i would like to ride freeride mtb, street mtb, trials and bmx.
matjtom90 paulaston's article
Feb 7, 2015 at 7:30Feb 7, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: The Future
I guess I have a little different take on this. In a lot of areas craigslist and this website will have some pretty good deals on used bikes. I wasn't actually aware that people asides from bike shop employees and well to do 30-40 year olds bought new bikes. Just about everyone I know rides used bikes ranging from $250-$1700 or so in price. I personally have a fleet of just about all 2006 bikes and even though my freeride rig is almost ten years old that doesn't diminish from my fun any. If we have a community or riders the used option is always available and a great way to break into the sport.
matjtom90 RockyMountainBicycles's article
Dec 23, 2014 at 11:49Dec 23, 2014
Can You Freeride a Fat Bike?
Although fatbikes have their purpose I couldn't agree with this more, I just ride my hardtail with 2.75" all winter in Michigan and for the most part it is just as capable as a fatty. I also notice the discrimination in tire widths as well, a local group just put in one of the first dedicated fat tire trails for winter use up here and the restrictions on tire size only allow dedicated fat bikes. It works for me I guess, I just hit the off beaten path hiking trails and illegal snowmobile trails, getting out in the winter is fun and perspective changing no matter what bike you find yourself on though.
matjtom90 wileskws's article
Nov 30, 2014 at 8:20Nov 30, 2014
Mountain Biking in the Midwest
I agree with what you're saying to a degree, but I think you may be missing an aspect of these riding areas that make them successful. They are most definitely the best riding zones in our geographic area, and although to an extent they can cater to a world stage they are built to be the stuff mountain bikers dream of in cities like Chicago, Madison, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and many others. These cites have a large population base and I know a lot of riders who plan vacations around mountain biking in the U.P, so while their build quality may be up there with some of the best trails around I don't think many of these places expect a whole lot of riders outside of the midwest. It would be cool to become a destination for mountain biking though, I think the whole northern part of the midwest could do great with enduro as a sport because of our terrain for example. Reading through my comment I largely agreed with you, I just wanted to try and expand some on why these areas are successful.
matjtom90 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 15, 2014 at 17:00Nov 15, 2014
Video: Lapiaz Prepared Two Ways
I always enjoy seeing trials on the main page.
matjtom90 mdelorme's article
Nov 9, 2014 at 9:57Nov 9, 2014
Harbinger of Winter - The Iceman Cometh
Wow, I never thought I would see an article on my hometown like that on Pinkbike.
matjtom90 minibikeDH's article
Nov 4, 2014 at 13:57Nov 4, 2014
Video: An Autumn Introspective
I just clicked on the video without reading anything and I couldn't stop thinking to myself that area looks a lot like Michigan, glad to see it is.
matjtom90 TheFEST's article
Nov 3, 2014 at 15:13Nov 3, 2014
Video: The Biggest Jumps from Loosefest
You know you're fucking pinning it when the guy on the dirt bike is jumping behind you. These guys are nuts, I can't wait to see what happens next season.
matjtom90 matjtom90's video
Jul 15, 2014 at 20:11Jul 15, 2014
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Jun 28, 2014 at 15:55Jun 28, 2014
matjtom90 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 16, 2014 at 8:09May 16, 2014
POV: Danny MacAskill's Sunday Ride
As a trials rider I appreciated that as well. I am not sure why but people will purposely get on their cell phones or look in a different direction rather than acknowledging someone shredding on a bicycle. I guess it is slightly comforting that this phenomenon also happens to Danny Mac