>Be me >Buy beginner mountain bike >Ride with friend at local trail >Spend ALOT of money on bike >Getting pretty good >Bike is getting good >Friend gets into dirt jumping >Sells trail bike gets dirt jump bike >Stops riding with me as we ride different disciplines and he is a faggot Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>937649 In the first week of mid Base (I'm behind almost 2 months due to illnesses). This year I'm doing long Tempo rides twice weekly. Already did 60 minutes at Tempo on my road bike Tuesday, today was 60 minutes at Tempon on my TT bike. Not so great a job as on my road bike because I'm still getting used to the aero position on the TT bike again, but I got it done. By the end of this training block I should be at 90 minutes of Tempo twice a week.
Still in winter mtb commuter mode. Got on the road bike twice and had major back pains. I started way earlier last year, but I have final year of university obligations to tend to. Can't wait until everything is over.
>>946851 About how much would a decent rear wheel cost for a Trek 7.2 FX? What site should I buy it from? Would the local bike shop install it for me or would they tell me to fuck off since I didn't buy it off them?
Next time a spoke goes and I need a true I might replace the wheel altogether
GUYS, I'M TRAINING ON A CROSS BIKE WITH FULL 105 AND I JUST GOT BANNED FROM ALL LOCAL CLUB RIDES BECAUSE I AM A DANGER TO THE OTHER RIDERS! I HAD NO IDEA WHAT KIND OF HARM I COULD HAVE CAUSED. I JUST ORDERED A NEW SET OP ZIPPS FOR SAFETY REASONS. PLEASE RESPOND.
>>944058 If you have enough clearance, you could put some wider tires on it. Something like Vittoria Randonneur Pro II or Michelin City in the 32mm-40mm width range. Just make sure you have enough clearance before buying any. >And for those of you who bike in the city, what kind of bike do you guys recommend? Depends. If you want something for commuting, something that can handle rough roads, etc, then something like Marin Muirwoods 29er, Kona Dew Plus, Specialized Sirrus, Trek FX, etc. If... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>944065 And just to clarify, the road bikes (Pacer and Space Horse) are going to be more pavement oriented, so not really what you're looking for. The bikes I listed before that have flat bars, they'll be good on rougher terrain, be it bumpy roads, gravel, dirt, whatever. The cyclocross bikes I listed at the end are basically the same except they have drop bars and are a bit more aggressive. They'll be a bit faster and give more hand positions, but won't be quite as stable on rough roads and also give you a lower riding position which isn't as ideal in city traffic (where you want a good range of vision, and you want to be visible to drivers, both of which suggest a higher position as provided by flat bars). For commuting, drop bars vs flat bars really comes down to personal preference. Ride both, see what you like. I love both and I use both for commuting.
Fenders are the most fucking stupid thing ever invented and there is literally no reason to use them. Riding with fenders is almost as bad as riding without a helmet. Prove me wrong. Protip: You can't.
OP is right. And you know what else is fucking stupid? Rubber inner tubes filled with air. Weight weenies think that a pneumatic tube is going to be soooo much lighter than a solid rubber tyre, but when you figure how much time gets wasted fixing flat tires, a solid tire actually saves time if you're not an elite rider with a team maintenance car following you around.
I exclusively road a bike for first six or seven years I was eligible to drive a car, and now that I've been driving for a little under a year, there's a lot of shit that seems outright retarded to me.
Can anyone explain to me why it's ever a good idea to have an exit from the left lane? Right seems reasonable, since if your exit is coming up, you can hang in that lane without someone up your asshole, and all cars exiting are going at a comparatively lower speed to the rest of the road. With left lane exits, if you're... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>933638 What >>933661 said. Seattle has a few, and there's nowhere to put them on the right side. Actually, if drivers would pull the collective sticks out of their asses and stop with the whole "left lane is muh passin' lane" bullshit (what they really mean is "I want to go as fast as want wherever I want, safety be damned), ESPECIALLY in urban areas with massive traffic volume, the left lane exits would be considerably easier to use. But considering the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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