like San Carlos...
You're on the right track with the riser bars. And, yes you can get stems with more rise as well. Also, there are spacers, usually below and above the stem on the steerer tube; If there are extras above the stem, you can move them below to raise your stem and bars together.

If you know what you want size wise, you can usually find something on eBay pretty cheap. If not, you may want to visit a local shop to get fitted and let them tell you the best options. Good luck.
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:34 PM   #8844
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BIKE, GEAR, and TIRES, Much Random Stuff

I am sad to say, ....I have finally come to except the fact that I have sooo many broken parts, injuries and ailments,... that I will never ride another DH bike and very unlikely even a mnt bike.
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*2012 Ibis Mojo HD frame w/brand new Fox DH-air shock (16inch)
*As New Fox Talas 36, 160 20mm Fork (16inch)
*BNIB WTB Laser Disc DH Hubs Fr 20mm, Rr 142x15 (both Thru Axels)
*Nearly Complete/Full Sram X0 BRAND NEW 2x10 Build kit (was for the Mojo)
*Gear Absolute Top of the Line, Head To Toe Downhill (DH) & Trail Protective Gear, Pads, Shorts, Pants, Shirts, etc...
*Tires Absolute Top of the Line, DH Tires Nevegal and Tamashi 2.7 as well as New WTB Tail Tires(16inch)
*Wheels DH and Trail wheels, Stan's Wheels, Stan's & DT rims rims. (all 16inch)

So much more awesome stuff I can't even remember it all. No pix yet but if there is any interest i'll get some up.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:27 PM   #8845
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I think I might try mountain biking. Is there an SV650 mountain bike equivalent? I don't think I will be doing anything too crazy, I just want to cruise on some scenic trails without getting myself into trouble.
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I think I might try mountain biking. Is there an SV650 mountain bike equivalent? I don't think I will be doing anything too crazy, I just want to cruise on some scenic trails without getting myself into trouble.
Do eeeet! It’s not the bike that is challenging, it’s the choice os terrain and judgement of the rider. Some DH stuff is nuts. Trail riding is serene...

Be sure to set up the bike with a LHRB.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:04 AM   #8847
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Well... The 90s rigid Trek was kicking the shit out of my body, so I picked up an open box 27.5+ boost Diamondback hard tail. Figured if I wasn't going full squish, the plus stuff in the rear would help smooth things out.

It's actually a "women's" model, but there was really no difference between it and the men's outside of colors... and at $500 to my door versus $1300 new... for the components at that price, I'll take it. Stenciled some red 3M vinyl wrap to turn a few little spots of pink into a nice shade of red, and voila, the budget shred machine was born. I'll happily keep that extra $800 TYVM.

Have really enjoyed it so far. Much easier on the body, and has allowed me to push pretty hard on some local trails. I've flown down some singletrack way, way faster than I'd ever be able to on my dirtbike. That sort of riding has really, really been fun. Haven't ridden my motorcycles in almost three weeks now. The only thing I'd like to do is add a dropper post. Outside of that, it has really exceeded expectations. Of course, it is set up with a right hand front brake.

This shit is seriously fun.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:44 AM   #8848
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Well... The 90s rigid Trek was kicking the shit out of my body, so I picked up an open box 27.5+ boost Diamondback hard tail. Figured if I wasn't going full squish, the plus stuff in the rear would help smooth things out.

It's actually a "women's" model, but there was really no difference between it and the men's outside of colors... and at $500 to my door versus $1300 new... for the components at that price, I'll take it. Stenciled some red 3M vinyl wrap to turn a few little spots of pink into a nice shade of red, and voila, the budget shred machine was born. I'll happily keep that extra $800 TYVM.

Have really enjoyed it so far. Much easier on the body, and has allowed me to push pretty hard on some local trails. I've flown down some singletrack way, way faster than I'd ever be able to on my dirtbike. That sort of riding has really, really been fun. Haven't ridden my motorcycles in almost three weeks now. The only thing I'd like to do is add a dropper post. Outside of that, it has really exceeded expectations. Of course, it is set up with a right hand front brake.

This shit is seriously fun.
Awesome! Where did you get the bike from?!
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:47 AM   #8849
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So for us sissies out there, the Lake Chabot bicycle loop is supposed to reopen on July 27. Was closed at the dam.

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Old 07-18-2018, 10:45 AM   #8850
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Awesome! Where did you get the bike from?!
Vendor that handles returned merchandise for businesses had it posted on eBay. It was discounted there, and eBay ran one of their 20% off coupons. Sadly they're sold out, as it was a good deal.

Hunt around. From my brief dabbling in all of this, bike folks seem to be way more concerned with "this year's" technology - stuff is expensive, and closeouts of last year's bikes and parts are significantly cheaper than anything "current".

It's kind of nuts... Bike people seem to throw money at things that makes motorcycling look extremely cheap in comparison. IMO for what is spent versus what is actually received, motorcycles represent a significantly better "deal" than anything bicycle related. For what people pay for top of the line full suspension carbon bikes, you could bring home a nice KTM 300. The market is so much larger, and people seem to be so much more willing to throw cash at products, that price vs value is ridiculously inflated.
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