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Yesterday, 12:23 AM

It really is a kick ass show. Can't wait for the 3rd season...

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It's because of Madden.

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In Topic: Mountain bike info needed

28 March 2015 - 10:57 PM

Stick to the smoother trails. Judging from the bike's geometry (frame looks solid, but that fork looks suspect), it wasn't made for rocky singletrack. I know you've already acknowledged that it's entry level, but you don't want to end up going down the wrong trail with it. With a few upgrades, you can take to it up a notch, but with how much upgrades cost nowadays, you'd just be better off buying a new bike later on down the road.


Make sure you run the proper tire inflation according to your weight or you'll start getting pinch flats, even on smoother trails. As already mentioned, you're going to want to bring some replacement tubes (at least two), tire levers, and a frame pump. You can buy flat kits practically anywhere, but fixing a flat in the middle of nowhere is a PITA. A fresh tube is a much easier solution. You can fix the old tube up when you get home and have it become another spare....


Avoid going through mud or streams with those cantilever brakes. They become useless once they get wet. Just drag them or dry the wheels if getting wet is a must.


I'm not familiar with NC trails, but this site would be a good start: http://www.mtbproject.com. Maps the trails according to difficultly. Doesn't list every trail out there, but it will give you a good idea of what's out there. The forums at mtbr.com (http://forums.mtbr.com/forum.php) are also a good resource...


Congrats on the new bike! MTBing is a great sport, but safety is the priority!