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    1. Senior Member 87vr6's Avatar
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      05-08-2012 07:53 AM #926
      ^^^ That looks like some mighty buff singletrack
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      05-09-2012 10:56 AM #927
      Quote Originally Posted by 87vr6 View Post
      ^^^ That looks like some mighty buff singletrack
      hartwood acres north/northeast of pittsburgh. it's a good time.

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      05-09-2012 12:18 PM #928
      That's single track? any rock gardens?

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      05-09-2012 12:37 PM #929
      Quote Originally Posted by mrbikle View Post
      That's single track? any rock gardens?
      that's a pretty sharp corner, so it's a bit washed out, but most of what is there is singletrack.

      there's a few "gardenesque" rocky sections, but nothing that will make you cry, at least that i've found yet.

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      05-09-2012 09:39 PM #930
      First time taking the bike out in HI. It's been too long!


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      05-10-2012 09:20 AM #931
      Just picked this up last night, 2012 specialized rockhopper, just need to do something about the pedals asap

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      05-10-2012 12:12 PM #932
      Quote Originally Posted by eurospek. View Post

      Ha ! That was me arguing with that E-tard on mtbr who said you shouldn't be running a chainguide on a hardtail. (user id - 92gli)

      Expose your cracks and love will fill them.

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      05-11-2012 09:27 AM #934
      Quote Originally Posted by hardingsan View Post
      hartwood acres north/northeast of pittsburgh. it's a good time.
      In all seriousness, how do you like the superlight? I ask mainly because for years I read about how it's not a fully active system, blah blah blah. How does it actually ride? Mind you, I'm a slow poke XC rider, not an "extreme all mountain duder" I've never even rode FS, just hardtails for the last 17 years...
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      05-11-2012 10:29 AM #935
      Quote Originally Posted by blackohio View Post
      You sure it's the right size? Mic both?
      Only mic'd the seatpost to confirm it was 27.2. I'm shimming it with a coke can right now and it seems to be fine. The bike is almost done but I am recovering from pneumonia right now. Going to be a while before I can ride it to see if I will have any slipping issues.

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      05-11-2012 10:46 AM #936
      Quote Originally Posted by 87vr6 View Post
      In all seriousness, how do you like the superlight? I ask mainly because for years I read about how it's not a fully active system, blah blah blah. How does it actually ride? Mind you, I'm a slow poke XC rider, not an "extreme all mountain duder" I've never even rode FS, just hardtails for the last 17 years...
      i like it alot so far. for reference i've ridden a relatively ****ty raleigh hardtail for the past 2-3 years, and this is my first real bike purchase. i decided to go fs in part because pittsburgh has lots of roots and you can find good descents (with more roots). also, i'm only 5'6" and felt really high up on the 29ers that i tried. lastly, and this is just a mental thing, but i couldn't rationalize the price of a 29er if i already had a serviceable hardtail.

      as for the superlight compared to other fs it still feels comfortable hitting roots and rocks, but i have way less pedal bob than my buddy with a trek fuel ex9. i tried the cannondale rz120(3) and scott spark70-60-50. they were all nice, but didn't feel 'special' to me. to me the superlight is a proven design that climbs like a hardtail and deals with roots and obstacles like a fs.

      i also am mainly xc / singletrack, but now wouldn't mind adding in a little more downhill to the mix.

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      05-11-2012 09:51 PM #937
      bike: 2012 santa cruz superlight
      location: hartwood acres


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      05-12-2012 04:34 PM #938
      Old but still fun. Lots of Fire road and single track today.

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      05-15-2012 09:46 AM #939
      Replacement for the Paragon frame is finally built up and ready to roll. Just have seven more days of recovery before I can get back on the bike again:



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      05-15-2012 10:05 AM #940
      What chain ring is that? ^^^

      The cut-out areas are usually behind the crank arms, and the solid areas are at 3 & 9 o'clock for bashing off rocks & logs.

      anyway, that thing should fly!
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      05-15-2012 12:33 PM #941
      Ahhhh...you know I didn't even pay attention to the cut outs on the CR until you said something. I'll rotate it just to be safe. Thank you!

      CR is a 34t RaceFace single:
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      05-20-2012 10:15 AM #942
      bike: santacruz superlight
      location: hartwood acres, again

      tried to learn myself the green loop yesterday.

      Last edited by hardingsan; 05-22-2012 at 09:40 PM.

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      05-22-2012 09:40 PM #943
      location: North Park
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      05-26-2012 12:15 PM #944
      Went on a ride today and snapped a couple of shots.



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      05-26-2012 01:23 PM #945
      i just picked up this scott aspect tour yesterday put about 5 miles on it. i think i got a good deal i paid $575 for the bike seems like a big investment to quit smoking but im sure it will pay off..oh ya this is my first big step into a mountine bike but i did bmx for about 18 years is there anything i should work on or maybe pick up that will help me on my rides? cheers and happy trails to all Tim

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      05-26-2012 02:38 PM #946
      Packing my gear for a week of joy, going down south to Schwarzwald, Germany, in the morning!

      (Sadly on borrowed hardtail and no FS-fun though...)

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      05-26-2012 06:44 PM #947
      29er+stiff frame=great joy.



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      05-26-2012 10:34 PM #948
      I didnt do anything specific to the bike this weekend, but I built a cheap workstand until i order the real one. $11

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      06-06-2012 07:42 PM #949
      Mountain bikes are good when you are going on hard and rough way like hill this time it is very useful. But it is very expensive so it's hard to buy for middle class person like me. But I am crazy for is so in future I surely buy it. Any ways all photos are awesome and fabulous.

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      06-10-2012 12:35 PM #950
      Not the best picture (just walking by in the garage). Mine is the Trek 8000 in the front, and the wifey's is in the back. Just picked her up a new Trek Marlin 29'er last week. Luckily she rides the same size as me, so while she's gone for a couple weeks I can put it through it's paces on some trails

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