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schmitty34 07-11-2011 08:00 PM

Pics from my first day on the new bike
 
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I posted earlier about buying a used Enduro Pro to start getting into mountain biking. Well, it took me longer to get it up and running after changing out the crank set and BB but I got it out on the trail for the first time on Saturday.

Here are some pics. I'm the awkwardly tall guy on a bike that's too small and badly needing other mountain biking gear...but still having fun on the dirt.

LuckyRVA 07-12-2011 07:53 AM

definitely looks like you're having a blast! :thumbsup:

HoboMaster 07-12-2011 11:26 AM

Either get some basic cages for the pedals, or if you have the cash some locking pedals and shoes. It makes such a huge difference as far as controlling and powering the bike.

Anyways, looks like fun!

schmitty34 07-12-2011 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by HoboMaster (Post 407267)
Either get some basic cages for the pedals, or if you have the cash some locking pedals and shoes. It makes such a huge difference as far as controlling and powering the bike.

Anyways, looks like fun!

What do you mean by locking pedals? The clip ins?

None of the guys I ride with, or many of the people at the park I ride, use cages or clip ins. Most have similar platform pedals with little metal pegs, which is what I have. I do need some shoes that have better soles for sticking to the pegs cause the shoes I was wearing were slipping all over.

NWBoarder 07-12-2011 02:18 PM

If you have good pedals and shoes, you don't need to clip in unless you are DH Racing IMO.

schmitty34 07-12-2011 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by NWBoarder28 (Post 407289)
If you have good pedals and shoes, you don't need to clip in unless you are DH Racing IMO.

that's the route I'm going based on advice from the guys I ride with. Definitely need the shoes. I almost bit it landing a jump because my right foot slipped off.

NWBoarder 07-12-2011 02:47 PM

Yeah, slipping a pedal blows. Doesn't matter what kind of bike either, it just blows. It's also a good way to get a nasty shinner if you don't have shin guards.

schmitty34 07-12-2011 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by NWBoarder28 (Post 407293)
Yeah, slipping a pedal blows. Doesn't matter what kind of bike either, it just blows. It's also a good way to get a nasty shinner if you don't have shin guards.

Yep, got one of those....not too nasty though.

HoboMaster 07-12-2011 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by NWBoarder28 (Post 407293)
Yeah, slipping a pedal blows. Doesn't matter what kind of bike either, it just blows. It's also a good way to get a nasty shinner if you don't have shin guards.

This is what I'm poking at, it sucks ass when you slip a pedal. I ride a lot of uphill so having clips or locking shoes is nice because at the bottom of each stroke you get more power since you can actually lift the pedals.

For mostly downhill I think what your going after is better.

schmitty34 07-12-2011 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by HoboMaster (Post 407307)
This is what I'm poking at, it sucks ass when you slip a pedal. I ride a lot of uphill so having clips or locking shoes is nice because at the bottom of each stroke you get more power since you can actually lift the pedals.

For mostly downhill I think what your going after is better.

I think that's the reason....a lot of downhill and freeride with jumps. We obviously have to go up hill, but it is more of a means to an end so we can go back down the trail or hit the jump line again.


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