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    Iím riding a Giant Talon 3. I thought I had pics of it but couldnít find any. Iíll get some tomorrow

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    I usually ride in Usery Park in the East Valley. This is Pass Mpintain as the sun is going down.



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    I can meet new friends. He caused a hiker, biker, horse jam the othe day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc000 View Post
    @JodyH which Ellsworth do you have? Iím kinda sorta looking at an Epiphany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyotesfan97 View Post

    I can meet new friends. He caused a hiker, biker, horse jam the othe day.
    Are those out year-round down there? At least I only worry about them through about October around here.
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    I just recently started riding a bike again as my 5 year old is getting comfortable on his BMX bike at the pump track and back and forth to school. There is a pretty good volunteer group here is Dallas that helps establish and maintain trails.

    Not exactly picturesque terrain, but itís scratching the backpacking/hiking itch that I donít get to very often.

    Hereís my Diamondback 27.5+ hardtail.
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    What kind of budget do you guys set for a bike?
    As a kid, I only had a single speed. A few years ago, I picked up a used Walmart special ($50) and used it to realize I enjoyed riding. The last couple years, life has been in the way, but I would like a "proper" bike now. I know I enjoy it, and I will have to find/make time to ride (even if just around the neighborhood).

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahojess View Post
    Are those out year-round down there? At least I only worry about them through about October around here.
    It’s about time for them to hide. It’s been warmer than usual this year. I think he was warming on the trail. He was playing dead until I poked him with a long stick.

    ETA he was about two feet long.
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    Any thoughts on potential downsides of going with a 27.5+ bike over a 29er?

    Is anyone riding the new 12 speed SRAM setup?


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    Any thoughts on potential downsides of going with a 27.5+ bike over a 29er?
    27.5+ is going to give you a heavier wheel & tire combination than a 29er. The disadvantage is that it feels more sluggish when accelerating. The advantage of that bigger softer footprint starts to show up as the trail gets worse.

    If you mostly ride hardpack/dirt roads/flow trails, the 29er may be faster. It's the current choice of XC racers. As the rocks & roots increase the wider tire starts to help with traction and is more forgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep45238 View Post
    Any thoughts on potential downsides of going with a 27.5+ bike over a 29er?
    IME, I've gotten a lot more pedal strikes. That would dependent on your riding style to some degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jc000 View Post
    IME, I've gotten a lot more pedal strikes. That would dependent on your riding style to some degree.
    Let's call it....not talented, and starting fresh, for a riding style. My last mountain bike was an old 26 inch that I broke essentially everything on but the elastomer shock (somehow that survived). A lot of that was just getting a taste and starting to ride trails, the other part was 15+ year old components with no maintenence.

    I've come a long way in the maintenence department, but haven't had an opportunity to ride trails in several years.
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