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26er or 29er MTB?
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Which Mtb wheel is better?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Jan 8, 2013.

How do you adjust preload on shocks?

I have a Trek 3900 Disc Mountain bike and i was wondering how to adjust preload on the shocks/fork. The shocks are 100mm Travel w/ 30mm stanchions SR Suntour XCM and are also coil springs with the…Continue

Started Jan 2, 2013

Any Mountain bike/singletrack trails around the NW Suburbs?
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Looking for some new trails around NW Suburbs area to ride mountain bikes. Anyone have ideas or places about any singletrack trails that have dropoffs,jumps, etc.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel G Dec 24, 2012.

 

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"Vintage Style Ride" of Uptown with Vintage Garage Chicago at Uptown near Argyle

April 21, 2013 from 11am to 5pm
Alderman Harry Osterman of the 48th Ward and event promoters expect hundreds of bicyclists dressed in vintage to descend on the an Uptown neighborhood April 21. The event is set to help launch a season for Vintage Garage Chicago, a monthly flea market there.“A bike ride is the best way to celebrate the arrival of spring,” says Melissa Sands of Vintage Promotions, LLC, producer of the show. “And wearing vintage for the ride is a great way to launch the season of fun and finds in the Vintage…See More
Jan 26, 2013
David P. replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"Tony, No, I've never ridden "29er"/700c for MTB work, only 26" and 650b. I don't doubt your, and others', point that they can give a distinctly different feel on singletrack - only why a rider's size is any real…"
Jan 8, 2013
Tony Adams 4 mi replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"Have you tried riding them? The larger wheels feel way better to me. Do you do any mountain biking? Confidence and connection to the bike is pretty significant when one is plummeting down a hill on a dirt path strewn with obstacles. Those few inches…"
Jan 8, 2013
David P. replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"Unless you are a small person and have overlap problems with 700c wheels but not with 26" wheels, I can't see how one's height has any bearing on wheel size. "
Jan 8, 2013
Michelle Loomis replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"I might do Palos Meltdown... it will depend on what else is going on that weekend. I had conflicting events happening in the city last year.  I will for sure be heading to copper harbor, MI over labor day weekend for the trails festival. I…"
Jan 7, 2013
Joe Glinka replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"I do actually have a Lemond 700c Road Bike and my Dad rides a Trek 29er GF Edition. I did watch some videos of 29ers making a big difference of climbing on slippery roots and rocks much better than a 26er and the rolling resistance is increasingly…"
Jan 7, 2013
djm replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"Although its the same size bead diameter, I dont think you would have any tires or tubes in common with a 700C road bike. "
Jan 7, 2013
Michelle Loomis replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"I am 5'9" and ride a 29er, I absolutely love it. I used to ride 26" wheels, with the upgrade I roll faster and move over obstacles easier. It was difficult to learn to navigate it on tight twisty single track but not so bad now that I…"
Jan 7, 2013
Tony Adams 4 mi replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"Well at 6'3" I found that the 29er feels a lot more comfortable. MTBs with 26" wheels feel like I'm riding a kids bike. The bigger wheel is also better for getting over obstacles such as your rocks and roots. If all other things…"
Jan 7, 2013
ilter replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"They say 650B is the new fashion."
Jan 7, 2013
Joe Glinka replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"6'2" Singletrack and off-road trails"
Jan 6, 2013
Tony Adams 4 mi replied to Joe Glinka's discussion 26er or 29er MTB?
"How tall are you? I prefer a 29er, but I'm 6' 3".  What kind of trails do you or do you plan on riding? "
Jan 6, 2013
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26er or 29er MTB?

Which Mtb wheel is better?See More
Jan 6, 2013
Joe Glinka replied to Duane Waller's discussion *Free* Bicycle repaint, with a catch!
"“The Duesenberg” (body colors used on classic-era automobiles) E-mail sent."
Jan 5, 2013
Joe Glinka posted a discussion

How do you adjust preload on shocks?

I have a Trek 3900 Disc Mountain bike and i was wondering how to adjust preload on the shocks/fork. The shocks are 100mm Travel w/ 30mm stanchions SR Suntour XCM and are also coil springs with the preload adjustment. I was wondering if turning the knobs that have + and - do anything to how much i absorb when going off dirt jumps etc. and how to do it.See More
Jan 2, 2013
Joe Glinka left a comment for Joe Glinka
"http://contour.com/videos/watch/first-moutan-bike-video-w-bontrager-g-mud-dh-tire                   Bike Ride on a local trail that has tons of potential, just me riding it."
Dec 24, 2012

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Distance, Competition / Racing, Around Town, Other
About me:
I ride Trek bikes all the way, looking for people who want to mountain bike and have a great time around Chicago (suburbs).

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At 9:48am on December 24, 2012, Joe Glinka said…

http://contour.com/videos/watch/first-moutan-bike-video-w-bontrager-g-mud-dh-tire         

         Bike Ride on a local trail that has tons of potential, just me riding it.

 
 
 

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