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]
posted by carsonb
on May 30, 2014 -
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]
posted by edtut
on Mar 10, 2014 -
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
Rock Shox J-1 fork
Hayes IH-2 disc brakes
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?
posted by radsqd
on May 18, 2012 -
What's the most inexpensive way to have a bike in Crested Butte for one month this summer? [more inside]
posted by ReeMonster
on Jun 15, 2011 -
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]
posted by damiano99
on Jul 22, 2010 -
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]
posted by edtut
on Sep 5, 2009 -
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).
posted by logicalsequence
on Aug 10, 2009 -
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]
posted by de void
on Jan 15, 2008 -
i want to rediscover the joys of mountain biking - what bike should i buy (in china!) [more inside]
posted by edtut
on Jan 9, 2008 -
I'm wanting to get in to mountain/off-road biking. What do I need and what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by JPigford
on Jun 17, 2006 -