Any Mtn Bikers on RME?

benjy

Rarely wrenches
Supporting Member
Location
Moab
Awesome! And is that a new Pivot I see????

It is! I’m a couple months into ownership of a Trail 429. It’s an amazing bike for most everything in Moab. It falls short on bigger trails (ahab, porcupine, portal), and I’m seriously considering selling it already in favor of a 150 bike… ugh. Two bikes would be a great solution, but I spent too much $ for this one to justify a second bike
 

moab_cj5

Premium Member
Supporting Member
Thinking of camping at Antelope Island tomorrow night and riding Saturday morning. I need to be back to my house by 11:30 am for family commitments, so i will be riding early Sat morning. Anyone want in?
 

Kevin B.

Big hippy
Location
Stinkwater
Short notice I know but I'm taking the boys to Herriman in the morning. I'll be coming off an all-nighter and Little Man has little man legs so this will be a pretty short and slow ride. We'll be at Blackridge Res about 0900.
 

Kevin B.

Big hippy
Location
Stinkwater
Antelope Peninsula, you mean. If you look on the Strava heat maps, you can see riders fatbiking out to the island.

I've been thinking about trying to pick my way through the roads west of the airport to the old causeway and riding my way across from there. Haven't gotten around to trying yet though.
 

RockChucker

Well-Known Member
Location
Highland
The “kids ride shotgun” seat I ordered off alibaba showed up finally. Only took about 5 weeks. But hey it was 1/3 the price of the real one and is probably 100% the exact same thing. The little LOVED it. Zero hesitation. After she gets better at not getting distracted and standing up or letting go, I don’t think a more mellow mtb trail would be out of the question.
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Kevin B.

Big hippy
Location
Stinkwater
The little LOVED it. Zero hesitation.

She'll be ready for this in about three weeks.

 

rholbrook

Well-Known Member
Location
Kaysville, Ut
It's my grandson's 7th birthday and he needs a better and bigger bike and the only way that was going to happen is if I took care of it. I like to ride with him and his current 20" just isn't cutting it. Its a POS, he picked it out when he was 5 and I think he made the decision based on color. Here is what he will be getting. Its already picked up and sitting in the garage covered up. Its a XtC Jr Disc 24. It looks like a pretty descent bike and I'm excited to get him out with me and his two uncles.

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Kevin B.

Big hippy
Location
Stinkwater
It's my grandson's 7th birthday and he needs a better and bigger bike and the only way that was going to happen is if I took care of it. I like to ride with him and his current 20" just isn't cutting it. Its a POS, he picked it out when he was 5 and I think he made the decision based on color. Here is what he will be getting. Its already picked up and sitting in the garage covered up. Its a XtC Jr Disc 24. It looks like a pretty descent bike and I'm excited to get him out with me and his two uncles.

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That's the same bike I just bought my boy. It's a couple years older, picked it up used on KSL for $75.
 

nnnnnate

Well-Known Member
Location
WVC, UT
Are there any tricks to painting a bike? I'm thinking about picking up a used pink strider for my youngest and thought that maybe I'd paint it. Is a rattle can acceptable or what should I you use?
 

benjy

Rarely wrenches
Supporting Member
Location
Moab
I painted a strider a few years ago. A light sand and some Home Depot rattle can. Results were what you would expect, looked great day 1, a year later total garbage.

When I painted my girls raw carbon frames I followed this

I am really happy with the results. It was not an insignificant time commitment, but it was spread out a lot. I’d work on them for 10-20 minutes (spray a coat), then let it dry for 24 hours. Probably took me 2 weeks all in.

I even used the same paint brand as that video, with the 2k clear coat. You can find it here https://usa.specialistpaints.com/collections/kustom-canz-custom-aerosol-cans

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glockman

I hate Jeeps
Location
Pleasant Grove
My riding buddies and I rode WOW last night. I can't believe I haven't ridden that trail until now. Such an awesome ride and the dirt was fantastic. If you aren't good at turns at the top, you will be better at the bottom or you will be angry.
 
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