I got a Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29er. I went out in the hills around my house here in WA and packed enough mud on the tires to get the first scratches on it, so the break in has started.idahodirt said:Hi Gary,
I rode up yesterday to test some new camping toys. Alot has thawed down low since last week with some new snow up high. The road is not too bad, a little soft but not mud like a soft trail. You'll get a little dirty but should have a good ride. Good time to break in that new bike. What did you get?
I'm inclined to agree, though I don't have much experience riding in the white stuff. I've ridden the trails in November and December when they're only lightly dusted with snow and been surprised at how well my hardtail handles.idahodirt said:I rented a Pugsley one week end and took both bikes out to compare side by side. I wound up buying studded tires. The bottom of the trails has been ice and up high to loose snow to float a fat bike. A standard bike has worked most of the time.
Thanks. And the trails here are still covered in snow, I've been riding dirt road. I'm in central WA (Ellensburg) between the mountains and the desert. The hills around my place are mostly scrub (back ground of the pic bellow) and we haven't had much snow down this low since early winter.hdparrish said:...
Nice ride, All_talk. Surprising that the trails in Washington are that dry/uncovered.