26 vs 29er Hardtail vs Full Suspensionwhen will their be races in tampa,florida
2013-01-19T15:04:02 -10.0026 vs 29er Hardtail vs Full SuspensionHappened to notice the recent date on your post and thought I would help out. You may have noticed the forums here are not heavily used, but at times are helpful. You will be fine on your Niner hardtail 29er. It can handle any course out there, from non-technical to rocky like the old Maui course, or the new one as well. XTERRA bike courses are hard to categorize because there are so many site-specific variables, but I would suggest picturing a typical mtb XC course at high speeds. I have used a Niner hardtail for many Xterra races for the last 6 years, scandium Air 9 and now carbon. Tubeless and low pressure helps a lot. Now, if money is not a concern you probably know you can now get a 29er carbon dualie which will weigh the same or less than your hardtail with 80-100 mm XC race travel. That could be better for a one quiver race bike, but be prepared to spend lots of $$$. I would save the money for upgrades to your hardtail like race wheelsets, etc.
2013-01-03T18:20:21 -10.0026 vs 29er Hardtail vs Full SuspensionHello, I'm a newbie so please be patient with me. I'm thinking about doing an XTERRA Tri in the near future and want to know what people recommend as a MTB for an XTERRA event. I'm interested in your opinions whether 26" or 29" is the way to go and either hard tail or full suspension. I've owned and ridden both bikes and understand the advantages of both. I currently ride a Niner hardtail and honestly prefer it over the 26" FS bike but I mostly ride what I would describe as non-technical single track type Texas trails in an around San Antonio TX. I have no idea what an XTERRA course would entail. Appreciate whatever insight you might have.
2012-12-21T08:33:45 -10.00Trek Top Fuel 9.8 WSD 2010 Bike for SaleWould like to buy this bike. Let me know if still available
2011-12-05T15:41:23 -10.00Trek Top Fuel 9.8 WSD 2010 Bike for SaleHi M Stockton,<BR><BR>Is this bike still available?<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR>Kim
2011-11-04T01:53:36 -10.00Shipping bike to maui@ kdallow, UGH...united! not sure where your coming from in the states, so i'm not sure of what kind of shipping problems - $$$$ and logistics you would run into. i live in Pennsylvania, so shipping my bike to Maui is out of the question. it is much cheaper $$$$ wise to take it on the plane. US Air is my major carrior out of Philadelphia, transport of bike one way cost me $100.00<BR><BR>as for United, they are one of the worst with charging fees for bicycles from what i inderstand. they charged me $299.00 one-way home from National's in Utah last year. that price was even after i had to empty out 5lbs worth of gear.<BR><BR>departing Maui last year, i did ship my bike home via Fedex. a one week deliverytime cost me $130.00
2011-08-22T09:12:33 -10.00Shipping bike to mauiGot in through the lottery for the 2011 World championships. Unsure as to whether ship my bike or fly it on United Airlines. Any thoughts?
2011-08-13T01:41:56 -10.00Cyclocross?Can some one please explain to me why 'cross bikes are not given an official time in xterra events? From most of the course descriptions I've read and most of the 'cross riding I've done in these and similar parks it seems that a 'cross bike will be faster. Isn't the goal in a race like this to go fast? Does any one have experience with this?
2011-05-31T23:42:07 -10.00Trek Top Fuel 9.8 WSD 2010 Bike for SaleFOR SALE: 2010 Trek Top Fuel 9.8 Women's Specific Design (WSD) mountain bike!<BR><BR>This bike is fast, light, and fun! The Women's Specific Design makes this the most comfortable bike on which I've ever been. <BR><BR><BR>Here's an overview:<BR><BR><BR>Frameset<BR><BR>Size: Women's 14.5" (I am 5' 3" tall)<BR><BR>Frame: WSD OCLV Red Carbon w/ABP Race, Full Floater, magnesium EVO Link, oversized pivot bearings, replaceable derailleur hanger, <BR><BR>100mm travel<BR><BR>Front Suspension: Fox 32 F-Series Remote RL w/air spring, rebound, remote lockout, alloy steerer, 100mm<BR><BR>Rear Shock: Fox Float RP-23 w/boost valve, rebound, new "Race Cam" Pro Pedal; 6.5x1.5"<BR><BR>Wheels: Bontrager Race Lite Disc wheel system, centerlock, tubeless ready<BR><BR>Tires: Changed out the Bontrager tires for Specialized Fast Trak tubeless. I will also include the set of Bontrager XR 1 Expert, 26x2.0" tires that came<BR><BR>came with the bike.<BR><BR> <BR><BR>Drivetrain<BR><BR>Shifters: Shimano Deore XT<BR><BR>Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT<BR><BR>Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT Shadow<BR><BR>Crank: Shimano Deore XT 44/32/22<BR><BR>Cassette: Shimano Deore XT 11-32, 9 speed<BR><BR> <BR><BR>Components<BR><BR>Saddle: Bontrager Race WSD<BR><BR>Seat Post: Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 34mm, 5mm offset<BR><BR>Handlebars: Race Face Next SL 3/4 (the actual handlebar in the pictures is a different one--I will replace it with the Race Face handlebar)<BR><BR>Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite, 7 degree<BR><BR>Headset: Cane Creek IS-3, 1-1/8" alloy cartridge<BR><BR>Brakeset: Shimano Deore XT Ti Custom<BR><BR><BR>The suspension is awesome; both the fork and shock work perfectly and the handlebar mounted remote lets you lock out the fork. I found this especially helpful for climbing up hills. The shifting is fast and easy. The brakes are incredible! The wheels are straight and round. There are some minor nicks but nothing of significance. This bike is in fantastic shape and you will love it.....It was ridden for only about 4 months last summer/early fall. <BR><BR>Read reviews on the internet and see what everyone else is saying.<BR><BR>The bike will be professionally packed by my local bike shop using bicycle specific packing materials and box. This is $50.00, included in the shipping cost. I estimate total shipping/handling to be about $100. It may be more or less depending on where you live. I am not trying to make money on the shipping so if total shipping/handling is less than $100 I will reimburse you. <BR><BR>Included with the bike is a pump for the shock and fork. Under the seat is a bike bag clamp. I will include it along with the bag, which contains an extra tube. <BR><BR>Pedals are NOT INCLUDED. Bar Ends are NOT INCLUDED.<BR><BR><BR>Please let me know if you need any more information or want specific photos. <BR><BR><BR>This Trek is fully tuned and will arrive ready to ride!
2011-05-28T12:38:42 -10.00Orbea Alma for saleFor sale is a 2007 carbon fiber monocoque Orbea Alma mountain bike size large frame.<BR><BR>Component highlights:<BR><BR>Rock Shox Reba Team fork<BR><BR>DT Swiss XR 4.1 d rims and 240 hubs (26 inch wheelset)<BR><BR>Maxxis Ignitor tires<BR><BR>SRAM X.9 drivetrain<BR><BR>FSA V Drive 175 mm triple crankset<BR><BR>Avid Juicy 7 brakes<BR><BR>Selle Italia Gel Flow saddle<BR><BR>Truvativ Nior carbon post<BR><BR>Zeus stem and carbon bar<BR><BR>Pedals not included.<BR><BR>Complete bike weight is 23 lbs.<BR><BR>There are a few scratches on the frame's finish from regular use but it is still functionally sound. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to see more pictures.<BR><BR>It's a great bike but I am selling this because I have too many bikes. I'm the original owner. Mileage on it is relatively low. I train on a road bike most of the time and use my mountain bikes for racing events and the occasional weekend ride.<BR> <BR>I have 3 great mountain bikes so the riding gets spread around among them. This has been used for races I have done that have a lot of tight single track and climbing. I've ridden this bike to multiple Xterra podiums. It is very stiff and responsive.<BR><BR>Most of the parts are the original parts that came with the bike. I purchased it in July of 07.<BR><BR>Note: The wheeelset is not tubeless but can be set up that way with a conversion kit.<BR><BR>Price: $1200 shipping included. Paypal preferred.<BR><BR>If interested or have questions, email me at email@example.com<BR><BR>Ted