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Mountain Bikers

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 oracle989 on September 13, 2009 at 10:59pm
NC, outside Greensboro. I'm not yet involved in the sport, but I'm looking to get into it in the near future.
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.
 

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