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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Jun 16, 2012.
Anyone on here ride a mountain bike? If so what type of trail and what bike do you have?
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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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.
Why not a 29er full suspension?
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).
How about a 29er with full suspension?
Full suspension bikes are often heavier than hardtails, which are bikes with just the front forks suspension.
What is a better machine to own?
A) Mountain Bike
B) Dirt Bike
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
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.
Both would be hardtail.
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
I've had full suspension before, but wanted the simplicity of a hardtail.
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 iPod with me!
The heavier the bike, the better the workout.