What kind of bikes are you guys riding - Page 13 - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > Mountain Bikes
Notices

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-02-2018, 03:44 PM   #301 (permalink)
KSL
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Member # 5200
Location: Moorpark,socal
Posts: 1,226
I am looking to pick up a SC Bronson in the next few weeks unless something else comes up. It will be my first bike in a long time.
__________________
I suck at spelling and grammar. I already know this. Find something else to make you feel superior.

The user formally known as It'll fit
New name...same great flavor

I own too much crap....
KSL is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2018, 08:50 PM   #302 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
1sicbronconut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 37866
Location: Rapid City South Dakota
Posts: 2,756
Haven't had a chance to ride it but I just finished up a build on a 1985 Schwinn Cimmaron.
Attached Images
 
__________________
"Diamond plate is the off road equivalent of an Adam's apple on the newly divorced woman who just drank you under the table at TGIFridays."
1sicbronconut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 07-17-2018, 02:56 PM   #303 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Member # 207990
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 16
Rode Santa Cruz for years. Original Heckler that I still have, Superlight, Blur, Blur 4X, three (3) Nomads, Two (2) V10s. For last five years been riding a Pivot Firebird with Hammerschmidt that I rode today for two hours on South Mountain here in Phx. Got a brand new white one hanging in the garage waiting for my old black one to wear out.
Lebester is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2018, 03:28 PM   #304 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Member # 137745
Location: way east
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1sicbronconut View Post
Haven't had a chance to ride it but I just finished up a build on a 1985 Schwinn Cimmaron.
That is nice. The Brooks is a cool touch.
tubender is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2018, 08:07 PM   #305 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member # 40417
Location: Surprise, AZ
Posts: 12,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lebester View Post
Rode Santa Cruz for years. Original Heckler that I still have, Superlight, Blur, Blur 4X, three (3) Nomads, Two (2) V10s. For last five years been riding a Pivot Firebird with Hammerschmidt that I rode today for two hours on South Mountain here in Phx. Got a brand new white one hanging in the garage waiting for my old black one to wear out.
Does South Mountain have some decent MTB trails? I'm moving down that way in the next month roughly. Anywhere to ride a DH bike (shuttle) nearby? I rode Sunrise way back in '01- not sure if they still have summer lift season/bike trails?


I've been geeking out logging some miles on this recently but am looking forward to getting back on a MTB:
__________________
Better to be a racer for a moment, than a spectator for a lifetime. Looking for a clean LX Foxbody.
FlexyTJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2018, 01:40 PM   #306 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Member # 207990
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlexyTJ View Post
Does South Mountain have some decent MTB trails? I'm moving down that way in the next month roughly. Anywhere to ride a DH bike (shuttle) nearby? I rode Sunrise way back in '01- not sure if they still have summer lift season/bike trails?


I've been geeking out logging some miles on this recently but am looking forward to getting back on a MTB:
Great riding on S. Mtn. The downhill runs are very rocky. Broke off two (2) deraileurs in the last three weeks. You can bring a DH bike but I never ride mine except where there's a lift (Sunrise or racing in NM or CO.). You can shuttle but I never do. The Firebird (7 in.) is plenty of bike for SoMo
Lebester is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2018, 11:28 PM   #307 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Member # 746913
Posts: 11
Sold my Downhill/Freeride bike, Fixie, and XC rig all to fund my four wheeling rig. Only have a BMX now...and im 40. Want to get a 6" travel rig though!
MAXIMOOSE5000 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2018, 04:57 AM   #308 (permalink)
Registered User
 
roguewave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Member # 859708
Location: Texas/Maine
Posts: 10
Giant, toughroad....great bike
roguewave is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2018, 07:30 AM   #309 (permalink)
Get Off My Lawn
 
Action Fab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Member # 77386
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 13,013
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by MAXIMOOSE5000 View Post
Sold my Downhill/Freeride bike, Fixie, and XC rig all to fund my four wheeling rig. Only have a BMX now...and im 40. Want to get a 6" travel rig though!
I had a Rig and loved it. Single speed is where it's at.
Action Fab is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-26-2018, 06:45 PM   #310 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Member # 502649
Location: nj
Posts: 159
Santa Cruz Bronson. Best bike Iíve owned. switched to 1 by in the front and mechanical cable dropper, way more reliable
Twmdodge99 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2018, 06:35 AM   #311 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member # 100050
Location: Manito, IL
Posts: 1,477
I'll play. I have a Rocky Mountain Instinct C50 as my do-all trail bike. First full suspension bike I've had and I absolutely love it. I've won local XC races on it and traveled out west to smash black diamond downhills on it. 140mm travel f/r. 140lb rider. It's a shred machine.





I also built a SS Surly Wednesday for my winter beater. 4.3 Ednas. eTen dropper. Rogue Panda roll top frame bag. I've really been diggin' cruising the streets on this thing. I'll take it out and rip a local XC trail with it occasionally, but it's primary use is for brew cruising, bike packing, and urban bike path rides. Still waiting for the snow to see how it floats.





__________________
96 Ranger-2012 4WOR Ultimate Adventure Invited Reader

Last edited by Bray D; 12-27-2018 at 06:38 AM.
Bray D is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2019, 11:12 AM   #312 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Member # 139081
Posts: 10
Trek Remedy 8! Still a great ride...
grtdane is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2019, 06:31 PM   #313 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Member # 864698
Posts: 1
Jamis Citizen Hybrid
killian is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2019, 05:28 PM   #314 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Member # 815265
Posts: 3
2012 Trek EX8 Fuel
Cobra50Jeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2019, 08:37 AM   #315 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Member # 62899
Posts: 32
Here's my '18 Specialized Enduro with a few upgrades. Has gotten me into plenty of trouble, and out of it too...
https://www.vitalmtb.com/community/j...67/setup,38648
crimini is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2019, 10:40 AM   #316 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Member # 235660
Location: SoCal
Posts: 8
I ride a YT Capra. Lovely plush beast of a bike.
biggame is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2019, 10:44 AM   #317 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Member # 207522
Location: Provo, UT
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by biggame View Post
I ride a YT Capra. Lovely plush beast of a bike.
YT make some awesome bikes for the price. I've been looking into a capra 29er, my brother rides a 27 jeffsy. What kind of riding do you use it for mostly?
Diesel_Zuk is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2019, 05:19 PM   #318 (permalink)
Registered User
 
94toytruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 18614
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 5,049
Quote:
Originally Posted by crimini View Post
Here's my '18 Specialized Enduro with a few upgrades. Has gotten me into plenty of trouble, and out of it too...
https://www.vitalmtb.com/community/j...67/setup,38648
Have problems with the forks yet? Every person I know with a Ohlins fork had issues.
Quote:
Originally Posted by biggame View Post
I ride a YT Capra. Lovely plush beast of a bike.
I've been looking hard at the Capra to replace my well worn Slash. My friend has one and REALLY likes it.
__________________
Eric



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



94toytruck is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2019, 06:08 AM   #319 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Member # 62899
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by 94toytruck View Post
Have problems with the forks yet? Every person I know with a Ohlins fork had issues.
Zero issues. It's the best fork I've ever run. Smooth through the stroke, great small bump compliance, and takes big hits for days. Like it better than any rockshox or fox fork I've had. There was a recall because of an issue with 5 out of 17,000 forks produced that was solved with loctite and an extra turn of a wrench. Because of the recall, Ohlins gave all owners a free upgrade to the '19 internals, which has made it perform even better, and with the improved seals, it should stay that way between servicing.
crimini is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2019, 12:50 PM   #320 (permalink)
Registered User
 
mjlogan88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Member # 23553
Location: Ontario, CA
Posts: 2,530
Quote:
Originally Posted by 94toytruck View Post
Have problems with the forks yet? Every person I know with a Ohlins fork had issues.


I've been looking hard at the Capra to replace my well worn Slash. My friend has one and REALLY likes it.
Go Jeffsy if you earn your turns and are set on a YT. I'm on an '18 Jeffsy 29 and it's a great all around bike.

Buddy of mine talked to some factory YT guys he saw on a trail ride and they were on jeffsy 29's, said the capra is way overkill unless you're on a chairlift often.
mjlogan88 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2019, 05:15 PM   #321 (permalink)
Registered User
 
94toytruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 18614
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 5,049
Quote:
Originally Posted by crimini View Post
Zero issues. It's the best fork I've ever run. Smooth through the stroke, great small bump compliance, and takes big hits for days. Like it better than any rockshox or fox fork I've had. There was a recall because of an issue with 5 out of 17,000 forks produced that was solved with loctite and an extra turn of a wrench. Because of the recall, Ohlins gave all owners a free upgrade to the '19 internals, which has made it perform even better, and with the improved seals, it should stay that way between servicing.
I know of 3 guys that trashed them last year. Which is pretty much everyone I know that owned one. I was just curious is all.
__________________
Eric



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



94toytruck is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2019, 05:32 PM   #322 (permalink)
Registered User
 
94toytruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 18614
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 5,049
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjlogan88 View Post
Go Jeffsy if you earn your turns and are set on a YT. I'm on an '18 Jeffsy 29 and it's a great all around bike.

Buddy of mine talked to some factory YT guys he saw on a trail ride and they were on jeffsy 29's, said the capra is way overkill unless you're on a chairlift often.
TBH I just checked and saw the addition on the XXL frame, wasn't even a option for me till this years model. I'll need a XXL, I wont even think of another bike with less than a 495mm reach. I've already rode a friends Capra though, not so much different than my Slash or Rune setup slack and 35% sag.
__________________
Eric



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



94toytruck is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2019, 06:40 PM   #323 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Member # 214043
Posts: 3
2019 Fuji Outland 1.1, full suspension 29er which has done pretty great on the trails here in Florida.
TxRanger3006 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2019, 06:46 AM   #324 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2019
Member # 868506
Posts: 1
Iím running a 2019 Diamondback Mason 1. Thing is a lightweight tank on the trails.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Sioux_Hustler is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2019, 01:52 PM   #325 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Member # 137745
Location: way east
Posts: 98
I make bicycle frames for a living and built an unusual frame for a customer and got to ride it a bit before sending it off. It's not for everyone but works well for me and where I ride. Ill build another for myself.

Untitled by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr
tubender is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.