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  1. andromitto

    andromitto Chimp

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    Hello All!

    Just bought the first 'real' bike I have had for a long time. I am trying get back into trail riding. I had a LL Bean branded Trek for years and thought it had been far to long since I had anything decent. Upon googling a few forums, I found this one to be the best looking.

    I'm originally from Maine, living in Virginia now for my job in the Coast Guard. I love travel, hiking, kayaking, swimming, biking (obviously) and cooking together with my wife.

    My bike is a K2 3.0 Razorback that I found used at a local bike shop for a steal. It's a full suspension model with Manitou Mars comp forward and Noleen in the rear. All the shifter hardware, brakes, and crankset are Shimano Deore XT which was added aftermarket. The bike also appears to have a carbon seatpost, and handlebar. I'm not really familiar with a lot of the new terms and latest bike tech, but I do love how this one feels on trails and shifts gears. It also has a 'remote lockout' for the rear suspension, although I am not really sure why I need this feature. I would love to hear opinions or tips, I can post pictures in a bit if you have a gear post section.

    Regards,
    -M
     
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  2. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    We're your friends. We're not like the others, man, really.
     
  3. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    You better hope nobody gets you confused with MMike. I would delete the Mike from your post immediately.
     
  4. andromitto

    andromitto Chimp

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    ?? I'm thoroughly confused. If you're not welcome to new members you should have closed out your forum. I'm just a new guy introducing myself.
     
  5. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    He's just joking around... welcome to the Monkey!

    Most rear lockouts aren't very useful, IMO, except maybe long rides on pavement. Suspension is useful on all rough terrain, even climbing.
     
  6. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    You even edited the Mike to M....welcome to the Monkey. Hang out for a while and you'll see...
     
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    Welcome to the :monkey:. The Lounge, in particular, tends to be populated by adult males who have regressed to age twelve. There's actually discussion of value, although it is not at first evident.
     
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    Oh hey new guy.... Uuuuhh welcome?
     
  11. andromitto

    andromitto Chimp

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    Large..
     
  12. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Welcome to the RIDEMONKEY! My advice to you is the ride the hell out of that K2.
     
  13. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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  14. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I would say that this is yet to be determined.
     
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  16. andromitto

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    Is there any decent mtbr swag on this forum? Hats, shirts, etc?

    "It's ok, I'm a limo driver"
     
  17. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    mtbr swag on ridemonkey?

    welcome. you're gonna do great.
     
  18. mandown

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    empty beer is not this. you may as well walk into the ladies room and ask where the urinals are.
     
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    I love these threads. Welcome. You've already made it longer than a lot of other new people.
     
  20. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    Yea, The Lounge is a special place. It is a lot like Uncle Touchy's Puzzle Basement - nobody *wants* to be here but we keep coming back for the popsicles.
     
  21. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Isn't that place on Sunset blvd?
     
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    You are thinking of Jumbo's Clown Room, which is on Hollywood Blvd.
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    You won't find any MTBR swag around here... we do occasionally have runs of Ridemonkey gear, though.
     
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    Welcome to the :monkey: I will save my very inappropriate comments for another time.

    EDIT: Lucky for you there another newb on here looking for free money because he is a Nigerian Sheik.
     
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  25. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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  26. andromitto

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    Ah, good stuff. If I had known there was another forum called MTBR, then I would have not made that comment. Nice work on making me look like a douche.
     
  27. Pesqueeb

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    Welcome to Ridemonkey. Everyone looks like a douche at some point, some of us more often than others.
     
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    No one here on the monkey needs help to look like a douche, they usually do that on their own quite early on in their stay here
     
  29. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    I like that the comment that had the least malevolent motivation is the one that left a mark.

    Giant douches for everyone! Unless you are a turd sandwich kind of guy.
     
  30. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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  31. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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  32. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    funny you don't look anything like Zonic Man

     
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  33. DirtyMike

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    Even better, it should mandowns new custom title