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Old 08-21-2011, 08:43 PM   #1376
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Killington was awesome yesterday. That is all. Carry on.


Edit....anyone running truvativ descendant cranks?
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:49 PM   #1377
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Hey guys, I'm new to the mtn bike scene. My girl and I usually rent bikes and get on some trails. But what I'm looking to purchase my own bike now. I really like the Giant Yukon FX, looking to see if you guys recommend any other comparable bikes, and maybe some places to buy.

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Old 08-27-2011, 11:17 PM   #1378
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Welcome! I have considered purchasing the yukon fx multiple times. It seems like a great bike to start with that you can upgrade as you progress/break ****.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:18 AM   #1379
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I'm still riding my 15 year old Specialized Rockhopper....

that being said, if i had the money, i would probably upgrade to a Trek (Gary Fisher Design) Cobia 29er. I like them...
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:12 PM   #1380
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15 years is great return on investment!!!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:30 PM   #1381
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Sup guys, noOb mtn biker question.

What's are some of the pro's and con's of a full suspension bike to a hardtail?

Reason I ask is, like I stated above, I rode a Giant Yukon fx, it was grrreat! I mean it was so responsive the SRAM system was so sick. Anyways, I'm just new at this, looking to do it frequently before snow starts to hit. Would a hardtail be good enough for me? I looked at some Trek's, and Specialized bikes today. But I had to come here for some insight before making a decision.

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:41 AM   #1382
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Depends on what you're doing. I personally like the hardtail because I don't do any downhill really...
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:54 AM   #1383
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i have had both types....my current mountain bike is a full suspension and i leave the rear locked out about 99.999% of the time.

Like jbm said, if you arent downhilling just get a good hardtail.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:14 AM   #1384
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Anyone know the trails around Vietnam and want to show me around/ride there this weekend? I've just rewatched the 44 days video on pinkbike featuring new england trails and it got me way excited...
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:49 PM   #1385
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Sup guys, noOb mtn biker question.

What's are some of the pro's and con's of a full suspension bike to a hardtail?

Reason I ask is, like I stated above, I rode a Giant Yukon fx, it was grrreat! I mean it was so responsive the SRAM system was so sick. Anyways, I'm just new at this, looking to do it frequently before snow starts to hit. Would a hardtail be good enough for me? I looked at some Trek's, and Specialized bikes today. But I had to come here for some insight before making a decision.

Thanks
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I went from a 1993 vintage Haro hardtail (my college era ride) to a Rocky Mountain Element last November. IMHO the upgrade to disk brakes was more important than full suspension. When it is wet or muddy the braking from disks is very consistent. With clincher brakes I never knew what I was going to get. But having full suspension is not just for downhill. Full suspension means you can take stupid lines on a rough trail that rigid bikes shouldn't. I keep the rear shock locked up sometimes too, but it will still react on the big hits that would have bounced me out of my SPD pedals.

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Old 08-30-2011, 07:40 PM   #1386
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I will be def be getting something that has discs. Still debating, went Goodale's bike shop in Nashua Nh, good place, gonna go there and prob rent me a hardtail this Saturday and see what it's like.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:41 PM   #1387
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Went Goodale's bike shop, great place, prob gonna rent a hardtail to see what it's like. But def whatever I get will have disc brakes.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:32 AM   #1388
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Anyone know the trails around Vietnam and want to show me around/ride there this weekend? I've just rewatched the 44 days video on pinkbike featuring new england trails and it got me way excited...
I haven't been to vietnam in a while, was thinking of heading up this weekend myself. I know most of the trails though.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:52 PM   #1389
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Hey all,

Havent been out much this year. Thinking about selling my Scott High Octane (2007) before the winter months. Nice bike that Ive had for 3 years, tons of quality parts on it. Looking to sell it if anyone is interested in picking up a bike for an affordable price!






Only posted up here for now, figured Id rather see a fellow subie owner riding her at Highlands or another New England mountain! Shoot me a text for fastest response. 917 575 8782
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:15 PM   #1390
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I went with full suspension this time around and couldn't be happier. I think I have locked it out once since I've started riding it. Unless you have mega suspension I don't see the point of locking it out, it's made for all around riding. I occasionally have a little trouble climbing but I seem to have now gotten more used to it and do much better than when I first got the bike. I think if you get a quality full suspension bike, IE Trek, Specialized that it will not be an issue.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:59 AM   #1391
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I went with full suspension this time around and couldn't be happier. I think I have locked it out once since I've started riding it. Unless you have mega suspension I don't see the point of locking it out, it's made for all around riding. I occasionally have a little trouble climbing but I seem to have now gotten more used to it and do much better than when I first got the bike. I think if you get a quality full suspension bike, IE Trek, Specialized that it will not be an issue.
You missed an awesome ride tonight. Sutton State Park is nice place to ride even with all the derailleur busting branches, and trees on the trail. A few of us ended up doing a lap of the Par 5 in the dark (due to all the mechanicals slowing the first lap on the TT loop).

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:23 PM   #1392
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Anyone familiar with Lincoln woods? My company is moving from boston to providence and it seems like a good place for long lunch breaks!
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:44 PM   #1393
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Ya I know, I'm upset I had to miss that one but we will hit it again in Oct. We should get together sometime not on a wed and ride, do you know the trails anywhere?
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:53 PM   #1394
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My buddy and I are driving to Highland tomorrow from New Jersey. Anyone going to be at Highland this weekend? I have a blue wrx with a bunch of lights on the front. If you see me come say hi and maybe we can ride together.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:36 PM   #1395
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Gary Fisher/Trek hooked me up nicely, in under a week I went from this:



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Old 09-03-2011, 01:03 AM   #1396
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I will be at highland tomorrow. If anyone sees a bright green demo with pink wheels and a black yeti with purple and gold wheels come say hi.
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:58 AM   #1397
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Heading up to highland now. See you guys there
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:10 PM   #1398
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Any cost for the new bike? How old was yours?
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:19 PM   #1399
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Hey all,

Havent been out much this year. Thinking about selling my Scott High Octane (2007) before the winter months. Nice bike that Ive had for 3 years, tons of quality parts on it. Looking to sell it if anyone is interested in picking up a bike for an affordable price!






Only posted up here for now, figured Id rather see a fellow subie owner riding her at Highlands or another New England mountain! Shoot me a text for fastest response. 917 575 8782

Nice bike,
I used to see it a lot up there.
Why don't you ride anymore?
What are you asking for it?
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My buddy and I are driving to Highland tomorrow from New Jersey. Anyone going to be at Highland this weekend? I have a blue wrx with a bunch of lights on the front. If you see me come say hi and maybe we can ride together.

Saw your car there today and yesterday.
Good weekend lucked out with no Thunder to shut the lifts down
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