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Rants and Raves / Re: Shimano XT Brakeset $144 w/ free shipping!
« on: September 29, 2014, 05:33:04 PM »
Now $143.00 with "pay10" discount code. Still the best deal you'll find on the best brakes made (IMO). Cheaper than bb7 mechanical disc brakes!

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Tech Bench / Re: SPD on roadie
« on: September 29, 2014, 04:12:32 PM »
I road ride about 50% of the time and I use SPD'S and one pair of carbon soled mountain bike shoes. I've never had any issues with hot spots or durability. Two pairs of shoes  IMO is a waste of money.

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Fantastic 4 / Nebo Newbie
« on: September 25, 2014, 03:46:18 PM »
I rode Nebo Ridge for the first time ever today and I have to say I had a blast. I'm mad that it's taken me this long to ride it! I was expecting it to be an eroded, rutted out, and horsed out trail but wanted to try something new and different than BCSP.

 I did the north to south out and back (about 18 miles). I was impressed by the trail condition, flow, bombing descents, technical descents and killer climbs. If you've never ridden this trail, do it! It's a fun trail and a nice change up from BCSP. Well worth the $5 trail permit.

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Find a Ride / Re: Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:39:21 AM »
A group of six of us are heading here on Tuesday! Should be awesome. Looking forward to some REAL Mountains!!

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Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: Sandbag
« on: August 08, 2014, 08:03:21 PM »
Well said, Aaron.

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Tech Bench / Re: 3x10 to 2x10 Conversion, Bashguard necessary?
« on: July 22, 2014, 01:09:31 PM »
For some reason I couldn't respond to your PM. It'll fit up to a 36t ring. How bout $15? My # is 317-332-3156. Text me and I'll send u some pics. I live in martinsville but work in Indy.

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Tech Bench / Re: 3x10 to 2x10 Conversion, Bashguard necessary?
« on: July 22, 2014, 11:28:59 AM »
I have a Salsa tooth fairy bash guard that I don't need anymore if you're interested. It's on a Shimano XT crank. 104mm BCD. Black in color.

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Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: Sandbag
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:17:35 PM »
If you're racing within the Dino series rules It's not sandbagging. If you want to beat the fast guys then just get faster. My .02 cents.

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Wrong Way Signs??
« on: July 15, 2014, 11:26:22 PM »
What "loop" were you on?The trails at SWW can be traveled in either direction with the exception of the downhill flow trails  and climbs on Mann hill, which are one way up or down.

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VSP by a long shot. Did the 6 hour race and after 6 hours of riding, that trail was still fun.

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HMBA Forum News and Information / Re: Tapatalk not working
« on: June 16, 2014, 01:52:20 PM »
I can't find it either.

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Brown County State Park / Re: Sunday HP Etiquette
« on: April 29, 2014, 12:35:37 PM »
Good discussion going here. I think common sense, courteousness and respect go along way. Even if you don't know the "rules of trail etiquette ". Just slow down and be prepared to stop when encountering other trail users and give a friendly greeting. Isn't that common sense?

Hikers are typically annoyed when I roll through so I try to change the encounter immediately with an overly friendly greeting or comment about the weather or their dog or whatever.
Inevitably you come across the cyclist that thinks the trail belongs to him as he fails to yield or even slow down. For these people its a lack of caring not a lack of understanding of the rules, IMO. They give us all a bad reputation.

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Newbies Corner / Re: newbie, any advice on a good bike?
« on: April 24, 2014, 01:47:59 PM »
$1000 will get you a nice entry level bike to start with and you can always upgrade components later.

 Keep an eye on the buy sell and trade forum on here there's always something up for sale that could be a significant upgrade at a fraction of the cost.

When you start looking for upgrades look at rotational weight first, wheels, tires, cassettes and going tubeless will give the greatest performance gains.

Also at your height I would seriously consider a 27.5 bike. I'm 5'10", I bought my first 29er hardtail this year (my last bike was a FS 26).The bike manufacturers have the 29er geo dialed in. I'm VERY happy with the bike and I'm a good minute faster on a local loop too. Hope that didn't muddy the waters for you!

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Newbies Corner / Re: newbie, any advice on a good bike?
« on: April 23, 2014, 06:42:49 PM »
What's your price range?

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Newbies Corner / Re: newbie, any advice on a good bike?
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:57:34 AM »
+1 on starting with a hardtail. You'll get a lot more bike for your money and it is really all that is "needed" for Indiana riding, especially at places like SWW and TR. Also, do yourself a favor and buy from a local bike shop that'll be there for service and support. I highly recommend Bicycle Outfitters of Indy. Good luck!

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