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Thread: Coming out of the closet
06-10-2012, 07:14 PM #1
Coming out of the closet
I just rode a 29er and it was fun as hell. From the outside, it looked awkward; as though it just wouldn't fit. Once I was mounted it was smooth riding and good times. Do I have to tell my parents?
It may have had something to do with the $6K build kit and carbon wheels.
Last edited by Dromond; 06-10-2012 at 10:23 PM.
06-10-2012, 07:42 PM #2
Don't worry, I've been struggling with the same thing. I demoed an $8000 SC Tallboy LT Carbon 29er a couple weeks ago. It was amazing. I've been so confused ever since.
06-10-2012, 08:18 PM #3
demo at the Duthie anniversary?
06-10-2012, 08:22 PM #4
awesome choice of words! well done."A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles."
— Edward Abbey (Desert Solitaire)
06-10-2012, 10:25 PM #5
06-10-2012, 10:38 PM #6
I guess I'm gonna swing both ways with the 650b...
06-11-2012, 12:01 AM #7
06-11-2012, 07:23 AM #8
Thank God! When I first read the title, I thought you were getting into road biking."Shit, I'll choke her while she's cleaning, and I'll do it wearing a helmet cam mounted on a full-face helmet.
I'll have meatdrink9 do the lighting for the shot. He'll make it artsy as fuck." - Phunk
06-11-2012, 08:11 AM #9STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
06-11-2012, 09:18 AM #10
06-11-2012, 09:27 AM #11
Just call me Goldilocks.
06-11-2012, 09:45 AM #12
06-11-2012, 09:50 AM #13
I'll always have a better chance of getting my rocks off when the bar closes.
06-11-2012, 01:53 PM #14
It sounds like you guys are just gay, rr, like carbon.No longer stuck.
06-13-2012, 10:37 AM #15
I saw you are hunting up a TRc on emptybeer. Curious that you are going that direction after getting tight pants from the TBLT.
06-13-2012, 12:28 PM #16
I have a sweet Giant xc bike which I love but is just too steep for the fast descents. I also have an Enduro SL which is also really sweet. I like that for descending gnarly trails. I'm sick of the two bike thing and really just want to be on something in between those all the time. The TBLT fit me perfectly and the Blur TRc is the same fit. The TRc is light and efficient with slack angles and lower than my Enduro. Perfect.
Last edited by Dromond; 06-13-2012 at 12:41 PM.
06-13-2012, 03:42 PM #17
Nice input dude, thanks.
In the end I simply need to get a demo on a good AM 29er and see how it works for me. Being Yeti sized I wonder if the wagon wheels aren't going to feel as out of place under me. One Banshie Prime proto and one Bandit 29 in the crew. The bros riding those bikes on big Tiger nights kinda remind me of when buddies first got S7s — ripping and crushing it leaving everybody on standard flat pow skis in their roost.
06-13-2012, 04:07 PM #18
Oh yeah I think the size of the rider makes a difference. I have a short friend who is all into the big wheels and honestly I think that they get in the way for him. The Bandit 29 looks sweet and I rode with a guy who crushed it on one of those. Spinning it around the parking lot it seemed like it would be fun to ride as the TBLT was. Especially if the wheels are lighter (heavy 29er wheels are heavy) I don't think the bigger wheel is going to feel that big to a tall guy.
06-14-2012, 04:25 AM #19
So you also rode a Blur LTc? Back to back? I am going the other way, and think I am gonna replace my nomad with two bikes, and don't want my xc to be to XC-Racey angles. The LTc sounds like the ticket, but I should try and demo a TBLT to see if I should switch teams.If you have a problem with macdadmorgan, you have a problem with yourself.
06-14-2012, 09:34 AM #20I'm so hardcore, I'm gnarcore.
06-14-2012, 11:50 AM #21Registered User
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06-14-2012, 01:03 PM #22
In western MA having a DH bike and a full on xc bike worked great for me. I would thrash the big bike on lift-served, rocky DH runs. The xc bike was awesome for the super tight and twisty short up/down trails. Out here it's a bit different. The "xc" rides are kind of a blend up both with longer climbs and descents that can be smooth and flowy or pretty rooty and gnarly. I'm kind of over lift-served bike riding so I want something that climbs pretty well.
06-15-2012, 04:10 AM #23
I hear you, I got my ass handed to me at Bacholor St. the other night on my Nomad, it might have been a bad night but... The week before I killed Earls... I am confused on what to do. I have good legs under me right now, and would like to stick to a fun 26er for XC, but just don't know.If you have a problem with macdadmorgan, you have a problem with yourself.
06-15-2012, 10:30 AM #24
06-15-2012, 04:10 PM #25