Crust Romanceur. I hate road bikes edition.

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  • I also cant imagine riding a heavy steel canti brake bikes up and down those LA trails is fun, all the time.

    I bet sometimes it is.

  • Riding a bike with cantis is not fun anywhere

  • Did you become a GCN acolyte suddenly or was it more of a process?

  • Hating on canti's is just a 'bit'. Amey knows the joy of setting up a pair of Tektro 720s properly.

  • Much like cantis themselves, the effectiveness of the 'bit' relies on good setup which was absent here IMHO.

  • This. Trails here are steep. Very steep. There was basically one route I felt like I could do safely with rim brakes (irrespective of rim brake type) and it was a snorefest. It’s full on disc, 52 tooth gravel bike territory here, but even then it’s mostly mountain bike terrain.

    I also just don’t really ride anymore and haven’t ridden regularly in well over a year. I still have stumpjumper but I just hike and more recently trail run now.

  • This thread is everything, never change JB

  • I also just don’t really ride anymore and haven’t ridden regularly in well over a year. I still have stumpjumper but I just hike and more recently trail run now.

    You sound like me. My basket bike gets rode more than anything else and I run for fitness....

  • Well I haven’t ridden my basket bike in two months either. Though I am today, purely because it’s thanksgiving and I’m going to a friends and don’t want to drink and drive 😅

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  • It’s been a journey.

    Have you considered buying an EMTB? Sounds like the ideal choice for your local gravé.

  • Let's look at it one last time


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  • No. I don’t ride bikes anymore as above.

  • Well I for one think this fucking stinks.

  • Thought this was your bike for a sec:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXGjm0JP­EjI

  • Might have missed this, but how comes? You’re out in western US from what I remember no? Great MTB life I’d have thought?

  • Stopped enjoying it. Nothing is forever, obviously. But yeah, for now I am just hiking, backpacking and running. And yes, in Pasadena, CA.

  • Still cars free? How do you get about? With a shopping trolley?


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  • NGL; I dig a shopping trolley.

  • they are in fashion to be fair. I see loads of students in my area with them....smart

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Crust Romanceur. I hate road bikes edition.

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