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A group for those who enjoy the manly sport of mountain biking.

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Comment by Charles Duffield on August 21, 2010 at 12:10pm
People can start on a 29er just fine, they are a practical, comfortable alternative to a 26er and are completely acceptable (you can even get tyres for them these days!). The two default choices in the reasonable/factory end of the market are the gary fisher bikes (now sold through the trek network) like the paragon, and the giant xtc 29er. The fisher is a bit more playful/stylish, but the giant is specced better.
Comment by Michael Pullins on August 20, 2010 at 6:54am
29ers are great for just regular XC trails and races like that...not so good for downhill, freeride and slope style.
My next XC/trail bike could very well indeed be a 29er.
Comment by BOFH on August 20, 2010 at 2:47am
The worst possible thing to do when starting out is to get a 29er. You can get one once you are able to smash everyone else on the 24 hour on a normal bike, then they can ridicule you all they like, you'll still beat them anyway!
Comment by Scott Schemahorn on July 23, 2010 at 10:49am
I am in the market for a good mtb, and need some advice. I am a big guy 6'4" and around 290. I am thinking a 29er is a good bet, but don't really have much experience in picking out a bike. I want at least a working understanding before going into a bike shop, to make sure I am not getting taken.
Comment by Chris Partida on November 3, 2009 at 5:37pm
I'm waiting for it to cool down again, we had a 2-day break in the heat, but it's back. Good thing my new Camelbak came in the mail today.
Comment by Chris Partida on June 23, 2009 at 4:21pm
Went out to Sycamore Canyon/Pt. Mugu in sunny SoCal yesterday with a few brothers and a few friends and had a great long ride. We got a bit lost, but still had a great time.
Comment by Michael J. Austin on May 26, 2009 at 11:16am
Good thing I jumped on the bike when I did to get materials back to the library, started to rain just as I rolled up to the house. Not that I was going to melt, but my Camelback is not water-proof and had my stuff from the library in it.
Comment by Michael J. Austin on May 26, 2009 at 8:13am
Last week my 12 yr old daughter had a dentist appointment here in Holt, the weather was outstanding and what a great reason to break out the bikes and ride to it. Ride often, ride hard, ride free.
Comment by Michael J. Austin on April 16, 2009 at 7:39am
Today is going to be sunny and 62 degrees, I may forgo some much needed sleep (I work 3 - 13hr shifts 7pm to 8am) to get some tire time in before work tonight.
Comment by Michael J. Austin on April 14, 2009 at 9:57am
39 degrees and raining today, I will ride tomorrow morning after I get out of work. It's to be 55 and partly sunny ... w00t w00t !!!!!!!!!
 

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