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  1. rojasj

    Bike computer that doesn't suck ?

    This is actually for my road bike and not my mountain bike. Are 14 reliable years my old Trek bike computer finally stopped working. It was a simple wired computer that displayed the data that I needed especially cadanece. So far I have tried two bike computers from Cateye a Wireless Padrone...
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    Need recommendation on new roadbike tire

    I know this is a MTB Forum but many of us also ride road bikes as well. I've had it with my Continental GP 4000 tires as the sidewalls love to fall apart. I inflate my tires to the proper PSI and I am careful not dunk them into the many NJ potholes. So far I've had two front tires and one rear...
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    Donating bikes

    Hi all, We have a 15" Trek 4300 (blue and silver) with V-brakes and a girls 20" Trek Mystic (powder blue with a basket) that I would like to donate to a family that is going to ride the beans out of them and not just leave them outside in the rain. The Mystic needs a new brake cable. Both are...
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    My fall MTB seaosn is done.

    I can't post a picture of my boo-boo unless you guys want to see an X-ray and MRI of my left knee. :) But, long story short two weeks ago I badly injured my left knee while out on my usual run. The injury was caused by...drum roll.... stopping short while on an easy run 'cuas someones pup got...
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    What to do about unleashed dogs

    Okay, first statement is that I am both a dog and cat lover. I've had one dog and two cats and they never ever saw a bad day and I loved all three unconditionally, spoled them and always cared for them. I would make sure they were fed before was. That being said I've been ridng the trails in...
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    Easy trails in Ringwood

    Can anyone recommend some easy trails that consist mainly of gravel etc.. in Ringwood that offer a good long steady paced climbing? I'd like to alternate between Ramapo and Ringwood but I'm not into the real rocky stuff either. Thanks....
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    Ringwood State Park early AM question

    I have not been to Ringwood State Park in years but now that the weather is better and I'm back on my mtb bike I plan on riding there tomorrow. Due to family commitments and obligations I have to be on the trails by 6:30 AM or 7:00 AM at the latest. I used to park in parking lot C at the bottom...
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    Going tubless

    I am thinking about going tubeless on my 27.5" currently my bike is running Vittoria Mezcal 27.5's but I m swapping them for tires that have more grip. I'll mainly be riding the Ringwood and Ramapo areas. I've read both good and bad bout going tubeless and I'm still up in the air about it...
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    Cars on Ramapo lake trail

    I happened to be riding through the Ramapo Forest trails and at the bottom of Rye Cliff Road I come across a guy driving his car. He looks at me and says.. "I know I'm not supposed to be down here in my car but the view is to too wonderful". I know there is a locked gate at the top of Skyline...
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    Jungle Habitat ride

    I'm just going to put this out here... Would any folks be interested in coordinating an early Saturday or Sunday morning ride at Jungle Habitat? Meeting time would be say 7:45 am and we start riding at 8am and end around 9:30 or 10am? Please PM me so we can coordinate. I'm not sure how to...
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    Questons about Jungle Habitat

    Being a new mountain bike rider I just heard about Jungle Habitat in West Milford, NJ which is not very far from where I live. So I have a few questions regrading this place. 1. Can we go ride anytime or are there specific times when other events are going on and the area is off limits to...
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    Parking elsewhere when riding Ramapo

    Does anyone know of another parking area that can be legally used if I want to ride around Ramapo State Forest and do a few loops around the lake and the trails near it. I like riding that area but the drive up Skyline drive kills my car.
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    Trail off Ramapo lake

    Hi All, This Wednesday I was finally able to get on my bike and ride a few loops on the trail that goes around Ramapo Lake. I noticed one trail that has two large concrete pillars. Is this a private road / path or can it be ridden? It seems like a really good climb. Also, on my way up and...
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    Rear shock positon

    Hi Folks, Being a curious person I'm left wondering why some full suspension bikes have the rear shock installed between the seat stays and the lower area of the top tube while other designs have the shock installed from the chain stays to near the bottom bracket and / or don tube other ...
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    Decision time

    Ok folks, so as most other people I don't have money falling off the money tree in my backyard, that sucker dried up. Anyway, I have two options as my daughter has pretty much "stolen" my Trek 4300. I can purchase a hardtail such as a Cannondale Trail 5 either new or used or I can put the...
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    It's a shame. Where have all the kids gone?

    So yesterday afternoon around 4PM my 11 year old daughter asks if we can ride a loop around our town. Hey, sure..I'm always up for a ride with her. We end up riding about 12 miles through three towns. During that ride we saw exactly one other person on a bike and they didn't seem thrilled about...
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    Amazing roadbike experince this AM

    Early this morning I went out for my road bike or a easy 25 mile loop from Teaneck to Upper Saddle River and back. On the way back on West Saddle River Road a young male deer (a buck) comes out onto the road and starts running along side me. I thought he wanted to cross over so I slowed down so...
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    Trek 4300 upgrades

    Well, my plans to upgrade to either a higher end hard tail or full suspension bike are now on hold for at least the foreseeable future as more important stuff has to come first. As a result all I can do is slowly upgrade my 2004 Trek 4300. The first thing I'd like to get rid of is the OEM...
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    Ramapo Lake trail

    Hi all, I'm new to MmtbNJ so I hope I am posting in the correct forum. I'm getting back into mountain biking after a few years away from it. I would sometimes ride the trail that goes around the Ramapo Lake (the parking lot is on the left near the bottom of Skyline Drive if you exit from...
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    Returning to mountain biking

    Hi All, This is a tad long but it at least helps me introduce myself. I've been living in Bergen COunty for the past 16 years and I'm originally from Hudson County. About 12 years ago I got the itch to start riding trails first for my health and secondly because I just enjoyed riding. Also...
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