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Old 05-29-2006, 07:42 AM   #1
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Mountain Biking

Next week I'm buying a 2005 Norco Chaos mountain bike. I can't wait! Ironically, the retail price on this is exactly the same as I bought my car for ($1000 CAD), but my friend's dad is good friends with the owner of a local bike store so I'm getting it for $750 . I'm so excited! This is my third year doing trails and I destroyed my last bike, which was of the $200 department store variety.

Anyone else out there into mountain biking? I still consider myself a beginner...

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Old 05-29-2006, 03:35 PM   #2
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ive been on bicycles my whole life

im more into bmx though, actually mountain biking is just as good
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Old 05-29-2006, 09:12 PM   #3
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More into BMX, heres a picture of my friend from yesterday doing trails.

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Old 05-29-2006, 09:23 PM   #4
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More into BMX, heres a picture of my friend from yesterday doing trails.

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those wheels look a little large for a BMX
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Old 05-29-2006, 09:32 PM   #5
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Well its obviously a mountain bike. I guess i should have said that though.
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Old 05-29-2006, 09:37 PM   #6
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Well its obviously a mountain bike. I guess i should have said that though.
You did say he was doin' trails....so that could be deemed as an equivelent to you telling us it was a Mountain Bike...I spose lol.

As for Mountain Biking, I bought one a while back but have hardly used it yet, I keep telling myself that I'll do it when the weather improves enough though.....which is about now really lol. Nice bike by the way, Mathew, is the braking system hydraulic or cable operated? just wondering lol (looks like cables to me......?)
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:10 PM   #7
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You did say he was doin' trails....so that could be deemed as an equivelent to you telling us it was a Mountain Bike...I spose lol.

As for Mountain Biking, I bought one a while back but have hardly used it yet, I keep telling myself that I'll do it when the weather improves enough though.....which is about now really lol. Nice bike by the way, Mathew, is the braking system hydraulic or cable operated? just wondering lol (looks like cables to me......?)

you can see an amber-like color in the brake cables, im willing to bet its hydraulic,
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I've been into mountain biking for a while now. Usually riding on the rocks down by the lake close-ish to my place...We really don't have any trails like that around here though...I wish so badly we did....
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:37 AM   #9
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You did say he was doin' trails....so that could be deemed as an equivelent to you telling us it was a Mountain Bike...I spose lol.


although I know what you mean, I do often take my BMX off road and on to some hard trails, its just bumpy as hell
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You did say he was doin' trails....so that could be deemed as an equivelent to you telling us it was a Mountain Bike...I spose lol.

As for Mountain Biking, I bought one a while back but have hardly used it yet, I keep telling myself that I'll do it when the weather improves enough though.....which is about now really lol. Nice bike by the way, Mathew, is the braking system hydraulic or cable operated? just wondering lol (looks like cables to me......?)

That would be cable operated

I'm not really into doing big jumps and stuff, I like doing longer distance trails, but not without their share of rocks, roots and small drops.

North Vancouver, which is close to where I live (and actually where I work) is famous for its bike trails, especially ones only sutable for experts riding $5000 bikes. One day I hope to be able to ride them...
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:21 AM   #11
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More into BMX, heres a picture of my friend from yesterday doing trails.

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Thats some crazy air! I don't think I could do that for a while...
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We have some trails similar to the ones Benson showed, but I don't go too high on the jumps. I've been going for the last couple of weeks, mainly to hills and stuff...I've fallen 3 times on the hills (all going down lol)...didn't get hurt once there, but on Wednesday in front of my driveway after biking home from school I wiped out pretty bad lol...I was trying to slide sideways and it usually works, but this time there was a rock on the street or something and the tire got caught on it, the bike flips over me and I hit my elbow and shoulder, and layed on the street for about 5 minutes, no one comes out so I had to put the bike away on my own
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We have some trails similar to the ones Benson showed, but I don't go too high on the jumps. I've been going for the last couple of weeks, mainly to hills and stuff...I've fallen 3 times on the hills (all going down lol)...didn't get hurt once there, but on Wednesday in front of my driveway after biking home from school I wiped out pretty bad lol...I was trying to slide sideways and it usually works, but this time there was a rock on the street or something and the tire got caught on it, the bike flips over me and I hit my elbow and shoulder, and layed on the street for about 5 minutes, no one comes out so I had to put the bike away on my own

oh my god its too bad no one here saw the crazy crash i was in...
going down the road at like 40 kms (not bad speed) run over some weird lumps in the pavement and totally lose control in about 0.04 seconds and do two frontflips and have the bike land on you and put a lump on your head

and besides a fractured thumb and a raped elbow i was perfect
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oh my god its too bad no one here saw the crazy crash i was in...
going down the road at like 40 kms (not bad speed) run over some weird lumps in the pavement and totally lose control in about 0.04 seconds and do two frontflips and have the bike land on you and put a lump on your head

and besides a fractured thumb and a raped elbow i was perfect

lol ouch! Last year I went over this pathetic three foot jump over a big puddle, but at the last second someone called my name, so I slowed down, my front wheel went straight down, I catapaulted over my bike and landed on the top of my head. My helmet was cracked and I had a pretty decent headache, but nothing serious...
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I remember the last big crash I had. I was doin some jumps at a friends house and I adjusted my spring to be a bit softer (my ass was hurting since we were doing it for about 2-3 hours non-stop over different jumps) and go figure, as soon as the back wheel hit the ramp, something hit the rear tire wrong, it popped, the spring rebounded hard, sent me flying higher than usual, a branch clotheslined me, somehow I did a double backflip, landed on my back, and the bike comes down on my shoulder, and ribs (handle bar to the collarbone, and metal "bear claw" pedal to the ribs). I couldn't move because of the pain (A shattered collarbone and craked rib will kinda do that). Eventually I got up, rode home and went to the doctor where I found out my injuries. I had a sling for 3 weeks and some weird looking backbrace for 2. Lets just say I went back there 2 months later and chopped down that tree
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