Welcome to NESR! Most features of this site require registration, including replying to threads, sending private messages, starting new threads, and uploading files. Click here to register.

Page 147 of 148 FirstFirst ... 67107127137138139140141142143144145146147148 LastLast
Results 3,651 to 3,675 of 3698

Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

  1. #3651
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    29
    Posts
    10,840

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.



    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS HasBeen ECK Racing
    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  2. #3652
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    13,734

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Any of you spandex clad geeks got any real experience with the current craze of high volume 650b gravel sneaks/wheels?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  3. #3653
    Fast is contagious JettaJayGLS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Age
    32
    Posts
    4,549

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Any of you spandex clad geeks got any real experience with the current craze of high volume 650b gravel sneaks/wheels?
    Not yet...but I get it.

    The SO is in the market for a gravel ride and I'm very in support of a 650b set up - we have a stack of 700c wheels if we ever want to swap. Really hard to find a gravel bike right now. The Juliana Quincy was top of the list (female version of the Santa Cruz Stigmata) but they're seriously impossible to get since COVID.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    A man of many names...Jay, Gennaro, Gerry, etc.

  4. #3654
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    13,734

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Everything is pretty impossible to get right now. I rode some hipster wagon with them on it the other day. Pretty nice. It’s somewhat of a pricey gamble.
    I should just borrow his wheels for a few and do some of my local stuff and see.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  5. #3655
    Fast is contagious JettaJayGLS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Age
    32
    Posts
    4,549

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Everything is pretty impossible to get right now. I rode some hipster wagon with them on it the other day. Pretty nice. It’s somewhat of a pricey gamble.
    I should just borrow his wheels for a few and do some of my local stuff and see.
    I'm hoping you do so you can report back. I think you would really like them. In theory, they'll slow you down a bit, but give a huge comfort and handling increase.

    For daily gravel riding, it makes a lot of sense in theory. I try to tread the fine line between keeping pressures just high enough to prevent rim strikes. Tubeless and a good aluminum wheel allows for the occasional rim strike, but really prefer not too. That means the lowest I go is about 40PSI...I'll gamble with 35PSI on the front SOMETIMES. A 650 wheel seems to solve this.

    However, if I went to a gravel race, I'd stick with the 700c at 40/45PSI front/rear.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    A man of many names...Jay, Gennaro, Gerry, etc.

  6. #3656
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    13,734

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Yeah, I run 45/40 psi on inversely measured 45/40mm tires currently. At my heft, that’s generally fine for YouTube gravel. It’s when I ride above the design that things get too jittery. Obviously volume is the solution there, I just don’t like the idea of slowing myself down in the least.
    I’m not too wild about lowering my bb height either. We’ll see, I guess.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by Chippertheripper; 09-08-20 at 02:42 PM.
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  7. #3657
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    29
    Posts
    10,840

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    What width are y'all running 40/45 psi? Lowest I have attempted with 32's is 55/60.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS HasBeen ECK Racing
    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  8. #3658
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    13,734

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    40mm 45psi, 45mm 40psi, but keep in mind I have a lot more mass to keep off the ground at 185.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  9. #3659
    Fast is contagious JettaJayGLS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Age
    32
    Posts
    4,549

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    I run 38s, 160 pounds, 40/45 F/R for gravel.

    Agree, it only bites you when you start to push the terrain...but I don't think we'd like gravel very much if we didn't push the terrain. Otherwise, just ride a road bike on it.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    A man of many names...Jay, Gennaro, Gerry, etc.

  10. #3660
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    29
    Posts
    10,840

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Hmm I'll have to experiment with going a little lower. Thanks!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS HasBeen ECK Racing
    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  11. #3661
    Lifer bryco13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Oxford, MA
    Posts
    1,433

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    After so many years of 26” tires pumped up to 40psi, and 700c @ 100psi, years in I still have a lot of difficulty messing with my pressures on my 29er/tubeless setups.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  12. #3662
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    13,734

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    I wish I hadn't seen the color of this frameset...
    https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/gorilla_monsoon_apex
    It's got my heart all pitter-pattering around.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  13. #3663
    Administrator Frankenstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Danville, NH
    Age
    45
    Posts
    10,790

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by bryco13 View Post
    After so many years of 26” tires pumped up to 40psi, and 700c @ 100psi, years in I still have a lot of difficulty messing with my pressures on my 29er/tubeless setups.
    I'm running 18f/20r on my singlespeed 29er. 30mm wide rims with 2.4" tires (conti x-king).

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Josh || Forum Rules || Stop. Think. Post.

  14. #3664
    Super Moderator OreoGaborio's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    MA
    Age
    40
    Posts
    37,188

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    There's a lot of cyclists that think fitness is lame too. They drink beer and shun those who don't have to stop every other trail intersection.:
    Fuck, there are cyclists that drink beer at every intersection?

    Had I known that I wouldn't still be kinda sorta quasi shopping like a cheap fuck.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Pete LRRS/CCS #82 - ECK Racing, TonysTrackDays, Ironstone Ventures
    GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Phoenix Graphics | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | MTag-Pirelli | OnTrack Media

    The Garage: '03 Tuono | '06 SV650

  15. #3665
    Lifer bryco13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Oxford, MA
    Posts
    1,433

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    I almost pulled the trigger on the monsoon frameset, but went with my Piolet instead, as my friend snagged a monsoon a week before I could. And if they had that fade or the new space horse color I would’ve got one.

    Frank, if you don’t mind me asking what’s the height/weight/inseam? I can’t bring myself at 260 to drop my pressures that low, let aside the front. All I can picture is yard sale style crash when the front plows out, or worse, tuck and rolls the front tire?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  16. #3666
    Lifer eboos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Age
    45
    Posts
    3,391

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Sounds like I should be looking at a new or newer tri bike. Damn haha. That will be at least a year out with how much those thing cost.



    Legs are good. Sideburns are also good to gooo.
    I shaved my arms for a time trial before. I still sucked, but I sucked with slickass aero arms.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

    CCS/LRRS/NEMM AM #205 (Inactive)


  17. #3667
    Lifer eboos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Age
    45
    Posts
    3,391

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    What width are y'all running 40/45 psi? Lowest I have attempted with 32's is 55/60.
    You running tubeless? I've done gravel rides on my CX bike at 45 psi on 33's (CX tires). On a CX course I run them at 24 front, 26 rear. My gravel tires are 36 or 38 and I run them at 45 psi. 175-180 lbs.

    FWIW: I also run 85/90 psi on my road bike with 25s both tubes and tubeless (tubeless on my carbon wheels that rarely get to come out and play). In the past 3 years and a s-ton of miles I only had 2 flats.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by eboos; 09-11-20 at 01:48 PM.

    CCS/LRRS/NEMM AM #205 (Inactive)


  18. #3668
    Lifer obsolete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Norf Sho
    Age
    40
    Posts
    11,193

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    My friends and I were commentating on the commentators of the Tour. This led into a bigger convo about cycling commentators and this old video resurfaced. If you haven't seen it, turn the volume up. If you have seen it, re watch, and turn the volume up.

    I did downhill for the first time at Killington a few weeks ago. I felt like that guy is talking. Holy shit is that fun.

    3 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Alex
    I can resist everything but Pete's mom.

  19. #3669
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    13,734

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    2 woods rides in a week. I feel like I’m back. I rode my squishy bike today for the first time since June, I think. Odd getting reacquainted like that. Fun nonetheless.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  20. #3670
    Fast is contagious JettaJayGLS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Age
    32
    Posts
    4,549

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    I did downhill for the first time at Killington a few weeks ago. I felt like that guy is talking. Holy shit is that fun.
    When Canada decides to be nice instead of smart and allows us back in, find a reason to go to Whistler. Most fun I've ever had on a bike.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    A man of many names...Jay, Gennaro, Gerry, etc.

  21. #3671
    Lifer obsolete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Norf Sho
    Age
    40
    Posts
    11,193

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    When Canada decides to be nice instead of smart and allows us back in, find a reason to go to Whistler. Most fun I've ever had on a bike.
    I wanna ski it first ��

    I get three bike rentals and tickets with my ski pass so I'm definitely gonna go again this year.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Alex
    I can resist everything but Pete's mom.

  22. #3672
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    100

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    trying not to thread jack. someone recently said this:
    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    you want a trail-leaning bike. Maybe one that dips it's foot in the enduro pool.
    Any recos for what this bike may be? I want to offload my current trek Stache 7 and upgrade to Full suspension. I'm not stuck on 29 or 27.5, I see the advantages of both. Most of my riding is trail oriented but I do like to point it down the hard stuff when given the opportunity. And lastly, I am considering getting involved in the ESC enduro series next year. It's not something I plan to be super competitive in, but more an opportunity to travel around new england and ride some new places.

    As I shop the budget keeps increasing as I find things i like. Lets say Sub $4k? I've been looking at branks like Canyon, YT, Commencal etc.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  23. #3673
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    13,734

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    If you’re looking for full send enduro bro capability, it’s starts at 150mm of travel.
    There are lots of choices today in the 150-180 travel range that you can jump off anything you have the fortitude to, and are still remarkably easy to pedal around on daily.
    At the risk of sounding like a cultist, the Scott genius is pretty damn fun for a daily driver that I’m perfectly comfortable jumping anything as tall as I am. Build/model pricing runs the full spectrum of budgets as far as I know.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  24. #3674
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    13,734

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Giant trancex29 and reign29 are 2 more that fit into the category of “bikes I’d consider owning”.

    There are tons of bikes that fit into this realm, but Scott and giant are the 2 I’d pursue from my local shops.
    There’s a Kona/SC dealer down the road a sec too, but I’m not too up on each of those brands’ offerings, other than SC makes some sexy Cali looking stuff.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  25. #3675
    Lifer
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bristol County
    Age
    33
    Posts
    3,201

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by iTGbuDeeV View Post
    trying not to thread jack. someone recently said this:


    Any recos for what this bike may be? I want to offload my current trek Stache 7 and upgrade to Full suspension. I'm not stuck on 29 or 27.5, I see the advantages of both. Most of my riding is trail oriented but I do like to point it down the hard stuff when given the opportunity. And lastly, I am considering getting involved in the ESC enduro series next year. It's not something I plan to be super competitive in, but more an opportunity to travel around new england and ride some new places.

    As I shop the budget keeps increasing as I find things i like. Lets say Sub $4k? I've been looking at branks like Canyon, YT, Commencal etc.
    Most of the big brands offer a trail bike, enduro bike, and an in-betweener. In Trek's case, the Remedy sits between the Fuel and the Slash. That's the kinda thing I had in mind when I was saying trail-leaning enduro. Some brands it's the same frame model with a different trim package (e.g. Giant Trance SX or Stumpjumper EVO). But I lack the range of experiences to recommend anything specific. Plus, aside from the occasional screw-ups, I don't think there's too many 'bad' options out there. The trend over the years seems to be that whenever a brand tries something too novel, it ends up being kinda disliked and a forgotten part of history. So I'd be skeptical of anything unusual, especially if it can't be swapped out easily.

    If you're going to follow the ESC, I feel like you'd want a full on enduro bike. The catch is they still kinda suck as a regular trail bike. The burlier enduro bikes can still look like a trail bike, but feel more like a downhill bike that you could pedal up a handicap ramp without having to stand-n-mash.

    Also for those who might not know, he quoted my post from another thread. Click to go there if you want the original context.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    nedirtriders.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •