I've had this recurring desire to get out and do some mountain biking, trail riding. I don't have a bike, I'm going to borrow my dad's box-store Schwinn mtnbike that's probably too small for me and doesn't fit quite right. It was recently tuned up at a local bike shop. My questions are these:
I need a helmet. I'm inclined to buy some $25 deal from Amazon and call it good. What criterion do you look for when spending big money on helmets?
I'd like to get a mountain bike. I'm 6'4" and understand... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Big money doesn't get you better protection, unless we're talking about full face downhill helmets. It gets you better ventilation, padding, weight, and aero, and fit options. As long as it's ANSI or snell certified, and not a cosplay toy.
Find something that fits. Better fit means better protection.
>If I set about a $300 budget what should I look for on Craigslist? Something with a frame I can upgrade?
Take a look at what a 300-500 entry level new mountain bike gets you for reference.
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>>956671 big money does give you better protection in the form of more coverage. But when I say big money I mean like 100€ range, pic related.
Basic POC Trabec, not the funky race MIPS version. It covers really well especially the back of your head, it's pretty damn big but at the same time comfortable and light - I don't feel it sitting on my head.
The only gripes I have with it is that there's nowhere to put sunglasses on and the visor feels really fucking cheap - but that's because it's supposed to come off in case of strong hits, so it doesn't twist your neck. If you want to go a little cheaper, I've heard good things of the IXS Trail RS and Bell Stoker. But the Trabec is the meatiest of the bunch.
I have no clue what to look for when shopping for a mountain bike. Any tips or suggestions for bikes you guys own? I'm planning on going to a bike store near me tomorrow, but I'm afraid he'll just try and sell me on their most expensive model since I'm a noob.
ITT: Times you have encountered downtubes in real life >be me >just riding along >see this guy sitting along the trail with his bike flipped upside down and rear wheel off >ask if he's alright >he says he got a flat and is trying to fix it >he took the tire off >took the tube out >put the tire back on, both beads on the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
> come across a fixie bro > 30 minutes outside of the city > He has a flat. >I was on my 700x35c adventure bike > had full panniers of food, > 3 spare tubes, > frame pump, > snacks, > medical kit, >... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Does any of yall use a skateboard to transport? What kind of places would you want to skate around. Lets make this a skateboard general so we can gather around this thread together to talk about the good during skating and green text some sick stories on a regular basis coz this board is pretty inactive so lets make this board ours.
I bought this bike a month or two ago, $300 canadian mostly ultegra 6600 parts. It has some carbon integrated into the frame but none of that seems to be damaged in anyway. Was stupid and didn't pay enough attention to notice any of the dents when I first got it.
I'm guessing the one with the nickle in the picture is from a crash and the one on the underside of the downtube is from a bike rack.
Doing a bike tour from NYC->Canada next month, trying to buy an old bike on craigslist and tune it up in time. Choices right now are between a Trek 500 for $180 (pictured). cheap and 18 speed is nice but no rack mounts.
Alternative is this old af Raleigh for $350. 14 speed (enough for the tail i reckon) and includes racks, less work in general. Picture in next reply
Of course a classmate wants to get rid of his Schwinn LE Tour II but won't provide specs and he's quite a bit shorter so I won't say anything there. People have recommended that I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>955734 You think? http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1185342_-1___000000
$700 seems like a bargain for sure, so I'm inclined to believe you, but are you sure the Raleigh would cost $400 to get into working condition? Not that their performance would be comparable obviously.
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