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400 POUNDS FOR A DIRT JUMP BIKE?

Hi Lee,

Hope you have to time to offer some help :-)

I’m new to dirt jumping. I went out twice yesterday for the first time, Having ridden extreme XC/enduro I now want to jump. Thing is I have to be careful. I’ve been out twice with pal on his jump bike and have tackled some doubles. Im 48 and have to be careful, I don’t bounce like I used to. Hence Im never gonna jump massive.

Im 6ft 1 and range between 13 and 13.5 stone. Will 100mm travel be adequate for me?

What about this then? I never land heavy, in fact incredibly light but yesterday afternoon I nearly lost it 3 times on landing. How I stayed on only God knows. My pal runs 80psi which I think is crazy. On the morning session the pressure was fine but on the afternoon the ground was wet, soft and slippery. If I am slightly off, do you think 80psi would have reduced my grip and caused me to wobble to the extent where I nearly fell off?

Ideally I’d like to spend about 400 on a second hand bike, will this get me something decent?

What should I look for in terms of spec when considering a purchase. Things which are a must, things to avoid etc?

Thanks in advance if you have the time.

Barry

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August 21, 2017 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Dirt jumping,Equipment : Comments (0)


QUICK LOOK AT THIS COLUMBIAN PUMP TRACK DESIGN


Dear Lee,
We recently bought your book “Welcome to pump track nation.”
We live in the countryside, about 30km away from Bogotá, in Colombia.
Our son, Rafael, is a 17-year-old enduro rider and he had a few months ago, the great idea of building a pump track.
We would really like you to help and guide us. We have a pump plan already but it would be great if you could take a look at the land we have for this purpose, and give us your precious opinions and tips.
Thank very much and we hope to hear from you very soon!
Paula, Enrique and Rafael

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August 8, 2016 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (0)


STRAVA SERVER ERROR

You stopped using Strava three years ago because it brought out your crazy. But today, after four hours teaching and riding, you turn on Strava to time the climb.

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July 29, 2016 : Posted In: Equipment,Reviews,Riding : Comments (2)


FALL CLASS: CORNERING FOR ‘CROSSERS

Do you want to ride faster with less effort? Do you want to drop the competition with style and grace? How about having more fun when you ride?

What self respecting cyclocrosser doesn’t want these things?

Learn more. Sign up. Start winning >>>


Side knobs. Use ‘em!


October 29, 2015 : Posted In: Coaching,Cyclocross : Comments (0)


WILDWOOD PARK PUMP TRACK IN CHICO, CA


Pump Track Nation is growing!

I worked with local officials and riders to create designs and build specifications for beginner and (very) expert pump tracks. The locals, led by enduro star Kyle Warner, executed what looks like a beautiful build.

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October 28, 2015 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (1)


PUMP TRACKS IN EAGLEVAIL, CO

Check out these LLB-designed pump tracks—one advanced and one beginner—in the town of EagleVail, CO.

My wife, girls and I will be riding there this weekend!

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July 7, 2015 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (0)


AWESOME EXAMPLES OF AWESOME RIDING

I want to put some of the best riding—ever!—in one place for us mortals to study. I’m looking for clean shredding.

Check these out, and tell me what I missed!

UPDATED July 7, 2015 with Greg Minnaar’s World Cup DH winning run.
UPDATED July 6, 2015 with Andreu Lacondeguy’s beautiful violence.

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July 6, 2015 : Posted In: Riding,Skills/training : Comments (5)


AARON GWIN WINS — CHAINLESS!

By now most of the internet knows Aaron Gwin won last week’s World Cup downhill in Leogang without a chain. He broke it out of the gate, shrugged it off then railed and pumped his way to a win—over the best riders in the world—the rest of whom pedaled!

Totally rad. Go Aaron. Go America. Go God.

Update July 3, 2015: Added link and summary of Dirt article “Aaron Gwin – Chainless – How did he do it?”

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July 3, 2015 : Posted In: Downhill,Racing,Skills/training : Comments (11)


SWEET NEW PUMP TRACKS AT MARTINHAL SAGRES BEACH FAMILY RESORT HOTEL IN SAGRES, PORTUGAL


Check out this pair of pump tracks I designed for a 5-star resort on the coast of Portugal.

These tracks were built by the resort’s construction crew—and they look fun!

The beach view isn’t bad either.

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June 29, 2015 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (2)


MUST-DO-LIST BEFORE BUILDING THE PUMP TRACK

A new member of Pump Track Nation shared this note from his wife:

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