BMW 1-Series Forum (F20) 135i - 1Addicts.com > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Health, Fitness, Martial Arts, and Nutrition > Official Mountain Biking thread (MTB)
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-29-2023, 02:36 PM   #221
freakystyly
Lieutenant Colonel
3085
Rep
1,828
Posts

Drives: F22 B58 6MT
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chapperss View Post
On a separate note, I`ve been getting back to it recently and teaching my lady friend all the joys of MTB - She hand`t been on a bike for about 20 years and never done anything like this - been a couple of months and she`s starting to hit small drops now and has the bug! Makes me so happy.
Always great to be able to share a hobby, congrats!

Thanks for the reply. I may just give the bike a good tuneup this winter and go from there, passively watching the used market.
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2023, 01:00 PM   #222
M-technik-3
Lieutenant Colonel
2133
Rep
1,508
Posts

Drives: E30 M3, E36 M3, 328iT, 335i
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: western Ma

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1995 M3  [9.00]
2007 E91  [7.25]
1988 M3  [9.50]
Toying with getting a used mtb, my mtb's are old S-works M2 Front S circa 96 is newest I own.

5-10 so I'm a medium size and don't want a downhill bike, want a full but not looking to break the bank. thinking max $1400.

Looking at this S works.


Last edited by M-technik-3; 09-03-2023 at 04:40 PM..
Appreciate 1
Lady Jane72189.00
      09-04-2023, 04:24 PM   #223
fraschusa
Private
fraschusa's Avatar
United_States
205
Rep
54
Posts

Drives: 2023 M5 Comp
Join Date: Jan 2023
Location: New England

iTrader: (0)

I am more of a downhill rider...love bike parks.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 1
Lady Jane72189.00
      09-04-2023, 06:34 PM   #224
M-technik-3
Lieutenant Colonel
2133
Rep
1,508
Posts

Drives: E30 M3, E36 M3, 328iT, 335i
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: western Ma

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1995 M3  [9.00]
2007 E91  [7.25]
1988 M3  [9.50]
Big air was my thing as a kid but I'm older and broken bones take far longer to heal.
Appreciate 2
Chapperss492.00
fraschusa204.50
      09-05-2023, 02:19 PM   #225
freakystyly
Lieutenant Colonel
3085
Rep
1,828
Posts

Drives: F22 B58 6MT
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Found out about the Polygon bike brand today, and that they're available locally... the Siskiu T7 or T8 (T for trail) look pretty well equipped for the price. They're definitely on the cheaper spectrum of things. Our used market around here sucks, too many people expecting full or 90% price for 5 yr old bikes.

YT Jeffsey is also making the list ( as LJ mentioned previously in this thread), so many non-mainstream brands out there.

Last edited by freakystyly; 09-05-2023 at 02:52 PM..
Appreciate 0
      09-05-2023, 03:40 PM   #226
Tambohamilton
Brigadier General
3072
Rep
3,926
Posts

Drives: E91 330d
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Herefordshire

iTrader: (0)

For good value, have a look at Vitus or Norco, I'd say. Canyon may also be a decent bet.
Appreciate 1
      10-29-2023, 12:34 PM   #227
freakystyly
Lieutenant Colonel
3085
Rep
1,828
Posts

Drives: F22 B58 6MT
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Been a while since anyone posted...

I was shopping for bikes then realized the car could use a suspension refresh so I ordered parts for that instead. Can guess which was cheaper too.

Went to the new pump track yesterday. It was cold and windy so I didn't stay long. I thought it was pretty interesting but got bored quick. Single track in the forest suits me better.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 2
Lady Jane72189.00
M_Six17306.00
      11-12-2023, 10:00 PM   #228
StealthF32
Private First Class
StealthF32's Avatar
Canada
248
Rep
146
Posts

Drives: BMW F32 xDrive M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: YYZ

iTrader: (0)

Attached Images
 
Appreciate 2
Lady Jane72189.00
M_Six17306.00
      11-26-2023, 01:45 PM   #229
Lady Jane
Cailín gan eagla.
Lady Jane's Avatar
72189
Rep
1,008
Posts

Drives: 2024 X3 M40i and R1200RT bike.
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Atlantic Canada.

iTrader: (0)

After a year with my TREK Roscoe with mix feelings I will be looking for a full suspension this time around $5000-$6000 range. Suggestions appreciated.
Appreciate 1
M_Six17306.00
      11-26-2023, 01:52 PM   #230
M_Six
Free Thinker
M_Six's Avatar
United_States
17306
Rep
7,457
Posts

Drives: 2016 MB GLC300 4matic
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Foothills of Mt Level

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Jane View Post
After a year with my TREK Roscoe with mix feelings I will be looking for a full suspension this time around $5000-$6000 range. Suggestions appreciated.
Get a pedal assist e-bike. Well worth the premium. You still have to put in the work, but it makes hills and headwinds sooooo much easier.
__________________
Mark
markj.pics

"Life is uncertain, eat bacon now."
-UncleWede
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2023, 01:59 PM   #231
Lady Jane
Cailín gan eagla.
Lady Jane's Avatar
72189
Rep
1,008
Posts

Drives: 2024 X3 M40i and R1200RT bike.
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Atlantic Canada.

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M_Six View Post
Get a pedal assist e-bike.

You must be trolling me. An e-Bike???
Appreciate 2
M_Six17306.00
vreihen1615619.00
      11-26-2023, 02:35 PM   #232
M_Six
Free Thinker
M_Six's Avatar
United_States
17306
Rep
7,457
Posts

Drives: 2016 MB GLC300 4matic
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Foothills of Mt Level

iTrader: (0)

I know several hardcore MTBers who have turned to the "dark side" and love it.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...-bikes/c/B512/
__________________
Mark
markj.pics

"Life is uncertain, eat bacon now."
-UncleWede
Appreciate 1
Lady Jane72189.00
      11-26-2023, 04:39 PM   #233
Tambohamilton
Brigadier General
3072
Rep
3,926
Posts

Drives: E91 330d
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Herefordshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Jane View Post
After a year with my TREK Roscoe with mix feelings I will be looking for a full suspension this time around $5000-$6000 range. Suggestions appreciated.
CAD or USD?
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2023, 04:44 PM   #234
Tambohamilton
Brigadier General
3072
Rep
3,926
Posts

Drives: E91 330d
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Herefordshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M_Six View Post
I know several hardcore MTBers who have turned to the "dark side" and love it.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...-bikes/c/B512/
Fuel exe is a good bike... But the HPR50 drive unit does not deliver 50Nm of assist torque. It's compact and light and quiet, but not for anyone who's expecting much above mild assistance.
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2023, 04:50 PM   #235
Lady Jane
Cailín gan eagla.
Lady Jane's Avatar
72189
Rep
1,008
Posts

Drives: 2024 X3 M40i and R1200RT bike.
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Atlantic Canada.

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tambohamilton View Post
CAD or USD?
CAD but at this price range, what' a few quids..?
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2023, 06:37 AM   #236
freakystyly
Lieutenant Colonel
3085
Rep
1,828
Posts

Drives: F22 B58 6MT
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ontario

iTrader: (0)

So I ended up caving and buying a Polygon Siskiu T8 full suspension with the BF deals going on. It was approx $1650 USD ($2250CAD) before tax. Only downside I've noticed is that it's 35 lbs but that's expected with budget bikes.

Haven't been able to get onto the trails yet, but it handles roads well.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by freakystyly; 11-27-2023 at 06:54 AM..
Appreciate 3
M_Six17306.00
Lady Jane72189.00
Chapperss492.00
      04-02-2024, 02:56 PM   #237
havlmaOne
New Member
havlmaOne's Avatar
113
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 2023 BMW X3 M40i
Join Date: Apr 2024
Location: Europe

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2023 BMW X3 M40i  [10.00]
Got my old 29er bike stolen so I decided to build a new one. I like bikes based on titanium frames and I like to build them by myself, choosing every single component as I like.

I've already made one for my wife based on Lynskey frame (made in Chattanooga, TN) and this time I picked 29er frame from Titus brand, called El Viajero. Equipped with Fox fork, Shimano XTR set and Thomson components. The idea was to build lightweight cross country bike which is as simple as possible. The result is 22.5 lbs of fast yet comfortable ride

Some pics of the landscape here in middle Europe..
Attached Images
  

Last edited by havlmaOne; 04-02-2024 at 02:58 PM.. Reason: missing photos :-)
Appreciate 3
vreihen1615619.00
Chapperss492.00
      04-20-2024, 02:14 PM   #238
Lady Jane
Cailín gan eagla.
Lady Jane's Avatar
72189
Rep
1,008
Posts

Drives: 2024 X3 M40i and R1200RT bike.
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Atlantic Canada.

iTrader: (0)

Gave mine a good cleaning. Pumped-up the tires and oiled the chain. Now that the trails are passable, it's time to discover new muscles.

PS: I hate those Presta valves...


Name:  Trek Roscoe..jpg
Views: 969
Size:  385.3 KB
Appreciate 2
M_Six17306.00
s_ribs46.50
      04-20-2024, 03:20 PM   #239
M-technik-3
Lieutenant Colonel
2133
Rep
1,508
Posts

Drives: E30 M3, E36 M3, 328iT, 335i
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: western Ma

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1995 M3  [9.00]
2007 E91  [7.25]
1988 M3  [9.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Jane View Post

PS: I hate those Presta valves...


Attachment 3439150
Just get a presta valve adapter, most bike shops have em for about a buck.
Appreciate 1
Lady Jane72189.00
      04-20-2024, 03:30 PM   #240
Lady Jane
Cailín gan eagla.
Lady Jane's Avatar
72189
Rep
1,008
Posts

Drives: 2024 X3 M40i and R1200RT bike.
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Atlantic Canada.

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M-technik-3 View Post
Just get a presta valve adapter, most bike shops have em for about a buck.
My pump has it. It just the valve in general.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST