Any mountain bike riders?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Anyone on here ride a mountain bike? If so what type of trail and what bike do you have?
     
  2. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    i have a GIANT. nothing fancy...and i do every trail i can in san diego county, really perfect spot for the sport.
     
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  4. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    I have an old Giant Rincon. I ride more on roads than on trails, and when I do ride on trails it's cross-country.

    Ideally I would have two bikes (one road, one 29er hardtail) but my student budget doesn't allow it.
     
  5. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Why not a 29er full suspension?
     
  6. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Lighter and more efficient. Also, 29ers reduce the need for suspension because of the obstacle-eating capacity of larger wheel sizes.

    If I had to buy a full suspension bike, I would go with a 650b (27,5") bike. They are starting to appear, and are better suited for longer travel suspensions (29ers always have less travel than 26ers).
     
  7. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How about a 29er with full suspension?
     
  8. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Full suspension bikes are often heavier than hardtails, which are bikes with just the front forks suspension.
     
  9. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What is a better machine to own?

    A) Mountain Bike

    B) Dirt Bike
     
  10. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So a 650B bike is better then a 29er for an All mountain bike?

    Is Khs good?

    What would be a better bike?

    2012 Trek Mamba

    or a

    Khs sixfifty606?
     
  11. nohaver macrumors member

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    If you really want to feel the trail - go with a single speed 29er hard tail. That's what my father-in-law has been providing me since putting me through the gauntlet back when I was just "the boyfriend". He's since offered me his old-er full suspension but I really prefer the single speed.

    29er all the though.
     
  12. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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  13. knucklehead macrumors 6502a

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    Novara Intrepid (REI brand). 29 hardtail.

    Love it! just got it a couple of weeks ago at their last sale.
    Ride Barton Creek in Austin TX
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    I've had full suspension before, but wanted the simplicity of a hardtail.
     
  14. phillytim macrumors 65816

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    I ride my cheap, Target-special Schwinn Ranger around the City all the time; we don't have much in the way of true mountain trails around here. It's a bit heavy for my purposes, but I love it! And of course I usually have my :apple:iPod with me! ;)
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    The heavier the bike, the better the workout. ;)
     

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