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Old 06-28-2019, 05:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive gone back on the BMX wagon Post up what you ride bicycle wise

I have been fairly consistent with riding over the past few years. I don't chase on tracks and fear being hurt too long at this age because I wanted to try doing tricks. I do on a very rare chance attend the local miami critical mass which can have nearly 2k-6k attendees at the end of the month. In fact it is occurring today but with rain in the evening forecast I just don't want to get caught in the rain let alone take a train and bus to get to miami for the ride since I have no vehicle big enough to transport my latest ride a 29" GT Performer. Also still have a 24" SE Racing and a 20" Redline. Post up what you cruise around on. Even if it is Road, Mountain, BMX or Even Beach?
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I have this Specialized Fatboy Trail for sale trying to get the cash together for a Pole Evolink 29er.
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Would you guys consider the fat tire bike more of a phase or did you find some trail or riding benefits to it? I thought it could be handy living near the ocean but never followed through because the realization was that I couldn't see me pedaling my ass off along the packed sand of the beach.
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Would you guys consider the fat tire bike more of a phase or did you find some trail or riding benefits to it? I thought it could be handy living near the ocean but never followed through because the realization was that I couldn't see me pedaling my ass off along the packed sand of the beach.
packed sand would be a breeze on a fat bike. Otherwise it is a lot of work, same with snow. I run 6-8psi. I rarely ride it aside from winter because I have other bikes for pavement trails, but sometimes feel guilty and take it out on single track, limestone trails, gravel, etc. It's my least used bike and likely the least practical. I know guys that swear by them and ride them for everything, not this guy
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I myself was surprised by how light it was at least the se racing 29 I picked up. But I got such a stupid cheap price on the gt Performer 29" I couldnt say no. I actually wanted the orange one but when the bike shop offers a 40% discount because I am willing to overlook having yet another blue bicycle.
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Would you guys consider the fat tire bike more of a phase or did you find some trail or riding benefits to it? I thought it could be handy living near the ocean but never followed through because the realization was that I couldn't see me pedaling my ass off along the packed sand of the beach.
I honestly bought mine solely for looks. At the time I was fat and only rode with my kids around town. Over the last year I have lost 100lb and started running and took this out on a couple single tracks and had a blast. This spring I started riding a lot more. Like 15 miles 3 times a week with it. But since I didn't know anything when I bought it I found out after talking with people that the frame is way to small for me and that is why I was having continuing pain in my groin from riding. I looked at a Foes Mutz to stay fat tire but after a lot of reading I am just really intrigued by the Pole and feel it will suit my future ambitions better.

I have to say that as a rookie riding single track the fat tires and low psi saved my ass a lot as the tires would suck up the rocks instead of jarring the handle bars out of my hands.
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I honestly bought mine solely for looks. At the time I was fat and only rode with my kids around town. Over the last year I have lost 100lb and started running and took this out on a couple single tracks and had a blast. This spring I started riding a lot more. Like 15 miles 3 times a week with it. But since I didn't know anything when I bought it I found out after talking with people that the frame is way to small for me and that is why I was having continuing pain in my groin from riding. I looked at a Foes Mutz to stay fat tire but after a lot of reading I am just really intrigued by the Pole and feel it will suit my future ambitions better.

I have to say that as a rookie riding single track the fat tires and low psi saved my ass a lot as the tires would suck up the rocks instead of jarring the handle bars out of my hands.
you getting fancy with that pole.

OP what kind of vehicle do you have that you cant fit a bike in it?
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Still driving this. I can fit the 20 in the back seat with the front wheel removed and completely dismantle the 24 to fit the trunk this 29" no bueno lol.
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Still driving this. I can fit the 20 in the back seat with the front wheel removed and completely dismantle the 24 to fit the trunk this 29" no bueno lol.

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Funny I actually saw the designer for that product first year at sema he actually hung an old vw buss from about 10 of those cups they are very impressive. I am probably going to just stop being cheap and buy a small suv to tote around it between this and my fishing gear and kayak stuff. The camaro just doesnt cut it very well. I sold my 4Runner about 3 years ago never tried replacing it.
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Funny I actually saw the designer for that product first year at sema he actually hung an old vw buss from about 10 of those cups they are very impressive. I am probably going to just stop being cheap and buy a small suv to tote around it between this and my fishing gear and kayak stuff. The camaro just doesnt cut it very well. I sold my 4Runner about 3 years ago never tried replacing it.
No intent of getting rid of the car.
i was at sema two years ago and their booth was right by ours, pretty while seeing them strap stuff to super cars and hit the track.
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you getting fancy with that pole.

OP what kind of vehicle do you have that you cant fit a bike in it?
After visiting a couple bike shops up here i decided on a $3k budget. The two they are pimping up here are specialized and Santa Cruz. I have a friend with the fose. But the pole is about $1k more but tall guys really love then on reviews. It's a 6 week wait for a complete bike and 2 weeks for a frame. Thought about getting just a frame and building it but the shops up here are not interested in helping me and i have no clue where to start.
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After visiting a couple bike shops up here i decided on a $3k budget. The two they are pimping up here are specialized and Santa Cruz. I have a friend with the fose. But the pole is about $1k more but tall guys really love then on reviews. It's a 6 week wait for a complete bike and 2 weeks for a frame. Thought about getting just a frame and building it but the shops up here are not interested in helping me and i have no clue where to start.
buy complete, way cheaper.

check out transistion, commecal, and yt for bikes. they have quite a few bikes in the $3k range in xl
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buy complete, way cheaper.

check out transistion, commecal, and yt for bikes. they have quite a few bikes in the $3k range in xl
Yeah unless you are getting parts at or near cost your 3K will not last long.
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I ride a Breezer Repack. It's a 27.5 dual suspension with 160mm of travel front and rear.

I basically wanted one bike to do it all, with a bias toward my local trails which are relatively short, steep, and chunky as hell but I also didn't want to be too hampered on the occasional longer crosscountry type trail and also wanted to be able to take the same bike on the occasional lift serviced adventure.

So, I ended up with this.



Of all the moderately priced, long travel trail bikes I demo'd it was the one that I could climb the best on by far. Likely because for a long travel trail bike, the geometry isn't quite as slack as most in the category. On most in the category, I had a lot of trouble keeping the front wheel down on the steeper technical climbs on my local trails. That's a no-go as they're the trails I ride 90% of the time.
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Yeah unless you are getting parts at or near cost your 3K will not last long.
It's a great time to be in the market for a bike, at least here on the Front Range of CO. If you're okay buying used, you can buy a BEAST of a bike for $3k and you can get a very serviceable well spec'd 4-5 year old bike for a $1000 or even less if you're patient.

The bike I bought wasn't used, but I found a store that was no longer going to carry this brand moving forward and they only had this one bike on hand. I basically paid used pricing for it with a backdoor cash deal. I won't name the store because, well backdoor cash deal.
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