I'm having brunch in Santa Barbara this weekend, and then driving back to Los Angeles where I live. After brunch I'd like to drive for a while into the wilderness, park my car, and then ride my rigid frame mountain bike on some scenic single track (or fire roads, sure) for a few hours before heading home. Where should I go? [more inside]
i ride a trail in melbourne called westerfolds. it is a 5km switchy trail, short climbs, short descents. I am riding a scott spark dual suspension carbon fibre, which is a beautiful bike. but my feeling is that something tailored for the ride would be quicker again. so i want to build something that will do the trick. extra note, i love climbing so i guess focus is on getting weight down for the final product. this is an exercise in what is possible, as well as i just want to get quick. please give me any technical suggestions? mostly i just want a front suspension with light wheels, but is there any other trick? [more inside]
Can my mountain bike frame be repaired? [more inside]
So I have a 5 year old mountain bike(IronHorse Team SE) that I have been riding beginner trails and mostly commuting. Condition is fairly good and have been keeping up with cleaning and lubing. I want to spend up to $200 to upgrade components to make it lighter and faster while maintaining the same trail-ability Components are Rock Shox J-1 fork Hayes IH-2 disc brakes AL-6061 Frame Shimano ST-EFX35 Shift Levers TruVativ X-Flow Crank Shimano CSHG30-8I Rear Cogs Acera Shimano Rear Der. Shimano C050 Fr. Der. MythosXC 2.10F Tires Weight 35 lbs Any suggestions please?
What's the most inexpensive way to have a bike in Crested Butte for one month this summer? [more inside]
Going on a 3-day mountain bike ride, what should I bring? [more inside]
Help me Bike the right way. I've recently gotten back into biking and am doing it in a way I never have before. I need pointers from people with experience. [more inside]
I'm looking for advice on what mountain bike to buy for a long off-road tour. [more inside]
what is the best designed rear suspension mountain bike on the market, and why. particularly from an engineering point of view. including, what is the best inertial shock design, and is carbon fiber really an appropriate solution for mountain bike frames? [more inside]
I'm fairly new to the mountain bike game and unfortunately I am having to park my mountain bike for three months whilst I work away. Security is not an issue but in general what maintenance and precautions do I need to take, if any, before it goes away? FYI: I have a 2008 Kona Cinder Cone (linky) and the bike is currently in a reasonably clean state (but not spotless).
What not-too-expensive but somewhat kickass bike should I buy? [more inside]
Bike Filter-What should I do with my old mountain bike? [more inside]
Help me identify/locate the manufacturer of a cool hitch-mounted bike rack I saw last summer. I want one. The google goggles, they do nothing. [more inside]
i want to rediscover the joys of mountain biking - what bike should i buy (in china!) [more inside]
Good independant cycle shop in London please. [more inside]
I'm wanting to get in to mountain/off-road biking. What do I need and what do I need to know? [more inside]