Added reply in a thread eMTB vs MX prices 10/30/2018 4:47 PM

That looks like Sedona, AZ.

Added reply in a thread eMTB vs MX prices 10/30/2018 12:35 PM

My Kona Process 134 was around $3,500. And it costs nearly nothing to ride compared to moto. My YZ250 was $7,500. It costs a bundle to ride, factoring in gasoline to the local track, track fees, lubes, tires, ect. The initial cost for a mountain bike ... more »

Added reply in a thread NC MTB trails 10/30/2018 12:25 PM

Does the winter NC weather allow mountain biking? I'm about 8 hours north of there, and we typically are hammered with cold and snow from December to March.

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/30/2018 12:09 PM

Thanks for the info and feedback. I remember you from the good old days of WMX racing.

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The Fantic looks like the bike to get, but I'll have to save up a bit before getting in position to look at one. I have had two Konas, but am open to swapping ... more »
Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/29/2018 11:16 AM

The bike and riding area both look sick. Tons of rain here in Pittsburgh this summer has resulted in sloppy and leaf covered trails. How much for that bike in American?

Added reply in a thread Do technological advancements make for better racing??? 10/29/2018 10:36 AM

People will still go to Supercross races and the nationals (and watch on TV), even if the racing isn't close. What is potentially hurting the sport is the increased cost of amateur competition as technology improves. We can't price median earners and ... more »

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/29/2018 10:16 AM

I could see how trail erosion could be an issue. And yes, the adventure aspect of the e-bike could be very enticing. It could be like the good old days when people rode out of their garages out into the hills and came home when low on gas.

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/29/2018 6:42 AM

I saw this place while riding to the local trails. I don't want to look into the e-bike until I'm in a financial position to buy one. I'm still having fun on the Kona Process, aside from the dropper post that gave up the ghost and goes up and down on ... more »

Added reply in a thread Price of used YZ250's 10/28/2018 1:32 PM

Also, the aftermarket has tons of products available for bikes like the YZ250, being the same for so many years. My rebuild was maybe $250 with OEM Yamaha parts. The best part is going a similar speed as I would on a 450 for much less cost. At my age, ... more »

Added reply in a thread New to Phoenix, AZ -- Looking for some people to Ride With 10/28/2018 1:05 PM

Hit Carolina's and Chino Bandito for a post ride meal. ACP and Canyon are both good places to ride. ACP is less crowded.

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/28/2018 12:17 PM

I may make the ultimate sacrifice and sell the YZ for an e-bike. "Oh the Humanity!" My current job is not very compatible with moto, and I'd get 100x more use out of an e-bike. I like the Fantic, Specialized, and Kona e-bikes. The options available are ... more »

Added reply in a thread What’s up with the sport? 10/27/2018 7:59 AM

There aren't enough resources to go around. The sport is dying at the local level, and the wealth trickles up. Less people riding and racing will result in less resources being made available for non-winning pro racers.

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/27/2018 7:47 AM

Have you tried any Haibikes with rear suspension?

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/26/2018 5:40 PM

Hit the trails and downhills at Ohiopyle on a hardtail, then tell me how it goes. I like ripping down the hills, and the cushion for my butt while sitting and pedaling uphill. The Kona Process 134 has pretty good suspension for a 3K bike.

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/26/2018 4:34 PM

I work weekends. Yamaha only has a hardtail, correct? I think we have too many rocks and tree roots in Western PA for hardtails.

Added reply in a thread Price of used YZ250's 10/26/2018 3:59 PM

Here is my e-mail if you want to stay in touch on the bike: cehelsky@hush.com.

Added reply in a thread Yo Rup! And any other Camino fans 10/26/2018 3:53 PM

Mine is paid off and still running strong, which helps my moto budget. Having a paid off vehicle is about as big of a moto stimulus package as not having a girlfriend. I'll drive mine until it expires or I expire. Place your bets! That said, would the ... more »

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/26/2018 3:20 PM

Cool! I have seen some videos online, and it looks like you have some killer riding in the UK. How much was your bike in American dollars? Good move on Brexit.

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Added reply in a thread Price of used YZ250's 10/25/2018 2:24 PM

No rush. The bike is in my garage. I washed it on Monday, drained the tank, and put in a new plug. The bike has sat since March, as work has been extremely busy. It breaks my heart to sell the bike but life goes on.

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes and Moto 10/25/2018 1:04 PM

People surely need to be responsible. Most of my trails here in Pittsburgh are empty aside from an occasional jogger and dog. I think it will be awhile before e-bikes catch on among casual unskilled riders. I think they will sell to people who know what ... more »