The closest I could get her to clipless. She does not want to be one with the bike.
Toe clips are making a come back! I have gone full circle and have been on flat pedals for more than a decade. My knees love it. Anything that gets your sweet hart out biking is a good thing.
My name is Griff and Im currently coming back into the fold after 10 years away from the scene. I used to race road/xc/cyclocross as a youth, junior and sport cat, and went through a 1994 Rockhopper, 1995 Stumpjumper, 1998 GT Zasker, 2000 Gary Fisher Mt Tam, Scott Octane, Azonic DS2, DMR trailstar and a Sirus crossbike.
Currently own a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite, Cannondale R3000 and Ribble winter/touring bike but this is soon to be replaced by a Salsa Vaya which I ordered on Friday!
Looking to do more touring/commuting and light offroad on the vaya.
I cant believe how far bikes have come on since the mid-90s and how much the prices have risen!
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. -Thoreau
1999 Kawasaki ZRX 1100 - 2009 BMW F800GS - 2010 BMW G450X - Yeti Ti ARC - Bianchi Roger
2008 VW R32
My name is John. I don't ride as often as I should, but do any of us?
I will add mine. I have been on the MTB since the early 90's. I have worked my way through about every version and now found my way to single speed. A bit different than most ss builds I think:
On One Summer Season - steel frame, 66 degree head angle
Fox Float 140
SS through the "magic gear"
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Je Suis Prest
Just picked up a pair of Specialized Hardrocks.
My gf is riding a 2011 model, it's her first bike and got her to go out riding with me. She talked big and bad on a quick 6 mile ride, and then we went for my typical 12 mile ride, and she didn't realize that I'm riding local dirt trails around the area and not just flat road...she's learning to ride trails Talk about MTB shock...it broke her in real quick that it's an adventure now, not just cruisin'!
I bought a 2012 model, no frills, but better than my Giant Boulder that I road before. I contemplated getting a model with disk brakes but didn't need it for what we do, though now I think maybe it would have been a good investment as it was way cheaper than buying them later. Live and learn? Or just overcomplicating things that I don't need right now?
I handed the Giant Boulder to my bro who was previously riding my Pop's Trek comfort bike lol...he is way more pumped to ride now, the bike is a huge step up (and in the right direction) for what we want to do.
I'm already looking to upgrade (drooling over, rather) to a full suspension bike...but that'll be when I actually need it. For now I'm working my way up to kicking butt on the local trails.
I love biking because it's giving me the exercise I know I need, but I don't have to force myself to workout or go jogging.
Do y'all need pictures? I mean these are just basic bikes, nothing compared to what I've seen being ridden on here.
Hi, my name is Mike and I ride bikes. Here is a selection of some of my bikes I have right now, and a few previous ones.
My newest bike, Kona Entourage
I'm on the right with my DH rig for last summer, a Kona Operator. The rider in the middle is Charlie Boorman of the "Long Way..." series.
My road touring bike on the Oregon coast. It's a Kona Sutra.
My modified Kona Stinky 6
From a few years back, a modified Kona Stinky. This was an 8" travel version. I love snow riding.
At last count there were 20+ bikes in the house. Mountain biking is my lively hood and my wife used to DH race, so we have a few around.
An ugly Land Rover 110
That fits many Mountain Bikes
My name's Cayce. Kinda new to mtb'ing, since my childhood anyway. I'm riding a GT Karakorum 3.0 on the local trails here in Tucson, and to the grocery store, work, etc. I don't have the money for multiple rides, or extravagant mods, but I'm looking to make a couple upgrades once I can find someone to give me some sound advice.
Update: as of April 2012, I've got a new ride. 2011 Specialized Rockhopper Ltd. I'll get a picture up soon.
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Suzy 2001 Subaru Forester
2011 Specialized Rockhopper LTD