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Do you own a Bicycle? If Yes what kind? Select all that apply.

  1. Yes

    67.7%
  2. No

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  3. Mountain

    77.8%
  4. Racing

    25.3%
  5. Recumbent

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  6. Cruiser

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  7. Unicycle

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  8. Other

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  1. Backwoods Runner

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    Eventually I'll have a fat bike but for now the all around versatility of the Ogre is awesome, no problem spinning 20 miles on the pavement and then jumping on the trails or loading it up to cruise FS roads for a long weekend. 20190711_150953.jpg
     
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    sick sick setup!

    more photos please! esp that front fork bottle carrier setup.
     
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    I'll get some more tomorrow, got full rear rack and panniers for when I want a human powered pickup truck. Getting more soft good cargo packs for rougher riding. Front water bottle cages are dual salsa anything cages, awesome for big bottles, clothing items or small dry bags.
     
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    20190801_152446.jpg 20190801_152432.jpg 20190801_152850.jpg 20190801_152446.jpg @Bushman5 here is a better pic of the salsa anything cages, one of these days I'll get the 1.5 quart nalgenes for them. Did about 25 miles of state timber land roads and FS roads today looking for fishing spots, never even got the rod out but still a good ride and found some good camping spots. Also the first long ride I have done with flat pedals (vs SPD clipless) in 10 years, went back after getting more into the bike packing and wanting to be able to wear low cut hikers for hike a bike sections and times I hide the bike in the bushes and go on foot to check something out.
     
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    love that setup. And I fully agree on flat pedals and using hiking boots.

    do those fork cages bolt on ?
     
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    They do, surly adds "barnacles" (basically standard water bottle cage threaded mounting points) all over their touring bike frames, the ogre has a total of 18 on the front fork lol. I believe salsa makes an adaptator clamp if your bike doesn't have them already.
     
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    18!!!!! LOL my old touring bike only had 4.....LOL!
     
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    Haha yeah, definitely overkill but it sure is handy when mounting stuff, I'm planning on getting one of their 24 pack racks and their porter house bag one of these days.
     
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    Finally got this Black Mountain Cycles MCD built after our move to Idaho- only took a year.
    Ready for some gravel bombing now through the fall.
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    Anyone runs a XC hardtail with a wider handlebar and a shorter stem?

    I put a 740 mm 2.5" rise RaceFace Chester handlebar on my bike and tomorrow I am waiting for a 50 mm 8 degrees rise Chester stem to replace the current one which is 70 mm/ 6 degrees rise. It should give more agility to the bike and allow me to be in more straight position when riding light. Who knows, we will see :D
     
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    It feels good ! My back appreciates the more straight position a lot. I also adjusted the saddle angle and the pressure of the fork and I have a new bike :D The change from the different handlebar, stem and pedals is that big.

    XC hardtail with 100 mm fork, 740 mm riser bars and a 50 mm stem feels very, very stable on rough tracks.

    Of course it is not a full sus, but I think that it is a very good allrounder and most important - tuned to my liking, so my back won't hurt after longer rides.

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    9E65DA39-C8A7-439A-BD83-6380283779AE.jpeg 7F5E0469-AE44-4F02-9365-A019B2A8BCC8.jpeg Anyone from MA or NH and go to thunder mountain or highland? Went for the first time today and I think I’m hooked! That was fun as all heck. Did about 4 hours today 10 runs got completed soaked from the thunderstorm they ended up having to shut the lift because of lightning.
     
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    Started riding again !

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    @ManOfSteel you are very far away from me........nice bike though!!
     
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    Stagehand, that has to be the Army Tank of Bikes! Oddly enough looks functional but heavy?
     
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    My latest build: Black Mountain Cycles Road +. Running Compass Switchback Hill 48's.
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    Spring is coming earlier this year, so the bike is out, dirty and happy.

    I will have the fork serviced and put new tyres soon and I'm looking forward to many bike adventures this year. Of course I will add new grips in green, for some spring mood :D

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    Plus will match your helmet and pedals. ;)
     
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    Perhaps I should add something sharp in Venom Green for a complete kit :rolleyes:
     

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