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New frame? DG
Karate Monkey's are sweet. Big bang for your buck. It's little on the heavy side, but who cares...it'll make you stronger.
yep. replacement frame 'n fork. THANKS MWC. Cornbread, yep, it is a bit heavy but being as I'm trying to build more power it ought to be just the ticket.
So instead of cross-biking you are going to do the mountain bike thing!?!? Good for you!!!
oh no, not much. Love that cross stuff, but I also like doing the trails around here and might do a few xc races. Also, altho I rode the KM for a few cross races this year, I really disliked it for that. Not only was it heavy, but it's just not right w/ drops on it. After you ride something like that Badger 'cross bike or the waterford SS, it just felt so wrong and annoying. So.... it's going to do the duty it was designed for and we'll leave it at that. At the very least, I have something to ride with u up on ur trails.
Syd, I know exactly what you mean. When I first built up my km, it had drop bars, and never really felt right. You'll have a lot more fun on it now!
I'm thinking yes. I was temporarily locked out of my office around the noon hour so dinked around balancing along the curbs. The Monkey just feels right now, altho I think I will have EP trim the bars some tomorrow. My hands are little too wide.
I am looking forward to tearing up some of the trails up here:)))
monkey... oh yea!
Are 29ers really all that?? They seem to be the thing right now.
Well, I haven't ridden much in the way of mtb, so I'm not sure I'm a good one to comment, but I like the 29ers because they seem to make up for lack of technique. The size of the wheel/tire smooths out the bumps. For example, I've been trying to reduce my apprehension about 'going downhill over rough stuff' by riding my bike down stairs on campus. I think the 29er tires let me do this more easily than a regular 26 tire. I don't know. They sure make you feel like you're riding something that can go over anything, which is kinda cool in and of itself.
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