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 on: Today at 02:14:18 PM 
Started by Timmahhh - Last post by davidh
Sent PM re: X-Kings

 on: Today at 01:26:54 PM 
Started by icespicol - Last post by UrgentUnguent
I agree, keep your speed up, weight back a little, be prepared to pedal over if you start to slow too much.

I'm a larger guy and my big challenge with roots was spinning out the back wheel climbing over them. I could get up and over the first couple, but the back wheel would just go whiizzt when it hit a root. Going in with more speed, where you can, helps. Stickier tires and lower pressures, to a point, help.

You are probably not looking to change bikes, but the cumulative difference between my rigid 26 and my tubeless 29er set up is huge. Even before I went tubeless (which allows lower pressures), and with better tires, the 29er handled obstacles much better. Part of that may be the better frame geometry from my old bike, some from the suspension, and some the from the bigger wheel. People will argue about that all day. I think it's a lot about matching you style and your tech.

 on: Today at 11:33:09 AM 
Started by icespicol - Last post by Dave Ventre
I endoed at SWK early in July. It was one of three hard falls I took that morning. SWK is a step up for sure.

It was on (I think) Anaconda. Hard to be sure but what I think happened is that I lost the "far view" and was looking down at my wheel instead of down the trail as I got to the bottom of one of the many steep hummocks. The trail also took a bend at the bottom. Since I was looking down and straight ahead, all I saw was that OMG I am was going off the trail and my lizard brain took over and hit the brakes. A beginner error, but I still consider myself a noob.

I actually landed on my hands and face, but the face was undamaged. It was hard to get up, because I was tangled in thorns, vines and PI, but luckily I was with a Palos rider I had met there, and he helped extricate me.

I thought I was unscathed, but by the time I got home both hands were sore at the base of the fingers, and they were sore for three weeks. Next day the bruise blossomed on the shoulder that hit first. I also had bruises above both knees, presumably from smacking the handlebars in passing.

 on: Today at 10:00:08 AM 
Started by Big J - Last post by Red Snail Racing
Scott, the frame looks great.  You do know Mike would have had it painted red, with black tiger stripes.  

I'm not sure if I'm poking you or Mike, maybe both, sweet.  

 on: Today at 09:15:00 AM 
Started by hodag - Last post by I pick bad lines
Cross your fingers and hope for the best. SWK is well known for drying out quickly once the rain stops. Let's hope that the weathermen are wrong about the rain continuing through Saturday.

 on: Today at 08:11:35 AM 
Started by d-webb - Last post by d-webb
Do you know if the wheel set will accept a 9 speed cassette?

 on: Today at 07:09:34 AM 
Started by poundinhard - Last post by BMX Crisis
Glad to hear that there is another rider out there that realizes that the seat is not for sitting on while riding.

 on: Today at 12:30:16 AM 
Started by Timmahhh - Last post by Timmahhh
Made a few updates and added a couple pictures.  Everything listed in the first post is still for sale.  Send me a message if you're interested.

 on: Yesterday at 06:23:23 PM 
Started by hodag - Last post by hodag
I am getting seriously bummed.
Got a new bike this May and have been out less than 10 times.
Been planning on this Saturday for over a week but looks like yet another wash out.
Thank you for listening,

 on: Yesterday at 05:49:34 PM 
Started by Mort8282 - Last post by Ohfugit
I thought you rode with Ken?

Bars too wide to fit in the Crossfit door?

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