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Old 09-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #1276
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I run nevegals for the same reason jojo, came on a used bike. Never had an issue and feel they perform fine, but then again, I don't read magazines much on what is all the cool **** lol.
I only speak from personal experience. I'm hard on stuff so YMMV (literally).

Like I said though. Schwalbe is where it's @. And Maxxis kicks ass too.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:29 PM   #1277
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Does Diamondback make good Mountain Bikes?
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:02 PM   #1278
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Does Diamondback make good Mountain Bikes?
They do make some killer bikes, but it's not the ones you will find at Walmart, Dicks or Sports Authority. The Diamondback Sortie and Mission are pretty sweet bike. The response hardtail is a decent entry level hardtail, and blows away brands like "next", "Pacific" and the cheap "Mongoose" bikes.

Pretty much any new full suspension bike under $1000 is going to be a poor performing tank and your money is better spent on a decent hardtail. One "cheap" full suspension bike that might be a decent start is this:
http://www.airbornebicycles.com/prod...-zeppelin.aspx

It has a few decent parts and could be built up nice over time.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #1279
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They do make some killer bikes, but it's not the ones you will find at Walmart, Dicks or Sports Authority. The Diamondback Sortie and Mission are pretty sweet bike. The response hardtail is a decent entry level hardtail, and blows away brands like "next", "Pacific" and the cheap "Mongoose" bikes.

Pretty much any new full suspension bike under $1000 is going to be a poor performing tank and your money is better spent on a decent hardtail. One "cheap" full suspension bike that might be a decent start is this:
http://www.airbornebicycles.com/prod...-zeppelin.aspx

It has a few decent parts and could be built up nice over time.
Where is a good place to get a XL helmet? I have looked at like Dick's for one and a few other places but can't seem to find one. I wear a 7 5/8 hat and know I will need a XL helmet.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:31 PM   #1280
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Order your helmet online. I wear roughly the same size hat. I've ordered both my regular and fullface helmets (giro and sixsixone, respectively) from huck n roll.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:25 AM   #1281
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Did a nice 1.5 hr shuttle ride on one of our our Super-D runs yesterday. Bachelor to Bend today.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:32 AM   #1282
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I only speak from personal experience. I'm hard on stuff so YMMV (literally).
what is YMMV?

I spent a year in bend, 98-99 and rode a ton, I do recall those sections of your volcanic rock tearing up tires pretty good. I'm sure we could have an e-dick contest elsewhere, but I'm fairly confident you wouldn't be any harder on gear than I am.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:00 PM   #1283
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Woah there, mr.

YMMV means "your mileage may vary". It's a very common internet acronym and it was funny because it's punny.

And I'm not sure what you mean by e-dick contest. I'm only stating my personal experience with Nevegal's. Take it how you wish.

I'm hard on stuff because I weigh 200# geared up and like to jump and jib and bash through the tech stuff as hard as I can. Maybe the same could be said for you. Maybe I had a dud of a Nevegal. The world may never know...
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:30 PM   #1284
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If you got 2 I would keep the 2nd for a spare. 2.5 in the rear makes no sense and also won't fit on a lot of bikes. I run a 2.1 on the rear. MTB Weirwolf. I bought 2 off Chainlove for $14.99 ea.
He probably meant 2.35 rear, 2.5 front.

This all made me go out to my garage and measure the widths of my 2.35 Nevegals and 2.5 Minion DHF/DHR. I think my Nevegals are actually wider than my allegedly-2.5 Minions. I was measuring with a random chunk of plastic and using my thumbnail as a marker but still... The Nevegals are definitely not narrower.

If my calipers ever turn up I'll post some actual numbers.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:01 PM   #1285
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It's all good Matt, couldn't resist dishin it back a bit lol
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:21 PM   #1286
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any thoughts on the Specialized Butcher SX 2.35 vs Minion DHF 3c 2.5 as a front tire? about the same width from what I've seen, but never side by side.

I guess durometer is about the same so is it just price that separates them?

sigh, haven't been riding much lately. Need to get out to Tokul or something and get some miles in. I went to Duthie the other night and just never felt comfortable on the loosey goosey dirt/sand that's out there.

Edit: The reason I'm asking about the Butcher is because I was in Gerk's Issaquah today and all they had for MTB tires are specialized tires. They look like pretty good tires. Similar tread to the minions and available in soft compounds.

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Old 09-12-2011, 01:39 PM   #1287
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Tokul East is closed due to Fire Danger.


The Butcher SX tires are real nice. The Clutch SX is probably the most popular front tire of the Specialized all mountain tires. The Purgatory is really sweet too and comes in a 2.4, which is the same size as a Clutch 2.3. I run the Clutch during the wet season, and switch to the Purgatory when it isn't as sloppy.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:18 PM   #1288
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Quite the large thread going on here.

Just got into mountain biking a few months a go. Got me a 2009 Giant Trance X3 off of craigslist for a good deal. Been loving the s*** out of it.

Mainly have been riding at Duthie. But have put in a couple of days at Paradise Valley too. Rode Tokul (think it was East) once.

Also took my bike over to Yakima about a month or so ago when I went camping and rode around at Cowiche Canyon one of the mornings. That was a trip as there were zero trees as compared to riding on the west side of the mountains.

Recently on 9/11, I rode the Kaches Ridge Trail. 11 miles to the top, about 8 miles down. Good ride. Climb was brutal though. ~3700 feet in 5 miles.

And the Sunday before that rode Xanadu near Leavenworth. That turned into about a 16 mile ride as I missed the gate that I needed to turn at originally. Oh well was a nice climb. The downhilll was super fun. Riding down a ridgeline the whole way.

Anyway, always looking for more people to ride with, and new places to check out. So that's why I'm posting.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:30 PM   #1289
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Where is a good place to get a XL helmet? I have looked at like Dick's for one and a few other places but can't seem to find one. I wear a 7 5/8 hat and know I will need a XL helmet.
I bought my 661 XC Recon Helmet off of Chainlove. XL. Site has good deals. Sometimes it takes time. Other than that, Huck N Roll seems to have a good selection as mentioned before.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:03 AM   #1290
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Rode Duthie this morning. Got a run down Semper Dirticus on my GoPro. There was poor lighting today.

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Old 09-18-2011, 01:15 AM   #1291
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nice!!!
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:30 AM   #1292
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Thanks! I can't decided whether I like the helmet mount or the chest mount more. I think I need to tighten up the chestie before I use it next time. It was pretty bouncy when I rode with it last. It's just weird having it stick out so far away from my chest.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:42 PM   #1293
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Not to whore out my sale....but is anyone looking for a downhill bike? I'm selling my 5 month old 2011 Specialized Demo 8 II (medium). It goes for $6100 or $5750 low retail, and I'm looking to get $3500 out of it. Let me know if interested. Its in amazing shape!
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:31 PM   #1294
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Does anyone know how to get to Exit 38 trails? I know what road to take, but I don't know where to park for shuttles or where the trails start. PM me if necessary please. Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:09 PM   #1295
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Not to whore out my sale....but is anyone looking for a downhill bike? I'm selling my 5 month old 2011 Specialized Demo 8 II (medium). It goes for $6100 or $5750 low retail, and I'm looking to get $3500 out of it. Let me know if interested. Its in amazing shape!
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Does anyone know how to get to Exit 38 trails? I know what road to take, but I don't know where to park for shuttles or where the trails start. PM me if necessary please. Thanks!
Found some directions on MTBR.

http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-st...5_4586crx.aspx
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:05 PM   #1296
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Those directions don't tell you where the trails start.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:29 PM   #1297
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Ahh well I saw a short description of where to go, but that's the only thing I could find with a simple Google search. I have not been out there myself.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:35 PM   #1298
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That looks like a super fun line, Alpine.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:05 AM   #1299
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Not sure if this has been posted yet BUT... Stevens Pass Bike Park is opening October 1st and 2nd! I'M SUPER STOKED!! $20 for a lift ticket! I'll probably be there both days!

http://www.stevensbikepark.com/blog/post/000000037
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:47 PM   #1300
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I'm not able to go to either of the DIA sessions but I'll be at the Oct 1 opening and hopefully Oct 2. I was at Whistler last weekend and I'll be at Whistler again this weekend.

Post up if you would like to be included on a PM regarding Stevens opening day.

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