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Old 06-02-2011, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just Bought a Mountain Bike!

Bought a used, and pretty beat up, Specialized Enduro for dirt cheap so I can get into mountain biking and fill the void left by snowboarding in the summer.

Gotta fix a couple of things and then will hit the trails next week. I just wish dirt was as forgiving as snow when I start hitting some jumps
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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haha...allright, I'll post a pic. It's not the sexiest bike in the world. It's pretty beat up and has lower end components, but its a cheap way for me to break into the sport.

I'll likely modify a few things from the start...new bottom bracket and crank set, shorter stem, and some new tires. Need to fix the BB before hitting the trails, but the rest of the bike is fine for someone of my skill (i.e. very little).

Since Andreas will get pissy if I don't provide the specs, here are a few that I can figure out...I really have no idea what I'm talking about.

Fork - Bommer Drop-Off II
Rear Shock - Fox Float RL
Shifters - Shimano Deore
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Looks like a decent bike to me. I would like to do some DH/FR biking, but I bought a BMX for dirt jumping instead. Gotta go with what's close to me, and the trails are right up the road.
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Looks like a decent bike to me. I would like to do some DH/FR biking, but I bought a BMX for dirt jumping instead. Gotta go with what's close to me, and the trails are right up the road.
Yeah, I'm about 5 minutes from the Duthie Hill bike park in Issaquah, so it will be super easy to get some good riding in. The park is pretty sweet.
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Right on, I know some guys that ride Duthie. I've heard you can take a BMX out there, but I know it's not really meant for that. It's why I haven't made the adventure out there yet.
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suck my schwiener.

OT: Bike looks a little abused but definitely some good shit on there.
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Right on, I know some guys that ride Duthie. I've heard you can take a BMX out there, but I know it's not really meant for that. It's why I haven't made the adventure out there yet.
I've seen a wide range of bikes at Duthie, including BMX. I'm sure certain trails/lines would be super fun on a BMX bike. Just be ready to do a little climbing with your single gear...tons of guys do it though.

Here's a vid of one of the jumps they just built...one BMX guy is hitting it. Clearly I do not go near that jump

YouTube - ‪duthie hill edit‬‏
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OT: Bike looks a little abused but definitely some good shit on there.
Yeah, it is well used. But I was originally thinking it was going to take $500+ to get into the sport with a used full-suspension bike, so I figured this one at $260 was well worth dipping my toes in with. I'll probably spend ~$50 to fix the bottom bracket and maybe crank set, but otherwise, everything else seems okay and just needs to be tuned.
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