User Tag List

Page 22 of 24 FirstFirst ... 12131415161718192021222324 LastLast
Results 421 to 440 of 466

Thread: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

  1. #421
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    1,412
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon



    New rubber day. I'm still searching for the Goldilocks compromise between traction and rolling resistance.
    My name is Hung | Instagram | Website/portfolio

  2. #422
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    1,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    No where near as picturesque as above but I’ve been having a ton of fun on this bike lately. Picked up a ShockWiz to help me dial in the suspension and that’s been a revelation!

    Untitled by Nathan Harding, on Flickr
    Nathan H

  3. #423
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Berkeley
    Posts
    844
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon



    First new mtb in 20 years. Big thx to jscottyk for his feedback on this style bike. Just one ride so far, already plotting changes to grips, saddle...and lighter wheels at some point. Tubes will be removed this week as soon as the Orange Seal and valves are delivered.
    Steven Brown

  4. #424
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    2,581
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by sbornia View Post


    First new mtb in 20 years. Big thx to jscottyk for his feedback on this style bike. Just one ride so far, already plotting changes to grips, saddle...and lighter wheels at some point. Tubes will be removed this week as soon as the Orange Seal and valves are delivered.
    Is this the "Evo" model?
    Interested in how you like it after you have a few rides.
    Brian McLaughlin

  5. #425
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Berkeley
    Posts
    844
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by Bewheels View Post
    Is this the "Evo" model?
    Interested in how you like it after you have a few rides.
    Yes, the Epic Evo Comp.

  6. #426
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    feral, USA
    Posts
    2,813
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Untitled by Michael Denoncourt, on Flickr

    Since the pandemic is just get raging up here in the Blue Ridge I thought maybe it was time for an update on the ole pandemic shredmobile.

    Still setup for jumps and ruts, with a few key enhancements since the beginning of the public health emergency:

    Key changes:
    Swapped the Codes for TRP Gspec DH 200mm rotor front and rear with metallic pads and the thick 2.23mm rotors(I mostly ride for 11 seconds at a time, but these things are NICE)
    Swapped on a Fabric Magic saddle (if these weren't sold out everywhere I'd pick up a few more for my other gravity/jib bikes). My GF wants one for her mtb's because the short nose makes getting on and off easier for her and the 143mm width with rolled sides works for a wider array of sitbone widths than you'd think.

    Drivetrain swap- 165 RF aeffect cranks(round 32t ring), 10 speed 11-36 cassette(down from 11v 11-40t)- full MRP Mini guide(wanted to be able to SMASH into obstacles botching trials moves)

    Suspension setup changes- swapped to the Cane Creek DBil air out back, 2/3rds full of volume reducers, 240psi. SLOW LSR, medium HSR, heavy on the HSC, light LSC, Helm MkI still with minimal positive air volume, 72 PSI, LSC 5 clicks out out from closed, HSC 6 clicks in from open.

    Tires- after AN ENTIRE YEAR finally killed the side knobs on my 2.4 exo+ DHR2 maxxterra front. Swapped to a DD 2.5 DHF maxxgrip that was in the stash and missing the hard rubber and working edges of the DHR bigly. 27psi. Replaced the 2.4 exo HRII I had out back with a fresher version of the same thing. No inserts, but 35-40psi to ward off flats.

    By conventional wisdom this bike is "far too small", but having something unstable and hyper maneuverable has really, really made all sorts of close to home mtb riding fun for me again.

  7. #427
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    1,855
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by sbornia View Post

    First new mtb in 20 years. Big thx to jscottyk for his feedback on this style bike. Just one ride so far, already plotting changes to grips, saddle...and lighter wheels at some point. Tubes will be removed this week as soon as the Orange Seal and valves are delivered.
    It's great bike right off the floor, but lighter wheels are worth the trouble. I was able to score a set of the Control SL and love'em. Also running a One Up dropper, a Fox shock, and SID Ultimate fork.

    IMG_8187-small.jpg

  8. #428
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Milton, ON
    Posts
    567
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Still love everything about this bike 10 years later!

    Group 2.jpg
    Tom Lowry—Milton, ON
    www.negativespace.ca

  9. #429
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    DURHAM, North Cackalacky
    Posts
    1,948
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Still love everything about this bike 10 years later!

    Group 2.jpg
    I am pretty sure I have groked that thing when looking for pics of Ti single speeds. It is ty right? I haven't seen too many ragley's.

  10. #430
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Milton, ON
    Posts
    567
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Thanks! It is Ti! The cool thing I liked about the bike was that they were designed around 440mm axle-to-crown (26in suspension corrected fork) to make a dedicated rigid non-suspension corrected 29er.
    Tom Lowry—Milton, ON
    www.negativespace.ca

  11. #431
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    W Mass
    Posts
    12,047
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    "As long as you got the curves, baby, I got the angles!" -- Wolfman Jack

    Trod Harland, Physical Educator

    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

  12. #432
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Posts
    601
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Thanks! It is Ti! The cool thing I liked about the bike was that they were designed around 440mm axle-to-crown (26in suspension corrected fork) to make a dedicated rigid non-suspension corrected 29er.

    Great idea if you are going to run it rigid IMO. Nice bike!

  13. #433
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Newport Rhode Island ---> Monterrey Mexico 2022
    Posts
    598
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    87C651FE-7E07-48CA-B29D-0A1B64CC4814.jpg
    My 2019 Specialized Chisel 1x Comp. This $1,200 bike is actually the bike that I find most fun to ride right now and the one I ride the most outside. I really enjoy clearing a technical climb that requires a crap load of power, finesse, and good line choice. Much of the time I am missing one of those elements and I can't make it up the climb.
    Yash Katsumi

  14. #434
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    DURHAM, North Cackalacky
    Posts
    1,948
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    87C651FE-7E07-48CA-B29D-0A1B64CC4814.jpg
    My 2019 Specialized Chisel 1x Comp. This $1,200 bike is actually the bike that I find most fun to ride right now and the one I ride the most outside. I really enjoy clearing a technical climb that requires a crap load of power, finesse, and good line choice. Much of the time I am missing one of those elements and I can't make it up the climb.
    Only bike I would think about replacing mine with. I want one!

  15. #435
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Newport Rhode Island ---> Monterrey Mexico 2022
    Posts
    598
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by zambenini View Post
    Only bike I would think about replacing mine with. I want one!
    The last mtb I bought was a 26incher cannondale trail sl1 from 2011. This bike is so much easier to ride, suprisingly smooth, and sooo fast!
    Yash Katsumi

  16. #436
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,566
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    I've been experimenting with this honzo for a bit. Slowly getting it to where I wanted. Pretty happy now. I could imagine slightly for progressive geo for these parts, and I definatelly would like a longer reach, longer TT, and steeper ST, but I also wouldnt want to make it feel like I was trying to fit a freight truck through the tight corners.

    I also want as big a front triangle as possible, as I still have tour divide, and some vermont bikepacking routes (super 8) in the back of my mind. Still trying to decide if I'd rather drop bars for that or not.

    I'm thinking I'd like to get a lighter, custom variant of this bike coming together from Seven in the future, but we'll see if funds allow.

    I've been running double down casing rear and EX) front, 2.5 tires lately, and the double down has made such a huge difference on chunky trails. Soooo much more composed.

    The other thing I'm in love with, SQ Labs everything. Currently on their 16 degree bars, saddle, and large grips. I've had back/neck issues most the time on longer, more intense rides. This seems to have really helped. I'm going to try their innerbarrends soon, and could imagine something like that for bikepacking, or, something with even more sweep gets swapped out.

    IMG_20200721_170616.jpg

    brought me on some pretty neat, remote rides. This was a 30 mile through ride, with 5000 feet of climbing, I basically raced it in 5 hours or something. Lots of chunky singletrack, and no back issues. Next year I plan on combining this with a new trail to get a bit closer to the 50 mile range, in which 3 trail networks will be connected.

    124552398_3909028964214_6950985220251305049_o.jpg
    --------------------
    another jaunt
    REBAR

  17. #437
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    feral, USA
    Posts
    2,813
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Sean, that’s not the same bike you race XC on, right?

  18. #438
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,566
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by suspectdevice View Post
    Sean, that’s not the same bike you race XC on, right?
    Its the only MTB I've got currently! I've got go fast tires for when the time comes. But I'd love to swap the frame for an aluminum one, or maybe a ti custom soon. I used to race the older, blue honzo and it was "ok". The last bike I was racing on was a 120mm fuel, but it imploded at the last eastern grind. This build has got very downward oriented since moving to vermont...
    --------------------
    another jaunt
    REBAR

  19. #439
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,092
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    87C651FE-7E07-48CA-B29D-0A1B64CC4814.jpg
    My 2019 Specialized Chisel 1x Comp. This $1,200 bike is actually the bike that I find most fun to ride right now and the one I ride the most outside. I really enjoy clearing a technical climb that requires a crap load of power, finesse, and good line choice. Much of the time I am missing one of those elements and I can't make it up the climb.
    technical climbing is my favorite part...i am too old to huck my bike and break bones!

    power and finesse almost seem contradictory, but that is exactly what it takes

  20. #440
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    DURHAM, North Cackalacky
    Posts
    1,948
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Quote Originally Posted by funcrusher View Post
    technical climbing is my favorite part...i am too old to huck my bike and break bones!

    power and finesse almost seem contradictory, but that is exactly what it takes
    I am in the same boat but I just broke my hand being a goober and falling/riding off of a retaining wall

Similar Threads

  1. Velocipede Salon caravan support car
    By christian in forum The OT
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 01-26-2014, 09:02 PM
  2. Velocipede Salon Is Growing Atmo -
    By e-RICHIE in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 77
    Last Post: 06-05-2011, 10:44 PM
  3. 2011 velocipede salon awards
    By dave1215 in forum The OT
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-17-2011, 10:16 AM
  4. if there were no velocipede salon...
    By dave1215 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-12-2010, 09:01 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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