2020 - What's IN/OUT

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  1. redwoods

    redwoods Member

    Location:
    Rialto Heights, CA
    Name:
    Pat
    Current Bike:
    Kona Process 153 G2
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    I was really distressed to hear that single speeds were not on the list of What's In for 2020. Closest we can get to that is "underbikes and underbiking."

    I was also disappointed to not get any clues as to what clothing choices I should be making or which "colorways" I should be curating in 2020. How will I know what's fashionable?











    (I DO predict that someone will take this comment seriously and tell us how they are rebellious and wear whatever the hell they want and aren't dictated by trends.)
     
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  3. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Did you hear? Coil shocks with short-travel single crown forks are what the cool kids are riding this year!
     
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  4. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Prescott
    Name:
    hill^billy
    Always remember to live by what you are told :sneaky:. Not sure why I watched that?
     
  5. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Post that comment on MTBR, where any generalization has to be rebutted by throngs of individual members telling you what they personally do. lol
     
  6. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Down country is over.

    It's the year of #uphillfreeride . Wait until you see rampage this year...
     
  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    With the explosion of e-mtbs, you may be onto something here. But more likely, uphill flow trails. Why limit your fun to only 10-20% of your total riding time when you can do uphill flow trails? That will be especially awesome on two-way trails like Meadows in Aliso, Cactus Canyon in Santiago Oaks, Golden Eagle or San Juan. :thumbsup:. Hikers will love it too!
     
  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    This is always one of my favorite topics!

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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    2018 Trek FEX
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  10. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    In- Orange seal
    out- flats.
    Cannot remember the last time I flatted. Yaaay!
     
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  11. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Nah, they're replacing it with bouncy downhill (mega), bouncier downhill (high), and bounciest downhill (tallboy).
     
  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    2018 Trek FEX
    That's this one, the V4. Minimalist, but not afraid to roll down Half Dome.
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    If you ride a down country bike on a challenging descent, are you under biking?

    Underbiking was on both the in and out list.
     
  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    2018 Trek FEX
    Underbiking requires skill and experience. Therefore, Underbikers are cool. :cool:

    Look at @Grego, for example, at 2019's Skyline Trail mega-group ride. He was rolling it on a Beach Cruiser. :cool::cool:
     
  15. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    What the hell is under biking?
     
  16. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Oh, is that what it is? I started a trend!:laugh:
     
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  17. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    SC OG Hightower 29'r
    IN = Hightower
    OUT = Nomad

    for me at least.
     
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  18. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    IN- honing technical skills:thumbsup:
    OUT-stacking hard :eek:
    :D
     
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  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    In: Riding.
    Out: Couch-surfing.
     
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  20. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    In: Couch-surfing.
    Out: Riding.
     
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  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Lol,:thumbsup: ... temporarily ;)
     
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  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    2018 Trek FEX
    Sad, but true! :(

    :laugh::p
     
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  23. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    Truth. Actually, if we’re keeping score, I pedaled a stationary bike today. I think I almost got my HR to 100. Baby steps.
     
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  24. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Cannell on a single speed XC race bike with 100 mm fork and 70 degree HTA. Or Motorway on a 26" titanium single speed... :whistling:
     
  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    That's awesome... And seems really quick. :thumbsup:
     
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  26. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    So basically a bike that’s not really the best choice for that particular terrain, but you do it anyways just because you can.
    I get it ;) and appreciate that there are nusto’s out there that dig that sh!t!:thumbsup: #hardcore
     
  27. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    In: Riding my bike
    Out: Posting on mtb forums.


    Awwww crap - already blew it!
     
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  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    In: Big rides/big elevation
    Out: Excuses
     
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  29. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    AND - it sounds like you are underbiking at the moment, so win-win!


    (PS - The HT of your vintage can be converted to a HT LT with 150mm rear, if you don't get your suspension dialed to your liking).
     
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  30. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    SC OG Hightower 29'r
    I'm way ahead of you. At least in the thinking about it category. I'll ride her the way she is for a good while before making any drastic changes. 160 upfront, 150 outback. Maybe even run it MULLET!
     
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