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I finally got around to replacing my last mountain bike (currently with my folks overseas).

Nothing fancy, just a decent front-suspension bike that should do for simple trail riding and the odd jaunt to a friend's place. The bike is a used GT Aggressor 2.0.

Does anyone else here do any kind of non-motorized cycling?
 

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I just got a 3 speed Raleigh bike! It's in perfect shape. One of my neighbors died a couple of months ago! Her sons had come by the house to clean it up and get it ready for sale. They put this bike in the trash!!! It's almost brand new and the rubber on the tires is fine, the gears work and the hand breaks are perfect. It just needs to be cleaned up a bit! The bike has to be at least 30 years old if not more!

Just outside of Pickering are some really nice country roads that I wouldn't mind exploring. This is going to be fun! I am wearing a helmet no matter how ridiculous I look in it! lol Safety first!
 

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Just an inexpensive Schwinn mountain bike with a padded seat, front fork suspension, and seat suspension. For what it is, it has given me great service. I do a little riding around town on back streets and the local trails, plus I take it the the Bruce Peninsula for gravel roads, the Bruce Trail, and other trails. If it was stolen like my previous bike it wouldn't be the end of the world but I have grown to kinda of dig it anyway. In the summer I ride a great deal, in spring and fall a little less, and never in the winter.

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Some nice rides in here!
 

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We took our bikes to Maui in February, well worth it renting the boxes and paying for an extra bag, about half what it costs to rent there. I did West Maui loop, about 100k and 1110 meters of climbing, great ride. I was 5 months out from hip replacement and felt no ill effects. I'm training for summer Gran Fondos at present with the local one and Penticton on the board so far, possibly Whistler in September. Next year we plan to do a self-guided tour of Piedmont (Barolo!) and a week at the Hotel Belvedere in Riccione after that. They know how to kick your butt there I can tell you from experience. No one can ride and climb like an Italian. It's a very enjoyable way to see the countryside and stay in shape. I highly recommend it.
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Last time I was in Maui, I rented. Great way to see the island, but when you're used to good bikes, renting is such a downer.

I did myself a favor last year - hadn't bought a new bike in a couple decades. I have a great old Ritchey that I cracked the top tube on and my 30 year old fillet-brazed Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt was getting pretty long in the tooth. So I bought one of these Specialized Cirrus hybrids

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Still use the Rocky for North Shore kinda stuff, but this got 3000 of my 35oo km last year.
 

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I mountain bike all year long, studded tires in the winter make lake and trail riding a blast! I've got a few bikes in the garage, a couple of Konas (hardtail and full suspension) and a Santa Cruz full suspension. A couple of buddies store their bikes in my garage so along with those, a couple of old fully rigid mountain bikes, my son's Kona full suspension and MEC hardtail, plus a couple of used Giant Trance X2 bikes I bought on the weekend (one for the gf, one to resell) it's a wee bit crowded.


2010 Kona Cadabra


2006 Kona Cinder Cone


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My son's 2006 Kona Stinky 2-4
 

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I don't bike, but I live right by a nature area with a ton of mountain bike trails through it. Couldn't help but notice that this year the guys all had bikes with huge balloon tires and they kept going all winter. Looked like they had excellent flotation, they were handing 6" of unpacked snow no problem.
 

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Mm Kona Cinder cone.

I saw some good specialized bikes but they were outside my price range.

I was talking to a coworker about riding and she said there's lots of nice falls around the escarpment in Hamilton. I foresee a good date day ride this summer (schedules allowing).
 

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I haven't had a nice bike in years. I'm rocking a Canadian Tire special right now, but I'm saving up for a used road bike soon. Something basic - maybe carbon fork, hopefully 105 groupset. It's just this pesky pedal addiction that keeps stealing all my fun money!
 

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I haven't had a nice bike in years. I'm rocking a Canadian Tire special right now, but I'm saving up for a used road bike soon. Something basic - maybe carbon fork, hopefully 105 groupset. It's just this pesky pedal addiction that keeps stealing all my fun money!
SPD or Look?
 

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Mm Kona Cinder cone.
The Cinder Cone was my first decent mountain bike and I still love to ride it. It has had some upgrades over the years- lighter cranks, a better quality fork (with a bit more travel), shorter stem and wider bars.
 

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question for you guys, I bought a "hybrid" bike a few years ago (basically a cross between a mountain bike and a road bike)...it seems since new, ive been having to inflate the tires about once every 3 weeks or so. Is that normal? seemed like I could get a lot longer than that back when I had a mountain bike with fatter tires.

if anyones not familiar with hybrid bikes, theyre a pretty neat idea. The rationale behind them is, some of us aren't extreme athletes and don't need shocks, knobby tires etc for jumping over logs on trails...nor are we racing in the tour de france, so a flimsy super light street bike isn't a fit either. so a hybrid takes the comfort and durability of a mountain bike and blends it with the more speed oriented wheels and hard tail frame of a street bike. its kind of an honest bike that doesn't play to anyones fantasies.
Mine was about $700.
 

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Schrader or presta valves? I find the smaller tubes in the road-type wheels lose air more quickly with Schraders (the larger valves that are on car tires). The smaller presta valves, with the extra screwed valve, seem to hold high pressure better. And the smaller volume probably makes it seem like the tires are going flat quicker?

Love my Cirrus hybrid.
 
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Schrader. good info, I'll look into changing valves/tubes. thanks.
 
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