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For the Cyclists in Tribeland.

Mephisto

TRIBE Member
i used to race O-cup on a trek 5200 OCLV and man do i ever miss that bike. selling it was the stupidest thing i've ever done. fast, perfect geometry, ultegra everything, 18 lbs of peleton dropping, carbon fibre goodness. longest ride i did on that thing was 8.5 hrs and i still had to take the long way around the block before pulling in.

i miss my shanty oryx mtb factory ride too. not bad for an xc chromoly. SID, xtr, legs will do the rest
 

Humanjava

TRIBE Member
When I was sponsored I used to ride Canondale bikes. I still have a mountain bike from them from like the early 90s and its still not bad considering how many miles it has on it. As for cycling if I was racing again no questions I would take a colnago over a canondale and I even liked my custom made cyclops I used to have more.
 

FoxyM

TRIBE Member
*le sigh* My bike needs to get some fresh air. All this talk of a warm day on Sunday is maybe what she needs...
 

I_bRAD

TRIBE Member
I just got back from a fun ride across the city this morning coming from a friends house in the East end to my place in the West. Absolutely beautiful day for a ride... last night even, I didn't want to stop when we got back to her place, wanted to go a few more kms... but I digress.

That's a pretty sweet bike, the one the thread's about. Decent mid range stuff on there. Should be pretty reliable and easy to keep running nicely.

I'm still not sold on the disc brakes though. I haven't met anyone that can give me a good argument why these are better than standard rim brakes. They're heavier, more complicated and make your bike look much flashier (not really the best thing for a commuter bike, eh?)

So... hook me up with the deal disk fans!
 

SpaceBabe

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by ~Loress~
^^^where is this? Kelso?

hahaa no.

At Kelso.. we have to push our DH bikes up the hill. No CHAIRLIFTS for the downhillers there. Kelso has some really good XC trails and a few neat DH trails in the summer.. and it is only 30mins away from Toronto.

This was at Bromont just south of Montreal.

I took Jay and Dave there once. I think Dave and I might try to get another group to go again this Spring as he had a lot of fun last time.
 

SpaceBabe

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by FoxyM
AHH!! you are evil... now I wish it was the late summer and I could go out on the trails :(

*grin*

I have to get a XC bike. It's frustrating not having one.

BTW.. your roadie is sexy. I am not into road riding tho I do have an OLD, HEAVY, decent Steve Bauer road bike that i use to commute in the city.

I LOVE the muddy trails... can't get enough of the forest trails.
 

FoxyM

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by I_bRAD
I just got back from a fun ride across the city this morning coming from a friends house in the East end to my place in the West. Absolutely beautiful day for a ride... last night even, I didn't want to stop when we got back to her place, wanted to go a few more kms... but I digress.

That's a pretty sweet bike, the one the thread's about. Decent mid range stuff on there. Should be pretty reliable and easy to keep running nicely.

I'm still not sold on the disc brakes though. I haven't met anyone that can give me a good argument why these are better than standard rim brakes. They're heavier, more complicated and make your bike look much flashier (not really the best thing for a commuter bike, eh?)

So... hook me up with the deal disk fans!
I can definitely see the advantage of the disks for trail riding but for city riding? I really don't see the point.
 

I_bRAD

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by FoxyM
I can definitely see the advantage of the disks for trail riding but for city riding? I really don't see the point.
How are they advantageous on the trails, even? Your tire's are gonna slide FAR before your brakes give out
 

SpaceBabe

TRIBE Member
Brad:

In my opinion.. I like disc brakes only for downhilling. When it is wet.. muddy.. STEEP.. the disc brakes work like a charm. Stops the wheel.. (not neccessarily stops the bike).. enough to slow you down.

My cross country bike.. I would never get disc brakes. Vbrakes work fine.. and there were times where I needed the bike to slow down on steep stuff in wet conditions.. but I have managed fine.

The disadvantage for disc breaks for me are:

1. Cost. I have to replace the LEVER to my dh bike and I haven't because i have to get it from the US.. and it will be expensive. Vbrakes are easy to get parts for and not as expensive.

2. Maintenance. On the trail.. if i dent the disc.. I'm kinda fubared. A bent disc won't allow you to rotate through the roters so you are kinda fucked on the trail .. unless if you can somewhat debend the disc (not gonna happen really). Also.. a bent disc is pretty much scrap.. you can't really flatten it and you would have to replace it.

Vbrakes... TOTALLY easy to maintain on the trails.. or at least set it up so it doesn't lock up your wheel.. and doesnt' require many major tools. Allen keys will suffice for the most part.

So there you have it. Until you have actually compared vbrakes with discs.. as in .. on a slope.. in wet conditions... you won't know what I mean.

Ames
 

glych t.anomaly

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by I_bRAD
I just got back from a fun ride across the city this morning coming from a friends house in the East end to my place in the West. Absolutely beautiful day for a ride... last night even, I didn't want to stop when we got back to her place, wanted to go a few more kms... but I digress.

That's a pretty sweet bike, the one the thread's about. Decent mid range stuff on there. Should be pretty reliable and easy to keep running nicely.

I'm still not sold on the disc brakes though. I haven't met anyone that can give me a good argument why these are better than standard rim brakes. They're heavier, more complicated and make your bike look much flashier (not really the best thing for a commuter bike, eh?)

So... hook me up with the deal disk fans!
agreed i love the fact that know one thinks of stealing my norco avanti [ same colour as avanti smokes :D ] and i have a wonderful bike lock thats got 8mm think tri tempered steel, carabeaners are just to make it big enough to wear draped over one shoulder when riding, as well the lock and chain weigh almost as much as my bike





[jai]
 

SpaceBabe

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by I_bRAD
How are they advantageous on the trails, even? Your tire's are gonna slide FAR before your brakes give out
You would be surprised how much discs stops you on trails.

Give it a whirl and you'll know what i mean.

I too used to be a non believer of discs.. until I tested it out and realized how much it can stop.. compared to just vbrakes.

I used to downhill with my xc bike when I didn't have a dh bike.

I would ride downhill with vbrakes... when i got the schwinn.. HOLLEE... what a difference. I was converted on the spot.
 

I_bRAD

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Wiseman
A Man Can Dream...............



A man can dream indeed. I'm fixing up my resume this aft and sending it to Cervelo so I can get into their engineering team. I'm so fucking tired and jaded of the auto industry.

bah.
 
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