Nice! Enjoy the ride.
Just got back from my first real ride that consisted of pavement, ashfault, Jeep road and in town riding. The bike felt great and the fork did a nice job absorbing some of the ruts and rocks on the Jeep road and put out a cool pssh sound when it was working hard. The brakes make the bike real easy to manage. I can't wait to get it out on some single trackBigWheeler said:Nice! Enjoy the ride.
Yea, I love my GT but it honestly doesn't fit me well and I have been riding it that way for 15 years. This one fits well but I also think it looks good; I love the brushed aluminum. While the Fork on the Diamond back was a step up it really wasn't noticeable to me. I have been riding on a 15 year old Rock Shox Quadra 10 so anything is an improvement. I may do some minor upgrades in the future to shave some pounds but I am very happy with this bikeNatedogz said:Good choice....the lower model with Dart fork is not nearly as nice once you hit some real trails. Good that you went for the fit and feel, that is what matters more than looks.
I hope to soon but I am planning on doing the race to lil moes place this coming weekend. I got a season pass to big bear from the big bear race at the beginning of the season. I loved that course and can't wait to try it with the new rideplaypunk said:Welcome to the WV and, in particular, Morgantown 29er club! The guys at Wamsley's and Pathfinder are both great, and it looks like you picked up a nice ride.
Get that thing to Big Bear and rock the rocks!
My first bike was a GT I bought about 15 years ago and I have been riding it ever since. This one should treat you good at least that long. I think I am going to convert my GT into a street/trail ridged single speed with slicks on it.del5_2000 said:Here's my Rockhopper I picked up last week. I love it. It's my first Mountain bike. I need to get a bike rack as you can see!
Yea, its funny how strange 26ers look to me nowThehemiman said:Nice...I was checking one of those out the other day and they are beast-looking...
Actually almost all 29ers are beast-looking.
Yeah, unfortunately I destroyed my front wheel the other day so I'm going back to a 26er for a little while until the wheel issue is sorted out. Haven't ridden one in the woods in a while now and I'm looking forward to seeing the differences between the two.01tj said:Yea, its funny how strange 26ers look to me now